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“Books to Heal the World. I only carry books which have something to do with that mysterious thing called social change. Books that honestly and compassionately describe the world and help the reader to understand root causes of problems, and honest solutions that aren’t just bandaids. Whether you’re interested in books about feminism or wilderness protection or challenging corporate rule or eco-forestry or labor rights or urban planning — chances are I have one of the most comprehensive selections you will ever encounter. I’ve been told hundreds of times how unusual is my selection. Most likely, you’ll discover many titles you didn’t even know existed. And don’t forget to visit the site often as new titles will be added frequently.”

21st Century Wire

“21st Century Wire is News for the Waking Generation™. Founded in 2009, we are a North American and Europe-based, grass-roots, independent hyper blog offering bold news, views and media analysis, working with a core team of writers, researchers, and an array of volunteer contributors who write and help to analyze news and provide a diverse perspective and opinions from around the world. 21st Century Wire writers have appeared internationally on TV, radio and in print, as well as keynote speakers at leading alternative conferences and events.”

Al Bawaba – News

“Al Bawaba, through its network of sites, combines the most substantive content licensing system in the Arab World with a unique and growing news community, cutting edge technology and first rate journalism. Our audience is growing at a rapid pace, as are the distinguished list of clients who recognize the value of the services we offer. Founded in 2000, Al Bawaba is considered one of the oldest and most pioneering online media websites in the Middle East and North Africa region, having built on many successes throughout a time period spanning more than a decade.”


“AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet’s aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more. Since its inception in 1998, has grown dramatically to keep pace with the public demand for independent news. We provide free online content to millions of readers, serving as a reliable filter, keeping our vast audience well-informed and engaged, helping them to navigate a culture of information overload and providing an alternative to the commercial media onslaught.”


“Anti-Media’s evolution from a fiercely independent news blog to the Homepage of Independent Media is now complete. Our journey started when our founder Nick Bernabe launched a small anti-establishment Facebook page, and it grew into millions of social media followers and hundreds of millions of visits to our website. By combining our strengths of broad-spectrum anti-establishment journalism, strategic partnerships with dozens of premier independent media outlets, and a huge network of activists and free thinkers from across the political spectrum, we’ve created a new homepage for the independent media movement. Anti-Media is a non-partisan, anti-establishment news publisher and crowd-curated media aggregator. Users can sign up, submit content, and decide where the content is located on the homepage by using Anti-Media’s voting system.”

Articles by Glenn Greenwald on Salon Media Group

“Salon Media Group has driven the national conversation since 1995 through its fearless journalism”

Axis of Logic

“Finding clarity in the 21st century mediaplex…We are committed to publishing and disseminating news and information that contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of current events and history on the part of our readers. Our purpose is to promote peace, equality, human rights and the right to self determination for all nations throughout the world.”

Better World Links

“A unique resource & powerful tool for people who want to make this world a better place. Through 100,000 links to global current affairs topics we offer an easy-to-use, comprehensive internet directory right at your fingertips, all in one dynamic website…Better World Links aims to freely provide a broad and balanced blend of links across a vast variety of relevant topics, in order to help you make informed decisions and affect positive change in this world. This is provided through 250,000 (and counting) carefully selected links to global current affairs and many other related subjects. “

Between the Lines

“Between the Lines books present new ideas and challenge readers to rethink the world around them. Our authors offer analysis of historical events and contemporary issues not often found in the mainstream. We specialize in informative, non-fiction books on politics and public policy, social issues, Canadian and world history, international development, gender and sexuality, critical race issues, culture, adult and popular education, labour and work, environment, technology, and media.”

Black Agenda Report

“News, commentary and analysis from the black left.”

CMI Brazil – Independent Media Cener

“CMI Brasil is a network of independent producers and producers of media that seeks to offer the public alternative and critical information of quality that contributes to the construction of a free, egalitarian society that respects the environment. The WCC Brazil wants to give voice to those who do not have a voice constituting a consistent alternative to business media that often distorts facts and presents interpretations according to the interests of economic, social and cultural elites. The emphasis of coverage is on social movements and on the policies they oppose. Do you hate the media? Be the media!”

Common Dreams

“Our Mission: To inform. To inspire.To ignite change for the common good. Common Dreams has been providing breaking news & views for the progressive community since 1997. We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.”

Consortium News

“Independent Investigative Journalism and Political Review – Since 1995”

Counter Punch

Hosts articles from numerous acclaimed independent journalists generally challenging the mainstream narrative and social status quo.


