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audio Alternative Outlook Radio :: Episode 14 (audio/mpeg 54.9MB) - by James Simmons
Alternative Outlook Radio is a radical news and information radio program & podcast that brings you the latest in arts, activism, intellectual discourse, militant resistance, and beyond! Also, Alternative Outlook Radio is a collective media project, which means we depend on AND want citizen journalists and activists to appear and produce segments for this show on a rolling basis. Please email james@alternativeoutlook.org if interested.
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:23PM
image The downward spiral of Chris Hedges 120_chris-hedges.jpg original image ( 333x500) - by Chris Burnett
Has anyone been following the Chris Hedges plagiarism accusations? For what its worth, my reading is that he appears guilty as charged, and now the feeding frenzy of liberal-to-NeoCon-to-corporatists will jump in on the beat down. Now, before you react, I know some of you will be saying, 'who cares, we always kinda knew that guy was an asshole!" Ok, true, but this case is illustrative of how the system attacks it's critics.
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:16AM
text 'Granny Power' documentary about the Raging Grannies finished at last - by Tobi Elliott
The feature-length documentary GRANNY POWER, a rollicking feel-good film about the Raging Grannies - hip older women who use song and satire to protest injustice, demonstrate against war, and promote peace - is finally finished. Along with the Montreal Raging Grannies, we are hosting a pre-release screening on June 26th in Montreal, to coincide with the Grannies bi-annual Unconvention. Our Indiegogo campaign to pre-sell the documentary and help us raise the needed funds to release the film th...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:58AM
text Coalition Responds to Idaho’s Motion to Dimiss Ag Gag Lawsuit - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Last week, national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU), and Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a response to the state of Idaho’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed earlier this spring in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. In March 2014, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the enviro...
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 8:51AM
text Irresonsible RT International Bashing - by Stephen Lendman
Ukraine
Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:51AM
document Users of leading white supremacist web forum responsible for many deadly hate crimes intelligence_report_154_homicide_world_wide.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Southern Poverty Law Center
Nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by active users of the leading racist website, Stormfront, according to a report released on April 17 by the SPLC’s Intelligence Project (see PDF).
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:16AM
image Photographers' Rights At Issue As Arizona Community Rises Up Against Border Patrol Agents 120_border-arivaca.jpg original image ( 500x280) - by Jay Stanley, ACLU
The ACLU of Arizona on April 16 sent a letter (see PDF) to the U.S. Border Patrol demanding that the agency immediately stop interfering with the First Amendment rights of the residents of Arivaca, Arizona, to protest and to photograph government activities that are in plain view on a public street. The dispute is part of a larger developing story in Arivaca that is actually a pretty incredible tale of citizens rising up against governmental abuse and repression in their own community.
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:53PM
text Groups Head to Court over Controversial Idaho “Ag Gag” Law - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Today, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the environment, along with journalists, filed a federal lawsuit to overturn Idaho’s newly passed “ag gag” statute, signed into law by Idaho governor C.L. “Butch” Otter on February 28. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Idaho’s ag gag law (Idaho Code sec. 18-7042), and was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho by national n...
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:14PM
image Press Advisory Regarding “ Unearthing the Underground Sex Economy” Report 120_535053_580162617528_22700275_31473554_846410713_n.jpg original image ( 156x150) - by maxine doogan
Another media circus is being unleashed by Urban Institute of Washington D.C. on Wednesday March 19th to officially release their report titled “ Unearthing the Underground Sex Economy”. The non partisan economic and social policy research firm clearly states their conclusion on behalf of their government funders: “…law enforcement requires funding to persistently enforce laws.”
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:02PM
text US Press Freedom Threatened - by Stephen Lendman
police state
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:48PM
image In Wake of Protest Over Police Murder, Cops Crack Down on Journalism in Fullerton, CA 120_2491d8073347c94a9f62b97ffb197be8_l.jpg original image ( 600x600) - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Political Prisoner Arrested For Journalism, Patti Beers]
Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:36AM
image IndyRadio Rocks the World December 5, 2013 120_indyradio-12-05-2013.jpg original image ( 800x100) - by indyradio.nu
Workers burned a sweatshop to the ground, just 25 miles from Dhaka. London police took roundhouse swings at stundent protesters. That was only the opening act.
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 1:48PM
text The story of Riseup.net - by via riseup.net
Riseup has become a force to be reckoned with. We are the largest nonprofit email provider in the world, outside of a university system. We run one of the world's most used TOR nodes. We are frequently cited and sourced as one of the few ethical, autonomous, and secure internet providers.
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:20PM
image Sarah Harrison, speaking Truth to Power 120_800-s_harrison2.jpg original image ( 800x400) - by indyradio.nu
On November 6, 2013, Sarah Harrison sent us a letter from exile: "The job of the press is to speak truth to power. And yet for doing our job we are persecuted. I say that these aggressive and illegal tactics to silence us - inventing arbitrary legal interpretations, over-zealous charges and disproportionate sentences - must not be permitted to succeed. I stand in solidarity with all those intimidated and persecuted for bringing the truth to the public... This is our data, our information, ou...
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:27AM
text Today may be the day to donate to Riseup - by via Riseup.net
When you give to Riseup, know that you are also supporting a large portion of our users who rely on our services and are not in a position to give us money. Lots of folks live in the Global South, ie countries financially plundered by imperialism and neoliberalism, and we'd rather they donate to more local tech collectives. Likewise, lots of people deal with the ravages of poverty. We aren't expecting or asking any of you to donate. But for everyone else who can throw a little mutual aid our ...
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:18PM
image Free radio activist abducted in Raqqa, Syria 120_420rami.jpg original image ( 416x300) - by David Roknich
On the first of October, members of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) kidnapped Rami Al Razzouk, of Syria's only free radio station, Radio ANA. They returned on Oct. 15, breaking into the office to seize the equipment the journalists had used to broadcast a radio program to the area's residents. We have an official statement from his news organization.
Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:39AM
audio Writing With Scissors: The Story of Scrapbooks (audio/mpeg 21.2MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
An interview with Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. Audio 23:08
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:37PM
document Critique of NPR Ombudsman's Egregious Errors in Attacking Reporting on Native Foster Care watching-the-watchdog.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Lakota People's Law Project
Rapid City, South Dakota The Lakota People’s Law Project has just issued “Who is Watching the Watch Dog– A Critique of NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos’ Egregious Errors in Attacking Laura Sullivan and Amy Waters’ Reporting on Native Foster Care”. The report alleges that the former founding editor of Wall Street Journal Americas and now NPR Ombudsman’s 80 page report written over 22 months made six very serious errors which invalidate his findings. The data justify the ori...
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2013 12:57PM
image Independent media take the floor in their own defense 120_heriberto-paredes_collage.jpg original image ( 800x355) - by El Enemigo Común
Recently arrested independent journalists refute charges levied against them and defend their work.
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:39AM
image Desde la banca de los acusados, los medios libres toman la palabra 120_heriberto-paredes_collage.jpg original image ( 800x355) - by El Enemigo Común
Tres periodistas de los medios libres recién detenidos refutan las acusaciones en su contra y defienden su trabajo.
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:37AM

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