Saturday, January 8, 2011

Common Dreams Website

This website describes itself as "an Internet-based progressive news and grassroots activism organization, founded in 1997." It also says "We are a nonprofit, progressive, independent and nonpartisan organization." A look at its home page reveals that it is concerned with a broad range of social, environmental, religious, and political issues, and that its coverage includes both news stories and commentaries.

At the time of my visit, there were front page articles about climate change, ocean pollution, religious persecution of Iraqi women, health care reform, governmental censorship of the internet, gay marriage, undeserved corporate salary bonuses, use of torture during interrogations of suspected terrorists, and protection of rare and endangered species.

To visit this website, go to Common Dreams. The slant of the reporting is obviously liberal, although like many such sites, it prefers to use the word "progressive".