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.

ONE :: The Campaign to make Poverty History
ONE is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans – ONE by ONE – to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE believes that allocating an additional ONE percent of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries.

Media Matters for America
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

The New Hampshire Gazette
Almost 250 years old, The New Hampshire Gazette is published and edited by a collateral descendant of the founder. It's progressive reporting includes Editorial, Local & National News, Political Cartoons and an active Media Watch section.

Vancouver Participatory Economics Collective
What is Parecon? Unlike other economic systems, parecon is designed to promote self-management, solidarity, diversity, and equity. This is done through true democracy in the workplace and a unique democratic participatory allocation system.

"What alternative form of social organization can be imagined that might overcome the grave flaws -- often real crimes -- of contemporary society in more far-reaching ways than short-term reform. Parecon is the most serious effort I know to provide a very detailed possible answer to some of these questions, crucial ones, based on serious thought and careful analysis." ~Noam Chomsky

Your Christian President
"How much longer will Christians excuse President Bush's blatantly anti-Christian policies and personal behavior?" A conservative Christian critical of the Bush/Cheney administration.

The Republican Loyalty Quiz
Politically polarised -- the results are you're either Republican or Democrat -- but good for a gut laugh anyway.

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)
Founded in 2001, ACS is comprised of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policymakers, activists and other concerned individuals who are working to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law.

Critiques Of Libertarianism
The only American political trend scarier than neoconservatism is right libertarianism.

Truth Out
TO began in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election hoping that to reach a few people, have some small impact on the dialog, and maybe just maybe try to restore a little integrity. Today TO is visited more than 4 million times per month by readers seeking the straight story and wanting to be involved in building a better tomorrow.

Ban T-Shirts
This t-shirt shop creates some of my favourite designs, including "Who would Jesus bomb?" Excellent design sense and rockin political sensibility.

American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is America’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in the U.S.A by the Constitution and laws of the United States. -- Guerilla News Network
Guerrilla News Network is an independent news organization with headquarters in New York City and production facilities in Berkeley, California. Our mission is to expose people to important global issues through cross-platform guerrilla programming.
Anarchism is a widely disputed label, there are probably as many different kinds of anarchisms as there are different ideologies or traditions in statism. But what does anarchism mean? The new tries to answer this question.

The t-shirt store front for Red Hand Media which has "the goal of providing professional graphic design at an affordable price for Native American and other underserved populations around the world." The Tees rock!

Weapoons of Misdirection
Webby award winner in the Politics category. Just check it out.

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.

An Appeal to the Young
Peter Kropotkin, famed and admired intellectual and anarchist, addresses young men and women about to enter the professions. "Ay, all of us together, we who suffer and are insulted daily, we are a multitude whom no man can number, we are the ocean that can embrace and swallow up all else." ~ Kropotkin

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.

The Political Compass
Are you authoritarian or libertarian, communist or a neo-liberal conservative? Find out by taking the Political Compass test.

The Downing Street Memo(s)
Secret minutes of a meeting involving Tony Blair, the UK Prime Minister, which reveal the US administration's state of mind well before the invasion of Iraq.

Brilliantly turns mass culture apparatus, particularly media and advertisting, into tools for dissent, while reflexively commenting on their subversive nature.

Critical Graphics
Progressive, political, spirited: outspoken graphical desiagns on stickers, t-shirts, buttons, mugs and more.

A small number of clever, powerful designs including George Bush holding a "Will Kill for Oil" placard.

Radical Rags
Radical Rags t-shirts feature anti-war, anti-bush, feminist and liberal political themes.

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.

"Ours is muckraking with a radical attitude and nothing makes us happier than when CounterPunch readers write in to say how useful they've found our newsletter in their battles against the war machine, big business and the rapers of nature. ~ CounterPunch"

Third World Traveler
Provides magazine articles and book excerpts that offer an alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America, and about the impact of corporate power and the policies of the US government on a variety of issues.

Rumsfeld's War
Excellent documentary co-production of PBS and The Washington Post analysing the process by which the Bush administration committed America to the Iraqi War.

Independent Media Center (Indymedia)
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth. Indymedia sites around the world also provide event calendars and other local resources.

John Pilger
An astounding resume highlights this British journalist's astonishing career in print and film.

Operation Truth
An enlistee's POV on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not politically progressive, but illuminating nonethelsess.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, to use technology responsibly and sustainably, and to empower youth to create a more peaceful world.
Mother Jones is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
Because much modern suffering is rooted in the unlimited greed of corporate profit-maximising - in the subordination of people and planet to profit - it seems to [Medialens] to be a genuine tragedy that society has for so long been forced to rely on the corporate media for 'accurate' information.
My own Howard Zinn resource page, with annotated links and selected bibliography.
Thanks to ZNet, Noam Chomsky is now blogging. Become a ZNet Sustainer and you can respond/query/applaud/critique the posts.
My own Noam Chomsky reference pages featuring annotated web links and a bibliography.
"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 quintessential muckraker, Seymour M. Hersh uncovered My Lai, and the Watergate coverup, detailed the extent of Gulf War Syndrome, and continues to keep a critical eye on power and the people who corrupt it.
FAIR, a leftist media watchdog, brings attention to biased and faulty reporting in mainstream media and organises action (typically in the form of write-in campaigns) to force media outlets to acknowledge and correct their errors, omissions and biases.
Another alternative to Capitalism, Anarcho Syndicalism represents the anarchist wing of the socialist movement. Noam Chomsky is a contemporary proponent of the system.
People assume that with the end of the Cold War there is no economic option to Capitalism. There are plenty. Participatory Economics is just one.
ZNet is a component of Z Communications, an important acitivist organisation. The ZNet Sustainers program offers premium services (reasonably priced) providing access to activists from Michael Albert to Howard Zinn via commentaries and message forums. Got a question for Noam Chomsky? This is the place to ask him.
George Monbiot, the award-winning, acclaimed British journalist, writes a monthly column for The Guardian ranging across a wide variety of topics including politics, economics, environment, corporatism, globalisation, science, race, culture, religion, justice and more.
Perhaps the largest PNAC investigative resource on the internet. Articles, links, a newsletter, and more.
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.
Eric Margolis writes a political column for the Toronto Sun. His pieces fall definitively outside the mainstream.
I am loathe to mention her name or her philosophy, objectivism, a secular blunt end of conservatism. However, seeing bookseller's shelves stacked with recent reprints of her texts gives me the shivers. And so, some critiques of Rand's work.
Jim Hightower is the Robin Hood of American radio. From his site: "Hightower believes the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom." Listen to his wonderful two-minute daily commentary on issues that, for some reason, aren't getting the media attention they deserve.
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."
Before Bush Jr. even decided to run for office, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and other future president's men had mapped out world hegemony for the United States of America in the 21st Century. Plenty of interest here but of particular note are the Statement of Principles and Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century (PDF format).
Alternative Radio is a weekly one-hour public affairs program directed by David Barsamian offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
Home of ZNet and ZMag, and a major activist organisation. Perhaps most famous as the unofficial Noam Chomsky Archive, but also provides information on and material by numerous other activist figures including Naomi Klein, Justin Podur, Howard Zinn, Arundhati Roy and numerous others. Z Sustainers can querying of these and other activists via moderated newsgroups.
A progressive media watch group which writes and distributes critiques of journalists and news publishers/broadcasters. Also establishes direct action campaigns on specific topics of interest.
Speaking of Noam Chomsky, he and his agent have finally decided on an official site, selected from the best already on the web. No, it's not mine.
Noam Chomsky called him "the best candidate now running" for president -- and you probably have never heard of him.

"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.