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Julie Sigwart
Take Back the Media
Carpinteria, CA

1072 Casitas Pass Road #125
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Work: 805-570-0789
Fax: 805-684-3203

Co-founded with Don Waller and Mike Stimson, a media watchdog and news source

From http://www.takebackthemedia.com/com-lawsuit-6-6.html:

As many of you may know, I co-founded the web site Take Back The Media with Mike Stinson and Julie Sigwart in December of last year. We saw a void - a lack of calling the American Media on its acquiescence/complicity in pushing a hard-right agenda in return for the promise of relaxed FCC ownership rules, and we filled that void. TBTM has gone on to become a media watchdog and a valuable news source for others who view the corruption of the media in this country as a direct and imminent threat to democracy.

We feel that the media in this country is - either through ignorance, incompetence or malevolence - systematically silencing and/or marginalizing voices of dissent in this country. Look back at the run-up to the Iraq invasion, and you'll see a path littered with the bodies of dissenters of many different types. You've got informed insiders (Scott Ritter), entertainers with social conscience (Sean Penn, Jeanane Garafalo, Martin Sheen), recording artists who speak their minds (Dixie Chicks, Madonna), entire countries and cultures (France, Germany, 'Old Europe') and patriotic Americans with dissenting points of view (John Kerry). All spoke out aganist the occupation of Iraq, all had one manner or another of hammer fall on them.