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Endf Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy (tags)

NATO's eastern expansion (from 16 to 28 states) was and is a serious strain on relations with Russia. This is also true for the missile defense system in Poland and Rumania. A simple good-evil scheme is all too often dominant. Moral judgments are used instead of political analysis.

Asian American Stereotypes in Media (tags)

Asian American Stereotypes in Media

Social media giants feel the heat at Palestinian digital conference (tags)

At the Palestine Digital Activism Forum, representatives from both Google and Facebook faced a crowd that demanded to know why the two companies cooperate with Israel’s attempts at silencing Palestinians.

The Trump Election (tags)

The democracy crisis, the neoliberalism crisis and the crisis in the Democratic Party led to the Trump victory. Capitalism is largely deregulated with a comparatively meager public sector except for the defense industry.. The legitimation crisis of neoliberalism helps the emancipatory left.

We The Living (tags)

Fbi assassins and their co conspirators in media and the courts are engaged in atrocities.

What Happens When the Media Coverage DRies Up and Forgets Your Cause?? (tags)

I am writing from Missouri. I have noticed how often popular causes have drifted out of coverage.For example the coverage of latch key kids in the 1980's was soon lost. Is it real or was it something concocted in a lab??

video on police surveillance of activists (tags)

police surveillance

[France] The State Attacks Indymedia-Grenoble and Indymedia-Nantes… Solidarity! (tags)

Following the publication of a communiqué claiming responsibility for a fire in a garage at a Grenoble police depot (gendarmerie) during the night of September 20th/21st, Indymedia Grenoble and Indymedia Nantes have been threatened by the French police. The administrators of these sites have received emails from the Central Office for the Fight Against Crime Linked to Information Technology and Communication (OCLCTIC) demanding that the concerned articles be removed from the sites under (in) 24 hours, otherwise rendering the sites liable to blocking...

Darkness over the White House (tags)

Trump is rightly criticized by the old elites: trade sanctions against Russia and the EU, fire and fury against North Korea and justification for white fascists Generals have assumed power in the government alongside multi-millionaires.

Brazil, Controversies: Lula, the Car Wash Operation and the Media (tags)

Many in the legal profession in Brazil argue that Judge Moro’s Condemnation of Lula is controversial. So why is this not being taken seriously by the media?

The Shortwave Report 08/04/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.

Europe's Conquest by the US (tags)

The US and NATO have troops at the Russian border. Russia has no troops at the US borders with Canada and Mexico. Who staged the 2014 coup in the Ukraine? Who promised Gorbatchev there would be no NATO expansion to the East? Who is the stabilizer and who is the destabilizer?

California terrorism suspect arrested (tags)

“He wanted to plan to start a huge fire in an area near where he lived and he specifically mentioned the Berkeley Hills as a potential target,” Hasib told the court in December. “That was our first indication that we were dealing with someone in the Bay Area.”

The Shortwave Report 07/21/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Alternative Media Fraud Secrets - Part 1 (tags)

Central Intelligence Agency non-official cover ( NOC ) operative fraudsters infiltrated 'Alternative Media' network platforms posing as visionaries, charletons, shamans, reincarnates, 'time travellers' and Whistleblowers ...

Open Statement from Sociology Graduates of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the National U (tags)

Open statement (translated to english, original in Spanish) of Sociology Graduates of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the National University of Colombia, in response to the targeting against those who belong to this university as scapegoats for terrorist acts by state authorities and the media

The Great Trump Show (tags)

The bizarre billionaire becomes epic disaster when regulation is demonized, social necessities like food stamps and Medicaid are cut in the hundreds of billions and taxes for corporations are cut in half. The failure of the media was manifest when no one asked about Trump's tax plans.

May 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

20 uni students occupied an uni admin building in solidarity with 3 other arrested students, they all got repressed and arrested as did a journalist who answered their call to accompany them and cover what was happening, who was also beaten and tortured by security guards and then by police. A journalist who covers local corruption and gives coverage to local protests against a hydroelectricity dam received a chain of threats, to add onto old threats and aggressions. And, as usual council officials, who illegally sold ancestral land of a Garífuna community gets away with it, while an community activist gets arrested and charged for usurping their own ancestral land. A cameraperson for a media outlet has 6 gunshots fired at his body on his way home from work and is gravely injured. This and other abuses, happened in May 2017 in Honduras, read here https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/

Rigged reform - Oxfam Media Briefing, April 12, 2017 (tags)

US companies are dodging billions in taxes but the proposed reforms will make things worse.

Incoming Thai King Advised On Silicon Valley Transition (tags)

It has been swarmed by rumours busying special media top dogs over the last weeks, but is in fact the compass of the scared Buddhist country‘s clergy after the military coup there: Leading religious figures above Bangkok’s corruption-ridden administration have concurred to the conclusion of an earlier Islamic State verdict on the future of the hotbed of monopoly online corporations near the North American half-continent‘s Eastern coast which is also being claimed by the Unitedstates‘ military-industrial complex. It says as to preempt them from obtaining a more dangerous position in world heritage handling than was the Catholic church’s pre-industrial scripture monopoly in central Europe which in the seventh century split the Abrahamic faith, legacy cartels from the global war economy are to be handled according to a twentieth century template taken from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki ultimatum.

Controlled Media, can you hear me yet! (tags)

This post seeks to remind all media chiefs of the significance of their close cooperation with government killers.

The Lie of the Civilized Western World (tags)

"Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich," Peter Ustinov said and thereby contradicted the media picture "we," the West who had to resist after being attacked without reason by barbarians. The so-called western values seem to be military values.

War on Facts (tags)

Trump's War on Facts may leave behind greater damage than Bush's War on Terror. While Bush and Rove created a fantasy world, Trump created a never ending nightmare. Trump is a semi-fictional figure. His election promises were fictional like his deportment as self-made man.

who, what, when, where, why, how (tags)

This post deals with:Occupy Movement Police

Trump, spokesman slam U.S. media over inaugural crowd coverage (tags)

Washington city authorities do not provide official crowd counts but TV footage clearly showed the gathering did not stretch all the way to the Washington Monument as Trump asserted

The Civilization Crisis: Post-Factual Criticism of Politics (tags)

In Trumponomics, falling tax rates for businesses should increase tax revenues. When businesses do not invest in an under-financed infrastructure, the tax gifts lead to lower stater spending and higher stater debts at the end.

Control of major news media by fbi (tags)

When the people discover the cover-up by media of major/heinous crimes committed by fbi the time to reverse police state is long since passed.

God Save Us From Corrupt and murderous fbi/police (tags)

The horrors of our police state are evident in my documentaries.

A David & Goliath Story in Iraq (tags)

An Interview with Filmmaker David Ritter

Geofeedia Exposed for Police Monitoring of Social Media (tags)

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color

Large Turnout for Dakota Pipeline Protest (tags)

At the time of this writing there was no official estimate, but turnout appeared to be in the hundreds. The only mainstream media said to be present was Channel 11, which interviewed Gloria Arellanes, et al live. ….... Multiple speakers advised people to take money out of banks invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jay Ponti identified HSBC, Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, and Citi Bank as such investors. Besides closing accounts, he suggested reporting it on social media. #BankExit. Actress-activist Susan Sarandon, one of the delegates to go into the building, reiterated this and cited the role of boycotts in affecting South Africa.

Duterte's Strike Against the US Empire (tags)

Commentary on western news media's demonizing of President Duterte and the rub-out of history of US imperialism.

What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US? (tags)

A major theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign has been the campaign to depict Russia as intent on manipulating the election through cyber warfare.

USA, A NATION UNDER SEIGE (tags)

Information follows in support of the above title.

News from geral (tags)

For most people real news is a commodity in rare supply. I offer data that is disturbing but accurate and is intended for the benefit of all.

Power Elites: On the Great Illusion of Pluralist Liberalism (tags)

With his 1956 book "The Power Elite," C. Wright Mills put the democratic character of the US to the test. Despite formal democratic structures, a power elite formed that suspends democratic processes. Real power starts from a political directorate. In truth, only small circles have power

August 2016 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

Another month of terror this August 2016 in Honduras. Farmers attempted against on two unrelated incidents (unrelated except they both involve attacks against farmers who organise to collectivise and work on land), one was killed in the crossfire. Another media closed off for being one that speaks up. The government blatantly announced investigation, surveillance and tracking against a list of human rights defenders. It arbitrarily arrested two other women human rights defenders. Its uni authorities covered up murals in memory of the assassinated indigenous activist Bertha Caceres that students painted with love and rage. Another enviro activist spoke up about threats they are getting. A young politician with an activist background was murdered. Snipers appeared at a protest. Agrarian Department suffered massive cuts, embodying an attack on land redistribution, in addition to job cuts.

Philippines: No context will ever justify murder of journalists - Akbayan (tags)

Press freedom is a baseline principle of good governance, not a moving target that adjusts to the whims and caprices of those in power. It plays a crucial role in fiscalizing and speaking truth to power, and that Constitutionally-guaranteed right must be protected.

Benevolence vs. Evil (tags)

My thoughts follow on the insufferable human condition.

KPFK and Pacifica, more doings, reposted here (tags)

Vital and Need-to-Know information is being reposted from pacificainexile.org here to inform all KPFK donors, sponsors, stakeholders, listeners and those who care about this Pacifica Radio Station's doing.

Main Street media mind binders & assassins (tags)

See the reality of our world ruled by killers within our trusted government and media.

The momentum story: How the Bernie Sanders crowd can still win (tags)

The media and the political class have called it — Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic Presidential nomination. They are flat wrong, and not for the first time.

Why are the Lambs Silent? (tags)

Techniques-fragmentation and propaganda- make serious violations of moral norms by the ruling elites morally and cognitively invisible to the population. With many examples, professor Mausfeld gives insight in the management of our democracy and how people are kept in apathy.

The Military-Industrial Complex is the Greatest Threat for World Peace (tags)

Fighting the dominant culture of war that is promoted by all the media justifications of war and war propaganda is vital. This culture must be decoded as misanthropic and shattered. Building a culture of peace is the project of the century.

FBI Bait Disabled 18 Year Old with 51 IQ into Joining ISIS as Terrorist (tags)

An 18 Year Old with an IQ of 51 was baited online by FBI agents into becoming a terrorist and joining ISIS. Though he can barely tie his own shoes and needs help while using the restroom, the FBI thought that he was prime material for ISIS and bomb making. He is being held in St. Clair County Alabama jail on $1 million dollar bail.

38 Of The Ways Republicans Steal Elections (tags)

Some of the ways Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Jeb Bush, G H W Bush or many others conspired to steal elections Although the word gerrymander was coined in 1812 after a Bostonian, Gerry Mander, Massachusetts has less vote fraud than red or purple states.

Oscar Contender Truth Explains Why the News Doesn't Tell It Anymore (tags)

The movie, or rather documentary, "Truth", establishes the retaliation that takes place when newsmen and producers tell the truth.

KPFK is losing and reducing it's main programmers, so can Fresh ones emerge there instead? (tags)

KPFK's "Global Village" music programmers left behind an audience- to which they claimed such loyalty, but no one ever asked nor admitted what all KPFK programmers GET from their carefully-held on-air spot. Do we know ?

Things We Need to Stop Hearing About the ‘Stabbing Intifada’ (tags)

Lévy is considered a founder of the New Philosophy movement and is a leading thinker on religious issues, genocide, and international affairs. His 2013 book, Les Aventures de la vérité—Peinture et philosophie: un récit, explores the historical interplay of philosophy and art. His new play, “Hotel Europe,” which premiered in Sarajevo on June 27, 2014, and in Paris on September 9, is a cry of alarm about the crisis facing the European project and the dream behind it.

The Antiwar Presidential Candidates In The Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian Parti (tags)

In the Democratic Party 2 of the 5 major candidates are peacemakers. The Republican Party has only 1 of

Occupation and Persecution: The Sole Cause of Violence in Palestine (tags)

Israel

Scandalous NYT Anti-Palestinian Propaganda (tags)

Israel

Anti-Palestinian Viciousness Rages (tags)

Israel

Israel's Killing Machine Takes More Palestinian Lives (tags)

Israel

Anti-Russian Propaganda War Rages (tags)

Syria

Propaganda War on Russia in High Gear (tags)

Syria

The Anti-Russian Lying Machine in Action (tags)

Syria

Protesters Enact Symbolic "Die In" to Unwelcome Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley (tags)

Over 2000 vibrant protesters from many different Indian American communities joined together outside the SAP Center in San Jose to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Digital India" and Hindutva. They raised many issues with Modi's leadership, ranging from forced conversions to Hinduism, Internet surveillance, arrest of political bloggers, harassment of human rights activists, blind eye to rapes, dispossession of small farmers, rewriting of Indian history, and the 2002 Gujarat massacre.

Brain disorders, Public health and Major media in the United States (tags)

The mushrooming of armed citizens shooting individuals and groups has increased since the 1990's. The major media are quick to label people as sick while state governments cut billions from clinics and hotlines.CIT programs are scarce

Irresponsible Western Media Russia Bashing (tags)

Russia

US Media Ignore US Responsibility for Refugee Crisis (tags)

refugees

US Occupies Yemeni Island (tags)

Yemen

Everything Western Media Report About Russia Is a Big Fat Lie (tags)

Russia

Secretive Glonvec weapons manufacturer in town (tags)

A high energy weapons development multinational corporation is visiting Southern California High Schools and Colleges, recruiting for mass murder and war crimes.

Britain Targets Russian Media (tags)

Britain

EU Bashes "Russian Propaganda" (tags)

Russia

Putting Charleston Killings in Context (tags)

violence

Presstitute Media Support Anti-Consumer Fast Track Legislation (tags)

trade

Jingoistic Media Scoundrels Bash China (tags)

China

Ukraine's Poroshenko Wants Russians Interned in Prison Camps (tags)

Ukraine

Portland Indymedia Blocks Me As Ordered By fbi assassins (tags)

See my report below which symbolically indicts all media who prevent the publication of my reports on global high crimes committed by fbi/cia.

Washington Wants Irs Big Lying Machine Revved Up (tags)

propaganda

Ignored Palestinian Persecution on Election Day in Israel (tags)

Israel

Irresponsible Putin Rumors (tags)

Putin

America v. Humanity (tags)

anti-war

USA Today Reveals Ukrainian Forces Include Nazis (tags)

Ukraine

Fascism: Humanity's Scourge (tags)

Ukraine

Questions for NYT and Other Scoundrel Media Editors (tags)

MSM

Indymedia and the Cyber Left (tags)

An audio interview with Todd Wolfson about Indymedia.

Raging Anti-Russian Propaganda (tags)

anti-war

Post-Minsk Russia Bashing (tags)

Ukraine

Ukrainians Against War (tags)

Ukraine

US-Backed Naked Kiev Aggression on Donbas (tags)

Ukraine

Escalated War on Islam (tags)

anti-war

Field Notes on Reality: Hard Truths Buried When Most Needed (tags)

anti-war

Cuba Bashing (tags)

Cuba

A Holiday Season Message (tags)

activism

BBC: Propaganda Bullhorn Specialists (tags)

BBC

Israel's War on Press Freedom (tags)

Israel

Former Ukrainian Parliamentarian Exposes Kiev Ruthlessness (tags)

Ukraine

NATO Delivering Arms to Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Hard Truths in Occupied Palestine Media Scoundrels Ignore (tags)

Palestine

War by media and the triumph of propaganda (tags)

The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an "invisible government". It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us...

Heading for Possible Global War (tags)

Ukraine

Video: Keystone PipeLIES Exposed, 18 min (tags)

Our thinking on security, strength, health, happiness, work, and prosperity must change from the extractive and destructive paradigm to caring and protection. Nature is our partner and hope, more than an external, a free good or sink.

fbi/cjis continue to cause killings, shootings (tags)

See my report on recent killings/shootings cause by the fbi and their covert program of Targeting people for torture, imprisonment and death.

US & EU 'govt' & 'news' media Aleppo war propaganda debunked as criminal legal nihilism (tags)

The entire spectrum of US & EU government propaganda machine pointedly avoids the self evident fact that Hezbollah, and the Syrian and Iranian governments are the only axis of any kind of actual resistance across the Middle East to the legal nihilism of Genocidal US & EU ‘governments’.

US Midterm Electoral Results (tags)

elections

UN and The Guardian whitewash attempts to illegally smuggle EU weapons into Syria (tags)

In legal terms, the British government and the Guardian and Independent 'news' media have been caught in the act of trying to cover up the illegality of attempts to smuggle weapons from European governments into Syria. This article documents evidence that can be used in a court of law, which shows the British government working with the 'news' media in their attempts to illegally smuggle weapons from European governments into Syria. At no time has a member of the British government provided -legal grounds- for weapons supplied by European governments to the Iraqi peshmerga in Iraq, to be smuggled through Turkey into Syria.

Southeastern Ukrainian Elections: Scoundrel Media Misreporting (tags)

Ukraine

"Too Smart to Fail" by Thomas Frank (tags)

The “sound” banker, alas! is not one who sees danger and avoids it, but one who, when he is ruined, is ruined in a conventional and orthodox way along with his fellows so that no one can really blame him. –John Maynard Keynes

Media Uses Hazing Instead of Rape in Football Locker Room Attacks (tags)

The scandal in Sayreville, NJ involving forced sodomy of young football players is being covered up at home by football fanatic parents and downplayed by the media. The media's term "hazing" is misapplied while ignoring the sexual nature of the crimes included forced sodomy. The cultural cover-up by football fanatics reeks of fascism on the local level while the media's downplay of words indicates nationalist fascism of football's Holy Grail.

Media Scoundrels Wage War (tags)

MSM

MSM Support Brazen Lawlessness (tags)

anti-war

Shocks The Conscience, Offends Sensibilities (tags)

See my reports that suggest that atrocities are not limited to those committed by USA's enemies, but are committed globally (even against our own veterans) by our very own government.

Israel Murders Journalists (tags)

Israel

Promoting Confrontation with Russia (tags)

anti-war

Mad, Maleficent, Murderous Main Street Media (tags)

See my comments with supporting evidence that the main street media is a murderous fraud on the world stage.

wrapping fish in Dennis Marx' dead body (tags)

intelligence? Not!

Gallery Opening Highlights Journalist’s Creativity, Insights, and Passions (tags)

A gallery opening at the Unrban Coffee House in Santa Monica, CA commemorates the life and work of John Johnson with commentary, music, silent auction, refreshements, a commemorative issue of Change-links, and tabling by independent, progressive media and publishers.

Prevent the Comeback of the Cold Warriors! (tags)

What lessons were learned from Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Iraq and Afghanistan? Can countries become incapable of learning? Is preemptive war, confusion of offense and defense, a Hitlerian perversion? Does cooking intelligence create cynicism instead of public spirit?

Irresponsible Scoundrel Media China Bashing (tags)

media

Scandalous Scoundrel Media Big Lies (tags)

Ukraine

State Department Big Lies (tags)

police state

Fact Checking Scoundrel Media Lies (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev-Style Democracy (tags)

Ukraine

Los Angeles Joins Nationwide March Against Mainstream Media #MAMSM (tags)

A nationwide rally on April 19, 2014 outside mainstream media studios raised awareness about the corporate control of mainstream media.

The Russians Are Coming (tags)

Ukraine

Media Scoundrels on the Wrong Side of History (tags)

Ukraine

Cheerleading Ukrainian Fascism (tags)

Ukraine

Venezuela - wag the dog (tags)

CHILE 1973 IN REPLAY

Scoundrel Media War on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Constructing "Venezuela" protests: a photo gallery (tags)

There is no flabby pretense of “objectivity” on the part of the international media when it comes to Venezuela. That country poses a stark threat to the hegemonic order, characterized these days by tame Latin American states, emerging from US-backed military dictatorships, now gamely accepting neoliberal economic policies like good little boys and girls.

The Pussies did not Riot, they wanted publicity instead (tags)

Pussy Riot Propaganda Is For Naïve Americans (tags)

Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.

Olympic human rights in U.S. and U.K. (tags)

Who are they to preach to the world about human rights?

Cold War Politics in Sochi (tags)

imperialism

"Syria's holocaust": The British media totally lose the plot (tags)

At no time in history has the perversion of the truth been so extreme. Once the NATO-led genocide on the people of Syria comes to an end, The Guardian and the entire British media establishment must be tried for crimes against humanity.

The Kelly Thomas Protest In Fullerton (tags)

At 10am on Saturday, January 18, 2014, 150 protestors gathered around the Fullerton Police Department to influence further investigation on the death of Kelly Thomas.

The revolte 2013 in brazil, repression and the struggle for an ongoing movement (tags)

Grown on the increasing social unjustice in the brazilian society, this june and july saw brazilians strongest and most ongoing spontaneous uprising and grassroot-movement in history against the current structures and conditions. One of the promoters for the growing of the protests was thereby the violent police forces, that showed even to middle-class protesting people, how the state protects against changes.

Fullerton Police Sweep Social Media for Threats after Kelly Verdict (tags)

Police admit there's no specific threat to the officers who were acquitted of murder yesterday, but make it clear they are on the offensive.

NATO's propaganda outlet for progressives - The Guardian's board members (tags)

It is completely disingenuous for anyone to suggest that the Guardian reports on Edward Snowden's revelations are much more than a carefully managed propaganda exercise deployed in the internal power struggle of the US-Anglo elite about how best to manage their declining global power and influence. Likewise, it is absurd to suggest that the Guardian editors are implementing a "publish and be damned" policy, as Guardian writer Glenn Greenwald has suggested, when it is inconceivable that their editorial policy on publishing Edward Snowden's material will not have been closely coordinated on the basis of the Board's relations with colleagues in the British government, in British intelligence and in the US-Anglo corporate sector.

Media lies while Syrians die: Media disinformation and the Syrian war (tags)

Months after the events took place, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and others are finally reporting about the lies and manipulations of the US government regarding the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. Far from shining a light on the true situation in the country, however, these reports continue to avoid the underlying causes and explanations for what is happening in Syria, and the forces that are behind it. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Syrian war coverage of the mainstream media is not its underlying bias—that was always to be expected—but how remarkably ineffective that coverage has been in convincing the public of the need for military intervention in the country. After nearly three years of relentless propaganda attempting to convince the public of the virtue of the terrorist insurgency and the incomparable evil of Assad, the seemingly inevitable march toward war in the wake of the Ghouta chemical weapons attack faltered after public opinion overwhelmingly came down on the side of non-interventionist policies. Perhaps reading public sentiment, many mainstream outlets even took to pointing out the media bias on the war and trying to retroactively position themselves against military intervention. This has to be credited to a remarkable, global, grassroots phenomenon of independent citizen media breaking through the layers of propaganda to provide true, cogent analysis of the situation on the ground in Syria.

Noam Chomsky: Media Control and Indoctrination in the United States (tags)

The Occupy tactic was a remarkably successful tactic. If I’d been asked a month before Zuccotti Park whether to do this, I would have said, you’re crazy. But it worked extremely well. It just lighted a fire all over the place.

Longstanding Anti-Iranian Sentiment (tags)

Iran

"Valentino's Ghost" screening in Orange Country today, Nov 15th, 8pm. (tags)

The groundbreaking and controversial 95-minute documentary film "Valentino's Ghost," designated a CRITICS' PICK by The New York Times, will have a FREE screening tonight in Anaheim. Details below.

Shaking Voices (tags)

Some in the U.S. are fearful of speaking out against the wars and social injustice because of the surveillance state.

Palos Verdes Teen Podcasters Awarded by Transom (Atlantic Public Media) (tags)

Transom, a non-profit group administered by Atlantic Public Media, has awarded $1,000, production guidance, and exposure to the teenage radio production staff of Open Orchard Productions.

Sal Azzani rated most influential in Sacramento (tags)

Starting out with 100 followers, his words grew more influential and soon the twitter handle pathtomillion began increasing in numbers.

Anti-Iranian Media Bias (tags)

Iran

RADI.MS The media you were waiting for will soon be born A new world from integral revolu (tags)

A new media is in the making. Springing from a spirit of rebellion, from everywhere, anywhere and nowhere. A quality media, because being an activist does not mean giving up being a journalist. An independent media, because being a journalist does not mean giving up being a revolutionary A creative and surprising media, because being reliable does not mean being boring.

Anti-Assad Media War Continues (tags)

Syria

It’s war that sells (tags)

The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.

Inculcating stupidity: Syria and Edward Snowden (tags)

The Edward Snowden affair and the subsequent media campaign in the Guardian and the Washington Post and other NATO psy-warfare media outlets coincide with the shamelessly deceitful media campaign justifying a military assault against the government of Syria and thus too against the Resistance alliance of Syria, Iran and Hizbollah contesting the Occupation of Palestine. Obviously, it is too much to suggest that the Edward Snowden affair was deliberately contrived so as to provide a progressive propaganda alibi to corporate and alternative media advocating yet another imperialist aggression – this time against Syria. For people outside North America and Europe, the internal spat within the West's ruling élites offers little of interest. Very clearly, almost the entire Western corporate and alternative media network operates on the basis of psychological warfare criteria ultimately at the service of the imperialist tendencies of their countries' societies and the aggressive élites that control them. Like that of their corporate counterparts, the role of the West's supposedly alternative or progressive media, and the similarly funded non-governmental sector, is to provide a moral alibi for their countries' imperialist crimes against humanity.

Anti-Syrian Media Bias (tags)

Syria

Fear Grips Egypt (tags)

Egypt

Normal Catastrophes and The Industrialization of Thinking (tags)

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.

Punishment by the People (tags)

Online groups are being manipulated to stalk, defame and harass Peace Activists, Whistleblowers, Writers and Educators because of supposed, un-American activities

A Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Scrapbook (tags)

Links and photos from Sunday through Friday.

Russia Bashing Redux (tags)

Russia

Iranians Vote (tags)

Iran

Syria’s Fake Sectarian War (tags)

The fate of Syria and the broader Middle East balances on a razor’s edge. The western media is giving dire warnings of an impending sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims, a war that could drown the Middle East in a flood of blood.

Cioran, Debord, Laborit, et le média (tags)

Toute chose est le média, le média est toute chose...

Iran's June Presidential Election (tags)

Iran

Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety --Interview w/ author and former (tags)

If given the attention it deserves, an important new book is certain to make significant contributions to the public discussions of US prison policy. The author, Shawn Griffith, was released last year from Florida’s prison system at the age of 41, after spending most of his life, almost 24 years, behind bars, including seven in solitary confinement.

BBC's Longstanding Pro-Israeli Bias (tags)

media

America's War on Islam 2.0 (tags)

anti-war

Boston Black Ops: Manufacturing Terror (tags)

police state

Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)

Venezuela

Idle No More Returns to CNN (tags)

March 20 was a Day of Ceremony and Resurgence for Idle No More. In Los Angeles, a vigil was held for two hours in front of CNN. This was Idle No More's second visit to CNN within a week because of continued failure by the mainstream media to cover this world-wide movement.

Obama’s Still Shopping for a Grand Bargain (tags)

President Obama’s recent closed-door sessions with Republican congressmen to reach a “grand bargain” has roused suspiciously little attention in the mainstream media. What scant reporting has occurred presents the following narrative: President Obama is a “middle ground” politician attempting to breach political divides with erstwhile Republican opponents. In reality these meetings are not between political opposites, but kindred spirits; perfectly matched ideologies that differ only in implementation, and only by degrees.

Washington Post Anti-Bolivarian Propaganda (tags)

Chavez

Obama Heads to Israel (tags)

Israel

CNN, Do You See Us Now? (tags)

Protest and educational outreach continues in Canada, the U.S., and other countries concerning pending bills and projects that would be a major assault both on indigenous people and the environment. In Canada, Bill C-45 would unilaterally alter treaties with First Nations people, drastically effect lands and waterways on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border, and reduce jobs for all Canadians. In the U.S., the proposed XL pipeline would have devastating effects on aquifers and wetlands if there was ever a leak. The Indigenous movement, Idle No More, now several months old, has been ignored by the mainstream media.

Phoenix Police to encrypt radio transmissions making them secret (tags)

Phoenix Police to encrypt radio transmissions and make them secret.

Media Scoundrels Pillory Chavez Before He's Buried (tags)

Chavez

Persecuting Hanin Zoabi (tags)

Israel

Escalating Pressure on Iran (tags)

Iran

New York Times Misinformation on Syria (tags)

Syria

Obama: Jobs Destroyer (tags)

jobs

Nominee Hagel Bullied by Neocon Servants of Military-Industrial Complex (tags)

The neocon servants of the military-industrial complex (Lindsay Graham, etc...) have revealed their true allegience to the Zionist state of Israel and against the will of the U.S. people. Their betrayal of former friend and fellow Republican Chuck Hagel, a true conservative who doesn't want to waste taxpayer money on never ending wars, is evidence enough of their deception of U.S. interests in favor of Zionist Israel.

When Will You Accept Drones? Take The Drone Survey Quiz! (tags)

Is there any time at all that you want DRONES right up there with helicopters patrolling YOUR neighborhood in Los Angeles County? Take this Drone Survey Quiz!

Inaugural Hypocrisy (tags)

Obama

Open Letter to New York Times Editors (tags)

NYT

Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)

Chavez

FAIR v. Scoundrel Media Misreporting on Venezuela (tags)

media

Anti-Chavez Media War Rages (tags)

propaganda

Bolivaranism in Venezuela (tags)

Chavez

Cliff Notes (tags)

class war

Piling on Syria (tags)

Syria

New York Times Fiscal Cliff Duplicity (tags)

class war

The "Fiscal Cliff" Is a Hoax ... and a Mel Brooks Routine (tags)

The "fiscal cliff" comedy routine in Washington DC is a staged act where Democrats play the "good cop" who want to tax the rich and cut social welfare programs vs. the "bad cop" Republicans who don't want to tax the rich and promise heavy cuts on social welfare programs. Where is the voice of reason that says maybe this so-called fiscal cliff isn't really such a big deal after all?

Netanyahu Mocks Legitimate Governance (tags)

Israel

Republican Ideas on Copyright Silenced (tags)

A Republican Congressional committee wrote a paper on copyright that strongly aligned with the anti-SOPA movement, but it was quickly yanked after lobbying from the MPAA and RIAA.

Media Cover for Israeli Crimes (tags)

Israel

A tale of two elections: Venezuelan accountability and U.S. irregularities (tags)

Venezuelan voting machines have verifiable printouts, all parties participate in vote-security preparations and results are available minutes after the polls close. Compare that with U.S. elections that feature voter suppression and unaccountable voting machines.

Pro-Israeli Media Coverage (tags)

Israel

Los Angeles Press Conference for "No On Proposition 35" (tags)

Sexual service providers abhor and resist trafficking of all kinds, and support appropriate legislation that would effectively help eliminate it – laws that do not inappropriately mis-characterizing other activities as trafficking. Simple human decency demands this; moreover, it is in sex workers’ self-interest to eliminate sex trafficking, since they are trafficking’s likeliest victims. The sexual services extended community has long provided support to trafficking victims and will continue to do so. Sadly, Proposition 35, as written, would increase the risks to trafficked people and wrongly expand the definition of trafficking to include many entirely consensual adult sexual activities. If Proposition 35 passes, anyone receiving financial support from normal, consensual prostitution among adults could be prosecuted as a human trafficker; this includes a sex worker’s children, parents, spouse, domestic partner, roommate, landlord, or others. And if convicted they would be forced to register as a sex offender for life!

