The news defines, by what it includes and excludes, the context in which we live our lives, and determins how we behave. Control the news and you control the people, which is why the mainstream media is all about consumerism, empire-building, advertisements and vaccuous entertainment. If you do not want to be a pawn to the corporate agenda, then you must start looking to alternative media sources, some of the best which are listed to the right ->
Greg Palast BBC Documentary on Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan Oil / Mar 2013
The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has died of cancer. He was a controversial leader who resisted US imperial control of its massive oil reserves, and who championed the poor in Venezuela and in other countries, threatening the profits of American oil multinationals.
Oxford Union Speech by Julian Assange on impending war with Iran / Feb 2013
Assange warns about America's push for a war with Iran, a war that is being supported by a corrupt Western media which supports the propaganda that Iran is a global danger. The internet is our only antidote, which is why internet surveillance has reached saturation levels.
Julian Assange to UN: "US trying to erect national security regime" / Sep 2012
Assange addresses the United Nations on video calling for an end of the persecution of whistleblowing individuals like Bradley Manning and organisations like Wikileaks. And he says it is time for Obama to stop taking credit for the Arab Spring which the US gov initially opposed.
Julian Assange's Speech at the Ecuadorian Embassy / 16 Aug 2012
Hats off to Ecuador for having the courage to give Assange asylum, and to South America for defending asylum. And shame to Sweden, Australia and the UK for bowing to U.S. pressure to facilitate extradition, and especially the UK gov for threatening to ignore diplomatic immunity.
Gore Vidal dies at age 86 (1 Aug 2012)
Vidal was an author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter and political activist. He was a prolific and brilliant writer, writing 25 novels and hundreds of essays on literature and politics. He will be remembered for his anti-war stance and his outspoken opposition to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as his liberal views on society and sexuality. Well-known for his pithy observations on modern American life, he wrote: "The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return." He will be missed.
Wikileaks is a vital component in the exposure of world governments and their collusion with big business to wage perpetual war for profit. Here award-winning journalist John Pilger interviews Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange in 2011 about whistleblowing.
ALTERNATIVE NEWS OUTLETS TO AVOID
Energygrid used to recommend Alex Jones' Prison Planet (prisonplanet.com) and Infowars (infowars.com). However, Jones appears to have hidden agendas judging by his recent behaviour and so can no longer be relied on as an unbiased alternative media source. Some are saying he may be a CIA shill. We don't know that but what we do know is that his ranting fear-mongering is helping nobody except the elite, as fearful people are easier to control and are more likely to give away their last remaining freedoms in exchanged for perceived safety.
42 Stupid Alex Jones Predictions / 01 Mar 2012
Alex Jones is a total fear monger whose sole purpose appears to be to paralyse the US public in fear for its future. Here we see 42 fear mongering predictions made by Jones which never came true. It seems that the alternative community would do much better ignoring this lunatic.