About RINF Alternative News

Launched in 2004 RINF Alternative News is one of the UK’s first completely self-financed and 100% independent news organisations.

If you’d like to get in touch I’m usually found lurking on or Facebook or Google + and welcome your thoughts and opinions.

About the Founder:

As a lone parent, the future of my children is my core motivation for running this website.

As our world continues to devolve into a surveillance society where dissidents are persecuted, endless war and bloodshed is conducted for the benefit of corporations, where a subservient press ignore journalistic standards and pander without question to an authoritarian government, and when my children ask me why they are forced to live in a world like this, I want to be able to look them in the eye and tell them that I – along with others, made a stand against it and tried to stop it.

My background is in web design and digital marketing. I left a lucrative career in the corporate sector to manage RINF fulltime.

Why RINF is needed: 

I established RINF to function as a vehicle for justice; to highlight political, military and corporate corruption, and to serve as a counter-voice to cut through the noise and hyperbole of a mainstream media which supports government policy without question or investigation.

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How RINF is Funded: 

To keep ourselves truly unbiased, unlike the vast majority of independent news organisations, we refuse to accept corporate or government grants in any shape or form and our funding is solely dependent on contributions from readers and banner ads.

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Article Guidelines:

I welcome high quality and informative articles that are factual and well researched. As with all news organisations, we reserve the right to edit and modify and submissions as we deem fit, this includes changing or removing content and hyperlinks that we do not feel is beneficial to our readership.

To be included in our ‘featured’ section, which is heavily promoted, we may require 48 hour exclusivity, we reserve the right to make changes to the headline and to add comments from the editor.


Since 2004 RINF has worked on a number of projects:

  • Free-to-attend events featuring prominent researchers, authors and activists.
  • Documentary films exposing political, corporate and social injustices.
  • British television show revealing the crimes of Western leaders.
  • Free web hosting for progressive campaigns and groups.

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About our reporters:

Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman is a writer, syndicated columnist, activist, News TV personality, and radio show host.

David Swanson 
David Swanson (born 1969) is an American activist, blogger and author.

Ellen Brown 
Ellen Hodgson Brown is an American author, political candidate, attorney, public speaker, and advocate of alternative medicine and financial reform, most prominently public banking.

Jonathan Cook
Jonathan Cook is an award-winning British author and journalist reporting from Nazareth on the Middle East, including the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Michael T. Snyder
Michael T. Snyder is the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog.

Paul Craig Roberts 
Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics.

Timothy Alexander Guzman 
Timothy Alexander Guzman is an independent researcher and writer with a focus on political, economic, media and historical spheres.

Tony Gosling 
Tony Gosling is a former BBC journalist who first discovered the Bilderberg Group during the 1990’s. 

Mac Slavo
Mac Slavo is the editor of ShtfPlan.

Colin Todhunter 
Colin Todhunter is originally from the UK and has spent many years in India. A former social policy researcher, his writing has been published in a wide range of newspapers, peer and non-peer reviewed journals and books, as well as on numerous prominent websites.

Eric Zuesse 
Eric Zuesse is an investigative historian and author.

And many more.

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Comment Guidelines: 

Please treat other commenters, article authors and this website with the same respect that you expect to be treated with. Racist, derogatory, abusive or personal attacks will not be tolerated. This includes childish or trolling behavior such as name-calling and personal insults. We encourage fact-based debate within these boundaries.

If your comment is coherent and uses factual information to make your point, but does contain racist remarks, instead of deleting the entire comment we reserve the right to remove the offensive content and publish the rest so that your voice can still be heard.

A list of prohibited words include:
Nigger, Cracker, Chink, Faggot, Paki, Kike, Anti-Semite.

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Thank you for your support,

Mick Meaney
RINF Alternative News