Strengthen democracy by making independent voices heard.
In his book The Media Monopoly Ben Bagdikian writes, "The object of reform is not to silence voices but to
multiply them, not to foreclose ideas but to awaken them." Without a strong and diverse community of independent voices,
we cannot build a global democracy much less protect our own. The goal of independent media is not to comfort or sell
but to inspire and mobilize. It currently serves what Howard Zinn calls the "unreported resistance," the "permanent
adversarial culture" - but its real ambition is to give voice to the world's silent majority.