Garbage in, garbage out, as the early computer innovators remarked about information. A vital free press is the single most important feedback loop in a democracy. New media including especially the Internet have challenged the supremacy of corporate media concentration and junk news. A brave new wave of activists such as Brad Friedman, John Stauber and Joan Blades are using digital media to restore the democratic lifeblood of a people’s media. They’re giving voice to the voiceless, checking and balancing corruption, and providing liberty and access for all.
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- Corporations Versus Democracy – Thomas Linzey, co-founder and president of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will describe the heroic effort of several rural Pennsylvania communities to ban factory farm and sludge corporations in their jurisdiction.
- The Open Space of Democracy – Terry Tempest Williams has long been a passionate activist on behalf of the environment, especially – defense of southern Utah’s stunning red rock deserts, and, as a “downwinder” whose family has been ravaged by cancer – resistance to nuclear folly.