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    most know nothing about referendum; corporate media keeps it that way

    Thanks :) August and September. It was put on rabble.ca Sept 19. Unfortunately I don't have the time resources to do this right now However, I do know that more recent polls I've heard of (and that have been in the news) indicate that situation has not changed significantly. The article...
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    most know nothing about referendum; corporate media keeps it that way

    wow, a discussion I beg to differ that there is a "whole bunch of media" on it anyway here is an article I wrote, thought I'd try it out on you folks:
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    most know nothing about referendum; corporate media keeps it that way

    acheron,if people don’t even know about the referendum issue, how could they possibly be uninterested and bored with it? That’s impossible. Besides, polls show that when people know more about the issue they are far more likely to support the proposal to change our electoral system (In...
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    most know nothing about referendum; corporate media keeps it that way

    I agree with praktik's point: a non-dedicated flyer in the mail with under 2 months to go is not the same as comprehensive coverage, public debate. I've never even seen the flyer (though I've heard others mention it). Moreover, there are widely acknowledged severe shortcomings of the...
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    most know nothing about referendum; corporate media keeps it that way

    um... again, like Selly pointed out, your assumption that they're not acting to promote their ideas is false: they are in fact using your proverbial "ball", creating specific news and debate that corporate media is choosing not to report. Its not as if the ball is simply 'in their court' to...
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    most know nothing about referendum; corporate media keeps it that way

    the premise that 'ordinary people' are stupid and lazy and incapable of participating in politics is condescending, snobby, and also indicates a certain attitude toward democracy The idea that lacking news coverage is the result of said imagined stupid/uninterested population is curious, since...
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    An Evening Undercover at the National Review's Conservative Cocktail Party

    There is a similar, longer article recently published by The New Republic and reproduced by the UK's Independent.... http://www.newsfrombabylon.com/story/2007/ship-of-fools-johann-hari-sets-sail-with-americas-swashbuckling-neocons edit: it is similarly very humerous :)
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    most know nothing about referendum; corporate media keeps it that way

    Just months before Ontario's first referendum in nearly a century, polls show literally most voters know nothing about their choice, or aren't even aware they have one. Oh, and its on whether to change our electoral system. Meanwhile, corporate media is reporting next to nothing on it. I...
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    Globalization, Productivity, and 'Protectionism': A Response to Foreign Affairs

    Globalization, Productivity, and 'Protectionism': A Response to Foreign Affairs By Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker This column was published on July 6, 2007 in the International Business Times. If anyone wants to reprint it, please let CEPR know, by replying to this message. In "A New...
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    but all the entities you mention share the same class interests! I'll respond to your other points later...
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    hah, what a great example of exactly what Noble is talking about
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    the 'diagnosis of sociopath' remark was a reference to the popular and critically acclaimed documentary film The Corporation, which spends about three hours showing how corporations as they exist in real society and in law and etc exist to disregard societal interests to the point of sociopathy...
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    hence the diagnosis of sociopath....
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    "Time for the CRTC chair to resign" by P. Boin (PLUS: see how Globe&Mail edited it!)

    its still the most significant source of news for the population as a whole...
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    "Time for the CRTC chair to resign" by P. Boin (PLUS: see how Globe&Mail edited it!)

    [deafplayer's note: I have bolded the sections that Paul refers to as highlighted. The square brackets below this are his.] TIME FOR CRTC CHAIR TO RESIGN By Paul Boin [Important Note: a 610 word version of this Op-Ed was published in today's Globe and Mail (May 30, 2007, p. A21). While I...
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    I've never actually read him... is the article that 'inspired' Noble's a good place to start? seems to be a very major piece
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    the bad thing is when solutions are filtered based on suitability to corporate power. that they can be shown to have some good effects often distracts from the fact that they do nothing about, and (by that fact) even bolster, extremely grave social crises which tied to and perpetuated by...
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    nice to see this start some discussion... you might do well to listen to this ~15 minute audio interview with Noble about the article and its ideas. I think it better distills the main points - and points of conflict with the rest of the 'alarmist' Left, which has responded with no little...
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    First published here: http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2007/05/dgr-in-my-article-entitled-global.html then reproduced, among other places, in Canadian Dimension: http://canadiandimension.com/articles/2007/05/01/1090/ Justin Podur, among others, has responded criticizing Noble (as well as...
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