Bot Campaign On Twitter Fuels Confusion About Bolivian Unrest

By Zoe Schiffer, -

Since last week, a network of Twitter bot accounts has been spreading confusion about the events surrounding Bolivian President Evo Morales’ abrupt resignation. The messages, which appear in [...]

Arrest Of Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation In War On Alternative Media

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Washington, DC - Max Blumenthal, the editor of independent media outlet The Grayzone, was secretly arrested on October 25 in a “SWAT-style” morning raid on his Washington D.C. home. He was held [...]

Why Is The Media Covering Protests In Hong Kong, Chile So Differently?

By Morgan Artyukhina, -

Media coverage of the protest movements in Hong Kong and Chile contrasts sharply, tracing a line in US foreign policy that aims to buttress movements that benefit US imperialism while ignoring or [...]

Media Ignore Unmasking Of Twitter Exec As British Psyops Officer

By Alan McCleod, -

A recent investigation from independent news outlet Middle East Eye (9/30/19) uncovered that a senior Twitter executive is, in fact, an officer in the British Army’s 77th Brigade, a unit [...]

How The Mainstream Media Tries To Convince You That Medicare For All Is Impossible

By Celisa Calacal, Independent Media Institute, Economy for All -

Despite numerous polls showing a majority of the public supports a Medicare for All, single-payer health care system, reports from mainstream media paint a different picture. In a New York Times [...]

Grassroots Communication Fights Back! A Conversation With Jessica Pernia

By Cira Pascual Marquina, -

Indeed, there was a boom in community media beginning around 2003 that was encouraged in part by a legal framework that promoted popular communication. Those laws, together with public financing [...]

Media Targeted In Ecuador’s Deepening Crisis

By Staff, -

These large-scale protests began when President Lenin Moreno announced on 2 October that his government was ending fuel subsidies in effect for nearly 40 years, causing a sharp hike in fuel [...]

Court Decision On Net Neutrality Opens Doors To Next Steps

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In 2015, under great pressure from a broad media justice movement, the FCC passed Net Neutrality policies that guaranteed the universal right to go where users want to go on the Internet. In [...]

Supreme Court Of New York Stops Pacifica’s Attack On WBAI

By Pacifica Radio in Exile, Popular Resistance. -

Berkeley-In the morning, a crew of Pacifica Foundation board members led by brand new IED John Vernile, locked out the staff at WBAI-FM in New York and then fired them all, told the landlord to [...]

Wall Street Is Killing Local Newspapers

By Olivia Snow Smith, -

Two years ago, the small, bi-weekly Iowa paper (circulation: 3,000) won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for taking on agricultural water pollution in the state. If it weren’t for vibrant local papers, [...]

How The UK Security Services Neutralised The Country’s Leading Liberal Newspaper

By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, -

The UK security services targeted The Guardian after the newspaper started publishing the contents of secret US government documents leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden [...]

Advocates Protest For Julian Assange Outside Belmarsh Prison

By Laura Tiernan, WSWS. -

A large crowd rallied outside Belmarsh Prison in London on Saturday as jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange received the Gavin MacFadyen Award 2019—the only journalism prize given by [...]

In Defense Of Cory Morningstar’s Manufacturing For Consent Series

By Hiroyuki Hamada, -

Good investigative journalism doesn’t only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time;  it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms. Remember when the late Bruce Dixon courageously and [...]

Media Continue To Push Misinformation About Venezuela And Drug Trafficking

By Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz, -

In recent years, Western corporate journalists have turned to systematically citing unnamed sources and secret documents from the US national security state. Indeed, one would be forgiven for [...]

The Incredible Belief That Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content

By Alison Rose Levy, -

As Sen. Bernie Sanders (CJR, 8/26/19) has recently noted, corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the [...]