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There are around thirty links on this page to websites offering a variety of news on views from sources around the planet. They are not listed in any particular order. A short description from their web pages is included. If you would like to suggest an addition please submit it using the contact page.
Websites focusing on international peace
Websites focusing on diversity and conflict-resolution

Websites for Additional News Sources and Opinions

 The Progressive - Founded in 1993, the Progressive Media Project solicits, edits, and distributes commentary (or "op-ed") pieces to daily newspapers in the United States on a full range of domestic issues, as well as on issues of foreign policy, peace, and international cooperation.
The Nation - The Nation will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred.
            -- from The Nation's founding prospectus, 1865
CounterPunch - CounterPunch is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. Twice a month we bring our readers the stories that the corporate press never prints. We aren't side-line journalists here at CounterPunch. Ours is muckraking with a radical attitude and nothing makes us happier than when CounterPunch readers write in to say how useful they've found our newsletter in their battles against the war machine, big business and the rapers of nature.

The Institute for Policy Studies "An institute for the rest of us" - At a time when other think tanks celebrate the virtues of unrestrained greed, unlimited wealth, and unregulated markets, IPS is striving to create a more responsible society - one built around the values of justice, nonviolence, sustainability, and decency. IPS, as I.F. Stone once said, is "an Institute for the rest of us."
The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) is a non-partisan, non-profit research organization established in 1999. Its members range in diversity from foreign policy specialists working in the public sector to private sector professionals to accomplished representatives of Academia. CENSA's mission is to contribute to the ongoing dialogue that is shaping national security policy through formal discussions, graduate level teaching programs, virtual collaboration, frequent publications, and high quality group research projects that draw upon the diverse talents and innovative perspectives of our membership.
MediaChannel.orgMediaChannel.org is a nonprofit, public interest Web site dedicated to global media issues. MediaChannel offers news, reports and commentary from our international network of media-issues organizations and publications, as well as original features from contributors and staff. MediaChannel is concerned with the political, cultural and social impacts of the media, large and small.
Project CensoredThe Primary Objective of Project Censored is to explore and publicize the extent of censorship in our society by locating stories about significant issues of which the public should be aware, but is not, for one reason or another. Thereby, the project hopes to stimulate responsible journalists to provide more mass media coverage of those issues and to encourage the general public to demand mass media coverage of those issues or to seek information from other sources.
FAIR -Fairness and Accuracy In ReportingFAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled.
FSTV -Free Speech TVFree Speech TV provides a nationwide platform for voices traditionally absent from mainstream media. Working with activists and artists, FSTV uses television to expose social and environmental injustices - to help build community, to teach tolerance, to encourage personal creativity and stand for non-violent social action. FSTV is a media conduit to advance progressive social change.
Foriegn Policy in FocusA think tank without walls - working to make the U.S. a more responsible global leader and partner
Global Exchange - Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.
International Action Center Founded by Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General. Information, Activism, and Resistance to U.S. Militarism, War, and Corporate Greed, Linking with Struggles Against Racism and Oppression within the United States
New California Media New California Media is a network of print, broadcast, and online ethnic news organizations founded in 1996 by the non-profit Pacific News Service. NCM gives greater visibility to ethnic press; raises ethnic community's voice in civic affairs; expands ethnic media's advertising base; and promotes ethnic community's concerns statewide.
Paper Tiger Television Smashing the myths of the information industry
TNN - TFF News Navigator TFF -Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research- The Internet permits us to develop a global rather than national focus, to reduce the Western biases of a handful of media conglomerates and to say "no thanks" to standardized and simplified "truths" about matters complicated.
independent media centerIndymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth.
Common Dreams News Center- Breaking news and views for the progressive community
The a-Infos Radio Project The A-Infos Radio Project was formed in 1996 by grassroots broadcasters, free radio journalists and cyber-activists to provide ourselves with the means to share our radio programs via the Internet.
Poynter.org - Poynter.org exists to help journalists do their jobs better and to serve their communities. Updated daily, it provides journalists with reliable information, useful tools, and provocative suggestions.

Websites focusing on International Peace

International Campaign to Ban Landmines
Culture of Peace Website Peace in our hands. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
Conflict Diamonds - What is a conflict diamond? - Conflict diamonds are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human RightsThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Internet Peace Initiative at Global Vision -communicating sustainability

Websites Focusing on Diversity and Conflict Resolution

Practical Dreamers Drop-in Centre - homophobic attitudes
Intercultural Communication Directory to related websites
TENETTexas Education Community resouces by U.of Texas, Austin
Resources for meeting process
DiversityWeb - DiversityWeb is part of a larger communications initiative entitled Diversity Works. Supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, this initiative is designed to create new pathways for diversity collaboration and connection, via the World Wide Web and more traditional forms of print communication.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence! - The Mission of the Gandhi Institute ... is to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming.
The Institute, founded by Arun Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi's grandson) and his wife Sunanda, was established to promote and teach the philosophy and practice of nonviolence to help reduce the violence that consumes our hearts, our homes, and our societies.