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Computer Security

This section is at the top because every activist should be especially concerned about computer security. These links will help keep you informed. While you are surfing the Internet, the Government and corporations will be spying on your Internet usage. Inform yourself about their tactics and implement strategies to protect your privacy.
 
mail.riseup.net - Riseup.net secure email service
Riseup.net offers secure email services to socially conscious individuals.
 
help.riseup.net - Riseup.net Communication Security
Why security matters: The increasing importance of information and communication has brought with it another phenomenon: the rise of a surveillance society. You can think of surveillance as an attempt by the powerful to maintain their dominance by asserting control over communication. Nation states have responded to new communications technology by pursuing an infrastructure that can easily be re-purposed for total social control.
 
www.eff.org - Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF is the leading civil liberties group defending your rights in the digital world. There is an amazing amount of computer security information here. Similar to how a software bug collection site helps keep your software secure, the EFF helps with the human side of things so that Congress and corporations are not undermining your Internet liberties. It is a constant struggle. Show them some love. After all, they are fighting for your online rights. The DEEPLINKS Blog is especially interesting.
 
www.torproject.org - Tor, the Onion Router
Like a VPN, but your traffic is bounced around the internet to many nodes to make it much more anonymous. A free software implementation of second-generation onion routing, a system enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the Internet. Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Using Tor protects you against a common form of Internet surveillance known as "traffic analysis." Traffic analysis can be used to infer who is talking to whom over a public network. Knowing the source and destination of your Internet traffic allows others to track your behavior and interests. This can impact your checkbook if, for example, an e-commerce site uses price discrimination based on your country or institution of origin. It can even threaten your job and physical safety by revealing who and where you are. For example, if you're travelling abroad and you connect to your employer's computers to check or send mail, you can inadvertently reveal your national origin and professional affiliation to anyone observing the network, even if the connection is encrypted.
 
grc.com - GRC | Security Now! Episode Archive
Hosted by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte, Security Now! is our weekly Internet security column and podcast. We take 30 to 90 minutes near the end of each week to discuss important issues of personal computer security. Sometimes we'll discuss something that just happened. Sometimes we'll talk about long-standing problems, concerns, or solutions. Either way, every week we endeavor to produce something interesting and important for every personal computer user. This show has embedded commercials for products, however, the content of this program is unmatched. Steve Gibson is one in a billion with his incredible knowledge of computer isues. GRC also has a plethora of information that you should read about keeping your computer secure. One of the most important things to know about is ARP CACHE POISONING.
 
www.securityfocus.com - SecurityFocus
SecurityFocus is designed to facilitate discussion on computer security related topics, create computer security awareness, and to provide the Internet's largest and most comprehensive database of computer security knowledge and resources to the public. It also hosts the BUGTRAQ mailing list.
 
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Independent News (Local Olympia)

KOWA 106.5 LP FM
KOWA 106.5 LP FM plays a wide variety of independent news and public affairs shows.
 
southpugetsoundimc.org - South Puget Sound Indymedia
Olympia & South Puget Sound Independent Media Center ((( i )))
 
olyblog.net - OlyBlog | 'We Are the Media'
OlyBlog is devoted to citizen journalism, including hyperlocal news and discussion specifically about Olympia, Washington. If you care about this community and are tired of corporate media, then this is the place for you.
 
www.olywip.org - Works In Progress
Works In Progress is a free, volunteer-operated progressive community newspaper based in Olympia, Washington. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Works In Progress and are solely those of the authors.
 
www.23citizens.info
Twenty-Three Citizens Who Care About Our Community : Following Builder / Realtor Election Spending. Info on developers contributions to local campaigns (Oly) from the Public Disclosure Commission, www.pdc.wa.gov
 
olympiaworkers.net - Olympia Workers Resource
This website is an educational resource for working people in the Olympia Washington area featuring local and international labor news.
 
olyevents.net - Olympia Community Calendar
Olympia Festivals & Community Events. A decentralized, do it yourself calendar for all types of Olympia area events
 
www.oly-wa.us/greenpages/ - South Sound Green Pages
South Puget Environmental Education Clearinghouse (SPEECH)
Green Pages is a newspaper serving people and organizations in the South Sound area who are concerned about environmental issues. We publish Quarterly, four times a year. Our goal is to provide news coverage and thoughtful commentary. Articles reflect the judgment of individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial staff or SPEECH.
 
