If you are not currently involved in left-wing politics, prepare to be amazed. Many of these links present viewpoints that have been excluded from the public sphere by the ones whom they challenge, whom they question, and whom they call upon for accountability. The internet allows these perspectives to flourish. Support them and check back often, as many of the news sites are updated daily. If you already like the MIT Greens, on the other hand, be sure to check out some of the other Boston-Area groups.

News and Opinion

Independent Media Center - "Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage."
ZNet - "A community of people concerned about social change"
Common Dreams News Center - "Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community"
Institute for Public Accuracy - "As a nationwide consortium of policy researchers, the Institute for Public Accuracy seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out . . ."
Third World Traveler - "THIRD WORLD TRAVELER republishes magazine articles and book excerpts that offer an alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America . . ."
Essential Information - "Founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader, Essential Information . . . provide[s] provocative information to the public on important topics neglected by the mass media and policy makers." - "A website dedicated to informing New Englanders about the quality of the news they get from The Boston Globe. "
Radio and Television
Democracy Now! - "Democracy Now! . . . highlights grassroots efforts to enhance and ignite democracy in the U.S.
FreeSpeech Internet Television - "First audio/video hub on the web created and defined by the people who use it."
Alston-Brighton Free Radio - "A non-commercial community radio station, providing a broad, open platform for the people of our community to communicate information, ideas and culture . . ."
Groups and Organizations
MIT Social Justice Cooperative
Boston Global Action Network
Massachusetts Green Party Home Page
Association of State Green Parties
Green Party USA
Harvard's Progressive Student Labor Movemement - Living Wage Sit-In
Public Citizen - Public interest organization founded by Ralph Nader.
Last updated 9/21/04 | MIT Greens