“CounterSpin is FAIR’s weekly radio show, produced and hosted by Janine Jackson. It’s heard on more than 150 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada. CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what corporate media might have missed in their own coverage. CounterSpin highlights censored stories and exposes biased and inaccurate coverage, while examining the power of corporate influence and sexism, racism and homophobia in the news.”

Culture Unplugged

“An online film archive to watch films (documentaries, short films, talks & more). Promote films here and join the mission to promote global consciousness. Believe in yourself who sees the future to be united and harmonious, for the wellbeing of all. Support learning about the ‘self’, culture, nature and the eternal soul – the evolution of life. Support the humanity in the process of becoming ‘that’…”

Democracy Now!

“Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.”

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Watch Free Documentaries Online

Documentary Index

Documentary Index

Documentary Lovers

“We are a curated movie catalog bringing you the best and most intriguing documentaries free to watch online from any device. Our list consists of short and full-length films, educational talks and video previews that you can sort by topic to pique your curiosity.”

Documentary Storm

“Welcome to DocumentaryStorm, the leading source for 100% free documentary films. We curate the best documentary films available online for educational purposes as well as personal enjoyment. We believe that documentaries are an effective and entertaining way to learn. The main goal of this website is to share knowledge, spread ideas, and have fun. The formula for a great documentary is half Hollywood blockbuster and half Ivy League Education. We are dedicated to finding you the best free full-length documentaries from around the web that fit these standards. We invite you to browse through DocumentaryStorm. Click around. Get lost. Pause. Learn. Speak. Listen. Knowledge is Power.”

Documentary Tube

“We believe documentaries provide the best outlet for presenting important issues and experiences which may not reach mainstream media. Our goal is to provide you with the World’s best platform for your Documentary viewing experience – Allowing you to discover the best documentaries that interest you, categorise your favourite content by playlists and have your say on meaningful documentaries and important issues. Over the past 20 years we’ve seen vast improvements in cinematic technology which make the creation of documentaries far more accessible than ever before, and with it, an explosion in the popularity and production of documentaries. Services like Netflix have brought documentaries into the mainstream public eye and they’re in more demand than ever before. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best and latest in documentaries, completely free.”

Documentary Wire

“Watch Free Documentaries Online. Discover thousands of eye-opening, paradigm shifting, and mind-blowing top documentary films.”

“Our mission is to bring you news and insights from all around the world backed by video-reports, documentary films and photographs. Today, news and stories can spread around the world within seconds. We aggregate & produce films and constantly observe what is happening on the globe. We report on current events, dig deeper when it is unwanted and connect people. helps you saving time by filtering the mass of content on the web and by curating only quality content that is really worth spreading. We the people have the most powerful voice, together we can achieve something for the better. Please contribute by sharing and sending in links, videos and stories.”

News about our planet: Headlines, Environment, Science, Lifestyle, Animals, Plants. Videos and Earthpedia

Films for Action

Extensive documentary and video library for social change

“ streams full-length documentary films free of charge, with no registration needed. For several films, we even offer the ability to watch trailers or to download the actual film. The films are gathered by our researchers as we scour the web for well-produced videos and present them to our viewers. We adhere to all copyright laws and honor the wishes of the producers. We created because we wanted to find an easy way to bring thought-provoking, educational, and entertaining documentaries to anyone with a high-speed internet connection. We believe that the mainstream media increasingly practices self-censorship, and that it ignores many opinions and historical events. With the media distorting or ignoring information, it’s often very hard to get an accurate picture of a problem, even while watching the news. Sites like are a much-needed counterbalance to corporate media: an industry dominated by special interests. Even though every dollar we make via advertising or donations is critical, we do not let any advertisers have any influence over which films we play. We would rather lose that money than lose our independence. And the fact that we won’t shy away from controversial films is one of the things that makes us unique.”

Global Issues

“Welcome to the global issues web site. This web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related. There are over 550 articles on this site, mostly written by myself. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site.”

Global Justice Media News

“Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction, and economic domination.”

Global Oneness Project

“Welcome to the Global Oneness Project. We believe that stories play a powerful role in education. Founded in 2006, as an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, we bring the world’s cultures alive in the classroom using stories as a pedagogical tool for growing minds. Committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues, we offer a rich library of multimedia stories comprised of award-winning films, photo essays, and articles. Companion curriculum and discussion guides are also available. All for free.”

Global Research

Center for Research on Globalization

Global Voices

“Global Voices is an international and multilingual community of bloggers, journalists, translators, academics, and human rights activists. Together, we leverage the power of the internet to build understanding across borders.”

