Alternative News Sources

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An alternative media list: Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Alternative Press Index: An index to alternative and radical periodicals
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1996
An index to alternative and radical publications, published quarterly in print and also available on CD-ROM.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016: Alternative Media
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
A special issue on alternative media.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016: Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
What Makes Alternative Media Alternative?
Albert, Michael
Article
1997
Having avidly consumed and helped conceive and produce alternative media for decades, I am tired of how vague we are on these issues.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
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 coo...
AlterNet
AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire act...
Antiwar.com
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Common Dreams
Breaking news and views for the progressive community.
CorpWatch
CorpWatch 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 wel...
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
Desmogblog.com
Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science. A source for accurate, fact based information regarding Global Warming misinformation campaigns. An overwhelming majority of the world's clima...
Ecologist, The
Online environmental affairs magazine covering a wide range of issues, ranging from the environmental costs of industrial agriculture, the health effects of toxins, the effects of economic globalizati...
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 fro...
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
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 ...
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, aud...
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. IPS brings a fresh perspective on developement oand globalisation. IPS t...
International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House
IFEX is comprised of 72 organizations from around the world who work together to promote and further freedom of expression. The IFEX communique is available in a number of languages as a weekly e-new...
International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. They are committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. They promote...
International Middle East Media Center
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
LabourStart
A major site with information about labour activities throughout the world.
Libcom.org
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 ...
Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
Nation, The
Progressive news and views.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Pacific Media Watch
An independent, non-profit, non-government organisation comprising journalists, lawyers, editors and other media workers, supporting media freedom, and dedicated to examining issues of ethics, account...
Progressive, The
The mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad. The magazine, its affiliates, and its staff steadfastly oppose militarism, the concentrati...
Rabble.ca
An online, progressive news site. In addition to original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more, rabble publishes columns from some of the few progressive voic...
Real News Network, The
Independent news, blogs and editorials.
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 i...
Tyee
A independent daily online magazine covering B.C. and beyond.
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, enlightenmen...
Truthdig
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 ma...
Truthout, News Politics
Online news site.
Wikileaks
WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datas...
Workers' Vanguard
Newspaper of the International Communist Leage (Fourth Internationalist).