My top 6 sources for reliable news and analysis

Here are my top six sources for reliable news and analysis at present. Any one of them puts the mainstream media completely and utterly to shame.

If you want to know what is really going on – and with the war drums sounding, the war on democracy, civil liberties and freedom escalating, and with the planet, as well as the 99.99% of the people on earth who are not among the ruling corporate and financial elite, now under attack, you most definitely should – then have a look at these sources.

Gerald Celente – Trends Research

Max Keiser – The Keiser Report

Chris Hedges – Truthdig

Noam Chomsky – Z Magazine, Z Net

Michel Chossudovsky – Global Research.ca

Paul Craig Roberts – CounterPunch

It should be noted here that Gerald Celente, Max Keiser and Paul Craig Roberts are all respected by conservatives, liberals and progressives alike – and that is a tremendous strength, in addition to their great, and unfortunately rare level of integrity, lucidity, honesty and courage.

(Paul Craig Roberts was not only an editor at the Wall Street Journal, but also Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury under Reagan.)

Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky and Michel Chossudovsky may be viewed by some on the right side of the political spectrum as lefties who can’t be trusted – even though their credentials are impeccable, and their character and intelligence of the highest levels – but the former three, Gerald Celente, Max Keiser and Paul Craig Roberts, cannot be so easily dismissed: even by frothy-mouthed and blinkered, jingo-addled partisan ideologues. The fact that their appeal cuts across the political spectrum and they are widely respected by the saner and more alert elements among both the grassroots right and left of the populace, is of extreme importance.

We must unite the people now, or we are lost. The battle is no longer between left and right, but between the ruling corporate oligarchs and the other 99.99% of the world’s population. This is critical for us to understand now.

Remember, in closing, I must say, and remind us all: even the best sources can go astray, be co-opted, or simply make mistakes – always think for yourself, do your own research, and double-check everything of any major significance.

Be well, and enjoy the digging. There are a lot of horrifying things happening in the world, but there are tremendously positive trends and greatly hopeful, inspiring signs of positive social change as well.

Life, as well as the world, is what we make of it. Be informed, join with others, and take action – now.

JTR,
April 16, 2014

 

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