Questioning the Media

Disclaimer: This page is coordinated by Against the Wind and does not purport to reflect an official position of Woden Valley Uniting Church, or the Uniting Church of Australia either locally or more broadly.

Important articles not in the Mainstream Media

Decoded: Defence Department’s Deadly Deceits by Michelle Fahy

Academics Call for an End to Albanese’s Israel Complicity: Interview with Professor Stuart Rees by Paul Gregoire

Lockheed Martin, Australian Government: joined at the hip by Michelle Fahy

Robodebt and the double standard at the heart of an ongoing scandal by Tim Dunlop

Lockheed Martin deletes Australian F-35 ties from website by Michelle Fahy

AUKUS: No refund for $9.4 billion gift to US & UK submarine companies by Kym Bergmann

Dr Adam Hamawy Describes Desperate Conditions at Gaza Hospitals Amid Attacks & Lack of Supplies. Democracy Now

Brazil: Severe Flooding Marks the Country’s Biggest Climate Disaster to Date. Doctors without Borders

The heroes of Australia’s international story, from Eritrea to Indonesia by David Livingstone

 

The Need for this site

Getting reliable information from the main-stream media is difficult. Important stories are ignored or trivialized.

The purpose of this page is to act as a guide to some more reliable sources of information and analysis that have been found useful by members of Against the Wind.

Of course, even the best reporting can have its biases or blind spots. As always it is important to retain one’s critical thinking in relation to any media report.

If you have a suggestion for inclusion, send us an email at againstthewind.wvuc@gmail.com 

This is a new page and we are still growing it.

Television

The standard of television is universally poor when it comes to communicating important complex stories.

We commend NITV and SBS for highlighting stories that you are unlikely to see elsewhere.

Unfortunately, the ABC has been underfunded and undermined for many years and its quality has suffered. It is hoped that over time, its quality will improve. Laura Tingle is reliable.

 

Print media

The Saturday Paper

Ross Gittins at the Sydney Morning Herald

 

Electronic media

The Guardian Australia   https://www.theguardian.com/au

Al Jazeera (except when reporting on Qatar)  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/

SBS https://www.sbs.com.au/news

Haaretz https://www.haaretz.com/  

Democracy Now https://www.democracynow.org/

The Shot Home - The Shot

truthout https://truthout.org/ 

Websites and Blogs

Pearls and Irritations https://johnenadue.com/

Declassified Australia https://declassifiedaus.org

Declassified UK  https://declassifieduk.org

Michelle Fahy substack https://substack.com/profile/29333281-michelle-fahy

Tim Dunlop substack https://tdunlop.substack.com/

Kelly Hayes substack https://mskellymhayes.substack.com/

TrueNorth News substack https://truenorthnews.substack.com/ a relatively new daily (Monday to Friday) guide to independent and quality journalism.

Threads

Threads is a new and emerging site. Threads tends to suppress what they regard as political content. This means that one has to more actively seek out political content. Some useful accounts to follow that provide more reliable news and analysis include.

@antonioguterres

@lynette_dobson

@timdunlopwriter

@the.Klaxon.news

@barbarapocock

@doctorswithoutborders

@vikki_k88

@democracynow

@aljazeeraenglish

@lenbaglow

Twitter

Caution needs to be used when accessing information from twitter. It is becoming increasingly toxic. However, it remains a source of information on important topics not covered by the main-stream media. The experience of twitter depends in part on who one follows. Below is a list of accounts that we think are useful to follow:

@WarPowersReform      Australian War Powers Reform 

@whobekindto             Michael Klapdor of the Parliamentary Library

@kristin8X                    Kristin from the Antipoverty centre

@antipovertycent         The Antipoverty Centre

@janafavero                 Jana Favero on refugees and asylum policy

@KellieTranter              Kellie Tranter Lawyer researcher and human rights activist

@RDNS_TAI                  Richard Denniss of the The Australia Institute

@MrRexPatrick             Rex Patrick, especially on issues of transparency

@antloewenstein          Anthony Loewenstein, journalist

@johnmenadue            John Menadue, founder of Pearls and Irritations 

 

We aim to update this section once a fortnight.

If you have any suggestions for this webpage send us an email on againstthewind.wvuc@gmail.com