FDL Book Salon Welcomes Robert W. McChesney, Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy

By: Sunday April 21, 2013 1:59 pm

hen Bob McChesney raises the alarm about a media issue, I say pay attention. Even if no one else is sounding the alarm, pay attention. Why? Because no one spends more time than McChesney engaged in the serious endeavor of figuring out how we now communicate, how we will communicate, how powerful media corporations seek to influence that communication, and how government agencies can and do fail to protect the public interest in a wide-open and wide-ranging democratic discourse.

That’s what McChesney has done with Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy.

 

It’s Not Just Health Care

By: Tuesday March 30, 2010 6:01 pm

Most of the industrialized world pays less for it yet gets more. There is a stark imbalance between the rich and the poor’s access to it. Enormous and powerful corporations want the government to “reform” the system by delivering them lots of customers and goodies and then staying out of their way.

I speak, of course, of broadband internet.

Sick of Corporate Control Over Your Food?

By: Monday December 28, 2009 9:39 am

If you’re sick of having to pay extra for healthy foods or having few food choices beyond Coke vs. Pepsi or seeing farmers get screwed by “Big Ag,” then now’s the time to take action.

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