4,000 US Troops Killed

mainstream media

The number of U.S. soldiers to die in Iraq has reached 4,000, the U.S. military said on Monday, just days after the fifth anniversary of a war that President George W. Bush says the United States is on track to win. 4000.jpg

More photos on from the San Francisco vigil are on the Reuters website- including one of John Caldera, commissioner for San Francisco’s Veterans Affairs Commission that was in today’s Reuters slideshow of the top 24 images of the past 24 hours. 

Hockey, once more

mainstream media, photojournalism, sports

To be totally honest, yes, I find it inexorably tiring attempting to understand how the public is so consumed with grown men batting pucks and balls around. Tonight’s game was the second I’ve ever been to, and one good fight broke out. Gloves went flying, helmets were chucked, and it got so dirty that the ref finally had to tear the two apart when guy in the white pulled his opponent’s jersey over his head. Yep, that’s dirty. hockey1.jpg

5 Years of Iraq

mainstream media

Reuters, in collaboration with MediaStorm, has put together a multimedia piece about their Iraq coverage over the past five years. Definitely check it out here. 

I’m working from home today, editing audio for three radio pieces I have to get done. One is about New York’s Joint Terrorism Task Force post-Times Square bombing, one is a general piece about eco-terrorism, and the one I’m most excited to write and edit is one that focuses on the U.S. Army’s war simulation exercises. 

The Lusty Lady

gender, mainstream media, photojournalism

On the front page of Reuters’ international site- that is, www.reuters.com– you can see the first story I’ve ever reported AND photographed. It’s called “When Strippers Take Over the Club,” and it’s a feature on San Francisco’s worker-owned, collectively-run peepshow, the Lusty Lady. 


If you can’t find it, here is the direct link to the story.

The entire picture story is here!

Winter Soldier 2008

file under: hope, Politics: race, class, gender, war

Winter Soldier/Iraq Veterans Against the War

Goddamn, my entire weekend was spent glued to the radio in varying capacities, listening to the heart-freezing testimony of troops who have returned home and decided to speak out.

If you can, check out the website of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) because they’ve got some amazingly glitch-free streaming video and audio of the event.

So what’s a “Winter Soldier”?Check out the Wiki entry for details. 

The similarities regarding media coverage are astonishing; once again, it’s pretty much Pacifica Radio, with the exception of outlets like Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now, and Free Speech TV.