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Progressive and Activist sites:

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Multipointer Sites

Bay Area Progressives
Ken Cheetham's excellent BA Progressive calendar has come to the web, along with a directory of about 900 progressive groups in the Bay Area.
Cafe Progressive
Extensive resource directory, content for eductors and activists, editorials and a forum for interaction.
Design for Social Change
Links to organizations which address social change.
EDIN
Economic Democracy Information Network presents progressive economic, labor, diversity, gender, socialist, environmental, and social welfare information.
Essential Information
Links to a variety of organizations involved in a variety of projects which encourage citizens to become active and engaged in their communities. Includes both US and international issues.
MacroNet
Macrocosm USA's clearinghouse for progressives. Lots of fabulous resources.
Netaid.org
Using the net to fight extreme poverty. Links on human rights, environment, education, health and more.
One World Supersite
Over 100 social justice and sustainable development organizations under one roof (based in the UK). The latest news, action updates and lots more.
Progressive Directory
PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet and Anti-RacismNet.
Act For Change from Working Assets
Making it easy for people to become online activists and speak out on behalf of progressive issues. By combining progressive news with opportunities for citizen action, ActForChange is a powerful and far-reaching catalyst for social change.

Resources around current events

9-11 Anti-War Resources
Holt Labor Library provides links to a variety of organizations and sites.
Take Action! Join the Youth of the World!
International Peace Bureau array of actions you can take on behalf of justice and peace.
Attack on America
Friends Committee on National Legislation offers actions and background material.
EarthToBush.com
Earth To Bush: No Iraq War! Resources for a more Peaceful, Just, and Democratic World.
United for Peace
A collaboration of national and international peace and social justice organizations and scores of local places of worship, peace centers, and community organizations. We all share the belief that the commemoration of September 11 and the loss of thousands of innocent lives that happened on that day should bring us together to work for a peaceful future, not a future of more war and violence.
Not in Our Name
They are organizing ads and concerts and events. They offer a Pledge of Resistance and Statement of Conscience against war with Iraq.
Fellowship of Reconciliation - Iraq Campaign of Conscience
A nonviolent campaign of conscience to help end sanctions on Iraq.
Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)
Working to improve humanitarian conditions in Iraq through education and advcocy in the U.S.
Veterans for Peace
Veterans working together for Peace & Justice through Non-violence.

CDT's Cyber Security Page
. CDT believes that surrendering freedom will not purchase security, that democratic values are strengths not weaknesses, and that open communications networks are a positive force in the fight against violence and intolerance.

Bearing the Unbearable
Buddhist Peace Fellowship offers this Web site will serve as a tool to deepen our understanding of the events of 9/11 and to take skillful action.

Political Action

Democrats Online
Progressive, reform-minded Democrats plan an online site to promote net.awareness and progressive values.
Green Parties of North America
Cameron's Spitzer's page on the Greens with Green Party platforms and links.
House of Representatives Write Yours Page
Zip + 4 lookup and a form to fill out to contact your Representative.
Interactive Democracy
Email all of your favorite governmental and media types through the web! Maintained by Conservative Generation X, a Gen X Republican group.
Project VoteSmart
Congressional voting records and other factual info. They have a zip+4 to district engine which lets you know who represents you.
Democracy Rising
An organization founded by Ralph Nader as a means to educate and empower citizens throughout the country.

