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How corporate media failed democracy in the U.S. presidential election | Dec 2 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The U.S. media effectively iced out a major-party candidate who consistently held the largest rallies, even without a media megaphone, while it effectively made candidate Donald Trump.
Tina House and Annita McPhee at rabble's panel "Decolonizing the Mind."
Decolonizing the Media: Media Democracy Days 2016 | Nov 30 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Excerpts from two presentations -- Ryan McMahon, Indigenous storyteller and podcast host; and Indigenous Anti-Oppression Activist Tami Starlight.
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Kinder Morgan can't buy social license with ad blitz, but it's doing its darnedest | Nov 29 2016 | Robert Hackett | Any metro Vancouver resident watching TV, checking websites, or browsing the local weekly in recent months could hardly avoid the multi-media barrage from extractivist corporate entities.
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Taking racist sports logos to court: Sports, tropes and prospects for change | Nov 24 2016 | Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | An application for an injunction preventing the dissemination of the team name of the "Cleveland Indians" has drawn renewed attention to the issue of racial stereotyping in sports.
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Why can't we have a real, open debate on Israel and Palestine? | Nov 24 2016 | Thomas Woodley | Some moves by pro-Israeli organizations seem intent not on furthering political debate on Palestine, but preventing it.
Manual with tech tools for activists | Nov 23 2016 | Open source and free software to communicate securely online
Manual which outlines tech tools for activists | Nov 23 2016 | Open source and free software to communicate securely online
Mark Iype
Edmonton Journal changes likely to mean less local news and fewer local reporters | Nov 23 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Similar changes are being implemented at Postmedia papers across the country, often accompanied by staff layoffs.
Brodie Fenlon
Social media algorithms sink media into poverty | Nov 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Media has become enslaved to Facebook's algorithm. This is not good news or good for news.
Stand against alt-media in North America | Nov 15 2016 | Racism is alive and well in our country
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Policy advocate Steven Staples named Acting Publisher of rabble.ca | Nov 9 2016 | rabble staff | The Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Steven Staples has been appointed Acting Publisher of rabble.ca.
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America not only rejected the political establishment, it rejected the media | Nov 9 2016 | John Miller | Backlash against elites meant voters tuned out the experts.

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