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.

How a False Narrative Against Government Spending Shapes Legislation

The contents of the Build Back Better bill are extremely popular. But the relentless conservative propaganda against the bill requires a concerted effort to reshape the narrative. By Sonali Kolhatkar The unfolding drama over a legislative battle within the Democratic…

Chile Is at the Dawn of a New Political Era

“It feels like we are at the end of an era,” Bárbara Sepúlveda tells me on October 12, 2021. Sepúlveda is a member of Chile’s Constitutional Convention and of the Communist Party of Chile. The era to which Sepúlveda refers…

Why Record Numbers of Workers Are Quitting and Striking

Taken together with a sharp increase in union strikes, the mass resignations of individuals indicate a deep worker dissatisfaction across the nation. By Sonali Kolhatkar On September 14, a young woman in Louisiana named Beth McGrath posted a selfie Facebook…

What Kind of a Threat Is Russia?

On no subject is the bipartisan consensus more unshakable than on the Russian threat. By James W. Carden In his latest book, The Stupidity of War: American Foreign Policy and the Case for Complacency, American political scientist John Mueller demonstrates…

The U.S. Killer Drone Program Stays Afloat on the Back of Lies and Pentagon Propaganda

A wrongly targeted Afghan aid worker and his family are among the latest casualties. By Leonard C. Goodman On August 29, in the final days of our 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, the United States launched a drone strike, firing a…

Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State

On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s largest cities in its northern belt. This is…

How Facebook’s Quest for Profits Is Paved on Hate and Lies

New revelations by a whistleblower prove that the world’s largest social media platform understands clearly its negative impact on society, but that profits are a greater lure than preserving democracy. By Sonali Kolhatkar Facebook’s former employee Frances Haugen, in an…

What Does India Get Out of Being Part of ‘The Quad’?

Australia has joined the U.S. and UK games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the U.S., India is gradually losing strategic autonomy. By Prabir Purkayastha The…

The Child Tax Credit Is a Proven Boost to American Families—Why Are Conservative Democrats Trying to Stop It?

Even though the expanded CTC is a win-win for families and the economy, conservative Democrats are finding ways to oppose it. By Sonali Kolhatkar American families have struggled for decades to make ends meet with wages simply not rising as…

Why the World’s Eyes Are on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border

Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant…

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