www.olympiapowerandlight.com - Olympia Power & Light
Real local news for Olympia, Washington. Olympia Power & Light is an independent newspaper dedicated to all things Olympia, Washington. We write about local news, local art, local politics, local music, local businesses, local people, local community groups... you get the idea. We publish every two weeks, on Wednesday, and distribute copies for free at coffeeshops, bars, bakeries, libraries, cafeterias, college campuses, theaters, cool stores, and more -- over 70 places in all throughout greater Olympia.
 
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Independent News (worldwide)

www.mediaisland.org - Media Island International
The truth is getting harder to hide. Media Island International is a resource and networking center for individuals, organizations, and movements working on Social Justice, Economic Democracy, Ecological Sustainability, and Peace. We gather, evaluate, and distribute underpublished information on critical issues at strategic times.
 
www.indymedia.org - Independent Media Center ((( i )))
The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.
 
GlobalResearch.ca - Centre for Research on Globalization
The Global Research website publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, economic, strategic and environmental processes.
 
www.counterpunch.org - CounterPunch
America's Best Political Newsletter: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
 
www.commondreams.org - Common Dreams
One of the very best alternative news and current events sites. Frequently updated. Common Dreams is a nonprofit, progressive, nonpartisan citizens' organization. We are a powerful online voice for change. With millions of monthly readers around the world, we have become one of the most read progressive websites.
 
truth-out.org - Truthout
Fearless, Independent News and Opinion. Truthout works to broaden and diversify the political discussion by introducing independent voices and focusing on under-covered issues and unconventional thinking. Harnessing the expanding power of the Internet, we work to spread reliable information, critical thought and progressive ideas.
 
www.wikileaks.org - WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices.
 
warisacrime.org - War Is A Crime .org
(formerly AfterDowningStreet.org)
"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations." -- UN Charter

"all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land." -- US Constitution.

War Is A Crime .org is a nonpartisan coalition working to expose the lies that create and sustain wars and occupations and to hold accountable those responsible.
 

www.alternet.org - AlterNet
AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more. AlterNet publishes grassroots success stories and inspirational narratives alongside hard-hitting critiques of policies, investigative reports and expert analysis. AlterNet receives more than 1.5 million unique monthly visitors and more than 7.5 million monthly page views.
 
www.alternativenews.org - Alternative Information Center
The Alternative Information Center (AIC) was established in 1984 by Palestinian and Israeli grassroots activists as a bi-national organization to promote the human and national rights of the Palestinian people and a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis based on progressive principles and respect for international law.
 
www.rawstory.com - The Raw Story
The Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Founded in Boston in 2004, Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month. We're a big believer in transparency and the power of information to change lives. We also hold that telling the stories of those disenfranchised by popular media enriches our ability to understand and solve complex global challenges.
 
cryptome.org - Cryptome
Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance -- open, secret and classified documents -- but not limited to those.
 
www.soaw.org - SOA Watch: Close the School of the Americas
SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.
 
www.soaw.org - SOA Graduates Database
Our SOA Graduates Database contains more than 60,000 entries.
 
quixote.org - Quixote Center | Come Dream With Us
The Quixote Center is a faith-based, social justice center working with people who have few resources for their struggles. We strive to make our world, our nation, and our church more just, peaceful and equitable in their policies and practices.
 
www.nacla.org - North American Congress on Latin America
The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 that works toward a world in which the nations and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean are free from oppression and injustice, and enjoy a relationship with the United States based on mutual respect, free from economic and political subordination. To that end, our mission is to provide information and analysis on the region, and on its complex and changing relationship with the United States, as tools for education and advocacy - to foster knowledge beyond borders.
 
venezuelanalysis.com - Venezuela News, Views, and Analysis
Venezuelanalysis.com is an independent website produced by individuals who are dedicated to disseminating news and analysis about the current political situation in Venezuela. The site's aim is to provide on-going news about developments in Venezuela, as well as to contextualize this news with in-depth analysis and background information. The site is targeted towards academics, journalists, intellectuals, policy makers from different countries, and the general public.
 
