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What are some of your favorite progressive sources? Make suggestions to add to a master list.

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Hi DU:

Now that we have the group, let's develop a list of resources to maintain in a thread we can pin to the top of the board.

We're looking for both "alternative progressive news SOURCES", and useful media gathering TOOLS, such as news feeds, little known cable and broadcast television and radio stations, podcasts, social media, etc.

Please add your contributions and a short description along with the URL would be helpful.




http://www.democracynow.org

Institute for Public Accuracy: http://www.accuracy.org/news-releases/

World Wire: http://world-wire.com/

Media Wire" http://www.poynter.org/category/latest-news/mediawire/

Spiegel Online International: http://www.spiegel.de/international/

Media Channel, a directory of resources: http://www.mediachannel.com/

Stratfor Global Intelligence: http://www.stratfor.com/ ***Stratfor is a contractor to CIA, pretty creepy.

Also, if you have suggestions for how to logically order these various resources, please feel free to offer ideas!

Thanks!

NYC_SKP

Update with two new interesting sites:

Disinformation- http://disinfo.com/

Project Censored- http://www.projectcensored.org/

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Reply What are some of your favorite progressive sources? Make suggestions to add to a master list. (Original post)
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 OP
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #1
cry baby Oct 2013 #2
proverbialwisdom Oct 2013 #3
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #4
KoKo Oct 2013 #5
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #6
KoKo Oct 2013 #7
sabrina 1 Oct 2013 #11
BlueStreak Oct 2013 #8
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #12
The Straight Story Oct 2013 #9
sabrina 1 Oct 2013 #10
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #13
BlueStreak Oct 2013 #14
sabrina 1 Oct 2013 #15
BelgianMadCow Nov 2013 #20
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #16
KoKo Oct 2013 #17
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #18
Divine Discontent Nov 2013 #23
locks Oct 2013 #19
adirondacker Nov 2013 #21
Catherina Mar 2014 #36
dsteve01 Nov 2013 #22
2naSalit Dec 2013 #24
NYC_SKP Dec 2013 #25
2naSalit Dec 2013 #26
TexasTowelie Dec 2013 #27
Ian David Dec 2013 #28
Basic LA May 19 #38
bananas Dec 2013 #29
adirondacker Dec 2013 #30
Agony Jan 2014 #31
NYC_SKP Feb 2014 #32
MrMickeysMom Feb 2014 #33
NYC_SKP Feb 2014 #34
Cal33 Mar 2014 #35
cui bono Mar 2014 #37

Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 12:59 AM

1. Great work

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 01:00 AM

2. Thank you! eom

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 08:24 PM

3. Missed a great one.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 27, 2013, 05:06 PM

4. Thanks. Adding it!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:48 PM

5. The NSA Files http://www.theguardian.com/world/the-nsa-files

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Response to KoKo (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:50 PM

6. Link to other thread with good ideas

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101673653

For adding to the list later!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:42 PM

7. http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/

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Response to KoKo (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:08 AM

11. I don't think you can post links in the title window Koko

http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/

And that is an excellent show btw.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 06:10 PM

8. You aren't really looking for opinion sites, right?

When you say "We're looking for both "alternative progressive news SOURCES", and useful media gathering TOOLS, such as news feeds, little known cable and broadcast television and radio stations, podcasts, social media, etc." it seems to me the focus is on actual reportage, and not folks who just talk about what other have reported. I think that is a wise choice, although it is probably a fuzzy line.

For example, Huffpo does very little real reporting, and I'm not even sure I would call them progressive anymore. Maybe Dailykos is a better example. Clearly progressive, but mostly just commentary. They do, however commission polls, which is a form of original reporting.

Where would somebody like Thom Hartmann fit? Mostly his stuff is commentary, but he does have a very good talent for connecting information from all over the map.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:18 AM

12. We could include a column for opinion, but looking more for quality sources that might carry...

...stories and material neglected by mainstream media, and any cool tools to find and follow them.

Thom Hartmann carries good material but it is more opinion than raw reportage.

I agree that Kos and HuffPost are commentary and/or repostings, not at all what we want to bring to group.

Thanks!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 10:54 PM

9. Just want to add these two (as more general news)

All the papers/tv/etc in the US
http://www.usnpl.com/

Worldwide with a map. Just click and go.

http://newspapermap.com/

Palestine news:
http://www.maannews.net/eng/Default.aspx

And sometimes....my own radio show. Here is a link to an interview I did with Activist Harry Fear.
&feature=youtu.be

We cover a lot of topics and am starting my own show on Saturday nights in about 2 weeks. While I will be mainly handling odd topics (paranormal and such) I will be doing interviews and covering government/politics (I am working on a show on foodstamps in Ohio and on a dog shooting in Ridgecrest, CA - we are working on a lot of original content).

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:06 AM

10. Two more ...

How about:

Alternet

The Nation

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:19 AM

13. Both are great additions.

Thanks!

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:33 AM

14. And Rolling Stone

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:13 AM

15. Rolling Stone is a great source.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 06:19 PM

20. Matt Taibi

did I say Matt Taibi?
Matt Taibi!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:46 PM

16. I'm adding this Reddit list of banned domains and domains with "flair":

I think it has some useful links, like billmoyers.

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/wiki/domains

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 03:42 PM

17. We probably will need to sort at some point.

But, this is so new maybe we need a little more time to see how it evolves.

I'd like to eventually do something about Roku Box Sources for alternative news links, but just trying to see how this goes for now.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 09:55 AM

18. Agreed. I'm pinning this thread and when I have time I'll sort and add links.

Work has me scattered!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 02:22 AM

23. are you unscattered from work yet? because it's time to get scattered in the holidays!!!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 07:06 PM

19. Here are a few I follow

David Sirota
Mother Jones
Salon
Global Research
High Country News
Jim Hightower

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Response to adirondacker (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 12:13 AM

36. +1. Was going to add that one. Thanks n/t

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 04:41 PM

22. c-span

http://www.c-span.org/

I keep trying to get up the energy to put together some media pieces, but I'm all drained out of ideas. I'm thinking about maybe doing a video on the stats regarding the Affordable Care Act.

But lots of OC on the c-spans--waiting to be edited.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 12:30 AM

24. Hi there...

I'd like to join this group. I'm an admitted news junkie and like DU for it's diverse access to news and links that would take me all day, every day to read through. I have been meaning to check this group for a few weeks and have procrastinated, sorry. Since it sounds interesting and started on my birthday, somehow I feel drawn to this group.

I have some additions for news sites and sources...

http://mountainwestnews.org/
(Used to be HeadwatersNews) out of one of Montana's universities. I live in the northern Rockies and a lot of environmental/natural resources/wildlife-political things go on here that should be more widely known. This site has regional daily news on weekdays and posts reviewable subject links on weekends and holidays. Well worth checking into.

http://buzzflash.com/
political news headline portal

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/
where you can find Ezra Klein's stuff when he's not on MSNBC-ED-RMS-Last Word. (merely for those who might be interested.)

http://www.afp.com/en
International news, less subjective than BBC.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/
An interesting nonprofit broad spectrum yet progressive news approach from Bainbridge Island, WA.

http://www.thewildlifenews.com/ (Covers wildlife, policy, politics, natural resources)
A blog created back in the 1990s by a PoliSci professor, in Idaho, for his students but was very popular off campus so it lives on though he's been retired for a while now. Some politicians read it and sometimes it makes some of them think. Articles are written by the likes of George Wurthener and some folks you've never heard of but are noted actuaries in their states from elected officials, F&G folks, people who actually, physically reintroduced the grey wolf to Yellowstone NP and central Idaho and NGO-wildlife-advocacy folks... the comments can be as annoying as hey can be here (DU,GD) but the articles are worth the read. Kind of sporadic and sometimes real busy on putting forth articles. The thread titled: Do You Have Any Interesting Wildlife News? is a good place to ferret out stuff that gets hidden in the dregs of news services.

There are many others in my bookmark file but I'll leave it at these for now.

2na

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 12:34 AM

25. Hi, 2naSalit!

Thanks for the suggestions.

I still need to take some time and pull things together.

For now, welcome!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 12:44 AM

26. Thanks

I am sure it takes a bit of effort to sort through it all. There are many good suggestions and some are offerings I would have submitted but they are already here, somewhere, and I didn't want to offer duplicates, wasting your time.

It looks like a place I can get plenty of the information that matters to me! Hope I have some to share that interests others.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 03:32 AM

28. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, and the Best of the Left podcast. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #28)

Mon May 19, 2014, 11:59 AM

38. Mook Problem

Stephanie Miller & "voice deity" Jim Ward are two of the funniest people on the left today. But the third show member, Chris, steps pn all their jokes & ruins their comic rhythm. He even fact-checks jokes in real time & is a general comedy killer. It's still the best show around & I never miss it. I just wish the annoying Chris would STFU.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 11:54 PM

29. Right Livelihood Award winners: Amy Goodman, David Suzuki, Frances Moore Lappe, Mycle Schneider, etc

You can find their websites by following the links at wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_Livelihood_Award


The OP mentions GNN, Frances Moore Lappe's son Anthony was involved in that:
http://www.guerrillanews.com/history-of-gnn-guerrilla-news-network/

GNN was co-founded by Stephen Marshall and Josh Shore in the summer of 2000. <snip>

Shortly after, GNN rounded out the core partnership with reporter Anthony Lappé; and investment banker-turned-producer Ian Inaba.


http://smallplanet.org/team/anthony-lapp%C3%A9

In 2000, he helped found the Guerrilla News Network, whose groundbreaking web shorts won numerous awards including the Sundance Online Film Festival.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2013, 11:21 AM

30. Rootsaction.org Strongly endorsed by some of the Greatest!

http://rootsaction.org/

"We need a fresh approach to defend the public interest. Our country faces a far-right Republican Party that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of corporate America, and a Democratic Party whose leadership is enmeshed with corporate power.

