Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001
From: "i.d." <email@example.com>
For those of you interested in following alternative media sources to get a better idea of what's going on than might be sold to you by many manifestations of CorpNews, Inc., I've posted the following link list to http://www.agrnews.org/media_links.html
Let me know if I missed any good sources, and feel free to pass them on...
Alternative News Sources
"AlterNet.org is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism."
An altnerative news wire.
Asheville Global Report
A free weekly newspaper that covers "news underreported by mainstream media, believing that a free exchange of information is necessary to organize for social change."
A Yugoslavian Internet, TV, and Radio station with excellent coverage of breaking news from around the world.
The Center for Democracy and Technology
"The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age." Topics covered include free speech, data privacy, government surveillance, cryptography, domain names, and international issues.
Common Dreams NewsCenter
"Breaking news and views for the progressive community."
"CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education and activism. We work to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization--a diverse movement for human rights, labor rights and environmental justice."
Updated archives and articles tracking the actions of British corporations.
A bi-weekly newsletter that brings their readers "the stories that the corporate press never prints." The section "Resources on the Events of 9/11" is very useful.
A search service and article archive "for individuals looking for information on current affairs, politics, new science and the 'hidden information' that seldom seems to slip through the cracks of the corporate-owned media conglomerates."
Fairness and Accuracy in Media
FAIR, the national media watch group, works to "invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints."
A "news filtration experiment" from theexperiment.org which invites users to post news stories relating to current world events.
"Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world" that strives to "increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world."
One of the more balanced western daily newspapers.
In These Times
"A news magazine committed to extending political and economic democracy in the United States and around the world and to opposing the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values."
Independent Media Center
"Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth."
International Action Center
"Information, Activism, and Resistance to U.S. Militarism, War, and Corporate Greed, Linking with Struggles Against Racism and Oppression within the United States."
LexisNexus Free Resources for Background and Context
on 9/11 http://www.lexisnexis.com/resources
A subscription database usually used by reporters and lawyers that's currently allowing free searches relating to 9/11..
"As the Media Watch the World, We Watch the Media."
The site of documentary filmmaker, author, and TV producer Michael Moore, complete with extensive articles, forums, and links to alternative media, labor, political action, and research sites.
Middle East Wire
The latest news breaking news about the Middle East & North Africa.
The online version of the magazine that has waged war "upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred" for over 130 years.
Activist groups, background on Afghanistan, essays, etc.
"OneWorld is dedicated to harnessing the democratic potential of the internet to promote human rights and sustainable development."
Out There News
An online news source that uses "interactivity to create communities who report the news rather than just consume it." They accompish this by going "out there in the global village with satphones, laptops and digital cameras giving a voice to real people."
The "premier online source for daily political news & information affecting the Asian Pacific American community."
"The site for daily news, information, and initiatives on privacy. This web page is a joint project of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Privacy International"
A non-commerical site organized by Ralph Nader and Remar Sutton"to highlight the efforts of the key non-profit organizations that care about the integrity of your private life."
The online version of the magazine that has been opposing "militarism, the concentration of power in corporate hands, the disenfranchisement of the citizenry, poverty, and prejudice in all its guises" since 1909.
"Project Underground exists as a vehicle for the environmental, human rights and indigenous rights movements to carry out focused campaigns against abusive extractive resource activity."
News and commentary from slightly left of center.
"TomPaine.com seeks to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by the mainstream media."
Znet from Z Magazine
One of the US's premier alternative political magazines.
The a-Infos Radio Project
Numerous excellent audio streams from alternative news sources. FAIR's Counterspin http://www.fair.org/counterspin/
The radio production of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting that "provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage."
A daily investigative news program produced at KPFA in Berkeley, CA.
Free Speech Radio News
http://www.savepacifica.net/strike/news/ A daily news program produced by Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship. "Over 40 freelance reported in 14 states and four continents are boycotting the Pacifica Network News for censoring legitimate news stories."
Free Speech TV
An audio/video hub that "attempts to respond to the interests of that majority of the people whose voices are excluded or distorted in the corporate media."
LUVeR Alternative News
"LUVER ALTERNATIVE NEWS covers ... through multi-media ... the social, cultural, political, and personal [r]evolution that the corporate media actively supresses."
People's Video Network
"A group of media activists with more than 50 public access shows across the country and hundreds of videos documenting the struggle." Full downloadable MP3 archives are available.
Alternative news videos from around the world.
WebActive alternative radio streams
Numerous audio streams, including Democracy Now!, Pacifica, and Hightower Radio.
Original file name: compiled link list of alter - converted on Monday, 24 September 2001, 21:28
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