Authentic Media

Julian Assange on Meeting With Google, Responds to Anti-WikiLeaks Attacks From New Film to Finances

Video Julian Assange addresses what he calls “attacks on all fronts against WikiLeaks,” from a monetary embargo involving some of the world’s largest financial firms to a new Hollywood documentary on WikiLeaks, “We Steal Secrets.   Assange Talks About Possible Holder Prosecution By DSWright As Attorney General Holder faces possible perjury charges Julian Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, discussed his […]

WikiLeaks wins case against Visa

… contractor ordered to pay ‘$204k per month if blockade not lifted’ by RT Iceland’s Supreme Court has ruled that Valitor (formerly Visa Iceland) must pay WikiLeaks $204,900 per month or $2,494,604 per year in fines if it continues to blockade the whistle-blowing site. The court upheld the decision that Valitor had unlawfully terminated its contract with WikiLeaks’ donation processor, […]

What Is an Assange?

By John Cusack (originally published 1 Jan 2013) This week, I was proud to join the board and help launch the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a new organization which plans on crowd-funding for a variety of independent journalism outlets whose prime mission is to seek transparency and accountability in government. You can read about the first group of four organizations […]

Michael Parenti – Inventing Reality

Recorded 17 October 1998 Michael Parenti is a political writer, historian, and culture critic. In this talk from 1993 he talks about media consolidation and the top-down control of information. Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached […]

Washington Post Kills Greg Mitchell’s Piece on Media Failures Re: Iraq

by Greg Mitchell The Washington Post killed my assigned piece for its Outlook section this weekend which mainly covered media failures re: Iraq and the current refusal to come to grips with that (the subject of my latest book)–yet they ran this misleading, cherry-picking, piece by Paul Farhi claiming the media “didn’t fail.”  I love the line about the Post in March 2003 carrying some […]

The Treason of Intellectuals

The rewriting of history by the power elite was painfully evident as the nation marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War by Chris Hedges (Truthdig). Some claimed they had opposed the war when they had not. Others among “Bush’s useful idiots” argued that they had merely acted in good faith on the information available; if they […]

President Chavez: A 21st Century Renaissance Man

Faced with a violent world of imperial counter-revolution, and resolved to stand with the oppressed of the world, Hugo Chavez enters world history as a complete political leader, with the stature of the most humane and multi-faceted leader of our epoch: the Renaissance figure for the 21st century. Thus concludes James Petras in this analytical reflection of the thirteen years […]

Terrorism with a “Human Face”

The History of America’s Death Squads. Death Squads in Iraq and Syria. The Historical Roots of US-NATO’s Covert War on Syria by Prof Michel Chossudovsky The recruitment of death squads is part of a well established US military-intelligence agenda. There is a long and gruesome US history of covert funding and support of  terror brigades andtargeted assassinations going back to the […]

Newsflash

Alastair Stewart’s Tongue Stuck up the Duchess of Camdridge’s Arse!   Whence think’st thou kings and parasites arose? Whence that unnatural line of drones. who heap Toil and unvanquishable penury On those who build their palaces, and bring Their daily bread? – From vice, black loathsome vice From rapine, madness, treachery and wrong From all that ‘genders misery, and makes […]

Authentic journalism: weapon of the people

The path out of the crises wrought by commercial journalism opens when citizens steal back the mission that big media claimed but failed to do: Honest, coherent storytelling by Al Giordano Newspapers are downsizing and going out of business. Major  broadcast, satellite and cable news organizations are outsourcing and closing international bureaus. The credibility of commercial journalism is at an […]