3 November 201128 March 2012 Main Posts A word from Antony Loewenstein Antony Loewenstein Independent media has never been more important. Our world is currently experiencing a necessary crisis in confidence in corporate media, corporate governance and capitalism itself. Relying on corporate media to accurately report on this crisis is impossible. From WikiLeaks to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya to the #Occupy movement and Palestine, unembedded voices must be heard. Overland provides this space, a rare place in the Australian media space that both celebrates and encourages dissent. Sacred cows are smashed, and we cheer. Supporting this kind of independent thought is vital, as our media becomes increasingly obsessed with protecting the powerful at the expense of the majority*. True freedom in society means having the right to vigorously disagree and be heard. I encourage people to support Overland and its consistently fine work. I salute its tenacity and foresight. Overland is truly a publication for the questioning age we are entering. How best to support Overland? Subscribe. Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian, photographer and blogger. *Ed note: for example – Antony Loewenstein Antony Loewenstein is an independent journalist and Guardian columnist. His latest book is Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe (Verso, 2015). More by Antony Loewenstein Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?