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Americans Against World Empire, Americans Against Bombing
(US) This is an amazing, content-rich portal website created by ConservativesforPeace.com, a Conservative/Libertarian coalition opposed to .the wars & hypocrisy whereby the US creates our own enemies. These conservatives believe the American Empire will bankrupt America and cost us our own freedoms. The homepage is a long scroll, including articles and reports by Arnaud de Borchegrave, Justin Raimondo, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Ron Paul, Robert Fisk, Georgie Ann Geyer, Lew Rockwell, Jude Wanniski and many more icons of the conservative political pantheon.
(US) A great source for breaking news articles on regional wars around the world, and the global war on terrorism, featuring links to breaking news stories from mainstream media in the US and around the world and commentary by Pat Buchanan and Buchanan acolyte Justin Raimondo, Antiwar.com is a news portal and a prime virtual watering hole of the conservatives in America who are repulsed by the new American imperialism as practiced by the administration of George W. Bush.
(US) Headline news from mainstream media around the world, a progressive newswire feed with clickable headlines, and progressive op-ed pieces from across the country.
(US) This nonprofit left-of-center news aggregator gives you more than headlines. Links to stories from the mainstream media appear within a paragraph or two about the news story in question, giving you context on the news, the reporter, and the spin. So you don’t waste your time clicking on links to stories you don’t need to read. Just scanning tells you most of the story.
(US) This peace and social justice website provides a daily mailing list with dozens of important articles from mainstream and alternative news sources around the world. The Global NetNews report covers current events with context links, and topic pages in a Global Index that list thousands of links for background or research. A crosslinked, alphabetized master index of links works for a quick lookup or in-depth research, with hundreds of topics alphabetized - people, organizations, issues, and countries.
Information Clearing House
(US) This website is the work of one person who provides an exhaustive daily compilation of mainstream and alternative news concerning US national politics, US foreign policy, and coverage of the world’s multitudinous hotspots and war zones, along with environmental news and articles concerning globalization. The daily email digest is extremely helpful if you don’t mind scanning two or three dozen links with short summaries every day.
alternative news media
(US) The syndicator of choice for alternative news media, this website offers exclusive news stories by its own stringers, and left-of-center opinion pieces from across the country.
(US) This website, founded by two mainstream African-American journalists, offers the Black American perspective on US and global affairs.
Brother Jonathan Gazette
(US) Bookmark this site to read about 700 daily news stories from 29 World-wide news sources updated hourly. The stories are categorized by type and include longer features such as the series about StarWars, the Pentagon & HAARP, or the Rise of Fascism in the American Energy Business.
(US) Common Ground serves as a resource to help readers live healthier lives and create a sustainable society. This San Francisco monthly focuses on spirituality and personal growth, holistic health and wellness, ecological sustainability and the environment, organic and natural products, economic justice and human rights. There's a valuable Calendar of Events too.
(US) Amy Goodman, the crown jewel in Pacifica radio network’s news operation, presents streaming audio news, transcripts of interviews, and a news archive full of goodies.
(US) This website describes itself as “a radical newsletter in the struggle for peace and justice”, and includes a compilation of mainstream news, alternative media and articles by people in advocacy groups and thinktanks, providing a wider than usual range of articles in key areas of interest around the world.
Independent Media Center
(US) Intergalactic world headquarters independent, grassroots media producers in American cities and around the world.
This is the voice of the young shock troops of the anti-globalization movement.
Guerrilla News Network
(US) The brainchild of two MTV producers, GNN produces documentaries that rock, with soundtracks by famous musicians, like Peter Gabriel. GNN video producers and correspondents take advantage of a Web-based content management system to post their stories from the field using online forms rather than html to simplify the news production process. Investigative journalist Greg Palast and other inquiring minds provide lots of mind-food.
(US) The West Coast monthly magazine of progressive Americans has a sophisticated website with many web-only exclusives as well as content from the magazine.
(US) Ralph Nader’s invaluable monthly magazine tracks the predations of corporate malefactors around the world, and analyzes the inter-relationships between corporate predators and the political elites who make their predations possible.
Al Giordano’s independent South American news service boasts Grateful Dead songwriter and cyber-libertarian John Perry Barlow among its correspondents. Fearless reporting on the seamy underside of the war on drugs from the front lines, where politicians, spooks, gun runners, drug smugglers and international financiers all make a living from the drugs, the war on drugs, and the political and social turmoil that result. More fearless reporting about the truth in Mexico, in Venezuela, in Bolivia, and elsewhere in the South where people are decisively rejecting the neo-liberal model of Utopian laissez-faire capitalism, only to find the US backing the most reactionary elements of society in their attempts to undo the results of democratic elections.
(US) This slim weekly journal of left-wing opinion exerts a more powerful influence on opinion-makers because circulation is soaring since the ill-fated Iraq War of Bush Junior. This is where the top-tier of left-of-center journalists, activists, and academics express their opinions and cross swords with the dominant rightwing media pundits.
