One Humbled American
A view through an Islamist's lens:
I’d like to thank him for showing me that more than anything else I know, after all my efforts to be “educated,” I really know nothing.

An Apology to the Iraqi People
This is an apology to the Iraqi people from a hospital medic who cared for some of the most severely injured men, women, children, and babies from both sides of the Vietnam conflict.

Sights unseen
Research on a phenomenon known as inattentional blindness suggests that unless we pay close attention, we can miss even the most conspicuous events.

The New York Model: Indymedia and the Text Message Jihad
Text messaging and other technologies used to support direct action, live, mobile and in the streets.

Political Affairs
A monthly magazine of ideology, politics, and culture. PA's mission is to go beyond simply giving an account of events to providing analysis and investigating what is new and changing in our world -- from a working-class point of view.

Be the Cause - Portal for Progress
Be The Cause is a volunteer-run organization that seeks to inspire service by building awareness of global issues and community events. "This website is designed to create a gateway into all things positive. "

Information Clearing House
"News you won't find on CNN." Information clearing house publishes orginal articles and reprints from a variety of sources, but not CNN. It's an admirable one-man operation.

Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches
An un-embedded American journalist reports on Iraq from Iraq.

The NewStandard
A fledgling participatory economics collective, The NewStandard?s specialty is hard news coverage unreported or rarely reported in the corporate media.

Mother Jones
Mother Jones is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.

First Casualty, Again
If the first casualty of war is the truth, then the second casualty should be the media, which failed to report it, followed closely on its heels by the governments which failed to tell it.

The Crash of Civilizations
"Two sets of despicable racists, one claiming to represent 'freedom' and the other 'faith' but both failing to uphold the basic tenets of either concept. If there is anything at all that marks this clash it is the complete absence of all civilized behavior and the contemptuous disregard for every law, rule and ethic evolved through centuries of accumulated human wisdom." ~ Satya Sagar

The Stanford Prison Experiment: Still powerful after all these years
A Stanford University News Service article primarily concerned with the circumstances leading up to the experiment being halted, and the scientific, ethical and personal ramifications.

Were Neo-Conservatives' 1998 Memos a Blueprint for Iraq War?
One of a curiously small number of mainstream articles covering the connection between PNAC plans for American bases in Iraq and the Bush administration's determination to oust Saddam and invade Iraq.

The Criminalization of Dissent
A good alternative press article (Rumbo News) outlining the history of dissent in the United States and the repression of it by American governments throughout that history.

Project for the New American Century (PNAC): Cheney's Monstrous Scheme
Highlights PNAC's pre-9-11 plans "for unprecedented hikes in military spending, American military bases in Central Asia and Middle East, toppling of non-complying regimes, abrogation of international treaties, control of the world's energy sources, militarization of outer space, total control of cyberspace, and the willingness to use nuclear weapons to achieve 'American' goals."

Nothing to Fear From Friday the 13th
Excerpt: "Unfortunately, the media often promulgates and spreads superstition through uncritical presentations.... Hollywood producers, like modern-day PT Barnums, are contributing to a society of believers in superstition and the paranormal. It is when people make financial, political and personal decisions based on these kinds of superstitions that we witness the true darkside of Friday the 13th."

"I know in my heart and my brain that America ain't what's wrong in the world."
~ DONALD H. RUMSFELD, US defense secretary.

A message forum topic featuring the NYT article in which this quote appears, and a poll on whether America is what's wrong with the world.