A couple of new sites I'll be linking to
Because you can't trust the bastards: Corp Watch
For keeping up with and checking on military expenditures: Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments
Lot's of good info here, including the intel and homeland security communities: GlobalSecurity.org - innovative approaches to emerging security challenges
One of my favorite pages: MEGA START PAGE
. And it is a MEGA start. Lot's of interesting links besides your usual sources, including categories of links like Underground, Media/Special Topics, Millennialism, Crypto(Hidden), and Politics and Conspiricys.
I know, they are time grabbers. You can spend alot of time browsing the sites, and I have over the past few years.