Cybercrime Prevention Law of the Philippines (tags)

As the country commemorates the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, the nation remembers the dark era of the dictatorship and honors the memory of those who fought to restore democracy. However, while the days of military rule are long gone, vestiges of its legacy have found its way to the present times. A case in point is the recently passed Cybercrime Prevention Law.

US Media War on Islam (tags)

imperialism

Mo Nishida on Richard Aoki (tags)

The local Japanese American / Asian Amercian community site and paper Rafu Shimpo published longtime revolutionary Mo Nishida's response to the Rafu's and general media's story about Richard Aoki being and FBI informant. Please visit the link to see a photo of Mo, and read/post comments there.

9-11 has to be remembered now....and again... (tags)

9-11 has not been mentioned one time in all the current political campaigning....heard anything at all ? 9-11 is barely ever mentioned in mass media news any more. 9-11 is put away conveniently so everyone can pretend that ....we are now 'safe' ...and need not think, nor remember, nor dis-cover, nor explore, nor expose and not discuss-talk about what we worry about becaues it has not been fully investigated nor revealed... "No, dont discuss that's old news !" + "not now, not any more, that's the long ago Past...." they often say so easily & repeatedly. What is wrong with this distracting atmosphere we are breathing in daily ?

VENICE FILMFEST 2012: AN AMERICAN GRAFFITI (tags)

American films, largely absent in recent years, made a startling comeback to the 69th Venice Film Festival this month with a vivisection of an American society whose moral restraints have become as elastic as a worn rubber band, a malaise which, like American culture, has infected many parts of the world.

CIA/FBI Film-faker and Famous Church of Satan Agents Exposed (tags)

CIA/FBI Film-faker and Famous Church of Satan Agents Exposed in Mind Control Black-Op to Neutralize "Dissidents"

Leaked Document: ALF-Prevention And Security Manual For Fur Farms (tags)

20-page document gives inside look at how fur farmers prevent raids by the Animal Liberation Front.

Media Scoundrels Promote Permanent Wars (tags)

media

Anti-Syrian Blame Game (tags)

Syria

Gary Johnson vs. Scott Rasmussen: The voters lose (tags)

As we move toward the hype and hoopla of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte early next month, The American Pundit Writing Assignment for the second half of August focuses on the condition of political reporting in United States:

The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria (tags)

The U.S. media has made its intentions clear: the 'rebels' attacking Syria's government must have more support to advance Syria's "revolution.” This was the result of the much-hyped advance of Syria's rebels into the country’s two largest cities, which the western media portrayed as a defining moment in global democracy. But "journalists" like these have blood on their hands, with much more in the works.

Intense Anti-Assad Propaganda (tags)

Syria

Concerned Residents being Demonized as "Rioters" (tags)

An op-ed about the media treatment of people protesting.

Security Council Showdown Afternath (tags)

Syria

Propaganda War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Big surprise: Corporate media fucks up chalk walk story (tags)

I don't usually do these opinion-type pieces, but I'm trying something a little different here. Bear with me.

Criminalizing Dissent in Israel (tags)

Israel

Scoundrel Media Warmongering (tags)

anti-war

America's Left and Romney's Economic Agenda (tags)

Axel-Fair Schulz is a professor of political science at the State University of New York, Potsdam.

State of War in Syria (tags)

Syria

Washington's Imperial Brinksmanship (tags)

Syria

Stepped Up Russia Bashing (tags)

anti-war

Please Oh LA Times Get A San Diego Section—Please! (tags)

The U-T has never been, over the time I have lived in southern California, a terribly great paper—despite all the awards the news industry gives onto itself. Yet it is really the opinion pages at the U-T that suck (even with less news and staff). OK, given that the front page is now celebrity central as Hollywood Variety Magazine—that is a tabloid sensation for a cult of personality is questionable too.

Russian Journalist Exposes Propaganda Lies about Houla Massacre (tags)

Syria

Risking Global War (tags)

S

BBC Wages Propaganda War on Syria (tags)

BBC

Targeting Murdoch (tags)

Murdoch

Media Scoundrels Promote War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Indybay Journalists Charged with Felony: Conspiracy to Make Media (tags)

SANTA CRUZ, CA — District Attorney Bob Lee has embarked on a full frontal assault against independent media in Santa Cruz by including four regular contributors to the independent news website Indybay.org amongst the eleven people charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after the occupation of a vacant bank building on November 30th, 2011. District Attorney Lee apparently believes it is his duty to dictate how events such as the occupation of the vacant bank at 75 River Street should be reported on by the media, and if he does not approve of the coverage, then journalists risk the DA bringing charges against them.

Scoundrel Media Afghan Massacre Cover-Up (tags)

media

"Assad’s secret emails": Guardian and Independent's war propaganda shifts into higher gear (tags)

Although suffering from a plummeting credibility, The Guardian and The Independent are still escalating their sustained propaganda campaign against Syria.

Where's OUR Religious Liberty? (tags)

The recent controversy over whether institutions owned by the Roman Catholic Church should be required to include birth control coverage in the health insurance they offer employees, the attempt in Virginia to require women seeking abortions to submit to medical rape, and the radical Right's reaction to the 9th Circuit appeals court ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional raises the question: why does it seem as if only bigoted Right-wing churches have "religious liberty" in this country? Why are America's officially tolerated spiritual belief systems seemingly limited to those of the Roman Catholics, Mormons and Southern Baptist Convention?

Daily Israeli State Terror (tags)

Israel

The Rule of Supply-Side Economists (tags)

Supply-side economists dominate wherever one looks in politics, economics and the media. That wages and salaries are not onl.y costs but also demand usually doesn't interest supply-side economists.

Selling War (tags)

anti-war

Arab League Arrogance (tags)

Syria

Anti-Syrian Pack Journalism (tags)

media

Proposed FCC Media Consolidation Rules (tags)

media

Occupy the Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

Attempted murder of journalist Jonathan Dale Rapoport (tags)

The next thing I remember I woke up covered in blood from head to toe and was being asked to remain still while I underwent a CT scan of my head and brain. I was at the Summit Campus of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC) in Oakland. I was taken to a shower to wash off the blood and then had around two dozen staples inserted into the top of my skull to close the lacerations I had sustained.

The Great Refusal and The 99 Percent (tags)

The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal (Paul Krugman). The mainstream media pursue their own political goals and only publish what pleases the advertisers. We need information, not indoctrination. Occupy could change the whole culture with a new media emerging.

More Police abuse of media covering OWS in three states (tags)

three links on stories regarding OWS related police interference with journalists

America's Media War on OWS (tags)

OWS

America's Media War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Product v. Process (tags)

Those who criticize the Occupation Movement see it and everything else as a product but what the OM is is process.

LA Media Justice Academy (tags)

The Los Angeles Media Justice Academy is co-sponsored by IDEPSCA (new LA chapter anchor), MAG-Net, and CMJ taking place on Thursday, November 17th from 10am-4pm at the California Endowment. The training will feature communications 101 training, a hands-on mobile storytelling workshop, and media justice landscaping. This event is a part of a larger effort to build a strong LA MAG-Net chapter.

Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)

"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.

Occupy Reality: It’s The Corruption Stupid (tags)

This level of community angst (there were a lot of people marching and a lot of occupied cities) is not so much about capitalism as a form of economic viability as it is about how criminality infiltrates capitalistic tendencies. There is probably “no” country more corrupt that our current empire here in the United States. That is the main issue. Not just corporate greed but its caustic effects in bribing Congress, the news media, the Executive branch of government, and the alienation of the majority of other countries against our lies, deceit, our government corrupting other peoples, the wars, and the torture, etc.

Urgent Message from Occupy Coachella Valley (tags)

reposted from facebook

Occupy LA and Others Protest Outside Fox News Shareholder Meeting (tags)

WEST LOS ANGLES, October 21, 2011 - A crowd of about 75 people protested today outside the entry to the Fox Studios lot in Century City where the Fox News Corp. annual shareholders meeting is taking place today. Rupert Murdock is expected to attend the meeting today.

LA Book Tour: DN!'s Juan Gonzalez and Joe Torres:News For All the People (tags)

Democracy Now! co-host and award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez?s new book, News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media, co-authored with Joseph Torres of the media reform group Free Press, is being launched with a national book tour, starting in NYC on Thursday, October 20th, with multiple stops in California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Washington, DC. "News For All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media" is a landmark narrative history of American media that puts race at the center of the story.

Gaddafi: Dead or Alive? (tags)

Gaddafi

Hillary Clinton in Tripoli (tags)

Libya

Fox Shareholder's Meeting (tags)

Join Good Jobs LA, Brave New Foundation, Common Cause, Free Press, NABET-CWA, The Media and Democracy Coalition, Media Alliance, and Media Action Center to send a message to Murdoch, his investors and the rest of the world: ?News Corp. is Not Above the Law.?

Occupy LAUSD Snark (tags)

So I went to the UTLA thing, and it was good. This is a little rant about the media.

Pushing the Envelope for Confrontation with Iran (tags)

anti-war

Beating Up on Iran (tags)

imperialism

Major Media Liars Report Fake NATO Victories (tags)

media

New York Times Bashes Outspoken World Leaders (tags)

media

Communique from the Buenos Aires Support Network for Freddy, Marcelo, and Juan (tags)

We never forget our imprisoned comrades. We don?t mystify our respect for them but neither are we indifferent to their everyday experience. Solidarity is not, as has been demonstrated on several occasions, just a beautiful word or a slogan, but a practice inseparable from our struggle. This can be expressed in many diverse ways, and there are moments when an idea takes shape with forcefulness and continuity. Given the delicate situation (in court and in prison) that faces our comrades Juan Aliste Vega, Marcelo Villarroel Sep?lveda, and Freddy Fuentevilla Saa, who are currently held captive in prisons of the Chilean state, several individuals from Buenos Aires have decided to form a new support network in order to provide updates and disseminate information about their situation, as well as hopefully assisting in their return to the streets.

Activists Host "Radio Summer" in San Diego August 29 (tags)

Members of San Diego's activist community gathered together at the Media Arts Center in North Park on August 29 to hear about how low-power FM (LPFM) radio can create new opportunities for progressive media and break the Right-wing stranglehold on the local airwaves. The attendees heard a presentation via Skype from Philadelphia-based Ian Smith of the Prometheus Radio Project, which was instrumental in lobbying Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the LPFM opportunity in the first place, and also heard from representatives of the World Beat Center, Media Rights Coalition and Activist San Diego.

NATO's Libya War: A Nuremberg Level Crime (tags)

anti-war

Media Arts Center Hosts "Radio Summer" August 29 (tags)

The Prometheus Radio Project, a nationwide organization working to broaden the range of community voices available on America's audio airwaves, scored a major victory in July when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally set up a licensing rule for thousands of new low-power FM (LPFM) radio stations, including some in urban areas previously ineligible for these grass-roots local stations. Now Prometheus is promoting a series of events called "Radio Summer" to organize people to obtain these licenses and get their stations on the air. The Media Arts Center of San Diego is hosting a "Radio Summer" event Monday, August 29, 6 to 8 p.m. at their office, 2921 El Cajon Boulevard (near 30th St.) in North Park, with a wide variety of other organizations in coalition. So if you're tired of the San Diego airwaves seeming to be the private preserve of the extreme Right, that's where you need to be next Monday!

The Game with Ignorance and the Growth Panacea (tags)

A world wide economic and financial order decays to a pure end-in-itself and no longer serves people. A system build on an ideology in which everything-even the person-becomes a product is legitimated by apologists who trivialize derailments of social life as "normal."

New York Times: Lying about Libya and Palestine (tags)

media lies

RIP: America's Anti-War Movement (tags)

anti-war

Falsified Major Media Reports on Libya (tags)

anti-war

Destabilizing Syria (tags)

imperialism

Escalating Israeli Street Protests (tags)

class war

Israeli Street Protests: Suppressed by US Media (tags)

class war

Budget Cutting Perfidy (tags)

class war

The recent surge in racial violence hits Clovis (tags)

A few weeks ago in Clovis, a young Native American woman was attacked by white supremacists. The police department seems to be doing nothing even though they reportedly have the license place number of the a car used by the attackers, and there has been no media coverage. According to a Department of Justice report (2005), "American Indians are more likely than people of other races to experience violence at the hands of someone of a different race."

Sensationalism in America's Media (tags)

media

Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation (tags)

media

Pack Journalism Anti-Gaddafi Propaganda (tags)

media lies

Globalization and Media (tags)

Media theory starts from the idea that a changed media technology changes society and builds new communities. For the first time, the reader or recipient can also be a sender. The net opens up the horizon of democracy beyond constitutional and representative democracy.

Teen Producers' Project Makes Pro-Immigrant Videos (tags)

In addition to running the popular San Diego Latino Film Festival, the Media Arts Center in North Park also sponsors the Teen Producers? Project, which trains teenage filmmakers to make professional-quality videos. This year?s productions were a series of hard-hitting documentaries on the rights of immigrants that progressive Congressmember Bob Filner offered to take to Washington, D.C. and show to his colleagues.

What's the Difference Between a Comb-Over and Shaved Balls? (tags)

This is a before-and-after story endemic to politics everywhere. Self-aggrandizing, rich assholes hide their true motives to get elected. Once they're elected they fiddle while Rome burns.

Obama's Slipping Popularity (tags)

imperialism

The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (tags)

imperialism

Media Lies and Misinformation on Bin Laden (tags)

media lies

Al Jazeera's War on Syria (tags)

misinformation

Lies, Damn Lies, and Misreporting about Gitmo Detainees (tags)

repression

SCREAM IN THE SHOW SOCIETY (tags)

Reflections on the film Scream 4 with base in Guy Debord.

Fukushima Elevated to Level 7 (tags)

nuclear disaster

Obama in Brazil: hearts and minds operations (tags)

For the first time since John F. Kennedy, the USA has a charismatic leader to the point of being popular in other lands, becoming a reference for the electorates of different countries

ICEF Crooks to get gobbled up by competing Corporate Charter Chain (tags)

The corporate model charter schools follow makes for some interesting aftermath. They are now beginning to monopolize by swallowing each other up. If charters were the first step towards privatization, this is the first step towards the Wall-Martization of education.

Major Media Promote War on Libya (tags)

Libya

WikiLeaks at the Forefront of 21st-Century Journalism (tags)

"WikiLeaks is filling a void in traditional media, as the level of distrust of the mass media is now at record highs. A recent Gallup Poll found 57 percent of Americans do not trust the media, and a Pew Poll found a record low 29 percent trust the media. There is good reason for distrust. The New York Times helped start the Iraq War by publishing the false weapons of mass destruction story. It recently misled the public about a Blackwater employee arrested in Pakistan by hiding the fact that he worked for the CIA, while reporting that Obama said he was a diplomat. Even the way the Times and the Washington Post reported on WikiLeaks documents showed reason for distrust. WikiLeaks described Iranian long-range missiles that could hit European cities but also reported that Russian intelligence refuted the claim. The Times and the Post evidently made a decision to exaggerate Iranian capability and mislead readers by excluding the Russian intelligence report. The Times admits it provides WikiLeaks documents to the government in advance and excludes material at the request of the government."

Unverified Misreporting on Libya (tags)

Libya

Olbermann's Sacking Shifts US Media Further Right (tags)

corrupted corporate media

A Meanness in This World (tags)

The January 8 shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murder of federal judge John Roll and five other people in Tucson, Arizona has been blamed on a lone nut, and both wings of the corporate media — center-Right and far-Right — have fallen over each other to absolve the ultra-Rightists of talk radio, Fox News and the Tea Party of blame for the alleged shooter’s actions. Nonsense. Not only did Sarah Palin’s Web page specifically “target” Congressmember Giffords for defeat last April — a piece of hysterical rhetoric Giffords called Palin out on at the time — but the radical Right’s incessant propaganda on talk radio and Fox News, with its ceaseless calls not only to defeat but “eliminate” its “enemies,” created a national climate that ensured that the killer’s madness took the form it did and his delusions led him to attack two individuals that had already been the targets of radical-Right bullying and harassment.

City Heights Human Rights Fest Draws 500 (tags)

The first annual City Heights Human Rights Festival drew over 500 people to the streets of San Diego’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood Saturday, December 11 for a march down El Cajon Boulevard and a fair in the parking lot of Hoover High School at El Cajon and 44th Street. Besides speeches by local elected officials who represent the area, including City Councilmember Todd Gloria and his former employer, Congressmember Susan Davis, the event also included musical performers, readings and a showing of a short film by the Media Arts Center, I Want My Parents … Back, dealing with immigrant rights and how border enforcement is breaking up families. The event was organized not only to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, passed by the United Nations in 1948, but to call attention to rights abuses all over the world and especially in Viet Nam. The impetus for organizing the event came from local representatives of the Viet Nam Reform Party, which exists clandestinely in Viet Nam and openly among Viet Namese immigrants in countries like ours that guarantee political freedoms. Among their demands is an end to one-party Communist rule in Viet Nam and an end to its ban on independent media.

Mera Szendro Bok’s New Media Rights Hosts Drumbeat-San Diego Feb. 5 (tags)

Drumbeat San Diego, part of a nationwide mobilization of independent media activists for skills-building, networking and activism, will be held Saturday, February 5, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Queen Bee’s Arts and Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio Street in North Park. Zenger’s Newsmagazine recently interviewed Mera Szendro Bok, director of New Media Rights, whose organization is one of the key players building the local event. She talked about Drumbeat, about the media rights landscape in general, and how individuals can fight to keep the Internet free and open and prevent it from becoming yet another transmission belt communicating only the anti-progressive, anti-human “free market” message of all other corporate media.

Corruption of the courts and the legal profession in El Paso – Sealed in the Heart of Texa (tags)

"Public corruption is prevalent in the United States... Public corruption also is a Texas tradition"

Britain's War on Islam (tags)

vilifying Muslims

The Tucson Shooting is a Warning to All Progressives (tags)

The shooting rampage on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona was clearly an act of right-wing terrorism. The gunman shot a total of 20 people, critically wounding Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing Federal Judge John M. Roll and five others. In his first statement to the press, Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik got it right when he placed the shootings in their political context. He denounced the "political vitriol" that animates the politics of the right and characterized Arizona as the national center of bigotry.

Hail to the Chief: Spinning Obama's Presidency (tags)

spinning betrayal

Bradley Manning and GI Resistance to US War Crimes --An interview with Dahr Jamail‏ (tags)

When someone becomes a soldier, they swear an oath to support and defend the US constitution by following “lawful” orders. Thus, they are legally obliged by their own oath to not follow unlawful orders. What Bradley Manning did by leaking this critical information has been to uphold his oath as a soldier in the most patriotic way. Now, compare that with how he has been raked over the coals by most of the mainstream media.

Beware of Wikileaks: Or at least those leaks chosen by western “imperialist press" (tags)

"What is interesting here is the suggestion that the remarks are deep and valuable due to the author’s so-called ‘knowledge’ of the Euro-Asian mafia. The inclusion of Belarus in this ‘leak’ is particularly puzzling. Belarus has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has been continuously re-elected since 1994, due to his progressive social policies and no one denies his obvious popularity. Yet he is consistently slandered as a ‘dictator’. While Belarus does have close connections with Russia, relations between the two countries have soured recently over energy disputes, geopolitical differences and Belarus’s refusal to pursue free-market policies. Belarus and Alexander Lukashenko in particular, has been indefatigably demonised in the international press for his refusal to privatise the Belarusian economy, opening up publicly owned industries to international, finance capital mafia. President Lukashenko’s refusal to indebt his country through IMF loans together with the robust performance of the Belarusian economy since the outbreak of the global economic crisis, have won the Belarusian leader the praise and close friendship of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who has described Belarus as model socialist economy. Yet Wikileaks considers a flippant and mendacious comment by a Spanish prosecutor to be ‘deep and valuable’? Here we can see ideology masquerading as objective truth. A flippant opinion by a Spanish prosecutor is considered ‘deep and valuable’ because he should know such things. The Wikileak is in reality not a revelation at all. It is simply the publication of a highly dubious statement with an ideological assumption appended. Here the Wikileak serves to bolster the negative view of the country engineered by the acolytes of the corporate media to demonise a respectable socialist democracy. Far from undermining US imperialism, this Wikileaks ‘revelation’ slanders a law-abiding country by associating it with criminality and terrorism."

Corporate Media's Version of Economic Justice (tags)

middle class destructions

The persecution of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange (tags)

"The documents obtained by WikiLeaks—only a small fraction of which have been released so far—help expose what is a permanent conspiracy against the democratic rights of the world’s population: from covering up US bombings of civilians in Yemen, to working behind the scenes to obstruct the prosecution of CIA agents guilty of torture, to spying on UN officials in violation of international treaties. Those who are leading the campaign against WikiLeaks are themselves responsible for horrific atrocities. In the face of allegations from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that WikiLeaks had placed lives in danger, Assange gave an appropriate response in an interview with Time magazine. WikiLeaks, he noted, “has never caused an individual … to come to any sort of physical harm or to be wrongly imprisoned and so on. That is a record compared to the organizations that we are trying to expose who have literally been involved in the deaths of hundreds or thousands or, potentially over the course of many years, millions.”

Mohamed Osman Mohamud: Terrorist or Victim? (tags)

another likely victim

Who's Behind the Deficit Crisis (tags)

From the U.S. to Europe media and politicians are singing the same tune: "budget deficits must be drastically reduced -- by cutting social programs -- so that global bond investors do not threaten the economy." Not since the "war on terror" was announced has government policy been so shrouded in confusion and unanswered questions. In the same way we are not to ask how U.S. foreign policy has angered millions in the Middle East, we must remain equally silent about questioning the recent history behind the current "deficit crisis.”

Sweden issues international arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Assange (tags)

Assange has repeatedly offered to be interviewed, first in Sweden before he left that country, and subsequently in Britain, “either in person or by telephone, videoconferencing or email and he has also offered to make a sworn statement on affidavit. All of these offers have been flatly refused by a prosecutor who is abusing her powers by insisting that he return to Sweden at his own expense to be subjected to another media circus that she will orchestrate,” explains Stephens. He continues, “This behavior is not a prosecution, but a persecution.” A letter from one of Assange’s Swedish lawyers, Björn Hurtig, has also been made public, which documents the numerous attempts by his legal team to organize Assange’s questioning by Swedish authorities, to no avail. Stephens concludes his press statement, “Our client has always maintained his innocence. … As a result of these false allegations and bizarre legal interpretations our client now has his name and reputation besmirched. Thousands of news articles and 3.6 million web pages now contain his name and the word ‘rape.’

Terror Targets Houston/Chicago -- Official Statement to Investigation (tags)

The Internet analyses of the of Ghost Troop have become legend to Internet Intelligentsia as the new samizdat. In his statement below to government investigators, Captain May is countering the fifth column that is the real power of Al-Qaeda. The editorial about our missions is accurate, as the archives to which it links will show. -- CSM Merlin Neadow, Vietnam veteran --

at privatized public debate, Green Party candidate arrested for "trespassing" (tags)

The Green Party candidate for governor, Laura Wells, was cited for trespassing and ordered to appear in court on election day.

Boston University's Islamophobic Pro-Israeli Conference (tags)

US Islamophobia

Canada's War on Islam: The Case of Mahboob and Momin Khawaja (tags)

victimized by Canadian injustice

Ecuador's Correa Haunted by Honduras (tags)

"The co-ordinated actions in various cities, the takeover of Quito's airport by a section of the armed forces – all this indicated a planned coup attempt."

BTL:GOP Election Tactics and Media Bias Stoke Resurgent Islamophobia (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND THE POWER OF THE MEDIA IN BRAZIL (tags)

Press creates war climate in Brazil.

Demand La Opinion/KPCC 89.3 FM “Public” Radio Open Up The U.S. Senate Debate! (tags)

Tired of the same old “Punch and Judy” show that the corporate-owned mainstream media continues to befuddle the voters with every election cycle?

Destroy Talk Radio and Fox News! (tags)

In order to reverse the seemingly inexorable march of American political and popular opinion to the Right, progressives and the Left in general MUST confront the power of talk radio and Fox News as Right-wing propaganda outlets that are brainwashing millions of Americans. This article, published as the editorial in the September 2010 Zenger's Newsmagazine, calls for a worldwide boycott of advertisers on talk radio and Fox News until the shareholders and managers of these corporations realize that their subsidy of Right-wing nutcase politics is going to hurt their bottom lines.

BTL:Media Amplifies Voices of Hate in Ground Zero Mosque Debate (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Net Neutrality Threatened (tags)

last free and open space in danger

Mexico Bleeds: Free Media Against the Invisible Tyranny (tags)

We write to on behalf of the Ke Huelga, a free radio project in Mexico City which started in 1999 during a student strike. After 11 years of existence, we face a difficult situation because of interferences and government threats. This is why we have launched a campaign to inform and denounce about the actions against us. As a first step, we produced the text "Mexico bleeds". We invite you to read it and diffuse it.

COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two --An interview with Michael Richardson (tags)

In 2007, veteran journalist Michael Richardson began writing a series of articles for OpEdNews.com about Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, who are two Black Panther political prisoners known as the Omaha Two. Richardson argues that they were framed for the 1970 murder of a policeman as part of the FBI’s notorious counterintelligence program, dubbed “COINTELPRO.”

“Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” (tags)

Election fraud expert Steven Freeman headlined “Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood July 1. The event featured a wide variety of anti-corporate presentations and showed the role of corporations in promoting and profiting from every current social evil, from war to the exploitation of immigrants and denial of the reality of climate change. It also exposed the role of corporate media and discussed ways people can challenge it.

Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Focusing on the prison abolitionist movement, we interview two co-editors of an exciting new series at Daily Kos, called Criminal InJustice Kos, a weekly series "devoted to exploring the myths of 'crime', 'criminals', and criminal justice and the intersection of race/ethnicity/class/gender/sexuality/age/disability in policing and punishment. Criminal Injustice Kos is committed to furthering action towards reducing inequity in the US criminal justice system." Look for Criminal InJustice Kos every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.

Cat Graffiti Artist Arrested (tags)

Helen Thomas Is Not A Bigot À La 'Eric Cartman' (tags)

The problems of Palestine are religious in nature. The religions have become conflated, of course, with 'race' and ethnicity. But religions have always been nothing more than aspects of mass media. Before television, organized religions ~were~ the mass media, since people would assemble every Saturday or Sunday to hear the propaganda of the ruling classes who financed the temples.

RP ELECTIONS; A MIX BAG OF TROUBLES (tags)

Senator Noynoy Aquino humbly said he will wait for his proclamation by congress before he accepts that he is the "president elect". This is contrary to some media wags who call him the "president apparent", a concoction of some media drunk persons. According to the 12:00 PM COMELEC report with 81 % of the votes counted, Aquino and Binay are leading in the count . Aquino has 13 million votes while Binay is leading Roxas by more than 850,000 votes. But Binay's votes is being continually being chipped down by Roxas.

AZ Gov. Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wear Nazi Uniforms in New Ad (tags)

Media Release: AZ Gov. Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wear Nazi Uniforms in New Ad Appearing This Week in Phoenix Newspaper

The UC8 Reporter: A Personal Account of Police Abuse of Power Against a Free Press (tags)

It's hard to know where to start. I'm not used to writing stories about myself. Usually, I am the one sharing news about other people through recordings and words. I cover events and publish reports to Indybay. I often report on street demonstrations, some more rowdy than others. And while I recognize the privilege my skin-tone grants me in our society and that I have not taken the types of risks war reporters do, I know enough from having seen what's happened to other journalists over the years that I am not immune from abuses by law enforcement authorities.

PANAWAGAN SA LAHAT NG MAMAMAYAN (tags)

Bantay Pilipinas Project LA will hold a community Forum addressing these issues. On April 21 at 7:00PM hear representatives from the Aquino-Roxas, Villar-Legarda, Gordon, Teodoro, Villanueva and Binay campaigns with Pilipino Progressive Bloc, Media Breakfast Club atb., slug it out. The Philipines after Arroyo is also on the agenda. This will be an exciting evening and the first of its kind in Los Angeles at these crucial times. The event will be held at Kapistahan Grill (1925 W. Temple St. Los Angeles CA90026) in the heart of Historic Filipinotown. BALOTA O KALSADA, MASA ANG MAGPASYA!

US Defense officials in RP for COIN ops (tags)

A US defense official arrived in the country Wednesday and met with local defense and intelligence executives, said a spokesperson for the US Embassy. “Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Garry Reid is here,” said US Press Attaché Rebecca Thompson in a phone interview with INQUIRER.net. Counter-Insurgency (COIN) According to Philippine Daily Inquirer(PDI) sources not authorized to talk to media said initially that it was Michael Vickers, assistant secretary for defense for Special Operations, Low Intensity Conflict and Independent Capabilities, who was scheduled to go to DND and to the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA).

Obama’s Lies About Iran or What he was "hired" to do. (tags)

"Iran’s nuclear power capability is used to keep us frightened beyond all reason. That nation’s domestic turmoil wrought by last year’s disputed presidential election has also been used as proof that Iran is a terrorist state, or a “state sponsor of terror” or whatever new terms can be invented to make Americans believe that war is a necessity."

MHC DEMANDS GENUINE PUBLIC APOLOGY TO THE FILIPINOS FROM ADAM CAROLLA AND THE CBS (tags)

We are speaking on behalf of the Filipino American immigrants and the Filipino people in general on your recent public pronouncement against us. In your radio program you mentioned that Filipino world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is illiterate and prays to chicken bones. You further added that the Philippines is nothing but Pacquiao and sex tours. Really, Mr. Carolla, these whole racist remarks from a supposedly intelligent person like you, being part of the media, is all about you and not us.

Turkey’s Henchmen: Mass Media Butcher the Armenian Genocide (tags)

Preventing the State’s infiltration of social movements (tags)

*This article was originally published in El Libertario #58, March-April 2010. Although originally based on the actual experiences of Venezuela’s social struggles, it deals with situations and facts of interest to activists anywhere.

Judith Halberstam lecture: "Homosexuality and Fascism" (tags)

February 4, 2010
CLAREMONT - Feminist and queer theorist Judith "Jack" Halberstam, professor at USC best known for her work on female masculinity, gave a slide lecture at Pomona College titled "The Killer in You is the Killer in Me": Homosexuality and Fascism.

It's Not About Health Care at All (tags)

There has to be more behind the proposal than simply taking care of Americans.

JFAV's Letter to the Editor (tags)

As the deadline for the application nears, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the national alliance of veterans,youth / students and community advocates bewails the sad fact that the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has reportedly denied 7,000 claims out of the 34,000 applications. The Filipino-American media outlets in the United States have reported that more than 11,000 veterans have received their claims according to the report of the DVA.

More Army troops deployed to W. Visayas to crush Reds (tags)

PESANTE NEWS learned today from media sources from Cebu City that the Army has deployed more troops in Western Visayas, just months before the June 2010 deadline set by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to strategically defeat the communist-led insurgency. The Army's 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) based in Jamindan town, Capiz on Monday formally deployed 190 soldiers to units on the islands of Negros, Panay and parts of Mindanao, 3ID public information officer 1st Lt. Mark Andrew Posadas said in a statement.

MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE VICTIMS NOW 32 (tags)

EPCC NEWS learned today through Manila media sources that the The number of media workers killed in the massacre in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province almost two months ago now stands at 32. This with the inclusion of a community newspaper’s staff photographer who was previously unaccounted for, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said Wednesday. Jepon Cadagdagon, 28, was included in the list of media workers killed in the massacre last November 23 after the NUJP confirmed that he was a newly-hired staff photographer of the newspaper, Saksi News, published in General Santos City.

1ST HEARING FOR OSCAR GRANT/MEHSERLE MURDER TRIAL (tags)

The first hearing of the Mehserle murder trial in Southern California took place on Friday January 8, 2010. The 7am gathering and press conference in front of the L.A. Superior Court Building was in many ways a meet-and-greet between the newly formed LA Coalition For Justice for Oscar Grant and representatives from Oakland.

Harmful If Swallowed (tags)

The mainstream media in the United States has never been a vehicle for truth or justice. Increasingly, the mainstream has been about theofascist treason for the financial gain of the rich white elite.

Filipino journalists remember 'Maguindanao massacre' (tags)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Dozens of journalists held a prayer rally Wednesday in Zamboanga City to remember and seek justice for the brutal slayings of 57 people, among them at least 30 journalists massacred last month in Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines.

COMMUNITY FORUM AND MEMORIAL MEETING HELD , DEC 8 at FACLA (tags)

Scores of Filipino Americans and their American allies held a solemn memorial meeting to remember the 64 victims of the Maguindanao Massacre last November 23, 2009 last Tuesday night on December 8, 2009 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 In a candle light vigil, the 64 people who were killed in the most gruesome massacre in the most recent Philippine History last November 23, 2009 in Ampatuan, Maguindanao among them 31 media people were memorialized .

THE WAR OF THE CLIMATE (tags)

Ecological American soldier is American soldier going for the war on foot.

Electoral Fraud Proved in Honduras: More than 50 Percent Did Not Vote (tags)

"Freeston today publishes this bombshell report, above, on The Real News that documents definitively that Honduras electoral officials knowingly lied about their claims of more than 60 percent voter turnout. The hard results in possession of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE, in its Spanish initials) demonstrate only 49.2 percent turnout: That means that a majority - more than 50 percent - of Honduran citizens abstained in the "elections" that the National Front Against the Coup d'Etat had called unfair, unfree and placed under boycott."

It’s My Party and I’ll Crash If I Want To (tags)

Michaele and Tareq Salahi weren’t the first to maneuver past Secret Service. I have done the same thing. Twice....I am pleased that the media who once hoarded the most valuable commodities in America—information and ideas—have been forced to pull extra chairs to the table.

INT’L JOURNALISTS TO MONITOR MASSACRE CASE PROGRESS (tags)

AJLPP News learned today that Human rights and journalists organizations worldwide lashed out at the Arroyo administration yesterday for creating “a culture of impunity” that led to the massacre of at least 57 persons in Maguindanao province that included 30 journalists. An international delegation of journalists led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will monitor the progress of the prosecution of those responsible for the carnage which the IFJ called as the biggest single atrocity against journalists in recent history. Amnesty International (AI) said the government must urgently ensure that witnesses are protected and safeguard vital forensic evidence to ensure those responsible are brought to justice. Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr, a member of the powerful Ampatuan family that has dominated local politics in Maguindanao province in the country’s restive Mindanao region, is now under arrest and faces multiple murder charges. He has denied involvement in the massacre.

LA IMC 10th Anniversary - Technology Workshop (tags)

Activists representing many progressive organizations and Independent Media Centers across the nation met to discuss and share experiences organizing around issues of technology. Resonating themes in the discussion included corporate media's implementation of technology and strategy first used by the IMC movement 10 years ago, questions of diversity, empowerment, and shared skills among technologists and organizers, having an outward message and intentionality versus holding open space on- and off-line, technology activism, and legal issues around freedom of speech online.

Southern California: First Cop on Trial for Murder in History of State Is Headed Your Way (tags)

In the words of the late great Harvey Milk*, I'm here to recruit you. The trial of Johannes Mehserle is about to head your way and the time is now for Southern California social justice and media activists to start getting ready.

Epidemics for Dummies 11/18 (tags)

Epidemics for Dummies 11/18 Sat, 11/18/2009 - 10:18 — ConcernedCanadian The media is still hellbent on terrifying you with their flu hysteria in order to inject you with toxified vaccines or worse; thus I will continue to expose that which has been hidden. (Matt. 10:26)

Paid Lying: What Passes for Major Media Journalism (tags)

state of today's major media

Dr. Helen Caldicott Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Dr. Helen Caldicott, a powerful international activist against nuclear weapons and nuclear power for over a quarter-century, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego October 23 and painted a picture of global warming as an imminent apocalypse that requires immediate action to develop alternative energy sources and stop using fossil fuels. She also denounced the public-relations campaigns aimed at convincing people that global warming isn't a threat, and said climate-change deniers like Rush Limbaugh directly threaten the survival of the earth and therefore should not be allowed to broadcast.

Indymedia Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Event! (tags)

On Saturday, November 14th, 2009, Los Angeles Indymedia will celebrate 10 years since the first Independent Media Center (IMC) opened its doors in Seattle to cover and support the demonstrations against the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). LA IMC is hosting an all day event, open to the public, encouraging current and former IMCistas to come out. There will be workshops, food, music, and community groups sharing their knowledge.

The Steady Stream of Lies about Venezuela or The Killers and Liars Prepare (tags)

"The fourth big lie is saved up to the end, and follows on that grand tradition of the great human rights abusers accusing others to deflect attention from themselves. Chavez is said to be “cultivating” regimes that are characterised by “rigged elections, media censorship, the criminalisation of dissent and leaders for life”. Not a touch of irony, as the death squads in Colombia murder trade unionists and civil leaders unchecked, as the Obama Administration pussyfoots around the coup regime in Honduras (which deposed a Chavez ally), as election fraud and bloody war rages in Afghanistan and as the US launches missile attacks on Pakistan. It can be tedious to document such lies. They are so common and, no sooner is one lot done than the next day’s lies appear – if not in The Economist then in the Washington Post, The Australian or The Times. These monopolies count on the vulnerable, who do not have alternate sources of information, who do not read history and are able to be swayed by crude and often racist agitation. In the bigger picture, this is a delegitimising process, organised by the private media monopolies which, in their hatred for the sort of popular democracy led by Chavez (as also in the past by Allende), are preparing the ground for coups, wars of intervention and conquest. It has been done before and – while these monopolies remain unchecked – it will be done again."

Rally Against Racism - Protest Nazi March in Riverside (tags)

The Nazis have not yet announced where their rally will be, and will not do so until Friday, they say. So instead of letting this disorganize us, we are just going to go ahead and schedule our anti-Nazi rally for 10 am to 11 am (or a little after) on the public right-of-way right next to Riverside City Hall, at Tenth and Main Streets. It is a "Rally Against Racism," intended to counteract the Nazi message of hate, division, and scapegoating of immigrants and minorities.

Announcing 24 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism for February of 2010 (tags)

Today we announce that Narco News will grant 24 scholarships for up-and-coming journalists and communicators to attend a ten-day session of the School of Authentic Journalism on February 3 to 13 of 2010 on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

Triumph of the Right? (tags)

Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.

Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela (tags)

"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."

America’s Missing Children – Why No One Cares! (tags)

America's missing, abused and exploitated children, Robert Manwill, Gosselin's, Haleigh Cummings, Caylee Anthony.

Global Depression and Regional Wars - Part II (tags)

continued imperial plunder

CBS New Media Organized under WGA (tags)

Internet writers employed at CBS studios in the L.A. area have unanimously voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, West. The vote was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

CENSORSHIP AT INDYMEDIA REPEATS AGAIN and AGAIN (tags)

Indymedia every so too often decides to CENSOR an article by hiding it from public view..but based on nothing more than it's own group's version of what they like politically or an article that someone there with the power of that clever click who has decided what was offered to the LA public readers now needs to be "gone !" out of sight ! Why they do this is unrevealed and non-transparent. And LA.Indymedia offer no way to reverse their discriminating acts either as there is no one ‘home’ when a letter is written to info@la.indymedia.org either !”

These are the coup leaders (tags)

"1. All of these people used their positions to plot, cause, or finance the breakdown of constitutional order with the kidnapping and extradition of President Zelaya, which culminated in the coup.??2. They are directly responsible for the deaths, injuries, imprisonment, and the unease imposed upon Honduran society; they have destroyed democracy and ruined Honduras' image nationally and internationally.??3. The coup leaders reactivated the anti-terrorist and anti-communist organization called the Alliance for Honduras' Progress (APROH), which operated in the 1980s. Their greed and lack of culture prevented them from understanding that the people are free to choose the political and ideological system that will offer them security and well-being."

BTL:Media Watch Group: New York Times Acts as Propagandist for Pentagon on Danger Posed by (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

The Shortwave Report 06/26 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

RAINBOW GATHERING : SEED CAMP UNDERWAY IN NEW MEXICO (tags)

Every year there is a very special gathering of those who love peace, the earth and want to act in their Unity and loving presence with one another... coming from all across the USA and other countries as well...this special event is like no other some of us have experienced. Sharing, caring, living on bare national [ read: all of ours ] forrest lands for a short time, and forming 'family' with those who seemed to be strangers in other places, now are not 'other' but one caring collective.

Iran's Election and US - Iranian Relations (tags)

evidence US instigating protests and violence

ELECTIONS IN IRAN, THE WESTERN MEDIA IS SAD BECAUSE IT LOST (tags)

Noisy minority cannot dominate silent majority.

A Different Perspective on the Iranian Elections (tags)

The great strategic importance of Iran to the United States gives me a different opinion of the election than that of the mainstream US media or indeed most of the leftist media.

Please Help Gaza Aid Convoy! (tags)

Please Read

Dr. Tiller's Murder: Fascist Terrorism and Its Pampered Apologists (tags)

The rampant terrorism and violence against women and health care professionals who dare to provide women's health services took its latest victim when Dr. George Tiller was brutally gunned down in his church on Sunday in Wichita, Kansas. The government and the corporate media coddle these anti-women terrorists. In the last 30 years, right-wing bigots have carried out 5,800 reported acts of violence against women's health care providers, including targeted assassination, bombings, arsons, death threats, kidnappings and assaults, according to NARAL. Hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of women have been assaulted and harassed by the right wing as they tried to see a doctor.

"Palestine: Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" -- Cal State L.A., May 26 ' (tags)

How does the media shape our perceptions of the conflict in the Holy Land? Who is presented as the antagonist or protagonist, and why?

Egyptians to Obama: Mubarak not welcome in USA (tags)

Today, Egypt is at dangerous crossroads. As Mubarak enters his 28th year in power and his ninth decade, Egypt’s future is more uncertain than ever

The First LA Indymedia Journalism Workshop Was A Huge Success! (tags)

A diverse group of people participated in the first LA Indymedia Community Journalism Workshop on April 4, 2009 at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at USC.

Beware right-wing infiltration of KPFK (tags)

Right-wing material is creeping into KPFK programming. Why?

Attorney General misleads the people (tags)

This article looks at the merit and veracity of a speech given by Attorney General Robert McClelland on Australia's democracy and the rule of law. The following article will disprove all his points and comments.

INDYMEDIA CENSORS AGAIN ! WTH ? (tags)

Hiding a post / article that is not currently PC is clearly CENSORSHIP, and it is happening here at IMC as easily and often as in private news media. And no one is accountable, reachable, responsible, or respondable for it. Is this site "independent" of what ?

The Rape and Murder of Sali, the Christian Bale Injustice and the Power Of Music (tags)

A Punk band made an awesome song about the Murder of Sali and other women and activists. Just as music and an audio recording brought justice in the incident with Christian Bale, we look forward to using music, arts and activism to bring the glorious day when the Government (and the mainstream media) admit that their lack of investigation and attention to these increasing rapes and murders is found to be "inexcusable and out of order beyond belief."

For Media, ‘Employee Free Choice Act' Promise Is One to Break (tags)

Corporate outlets suddenly discover ‘workers rights’ If corporate media really cared about workers rights, there probably would have been more than zero stories on those rights on the nightly broadcast news in the last year.And labor representatives would likely have provided more than the not quite 0.2 percent of nightly news sources found in a recent survey (Extra!, 5–6/02). Yet we are to believe that concern for workers rights drives some elite media to oppose the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

AUTO-NOMOS: BREAKING THE EGGSHELL OF EMPIRE (tags)

Thousands of “build rather than plead” organizations, collectives and communities are already emerging all over the planet and as they rise against subjugation and greed they strengthen and multiply. It the Zapatistas in Mexico and the Sans-Papiers (Sin Papeles) in Europe, it is the farmers in Brazil (Movemiento Sin Tierra) and the Basques in Catalonia, it is the indigenous people in Ecuador and the Palestinians in Gaza, it is the squatters in London, and the Mapuche in Chile, it is Via Campesina in Central America and In Our Hearts in New York City, it is Indy Media in Los Angeles and the Red Ponchos in Bolivia… It is a global movement that is not loyal to any authority, ruler, nation or religion, but rather to the calling of the heart. And don’t let the corporate media make you think that we are few, small and powerless. This global movement is 2.5 billion strong and rising fast.

AJLPP Commends Dec. 12 People’s Mass Actions Against Charter Change (tags)

Moral corruption and objectivity is the latest victim of the US-Arroyo’ regime’s propaganda in the Philippines. It is really unnerving that even the mass media including the ABS-CBN News, the Inquirer Publishing Inc. and others who cannot get their facts straight. It is but fine for the military and police in the Philippines to diminish the effect of the mass actions in the Philippines by under estimating the people’s turn-out, but for the media to quote police estimates and fail to make its own estimates really makes people sad. To the AJLPP based in the United States, this means they even failed to count the number of people who attends rallies honestly.

GeoClan.com interview about Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Those advocating this radical journalist's execution show a disturbing lack of concern about the undeniable problems of racism (and all documented police/DA/judicial misconduct) throughout this case. At the most fundamental level, the FOP-led 'Fry Mumia' campaign's lack of concern is racist....The FOP appeals to a racist lynch-mob mentality that has long infected the US, so calling this a 'legal lynching' is no exaggeration.

Controversial KPFK Talk Show Host Ian Masters Admits Reliance on Main Steam Media (tags)

Masters admitted on the air what his critics have long charged: he continues to rely on the main stream media, after progressive audiences had to switch to the internet and foreign press to find any.

To assist reporters and editors (tags)

Media reporters and editors now have an on-line aid to evaluate information about the crime of organized stalking and electronic harassment

Th 11/13 Who Owns the Media w Matt Gonzalez @ Cal Poly (tags)

6-9pm w dinner provided Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Student Cetner, Ursa Major Bldgt 35-2611 Free Parking in B Lot

KPFK's hub called Pacifica is eliminating selected staff...why ? (tags)

Pacifica is KPFK's coordinating central source, and it's recent Executive Director has ALSO been eliminated....what is going on ??? Who decides who stays and who goes? Who is benefitting from these firings? And why does KPFK keep silent about it ?

Labortech 2008 In SF On Dec 5,6&7, 2008 (tags)

Labortech which brings together labor video, computer and media activists from around the world will be having a conference in San Francisco on December 5,6&7.

Labortech 2008 in SF On Dec 5,6&7 (tags)

Labortech 2008 an international educational and training conference on Labor media and technology will be held in San Francisco on Dec 5,6&7 in San Francisco

Will The Next Government Tax Rebate/Economic Stimulus be a Windfall for Gambling Casinos? (tags)

Would it be more prudent next time “U.S. Government Tax Stimulus Rebates” be “government vouchers” that can only be used to pay for food, housing, utilities, medical bills, e.g., important primary needs?

Fast for Our Future: Immigrants Rights Encampment at La Placita (tags)

LOS ANGELES October 15, 2008 – Members of the Los Angeles area immigrant community began a fast for their rights Wednesday downtown at La Placita.

"Worse than in the Iraq War" (tags)

"A recapitalization of relatively sound banks could be vital for creating trust in the financial system. This must happen in a way that prevents privatizing profits while socializing losses. One can learn good crisis management in the example of Sweden's banking crisis in the 1990s

Sudden outbreak of democracy baffles US pundits (tags)

Conservatives, libertarians and lefties all raised objections to the Bailout for very sound reasons of their own. The media had done all it could to keep awkward questions off the air. The result has left us disenfranchised.

Project Censored's Media Democracy Advocacy (tags)

Project Censored's holding the dominant media accountable.

No Wall Street Bailout Protesters Picket at Obama LA Office (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2008 – A small demonstration was held outside the Los Angeles Obama campaign office today to protest Obama’s support for the Bush’s Wall Street bailout bill.

Freewaves new media Festival- oct 11th Eco and Bike day (tags)

Please Post: 11th Annual FREEWAVES Festival (www.freewaves.org) Announces: On Saturday, October 11 Streetwise Mobile Media Location: 6500 Block of Hollywood Boulevard We here at LA FREEWAVES are excited to announce our event called Streetwise Mobile Media. It will be held Saturday, October 11 on The 6500 Block of Hollywood Boulevard.This is part of our 11th annual week long festival along Hollywood Blvd. Get on your bike and visit us. We look forward to seeing you! This day features Eco and Bike friendly activities along the street with info tables that will profile the following groups: LA Biodiesel Coop, LA Bike Coalition- and their Bike Vallet, Bus Riders Union, LADOT Bicycle Program, The Tree People, Friends of the Los Angeles River, Park(ing) day L.A.!, Bikerwaves and the Fender Blender, The SYCONS- a Solar Power DJ group. We will be featuring street puppets, man-made parks by Park(ing) day L.A.! a Fender Blender juicer, Interactive Watershed Suitcase, a Biodiesel demo, solar powered music/performance and more. Plus FAQ's and answers, etc. The following events and performances will also be held on this day: LACE + LA Forum/Woodbury + Paul G. Gleason Theater Video screenings and installations 6:00 pm – 12:00 am 6518-6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.957.1777 www.welcometolace.org Second City Studio Theatre Pre-Election Improv Satire shows at 8:00 pm, 9:30 pm, and 11:00 pm 6550 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.464.8542 www.secondcity.com/?id=theatres/losangeles and www.etix.com Mobile Media Nightmares Reversed surveillance at MacDonald's, ballooned cameras at an altitude of 50 feet, drive by Horror projections counteract barcodes, RFID's and ID Targets. 8:00 pm – 12:00 am on Hollywood Blvd. Bike Valet by LACBC on Hollywood Blvd near Hudson St. Bicycle Bell Ensemble, Bike Cite and Bike Ballet Musical and dance performances on the street! 9:00 pm Hudson St. at Hollywood Blvd opposite LACE

As bad as Katrina: Media blackout of Texas devastation (tags)

"Why the blackout? Think about it. It's all an attempt to improve the electability of the next neocon madman, John McCain. Please share this with everyone everywhere. "

Reviewing Danny Schechter's "Plunder" (tags)

A masterful account of the subcrime crisis.

Subverting Democracy Through Electoral Fraud (tags)

Rigged election show democracy is pure fantasy.

“BARRACUDA: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF SARAH PALIN: WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW AND SHOULD KNO (tags)

Aladdin Elaasar’s BARRACUDA is a must-read for all American voters and those following American elections and politics. The result of this year’s election will not only impact the USA, but many nations around the globe.

The RNC’S Outrageous Assault on Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, and Alternative Media... (tags)

Revolution Newspaper writer Larry Everest takes on the attack on alternative media at the RNC. This is what imperialist democracy looks like!

DNC Reflections: This Is What Activistism Looks Like (tags)

The two main protest groups – Unconventional Action and Recreate ‘68 – did not have an easy task with the local police and media spreading scare stories for months and with Barack Obama and the Democrats widely perceived as a reforming alternative to eight years of Republican rule. However, there was little effort made to bridge the comprehension gap.

DNC in DNV Dispatch #2 - LA IMC reporter denied access at center fence gates. (tags)

Dispatch #2

zimbabwe journalist Zvayi deported from Botswana (tags)

the EU had a journalist on their sanctions list! http://www.zimbabwejournalists.com/story.php?art_id=4590&cat=1 their reason? 'The EU accuses Zvayi and Huni of "fueling violence" through their writings in the two state newspapers. ' Sure. But id call this a blatant act of censorship

John McCain Ridicules 200000 Berliners Chanting Barack Obama Obama (tags)

Where up is down, and day is night.

National Media Censoring Story: Knoxville Shooter was Fox New Fan (tags)

Gunman attacked church in order to kill liberals "who are ruining the country,"

Art and Advocacy (tags)

On the Colombia “ Hostage Rescue” (tags)

n the American press media, the Colombian “hostage rescue” last July 3 that rescued three American servicemen was given prominence. The stress of the media especially the CNN was not only to hail the so called rescue mission as a success. It was also hailed for the rescue being bloodless and “not a single shot being fired.” Another stress of the media was the guerilla forces of FARC “ is finished” while at the same time maligning the revolutionary forces as “ narcotrafficers and terrorist” while at the same time pointing out that the 40-year struggle of the armed revolutionaries as “ the longest insurgency is southern hemisphere.

Journalists cry foul over Makati RTC dismissal of media class suit (tags)

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Saturday said it is ready to contest the decision of the Makati Regional Trial Court dismissing the class suit filed by several media organizations and practitioners in connection with the arrest of journalists in the failed November 29 rebellion in Makati. "We do not agree with the decision and will contest it all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. We view the court's decision as a minor setback that will not discourage us from seeking justice and ensuring that no such injustice shall ever again be committed by the police and other security personnel," the NUJP said in a statement.

Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part II (tags)

Part II of McChesney's tour de force

Obama, at Last! (tags)

With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.

Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part I (tags)

Another McChesney tour de force.

LA Indymedia Workshop June 28th at the LA Social Forum (tags)

What is alternative media and how is it important in the current political and social condition? How can the Indymedia network find new outlets and reach a larger audience?

Chavez Revamps His Intelligence Services: The Corporate Media React (tags)

The anti-Chavez campaign continues.

KPFK Begins Fund Drive but Continues to Ignore Critics (tags)

KPFK started its Spring fund raising drive Wednesday while continuing to ignore listener critics and keeping its listener web discussion forums turned off.

KPFK Continues to Ignore AFTRA and SAG Labor Disputes (tags)

Despite being in the middle of Hollywood and the entertainment industry war on workers, they find no voice on "Revolutionary Radio " KPFK.

Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, part 2 (tags)

Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, Part 2 (27:55)

Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, part 1 (tags)

Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, Part 1 (27:05)

Spinning the News - the FARC-EP Files, Venezuela and Interpol (tags)

Interpol report suggests FARC-EP files are fake.

Anti-Gypsy sentiments out of control in Italy (tags)

The case of Angelica, the Roma teenager accused of attempting to kidnap a six-month-old baby in Naples, in the Ponticelli district, is a hoax.

30,000 IMMIGRANTS/ WORKERS MARCH-RALLY ON MAY 1st IN LA (tags)

For the third year in a row. more or less 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. A stop on ICE raids and deportations and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets and the LAPD have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California, shouting: MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT, LEGALISAYON, NGAYON and ANG TAO, ANG BAYAN NGAYON AY LUMALABAN. the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,00 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

Workers/Immigrants March Rally in LA on May 1 (tags)

—For the third year in a row. more or less than 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,000 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

US Media's 'Left Wing' Agenda and the Public's Knowledge of Climate Science (tags)

You've heard it many times. --The 'left wing' U.S. media is 'scare-mongering and alarmist' about climate change. They are frightening the people of the U.S. about the affects of global warming without having enough facts and research to back up their statements. -- The statements from researchers 'on the ground' ARE very alarming, no one can dispute that. Here are a few of the past year or so from separate, independent, long-term scientific studies. [Links to the report that these statements are ripped from are provided below.]

Week of Truth - April 16 - April 22, 2008 (tags)

There is a concerted effort underway to break 9/11 Truth into the National Dialogue by pushing a novel- The Shell Game to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list.

April 19 Chinese Global Day of Protest Against Western Media Bias and "Tibet Independ (tags)

Largely ignored by corporate media and self-censored by progressive media around the World, there's been Chinese organized global day of protest at dozen cities across the World and China to protests Western media bias and Against political and media bias against China on Tibet--France, CNN and BBC.

Anti-CNN.com: Chinese Cyber Activists Counter Attack Western Media Bias on Tibet (tags)

This is a webpage created by Chinese cyber activists in China and aorund the World to counter attack Western media bias on Tibet. They are not associated with any government officials. The webpage are not against the western media, but against the lies and fabricated stories in the media.The webpage are not against the western people, but against the prejudice from the western society.

LA Time Opinion Piece Sells Tibet Down the River (tags)

LA Times Columnist Tim Rutten did a hatchet job on Tibetan human rights struggle with his April 9 Op Ed in which he claims that protests don't do any good and implies we should just let the tyrants have their Olympics of Barbarism unopposed.

The New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

NYT vilification of Hugo Chavez

Israel's Goals: Regime Change, Reoccupation (tags)

Like the Germans of the 30's, Israelis can't claim they don't know what their Government is doing. Likewise, Americans can't claim they don't know what is being paid for with their tax dollars.

Israel's Goals: Regime Change, Reoccupation (tags)

Report back from the BlackRiders press conference (tags)

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2008 - Members of the BlackRiders Liberation Party and their supporters held a press conference today in Leimert Park. Only three media outlets attended: KPFK, LA Indymedia and a reporter for the Final Call. No other media was present.

9-11 and The Endless Wargame (tags)

This is a work of fiction... or is it?

The Reflecting Pool (tags)

A narrative film challenging the official story of 9/11 premiered in Los Angeles in January and continues to show on weekends, including President's Day. This film is a damning look at the media's coverage of 9/11, propaganda, and a piercing look at the complex search for truth.

The Reflecting Pool (tags)

A narrative film challenging the official story of 9/11 premiered in Los Angeles in January and continues to show on weekends, including President's Day. This film is a damning look at the media's coverage of 9/11, propaganda, and a piercing look at the complex search for truth.

HollyWould Freewaves’ 11th Festival of New Media Arts - OPEN CALL (tags)

OPEN CALL for experimental media art, video, animation, cell videos, wifi events, images for electronic moving signs

Cuban Students Denounce Manipulation (tags)

Students whose images were exploited by different foreign media to present them as a sign of rebellion against the Cuban government spoke during a video interview denouncing the manipulations that occurred and denying that they were arrested on Tuesday

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire (tags)

Murdock media lies and deceit.

VIDEO: "This government, using corporate media, is laying the groundwork for a murder (tags)

The new video features a shortened slide show presentation of the newly discovered crime scene photos taken by press-photographer Pedro Polakoff, as well as Pam Africa, David A. Love, Linn Washington Jr, and Dave Lindorff. Also interesting is the exchange between the Reuters journalist covering the press conference, and the panel, as he questions them about why it took so long for the photos to emerge publicly as they are now.

Electing Canada as President (tags)

Ours is a brave new world where countries don't need dollars as in the past. Maybe we could accept our unparalleled life-and-death crisis from endless wars and melting dollar and affirm partnership and exchanging roles as we affirmed the total and absolute market

BTL: Despite Reduction in Violence, Iraq Remains Dangerously Volatile (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary

Power Of The IMC. (tags)

Benefits to citizen-journalists in 2008 election.

Ron Paul and False Flag Fever (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, examines the Ron Paul campaign in its approach to the 9/11 event. May suggest that Paul's own 14th Texas congressional district has been the target of a Bush false flag terror attack.

Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)

A powerful critique of the dominant media

The United States' Selfish Solicitude (tags)

Interference with another country's internal affairs violates international law. In contrast to this, the neo-conservatives' revolutionary way of thinking preaches "democratic inter-ference" with all the consequences we are now observing in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Not Roses - PEACHES! The full story of the pre-parade parade! (tags)

The Full Story of the Pre-Parade Run for Peachy Impeachmen!

Socialists Blast Corporate Media on Presidential Debates (tags)

In recent days, ABC in a debate of the candidates excluded Dennis Kucinich from participating in the national television debate of the Democrats while including Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. ABC-Disney is the same outfit that is seeking to destroy the lives and living conditions of the striking writers of the Writers Guild of America. These media monopolies are again showing their true colors.

Despite ‘good news,’ Iraq is not OK (tags)

"There are more sources that are closer to credibility than any of the ones above. Independent reports such as the survey of Iraqi households in the Lancet, estimating that by July 2006, 655,000 Iraqis died as a consequence of war. UK-based polling agency Opinion Research Business reached even a higher number, in September 2007, suggested that 1.2 million people might have died as a result of the war. But no number can do justice to the hurt felt by Iraqi people, so many of whom perished by the firepower of their “liberators.” On Dec. 28, 14 Iraqis were reportedly killed, and 64 others were wounded in a Baghdad square crowded with shoppers following the Friday prayer. I wonder if the many families that collectively share the latest tragedy in Baghdad will find some peace and comfort in the figures and statistics issued by the US military and disseminated cheerfully be the media. I wonder how the people of the bloody Tayaran Square would respond to the question: “Is Iraq getting better?” Would any reporter even bother to ask them their thoughts?"

"Not Roses--Peaches" SoPas and Highland Park do it again at the Parade! (tags)

A small band of South Pasadena and Highland Park Activists Show Humorous ImPEACH banner to parade spectators along the whole length of the Rose Parade route .

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.

Putting the NY Times Out of Business (tags)

Proposal to replace ALL corrupt media I have posted a proposal on the Randi Rhodes show forum for replacing our current media with a new, sustainable media that facilitates the selection of "filtering agents". You can think of these as honest gatekeepers that YOU trust - and that keep out trivial information, rather than very important information that groups with economic and other hidden agendas prefer to hide from you. Broadband access is now up to 42% in the US, so it is quite possible to target TELEVISION, which is how about 48% of Americans get 30+ minutes of news per day (as opposed to only about 9% over the internet). See http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=282

Signs of Cultural Declineand Glimmers of Hope (tags)

Trust in the administration of justice disappears - obviously for good reason. The temporary success of a citizen rebellion against selling off the city of Leipzig is a glimmer of hope.

KPFK / Uprising Radio: Journalists Decry Racism in Media Coverage of Mumia (tags)

This morning (Thurs, Nov.29), the Pacifica Radio/KPFK Los Angeles show "Uprising Radio" spotlighted the recent media-activist campaign focusing on the Dec.6 NBC Today Show. Pam Africa of ICFFMAJ has a scheduled telephone conference with The Today Show on Friday, so people are urged to please take a minute and contact The Today Show to express support.

9/11 truth activists should mob Cockburn (tags)

Known left gatekeeper and 9/11 truth "debunker" Alex Cockburn now is attempting to debunk global warming "hysteria" at a forum in SF. Just wonder how many 9/11 "wingnuts" will be forcibly removed from this propaganda fest?

Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.

new film "The power of Oaxaca's people" by Contraimagen (tags)

by contraimagen

North Coast Earth First! Media scam. Accused of embezzlement, fraud, and activist treason! (tags)

NCEF! Media in Humboldt County, Ca. is accused of fraud and donation embezzlement. Caution! Do not support this lone wingnut's scam! Other legitamate groups exist in the area. Caution! Do not be fooled by NCEF! Media and his fraudulent outreach. Shunka Wakan exists completely seperate from any active affinity group. Read about how he perpetuated a lawsuit under the guise of EF! against a legitamate environmental nonprofit:

American Environmental Activist Valerie Morse Jailed for Terrorism in New Zealand (tags)

Valerie Morse, a well-known Wellington environmental activist and one of the 17 arrested in the police 'anti-terror' raids, previously published a book on the effects of the 'war on terror' just six months prior.

Lies from Andrew Thomas (tags)

Listen to the lies Andrew Thomas feeds the media in this press conference about the Republic putting his address on the web in the New Times incident.

What is the Border Patrol doing in an evacuation zone? (tags)

We have witnessed the presence of the Border Patrol in Fallbrook during a brief visit we made earlier today. We witnessed them entering into Mexican neighborhoods and we believe there is absolutely no reason for the Border Patrol to be present in this time of crisis. Their presence in fact discourage people who may be in need to seek aid.

Al Gore shares Nobel's Explosive Peace Prize (tags)

Awarding Al Gore the Nobel Peace Prize reminds most people of the unbelievable awarding of this Prize to another infamous global warmonger, Henry Kissinger. Vietnam was still burning in 1973, and Le Duc Tho, who was supposed to share the Peace Prize with Kissinger, said the whole 'Nobel Prize business' was 'dishonorable'. Al Gore proves it again.

Scandal in the Porn Industry - A summary (tags)

Now everyone be very very quiet...

Palestinian Propaganda Coup (tags)

Media and War (tags)

The news media in times of crisis and war reproduce and do not question the consciousness and attitudes of the elites. Wars are seen as exceptional situations by the media in which patriotism outweighs the journalistic self-image of critically distanced reporting.

Something Is Rotten: Israel (tags)

The cat is out of the bag...

American Jewry: Interests and Intents (w/ Help from Haaretz) (tags)

Captain May, the Internet intelligence writer, analyzes the taboo subject of Jewish ethnicity, and its impact upon our national policy. Is the term "anti-Semitism" about those who don't like the Jews -- or is it about those whom the Jews don't like?

Bomb explodes near Santiago TV station (tags)

We denounce the communications media for their complicity with the rich and powerful. Their work transforms them into one more instrument of capitalist domination.

BTL: As Gonzales Resigns... (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary

Noble Resolve and the Portland Presstitutes (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, delivers a scathing review of the media/military misinformation in Portland's nuke exercises, Noble Resolve (just finished) and TOPOFF (coming soon). He concludes with details of the Oregon guerrilla media that did the job that mainstreamers shirked.

SAME LAST NAME, A DIFFERENT ICE VICTIM (tags)

Vigil for another woman named "Arellano". This one transgender, died in ICE custody. Protest her murder tonite @ LA Fed. Bldg. 6-9 pm. Monday August 27 -: 6:00 to 9:00 PM 300 N. Los Angeles St

[btlsummary]Pro-War Pundits Declare Iraq Troop Surge a Success... (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary

Impeach Mainstream Media and Jail Murdock (tags)

Puppet regimes may come and go, but one of the greatest threats to freedom for most Americans is the Fourth Estate of propaganda and lies. This industry makes and breaks politicians. This industry and other elitists can easily handle a regime change—but they will continue to survive and thrive. Forget burning the flag: burn your newspaper instead—or one you especially despise.

Happy B-Day to Haiti's Exiled Former President Arisitide! (tags)

Today Jean Bertrand Arisitide celebrates his birthday in exile years after the 2004 US supported coup that led to his kidnapping by US military forces after coup the against this former populist President of Haiti..

Help to break media silence on the Cuban Five! (tags)

Cuba Solidarity Campaign in Great Britain (and everywhere) helps to break media silence on Miami 5...

Indymedia On Air - June 11, 2007, Part 1 (tags)

Part 1: Media Minutes; interview with Molefi Ndlovu of South Africa Indymedia, by Sokari Ekine of Pambazuka News

Death in Los Angeles hospital exposes social crisis in US (tags)

Edith Isabel Rodriguez died on May 9th while two people called the emergency services phone number, 911, frantically trying to get her medical help. She died just outside the emergency room in Los Angeles’ King-Harbor hospital after spending hours seeking treatment for a steadily worsening condition. The entire tragedy reveals the strained and unhealthy state of social relations in America today. The case received much media attention in recent weeks after the release of tape recordings of the 911 calls and a hospital video showing Rodriguez in the hours before her death—including segments showing a janitor mopping up around Rodriguez as she writhed in pain on the floor of the emergency room.

The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)

Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.

Irish National Media (tags)

The end of oil Documentary, RTE, Irelands National Media Provider, while talking about the price of oil, fails again to inform the public about the real cost involved

Paris Special Treatment (tags)

Special Treatment for the well-to-do

Blair bites the hand that feeds (tags)

He won't get his house paid for this way.

Wall Street Journal's Looking Glass World (tags)

Made in Washington street protests threaten Venezuela

Media Courtesans Take their Bows (tags)

Corporate Media gives itself a standing ovation on UN World Press Freedom Day

Neoliberal Rule as Trauma (tags)

With the absolutizing of profit maximization, the neoliberal elites ruthlessly dehumanize workers by reducing them to a cost factor to be lowered.

PHILIPPINES: Kontra Daya( AGAINST CHEATING) post election report (tags)

Kontra Daya ( Against Cheating) congratulates the Filipino people for their continuing vigilance against poll fraud, election violence and other anomalies. This report would not have been possible were it not for the vigilance of ordinary people who acted as Kontra Daya volunteers, sent us their texts and emails or called the Kontra Daya hotline. We also congratulate the various people’s organizations, the vigilant media, the election watchdogs and international observers and other allied groups for their efforts in monitoring the conduct of the Philippine elections. The elections this year saw the rise of a more vigilant and conscious people who would not allow a repeat of the fraud-tainted 2004 polls. Kontra Daya’s preliminary post election report is based on the groups’ own documentation, field date from the Task Force Poll Watch, reports from the People’s International Observers Mission, correspondence with other watchdog groups such as Namfrel, Alliance of Concerned Teachers as well as media reports. The fight against election fraud and violence is by no means over. Kontra Daya expects more incidents of wholesale vote rigging to emerge in the following days. The dark forces trying to subvert the people’s will are working overtime. The people’s vigilance and collective action are needed now more than ever.

Indymedia On Air - May 14, 2007 (part 1) (tags)

Part 1: Media Minutes; Deconstructing coffee (27 minutes)

maria elena durazo (lacfl) behind miwon's lapd lies (tags)

maria elena durazo, exec dir of la cty labor fed, is working w/ v-rat to protect bratton. she signed (wrote) miwon's "provacateur" lies.

Review of End Times (tags)

The dismal state of the corporate print media.

AJLPP,Binatikos ang Order ng Comelec na Itigil ang Media Quick Countt (tags)

Mariin at ubos tinding binatikos ngayon ng Alyansa (AJLPP) ang ginawang pagpapahinto ng ng Commission on Elections sa lahat ng quick count na isinasagawa ng mga television at radio stations dahil na rin sa pagsisimula ng official canvassing ng National Board of Canvassers sa mga boto para sa mga kandi­datong senador. “ Ang tinig ng bayan ay dapat pakinggan. Nagsalita na ang masang Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng balota. Ayaw na nila sa mga alipures na tuta ni Gloria lalo na kay Gloria’’ pahayag ni Mario Santos, pambansang tagapagsalita ng AJLPP. “ Kahit anu pang pandaraya ang gawin ni Gloria tulad ng ginawa nila noong 2004, napahayag na ng saloobin ang masang Pilipino. Ang pagboto nila sa mga kumakatwan sa oposisyon tulad kay LTJG Antonio Trillanes ay sampal sa kanyang paghahari.

The War on Free Expression (tags)

The struggle to save our First Amendment rights

The Gray Plane, That No One Saw (tags)

Red Hot Smoking 911 Gun

FOX TV camerawoman files claim against City of Los Angeles and Police Department (tags)

Update: FOX TV camerawoman files claim against City of Los Angeles and Police Department for sustaining injuries in Police melee

Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos (tags)

Update: Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos

"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)

Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims

May Day 2007; A Report To Correct The Balance (tags)

The following is a summary of what occurred when LAPD decided to disperse a peaceful march. The following contents of this article may be used for non-profit only.

Media of Police Gearing up at MacArthur Park (tags)

Media of the "cops" gearing up to assault at MacArthur Park

FIRE ESCAPE (tags)

LA Artlab presents FIRE ESCAPE, a group showing of artwork thematically inspired by the concept of fire. The show features new work specifically created for the exhibit by 15 innovative emerging artists within the LA Artlab collective. Pieces on display will include individual and group installations, mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, video and digital media.

BABAE KA CATEGORICALLY DENIES GABRIELA’S ACCUSATION (tags)

WOMEN party-list Babae para sa Kaunlaran (BABAE KA) today categorically denied that it is a stooge of Malacañang even as it challenged Gabriela party-list to file a formal complaint. Sally Dagami, BABAE KA chairperson, said that, “For the nth time, we want the Filipino people to know that BABAE KA party-list is not a Malacañang-backed organization. BABAE KA has not requested and has not received a single centavo from the government.”

Media Misrepresentation Live Internet Broadcast (tags)

TONIGHT, April 19, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. US Pacific Time (GMT -7) there will be a Live World-Wide Webcast via Internet at www.globalchangetelevision.org by the Eldership of Global Community Communications Alliance about yellow journalism and the systematic defamation of true freedom fighters or “change agents.” The presentation will be given by co-founders Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase, the Board of Elders, as well as a Minister and a Student of the organization. The topic will be “Media Misrepresentation Locally and Nationally. What It Has Done to Us, Our Immediate Family, Our Children, and the Community Members of Global Community Communications Alliance.”

New US Postal Rates Undermine Small Publications (tags)

US Postal Service duplicity to subvert First Amendment freedom

9/11 truth inches toward the mainstream (tags)

As the left/alternative media continues to shy itself away from what really happened on September 11th, 2001, the mainstream media slowly begins to embrace the inevitability of an international investigation into what went down that day.

The Zell[ing] Out of the Baltimore Sun (tags)

Sam Zell, a multibillionaire and “committed Zionist,” will soon gain control of the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and 23 TV stations. Zell, an AIPAC supporter, has promised he won’t interfere with the news sections of any of the media outlets. I think he’s another Mortimer B. Zuckerman of the NY Daily News, who pushed for the Iraqi War. America--prepare for a “Dark Age!”

Doomsday for the Dollar (tags)

Doomsday for the Dollar

notes from new palestine: revolution overturns and destroys everything... (tags)

what is being done is selling the masses capitalism and calling it all liberation and now revolution -- b.u.t. what it really is is using our peoples -- a few select -- from oprah to jay z and obama as a tool to colonize afrika and our minds for the masters. it works well for the bourgeois classes -- for it advances their cause, class and position and therefore them = the 10 to 1% -- for them it is a revolution -- one of privilege and capital and not of movement and the masses.

A list of "Left Gatekeepers" (tags)

A summary list of "left gatekeeping" media. These consist of left/alternative/progressive, even radical journalists and publications, investigators, and researchers who censor, or in worst cases, ridicule/smear those, including family members, who question the official conspiracy theory behind the 9/11 attack, in effect teaming up with mainstream media to silence dissent. A few, however, seem to be developing hairline fractures within the wall of silence as the 9/11 truth movement continues to go global. Let's hope it continues. Feel free to add any I may have missed.

911 Truth Movement: Only Growing Stronger (tags)

http://www.911blogger.com/node/7665 Someone please translate into Spanish.

Media collaboration with Haiti coup (tags)

A look at how the Haitian private media, the international media and Reporters Without Borders demonized President Aristide in order to justify his overthrow on Feb. 29, 2004.

Iraqi Police Graduation at FOB Kalsu (tags)

Last month, I attended an Iraqi Police Graduation at FOB Kalsu, I also asked the Iraqi Journalists what they thought of it all. Other Western journalists were asked to attend, but all declined but me.

Web 2.0 Promotes Narcissism (tags)

"Young persons born after 1982 are the most narcissistic generation of recent history and far removed from a social orientation.. Narcissism is a business or income in the attention economy.

Free Movie Screening: Peace Press (tags)

A feature-length documentary about Los Angeles' Peace Press produced by students in L. A. Valley College¹s Media Arts Dept.'s Directed Studies workshop in conjunction with several Peace Press "alumni" and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. [ Image: "Evict Nixon" Poster created by artist Mark Vallen in 1971 and published by Peace Press.]

I fully agree: “There IS a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” (tags)

VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: On Sunday, March 18, at the 63rd half-yearly meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in Bogota, its chairman, Rafael Molina said that “there is a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” ... a statement with which I fully agree.

Shaikh Ahamed Yassin Assassination, The Three-Year Anniversary (tags)

In Brussels, the European Union condemned Israel's "extra-judicial killing" as illegal and likely to further inflame violence.

"The New Life Before Death" (tags)

"Second Life" is a new platform. The first platform of humanity's history was the biblical ark of Noah.. Now we can enter a parallel universe during life.. Peter Weibel is a media theoretician in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Recipes For Disaster, an anarchist cookbook (tags)

For ten long years, our operatives have honed their skills, testing their wits and mettle against the global capitalist empire, the most formidable adversary in the history of life on earth. We have learned how to redecorate the walls of cities occupied by armies of riot police, to transform random groups of damaged, isolated individuals into loving communities capable of supporting one another through the most severe bouts of repression and depression, to shut down corporate summits and franchises armed with little more than plastic piping or eyedroppers of glue. Now, the notorious CrimethInc. ex-Workers’ Collective has compiled many of the techniques that made these feats possible into a 624-page manual entitled Recipes for Disaster.

VIDEO: Barack Obama Rally 2-20-07 (tags)

LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2007 - Senator Barack Obama spoke at a rally in the Crenshaw District on Tuesday. (He is running for president of the US.)

Report: International Day in Solidarity with Haiti (Los Angeles) (tags)

The grassroots resistance in Haiti called for international solidarity on or about February 7. Activists on four different continents participated. Here in Southern California, over 30 people demonstrated in front of the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. (Brazil is heading the UN “peacekeeping” mission in Haiti.)

Israeli minister: IOF troops might invade Gaza (tags)

Nazareth - An Israeli minister on Sunday said that his army might venture into the Gaza Strip in a large-scale invasion targeting Hamas leaders and institutions. Jan 28, 2007, 14:51

Venezuela's RCTV Acts of Sedition (tags)

Hugo Chavez within the law acting against a flagrant media lawbreaker.

This Article Likely From Pentagon’s Internet Psy-Ops Division (tags)

This article, “Boycott All UFPJ and IA Activities” is on every Indy media site and is likely part of the Pentagon's new Internet Psy-Ops Department.

CUBA, desciende mortalidad infantil... (tags)

Es la más baja de la historia en Cuba. Solo Canadá en el área de las Américas muestra un indicador inferior al nuestro. Nueve provincias por debajo de la media nacional

Corporations taking over New Jersey's toll-roads (tags)

Corporations taking over New Jersey's toll-roads

Indian Press Silence on Sai Baba Weakening (tags)

One of Britain's top newspapers, The Guardian, has demonstrated ties between Duke of Edinburgh Awards personnel and Sathya Sai Baba (pron. satya si bubba), India's most famous and powerful guru.

Are cops trained to lie to the media and cover up police crimes and dirt? (tags)

Read this article written by a cop for Police Public Relations and you answer the question? The answer is pretty obvious!

Shades of Imeldific as Cebu spiffs up for Asean summit (tags)

For many people in the central Phili­ppine island of Cebu, next week’s gathering of Southeast Asian leaders will be a hindrance rather than the economic blessing these sort of events are often dressed up to be. The presence of some 6,000 armed police and troops, stepped up security and road closures for many locals spell just one thing—”chaos.” From December 11 to 14, virtually all schools and government offices in Cebu City and the nearby towns of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu will close down for a four-day holiday for the duration of the summit.

The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)

How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.

The Marla Ruzicka Story -- The *Real* Story (tags)

No one who was a threat -- let alone any real threat -- to the U.S. imperialist war machine would ever be gushingly and pervasively celebrated by it, the Congress, the President and the military, no less, and the political establishment's corporate media. Marla Ruzicka -- even posing for pictures on top of tanks and in group hugs with gun-posing American soldiers, let alone using the war and exploiting the misery of the Iraqi people to parlay that into a hoped-for lucrative cushy position inside the Pentagon or State Department, feathering her nest and her new career with military-industrial complex money (yet still a pittance of that spent on the bombs of war) -- served as a willing PR front for that machine. Furthermore, she was willing to collect and *give* that information directly to the US *military*, providing it with, in effect, valuable intelligence on the Iraqi people (how many males and females of which ages, including possible fighting age, in each family, and what their resources and professional/community positions were, perhaps a community critic of the US war, maybe an intellectual, a journalist, a teacher, or a doctor/nurse who could patch up Iraqi wounded resistace fighters, and who in each family might have gotten shot -- perhaps a resistance member? -- by the US military) under the guise of humanitarian relief. Here is what progressive journalist Christian Parenti had to say about the darling of the U.S. imperialist military machine:

9/11 E-Book Collection (tags)

Below are a list of links to .pdf files of worthwhile e-books mostly related to 9/11 Research or related political topics.

Information Control: The Disempowerment of America (tags)

“Information is power and whoever controls the information has the power.” This simple axiom applies today more than ever in America – with an addition to it. Whoever controls information access has the power to control the direction of our country, especially since the media are the most pervasive and omnipresent purveyors of information in the U.S. // © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

Canaries of the Activsist World (tags)

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act defines terrorism as causing an animal enterprise to suffer a profit loss - even if the company's financial decline is caused by peaceful protests, boycotts, media campaigns or leafleting. If the AETA passes this precident will go on to define nearly all activist activies as terrorism

Is Diversity Dead? The Media Ownership Debate (tags)

The ethnic variety in American society is greater than any other country in the world and greater than it has been in the past. But you wouldn’t know it to see what’s offered in mainstream media or to look at who actually owns the media. // © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

NBC Rejects Chics: What's Up With That? (tags)

The Dixie Chicks, that is. This isn’t the first time that big media companies have barred them from the airwaves, but it is the first time that NBC and the new CW network have. It appears that once again the Dixie Chicks have exhibited public disapproval of the Bush administration and once again the media have answered by censoring them. This bodes ill for the future of free speech, at least what’s left of it in America. © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

Holland: All elections manipulated - except one (tags)

In Holland people can 'vote' in the 22 November election. Or now play chess with the 1187 hacked and easily manipulated electronic voting computers. It's scary to see what the creatures in power do to screw the people. Taking away everybody's vote and voice too.

BREAKING: ISRAELI SPY SCANDAL WIDENS (tags)

It can now be reported that major political and media types are now being linked to an expanding spy scandal tied to the MOSSAD riddled Pentagon and the procurement and theft of U.S. Treasury Funds designed for the expenditures of the War In Iraq. Grand Jury sources have now fingered former Republican Senator James Thompson (R. Tenn. Gay-in-the-closet) along with current Republican Senator Conrad Burns of Montana (gay-in-the-closet) as major targets of the FBI Justice Dept. inquiry....

Photograper of Indymedia killed (tags)

Speaking at a public meeting of the Other Campaign in Buaiscobe, Sonora, when the news came in about Brad’s death, Zapatista Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, upon receiving a briefing of the day’s events in Oaxaca, told the public and the press:

Indymedia: Brad Will, Bravery, Our Common Struggle (tags)

I think we should all take a look at what is so important about indymedia work and why it is so important and what it means to each one of us. I hope that we draw courage of conviction from Brad's example and that we stand together throughout the indymedia network and as individuals to redouble our efforts. I think you all know that it could have been any one of us. But, it is so much easier for them to take us one at a time. We stand much more strongly together in what we can all be proud of. Our brave common struggle. Indymedia.

Scott Ritter, back from Iran, in Venice 11/3 (tags)

Scott Ritter was right about the Bush administration's false claims concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Therefore, everyone who cares about such issues should listen very carefully to what he has to say. Ritter has just returned from Iran.

Global cooling, again and again (tags)

The lesson to take from this is the obvious one: not to take your science stories from the mass media if you can possibly find better sources.

Philippine troops, block farmers in Anti-GMA –Pro Peasant caravan in Pampanga, Central Luz (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesnte) -USA in solidarity with the peasant organizations in the Philippines, strongly condemns the military and police harrasment of the peasant caravan from Central Luzon in Pampanga, going to Manila in protest over the agrarian reform month in the Philippines. Media souces reported today that 500 militant farmers taking part in a Central Luzon-wide caravan against political killings and American war games were stopped on Thursday by about 200 government soldiers and residents in the Pampanga capital of San Fernando and blocked four times by policemen on their way to this ecozone and Manila. Pesante-USA vehemently protest such military harrasments that used their civilian supporters to coerce and harass peasant protesting GMA's bogus land reform and fascist attacks against the people especially the KMP and other progressive groups.

Shell in Mayo: Your Support Urgently required (tags)

Irish police and Shell workers have forced an entrance to Shell's self-declared property at Bellinaboy. Urgent action on an international level is needed.

On Terrorism and Mass Media (tags)

Reply to questions by Ms. Roselyn Beltran, BA Journalism student at the University of the Philippines (UP), for a paper on "Terrorism and Mass Media"

FCC Destroys Report (tags)

FCC Destroyed Report Favorable to Local Television Ownership Groups Fighting Against Media Consolidation React to News

Who Owns the Media in Los Angeles (tags)

Speak out against media consolidation on October 3. The FCC will have two hearings in Los Angeles. http://www.stopbigmedia.com/

Mislabeling Iran's Pres. Ahmadinejad as "anti-Semitic" (tags)

Iran's President Ahmadinejad is incorrectly identified by US corporate media as "anti-Semitic". How does this character assassination play into GW bush regime's bloodthirsty cries for war with Iran??

"The French Guy" will be Appearing in October at... (tags)

...The CT Film Festival ~ "The French Guy"(Feature Director): Ann Marie Fleming. ~ Have you ever heard indecipherable sounds coming from the other side of a wall? Were they cries of joy or pain that you heard? Such is the premise for Ann Marie Fleming's wonderfully absurdist comedy The French Guy. Living next door to just such a racket is our titular character, a French painter who simply wants to finish his next masterpiece - but the noises keep getting louder. What is going on over there?

The Importance of Civil Disobedience in Post-Katrina New Orleans (tags)

Citizens of New Orleans are taking it upon themselves to enforce the right of return with everyday acts of civil disobedience. Public housing residents in particular are fighting back. HUD is attempting to shutter all of public housing in New Orleans, but residents have forced the reopening of Iberville Housing Development, and have attempted reoccupation of two other developments.

MP3 AUDIO: Amy and David Goodman at Skylight Books (tags)

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Chomsky Fears 9/11 Debate (tags)

When questioned about his stance on the 9/11 issue, Chomsky timidly regurgitates the official line by saying that the version we are force-fed by the mainstream media is "pretty much what happened. He claims that he hasn't seen any "credible evidence" to suggest otherwise.

“Good Night, and Good Luck” -- WMD, NIST, Popular Mechanics, 9/11 and Media Crimes (tags)

BBC1 Television, near 9/11/2001, interviewed 9/11 author and theologian, David Ray Griffin. What caught my attention was another guest (a writer for a prominent British newspaper) who scoffed at considering challenges to the official story of 9/11, because US media is so vast and free that if there were problems with the official story, he'd have heard about it via US media. There is a 9/11 cover up occurring.

*** POLITICAL REALITY CHECK *** (tags)

Alleged U.S. News Media is once again in embedded Bushfraud mode. Subject Nov./06 Elections � Suddenly out of nowhere the oil-soaked spy riddled U.S. News Media is reporting that the Republican Generic Poll numbers are improving. One must examine why this is happening. Fact Not Fiction ..1 � A bogus Terror Internet scare was orchestrated for Bushfraud by Dunblaine pedophile Tony Blair and The Pretender to the English Throne Bushfraud's business partner Her Majesty the Queen of England. Click here for joint account between Bush and Her Majesty.

Blind Flight by Noam Chomsky (tags)

The incompetence of the Bush planners has led to a catastrophe in Iraq.. The US administration may face a nightmare, a loose Shiite alliance that controls the greatest energy supplyt in the world and builds close ties to the Shanghai group.

Parallels between Nazism, Zionists striking (tags)

Take this, Bill O'Reilly! Someone had to tell you...

Report/review of 9/11 Press for Truth (tags)

by Carol Brouillet

UPDATE to RED ALERT 9/11/06 (NASA, Ft. Monroe and Houston) (tags)

With time running out on a Bush Administration that is itching for more war in the Middle East and more political control at home, a former Army intelligence and public affairs officer has a vital question for all Americans: Are this week's Al Qaeda news and secretive, suspicious government terror drills a set up for a new 9/11 5th anniversary attack, code-named 9/11-V?

How Israel failed its Arab citizens before, during and after war (tags)

After the war, the Education Ministry hired extra psychologists to work with Jewish children and issued counsellors with special kits on how to identify and deal with post-traumatic disorders. The same services were not offered in Arab communities. The Ministry said it could not hire Arab psychologists because there were not enough qualified candidates among the Arab population.

Report Back: FCC Public Hearing on Media Ownership (tags)

LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2006 - A public hearing with two of the five commissioners of the FCC was held Thursday this past week on the USC campus.

RED ALERT: 9/11/06 (tags)

A former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer uses his smarts and experience to issue a warning for 9/11/06, pointing at the signs of a possible second 9/11 attack on the fifth 9/11 anniversary! This is a must-read for all who have questions about politics and the 9/11 attack, who is concerned that another attack is near.

The Four Pillars of Wisdom for 911 Truth (tags)

A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer looks at four key principles that should guide the 911 Truth Movement on its road to becoming a majority movement. The opportunities for 911 truth have never been greater -- nor have the perils.

BTL:Corporate Media Focus on "Infotainment" Undermines Democracy (tags)

Interview with Jeff Cohen, media critic and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Oaxaca media under violent attack (tags)

Paramilitaries and police in Oaxaca have begun a violent campaign to shut down all media operations critical of the Ulises Ruis regime.

Real Photo Fakers, Real War Crimes (tags)

During Israel's war against the people of Lebanon, our media, politicians and diplomats have colluded with the aggressors by distracting us with irrelevancies, by concocting controversies, and by framing the language of diplomacy. In the fragile truce that is currently holding while Lebanon waits for Israel to withdraw, we are simply getting more of the same.

Indymedia On Air August 14, 2006 (tags)

Global warming as a human rights violation; Bias in media coverage of the Middle East.

BREAKING INTEL: Bush Prepares for Martial Law (tags)

U.S. Flag Officers Versus Pentagon-British-Mossad Neo-Cons US Military prepares for civil war and domestic insurrection as British Viceroy Occupunk Bushfraud prepares martial law script. Bushfraud, on advice from his handlers the British Monarchy, readies 20 day detainee legislation which would functionally destroy the US Constitution and end the Bill of Rights as we know it.

Victor Thorn and Lisa Guliani -- False Friends to 911 Truth (tags)

A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer who has spent the last three years tracking and interdicting Bush administration terror plans exposes the double-dealing side of the alternative media, focusing on the Wing TV team of Victor Thorn and Lisa Guliani, who have deliberately sabotaged the ongoing efforts by the 911 Truth Movement to spread word to endangered areas of possible pending 911's.

Exhibitionism - Made Easy (tags)

We have these wondrous possibilities but we don't know what we want to communicate (Brecht)..The expertocracy is losing ground and legitimacy..This peculiar network knowledge replaces authority.

9/11 ACTION: Respond to AP/ABC slap at 9/11 truth mvmt. (tags)

9/11 ACTION: Respond to AP/ABC slap at 9/11 truth mvmt. ASAP, AND FORWARD ON !!! URGE ALL YOU KNOW TO

In Tribute to Fidel Castro (tags)

Part I, "In Tribute to Fidel Castro", lists some of his extraordinary, truly astonishing achievements. Part II asks, "How Can We Best Honor Him?", and answers with an Action Plan designed to defeat the Corporation-Government-corporate Mass Media axis that threatens Cuba and all of us with an international Fascist strait-jacket.

The US Media's "Special Relationship": Out to Lunch (tags)

The US media's biased coverage of the crisis in Lebanon should come as no surprise. While the White House and Congress claim a "special relationship" with Israel, our news outlets are not supposed to have a "special relationship" with anyone. Their job is to fairly reports on matters; anything less is a disservice to those watching their news programs and reading their newspapers.

In Defence of Mel Gibson (tags)

The major communication mediums of the world continue to bombard the public with images and descriptions of the Israeli-Lebanon conflict. The media works tirelessly to deliver our social consciousness. Today’s mass media maintains its status as the principal means of creating and sustaining social realities. The internet-based ‘independents’ lack real independent front-line resources and continue to rely on the mainstream for most of their information (much to their chagrin).

Philippines: AKBAYAN leads protests over SONA of lies, lies, lies (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today joined the various groups which trooped to the streets to express opposition to the State of the Nation Adress (SONA) of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), saying GMA's SONA promises will not make up for the fact that she is the center and crux of the country's crisis right now.

2 activists, 1 media man killed in 3 hours (tags)

THE latest wave of activist and media killings on Monday hit three regions, including Metro Manila, within a span of three hours, claiming three lives. The first killing happened about 6 a.m. at a bus terminal in Zone 2, Bulan town in Sorsogon, where Rei Mon Guran, a 21-year-old 2nd-year political science student was gunned down. Guran was the local spokesman for the League of Filipino Students and a student of Aquinas University of Legazpi City. In the Cordillera region, the Bayanmuna Kalinga chapter chairman, Dr. Constancio Claver, and his wife Alice Claver, a coordinator for the same group, were ambushed about 7 a.m. Monday by heavily armed men in a black Delica van. The attack killed Claver’s wife, who died while undergoing treatment at the Kalinga Provincial Hospital. She suffered bullet wounds in the head and neck. In Metro Manila Tanod tabloid photojournalist Vic Melendres was gunned down about 8:45 a.m. near his home inside the Gozun Compound in Letre, Malabon, while on his way to work.

CSPAN to broadcast 9/11 Truth Conference!! (tags)

author: Truthseeker

Kidnapped in Israel or Captured in Lebanon? (tags)

Israel’s Invasion Pretext Under Fire

Black Commentator: Israeli Apartheid (tags)

We need to catch up with the rest of the civilized world, and talk about what we can do to emphatically withdraw our support from the apartheid state of Israel and its immoral and illegal occupation regime.

Is Israel Using Arab Villages as Human Shields? (tags)

Notes from northern Israel

Daryl Hannah & John Quigley Send Their Solidarity to South Central Farmers from Rome Italy (tags)

Ciao to everyone from the SCF fan club in Rome. Here are the results of some of the press from the press conference on July 18th, 2006 from Rome Italy. Daryl and John were absolutely FANTASTIC and they were able to involve the media on the SCF issue (which is a great thing in Rome - the city of paparazzi). There was very little about the movie Daryl is filming in Rome and great attention on the SCFs. Newspapers and TV news reported about Daryl & John's commitment (talking also about Julia), using videos of the Farm and John's photos.

