TRUTH-TELLERS

 

"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct.
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.
If you're right and you know it, speak your mind.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."

Mahatma Gandhi

 

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INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 

Bradley Manning / Chelsea Manning

 

"It is vital to distinguish between independent journalists who don't have any financial incentive to deceive people, and members of the mainstream media, economists and politicians who most often do. They make a very comfortable living and are paid large sums of money to manipulate and pacify us - to keep us isolated, divided, confused, ignorant, apolitical and as passive as possible. Their primary function is to dumb us down and keep us on the sidelines."

David DeGraw, 2010

 


Cornell West / Thomas Carothers / Dan Smoot / Walter Laqueur

 

"The corporate media in the United States ignore many valid news stories based on university level quality research. It appears that certain topics are simply forbidden inside the mainstream corporate media today. To openly cover these news stories would stir up questions regarding "inconvenient truths" that many in the US power structure want to avoid."

Peter Phillips, 2009

 


Margaret Flowers / Jane Hunter / Charles Reich / / Chris Harman

 

"The people who succeeded and did well in the mainstream media were those who didn't stand up, who didn't write the big stories, who looked the other way when history was happening in front of them, and went along either consciously or just by cowardice with the deception of the American people."

Robert Parry, 1993

 


Peter Richardson / David Allen Rivera / Dan Briody/ Barry Chamish

 

"America's fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought the government's 9/11 conspiracy theory. The government's account of 9/11 is contradicted by much evidence. Nevertheless, this defining event of our time, which has launched the U.S. on interminable wars of aggression and a domestic police state, is a taboo topic for investigation in the media."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2010

 


Gareth Porter / Ted Rall / Nancy Chang / Robert Dahl

 

"Our rulers have made sure that we are never to be told the truth about anything that our government has done to other people, not to mention our own."

Gore Vidal, 2002

 

"For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it.
The sheer ease with which this machinery has been able to do its work reflects a creeping structural weakness which now afflicts the production of our news."

Nick Davies, British investigative journalist

 

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