Arm The Spirit
An autonomist/anti-imperialist information collective based in Toronto, that provides a wide variety of material, including info on political prisoners, national liberation struggles, armed communist resistance, anti-fascism, the fight against patriarchy, and more.
Californians for Justice
Fighting Prop 209 and defending affirmative action in California.
Common Cause
A nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government.
Federation of American Scientists
FAS conducts analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy, including nuclear weapons, arms sales, biological hazards, secrecy, and space policy. FAS is the oldest organization dedicated to ending the arms race and avoiding the use of nuclear weapons.
Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF)
A "think tank without walls" that functions as an international network of more than 650 policy analysts and advocates. Unlike traditional think tanks, FPIF is committed to advancing a citizen-based foreign policy agenda--one that is fundamentally rooted in citizen initiatives and movements. Also weekly commentary and expert analysis is offered via the Progressive Response ezine.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
A Quaker lobby concerned with disarmament and peace and social justice issues.
Government Accountability Project
Internet resource for information about whistleblowing, governmental wrongdoing and official misconduct.
Grassroots.com
A nonpartisan, private forum for discussion for the public, as well as for political candidates and advocacy groups.
Hellraiser Central
Mother Jones Magazine brings you the latest action alerts.
How to Win
A Practical Guide to Defeating the Religious Right. A book by Radical Right Task Force.
The Human Rights Campaign
US Political activist group lobbies Congress, provides campaign support, and educates the public to secure equal rights for lesbian and gay Americans.
We the People
A membership organization dedicated to political reform and social justice. They sponsor the School of Sustainability and Jerry Brown's talk radio program on Pacifica.
Women Leaders Online
WLO is an organization dedicated to stopping the Radical Right agenda.
Women's Web World - The Feminist Majority Online
Action items and lots of resources for the political feminist.

Political Philosopy

Constitution Society
Archives of constitutional documents and commentary, references and LOTS of resources.
Internet Liberty Forum
Dedicated to spreading the basic values of classical liberalism (Came from Italian Classical liberalism vs. Social liberalism debate.).
New Rules Project from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Proposing new rules that build community by supporting humanly scaled politics and economics.

Labor Issues

Institute of Industrial Relations Library
One-stop resource for those seeking on-line contacts for Labor organizations.
Holt Labor Library
The mission of the Holt Labor Library is to make available to working people, activists, and scholars the theoretical, historical, and experiential dimensions of the class struggle in the advanced industrialized world in the 19th and especially 20th centuries.

American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. News, articles, history and much more are found at this Labor portal.
Hoosier Slim's Wobbly homepage
IWW and other labor issues.

Native and Aboriginal Peoples' Rights

First Nations/First Peoples Issues
Wounded Knee and other Native American rights issues.
Links to Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples Resources
Links provided by Yothu Yindi to Australian Aboriginal rights pages.
The Center for World Indigenous Studies
The Center serves as a clearinghouse of ideas between nations and between nations and states governments. The Fourth World Documentation Project on-line archive contains full text documents relating to the social, political, strategic, economic and human rights situations being faced by Fourth World nations in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, Melanesia and the Pacific.
Net Warriors, Indigenous Peoples Global Caucus
This site provides information and support for the many Indigenous Nations and Peoples working on the UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Shundahai Network
An international network of activists and organizations bridging the gap between the environmental, peace and justice and indigenous land rights communities.
Cultural Survival
A non-profit organization founded in 1972 to defend the human rights and cultural autonomy of indigenous peoples and oppressed ethnic minorities.
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
A non-profit organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.
Abya Yala Net
Information on Indigenous peoples in Mexico, Central, and South America.
Native Net
Extensive links and resources for Indigenous cultures around the world.
League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations of the Western Hemisphere (LISN)
A representational body of Indigenous Nations, groups and individuals of the Western Hemisphere of Mother Earth.
Indian Law Resource Center
Legal advocacy for the protection of indigenous peoples’ human rights, cultures, and traditional lands.

Peace and Conflict Resolution Resources

Conflict Resolution Network
The Conflict Resolution Network offers a Trainer's Manual and other resources toward creating conflict-resolving community in a culture of peace and social justice.
Conflict Resolution Resources
A large set of links is adapted from a list created by the National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution,
Nonviolence.org/
News & commentary on peace and nonviolence.
Peace Net
News headlines and action alerts.
Women Building Peace
A campaign to include women in peace negotiations as decision-makers, put women at the heart of reconstruction and reconciliation, strengthen the protection and representation of refugee and displaced women, end impunity for crimes committed against women and ensure redress, give women and women's organisations the support and resources they need to build peace.
Resources for Peace
Reviews and links to peace and social justice groups.

