Let’s Stop Putting the Worst Americans on a Pedestal

Let’s Stop Putting the Worst Americans on a Pedestal

So many monuments to racism, slavery, and colonialism have been toppled, removed, or slated for removal in the wake of the George Floyd protests that Wikipedia’s army of volunteer editors is keeping a running tally: Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and a slew of other...

The Reckoning Is About More Than Police Violence

The Reckoning Is About More Than Police Violence

The uprisings sparked by George Floyd’s death are, ostensibly, about the war on Black lives. Protesters demand that we say the names of the deceased, that their murderers be brought to justice, that the institution of policing be re-thought, defunded, dismantled. Yet...

Freedom Rider: Democrats Move Right and Towards Defeat

Freedom Rider: Democrats Move Right and Towards Defeat

Besides not being Trump, the Democrats offer nothing, but think they can win with a candidate who has no constituency, charisma or any platform positions that would attract more voters. “The purges from the rolls, closed polling places and other methods of...

Yes, Defund the Cops — and Put Them Under Community Control

Yes, Defund the Cops — and Put Them Under Community Control

Community control of the police means empowering the people to shape and oversee the mechanisms of their own security and end forever the armed occupation of our communities by hostile forces. ‘’Street power’ will be dissipated if organizers leave the levers of power...

The Next Politics Is All About Movements—and It’s Winning

The Next Politics Is All About Movements—and It’s Winning

In June 2018, the results of a New York City congressional primary woke people up to the prospect that a new politics might upend the status quo within the Democratic Party and across the nation. A democratic socialist who had worked on the 2016 presidential campaign...

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Good News: Media Literacy Site by Park Grads

Good News: Media Literacy Site by Park Grads

A new website created by recent Park School graduate Peter Champelli, and Nate Richter has been launched. Good News is a digital exploration of what the news is doing to our society and how activists are building a better future. The team had three goals for this...

Good News: How To Spot Propaganda

Good News: How To Spot Propaganda

Recent graduates and former PCIM interns Peter Champelli and Tara Eng, with Lauryn Edmondson, created social media infographic "How to Spot Propaganda," discussing unethical tactics mainstream media use while covering the Black Lives Matter protests. Sleek visuals...

The Indy Brief

From Progressive Candidates to Citizen Science

From Progressive Candidates to Citizen Science

June 26, 2020 The Park Center for Independent Media circulates the Indy Brief, a weekly selection of news stories from journalism outlets operating outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations. The Headlines U.S. Politics Progressive Candidates Surge...

From Progressive Rulings to Trump Exposé

From Progressive Rulings to Trump Exposé

June 19, 2020 The Park Center for Independent Media circulates the Indy Brief, a weekly selection of news stories from journalism outlets operating outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations. Upcoming Events Co-Creation in Documentary During Pandemic...

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Race, Violence and Injustice: Unpacking the Ongoing Protests

Race, Violence and Injustice: Unpacking the Ongoing Protests

The killing of George Floyd on May 25 triggered a wave of protests across the United States. Continued protests demanding dignity and safety for Black lives in the U.S. have inspired demonstrations of solidarity across the globe. Structural violence exemplified...

Activist and Journalist: Are they one and the same?

Activist and Journalist: Are they one and the same?

By Ben Kaplan - Ithaca College (Journalism, '19) Journalism is a unique profession in that there is no set job description. We are learners and teachers at the same time. We dictate the news and we respond to it. We are tools of communication and of change. It is near...

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Race, Violence and Injustice: Unpacking the Ongoing Protests

Race, Violence and Injustice: Unpacking the Ongoing Protests

The killing of George Floyd on May 25 triggered a wave of protests across the United States. Continued protests demanding dignity and safety for Black lives in the U.S. have inspired demonstrations of solidarity across the globe. Structural violence exemplified...