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The root system of a tree is five times more extensive than the tree itself, and reaches far underground to form a solid base for growth and nourishment. Just as this root system is integral to the survival of the tree, media is integral to the foundation and survival of a democracy.
In order for people to build up their communities, they need to be well informed on the issues that impact their lives. Far-reaching grassroots networks of information and activism created by us must extend far beyond the institutional structures created for us.
Media Roots serves as a project to help reclaim the media and put it back into the hands of the people by conducting citizen journalism and relaying factual, impactful news. This organization also seeks to provide a forum connecting conscious citizens, artists and activists to help build upon the emerging worldwide renaissance of independent media.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 19, 2011 Media Roots Original -- Standardizing Education is Not the Answer
When Finland reformed its educational system to a personalized methodology, the skillset of their youth shot up to the highest in the world. Conversely, America's initiation of marketplace competition into the education model has caused the US to fall behind.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, August 26, 2011 Media Roots -- Afghanistan: Endless War for Resource Control
War has always been about two things: resources and control. It seems more than coincidental that before the US invasion, the Taliban had eradicated the opium crop in the Golden Crescent. Now, 90% of the world's heroin comes from Afghanistan.
SHARE Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Sheen Trumps Palin: Media Roots Writes for Project Censored
Whatever topics the corporate press deem worthy enough to cover at length will invariably skew the public's perception away from the issues that should be most relevant to their lives: food, jobs, and education- not sex scandals, drug abuse or "reality" tv.
SHARE Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Media Roots TV-Conversation with Cindy Sheehan
This is a Media Roots TV interview conducted by Abby Martin with Cindy Sheehan, mother who has made the ultimate sacrifice and fearless anti-war activist. She relays her powerfully lucid point of view in a candid interview at her home on February 6th, 2011.
SHARE Thursday, March 31, 2011 Media Roots TV-Conversation with Chris Hedges
Media Roots sits down for a short conversation with Chris Hedges, an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies. Hedges gives Media Roots a sobering take on American culture, relaying a grim yet powerful perspective on the current political and societal state of the US.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 15, 2011 MR Original -- Re-Creating Revolutionary Communities
Cindy Sheehan, along with over 160 other leading peace advocates held a conference call on February 6th, 2011 to strategize for a new collaborative effort of localization called "Re-creating Revolutionary Communities", or RevComs. Learn about the movement and how you can get involved.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Media Roots- Hungary's New Nationalism Reflects Dark Past
Sweeping measures have been passed by Hungary's Parliament that severely curtail freedoms under a new mantra of "re-nationalization". The reforms include drastic legislation against journalistic independence and an attempt to control the last remaining independent art centers and theatres.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 26, 2010 VIDEO: Is Obama Living Up to His Campaign Promises?
The Obama campaign mobilized one of the largest grassroots movements for a presidential candidate in recent history. Barack Obama became a global icon symbolizing people's hope for change.
The SF bay area was a hub of support for Obama during election time. Now two years into his presidency, Media Roots set out to see if people are tuned into their favorite candidate's actions- and if his actions warrant their support.