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The Assault on New and Alternative Media


“Typing computer screen reflection” by Almonroth

-Eric Scott Pickard is a poet, artist, activist, and journalist. He is a co-founder of Free Radical Media, a host of the Free Radical Media Podcast, and a journalist with The Fifth Column News.

The Internet has been often likened to the printing press; a new technology that revolutionized communication and the freedom of information. But like the printing press, the Internet has also been the target of restrictions by those in the halls of power, who see freedom of information as a threat to their positions of privilege.

Why is this, exactly? What could possibly be the harm in having an informed populace? The danger, of course, is that people can find out what the agendas of their leaders are – and they, throughout history, have very seldom been aligned with the interests of those who are ostensibly lead.

In recent years there have been many attempts to restrict a free and open internet.… Read the rest

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Anarchy, Activism and Collective Emancipation with John Carico – FRM Podcast

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In this installment, anarchist writer and organizer John Carico joins the Free Radical Media crew to discuss the current political climate along with future potentialities and activist oriented solutions.

Among other topics, we discuss the potential of New Media in a revolutionary context, activism, and the upcoming US Presidential election cycle. Another topic of conversation was Carico’s organizing with Kids Out of Cages, an abolitionist movement dedicated to freeing children from state, private, and for-profit prisons.

You can find John’s work via The Fifth Column and contact him via Facebook and Twitter.

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An Over-Looked Classic

The above video is a brilliant piece. In a sense it's already very much of its time but this works as a reminder of the fast moving nature of the interbutts. For me this video hammers home the fact we live in an era where the "New Media" is now outgrowing the old. You are unlikely to understand most of the references in it, if you're not part of the internet's growing subculture, and frankly that's what I love about it. Nick Margerrison (my twitter) FURTHER VIDEOS HERE: RAP NEWS History is happening
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