Category Media Reform

SUMMER OFFENSIVE FOR NET NEUTRALITY STARTS NOW

Net neutrality is being stolen from you.  Here are suggestions to stop the theft. By Fight for the Future  Popular Resistance  June 10, 2018  | RESIST!, Note: The battle for a free and open Internet that is equal to all as a public utility continues.  The net neutrality movement will continue urging members of Congress to support the […]

Moyers & Co: Twenty Years of Media Consolidation Has Not Been Good For Our Democracy

“Super PACs may be bad for America, but they’re very good for CBS”…. This catch-22 is indeed one of the great difficulties about fighting for a vibrant media and a healthy democracy. But it is a challenge advocates of free media must embrace. Supporting independent media is one important way to help bring light to issues the corporate media ignores.

Evergreene Digest: 8 Frightening Characteristics of Propaganda

Jacques Ellul’s Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes (1965) has been called “a far more frightening work than any of the nightmare novels of George Orwell.”

Emergency alert: The future of the Internet will be decided in the next few weeks.

  Internet cell phone protest in Hungary. Source: András Hajdú of abcug.hu We’ve made a lot of progress in ensuring net neutrality, but now the FCC is going in the wrong direction. We still have time set them back on track, but we need you to act now. Take two immediate steps: PopularResistance.org  November 2, 2014 Take […]

▶ Without David Gregory or Chuck Todd GOP Talking Points Get Challenged On Meet The Press

The ISIS Threat: Chris Jansing was the fill in moderator on Meet The Press, and without David Gregory or Chuck Todd, Republican talking points about the threat of ISIS to America were strongly challenged. Chris Jansing Challenges MiKe Rogers – ” Is There Actual Intelligence ISIS Is Threat to U.S.? “ Transcript: CHRIS JANSING: From […]

William Blum on Edward Snowden

…I must make it clear that I have great admiration for the young Mr. Snowden, for what he did and for how he expresses himself. He may not be a radical, but he is a hero. His moral courage, nerve, composure, and technical genius are magnificent. The Anti-Empire Report #129 By William Blum   WilliamBlum.org […]

▶ Nigel Parry: Daniel Ellsberg announces the launch of exposefacts.org

“ExposeFacts aims to shed light on concealed activities that are relevant to human rights, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war.”   by NIGEL PARRY nigelparry.net  JUNE 4, 2014   Launched by the Institute for Public Accuracy in June 2014, ExposeFacts.org represents a new approach for encouraging whistleblowers to disclose information that citizens need to make truly […]

▶ Moyers and Winship: Don’t Let Net Neutrality Become Another Broken Promise

Is Net Neutrality Dead?  Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Full Show: Is Net Neutrality Dead? May 2, 2014 For years, the government has upheld the principle of “Net neutrality,” the belief that everyone should have equal access to the web […]

▶ A model for independent funding: What Is the Financial Backing For The Real News?

  Published on Mar 30, 2014 TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film ‘Shadows of Liberty’    The News Media: Censorship, Coverups and Corporate Control – Panel moderated by Paul Jay featuring film director JP Tremblay and journalists Kristina Borjesson and Glen Ford. watch full episode http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?o…    TheRealNews   Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is […]

▶ Standing up to Character Assassination

  Published on Mar 30, 2014 TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film ‘Shadows of Liberty’    The News Media: Censorship, Coverups and Corporate Control – Panel moderated by Paul Jay featuring film director JP Tremblay and journalists Kristina Borjesson and Glen Ford. watch full episode http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?o…  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check […]

▶ Paul Jay on What Drives Corporate Media

  Published on Mar 30, 2014 TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film ‘Shadows of Liberty’    The News Media: Censorship, Coverups and Corporate Control – Panel moderated by Paul Jay featuring film director JP Tremblay and journalists Kristina Borjesson and Glen Ford.  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up […]

McChesney and Nichols: Free the Media!

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media. by John Nichols and Robert McChesney  Published on Friday, November 8, 2013 by The Nation  CommonDreams.org FFI:  freepress.net It’s time to get rid of corporate control of the Internet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) When we helped form the national media-reform network Free Press, […]

15 Things Americans Would Know if There Were a “Liberal Media”

If we have liberal media,” as conservatives absurdly claim, why isn’t it flooded with stories about US prisons, wealth inequality, outsourcing? Daily Kos / By akadjian  August 7, 2013 via alternet.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ Artisticco Prince Riebus (and apparently many others) still thinks there’s a liberal media. While I share Prince’s frustration with the media, as a liberal, I’d like […]

Amy Goodman Q & A on C-span re Democracy Now! The Exception to the Rulers

Published on Apr 8, 2013 April 07, 2013 C-SPAN http://MOXNews.com Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and […]

Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a “Terrifying” Step in State Assault on Press Freedom

 democracynow Published on May 15, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press. The […]

More Diversity, Less Consolidation: How to Change the Media

Change the Media, Change the World Panel description (full panel below): Full panel video: Published on Apr 11, 2013  videofreepress· Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on […]

Nichols and McChesney> From Billionaires to Big Media: Democracy Up for Grabs

Dollarocracy Panel Moderator:  David Barsamian, Alternative Radio.org Full panel: Published on Apr 11, 2013  videofreepress Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check the WAMMToday page for […]

Justice Reality> John Nichols at NCMR 2013> co-founder of FreePress

John Nichols, Nation correspondent, speaks at Saturday’s keynote “Celebrating Our Media Moment,” of the National Conference for Media Reform 2013.  freespeechtv·1,961 videos Published on Apr 11, 2013 John Nichols, Nation correspondent speaks at Saturday’s keynote “Celebrating Our Media Moment,” of the National Conference for Media Reform 2013. FreePress.net Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS […]

“Who will fight for what is right and won’t be sold . . .” Celebrating Our Media Moment

Grammy winner Kimya Dawson, Michael Copps, Amy Goodman, Susan Crawford, John Nichols and much more . . . Published on Apr 7, 2013 Free Speech TV Saturday night’s keynote featured some of the brightest lights in the fight for better media including fiery speeches from top advocates and activists and presentations that celebrate our achievements, outline our […]

Amy Goodman: Corporate Media No Longer Mainstream, But Extreme- Uptake Video

Amy Goodman: Corporate Media No Longer Mainstream, But Extreme “This is no longer a mainstream media, but an extreme media beating the drums for war,” journalist Amy Goodman tells the National Conference For Media Reform meeting in Denver. Published on Apr 7, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND […]