Worker Education Information Resource Link Library
This link library was created by Real
University exclusively for the CUNY (City University of New York) Worker
Education Program under the guidance of Prof. Miriam Thomson. It is
an adjunct resource to her worker education course.
This is an information research tool designed to centralize
many respected informational sources pertaining to national and international,
legislation and issues. Though this could be considered a "liberal"
information resource, our goal is to present information sources that
provide interesting perspectives based on available documentation versus
emotionally tainted opinion whether "liberal" or "conservative."
We help you find information that's "hidden in plain sight."
As you discover additional websites, please forward
the url's to us at;
links (in alphabetical order)
AlterNet.org is a project of the Independent Media Institute,
a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent
and alternative journalism.
First launched in 1998, AlterNet's online magazine provides
a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging
from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to
policy debate, sexual politics and health issues. The AlterNet article
database includes more than 7,000 stories from over 200 sources.
CounterPunch is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by
Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. Twice a month we bring our
readers the stories that the corporate press never prints. We aren't
side-line journalists here at CounterPunch. Ours is muckraking with
a radical attitude and nothing makes us happier than when CounterPunch
readers write in to say how useful they've found our newsletter in their
battles against the war machine, big business and the rapers of nature.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent,
award-winning news program airing on over 140 stations in North America.
Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy
Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, community, and National Public Radio
stations, public access cable television stations, satellite television
(on Free Speech TV, channel 9415 of the DISH Network), shortwave radio
and the internet. The program is hosted by award-winning journalists
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
and Accuracy in Reporting
Top quality media analysis that sifts through the dominant news
sources and the mainstream headlines to assess their accuracy and/or
BBC journalist and investigative reporter.
He provides the news that the U.S. media won't. (He was the reporter
that broke the Florida 2000 election story.)
He is a veteran journalist that prides himself in his investigative
accumen and gets to the bottom of many of the issues avoided by the
Top quality journalism from London. Some say this paper has a "liberal"
bent, but we feel it does excellent investigative reporting and sifts
through the government documents and issues not mentioned, in any great
detail if at all, by the mainstream U.S. media.
Daily news from the UK. Another news source that shows how much
the US mainstream media supplies a narrow and informationally limited
view of the world as well as itself.
Grassroots New York Regional, national and international news. Listener
(in alphabetical order)
Transcripts and information on congressional
hearings and other pertinent legislative issues.
for Constitutional Rights
CCR uses litigation proactively to advance the law in
a positive direction, to empower poor communities and communities of
color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections
and least access to legal resources, to train the next generation of
constitutional and human rights attorneys, and to strengthen the broader
movement for constitutional and human rights.
for Defense Information
Information from high-tanking military personnel
that want you to know the truth.
Dreams Progressive News Wire
Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working
to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions
for America's future. Founded in 1997, we are committed to being on
the cutting-edge of using the internet as a political organizing tool
- and creating new models for internet activism.
Aggressive investigative reporting on corporate dealings and practices
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
broadcast channels c-span 1, c-span 2, & c-span3 as well as loads
of archived media. (note) C-span is a great place to find out about
U.S. policy creation and policy makers directly from the source without
biased opinion. Also great source for lectures, panel discussions and
Drop The Rock
DROP THE ROCK, the Campaign to Repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws.
Drop the Rock is composed of young community activists, veteran criminal
justice reformers, artists, students, former inmates, politicians, and
religious, civic, and labor leaders, all of various ages, races, ethnicities,
sexual orientations, geographic locations, religious beliefs and political
Institute for Public
With systematic outreach to mass media, the Institute promotes
the inclusion of outlooks that usually get short shrift. The Institute's
news releases provide well-documented analysis that is pegged on fast-breaking
events while focusing on fundamental issues.
Serving as a consortium for an abundance of diverse expertise,
the Institute makes frequent communication possible between hundreds
of independent researchers and journalists across the United States.
In the process, the Institute is helping to widen the bounds of media
Judicial Watch, Inc. was established in 1994 to serve as an ethical
and legal "watchdog" over our government, legal, and judicial
systems to promote a return to ethics and morality in our nation's public
As a non-partisan, non-profit foundation based in Washington,
D.C., and with offices throughout the country, Judicial Watch relies
on supporters, like yourself, to help us root out corruption in our
government and to make sure offenders are brought to justice.
