News as rarely (if ever) reported by the mainstream media
s and the arguments behind them, important meetings about globalization
, alternative lifestyles
, trade union
activities, the human effects
of our foreign policies
, corporate environment
al wrongdoings, good news
, and so on.
Publications which present serious challenges to the political status quo tend to have trouble attracting advertising and corporate investment, making it difficult to compete in a marketplace where almost all of their competitors meet the costs of printing and distribution mainly through the sale of advertising space, and can afford to run at a loss when it suits the needs of their corporate owners.
The internet has provided a massive boon to alternative news sources by sidestepping the whole paper-based 'marketplace of ideas' - by providing a way to disseminate information and commentary at very little cost to anyone. Listed below are a range of news sources on the Web; many are also available in paper editions. Those marked with a star are still waiting for someone to write them up on Everything2, last time I checked.
Any more suggestions?