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Monday, December 31, 2001

70 Free, Alternative and Independent Online News Sources


In this article:

1. Institute for Public Accuracy
2. American Prospect
3. Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
4. Al Martin Raw
5. Alternative News Group
6. The Arab-American Online Community Center
7. Antiwar
8. Arab News
9. Arena
10. La voz de Aztlan
11. Bildeberg - The High Priests of Globalisation
12. Blatant Propaganda and Suppressed Info
13. Blythe - NY Transfer
14. Common Dreams
15. Concerned Citizens Opposed to Police States
16. Copvcia
17. Covert Action Quarterly Online
18. David Icke
19. DEBKAfile
20. Disinformation
21. The Drudge Report
22. The Electronic Frontier Foundation
23. The Emperor New Clothes
24. Eye Spy
25. The Experiment
26. FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy Iin Reporting
27. Free Speech Internet Television
28. Friends of Freedom - The Voice of the People
29. Center for Research on Globalisation
30. Greg Palast
31. International Advocates for Health Freedom
32. Index on censorship
33. Indymedia
34. The Latest Political and Intelligence News
35. InterPress Service
36. Investigative Reporters and Editors
37. Joel Skousen
38. Media Beat
39. Media Channel
40. Mother Jones
41. Media Workers Against the War
42. New Netizen
43. Nexus Magazine
44. No More Fake News
45. Online Journal
46. Tom Paine
47. Poynter.org
48. Pravda, Russian news service in English
49. The Psychological Operations Alert
50. The Professional Paranoid Home Page
51. Jeff Rense
52. Silent Majority
53. Skolnicks Report
54. Behind the news
55. War News
56. What Are We Swallowing
57. What Really Happened
58. William Cooper
59. Will Thomas
60. World Net Daily
61. World Socialist Web Site
62. We Hold These Truths
63. Netizens for Spin-Free News
64. Znet
65. Alternative Resources on the U.S. "War Against Terrorism"
66. Alternative News Sources
67. Google Directory on Alternative News Sources
68. ODP Directory of Alternative Media
69. ODP Directory of Alternative News and Information Sources
70. List of Lists - Internet Directory

Personally selected, verified and read before you here is my recommended mini-guide to best alternative and independent news sources online.


1) Institute for Public Accuracy
As a nationwide consortium of policy researchers, the Institute for Public Accuracy seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out by corporate-backed think tanks and other influential institutions.

The Institute's news releases provide well-documented analysis that is pegged on fast-breaking events while focusing on fundamental issues.
http://www.accuracy.org/

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2) American Prospect
The American Prospect publishes articles for the general reader that attempt to break through conventional understanding and creatively reframe public questions. M magazine of public ideas, firmly committed -- however unfashionably -- to a belief in public improvement.

The Prospect is available on newsstands, by subscription, and online. It is published by The American Prospect, Inc., an independent nonprofit organization established by the magazine's founders.
http://www.americanprospect.com/

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3) Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
http://aan.org/gbase/Aan/index

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4) Al Martin Raw
Al Marting reports on behind the scene news, covert action, political conspiracies and analysis major issues not reported on mainstream media. Two very interesting articles from Al are:
"Citizen, Can I See Your ID." at:
http://www.almartinraw.com/ column37.html
"The war on terrorism scam"
http://www.almartinraw.com/ column43.html

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5) Alternative News Group
A well designed and easy to read news web site. Up-to-date articles and commentaries on all major issues seen from an alternative and independent point of view. Recommended.
http://www.alternet.org

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6) The Arab-American Online Community Center
Look at Arab news from a different standpoint. CafeArabica was founded in early 1996 and provides the Arab-American community with a single source for information, articles, interviews, and a place for discussion. Organized by members of various Arab-American community and grassroots organizations, CafeArabica is a place to catch up on the latest news.
http://www.cafearabica.com/

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7) Antiwar
Best source for antiwar news, viewpoints and info
http://www.antiwar.com/

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8) Arab News
News from the Arabic world in English
http://www.arabnews.com/

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9) Arena
Arena is an Aotearoa/New Zealand network of individuals and organizations committed to resist 'globalization' in all its forms. Arena stands for an alternative development model based on self-determination, social justice, genuine people-centered development and environmental sustainability.
http://www.arena.org.nz/

