DEA agents with guns drawn as well as IRS agents swarmed the Oaksterdam campus as well as the store/cafe site, bringing much of Downtown Oakland to a halt and drawing swarms of protesters to the ongoing raid.
Consumer groups filed a complaint against Pepsico and Frito-Lay for online marketing to teens that included immersive games and intrusive social media.
The online marketing campaigns included video games labeled “Hotel 626”, “Asylum 626” and “Doritos Rhianna Late Night” an music experience with pop star Rhianna. Continue reading Deceptive Digital Marketing Claim Filed Against Pepsi
Change to Win, CWA, Media Alliance, Media Action Center, Free Press. Avaaz, Occupy LA and others joined to welcome Rupert Murdoch to Los Angeles. Continue reading 200+ Protest at Fox Shareholders Meeting in LA
by Tracy Rosenberg (originally published at Huffington Post)
To this T-Mobile customer, last week’s announcement of a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile sent shivers up my spine. And not just because I anticipate a 25% increase in my monthly wireless bill. Continue reading AT&T / T-Mobile : Looking Like a Disaster
Wikileaks – the new whistleblower website – came into being with a bang when they released a classified military video earlier this month showing US service members shooting 2 Reuters reporters (and six others) in New Baghdad, Continue reading Collateral Murder: The Debut of Wikileaks
Update: On September 10th, Clearchannel station KNEW announced they were dropping Savage Nation from their SF schedule.
On Tuesday August 11th, San Francisco became the first municipality in the country to support the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s petition for an FCC docket and report on media hate speech and its possible impact on hate crimes.
The vote was unanimous! Continue reading Anti-Hate Speech Resolution Passes SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously
By DeeDee Halleck
John Nichols and Robert McChesney have written a widely posted Nation article searching for answers to the current emergencies in the newspaper business. (“The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers”) They recognize the crisis as an opportunity to rethink public media in general and their suggestions for remedy are at least a provocative starter for the needed reassessment and creative activism. They suggest the government pump in $60 billion over the next three years, a pricetag that is similar to, though less than, the handouts to AIG and the US banks.