Sources of News and
A Few of the Major
Los Angeles Times
Christian Science Monitor
Robert Fiske's Column!)
(see the sidebars of Cursor.org
for a list of many more
international newspapers available free, in English, online)
Other News Sources
Greg Palast (Investigative
journalist for the BBC)
KPFA (94.1 FM broadcasting
from Berkeley, CA or listen online)
KFCF (88.1 FM broadcasting
from Fresno, CA or listen online)
Free Speech Radio News
Indy Media Center--First-hand
reporting and commentary
Google News--An aggregation
of links to stories from
a wide variety of international papers.
from Poll of Members of the Progressive Writers Bloc
My Way News
Organic Consumers Assn
Union of Concerned Scientists
Media Matters for America
an excellent nonpartisan site
sponsored by the League of Women Voters
excellent informational site
of the Democratic Whip in Congress,
a source for information on significant current legislation.
United For A Fair Economy
A progressive media-watch group
Anyone who is witness to news being made can
contribute to this forum.
Most pollsters ask questions and get responses
from people who are totally ignorant about the subject.
Retro Poll does the same, but then they explain the item and
ask again. It is amazing how much
people's opinions change when they understand what is being
Center for International
for Policy Studies
Foreign Policy in Focus
Veterans Against the War
for Common Sense
in the Wilderness
We don't necessarily take the position that people
who avoid the military are "chicken", but when
the military avoider turns around and becomes a cheerleader
for war, the hypocrisy justifies the term.
What is particularly noteworthy is how many of
our current generation of hawkish politicians
(starting at the top with George W. Bush) actively avoided the
Addicted to War
Articles, Links, and lists of Links
Bill Becker's own commentary site. Bill was very
involved with Central American
issues in the 1980's and has written articles reflecting solid
research on a variety of topics.
An awesome site on all things EU,
+ good material on how we are viewed abroad
Better World Info.
A massive list of links to Peace Groups and other
European Human Rights Centre
Wokusch's annotated list of links
for Cooperative Research
and its "Who
Owns What" webpage
Stockwell speech transcripts
of US interventions since 1775
the Anti-War Movement Should Support the Palestinian Struggle"
US and Iraq In Historical Perspective"
25 underreported stories for the year
of Project Censored's favorite web sites
Rating Graphs and Other Polling Data
Compass is a quiz to help you understand your position on
the political spectrum, but it is more than that. It looks at
the traditional left-right economic dimension, but it uses a
separate scale to measure authoritarian vs. libertarian tendencies.
This is an important distinction. For instance both Stalin and
Gandhi were on the left, but they are far apart on the authoritarian
scale. Hitler was a moderate on questions of economics, but
an extremist on the authoritarian scale.
(If I have left out your favorite news or progressive commentary
links, please bring them to my attention.)