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Cromwell, David 1962-

Works: 34 works in 88 publications in 3 languages and 6,084 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama 
Roles: Editor, Author, Actor, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PN4748.G7, 302.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Cromwell
Most widely held works by David Cromwell
Guardians of power : the myth of the liberal media by David Edwards( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can a corporate media system be expected to tell the truth about a world dominated by corporations? Can newspapers, including the 'liberal' "Guardian" and the "Independent," tell the truth about catastrophic climate change - about its roots in mass consumerism and corporate obstructionism - when they are themselves profit-oriented businesses dependent on advertisers for 75 per cent of their revenues? Can the BBC tell the truth about UK government crimes in Iraq when its senior managers are appointed by the government? Has anything fundamentally changed since BBC founder Lord Reith wrote of the establishment: "They know they can trust us not to be really impartial"? Why did the British and American mass media fail to challenge even the most obvious government lies on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction before the invasion in March 2003? Why did the media ignore the claims of UN weapons inspectors that Iraq had been 90-95 per cent "fundamentally disarmed" as early as 1998? This book answers these questions, and more. Since July 2001, Media Lens has encouraged thousands of readers to email senior editors and journalists, challenging them to account for their distorted reporting on Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Haiti, East Timor, climate change, Western crimes in Central America, and much more. The responses, often surprising, sometimes outrageous, reveal the arrogance, unaccountability and servility to power of even our most respected media
Newspeak in the 21st century by David Edwards( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2001, Media Lens has encouraged thousands of readers to challenge the filtered and distorted version of the world provided by major newspapers and broadcasters. The media responses, collected in Newspeak, are an exposé of the arrogance and servility to power of our leading journalists and editors. Picking up where the highly acclaimed and successful Guardians of Power (2006) left off, Newspeak is packed with forensic media analysis, revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting. Even the 'best' UK media -- the Guardian, the Independent, Channel 4 News and the BBC -- turn out to be cheerleaders for government, business and war. Alongside an A-Z of BBC propaganda and chapters on Iraq and climate change, Newspeak focuses on the demonization of Iran and Venezuela, the Israel-Palestine conflict, the myth of impartial reporting and the dark art of smearing dissidents
Surviving climate change : the struggle to avert global catastrophe( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful and inspiring collection of essays from some of the foremost thinkers on climate change. Not to be missed.' Mark Lynas, author of High Tide (Flamingo/HarperCollins, 2004) 'A visionary and hopeful book -- an essential survival guide in turbulent times.' Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP for South East England Climate change is a pressing reality. From hurricane Katrina to melting polar ice, and from mass extinctions to increased threats to food and water security, the link between corporate globalisation and planetary blowback is becoming all too evident. Governments and business keep reassuring the public they are going to fix the problem. This book brings together some leading activists who disagree. They expose the inertia, denial, deception -- even threats to our civil liberties -- which comprise mainstream responses from civil and military policy makers, and from opinion formers in the media, corporations and academia. An epochal change is called for in the way we all engage with the climate crisis. Key to that change is Aubrey Meyer's proposed 'Contraction and Convergence' framework for limiting global carbon emissions. This book, which also includes contributions by Mayer Hillman and George Marshall, is a powerful and vital guide to how mass mobilisation can avert the looming catastrophe
Propaganda blitz : how the corporate media distort reality by David Edwards( )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows that the corporate media does not just 'spin' the news--it fundamentally distorts everything it touches, hiding the real issues from public view, and often completely reversing the truth. Edwards and Cromwell uncover a storm of top-down campaigns behind war reporting from Iraq, Syria and Palestine, as well as the destruction of the credibility of figures on the left, including Jeremy Corbyn, Russell Brand and Hugo Chavez. Exposing propagandists at the top levels of the BBC, as well as their reporting on the Scottish independence referendum, the dismantling of the NHS and looming climate chaos, the authors explain the real meaning of 'objective' journalism, expose the fake news about 'fake news' and outline a model for anti-business media activism. --From publisher description
Private planet : corporate plunder and the fight back by David Cromwell( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Private Planet takes a look at how economic globalisation is destroying human rights and the environment. Citizens are losing power to undemocratic institutions and private corporations - by a process of stealth. This trend is being sold to the public by politicians, the business community and the media as 'inevitable', 'civilised' and 'just'. It isn't any of these. David Cromwell examines how and why the forces of globalisation are opposing ecological sustainability, human rights and social justice - and draws on examples from around the world to show what we can do to reverse the process."--Jacket
