Alternative News Sources - where RQ gets its news
News from the Grassroots
Feeling dejected over the state of the world? Maybe that's exactly how the corporate media WANTS you to feel...
For a change of pace, take a look at what's happening at the grassroots, operating under the radar of mainstream media.
- Zapatistas launch "Other Campaign". Chiapas-based rebels organize a series of town-hall meetings. Andrew Kennis reports for Indymedia on the wide-ranging non-electoral and anti-capitalist campaign aimed at writing a new constitution for Mexico.
- Guantanamo Bay - A Modern Gulag. RQ joins other alternative media in shining the light of public awareness on the hideous abuse of government power at the U.S.'s Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
- An Earth First!er's View from the Border. Ben Pachano reports on organizing along the US-Mexico border.
- School of Americas Vigil in DC - April 2006. A rally and protest in Washington DC on April 23-25, 2006 will work to stop the US training of security forces for Western hemisphere dictatorships. Thousands of peaceful protesters have gathered at the Georgia-based SOA in November for the past half-dozen years, with mass civil disobedience, prayer vigils, and other forms of witness.
- The Rio Grande Runs Dry. It is not a coincidence that the Rio Grande stopped flowing 10 years after NAFTA was passed. April Cotte reports from Texas.
- Nonviolent Resistance to War Taxes, Militarism. An interview with Ann Huntwork, longtime peace activist and War Tax resister.
Alternative News Sources
Get a more balanced view of world affairs by reading the UK Guardian, probably the best English-language paper on the web. Plenty of US news as well.
Indymedia sites offer a mixed bag of frontline journalism -- a good site to visit after a big protest. Also has links to international grassroots reporting.
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