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10) La voz de Aztlan
A totally independent news service.
Lots of good articles, reports and news stories in english and spanish.
Very interesting.
http://www.aztlan.net/
http://www.aztlan.net/crying.htm

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11) Bildeberg - The High Priests of Globalisation
editor: Will Hutton
http://www.bilderberg.org

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12) Blatant Propaganda and Suppressed Info
Over 300 pages. Views & information you won't often find in the mass-media, nor in most "alternative" media.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~eye/ propaganda/

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13) Blythe - NY Transfer
All the news that doesn't fit.
http://www.blythe.org/

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14) Common Dreams
Breaking News and Views for the Progressive Community.
http://www.commondreams.org/

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15) Concerned Citizens Opposed to Police States
CCOPS educates people about current and proposed laws and regulations that concentrate too much power in any branch or level of government.

Now in its first phase of operation, CCOPS transmits its information and analysis to citizens via op-ed articles, radio and television talk show appearances, billboards and free e-mail alerts.
CCOPS: Concerned Citizens Opposed to Police States

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16) Copvcia
Exceptional site offers hundreds of research and alternative news articles on well organized hot topics.
Professional design and access to all content. Very thorough and very interesting. Offers a paid subscription service.
http://www.copvcia.com/

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17) Covert Action Quarterly Online
Provides news stories on major issues not covered by mainstream media and frequently focusing on US foreign policy.
http://www.covertaction.org/

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18) David Icke
Not a pleasant read if you are not into believing we are being taken by a new, dictatorial world order, with vast commercial interests (frequently verbalized in the main political agendas as "globalization")
http://www.davidicke.com/icke/ articles3/worldtradecenter.html
http://www.davidicke.com/icke/ articles3/terrorattack.html

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19) DEBKAfile
We Start Where the Media Stops.

This is a Jerusalem-based site which is able to bring alternative and very up-to-date news to the public often before the mainstream news is able to. DEBKAfile is a self-supporting Internet publication devoted to independent, investigative reporting and forward analysis in the fields of international terrorism, intelligence, international conflicts, Islam, military affairs, security and politics. DEBKAfile comes out seven days a week in English and Hebrew with additional language sites planned.
Professional, well written and delivered. Extensive information.
Highly recommended.
http://www.debka.com/

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20) Disinformation
A very well organized and nicely designed site about disinformation in all of its aspects.

Launched on September 13, 1996, Disinformation was designed to be the search service of choice for individuals looking for information on current affairs, politics, new science and the 'hidden information,' that seldom seems to slip through the cracks of the corporate-owned media conglomerates. Ironically, it was funded by one of the largest media companies in the world (TeleCommunications, Inc. (TCI), now part of AT&T), who paid for placement on Netscape's then ubiquitous search page.

The site drew immediate attention and (usually) applause from the very same news media that it was criticizing as being under the influence of both government and big business, but the honeymoon was short. Some three weeks after launch the CEO of TCI learned of Disinformation and immediately ordered it closed down. Needless to say, site founder Richard Metzger and a few loyal members of his team managed to keep the site going and it has evolved into the largest and most popular alternative news and underground culture destination on the Web.

Today, The Disinformation Company is owned and operated by Metzger and business partner Gary Baddeley, with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

While the subculture search engine, which focuses the searcher's queries on those portions of the Web that are relevant to our areas of interest and research, remains an important feature of the site, Disinformation has become a leading source for original writing and reporting, led by editor Alex Burns. The site features 'dossiers' on a broad variety of topics with links to selected sites covering many sides of a given issue or topic, both pro and con.

The site also has opinion and editorial articles, streaming video clips featuring original Disinformation interviews and reporting, plus communities areas for users to post comments and chat about the issues presented on the site and other topics of importance to our community.

Recommended.
http://www.disinfo.org

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21) The Drudge Report
Alternative news reports and analysis. Good commentaries and dossiers available on the site.
http://www.drudgereport.com

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22) The Electronic Frontier Foundation
http://www.eff.org

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23) The Emperor New Clothes
Extensive alternative site covering all major cover-ups.
One of the most prominent sources of articles questioning the terrorist attack on NY WTC. Many interesting reports.
Messy layout but definitely worth a stop.
http://www.tenc.net/
http://www.emperors-clothes.com/
http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/ jared/treason.htm

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24) Eye Spy
The magazine that lifts the lid on world intelligence, espionage and terrorism.
http://www.eyespymag.com

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25) The Experiment
A news filtration experiment and a very interesting web site to look at. Providing a nice and usable interface The Experiment offers a window on alternative news and commentaries posted directly by readers. Recommended. Any experiment begins with the notion that there is something missing from the big picture... http://www.theexperiment.org/

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26) FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
"FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.

