MADISON, WI (FDL) – As you may know by now, as many as 100,000 people gathered in Capitol Square in Madison yesterday for a rally for workers’ rights (the media really doesn’t want to give those 6-figure numbers, so more commonly we’ve seen 70,000, but I heard the Madison Police spokesman utter 100,000 personally). I understand that if your media diet is restricted to the cable nets, you may not have heard the news, but there’s plenty of great coverage elsewhere. Most important, the people of Wisconsin know what happened in their state yesterday. And regardless of the publicity, what’s happening here has sparked a new conversation around the country about the basic rights of workers and the importance of organized labor.
|By: David Dayen Sunday February 27, 2011 7:30 am|
|By: Lowell Peterson Friday December 17, 2010 4:40 pm|
The WGAE represents content creators – people who write programs for the internet and other digital distribution systems (e.g., to mobile devices). We have argued in favor of Net Neutrality because our members want the opportunity to reach audiences directly, without major studios and other large corporations deciding what to distribute. But what about the audience? The public? Why should they care about Net Neutrality? Because there is an important aspect to the Net Neutrality debate that people should keep in mind: “paid prioritization”.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 28, 2010 8:00 pm|
Why is there a bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee that would allow the Attorney General to block certain Internet domain names from ISPs?
|By: Swopa Friday September 24, 2010 8:00 pm|
Valerie Plame Wilson’s unlikely story of personal survival and perseverance.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday June 21, 2010 5:00 pm|
In The Reinactors, director David J. Markey explores the strange, at times tragic and hope-filled lives of character impersonators that up until three weeks ago populated Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Chinese Theatres, posing for photos, often and illegally asking for tips. Markey allows his subjects to unfold in front of the camera and what stories of desperate dreams and delusions they have.
|By: Swopa Friday May 14, 2010 8:00 pm|
Why does a film supposedly based on Valerie Plame Wilson’s autobiography substitute GOP talking points for the story she told?
|By: Blue Texan Monday March 15, 2010 10:30 am|
Ross Douthat doesn’t care for the “Bush lied, people died reductionism” of the new Matt Damon movie, “The Green Zone,” and instead, would prefer something more along the lines of The Comedy of Errors.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday March 2, 2010 7:49 am|
Everyone knows the joke — “Washington DC is Hollywood for ugly people.” But having done time in both places, I thought I’d offer up my impressions on how the two compare. . . .
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday October 4, 2009 1:00 am|
BigWannabe rolls around in schadenfreude on the boxoffice failure of Michael Moore’s Capitalism, a Love Story:
Tough times for leftie Hollywood. Nothing’s gone right this week. None of this is their fault, of course. In order to understand that it might not be a good idea to rally around a child rapist, bash religion in a religious country or trash capitalism in a capitalist country you have to live in the real world…