Disobedient Media recently spoke with two comedic and political voices, Ron Placone and Graham Elwood, to gain their insight on the importance and success of comedy-as-activism. We discussed the ways in which their ongoing Progressive Comedy Tour breaks new ground in not only discussing political issues, but in actually inviting progressive candidates to participate at the events and to provide local audiences with information about grassroots organizations in their area.
If we are to have any hope of avoiding the destruction of yet another country via regime change, and the possibility of a disastrous conflict between the US and Russia, we must collectively voice our dissent against the pro-war narrative pushed by state-propaganda spouted by corporate media, and our support for the enfranchisement and freedom of Julian Assange.
When news of the cut in communications emerged yesterday, friends and supporters of Assange immediately leapt into action, with Kim Dotcom and Suzie Dawson organizing an online vigil under the banner of #ReconnectJulian. Meanwhile, supporters on the ground in London gathered in front of the embassy, live streaming as they stood in solidarity for hours, metres from the confined Wikileaks Editor-In-Chief.
Love’s successful fight against extradition to the United States might not have been possible if Twitter’s decision to suspend his account had come a mere six months earlier. In a conversation with Disobedient Media, Love explained his anger at the ban, as well as the implications it has for other activists to gain public support:
The establishment’s hysteria regarding “bots” on social media unintentionally provide important insight on the elite’s view of the masses they have abused for so long.
I am no expert in crypto-currency, and I am brand new on Steemit. Though I’m still in the beginning stages of learning the ropes of a platform based on cryptocurrency, like Steemit, I want to bring the platform to the attention of as many people as possible for a few specific reasons.
Nothing could have more perfectly exemplified the establishment’s use of Orwellian Newspeak than Facebook’s latest move to censor independent thought under the pretense of caring about the emotional wellbeing of the masses.
Earlier today, social media giant Twitter was reported to have engaged in severe censorship during the 2016 US Presidential election, specifically hiding hashtags […]
Disobedient Media’s Associate Editor and co-founder Elizabeth Vos speaks to Naomi Karavani regarding the rapid escalation of media censorship.
H.A. Goodman has published a short book, titled “But Her Emails.” The publication provides an important overview for the incredible series of events of the last year, which have not been covered by legacy press, or adequately addressed by authorities.
Shortly after Gab filed a lawsuit against Google, they were forced to change their domain; they are the latest in a string of instances of tech giants including Google and Youtube censoring independent voices from all sides of the political spectrum.
Unprecedented media censorship accompanies new information about police investigation, involvement of DNC affiliates with White House