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How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

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In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

The mainstream media is falling victim to a cult of balance—and it's time for progressives to fight back by more effectively leveraging their message. 

Peter Van Buren is a State Department employee—who might get fired for disseminating public information about WikiLeaks online.

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that social media platforms offer a voice to segments of the American population that might not have had one before.

Fox News regularly peddles misinformation and openly supports Republican candidates while pretending to be “fair and balanced.” It’s time to start asking some tough questions.

The state still controls the media in post-revolution Egypt, but an independent press is emerging.

The Comcast/NBC Universal merger has wide implications for all citizens.

Faced with the cynical coverage of the mainstream media, what can ordinary Americans do to work toward an alternative that more accurately reflects the problems facing our country today?

WikiLeaks is not the one-off creation of a solitary genius, and with or without Julian Assange, it is not going away.

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The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014

The left can only afford to be contemptuous of liberal values when the right isn't in charge. 

April 2, 2014

Finally, Native American voices are being heard by the media in protest of the name “Redskins.”

September 13, 2013

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

Some perspective on the concentration of the press in the power of a few and the dangers of media consolidation.

April 6, 2013

Two movies on the group have already drawn criticism from their subjects.

January 24, 2013

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012

WikiLeaks revealed a Latin America dominated by American intervention and meddling. 

August 3, 2012

Alex, who has died at the age of 71, believed to the end in the necessity of information and insight as essential elements of an activism that would begin the world over again.

July 21, 2012

Alterman reviews the Beach Boys and Reed pokes holes in media ethics.

November 4, 2011