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Activism: Alternative Media Sources

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You can't make an intelligent choice if you've only heard one opinion

Commentators of Note

"If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own."
-- Scoop Nisker
* Declan McCullagh's politechbot
excellent news and information from Wired's DC reporter
* Noam Chomsky on the Web
* Robert Fisk
Mr. Fisk is the Middle East correspondent for the London Independent and is currently living in Beirut.
See also the Fisk archive at the Independent.
* Phil Agre's Red Rock Eater Digest
includes a large number of URLs relating to the September 11th attacks, collected here

Alternative/Progressive Media Outlets

"Don't hate the media, become the media."
-- Jello Biafra
Providing wide-ranging coverage, including a special section: Alternet: War on Iraq
including an excellect selection of international news sources
* BBC News
See also: BBC World Service
* Big Noise Films
a non-profit media collective dedicated to producing beautiful, politically and culturally challenging films. We imaginatively redeploy new digital technologies to challenge the corporate media monopoly.
BLOG * The Command Post
a group of bloggers from around the world trying to post the latest professional news that we have seen, heard, or read. In doing so we'll always cite, and where possible provide a link to, the original source, and we encourage you to follow those links and see the original sources yourself as well.
"Breaking news & views for the progressive community."
BLOG * - News for the people by people
This site is a project of Creative Media Partners, a group of media folks who think there is a better way. We're hoping to create a Grey Lady of the 21st century that will best the finest in journalism and commentary that the 20th century had to offer.
* Covert Action Quarterly
"Recommended by Noam Chomsky, targeted by the CIA..."
* Debkafile
While slanted too pro-Israel-oriented and right-wing for my taste, it often has news earlier than other sites
* DisInformation
everything you know is wrong...
a web-site designed to keep people politically aware through photography
* Frontline (PBS)
Excellent public affairs coverage and documentaries
* Guardian Unlimited (UK)
The UK's most popular newspaper website
Complete coverage from the UK. Be sure to check check out the excellent Independent commentators.
* IndyMedia
* Kill (Corporate)
a collective organization committed to using media production and distribution as a tool for promoting social and economic justice.
* Media Alliance
a 22-year-old nonprofit training and resource center with a mission of excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility.
* The Progressive
a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad.
* The Center for Public Integrity (
"a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization dedicated to public service journalism," the Center is distinct from most other non-governmental organizations, because of our high-quality, well-documented, investigative research."
Archives progressive radio broadcasts. (Best heard with RealAudio.)
* Z Net
A community of people committed to social change
Special section on Iraq: on the verge of war

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