"As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information."
http://www.fair.org/

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27) Free Speech Internet Television
http://www.freespeech.org/fsitv/ramfiles/ dnhowardzinn.ram

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28) Friends of Freedom - The Voice of the People
A very rich and interesting alternative news and commentaries site. It provides lots of research, dossiers and challenging reports. Active discussion forums on many relevant topics. Definitely worth a look.
http://friendsoffreedom.org

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29) Center for Research on Globalisation
Behind the News, Analysis, Commentary and Intelligence on the New World Order Guerre et mondialisation, analyses et d├ębats
http://www.globalresearch.ca

Two very interesting articles:
"The Role of Pakistan's Military Intelligence (ISI) in the September 11 Attacks"
by Michel Chossudovsky
Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa
http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/ CHO111A.html

"Profits of Death - Part II - Trading with the enemy"
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/ FLO112A.html

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30) Greg Palast
High profile political insider and journalist Greg Palast has been the World Bank chief Economist, reports on major issues with a different stand.
http://www.gregpalast.com/

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31) International Advocates for Health Freedom
Find lots of interesting and challenging articles written by the site untiring John Hammel. A bit extreme in some statements but worth the subsequent questioning and the unique view.
http://www.iahf.com

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32) Index on censorship
Latest news on censorship issues.
http://www.indexonline.org

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33) Indymedia
Independent media which collect and show in database format articles and news contributed by readers and interested individuals. This is the international site, there are also many international chapters.
http://www.indymedia.org/
http://italy.indymedia.org/

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34) The Latest Political and Intelligence News
Global strategic information.
http://www.intelligenceonline.com/ p_index.asp

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35) InterPress Service
IPS, the world's leading provider of information on global human security, is backed by a network of journalists in more than 100 countries with satellite telecommunications links to 1,200 media outlets. Available in 9 languages.
http://www.ips.org/
http://www.ipsnews.net/index.asp

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36) Investigative Reporters and Editors
National Journalism Organizations
http://www.ire.org/

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37) Joel Skousen
Joel Skousen is a political scientist, by training, specializing in the philosophy of law and Constitutional theory, and is also a designer of high security residences and retreats.
He brings back news and highly interesting reports on World Affairs, Strategic Relocation, Security and Philosophy and Governement Law.
http://www.joelskousen.com/

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38) Media Beat
Media Beat is the insightful weekly syndicated column on media and politics written by FAIR associate Norman Solomon. It runs in newspapers across the country.
http://www.fair.org/media-beat/

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39) Media Channel
MediaChannel is a media issues supersite, featuring criticism, breaking news, and investigative reporting from hundreds of organizations worldwide. MediaChannel slogan "As the media watch the world, we watch the media" well portrays its role and position. News updates, discussion forums and mailing list.
Highly informative.
http://www.mediachannel.org/atissue/ conflict/

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40) Mother Jones
News and resources for the sceptical citizen.
http://www.motherjones.com/

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41) Media Workers Against the War
To promote pluralism in debate, the free flow of information, and the public scrutiny of official pronouncements.
http://www.mwaw.org/

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42) New Netizen
Get free, get freedom.
http://www.newnetizen.com/

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43) Nexus Magazine
Research magazine available also in print format provides behind the scenes news and information as well as suppressed science and alternative health. http://www.nexusmagazine.com/

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44) No More Fake News
The real news reported everyday
http://www.nomorefakenews.com/

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45) Online Journal
Building a new news media of, by and for the people. Alternative news and articles.
http://www.onlinejournal.com/

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46) Tom Paine
A journal of opinion and alternative views, inspired by Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense and The Rights of Man.
http://www.tompaine.com/

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47) Poynter.org
Everything you need to be a better journalist.
http://www.poynter.org
http://www.poynter.org/Terrorism/

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48) Pravda, Russian news service in English - for a balance in the news
http://english.pravda.ru/

