Alt.war News: A Source Guide for Alternative Middle East and War Press

Interested readers can find more news directly from the Islamic world, without it being filtered by the White House, the Pentagon, or their stenographers at the major networks. The news and opinions you’ll read will be much different than what you’re seeing in our local TV, radio, and dailies.

With the Internet, the interested reader anywhere in the world — unlike in past wars — can circumvent domestic propaganda, find out more on a subject or connect to the rest of the world directly, with minimal effort.


Interested readers can find more news directly from the Islamic world, without it being filtered by the White House, the Pentagon, or their stenographers at the major networks.


The news and opinions you’ll read will be much
different than what you’re seeing in our local TV,
radio, and dailies.


FROM THE ISLAMIC WORLD


English language versions of Islamic newspapers:



http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly

(Al-Ahram, Cairo, state-owned)



http://www.dailystar.com.lb

(Daily Star, Lebanon)



http://www.gulf-times.com

(Gulf Times, Qatar)



http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews

(Daily Jang, Pakistan, excellent reporting on Afghan war)


Other sources for regional news:



http://www.afghan-network.net

(based in California, but excellent news from the home country)



http://www.afghanweb.com

(numerous links and Afghan news)



http://english.aljazeera.net

(Al-Jazeera, the now-notorious Pan-Islamic Qatar TV
station)



http://www.allafrica.com

(AllAfrica Global Media, good news coverage of Islamic Africa)



http://www.irna.com

(The Islamic Republic News Association, based in Teheran,
tends to be a fundamentalist viewpoint)



http://www.www.islamonline.net

(IslamOnline.net, an impressive pan-Islamic site [Arabic
and English] of news, opinion, and culture)



http://www.memri.org

(Middle East Media & Research Institute, translates articles
from Farsi and Arabic media)



http://www.payamemujahid.com/

(online weekly from inside Afghanistan, available in multiple
languages)



http://www.rawasongs.fancymarketing.net

(Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan)



http://wwwvms.utexas.edu/~smithey/timebeing/Afghanistan/A
fghanistan.html

(an ungainly address, but a stunning compilation of links related
to the War on Terrorism, compiled by Lee Smithey of the Univ. of
Texas)


EUROPEAN SOURCES:


Daily newspapers & TV:



http://www.bbc.co.uk

(BBC)



http://www.dailytelegraph.co.uk

(Daily Telegraph)



http://www.guardian.co.uk

(has been consistently excellent)



http://www.independent.co.uk

(home of Robert Fisk, the single best English-language Middle
East reporter in the world)



http://www.ireland.com

(Irish Times)



http://www.londontimes.com

(London Times)


Other Western voices:



http://www.debka.com

(DebkaFile, an excellent Website devoted to Middle East
intelligence run by a former Economist foreign affairs writer)



http://www.eurasianews.com

(scores of links to sites on Afghanistan, and similar lists
for other countries in the region)



http://www.iwpr.net

(Institute for War and Peace Reporting, a British outfit that
ranges from the Balkans throughout Asia, but especially valuable
for the former Soviet republics)



http://www.mwaw.org

(Media Workers Against War, disgruntled BBC and Guardian employees scrutinizing British media coverage of the war)



http://www.wombatnews.com

(Wombat International News, a Japanese site with a stunning number of links to news coverage around the world; heavy coverage of the U.S. war).


ANTI-WAR, HUNGER, AND CIVIL LIBERTIES ACTIVISM:


Anti-War:



http://www.antiwar.com

(a very good independent, libertarian-oriented site)



http://www.objector.org

(Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors)



http://www.forusa.org

(Fellowship of Reconciliation)



http://www.nwtrcc.org

(National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee)



http://www.peace-action.org

(Peace Action)



http://www.warresisters.org

(War Resisters League)


Hunger:



http://www.wfp.org

(United Nation’s World Food Program)



http://www.oxfam.org.uk

(Oxfam)



http://www.bread.org

(Bread for the World)



http://www.christian-aid.org.uk

(Christian Aid)



http://www.interaction.org

(American Council for Voluntary International Action; coalition
site with links to 160+ relief agencies).


Civil Liberties:



http://www.aclu-wa.org

(American Civil Liberties Union of Wash.)



http://www.ccr-ny.org

(Center for Constitutional Rights)


Do you have favorite sources you don’t
see listed here?


Send ’em to Geov Parrish at:
gparrish@seattleweekly.com


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Author: Geov Parrish

News Service: WorkingForChange – 12.06.01

URL: http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=12460%20target=