Lebanon's Al Manar TV Attacked (tags)

Attacks on free speech continue with increasing brazenness

Lebanon's Al Manar TV Targeted (tags)

targeting the media under "self-defense" and with holocaust immunity

Racism (tags)

Racism is "the belief that one 'racial group' is inferior to another and the practices of the dominant group to maintain the inferior position of the dominated group. Often defined as a combination of power, prejudice and discrimination."

Lebanon crisis: Don't let them fool you - ISRAEL STARTED IT (tags)

Ever since the bloody carnage in Lebanon started, the mainstream media has echoed Israel's self-righteous indignation about how they're merely defending themselves - "Israeli sovereignty was violated" when Hizbullah "kidnapped" their soldiers from "across the border." What they conveniently reverse is that Hizbullah confronted Israeli troops on the LEBANESE SIDE OF BORDER.

June Protests - Innovative (tags)

And totally ignored by the corporate media.

Exposing the 9/11 Conspiracy Wingnuts (tags)

An expose of the 9/11 conspiracy wing nuts endangering the very core of our democracy, and world peace.

How US Wars are Sold (tags)

One of the oldest representative democracies of the world changed in the First World War into a controlled undemocratic form of state..Local stations eagerly accepted the free propaganda films.

Bring the Troops Home FAST! 3,000 Join Sheehan in a Fast (tags)

3,000 people from all over the world have joined Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink in a fast to bring the troops home "FAST".

URGENT: South Central Farm Under Attack (tags)

Cops and bulldozers at the South Central Farm. Ugrent action needed. Call the media, friends, etc. 41st and Alameda in LA

911 Truth and Texas Terror (tags)

This important article by Captain Eric May, founder of the renowned cyber-intelligence antiwar group, Ghost Troop, was published in abridged form by the Lone Star Iconoclast, which is the paper of record for Crawford, Texas, where George W. Bush has his summer residence. It is most striking because it analyzes the dangers of a Bush terror strike in the near future, stating that Texas is the foremost target. What was published by the Iconoclast is an abridgement of the original. As you'll find from what's below, this original version contains invaluable insights on the latest advances of the American 911 Truth Movement. It is also quite specific as to the debt the "infowar" community of 911 researchers (Captain May included) owe to Indymedia.

South Central Farmers Parade Saturday, 1 p.m. (tags)

July 12 Trial To Contest Legality of Sale To Horowitz – Media To Cover Event South Central Farmers and Supporters Host Westside Parade This Saturday, 1 p.m.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: WEEK IN REVIEW (tags)

Commentaries and news from Cheryl Seal Reports, June 23-29

Lilly Discrimination (tags)

Breaking News

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekend edition (tags)

US Mainstream Media goes into propaganda overdrive....GOP hate crimes against blacks in 2004 election revealed by BBC and Greg Palast....

Police begin Arrests of supporters at the farm (tags)

reports from the south central farm are that the police in riot gear are now arresting and using batons against the supporters of the farm.

SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)

srael Tunes Out: Denies entrance to piano tuner from California (tags)

Paul Larudee, PHd, a piano tuner from California, was denied entry to Israel based on his political support for Palestinian liberation.

ANSWER Coalition: The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War (tags)

ANSWER Coalition Statement (June 2): The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Worst of AIDS Pandemic Over? Only in Media's Dreams (tags)

This week, articles appeared in the mainstream media that proclaimed that the AIDS pandemic peaked in the 1990s and is "better" now. At best, this was a calculated manipulation of facts, at worst, a cynical lie designed to protect government/corporate interests

New CFTM Video: MEMORIAL 2006- THE ENDLESS FUNERAL PROCESSION (tags)

The endless bloodshed and funerals washing over America is not even being noticed by the average American, and most who do notice turn away and try to forget. This is the price we are paying and the ongoing grief we are experiencing.

Bush Regime Launches Attacks on Congress and Media to Silence Critics (tags)

Attorney General Gonzales is using the Justice Department as a political tool to silence and intimidate Bush regime critics, but his actions may have backfired.

the Nazis/SOS will be in West L.A. Wed. June 7 @ 4p.m. (tags)

oppose the Nazis and confederate rag wavers! When: Wednesday, June 7th Time: 4pm until 7pm Place: FOX 11 News 1999 South Bundy Drive Los Angeles, California 90025-5235

Zogby Poll: Over 70 Million American Adults Support New 9/11 Investigation (tags)

The poll is the first scientific survey of Americans' belief in a 9/11 cover up or the need to investigate possible US government complicity, and was commissioned to inform deliberations at the June 2~4 "9/11: Revealing the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future" conference in Chicago. Poll results indicate 42% believe there has indeed been a cover up (with 10% unsure) and 45% think "Congress or an International Tribunal should re-investigate the attacks, including whether any US government officials consciously allowed or helped facilitate their success" (with 8% unsure).

The Minutemen in Los Angeles (tags)

The Minutemen in Los Angeles, Anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant protests in Los Angeles, May 21, 2006

Snuggly, the security bear (tags)

Snuggly, the security bear

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE THE U.S./ZIONIST PROPAGANDA WAR, ITS LEADERS AND ITS VICTIMS (tags)

At the end of the day, the blood of the Iraqi people will demand to be heard and the voice of justice will be louder and reverberate with greater power than any so-called 'weapon of mass destruction' throughout the entire world. The only questions that remain are: Where does each and every one of us stand in this conflict and what do we intend to do about it?

DAY OF OUT(R)AGE AGAINST TELCOS—MAY 24TH (tags)

SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TV—SUPPORT INTERNET ‘NET NEUTRALITY’—AND STOP THE PHONE COMPANIES’ “TECHNOLOGY REDLING” OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES! Wednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to www.saveaccess.org —or email Info@saveaccess.org

south Central Farmers: MEDIA ADVISORY (tags)

L.A. City Mayor Villaraigosa Fails to Raise Matching Funds to Save 350 Poor Families, in South Central Los Angeles, >From Brentwood Developer

The freefalling dollar and Bush's war on the Middle class (tags)

The freefalling dollar and Bush's war on the Middle class

State Lawlessness (tags)

The Diowning Street memo revealed the deceit that Bush and Blair planned an invasion of Iraq from 2002. Cheney kept repeating the lie that Saddam caused 9/11. After he finally denied the connection, the media ignored his denial.

CNN: Moussaoui defiant at sentencing (tags)

News Junkie Scott's Blog (5/09/06)

What Alex Jones-- Promoter of the 9/11 "Truth" Event in LA-- Said About Mexican (tags)

The scenes you will witness on the streets of America over the next few days do not illustrate a 'new civil rights movement' but an invading army of militant foreigners bankrolled and supported by predominantly white rich Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs who are using the different Mexican race groups as a vice to crush the sleeping American middle class.

9/11 Truth symposium to be held in LA (tags)

Major New 9/11 Truth Symposium Coming To L.A. Features Alex Jones, Professor Steven Jones, Former Star Wars Head Bob Bowman, Dylan Avery & Others

Atenco Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike (tags)

217 prisoners began a hunger strike in central Mexico Friday protesting the conditions of their arrests and their treatment at the hands of local police. Reports have been filtering out from jail of rape, physical and mental abuse experienced by people who were arrested for their involvement in the defenses of Texcoco and Atenco. Meanwhile, five foreigners are facing deportation, about sixty people are missing, independent media makers have been targeted for arrest and one 14 year-old boy is dead.

What the Hell happened at White House Press Dinner? (tags)

Stephen Colbert. A real American.

Photos Essay from Immigrants Rights March (tags)

Immigrants Rights LA Photo Essay - Part 1

Make and share our own media on May 1st (tags)

Here are some ways to share the media we make on May 1st, to tell our own stories and to hear the voices of our sisters and brothers who will be joining the struggle across the country and around the world

DC RALLY This Sunday In Support For The Al-Jazeera Network: (tags)

Rally in support of Al-Jazeera's planned English language station. Rally this Sunday at 12:00 Noon at 1627 K St. NW in DC. America needs unbiased reporting to counter the pro-Apartheid popular media that is the soundboard for this current Administration. Please forward information on the rally to anyone you know on the East Coast who may be interested.

A Wave of Red Hits the News (tags)

In China, propaganda dominates the airwaves and the publications, freedom is not a cherished idea, and dissent automatically leads to incarceration or death. The media is just another arm of one of the most oppressive governments in the world. In America, we watch our rights to free speech and to a responsible media system dwindle. We aren't as bad as China yet, but we certainly aren't the democracy we used to be. It's time to take action through more grassroots media work and through enacting legislative reforms for mainstream media. // Copyright 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

Intravenous Vitamin C Cure Story Censored by Corporate & Alternative Media (tags)

Recent revelations show that intravenous vitamin C can achieve blood concentrations capable of killing cancer cells. However this is not picked up by the media because pharmaceutical advertising is the primary source of income for television and newspapers.

HOW THE MEDIA USES BLACKS TO CHASTISE BLACKS: Regarding Cynthia McKinney – by ISHMAEL REED (tags)

African-Americans have a number of individuals who are willing to serve as mind doubles. Some are supported by right wing think tanks... Michelle McQueen Martin, who was assigned to beat up on Ms. Mckinney by the producers of" Nightline," spent half the interview on Ms. McKinney's hair even though Ms. McKinney has been outspoken on a number of serious issues. Can you imagine Ms. Martin conducting an interview with Trent Lott, the last person on the planet to use Wild Root Cream Oil, or Joe Biden, and spending half the time on his hair? If "Nightline's" Martin had subjected a white male congressman to this kind of hostile sarcastic interview, sarcastic not only in words but in body language, to which she subjected Cynthia McKinney, Martin would have gotten the same treatment from her bosses that Connie Chung received when she interviewed Newt Gingrich's mom, who denounced Hillary Clinton as "a bitch". ...assigned to a Saturday morning show on MSNBC. Network oblivion.

Wisconsin Towns Vote for Immediate US Military Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)

by wsws (reposted) On Tuesday, April 4, 32 communities in the state of Wisconsin voted on referenda calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American military forces from Iraq. Of these areas, 24 voted for immediate withdrawal, and eight voted against. In the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, 70 percent voted for immediate withdrawal.

Blacks and immigrants call for unity! (tags)

A sea of people as far as the eye could see: Blacks and immigrants call for unity!

More Sensitivity and Less Prejudice (tags)

Since journalists influence the political and social climate in the subject of migration, they should show greater sensitivity toward racist exclusion..Integration is not a one-way street but can only succeed when we create the prerequisites and grant equal rights.

US Hispanic Direct Response Marketing Returning Big Rewards (tags)

There’s been a shift in the DRTV responses over the last few years – what used to be strictly an English speaking audience has changed considerably. Half-hour paid program purchases in the U.S. are coming from both English and Spanish speaking consumers reaping generous rewards.

The Great Los Angeles March Against Racism: An Indigenous Perspective (tags)

The largest march in Los Angeles history; Indigenous People protest racism against them and their rights. Estimates are between 500,000 and 2 million people.

Between Half-million and One Million People Protest against Anti-Immigrant Law (tags)

Holmgren dissects the 911 Hoax (tags)

Holmgren dissects the 911 Hoax

Fast Food Media (tags)

The new paradox of journalism is that more and more publications cover fewer and fewer stories.. Idealists have lost and accountants have won.

Addwaitya, RIP (tags)

US-led forces round up whole Iraq village in "security sweep".

Building democracy, one dead baby at a time (tags)

Building democracy, one dead baby at a time

CUT the CRAP --THIS is a MISSILE (tags)

CUT the CRAP --THIS is a MISSILE

MEDIA ALERT: DISAPPEARING GENOCIDE (tags)

The media beat the drums for th Balkans war, esp with the word :'Genocide' However,'lately this word is disappearing from their writings on the NATO war. The real target of Western 'intelligence' was not Iraq, but the British and American public - the goal was to frighten and deceive us to support a war fought for elite interests. It was to persuade us to send our troops to kill and die for profits. It was to persuade us to ignore clear warnings that, in all likelihood, we would be subject to terrorist reprisals. Such risks were clearly deemed a small price to pay for the prize that mattered - control of Iraqi oil and enhanced influence in the region and beyond.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/20/06) (tags)

Seattle Indymedia now ruthlessly censoring this news blog

March 25th Coalition (tags)

Millions Nationally Will Hear Historic Call to March Against Sensenbrenner Bill and for the Legalization of 12 Million Undocumented. In an Unprecedented Display of Unity, Spanish Language Morning Radio Show Personalities Have Come together in Defense of their people. March 25th Coalition Against Sensenbrenner Bill-HR4437 Will Coordinate Media Event at LA City Hall.

Spanish Radio Joins Coalition Outreach (tags)

MEDIA ADVISORY And PHOTO-OP MARCH 20TH, 2006 March 25 Coalition Against HR4437- Coalicion 25 de Marzo Contra La Ley Sensenbrenner Media Contact: Javier Rodriguez 323.788.3241 jrodhdztf@hotmail.com & jrod1194@sbcglobal.net

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/19/06) (tags)

Bush regime arming Great Lakes coast guard vessels

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/17/06) (tags)

Florida Medicaid cuts target food for disabled children

3 YEARS IN IRAQ- Over 100,000 Kids Killed NEW CFTM VIDEO OF OUTRAGE (tags)

AMERICA, WHERE IS YOUR OUTRAGE?

Scott's News Blog (3/15/06) (tags)

DynCorp may replace cops in St. Bernard parish

When Propaganda Controls America’s Thinking (tags)

Propaganda is a science. No one knows that better than the Bush-Cheney Gang. It cleverly used every scare tactic and lie available to con the country into the Iraqi War. In the Dubai port deal, those same kinds of ruses were turned against it. George Bush was hoisted up on his own petard. The great Oswald Spengler reminds us of how the Media can influence us, via repetition, into believing any kind of lie. Now, will the U.S. be lied into a war with Iran?

Under/Non Reported (tags)

Coverage Trends Photostory: Israeli extremists' attack on Nazareth's most famous Christian church goes virtually unreported Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 8 March 2006

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/13/06) (tags)

Pentagon says no halt to forced feedings at Guantanamo.

It's Spring and Talk of Impeachment is in the Air (tags)

Extra! Extra! Senator files censure motion against President Bush and the media actually report it the next day!

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/10/06) (tags)

More space art from the "Cassini Imaging Team"

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/09/06) (tags)

US lung cancer rates soar from Depleted Uranium

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/07/06) (tags)

Morgan Reynolds - gaping holes in the plane stories!

Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)

A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/06/06) (tags)

Iraqi academics and professionals assassinated by death squads.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/05/06) (tags)

America's glorious empire of debt.

CLOSING HAITI'S "OPEN VEINS" - RENE PREVAL'S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION (tags)

Exposing the lies and deception in the corporate media

Gran Marcha 2006 (tags)

LA Coalition to Stage Mass Protest on March 25, 2006 Against HR4437 Sensenbrenner Immigration Bill in Downtown Los Angeles and support a comprehensive immigration reform provision that leads to permanent residency and no more border fences and or heightened border security

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/03/06) (tags)

Kurt Nimmo on the PATRIOT Act renewal.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/02/06) (tags)

Death of an Iraqi professor

Zogby: The Troops Want Out, The Sooner the Better (tags)

Forget the president and his self-serving blather about not “cutting and running.” If you want to help our soldiers, why not do what THEY want, and work to bring them home? That’s the message for the grunts in Iraq.

UFPJ and MediaChannel Focus on Media Complicity in Iraq War-Protest 3/15 (tags)

Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TV… in Australia!

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/28/06) (tags)

A great email about 911 truth tactics.

The Smoking Gun: Samarra bombing not by 'insurgents' (tags)

The AFP is reporting that the bombing of the Golden Domed Mosque “was the work of specialists” and that the “placing of explosives must have taken at least 12 hours.”

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/27/06) (tags)

Neo-Nazis march in Black Florida neighborhood

Carl, host of Cyberpunk Radio (tags)

Carl is a subversive multimedia artsit who hosts the podcasts Cyberpunk Radio, Mental-Escher and Hack VTV as well as heading the PluriMedia Group and the Microcasting Alliance.

Fakey, flakey 911 footage (tags)

Fakey, flakey 911 footage

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/16/06) (tags)

US/Israel puppet government of Iraq declares "bird flu alert".

Returning to Disneylandia After Three Months in Cuba (tags)

Here's a series of comments and observations, comparing various aspects of life in Cuba and the United States as seen by a U.S. activist who returned from a three-month visit to Cuba in early January 2006. The author directs a news service focusing on Cuba. Also provided are a series of links to additional comments and report which are referred to in this essay. Thanks for taking time to read it.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/14/06) (tags)

Bush regime just might kill Amtrak.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/13/06) (tags)

More Science Fiction from the "Cassini Imaging Team".

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/11/06) (tags)

US trade deficit reaches all-time high

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/9/06) (tags)

US military attending upcoming bird flu conference.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/8/06) (tags)

Military coup d'etat brewing in Washington?

Antidote to anti-Islamists (tags)

Monkey-Wrench the Zionist Warmongers!

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/6/06) (tags)

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention camps.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/3/06) (tags)

The end of the Internet?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/2/06) (tags)

Homeland Security tries new 3-D technology at Super Bowl

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/1/06) (tags)

NORTHCOM prepares for possible bird flu pandemic.

Criticism is Unlikely (tags)

George Orwell in "1984" warned that criticism ahnd dissent would be expunged from memories and children would be born for Big Brother. In capitalism's last phase, the myth of the self-healing market drowns out alternatives of a future-friendly economy.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/27/06) (tags)

New Orleans could lose 80% of its Black population

Revolutionary Options in a Non-revolutionary Country (tags)

Before It's Too Late...

Tyler Nordgren, Conglomco (tags)

Interview with Tyler of Conglomco about culture hacking

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/23/06) (tags)

As profits soar, oil companies pay less for gas rights.

The Courts Will Judge Bush? Not Even Close (tags)

The majority of the Supreme Court -- the controlling group of fascist thugs who shredded the Constitution to set up the Bush-Cheney Illegitimacy and its unconstitutional power grab in January 2001, who shredded federalism and legal equity with "Raich" in 2005, and who shredded "eminent domain" in 2005 so that predator elitists all over the world can have any US property they want -- are incompetent to judge anything.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/21/06) (tags)

Washington uses New Orleans to push for dismantling of public education.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/19/06) (tags)

Warmer seas will wipe out plankton.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/18/06) (tags)

Latest Bush dictatorship mega-catastrophe is now pharmaceuticals.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/11/06) (tags)

Military tribunals resuming at Guantanamo Bay.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/10/06) (tags)

Senate moves towards forced vaccinations.

Media under Military Control (tags)

The US buys journalists and dares to speak of freedom of the press. The gap between theory and praxis could hardly be greater.

Santa Monica Counter-protest: Don’t Teach Your Children Hate (tags)

Mobilizing overnight, the Santa Monica Chicana/o Community Shuts Down the Minutemen.

BTL:One Year Delay in New York Times' Coverage of NSA Spying Scandal Exposes... (tags)

...Flaws in U.S. Corporate Media ~ Interview with Norman Solomon, author and columnist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/5/06) (tags)

Indymedia and the memory of Raoul Wallenberg.

END TO END EVIL: The Real Abramoff Story (tags)

Filling in the blanks left by the mainstream media.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/28/05) (tags)

VMann comments on the 7/7 coverup.

So, the media won’t come to our peace parade. Let’s go to theirs then. (tags)

So, the media won’t come to our peace parade. Let’s go to theirs then.

Editorial on the Minutemen (tags)

PRESENTLY TENSE What’s in a name? Modern Minutemen can’t talk their way out of their moniker’s past

OPEN CALL: LA Freewaves (experimental media art, video, animation, shorts) (tags)

Open Call: Too Much Freedom? LA Freewaves 10th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2006. The showcase will present experimental media art from around the world at art venues in Los Angeles in November 2006 and through the Freewaves web site. Media art works include experimental video and film (narrative, documentary, art, animation, etc.), DVDs, websites, simple installations, and video billboards. Works from the festival will also appear on public television, cable stations and video-streamed on the Internet. Competitive selection process will be conducted by a group of international and local curators with diverse specialties and backgrounds. Notification of acceptance is in July 2006. Artist payments will be $200 for selected works.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/19/05) (tags)

US House passes draconian anti-immigrant bill.

MON 12/19 & TUES 12/20: Stanley Tookie Williams' Public Viewing & Memorial (tags)

There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel A.M.E. located at 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The service will be open to the public, but seating is limited. Overflow viewing will take place outside of the church on jumbotron screens.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/15/05) (tags)

'Were the levees bombed in New Orleans?'

Gebran Tueni Perishes in Massive Car Bomb Explosion Near Beirut (tags)

Gebran Tueni, a fiery critic of Syria, was assassinated in a car-bomb explosion in Mkalles, east of Beirut Monday. He was 48. Tueni was An Nahar's general manager and Beirut legislator. "God have mercy on Gebran and An-Nahar will remain the beacon for freedom," Druze leader Walid Jumblat told LBCI.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/12/05) (tags)

Big Box Mart

IMC-Binghamton, Not L.A. Times, Broke Story on DoD Media Scandal (tags)

The breaking story about the U.S. military’s planting of prepackaged stories in foreign media – a “scoop” attributed to the L.A.. Times – has overlooked one critical factor: the Independent Media Center of Greater Binghamton, and not the L.A. Times, was the first media outlet across the globe to report on this propaganda-production endeavor, the brainchild of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/11/05) (tags)

The global death squad of George W. Bush.

LA Freegans Wanted for Interview (tags)

An LA TV news show is interested in doing a story on freegansm and wants to interview LA freegans.

Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV. (tags)

House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.

My Brain Is Not Silly Putty (tags)

The term "paradigm shift" is used with increasing regularity in popular media. It describes a profound and usually irrevocable shift in the way people think. Despite its amazing overuse, I do like the term -- a change in the collective heart and mind is necessary in order for tangible change to occur.

Should the Irish be Trusting the Brits? (tags)

The Irish people want peace, with justice, in the Brit-occupied Six Counties of N. Ireland. This is why, in 1998, they voted for the “Good Friday Agreement” (GFA), a formula for power sharing. At an Irish peace forum on 11/18/05, at Georgetown U., panelists debated the GFA. They all seem to agree the now-suspended Six County “Assembly,” had to be restored in order to make any additional progress. However, many other issues, like building trust, remain.

Pissed off by Scheer fireing (tags)

The Los Angeles Times fired long-time progressive journalist Robert Scheer, claiming he wasn't fired for ideologies because Scheer covered the Bush regime's treason and crimes against humanity.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/17/05) (tags)

Foreign buying of US assets rises to record

Wolf Blitzer,Agora Inc,Baltimore:J.D.Davidson,Lycos Ragingbull.com & Gary Valinoti's Jag M (tags)

I for the first time was able to draw attention to the fraud occuring here because of the wolfblitzzer0 alias(do a google search of wolfblitzzer0'.I actually believed I was doing Ragingbull a favor by drawing some attention to the boards but also by drawing some attention to the frauds that had been going down here for years.My interest in UCSY was and is the transfer agent Alexander Walker who has been involved in numerous penny stock frauds that have been used to rob Americans and send the stolen money offshore,Harvard Scientific, Brek Energy,Endovasc,Sulphco,UCSY,ARE JUST A FEW THAT COME TO MIND...

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/15/05) (tags)

Right to trial imperiled by Senate vote

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/11/05) (tags)

Haaretz.com offering two versions of same Jordan bombs story.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/10/05) (tags)

Mysterious bomb blasts kill 53 at Jordan hotels

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/4/05) (tags)

Palestinians hit by sonic boom air raids.

The Federal Reserve is Privately owned (tags)

The secret to enslaving a nation.

SWARM the Minutemen - Phone Jam NOW! (tags)

The Minutemen are really ramping up their media campaign, including a major rally in Sacramento to promote their California Border Patrol initiative, an attempt to further militarize the border and our communities at the cost of more people's lives. Recently, they testified before congress ( http://www.dakotavoice.com/200510/20051018_6.html ) to ask that congres declare a state of emergency along the entire border. Clearly, they want more policing of our lives and communities, they want unrestricted fascism on the border. Still, resistance to the Minutemen ( http://www.deletetheborder.org/ ) has been powerful and is still growing, all across North America.

British Troops Set Loose By Violent Jailbreak Had Been Caught, Red-Handed, Engaged in St (tags)

British Troops Caught Planting Explosives in Basra? Do you remember that British Officials admitted that they drew the borders of the Middle East eighty years ago in such a way as to expressly keep the region fighting amongst themselves?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/16/05) (tags)

Virtual martial law in the Big Easy.

Comparison: USA v. USSR (tags)

Is life today in the USA like life yesterday in the USSR? The inexorable conflict between the totalitarian government’s need for repression and man’s desire for freedom can only be resolved by revolution.

BTL:Class and Race Issues Played Major Role in Hurricane Survival (tags)

Interview with Darryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club's environmental justice staffer, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

DON'T GIVE DONATIONS TO THE RED CROSS! (tags)

Do not give any money to the Red Cross unless you support the expansion of empire abroad and police state at home. Find a smaller trustworthy organization in the local area of New Orleans and make your onation to them...

9/5 Hurricane Katrina Alert: Calls For Progressive Emergency Supports! (tags)

ActionLA Coalition and several other progressive organizations, will launch a national call for a donation drive to supports New Orleans areas progressive agencies for the humanitarian-aid efforts. Detail will coming soon and please donate generosity!

The Right Of Return To and the Right To Remain In New Orleans. (tags)

As the White House launches its sociopathic defense of the FuckYou Government response to Hurricane Katrina the latest from the dry ground in New Orleans is that even neighborhoods that did not flood, that are high and dry must be evacuated.

Media Alert (tags)

Media Attention on Education initiative. SAT/ACT Prep program in search of volunteer tutors, mentors & more

Whoever Doesn't Really Try, Consents. (tags)

Mass symbolic, sanctioned marches that do nothing to actually change the status quo serve as painless absolution rituals, that allow the participants to “bear witness”, to “speak truth to power” and to “wash their hands of the blood of empire.” Marches, with their biting satire and snazzy costumes, do not provide a real means for stopping the carnage they deplore. A “functioning” democracy needs some form of sanctioned, orderly protest to stimulate discussion, and if the current regime were really “that bad” they wouldn’t allow big demonstrations, right? Ineffective activism, like regulated marches, actually provides a façade of healthy interchange and is welcomed by the status quo. The majority of demonstrators are aware well in advance that their actions will likely have no tangible effect on the negative of the empire, but they go to a huge rally and can sleep better at night having chanted out their guilt. Just as it can be said qui tacet consentive videtu (whoever is silent consents) it can also be said “whoever doesn’t really try, consents.”

The New Haitian Revolution: Resisting U.S. and U.N. Occupation (tags)

Reaching out for accurate news of Haiti, several hundred people, a majority representing the Black community and other communities of color in Los Angeles, took part in a public meeting June 16th at Holman United Methodist Church on the crisis in Haiti.

Diverse Anti-Racist Coalition Confronts, Disrupts the MinuteMen in California (tags)

The California MinuteMen started their operations in Campo, California, one hour east of San Diego on July 16th. They were confronted, disrupted and chased away by a diverse coalition of organizations from San Diego, Los Angeles, Mexico, Portland and many other cities. The Anti-MinuteMen, No Border Camp continues and actions will continue day and night until the MinuteMen leave Campo. On Sunday night the corporate media reported that the MinuteMen had given up after only one day, but later corrected that statement. On Wednesday, the 2nd Virtual Sit-In against the MinuteMen begins. [Read more, complete action summary]

Reports: 150 March in Support of Human Rights | Snipers at campo protest | Physical Borders, psychological divisions | LA indymedia - Report from Campo - Anti-MM action | Minutemen Leave After Clash With Protesters | Original Campo sdimc feature

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Audio: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Sonic Attacks Disrupt Border Vigilante Patrol

Video: 1 | 2 | Minutemen Threaten to Shoot Protesters

What Does it Mean to be 'Pro-Labor?' (tags)

Do you want evidence of how ad-driven media works to silence labor? Read this follow-up to "'Alternative' Media Quietly Sells Out to Whole Foods Market" [ZNet, April 28, 2005]. Mark T. Harris answers Dragonfly Media's denial that it gave Whole Foods Market free advertising for a year in its Chicago publication, Conscious Choice, following the grocer's complaint about a UFCW ad that ran under the magazine's old management. Dragonfly says neither would it promise Whole Foods no more union ads. But when union activists attempted to purchase new ad space last December, Dragonfly said no.

Brown Men (Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians): Time to go into hiding again (tags)

The media, the liars, Israel's control of Washington

Fascists admit decruitment efforts successful (tags)

The fascist regime admits that progressive anti-war activists -- real American patriots -- are responsible for keeping children from signing up for the fascist regime's war crime atrocities in Iraq. With recruitment numbers across all military venues down by at least one third, the fascist regime will have to either stop slaughtering innocent people with brown skin in innocent countries, else the fascists will have to instigate a draft. The revolution will then be the next day. George W. Bush and the other Republinazi fascists are the _only_ enemies America is laboring under.

Media Deception (tags)

The Censorship of the Corporate Press is bad enough, but we also have a problem with the so called "Independent Press," and sometimes with our supposed ally- indymedia...

The Bolivarian Revolution: Advances & Obstacles (tags)

For those interested in looking beyond biased mainstream media news on Venezuela, there aren’t many better options than hearing about the nation’s ongoing social and political revolution from a key advisor to President Chavez.

Report From Afghanistan by Sonali Kolhatkar, 5-27-05 (transcript) (tags)

". . . If the news media covers something [about Afghanistan], donations pour in. If they stop covering it, donations go down. . . . Our donations have plummeted. A lot of projects [are] closing down." -- Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director, Afghan Women's Mission

Artist's Billboard Challenges the Mainstream Media (tags)

May 29, 2005. Los Angeles, CA—On June 20, 2005, a billboard on Sepulveda Boulevard, south of Santa Monica, is sure to cause controversy. The cause—a graphic image of a shadowy Uncle Sam figure controlling a newscaster puppet. The accompanying headline reads, "Shox News Channel: We Distort, You Comply."

Travelling Critical Mass VideoZine!CALL FOR WORK AND INTERVIEWS! (tags)

We will be traveling to cities whose critical mass bike rides have, in the past ten years, encountered repressive interference from police, motorists, or media. We want to interview you!

Website Banned for Bush Parody (tags)

Los Angeles artist, Mark Vallen, reported the following on his web log: "Michael Dickinson has fashioned a website photomontage house of horrors he calls the Carnival of Chaos. Since 2002, with scissors, glue, and pictures torn from popular magazines, the artist has been creating vitriolic though humorous works of collage that lambaste the world's powerful - and George W. Bush in particular. The artist's latest cut and paste statement was a send up parody of what The Sun and New York Post had done by publishing photos of Saddam Hussein in his underwear… and by doing so Dickinson has become the most recent victim of censorship."

Artist's Billboard Challenges the Mainstream Media (tags)

May 15, 2005. Los Angeles, CA—On June 1, 2005, a billboard on Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA is sure to cause controversy. The cause—a graphic image of a shadowy Uncle Sam figure controlling a newscaster puppet. The accompanying headline reads, "Shox News Channel: We Distort, You Comply."