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49) The Psychological Operations Alert
Still it is possible to access this alternative news site through the advanced use of Google features. Search for "psyopnews" and then access the "Cached" version of those pages.
E.g.:
http://www.google.com/search?q= cache:SbQJ4uUIM9E:63.116.178.41/ MS/Terrorism/EYEWITNESSES%2520SAW% 2520UNMARKED%2520PLANE%2520.htm+ psyopnews&hl=en

http://www.public-action.com/911/psyopnews/ PsyOpNEWS.com

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50) The Professional Paranoid Home Page
Definition: someone who wishes to aid and support those accused of being paranoid, especially when help has been denied elsewhere. Conspiracy and cover action analysis and news.
http://www.proparanoid.com

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51) Jeff Rense
Investigative, visionary and research guru Jeff Rense brings his views and reports to the open public on a number of very hot issues. Dramatic site look, many images and visuals, and a lack of adequate site organization and navigation tools do not overshadow the high quality content and deep questioning about key US international issues brought forward.
http://www.rense.com/general14/ americansdemand.htm

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52) Silent Majority
A dissenting news commentary site from the UK.
http://www.silentmajority.co.uk/

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53) Skolnicks Report
Pretty interesting articles and commentaries. Strong stuff. Be ready to read what you would have hardly suspected had the news been brought to you only by mainstream controlled media.
http://www.skolnicksreport.com

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54) Behind the news - TiM
Bob Djurdevic
http://www.truthinmedia.org
http://www.truthinmedia.org/truthinmedia/ news.html

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55) War News
News about other ongoing conflicts and for news about other ongoing conflicts that no one talks about.
http://www.warnews.it/

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56) What Are We Swallowing
A great alternative news site offering up-to-date commentaries and articles within a dramatic and highly visual layout.
http://www.whatareweswallowing.com

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57) What Really Happened
One of the best alternative news sources accessible today.
It offers very exhaustive and well organized content challenging all of the main assumptions on major news facts. Well done.
A must read for truth seekers!
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com

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58) William Cooper
Very interesting alternative news stories, well researched and documented. Lots of good reading and mind food. Find an especially rich report, documented with many relevant links to official news sources and several questioning articles at:
http://www.williamcooper.com/
(at the moment not accessible!)

Very interesting alternative news stories, well researched and documented. Lots of good reading and mind food.

William Cooper was shot in November 2001. Read more at:
http://www.sierratimes.com/ archive/files/nov/06/ arwc110601.htm

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59) Will Thomas
Canadian investigative writer Will Thomas reports on all major international scams with good insight, references and visual support. Recommended.
http://Lifeboatnews.com

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60) World Net Daily
A Free Press for a Free People
Independent news source. Aggregates interesting news articles from other world independent news sources
http://www.worldnetdaily.com

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61) World Socialist Web Site
Provides international news and analysis.
http://www.wsws.org/

Find an interesting dossier at:
US planned war in Afghanistan long before September 11
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/ nov2001/afgh-n20.shtml

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62) We Hold These Truths
...exposing the traceable links between the behind-the-scenes power groups, and the critical political events of the day
http://www.whtt.org/

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63) Netizens for Spin-Free News
Alternative news site for cover-ups, behind the scenes info and other alternative views on major issues.
http://www.yowusa.com/

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64) Znet
A community of people committed to social change.
A rich news and commentaries web site. Many contributions, editorials and space for interaction through forums and discussion areas.
http://www.zmag.org

Emergency: Terrorism and War ZNet's highlighted essays organized by author and focus. Anthology of 245 anti-war recent articles appeared in the media http://www.zmag.org/terrorframe.htm

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* Directories - Lists *


65) Alternative Resources on the U.S. "War Against Terrorism"
http://www.pitt.edu/~ttwiss/irtf/ Alternative.html

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66) Alternative News Sources
http://www.agrnews.org/media_links.html

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67) Google Directory on Alternative News Sources
http://directory.google.com/Top/News/ Alternative_Media/Alternative_News_and_Info/

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68) ODP Directory of Alternative Media
http://dmoz.org/News/Alternative/

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69) ODP Directory of Alternative News and Information Sources
http://dmoz.org/News/Alternative/

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70) List of Lists - Internet Directory
Home > Top > News > Alternative Media > Alternative News and Info
http://www.listoflists.com/Top/ News/Alternative_Media/ Alternative_News_and_Info/

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