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Media Revolution: From Cell Phones to the Internet
『アメリカの市民生活』
2005

African-American singer/songwriter Gil Scott-Heron — considered to be a “founding father” of hip-hop music — wrote a song in 1974 called “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” about the lack of TV news reporting on the important social changes then occurring throughout American society.

Why the U.S. news media whiteout? Maybe it was because “revolution” is, understandably, a word that tends to make people nervous. Whether it is in the political, cultural or journalistic spheres, a revolution means a major change from the status quo.

There is one revolution nowadays, however, that citizens in the United States not only seem to feel comfortable with but are rushing to embrace at lightning speed: the revolution in new media technology.

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• Index of Past Essays •

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1989

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Kaffir Boy in America’ | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Tokyo newsletter

1989

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APARTHEID IS HERE TO STAY UNDER DE KLERK’S ‘NEW ERA’ | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1989

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AN INTERVIEW WITH… VUSI KHUMALO | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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MANDELA IN JAPAN | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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AFTER MANDELA | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1991

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1997

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1998

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1999

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Q & A ON HOMESCHOOLING IN JAPAN — Part 1 | KnoK NEWS e-newsletter

2000

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Q & A ON HOMESCHOOLING IN JAPAN — Part 2 | KnoK NEWS e-newsletter

2000

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COMPASSION  | Kansai Time Out magazine

2001

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WHO WAS MAKIGUCHI?  | The Education Revolution magazine

2002

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IRAQ WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL HELD IN JAPAN  | Independent Media Center

2004

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IRAQIS TESTIFY AT WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL IN JAPAN  | Independent Media Center

2004

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AN APPEAL FOR ARTICLE 9  | Independent Media Center

2005

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AMERICA’S ‘PEACE SOLDIERS’  | アメリカの市民生活』

2005

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2006

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憲法9条に向けたアピール | 条連 近畿 10年の歩み』

2006

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THE DAY THE FOREIGNERS LEFT | (unpublished)

2008

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WAR IN IRAQ — ‘We Don’t Do Body Counts’  | Days International (unpublished)

2011

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「空飛ぶ恥」オスプレイ | 条連ニュース

2013

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ONE SIMPLE BREATH ・ 最期のひと息 | A Voice for Animals newsletter

2015

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