Wendy Campbell: Smeared by the Jewish Defense League (tags)

Since the Zionists cannot win with Truth and Reason, they resort to lies and name-calling.

Amy Goodman's 'Empire' (tags)

Amy Goodman didn't know if anyone was listening. It was the morning of September 11, 2001, and the host of the muckraking radio news program Democracy Now! was broadcasting from her studio in a converted firehouse just blocks from the World Trade Center. She was hunched over her microphone, intent on painting an audio portrait of the "horrific scene of explosions and fires," but the truth was she didn't know if anyone could hear her.

The Jerusalem Post Smears American and British Critics of Israel and Zionism (tags)

Since Zionists cannot win using Truth and Reason, they resort to lies, name-calling and worse.

Climate Change! We Must Intervene! (tags)

Can we take climate change activism beyond uptopian demands into the realm of meaningful strategy? The climate change battle is largely being fought-and currently lost!-in the media.

Mark Green and Wendy Campbell: Hollywood Advances 'Soft Assault' on Christian Imagery (tags)

Deconstructing Hollywood mind-control...

KmB Pro-People Youth USA Website Operational (tags)

KmB connects local issues in the U.S. to broader international issues-mainly the National Democratic struggle in the Philippines. This can only be attained by addressing the 3 root problems - imperialism, bureaucrat capitalism, and feudalism. Kabataang maka-Bayan is National Democratic in character because it fights for national sovereignty and interests of the majority of the oppressed masses in the Philippines. www.propeopleyouth.com

Suspected coverup of American Mad Cow cases investigated by Canadian Parliament (tags)

I do not have cable tv, but it would appear, based on the Internet, that American media sources are burying the story. Time to blow the whistle...

Help Protect Uncensored Satellite Television for the Chinese People (tags)

The TV Station that broke the SARS story in China and pressured the Chinese government to admit the crisis, will go off the air in China on April 15, 2005 due to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party.

An Anarchist Critique on the March 19th Hollywood Anti-War March (tags)

Thoughts on the anarchist bloc at M19

Iraq War Factsheet available for upcoming protests (tags)

An 'Iraq War Factsheet', put out by the Signalfire Media Project, is available for folks to print out and distribute at upcoming anti-war actions.

Media Monopoly and Lies by Fox News (tags)

A broad overview of media bias and racism focusing on a recent broadcast by Fox 29 News (Philadelphia) implicating the MOVE Organization in a 2002 murder.

Gannon or Guckert: No Wonder Nobody Noticed This Guy! He Fit Right In (tags)

The scandal of a Republican operative posing for years as a reporter at the White House, asking puffball questions, isn’t so much that the White House has deceived the public. It’s that the real reporters were so much like him, no one noticed the difference.

HBO and PBS - Home of the Israeli Fanatic and Jewish Extremism in the Media (tags)

A more than blunt review of the hypocrites running the media, specifically PBS and HBO

JOIN THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER FOR A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM "OUTFOXED" (tags)

JOIN THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER FOR A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM "OUTFOXED".

We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)

On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.

J20 International General Strike & Bush Inauguration Day Protest (diverse links) (tags)

Collected, reposted, and forwarded everywhere -- the volume of protest information becomes the story (the media becomes the message) and then the protest itself is better understood even if the mainstream corporate journalists don't give it the attention it deserves. Cut, paste & please forward in solidarity -- everywhere!

High-Tech Rumsfeld under Fire (tags)

Criticismis spreading in the US media and from two of the most respected republican senators.. Rumsfeld wanted to give the world a lesson in military high-tech: that the US could quickly conquer and rule any country with a few ground troops.. He failed in Iraq.

Dan Kennedy, Premeire Media Critic of the Bloggers: Cardiac Kids (Cheney AND Bush)... (tags)

Dan Kennedy of the Boston Phoenix, in his Friday, Jan. 7 column, reports on the story about President Bush wearing a device for a heart problem in an article titled: Cardiac kids - Internet speculation about Bush’s and Cheney’s health poses a media dilemma." http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/dont_quote_me/multi-page/documents/04383304.asp

JAN. 25-30: Freedom Cinema Festival Returns to Park City (tags)

FREEDOM CINEMA FESTIVAL RETURNS TO PARK CITY Festival Creates Home for Political Films and Leading Activists ‘Celebrating Arts and Media That Matter’ Announces Film Selections and Live Events Lineup January 25 to 30, 2005

Must! Do NOW !-1 Focus 1 Mission 1 Goal 1 RESULT=NewVote by J20 (tags)

HOW DARE THEE? Democracy IS Deliberatley Criminally, Hastily being frog-marched to the GallOWs. Adding insult to injury it's Horribly OutRageous that, Insidiously it is and OFFICIAL State-Secret! The powers that be have coldly calculated that America and Americans will lie to themselves, tell themselves lies and Live with a Lie. For the most part they may be right, many are physically & emotionally energy-sapped, distracted, conTrolled, apathetic, demoralized and even Zombified. Many millions though, are ascending to that MounTain Top where the view is so grand, omnicient and the scent wafting from the grounds of our election system, smells FOUL with falseness, fraud and an unholy alliance of corporations, judges and elected? officials AND money twisting, unsportsmanlike a process requiring fairness, transparency, integrity into an abomination- a crime syndicate having undue control of the Public and Human right to Vote. The basic Way to petition Our Servant, elected governments, for a redress of grievances. This Liberty Lover has written a Paul Revere-esque chain letter, a powerful invocation to Clot the Bleeding Wound inflicted by a felonius assault on Democracy. We will NOT or canNot Live within a comfortable, despicable LIE. If you say it's crazy to expect a NewVote, take your lazy negativeness over to Ukraine, the real loser over there needs supprters. You know whats crazy, Bush's approval rating hac been at 48%-for months, 50% of 118million voters is 59mil, partisan claims of 60.7mil are being bandied about in the cuckoos-nest money-motivated manipulated Media.48% =56.6mil! It's ENABLING to Allow the habitual theft to happen over and over. Whats really crazy is snuffing out the life of an 180-pound Human with a 500-pound missile! (excerpt); America faces an apocalyptic moment. On November 2nd, at least thirty three million Americans (John Conyers estimates more than half of all who voted) lost their right to vote; their votes are indeterminate since they cannot be verified by hand count! This is an amazing and historically disastrous fact! Most of us were forced to vote on computers lacking paper evidence of who we voted for. Can any election be more than a sham under such a condition? Even worse, our votes could have been secretly and invisibly changed to favor George Bush or other Republican congressional candidates by the Republican owned business entities that secretly counted them. And all this after publicly promising their Republican associates they'd win! The bottom line: we really cannot know which Congressman, Senator or President was actually elected on November 2, for the vote-counting was able to be secretly and privately manipulated and then blocked from audit because there were no paper trails required. Thus, the entire national election of November 2 was fundamentally and uncorrectably flawed! Below is a letter I'm sending to one hundred non-profit organizations who represent the best of America's thinkers and doers. I'm asking them to be the Paul Reveres of this country and save us from the corporations now in control attempting to turn America into the largest, most powerful fascist nation the world has ever experienced. The American people don't want that. They abhor it and won't stand for it. I urge each of you to spread this letter as far and as wide as you can. It is a matter of life and death. The life of a democracy that began the 4th of July 1776 but which will die on January 20th 2005 unless we demand and achieve a new, honest election before that date. The People are Coming! The People are Caring! The People are CaaaaRRRinG! LET FREEDOM RING! Let My People GO! *****

Are you ready for the Government Domestic Detention Camps? (tags)

This was just recently posted at TBRNews.org and it clearly details WHAT our so-called "government" has in store of a select few of we citizens. I've posted it in it's entire length, and while it will take a while to read, it is well worth the effort to become DULY INFORMED. It is so comprehensive that I doubt even serious trolls/debunkers will try to refute it, but nonetheless, let the trolls begin their debunking....

HELP! EveryDay AmeriCAN Heroes URgently Needed for Duty-Defending a Just Future... (tags)

...& Constitutional Self-GOvernance ---TIME for All Concerned Citizens to report for Historic Duty and STAND Up with courageous resolve-For We are on-the-cusp of redemption, my friends!Ballots? SchMallots! We NEED to Vote NOW, with our voices, eyes,ears and feet in this New Year. Get Ready for 1/3/05 to 1/6/05 Join in this dynamic FLASH! SmartMob MoveMent in spirited Defense of genuine Representative Democracy. The Law, the Future, common sense and decency are ON Our Side and The PeopleUnited in exciting solidarity are ready to BRING IT ON!, to those who corrupt, disparage and mock our Right to free, fair and VALID Elections. Either- ticket or the media is not authorized to accept it on the people's behalf if it does not follow clean worldwide standards,a studied, honest legal assesment shows 2004 to be suspect, questionable frustratingly problematic in its planning, conduct and now-audit. Since the CorpMedia has almost zilch credibility as an objective news source it is the EveryDay People's duty to become and originate a New Medium which breathes life, rarified air into the communications sphere and DeCONtaminates the poisoned, polluted atmosphere of responsible public discourse. Conscientiously aimed at motivating, maturing and moving Consensus Reality Forward-closing the Wisdom Gap. Can't you see Boris, slyly grinnin',(the raw exit poll data withheld inside his overcoat) smacking his fist in his palm, threatening, "What part of, it's over, don't you understand?" With Abu Gharib, Gitmo ethos prevalent & lurking, the shameful media is acting much like an agressive interrogater, enforcer- foisting a fraudulent, sham election onto the MassPsyche, and to caring, FreeThinkers & justified Vote Defenders, akin to Psychological torture. First they tell us that it is the most important election in our lifetime, then Andrew Card nervously, unilaterally calls the election, in lieu of earned merit, for his boss. The media doesn't study it, analyize it, or do their job and in a concerted campaign, echo in unison-GET OVER IT. (remember Hussein capture? newspapers, websites, networks, punditz-LIKE A RAT,Like a Rat, like a rat) Who gives the orders for these negative thought-spores? THIS indocrination, chicanery, ridicule is obvious and THE ULTIMATE fear and hopeless-based trauma CONDITIONING TO MANUFACTURE ALIENATION and TIMID ACCEPTANCE FOR THE END OF DEMOCRACY. News org's spreading thought-viruses violate the BirthRight freedom- Cognitive Liberty and the sovereignity of individuals freedom to think independently, fairly, honestly as sentient agents SEEKING the promotion of The Good. Personally, I could give a hoot if the media doesn't care about their own credibility or respect Words=Conduits of Spirit, I know where to find solid information-but they are disturbing and stunting, brainwashing those who don't have time or strength to discover different solutions that shine light on hidden, nefarious motives, in effect selling short the Human Race, preventing wisdom, growth and Delaying the Rennaissance! Nevertheless, Intuition, word-of-mouth and heart-based gnosis IS very powerful and contagioUS and shall overcome, their adavantage of mass-produced reality bytes courtesy of Monopolies aggresively overwhelming dominance and destruction of sacred Nature- in all it's forms and favoring profit OVER people, machine OVER man, subterfuge OVER SunShine transparency- truly archaic modus-operandi for a successful species. This post shares recent tough essays, VoterGate2004 artifacts, documents and correspondence to emBOLDen and build your networks, flyers for historic rallies and Hands-to-Work-Hearts-to-God HOMEmade, protest=protect SIGNS* ENOUGH! No heavy-handed, top-down reality control can stop this beautiful calling-WE know what happened and we have to arREST this corruption-Democracy yearns to STAY UP past it's bedTIME!

Alternative/Independent Media Conference in Fresno (tags)

There will be an alternative/independent media conference in Fresno on Saturday, February 12, 2005.

LA's Media Blitz To Save Social Security! (tags)

Save Social Security From Bush!

BTL:Tragic Career of Investigative Journalist Gary Webb Reveals Much About... (tags)

...Deep Flaws in U.S. Journalism ~ Interview with Jeff Cohen, columnist and media critic, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

R.I.P. Gary Webb -- Unembedded Reporter (tags)

Gary Webb, a courageous investigative journalist who was the target of one of the most ferocious media attacks on any reporter in recent history, was found dead Friday after an apparent suicide.

Fairly Unbalanced-The Sam & Greg Spin. (tags)

[ Disclaimer: The following is personal opinion only and is not meant to attack the K.I.L.L.radio staff, their crazy and wild hosts with their sometimes entertaining programs or the concept of this often listened to stream. ]

BRAVE NUDE WORLD ? (tags)

You've just got to accept it the next time you travel with your good looking wife or daughter: of course their breasts are firm like Semtex. And when they or you are fingered, just ask yourself: where's your spine ? Are you going to protest ?

Open Words about the Empire (tags)

Everyone who rises to prominence learns to think in the obsequious sentences of an English butler serving cookies to the Prince of Wales.. Wars as the US waged in the last 60 years always serve to prevent democracy at home.

Five Years After WTO Protests: Seattle Weekly Trashes Anti-Globalization Movement (tags)

The media spin cycle leading up to major anti-globalization protests has become so predictable that activists have been forced to come up with better media strategies to keep up with the lies and disinformation. The mainstream media starts the cycle several months in advance with articles and coverage about the upcoming summit and accompanying protests.

Heroic Fallujah (tags)

US imperialism hits a stumbling block in Fallujah and Iraq as a whole in its drive for global hegemony and corporate control.

Falluja: Blood lust dominates mainstream media (tags)

The Falluja battle is obscenely one-sided and, on the American side, thoroughly cowardly. The US military employs the most modern and horrific weapons to eradicate a few thousand lightly armed fighters.

where the hell is our media (tags)

Where the Hell is Our Media? Why aren't they reporting on an explosion of vote corruption cases that have emerged since the election? By Anthony Wade

GUERRILLA MEDIA (tags)

Los Angeles 6am ELECTION DAY LaCienega & Venice Blvd. As the people of LA arose this morning, they were greeted by a simple but powerful message..”VOTE ...BITCHES” and signed simply “Rick James’04.” This billboard is both tribute to Rick James and shout out to Dave Chappelle, one of the brightest comics to touch politics since Richard Pryor. We wanted to recognize the camrades that put up this piece of Guerrilla Media, who risked it all to show us what is possible when Hip Hop takes its voice into its own hands.. Next time someone says we’re apathetic tell ‘em shut the hell up and Change the Game..PEACE BITCHES

LA Freewaves Presents Their 9th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and New Media (tags)

LA Freewaves presents How Can You Resist? its 9th biennial festival of film, video and new media. This year's festival occurs weekends during the month of November starting on Friday, November 5, 2004 and wrapping up on Saturday, November 27, 2004 in downtown Los Angeles.

What's New at Infoshop.org - November 1, 2004 (tags)

Welcome to another update on Infoshop.org and the Alternative Media Project! This update is meant to help you find new features on our website and keep you updated on the projects of the Alternative Media Project. As Infoshop.org heads toward its tenth anniversary in January 2005, we are pleased to share with you all of the new things going on with our project.

New Wrinkle: NASA Photo Expert Exposes Bush Bulge (tags)

The bulge under Bush’s jacket in the first has now now been analysed by a NASA satellite photo specialist . This is what the president is calling a case of bad tailoring.

Lebanese-Americans Salute President Bush and our Troops (tags)

Lebanese American voters in Michigan to differentiate Lebanese voters from Extremist Arab voters. The Extremist Arabs and Muslims are abusing the fact that a large number of Middle Easterners live there. They extremist organization call these Middle Eastern Arabs and claim that they control their votes. In fact, the majority them are of Non-Arabs and Non-Muslims, and they do not support the extremist ideas, nor will they vote per the directions of these Arab and Muslim extremists.

Media Give Bush a Free Pass on the Bulge (tags)

While the story of Bush’s mystery bulge is still all over the web, and has become a source of yucks on the comedy circuit, the major media are failing to press the White House on the serious question: What is that thing and why does the president have to wear it, not just at debates, but even in his pickup truck on the ranch?

Call to Action: Stop Government Repression of Indymedia (tags)

Call for Indymedia Solidarity

Wendy Campbell: Journalists Should Fully Disclose Ethnic/Religious Backgrounds (tags)

Americans deserve to be better represented in the US media, and they deserve to have full disclosure of news commentators' backgrounds.

FBI Shuts Down 20 Antiwar Web Sites: An Unprecedented Act of Internet Censorship (tags)

The US government move to shut down nearly two dozen antiwar, anti-globalization web sites on October 7 is an unprecedented exercise of police power against political dissent on the Internet. The World Socialist Web Site denounces the attack on the Indymedia sites and demands a halt to all such attempts at suppressing political criticism of the US government.

DETAILS OF FBI SEIZURE OF GLOBAL IMC SERVER. (tags)

Here are 3 articles posted by Truthout on the Oct. 7 raid, in the UK , on the servers of Global Indy Media and several local IMC's, apparently instigated by one IMC's posting of a photo of an undercover agent in Europe.

Media emergenC, San Diego, Oct 6-9th (tags)

Media EmergenC - A four day Independent Media Convergence in San Diego, October 6-9, 2004. The National Association of Broadcasters' "Radio Road Show" is in San Diego this year and Media Activists will be there to tell the NAB, "We Want Our Airwaves Back!" Join this convergence in person or virtually on the internet.

Remember Operation Urban Warrior (tags)

Just looking out for you revolutionaries

BTL:Depleted Uranium Weapons Used by U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan Linked to... (tags)

...Radiation Illness in Troops and Civilians ~ Interview with Tedd Weyman, deputy director of the Uranium Medical Research Centre, conducted by Between to Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Media EmergenC, Independent Media Convergence, San Diego, Oct. 6-9, 2004 (tags)

Media EmergenC - From October 6th to the 9th, Artists, filmmakers, activists, Students, Citizen, etc. will converge in San Diego to celebrate the growing media revolution and rise-up to counter the NAB's "Radio Road Show."

benefit for MOVEON.ORG (tags)

benefit for moveon.org at the salvation theater with art, music & poetry

Phone, email, and other info on key RNC staff - FORWARD EVERYWHERE!!! (tags)

FORWARD EVERYWHERE!!!

Mass Arrests and Police Brutality in New York / Los Angels Activists Arrested (tags)

This is a report from the front lines in the police state of New York.

Do Illuminati Lizards Rule? (tags)

One of Rense.com's widely-read contributors is author and lecturer, David Icke. In his books, David writes about the Illuminati and all their connected secret groups and how they are the ones manipulating world events for their benefit. Who are the super rich "elite" Illuminati and their associates?

RNC/NYC Anti-War Protest Interview With Sue Niederer, MFSO Anti-War Mother (tags)

An interview with Sue Niederer after the mass Anti-War march today in NYC

Become Your Own RNC Media Outreach Team! (tags)

Traveling to New York for the RNC protests? Want the public to find out what's really happening in the streets and why people are out there? Become your own media outreach team. Here's how you do it. *Call your local paper. It’s best if you call in the morning before the late afternoon deadline crunch setsnin. If you’ve already sent a concise, well-written fax the night before, all the better.

Sack the Rich (tags)

Why do people obsess with wealth? I've been castigated by the weasels for retiring into worn phrases that have been echoing throughout the ages. I feel so confused... Hmmm let me sort this out.

INN on Air in LA (tags)

INN is HERE!

CIA Operation Against Cyprus IndyMedia (tags)

Please Repost to all IMC's

Video of John Kerry's Democratic National Convention (tags)

I "lost" 4 hours of footage...

Is Edwards' Theaters Cutting F911? (tags)

This letter was in the SGV Trib.

The FBI Lied, Again (tags)

The FBI lied to you when they said protesters planning to attend the anti-DNC marches in Boston were plotting to attack the media. The DNC is now complete and not a single report of an attack against the media has surfaced. Had such an attack occurred, it is doubtless that the media would have hyped it. No such attack occurred. Here is an article instigated by the FBI concerning the alleged plot by protesters to terrorize the media: Nets warned of threat.

Breaking: John Ashcroft Named "Person of Interest" in Boston Media Terror Hoax (tags)

John Ashcroft has been named a "person of interest" in the recent media terror hoax announced by the FBI. John Ashcroft, a man on the fringes of American society, known for his love of guns and slavery and known as well as a strong supporter of the Confederacy, is under investigation for using official government agencies in a bid to manipulate the media.

Anti-Media Terrorism at the DNC? (tags)

Recent hype by the FBI concerning alleged "terrorist" attacks by a domestic group against media vehicles at the DNC protests led me to think, once again, about the role of the media in the debacle we know as the Bush Administration and its terrorist war against liberty, rights, Muslims and Arabs. While I suspect that the FBI's allegations are bogus and just another example of the paranoia they seek to provoke, I mused over another interpretation of the allegations. Since the word "terrorist" is often used by states as a term to smear freedom fighters, let's attempt to reverse engineer the FBI's PsyOps attempt with regard to their press release.

Call for Artists-Moveon.org/Adbusters fundraiser-SITUATIONAL AWARENESS LA (tags)

Call for artists and party people: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: an evening of audio/visual activism 8/28/04 produced by perceptioncollective.org to benefit the Adbusters Media Foundation and MOveon.org's PAC. Help us spread the word about this one night political awareness show.

BTL:Success of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Stems from Public's Search for Answers on... (tags)

...Failed Bush Administration Foreign Policies ~ Interview with Steve Rendall, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting senior analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

2004: Year of the Documentary (& Hopefully, Political Reform) (tags)

(mini reviews of "The Corporation" "Control Room" "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" and "Uncovered")

Death4Bush (tags)

Candidate for state office David Blomstrom is advocating the death penalty for President George W. Bush.

The People's Media Reaches More People Than FOX Does (tags)

While Big Media is "simply in the business of selling products, the people's media reaches more people than FOX does.

The Brunswick Model (tags)

If "The Miami Model" was to indiscriminately beat heads and attack dissenters for No Reason.. The No War March Tuesday morning made clear to me .. "The Brunswick Model"

Photoshop for Democracy (tags)

New and old media groups are using parody and Adobe Photoshop to mobilize young voters for the 2004 elections. Their message? "Let's have a good laugh at the powers that be, and let's work together to make America a better place."

Help Support Free Speech TV! (tags)

DirecTV Should Carry Free Speech TV Online Petition Most Americans rely on TV for their news. Yet TV is not always the most reliable source for news. Free Speech TV is a publicly supported independent, non-profit, and non-commercial channel. On Free Speech TV you will find films and shows providing perspectives that are under-represented or ignored by the mainstream media. You can help decide what we get to watch.

~100 Dissapeared in Guadalajara (tags)

This is a fowarded e-mail from a contact in Mexico city ( el D.F.). It is concerning the arrest and possible dissaperance of nearly 100 anti globalization acitvists.

Rat & Bullies to Make Its California Debut at DancesWithFilms (tags)

A powerful and evocative epic documentary film chronicles the causes and consequences of bullycide.

Nightline: War Dead Reading , Censored in 24% of U.S.A. (tags)

24% of the US tv market will not hear Ted Kopel read off the names of American war dead. Sinclair Broadcasting (which gave Bush $130,000) is censoring it because it paints the war in an unfavorable light.

ED ASNER (urgent) 9-11 letter to Peace & Justice groups (tags)

Dedicated celebrity activist encourages immediate shift in focus

Lecture with David Barsamian: "Weapons of Mass Distraction" (tags)

Please join David Barsamian for a lecture and audience discussion on Friday, April 30th for: "Weapons of Mass Distraction and the Lies We Were Told: How Media and Government Misled Us Into War"

Pat Tillman: Hero or Wasted Life? (tags)

An argument against calling American soldiers engaged in an illegal and immoral war "heroes" as is done continuously by the corporate media. This is even more so in wars that leave a radioactive legacy of cancers and deformed children like the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Behind the Scenes at “Democracy Now!” (tags)

Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Amy Goodman and David Goodman on “Uprising”, KPFK. Produced by Thatcher Collins. Monday, April 19th, 2004 KPFK studios, Los Angeles, CA. Subjects covered: Amy's early academic work, her approach to journalism, coverage of insiders turned dissidents, Mumia, Michael Moore, collectively run media, and sleeping.

Bojinka: The Dog That Didn't Bark (tags)

That there is a huge cover-up in progress by the government and the media is obvious. However, there are two words that have not come from the lips of even Bush’s most virulent critics, the left-wing Democrats. Those two words are Project Bojinka.

Copwatch 101 pamphlet (tags)

Infoshop.org and the Alternative Media Project are pleased to announce the public release of our new Copwatch 101 booklet.

Assaulted in Iraq (tags)

Vehicle explodes Occupants dead, or dying Insurgents look on

WEDNES. 7 PM APRIL 21: Amy Goodman's 60 City Book Tour Hits LA (tags)

An Evening with Amy Goodman Host of Democracy Now! Presentations By Amy and her brother David Goodman with a Book Signing for their NEW Book The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them written by Amy Goodman acclaimed host of Pacifica Network’s Democracy Now! with David Goodman

debunking the media lies about president Aristide (tags)

by Justin Felux the necklacing lie is going the round again in the New York Times and American Spectator

STOP the WAR machine! (tags)

THE Conglomerate Homogenous Unilateral Military-MEDIA, POLICE. STATE “CHUMPS” They’re so FUNNY: They kill ya. First they: stupefy you with: BU__! SH__! Then they bomb ya. GOD enslave the KING King George II

BTL:After Terrorist Bombing, Spanish Election Defeat of Bush Ally Sends... (tags)

...Shock Waves Through Washington* Interview with Jeff Cohen, columnist and media critic, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Elections in Spain & Russia: voters oppose Bush hegemony (tags)

In Spain and Russia, voters decisively rejected candidates aligned with the American and British governments. However, in both countries the winners are also in favor of internal clampdowns against "terrorism."

"Let My Country Awake" Documentary Screening (tags)

Unity Foundation presents a free screening of the award winning documentary, Let My Country Awake, 3/21 at 11AM at L.A. Film School. The film chronicles the mobilization of the anti-war movement prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Use this film for peace and political reform fundraisers.

Aristide held prisoner! (tags)

Thousands of pro-coup, anti-democracy demonstrators marched in Port-au-Prince on Sunday to show their support for neo-fascist Guy Philippe and former death squad chief Louis Jodel Chamblain. The march was escorted by hundreds of U.S. occupation troops who guarded the march with Armored Personel Carriers and Humvees. Nevertheless, pro-Aristide resistance fighters opened fire on the march, killing 6 of the anti-democracy demonstrators. U.S. occupation troops returned the fire but it's not known if any of the pro-Aristide resistance fighters were hit. In the photo, supporters of death squad leader Guy Philippe ask US Marines to shoot at pro-Aristide fighters. (AP Photo/Pablo Aneli)

LaborTECH/Access2004 Conf In April (tags)

On April 2,3 & 4 labor media communication activists from around the world will meet at Stanford University to learn, discuss and plan the use of telecommunication technology in the struggles of labor.

Geraldo from Baghdad (tags)

I am not a big fan of Geraldo, but I have to give him this one. He is so right about the reporters who "Report" the news.

pacifica national truth & reconciliation commission (tags)

a call to those politically active in the free-pacifica & other alternative media struggles, to create a formal proposal (purpose, internal organization, process, methods, goals, implementation, etc.) for a pacifica national truth & reconciliation commission.

Check out this new web news service (tags)

This is a letter encouraging people to check out a new web news service out of Syracuse, New York. The service is called The NewStandard. Check it out at http://newstandardnews.net

CoupsRUS: Haiti and Venezuela (tags)

An argument that the CIA is involved in both Haiti and Venezuela and the techniques they use to overthrow governments.

One of the best Political ad's I have ever seen! (tags)

A MUST SEE POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO WATCH

Unite for Kucinich Now (tags)

All of these problems we're facing today will go away if we can get the right man in office this November. Kucinich is the True American, K/E are just posers. Why is there a deafening silence from the 'alternative' press at this time. Kucinich got 30% in Hawaii- Common Dreams -Nothing! All of the IMCs in supertuesday states- Only Minnesota with a feature front and center... and that was minimal. WTF - this is what IMCs are for- we NEED ti be THE Alternative media now!

smallDems strategY? Combatative or Creative, Tough Fight Against to Dominate or Fair Fight (tags)

for what IS Right to Nurture..., Kucinich, an honest Friend By, For and Of regular, common working folks, has consistently,steadfastly presented a necessary vision which has inspired an understanding, and burdgeoning realization that his clear plans entail specific actions for Peace, Progress & Prosperity reminding to renew and Reclaim COMMON SENSE of COMMON PEOPLE,COMMON DREAMS, Aspirations motivating UNCOMMON ENERGY TO IN-COMMUNITY CREATE A COMMON DESTINY TO ACHIEVE THIS COMMON GOAL FOR OUR ENTANGLED COMMON FUTURE, by restoring our True Historical standing of Egalitarianism, beacon for Oppurtunity and the happiness of to pursue Life and liberty in a healing Rennaissance Epoch of caring,sharing and courageous daring for sustainable policies from a transparent Sunshine Goverment promoting the Public Interest to advance Domestic wellBEing.

200,000 in Spain protest Iraq War! (tags)

Hundreds of thousands of antiwar protesters marched in Madrid Spain to call for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Calls were also made for the total withdrawal of some 1,300 Spanish troops from Iraq. The anti-Imperialist protestors held banners and placards that denounced the idiot Cowboy in the Whitehouse, as well as his puppet... Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar. Protestors also carried thousands of pictures of Spanish television cameraman Jose Couso, who was murdered along with Reuters TV cameraman Taras Protsyuk when U.S. occupation soldiers fired a tank shell at the media hotel where the two were working in Baghdad. The massive anti-war protest was held to mark the first anniversary of demonstrations held around the world when nearly 15 Million people marched to oppose the U.S. oil war against Iraq (Reuters photo/Andrea Comas).

PR expert says "President Bush did fine" (tags)

"This is a dangerous world. I wish it wasn't. I'm a war President. I make decisions here in the Oval Office with war on my mind. The American people deserve someone who sees the world for what it is and acts decisively." President Bush on Meet the Press

NAB Counter-Conference - Autonomous Media Convergence (tags)

Think corporate media SUCKS??? Tired of media LIES??? Tired of the same old thing on the radio???

BTL:CBS Censorship of Political Ad During Super Bowl Sparks Debate on... (tags)

... Media Access Interview with Zack Exley, organizing director of MoveOn.org's Voter Fund conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

So Much for Working Within The System (tags)

A quick look at the ineffectiveness of "working within the system," the demise of Howard Dean, and other progressive candidates. The elite leave few crumbs for the masses.

Hitler: An Officer And A Gentleman ? (tags)

"Until the Russian bullet hit officer Schultz, during the battle at Stalingrad, he really was totally convinced that Adolf Hitler was 'an Officerand a Gentleman', like himself."

The Shocking Super Bowl Breast (tags)

The difference between my view of morality and that of the corporate media.

Super Bowl Militarism (tags)

Commercia media, like Ashcroft when he draped the Justice Department statues, goes berserk at the sight of a woman's breast but is silent about killing machines featured at a sports event.

LA FREEWAVES Open Call -- 9th Experimental MEDIA ARTS Festival (tags)

LA Freewaves announces an open call for How Can YOU Resist?: LA Freewaves 9th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts. Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2004. The month-long showcase will present experimental media art from around the world in culturally distinct downtown Los Angeles venues in November 2004.

