Independent Media Institute

Independent Media Institute

The Independent Media Institute (IMI) is a nonprofit organization that educates the public through a diverse array of independent media projects and programs. IMI works with journalists and media outlets to shine a spotlight on stories that are vital to the public interest, using multiple media formats and distribution channels.

14.10.2020

How India’s Leader Modi Is Changing Laws to Help Imperialists Dominate the Country’s Agriculture

How India’s Leader Modi Is Changing Laws to Help Imperialists Dominate the Country’s Agriculture

Foreign investors and multinational companies have been pushing countries like India to become food-import-dependent and divert land devoted to food grain toward crops that imperialist countries can’t grow. By Prabhat Patnaik The two bills rushed through India’s parliament on September 20 were objectionable in every conceivable sense. The very… »

10.10.2020

Trump Is Waging War on Us—We Ignore It at Our Peril

Trump Is Waging War on Us—We Ignore It at Our Peril

The president has made clear that he intends to cling to power at all costs, including the U.S. Constitution and our democracy. By Sonali Kolhatkar From the very beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump was pushing every boundary, violating the Constitution, and breaking rules and norms. But during this past… »

08.10.2020

Why America’s Economic War on China Is Failing

Why America’s Economic War on China Is Failing

By Vijay Prashad and John Ross U.S. President Donald Trump—supported by most of the U.S. establishment—deepened the U.S. government’s assault on the Chinese economy. The “trade war” seemed to play well with Trump’s political base, who somehow hoped that an economic attack on China would miraculously create economic prosperity for… »

05.10.2020

Why We’re on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccine

Why We’re on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccine

By Prabir Purkayastha As the pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, many countries seem to have given up the fight against COVID-19 and are now waiting for a vaccine to protect against the virus. With cases exceeding 32 million, and more than a million dead, the world economy has… »

01.10.2020

How Ecuador’s Democracy Is Being Suffocated

How Ecuador’s Democracy Is Being Suffocated

By Vijay Prashad and Pilar Troya / Globetrotter A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador’s presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz—who was the minister of… »

01.10.2020

How a Strike by Strippers in Portland Has Grown Into a Nationwide Movement Against Racism in Nightclubs

How a Strike by Strippers in Portland Has Grown Into a Nationwide Movement Against Racism in Nightclubs

An interview with a leader of the Portland Stripper Strike on the growing movement for equal treatment and better labor protections for dancers. By April M. Short In the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests, which erupted around the world following the killing of George Floyd by police officers… »

25.09.2020

Medical Workers of Conviction: Speaking to Cuban Doctors Who Heal the World

Medical Workers of Conviction: Speaking to Cuban Doctors Who Heal the World

By Vijay Prashad In 2004, Dr. José Armando Arronte Villamarín was posted to head a Cuban medical brigade in Namibia. Cuban medical personnel first came to southwest Africa in 1975 alongside Cuban soldiers; the soldiers had arrived there to assist the South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO) in the… »

22.09.2020

Dems Mock the GOP for Denying Climate Science, But They Are Still Addicted to Fossil Fuel Funders

Dems Mock the GOP for Denying Climate Science, But They Are Still Addicted to Fossil Fuel Funders

The liberal party offers strong rhetoric on climate change but in practice promotes continued fossil fuel production. In the face of our unfolding climate catastrophe, this needs to end now. By Sonali Kolhatkar The recent chorus of Democratic Party leaders lining up to denounce President Donald Trump’s… »

20.09.2020

How Were 46 Million People Trapped by Student Debt? The History of an Unfulfilled Promise

How Were 46 Million People Trapped by Student Debt? The History of an Unfulfilled Promise

It is long past time to recognize that the cruel experiment in financing higher education through student loans has failed. By Mary Green Swig, Steven L. Swig, David A. Bergeron, and Richard J. Eskow The democratic principle of tuition-free education in our country pre-dates the founding of the United States. »

19.09.2020

Community Fridges Are Popping Up Across America for Mutual Aid Amid the Pandemic

Community Fridges Are Popping Up Across America for Mutual Aid Amid the Pandemic

Fighting food insecurity, one block at a time. By April M. Short On one side of a refrigerator that stands on a sidewalk in New Orleans, two alligators encircle a woman with dark mocha skin wearing a tattered white slip. Her hair is a single braid that reaches the ground. »

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