Tag: media

Australia’s ‘Link Tax’: A Path to Total Corporate Media Dominance?

The mainstream media’s conflation of links with content to support the code is very problematic. It entirely avoids the fatal philosophical problem at the heart of the code: the proposition that mere links to content should now be considered, both legally and commercially, content itself to be managed by bureaucratic decree.

Kafka on Acid: The Trial of Julian Assange

After waiting handcuffed in the holding cells, he is placed in a glass box at the back of the courtroom. Then he is forced back into the Serco van to be strip-searched back at Belmarsh to face another night alone in his cell.

Win-win for capital, lose-lose for us: Google vs. News Corp vs. the Public

...the struggle over the News Media Bargaining Code can be seen for what it is: a minor turf war between factions of monopoly capital.

The Unspoken ‘Wog’ Slur, by Gavin Lewis

Britain’s neoliberal media and New Imperialism

Keeping Us Safe?, by Simon Cooper

The fetishisation of safety points to a larger transformation across Western democracies.

Anti-Semitism Moral Panics, by Gavin Lewis

Coverage of the Moshe Fuerst assault reveals deep-seated media prejudice

The National Cruelty, by Russell Marks

How to understand our attitude to refugees and detention regimes

Opportunity Lost by Boris Frankel

Marcia Langton’s Boyer Lectures

Killer Drones, Dieback and Democracy

Free speech and doublespeak at The Australian by Justin Clemens

Boris Bites Packer

How I accidentally thwarted Sir Frank and discovered Madame Blavatsky

Water in a Geo-political Context

Lindsay Fitzclarence on the need for alternative perspectives about water policies and the Murray-Darling Basin

Afghanistan: Gift or Grand Conceit?

It is beyond most Westerners to understand today how offers of democracy are really much more than this: there is a widespread incapacity to grasp the social assumptions embedded in our 'gifts' writes John Hinkson