www.enlacesamerica.org - Enlaces America
When we launched the Enlaces America project in 2002, we hoped that our efforts as adviser, facilitator, and support center for Latino immigrant organizations might someday culminate in a vibrant transnational network of Latino immigrants. We also dreamed of creating an international space where immigrant leaders could exchange ideas and learn from one another. Although these seemed like distant dreams six years ago, I am delighted to report that they both have come true.
 
www.cipcol.org - Center for International Policy
Plan Colombia and Beyond is produced by the Center for International Policy's Latin America Demilitarization Project, which includes CIP's Colombia Program and – together with the Latin America Working Group Education Fund and the Washington Office on Latin America – the “Just the Facts” regional military assistance-monitoring database.
 
sites.google.com/site/transborderproject/ - TransBorder Project
The TransBorder Project, directed by Tom Barry, is a program of the Center for International Policy. As a senior analyst at CIP, Barry specializes in immigration policy, U.S.-Mexico border issues, and homeland security. He writes for CIP's Americas Program.
 
www.cipamericas.org - CIP Americas - The Americas Program
With more than 30 years of experience in Latin American news and analysis, the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere. The CIP Americas Program has been documenting and linking up movements for social justice in the region for a decade now. Through our network of writers in countries throughout the hemisphere, we've traced the rise and travails of social movements and taken a hard look at the too-often negative role of U.S. foreign policy. In our writings, public speaking, media interviews and multimedia production, we have built up North-South dialog and helped inform and broaden networks to strengthen each other's efforts.
 
www.anarkismo.net - Anarkismo
Anarkismo.net is the product of international co-operation between anarchist organizations and individuals who agree with our Editorial Statement. It is intended to further communication, discussion and debate within the global anarchist movement.
 
americasmexico.blogspot.com - Americas MexicoBlog
The Americas MexicoBlog of the CIP Americas Program chronicles and analyzes, in English, the latest developments in the U.S. and the consequences in Mexico of U.S. policies in the War on Drugs, Immigration and Globalization, together with the related political dynamics in both countries.
 
www.truthdig.com - Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
The purpose of our news Web site is to provide you with insightful and accurate reporting on current subjects and on issues that need to be brought to your attention. We want to challenge conventional wisdom. We seek to offer a solid and reliable resource for those of you who want to explore particular topics by drilling deeply. In addition, it is our mission to create a home for thoughtful, provocative ideas from talented contributors and editors.
 
www.johnpilger.com - John Pilger Articles
The films and journalism of John Pilger. Read the biography of this incredible journalist.
 
news.infoshop.org - Infoshop News
Anarchist news, opinion and much more. An independent news service since 1997. "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
 
electronicintifada.net - The Electronic Intifada
The Electronic Intifada is an independent online news publication focusing on Palestine, its people, politics, culture and place in the world. Founded in 2001, The Electronic Intifada has won awards and earned widespread recognition for publishing original, high-quality news and analysis, and first-person accounts and reviews. The Electronic Intifada's writers and reporters include Palestinians and others living inside Palestine and everywhere else that news about Palestine and Palestinians is made.
 
palsolidarity.org - International Solidarity Movement
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli apartheid in Palestine by using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles. Founded by a small group of primarily Palestinian and Israeli activists in August, 2001, ISM aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian popular resistance by providing the Palestinian people with two resources, international solidarity and an international voice with which to nonviolently resist an overwhelming military occupation force.
 
www.freegaza.org - The Free Gaza movement
The Free Gaza movement is a human rights group that, since August 2008, has traveled nine times to Gaza by sea to break Israel's illegal stranglehold on 1.5 million Palestinian civilians. We entered Gaza successfully five times in 2008; however, we have been violently intercepted on the past four voyages, including Israel's MAY 31, 2010 lethal attack on our Freedom Flotilla, when nine of our colleagues were killed and many more injured by Israeli commandos. The Free Gaza movement and its coalition partners, the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza; IHH -- the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights, Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief; the International Committee to End the Siege on Gaza; Ship to Gaza Sweden and Ship to Gaza Greece are the only organizations that have sent boats directly to Gaza in defiance of Israel's criminal closure of the Gaza Strip. We sail as an expression of citizen nonviolent, direct action, confronting Israel's ongoing abuses of Palestinian human and political rights.
 
