7 Websites You Should Be Following

Posted: November 3rd, 2010 by Militant Libertarian

Mili Note: I’d like to thank PunkJohnnyCash for including me in his list of 7 websites you should follow.  Great list and refreshing, since it doesn’t include the usual suspects seen on these political lists.

by PunkJohnnyCash, Gonzo Times

I have my google reader set up with feeds from all the sites I frequent. There are a few I feel many others should follow. The Main Stream Media often overlooks many issues and stories I feel should be in the headlines. Often I can find the information I want to read on these sites.

1.) Injustice Everywhere

Injustice everywhere is a Police Misconduct website. It tracks media sources around the country bringing relevant information and links to incidents that are often overlooked by the cable news sources, major networks and major papers.  It has great resources of Police misconduct statistics and more.

Did you know that the last time the US government bothered to gather any information about the problem of police misconduct in the United States was in 2002?

Even then, the study they did only covered 5% of the police departments in the US and, on top of that, participation was only voluntary and relied on what police departments were willing to report about misconduct within their own ranks.

One of the biggest obstacles in the way towards solving the problem of police brutality and misconduct is a fundamental lack of information about police misconduct. via About | Injustice Everywhere

Please visit them here and subscribe to their RSS feed here.

2.) CopBlock

Cop Block is a great site dedicated to Police Accountability founded by Adam Muller. Cop Block is an attempt to show State Law enforcement for what it is.

I hope that by showing people how violent and unjust the executive branch of government is it will help others to see the similar hypocrisies within the rest of state. – Adam Muller

Cop Block has many great original articles and videos that help speak the truth of the state. This is something rare. Too much of our media blindly accepts the concept that the violence of the state is justified and somehow good. And oddly enough they use the same old theme we once used here on GT.

Please visit them here and subscribe to their RSS feed here.

3.) Loonwatch

Loonwatch is a site dedicated to exposing Islamophobia and bringing attention to the issue. It exposes lies and injustices. In a society that is looking more and more like Nazi Germany this is a site no one can afford to ignore.

Loonwatch.com is a blogzine run by a motley group of hate-allergic bloggers to monitor and expose the web’s plethora of anti-Muslim loons, wackos, and conspiracy theorists.

While we find the sheer stupidity and outrageousness of the loons to be a source of invaluable comedy, we also recognize the seriousness of the danger they represent as dedicated hatemongers. And so, while our style reflects our bemusement, our content is fact checked and our sources well vetted making sure loonwatch.com is a reliable educational – if entertaining – resource on the rambunctious underworld of Muslim-bashing. via About | LoonWatch

Please visit them here and subscribe to their RSS feed here.

4.) Carlos Miller | Photography Is Not A Crime

Carlos Miller is a photographer who is exposing the assault photographers and freedom of speech with all the recent assaults by authority against photography.

Carlos Miller is a Miami multimedia journalist who has been arrested twice for taking pictures of cops.

He’s beaten both cases, including a resisting arrest conviction that he had reversed on appeal pro se (meaning without a lawyer).

And he’s documented some of the most absurd cases against photographers over the last few years.

Since launching Photography is Not a Crime in 2007, Miller and/or his blog has been mentioned in USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, ABC News, Fox News, Chicago Sun-Times, NBC Washington, The Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami New Times, The Daily Record (NJ), BoingBoing and Playboy Magazine.

In March 2010, PINAC won the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best of Blog Award for “Best Overall Blog,” beating almost 200 other local blogs.

He has also been interviewed by countless radio stations and been asked to speak in front of classes and on panels where he shares his expertise on First Amendment rights in the digital age. – viaAbout | Carlos Miller

Please visit Carlos Miller here and subscribe to his RSS feed here.

5.) Center For a Stateless Society

The Center For a Stateless Society (C4SS) is a Market Anarchist site fighting to bring anarchist ideas out to a mainstream. They are working on putting articles out to local papers and publications. They keep a constant flow of articles by many wonderful writers about many current events and issues from a Market Anarchist perspective.

The Center for a Stateless Society is a project of the Molinari Institute and dedicated to building public awareness of, and support for, market anarchism. We provide news commentary, related analysis and original research from our unique perspective, serving as a market anarchist media center. via –About the center

Please visit them here and subscribe to their RSS feed here.

6.) Millitant Libertarian

Militant Libertarian is an anarchist leaning libertarian site that posts high quality material from around the web.  They keep an eye out for information that might otherwise pass you up easily. Aaron Turpen who runs the site also provides some good original content from video to writing.

Originally, this site was created by me, Aaron Turpen, as a way to promote the idea of libertarian thought.  I came up with the name as an oxymoron, since a libertarian would never be (physically) militant about anything.  No force, no fraud and all that.  I was tired of attending Libertarian Party and other freedom movement meetings (Constitution Party, et al) and finding that they were really nothing more than glorified debate clubs.  Nothing was happening, just a lot of people showing up to some meetings to argue with other people about the finer points of whatever it was that no one outside of their little clique gave a crap about.

So I decided to go online and become more, well, militant.  I was the unofficial political activist of the LP in Utah at the time and the Blogger-hosted blog was my way of being a loudmouth in between rallies, radio appearances, and so forth.  I startedCivilDisobedience.us at about the same time I registeredMilitantLibertarian.org in 2004.  CivilDisobedience was specifically for information on the USA PATRIOT Act, though now it is a t-shirt shop where my shirts are for sale.

In 2008, during the presidential elections, I started thinking about my little blog which had been often neglected, but remained popular (for whatever reason).  It occurred to me that more could be done with this than I was doing.  In 2009, a supporter of the site donated some money and so I donated my time and built something new out of it.  It’s still a blog, but now it’s more than that.

First, I post a lot more stuff than I used to.  I consider MilitantLibertarian.org to be a sort of information clearinghouse for all things police state, New World Order, and liberty oriented.  Beyond that, though, I have more ideas.  When someone in Canada pointed out to me that he found the site because he considered himself a “militant libertarian,” it clicked.  A network of like-minded people is out there.  Thousands of them, according to my visitors logs.  So the site became more than just my blog.

Please visit Militant Libertarian here and subscribe to their RSS feed here.

7.) The Intersection of Madness & Reality

The Intersection Of Madness & Reality is a blog ran by RiPPa that focuses primarily on gender, racial, social and other liberal political issues. He has many guest bloggers and they post quite frequently with a great deal of discussion. I strongly suggest subscribing and joining in the conversation. They also have the plague of a high amount of conservatives attacking on the site, so if your blood boils when conservatives attack this is one place that will give you high blood pressure. RiPPa uses a great deal of humor and cutting wit to address serious issues.

Every once in a while you’re come across a writer who isn’t afraid to convey to his readers how he really feels about a subject. One who doesn’t stick to the belief that everything in life has to be about being politically correct and sugar coating the real issues that society believes in handing people on a tarnished silver platter. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, and raised in the New York City area, RiPPa’s life hasn’t been, how Langston Hughes wrote “a crystal stair”, but that stairway has enriched him with life experiences that have shaped his point of view on various subjects. Whether he’s writing about the injustices African-Americans face, politics, and the reverent or irreverent, RiPPa uses his sense of humor and sarcasm to convey his opinion, and whether others agree with him, it isn’t his concern. – About | RiPPa

Please visit his blog here and subscribe to his RSS feed here.


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