Unless we change particular events for any reason, in general we’ll meet in the Glen (Glengower Hotel) on the seafront in Aberystwyth at 6pm
17 January: The Media
Three short readings from The Media Reform Coalition
1. A transcript of John Pilger’s statement on ‘Is the media now just another word for control?’ from the P.J. Harvey edited Today programme on Thursday 2 January 2014 http://www.mediareform.org.uk/blog/media-now-just-another-word-control-john-pilgers-today-programme-statement
2. Our cut-out guide to press freedom in an age of surveillance http://www.mediareform.org.uk/blog/press-freedom-brief-guide
3. Our dossier on the relationship between press and politicians, much of it taken from evidence to the Leveson Inquiry http://www.mediareform.org.uk/blog/politicians-press-year-leveson-anything-changed
14 February: War and Peace
In case we didn’t know, the centenary of World War One starts in 2014 and lasts until 2018. Reportedly, the BBC is planning around 2,500 hours of television, radio and online programming on the topic over four years! Be prepared:
Kuhn, F. P. (2012) The peace Prefix: Ambiguities of the word peace. International Peacekeeping. 19(4), 396 – 409.
And if you need more bedtime reading, there’s this classic article:
Keen, D. (2000) War and Peace: What’s the difference? International Peacekeeping. 7(4), 1-22.
14 March: Democracy
1. Russell Brand’ss New Statesman editorial http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/10/russell-brand-on-revolution
2. Stefanie Krasnow (Adbusters) No-Mo Manifesto https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/110/nomo-manifesto.html
3. Roberto Unger: The Labour Party and the British Alternative http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJq8VImEBTc&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLNdEBvVYMvsC3-vpYQRy_myLYbTKKAmUQ
11 April: Climate
Chatterton, P., Featherstone, D. & Routlege, P. (2012) Articulating Climate Justice in Copenhagen: Agonism, the commons and solidarity. Antipode 45(3), 602-620.
9 May To be announced