www.awalls.org - Anarchists Against The Wall
Reports from activist in Israel and Palestine who are trying to stop Israel's illegal occupation, colonialization and blockade of Palestine.
 
www.anarchistnews.org
The goal of anarchistnews.org is to provide a non-sectarian source for news about and of concern to anarchists. It is also to provide a location for discussion about such news. Everything has bias. The bias of this site is to promote an anarchist culture by providing a source of news and commentary of interest to and about anarchists. The goal is not to advocate for a particular anarchist practice but to serve a general anarchist need.
 
wallwritings.wordpress.com - Wallwritings
News analysis of politics, cinema, modern culture and the ambiguity of human existence addressed from a religious perspective.
 
www.cindysheehanssoapbox.com - Cindy Sheehans Soapbox
My latest blogs, radio show news, and activism updates!
 
www.justforeignpolicy.org - Just Foreign Policy
Just Foreign Policy is an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law and cooperation. Although Just Foreign Policy will focus exclusively on foreign policy, we appeal directly to Americans for whom foreign policy is not a primary concern.
 
www.humanrights.de - Human Rights Server
'Until the Lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter'. As the world is driving towards war it is important to bring out the truth in our countries. The server gives voice to the victims of war and oppression and it brings out the stories of courageous resistance and the desire for peace with justice.
 
www.humanrights-server.org - Human Rights Server
This website is run by the International Human Rights Association Bremen. As a group that has been formed through the self organization of refugees in Germany, the International Human Rights Association has worked together with the Tamil exile community for many years to highlight the persecution and discrimination of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka and to confront the problems that Tamils are subjected to in Germany.
 
prwatch.org - PR Watch
Reporting on spin and disinformation since 1994. PRWatch was a quarterly print publication from 1993 through 2009, when it migrated to a fully online publication with a biweekly electronic report.
 
sourcewatch.org - SourceWatch
'The Center for Media and Democracy publishes SourceWatch, this collaborative resource for citizens and journalists looking for documented information about the corporations, industries, and people trying to influence public policy and public opinion. We believe in telling the truth about the most powerful interests in society--not just relating their self-serving press releases or letting real facts be bleached away by spin. SourceWatch focuses on the for-profit corporations, non-profit corporate front groups, PR teams, and so-called "experts" trying to influence public opinion on behalf of global corporations and the government agencies they have captured. -Lisa Graves, Executive Director'
 
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Good sites for multimedia and Podcasts

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papertiger.org - Paper Tiger | PTTV
Paper Tiger has been creating fun, funky, hard-hitting, investigative, compelling and truly alternative media since 1981! The programs produced at PTTV have inspired media-savvy community productions and activism around the world. Our archive includes shows that provide critical analysis of media, educate about the communications industry and highlight issues that are absent from mainstream information sources. Through the distribution of our short documentary programs, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy, PTTV works to expose and challenge the corporate control of media. Because of the bias and misrepresentation of issues in mainstream media it is critical to include diverse perspectives in the process of making media. PTTV strives to increase awareness of how media can be used to affect social change. A public that can strategically and creatively use the media is necessary for a more equitable and healthy democracy.
 
english.aljazeera.net - Watch Now - Al Jazeera English
Watch the live English language version of Al Jazeera
 
www.democracynow.org - Democracy Now!
A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.
 
www.radio4all.net - A-Infos Radio Project
The A-Infos Radio Project: Broadcast Quality Programming via the Internet. This is a place where anyone can post their own radio programs. You can post a link to your content or upload it directly to their site. Be the media!
 
tv.globalresearch.ca - GlobalResearchTV
The CRG is a fully independent research and media group of writers, scholars, journalists, filmmakers and activists. It publishes a webpage at www.globalresearch.ca containing news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, economic, strategic and environmental processes.
 
submedia.tv - subMedia
subMedia is an independent multimedia production company that regularly produces a show called It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine and a 'zine called Molotov. They have also produced several feature length documenaries, including END:CIV, which is available as a free download.
 
www.unwelcomeguests.net - UNWELCOME GUESTS
The Unwelcome Guests Collective is a group of broadcasters who produce a weekly public domain 2 hour talk radio show on a range of topics. We aim to provoke and stimulate the listener, showing that a radically different world is not only possible, but is the only feasible choice.
 
