Assange And Manning The Most Important Free Press Stories Of 2019

By Leonard C. Goodman, -

The most important stories of the year for those who care about a free press involve the arrest of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy at the request of the U.S. government, and the [...]

How Do You Blow The Whistle On A Whole Society?

By David Swanson, -

Like perhaps most people who visit Los Angeles, I consider it my duty to offer a brilliant new idea for a film script. My idea is in the genre of science-fiction mafia, a genre that I think has [...]

The War In Afghanistan Is A Fraud

By Lee Camp, Truthdig. -

Bombs have numbers. Humans have names. Our American military boasts a skill and passion for using numbers to turn names into yet more numbers. But these numbers have grown so gargantuan and out [...]

Community Newspaper Becomes Reader-Owned Cooperative

By Nithin Coca, -

In Akron, Ohio, an unlikely publication is taking a bold step toward sustainability — not through traditional financial avenues, but by offering ownership of the paper to the community. The Devil [...]

The US Surges Into A Police State While Media White Out Structural Racism

By Netfa Freeman, -

If withholding US military aid from a neo-Nazi friendly  government in Ukraine is unacceptable, then it is only logical that a fascist police surge on Black and Brown communities in the US is [...]

In Redux Of Iraq War Run Up, Media Cheers On Assassination Of Soleimani

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News -

Assassinating foreign leaders is a major international war crime under international law, yet across the corporate spectrum, media applauded the bombing, or “precision targeting,” [...]

Beating The Western Media Blockade – Ideas, Infrastructure, Solidarity

By Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton, -

So much confusion and bad faith prevails in the current global information chaos that getting back to basics sometimes seems impossible. But fundamentals never change and merit constant [...]

Media Elites To Assange: Fight For Your Own Hide

By Ted Galen Carpenter, -

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange languishes in a British prison awaiting probable extradition to the United States to stand trial for violating the Espionage Act of 1917. Ironically, he is [...]

Media’s Deafening Silence On Latest WikiLeaks Drops Is Its Own Scandal

By Caitlin Johnstone, -

This is getting really, really, really weird. WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) [...]

The Propaganda Multiplier

By Swiss Propaganda Research. -

It is one of the most important aspects of our media system, and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news [...]

The Slow Death Of Investigative Journalism

By Two Worlds. -

The title of Seymour Hersh’s memoir is simply Reporter. It’s what he did and what he does: dig out and report important facts that need to be seen in the daylight, no matter how much the CIA, a [...]

Activist Marty Gottesfeld Silenced For Writing About Prison Corruption While Serving Time

By Barrett Brown, Counterpunch. -

As I’ve recently learned from his wife, activist and prison journalist Marty Gottesfeld — recently sentenced to ten years for a denial of service attack on the website of the Boston hospital that [...]

Media, Human Rights Groups Silent Over Politically-Motivated Murder Of Journalist In Bolivia

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News -

Argentinian journalist Sebastian Moro was found unconscious, left for dead, covered in bruises, scratches and other signs of violence on November 10. Moro was wearing a vest identifying him as [...]

Julian Assange ‘Blocked From Seeing Evidence’ Over Extradition To US

By Lizzie Dearden, Independent. -

Julian Assange has been blocked from seeing evidence in his extradition case as he battles against being sent to the US, a court has heard. Lawyers representing the WikiLeaks founder told a [...]

Rank And File Journalist Wins Presidency Of CWA NewsGuild

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance. -

After a much-contested election process, the largest union of journalists in North America has chosen a 32-year old reporter at the Los Angeles Times to be its new leader, in the U.S. and [...]