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  1. The airport malls
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    An airport is a zombie zone between two worlds. The retail spaces are seductive, yet you didn't choose to shop here. You didn't choose to be here. They are controlling you, guiding you, harassing you: will you be able to resist a purchase?
  2. Canadian Federation of Students (CFS)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  3. The Corporate Stranglehold on Education
    Is Higher Education in Need of a Moral Bailout?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Rather than challenge the economic irresponsibility, ecological damage, and human suffering, and culture of cruelty unleashed by free market fundamentalism, higher education appears to be one of its staunchest defenders, uncritically embracing a view of itself based on a market model of the academy.
  4. The Corporation
    The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Makes the case that corporations function as a psychopathic entity. A companion to Mark Achbar's 2003 documentary of the same name.
  5. Culture Inc.
    The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly limited and controlled.
  6. Journalism: Truth or Dare?
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the criticism thrown at journalism today by all sectors of society.
  7. Mass Communications and American Empire
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    An in-depth look at international and domestic media, and the effect of capitalism on mass communications.
  8. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
    Sports and Politics

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, whose power to provide or withhold funding and sponsorships now shape every aspect of sport, including athletes' incomes and lifestyles. It is now difficult to remember that only a few decades ago, corporate logos were strictly forbidden at Olympic events, while athletes were prohibited from accepting any kind of payment for their involvement in sports. The corporate conquest of sports closely parallels the corporate colonization of nearly all aspects of modern life. Accompanying this in recent years has been the increasing injection of militaristic content into sports spectacles. In Canada, hockey games are now commonly preceded by rituals honouring militarism. In the United States, similar spectacles have been staged for years. In this issue, we feature resources which remind us that resistance to the commercialization, corporatization, and militarization of sports is also part of our heritage.
  9. Social Networking and the Death of the Internet
    How Do You "Like" That?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Social Networking is, by its nature, a capture environment. The companies that offer the services, particularly Facebook, host your site and control all the information on it. Facebook — a group of linked pages on a giant website — is constraining and not very powerful. In order to use it, you have to use it the way they want you to and that’s not a whole lot of “using”. But there is a comfort in having one’s options limited, being able to use something without learning anything about it or making many choices about how you use it. That alluring convenience is a poisoned apple, however.
  10. Sports and Politics
    Introduction to the August 13, 2016 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Sports in general, and the Olympics in particular, have never been free of politics. Allegations of bribery and cheating had already been part of the Olympics for centuries before that noteworthy day in 67 AD when the judges proclaimed the Emperor Nero winner of the Olympic chariot race even though he had been thrown from his chariot and failed to complete the race.

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