Transgender Vagina Monologues (tags)

Press Release about Vagina Monologues

BE THE MEDIA (tags)

Organizing is under way to create a new Indymedia Center in the Central Valley. Here are the details about the meetings that have been set up to organize this project.

Corp. Media Bias,Polls,Waffling,VoteBuying SPARKS New Dynamic of Self-Publishing (tags)

The candidates believing the assessment by the weapons-manufacturer-owned-media and their ridiculous polls, because they get coverage fall into trap of having to accept and be defined by it. Later finding out their dependence on orchestrated reality control and conventional wisdom, causes the rug to be pulled out from under them> as events, time and the fluidity of the new info-sharing environment made possible by real peoples participation with self-publishing, pushes the envelope to more accurate and genuine picture, actual portrayal of the environment, Here on the ground in 2004.The truth, morality and validity of the progressive message is that powerful. NPR DEBATE OBSERVATIONS

Sonali Kolhatkar on Media Democracy and KPFK elections (tags)

Sonali Kolhatkar talks on "Media Democracy, and the Growing Media Reform Movement", with Potluck & "Meet and Greet" PIRCR Candidates for KPFK's Local Station Board

The Rise of Fascism (tags)

"When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History" by Thom Hartmann Published on Sunday, March 16, 2003 by CommonDreams.org The 70th anniversary wasn't noticed in the United States, and was barely reported in the corporate media. But the Germans remembered well that fateful day seventy years ago - February 27, 1933. They commemorated the anniversary by joining in demonstrations for peace that mobilized citizens all across the world.

Zapatista 10th Anniversary Concert! (tags)

A Night of Spirit, Live Music, Spoken Word, Visual Art, Celebration, Joy, and Resistance in honor of EZLN 20 y 10 Anniversary of the Zapatistas

Seattle IMC CLosing-INternational IMC Loses Server (tags)

Seattle And International IMC's In Trouble

Judge Rules Forced Anthrax Inoculation Illegal (tags)

Despite confirming possible harm to unborn babies, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offered the vaccine to children and pregnant women.

Big Dough=Status Quo/ABC=Already Been Chosen, Please Fall in Line (tags)

Applause for Dennis at events the day after,the remarks broke into public AWAREness in a dramatic Way , a powerful Impression simply seeking to imperatively broaden debate!, --from Democracy NOW interview where executive top down decision called it mundanely Decided? The exec. said the protests were unfair and UNfortunate, You know whats REALLY Unfortunate? it is 2003! And it might as well BE 19Seventy ThREE, 1963! Trickle-Down Reality Control? We SAY Bubble up Truth, People of the Web---Close the Wisdom Gap! NO! Pop-Up ad Policies, when is the next debate? RoadReport from PeaceWalkers,claiming no debate necessary at end of post.

The Campaign of Hate and Fear (tags)

Am I saying that critics of the war aren't patriotic? Not at all--I'm a critic of some aspects of the war. What I'm saying is that those who try to paint the bleakest, most anti-American, and most anti-Bush picture of the war, whose purpose is not criticism but deception in order to gain temporary political advantage, those people are indeed not patriotic. They have placed their own or their party's political gain ahead of the national struggle to destroy the power base of the terrorists who attacked Americans abroad and on American soil.

Saddam's Capture and the Media Circus (tags)

A few thoughts on Saddam's capture, the corporate media reaction and whether or not it will diminish Iraqi resistance to colonial domination.

The stupefaction of a nation (tags)

Corporate media propaganda and its weapons of mass distraction

Fight of the Week: Dennis “Media Killer” Kucinich Versus Ted “The Trivializer” Koppel. (tags)

In New Hampshire Debate, Democratic Underdogs Refuse To Take Media Bully Lying Down

A plea to the trolls for accurate criticism (tags)

It was inevitable to read the news anywhere on the net today without being bombarded by ignorent snarling coming from the "Send the Dixie Chicks to Guantanamo" crowd.

Help keep Mike Malloy on the airwaves! (tags)

IE America is about to end radio boradcasts in February. Let's keep progressive talk show host Mike Malloy on!

Decisive weakness of Right-wing: Lack of public, open forums for dialogue (tags)

The hype and manipulation of emotionally-potent over-simplifications by reformers on each wing is quite similar, except for one thing: The Right-wing persists in categorically not allowing forums for open-ended dialogue.

BTL:Critics Charge that FBI Spying on Peace Groups Chills Free Speech (tags)

Interview with Barbara Olshansky, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Bush Surprise Iraq trip is a fake (tags)

David Barsamian: Fighting the US propaganda machine (tags)

“I hate to disappoint your readers”, an earnest David Barsamian told Green Left Weekly on November 6, “but most Americans are not genetically ignorant. For people to believe that Iraq is about to attack them, that they are surrounded by enemies, it takes systematic use of propaganda.”

History- 17 Years Later (tags)

A wonderful piece by John Bennett in a time of conglomorate-controlled media.

Who Benefits (tags)

One by one, the world's terror attacks bear more of the hallmarks of US Intelligence, 'Black Ops,' than of Islamic terrorism. The signs are unmistakable, the CIA backed industrio-religious crusaders are staging terror campaigns throughout the world - absolutely - positively.

The Corporate Media's Numbers Racket (tags)

he number of times the corporate media have published articles, radio and television news stories about and interviewed Gov. Howard Dean on his run for the presidency of the United States of America compared to the other candidates running in the Democratic party presidential nomination process is running at approximately 30% more in Governor Dean’s favor.

Doom & Delusion In TheShadow Of Rome (tags)

t's as if our entire colonial experiment, known as "America" had been bought at an auction without our consent, as slaves were sold not so long ago. Unfortunately, the highest bidders happened to be the multinational arms manufacturers, oil companies, and drug pushers. Now, with the protection of the CIA, the NSA, the DIA, FBI, DEA, ATF, etc. and their neofascist "Homeland Security" Department which bundles them together, these extremely wealthy elitists feel they can get away with anything, kill as many people as they like and have their media paint it as heroism, take away an entire nation and replace it with profitable industrial dictatorship and call this "democracy." It would all be laughable if it weren't so deadly.

Thousands to Oppose U.S. Terror Training at SOA (tags)

Mass Convergence and Civil Disobedience Action at Fort Benning, Georgia, November 22-23

Bush Ploans Bio Attack on America (tags)

Things are about to get a bit rough in America in the next few months, don't be fooled, don't be afraid, be courageous and determined to put these criminals where they belong!

I love Arnold Schwarzenegger ? (tags)

The media has skillfully focused on his father and away from all the real Nazi connections and said "Arnold can't help what his daddy did." But what they don't tell you about is that Arnold is a self proclaimed follower of Kurt Waldheim. Kurt Waldheim was a favorite of the United Nations and served as Secretary General from 1972 to1982. When Waldheim ran for the Presidency of Austria in 1986, Arnold was Waldheim’s biggest supporter and campaigned across Austria. He was even featured on campaign posters. During Waldheim’s campaign it emerged that he had been a wanted war criminal for atrocities he had commanded as an officer in the dreaded Nazi SS. Waldheim had written and approved posters and leaflets that read among many things, "enough of the Jewish war, kill the Jews, come over.”

Unspinning Fox News Channel’s Bill O'Reilly (tags)

FOX creates programming for an audience that is angry about Jesse Jackson or reparations for slavery, or are still angry about Bill Clinton, or who think -- like O'Reilly does -- that Hillary Clinton is the most dangerous politician in the country.

Cracking the Media Walls (tags)

A key advantage held by the Right is a "mass-media echo chamber," from which stories are spun via outlets like the Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the Weekly Standard and Fox News. Progressives have nothing comparable at the national level.

JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France (tags)

JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France

we rushed to aid the rich in SD (tags)

we rushed

Fox News:Miles from 'fair and balanced' (tags)

LA Times article on bias at Fox News, and who's responsible.

LA Fires More Than Economic Boom (tags)

The media's distorted coverage of the well-placed and perfectly orchestrated arsons.

FOX Whistleblower: Miles from 'fair and balanced' (tags)

"Daily life at [Fox] is all about management politics....Editorially, the FNC newsroom is under the constant control and vigilance of management....[Fox] is, to a large extent, 'Roger's [Murdoch] Revenge' against what he considers a liberal, pro-Democrat media establishment...."

South Cal Fire NOT A Wildfire - 'Just' Another Arson (tags)

What I am saying, in short, is that there is a team of arsonists throughout the country that have for some time escaped recognition by most of the media as the major networks, instead spin it into a wildfire debate (Sierra Club included).

The Angry Mind of a Counter-Demonstrator (tags)

No bias in the media? The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic notified C-Span of the day's events well in advance, yet were told that coverage would be limited to the anti-American, communist-backed group A.N.S.W.E.R. I guess several hundred Americans rallying for their country were not deemed "newsworthy."

Oil Companies Protected from Investigation (tags)

Bush Orders Oil Companies Protected From Investigation! A Licence To Loot

SYRIAN WHISPERS (tags)

Syrian whispers: The lack of press freedom in Syria causes more speculative rumour than it prevents

Does anyone care? (tags)

the neo-cons are leading us down a treacherous road, but does anyone care?

DEATH THREATS FOR BUSH-NAZI REPORTER (tags)

new hampshire gazette reporter - tha last free journalist in the us - under 24-hr police "protection"

CHENEY WAR PROFITEER (tags)

cheney is a terrorist massmurderer and war profiteer

Arab American Leadership Conference a Huge Success (tags)

Some media outlets decided to focus on the unfortunate outburst of a few, many of whom were not Arab American, instead of focusing on the rest of the conference which was a very positive experience.

The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening (tags)

"The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening, isn't it?

How To Control Women (tags)

Do what the government/church does to men. Use the force of authority.

Study: FOX News Actually Makes You Stupid (tags)

PIPA report examines media complicity in the American public's misperceptions about the war on Iraq.

Tonight! We Interrupt This Empire... film screening in Chinatown! (tags)

Friday, Oct 11, 8PM $5-10 Sliding scale, suggested donation at C-Level (http://www.c-level.cc)

Oct 10, 11 'We Interrupt This Empire...' Film Screenings (tags)

Thursday Oct 10, 7:30PM at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood Friday Oct 11, 8PM at C-Level in Chinatown Some of the filmmakers will be present at the screenings for Q & As.

The Corporate Media Engineers an Election By the Numbers (tags)

Never has there ever been a more profound example of the corporate media engineering an election and yes I mean a more profound example than even election 2000.

Empathy, Sympathy and Objectivity (tags)

of global relevance

TURKISH CABINET DECISION TO SEND TROOPS TO IRAQ. (tags)

Proof that the Corporate Media can't handle the truth, especially now that the Turks are in bed with the Americans. Kiss and make up ?

Spook Alert: Ahhnold's Going Down, Ya' Losers! (tags)

Despite the best and most insidious efforts of the right-wing, the pro-republican news media, and their agents, the surveillance spooks on the IMC, California voters are smarter than the average pro-Ahhnold-supporting moron whose mentality is shaped by CNN, FuxNEws and terminator movies, and he will go down. Sorry, losers...

Media reporting from Iraq is one-sided and flawed (tags)

The vast majority of correspondents in prewar Iraq played ball with Saddam and downplayed the viciousness of the regime. That would include such notables as CNN's Christiane Amanapour, Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman, and other left leaning reporters.

Slime And Defend (tags)

Can you believe this? The gang that promised to restore honesty and integrity to the White House is, once again, going to "slime" the opposition for shedding light on the corruption which has bloomed and flourished under George W. Bush.

The U.S. and Israel's Criminal Intent and October 25th. (tags)

But the question is not whether the public can see the criminal behavior of these regimes but rather, where do these regimes go from here?

We Report, You Get It Wrong (tags)

The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday.

The Partisan American media and the Whitehouse/CIA scandal (tags)

The effects of years of media consolidation certainly become obvious when you compare the treatment of 'scandal' during the Clinton Administration with the kid glove treatment given the Bush administration for genuine scandals about a hundred times worse...some cartoon commentary from Tom Tomorrow seems appropriate...

Who Does Schwarzenegger Represent? (tags)

An analysis of the attractions and perils of the Schwarzenegger candidacy for California's voters.

Learning from Limbaugh (tags)

Like the Limbaugh matter, Democrats smell blood, as the administration fumbles its way through the aftermath of the outing of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's C.I.A agent wife.

Conservatives in Media Close Ranks Around Limbaugh (tags)

Self-described libertarian pundit Neal Boortz wrote on his website. "Limbaugh is seen by the left as a huge, almost insurmountable threat to their designs on regaining control in (Washington) D.C.. Limbaugh crossed a politically-correct line. Only liberals are allowed to bring race into any issue."

A Request for Research Help from the IMC Community (tags)

Members of the Tallahassee-RedHills IMC Collective in Florida are working on several research projects on the Global Indy Media network. Please read this request and if possible….help out.

Under Fire, Rush Now Faces Drug Allegations (tags)

For the Record - Rush is a big supporter of the "War on Drugs". Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha....

LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)

As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.

The Intimidation of Ambassador Wilson and Ms. Plame and 76 Days. (tags)

Considering it was the corporate media that published Bob Novak's column that outed Ms. Plame as a "CIA operative" in order to punish and intimidate her husband, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson for not playing ball with the Bush regime, how can anybody expect the corporate media to now report objectively about a conspiracy the corporate media participated in.

POLLS SCHMOLLS (tags)

Despite the Southern California news media's insistence on stressing the results of CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll results, voters should be skeptical about what is going on with the recall election.

"LET PETER DEBATE" CAMPAIGN LAUNCH (tags)

The forms to send the letters are on the site - www.votecamejo.org/ - please do so and spread this message around.

Amanpour: CNN Practiced Self-Censorship (tags)

Dean! No, Kucinich! No, Clark! (tags)

I feel compelled to interrupt this endless stream of electoral politics and inject a few words of reality into the debate.

CNN practiced self-censorship - Plus the latest outrage from FAUX NEWS (tags)

CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship."

Last Rights (tags)

But of course, a classic coup is "not necessarily assisted by either the intervention of the masses or, to any significant degree, by military-type force." It's an inside job, carried out by factions within the elite. Who says? The man who literally wrote the book on the subject: right-wing guru -- and Pentagon advisor -- Edward Luttwak.

California Gov Candidate Debate Audio - Camejo, Huffington and Bustamante (tags)

Sept. 9, 2003 debate featuring Peter Camejo, Arianna Huffington and Cruz Bustamante // Two mp3 files // Pacifica Radio coverage, broadcast live on KPFA, KPFK and KFCF

just to let you know (tags)

nyimc

Ron Kovac (tags)

Speaking at Occupy the Occupiers - Event sponsored by the Not in Our Name project

Journalists Find "Calm" When Only Palestinians Die (tags)

Media reports are one sided in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

The Steak.... (tags)

Independant? I think not....

British press reports Schwarzenegger’s groping and affair with former child actress (tags)

The British media reports on Schwarzenegger's gropings and affair with a former Little House on the Prairie actress. Meanwhile, the U.S. media continues to ignore reports of the Groping Governor Wannabe’s extramarital affairs and groping sessions.

The Work of the Globalists/Monopolists/Orgaznied Crime? (tags)

The globalists are at it again. See Alex Jones (www.infowars.net).

Proof that Jews have always controlled at least 85% of the U.S. media. (tags)

Listed below are the Big 8 Monolithic U.S. Media Conglomerates that control the minds of Americans. This article explains how the U.S. media have propagandized and conned their American subjects into supporting war on any and all Arab countries for the express benefit of Israel and the oil companies.

Taking a Bullet for Bush: The REAL Reason the Terminator Is Running for Governor (tags)

What makes Arnold run? Could it be because the White House asked him to? Afterall, the 'Terminator' makes a great big media bullseye, drawing fire away from the Fuehrer

Even Republicans are calling Schwarzenegger a liar – just one day into his campaign (tags)

Just one day into his campaign for governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is being called a liar, Hollywood opportunist and con man. And that’s just by fellow Republicans.

Stealing The Internet (tags)

With Blessings from the FCC and Congress, the High-tech Industry Wants to Privatize the Internet. What Happens When you Have to Pay to Join the Information Revolution?

Paying Back Student Loans - Grads vs Banks vs Congress (tags)

One would think that with the horrible economy, graduates who have tried to better themselves with higher education would be able to take advantage of the low interest rates when paying back their student loans. Only it's not that easy...

The Logic of Political Violence - A Spoken Word CD by Craig Rosebraugh (tags)

“THE LOGIC OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE: Lessons in Reform and Revolution” was released today by Arissa Media Group in Portland. This 65 minute spoken word cd contains a live lecture given by Craig Rosebraugh at a bookstore in Portland in 2003.

F#$K Jeremy Morse and his racist defenders! (tags)

The number of articles posted on the IMC in "defense" of Jeremy Morse, including the worthless chimes of bigot Pat Buchanan of all people, are clear evidence that this site is being monitored by cops, right-wingers and straight up racists assholes.

''U.S. media misleading public on Iraq casualties'' (tags)

That the U.S. Media Lies is a Given. They are Paid Whores of the elites who own them. Here is one of the ways they lie.

Where is Iraq War Instigator, Richard Perle? (tags)

It?s a certainty that the idea of ?regime change? for Baghdad was first hustled in Zionist Israel. A 1996 paper concocted by Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser, entitled, ?A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Security the Realm,? called for, inter alia, ?the removal of Saddam Hussein and the installation of a Hashemite monarchy in Baghdad.?

REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT – Hollywood Rally (tags)

Hollywood CA – July 19th Activists converge on Hollywood and Highland determined to halt the erosion of civil liberties that has taken place under the guise of September 11th.

Ban Banzai! (tags)

I clipped this from the Banzai boards. It was written by one of the demostrators. PS - there's another demo next week, they said -jk

Media Underplays U.S. Death Toll in Iraq (tags)

Any way you look at it, the news is bad enough. According to Thursday's press and television reports, 33 U.S. soldiers have now died in combat since President Bush declared an end to the major fighting in the war on May 2. This, of course, is a tragedy for the men killed and their families, and a problem for the White House.

Manufacturing Consent (tags)

"The pure facts are not denied by Chomsky's adversaries but their interpretation..Chomsky believes in a strategy of the media moguls..Government-friendly reporting is better in the long run for the economy and for the media conglomerates." Trans fr German

PROTEST RACIST FOX NETWORK SHOW, (tags)

A CALL TO ACTION WHAT: Protest Fox at the annual Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. WHERE: The Renaissance Hotel at Hollywood and Highland, 1755 North Highland. Hollywood. For directions: http://www.renaissancehollywood.com/directions.asp WHEN: Thursday, July 17, from 8-10 a.m. WHY: Express your disapproval at the new Fox Television Show, "Banzai."

An Interview with John Kusumi (tags)

Kusumi chides the media in this interview -- that goes to his presidential candidacy and the China Support Network

New York Times Reporter Judith Miller Accused of “Hijacking” Military Unit in Iraq (tags)

Three months into their occupation of Iraq, US military forces have failed to find any evidence of the supposed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons that Washington claimed as the principal justification for invading the country. It is no longer possible to conceal the fact that the Bush administration lied to the American people to promote an unprovoked war of aggression.

Trading on fear (tags)

Trading on fear From the start, the invasion of Iraq was seen in the US as a marketing project. Selling 'Brand America' abroad was an abject failure; but at home, it worked. Manufacturers of 4x4s, oil prospectors, the nuclear power industry, politicians keen to roll back civil liberties - all seized the moment to capitalise on the war. PR analysts Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber explain how it worked.

Black Box Voting - Bev Harris FLASHPOINTS and Working Assets Radio Interviews (tags)

Bev Harris talks with Dennis Bernstein about her discovery of rigable voting machines and questionable software code, including software code that might be used to associate votes with the personally identifiable information of voters. The latter is something she is still investigating, but the main thrust of her story is beginning to be picked up by the alternative media. // mp3, 48kbps, Runtime: 15:44

Is FOX News Watch Suppressing UFO Disclosure Efforts Through Media Intimidation? (tags)

Given that FOX News Watch presents itself as a watchdog group of the news media, itself, why are glossing over Podesta’s involvement in all this?  Is it to inoculate public attention in the efforts of the Sci-Fi Channel and Podesta?  No! For most Americans, this story was an uneventful trial balloon that will go nowhere in the drone of weekend TV. If is this so, to whom is the message addressed? 

Letter from Jenin (tags)

The Apartheid Wall is nearing completion on the West side of the West Bank - where its estimated to have confiscated around %10 of the most fertlie land. As well as cutting through or displacing - redefining - 30 towns or villages. This is ethnic cleansing on a massive speed and scale. Remember that when the media talks about a roadmap to peace.

FCC Agents Visit San Francisco LIberation Radio (tags)

I saw it on the S.F Indymedia and thought it should be posted

Declare Independence From Corporate Media (tags)

Celebrate July 4th By Declaring Independence From Corporate Media

LAPD-demo "Scuffle" Info (tags)

Peacenik activism, unwilling to confront police violence when and where it happens, will never change anything in the United States. A (reposted) response to a call for info on the arrests at the demo.

Our government controlled press - CIA Origins (tags)

The Sulzberger family and the New York Times lean left-liberal Democrat and are usually anathema to Republicans. But as Rockwell has oft pointed out, "neoconservatives" are really big government tax and squander interventionist welfare-warfare statists.

Martha and Hillary’s Parallel Universe (tags)

"Only this time, in a bizarre turn of events, while the leftist media have pruned Martha from its own orchard, they still leave Hillary rotting and withering on their tree, only to eventually spoil the entire grove." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAhHAhAhAhA!!!!!!

DefenseWatch "The Voice of the Grunt": Loyalty to the Country Always (tags)

Like the Dixie Chicks, the Irish people aren’t afraid to sound off. Forever mindful of their hard fight for liberty, they don’t take freedom of speech for granted. And their stand-up-and-be-counted electronic media regularly – and righteously – go for their politicians’ jugular veins with a vengeance seldom seen in the USA these days. I suspect the reason for the difference is Corporate America’s control over our airways; the big guys are now shamelessly riding the same corrupting pork train as most Washington-based power players.

Hard-line Immigration Author Funded by Undesirable Alien (tags)

The money trail for Michelle Malkin shows that her hard-line views on immigration don't prevent her from accepting money from an undesirable alien.

Clear Channel Is A Subsidiary Of Bush, Inc (tags)

t's no coincidence that Clear Channel executives Tom Hicks and L. Lowry Mays have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Bush's gubernatorial and presidential campaign coffers. Or that Clear Channel gave $119,370 in "soft money" to Republicans in 2001-2002, this on top of the $82,850 it gave in 2000. (Democrats, meanwhile, got $25,000 in soft money in that same three-year period.)

Clear Channel Bush INC. (tags)

Why the land of the brave is becoming the land of the slave.

Pepperface Multimedia Information Hub - Update For The Week Ending 06.15.03 (tags)

Pepperface was created to provide a multimedia source for real information regarding the US invasion of Iraq. We will continue to update this forum with information on the US continued occupation of Iraq, analysis of the media role in the Bush Regeime's occupation of America, and anything else which may be of interest.

4-8 almonds a day cures camcer (tags)

Doctors don't want to cure cancer - either do the cancer people in their fancy offices doing nothing but making millions (bureaucrats).

Free Speech TV Needs Your Help! (tags)

Tell Direct TV to carry Free Speech TV. Working with activists and artists, Free Speech TV uses television to cultivate an informed and active citizenry in order to advance progressive social change. Most Americans get their news from TV. Help decide what we get to watch.

BUILDING INDEPENDENT MEDIA 2 (tags)

A Call to Converge on October 10-11, 2003 In Burlington, Vermont

MEDIA BIAS (tags)

MEDIA BIAS

Solving The Enigma Of Media Manipulation (tags)

Most journalists have never told the truth about politics; they only are allowed to say what their bosses let them say. And almost always, if the newspaper or TV station is a big one, their bosses won't let them tell the truth about practically anything.

Clear Channel: the Media Mammoth that Stole the Airwaves (tags)

Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio may not be a household name yet, but in less than six years it has rocketed to a place alongside NBC and Gannett as one of the largest media companies in the United States. The mega-company has gained a reputation for its ugly hardball tactics. Clear Channel has played a leading role in destroying media diversity in the United States. And yes, it is the same media company that allegedly "blacklisted" certain songs following September 11, including Cat Stevens' Peace Train and John Lennon's Imagine.

Saving Private Lynch- a Hollywood Drama (tags)

Irag War

BTL:Middle East Roadmap for Peace May Lead to a Dead End (tags)

Interview with Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Howard Dean Blasts FCC (tags)

Presidential Candidate Howard Dean today wrote to FCC Chairman Michael Powell, urging the FCC to avoid further deregulation of the American media. The text of the letter:

Bilderberg Black Out (tags)

To witness the annual Bilderberg conference is to realize how the “Lords of the New World Order”—the self-chosen elite of international finance, business, and politics—are allowed to assemble in secret and conspire with the connivance of the mainstream media.

FCC Deregulation: Michael Copps Interviewed By Daniel Sheehan (KPFK, May 26) (tags)

FCC's Michael Copps on June 2nd vote; mp3 of interview segment conducted today, on KPFK's "Aware" show; runtime: 40:07; 9.2 megabytes

pepperface media hub update for week ending 05.30.03 (tags)

pepperface media hub update for week ending 05.30.03

BTL:Opponents Organize Resistance to FCC Rules Change That Will... (tags)

...Strengthen Media Monopolies Interview with Between the Lines' John Nichols, Washington correspondent with The Nation, conducted by Scott Harris

Bus Riders Oppose MTA Fare Increase (5/22/03) (tags)

Overflow crowd of bus riders, led by the Bus Riders Union, plus labor activists and other mass transit activists testifies against MTA fare increase, but MTA passes the increase anyway by one vote.

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (tags)

DON'T MOURN MEDIA COVERAGE, ORGANIZE!

The Rational Destruction of Yugoslavia (tags)

Now that the United States has completed a so-called humanitarian intervention in Iraq, I believe it is very informative to look back at the previous one in Yugoslavia. A brilliant analysis by noted author and political scientist Michael Parenti.

Stop the FCC (tags)

On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission is planning on authorizing sweeping changes to the American news media.

Comments to the FCC (tags)

Comments to the Federal Communications Commissioner Ownership Hearing - University of Southern California 4-28-03

ABC News Primetime interview: Country music group holds its own against right-wing attack (tags)

All in all, the Dixie Chicks held up well against the crude attempts by interviewer Diane Sawyer to browbeat them and convince them, as well as the viewing audience, that the vast majority of Americans consider any opposition to President Bush and the Iraq war tantamount to treason.

A Couple of Ethnic Syndicalists Discuss paranoia: Humor (tags)

The federal government has placed a temporary > restraining order on Irwin > Schiff from selling his book, "The Federal Mafia" and > from lecturing. > Please go to his sitw, www.PayNoIncomeTax.com, for > more info. This must not > be tolerated whatsoever.

Monkey Business (tags)

Ah, shucks! Now the ADL-Mossad will threaten to burn down my apartment again. Well, I'm getting used to death threats and financial harassment. It builds character....

FCC activist info (tags)

Written for the event in February, the spirit of the info still is valid.

The Future of Alternative Media in America? Funding! (tags)

As America comes out of its shock and awe after September 11, 2001 and begins to sober up, Americans will be and are in definite need of information

What, No Smoking Gun? The Media and the Specter of WMD (tags)

Extra, extra: Evidence is emerging that the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq may never provide a compelling justification for the war.

To The Hollywood Stars (tags)

Now is always what time it is. But in all seriousness we need your outspoken influence, your improvised poetry and your desire for real democracy, and we need you to get visible. why Marty Sheen is a hero

Change the Game PSA Filming in LA SATURDAY APR 19th (tags)

Change the Game invites LA organizers to PSA filming SATURDAY APRIL 19th... Change the Game is the vehicle through which today’s youth will foster change in response to the social injustices that plague our global community. Utilizing a network of inter-activists, this organization will execute cutting edge actions and create a guerilla media campaign that will generate awareness by targeting all media outlets. Change the Game’s mission is to affect public opinion and to redefine activism as cool, current, and essential to the lives of today's youth.

BTL:Iraq War and its Aftermath Sanitized by Shallow Corporate Media Coverage (tags)

Interview with Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Iraq: Anti-US protests growing (tags)

Exasperated US military officials tried to hamper the media from covering new demonstrations in Baghdad while some 20 000 people in the Shiite Muslim bastion of Nasiriyah railed against a US-staged meeting on Iraq's future.

Media = Fourth Branch of Government (tags)

Why are Americans so dumbed down? Government.

Hollywood Peace Demo...4/13/03 (tags)

Summary: Are the smaller numbers at Sunday's Anti-War Demo a sign that the Movement is losing momentum, or is it just taking breath while it figures out what to do next?

Proof U.S. Media Staged Statue Event in Iraq (tags)

This article provides absolute proof that the U.S. Military and the U.S. media conspired to fake an event in Iraq and broadcast it around the world. There were NO large crowds of Iraqis around when U.S. marines pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.

Is Jubilation In Iraqi Streets Whole Story? What Comes Next? (Flashpoints Analysis) (tags)

Dennis Bernstein hosts three scholars to discuss recent events in Iraq and what comes next. mp3 of program segment attached. Runtime: 28:55, and 6.8 megs. Access to full program stream (lower quality) in real audio too

Media groups enraged over coalition attacks on journalists (tags)

Further information on the recent deaths of journalists killed by U.S. forces in Baghdad Tuesday has caused concern amongst major media outlets in addition to media watchdog groups

Anti-Propaganda Stickers Released (tags)

Fight Marketing with Marketing with Anti-Bush Anti-Propaganda Stickers

europe says Osama Bin Bush a religious fundamentalist (tags)

europe catches on to shrub's "crusade"

News Articles from the First 10 Days of War (tags)

Growing Crisis in Basra; CBS Reports Truth By Mistake; Public Might Put Two and Two Together; U.S. Strikes Iran"; Collateral Damage; War Crimes Aren't War Crimes When The U.S. Commits Them; Public Acknowledgment Of E.M.P.; Food and Politics At Safwan; "Even In Civilian Areas, They Will Be Hit; Flint-locks and Sedans; Signs Of An Expanding War Killing and Burying the Innocent; Iraqi Artillery Targets…Whom?

Liberation Whether You Want it or Not. (tags)

The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action. Albert Camus

Total war: resistance, humanitarian aid and the media (tags)

2003 is a year to live dangerously: of crimes against humanity and of heroic resistance; it is a time to reject the war and to extend our solidarity with the Iraqi people in this their moment of truth.

American, Dutch, English & Jewish ‘Nazi’s’ (tags)

A review about deception and the secret side of our history, the population is not allowed to know about.

How do you get the whole truth about the war? (tags)

Two websites that give daily objective reports on the war, also with daily pictures.

Embedded Truths? (tags)

A scathing satire of the journalistic integrity of "embedded" reporters.

clear channel boycott (tags)

Boycott Clear Channel!

The Real MOAB: CNN NBC ABC CBS FOX CLEAR CHANNEL (tags)

Need a sign or poster? Fed up with the likes of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and media giants like Clear Channel? Show your dissent with the M.O.A.B.

A game (tags)

Let's hear the best acronyms for our media giants. What do you got LA?

