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Alternative Realities Roundup 5/22

by Eric S. Peterson
- Posted // 2012-05-21 -

Thousands marched in protest of the NATO summit this past weekend in Chicago where Democracy Now! reports that “Iraq Veterans Against the War held a ceremony where nearly 50 veterans discarded their war medals by hurling them down the street in the direction of the NATO summit.”

Top of the Alty World

“No NATO, No War”—Democracy Now!

The Republic Report profiles American Tradition Partnership, the shadowy group trying to overturn Montana’s century-old ban on corporate spending in state elections.—Republic Report

In the world of Spotify, Rhapsody and Pandora more music is disseminated to listeners but it just isn’t paying the bills for musicians.—The Austin Chronicle

Top of AltyUtah

KRCL’s Troy Williams hosts Green Party presidential hopeful Roseanne Barr as she discusses her campaign to combine capitalism and socialism for an idea she calls “peopleism.”—RadioActive

The Left Show hosts “ridiculously good looking candidate” Ryan Combe, Democratic candidate for congress challenging incumbent Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah.—The Left Show

City Weekly interviews University of Utah Psychiatry professor Jan Terpstra on how society has failed the homeless and the mentally ill.—Salt Lake City Weekly

Major changes to Salt Lake City’s public transportation could be coming in the future, including the loss of the free-fare zone.—KCPW

KCPW also highlights the refugee experience in Utah by hosting guests from Salt Lake County Refugee Services the Asian Association of Utah and more.—KCPW

Rantosphere:

CW founder John Saltas reflects on the media’s morbid obsession with its own demise, “If they write one more obit about the newspaper industry, I’ll puke.”—Salt Lake City Weekly

The Long View:

CW profiles Utahns living double lives such as Malcom/Deborah Dean, founder of the group Engendered Species.

“He’s emphatic that he’s heterosexual, happily cross-dresses and will never seek sexual-reassignment surgery. ‘I’ve done things people consider macho—like riding a bicycle across the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. I was one who pulled people off rooftops in New Orleans after Katrina. I enjoy my ‘boy stuff’ enough not to give it up.”—Salt Lake City Weekly.

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