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Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill and Frank Webster, 'Anti-War Activism: New Media and Protest in the Information Age'

Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; ISBN 978 0 230574 49 6; 256pp; £50


Robert McChesney, 'Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of the Media'

New Press, 2007: ISBN 978-1595584137; 301pp; £13.99


Effective letters

How to write a good one.


Beam me up, Data

On 18 February, I represented the ethical internet service provider (ISP) GreenNet at an industry meeting on data retention.

Video activism demonstrates its power

From Afghanistan to Palestine to Minnesota, video activism has been proving its value over the past few months.

' Flat Earth News'

There are different ways of criticising the media.

More than books

In Britain and especially in Glas- gow there are fewer and fewer outlets for independent and radi- cal materials.

Media workers against the war

1.2m Iraqis may have died in the Iraq war: why the silence?


Hidden in the open

Suspicion of the media is widespread, not only in Britain. But is it really true that the mass media put out “propaganda”?


When the polling agency ORB's findings came out [see last issue], I was sure that The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times and other major papers would cry out in outrage