Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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The 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ stand by sitting

Had Bob Marley written about Rosa Parks, he would have probably sang: Get down, sit down/ sit down for your rights. On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala. — leading to her arrest and the birth of the U.S. civil rights movement.

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‘Welcome back to Canada, Lord Black. Unfortunately, I’ve got some bad news …’

A CBC Radio report cited an immigration lawyer as saying poor Conrad could conceivably be barred from re-entering Canada after he goes to Chicago and does his perp walk thing later today. This lawyer (sorry, name escapes me) said it’s entirely up to the discretion of the immigration officer. They could decide that the charges […]

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'U.S. Is Said to Pay to Plant Articles in Iraq Papers'

Since it worked so well in the U.S., the American occupation forces decided to do a little image-burnishing by buying off Iraqi newspapers to plant good-news stories. An excerpt from the NYT story: Titled “The Sands Are Blowing Toward a Democratic Iraq,” an article written this week for publication in the Iraqi press was scornful […]

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Dubya's 'National Strategy for Victory in Iraq'

OK, a bit wordier than “Mission Accomplished,” but Dubya now hopes to build on that historic achievement of the world's mightiest war machine smacking down a sanctions-depleted army in only three weeks! Some excerpts from the NYT story: ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 30 – Two and a half years after the American invasion of Iraq, President […]

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Seymour Hersh on where Iraq's going

The legendary reporter spoke Tuesday with Democracy Now! to elaborate on an article in the current New Yorker: Up in the Air: Where is the Iraq war headed next? An excerpt: AMY GOODMAN: It’s good to have you with us. So, can you just lay out what you understand at this point and who your sources […]

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