NEWS

Information that does not transform is just gossip ~ Varindra Vittachi

Bill Moyers
Brilliant heart-felt commentator and curator of current events in context.

The Intercept
An online publication launched in February 2014. Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill are the editors. The magazine serves as a platform to report on the documents released by Edward Snowden in the short term, and to “produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues” in the long term.

The Guardian 
Fantastic news source in England often covering the US better than we do ourselves. Notable scoops include the newspaper’s breaking of the News International phone hacking scandal in 2011, particularly with the revelation of the hacking of murdered teenager Milly Dowler’s phone.
The investigation brought about the closure of one of the highest circulation newspapers in the world, the News of the World.
The newspaper also broke news of the secret collection of Verizon telephone records held by Barack Obama’s administration in June 2013, and subsequently revealed the existence of the PRISM surveillance program after it was leaked to the paper by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The Guardian was named newspaper of the year at the 2014 British Press Awards, for its reporting on government surveillance.

Last Week Tonight
Such a cutting, hard hitting cable news show. And hilarious.

The Onion (best satirical news on the web)
The Onion‍ ’​s articles satirically comment on current events, both real and fictional. Comedian Bob Odenkirk has praised the publication stating, “It’s the best comedy writing in the country, and it has been since it started.”

What was once… The Trews
WAS a brilliant revolutionary advocacy YouTube web news series by English comedian, actor and activist Russell Brand, published from Feb 2014 to Aug 2015 often from his bed.  His last 11 min episode is quite revealing and worth a watch – as are so much of his commentary and advocacy. 

Adbusters
Just awesome.