for the 87th time, read the madison observer, an independent community/campus paper explicitly devoted to social justice causes. we've been around for a year and a half now on campus, and in the community for a bit less than half that.
5,000 copies available on campus, willy street and state street (and a few other spots on regent, park and elsewhere).
also online at www.madisonobserver.org
--the progressive cases for voting kerry or cobb or nader
--why coreweekly is garbage (not the actual headline, but i wish it were)
--madison warming center stuff-- why this city needs a better shelter system
--a large feature on diversity/campus climate at UW and in madison as a whole.
--why terror cannot end terrorism
--good spots to get organic or vegetarian hamburgers
--the racist dress codes at brothers and johnny o's
--the need for an independent media
--why voting isn't enough
--the state of the abortion-rights movement
--4-6 solid music reviews in each issue with a LARGE emphasis on hip hop and local music
--media misrepresentation of people-of-color
--the list could go on and on...
check it out.