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Reports from independent journalists and interviews with knowledgeable people covering the topics of independent journalists, democracy, human rights, press freedom, and journalism.

    Burning Man in the Multiverse 2020

    Burning Man in the Multiverse 2020

    John Harvey is one of the key enthusiasts of the evolving creation of virtual realities. He has authored this podcast. Because of COVID 19 the in person Burning Man could not be held. Using an Oculus Quest 2 headset he participated in the 2020 virtual Burning Man and details that transformative experience. The Oculus Quest 2 headset has 6 degrees of freedom and two hand interface controllers that make the experience very immersive for one week. Burning Man in the Multiverse. Recorded 2020-09-09

    • 10 min
    Archived Report From Seattle Protests Part 2 2020-07-30

    Archived Report From Seattle Protests Part 2 2020-07-30

    This in-depth report from Seattle was recorded on July 30, 2020. Mark Taylor-Canfield continues his coverage of social unrest following the police killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Manuel Ellis, Elijah McClain, and many other people of color. Duration 21:02

    Trump sent federal police to Seattle and Portland to help local police suppress daily protests against racism and police brutality.

    • 21 min
    Archived Report From Seattle CHOP Zone Part 1 2020-10-09

    Archived Report From Seattle CHOP Zone Part 1 2020-10-09

    Democracy Watch News Executive Director Mark Taylor-Canfield reports from Seattle on the
    Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) and Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Executive Order directing police to raid the site and arrest protesters who refuse to leave the area. She then imposed a 10 day moratorium on protests in Cal Anderson Park and the surrounding area near the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct Station which police had previously abandoned in the face of 24/7 protests for many weeks.

    • 36 min
    Oregon Community Media

    Oregon Community Media

    We interview Ken Adams from community radio KMUZ in Salem Oregon and Oregon Community Media. Oregon Community Media is a coalition of 13 locally-controlled electronic media providers dedicated to sharing the voices of Oregon citizens with audiences across the state. Through broadcast, cable, and online channels, the member organizations of Oregon Community Media offer citizens the opportunity to share their interests, concerns, opinions and aspirations with their fellow citizens.

    • 54 min
    Stealing the Elections with Greg Palast

    Stealing the Elections with Greg Palast

    Mark Taylor-Canfield interviews investigative reporter Greg Palast about his career, voter suppression and other election fraud. Duration 24:52. Recorded 2020-07-30

    Gregory Allyn "Greg" Palast (born June 26, 1952)[1] is an author and a freelance journalist who often worked for the BBC and The Guardian. His work frequently focuses on corporate malfeasance but has also worked with labour unions and consumer advocacy groups.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Palast

    • 24 min
    Catalan Independence Part 1-Angelina Llongueras

    Catalan Independence Part 1-Angelina Llongueras

    Angelina Llongueras is an arts professor, author, poet and actress known for her roles in Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s film “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down”, and also “The Young Picasso.”

    In this archived report from 2018 she talks about the movement for Catalan independence and opposition from fascist elements in Spanish politics. Recorded 7-19-18 Duration 51:41

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelinallongueras/

    https://www.facebook.com/angelina.llongueras

    • 51 min

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