As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helped expose vicious human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of Islam Karimov. He is now a prominent critic of Western policy in the region.
In late 2003, Weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself.
Deadly, caustic, sarcastic, occasionally-angry, hot, temperamental, exhausted, fed-up, hate-the-media, hate-the-politicians, no-nonsense, kind of general whatever I feel like posting blog.
Lenin's Tomb is a left-wing UK blog covering world news and politics since June 2003, run primarily by Richard Seymour, who goes by the pseudonym "lenin", although it also often has front-page posts from a number of other contributors.
The Cats Dream
The Cat’s Dream is a small, independent and progressive production company that believes in the use of art and knowledge for political and social changes and not as shadows of power.
George Monbiot is a leftwing journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist in the United Kingdom who writes a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper.
Howard Zinn is an American historian, social critic and political scientist. Author of 20 books, including the best seller A People's History of the United States, Zinn is Professor Emeritus in the Political Science Department at Boston University.
John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, who began his career in 1958 in his homeland, Australia, before moving to London in the 1960s.
He regards eye-witness as the essence of good journalism. He has been a foreign correspondent and a front-line war reporter, beginning with the Vietnam war in 1967. He is an impassioned critic of foreign military and economic adventures by Western governments.
John "Juan" Ricardo I. Cole is a professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History in the History Department at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a popular weblog, Informed Comment. As an expert and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, he has appeared in print and on television, and testified before the U.S. Senate.
Mark Curtis is a British political author writing on British and US foreign policies and international development and trade issues.
Chomsky.info was originally created by Pablo Stafforini, with the purpose of celebrating Chomsky's work and encouraging activism worldwide. In December 2003, it became Noam Chomsky's official website.
This Website has been created by a group of individuals who share views of Robert Fisk. It is meant to provide easy access to his articles, reports and related material. We hope that you will find it useful. The Website is being updated regularly.
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.
AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Historians Against War
As historians, teachers, and scholars, we oppose the expansion of United States empire and the doctrine of pre-emptive war that have led to the occupation of Iraq.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly. Contribute today or view HRW's financial statements first.
Justice Not Vengeance
Justice Not Vengeance (JNV) is an anti-war group which has developed out of ARROW (Active Resistance to the Roots of War). JNV opposes the US-UK 'war on terrorism', and campaigns for a peaceful resolution of international conflicts, based on justice and equality. JNV has adapted the core principles developed by ARROW.
FAIR - Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (USA)
FAIR has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.
Media Accuracy on Latin America
Media Accuracy on Latin America is a project of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), an independent nonprofit organization and publisher of the NACLA Report on the Americas.
Media Hell is a web community project to identify common media fallacies, and to investigate their causes and effects. We have numerous contributors, including freelance writers, researchers, journalists, artists and media activists. Media Hell's founder/webmaster is Brian Dean
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.
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.
In the UK there are over 55,000 people who work in PR with an estimated turnover of over £1 billion. Little is known about their lobbying activities in the UK or the PR activities of their clients as no progressive organisation routinely tracked the PR activities of the food, drink, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech and oil industries. Hence SpinWatch.
Words are weapons. This blog follows on from the book Unspeak, which analyses state-of-the-art rhetorical weaponry, from community through sound science and ethnic cleansing to the war on terror. It is praised by WIIIAI, Pandagon, Charging Rino, and Lean Left, and in the press.
Climate Change News
Climate Change rarely makes the headlines. To find out more on the subject you will have to root around the internet in the back pages of various news and science sites. Since we all don't have much time, I have done some rooting on your behalf.
Ommon Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future. Founded in 1997, we are committed to being on the cutting-edge of using the internet as a political organizing tool - and creating new models for internet activism.
CounterPunch is a biweekly newsletter published in the United States that covers politics from a left-wing perspective. It has a website which contains much more material not published in the newsletter.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Link TV ch. 375); as a "podcast," and on the internet.
Global Policy Forum
Global Policy Forum's mission is to monitor policy making at the United Nations, promote accountability of global decisions, educate and mobilize for global citizen participation, and advocate on vital issues of international peace and justice.
Independent World Television
Independent World Television is a project to create an international English-language television network which is funded by its viewers, instead of by advertising. The network will focus on news, debate, and current affairs, with an emphasis on citizen journalism.
The Independent Media Centre Network is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.
