Media

Let Hedy Epstein Speak Her Truth

February 22, 2015 Dear Ms. Heather Wokusch and the Austrian Parliament, I am writing as a U.S. citizen who learned of your extension, followed by your retraction of an invitation to Hedy Epstein, to speak at the conference, ‘In Grandmother’s Words: The Fate of Women in the Second World War.’: I am aware she graciously … Continue reading Let Hedy Epstein Speak Her Truth

An Open Letter to the Austrian Media

'Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.' ~ United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Overview We request that the Austrian media take responsibility to report with … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Austrian Media

Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

By Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Special to the Sentinel Ahmad Solaiman Nourzaie and Shireen Agha Ahsan were lost to our community last week, taken by the ocean near Bonny Doon Beach. They were celebrated in a remembrance event on the UCSC campus crowded with family, friends and members of their tight-knit campus community. Solaiman … Continue reading Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

Honoring Anja Niedringhaus: This Brave Woman Gave Her Life To Bring You The News (Truth)

Associated Press photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was shot to death by an Afghan policeman Friday. She was on the job, and, according to a note from the AP, she may have been targeted. Niedringhaus was an accomplished journalist who, in 2005, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award … Continue reading Honoring Anja Niedringhaus: This Brave Woman Gave Her Life To Bring You The News (Truth)

Confronting The “Moral Bankruptcy” Of Iraq War’s Liberal Supporters

Prior to the start of the Iraq War on March 19, 2003, New York Times journalist Chris Hedges (right) occupied a lonely perch among major media journalists. He opposed the war. Today, Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize winner and now a columnist for the website Truthdig, continues to write with the passion of a man set … Continue reading Confronting The “Moral Bankruptcy” Of Iraq War’s Liberal Supporters

Free Speech or Hate Speech: Pro-Israel Ad On San Francisco Muni Buses

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency has a policy against political ads on its buses, but an ad being displayed now comes pretty close. The ad says, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad." James Ashburn was surprised when he saw … Continue reading Free Speech or Hate Speech: Pro-Israel Ad On San Francisco Muni Buses