Radical Newswire

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The following is a list of critical media outlets for activists to accumulate pertinent information on issues related to social justice:

News:

  • AlterNet. Syndicated writings from the alternative press.
  • CodePink. Women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.
  • Common Dreams. Breaking news and links to highlights from the day’s progressive press.
  • CPUSA. News from the Communist Party USA, which has championed the struggles for democracy, labor rights, women’s equality, racial justice and peace for 97 years.
  • Counterfire. An online presentation of socialist ideas with current events, combining written material with video reporting.
  • CounterPunch. A monthly magazine edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.
  • Democracy Now!. The web version of the daily radio show.
  • Dissent Magazine. A quarterly publication of alternative politics and ideas.
  • Edge of Sports. The critical weekly sports column of David Zirin.
  • Eschaton. Popular blog is perhaps the best round-up of the progressive blogosphere, with much media criticism.
  • Feminist Majority. The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is a cutting edge organization to empower women economically, socially, and politically across the globe.
  • Fight Back!. The newspaper of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, providing coverage and analysis of key battles facing working and low-income people.
  • Free Communist. The Free Communist paper puts forward a revolutionary internationalist perspective, which draws inspiration from the best traditions of both Dutch/German and Italian left communists as well as anarchist-communism.
  • Freedom Socialist. The voice of revolutionary socialist feminism.
  • Free Speech TV. Webcasts dedicated towards more democratic television; site features downloadable independent video.
  • Free Speech Radio News. An independently produced national and international radio news organization focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world.
  • Foreign Policy in Focus. News on curent US foreign plolicy form the progresive perspective of “making the US a more responsible foreign partner.”
  • Green Left Weekly. An Australian publication committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality.
  • Harper’s Magazine. The second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S, featuring articles on literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts.
  • In These Times. A nonprofit political magazine featuring news and analysis that challenge the corporate media.
  • Indymedia.org: Independent media organizations and journalists offering critical coverage of current events.
  • Independent Media UK. A British network offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues.
  • It’s Going Down. A network of friends and comrades that seeks to provide news and analysis of when it goes down: riots, strikes, sabotage, occupations, expropriations, rebellion, revolt, insurrection, whether together or alone – we support liberatory revolt.
  • Jacobin. A leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.
  • Jewish Voice for Peace. A diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights.
  • Labor Notes. News about the labor movement and perspectives from workers.
  • Lalkar. A British bi-monthly anti-imperialist newspaper, providing news and analysis of current events & labour history from the perspective of the global proletariat and its struggle for emancipation.
  • Le Monde diplomatique. A monthly newspaper offering progressive analysis and opinion on politics, culture, and current affairs.
  • Left Business Observer. “Insta-punditry” on economics and politics by Doug Henwood.
  • LiberationNews.org. The website of Liberation News, the newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).
  • Link TV. Link TV provides a unique perspective on international news and current events, connecting American viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations in the forefront of social change and the cultures of an increasingly global community.
  • Morning Star. Daily socialist newspaper published in Great Britain. The aim is, in Lenin’s words, to provide “an economic and political tool of the masses in their struggle”.
  • Mother Jones. Non-profit political news organization with a focus on social justice and investigative reporting.
  • New Statesman. A leading progressive political magazine in the United Kingdom. Contributors have included J M Keynes, Bertrand Russell, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Clive James, Rowan Williams, John Berger, Claire Tomalin, Andrew Marr and John Gray.
  • OneWorld Online. Global news with a focus on the developing world.
  • Pambazuka News. An online newsletter whose mission is to provide a platform for social justice in Africa.
  • Peoplesworld.org. News website that s a direct descendant of the Daily Worker; reports on the movements for jobs, peace, equality, democracy, civil rights and liberties, labor, immigrant, LGBT and women’s rights, protection of the environment, and more.
  • Red Flag. An Australian left-wing newspaper that advocates the revolutionary overthrow of global capitalism.
  • Red Pepper. A bi-monthly magazine and website of left politics and culture.
  • Raw Story. Alternative news site that highlights stories that get underplayed by the corporate media. It also features some original reporting.
  • Revolution. The newspaper of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, inspiring vision, and concrete measures, for the building of a new society, a socialist society.
  • Sam Smith’s Progressive Review. An online journal of alternative news and information.
  • Secular Talk. Also known as The Kyle Kulinski Show, is a US progressive commentary and news radio talk show.
  • Socialism Today. Monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (England and Wales), providing up-to-date analysis, from a socialist perspective, of events in Britain and internationally.
  • Socialist and Communist publications in the United States. A complete list of radical news publishing in the United States.
  • Socialist Appeal. Online news site of the International Marxist Tendency.
  • Socialist Alternative. News & Analysis for fighting against austerity, racism and attacks on immigrants, tuition hikes, sexism, homophobia, etc, from the organization that spearheaded the campaign to elect Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council in 2013.
  • Socialist Action. News and analysis dedicated to helping lead a working class revolution and to popularize and spread the ideas of revolutionary Marxism.
  • Socialist Factor. The bouquet of refined thoughts on burning issues of global democratic socialist movement.
  • Socialist International. The Socialist International works intensely throughout the year to strengthen and develop social democratic policies in the world.
  • Socialist Worker. Socialist Worker is a revolutionary socialist newspaper produced by the Socialist Workers Party of Great Britain.
  • SocialistWorker.org. This is the online version of the weekly Socialist Worker newspaper, published by the International Socialist Organization.
  • The Advocate. Gay news, LGBT rights and politics.
  • The American Prospect. Progressive political magazine.
  • The Intercept. An online publication launched by First Look Media, a collaborative project by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras.
  • The Nation. USA’s oldest weekly news magazine, featuring political news and commentary.
  • The Progressive. Political magazine with commentary and news advocating for peace and social justice.
  • The Real News Network. Webcasts of insightful news on the movements for working peoples’ rights,  peace, the health of our planet, and against racism.
  • The Young Turks. The Young Turks is an American news and commentary YouTube channel. It was created by Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz and Evan Wagner.
  • Thom Hartmann Program. Progressive commentary by Thom Hartmann.
  • Truthout. Independent progressive website with original reporting, analysis as well as articles from around the web.
  • Truthdig. Independent progressive news site dedicated to reporting on current issues that are insufficiently covered by mainstream media.
  • United for Peace and Justice. An information collaboration of various peace and justice organizations working to end war/oppression, shift resources toward human needs, protect the environment & promote sustainable alternatives.
  • Upside Down World. UDW journalists have provided a wealth of information, from reports on worker occupations of factories in Argentina and the popular uprisings in Bolivia, to investigations uncovering US military interventions, coups, and corporate plunder across Latin America.
  • Utne Reader. Quarterly magazine that reprints articles from alternative media.
  • Viewpoint Magazine. A revolutionary collaboration that analyzes contemporary social movements to extract the rudiments of a Marxist political project, and to articulate this project in a way that emphasizes effective socialist strategy.
  • Village Voice. Alternative newsweekly.
  • Wearemany.org. A collection of podcasts and audio files as part of a project by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, publisher of Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Review
  • Workers Magazine. The journal of the The CPBML – the Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist.
  • Workers Vanguard. A bi-weekly newspaper published by the Spartacist League, a Trotskyist political organization in the United States, which is affiliated with The International Communist League (Fourth International).
  • Workers World. The newspaper of the Workers World Party, which promotes international working-class solidarity.
  • World Socialist Web Site. News from a Marxist perspective; frequent media criticism.
  • ZNet. Z Magazine‘s site for progressive news and organizing.

