TRUTHOUT

Rating: 4.7 stars   105 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: P.O. Box 276414 Sacramento CA 95827 USA

Mission: Our Mission Truthout works to broaden and diversify the political discussion by introducing independent voices and focusing on under-covered issues and unconventional thinking. Harnessing the expanding power of the Internet, we work to spread reliable information, critical thought and progressive ideas. Our Values We are devoted to equality, democracy, human rights, accountability and social justice. We believe in the power of free speech, and know that democratic journalism can make the world a better place.
Geographic areas served: National, International, Internet
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I use this organization on a daily basis for verifying information that I get from news organizations and internet resources. It is extremely difficult to know fact from fancy or just plain out falsehoods that can do great damage. To me it is extremely important in a democracy that citizens are well informed so that they can make decisions based on fact rather than what they wish to believe or others for their own self interest wish people to believe. With well established corporations such as Fox News misleading people into acting against their own and their country's self interests it is critical that organizations such as Truthout be supported and helped to grow. Our country depends on it. The welfare of the individual depends on it.

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daily use for verifying news stories.

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Make people more aware of it. I would use it rate news organizations and publicly make that information widely known.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In a world where newspapers no longer represent the ideals that prompted Thomas Jefferson to say he would choose free press newspapers over government, Truthout is one of the few places filling that void. They provide sane, reasonable reporting of facts as well as exposes of those that usurp the truth and wish to enslave the minds of their followers. Sadly newspapers have lost their right to claim to be free since they have allowed tyrants to control their words. Thankfully Truthout can lead the way to restore to us our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Truth Out, Peace In.

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My ability to read fresh viewpoints and share these ideas with others

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The only element that I think has been avoided in discussion and commentary is the need to obliterate the two party system. It begs for stalemate and stale ideas. I want to hear and see a push for the election of other parties, especially a Labor Party that can truly fight for the rights of workers who are the backbone of this nation's greatness.

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Rating: 5 stars  

After 9/11, I became acutely aware of the strong-armed muzzling of the american mainstream media. It became clear that without accurate and freely available information, democracy is a rubble of a dream. A hoax of the highest order.

When Truthout came to my attention, I finally felt able to breathe. For the first time in years! Since then, I have seen their phenomenal influence in resuscitating a demoralized populace. As a result, we are now armed with information that can prove instrumental in reversing our headlong plunge into the hell of another Dark Age.

Though the jury is yet out on that one. Which is why Truthoout is our most important resource!

They are guardians of the Truth, and keepers of the flame....

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the propagation of democracy

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The most honest well researched articles and blogs on the Net!! They get the real stories with in depth investigative reporting!
Keep up the good work! I know your being cyber attacked all the time.
Makes you wonder who is AFRAID of what you write?

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Educating me and all the people around the World how Corporate America is trying to take over the World using Shock Doctrine techniques.

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You are AWESOME! Figure out a way to quit being hacked...:)

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Rating: 5 stars  

Truthout has rapidly become my most trusted source of news. Not only because of the bravery and eloquence of its writers, but for its insistence on focusing on what is important. I don't want to read about Tiger Blood, and I don't care about whether Scarlett and Sean are dating. I care about a world where my child has a chance at a decent life. I care about America's actions and profile around the globe. I care about holding my elected officials accountable - even if I campaigned hard for them. I deserve the truth, I deserve the dignity of making informed decisions, and I can't be distracted by bread and circuses. I have to make hard decisions, I have to sacrifice, in order to be a good parent, a good neighbor and a good citizen. Truthout is the only news source that has the decency to give me the tools I need to be the person I want to be.

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At first, I compared Truthout's headlines and content to other news sources. Now I go to Truthout first to stay current.

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Tell them to be less lax about security. Someone hacked onto their site and deleted content - the same content I choose to read. There is nothing worse than feeling like you're being herded into a pen (while being told the herders are the only ones guaranteeing your freedoms). This recent attack on Truthout is an act of war on the American intellect.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love you guys, would that national news were more of the truth like you and less like beck dreck... Please continue your great articles amnd links, if you are pissing off the elite, you must be doing it right! Thanks for all!

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the truth...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

protect it from government and gop hackers,lol

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Rating: 5 stars  

Truthout has become essential reading for people who understand the implications of the ex-head of the CIA being quoted saying, "Anyone of any significance in the media is controlled by the CIA" (paraphrase).

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Edification.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them a lot more money.

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Rating: 5 stars  

my best media source, period. I get current news that is not covered elsewhere. I trust this news source, tremendously.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a consumer-based fashion.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Truthout is indispensable. Transparency is hard to come by in this country news-wize. I otherwise depend on outsiders - RT / 24 / MHZ because their opinions are more objective and nuanced than the defensive content delivered by the US Barbie anchors and tie straightening, bloated politicians.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning the truth about what is usually and instinctively covered up by politicians and their codependent media; e.g., the radically inept 'testing' of nuke plants disaster scenarios that creators and constructors know ahead of time won't work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more volunteer staff so they don't have to beg for money so much. As it happens I don't have any. I'm not victimized but prefer to encourage Americans to come up with a better plan for every unhappiness than Throw Money at It.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Their vision and communication skills are exemplary. The insights and stories are compelling. I truly recommend them.

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Through facebook

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I like it just the way it is.

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