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As corporate giants and venture capitalists race to monetize cyberspace, progressives need to step up and become players in the global media game. Here's how they can do it.

Are virtual-world video games just another plaything or a new frontier with vast potential to upend social norms?

Online activists are shining much-needed light on superdelegates, revealing who they are and how they'll vote--and asking why we need them.

Big Think seeks to smarten up the Internet by getting up close and intellectual with the most creative thinkers alive.

When a young Moroccan computer engineer created a fake Facebook profile
for the Crown Prince of Morocco, the result was jail, torture and a very
uncertain future.

His web-driven, self-starting activism could be the key to getting his message out--and bringing young voters to the polls on Super Tuesday.

Striking members of the Writers Guild of America are bringing the labor movement something it hasn't had for a long time: an audience.

As the old concept of privacy fades and a new one arises online, what is being lost?

Stop corporate robots from taking over the Web. Freespeech.org explains how relentless marketing and data-mining puts your privacy in peril.

Putting blogs, cellphones and text messages to work, Pakistani students around the world are rallying against Musharraf's martial law.

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Like Google Executive and activist Wael Ghonim said, if you want to liberate a sociey, just give them the Internet. The Internet helps you fight the media war.

February 11, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011

The famous author and web skeptic emerged on Wednesday, arguing that Egypt's protests do not undermine his famous beef with online organizing.

February 2, 2011

As we speak, Egypt is struggling with near-total Internet and communications shut-off, and not just Egyptians are grappling with the implications. Can the flow of social media information to an entire country simply be cut? Apparently, yes. And that's not just an Egyptian concern.

February 1, 2011

Greg Mitchell brings the latest on both WikiLeaks and the Tuscon shooting.

January 11, 2011

Monday's update from Greg Mitchell on the latest on all things WikiLeaks.

January 10, 2011

 Greg Mitchell takes a look at the latest in WikiLeaks. 

January 8, 2011

Republican Congressman says: "We should view the Wikileaks controversy in the larger context of American foreign policy. Rather than worry about the disclosure of embarrassing secrets we should focus on our delusional foreign policy."

December 11, 2010

Frank bemoans the race to the bottom that's being brought about by blogging, content mills, and journalism school enablers.

November 10, 2010

For real political change we need to combine the flexibility of digital organizing with the tangible results of on-the-ground activism.

October 18, 2010