16 11 2011
Non-writing related, however if H.R. 3261 does pass, it will most certainly effect the way you consume your media, books included.
While the Stop Online Piracy Act sounds like it might be a good thing, it really isn’t. It puts the ability to censor websites and their content in the hands of major corporations and the enforcement of such in the hands of third-party ISP’s, completely foregoing legal due-process for any who might be targeted.
C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, imperialism, media giants, panties, puking, stank you very much
24 08 2011
Can’t make sense of the NFL or NBA lockout situations or their implications? You’re not alone. Hard caps. TV revenues. Guaranteed money. These are hardly the battle cries of a typical labor dispute. Well, maybe that’s because pro sports franchises really aren’t you’re typical business. In fact Malcolm Gladwell argues: they aren’t really businesses at […]
ballin, C.R.E.A.M., global economy, history, imperialism, sports = opium
23 02 2010
i love frequent Atlantic contributor Sandra Tsing Loh. She has the uncanny ability to nail, succinctly, the slices of the pie that make up our culture. This is from her “Classed Dismissed” piece:
ain't afraid to hustle, C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, illegals, illicit sex, imperialism, slack, the uncanny, women, work
3 02 2010
Right now I’m reading a double economic doozy, Raj Patel’s “The Value of Nothing” and David Walker’s “Comeback America.” For all our pomp, wealth and ego we’ve allowed our leaders to guide us into an economic minefield…and they don’t have a map or the brains to get us out.
C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, environment, global economy, imperialism, raj patel, Sanchez Grotto, uber alles
20 01 2010
Hit the jump to see the good doctor, Raj Patel author of two best selling, hard hitting, socially conscious books
ain't afraid to hustle, C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, environment, food, global economy, history, illegals, imperialism, media giants
21 09 2009
The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on the Google Book Settlement saying that currently, it violates the Sherman Act. This is probably the death nail for this sucker in its current form. Although both sides say they will continue negotiating, many are wondering who they are negotiating for, as many of the stakeholders/rightsholders […]
C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, global economy, media giants, publishing
10 09 2009
Thanks to true grassroots activism on the part of authors everywhere, the House Judiciary sub-committee is looking into the legality of the snowjob “Settlement” proposed by Google and the Author’s Guild. Marybeth Peters, of the U.S. Register of Copyrights, dealt a terrible blow to the deal in her opening comments saying the Settlement was “fundamentally at odds with the law.”
C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, global economy, media giants