John Pilger on Iraq and Terrorism

An excerpt from an interview with distinguished campaigning journalist John Pilger, for the forthcoming Media Workers Against the War Conference ‘THE FIRST CASUALTY? War, Truth & the Media Today’, at the London School of Economics on November 17th, 2007.


Inside The Dark Web

BBC Documentary. Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was created, the issue of surveillance has become the greatest controversy of its existence. With many concerned that governments and corporations can monitor people’s every move, this program meets hackers and scientists who are using technology to fight back, as well as the law enforcement officers who believe it’s leading to opportunities for risk-free crimes. With contributors including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.

“Doublespeak.” How Language Is Used to Deceive You: Politics, Business, World Events, Sports, and Law

1989 William D. Lutz interview over it’s book release “Doublespeak.”

Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., “downsizing” for layoffs, “servicing the target” for bombing), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. It may also refer to intentional ambiguity in language or to actual inversions of meaning (for example, naming a state of war “peace”). In such cases, doublespeak disguises the nature of the truth. Doublespeak is most closely associated with political language.


Advertising & the Perfect Storm by Sut Jhally

Adverstising & the Perfect Storm: Global Warming, Peak Oil & Consumer Debt presented by Sut Jhally is sponsored by the Foundation for the 8th annual Commager Lecture. Prof Jhally, Communication of Umass and Founder/Exec Director of the Media Education Foundation.