We Can Defeat The Corporate Media’s War On Independent Journalism

By Jonathan Cook. -

I wanted to use this opportunity to talk about my experiences over the past two decades working with new technology as an independent freelance journalist, one who abandoned – or maybe more [...]

Gabriel García Márquez And Magical Internationalism

By Laura Capote, Peoples Dispatch. -

Sometimes what is obvious hides what is important. Gabriel García Márquez is best known as the craftsman par excellence of the genre ‘magical realism’, rather than his profound passion for the [...]

Julian Assange Wins 2020 Gary Webb Freedom Of The Press Award

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Julian Assange, the imprisoned and maligned publisher of WikiLeaks, has been awarded the 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award by the board of the Consortium for Independent Journalism, [...]

US Journalists Form Unions To Survive ‘Hedge Fund Vampires’ And COVID-19

By Billy Anania, Shadowproof. -

Many of these unions have sought representation from the NewsGuild, a branch of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). They include editorial staff, who recognize the shared working [...]

Who Is Alexei Navalny?

By Royce Kurmelovs and Katya Kazbek, The Grayzone. -

Compressed into a two-minute soundbite, the story of Alexei Navalny and the recent protests that have erupted across Russia seems simple enough. The Russian opposition figure who recently [...]

Glenn Greenwald On His Resignation From The Intercept

By Matt Taibbi, Substack. -

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald quit his job this morning. In a bizarre, ironic, and disturbing commentary on trends in modern media, the celebrated reporter was forced to [...]

National Security Journalism Is On Trial

By Jameel Jaffer, Just Security. -

Few American media organizations seem to have noticed, but the U.S. Justice Department has spent the past few weeks trying to persuade the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales to extradite [...]

RIP Andre Vltchek: ‘Western Imperialism Is World’s Biggest Problem’

By Peter Koenig, Information Clearinghouse. -

André traveled relentlessly from one battle field to another, from one conflict zone to a war zone. He exposed innumerable atrocities committed around the world, mostly by western powers. He [...]

What’s The Difference Between ‘Villain’ Assange And ‘Intrepid’ Woodward?

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

The completely fair super awesome trial of Julian Assange continues in the U.K. as I write this. It’s a beautiful blend of the works of Kafka, Stalin and Joseph Heller. Seeing as Julian is [...]

The US Is Using The Guardian To Justify Jailing Assange For Life

By Jonathan Cook. -

Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and [...]

News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don’t Care About Journalism

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled “Julian Assange interrupts extradition hearing again” about the WikiLeaks founder’s correct interjection that he never put anyone’s [...]

Day Nine: Julian Assange Extradition Hearing

By Craig Murray. -

Things became not merely dramatic in the Assange courtroom today, but spiteful and nasty. There were two real issues, the evidence and the procedure. On the evidence, there were stark details of [...]

Trump’s War On Journalism Takes Center Stage

By Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof. -

In the last half-century, journalists James Bamford, Ben Bradlee, Seymour Hersh, and Neil Sheehan were each threatened with prosecution under the Espionage Act. But the U.S. government never [...]

Documentary – The War On Journalism: The Case Of Julian Assange

By Consortium News. -

Journalists are under attack globally for doing their jobs. Julian Assange is facing a 175 year sentence for publishing if extradited to the United States. The Trump administration has gone from [...]

Journalist Blinded By Cops Speaks Out

Journalist and photographer Linda Tirado was standing near a police line in Minneapolis May 29, covering the George Floyd protests engulfing the city. All of a sudden, her face “exploded” in [...]