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.

15.05.2021

How Bill Gates Set the Stage for Modi’s Disastrous Response to COVID-19 in India

How Bill Gates Set the Stage for Modi’s Disastrous Response to COVID-19 in India

India’s incompetent, vainglorious leadership, combined with the right-wing belief in magical capitalism, has led to the disaster that the country is now facing. By Prabir Purkayastha While the incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis,… »

12.05.2021

Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil

Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil

As Indians continue to scramble for survival through a deadly second COVID-19 wave and deal with an inadequate health care system that has failed them at every step, for a majority of the country living in rural areas and in slums in urban centers, food insecurity is proving to… »

11.05.2021

Colombia’s Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class

Colombia’s Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class

In the face of a state that assassinates its own people, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting. By Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra As police and military forces in Colombia use violence to try to repress the massive mobilizations that grew out of a national strike,… »

08.05.2021

Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy

Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy

A comprehensive labor bill would give workers a level playing field to organize for their rights—if Senate Democrats can muster enough votes. By Sonali Kolhatkar Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics… »

08.05.2021

United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really

United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure and to break open its social bonds. By Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad On October 11, 2001, journalist Anatol Lieven interviewed the Afghan leader Abdul Haq… »

07.05.2021

USDA May Allow Genetically Modified Trees to Be Released Into the Wild

USDA May Allow Genetically Modified Trees to Be Released Into the Wild

A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents. By Anne Petermann On August 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a petition by researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science… »

30.04.2021

How India Has Creatively Turned Social Media Into a COVID-19 Helpline to Battle the Pandemic

How India Has Creatively Turned Social Media Into a COVID-19 Helpline to Battle the Pandemic

But Modi’s government is suppressing the effort in an attempt to cover up its failure to prevent the crisis. By Ruhi Bhasin Death, sickness, and helplessness have become the “new normal” that Indians are being forced to live with as they witness the collapse of an already… »

30.04.2021

Why Delivery Workers Across the Planet Are Rising Up Against Exploitation

Why Delivery Workers Across the Planet Are Rising Up Against Exploitation

Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing. By Taroa Zúñiga Silva On February 22, 2019, at 6 p.m., a car crashed into Servio Hernández’s motorcycle. Hernández, a Venezuelan migrant… »

29.04.2021

The U.S. Is Trying to Light the Match of Islamic Extremism in China’s Xinjiang

The U.S. Is Trying to Light the Match of Islamic Extremism in China’s Xinjiang

“Kashgar is a key location for the land and sea interface of the Belt and Road, connecting not only westward to West Asia, Europe, the Red Sea, and Africa, but also southward to the Indian Ocean through the port of Gwadar,” said Professor Li Bo of the China Research Institute,… »

28.04.2021

When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

The word “Minnesota” derives from one of two Dakota words, either Mni Sóta meaning clear blue water or Mnissota meaning cloudy water. Just one letter can change the entire meaning. Just one oil spill could ruin the entire ecosystem. By Barbara Williams I traveled to northern Minnesota with Jane Fonda… »

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