Julianne Tveten

Julianne Tveten writes about the intersection of the technology industry and socioeconomic issues. Her work has appeared in Current Affairs, The Outline, Motherboard, and Hazlitt, among others.

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New York Times depiction (4/10/20) of Voice of America‘s studio (Photo: Jason Andrew). Views
Friday, May 22, 2020
Trump’s Pick Could Move VOA Further Right—But It’s Never Been an Independent Outlet
If the Trump administration has its way, the US State Department–funded news organization Voice of America may pivot further right. Senate Republicans today moved closer to installing reactionary media executive Michael Pack as head of the US Agency for Global Media, which governs Voice of America...
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Monday, December 23, 2019
There's No Place Like the 'Center' for the Holidays
As the holidays approach, corporate media issue a spirited message to readers: Pipe down about politics. Major outlets repeatedly warn that family gatherings are potential hotbeds of political contention, and readers must be strategic with discordant relatives in order to prevent heated debate.
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At the heart of the Mauna Kea action is thus a challenge not only to a telescope, but to capital and the pursuit of unmitigated industrial growth at any cost. (Photo: Screenshot/Washington Post) Views
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Protectors of Mauna Kea Are Fighting Colonialism, Not Science
Thousands of Native Hawaiians and their supporters have been congregating since July 15 at the base of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and mountain on the island of Hawaii. Known in Hawaiian as the kia’i , the protectors—a term the group prefers to “protesters”—seek to deter construction of the $1.4...
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Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2020 join US Representative Jim Clyburn (7th R) on stage at his World Famous Jim Clyburn Fish Fry at the EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC on June, 21 2019. - The Democratic candidates running for president are in Columbia to make appearances at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention and the Planned Parenthood Election Forum on June 22. (Photo: Logan Cyrus / AFP) Views
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Any Dem Who Wants to Be President Should Reject War with Iran, Not Hide Behind Process Criticisms
On the evening of June 20, Donald Trump reportedly gave initial authorization to launch strikes on Iran, then revoked the order at the eleventh hour. The move—which was the latest action in a long-simmering campaign to wage war against Iran—was falsely framed by the Trump administration as...
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Educators, parents, students, and supporters of the Los Angeles teachers strike wave and cheer in Grand Park on January 22, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles, California at a victory rally. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)   Views
Thursday, January 24, 2019
L.A. Teachers on What Was Won—And Which Battles Are Next
Following a six-day teachers’ strike over inadequate public-school funding, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reached a tentative agreement Tuesday. While tallies haven’t yet been released, UTLA has confirmed that teachers voted in favor of the...
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