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The Americas Program is a leading source of analysis and information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy in Latin America, human rights and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.
Common Dreams is a non-profit independent newscenter created in 1997 as a new media model. They publish a diverse mix of breaking news, insightful views, videos and press releases covering issues that resonate with progressives across the globe.
CounterPunch covers politics in a manner its editors describe as "muckraking with a radical attitude." It offers a is a bi-monthly magazine as well as a free website with content updated daily. CounterPunch Books is an imprint of AK Press.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet.
Free Speech TV is a national, independent news network committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to television networks owned by billionaires, governments and corporations, their network amplifies underrepresented voices and those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice.
Latin America in Movement is a bilingual online publication of the Agencia Latinoamericano de Información.
Le Monde diplomatique is a major international paper that offers clear, considered views of the conflicting interests and complexities of a modern global world.
McClatchy's network of journalists has produced uniquely important journalism. They were alone in questioning the Bush administration intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction before the Iraq invasion and have done groundbreaking work on Goldman Sachs and the nation's financial collapse; on the Obama administration's insider threat investigations, military justice and on immigration.
The Mexico Soldiarity Bulletin is the bilingual weekly newsletter of the Mexico Solidarity Project. The Project brings together activists from various socialist and left organizations and individuals in the U.S. who see the 2018 election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador from the progressive Morena Party as president of México as a watershed moment. Their Project supports not just Morena, but all Mexicans struggling for basic rights, and opposes US efforts to undermine organizing and México’s national sovereignty.
Mother Jones is a reader-supported nonprofit news organization. Their staff does independent and investigative reporting on everything from politics and climate change to education and food.
MR Online, a project of Monthly Review, is focused on facilitating collaboration with multitudes of activists and intellectuals all over the world who obtain information and political analysis about current affairs online and, more importantly, ceaselessly provide their own, as direct producers of political culture today.
The mission of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is to provide information and analysis on the region, and on its complex and changing relationship with the United States, as tools for education and advocacy.
Nation of Change provides an online magazine, daily newsletter, and activist platform, free to the public. They report on critical issues affecting our democracy with a focus on positive solutions to social and political problems.
The Observatorio Económico Latinoamericano (OBELA) is a center for research and analysis of the economic reality of Latin American countries in the context of the world economy. Much of their work is published in both Spanish and English. The Observatorio maintains a constant dialogue with the academic sector, government agencies and civil society organizations.
OpEdNews provides a content management system, accessible by anyone, that supports groups-- organizations, non-profits, clubs, etc.,enabling them to share articles, posting to pages focusing on specific subjects, every state and county in the US and all other countries and provinces.
is a resource and information clearinghouse for this movement of movements. They provide a daily stream of resistance news from the United States and around the world, and a national events calendar. They a Daily Digest sent out by email and a weekly newsletter. PopularResistance.org also organizes campaigns on a broad range of issues.
Red Pepper is a bi-monthly magazine and website of left politics and culture. They are a socialist publication drawing on feminist, green and libertarian politics that has been "spicing up the left for over 20 years."
Salon covers breaking news, politics, entertainment, culture, and technology through investigative reporting, commentary, criticism, and personal essays.
Based in Venezuela, TeleSUR has been breaking the news on big events, not only in Latin America but around the world since 2005.
Founded in 1990 by Robert Kuttner, Paul Starr, and Robert Reich, the Prospect looks for articles that make sense of the world and illuminate what could be done to repair it. Much of what they publish concerns the relation between policy and politics: how to build public support for policies that serve the greater good.
The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.
The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.
The Intercept, founded by Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, is dedicated to producing fearless, adversarial journalism. They believe journalism should bring transparency and accountability to powerful governmental and corporate institutions, and their journalists have the editorial freedom and legal support to pursue this mission.
"The Laura Flanders Show is where you go to find out about the innovations that will help shape the future."
- Ai-jen Poo
Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine, serving as a critical, independent voice in American journalism and a platform for investigative reporting and spirited debate on issues of import to the progressive community.
The New Yorker is a weekly magazine offering a mix of reporting and commentary on politics, international affairs, popular culture and the arts, science and technology, and business, along with fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons.
The Real News Network (TRNN) is a non-profit, viewer-supported daily video-news and documentary service.
theAnalysis.news was founded by Paul Jay and Sharmini Peries. Along with close friends, they created this site to carry on the work of independent, in-depth, uncompromising journalism--"We take on important news stories as a way into a deeper examination of the economic, social and political forces that drive important events. Our aim is to reveal the economic relationships that are the foundation of political and social struggle."
Tom Engelhardt launched Tomdispatch in November 2001 as an e-mail publication. In 2002, it became a project of The Nation Institute, and went online as "a regular antidote to the mainstream media." The site now features the work of authors ranging from Rebecca Solnit, Bill McKibben, and Mike Davis to Chalmers Johnson, Michael Klare andAdam Hochschild.
Truthdig, founded in 2005 by Publisher Zuade Kaufman and Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, is dedicated to reporting on current issues that are insufficiently covered by mainstream media.
Truthout's mission is to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis.