It’s amazing how few control the western world’s mass-media outlets. Do some research and see just how few monopolies control what skewed and partisan information we’re bombarded with daily. A good place to start is here: Who Owns the Media? Through these deceptive airwaves, it’s good to catch some alternative news sources like Democracy Now!, Guerilla News Network, Common Dreams, and In These Times. They provide the much-needed check on the United States of America government. Unfortunately, their voices break through the crowded media ceiling so seldom that most citizens are unaware of their news choices. I, for one, found these alternatives a few months ago and am extremely appreciative of their candid and unbiased views. Truth speaks louder than fiction, and the more people who know the truth can lead to great changes in our government and society.