RootsAction is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection -- and defunding endless wars.

We will not be silent as Congress and the president continue to squander billions of dollars on foreign wars, causing destruction and hatred overseas while failing to meet the needs of the vast majority of people in our country.
We will not stand by as people lose their jobs and homes due to Wall Street schemes abetted by both major parties.
We will not give the Obama administration a pass as it continues many of the same policies that sparked loud protests under the Bush White House.
We will take action -- independent of both party leaderships.

That’s why RootsAction has been strongly endorsed by such respected, independent-minded progressives as Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk and Coleen Rowley."

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2014, 11:15 PM

31. Progressive and alternative news and information

http://upsidedownworld.org/main/ independent coverage of activism and politics in Latin America

venezuelanalysis.com independent venezuelan news and analysis

http://www.ipsnews.net/news/headlines (http://www.ips.org/institutional/) journalism and communication for global change

http://www.btselem.org The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

palestineremembered.com information on palestinian history

http://www.atimes.com asian news and analysis

http://sourcewatch.org/index.php/SourceWatch CMD's niche is investigating and exposing the undue influence of corporations and front groups on public policy, including PR campaigns, lobbying, and electioneering.

http://www.opensecrets.org see who's giving and who's getting money

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/index.html The National Security Archive

http://www.projectcensored.org the news that didn't make the news and why

http://www.whiterosesociety.org liberal and progressive talk radio audio archive

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com alternative media

http://johnpilger.com/videos links to 58 John Pilger documentaries and films

https://www.alaskadispatch.com alaskan news and voices

http://consortiumnews.com independent investigative journalism Editor Robert Parry:

some of the places I look for news and information in no particular order...

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 10:38 AM

32. Hat tip to hrmjustin for this one:

Hey guys just want to give my fellow members a great new progressive media source.

http://leftvoices.net/wordpress/ Is run by a friend of mine, Andrea Sears.

For those interesting in donating to this informative, insightful, and progressive site. http://www.gofundme.com/SupportLeftVoices

Andrea is a solid progressive and award-winning journalist who for years worked at the recently shut down WBAI here in NYC. I am just thrilled to share with my friends here this new and exciting new media source.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10686786


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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:33 PM

33. Hoping to add this, if not linked within others...

Democracy Now! - http://www.democracynow.org

Mike Malloy Show - http://www.mikemalloy.com

I'm definitely adding some of these others, but give money to the two above, primarily.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:41 PM

34. Most worthy sites, MrMickeysMom!

Thank you.

I think they are listed within replies but if not they can be added to the master list.

Also thank you for the kick on the other post for Project Censored!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Mar 5, 2014, 06:09 PM

35. Thanks for the info on this new progressive media group. n/t

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 01:29 AM

37. Here's a few radio shows/TV shows/podcasts:

Thom Hartmann and Ring of Fire are probably well known, but Ian Masters is not as well known and I got to tell you, he does some really great interviews and gets out some good information.

Thom Hartmann Radio / TV show is The Big Picture
http://www.thomhartmann.com/

Thom Hartmann Radio Program

Live : Mon-Fri
3pm - 6pm Eastern
Live radio | Live TV | Podcast

Syndicated by Dial-Global, Pacifica, and simulcast on Free Speech TV Network on Dish Network and DirectTV, and on radio stations, American Forces Radio, and Sirius/XM. Live in the US, Africa, Europe and across North America - more people listen to or watch the TH program than any other progressive talk show in the world.


Ring of - Radio/podcast/TV on Free Speech TV
http://www.ringoffireradio.com/

Robert F. Kennedy
Mike Papantonio
Sam Seder



http://ianmasters.com/

BACKGROUND BRIEFING:
A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.

Five days a week, Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews.

Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media.

The program airs Monday-Thursday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time and on Sundays from 11:00 to Noon.

Broadcast live on http://www.kpfk.org

IAN MASTERS:
Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day's most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program, Background Briefing, has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.

In addition to his work on radio, Ian Masters hosts monthly forums at Los Angeles's UCLA/Hammer Museum. The Hammer Forum invites prominent and provocative guests to address relevant issues of public concern in conversation with each other and the public. All events are free and open to the public. Videocasts are available at http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/programs/cat/7.


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