Chris Hedges: The Myth of the Free Press

The mass media, as  [C. Wright] [Mills] wrote, exist primarily to help citizens feel they are successful and that they have met their aspirations even if they have not. They use language and images to manipulate and form opinions, not to foster genuine democratic debate and conversation... By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  October 26, 2014 Screen shot More

▶ Will Potter: The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest

[youtube=http://youtu.be/JNt1k3ohkbs] Published on Jun 11, 2014 In 2002, investigative journalist and TED Fellow Will Potter decided to take a break from his regular beat, writing about shootings and murders for the Chicago Tribune. He went to help a local group campaigning against animal testing: "I thought it would be a safe way to do something More

"Shadows of Liberty": New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Erodes Press Freedoms

"Shadows of Liberty": New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Erodes Press Freedoms [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aOv1OIwgaA#.UV8Nv4KeTZ4] DemocracyNow.org Jean-Philippe Tremblay, A London-based filmmaker originally from Quebec. He directed the film "Shadows of Liberty," which had its U.S. premiere last night here at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. His past films include "Journey" and "Rock More

“Shadows of Liberty”: New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Erodes Press Freedoms

"Shadows of Liberty": New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Erodes Press Freedoms [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aOv1OIwgaA#.UV8Nv4KeTZ4] DemocracyNow.org Jean-Philippe Tremblay, A London-based filmmaker originally from Quebec. He directed the film "Shadows of Liberty," which had its U.S. premiere last night here at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. His past films include "Journey" and "Rock More

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