Validated Alternative Media Picks
Independent News Sites and Organizations Vetted for Factual Accuracy
by Dr. Michael I. Niman, State University of New York / Buffalo State
updated December 2017
many of the links here defy simple categorization -
please scan the entire list to find useful links
Validated Alternative News (Vetted Safe Souces to Cite)
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Truthout - Independent Critical News & Opinion - Original and Aggregated Reporting. Union shop. Comprehensive Daily.
Truthdig - Independent Critical News & Opinion - Original and Aggregated Reporting. Comprehensive Daily.
BEWARE Do not Confuse above news/opinion sites with authentic "fake news" site TruthFeed.
Propublica - The US's Premier Investigative Newsroom. Supplies Select News Oranizations with Copy.
AlterNet News Site - Independent Critical News & Opinion. Comprehensive Daily .
CounterVortext - Journalist Bill Weinberg's Reports on the "War on Terrorism," the "War on Drugs," and the war on you. Original and Aggregated.
The Nation - Excellent News Source for Over 150 years. Weekly Magazine with Hard Hitting Investigations.
Project Censored - Validated Independent News as it's posted by Project Censored Affiliated College/University Classes.
The Progressive - Monthly Alternative News Magazine. Send for Free Sample On-Line.
The Real News - Online Independent Global TV News and Documentary Network.
Reader Supported News - News Aggregator. Heavy Fundraising for Itself
Multinational Monitor - Monthly Watchdog of Trans-National Corporate Culture. True Evil exposed!
Global Research - From the Montreal-based Centre for Research on Globalization.
Citizens for Legitimate Government - "Multi-Partison" Anarcho-Libertarian. News Aggregator. Retro Website.
Utne Reader - Magazine for Middle Class Consumers Suffering from Political Consciousness. Ads for "Eco" toilet paper.
Earth First! Journal - Newspaper of the Earth First! Movement. Deep Ecology. Lovable EcoFascist Rednecks.
Mother Jones Magazine - Glossy BiMonthly Magazine With In-Depth Good Investigative Features.
EXTRA! - Monthly Magazine of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. Media Bias Exposed.
ADBUSTERS - Monthly Magazine of Anti-Consumerism -- For Profit Anti-Union Hierarchical Cult of Charisma.
Counterpunch - Investigative Journalism and Commentary edited by Alexander Cockburn.
Indypendent. -- NYC-based Award Winning Free Weekly Edited by Legendary John Tarleton.
Greg Palast On Line - US's foremost expert on Election Fraud. Former BBC Invetigator. Clark Kent Hat.
Public Citizen - Muckraking in DC a la Nader.
Inst. For Public Accuracy - Alternative (to corporate) Analysis of Current News Stories.
In These Times - Weekly International News With a Left Perspective.
The Progressive Populist - Hightower, Nadar, Molly Ivins, Norm Solomon etc. contribute to this Iowa based paper. Retro Website.
The Humanist - Humanism, Civil Liberties Reporting
Aborigional Peoples Telecom Network - Toronto Based Native Media Initiative.
The American Prospect - Investigative Reporting and News Analysis. Good Stuff.
Amnesty International News - Bad News from Around the World
ColdType - Covering the World from Canada - Monthly Available as Download
Clamor Magazine - Keeping the dreams of the Seattle Generation alive. Anarcist.
Common Dreams - Daily updates and viewpoints. Short reads often lack depth.
Paper Tiger TV - Public Access Television Programming.
Free Speech TV - Alternative Television.
BradBlog - "Stuff that Matters" to Brad.
Africa Files - Toronto-based activists reporting on Human Rights issues.
Who What Why - "Forensic Journalism" Not-for-profit foounded by Russ Baker.
Yes! Magazine - Upbeat news of Resistance
Validated (Vetted Safe Souces to Cite) Streamed ALT Radio
Democracy Now! - Journalist Amy Goodman's Award Winning Daily Radio/TV Program - text and streamed.
TUC Radio - Excellent Radio Programming Available Streamed and on select NPR stations.
Alternative Radio -Zinn, Chomsky, Said, Korten, Churchill, Hitchens etc.Not Streamed, but Avail via streamed stations.
New Dimensions Broadcasting Network - Interviews and Reports on current social issues (avail via NPR).
Meria - Radio show focusing on issues censored by corporate media. .
WFMU-FM - Listener supported independent alternative radio from East Orange, NJ of all places.
Radio For Peace International - Shortwave Station Based in "Armyless" Costa Rica.
Free Speech TV & Radio -- Live on Dish or Streamed Here
Pacifica Radio - This is What NPR Should Be but sure as hell ain't.
Making Contact - A Weekly Program from the National Radio Project.
The Hidden Brain - Mixing Science and Storytelling. Excellent audio narrative from NPR..
RadioLab - Fun! Storytelling at its best. "boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience" From WNYC.
Multi-National Corporation Watch
Corporate Watch - Research Trans-National Corporate Activity - also see Multinational Monitor (above)
Responsible Shopper - A Co-op America Searchable Guide to Corp Criminals & Responsible Businesses.
Paywatch - In 1999 the average CEO made 475x average worker's salary, up from 42x in 1980! Stats Here.
Clear Channel Sucks -- Research Info on the Parasite Gobbling up the Public Airwaves.
Swoosh! - Nike workers in Indonesia earn 16 cents an hour. UNITE reports about their working conditions.