www.btlonline.org - Between The Lines
Timely, In-Depth Progressive Analysis. Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour news magazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Because Between The Lines is independent of all publications, media networks or political parties, we are able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves. This award-winning program provides a platform for individuals and organizations generally ignored or marginalized in corporate media.
 
www.pbs.org - Bill Moyers Journal | PBS
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers returns to PBS with Bill Moyers Journal, a weekly program of interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy, and issues facing democracy.
 
therealnews.com - The Real News
Independent Video News, Blogs and Editorials - The Real News Network is a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism. Our staff, in collaboration with courageous journalists around the globe, will investigate report and debate stories on the critical issues of our times. We are viewer supported and do not accept advertising, government or corporate funding.
 
www.soaw.org - ¡Presente! - Videos | SOA Watch: Close the School of the Americas
The School of the Americas (renamed to Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) is a U.S. military training school for Latin American soldiers. Its graduates are consistently involved in the most heinous human rights abuses throughout the Americas. Since the truth about the school became known and the Pentagon was forced to release torture manuals that were used at the school, a human rights movement emerged to call for the closure of the SOA/WHINSEC. We are engaged in nonviolent direct action, media and legislative work and popular education.
 
fora.tv - FORA.tv - Videos on the People, Issues, and Ideas Changing the World
FORA.tv presents the web's largest collection of videos drawn from live events, lectures, interviews, and debates going on all the time at top universities, public forums, think tanks and conferences.
 
www.edmaysproductions.net - Seattle Pirate Television
Challenging the Corporate Media Blockade! The Pirate Television Production Company was started in 1997 and produces an award winning weekly 58 minute cable television series. Pirate TV has also shown on Free Speech TV and provides audio for David Barsamian's outstanding Alternative Radio and KEXP Mind Over Matters 90.3 FM Seattle. Pirate TV challenges the Media Blockade, bringing you independent voices, information and programming unavailable on the Corporate Sponsor-Ship. The show features talks, interviews and documentaries. The series, originally called "Crack the CIA" focused on exposing the secret foreign policy of the United States and the phony drug war but as the subject matter of the program expanded it was decided to drop the "Crack the CIA" moniker and just call the show "Pirate Television". A weekly one-hour program which is broadcast on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. on Seattle Community Media which broadcasts in the greater Seattle area on Comcast Channel 77 and Broadstripe Channel 23 and simulcast on www.seattlecommunitymedia.org. Broadcast times may be subject to change. So, check the broadcast schedule at Seattle Community Media if there is a problem viewing the show.
 
www.talkingsticktv.org - Talking Stick TV
KEXP DJ Mike McCormicks alternative public affairs media archive. A weekly one-hour program which is broadcast on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on Seattle Community Media which broadcasts in the greater Seattle area on Comcast Channel 77 and Broadstripe Channel 23. The show is also simulcast on www.seattlecommunitymedia.org. Broadcast times may be subject to change. So, check the broadcast schedule at Seattle Community Media if there is a problem viewing the show.
 
KEXP.org - Mind Over Matters
Tune in to the broadcast or listen live via the Internet stream. The Sustainability Segment presents one-on-one interviews with inspiring leaders and grass roots activists on a variety of environmental, social, and economic issues affecting life and the future of our planet. The Sustainability Segment is also available in the podcast archive.
 
www.johnpilger.com - John Pilger media
The films and journalism of John Pilger. Read the biography of this incredible journalist.
 
uprisingradio.org - Uprising radio archives
Subverting the the airwaves. Hear a fantastic new show each weekday.
 
www.flashpoints.info - Flashpoints
Flashpoints strives to provide the information needed to make informed judgements about the nature of specific violent political conflicts, the aspirations of the adversaries and the prospects for intervention or resolution. Above all, we try to remain impartial and present alternative viewpoints in the hopes of stimulating critical thought and informed debate.
 
www.alternativeradio.org - David Barsamian Podcasts
Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Our program is carried by over 125 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners. Our headquarters, with three paid staff, are located in Boulder, Colorado.
 
