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Information Clearing House

World News that you won't find on FOX News and others of the same ilk.

What Really Happened

Another site frequently containing astounding coverage. It has a more challenging or aggressive stance, as in 'beeped' off at the world. The only thing wrongish in my findings are that some of the links in the side columns can border on the conspiracy or wacky type theories. Which is a shame as the site clearly contains swathes of truthful and startling information.

Indymedia~~~~Independent Media Center

A much needed source for, at times staggering news, which deliberately goes uncovered in the tightly controlled national media. It often contains some superb news stories and reports, mostly from people there and involved in them. There are also full links to worldwide Indymedia sites and similar types.

Infoshop News

Anarchist news, opinion and much more. Infoshop News is one of the oldest and most alternative news services on the internet. Relying on an international network of volunteers and writers

Iraq Bodycount

The world famous reknowned site is widely considered as the most reliable database of Iraqi civilian deaths. Other sources have provided differing estimates of deaths, some much higher. Gaps in recording and reporting suggest that even the highest totals to date may be missing many civilian deaths from violence, however, the growing figures avaialable covering known deaths are quite staggering.

Two Sides To Every Story

If Americans Knew

In any democracy, it is essential that its citizens be fully and accurately informed. Unfortunately, such information is not always forthcoming. The mission of 'If Americans Knew' is to inform and educate the American (and world) public on issues of major significance that are unreported, underreported, or misreported in the American media.

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders has fought for press freedom on a daily basis since it was founded in 1985. It investigates, exposes and supports. It defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted for doing their job and exposes the mistreatment and torture of them in many countries, works to improve the safety of journalists, especially those reporting in war zones, fights against censorship and laws that undermine press freedom and gives financial aid each year to 300 or so journalists or media outlets in difficulty (to pay for lawyers, medical care and equipment) as well to the families of imprisoned journalists.

English Al Jazeera

As with most of the links on this page, this provides an alternative outlook and collation of news stories to complement our western media.

Palestine Chronicle

The Palestine Chronicle is a self-sustained project involving professionals and volunteers from around the world, all striving to highlight issues of relevance to human rights, national struggles, freedom and democracy. The website was established in September 1999 and has grown in its importance and scope of coverage mostly because of the support it received from socially conscious and progressive scholars, writers, activists, readers and communities around the world.

Electronic Intifada

Palestine's weapon of mass instruction. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Although EI addresses the prevailing pro-Israeli slant in US media coverage by offering information from a Palestinian perspective, our views on the conflict are based firmly on universal principles of international law and human rights conventions, and our reporting is built on a solid foundation of documented evidence and careful fact-checking.

EI has received favorable reviews in such respected publications as the Washington Post, Financial Times, The Nation, Utne Reader, and the Jerusalem Post. EI’s founders are regularly contacted by the mainstream electronic media, such as the BBC, CBC, CNN and dozens of radio stations around the world, to provide commentary and analysis on events in the Middle East.

Little Brother's Watching Them

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.

Statewatch

Monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe. Statewatch is a non-profit-making voluntary group founded in 1991. It is comprised of lawyers, academics, journalists, researchers and community activists. Its European network of contributors is drawn from 18 countries. Statewatch encourages the publication of investigative journalism and critical research in Europe the fields of the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties, accountability and openness. Brochure on Statewatch's work. One of Statewatch's primary purposes is to provide a service for civil society to encourage informed discussion and debate - through the provision of news, features and analyses backed up by full-text documentation so that people can access for themselves primary sources and come to their own conclusions.

Corpwatch

Holding corporations accountable. Non-profit investigative research and journalism to expose corporate malfeasance and to advocate for multinational corporate accountability and transparency. We work to foster global justice, independent media activism and democratic control over corporations. We seek to expose multinational corporations that profit from war, fraud, environmental, human rights and other abuses, and to provide critical information to foster a more informed public and an effective democracy.

Corporate Watch UK

Corporate Watch is a small independent not-for-profit research and publishing group which undertakes research on the social and environmental impact of large corporations, particularly multinationals. Corporations have gained a power out of all proportion to their original purpose. We are a research group supporting the campaigns which are increasingly successful in forcing corporations to back down. Corporate Watch is part of the growing anti-corporate movement springing up around the world.

International Committee of the Red Cross

The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch produces regular investigative research papers on the erosion of civil liberties in the UK fighting intrusions on privacy and protecting liberties.

Privacy International

Privacy International (PI) vigorously defends personal privacy. We have campaigned across the world to protect people against intrusion by governments and corporations that seek to erode this fragile right. We believe that privacy forms part of the bedrock of freedoms, and our goal has always been to use every means to preserve it. Our campaigns are often controversial, but they always respect the primacy of truth and principle.

Campaign for Freedom of Information

The Campaign for Freedom of Information is a non-profit organisation working to improve public access to official information and ensure that the Freedom of Information Act is implemented effectively.

Tetrawatch

An unfolding, possibly very scary, research based campaign against TETRA Airwave. "The government, government scientists and [this industry] will be responsible for more civilian deaths in peacetime than all the terrorist organisations put together." (quote from an independent scientist)

Get Up, Stand Up

UK Uncut

UK Uncut is a decentralised protest group established in October 2010 to protest against tax avoidance in the UK and to raise awareness about cuts to public services. It uses direct action to get its message across, often closing down high street stores that are owned by tax avoiders. Rich corporations and individuals collectively get away with dodging £95bn every single year. We are told that there is no alternative to drastic cuts to public services but collecting the tax dodged by the super-rich would render the vast majority of the government’s spending cuts unnecessary. But the government has barely lifted a finger to stop corporate tax avoidance. In fact, they’ve gone the other way. We are told that the only way to reduce the deficit is to cut public services. This is certainly not the case. There are alternatives, but the government chooses to ignore them, highlighting the fact that the cuts are based on ideology, not necessity. Either the tax avoided and evaded in a single year or the taxpayer subsidy to the banking industry could pay for all of the £81bn, four-year cuts programme.

Indymedia UK

A network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues.

Northern Indymedia

News and events for activists mailnly centering on Northern England.

International Solidarity Movement

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli apartheid in Palestine by using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles. Founded by a small group of primarily Palestinian and Israeli activists in August, 2001, ISM aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian popular resistance by providing the Palestinian people with two resources, international solidarity and an international voice with which to nonviolently resist an overwhelming military occupation force.

ANTI-WAR

Antiwar news, viewpoints and activities. This site is devoted to the cause of non-interventionism and is read by libertarians, pacifists, leftists, "greens," and independents alike, as well as many on the Right who agree with our opposition to imperialism.

Greater Manchester Networking

The Networking Newsletter has a multi-decade (since 1994) history of helping campaigners in and around Manchester to work together more effectively. The focus is on those who are working for positive change on issues of peace, development, environment, human rights, animal rights and other areas of social justice. The Networking Newsletter is part of the "Networking Newsletter Project" which puts people in Manchester working on issues of peace, environment, development, animal rights and human rights in touch with each other. The project also helps develop networks and skills for more effective campaigning.

Various Sites

Peace News

International antimilitarist magazine. Peace News is written and produced by and for activists, campaigners and radical academics from all over the world

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