Tuesday, 30 September 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism: Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

    By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | News Analysis

    USA on TV(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

    The use of new digital technologies and social media by ISIS has drawn a great deal of attention by the dominant media not only because the extremists have used them as a form of visual terrorism to graphically portray the beheadings of captured American and British civilians, but also because of its alleged sophistication as a marketing tool. Examining ISIS's propaganda machine within a neoliberal frame of reference that responds to the latter in the language of the market does more than depoliticize the use of the media as a spectacle of terrorism.

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  • Winged Warnings: Built for Survival, Birds in Trouble From Pole to Pole

    Winged Warnings: Built for Survival, Birds in Trouble From Pole to Pole

    By Alanna Mitchell, Environmental Health News | Report

    Sole descendents of the dinosaurs, birds have penetrated nearly every ecosystem on Earth and then tailored their own size, habits and colors to each one, pollinating, dispersing seeds, controlling bugs, cleaning up carrion and fertilizing plants, all the while singing notes so beguiling that hearing them makes even the urban dweller pause to listen. Birds are the planet’s superheroes, built for survival. But for all their superhuman powers, they are in trouble.

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  • How Carbon Is Changing the Price of Everything: An Interview With the Author of "Carbon Shock"

    How Carbon Is Changing the Price of Everything: An Interview With the Author of "Carbon Shock"

    By Shay Totten, Truthout | Interview/News Analysis

    Unlike other books out there about climate change, Carbon Shock takes readers on a journey to the front lines of a changing world, where the same chaotic forces reshaping our weather patterns are also transforming the global economy, playing havoc with corporate calculations, shifting economic and political power and upending our understanding of the real risks, costs and possibilities of what lays ahead.

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