Independent media have come under all sorts of attack by the establishment which doesn’t want us to tell you the truth or strategies to make things better. There are smear attacks and criminalization, online censorship through the elimination of Net Neutrality, as well as online revenue defunding schemes you certainly have heard about. Let’s spend a few minutes on this issue. I’ll mostly let two well-known youtubers do the talking.
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Progressive YouTubers Are In Danger…Do You Care?”)
The Congressional Budget Office has finally caught up with estimating the damages of the Trumpcare 2.0 bill rammed through the House of Representatives and waiting for Senate approval: 23 million will lose health coverage. The bill will also cut $834 billion from Medicaid, which will threaten access to long-term care benefits, hike premiums for older Americans by as much as five times, and all that while giving the wealthiest Americans the lion’s share of a lavish $663 billion tax break for the wealthy! Continue reading “The National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Continues to Fight Trumpcare”→
Truthout is an important source of information in a media landscape that is mostly corporate and therefore (by necessity) lying. Their fund drive is taking overlong. Perhaps too many of us have been funding political campaigns too much to fund our independent media, forgetting that without independent media we wouldn’t even know of viable anti-establishment candidates or what the establishment is doing to us. Here is a salient quote from Truthout’s latest donations request: Continue reading “Truthout Needs Our Help – And So Do Other Independent Media”→