Who is Paying for the Pro-War Rallies. (tags)

The Pro-War rallies are a contrived artifice of a few big Media Conglomerates pulling together a bunch of suckers and picking up the tab so it makes it easy for the Suckers to attend. Clear Channel has even been paying for professionally made signs.

mitchell crooks on brutality (tags)

Police brutality.

Good Foreign Policy a Casualty of War (tags)

This article was printed in yesterday's LA Times. It's a very good read.

CNN (and other corporate media) NET STRIKE (tags)

Info re CNN net strike; reposted from other IMC sites.

Photos of Killed and Captured GIs (tags)

Photos from Al Jazeera that US corporate media won't show us.

Al Jazeera back on the job in Iraq (tags)

"About 50 Iraqi civilians were killed in coalition bombing of the southerncity of Basra, the independent Arab-language satellite station Al-Jazeera claimed last night. In footage seen across the Arab world, the station aired grisly and explicit images of the dead and wounded, including a child with the back of its skull blown off and blood-stained people being treated on the floor of a hospital." In an unrelated story, an American soldier has 'fragged' three of his officers in Kuwait (using a grenade).

NET-ACTIVISM FOR PEACE (tags)

PLEASE READ THIS AND FORWARD TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE: A simple and quick thing everyone can do to counter CNN, MSN and other war-mongering media, and support IndyMedia via your browser home start page!

PROTEST AT CNN! (tags)

It's time to SHAME the electronic media... they are part of the war machine. Bush can not be shamed... perhaps those working within the media can.

HelpUSA in Suicide: Bush Sr. and Sons-48 Hours to Leave Planet (tags)

THE GREAT INTENTIONAL WATERS FULL OF REVENGE AND THE WORLD WILL ONLY BE HEAL WHEN CLEANSED OF DISEASE KNOWN AS THE USA. Make the fire burn beneath their feet. Allah be Praised.Bless Palestinians- A. Roy, 'GW Bush is insane!"

Who is going to crush the Kurds? (tags)

After just listening to the Bush speech on Monday evening, and his appeal to Iraqi Republican Guard units to give up without a fight, I am led to ask the question, 'Who is going to crush the Kurds of Iraq' after Saddam is gone from the scene, and the answer would appear to be the Republican Guard, if they should be turned by the Americans.

How has the American media conned its subjects into supporting war on Iraq? (tags)

How the U.S. media has systematically propagandized its American subjects to be pro-Israel and anti-Arab, and have programmed the American mind into accepting 300,000 American troops being sent to fight and die for the fascist government of Israel and greed-obsessed oil company executives. This story will list the seven biggest monolithic media conglomerates that dominate American political news & commentary. Copyright Richard Lee (2003)

Why Americans Tune in to Canada (tags)

My e-mail inbox overfloweth with missives from our neighbours to the south as, I expect, those of many of my Star colleagues do. Many Americans seem pathetically grateful for offshore, online sources for news and views of the world. Not that the Canadian media are perfect. We make our mistakes. We have our biases. But here, at least, there's a vigorous and wide-ranging debate on the looming war. So who can blame skeptical Americans for resorting to Canadians when their "most trusted" and "most watched'' media are marching in lockstep to the drums of war?

Making The World Safe...For Bankers (tags)

I do not neccessarily agree with everything Dr. Makow has to say. I sometimes find him a trifle sexist. However, this is provative food for thought so decided to throw it up on the wall for people to think about.

Israel’s foreign policy is the U.S.’s foreign policy (tags)

“Wag the dog” Who’s calling the foreign policy shots behind the scenes in the Bush administration?

Going Off to War Supplied With Lies (tags)

Doubt everything. Trust nothing. Believe nothing. Governments and the media messengers are lying now and were lying then, as witness this small sampling of the lies by omission and commission told by the American government through the press over the last 65 years.

Studio City Protests Are Heating Up (tags)

Studio City Protests Are Heating Up

Liberated From Life (tags)

In early October, an Afghan woman, Nurgessa, roaming the deserted streets of Kandahar accompanied by her little boy said the following for the 'liberation' efforts of the United States of America:   "Last night, while we were sleeping the Americans bombed our homes. When I woke up I saw Agha Gul [her husband] shattered into pieces and my other two sons had their heads blown away....

Bush's Arab and Muslim Propaganda Chief Quits (tags)

Bush's Arab and Muslim Propaganda Chief Quits CNN.com Monday 3 March 2003 U.S. official: 'She didn't do anything that worked'

How the Propaganda System Works (tags)

Arab League Vote against war is ignored

The Great Wall of Denial by Gila Svirsky, Jerusalem (tags)

Why, I am trying to understand, are we Israelis so blind to this brutality? Where are the expressions of revulsion by decent Israelis? Why don't the major newspapers report these heart-wrenching stories ? Why didn't a single Jewish political party in the recent election criticize the government for its policy of collective punishment?

Usual suspects are behind anti-war protests (tags)

The sponsor of the New York rally was the umbrella group United for Peace and Justice, which can be described as the crazy far-left on its best behavior. he stench arising from the organizers attracts zero interest in the mainstream press. Writing in National Review, Byron Scott called it "the story no one wants to hear about the anti-war movement." If anti-war demonstrations were being organized by a tobacco company or the Augusta National Golf Club, the liberal establishment would erupt in screams of protest. No screaming now, though. These sponsors are just off-the-wall loonies and Stalinist front groups.

Media McCarthyism(amsellem) (tags)

editorial cartoon c 2003 by charles amsellem all rights reserved

Wow, you must be an intellectual!! (tags)

A video art and installation production. Comment on war, intellectuals and mass media. You can visit a detailed description at the site: http://users.otenet.gr/~pako4art

The Criminalization of the Peace Movement (tags)

Infiltrators, saboteurs, and media coverage are determined to make criminals of ordinary citizens.

Rebuttle to NPR's slanted coverage -- Please send! (tags)

This is an open letter to NPR News and PRI and describes, in detail, the mistakes in their recent coverage of events. I have mailed this letter to the necessary outlets, but I think other people should do it as well. It is long, but good, I think. Thanks for your support.

SUPPORT ELECTRONICIRAQ.NET! (tags)

NEW INDY NEWS WIRE LAUNCHES FROM IRAQ!

Toronto Star Column Hints at a Staged 9/11 as Pretext for War! (tags)

Roll over Chomsky, Corn and Albert! This one's dedicated to those self-proclaimed "anti-conspiratorialists" who won't even hear of the possibility and the REALITY of government/corporate/military conspiracies. Hats off to Landsberg for breaking the code of silence in the official press! Her subtle allusions to the events of 9/11 are to be commended.

CSULB Protest against Young Republican rally (tags)

This happened today.. 2/18/2003

Crimes of War and Crimes of Press Media: Bolivarian Republics of Colombia & Venezuela (tags)

Billionaire corporados control world's media, cause death of democracy & millions of people. Their crimes in the Andes means people worldwide must seize the presses, crush elite, remake the world. USA cornered & vulnerable - revolution whenever we want. We onlywant the world... Why wait. US out!

The social construction of consciousness (tags)

This paper gives a theoretical discussion of the source and methodology of the social construction of consciousness. The first section introduces the piece. The second establishes the relationship between "interests" and "consciousness." The third describes growing inequality in the US. The fourth develops the structural source of consciousness. The fifth details the interlocking nature of politics and economy in the US. The sixth section discusses how our consciousness can be constructed. The final section offers some solutions.

USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)

US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…

REAL NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR (tags)

The Real News Network (www.RNNnews.info) has selected Jay Bookman's article "The President's Real Goal In Iraq" as the 1st Annual REAL NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR - 2002. Mr. Bookman is the Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the daily newspaper the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Bookman's powerful article revealed, in a mainstream medium no less, that there was and is much more behind the Bush Administration's publicly stated 'anti-terrorism' reasons for intervening in Iraq.

FCC at USC forum invitation (tags)

Below is the FCC forum and invitation.

Activist Backgrounder to Tuesday's FCC event (tags)

Taken from answers to a several questions asked by IA-IMC to this San Francisco Media Activist. A backgrounder to the event and what activist are doing and can do.

Revolutionary Cycles (tags)

The history of humanity teaches that people have always resisted when the social inequality was outrageous and blatant. The increase of criminality in the South as in the North is caused by the despair of the poorest in view of worldwide injustice.

Join Us On the Radio (tags)

Join Radio IMC-LA for an orientation/training in radio production for our Kill Radio (killradio.org) show!

WHY IS ISRAEL THE ONLY MIDDLE EASTERN INDYMEDIA SITE??? (tags)

I was perusing the site and noticed that there are no IndyMedia sites available for countries that I have a particular interest in, such as Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Qatar, U.A.E, etc. Why not? Israel is the biggest fascist state in the world and they have and Indy Media Site? This just doesn't seem to make any sense?!?

Ben Bagdikian on the media monopoly (tags)

A talk by Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Media Monopoly, recorded live at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena on Nov 15, 2002 (Part 1 of 3 / 15 mins)

West HOllywood passes Anti-War Resolution (tags)

Anti-War Resolution Passes West Hollywood City Council

Venezuela in the News: Fraud and the Totalitarian Bias (tags)

The Washington Times | January 22, 2003

Resisting "Complexity Management" (tags)

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POETRY MATTERS! On the Media Persecution of Amiri Baraka (tags)

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Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! Deadline Jan 2, 2003! (tags)

Since December 5th, 2002 over 600 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action! It is your right as an American Citizen to file comments with the FCC to curb media concentration.

Anti-War Activists: Info Source to be Available in English (tags)

The Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network will soon be publishing and broadcasting in English. The location of Al Jazeera, as well as restrictions on Western journalists, could mean that Al Jazeera will be first to break news on an escalation of war on Iraq.

Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! Deadline Jan 2, 2003! (tags)

Since December 5th, 2002 over 600 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action! It is your right as an American Citizen to file comments with the FCC to curb media concentration.

The War and the Spectacle (tags)

"Socially and psychologically repressed, people are drawn to spectacles of violent conflict that allow their accumulated frustrations to explode in socially condoned orgasms of collective pride and hate. Deprived of significant accomplishments in their own work and leisure, they participate vicariously in military enterprises that have real and undeniable effects."

Big Successful Anti-War Rally in Hollywood (tags)

A Thank You note to the people of LA from some of the event's organizers.

BTL:U.S. Media's Timid Role in 1991 Gulf War Likely to Repeat in... (tags)

...Any New Conflict with Iraq. Interview with John MacArthur, publisher of Harper's Magazine, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris.

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/18/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR!

venezuala's press power (tags)

by maurice lemoine sept 11 2002

Venezuela: Class Conflict and US Intervention (tags)

The upper class and US CIA are a problem in many countries. Combined with a corrupt media they use protest tactics to cause disruption and chaos with staged media events and lock-outs masquerading as popular general strikes.

Venezuelan Masses Support Chavez. Corporate media lieing as usual (tags)

read http://www.narconews.com The corporate media spinners are doing all they can to bring down the democratically elected president of venezuela. The strike by the rich in venezuela has been defeated.

Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! (tags)

Since December 5th, 2002 over 400 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action.

A Conspiracy about a Conspiracy (tags)

S. Boyle claims that whatreallyhappens.com is not what it appears to be

BREAKING NEWS: Venezuelan People Surround TV Stations (tags)

December 10, 2002, 2 a.m. ET Please Distribute Widely BREAKING NEWS Dear Colleagues, Alex Main reports from Caracas that masses of Venezuelans have peacefully surrounded all the commercial TV stations in the country to protest the dishonest simulating efforts by these media giants to provoke a coup d'etat:

Join the exploding electronic action to break up Media Ownership! (tags)

Since December 5th, 2002 over 300 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action.

Momentum Gained to Break Up Media Concentration! (tags)

Federal Communications Commission Chief Commissioner Michael Powell calls for new hearings after an unprecedented number of submissions from media makers and consumers to the FCC public record.

Strike Back Against Media Concentration and the FCC! (tags)

TIME SENSITIVE! Announcement of how to enter comments into FCC public record for current review of Media Ownership Rules.

These people are victims too. (tags)

Hate crimes have rendered some murders meaningless.

Blow Jobs and War Justifications: Not All Lies Created Equal (tags)

Media complicity screws us all

THE PLATFORM "MEDIA" HIP HOP -THEY CAN THREATEN ME 150 MORE TIMES (tags)

THE PLATFORM MEDIA HIP HOP "CONTRAINFORMACION SONORA" ME PUEDEN AMENAZAR 150 VECES MAS(3:49)

Cascadia Media Collective Presents... (tags)

The Cascadia Media Collective's newest film, Guerrilla Video Primer, will rock your heart, head and body.

The Denial of Imperialism (tags)

The denial of the existence of US imperialism in the corporate media and academia and the manifestations of its actual existence.

Weapons Inspection: another pretext for regime change? (tags)

(this article about the previous round of inspections show that the US manipulated inspections to suite its own ends and however much Hussein cooperated, they kept moving the goal posts making the whole process futile. With Hans Blix, the current chief inspector, supporting the US resolution, I wouldn't discount a replay of this travesty. It's clear, contrary to what many liberals are arguing, that inspections can just as easily be used as a pretext for war rather than as an alternative to it.) Is there a way to ensure that they are not used that way?

LA Transgenders Mourn Gwen, Scorn Corporate Media Coverage (tags)

Hundreds of Transgenders and straight & gay allies marched in memory og slain teen Gwen last night in Hollywood; speakers scorned press coverage of the murder, and the memorial.

COUNTERINSURGENTS WRITERS ON THE GOVERNMENT PAYROLL PERVADE ALL THE INDY MEDIA WEB SITES? (tags)

COUNTERINSURGENTS WRITERS

Media Muslim Makeovers (tags)

The New York Times shares what's really important.

whatever hapened to those good old freedom fighters (tags)

by Gwynne Dyer

iraq denies expelling reporters (tags)

US media telling lies?

Publish Yr Photo Essays w/ nyc-imc (tags)

The New York City IMC will start publishing photo essays in its free monthly paper. We need your images!

New anti-war/peace campaign.... (tags)

This is a revitalized campaign designed to make the anti-war movement more visible.

NY Village Voice Article on October 22nd (tags)

An article in the NY Village Voice on the October 22nd coalition's National Day of Protest against Police Brutality for regional logistics visit indymedia sites and www.october22.org

BTL:Congress Gives Green Light for War with Iraq as... (tags)

...Media Narrows National Debate. Interview with Norman Solomon,author and syndicated columnist by Scott Harris

It's mind-blowing that LA Times wouldn't let guv candidate in building (tags)

I spent part of Monday at a local high school, telling a group of aspiring writers that journalism, at its best, serves a noble purpose. The press can be a voice for the little guy. Unfortunately, that's not always the case, as the Los Angeles Times reminded us this week. The Times, which sponsored a Monday debate between Gov. Gray Davis and Republican challenger Bill Simon, turned away the man most polls show running third: Green Party candidate Peter Camejo.

Narco News Offers Journalism Scholarship (tags)

The Narco News website is offering a journalism class to several aspiring journalists.

Village Voice Media Takes Over LA Market (tags)

A memo from Village Voice Media CEO David Schneiderman's regarding the "the opportunity arose to consolidate and strengthen our position in LA" and a deal that "was just too attractive to pass up."

Radical Korean Labor Films (tags)

Come to a Screening of Radical South Korean Labor Films Weds, Oct 2nd 7pm at KIWA.

(R)EVOLUTIONARY CRISIS (tags)

an essay on the necessity of direct action

Bush Daddy Religion (tags)

It's stupidity!

Buying Your Brain With Your Money For War (tags)

Bush Administration Launches Unprecedented $200 Million Propaganda Campaign To Win You Over On Iraq War (using your money to do it!)

The Panama Deception: Putting 9/11 in a New Light [documentary video] (tags)

America’s invasion of Panama in 1989 is a perfect example of U.S. fascism. Over four thousand innocent civilians were brutally massacred to secure U.S. control over the Panama Canal and the Central American drug trade. Furthermore, Panama is now being used as a staging ground for all U.S. military interventions in Central and South America. Panama is the geostrategic key to military control over the Americas

Bush Daddy Honestly (tags)

Bush Daddy Tribe uncensored! Note: I couldn't find this article listed. Could have sworn that I posted it here.

Think About It (tags)

This article is the one written just weeks following 9-11 mentioned in "Leftist Conservatism" that was ignored by nearly all on the left

MEDIA MOGELS (tags)

Media Mogels, where do they come from? where do they orginate?

The Momentum Continues (tags)

Texans welcoming pResident Bush back to his self-adopted home, cuz you know , he's really not a Texan.

A Global list for all reasons (tags)

This list is for all who wish to go beyond the drivel weatehr liek conversations ans complaints to friends about the system. Only for those who feel strong enough to help themselves

Call for anti-war Chalking Action! (tags)

Sidewalk Chalk and a message!

Venezuela's press power abuse (tags)

This is an outstanding and well-documented analysis of the role that the private corporate capitalist media played in orchestrating the April 2002 coup against the democratically- elected Venezuelan government which is led by Hugo Chavez.

Conference On Raza Press, Media, And Popular Expression (tags)

Conference On Raza Press, Media, And Popular Expression: Its History And Its Use As A Tool For Liberation

Call for a Protest Against Gov. Complicity on 9/11/01 (tags)

Just over a month to go before the "anniversary" of 9/11-with the corporate media giving us another mega-earfull of the "official" B.S. about what happened that day!

The Real Stock Market Victims (tags)

The Real Story About Who Will Pay For The Latest Stock Market Tank.

Get out the Vote (tags)

Vote.com a tool for the establishment or a voice for change?

SOLIDARITY WITH UPRISING IN MEXICO, info, where to get translations (tags)

Information about, where to get translations about, uprising in Mexico by farmers who are protesting the building of an airport on their land. GLOBAL SOLIDARITY!

To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence (tags)

UQ Wire: DOJ To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence Thursday, 11 July 2002, 6:53 pm

INCIDENT AT LAX (tags)

A shooting occursat LAX just before 12noon and raises many questions.

Burn a Flag, Burn a Bank this July 4th (tags)

Either you are a fascist, a spineless bystander, or you are part of the resistance.

Arizona Burns, Chemtrail Complicity, Harrp Is Suspect (tags)

"... the goal is to learn how to manipulate the ionosphere on a more grand scale than the the Soviet Union could do with its similar facilities. HAARP would be the largest ionospheric heater in the world...

Pride Month Perspective: TRANS-UNITY 2002 AND OTHER SUCCESSES INSPIRE TR (tags)

In 2001-2002 the Los Angeles Transgender community achieved new visibility and successes, and overcame some adversity, which should inspire us for the year ahead.

Why is the US media blacking out documentary on war crimes in Afghanistan? (tags)

This major story, however, has received virtually no coverage in US newspapers or on network or cable television. Aside from stories on some alternative Internet publications, and a June 16 article on Salon.com, the story has been essentially blacked out in the US. A search for news about the documentary in the major dailies—including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe and the Miami Herald —turned up empty. Web sites for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and CNN have likewise carried nothing on the film.

The sad state of Los Angeles Indymedia (tags)

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Press conference featuring 9/11 victims’ family members ignored by media (tags)

UnansweredQuestions.org web site launch features 9/11 victims' family members, but fails to gain media attention.

Police Misconduct (tags)

Off-duty Vallejo cop leads Sacramento police on a high-speed chase and he isn't arrested or cited.

Chicano Press Association Moving Forwarding... (tags)

The Chicano Press Association (CPA) has struggled to create an alternative press and media since its reactivation in 1989. During this more than a decade of struggle, the CPA has organized over dozens of meetings, workshops, conferences, and has produced newsletters, books, and pamphlets. At a meeting held on February 9, 2002, in Oxnard, Califas, and it was decided that in order to continue the creation of a mass national press, that we organize a “National Conference on Raza Press, Media and Popular Expression” to be held on September 14, 2002.

Revolution Against the Media-Al Giordano (tags)

On the previous post("Storm the Media"), we have one option against media corporate tyranny. Now, thanks to Al Giordano(Narconews.com), we have two!

Media Protect Bush On 9/11 Security Failure (tags)

Once again the neoConservative media is the problem.

Storm the Media (tags)

I was thinking that maybe the media is very vulnerable to acts of civil disobedience. I was also thinking that major media is the most powerful weapon in the war against everyone.

The Rewriting Of The Disaster (tags)

"The Rewriting Of The Disaster: Thoughts on independent media, new media and the work of mourning" was a talk delivered by New York artist and Independent Media Center Activist Paul Chan on November 15, 2001 at the New Social Geographies and The Politics of Space Conference at Scripps College, CA.

Pornography on Independent Media (tags)

There seems to be an epidemic of pornography on Independent Media websites.

IMC NEWS BLAST: "PALESTINIANS UNDER SIEGE" (tags)

IMC NEWS BLAST: a selection of important news summaries, stories, opinions and media found on a variety of the Independent Media Center websites.

Bird Street Media Takes To The Airwaves! (tags)

Low Power FM Community Radio conference coming up April 13th and 14th in Oroville, CA. Part of the growing media democracy movement.

Building Bridges - 1.Arab Workers in Israel 2.NYC Budget Crisis (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents a 58 minute internet radio program 1,Arab Workers in Israel with Assaf Adiv Coordinator of the Workers Advice Center and The New York City Budget Crisis with David Kallack, Senior Fellow at The Fiscal Policy Institute. TO LISTEN TO THIS PROGRAM CLICK ON THE INDY MEDIA LINK

Michael Moore Audio From 2 Stops on His Book Tour (tags)

Recordings from Virgina and Minneapolis in both MP3 and real media formats.

Democratic Media Webcast from Japan (tags)

Radio LavaLamp Program 2, Osaka, Japan 12-hour webcast in support of Democratic media.

Colombia archbishop murdered by state (tags)

Colombian narco-fascism has seen little success against the FARC except its constant use of defamation through the corporate media. Like the murder of Father Romero in El Salvador, the ruling class strikes once again showing its true face of cowardice and manipulation.

Progressive Voices (tags)

A new national directory to link together progressives working in communities across the nation.

Visit the Maine IMC Media Server (tags)

Check out the Maine IMC media server for interesting video and audio.

David Horowitz Tries to Convince Public That David Horowitz Is Important (tags)

Once again, David Horowitz is trying to make himself a controversial figure in the media. This time he is doing it by mailing copies of his pamphlet "How the Left Undermined American Security" (which blames Clinton for 9/11) to 1500 media outlets nationwide.

Canadian Newspaper Cracks Wide Open 911/CIA Story (tags)

Vancouver Sun article reveals the truth behind 9/11 – government and CIA complicity in the attacks on the WTC. Think the US media will follow suit?? It’s up to us to spread this story far and wide – congresspeople, media outlets, email lists, etc etc. The American people have the right to know that the real “enemy” is not “out there” but right here in the White House.

Jello Biafra Praises Indymedia: The Progressive Interview (tags)

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SPAN Youth Summit for Peace and Justice (tags)

The SPAN (Student Peace Action Network) Youth Summit for Peace and Justice is just around the corner. Its time to get psyched and ready to attend. Activists from across the country will attend the SPAN Summit in sunny Southern California at Claremont Colleges on February 15-17.

A WILD PREDICTION about the SPORTS WORLD (tags)

My little wild prediction...

Chumbawumba Fund Indy Media with Corporate Money (tags)

Reuters News Agency reports that Anarcho Punk Band, Chumbawumba, has been highly paid by none other than General Motors. The Band has given half their money to the Independent Media Center.

Steven Starr Heads KPFK as Interim General Manager (tags)

IndyMedia activist and filmmaker Steven Starr has joined KPFK, the Los Angeles station in the five-station Pacifica Network, to lead an interim team designed to build and restore the station to its original mission.

THE WORLD BIGGEST SLAVERY (tags)

Let don't run from this realities.Let free USA from Zionist cancer.Every USA citizen should play a part to save this country from being the biggest slavery of the world..!! Enough is enough..!!

Canadian Network Vision TV Broadcasts "What Really Happened on September 11th?" (tags)

Monday, Jan. 21st at 10:30 PM (EST), Vision TV (VSN) aired a segment about the discrepancies in the official story surrounding the events of September 11th.

BLINDSIDED as PLANET X PASSES IN May 2003 (tags)

New Jerusalem? The Bible speaks of a Holy City that will appear as a planet and will be called that Great City or Holy Jerusalem. The size of this incoming planet will be 12,000 Furlongs or 1,500 miles across. KX76 is estimated to be 12,000 Furlongs or larger. 12,000 Furlongs is 745 miles across.

ACT UP Member Responds to Pharmaceutical Propaganda & Media Lies (tags)

The media is burying the scary prospect of quarantine for PWAs behind ACT UP criticism. ACT UP critics receive funding from the same pharmaceutical companies that funded Bush for president. Project Inform's Martin Delaney, ACT UPs' most ineffective lying critic, gets almost half his income from pharmaceutical companies!

Chicano Press Assocation Meeting - February 9, 2002 (tags)

Chicano Press Assocation Meeting

Museums as Alt. Media: on Anarchist Radio News (tags)

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That (Supposedly) Liberal Media (tags)

That (Supposedly) Liberal Media

N + R event description and analysis (tags)

Below is a discription and discussion of the N + R event.

Paint It Black-Video and Discussion (tags)

The following is a flyer for Jessica Lawless' Documentary on, among other things, anarchism and racialized imagery. She has screened it around LA post Sept.11th with related discussions. She has writen below on the nature of the post S11 conversations

USGP advisory on detention of a Green at Maine airport (tags)

CORRECTION of erroneous information in press reports on the detention of a Green at Maine airport

Anthrax Terror: A Right Wing Milita Gambit (tags)

Some idle speculation that the anthrax is being sent, not from bin Laden, but from our own domestic fundamentalist religious terrorists.

OSAMA BIN LADEN & MUPPET HENCHMAN! (tags)

Thousands of angry protestors on the streets of Bangladesh and Jakarta have been photographed carrying posters showing a "heroic" Usama bin Laden, but the photo collage posters also bare another personality.... that of the Sesame Street Muppet, BERT.

250+ scholars criticize post-S11 media coverage (tags)

While the mainstream media is busy patting itself on the back for its coverage of the events following September 11, a group of communication scholars from around the world has criticized that coverage and issued a petition calling for “more responsible journalism.”

Things You Should Not Forget Archive #01 GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA EXPERTS IN CNN (tags)

PSYOPS

Students Call for Nonviolent Justice (tags)

Harvard University senior Molly McOwen of Northfield, Mass., holds a sign during a peace rally on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001. Students called for non-violent justice, not revenge, for last week's terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

North American Media Silent On Massive Post-G8 Italian Protests (tags)

If 150,000 protest in the streets, and the media doesn't cover it, did it really happen?

Borderhack 2.O *REPORT* (tags)

SOMETHING there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. -Robert Frost

Chicage Action against Media Program (tags)

Interesting targeted protest against a media vehicle, "the Real World".... or surreal, yuppie-dom world, more realistically.....

GOTHENBURG WRAP-UP: Commentary (tags)

Read critiques of the causes, effects, and big-picture consequences of the tactics used and the media spin of the Gothenburg protests.

PUNK PLANET May/June 2001 (tags)

excerpt from recent PP article(available in print only) on the history of the IMC

GOVERNMENT DROPS COURT ORDER AS IMC PREPARES LEGAL CHALLENGE (tags)

The case drew immediate interest from some of the nation's top first amendment advocacy organizations: the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Center for Constitutional Rights.

San Diego Indepent Media Center Activist/Biotech Movie Screenings 17 June!! (tags)

The San Diego Independent Media Center (SDIMC) will be screening three activist films, A Storm From The Mountain: The Zapatistas Take Mexico City, Risky Business: A Look at Biotechnology, and PRAHA 2000-Samurai Beat...

Indy Media D.C. owes me (tags)

Indy Media D.C. owes me a Public Apology for hiding my complaints against VAWA(Violence Against Women Act) This is a sad day for Warrior’s!

FTAA Reporting in U.S. Corporate Media: Infrequent, Imbalanced & Substanceless (tags)

U.S. corporate media have openly acknowledged the importance of the FTAA, yet have not significantly covered it. At the same time, the little coverage that exists has been imbalanced and generally lacking of substance.

A Carper's Index: Missing Facts in Corporate Media's Coverage of Missile Defense (tags)

As Un-President Bush announces the biggest single giveaway of corporate welfare so far in subministration, here's a quick and dirty guide to what the corporate media is leaving out of the picture.

FTAA Reporting in U.S. Corporate Media: Infrequent, imbalanced & substanceless (tags)

U.S. corporate media have openly acknowledged the importance of the FTAA, yet have not significantly covered it. At the same time, the little coverage that exists has been imbalanced and generally lacking of substance.

In a War of Words, Dubya Can Only Lose (tags)

As usual, the emperor is hanging brain, and the fawning corporate media lovingly describe His Majesty's swank threads. The Ugly Unmentionable this week: in the spy plane War of Words, China stomped Dubya's sentence-mangling ass

Brian Jones on Media Misrepresentations of Police Brutality (tags)

Anti-Death-Penalty activist Brian Jones speaks about the growth of a police state in the United States, the misrepresentation of police brutality by the corporate media, and what activists can do to help dismantle this system of institutionalised domination.

DISSECTOR'S DIARY: LEAVE IT TO LIEBERMAN (tags)

Media Channel.org News Dissector Danny Schechter's daily diary on the media coverage--and lack thereof,

The Growing MicroRadio Movement combines WEB and Pirate Radio to Carry LA LIVE! (tags)

In spite of a seemingly all powerful array of corporate media working tirelessly to create an information blockade in conjunction with the IMC LA web radio, MicroRadio.NET is pumping out 2500 concurant streams to other streamin locations on the web across the counrty, and out to the rest of the world. Links can be found at www.dds.nl and www.hugecaster.com as well as MicroRadio.NET

LAPD Propaganda vs. The Truth (Assault on Protesters at RATM Rally) (tags)

Unmasking the cover-up of the delegate-induced sweeping of the protest area. Media swallows LAPD story despite lack of proof that rock-throwing preceded charge of the light brigade.

Alleged Bomb Threat Blocks IndyMedia Satellite Transmission (tags)

The Los Angeles Police Department has informed the Independent Media Center, Shadow Convention, and other occupants of the Patriotic Building in downtown LA of an alleged bomb threat. T

Police Intimidation Tactics Escalate (tags)

Police tactics during the first days of the convention.

tell the corporate media what you think of their coverage (tags)

If you would like to tell the corporate media what you think of their coverage, here is some contact info for LA TV news stations

MEDIA IGNORE POLICE BRUTALITY AT THE DNC (tags)

Corporate Media journalists stood onstage at the Rage Against the Machine concert with IMC journalists as the police ordered dispersal on a lively but still peaceful crowd. When the crowd refused to disperse, teargas and rubber bullets were fired. Riot Geared officers on horseback panicked the crowd who rushed the fence.

IMC resoloution regarding KPFK (tags)

The IMC resoloution re: censorship and more at the los angeles Pacifica station: KPFK

Listener-Sponsored Independent Media (tags)

Corporate media blackout of protests (tags)

One critical issue remains to be resolved before activists move out onto the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the DNC, and that is the apparent blackout of coverage by the national news media.

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