insubordination.blogspot.com - INSUBORDINATION Photo-Journalism
Featuring work by independent multi-media journalist Hans Bennett. Be it the war at home or abroad, the corporate media serves to protect the gangsters & terrorists in power. INSUBORDINATION is dedicated to using independent media for challenging all forms of illegitimate authority and oppression: white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, capitalism, ableism, militarism, mass incarceration, and all other "might makes right" bullying.
 
www.freespeech.org - Free Speech TV
Launched in 1995, Free Speech TV is an independent, publicly-supported, non-profit TV multi-platform digital media pioneer. Using both television and the Internet, Free Speech TV inspires viewers to become civically engaged to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable society. Free Speech TV is owned and operated by Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1974. Free Speech TV is based in Denver, CO.
 
www.theecologist.org - The Ecologist - Videos
Environment & Climate Change news & features plus green living advice
 
www.archive.org - Internet Archive and Wayback Machine
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages. Archive.org allows for uploading multiple, unlimited length media files that can each be up to 10 gigabytes in size. Once uploaded, the media is automatically converted into multiple formats of varying quality. They also allow for everyone to easily download all of the media (including the original) at highspeeds or to simply view it online. The Wayback Machine allows viewing older verions of web pages. It is a handy tool for viewing now defunct websites.
 
www.archive.org - Internet Archive News & Public Affairs media collection
An analysis of news and public affairs independent from traditional corporate media is available from this diverse video library. From Democracy Now's daily news program, to three days of TV news coverage following the 911 attacks, to Mosaic's timely clips of Middle East newscasts, to UCSF's Tobacco Industry Videos: These collections offer an alternative way to view and interpret current news and public affairs. Many of these videos are available for free download. Alternative Views is especially good!
 
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Streaming Multimedia

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frolympia.org - Free Radio Olympia 98.5 FM
Free Radio Olympia is an unlicensed, direct action micropower radio station broadcasting at 100 watts on 98.5 FM in Olympia, Washington, Cascadia. We have been on the air since March 2001. FRO is committed to providing a service to the community by creating access to the airwaves and bringing unregulated, uncensored media to our listeners in the spirit of free speech and freedom of the press. Plays with VLC, etc.
 
freakradio.org - Free Radio Santa Cruz
Free Radio Santa Cruz has been on the air for over twelve years without a license. We broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in defiance of federal regulations. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is charged with regulating the airwaves in the public interest. We believe that it has failed to do so and has proved itself to be controlled by monied interests. We go on the air to protest corporate control of the airwaves, to bring local control and local accountability to our community media, to produce and broadcast a diversity of programs that are simply unavailable on corporate controlled stations. We do not air advertisements, we do not do pledge drives, we do not have sponsors or underwriters. Plays with VLC, etc.
 
www.catalystradio.org - Catalyst Radio
Catalyst Radio was initially conceived in late 2010 during a Hacktionlab convergence in Bradford, UK, by a number of radical radio producers and independent media makers, including Dissident Island (London), Radio Interference (Bradford), Radio Kebele (Bristol), Redbricks Radio (Manchester) and other independent media producers, such as Radio Vague. It was born from a desire to create a UK wide radical radio network that collectively uses a single Internet platform for the streaming of live and pre-recorded radio content presenting points of view generally diverging from those of the more established, and mainstream, media. Given its political and techno-social foundations, Catalyst is designed to encourage and multiply independent, DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIT (do-it-together) media production, specifically radio, as well as connect and support radical radio makers and media enthusiasts. Moreover, it has been set up to be owned and operated by its community, namely those broadcasting on it, organising it, participating in it, and listening to it. As such it draws great inspiration from long term independent media projects such as Indymedia. Copy this link to listen to Catalyst Radio via your media player.
 
dir.xiph.org - Icecast streaming multimedia directory
MP3 streams, webradios, Ogg Vorbis streams... If you want to listen to music, free music, this stream directory is the right place for you. Icecast YP is just like Shoutcast.com, featuring radio listings. Plays with VLC, etc.
 
