- Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
- The Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis based on the values of social justice, solidarity and community involvement.
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
- Basics News
BASICS is a pro-working class and pro-people's community media organization. We seek to unite community organizers, workers, students, and other progressives in our organization, and to have our organization serve people's and workers struggles.
- Canadian Dimension Online
We are a magazine which shows there is an alternative to the corporate agenda and the dictates of the global market; that the dream of a better society is still alive. It provides a forum for debate, where red meets green, feminists take on socialists, socialists take on social democrats, whites hear from aboriginals, activists report from all corners of Canada, trade unionists report from the front lines, campaigns make connections, and the latest books, films, web sites, CDs, and videos are radically reviewed.
- Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
- Corporate Watch (UK)
Radical research and publishing group supporting activism against large multinational corporations.
Corporate Watch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as well as with others fighting for corporate accountability, human rights, social and environmental justice.
An alternative news site based in India. "We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate of planet earth! The future of our children! In a word, the survival of the species!"
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
- The Dominion
Monthly paper published by an independent group of journalists since May 2003. The Dominion attempts to widen the scope of mainstream media by covering stories not in the ordinary press.
- Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
- Europe solidaire sans frontiéres
ESSF is an association for international solidarity. Covering a wide range of topics, our website offers militant information on many struggles and campaigns, as well as in-depth articles, elements of debates, documents of varied types. We would like it to become a useful tool for all those who are fighting for a world of solidarity.
- Green Left Weekly
Independent Australian publication and Web site committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality, providing local, national and international news, analysis, and discussion and debate to strengthen the anti-capitalist movements.
- Inter Press Service
IPS is a communication institution with a global news agency at its core. IPS raises the voices of the South and civil society.
- International Freedom of Expression Exchange
IFEX works to help build the foundations of healthy democracies by protecting the rights of journalists, free expression advocates and others to hold those in power accountable.
- International Labor Rights Forum
An advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide.
- International Socialism
A quarterly journal of socialist theory.
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies to increase the power that we, as ordinary people, have over our own lives.
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media.
MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our world. We are convinced that the increasingly centralised, corporate nature of the media means that it acts as a de facto propaganda system for corporate and other establishment interests. The costs incurred as a result of this propaganda, in terms of human suffering and environmental degradation, are incalculable.
In seeking to understand the basis and operation of this systematic distortion, we flatly reject all conspiracy theories and point instead to the inevitably corrupting effects of free market forces operating on and through media corporations seeking profit in a society dominated by corporate power.
- The Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy.
- New Internationalist Online
Articles from the New Internationalist, chat forum, ethical shopping, more.
Online progressive news site.
- Red Pepper
Independent magazine of the green and radical left.
- Redress Information & Analysis
Aspires to redress the balance of world news and information by being a voice for the voiceless, by focusing on injustice and by providing an alternative interpretation of international and domestic issues. It is run by UK-based editors and academics of various nationalities.
Reznet is a Native American news, information and entertainment Web site that also trains and mentors American Indian college students around the country as they prepare for journalism careers.
- Sources Calendar
Listings of events of interest to journalists, editors, researchers, publishers and others working in the media and in publishing, covering Canadian and international events, press conferences, meetings, festivals and holidays, as well as award deadlines.
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals who want to get media coverage of their expertise and their views on newsworthy topics.
Journalists: Use Sources to find experts, media contacts, spokespersons, scientists, lobbyists, officials, speakers, university professors, researchers, newsmakers, CEOs, executive directors, media relations contacts, spokespeople, talk show guests, PR representatives, Canadian sources, story ideas, research studies, databases, universities, colleges, associations, businesses, government, research institutions, lobby groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), in Canada and internationally.
Newsmakers: Use Sources to raise your profile and get media coverage. Sources is a powerful tool which complements and magnifies your other efforts to publicize yourself. See www.sources.com/Profile.htm, fill out the membership form, or call 416-964-7799.
- Sources Select News
RSS news feed featuring news releases, announcements, expert comment, views, and opinion from members of Sources, the resource for journalists, writers, editors, researchers, producers, and other media professionals in Canada and abroad.
- The Straight Goods
A daily Internet news and feature publication featuring investigative reports, columns, and a variety of features.
Tomdispatch.com is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of our post-9/11 world and a clear sense of how our imperial globe actually works.
- Toward Freedom
Toward Freedom envisions a world ethic that honors the human spirit and the right of individuals to freedom of thought and creativity; advances movements for human rights, peace, justice, enlightenment, and freedom from oppression; and celebrates the contributions of the world's diverse cultures.
- Women's ENews
Covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy.
Extensive collection of articles and links compiled by the publishers of Z Magazine.
- The ACTivist
Published since 1984 by ACT for the Earth, The ACTivist educates and mobilizes people and communities to take action for peace, ecology and human rights.
Adbusters magazine Internet site with spoof ads, anti-advertising messages, articles.
A multi-lingual news service by, for, and about anarchists.
- Aljazeera - English home page
English-language site of the Arabic news network.
- Alternative Press Center
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
Alternatives, Action and Communication Network for International Development, is a non-governmental, international solidarity organization. Alternatives works to promote justice and equality amongst individuals and communities located in the North and the South. Active in over 35 countries, Alternatives supports local, community-based initiatives working towards the greater economic, social, and political rights of people and communities affected by poverty, discrimination, exploitation, and violence.
Online news magazine and community featuring original journalism as well as material from many other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and other issues.
