Forewarned is forearmed, which is good enough as far as it
goes, and as far-sighted as any fatalistically founded
strategum will afford. Good enough for rabbits contemplating
the life they've led so far before the thrall of the lights
bearing down on them at unimaginable speed. Per hap.
More prudent by far is to forge for oneself the
intellectual accumen to make throughout one's life such
decisions as are required to contribute to that which
is desired and to confound that which is less than
Here be tools to assist you in your endeavours. Don't expect the
way to leap out at you, you're going to have to work for this. Root
around, find things out, join forums and ask questions by all means,
but most importantly, engage yourself.
Roundup of significant articles and journalism.
Resources regarding expansionist policies and their ramifications
Free Trade vs Human Interest
Collection of works done appraising the benefit or otherwise of
globalisation under it's various guises.
"Dogma - Making Hussein"
Briefly discusses what lies behind mitigation for the latest
Think About It
White man still has a lot to look forward to. We hope.
Dogma: Spinning Doctors
Taking the health industry by way of example, let us consider more
closely the dogma proposed by way of mitigation for privately funded
Aljazeera internet service in English.
The Art of Deception
Jim illustrates many ways to view events in history and the
corresponding variance of opinions that may be drawn. Listing starkly
towards political processes of those U.S., the principles illustrated
here could well be applied by any peoples finding themselves governed
via deception, intent on making the return journey to citizens.
A magazine of revolutionary theory, opposing both market capitalism
and the state-capitalist regimes (such as Cuba or China today or
Russia and most of Eastern Europe yesterday) which falsely call
themselves socialist or communist. It deals with the world crisis of
revolutionary theory, analyzes what happened to the revolutionary
movements of the past, and opposes Stalinism, Trotskyism, anarchism
Centre for Research on Globalisation
An independent research and media group of progressive writers,
scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of
"globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order.
Holding corporations accountable. Intellectual tools to aid
understanding of individual comporations, entire industries
and the relationships they develop with political bodies.
Stories the corporate press never prints, especially
regarding war-making, big business and nature rapists.
Making up for lack of ability or will on the part of other
media. Their rather australian focus illustrates universal
principles of penetrating through the spin popularly applied
to theft, corruption, deception and collusion.
North American (U.S.) contributions funded news program and website,
reknowned for their "War and Peace Report" providing audiences with
regular access to perspectives corporate-sponsered media increasingly
tend to "miss".
A most ambitious project this, with development allready
under way on over 2000 articles exposing how industry
linked organisations apply their bias to influence public
perceptions and governments' policies. Ample opportunity
to join in. Do so.
The Global Site
A critical social sciences repository of texts academically relevant
to sociology, anthropology, international relations, civil society,
Human Rights Watch
A group of professionals from diverse fields and backgrounds
dedicated to working for human rights around the world.
Untainted by support from those they investigate, HRW keeps
tabs on human rights violations and supports victims in
bringing offenders to justice. Much to be found here that
addresses the damage done by the various biased media.
Fostering independant media development around the world.
Handing back the dignity of decision making to those who've
had a gutfull of the various experts out there.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
IWPR trains reporters, facilitates dialogue and provides reliable
information. It supports peace, democracy and development in societies
undergoing crisis and change.
Information Clearing House
One man's personal resolution of his frustration with commercial media
disinforming citizens of those United States, especially with regard
to the foreign policy of 'their' government.
The Marxism List
A worldwide moderated forum for activists and scholars in the Marxist
tradition who favor a non-sectarian and non-dogmatic approach. It puts
a premium on independent thought and rigorous but civil debate.
A non-sectarian, non-dogmatic forum for independant thought
and rigorous, civil debate.
Tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World,
focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health
and safety, labor union issues and the environment.
Tackles issues of world poverty and inequality; focuses attention on the
unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and
poor nations; debates and campaigns for the radical changes necessary if
the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met.
P4C (Philosophy For Children)
One of the single most important sites on the internet. Per Jespersen
has produced here an absolutely mammoth work comprising principles and
ideas, working materials, a set of links as exhaustive as any i have
seen and all in all a wealth of philosophy for both children and those
that would nurture their minds.
Retired philosophy instructor Bob Corbett provides his own original
material and links to that of others on philosophical issues as widely
ranging as the nature of thought itself and critical thinking through
to applying thought and philosophy to whatever you may consider the
real world to be via morals and ethics, pacifism and the possibility of
living Life itself rather than the distractions some would entice you
Free online version of past issues of Reason, the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets". It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas.
A magazine of politics, culture and resistance.
Dedicated to fighting for a world where people come before profits
through revitalising social movements and uniting activists.
Socialist Alternative are a group of Australian socialists who reckon
that society should be driven by human need - not profit.
Debate and dialogue on issues before the workers movement.
This site is a great learning tool for those interested in Social,
economic and political change, and amongst other things, mounts the
herculean task of explaining historical change, growth and development.
Working for a society based on human need and democratic collective
decision-making in our communities and workplaces.
World Socialist Web Site
The World Socialist Web Site is the Internet center of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI). It provides analysis of major world events, comments on political, cultural, historical and philosophical issues, and valuable documents and studies from the heritage of the socialist movement.
In the class of disinformation exposure this site demands
a league of its own; any list you may have been suffering
from from over-exposure to spin will certainly be tackled
here and much more besides. A truly top class contribution
to the war against information terrorism.