Nike Watch - Reports on Factory Conditions and Resistence. Also serach Nike News - Websearch on Worker Abuses Just Do It!
Wal Mart Facts - Studies, Numbers, Policies. Facts Galore from Wake Up Wal Mart.
Wal Mart Watch - Why They're Evil. Boycott Walmart - As If You Really Needed to Know Why.
Exxon Secrets - Searchable Database on Exxon/Mobil Funding of Ersatz Anti-Climate Change Studies.
Expose Exxon - Exxon/Mobile: Possibly The World's Most Evil Corporation.
Boycott Information - Info About Current Consumer Boycotts and Related Links. Vote With Your $.
Kodak's Toxic Colors - Learn about Kodak (NY's #1 Toxic Polluter) Corporate Indifference to Cancer Clusters etc.
Council on Economic Priorities - Analysis of Social and Environmental Performance of Corporations.
The McSpotlight Website - News from the McLibel Trial and McFun Filled Fast Food Facts.
Killer Coke - Coca Cola Kills Onion Organizers in Columbia
Sweatshop Info - Know Which Products and Companies to Avoid.
Boycott Action News - Latest Info on Major Boycotts from Co-op America.
Consumer Project on Technology - Excellent info on the Microsoft monopoly
"Whirledbank" - Infosite dedicated to study of the World Bank
Public Info Network - Database on environmental & social impact of corporations.
Economic Reporting Review - FAIR's criticism of WPost and NYTimes Economic Reporting.
AFL-CIO Corporate Research Page - Resources
Top 30 Republican Donors - International Consumers are Boycotting Bush's Backers
National Mobilization Against Sweatshops - Research, Info. Names names.
Multinational Resource Center - Database for journalists and students tracking corporations.
Corp Political Contributions - Track Political Contributions and Lobbying Expenses for Major Corporations. Excellent Resource.
Ctr. For Public Integrity - Database of Corporate Funding of Polticos
They Rule - Database Mapping Connections Between Corporations
International Forum on Globalization - 60 Organizations form 20 Countries. Scholarly Analysis of Global Economy
Excellent Magazine About Corporate Crime -- Investigative Reporting
Political / Social Activism
Move On -- Premier Interactive Web Site for Easy Social and Political Activism. Just Click to Fax!
True Majority -- Like Move On, Another Excellent Site for Easy Activism! Click to Fax!
Bill of Rights Defense Committee -- Use It or Lose It!
Military Families Speak Out -- Anti Iraq War Site Created by Families of US Military Serving in Iraq.
Bring Them Home Now -- Another Military Families for Peace Site.
Web Interactivism - Send a Fax, Change the World (so the theory goes...)
WebActive - Web Based Political Activism.
Sign a Petition On-Line - Current e-petions from "e the people."
Global Exchange - Real FAIR trade! Socially responsible international shopping.
Co-op America - Info on So Called Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investing and Consuming.
Responsible Shopper - Know the Worst and the 'Least Worst' Corporations Before You Spend $.
Social Invest - List of "Good" Banks that Reinvest in Communities. Where Does Your Bank Invest Your $?
Turn the Tide - Join the Movement to Consume Less and Hope More for a Sustainable Future.
Association for Progressive Commucations - Global Movement for Internet Activism
Misc. Politics, Health, Culture & Economics
Not Milk! - Milk is Bad For You. Very Bad, according to notmilk.com. Scary Stuff.
Project Vote Smart - Voting Records and Campaign Finance Info for Federal Candidates.
Report Police Brutality - On-Line Service for Reporting and Reading about Police Abuses.
BURN - Alternative Politics from the BURN Collective at the University of California at San Diego.
Tupac Amaru - Rebel Army in Peru Tells Their Side of the Story. You Decide. (English Translation)
Global Political Resistance - Links to Political Resistance Movements Around the World. Get Counterpoints Firsthand. Also Anti-Fascist Links. No Sausage Links.
BGH Information - Info about Bovine Growth Hormone.
Bood - Malaysian rainforests are being turned into plywood. Learn about the Semai people who live there.
Electronic Privacy Info Center - Who's Tracking Ya Now? Did Yahoo drop you a cookie?
One Big Kitchen - Everyone like's food
Hate Watch - Monitors Pathetic Losers and Their Internet Hate Sites.
Human Rights Watch - Reports of Rights Violations from Around the World. Quite Busy Lately.
Righteous Babe Records - Ani DiFranco's Independent "On Her Own" Buffalo NY Based Record Label. Who Needs Corporate Art?
The Memory Hole - "Rescuing Knowledge, Freeing Information." Lest we forget.
Environment / Science
Earth Island Institute - Publishers of Earth Island
Journal -- Environmental News & Activism.
Independent Science News - Breaking News on GMOs, Fracking, Global Warming etc.
SeaShepherd - Info About SeaShepherd, the Direct Action Nautical Environmental Movement That's Everything Greenpeace Ain't.
Earth First! - Direct Action Environmental Movement of Anarchist Deep Ecologists (and rednecks).
Rainforest Action Network - Environmental Activism and Information.
Environmental News Network - Environmental News On-Line.
Lawn Chemical Facts - ChemLawn, Nature's Lawn, Funk Lawn and others callously poison us.
Pesticide Action Network - Carcinogenic Pesticide use in California up 127% since 1991. More pesticide info.
Better Times - Sustainable Living Almanac.
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