- Association for Progressive Communications
We are a global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.
- Center for Public Integrity
Mission is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable.
- Common Dreams
Breaking news and views for the progressive community.
- Dahr Jamail's Mideast Dispatches
News reporting from the Middle East.
- Democracy Now!
A national, daily, independent news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
- Environmental News Network
Our mission is to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action.
- Guardian (Daily)
British daily newspaper with a slightly liberal orientation.
- The Guardian Weekly
British liberal weekly newspaper with extensive international news and analysis.
- In These Times
Web site of the progressive American newsmagazines, featuring article excerpts.
- The Independent
British newspaper with strong international focus.
- Independent Media Center (Indymedia)
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.
- Index on Censorship
One of the world's leading repositories of original, challenging, controversial and intelligent writing on free expression issues. Documents free expression abuses in scores of countries world wide.and reports on censorship issues from all over the world.
- IndyMedia Center
- Information Clearing House
Described as an independent media source and as "one person's effort to correct the distorted perceptions provided by commercial media", this extensive site provides a mixed bag of news, articles, audio and video clips, ranging from the soberly analytical to off-the-wall conspiracy theories.
- Insurgent Notes
A journal of communist theory and practice.
- International Middle East Media Center
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
- John Labovitz's e-zine list
Extensive list describing several hundred 'zines and where to find them.
- Left Business Observer
Left Business Observer is a newsletter on economics and politics.
- Left Turn
A network of anti-capitalist, radical feminist, anti-racist, anti-imperialist activists engaged in exposing and fighting the consequences of global capitalism and imperialism and working to build resistance and alternatives to corporate power and empire.
- Media Names & Numbers
A comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, and academic journals. Media Names & Numbers is indexed by subject, and is available in print and electronic formats. An annual subscription includes a print directory and access to the continuously updated online version.
- Mental Engineering
Web site of the TV program that critiques advertising and television.
- The MoJo Wire
Mother Jones website.
- Le Monde Diplomatique
- Le Monde Diplomatique - English edition
English-language edition of the French newspaper. Some articles free on the Web site; full access requires a subscription.
- Multinational Monitor
- The Nation Online
Selected articles from current and past issues of The Nation, the progressive weekly U.S. magazine.
- Native Web
Resources for indigenous cultures around the world.
- News Alternative
Listing non-commercial and alternative media.
- News and Letters
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
- News - Canadiana Internet Sites
Newspaper and news links compiled by Library and Archives Canada.
- Onion, The
- Orion Magazine
Articles about nature and environment.
- Palestine Chronicle
An independent online newspaper that provides daily news, commentary, features and book reviews on a variety of subjects, yet is largely focused on Palestine, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle East as a whole. The Palestine Chronicle team consists of professional journalists and respected writers and authors who don't speak on behalf of any political party or champion any specific political agenda.
- Panos London
Panos London promotes the participation of poor and marginalised people in national and international development debates through media and communication projects. We are part of the worldwide Panos Network of independent institutes working to ensure that information is used more effectively to foster debate, pluralism and democracy.
- The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
An independent, nonprofit media agency that specializes in investigative reporting. It was founded in 1989 by nine Filipino journalists who realized, from their years on the beat and at the news desk, the need for newspapers and broadcast agencies to go beyond day-to-day reportage.
- Progressive magazine
A leading voice for peace and social justice since 1909.
- Quill and Quire
The Real News Network is a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism.
- The Red Menace
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
- The Register
Covers the information technology industry critically: "Biting the hand that feeds IT".
- Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in Toronto's Ward 7 from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no longer publishing, but some articles and other background are available on this Web site.
Web site of Nova Scotia's "discovery magazine".
- Skeptical Inquirer
Encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community and the public. Also promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues.
- Socialist Project
Articles from a socialist perspective, including The Bullet and Relay.
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine.
- The Sources HotLink
A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
- Sources News Releases
News releases from organizations and companies on a wide range of topics. Includes an extensive topic index, an archive of releases going back to the 1970s, and links to experts and organizations knowledgeable about the issues covered in the releases. Available via RSS feed as well as on the Sources.com website.
- Sources Newsstand
- Taz: Die Tageszeitung
German-language daily published in Berlin.
A Web magazine that provides expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. The site is built around major 'digs,' led by authorities in their fields, who drill down into contemporary topics and assemble packages of content - text, links, audio, video - that will grow richer with time and user participation.
- truthout, News Politics
Online news site.
- The Tyee
Independent alternative daily newspaper reaching every corner of B.C. and beyond.
- Upping the Anti
A radical journal of theory and action which provides a space to address and discuss unresolved questions and dynamics within the anti-capitalist, anti-oppression, and anti-imperialist politics of today's radical left in Canada.
- Utne Online
Alternative coverage of politics, culture, and new ideas.
A Wikipedia-type site for untraceable document leaking and analysis whose goal is to assist people who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Catalogue of more than 13,000 books, articles, films, periodicals, websites and other resources.
Library of Congress classification,
Year of Publication.
Associations and NGOs dealing with social and environmental issues — A-Z Index or Subject Index.
For experts and media spokespersons also see the Sources directory and the comprehensive Sources Subject Index.
Selected Internet resources featuring information about alternatives.
Events from across Canada. Also see: Sources Calendar and news releases.
Publicity and Media
Resources, publications and articles to help you get publicity and raise awareness. Plus Media Names & Numbers Canadian media directory, the Parliamentary Names & Numbers Canadian government directory, and mailing lists.
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