Celebrities, Critical of Israeli Massacre in Gaza, Censored & Blacklisted by Pro- Israeli Media: Hollywood "Run by Jews"

Censorship in Hollywood: Celebrities Being Blacklisted by Pro-Israeli Media? “I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe ‘the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews,’ down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.” Spain’s most notable actors, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz may be soon unemployed, well at least in Hollywood. The Guardian reported that the “The couple were among 100 film professionals to sign the open Spanish letter calling on the European Union to end Israel’s military operation in Gaza, along with director Pedro Almodovar in July.”

UN Assembly and Israel’s Armageddon

Not even war winners write history. Even after the Western Powers are beginning to understand that they do not own a monopoly+ on the definitions of truth, freedom and democracy, most of the texts about…

Americanization of The World: An Undeniable Reality?

Editor’s note: This article was originally written and attached as an Appendix to the 2009 paper titled, “Critical Analysis on ‘Soft Power and Global Politics’”  (http://www.4thmedia.org/2012/01/20/critical-analysis-on-%e2%80%9csoft-power-and-global-politics%e2%80%9d/) Prof. Chung presented at the International Conference on “Soft Power and…

SOPA Will Take Us Back to the Dark Ages

I had an epiphany today. The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, was not written by people who fundamentally misunderstand how the web works. They understand all too well, and want to change it forever. Behind the almost unreadable (yet truly scary) text of SOPA (and its Senate doppelganger, PIPA, or the Protect Intellectual Property Act) is a desire, likely fueled by powerful media conglomerate backers, to take us all back to the thin-pipe, content-distribution days of 1994 — right before the World Wide Web launched. From the moment the Internet and websites arrived, a veritable Pandora’s box of opportunities have opened to every average Joe and Josephine in the world. Everyone became a content creator. Everyone had an audience. The Internet also almost immediately became the transport mechanism for a steady flow of pirated content — first images, then music and, when the pipe got fat enough, movies. Major media companies, which once upon a time had sole control of the creation and distribution of popular entertainment, were appalled — and also powerless to stop it.