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Posted by libhom Tuesday, June 17, 2008

In the world of activism and politics, complaining is very important. Without a vocal statement of a problem, a solution simply is not going to happen. However, proposing positive alternatives also is important, as a tactic, and a way of showing what us liberals want, rather than always merely resisting the crap the right throws at us. boycott AP, unassociatedpress.net: The non essential global network

One example of this is in the field of media. I recently posted on issues of AP reliability and rightist bias. The other side of the coin is to list superior media sources to AP, which isn't really that difficult. Here is an admittedly non-exhaustive list of sources that bloggers should be encouraged to cite and readers should be encouraged to take advantage of.


Al Jazeera

Common Dreams Newswire (Press releases from liberal to progressive organizations.)

Dahr Jamail

Democracy Now!

Gay City News

The Guardian (UK) [Note: Some US coverage is AP wire stories.]

The Independent (UK - Newspaper)

The Indypendent (NYC - project of the New York City Independent Media Center - also see the international indymedia.org.)

Doug Ireland

The Nation

Greg Palast

Please share alternative news sources in the Comments for this post.



  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Thanks for the other sources Lib,I never realized Al-Jazeera was notable, I shall watch it more often. On a side note, who owns Al-Jazeera?

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. Thanks for the links. I've added a couple that I was unfamiliar with and yet another I had forgotten about over the years.

    Yours in Peace,

  5. BBC News is pretty good.

  6. Jackart Says:
  7. Cough... Splutter....

    The Grauniad I can cope with, but the Indescribably boring is really just a leftist wank-rag which makes no pretence of reporting news impartially. Sort of a Fox news for pinkos if you will. To describe it as unbiased is, just laughable.

    Queers United is right, though. Dear old auntie is pretty good too.

  8. Anonymous Says:
  9. I like Greg Palast and Al Jazeera is also good.



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