It's not democracy without independent media.
“Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics
by Lisa Gravesposted Mar 19, 2012
- For years, corporations have been peddling myths to rally us behind their interests. Here are three things everyone “knows,” and why they're wrong.
How Much Is That Politician in the Window?
posted Feb 27, 2012
- Sarah van Gelder on a record season of corporate-funded political advertising and what it means for the 99 percent.
#BarackTalk: The People’s Take on the State of the Union
by YES! online staffposted Feb 12, 2012
- From 5:00 to 10:00 EST, a diverse group of students, environmentalists, activists, and community members will present their own take on the state of the union, and then respond to the president’s speech.
The People’s Media
by Joseph Torresposted Feb 08, 2012
- Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet.
A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom
posted Feb 08, 2012
- Video: Why we must fight for our online rights—before they’re sold, legislated, and programmed away.
The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver Lazenbyposted Feb 01, 2012
- Film Review: How far do the tentacles of the Kochtopus reach? Follow the money with this collection of 13 short films.
Juliana Rotich: A Map App for Crises
by Lindsay Kuceraposted Feb 01, 2012
- From Kenya, an open-source solution for navigating chaos.
Live Coverage of Inauguration from Democracy Now!
by YES! online staffposted Jan 21, 2012
- Beginning at 8:00 a.m. eastern standard time and continuing until 1 p.m., Democracy Now! will cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Watch it here at YES!
The Internet on Strike
by Brooke Jarvisposted Jan 18, 2012
- What happened when major sites went on strike to offer a taste of a censored Internet.
Honest Appalachia: A Local WikiLeaks?
by Sue Sturgisposted Jan 18, 2012
- In a region not known for corporate or political transparency, a new website aims to give whistleblowers a forum.
Occupying the First Amendment
by Josh Stearnsposted Dec 15, 2011
- 220 years after the Bill of Rights, how we’re still fighting for free speech.
How Will Occupy Evolve?
posted Nov 22, 2011
- What’s next for the Occupy movement? Thom Hartmann interviews Sarah van Gelder about the new book, This Changes Everything.
Oakland and After: Lessons from the General Strike
by Gabriel Thompsonposted Nov 03, 2011
- Media reports focus on the few acts of vandalism and violence, but the majority of occupiers at Oakland’s General Strike succeeded in a peaceful shutdown of Oakland’s banks and port.
Mission-Driven Media: The New Landscape in Journalism
posted Jul 22, 2011
- Unlike the corporate media, independent media is unafraid to tell the full story even when doing so threatens the market or those in power.
Community Radio Powers Up
by Oliver Lazenbyposted Jun 15, 2011
- A long-fought-for bill will add diversity to the dial and win back broadcast access for communities.