Beyond the Official Story
last revised November 30, 2004
Here are some web sites for enhancing political sanity in an insane world:
Get Your War On
Here are some of my favorite alternative news sources:
The Multinational Monitor "tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment."
Free Speech TVis a national TV channel "that reflects the diversity of our society, provides perspectives that are under-represented or ignored by the mainstream media, and shines a national spotlight on engaged citizens working for progressive social change."
Greg Palast is an American reporter who works for the BBC, and has used the tools of undercover investigation for expository journalism. He's the author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
The Independent Media Center "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."
Jim Hightower is a "national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back."
Michael Moore is the producer of numerous hard-hitting, in-your-face documentaries on the excesses of corporate America, including Roger and Me and oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine.
Mother Jones "is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting."
The State Public Interest Research Groups "are an alliance of state-based, citizen-funded organizations that advocate for the public interest."
The Nation "will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred."
truthout is an ombnibus political review, featuring news and commentary.
Z Magazine, "founded in 1988, is an independent monthly of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S."
Election monitoring sites:
How They Could Steal the Election This Time
by Ronnie Dugger, a great article in The Nation on the current fight to stop "trusting" government, and make sure that "every vote counts."
Globalization and the "war on terror":
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