||The Tyee The Tyee strives to be a widely read and respected independent
online magazine that publishes news, reviews and commentary not typically
covered by B.C. and Canada's mainstream media. We aim to inform and enliven
the democratic conversation necessary to improve environmental, economic
and social conditions.
||rabble.ca is "news for the rest of us". rabble is Canadian
activist site of quite broad proportions. it maintains an internet international
news selection from the left progressive spectrum. Rabble began as and
still is mainly a discussion board and an information wiki for Canadian
dissidents & activists. Checkout the "toolkit".
||VICE News Vice is young and strong. 2 years old. And their staff
are largely millenials. They do international news at the documentary level
by going to the story - even in the midst of war. It likes to cover what
no one else is covering. They now create daily content of story and video.
||The Huffington Post - Canada. An ambitious internet media organization founded 10 years ago by Arianna
Huffington, and now part of AOL. It is basically a newspaper without the
paper. It's won a Pulitzer. It is pretty much middle of the road, but has
attracted a large stable of contributors and can be relied upon for news
of the regular sort. It is also decentralizing by creating local editions
such as Huff-Calgary.
||BBC - NEWS BBC radio always had world wide reporters and a broad (empire's) view of the world . BBC Internet was one of the first of the new genre combining the qualities of TV, Newspapers, Documentaries and On-the-spot reporting. They continue to report on the broad side, but are just a wee bit left of mainstream.
||The Guardian is a model of the online newspaper. It continues to be a traditional
newspaper (UK) but also provides 24/7 coverage of world events with text
and with video that is the new standard. It ihas kept staff. Over 200 persons
are named on site as reporters. They just recently advanced the policy
of "Keep it in the ground" respecting the coal, oil and gas consumption
that is causing climate change. Their op-ed people are qualified.
||Democracy Now has a daily 1 hr "War and Peace Report". These are
archived and annotated so you can just check once in a while to catch up.
After the headlines (the usual TV news) they do a marvellous job of filling
in the backstory - by interviews of the people on the ground - balanced
by interviews with experts. They often dedicate the time to a single author
or person. Being in New York, they do a lot of International and UN news.
It is said Amy Goodman is this generation's Bill Moyer (of PBS fame). Youtube Channel.
||Russia Today -TV is an internet/TV site owned by the Russian government - in
various countries and languages. Definitely biased towards Russia. And
particularly critical of the West. It therefore attracts a lot of Western
dissidents. Nevertheless the staff do excellent interviews. Youtube Channel.
||Al Jazeera is an internet/TV News site owned by Qutar with 80 news bureaus around the world. Again, there is a slight anti-west bias in their work. But it can be depended upon to cast light on news the western media pay little heed to. They initially hired ex-BBC people who set the tone of the organization. They have a large number of reporters and some excellent staff interviewers. Youtube Channel.
||TeleSUR South American perspectives in English. A new world class source
of news, with a focus on South America, and itheir incredible recent advances
in democracy and economic cooperation.
||Bolivia Rising aggregates articles in English and translates others from Spanish
to English, on the theme of the turning tides in South America. Here you
can learn of the New Bolivarian Revolution. Here you can follow the astonishing
happenings in Bolivia on Aboriginal rights, coca vs cocaine, a new people's
constitution, economics neither capitalist or socialist, and Climate Change
or Pacha Mama (Mother Earth).