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Human Rights Watch reports massacres by Iraqi government forces

July 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The NPR program, Fresh Air, broadcast an important interview yesterday with Letta Tayler, an investigator for Human Rights Watch who recently returned from Iraq. The headline for the segment on the NPR website reads: “Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq.” We’ve all seen and heard much about the human rights abuses by […]

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Pro-Israeli media bias requires search for the other side of the current conflict

July 23rd, 2014 · 13 Comments

Start your day with this haunting column that appeared yesterday in the Toronto Star (“Beautiful dream of Israel has become a nightmare“). Vancouver-based author and physician, Gabor Maté, writes: The Palestinians use tunnels? So did my heroes, the poorly armed fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto. Unlike Israel, Palestinians lack Apache helicopters, guided drones, jet fighters […]

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New journalism nonprofit focuses on Native Hawaiian news and issues

July 16th, 2014 · No Comments

A new local journalism website went live on June 30, 2104. Welcome to Akeakamai, a “journalism nonprofit dedicated to covering Native Hawaiian news, history, lifestyle and culture.” It’s a smart looking site with a good initial collection of articles. You’ll definitely want to check it out and keep up as the site develops. Founder Christine […]

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Error by Bob Jones shows lingering effect of misleading PRP “spin”

July 3rd, 2014 · 11 Comments

Bob Jones’ MidWeek column this week unfortunately demonstrates just how effectively misleading the negative campaign waged by the Pacific Resource Partnership against former governor and mayoral candidate, Ben Cayetano, actually was (“Further Proof Scummy Politics Works“). Bob is no slouch as a reporter and a political observer, but he made a big mistake, although an […]

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Update: Hawaii as reported in mainland news

July 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Time for another quick check at what’s being said about Hawaii in recent mainland news reports. It looks like the aquarium fish fight got the most play in mainland media. Here’s a sampling from a morning search. New York Times, “A Disregarded Request From a Beloved Senator Shakes Up Hawaii’s Primary” To add to the […]

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