25 May 2018

Old Time Blogging

So funny how old my blogs are, I started when blogging first started and just kept going. I hope you don't mind the old, standard format. I've no time to re-invent the wheel and export and re-import all of the hundreds of articles in my blogs. I've always asked for volunteers, but never find any...really. You know, I was one of the first people on this planet to "blog" before blogging, these already formatted templates came into existence. I was also one of the "first" independent news folks covering on the Middle East crisis with my own silly HTML formatted pages, typed, each link designed, each page and the "tree" generated through dreamweaver.  wow. Times have changed and I still have no time.
Anyone want to help me put all of this together, one blog and website into something a bit more...modern?
Oh, just to help keep history alive and documented, you know.
I also have thousands of slides, film, and images on CD's that need to be "updated" onto something.
Oh, if independents like myself, only had a trust fund.
Thanks for reading my vent and rant.
Susan Brannon

28 June 2017

American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “bullsh*t"

I had to put this on my blog...why?  Because as a previous photojournalist covering international conflicts...I was always told that I was an activist not a reporter (yes, by mainstream news folks) However, I was always saying that CNN and other mainstream outlets were not actually reporting the reality of the events that they were covering.  I even asked a CNN reporter (in Israel) how could they do what they are doing?  His reply? "Well, that is what our editors want, I don't care if it is true or not".

In the end, I was blacklisted by news outlets that would pay a salary, running around trying to survive while reporting the reality of events, ethically sound.  As time went by, more independent news reporters were able to generate visibility and funding to actually do good work and develop a team and...survive.

Because of the death threats towards myself and mocking from news agencies, I had to walk away from my love of reporting and do something else.  It is still in my blood, thus the reason for this blog.  It is sort of an outlet to me and to keep in tune with political events that effect the very lives of citizens across the world.

This is real proof for CNN's false news intended to gather ratings..that equals more money in advertising.  At what point do independent's stay savvy?  I have already seen some independent's compromise real reporting (that is what I call it) to stay on top and gather ratings.  Yes, ratings are importing to put food in your mouth.

There must be a way to report real news while not going hungry with the temptation to compromise.

Great work Project  Veritas!

24 May 2017

Rachel S Story Portland's Homeless

Another story from the Crossing Borders Project - Portland's Homeless Project!  Rachel S. tells her story of her healing process from homelessness.  Enjoy.  And remember if you helped fund this project, you must contact me for your "reward"!  Thank you

Tara's Story Portland's Homeless-The Crossing Borders Project

A new Crossing Borders Project story from Tara in the Portland's Homeless project in Portland, Oregon.

She tells of her struggles of healing from homeless to walking a new path in life.  These are her images and words.  Enjoy!  Thank you for the support on Kickstarter and remember, if you want images as your reward for support, you must contact me!