The New Internationalist
(UK) This monthly magazine is produced by a co-operative and represents the hip, youthful voice of the international anti-globalization movement. Recent cover stories on the pharmaceutical industry, the oil industry and the history of sugar, the only food that historically has been produced by farmers in servitude.
(UK) This educational online magazine and community forum is dedicated to opening up a democratic space on the Internet for debate and discussion among North and South, the powerful and the powerless, the globalizers and the anti-globalizers. You can participate in the forums or by submitting your own material to the editors. Sponsored by a UK Foundation, this site is about opinions and debate to foster democracy, not so much about news per se or about investigative journalism. A beautiful site, with lots of interactive components for those who want to join the great debate.
Pacific News Service
(US) Pacific News Service is a nonprofit media organization that was founded in 1969 as an alternative source of news and analysis on the U.S. role in Vietnam. A daily news service, including youth and ethnic news, provides coverage of immigration news, politics, environment, health and the economy from a US perspective.
(PH) TruthForce! is a weekly webzine published in the Philippines by The Center for Alternative Development Initiatives (CADI) covering pressing world issues including: globalization, sustainable development, poverty, environmentalism, threefolding and spiritual activism. The Editor-in-Chief is internationally known visionary activist, author and policy analyst Nicanor Perlas, recipient of the 2003 Right Livelihood Award, known as The Alternative Nobel Prize.
Read Nicanor's editorials and articles from a variety of global sources featuring good news about initiatives, ideas and activists with the power to create new, positive social frameworks, promising cultural experiments, progressive public policies and holistic scientific breakthroughs.
The Village Voice
(US) The grand-daddy of all alternative newspapers provides daily updates and web exclusives on the Net. Political junkies take note: the Voice’s invaluable Washington commentator Jim Ridgeway publishes much more on the Web than readers see in the paper.
(US) "Wisdom of the Heavens, Earth, Body, Mind and Soul" is a monthly publication covering holistic, metaphysical, spiritual and philosophical systems, practitioners and events throughout the Northeastern United States. Monthly articles include an astrological forecast, a monthly channeled message, and informative information about holistic therapies, nutrition and spiritual practices. There's also a national holistic directory of practitioners.
(US) Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Robert Fisk, John Pilger, Arundhati Roy and Vandana Shiva all in one place. News, commentary and analysis from the left-wing viewpoint, including Zmagazine.
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Through the Eyes of Abundance
by Sheila Foster
Marin County California is on its way to becoming the first all organic county in the United States. How did they do it? And how can others follow their example? more >>
2/08 Global NewsLetter: The Coming Collapse of Globalization
by Curtis Lang 2/7/2008
We are witnessing the slow motion collapse of “globalization”, which is shorthand for a set of political, economic and social policies, including Reaganomics, free trade and the leveling down of global wages, human rights and environmental protection, financial deregulation and corporate oligarchy. more >>
Bush & Brezhnev: Separated at Birth?
by Curtis Lang 6/1/2006
America is Losing The Great Game of Imperial Conquest. The Reign of Bush the Younger Resembles the Last Days of the Soviet Empire. Seemingly Impregnable and Destined to Rule Forever, Despots Always Fall. more >>
Can Nothing Stop the Education Reform Bubble?
by Adam Bessie 8/4/2011
The standardized testing educational system is to blame for many of the deficiencies in our schools. The Bubble silences debate and speech; it is a quieting force, suffusing the classroom in silence. It centralizes knowledge in the hands of the state, the federal government, and testing industry, taking it out of the hands of classroom teacher, local communities, parents, and ultimately, students themselves, who are increasingly mandated to submit to its authority without recourse, without debate. more >>
February 2013 Full Moon Cosmic Weather Forecast
by Curtis Lang with Jane Sherry 2/25/2013
With six planets in Pisces this week, expect this unusual super-watery configuration to unleash a flood of difficult and long-repressed emotions, a cascade of confusing astral glamours, and simultaneously an undeniable soulful yearning for a transcendent realm of peace, unity and healing. more >>
Fukushima: Lessons Learned, Next Steps
by Ace Hoffman 4/12/2011
Finally admitting that Fukushima is the worst nuclear "accident" in history is a good first step towards facing reality. Congratulations on facing reality, Japan. But if we don't ALL face reality, and shut ALL the nuclear power plants down, Fukushima will be exceeded some day. And then again. And again. more >>
October 2008 Financial Meltdown Newsletter
by Curtis Lang 10/13/2008
While the middle class has declined under President Bush's reckless economic policies, the people on top have never had it so good. For the first seven years of Bush's tenure, the wealthiest 400 individuals in our country saw a $670 billion increase in their wealth, and at the end of 2007 owned over $1.5 trillion in wealth. That is just 400 families, a $670 billion increase in wealth since Bush has been in office. more >>
Our Collapsing Food System -- And How to Fix It
by Curtis Lang and Jane Sherry 2/24/2006
The global agricultural-industrial complex is destroying the environment, exploiting farmers around the world, and delivering low-quality, high-cost food to unwary consumers. But a host of alternatives are springing up to provide nutritious food from sustainable farm communities. more >>
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