Archive | November, 2002

Hey Look! Zines are Cool! (Slow News Day in DC?)

The Washington Post’s Magazine Reader stumbles upon Zine Guide and gets all aflutter about ‘zines:

“Zine Guide makes my heart swell with patriotic pride. It makes me want to wave the flag. It gives me warm, fuzzy feelings about my fellow Americans, who are, it reveals, a delightfully diverse, eccentric, quirky, cranky, compulsive, obsessive and in some cases truly demented people, God love them. “

What I will say about this article is that it pretty well manages to avoid being too patronizing, and doesn’t attempt to read ‘zines as the next big thing. Mostly, it’s just a quick chronicle of ‘zines listed in Zine Guide that got the author’s attention — I don’t even think the author’s read the ‘zines in question. …

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Next 2 mediageek radio shows / Nov. 15 show on-line

Friday’s program is now available for listening on-line. The feature is an interview with Don Schellhardt of the Amherst Alliance, along with the usual news headlines. The Amherst Alliance filed a motion with the FCC asking the commission to take a second harder look at IBOC digital radio.

I will not be producing the next two mediageek radio shows — Nov. 22 & 19. In my place Jeff Nicholson-Owens, who did the interview with Brad Kuhn of the FSF last month, will be in the driver’s seat. He’ll be focusing on the Eldred v. Ashcroft case that Larry Lessig recently argued in front of the Supreme Court, along with bringing news headlines relating to civil liberties and cyberspace.

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Conflict Over Israel @ Chicago Media Watch Conference

The Chicago Reader reports on a controversy that broke out at the Chicago Media Watch’s recent conference, “Propaganda: War, Terror and the U.S. Empire.” According to the article, Sut Jhally, a communications prof at UMass, was invited to speak on how “the Israeli government is brilliantly manipulating American public opinion against the Palestinians.” But apparently […]

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Anti-WTO Pirates Jam Commercial Radio in Australia

This takes some major balls — the Institute for Applied Piracy reports on Sydney Indymedia that they jammed commercial stations in that city for 10 minutes this morning with an anti-World Trade Organization report. A “mini-ministerial” of the World Trade Organization is meeting in that city this weekend. Recall that the anti-corporate-globablization movement really came together and Indymedia had its birth during protests against the WTO ministerial held in Seattle at the end of November, 1999. …

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