journalism

Murdoch phone-hack shocker: Capitalism eats itself - James Heartfield

The phone-hacking scandal hasn't only revealed the true sleaziness of Britain's establishment, but also the resounding hollowness of a post-ideological elite held together by little more than self-interest - writes James Heartfield

Solidarity and News of the World hacks

Now it’s sunk in a bit, I thought I’d take a crack at analysing the anarchist debate around the News of The World’s demise in a bit more depth.

Leuenroth, Edgard, 1881-1968

Edgard Leuenroth

Biography of the German-Brazilian journalist and typesetter who committed his life to anarcho-syndicalism and anti-clericalism.

UK strike news roundup

Recent weeks have seen a number of strikes and sucessful strike ballots in the UK

Morning Star on strike! Interview with a worker

As staff at socialist daily newspaper, the Morning Star, prepare to go on strike this Sunday over pay and conditions, Ed Goddard from libcom.org caught up with one worker and found out about low pay and union busting in the name of "peace and socialism."

Journalists at Johnston Press to vote again on strike action

Journalists at the Johnston Press Group are to be balloted again on industrial action after their management used a technicality to block a strike on May 19 by the NUJ.

A Comparative Review of Flat Earth News and Newspeak

An interesting article by Jonathan Cook reviewing two books Nick Davies, Flat Earth News, Vintage 2008 and David Edwards and David Cromwell, Newspeak in the 21st Century, Pluto Press 2009, on the reasons why journalism fails to uncover and report the truth.

Press and media strike in Greece in midst of repression and urban guerrilla flareup

The entire press and media world goes on 24h strike across Greece in response to the closing down of a major daily and radio station, in a context of rising repression and urban guerrilla warfare.

Propagandist - what the papers said about anarchism and G20

In the absence of a realistic threat to the status quo from Islamic fundamentalists, the state has tentatively been trying to paint anarchists as a parallel and growing internal threat to the nation.

Despite minimal evidence, the conjecture of the police that a major anarchist atrocity is inevitable has been taken almost verbatim by the mainstream media and was pushed even further during the G20, with several ludicrous stories appearing about what the movement might get up to appearing.

Rob Ray picks some of the best for Freedom.

Morning Star journalists win pay rise

Journalists at Britain's 'daily paper of the left' have won a decisive victory over bosses who claimed they were 'betraying their class' by fighting for fair pay.