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Independent Films / Independent Politics

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Hollywood held its Oscars a couple of weeks ago. Of interest to many, especially those calling for a pardon (or Nobel Peace Prize) for Edward Snowden, was the documentary CITIZEN FOUR which won the Oscar for Best Documentary. Director Laura Poitras said, “The disclosures that Edward Snowden reveals don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself,”  Snowden released a statement following the Oscars saying, in part, “My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world.Read more ...

The Real News asks viewers for help

The Real News Network is an online news organization that was founded by one of Canada’s most respected journalists, Paul Jay. Other respected public figures like Noami Klein and Gore Vidal have supported it since its inception. It is a completely viewer-supported venture and aims to cover important issues that the mainstream cable networks have ignored or forgotten.Â… Read more ...