fix articles 25357, fourth estate
Cacophony of Corporatism, Subsidies & Inheritance Tax (tags)
History is written by the winners. The Orwellian "memory hole" has long been a reality and could soon lead to subsequent generations no longer being able to develop any awareness at all of what it means to lead a free and dignified life.
Israel and Washington Target Iran (tags)
Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial (tags)
Our Spiritual Leadership Stumbles and Falls (tags)
A lesson in betrayal and trust.
The Corporate State and the Welfare State (tags)
The idea of a "minimal state" may be passe. The author's two theses are: Liberalism is inconceivable without a strong state and liberalism undermines its own conditions of success. The modern welfare state is a child of democracy and can't be drowned in the bathtub.
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part I (tags)
Another McChesney tour de force.
What Mumia Abu-Jamal Never Learned (tags)
On the eve of the United States premiere of In Prison My Whole Life at the Sundance Festival on January 20-25, the battle for the life and freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal heats up in the news media and the streets of far-flung cities while he awaits a crucial appellate court ruling and prepares to publish his sixth book from death row. Media activists present photographic evidence disproving the case against him.
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.
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
NEWS FLASH: THE MASS MEDIA FINALLY GET IT-A LITTLE. IRAQ DECLARED A FULL-BLOWN CIVIL WAR (tags)
CIVIL WAR CALLED AT THE BREAKFAST HOUR
Lebanon's Al Manar TV Flattened (tags)
A nation under fire and its rights, press and lives flattened
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
Unexpected Guest Drops in on Iraqi Prime Minister (tags)
Guess who’s coming to dinner? The President of the United States. But for the U.S. media, this peculiar party crashing by President Bush was a Big Moment, not an embarrassment.
Ambulance chasing and the Vice President (tags)
Who knew that Cheney has had an ICU in tow all this time at taxpayer expense?
What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us (tags)
There is an bill in Congress to investigate Bush for impeachable crimes. Did you know that? If not, maybe you should be asking your local media outlets why you don’t know about it.
Time to Dump Bush and Keller (tags)
As an editor, holding a story is as biased and manipulative of public opinion as running one. No credible, honest journalist can make those decisions. If you've got it, you have to run it, and the Times' Keller failed that basic test, proving he's nothing but an administration shill.
Books of the Year (tags)
Critics name their favourite books of the year 2005
America's Corporatocracy (tags)
While he may be dead in the corporal sense, the spirit of Simon Bolivar continues to wage the struggle for freedom from oppression. Hugo Chavez is perhaps the most familiar incarnation of Bolivar's élan vital as he defies the neocolonial policies of the United States, a nation which has supplanted the European colonial empires as looters of Latin American bounty. Bolivar's spiritual essence also burns brightly in Evo Morales, another leader of the poor and oppressed in Latin America. Barring a CIA-orchestrated assasination or sabotage of the election process, in December Morales will be the next democratically-elected president of Bolivia. And deservedly so.
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.
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.
What Went Wrong? Wrong Candidate, Lying Media, Ignorant Voters (tags)
For progressives to come back from this election disaster, the first step will have to be to break the corporate media’s stranghold on information, which has produced a nation of uninformed and misled voters (or non-voters).
More Evidence of Bush’s Secret Earpiece, and of Corporate Media Complacency (tags)
Bush can be seen jiggling his earpiece in a joint press conference with Jacques Chirac, and getting his lines fed to him. The rest of the world is learning all about this scandal, but not Americans.
Bush'ls Plan to Build a Better Octopus (tags)
The politicization of spy work
IMCs Need Better Marketin (tags)
Ideas on how to improve readership and interest in publishing on Independent Media Center. Why the right to right as a citizen is important. Opportunities to write more opinion than the scrawny Letters to the Editors that are hacked up to a few sentences is a way to go. Can’t main stream media practice democracy?
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.
Forbidden Truth:Mainstream Media Sellout (tags)
That Washington's media elite appears to be anesthetized to Bush's current drive to turning the United States into some mirror image of East Germany, China, or Pinochet's Chile cannot be overstated.