Category Independent Media

Media Bits and Bytes, by Portside

In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business. Do we really want that?

State of the Media: How Congress Can Fix the Crisis

What can Congress do about the FCC rulings and the mainstream corporate media.

Militarism in the Media, World Beyond War

Militarism in the Media: On January 15, 2019, 100 participants joined our webinar featuring experts Rose Dyson and Jeff Cohen discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare. Militarism is the “elephant in the room,” says FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. Former TV pundit for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox, Jeff was fired for […]

Mainstream Media Assaults on Freedom of Speech. “The Truth” is No Longer “Important”

Attempts at limiting freedom of expression continue apace, while attacks on alternative media outlets by institutions of power grow.

The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About, by Robert Reich

Imagine if they [the mainstream corporate media] talked about important things, like all the corporate corruption of Donald Trump. How that would have resonated with voters. He’s violating the Constitution.

Crucifying Julian Assange, by Chris Hedges

Assange is on his own. Each day is more difficult for him. This is by design. It is up to us to protest. We are his last hope, and the last hope, I fear, for a free press.

We Will Resist Trump’s Authoritarian War on the Media, by Mike Ludwig

These are the words of a man who would rather be king than president.

The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price

If you are a supporter of fast, fair, open, and affordable networks, November will be a bad month. And December will be, too. So, keep calling your representatives and senators and tell them that you oppose pretty much everything this FCC is doing.

Former Writers for The Village Voice on the Decline of Print Journalism with Chris Hedges (Video)

The role of independent media in journalism.

MediaRevolt 101: Media Ownership with John MacDonald (Video)

Who REALLY owns the media? You will be amazed, but perhaps not really surprised.

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

Does the media you ingest benefit the same old parties and people – left and right – who refuse to effect meaningful change? Does the media you take in day in and day out, feed the perpetual war machine…?

Julian Assange: “I will not forgive or forget”

Assange speaks today from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

How many times does independent media have to get it right, before you acknowledge that it’s looking out for you?

DN! Glenn Greenwald: On U.S. Media, Fake News, DNC Emails, WikiLeaks and Russia

“WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived.”

John Buell | Fake News and the New McCarthyism

…the rhetoric of foreign affairs serves to discipline and support domestic identity as much as to fend off actual military threat

DN! Robert Reich: Like a Tyrant, Trump Is Deploying 7 Techniques to Control the Media (Video)

“Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,”

Alleen Brown | Arrests of Journalists at Standing Rock Test the Boundaries of the First Amendment

“If you come from too radical perspective, your right to report is somehow in question, because you’re outside the ideological frameworks”

Project Censored | The Top Censored Stories of 2015-2016

#1 U.S. empire and military madness

Free Assange: Global event calls for WikiLeaks founder freedom after 4 years of isolation

Four years after Julian Assange passed through the gates of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, asking for asylum, people from all over the world join their voices in order to ask that this unbelievable persecution is brought to an end.

WikiLeaks: Assange Will Stay ‘Political Prisoner’ Under Clinton

Appelbaum further slammed international media over their reporting on Assange and accused those in the U.S. of being propagandists. “Julian is a political prisoner who has been demonised in the press,” he said.