Atrium Society
Information about the Education for Peace and Martial Arts for Peace bookstore and educational services which help children and adults to recognize the roots of conflict, prejudice, nationalism, racism, and other forms of conditioned thinking.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience.
International Peace Bureau (IPB)
Bringing together people working for peace in many different sectors: not only pacifists but also women's, youth, labour, religious and professional bodies.
Kucinich Peace Efforts
Details of Rep. Dennis Kucinich's Department of Peace legislation and other peace resources.
Nonviolent Peaceforce
Creating a trained, international civilian peaceforce committed to third-party nonviolent intervention.
Negotiate Peace
This website from Ministry for Peace (UK) provides resources, briefings, background information, campaign materials and more for individuals and organisations wishing to take up the call from the People’s Initiative for Departments of Peace.
The International People's Initiative for Departments of Peace
Information to aid in becoming part of the campaign for a Ministry or Department of Peace in the government of countries throughout the world.

Studying Peace and Conflict Resolution

Peace and Conflict
A portal to peace studies and conflict resolution that provides links to university peace programs, journals, lists, dissertations and more.
Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
ASPR aims to contribute to the promotion of peace and peaceful conflict resolution and to the dissemination of practical ideas for peace, including its developmental and environmental aspects.
Carter Center
The Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights, wages peace by bringing warring parties to the negotiating table, monitoring elections, safeguarding human rights, and building strong democracies through economic development.
International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
ICCCR helps individuals, schools, communities, businesses and governments better understand the nature of conflict and how to achieve constructive resolution.
European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU)
Offering post-graduate programs in peace studies.
United Nations University
A university offering programs that contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. See section on Peace and Governance (many programs are Tokyo-based)
United States Institute of Peace
An independent, nonpartisan federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. USIP conducts basic and applied research on the origins, nature, and processes of peace and war and facilitates training in negotiation and conflict resolution.
University for Peace (Costa Rica)
An international institution of higher education for peace created by the United Nations General Assembly, Resolution 35/55. 5 December 1980. The University for Peace has the mission "to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings a spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples, and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations."
Women Waging Peace
A multi-year collaborative venture of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government-connects women addressing conflicts worldwide. The initiative breaks new ground by recognizing the essential role and contribution of women in preventing violent conflict, stopping war, reconstructing ravaged societies, and sustaining peace in fragile areas around the world.

Social Justice Resources

ACLU Freedom Network
Information on and from the ACLU, including news releases, legislative materials and educational software.
Action Coalition for Global Change
ACGC facilitates member organizations' working towards global peace; a sustainable environment; equal human rights for all; a just, global economy; and global ethics education.
Amnesty International USA
Amnesty is dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, to gaining fair trials for political prisoners, to ending torture and "disappearances," and to abolishing the death penalty throughout the world. See also Amnesty International Human Rights Caravan.
Global Exchange
A non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world. They are striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world. They do a lot of social justice work - if you find their splash page as confusing as I do, go to the site map for better navigation.
Human Rights Web
Information on human rights emergencies, UN human rights documents, prisoner of conscience bios, how to be a human rights activist and more.
InterAction: The American Council for Voluntary International Action
Coalition of international development, disaster relief and refugee assistance agencies. Member organizations all share the same basic goals of easing human suffering and strengthening people’s ability to help themselves.
Justice Net
Online service for groups and individuals addressing prisons, the criminal prosecution system and related justice issues.
Labor Net
A democratic communication network for the labor movement.
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Committed to the protection of civil and human rights in the United States. Info & resources for a variety of campaigns.
National Lawyers Guild
Bringing together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers and minority groups, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.
People for the American Way
People for is is committed to building a new progressive movement in America and fighting the Religious Right political movement.
Project Underground
Supporting the human rights of communities resisting mining and oil exploitation.
PROUT (PROgressive Utilization Theory)
PROUT seeks a harmonious balance between economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability, between individual and collective interests. Combining the wisdom of spirituality, with a universal outlook and the struggle for self-reliance, PROUTists are creating a new civilization discourse and planting the seeds for a new way of living.
Refugee Studies Centre
Its objectives are to carry out multidisciplinary research and teaching on the causes and consequences of forced migration; to disseminate the results of that research to policy makers and practitioners, as well as within the academic community; and to understand the experience of forced migration from the point of view of the affected populations.
Relief Net
ReliefNet is a non-profit dedicated to helping humanitarian organizations raise global awareness and support for relief efforts via the interent.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Combatting hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation. Klanwatch's Intelligence Report is archived. Info on the Teaching Tolerance curriculum resources is given.
Tolerance.org (a SPLC project)
The mission of Tolerance.org is to create a national community committed to human rights. Its goal is to awaken people of all ages to the problem of hate and intolerance, to equip them with the best tolerance ideas and to prompt them to act in their homes, schools, businesses and communities.
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center Library
A searchable collection of over ninety of the most important international human rights instruments -- treaties, declarations, and other materials -- together with authoritative citations.
University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Canadian and international rights projects are described and some resources are available online.
World Game Institute
Seeking ways of creating their Global Preferred State. Gamers ask the question "What do you want the world to look like 20 years from now?"
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)
An international NGO dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to protect human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities.
National Youth Rights Association
Fighting against age discrimination through issues such as the voting age, curfews, student rights, the drinking age and emancipation.