The National Security Archive was founded in 1985 by a group of
journalists and scholars who had obtained documentation from the U.S.
government under the Freedom of Information Act and sought a centralized
repository for these materials. Over the past decade, the Archive has
become the world's largest non governmental library of declassified
They supply a database of thousands of documents, which are supplied
to the public, but are rarely seen. Reading these documents are important
because they are the road maps to exposed U.S. government policy. Then
listen closely to those who report about them. We are certain you'll
have a better idea why many of the "fair and blanced" media
sources haven't reported about them.
Portside (the left side in nautical parlance) is a news, discussion
and debate service of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy
and Socialism. It aims to provide varied material of interest to people
on the left.
The Primary Objective of Project Censored is to explore and
publicize the extent of censorship in our society by locating stories
about significant issues of which the public should be aware, but is
not, for one reason or another. Thereby, the project hopes to stimulate
responsible journalists to provide more mass media coverage of those
issues and to encourage the general public to demand mass media coverage
of those issues or to seek information from other sources.
PR (Public Relations) Watch specializes in blowing the lid off
today's multi-billion dollar propaganda-for-hire industry, naming names
and revealing how public relations wizards concoct and spin the news,
organize phony 'grassroots' front groups, spy on citizens, and conspire
with lobbyists and politicians to thwart democracy. We expose the hidden
activities of secretive, little-known mega-firms such as Hill &
Knowlton, Burson-Marsteller and Ketchum PR--the "invisible men"
who control our political debates and public opinion, twisting reality
and protecting the powerful from scrutiny.
Real University Covert Network
This is our link library to many sources of information from varying
viewpoints. If you know of information sources that should be in this
listing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small
civil rights law firm. Today, the Center is internationally known for
its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white
supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.
Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt
organization, was founded by Charles Lewis following a successful 11-year
career in network television news.
The quality of the Center's work, in just over a decade,
has firmly established the organization as an institutional presence
in Washington, D.C. With our hard-earned reputation for "public
service journalism," the Center is distinct from most other non-governmental
organizations, because of our high-quality, well-documented, investigative
The Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
was created by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld in 1992. It was
set up as and remains a non-profit legal clinic. This Project only handles
cases where postconviction DNA testing of evidence can yield conclusive
proof of innocence. As a clinic, students handle the case work while
supervised by a team of attorneys and clinic staff.
U.S. General Accounting
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) is an agency that works
for Congress and the American people. Congress asks GAO to study the
programs and expenditures of the federal government. GAO, commonly called
the investigative arm of Congress or the congressional watchdog, is
independent and nonpartisan. It studies how the federal government spends
taxpayer dollars. GAO advises Congress and the heads of executive agencies
(such as Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Department of Defense,
DOD, and Health and Human Services, HHS) about ways to make government
more effective and responsive. GAO evaluates federal programs, audits
federal expenditures, and issues legal opinions. When GAO reports its
findings to Congress, it recommends actions. Its work leads to laws
and acts that improve government operations, and save billions of dollars.
World Radio Network
World Radio Network is a leading broadcast and transmission
company providing its world-wide clients with high quality, innovative
and cutting edge solutions for their broadcasting and telecommunications
Since its foundation in 1992, World Radio Network has
exploited the opportunities presented by the enormous changes that broadcasting
is undergoing. Digital technology has made possible a vast new portfolio
of services and enabled broadcasters large and small, long-established
and new, to reach new audiences in new markets. WRN is constantly exploring
and developing new services in the global marketplace. Among many new
initiatives, interactive and on-demand television service are being
Z is an independent monthly magazine dedicated to resisting injustice,
defending against repression, and creating liberty.
9/11 CitizensWatch is a new citizen-led oversight process established
to monitor and constructively engage the Government-sanctioned National
Commission on the Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.
9/11 CitizensWatch will be supported and guided by the
9/11 Families Advisory Group and an increasingly active network of researchers,
scholars, investigative journalists and concerned citizens. Together
we will champion the most vital lines of questioning and publicly report
and comment on their proceedings.