Against the Grain

Indymedia and the Cyber Left

Often disparaged, the internet has become both a key tool for social movements and a way for activists to tell their own stories. Inspired by the Zapatistas, media activists blazed a trail, and transformed journalism, with a network-based model of grassroots independent media centers around the world. Todd Wolfson discusses Indymedia’s rise and fall, and that experience’s lessons for today’s social movements.

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