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Truth and freedom can't be covered by corporate media
01 Apr 2000
The Boston Herald couldn't make the effort to write about the message of the last 5 BIO arrestees. What they really said is here. Why does corporate media suck so bad?
When speaking one’s mind becomes disturbing the peace, the faded tatters of the first amendment unravel.

The article written by the Boston Herald and posted on this site demonstrates exactly why independent media is necessary. Instead of discussing issues, the Boston Herald reduced the continual attempts of activists to bring public attention, awareness, and debate to biotechnology, to “causing a ruckus.”

In the Heralds article, there was no mention of what the people who infiltrated the BIO conference actually said. Instead, we get industry rhetoric about how biotechnology is going to feed the planet and heroically cure our diseases. It is the lies of the biotechnology industry that the activist were speaking out against and corporate media does no better.

If the Herald could write about what the protesters where saying, why in the illogic of the state they had to break the law to confront the lies of an industry, then the Herald might begin to live up to its responsibility as a news organization. Instead, we get no mention of the protester inside who described how biotech companies are killing culture and society for profit around the world. There is no analysis by the Herald of the claims that the biotechnology industry puts forth—perhaps because they are as vacuous as the corporate media covering them. Mainstream media will continue to try to marginalize our movement to build a new world, whether it is biotechnology activism or the A16 opposition to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in two weeks.

We don’t believe the lies. We no longer allow corporations, the state, and capital to pollute the truth. We do not accept newspapers like the Herald reducing the resistance against corporate tyranny to “causing a ruckus.” We stand strong and hold the line that profit sacrifices ethics at every turn. The power is in the people, not the money.

Disease and starvation can’t be cured by corporations. Bullshit, get off it, the enemy is profit.
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