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 Electricity Crisis in South Africa Continues to Brew

At the end of apartheid in 1994, only 36 percent of households in South Africa were electrified, with almost all white households having electric power and most Black households having no access to electricity. Ten years later, more than 80…

Connecting the Dots Between Climate Devastation and Fossil Fuel Profits

As Pakistan drowns, as Puerto Rico is cast into darkness, and as Jacksonians remain thirsty, it’s past time for a climate tax on fossil fuel companies. By Sonali Kolhatkar What do Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and Jackson, Mississippi, have in common?…

Peace Activists Hit the Streets From D.C. to San Francisco

On September 18, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin, “Don’t. Don’t. Don’t” use nuclear weapons in retaliation for severe battlefield losses in Ukraine. While Putin dismissed Biden’s worries as unfounded, the specter of nuclear armageddon drove U.S. antiwar activists…

Violence Against Indigenous Women Grows in Vancouver Amid ‘Apathy and Injustice’

Indigenous women and girls in Canada continue to face disproportionate levels of violence and insecurity rooted in colonialism. By Tanupriya Singh Violence against Indigenous women is “escalating like never before,” the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has warned.…

How Barbara Ehrenreich Exposed the ‘Positive Thinking’ Industry

We can thank the late economic justice warrior for her groundbreaking contribution in showing that “positive thinking” is part of a whitewashing of economic inequality. By Sonali Kolhatkar Although the late Barbara Ehrenreich was best known for her 2001 bestselling…

Roger Waters Responds to Mrs. Olena Zelenska of Ukraine

Mrs Zelenska’s Sept 5 tweet: It is Russia that invaded Ukraine, destroys cities and kills civilians. Ukrainians defend their land and their children’s future. If we give up – we will not exist tomorrow. If Russia gives up – war…

An Open letter to Mrs Olena Zelenska from Roger Waters

Dear Mrs Zelenska, My heart bleeds for you and all the Ukrainian and Russian families, devastated by the terrible war in Ukraine. I’m in Kansas City, USA. Iread an article on BBC.com apparently taken from an interview you have already…

The Most Important Election in the Americas Is in Brazil

Former Brazilian President Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva (known as Lula) runs about on stage at the Latin America Memorial in São Paulo. He was there on August 22, 2022, speaking at a book launch featuring photographs by Ricardo Stuckert…

Did the West ‘Bring War’ to Ukraine? One Expert Makes the Case

The seven-month war in Ukraine, and the role of NATO, especially the Atlanticist powers, are fueled by an official western narrative that depicts the conflict as one between the plucky little Ukrainian David and the brutish Goliath that is Russia.…

Is the U.S. Legal System at War With Its People?

Incarcerations, brutality, and torture are common in the U.S. Activists claim that this amounts to a war waged against racially marginalized, poor, and working-class people. By Natalia Marques The very laws and government agencies created to protect the people in…

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