How To Become Well-Informed

— Watching monopolized televised news at home and listening to talk radio on the daily commute inspires herd worthiness!

Providers of Opinion:

Follow the names below. Read what they and their colleagues write and talk about on social media. Look for when they debate or are interviewed. Note the information they share and especially their quality of reference.

Most are Progressive voices who’ve been out of power since JFK was shot. Some are Libertarian and a few are Conservative. It’s best to study and understand multiple sides of any issue and not simply let main corporatized media lead you into the herd with a smile on your face.

It’s also a great idea to read, if not the whole study, at least the abstracts of various scholarly studies pertaining to a wide range of subjects and of those especially related to politics. A great example is the 2014 Princeton Study on Oligarchy:

Five corporations control 90% of all media!

Bottom line? Question just about everything!

[NOTE: There’s a mixed bag of thinkers in the below grouping. But what’s important is they make you think. Also notable are those who are well-known, some even famous, who are not included on the below list.]

RIP: I.F. Stone, Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal, Robert Parry, Serena Shim, William Blum, Justin Raimondo, Stephen F. Cohen, Alexander Cockburn, David Graeber, Robert Fisk and Michael Hastings.

Julian Assange, Kristinn Hrafnsson, John Pilger, Pepe Escobar, Ralph Nader, Richard Wolff, Aaron Maté, Abby Martin, Chris Hedges, George Galloway, Gareth Porter, Seymour Hersh, Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald, Lucy Komisar, Joe Lauria, Craig Murray, Cornel West, Scott Ritter, Margaret Kimberley, Greg Palast, William Montague, Billmon, Bernhard, John Kiriakou, Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, Oliver Stone, Stephen Lendman, Matt Taibbi, Caitlin Johnstone, Ben Norton, Max Blumenthal, Lee Camp, Garland Nixon, Eva Bartlett, William Arkin, Hedwig Kuijpers, Jimmy Dore, Nafeez Ahmed, James Bamford, Jamarl Thomas, Adolph Reed, Vanessa Beeley, Paul Jay, Jesse Ventura, Robert Sheer, The Saker, Paul Pillar, Eva Golinger, Jeremy Scahill, Rania Khalek, Mike Whitney, Gerald Horne, Elizabeth Vos, Katie Halper, George Galloway, Catherine Austin Fitts, Tareq Haddad, Benjamin Dixon, James Howard Kunstler, Patrick Cockburn, Naomi Klein, Tim Black, Patrick Lawrence, Rachel Blevins, Mike Prysner, Kevin Gosztola, Jonathan Cook, Paul Street, Michael Moore, Norman Solomon, David Sirota, Krystal Ball, Mark Ames, Eric Zuesse, Elijah J. Magnier, Paul L. Williams, Adam Carter, Ray McGovern, The Forensicator, Amy Goodman, Rick Sanchez, Caleb Maupin, Medea Benjamin, Vijay Prashad, Jordan Chariton, Ian Goodrum, Webster Tarpley, Thom Hartmann, Alan MacLeod, Juan Cole, Lauren Steiner, Alexander Mercouris, As’ad Abukhalil, Gerald Celente, Shoban Saxena, Mike Papantonio, Ryan Christian, Kim Ives, Lee Fang, Lee Stranahan, Shane Stranahan, Sarah Stillman, Tyrel Ventura, Ghassan Kadi, Kim Iverson, Mark Crispin Miller, Saagar Enjeti, Tim Anderson, Peter Kuznick, Dan Cohen, Phillip Giraldi, James Fallows, Whitney Webb and James Corbett.

Independent Media Platforms:

[Each of the below will aggressively challenge main corporate media. They include primarily progressive voices, some mixed-source and even some esoteric perspectives. It’s up to you who is seeking reason and balance to decide where you place value.]

Wikileaks, Consortium News, Consortium News Live (YouTube), ProPublica, Pushback, Moon of Alabama, Black Agenda Report, Common Dreams, Push Back, Fault Lines Radio, Progressive Soapbox, Veterans for Peace, Black Lives Matter, Redacted Tonight, CodePink, theAnalysis-news, Anonymous, GrayZone Project, VIPS, Counterpunch, acTVism Munich, The Saker, Truthdig (archive),, DW News, Al Jazeera-English, Asia Times Online, The Nation, The Progressive, Black Socialists of America,, Useful Idiots, George Galloway’s Mother of All Talk Shows, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Black Alliance for Peace, RT-On Contact, IndependentLeft.News, Now This, Sputnik Radio, Eyes-Left Podcast, Our Revolution, Globetrotter News, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Moderate Rebels, teleSUR English, Empire Files, Moment of Clarity, Useful Idiots, Jacobin, Going Underground on RT, Media Roots Radio, Breaking Points, Franc Analysis, ShadowProof, FireDogLake (archive), Ring of Fire, Truthout,, Watching The Hawks, The Left Coaster, Anti-Media, Richard Medhurst, Haiti Liberte, The John Bachelor Show, Geopolitics Alert, RT-CrossTalk, @TheWarNerd, Status Coup, China Daily Global Edition, The Keiser Report,, New Eastern Outlook, Southfront, Tim Black TV, The Real News Network, Spa and Brawl — The Progressive World, Primo Nutmeg, The New Republic, The Robust Opposition, Russia Insider, Political Vigilante, The Last American Vagabond, Oriental Review, Transcend Media Service, Peter B. Collins Show, Dissident Voice, The Convo Couch, Secular Talk, Data For Black Lives, Whiskey Bar (archive), Media Lens, The Duran, Off-Guardian, Moscow Times, The Zero Hour, Chapo Trap House, Lionel Nation (Lionel has an unusual “Conspiratorium” — lol), Brave New Films, Intercept, The Vanguard, The Outer Light, Talk-Radio, MrMBB333 (for strange phenomenon), America-Friendly Dictator Trading Cards.

I’m sure there are many names I’ve missed. If you have recommendations, please offer them — thanks!

Founder of Boston’s Climate Change Band; former NH State Representative; Created Internet’s 1st Anti-War Debate; Supporter of Bernie Sanders & Standing Rock!