Non mainstream media, where corporate rule doesn’t have a say.


Non mainstream media, where corporate rule doesn’t have a say.

Before the list of what you’ll find here let me mention…
along with additions to this page, there’s a post dedicated to preserving and promoting all press freedom and various related information including resources for independent reporters, citizen journalists and whistleblowers

Here you will find:

1) List of outlets and places to find unfiltered news and info along with videos

2) Reports of mainstream media bias/lies/distortions/censorship/ignoring important issues showing mainstream media bias so as to show how important it is to move away from mainstream media and to understand how they manipulate the people.

3) A commentary on how and why mainstream corporate media works as it does and isn’t reliable when looking for information or trying to form a factual image of what reality is.

I will add to these sections below, if you know of any that should be here please contact me and let me know.

Some of these in the list are straight news, some are mixed in with comedy or editorializing, please remember the information given may be made to be easier to take through it being entertaining or it may be delivered as just news but either way can be verified by you through a bit of research and using MULTIPLE SOURCES. Don’t assume anything, don’t automatically believe or disbelieve anything.

Here’s a very important site I’ll add right at the top…
Project Censored has “The News That Didn’t Make The News” where they have extremely important articles, information and reports that never made mainstream media including the top 25 stories that never made the news, podcasts, research and more. Please go there and check it out and share.

1) Places to find news and info
(a few may use adult language)
… in no particular order ….

1) Truthout
4) Empire Files: A documentary & interview series hosted by Abby Martin
5) The Laura Flanders Show
6) The Real News
7) Democracy Now!
8) The Grayzone
9) Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp
10) The Jimmy Dore Show
11) Look up “Chris Hedges”
12) Look up “Noam Chomsky”
13) Look up “John Pilger”
14) Look up “Naomi Klein”
15) Look up “Eva Bartlett”
16) Look up “Greg Palast”
17) Here’s a very important site…
Project Censored has “The News That Didn’t Make The News” where they have extremely important articles, information and reports that never made mainstream media including the top 25 stories that never made the news, podcasts, research and more. Please go there and check it out and share.
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19) MintPress News
20)  Antiwar news, viewpoints, and activities.
21) Axis of Logic
News and commentary which are often ignored or whitewashed by the mainstream media. Has columnists living in different countries and covers many of subjects
22) Centre for Research on Globalization
Independent media and research group of writers, scholars and journalists. Publishes news articles, analysis and intelligence on the New World Order.
23) Common Dreams
“Breaking news and views for the progressive community”, with links to news items and opinion pieces from around the world.
Underreported news and forgotten history from investigative online magazine.
25) CorpWatch
One of the best corporate criticism sources.
26) CorporateWatch
Updated archives and articles tracking the actions of British corporations.
27) Dissident Voice
Internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves.
28) Fight Back!
Newspaper providing coverage and analysis of some of the key battles facing working and low-income people.
29) Films for Action
Site provides a documentary movies about various global and local issues. Movies are created by activist from all over the world.
30) Independent Media Center
Collective of independent media organizations and journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.
31) Index on Censorship
Index is a nonprofit that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide. We publish work by censored writers and artists, promote debate, and monitor threats to free speech. We believe that everyone should be free to express themselves without fear of harm or persecution – no matter what their views.
An indispensable guide to the latest on our unequal world.
33) Information Clearing House
Independent media “source of unreported (or under reported) news from around the globe”.
34) Inter Press Service (IPS)
Covers news from the “Third World”, promotes information on development issues, and helps create a better balance and flow of international news.
35) Intrepid Report
Independent, feisty, reader-supported alternative to the corporate media. Providing daily news on global political, social, business issues.
36) National Security Archive
Collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
37) New Economics Foundation
Independent think-and-do tank challenging mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.
38) OneWorld
Global network of over 900 organizations working in human rights and sustainable development.
39) openDemocracy
Offers global news analysis and commentary from a pro-democracy, pro-human rights perspective.
40) Progress Report
Daily news reports on politics, economics, and environment.
41) RINF
Source for alternative news from around the world, which is updated around the clock.
42) The Scavenger
Online magazine with alternative, progressive news, features and commentary.
43) Swans
Online journal providing critical commentaries of news.
44) TomDispatch
Regular antidote to the mainstream media. Written by Tom Engelhardt, a fellow at the Nation Institute.
45) Undercurrents
Aims to bring about positive social and environmental change using various forms of media, currently being video, audio and internet.
46) War in Context
Alternative perspectives on the war on terrorism and the Middle East conflict – articles from the global press and progressive media.
47) WikiLeaks
Non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. This site provides an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to journalists of WikiLeaks.
48) Z Net
Activist resource and site of US premier alternative magazine.
A resource and information clearinghouse for bringing peace and economic, racial and environmental justice together. They provide a daily stream of resistance news from the United States and around the world, and a national events calendar.
51) Mondoweiss
52) In These Times
53) Socialist Worker
54) Op-Ed News
55) Organizing Notes
56) Yes! Magazine
57) Indian Country Today Media Network
58) Intercontinental Cry
59) Black Agenda Report
60) World Socialist News
61) Global Research
62) Truthdig
63) The Electronic Intifada
64) Rising Up
65) Counterpunch
66) Dandelion Salad
67) Space4Peace
68) Bureau of Investigative Journalism
69) Deep Green Resistance News Service
70) Rise Up Times
71) Rewire is high-quality evidence-based news, analysis, commentary, and investigative reporting on issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice
The next 2 sites may have corporate content but still provide information not seen elsewhere:
72) TeleSUR English
73) Al Jazeera
74) Look up Robert Fisk
75) Look up Seymour Hersh
76) Look up Gareth Porter
77) Caitlin Johnstone
78) Act Out! Hosted by Eleanor Goldfield

