We believe a healthy, independent media is essential to a healthy democracy. It is essential to solving nearly every social and environmental problem activist groups like us and thousands of others are working to solve. Whether you care the most about addressing corporate harm, government corruption, peak oil, environmental collapse, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or the war on working class people here at home - addressing the problem of the media has got to be our second most important priority. The corporate consolidation of the mass media in our country stands as one of the greatest bottlenecks impeding the efforts we take to create and find solutions. By creating our own communication channels we can break the bottleneck they have on the flow of information and cut right to the root of the problem.
With a robust, independent, and diverse local media network, we'll be able to launch more ambitious campaigns and win them more effectively. We'll be able to organize our community's latent collective energies into a powerful movement for social and environmental justice. And we'll finally see the tipping point where our energies spark a creative and widespread renaissance of sustainable innovation, new thinking, and new ways of life. At its essence, we'll be able to make real change happen for ourselves and for the earth. It all starts with an independent media.