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updated January 2015
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Alternative News

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bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Comprehensive List of News Sources, Mostly Alterative - From Project Censored.

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Truthout - Independent Critical News & Opinion - Original and Aggregated Reporting. Union shop. Comprehensive Daily.Subscribe Buttton
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)AlterNet News Site
- Independent Critical News & Opinion Available for Syndication.  Comprehensive Daily .Subscribe Buttton
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)WorldWar 4 Report
- Journalist Bill Weinberg's Reports on the "War on Terrorism," the "War on Drugs," and the war on you. Original and Aggregated.Subscribe Buttton
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Nation - Excellent News Source for Over 150 years. Weekly Magazine with Hard Hitting Investigations. Subscribe Buttton
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Progressive - Monthly Alternative News Magazine. Send for Free Sample On-Line.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Real News - Online Independent Global TV News and Documentary Network
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Reader Supported News - News Aggregator. Subscribe Buttton
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Information Clearing House - "News You Won't Find on CNN." Articles, Video Streams etc.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Multinational Monitor - Monthly Watchdog of Trans-National Corporate Culture. True Evil exposed!
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Citizens for Legitimate Government - "Multi-Partison" Anarcho-Libertarian. News Aggregator. Subscribe Buttton
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Utne Reader - Magazine for Middle Class Consumers Suffering from Political Consciousness. Ads for "Eco" toilet paper.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Shadow - Alternative Newspaper from Lower East Side (NYC) Squatters. Temporarily Deceased.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Earth First! Journal - Newspaper of the Earth First! Movement. Deep Ecology. Lovable EcoFascist Rednecks.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Mother Jones Magazine - Glossy BiMonthly Magazine With Occasional Good Exposes.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)EXTRA! - Monthly Magazine of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. Media Bias Exposed.  Important Reading.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)ADBUSTERS - Monthly Magazine of Anti-Consumerism -- For Profit Anti-Union Hierarchical Cult of Charisma.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Global - "Daily News Service of the Developing World."
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Counterpunch - Investigative Journalism and Commentary edited by Alexander Cockburn.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Indypendent. -- NYC based award winning free weekly.
Greg Palast On Line - A Top US Journalist Operating in Exile. Clark Kent Hat. Big Ego.
Public Citizen - Muckraking in DC a la Nader.
Inst. For Public Accuracy - Alternative (to corporate) Analysis of Current News Stories.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)In These Times - Weekly International News With a Left Perspective.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Progressive Populist - Hightower, Nadar, Molly Ivins, Norm Solomon etc. contribute to this Iowa based paper.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Z Magazine - News and Politics. Excellent Global Forums.  Quick Coverage of Current Events.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)WORLD NEWS - From Mario's News Service in Croatia. Chaoitic Retro Layout. .
Progressive Review - Sam Smith's Washington DC On-Line Muckraking & National News.
The Daily Howler - Laugh at the Corporate Press.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Better Times - Catholic Worker (AnarChrist) Webzine.  Progressive Links Updated Often
The Humanist - Humanism, Civil Liberties Reporting
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Aborigional Peoples Telecom Network - Toronto Based Native Media Initiative.
The American Prospect - Investigative Reporting and News Analysis.  Good Stuff.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)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.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Paper Tiger TV - Public Access Television Programming.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Free Speech TV - Alternative Television.
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies - Many of Which Have "Sold Out."
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Institute for Global Communication (IGC) - Providing Internet Service to Third World Countries & Social Change Groups in North America.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Guerrilla Media - Direct Action Media Activism (get out your cyber spraypaint)
Cryptogon - News Blog. Yes, it's a Blog. But a Fascinating One. Always Double-Check Blog Stories.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)SEARCH the web for Alternative Press Info.

Alternative Press Organizations Are Listed at Media Study Links Page
Alternative Radio Stations and Organizations are Listed Below.

Streamed ALT Radio/TV

Democracy Now! - Journalist Amy Goodman's Award Winning Daily Radio/TV Program - text and streamed.
Web TV/Radio International Directory - "Comfm" Streamed TV Stations Sorted By Region & Country.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Web Radio International Directory - "Webradio" On Line Stations Sorted by Country. Above link is more up to date.
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.
WLUW-FM  - What radio could be.  From the Jesuits at Loyoloa University.
WFMU-FM - Listener supported independent alternative radio from East Orange, NJ of all places.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Radio For Peace International - Shortwave Station Based in "Armyless" Costa Rica.
Free Speech TV & Radio -- Live on Dish or Streamed Here
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Pacifica Radio - This is What NPR Should Be but sure as hell ain't.
Making Contact - A Weekly Program from the National Radio Project. 
Radical Radio - Alternative News and Commentary in 18-24 Hour Blocks Updated Twice a Week.
buttonMoorish Orthodox Radio Crusade -- NYC Anarchist. Hosted by Bill Weinberg. Bannished from WBAI.

