Friday, September 21, 2007

free speech and access to news...

While I do not feel comfortable with putting news stories on my blog (you can find that information without my help ;-)), I have decided to post a few sources of information that are not as well known as the more mainstream news sources.

Recently, Pres. Bush passed a resolution condemning MoveOn.org....speaking out against our rights to free speech! An article on that is here.

So here are some organizations that promote free speech and access to the news that you may not be able to see anywhere else: (the info is from their about us pages on their websites)


MoveOn.org


The MoveOn family of organizations brings real Americans back into the political process. With over 3.3 million members across America – from carpenters to stay-at-home moms to business leaders – we work together to realize the progressive promise of our country. MoveOn is a service – a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media.

Truthout.org

Truthout is a full-service news agency dedicated to establishing a powerful, stable voice for independent journalism. The core of our mission is educational, as we believe the biggest impediment to responsible decision-making is a lack of information. We provide citizens with reader-supported news instead of advertiser-supported news. Our direction is one of social progress, as we attempt to shed light on issues of vital interest to the community such as health care, the environment, international relations and human rights.


Common Dreams.org


It's been said that dreams are our roadmaps to the future. If so, where are we headed? Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future. We are committed to being on the cutting-edge of using the internet as a political organizing tool - and creating new models for internet activism.

1 comment:

kateri said...

Wow, what a list of good works... I will explore them bit by bit as I find time. It is always interesting to read different spins...but I still cannot bring myself to watch one single news channel on TV...

These look like better options!