Good News Network

“Since 1997, people have turned to the Good News Network® as an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media. Because of its long history, staying power, and public trust, GNN has remained #1 on Google. From its beginnings, the website has been a clearinghouse for the gathering and dissemination of positive news stories from around the globe, confirming what people already know — that good news itself is not in short supply; the broadcasting of it is.”

Good News Planet (GNP)

“Since July 4, 1998, GNP is offering a new media concept for news and entertainment about people making a positive, constructive impact on society, no matter what the obstacles are. UP-BEAT, NOT BEAT-UP, SOLUTIONS ORIENTATED MEDIA. Good News Planet (GNP) was established by Milestone Broadcast Corporation, est. 1985 and is a rapidly growing media lifestyle publications covering and distributing news and entertainment from domestic and international sources related to health, science, business, international relations, and multi-cultural and niche community interests.”

Green Left Weekly

“In these days of growing media concentration, Green Left Weekly is a proudly independent voice committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality. By printing the news and ideas the mainstream media won’t, Green Left Weekly exposes the lies and distortions of the power brokers and helps us to better understand the world around us.”

HD Documentary

Free documentaries online

I Have No TV

Online Documentaries “I collect and stream documentaries. No pseudo-science, religion or aliens. Only good, scientific-based content.”

In Context

“Context Institute’s award-winning journal, IN CONTEXT, A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture. While In Context is no longer in print, all of its articles are available here in this section of the website…Our fabric included environmental and social concerns, but we weren’t simply activists. There were always spiritual threads, but they were worn lightly and we just didn’t fit in the New Age box. Many of the articles had scholarly sophistication, but we weren’t an intellectual publication…So I invite you to explore the over 900 articles from In Context here on this website. You might find it helpful to start with the summary listing of all 43 issues with brief descriptions and cover photos. I hope you will be nourished by what you find.”

In These Times

“In These Times, an independent, nonprofit magazine, is dedicated to advancing democracy and economic justice, informing movements for a more humane world, and providing an accessible forum for debate about the policies that shape our future.”

Independent Media Center

“The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media’s distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.”

Independent Media Institute

“The Independent Media Institute (IMI) is a nonprofit organization that educates the public through a diverse array of independent media projects and programs. We work with journalists and media outlets to shine a spotlight on stories that are vital to the public interest, using multiple media formats and distribution channels. For more than three decades, the Independent Media Institute has served the public through the creation and distribution of content about political and social issues. In 1998, IMI founded AlterNet, an award-winning news website that published original reporting by independent investigative journalists, syndicated a broad range of partner publications and reached diverse audiences for more than 20 years, reaching a peak of an average of 6.5 million unique monthly visitors in 2016, and publishing 1,000 articles a month. “

Information Clearing House

“Information Clearing House is one of the webs only truly independent sources of news and opinion. “

Insights: WRI’s Blog

“Insights offers WRI experts’ timely analysis and commentary on crucial issues at the nexus of environment and human development.”

John Pilger

“The films and journalism of John Pilger”

Latest News from WRI

“WRI leaders and experts—spanning more than 25 countries—offer commentary and insights on the latest issues in natural resources, environment, business and economics. Our staff are regularly quoted in the world’s leading media outlets.”

Media Roots

“The root system of a tree is five times more extensive than the tree itself, and reaches far underground to form a solid base for growth and nourishment. Just as this root system is integral to the survival of the tree, media is integral to the foundation and survival of a democracy. Media Roots is a citizen journalism project that reports the news from outside of party lines while providing a collaborative forum for conscious citizens, artists and activists to unite.”

Modern Diplomacy

“Modern Diplomacy is an invaluable platform for assessing and evaluating complex international issues that are often outside the boundaries of mainstream Western media and academia. We provide impartial and unbiased qualitative analysis in the form of political commentary, policy inquiry, in-depth interviews, special reports, and commissioned research. We are a leading European opinion-maker with far-reaching influence across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. What we are not is a pure news-switchboard: we do not just provide information but expose readers to analysis that goes deeper than standard media exposes. Today’s world already has an avalanche of information, real and fake. What it needs more of are knowledge platforms that provide shared experiences, honestly told opinions, and unique takes informed by rigorous analytical logic.”

Monthly Review

Since 1949, the Monthly Review has been devoted to the critique of neoliberalism and capitalism, and to the building of a just economy and society. Weblink:

Morning Star

“The Morning Star is a reader-owned co-operative and unique as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried. We are one of the few media organisations that is honest about the perspective it represents: that of the labour movement and working people all over the world.”

New Internationalist

“New Internationalist is a leading independent media organization dedicated to socially conscious journalism and publishing. We are proud to be a multi-stakeholder co-operative co-owned by our workers and over 3,600 investors.”