Pirate Radio (many stations not streamed)

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Radio Free Berkeley - Leading the Fight for Pirate Radio in the US - Check this one out First!
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)MicroRadio - How to Set Up Your Own Pirate Station
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Radio Rebelia - Poland's Premier Pirate Station (site in Polish)
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bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Citizens Radio - HongKong Pirate.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)SEARCH the Web - Pirate Radio Info and Websites

Buffalo, NY Alternative Media

The Public - Buffalo's Weekly Alternative and Arts Paper
Outcome - Buffalo's Gay and Lesbian Information Source - Monthly Paper with a Comprehensive Website.  
Buffalo Women in Black - News From the Peace Vigil Front
Buffalo Beast - Beastly.
WNY Media Network - Progressive News and Info
buttonThink Twice Radio - Internet Radio from Kaisertown.
buttonBuffalo IndyMedia - Kind of Hybernating

See Trailer for The Forgotten City
from Knuckle City Films and Odessa Pictures


International Sites for War News

WW4Report International Links - Best Collection of Up to Date Sites re Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Other Fronts in the War on Everybody
Dahr Jamail Reports - Unembedded and Still Alive .
Sunday Herald -- Scottish Paper Has Been Doing Investagative Reporting about Iraq.
Al Jazeera English Web Site - On the Ground Mideast Journalism When Their Reporters Aren't Being Murdered. - Anti-War / War News
Guardian Unlimited - Online Presence for British Newspapers The Guardian and The Observer.
Reuters - Euro Corporate Coverage. 
Alternet - International Homepage
Sunday Times - South Africa.  Daily Online Coverage.
Deception Dollars - News and Theories From the Terror Wars
Truthout - Daily Collection of Links to US and International Press
Cost of War - Moment by Moment Tally of the $ Cost of the Iraq War With Comparisons  to Education Spending etc.
Google News Search - Iraq War Briefs from Around the World

Multi-National Corporation Watch

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)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. 
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)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.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Swoosh! - Nike workers in Indonesia earn 16 cents an hour.  UNITE reports about their working conditions.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Nike Watch - Reports on Factory Conditions and Resistence. Also serach Nike News - Websearch on Worker Abuses  Just Do It!
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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.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Exxon Secrets - Searchable Database on Exxon/Mobil Funding of Ersatz Anti-Climate Change Studies.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Expose Exxon - Exxon/Mobile: Possibly The World's Most Evil Corporation.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)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.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The McSpotlight Website - News from the McLibel Trial and McFun Filled Fast Food Facts.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) 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.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Consumer Project on Technology - Excellent info on the Microsoft monopoly
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)"Whirledbank" - Infosite dedicated to study of the World Bank
Public Info Network - Database on environmental & social impact of corporations. 
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)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.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Web Interactivism - Send a Fax, Change the World (so the theory goes...)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)WebActive - Web Based Political Activism.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Sign a Petition On-Line - Current e-petions from "e the people."
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Global Exchange - Real FAIR trade! Socially responsible international shopping.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)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.

Also See Environment Section (Below) / Multinational Corps (above)
and CULTURE JAMMING on the Media Links page

US Military

Live Military Spending Clock - Watch Your Tax Dollars Fly Away.  From Center for Defense Information.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) US Military Data - From Austrailia's

Election Fraud

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Misc. Politics, Health, Culture & Economics

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Not Milk! - Milk is Bad For You.  Very Bad, according to  Scary Stuff.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Project Vote Smart - Voting Records and Campaign Finance Info for Federal Candidates.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Report Police Brutality - On-Line Service for Reporting and Reading about Police Abuses.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)BURN - Alternative Politics from the BURN Collective at the University of California at San Diego.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Tupac Amaru - Rebel Army in Peru Tells Their Side of the Story. You Decide. (English Translation)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Global Political Resistance - Links to Political Resistance Movements Around the World. Get Counterpoints Firsthand. Also Anti-Fascist Links. No Sausage Links.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)BGH Information - Info about Bovine Growth Hormone.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Bood - Malaysian rainforests are being turned into plywood. Learn about the Semai people who live there.
Here our Culture is Hard by Dr. Laura McClusky.  Great Book About Domestic Violence in a Maya Village.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Electronic Privacy Info Center - Who's Tracking Ya Now?   Did Yahoo drop you a cookie?
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)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.  
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The New York Sociologist - The Journal of the New York State Sociological Association
Union for Democratic Communication - Media Criticism Scholars and Activists

Environment / Science

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Earth Island Institute - Publishers of Earth Island Journal -- Environmental News & Activism.
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Independent Science News - Breaking News on GMOs, Fracking, Global Warming etc.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)SeaShepherd - Info About SeaShepherd, the Direct Action Nautical Environmental Movement That's Everything Greenpeace Ain't.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Earth First! - Direct Action Environmental Movement of Anarchist Deep Ecologists (and rednecks).
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Rainforest Action Network - Environmental Activism and Information.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Environmental News Network - Environmental News On-Line.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Lawn Chemical Facts - ChemLawn, Nature's Lawn, Funk Lawn and others callously poison us.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Pesticide Action Network - Carcinogenic Pesticide use in California up 127% since 1991. More pesticide info.

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