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While the Rupert Murdoch scandal is justifiably front-page news, there is a much wider problem with the mainstream media. Purchasing ReportersFamed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says the CIA has already bought and paid for many successful journalists.A CIA operative...
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A bold new threat to the economic status quo brings on a press blackout. Social pain, anger at ecological degradation and the inability of traditional politics to address deep economic failings has fueled an extraordinary amount of practical on-the-ground institutional...
The mainstream corporate-owned media is now essentially a rotting corpse. Welcome to the funeral. 
In light of newspaper layoffs and in the interests of continued professional education, we at Ceasefire are proud to continue our free online advisory course for journalists. This week's topic: how do you report violent death? Horrific acts such as today’s Woolwhich...
The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except the Brothers Grimm. Isn't it amusing to watch the commercials between the news and the sports section? Drink this! Drive that! Fuck you! They don't care.
So, I was trying to get my friend to read a recent issue of Adbusters magazine. "You've got to read this!" I said. "There's an article about how the media today is owned by only a handful of corporations, and corporate consolidation is leading to fewer voices getting on the...
An examination of the two main 9/11 information paradigms - mainstream media VS the internet. Most of the 9/11 info in the mainstream media is based on the official 9/11 report. Most of the 9/11 info online supports the 9/11 inside job theory. This is an attempt to explain...
The one-hour 1998 documentary film, Project Censored: Is the Press Really Free, in its entirety. The film explores the mechanisms of news censorship in the mainstream media. It focuses on the work of Project Censored, an organization founded after the Watergate scandal by...
Comedian Russell Brand terrified anchors on MSNBC's Morning Joe program by lecturing them about how the media distracts from real news by obsessing about superficial distractions. Brand almost immediately put host Mika Brzezinski on the back foot by describing his tour...
Abby Martin gives a call to action for a March Against the Mainstream Media on November 16 by talking about the abysmal failure of the fourth estate and the lack of public knowledge about important issues. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby...
David Barsamian talks about media monopolies that control the message. Many people don't have access to real news, they are bombarded with corporate propaganda used to distract people from the real issues.  SUBSCRIBE and check out our other videos...
I spent years as a political pundit on mainstream TV – at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. I was outnumbered, outshouted, red-baited and finally terminated. Inside mainstream media, I saw that major issues were not only dodged, but sometimes not even acknowledged to exist. Today...
Has the mainstream media in the US replaced serious coverage with "junk news" and tabloidism?
A dangerous thing can occur when you start learning about what's really going on in the world. The problems start to seem so complex, and you're just one person, doubts begin to creep in. You sincerely want to help change the world, but from all this knowledge you start to...
The commercial advertising world...An art form that has had decades to develop & enhance it's way of selling mass products & services, worldwide or nationally. How conscious are we as a species of these tricks, and even if we are, what keeps us going back whilst local...
What is the full truth of 9/11/2001? It is, quite simply, to tell all sides of the story. It means weaving together all the known facts, unanswered questions, significant actors and conflicting viewpoints into a single complex narrative that gives fair weight and context to...
With the anniversary of September 11th, 2001 being remembered today, we can expect America and our media to look back once again on this turning point in our nation's history.  But like every year before it, we will look back with our eyes half open, not wanting to look at...
One of the most entertaining yet unsurprising aspects of Occupy Wall St has been the response from traditional media. Whether intentionally playing dumb or genuinely clueless, the mainstream media has failed to inform the public and substantially address the key issues. But...
We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy’s side of the front is always propaganda, and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness, the cause of humanity and a crusade for peace. — Walter Lippmann Probably every conflict is...
The Panama Deception documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama; the events which led to it; the excessive force used; the enormity of the death and destruction; and the devastating aftermath. The Panama Deception uncovers the real reasons for...
Part scathing critique, part call to action, this film is composed of a speech given by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! illustrated by clips of mainstream media juxtaposed with rare footage from independent reporters in Iraq. "Independent media has a crucial...
"Orwell Rolls Over In His Grave" expresses ideas that will never be heard in mainstream media. It is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where...
You'll no doubt be hearing about this speech in the news, but before it gets distorted and sensationalized by the mainstream media in 10 second sound-bytes, I think it's worth it to hear this speech in full, from the speaker himself. Dealing with race in America with such...
Meet Rev. Rod Parsley, the televangelist megachurch pastor from Ohio who hates Islam. In the past, Parsley has railed against the separation of church and state, homosexuals, and abortion rights, comparing Planned Parenthood to Nazis. John McCain actively sought and received...
Robert D. Steele, former spy, the son of an oil man, blows the cover off the abject failure and insanity of present-day intellegence culture, the corruption in Washington, and calls on bloggers to keep reporting on these issues, to keep digging and exposing the truth, because...
