Category Independent Media

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.

Mnar Muhawesh | War, Media, Propaganda: Muslims As ‘Other’ — A Personal Narrative of Islamophobia

Muhawesh: Take the Iraq War, for example, which is many things to different people. If we look at Hollywood war porn propaganda movies like “American Sniper,” the Iraq War was a patriotic mission defending American freedoms and values. Even though the movie was released, 12 years after 9/11, the producers attempted to insult our intelligence by rewriting the U.S. destruction of Iraq by tying 9/11 to Saddam Hussein, to justify that war.

John Pilger | Julian Assange: the Untold Story of an Epic Struggle for Justice

From the article: Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape wrote: “The allegations against [Assange] are a smokescreen behind which a number of governments are trying to clamp down on WikiLeaks for having audaciously revealed to the public their secret planning of wars and occupations with their attendant rape, murder and destruction… The authorities care so little about violence against women that they manipulate rape allegations at will. [Assange] has made it clear he is available for questioning by the Swedish authorities, in Britain or via Skype. Why are they refusing this essential step in their investigation? What are they afraid of?”

▶ The Fire This Time: Who is listening to Baltimore’s youth? A Town Hall in Baltimore

The voices of youth and their organizing in Baltimore. What rights they don’t have, calling those who finally could stand no more “thugs,” by even their own mayor. Enlightening!

ActOutonOccupy: Interview with Mnar Muhawesh of Mint Press News

 We talk to trailblazing editor in chief of the alternative media site, Mint Press News, Mnar Muhawesh about the alternative media revolution, her work, and her life as an activist entrepreneur — from death threats to coloring books. MintPress News @MintPressNews · Apr 26  2015    Published on Apr 23, 2015 Occupy.com Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Three-Eyed Billy Embraces the Apocalypse

Fiore: What’s the new frontier in scientific denial? Earthquake denial! First, fossil fuels help change the atmosphere, now they’re causing earthquakes. It’s official, this isn’t just some crackpot conspiracy theory designed to undermine the oil industry. The USGS and loads of scientists confirm that the industry practice of injecting oil and gas wastewater deep underground is causing earthquakes.

Henry A. Giroux | Hollywood Heroism in the Age of Empire: From “Citizenfour” and “Selma” to “American Sniper”

Giroux: The stories a society tells about itself are a measure of how it values itself, its children, the ideals of democracy and its future.

Truthdig: Political Cartoonists From Around the Globe React to the Charlie Hebdo Attack

The international response to Wednesday’s attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been varied and extremely powerful. READ MORE    and see some of the images of cartoons from cartoonists around the world in reaction to the shooting Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times […]

Andre Vitchek: The Empire Is Crumbling. That Is Why It Needs War

Let us make sure that it goes away, crumbles, step by step, without destroying the world, without dragging it into WWIII.

Let us unite, individuals and nations, movements and parties. At least until the most dangerous period passes.