Why are we the good guys? : reclaiming your mind from the delusions of propaganda by David Cromwell( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps even tragic errors of judgement such as the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the prevailing view is that the West is essentially a force for good in the wider world. Why Are We The Good Guys? is a provocative challenge of this false ideology. David Cromwell digs beneath standard accounts of crucial issues such as foreign policy, climate change and the constant struggle between state-corporate power and genuine democracy. The powerful evidence-based analysis of current affairs is leavened by some of the formative experiences that led the author to question the basic myth of Western benevolence: from schoolroom experiments in democracy, exposure to radical ideas at home, and a mercy mission while at sea; to an unexpected encounter with former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, the struggles to publish hard-hitting journalism, and the founding of Media Lens in 2001."--Publisher description
New dimensions in the Permian Basin : West Texas Geological Society, 1993 Fall Symposium, November 4-5, 1993 by West Texas Geological Society( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los guardianes del poder : el mito de la prensa progresista by David Edwards( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunting tales by David Cromwell( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle to avert global catastrophe( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An insightful and inspiring collection from some of the foremost thinkers on climate change." Mark Lynas
SNAP Version 1 : results of the first phase of the NSW Sub-Acute Casemix Area Network study by Kathy Eagar( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2006 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Scarlet Pimpernel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by David Cromwell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes receipt book belonging to Cromwell
Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media (Myth of the Liberal Media) by David Edwards( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Linkage of population-level administrative hospital data to assess maternal factors affecting infant and child health( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Big Bill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Play based on the career of tennis star William "Big Bill" Tilden (1893-1953), whose career was damaged by scandal concerning his sexuality
Adversity and risk of poor birth and infant outcomes for young mothers: a population-based data-linkage cohort study( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Background: Maternal health behaviours and psychosocial factors are associated with poor birth outcomes and increased hospital admissions throughout childhood. We aimed to assess birth and infant outcomes according to maternal age and adversity indicators using population-level health-care data. Methods: We extracted linked maternity–baby hospital data from Hospital Episode Statistics for births between 2009 and 2012 in England. Indicators of maternal adversity were identified with International Classification of Diseases 10th revision diagnosis codes for drug or alcohol misuse, violence, or self-harm from any hospital admission up to 2 years before delivery. Mothers were categorised as current young (<21 years at current birth), prior young (<21 at first birth but not current birth), or never young (≥21 at first birth). Multivariable regression (with adjustment for additional maternal and baby risk-factors including deprivation) was used to determine the association between maternal exposures and preterm birth (<37 weeks' gestation), low birthweight (<2500 g), and unplanned re-admissions and deaths within 12 months after discharge from the birth episode. Findings: 138 875 (8·5%) of 1 636 019 mothers were current young and 144 168 (8·8%) were prior young mothers. Adversity indicators in the 2 years before delivery were identified for 108 131 (6·6%) mothers, rising to 21 487 (15·5%) for current and 21 237 (14·7%) for prior young mothers. Adversity was the most important risk factor for the immediate birth outcomes of preterm birth and low birthweight (odds ratio [OR] 1·53, 95% CI 1·46–1·60 [p<0·0001] and 1·97, 1·89–2·06 [p<0·0001], respectively). By contrast, maternal age was most important for infant outcomes (OR for re-admission, current young 1·53, 1·47–1·58 [p<0·0001] and prior young 1·40, 1·35–1·44 [p<0·0001]) compared with never young mothers. Risk of infant mortality was increased for current compared with never young mothers (OR 1·37, 1·18–1·60; p<0·0001) and for mothers with adversity (1·22, 1·05–1·42; p=0·021). Interpretation: Although linked, young maternal age and adversity affect infant outcomes in different ways. Indicators of adversity in the 2 years before birth are important exposures for immediate birth outcomes, whereas young maternal age at first birth (irrespective of current age) is an important risk-factor for poor outcomes during infancy. A major strength of this study is the use of a national linked dataset, although under-ascertainment of adversity in Hospital Episode Statistics could lead to an underestimation of risk. Funding: Wellcome Trust (grant number WT103975/Z/14/Z)
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Guardians of power : the myth of the liberal media
Newspeak in the 21st centurySurviving climate change : the struggle to avert global catastrophePrivate planet : corporate plunder and the fight backHaunting talesThe struggle to avert global catastrophe
Alternative Names
Дэвид Кромуэлл

ديفيد كرومويل

크롬웰, 데이비드 1962-