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Unofficial Media Guide

MediaChannel.org and Media for Democracy today presents The Unofficial Media Guide to the Republican National Convention to help journalists to cover real stories.

Policy Paybacks for Health Care Contributors

Survey of Public Opinion on a Draft

http://www.allianceforsecurity.org/survey/pressrelease

"In a sharp reversal from historical support for military service, the first comprehensive national survey on the draft reveals that our country could face a crisis in military capacity with an unprecedented number of draft eligible adults stating they will actively seek deferment or refuse to serve if a draft is reinstated.

Camp Pepper spray

Ok, so I like comics as political commentary. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Troubletown by Lloyd Dangle

Ward Sutton

Radical Reference on MediaGeek

On Friday August 20, 2004 I was interviewed about Radical Reference on WEFT 90.1 FM (Champaign, IL) during MediaGeek, a show about grassroots and independent media, as well as things you should know about that are affecting your media environment.

Time Sq Billboard on the cost of Iraq war

It's called Project Billboard, built by the Center for American Progress (CAP) which is headed by John Podesta, Clinton's chief of staff. Interestingly, the billboard got put in Time Square because of a legal battle between the Center and Clear Channel. CAP sued Clear Channel for "breaking a contract over the posting of an antiwar billboard in Times Square during this month's convention." ("Clock in New York's Times Square Counts War Cost." By Mark McSherry, Reuters, Weds august 25th.) Check out how they came up with their facts and figures.

Text Messages for Critical Masses

A new tool for activists? According to an article in Wired News, Text messages are being used for political organizing.

Text Mes

IFLA 'deplores' OFAC information regulations

This was just posted on the anarchist librarian list. Thoughts? Comments?

According to a Statement on the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) web site, 'librarians and publishers around the world deplore the regulations of the US government that seek to limit the ability of US persons to process and publish informational materials from selected countries'. The press release reports that 'such actions are contradictory to the recognition by democratic societies everywhere that the free flow of information and ideas is vital to citizens of all nations to educate themselves about the world by communicating with peoples of other countries'.

8/26: Anti-RNC Open House & DNC 2 RNC Welcome Party!

Want to get involved in organizing against the Republican National Convention? Curious about what¹s in the works?

The NoRNC Clearinghouse invites you to a Anti-RNC Informational Open House

WHEN: Thursday, August 26th at 7:30pm

Where: St Marks Church: 2nd Ave @ 10th Street

Rumor: Discounts for "peaceful" protesters

Clarification:

According to NY Times (Aug 18, 2004),

“the Bloomberg administration will offer discounts to “Peaceful political activists

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