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Archive for January, 2007

Feb. 1 Press Conference to Discuss Dropped Subpoena of Journalists - Meet Sarah Olson at National Press Club

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 31st, 2007

On Monday, journalist Sarah Olson wrote an eloquent guest post to WIMN’s Voices explaining her battle to challenge a government subpoena that was aimed at enlisting journalists in the prosecution of political speech.
On Tuesday, thanks to the efforts of Sarah and a vocal coalition of press freedom supporters, the subpoena was dropped.
Tomorrow, the […]

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The Big Dream of Media Justice

mcyrils Icon Posted by Malkia Cyril

January 31st, 2007

My corner of WIMN’s Voices – cross-posted with my Youth Media Council blog, “The Big Idea” – is the home for big stories, big dreams, and big frameworks about the movement for media and social justice.
Earlier this month, over 3,000 people celebrated the birthday of assassinated Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King […]

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Weeds: Women and marijuana

stalvis Icon Posted by Silja J.A. Talvi

January 31st, 2007

This is one, rare way I’m actually part of a national trend; Netflix has given me the opportunity to view a host of cable programs I wouldn’t otherwise have access to on a regular basis.
The L Word, Sopranos have been among those things I’ve been able to order straight to my mailbox … and […]

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Molly Ivins battling cancer; Berkeley paper seeks anti-war columns in tribute to Ivins, every day until Iraq war ends

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 30th, 2007

These are hateful words to type: Molly Ivins, one of America’s most important progressive thinkers, may be dying. She has been battling breast cancer for some time, and she has been rehospitalized; her cancer has spread. Editor & Publisher has more on her condition, noting that last October, the ever-wry columnist suggested this headline to […]

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A Tribute for Molly Ivins: Berkeley Daily Planet seeks anti-war writers in ailing columnist’s name

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

January 30th, 2007

By GUEST BLOGGER Becky O’Malley, Executive Editor, Berkeley Daily Planet
The news over the weekend was not good. Molly Ivins, everyone’s favorite smart-mouth columnist, was back in the hospital for the third time, dealing with her raging cancer, which started in her breasts but now has spread throughout her body. Last fall, she was in […]

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Weather Woman

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

January 30th, 2007

Dr. Heidi Cullen makes global-warming science accessible and relevant. And blogs outspokenly.

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Supoena against Olson dropped!

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

January 30th, 2007

What excellent news! The U.S. Army is dropping its subpoena against journalist Sarah Olson in the US v Watada Court-Martial. In a press release, Olson had this to say about the decision:
“This is obviously a great victory for the principles of a free press that are so essential to this nation. […]

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Guest post from journalist Sarah Olson: “Help me fight government censorship of personal, political speech!”

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January 29th, 2007

Stand Up for Freedom of the Press: Help Me Fight Government Subpoena
GUEST POST by Sarah Olson
On June 22nd, U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to refuse to deploy to the Iraq War. Just one week from today, on February 5th a court-martial will begin where he faces one count of […]

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WIMN Action Alert: CBS Stifles Stark Report From Baghdad; Chief foreign correspondent needs help pressuring CBS to air her story

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 26th, 2007

As Lucinda Marshall posted earlier today, CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan reported the stark realities of violence, torture and murder in Iraq, complete with disturbing visuals of the death toll and quotes from civilians speaking for themselves about the impact of the U.S. war. In response, CBS has shunted Logan’s “Battle For Haifa Street” […]

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Tell CBS to air Lara Logan’s footage

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

January 26th, 2007

According to Media Channel, CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan is asking for letters to CBS urging that they air a segment she did called “Battle for Haifa Street” that takes a no-holds barred look at the reality in Baghdad, including civilians saying that the U.S. presence there is only making things worse, and […]

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