[Note: This page was created
prior to the redesign of our website and is preserved here as part of
our archives. Our more current source of news links is now available in
our links section.]
With virtually all of the major television stations, newspapers, radio
stations, and magazines under the control of less than 30 multi-national
corporations, it is no wonder that most Americans have little idea of
what is really going on in the world today. Fortunately, the Internet
now provides a way for thoughtful citizens to learn the truth about the
global conflict that is now brewing. There are many trustworthy sources
of news now available on the Net, but finding them is not always easy.
The following news sources have been proven to be reliable in the past.
Obviously, we cannot vouchsafe for all of their content, but the links
below will give you access to opinions and facts that the corporate-controlled
media want to keep out of the public eye. The following list is far from
complete. If you would like to recommend other reliable sources of information
please send your recommendations to:
Palestine Chronicle (www.palestinechronicle.com)
The Earth Times is the leading independent international nonpartisan newspaper
on the human environment and such interrelated concerns of the international
system as economic growth, humanitarian issues, and social development.
Published by the not-for-profit International Media Foundation, the newspaper
specifically explores the subject of change-how individuals and institutions
work in their own societies to tackle their challenges and generate positive
change in social and economic conditions. In particular, The Earth Times
examines and conveys the working of the global United Nations system,
and that of multilateral and bilateral agencies.
The Earth Times also serves as a forum for “'voices from the field”-everyday
men and women who are active agents of change whose points of view are
seldom heard in the mainstream media. In light of the events of September
11, 2001, The Earth Times has accelerated its coverage of the war against
terrorism, poverty, discrimination, illiteracy and pollution.
most widely circulated English language newspaper
ZNET is an independent political website of critical thinking
on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the United States.
It sees the racial, sexual, political, and class dimensions of personal
life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances
and it aims to assist activist efforts to attain a better future.
Translation of Arabic Websites (Joanna
Glasner, Wired.com, November 12, 2001)
Four weeks ago, Ajeeb.com
introduced what its founder says is the first free online service that
instantly translates Arabic websites into English. The company, a division
of Arabic-language programming firm Sakhr Software, has been running an
English-to-Arabic translation service for more than a year. . . . Al Sharekh,
a Kuwaiti citizen educated in the United States, admits that machine translation
-- despite momentous improvements in recent years -- is still far from
perfect. . . . But given the voracious demand for news from abroad in
the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Al Sharekh tells Wired News that users
are learning to live with a little weird grammar. . . . We also recently
launched Johaina, a news gathering service with an Arabic language interface.
An English site will be fully functional soon. The service monitors --
around the clock -- hundreds of Arabic and English websites, detects any
new articles and updates and categorizes them. Users request the full
human translation of an article from the site to be delivered within hours
to their e-mail inboxes.
Jones — online
“Mother Jones was the first general-interest magazine in
the country to offer its content online (November 1993). Mother Jones
Interactive morphed into the MoJo Wire in 1995 and into MotherJones.com
in March, 2001. . . . MotherJones.com is more than just the print magazine's
articles online. Our Web Exclusives -- articles and projects published
only on the Internet -- help you get your daily dose of Mother Jones sensibility
and news between issues of the magazine.”
MMN is not sponsored by anyone influential and does this intentionally
so that we will not be 'forced' into one opinion or another.
Journalists, editors, writers, photographers, human rights activists,
webmasters, poets, columnists, reporters, researchers, analysts, observers,
columnists, content providers, media contributors, observers, social scientists
and other professionals from around the globe are invited to join Media
Monitors Network (MMN) to counter information warfare and fabricated propaganda
in the world media and to promote the whole truth, fairness and accuracy
in news reporting.
Media Monitors Network also believes that independent, aggressive, critical
and free Press is essential to an informed democracy. Media Monitors Network
fully supports freedom of the Press and strongly encourages independent
and investigative journalism, which should never be compromised. Media
Monitors Network advocates that structural reforms are needed to break
up the dominant media conglomerates, eliminate the monopoly of exploitative
media barons, establish independent public TV programs and public radio
shows, and promote strong, non-profit/non-commercial alternative sources
of news, information and ideas.
Awareness Resources via Streaming Audio & Video
This page is a compilation of links to audio/video services
that can be of use to the information professional who monitor current
events. It focuses on news/public affairs services that are available
in English. In most cases these links will take you directly to the service
(it will start playing immediately) or to within ONE click.
an independent daily [Israeli] newspaper with a broadly liberal outlook
both on domestic issues and on international affairs. It has a journalistic
staff of some 330 reporters, writers and editors. The paper is perhaps
best known for its Op-ed page, where its senior columnists - among them
some of Israel's leading commentators and analysts - reflect on current
events. Ha'aretz plays an important role in the shaping of public opinion
and is read with care in government and decision-making circles.