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Weekly Mulch: As Waters Rise, Conservatives and Liberals Remain In Denial

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger

The negative impacts of climate change are coming on more quickly than anyone expected. According to a new NASA study, ocean waters are creeping steadily upwards, at rates faster than predicted, Maureen Nandini Mitra reports at Earth Island Journal: “That ice sheets…
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by: The Media Consortium – March 11, 2011

Weekly Mulch: Activist Tim DeChristopher Convicted of Two Felonies

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger

Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted yesterday of two felony counts. DeChristopher was on trial for bidding on more than 22,000 acres of public land that he could not pay for: his two crimes are making false representations to the government and…
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by: The Media Consortium – March 4, 2011

Weekly Mulch: Why Natural Gas Companies Fear Josh Fox, Gasland, and the Oscars

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger

The natural gas industry is afraid that Josh Fox, director of the muckraking film Gasland, might win an Oscar on Sunday. Earlier this month, an organization called Energy in Depth, backed by the oil and gas industry, sent the Academy of Motion…
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by: The Media Consortium – February 25, 2011

Weekly Mulch: Dispersants Harm Gulf Spill Workers

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger

BP’s relief wells are just short of sealing off the Macondo well, the epicenter of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For the Gulf community, this milestone might herald a sigh of mental relief. But clean-up workers are feeling the…
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by: The Media Consortium – August 13, 2010

U.S. Social Forum: Investigative Journalism and Its Value to Movements

By Kevin Gosztola, OpEdNews

For many activists and organizers for social justice, the media aspect of organizing has typically meant having a good list of press contacts and aiming to get your action or story into a major local or national news outlet so that your…
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by: The Media Consortium – June 22, 2010

A Requiem for Detroit?

By Grace Lee Boggs, Yes! Magazine

The new documentary, Requiem for Detroit?, aired March 13, 2010 on BBC2. But I didn’t view it until last week when I received the DVD (with a thank you note) from Julien Temple, the director, and George Hencken, the Films of Record…
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by: The Media Consortium – June 22, 2010

Another Detroit Is Happening, but Which One Do We Need?

By Paul Abowd, Truthout

Tens of thousands of activists are converging for the June 22-26 United States Social Forum. Detroit will host the second iteration of a global justice "movement of movements" revival, bringing together nearly every cause on the American left's radar. But Forum-goers are…
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by: The Media Consortium – June 22, 2010

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