Shadows of Liberty Trailer (Must-see; 2012)

Prensa mercenaria y coorporativismo en la NATO del Nuevo Siglo.

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Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.

Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.

In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone.

Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news? We’re left in no doubt – media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental.

[Featuring Chris Hedges at 45:30 minutes into the video.]

Topics include:

Nike and Labor; TWA Flight 800; CIA; Drugs; 9/11; Iraq War; Nukes; Espionage; FBI; Turkey; FCC; Police State; Sting Ops; Net Neutrality; WikiLeaks


Amy Goodman; Julian Assange; Chris Hedges; Norman Solomon; Janine Jackson; Brad Friedman; Sibel Edmonds; Daniel EllsbergJohn Nichols


Updated: Oct. 9, 2014

Shadows of Liberty Denver Q&A w/Amy Goodman, Robert McChesney and others

argusfest on Jun 8, 2013

Q&A from the U.S. Premiere of Shadows of Liberty hosted by ArgusFest and the Free Press National Conference for Media Reform in Denver on April 4, 2013. Speakers from left to right; Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Amy Goodman, Norman Solomon and Robert McChesney. This event was held at the Mercury Cafe and preceded the National Conference for Media Reform.


Panel Discussion with Julian Assange following ‘SHADOWS OF LIBERTY’ UK Premiere

Shadows of Liberty on Jun 4, 2012

On May 24, 2012, in London, U.K., WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief Julian Assange, CorpWatch’s executive director Pratap Chatterjee, filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay, and the Bertha Foundation’s director of legal advocacy Jen Robinson, discuss the disintegrating freedoms within the world press and media, following the private U.K. premiere screening of the feature documentary film, SHADOWS OF LIBERTY.

SHADOWS OF LIBERTY takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy.


Shadows of Liberty – Trailer

Shadows of Liberty on Nov 7, 2012


John Pilger: The Media–Censorship By Omission

Chris Hedges: Fascism USA–The Lie of Omission is Still a Lie

Mickey Huff: Project Censored – Censorship, Propaganda and Corporate Media

The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News (2002; must-see)

Robert McChesney and John Nichols: The Death and Life of American Journalism

Behind the Swoosh by Jim Keady (must-see)

John Pilger – Freedom Next Time (video)

The Wires that Control the Public Mind (2008)

see also

“Kill the Messenger” Resurrects Gary Webb, Journalist Maligned for Exposing CIA Ties to Crack Trade

One thought on “Shadows of Liberty Trailer (Must-see; 2012)

  1. And to this day, July 2013, too many people all over are still ‘walking billboards’ – advertising whichever product. I’ll advertise but…you pay me. Not doing it for free. As a side comment…I have been boycotting Nike for a long time. I have my principles.

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