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The American Prospect
On-line edition. Archives cover issues back to 1999.

Boston Review
A bimonthly magazine of cultural and political analysis, reviews, fiction, and poetry. The archives cover issues back to Volume 1 in 1975.

Chartist Magazine
Chartist is a bimonthly journal of political features and analysis covering mostly UK politics but also international issues and special political areas.

Dissent is a quarterly magazine of politics and culture. Each issue features reflective articles about politics in the U.S., incisive social and cultural commentary, plus coverage of European politics.

The Humanist
”The Humanist applies Humanism-a naturalistic and democratic outlook informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion-to broad areas of social and personal concern.”

Monthly Review
Published since 1949

Moving Ideas
posts ideas and resources from leading progressive research and advocacy institutions. Includes Must-Reads: Primary Sources, Periodicals, Liberal Links, Advocacy, Research, etc.

The Nation Digital Edition
The digital edition of The Nation is published weekly and includes some of the same features as the print version as well as audio feeds, news briefs, etc. New material is added each Thursday. Discussion of political and social questions

New Internationalist
Report on issues of world poverty and inequality; attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations; debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met

Online Journal
Covers media, politics, government, business, social issues.

People for the American Way
“Advocate for the values and institutions that sustain a diverse democratic society.”

The Progressive
Online edition of "The Progressive" magazine. Covers issues back to 1998.

Progressive Populist
On issues of interest to workers, small business owners and family farmers and ranchers. All issues from 1995. 

Red Pepper
Red Pepper is a political and cultural magazine for the Left, published monthly in London.

Social Criticism Review
Includes a selection of links to articles of social criticism on technology, science, multinationals, politics.

The activities and ideological and political views of various Communist and Workers' Parties.

This Magazine
Canada's alternative for politics and culture. This Magazine has been bringing Canadians radical news and perspectives since 1966.

Utne Reader
The on-line publication of Utne Reader . reprints articles from over 2,000 alternative media sources.

World Press Review 
Founded in 1997, it covers the issues and debates that occupy the world's newspapers and magazines.

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