Lawrence, KS -- After 12 months in development, Films For Action has launched its new website - a head-to-toe redesign that lays the foundation for a vibrant community-powered news site dedicated to inspiring positive social change. At the heart of the new site is a...
Journalist Amy Goodman made the case for independent media at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver on Saturday, saying the pro-war views of the corporate media networks were firmly entrenched. “This is no longer a mainstream media, it’s an extreme media...
Editor’s Note: The following report includes adapted excerpts from David DeGraw’s book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” If you think what’s happening in Egypt won’t happen within the United States, you’ve been watching too much TV. The statistics...
With the release of a third raft of Wiki-leaks documents and the response by most American politicians and media pundits, the public now has a significant amount of data with which to assess the validity (or otherwise) of what Wiki-leaks is doing, and the case appears to...
Freiburg is currently the ecological capital of Germany. This is a German TV news clip spotlighting the city's solar innovations. Again, this in comparison to the media in America? The mind boggles at how much the mainstream media in our country has kept us behind the curve...
Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the "liberal media." Instead, utilizing a systematic model based on massive empirical research, they reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to...
Directed by:  Frank Höfer Millions of people believe that evidence proves that Western intelligence services organized the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001. Even the mainstream media have stopped defending the official version and now prefer to ignore...
Think it's all hopeless? Think there are too many problems and our children's future is doomed? In 16 minutes, renowned and inspiring speaker Guy Dauncey explains why pessimism is the wrong answer to our society's challenges. There's already a massive world-wide movement to...
Ten and a half years into the Guantánamo experiment, as it becomes ever harder for those who are still appalled by the prison’s existence, and by the failures of all three branches of the US government— under Barack Obama — to close it, my friends and colleagues Jeffrey Kaye...
Before I begin, I would like to say that theorizing about what happened on 9/11, when you’re not being given answers to your questions about that day by the people who SHOULD be able to do so, is PERFECTLY normal. As is suspecting that the reason these answers aren’t being...
I have yet to see my nearest large occupation, Boston, or the precursor of all U.S. occupations, Wall Street. Instead, I have been on the road for the past six weeks in Thesselonika and Athens Greece; Istanbul and Diyarbikar Turkey; Lexington, Kentucky; London, England...
A biographical documentary on the late great comedian Bill Hicks and his career; in particular the censorship by Letterman that scarred it. Hosted by Janeane Garofalo, this documentary tells the story of Bill’s transition from a non-drinking, non-smoking, straight laced...
The Department of Homeland Security classifies them as potential “domestic terrorists”; they prefer to be called patriots. As the economic crisis deepens, a growing movement of Americans is rejecting the two-party system and the mainstream media. They believe a violent...
There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing...
In recent months we've seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called "new technologies" that can tap massive amounts of previously inaccessible stores of "unconventional" oil. "Don't worry, drive on," we're told.We can fall for the oil...
Trailer for the feature documentary Dirty Energy premiering in 2012! On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico taking the lives of 11 workers and sank as millions of barrels of oil poured into the ocean creating one of the worst...
"Beyond Closed Doors", goes behind the rhetoric and politics of agriculture to confront issues in animal welfare that have the potential to affect all Americans. Sandgrain Film's unique approach uses minimal graphic footage of factory farms and drives straight down the center...
In 1833, William Miller predicted the second coming of Jesus Christ in the year 1843. Only after his fourth failed prediction, each of which saw hundreds of thousands of followers turn out, did his followers abandon him. By this time, Miller had already absconded with copious...
How do you turn your nonviolent protest into a street theatre? By hiring unwilling actors, who might be very good at their job, like the police. In this video you will learn from the world-famous Yes Men how to incorporate predictable actors in your protest and create a...
9/11 has always been one of the most difficult subjects for news organizations to cover with integrity. The majority of media has forced the debate into two black and white extremes: either Osama bin Laden did it and the government is blameless or "the government did it"...
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were a turning point in world history. We have been told that these attacks were planned and implemented by nineteen Arab Muslim hijackers under the direction of the leaders of al Qaeda. According to the official account, this...
In the early morning hours Monday, Occupy Wall Street activists marked the first anniversary of the movement by protesting in the financial district. Hundreds gathered on Water Street and hundreds more in Zuccotti Park, the birth place of the movement, before marching through...
9/11 was one of the most pivotal events in world history. Its impact will be felt for years to come. You owe it to yourself to go beyond the sound bites and the simplified official story. This is an extremely complicated story with numerous players and motives. The 9/11...
Film offers us a powerful tool to shift awareness and inspire action. By hosting community film screenings and sharing them online, they offer a method to break our dependence on the mainstream media and become the media ourselves. We don't need to wait for anyone or...