The Rebel Press Independent Media Network

Friday, September 19, 2014

Support Independent Media

A "Rebel Press" is one who attempts to be an alternative to the large media conglomerates' monopoly on mass communications which give a false illusion of diversity in a market dominated by few companies that dictate the content on everything from music, tv shows, news, advertisements, and even "education". While their purpose is standardizing "culture" and shaping public opinion - in their interest, our goal is precisely the opposite; challenging the status quo and swaying public opinion against them.

This type of media thrives on a consumerist attitude and a client-vendor relationship with their audience, offering little more than entertainment, sensationalism and dumb-down generic news. Our approach is a more community-based media with stories relevant to our neighborhoods, lifestyle and realities.

We, The Rebel Press, are an independent media network formed by people of diverse backgrounds who seek to provide information and share the stories that come from our under-represented communities. We stand strong against commercial and mainstream media, whose message is controlled and conditioned to the interests of multinational corporations. Our only commitment is with our peoples and the principles of social justice and truth in the media.

We seek to build ties with other alternative, grassroots, and independent media outlets to strengthen an autonomous, global network of groups and individuals against this corporate media machine. We believe that strength comes through unity thus we promote self-reliance and encourage the community to take the media into their own hands in order to document and speak of their own realities. We advocate for growth and collaboration amongst the different individuals, activists, artists, and collectives working with different mediums such as but not limited to: press, radio, video, photography and the web.

You can help us achieve our goals

It could have been easy for us to ask for grants to non-profits or become ourselves a non-profit organization, but we choose to stay away from that model which helps maintain the system untouched and reinforces a corporate-like environment in our lives and struggles while institutionalizing and devaluating revolutionary principles.

Our collective does not take contributions from companies, government agencies or non-profits, but will accept donations from individuals and other groups that share our principles.

Where do your donations go?

Monetary donations will be used to buy more equipment, help maintain our site with running costs, aid in travel expenses, and will help fund other projects that have been postponed for lack of resources.