Freedom of the Press for Millionaires

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[url=http://www.wifp.org/reporton7realities.html]Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press[/url] gives seven realities of journalism and reform that come straight out of the second wave of feminism. A lot of us stand on these women's shoulders.

Worth a look. It's short!

Matsu's picture
Posted by Matsu on 4 March 2005 - 7:05pm
We need to move now

The Blogosphere needs to get organized now. I'm going to work on some talking points we can use as we come under seige, because a seige is, indeed, on its way

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Posted by Morgaine Swann on 4 March 2005 - 11:18pm
Who owns the means of production? Citizen Kane?

You don't have to be Karl Marx to see that the capitalists own the means of production. Ask any capitalist. He'll tell you.

The ability to reach many used to be the private preserve of those who were rich enough to buy printing presses or networks.

The internet is the great equalizer and everyone and anyone can get his or her message out and now the powers that be realize that they don't dig the message. They want it stopped.

The sham that there is a freed press in this country is not at issue. Free speech is in question and the issue of "credentials" and "responsible journalism" charges is a red herring.

Time to let people know that the government and big business does not want take the internet away. Not at all. Their issue is that they want to own it, or at least control it and charge us money and use our tax dollars to enforce their ownership.

If that happens, the free press truly is not free, but available only to the millionaires and miltinationals who can buy it.

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Posted by Matsu on 5 March 2005 - 5:09am