Media Criticism & Resources:

  • Abyz News Links. An enormous database of national and local U.S. news publications.
  • Adbusters. Examines and parodies advertising culture.
  • Al Jazeera. A highly reputable international media outlet that gives a ‘voice to the voiceless’.
  • Center for Investigative Reporting. The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect democracy.
  • Crooks and Liars. Crooks and Liars is a progressive news blog focusing on political events and the news coverage of them.
  • The Daily Howler. An often insightful Web-based column on media inaccuracy and arrogance.
  • FAIR. The national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.
  • Freedom Forum. The Freedom Forum, based in Washington, D.C., is a nonpartisan foundation that champions the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy, and is the principal funder of the Newseum and Newseum Institute.
  • GlobalResearch.ca. The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is an independent alternative media organization based in Canada.
  • Index on Censorship. Promotes free expression around the world.
  • Institute for Public Accuracy. Seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out.
  • JournalismNet. Online resources for investigative journalists–search tools and much more.
  • Media Channel. A media criticism site critical of corporate ownership, with links to articles on media from around the world.
  • Media Matters. An organization dedicated to exposing conservative media misinformation.
  • Project Censored. Identifies and promotes the most undercovered stories of the year.
  • Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch. Investigates and counters corporate and government spin.
  • This Modern World. The weekly cartoon of social and political satire, by Tom Tomorrow.
  • TomPaine.com. Aims to encourage debate on issues like media, the environment and campaign finance reform.
  • Vanderbilt University’s TV News Archive. The best free resource for studying TV news.
  • world-newspapers.com Exhaustive links to international newspapers online.

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