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Among of the greatest barriers to progress toward peace, justice, and healing is the character of contemporary mainstream media in the West, especially in the English-speaking world. Increasingly, mainstream media reflect the interests of a smaller and smaller corporate elite. Here are some news sources that move in the direction of breaching that barrier.

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Updated daily; both conveys information and promotes community.
Provides links to mostly mainstream sources, but highlights stories of interest to peace advocates.

Other Sources of Alternative News

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Media), a national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986, working to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. FAIR advocates structural reform to break up the dominant media conglomerates.
Independent Media Center
A site that grew out of the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999. Indymedia calls itself "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."
Reclaim the Media
A coalition of independent journalists, media activists and community organizers in the Pacific Northwest who promote press freedom and community media access. This is a good entry point to the movement to reclaim our media system for democracy.
From Chicago. Provides headlines, news, and commentary "for a geographically-diverse, politically-savvy, pro-democracy, anti-hypocrisy web audience, reaching a million visitors a month and growing."
Counterpunch is an internet political newsletter maintained by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism.
Common Dreams News Center
Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future.
One of the Internet's best known civil rights websites.
Mother Jones
Published by the Foundation for National Progress, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1975 to educate and empower people through media to work toward progressive change.
Salon is an Internet media company that produces 10 original content sites as well as two online communities -- Table Talk and The WELL.
Seattle Community Network
Information on local Seattle happenings.
The Progressive
The mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad.
Democracy Now!
A national, listener-sponsored public radio and TV show, committed to bringing the voices of the marginalized to the airwaves.
KBCS public affairs programming
Also available on your radio at 91.3 FM.
Radio For Peace International
If you're into shortwave, this is a good resource. They archive some shows on their website and also "broadcast on the web" in a particularly unique way: a listener broadcasts the current shortwave signal to the web. Best heard, like all short and medium wave signals, at night.

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Last updated: January 2, 2014