2) Videos or reports dealing with
mainstream media bias/lies/distortions/censorship/ignoring important issues, etc.
(a few may use adult language)
… in no particular order …

There are tons of examples, I will add more as I have time but start with these …

Journalists Caught Lying To Protect Clinton Over DNC Agreement

This video below doesn’t cover media consolidation (owned by very few companies) fully, but it shows some of the dangers and you can picture how a narrative (or lie) can easily be spread to millions and millions of people if those at the company decide that is what they want to do.

In the video below Lee dissects just a part of a NY Times article and you’ll see they lie, distort, mislead, rewrite history and lie by omission and show there is zero journalistic integrity and all they are in existence for is to steer people’s minds and support into more war.

It’s gotten worse since this video below was made (2013) but he sums it up pretty well.
Chris Hedges: mainstream media ignores ‘what the corporate state wants ignored’

The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine

Google escalates blacklisting of left-wing web sites and journalists
You’ll also note we’re seeing more and more censorship/blacklisting/shadowbanning, etc on facebook, twitter and other places.

TV Network Caught Airing Commercials As News

MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War in Yemen
Finds Russia 5000% more newsworthy

This video below has 2 parts, the 1st on the reality in Syria, 2nd is on media propaganda and hypocrisy. Watch all of it please.

This video covers the dangerous propaganda game being played out with accusations being stated as truth without any evidence whatsoever. No evidence and the official story doesn’t even make sense. Watch…

Here below is a very good talk by John Pilger. He points out (along with a number of other things) how media propagandizes and lies by omission… and all of us pay a very heavy price because of that.
If you’re not familiar with his many years of work please search out more by him.

Fmr 60 Minutes Producer on What Drove Him to QuitInterview with Charles Lewis

On Contact: The Destruction of an Independent Press with Mark Crispin Miller

‘Weapon of mass suppression’: Russiagate now used to target any dissent in US

John Pilger: BBC is one of world’s most refined propaganda services

Washington Post Bans Employees from Using Social Media to Criticize Customers, Advertisers, Subscribers, Vendors, Suppliers or Partners.

TIME Editor (and formerly at the State Dept) Literally Admits He’s For Gov. Propaganda!

Facebook Partners With Hawkish Atlantic Council, a NATO Lobby Group, to “Protect Democracy”
The partnership between Facebook and the Atlantic Council is an attempt to ensure the grip of dominant imperialist powers – militaries, multinationals, banks, and philanthropists – who feel threatened by the unrestricted flow of information and anti-systemic narratives on social media.

Facebook security officer: Not all speech is “created equal”
Speaking before an audience of generals, intelligence agents and US-aligned Eastern European politicians, Stamos warned that millions of “people who feel they have been ignored or oppressed” are using Facebook to “push for radical politics.”
The speech was an account of how the company is partnering with the US and other governments throughout the world to control public discourse online, with the primary but unstated aim of suppressing access to left-wing, anti-war and socialist viewpoints.

How Facebook, Etc., Suppress Key Truths

Internal CIA Memos Expose Media As Agency’s “Principal Villains”, Urges “Intervention In Journalism Schools”


3) Commentary:
Some things to consider:

There are many ways someone may lie to you. Some are obvious, others aren’t. Some are subtle leading of your thoughts into certain beliefs, some lies are even just by omission. If something is important and people should know whatever it is and another person or business entity or politician skips speaking it — they are lying by omission.

There are many reasons someone may lie to you. Most often it’s to gain your support, your money or to avoid being held responsible or being seen for what they are.

Most mainstream media (CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, Time magazine, radio stations, local newspapers, etc) in the USA has been gobbled up by a handful of mega corporations that have holdings in all kinds of things other than media. It’s not difficult to know that at the very least they would be tempted to lie, distort, ignore, distract and do anything they can other than tell us what we need to know. At the worst they aren’t just tempted, but it’s the reason they own media in the first place. We have proof of this happening so often it’s laughable anyone would try to counter that statement.

By the way, let me add right off that Trump claims virtually all media lies about everything having to do with him. He says that because what they say is often inconvenient. Some may be untrue but mostly it’s that he doesn’t like what they say. There’s a difference between lies and not liking being called out. This post is about lies and finding truth, and truth is truth if it’s convenient or not so when he says something is a lie, take it for what it is and when you go to verify if he’s right, don’t be surprised if he isn’t.
The same goes for anyone in office or for anyone at all.

