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June 2006

Amnesty International Ads Show What's Happening

by sunny
Après les transparent screens les transparent ads d'Amnesty International. Wow. / bfd / diebold

by bfd
the latest blog posts for the keywords: diebold

May 2006

AlterNet: Home

by jaysen & 21 others
good alternative news site

Medical marijuana | Reefer madness |

by mikepower & 1 other
IF CANNABIS were unknown, and bioprospectors were suddenly to find it in some remote mountain crevice, its discovery would no doubt be hailed as a medical breakthrough.

Editor & Publisher - Newspaper Industry Information - News Media Analysis - Newspaper Business News

by rickdog & 2 others
Editor & Publisher is the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates.

April 2006

Game :: Where politics and video games collide

by Hydragon
Video games aren't just about having fun any more. Some would say that games entertain us, enlighten us, and relax us. They teach problem-solving and allocation of scarce resources. They sharpen minds as well as reflexes. To others, games provoke violent and antisocial behavior. They are a causal factor behind incidents like the Columbine shootings and the Beltway Sniper case. Some claim that video games contribute to obesity in children and expose them to adult-oriented content. Either way, games are also big business, approaching $30 billion in annual sales. In sheer dollar volume, video games have surpassed going to the movies as a leisure activity. With so much money at stake, economic issues find their way onto the business page with increasing regularity. Labor trouble, monopolies, globalization, software piracy and even the virtual economies in online games like World of Warcraft and Second Life appear in the mainstream press with increasing regularity. Politicians are starting to take notice too. Legislation regarding video games has been proposed in an ever-increasing number of cities and states across the nation. Lobbyists on both sides of the issue push agendas with legislators on both sides of the aisle. With so much news happening on a daily basis, it's hard to keep up - until now. offers a clearinghouse for politically-oriented news and opinions about video games and the video game business.

French Student Protests

by jenbrea
French youth have been up in arms protesting the CPE, a new youth employment law that would make it easier for workers under the age of 26 to be fired by their employers.

Suicide Bombing in Israel: On Blogs, the Media, and Coverage of Violence in Africa

by jenbrea
Why do I list the names of the dead before the usual talk about the geopolitical implications, the responses of shock and outrage from heads of state, the defiant statements by Hamas and Islamic Jihad? Because there are three things about the violence in Israel, or more to the point, media coverage of it, that have been bothering me of late, but especially since I've been reading more and more blogs from the people whose lives are most affected by it...

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