Information Clearing House
Information Clearing House (ICH) is an alternative media news aggregation website. As the site's tagline "News You Won't Find on CNN or FOXNEWS" implies, the stated goal of ICH is to highlight news that is often neglected by mainstream corporate news sources in order to allow people to have access to a wider range of information.
Irish Left Review
Irish Left Review is a new political online magazine. It will feature original essays, articles and columns each written to help all those on the Left, whether they call themselves socialists, social democrats, trade unionists, Republicans or Greens, to find a common ground and to develop the arguments that could be used in a political context to act against the hegemony of the right in Irish politics.
Many Angry Gerbils / Persistence of Vision
The online community for political discussion. Persistence of Vision is a forum for robust but courteous political discussion, with particular emphasis on media politics and US/UK foreign policy.
This is a space for balanced debate about the media in Ireland. We’re looking for real and meaningful analysis, positive and progressive suggestions, and most importantly, your insights. mediaforum.ie is inclusive to all voices. Use this space as a tool for education or to sound off your ideas, if you like.
New Left Review
Established for forty years as a key journal of the international Left, NLR has been transformed since 2000 into a new resource for the new century.
Palestine: Information with Provenance (PIWP database)
We give you documents from all points on the ideological spectrum, both Zionist and anti-Zionist. We give you background on everybody whose opinion you find here. We also let you see what these people/organizations say about each other.
Scoop is a “fiercely independent” press release driven Internet news agency accredited to the New Zealand Parliament Press Gallery and also fed by a multitude of Business, Non-Government-Organisation, Regional Government and Public Relations communication professionals.
The Real News Network
The Real News Network is a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism. We are viewer supported and do not accept advertising, government or corporate funding.
Truthout is a full-service news agency dedicated to establishing a powerful, stable voice for independent journalism. The core of our mission is educational. We believe the biggest impediment to responsible decision-making is lack of information. So we provide citizens with access to reader-supported news instead of advertiser-supported news. Our direction is one of social progress as we attempt to shed light on issues of vital interest to the community such as health care, the environment, international relations and human rights.
UKWatch exists as a resource for all those interested in developing a radical critique of UK politics. Based on the model of Z Net (the highly successful US-based activist resource), the site aims to provide the same breadth of information and sense of community, while also being dedicated to achieving social change.
Venezuelanalysis.com is an editorially independent website produced by individuals who are dedicated to disseminating news and analysis about the current political situation in Venezuela.
Z Communications is the name for the overarching institution composed of all Z Operations and Projects. This page provides a brief introduction and links to each. Including: ZNet, Z Magazine, Z Video Productions, ZSpace, ZMI and ZEO/ZSchool, ZBlogs/ZForums
Z Magazine's web site: an independent political magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the United States.
Al Jazeera meaning "The Island", is an Arabic-language and English language television channel based in Doha, Qatar. Its willingness to broadcast dissenting views, including on call-in shows, created controversies in the autocratic Persian Gulf Arab States.
RTE (Radio Telefís Éireann)
Radio Telefís Éireann is Ireland's Public Service Broadcaster. RTÉ, through all of its services, forms a major part of the infrastructure of Irish society. The distinctive leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides a comprehensive and cost-effective broadcasting service to the Irish public on radio, television and the internet.
The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion.
The Guardian newspaper, of which Guardian Unlimited is its online presence, was founded in 1821 and has a long history of editorial and political independence. Find out more about its early days.
The Independent is a British compact newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly's Independent News & Media. Launched in 1986, it is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers, with a circulation of 261,193 in November 2005.
The Irish Examiner
The Irish Examiner (Formerly: Cork Examiner, The Examiner) is an Irish national daily newspaper which primarily circulates in the Munster region surrounding its base in Cork, though it is available throughout the country.
The Irish Times
Some 343,000 readers enter into a contract with the journalists of this newspaper every day. The overriding duty of Irish Times journalists is to those readers. They buy the newspaper on the understanding that they will be offered the best journalism in Ireland: reports that are honest, accurate and comprehensive; and analysis that is informed, fair and based on the facts.
The New York Times
The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. and distributed internationally. It is owned by The New York Times Company, which publishes 15 other newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune and the Boston Globe. It is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States.
The Village Magazine
Village is an Irish current affairs magazine founded and edited by Vincent Browne. It was launched in October 2004 and is published weekly.
At washingtonpost.com our mission is to create a life-changing forum that empowers individuals and builds communities. This tremendous responsibility requires the work of dedicated and talented people, all of whom work every day to make our vision a reality.