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.

The Status of Crimea Is Far More Complicated Than Western Media Admits

“If there were a moral to be drawn from the Crimean War which might apply to the present it would be this: in a war between Russia and the West, it is the powers which keep out who will be…

Let Cuba Live—The Movement Standing Up to Biden’s Maximum Pressure Campaign

On July 22, U.S. President Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris released a “fact sheet” on U.S. “measures” against Cuba. The release from the White House said that Cuba was a “top priority for the Biden-Harris administration.” On…

Which Intelligence Agencies Gave Wings to the Pegasus?

Pegasus, the winged divine horse from Greek mythology, symbolises a range of things. The mythological salad can include many symbolic narratives — ranging from soul’s immortality to poetic inspiration — even the Marxist eschatological myth of the withering away of…

Sex Workers and COVID-19: Resisting the Pandemic and Criminalization

Georgina Orellano, secretary-general of the Association of Women Sex Workers of Argentina (AMMAR), says that “the pandemic has highlighted the inequality” in society and deepened the problems faced by sex workers. Sex work, which is not recognized in Argentina, has…

After Devastating DACA Ruling, Dreamers Vow to Push for Legalization

Democrats are hoping to use the Senate budget reconciliation process to enact immigration reform after yet another GOP-led assault on “Dreamers” has left young immigrants devastated and uncertain. By Sonali Kolhatkar Republican officials in Texas are celebrating a major political…

If You Grew Up With the U.S. Blockade as a Cuban, You Might Understand the Recent Protests Differently

During the early morning of July 17, Johana Tablada joined tens of thousands of Cubans as they gathered along the Malecón boulevard in Havana to stand with the Cuban Revolution. “We are human beings who live, work, suffer, and struggle…

The United States Underestimates China’s Economic Challenge at Its Own Peril

This is not a moment for rose-tinted glasses. By Richard D. Wolff The economy of the People’s Republic of China has been growing much faster than that of the United States for decades. So too has China’s average real wage.…

20 Years of U.S. Occupation Was Brutal in Afghanistan—And So Will Be the Exit

Alongside the relief of ending the longest war in modern American history, we need to acknowledge the horrors of what we are leaving behind in Afghanistan. By Sonali Kolhatkar When a reporter in early July asked Joe Biden a question…

The United States Tries to Take Advantage of the Price Cubans Are Paying for the Blockade and the Pandemic

Cuba, like every other country on the planet, is struggling with the impact of COVID-19. This small island of 11 million people has created five vaccine candidates and sent its medical workers through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to…

The Trump Charges Obscure a Bigger Story of How the Rich Legally Avoid Taxes

When he was president, Donald Trump ensured the rich got richer. That was a far bigger betrayal of the American people than the tax fraud charges his business is facing. By Sonali Kolhatkar After many months of anticipation and nearly…

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