In addition to the Global Research website, the Centre is involved in book publishing, support to humanitarian projects as well as educational outreach activities including the organization of public conferences and lectures. The Centre also acts as a think tank on crucial economic and geopolitical issues.
The Global Research website at http://www.globalresearch.ca/ publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, economic, strategic and environmental processes.
The Global Research website was established on the 9th of September 2001, two days before the tragic events of September 11. Barely a few days later, Global Research had become a major news source on the New World Order and Washington's "war on terrorism".
Since September 2001, we have established an extensive archive of news articles, in-depth reports and analysis on issues which are barely covered by the mainstream media.
In an era of media disinformation, our focus has essentially been to center on the "unspoken truth".
During the invasion of Iraq (March-April 2003), Global Research published, on a daily basis, independent reports from the Middle East, which provided an alternative to the news emanating from the "embedded" journalists reporting from the war theater.
In early 2006, Global Research established a separate French language website, http://www.mondialisation.ca/, which reaches Francophone readers in Western Europe, North America, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
In 2007, we launched Spanish, Portuguese and German language pages, which contain translations of Global Research articles. Arabic, Italian and Serbian language pages were launched in 2008.
In June 2010, we launched The Global Research TV (GRTV) website, which features selected videos as well as commentary, analysis and news coverage
The articles in French are contained in a separate Mondialisation.ca archive. Those in other languages are contained in the main Globalresearch.ca archive.
Global Research articles are used as source material by college and university students. Moreover, numerous universities, libraries and research institutions have established a link to Global Research on their respective web sites.
Global Research has also become a source of specialized information and analysis for journalists.
Since 2001, Global Research has established an international network of authors, scholars and investigative journalists. Global Research counts among its regular contributors a number of prominent writers, researchers and academics as well as several promising young authors. Many Global Research authors have developed their own blog sites. Our focus has been to support our authors' blog sites, while also promoting several partner aternative media websites.
The Global Research archive (2001-2010) includes more than 18,000 articles and news reports. The Mondialisation.ca archive contains more than 6000 articles in French.
Our data bank (2005-2010) includes a classification by author, and by country. Also of interest is an archive of audio-video material.
Global Research is classified among the top 50 Alternative News Sources by http://www.world-newspapers.com/, Global Research is also recommended as a resource by the American Library Association (ALA).
In 2008, Global Research was awarded The First National Prize of the Mexican Press Club, for the "Best Research Website" at the international level.
In the course of the last few years, several Global Research authors have received awards for their writings.
Global Research has become one of the main alternative media websites in North America. While Global Research operates on a shoe string budget compared to the well-endowed establishment think tanks, it has more readers than the powerful Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
There is a new and unique development in human history that is taking place around the world; it is unprecedented in reach and volume, and it is also the greatest threat to all global power structures: the ‘global political awakening’. -Andrew Gavin Marshall