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  1. An Action a Day
    Keeps Global Capitalism Away

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
  2. Activist archiving in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
  3. Alternative and Activist New Media
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    An overview of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and voice, present alternative or marginal views, share their own DIY information systems and content, and otherwise resist, talk back to, or confront dominant media culture. Today, a lively and contentious cycle of capture, cooptation, and subversion of information, content, and system design marks the relationship between the mainstream ‘center’ and the interactive, participatory ‘edges’ of media culture. Five principal forms of alternative and activist new media projects are introduced, including the characteristics that make them different from more conventional media forms and content. The book traces the historical roots of these projects in alternative media, social movements, and activist art, including analyses of key case studies and links to relevant electronic resources.
  4. Alternative media
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Media (newspapers, radio, television, movies, Internet, etc.) which are alternatives to the business or government-owned mass media.
  5. Alternative Media is an Absolute Necessity!!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    By now most people that have been paying close attention to the traditional media and made some attempt to look at other sources know that the traditional media is controlled by corporate interests and they’re financed by commercials that create a strong bias not to expose the corruption of those that advertise with them.
  6. An alternative media list
    Getting the news - and getting behind the news

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A selective list of English-language alternative media.
  7. Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  8. Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
    Resource Type: Book
  9. Alternatives in Print
    Resource Type: Book
    Similar to Books in Print.
  10. Anecdotes Tell Dramatic Story of British Underground Press
    Resource Type: Article
    Review of Underground: The London Alternative Press, 1966-74, by Nigel Fountain. A frank look back at what made the British underground press tick.
  11. Anecdotes tell dramatic story of British underground press (book review)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1988
  12. Autonomous Media
    Activating Resistance & Dissent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
  13. The Barefoot Channel
    Community Television as a Tool for Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    How you or you group can use local community TV station to get your message out.
  14. Beyond the Echo Chamber
    Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    According to the authors, a new breed of networked progressive media are informing and engaging millions. By harnessing a participatory media environment, they have succeeded in influencing political campaigns, public debates, and policymaking.
  15. The Black Dwarf
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A political and cultural newspaper published between May 1968 and 1972 by a collective of socialists in the United Kingdom.
  16. Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Anders Ostergaard's award-winning documentary assembles footage smuggled out of Burma/Myanmar by an underground journalist group known as Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The film explores how DVB members regularly put their lives at risk to reveal the realities of living under a brutal military occupation despite the government crackdown on free media and internet.
  17. The Canadian Progressive
    Resource Type: Website
    Activist-oriented news website and blog.
  18. The Case for Grassroots Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  19. Chicago Underground Library
    Resource Type: Organization
    A collection focusing on material produced by small presses or independent publishers in the Chicago area. The collection includes zines, comics, perfect-bound novels, chapbooks, newsletters, art books, magazines and pamphlets.
  20. Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of reads, shares, likes, upvotes, and re-tweets -- making it easy to lose sight of what really defines the usefulness of an article: political impact.
  21. Communication for and Against Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
  22. The Connexions Annual: Introductions to the directory & its sections
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
  23. Connexions Annual Overview: Arts, Media, Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    The established wisdom has it that the media are neutral purveyors of news and entertainment, while the arts are about individual creativity and cultural values untainted by the vulgar concerns of politics and economics.
  24. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  25. Connexions Archive seeks a new home
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
  26. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  27. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  28. Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
  29. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
  30. Content Magazine - Number 53
    July 1975

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1975
  31. Could a 'mini-paper' nip at the heels of mainstream press?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A mini-paper would be incredibly inexpensive to publish. There would be no requirement for newsprint, a huge printing plant or large delivery system.
  32. Countercurrents
    Resource Type: Website
    An alternative news site based in India. "We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate of planet earth! The future of our children! In a word, the survival of the species!"
  33. Counterpunch
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
  34. Democracy's Oxygen
    How Corporations Control the News

