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US Press Freedom Threatened - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:48PM
In Wake of Protest Over Police Murder, Cops Crack Down on Journalism in Fullerton, CA - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Political Prisoner Arrested For Journalism, Patti Beers]
Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:36AM
IndyRadio Rocks the World December 5, 2013 - 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
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
Sarah Harrison, speaking Truth to Power - 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
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
Free radio activist abducted in Raqqa, Syria - 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
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
Critique of NPR Ombudsman's Egregious Errors in Attacking Reporting on Native Foster Care - 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
Independent media take the floor in their own defense - by El Enemigo Común
Recently arrested independent journalists refute charges levied against them and defend their work.
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:39AM
Desde la banca de los acusados, los medios libres toman la palabra - 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
Video: “Decolonization is not a tendency!” 2013 Seattle Anarchist Book Fair Panel - by Bay Area Intifada
At this year’s Seattle Anarchist Book Fair, people from Egypt, Oakland, Seattle and LA–some of them having returned from Mexico and Pakistan with fresh ideas to share; others coming with grafted knowledge from growing up in the gentrification/displacement shuffle–spoke on a panel named “Decolonization is not a tendency.”. The conversations came thick with no sugar
Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2013 9:50PM
Space for dissent - by Riseup
Within social movements, there is a temptation to say that nothing is really different. After all, governments have always targeted activist groups with surveillance and disruption, especially the successful ones. But this new surveillance is different. What the US government and European allies have built is an infrastructure for perfect social control. By automating the process of surveillance, they have created the ability to effortlessly peer into the lives of everyone, all the time, a...
Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:11PM
Anna Politkovskaya, still seeking justice after 7 years - by indyradio.nu
Anna Politkovskaya spent her life publishing the chronicle of systemic injustice. The reasons for her demise are unlikely to be uncovered by this long delayed murder trial in Moscow.
Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:43PM
Normal Catastrophes and The Industrialization of Thinking - by Florian Sander, Melanie Muhl and R Sucheland
Instead of offering enlightenment about social reality, the media function as an amusement enterprise and immobilizing machine. Information mutates into infotainment... Advanced civilization is marginalized in many social areas into a sanctuary of the elites. Fear-mongering, exaggeration, sensation and excitement dominate; hype is a permanent state.
Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:17AM
Helen Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) - by Steven Argue
"Her refusal to conceal her strong opinions, even when posing questions to a president, and her public hostility toward Israel, caused discomfort among colleagues." -An unintended tribute from FOX News
Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:58PM
Helen Thomas: Dead at 92 - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:22PM
International Cinema Libre Festival (Hamburg / Germany) send us your free films ! - by Clara
Free of industry and/or Free of copyright and/or Free of format
Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2013 5:32PM
Who Is An Objective Journalist? - by Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer
In a recent New York Times article article David Carr questioned whether someone could be both a journalist and an activist, a question that was prompted by the role of Glenn Greenwald, a writer for The Guardian and a political activist, in reporting on Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks.
Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2013 11:36PM
Encryption Works: How to Protect Your Privacy in the Age of NSA Surveillance - by Micah Lee
In response to recent NSA leaks, we've just published our first whitepaper—using the public comments by both Snowden and the journalists involved as illustrations—to show how reporters, whistleblowers, and ordinary Internet users can still protect their privacy online.
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2013 2:48PM