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Activist Watch List: Noam Chomsky and the Manufacturing of Consent

AWL is a series in which we take a look at documentaries or otherwise important video content that illuminates the issues and conflicts at the heart of the activist community. This episode features “Manufacturing Consent” which highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.

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8/11 Activist Update

Update: US State Department tampered with Human Trafficking Report, Activists Under Attack, and Sudan Accused of War Crimes.

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At least 6 dead after US drone strike

According the Al Jazeera, at least 6 “suspected militants have been killed by a US drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan. Today’s strike is the 4th US strike in the country in recent months, occurring after…

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In Response to Helen Zille’s “The Real Story Behind the Lwandle Evictions,” and her “Law of the Jungle” Comments.

At least in the jungle communities can live without fear of such crimes, and not have to wonder whether or not their own government will play politics with what remains of their lives.

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4/16 Activist Update: Two Boko Haram Attacks, Torture in Syria, and Sudanese refugees flee to Ethiopia

Get the latest activist news through Positive Activism. This week we feature articles from Nigeria, Syria, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

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South Africa, CAR, Syria, and Sochi in this week’s Activist Update.

Syria misses deadline. Activist arrested in Sochi, CAR soldiers lynch suspected ex-rebel. South African Miners continue strike. Click to learn more.

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Chelsea Manning and the Whistleblower Witch Hunt

Chelsea Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy on Tuesday when she exposed war crimes committed by the United States. While this may sound like a victory for Manning and her supporters (and in some ways it is), Manning was…

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