Multiculturalism and Fighting Bigotry

Multicultural Supersite
Multicultural education is a progressive approach for transforming education that holistically critiques and addresses current shortcomings, failings, and discriminatory practices in education.
Multicultural Pavilion
Resources for educators to explore and discuss multicultural education.
The Multiracial Activist (TMA)
An activist journal covering civil liberties issues of interest to biracial/multiracial individuals, interracial couples/families and transracial adoptees.
Diversity Central
Cultural Diversity at Work offers a place to increase Cultural Intelligence on the part of people and their organizations.
A web based educational resource and organization that combats the growing and evolving threat of online bigotry.
Teaching Tolerance
Resources for promoting interracial and intercultural understanding.
United Against Hate.org
A non-partisan campaign seeking to strengthen the Federal Hate Crimes Law.

Population Issues

The Population Institute
Advocating population stablization and creating awareness of the social, economic and environmental implications of rapid population growth.
Zero Population Growth
Grassroots organization concerned with the impacts of rapid population growth and wasteful consumption. Population pressures exacerbate acute social problems such as teen pregnancy, poverty, hunger, homelessness and crime. Continued population growth is foremost among the factors aggravating critical environmental problems such as urban sprawl< STRONG>, air and water pollution, deforestation, wildlife extinction, and climate change.

Intellectual Freedom

ACLU gopher
Anti-censorship resources.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Public policy organization that works to defend religious liberty by supporting the separation of church and state.
Banned Books
Discussions of and links to books which have been banned.
Book Banning, Burning, and Censorship
A multimedia exhibit by Book Stacks Unlimited.
Censorship Archive
Electronic Frontier Foundation Censorship Archive
CAF
Paper: "Computers and Academic Freedom: Sex, Censorship, and the Internet", with links to censorship policies at universities and libraries.
The File Room
A project for tracking censorship.
Feminists for Free Expression
Working to preserve the individual's right and responsibility to read, listen, view and produce materials of her choice, without the intervention of the state "for her own good."
Freedom Pages
Library policies, banned books and more.
Free! online news service
Freedom Forum offers this "...source of news and information about free press, free speech, free spirit and journalism issues worldwide."
FIRE - Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Devoted to free speech, individual liberty, religious freedom, the rights of conscience, legal equality, due process, and academic freedom on campuses in the USA.

Media

Activists! Comicbook
ACTIVISTS!, a new nonfiction PG-13 comic book celebrating youth who have, through nonviolent action, successfully fought for democracy, human rights, peace in the streets and quality schools and against racism, gay-bashing, rock and rap censorship and other tough issues.
Adbusters Media Foundation
Culture Jammers Headquarters - subversive looks at advertising and cultural programming.
FAIR
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) is the national media watch group offering well-documented criticism in an effort to correct media bias and imbalance.
Project Censored
Sonoma students & faculty explore and publicize the extent of censorship in our society by locating stories about significant issues of which the public should be aware, but is not, for one reason or another.

AlterNet.org
A project of the Independent Media Institute, AlterNet offers news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues.
Common Dreams News Center
An eclectic mix of politics, issues and breaking news with an emphasis on progressive perspectives that are increasingly hard to find with our corporate-dominated media.
Independent Media Center
A collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, objective, and passionate tellings of truth.
Progressive News providers
Links to publications & news services
Consortiumnews.com
News from the non-profit Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc.