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture public consent for policies which favour the corporate elite.
  35. Digitizing old radical publications
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The libcom.org library hosts an enormous amount of material. Some of this was digitized and put online for the first time by either our users (thanks!) or one of us who run the site.
    But there is still much work to do. Many older publications are in danger of being forgotten. Many more are deteriorating, victim to poor storage and fragile newsprint. We would like to change that.
    Donating to our fund will allow us to be better able to digitize these pieces of radical history.
  36. The Empire of Mind
    Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Strangelove believes the Internet is a dire threat to capitalism.
  37. Field Guide to Alternative Media
    A Directory to Reference & Selection Tools Useful in Accessing Small & Alternative Press Publications and Independently Produced Media

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
    A listing of tools that list, index or review primarily small and alternative press publications and independently-produced media. The Field Guide is divided into four sections: Subject and Trade Directories, Indices and Subject Bibliographies, Trade and Review Media, and Bookstore and Distributor catalogues.
  38. Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, companies, and individuals who want to share their expertise and points of view with the media. The SOURCES directory is used by thousands of reporters and researchers who need to find quotable sources and reliable information for their news stories or research.
  39. Frontier Films
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Frontier films Inc. was a non-profit organization formed in March 1938 out of the Worker's Film and Photo League and Nykino, meant to continue the tradition of producing films for social change in a documentary format.
  40. Funding for Non-profit Media or Public Interest Activities
    Part 7 of 7 - Canada's Media in Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A group that launches, or even refocuses, an independent news media project - or raises money for just about any public-interest activity - will probably have success in fundraising if it does the proper research and targets a unique audience. It will need to demonstrate that it offers an important public service, such as providing in-depth coverage of local political, economic, and social issues not covered adequately by other media.
  41. Getting the Goods
    Information in BC How to Find It, How to Use It

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A guide to the basic sources of information -- the tools of the trade -- that all reporters, researchers and investigators rely on.
  42. Getting your story into the media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people who make stories interesting and informative.
    For more than 30 years, SOURCES has provided a vital networking service connecting journalists with the sources they need # the experts and spokespersons without whom the media would have no stories to tell.
  43. The Goodwin's Award for Excellence in Alternative Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Winners of the 3rd annual Goodwin's Awards for alternative journalism.
  44. The Goodwin's Award for Excellence in Alternative Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Winners of the 4th annual Goodwin's Awards for alternative journalism.
  45. Green Isle in the Sea; an informal history of the alternative press.
    An Informal History of the Alternative Press

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  46. Helping you reach the media
    How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity like advertising. SOURCES makes it possible for organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals to reach the media effectively, consistently, and inexpensively. SOURCES has been helping organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals get media attention for over 30 years.
  47. HitGrab Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  48. How I Became a "Recovering Documentary Filmmaker" and Learned to Reach a Wider Public
    The School of Authentic Journalism Saved My Life: Your Donations Make It Possible

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A look into the way that the The School of Authentic Journalism guides journalists and organizers to reach wider audiences.
  49. I.F. Stone: A Wonderful Pariah
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
  50. I.F. Stone's Weekly
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1971
    Weekly newsletter published by I.F. Stone from 1953 to 1971. All issues between January 17, 1953 and December 1, 1971 are online.
  51. The I.F. Stone's Weekly Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An anthology of 20 years of journalism by independent journalists I.F. Stone.
  52. Imagine Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
  53. The Importance of Journalism and Communications to Social Movements
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Remarks of Javier Sicilia to the School of Authentic Journalism.
  54. In Mexico, Finally, a Revolt Against the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The summer will determine if the “I Am 132” moment becomes a movement and that’s why “Mexican Spring” is a poor choice of words for it.
  55. Independent media advocates must develop creative news sites
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    We should be able to come up with two or three practical models that can be used to set up sustainable news and information production and delivery systems.
  56. International Socialist Review
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
  57. Inventing Reality
    The Politics of News Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
  58. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  59. Is the Media Your Message?
    Resource Type: Article
    Mainstream media are good for getting exposure, but for social change activists they may not be the best avenue.
  60. Javier Sicilia Calls Out to Alternative Media as a Force for Communication
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    At the 2012 School of Authentic Journalism, a poet reviews the first year of the movement against the drug war that he inspired.
  61. Leftwords Festival of Books and Ideas
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    LeftWords is a free public event that celebrates and promotes the work of progressive Canadian and international writers and thinkers whose works appear in books and magazines by Canadian independent publishers.
  62. Liberation News Service
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A leftist alternative news service in the USA from 1967 to 1981.
  63. A Life of Challenge to the Dogma of "Objectivity"
    Richard Bell Is Practiced at Juggling Journalism, Advocacy and Politics