The only business protected by the document that forms and defines what we are and what powers the government does and doesn’t have is the press.
The only one.
Not the weapons manufacturers, not farmers, nobody but the press.
It’s in the Bill of Rights which is part of our Constitution and it says (in part) …
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Courts have ruled consistently that when it says “Congress” it is to be applied to ALL legislative bodies and therefor NO restrictions can be made upon the press.

Why is that?

It is because our form of government which is a representational form of government where We The People decide what does and doesn’t happen and to have that carried out, we elect people for office to serve us.
They are our employees.
For us to be able to elect (hire) the best qualified people and for us to be able to make many decisions that affect us all we MUST have a free press, one that is not controlled by the government, one that can not be harassed or threatened by the government so that we can have full information on what goes on, what people in office are doing, etc.

If we can not be informed then we can’t make proper decisions and those that founded our country understood that and made sure that we could have people that would gather information with the purpose of disseminating it be free from pressures to alter what is true, which makes sure we have the ability to be informed.
But the ability and the reality of being informed with facts and a true accounting of what is going on, who did what, etc can vary widely. Courts have also ruled “the press” is anyone that gathers information to disseminate. “The press” does not mean you have to be employed by a newspaper or tv station. It includes them but is not limited to them. It’s important to know that.

We now have huge corporations which own 90% of all US media… papers, cable news, periodicals, radio, etc. It’s down to a half dozen and actually working on going down to just 5 corporations.

They all have holdings in many other industries, their board members sit on the board of other industries and all of them want the same thing …. money and power.
None of them want any regulations that could get in the way of their building immense wealth, none of them want anything getting in the way and many of the things that could affect their bottom line is the truth.
They would have to report on things they or their subsidiaries have done that has harmed people and country. They would have to report on if it is dangerous or would cost them money and cut into their profit.
For example, they don’t want people knowing how dangerous oil drilling and pipelines are… so they under-report the amount of spills to a ridiculously lower amount than they should, so therefor people think it’s much safer than it is and through that they don’t push nearly as much for alternatives (such as wind and solar) which the rest of the modern world is moving towards.

Same for war, they prop up arguments for war and don’t give a true image at all.

Same for almost everything including what politicians do, say, vote for, etc. They rarely actually do research and counter or challenge anyone in office or one running for office unless they don’t want that person elected due to that candidate’s stance on things that affect the corporation.

For an obvious example look at Bernie Sander’s run for being the Democratic Party’s nominee for President. It doesn’t matter if you like him or hate him, just look at how media treated him. His support grew dramatically, he filled the seats as he went around the country, filled them in places that held ten thousand, twenty thousand, in LA he had 27,500 and 28,000 in Portland but mainstream media for as long as possible ignored him.
At the same time they gave Trump (who polled lower than him) 23 times more air time. That’s just one issue of countless times they skipped reporting what the people should know. Why did they all skip telling us about him, then when finally reporting on him they joked around and made it seem he had no chance?
Why did they then spread disinformation (lies) about the delegate count and on and on? Why? The bottom line. He was for better worker’s pay and a lot they didn’t want to support and the more one researches and gets informed from as many sources as possible, the more one verifies facts and uses critical thinking, the more one finds they lie about a massive amount and much of the public is totally uninformed.

So, what am I leading to here? I want more people to search out more sources, to use their minds, to challenge what is handed to us as fact if it is not fact.

It is our job to be informed because how this country runs, what it does and how we affect the whole world relies upon us being accurately informed.

I’m going to list some alternative media outlets and people. I want you to question them the same as you question mainstream media. Don’t assume anyone is right or wrong, but upon enough reading up you’ll find that some of these outlets or individuals (some are just people that have researched and want word to get out, so they broadcast it any way they can) are much more apt to be worth paying attention to.
First, most have no corporate money behind them,
second, they don’t shy away from telling you to read up and verify what they say. Liars don’t do that. Big corporations that profit huge amounts of money aren’t going to say “go verify what I said, check multiple outlets”.

Think about that.

So in this post I will update with links, outlets, channels and so forth where you can look for unfiltered news, for facts, for truth.
Question them if you want, go right ahead, but don’t assume what they say can’t be true especially if you’ve only gotten your vision of reality from what is fed to the masses. If you have only gotten news from your local paper, CNN, FOX or places like that, then you may be in for a shock, especially when you go to disprove what the alternative sources said by searching around and finding that they were right. So, depending on your background… be prepared to be a bit surprised/shocked/disgusted. But it’s our responsibility so please check into that which is listed here or that you find elsewhere.

Just one last favor, be aware that there are plenty of other places where people are spouting stuff meant to just prop up the official narrative or are meant to make it seem we should dismiss anything other than the big networks.
Be just as critically thoughtful about them, ask yourself who benefits from their stated view and so forth.
Main thing…. use your mind and be willing to question your own assumptions.

Thank you.

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