TomPaine.com
Seeking to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by the mainstream media.
NY Transfer News Collective
"all the news that doesn't fit".
Working for Change
The American Prospect
Mother Jones Magazine
In These Times
Moving Ideas

Internet & Technology Issues

Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was founded to ensure that the principles embodied in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are protected as new communications technologies emerge.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure
Democracy and the Internet
A group that explores ways in which the internet can be exploited for democratic purposes.
Center for Democracy and Technology
Working to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.

Transformation and Spirituality in Service of Action

Cyberlab 7
CyberLab 7 is a new media organization dedicated to using media technologies in the service of life.
Findhorn Foundation
A spiritual community working on ecological projects, conflict resolution and more.
Global Vision
An international educational media campaign to sell the concept of "sustainability" as a global goal.
LightShift 2000
A universal global meditation scheduled for January 1, 2000 followed by Noon meditations on the first of each month to January 1, 2001 -- bridging the millennium in the sweetest and brightest possible light.
New Civilizations Network
A global network of people visualizing a better world and working on building it.
Project Mind
Reconciling science & spirit for world transformation.
21st Century Renaissance
Organization and web journal investigating and sharing the arts and sciences of living.
URI Peacebuilding
Stories and visions of interfaith peacebuilding activities.

Right Living and Livelihood, Community and Sustainable Development

Intentional Communities
A resource page for information on ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects and dreams...
Cohousing Network
Resources for thinking about collaborative housing and links to cohousing resources and groups.
Eco-Village Information Service
Promoting eco-villages, settlements which integrate sustainable human activities into the natural environment.
Intentional Communitity web site
Ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects and dreams...
Center for Sustainable Communities
Resources for understanding and starting sustainable communities, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
Context Institute
Their mission is to "serve as an effective catalyst for signficant cultural change toward a humane and sustainable world." Available online: In Context: A Resource For Humane Sustainable Culture.
Right to Know Network - RTK.NET
A network providing free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development.
Resilient Communities Project
Visioning transformation toward a better way of life. Articles, links and live discussions.
Co-Intelligence Institute
Living well WITH each other and life, creatively using diversity and uniqueness, consciously evolving together in partnership with nature, transforming culture. Use it for organizational development, better family relations, community renewal, and creating a more just and sustainable society.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Offering technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies. Throughout the country, communities are resisting "the chaining of America" through coalitions of independent retailers, environmental groups, neighborhood activists, trade cooperatives, city councils, zoning boards and planning commissions.
Modest Needs
One man's attempt to help his fellow humans through the tough spots. He gives a tithe of his money to those who need a little to get through the month.
Bagel Hole
Information to help people and communities to move to low-tech, alternative, sometimes hi-tech self-reliance, self-sustainability (no waste) and autonomy.

Socially Concious Spending

Working Assets LD
My long distance company - WALD gives 1% of phone charges to non-profit groups working to clean up toxic wastes, preserve rainforests, feed the hungry and more.
The Calvert Group
A socially responsible investment firm offering a wide range of funds for the investor.
Citizens Funds
A mutual fund family using both social and financial screens to chose stocks.
Green Money Online Guide
A guide to socially and environmentally responsible business, investing and consumer resources.
Pax World Fund
A socially responsible mutual fund founded in 1971 - the first mutual fund to adopt broad socially responsible standards for its investments.

Other Activism Resources

Cybrary of the Holocaust
Information and remembrance of the holocaust, plus pointers to museums and other sites remembering the Holocaust.
Demonstrator's Site
A resource for those who "take it to the streets". A project of the National Lawyers Guild, this site offers essential information for activists: news (reports from and on various demonstrations), notices (announcements of upcoming demonstrations), and references (including a "Demonstrator's Manual").
Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP)
Working to ensure that transportation policy and investments help conserve energy, protect environmental and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy, promote social equity, and make communities more livable. We emphasize the needs of people, rather than vehicles, in assuring access to jobs, services, and recreational opportunities.
Masquerade Project
Makers of fabulously decorated gas masks for free distribution at the IMF/World Bank and other protests.
Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)
An independent research and media group of progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order. The CRG webpage at http://globalresearch.ca based in Montréal publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on the interrelationship between social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes.

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