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Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Norman Solomon

The most renowned media critics are usually superficial and craven. That's because -- as one of the greatest in the 20th century, George Seldes, put it -- 'the most sacred cow of the press is the press itself.'

Repression of Whistleblowers: Making It Easier to Attack Syria

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Without whistleblowers, the mainline media outlets are more transfixed than ever with telling the official story. And at a time like this, the official story is all about spinning for war on Syria.

Top Secret: How Might I. F. Stone View the Snowden Situation

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Resurrecting the mighty I. F. Stone into the fray with Snowden, the NSA, and Washington: First, as to the facts.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The "war on terror" was built on two tiers of grief. Momentous and meaningless. Ours and theirs. The domestic politics of grief settled in for a very long haul, while perpetual war required the leaders of both major parties to keep affirming and reinforcing the two tiers of grief.

Obama Oratory vs. Obama Reality

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Despite often nice-sounding rhetoric from the president, this administration has continued with a wide range of policies antithetical to progressive values.

China, the Nobel Prize and the Road to Freedom

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dan Siegel

Americans and the global community must keep its pressure weighing on Chinese officials to free Liu Xiaobo.

The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the 20th Century

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history.

Outsourcing War: I.F. Stone's Son on the Izzy Award to Jeremy Scahill

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

America's all-volunteer army has the unfortunate disadvantage of protecting the decision to use military force from the political pressures that would exist were wealthy citizens subject to draft.

Sowing the Seeds of Jihad

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Treat Palestinians Like Jews

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

It was an act of international terrorism, pure and simple. There can be no valid claims of self-defense on the part of Israeli commandos who attacked a ship of protesters in international waters. Trust me, I don't come to this viewpoint lightly.

Lying About Nuclear Weapons

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

At the moment, there remain more than 23,000 nuclear weapons, 96 percent of them in the hands of Russia and the United States. But this outrageous record is only part of the story.

I See Dead People Joe Klein

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean Carman

"Aren't you the journalist who tirelessly promoted the Iraq War? And defended the Bush Administration's illegal wiretap and detention programs while admitting you knew nothing about them?"

Was Izzy an Agent?

D. D. Guttenplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
D. D. Guttenplan

I've always had a soft spot for Ron Radosh. This may seem surprising, particularly since Radosh just penned an attack on me, my I.F. Stone biography, ...

Dangerous: Michael Jackson and I.F. Stone

D. D. Guttenplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
D. D. Guttenplan

Because mud sticks, I was going to kick off here by examining the so-called evidence for the charge that I.F. Stone, the legendary radical journalist,...

Review: Spies: the Rise and Fall of the KGB in America and "Three Tales of I.F Stone and the KGB: Kalugin, Venona and the Notebooks"

Myra MacPherson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Myra MacPherson

Sometimes one cannot glean the truth by a book's title. This is the case with Spies, regarding the thin documentation of journalist I.F. Stone as a stellar spy in the 1930s.

I.F. Stone's Son on the Izzy Awards, Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

Jeremy Stone spoke at Tuesday's inaugural ceremony of the Izzy Awards for independent media -- named after legendary journalist I.F. "Izzy" Stone. Here's his short speech.

What Indy Media Trailblazers Can Teach Us

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

Will independent media outlets that contributed so mightily to the stunning election result speak truth to power and expose corruption and injustice over the long haul -- no matter who's in charge?

Former Knight-Ridder Editor Wins First I.F. Stone Medal

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Froomkin

The Nieman Foundation and its Watchdog Project this year established an I.F. Stone Medal for journalistic independence. I'm delighted to announce th...