By Adam Hochschild
From the writer of the commonly acclaimed King Leopold's Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of 1 of the main brilliantly prepared social justice campaigns in background - the struggle to loose the slaves of the British Empire. In early 1787, twelve males - a printer, a legal professional, a priest, and others united through their hatred of slavery - got here jointly in a London printing store and commenced the world's first grass-roots stream, fighting for the rights of individuals on one other continent. Masterfully stoking public opinion, the movement's leaders pioneered a number of innovations which were followed by way of citizens' routine ever on account that, from shopper boycotts to wall posters and lapel buttons to famous person endorsements. A deft chronicle of this groundbreaking antislavery campaign and its strong enemies, Bury the Chains supplies a little-celebrated human rights watershed its due eventually.
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The ratio of time-spent-on-research to number-of-paid-articles-published is about as lousy as it gets. It’s a journalist’s nightmare. It’s a journalist’s bank manager’s nightmare. Above all—just ask my wife—it’s a journalist’s spouse’s nightmare. Mind you, there’s always Big Oil, isn’t there? Big Oil, which according to environmental activist George Monbiot is largely responsible for funding the lies and disinformation fomented by the foolish media. In one of his Guardian articles, he sought to prove his point with four “shocking” examples: 1.
US conspiracy by Big Business to hide the truth and destroy the world. Here, for example, is Al Gore pushing this line in An Inconvenient Truth: The misconception that there is a serious disagreement among scientists about global warming is actually an illusion that has been deliberately fostered by a relatively small but extremely well-funded cadre of special interests, including ExxonMobil and a few other oil, coal, and utilities companies. These companies want to prevent any new policies that would interfere with their current business plans… One of the internal memos prepared by this group to guide the employees they hired to run their disinformation campaign was discovered by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ross Gelbspan.
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) documentary in 2007, they rigged the temperature of the room where the hearing took place: What we did is that we went in the night before and opened all the windows inside the room…so that the air conditioning wasn’t working…so when the hearing occurred there wasn’t only bliss which is television cameras in double figures, but it was really hot. So Al Gore lied. So Tim Wirth rigged a congressional hearing. So James Hansen exaggerated. So Ben Santer rewrote the report.