Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Thursday, February 24, 2005
The Cost of War
A knock on the door
"I remember letting go of my husband’s hand," Pennington said. "I was crying. He was, too."

Sometimes she flips through the journal her husband kept after he arrived in Iraq. Its words reflect an angry, disillusioned soldier tired of fending off increasing rebel attacks.

"I feel this country has potential, but the people must help themselves," he wrote April 14. "I just do not ever see it happening. ... They hate us, or else so many of us would not have lost our lives."

She said she asks herself the same question every time she reads those words.

"It makes you think," she said. "Does he know he’s going to be one of them?"

The journal suggests her husband grew discouraged and lost confidence in his mission.

"I have very little trust in the senior leadership of this country," he wrote. "They lied about weapons of mass destruction. They assured (us) the Iraqis would just transform into Arab-Americans with a new outlook on their own country. ...

"I miss Janet very much. I hope that our time here is shortened."
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Independant World Television

"We don't have a vigilant, independent press whose interest is the people."

-Bill Moyers

Serious news and full-spectrum debate -- on which democracy depends - are disappearing from television. Across the globe, news media ownership is concentrated in the hands of a few entertainment conglomerates whose interests determine news coverage. They promote superficial "infotainment" over tough investigation, context and holding authority accountable. Public broadcasters face shrinking budgets and growing political and commercial pressures.


We must change the economics of journalism.

We need a news and current affairs network which defends the public interest and the highest standards of journalism. independent world television will be such a network -- a non-profit broadcast service financed by its viewers across the globe, independent of corporate or government funding and commercial advertising.



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