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Journalism, advocacy, politics: Are they completely different fields or aspects of the same game? Can someone actually do all three? Richard Bell has done them all and has lived to tell the tale.
  64. Listing of Progressive Periodicals
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    Listing of progressive and alternative periodicals with many that are financially wanting and deserve support.
  65. Media For Social Change
    A Resource Book For Community Groups

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    An aid for community groups to help them obtain greater access to mainstream media or even to create their own media.
  66. Media for Social Change
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
  67. The Medium is The Middleman: For a Revolution Against Media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Media now controls a new economic order: one that has supplanted governments, churches and productive industry to impose a mediating tyranny over people and our Daily Lives.
  68. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called “the battle of memory”. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called “the memory hole.” People’s history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
  69. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).
  70. News and Letters
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
  71. Profit over People
    Neoliberalism and Global Order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
  72. Progressive Periodicals Directory
    Second Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    An annotated guide to some 600 progressive publications in the U.S.A.
  73. Radio Alice: Radio in Action in Italy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
    Radio in action in Italy.
  74. RankandFile.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    Canadian labour news and analysis from a critical perspective.
  75. The Red Menace
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  76. Red Menace #4
    Volume 3, Number 1 - Winter 1979

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
    A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
  77. Shifting the frame – and getting our message out
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Beit Zatoun offers two workshops to help progressive communities and organizations better develop and communicate their message using the general media. Sat. Sept 24 & Sat. Oct. 29, 2011.
  78. '68: The Year of the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  79. Smoking Typewriters
    The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    Describes the emergence of an underground press in the 1960s. Writers and participants reflected the spirit of cultural and political protest and encouraged the development of the New Left's highly democratic "movement culture".
  80. Social Media Group
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  81. Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message.
    SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their work. Being included in SOURCES positions you as a media source and puts you in line to receive more media calls and more media coverage.
  82. Steal This Book
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    A guide to fighting government and corporations. The book is divided into three sections, "Survive!", "Fight!" and "Liberate!"
  83. The website of I.F. Stone
    Resource Type: Website
    Website devoted to the journalism and life of radical journalist I.F. Stone (1907-1989).
  84. The Straight Goods
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  85. Uncovering the Sixties
    Life and Times of the Undergound Press

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered themselves in print.
  86. Underground press
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Independently published and distributed underground papers associated with the counterculture of the late 1960s and early 1970s in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and other western nations.
  87. Underground Press Syndicate
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A network of countercultural newspapers and magazines formed in 1967 .
  88. Underground Times
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
  89. U.S. Progressive Periodicals Directory
    First Edition - 1982-1983 Edition

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1982
    A listing of 380 social justice magazines, newspapers, and newsletters with a national (U.S.) focus.
  90. We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
  91. What Makes Alternative Media Alternative?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Having avidly consumed and helped conceive and produce alternative media for decades, I
    am tired of how vague we are on these issues.
  92. World Charter of Free Media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A charter for the democratization of communication.
  93. Writings by I.F. Stone
    Resource Type: Website
  94. Barrie Zwicker
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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