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let them consume corporate media, minding the gap in connections (english)
01 Nov 2003
Modified: 10:58:15 PM

Often times website resource references and other forms, radio, etc. miss chances to strengthen connections by simple terse references, i.e., stating Joe Corporate Citizen is speaking at foobar but leaving out details that are all too easy to include; sometimes omitted by independent media too.
Originally sent to ISM via email but since they attempt to block...

I was glad to see reference to Rachel Corrie, Radiate in Peace, in regards to an investigation (ought to be much more awareness, concerns, and action related to many others killed, homes destroyed and such).

It is surprising to see reference unqualified as to the makers of the bulldozer in the same way that even Free Speech Radio News sometimes simply reports "Israel helicopter today...'. And I would rather hear reference to over 50 community radio stations than a reference to 'the nation, i.e. the United Sates.

Also glad to hear you on No Censorship Radio from Boston, the world potentially via webcasting, but like many things the potential is not always at or near the reality at the present time.

Rachel Corrie, a symbol to "Radiate in Peace" (as with helicopters the Israeli army does not make bulldozers -cat'killer in some hands does) as is Edward Said who is connected beyond his citing one of her letters. RIP can be the base of, and for, many people expressing a desire for peace in no way discounted as being idealistic or like fresh air, who could not wish it, but with underlying foundations of consistent principles, unlike 'spreading democracy' throughout the world via 'installing' dictators, for everyone, everywhere, with practical and realistic ways of achieving, like truth the best or ever further extension of an example of an ideal.

References from South End Press: Remembering Edward Said, Obituary, The Electronic Intifada, September 25, 2003,

ADC Mourns Passing of Prof. Edward Said, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, September 25, 2003,
A Tribute to Edward W. Said, by Naseer H. Aruri,
About (see ref...) Edward W. Said and his work.

I share a general letter I sent a NU (Northeastern University) student group, "Antiwar", who I would add ought include more people who like students represent the community, to complement their efforts and concerns, like ISM, being well, saying what is likely a fact that Noam Chomsky is much more known throughout the world than in the United States or in the case even of issues of geographical historical proximity that far too many people in the U.S. ought know and reflect and react to on matters related to Latin American, and much else.

... I have a comment about reference and "events" in general on NEU and in Boston area.

During the summer I probably had a similar comment when I commented how so often flyers I posted about "community" radio and events lasted maybe a days or two. I contacted SLAP to ask if they notice similar things, or if they would suggest another place in addition to student center to post items but, as all too often I got no response.

I would hope to see anyone who post events and is connected with organizations, to provide reference links to websites and complement with phone numbers and generally provide as much information as possible to connect broadly (and up to more people in community to seek out too), and as for the "closed" nature of email groups for them to be complemented by more "open" forums and ways of, as I say minding the gap of awareness and actions. More postings in Boston's IMC about forums and general activities students and other community members are up to would certainly be welcome.

I'm about to update a dated act-events resource and I still have to update AirwaveWEB flyer to include music related shows too, highlighting ones that blur distinctions...

This will be in (in reference to No Censorship Radio's ten year anniversary:

Speaking truth to empire across the U.S. on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at Northeastern University, Snell (110 Forsyth Street in between Ruggles T and NEU Green / E line...). In addition to those speaking in Boston see "featured speakers on the tour" which includes Michael Parenti, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Normon Solomon, Institute for Public Accuracy (quite timely now and all the time)...

Boston, 168 Snell Building (?) with George Capaccio, Voices in the Wilderness, Elaine Hagopian, Military Families Speak Out, and a student speak from the NU Campus Against War and Racism Contact: Joe Knott: knott.j (at) (could say more about Anti-names but I will leave that for now; just say I prefer the 'ole stressing what one is for and highlighting how it contrasts with those who oppress and claim to be democratic but often times are hardly close.

Progressive Student Alliance. Again, what happen to all the resource connections PSA used to have? Liberate Iraq (Rap) by M. JUNAID ALAM

I could also comment on the contact names being corporate ads or sorts for the likes of ;ola, 'whowho ( didn't see 'people-caste) but sometimes at risk comment especially t o people who I see making an attempt to develop independent media but yet using literally means which are antagonistic and even the source of what they're trying to change.. needs much editing and updating.

No need to maintain buses by paiting 'em just afix a coprorate logo all over it; the same goes for some trai stations in Boston area. Still waiting for Ashmont Station and others to even approach the level of 'modification' that includes flowing water not coming in through the roof. That was seen over a year ago so it's probably fixed by now.

You yea I haven't followed it up but Ad Loafers appears to being like some musicians who ridicule the corp-videos but yet appear to have a desire to be on the 'cover of the narrow frequeny' - in terms clearly of what is deemed commercially viable.

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Local Boston and Global Boston Newswires? (english)
01 Nov 2003