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Women's Issues

www.lifeandlibertyforwomen.org - Life and Liberty for Women
Life and Liberty for Women is a new 501C nonprofit organization dedicated to aggressive abortion rights education. Life and Liberty for Women Proudly affirms that Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in this country, correctly and morally balanced the right to life and liberty of woman and fetus. Life and Liberty for Women believes that potential life is entitled to quality of life and it's never wrong or immoral for a woman to conclude that she can't provide that for her child or that she cannot give up her child for adoption.
 
www.naral.org - NARAL Pro-Choice America
We are made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, we protect a woman's right to choose.
 
www.prch.org - Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
PRCH has Charity Navigator's highest rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
 
www.now.org - National Organization for Women (NOW)
Taking action for women's equality since 1966. News from NOW: stories about women and feminism, action alerts, and more
 
feminist.org - Feminist Majority Foundation
Breaking News, Feminism from Affirmative Action to Sexual Harassment to Women's Sports. The Feminist Majority Foundation works for social and political and economic equality for women by using research and education to reduce violence against women, promote abortion rights and birth control access, global women's rights. The Feminist Majority Foundation Online features daily feminist news, issues of sex discrimination, abortion and birth control, domestic violence, sexual assault, pay equity, women's equality in jobs, women's and girls' equality eduation, and women's and girls' equality in sports, a feminist career center.
 
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Indigenous Network Organizations

www.ienearth.org - Indigenous Environmental Network
A network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions.
 
www.ienearth.org - REDOIL [Resisting Environmental Destruction On Indigenous Lands]
Indigenous peoples in the United States, Canada and the Americas have experienced systematic and repeated violations by oil, gas, and mining industries infringing on our inherent right to protect our traditional lands and our treaty rights. These industries violate our human rights and create unconscionable destruction to traditional territories that have sustained us for time immemorial.
 
www.myspace.com - International Indian Treaty Council on Myspace
 
supportblackmesa.org - "Big Mountain" - Black Mesa Indigenous Support!
Black Mesa Indigenous Support (BMIS) is a grassroots, all volunteer run collective dedicated to working with and supporting the indigenous peoples of Black Mesa in their Struggle for Life and Land who are targeted by & resisting unjust large-scale coal mining operations and forced relocation policies of the US government.
 
www.blackmesawatercoalition.org - Black Mesa Water Coalition
Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples' cultures, with the vision of building sustainable and healthy communities. BMWC strives to empower young people while building sustainable communities.
 
64.38.12.138 - Indianz.Com
Your American Indian and Native American news, information, and entertainment resource. Indianz.Com provides up-to-date, relevant resources about Native American / American Indian tribes in the United States and Alaska and First Nations communities in Canada.
 
indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com - Indian Country Today Media Network
Native & American Indian News, Culture, Music, Art and More. Each day the Indian Country Today Media Network team will bring you essential news and information from Indian country, entertain you with new voices and cultural highlights, and give life to the most vibrant voices in the national community. We are also offering superb online services in the areas of education, business and events–everything from listings of tribal colleges to the latest pow wows.
 
www.nativeamericacalling.com - NATIVE AMERICA CALLING
Native America Calling is a live call-in program linking public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together in a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Each program engages noted guests and experts with callers throughout the United States and is designed to improve the quality of life for Native Americans. Native America Calling is heard on 52 stations in the United States and in Canada by approximately 500,000 listeners each week.
 
reznetnews.org - Reznet News | Reporting from Native America
Reznet is a Native American news, information and entertainment Web site that also trains and mentors American Indian college students around the country as they prepare for journalism careers.
 
desert-rock-blog.com
This blog contains articles related to the coal-fired power plants and mines within and around the Navajo Nation, and the ongoing efforts of Navajo citizens who advocate for clean air, clean water, the protection of our sacred homeland, and the health of the Navajo people.
 
www.honorearth.org - Honor the Earth
Honor the Earth is a Native-led organization, established by Winona LaDuke and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, in 1993 to address the two primary needs of the Native environmental movement: the need to break the geographic and political isolation of Native communities and the need to increase financial resources for organizing and change. We believe a sustainable world is predicated on transforming economic, social, and political relationships that have been based on systems of conquest toward systems based on just relationships with each other and with the natural world. As our mission states, we are committed to restoring a paradigm that recognizes our collective humanity and our joint dependence on the Earth.
 
www.indigenousaction.org - Indigenous Independent Media Action
Indigenous Action Media (IAM) was founded on August 25th, 2001 to provide strategic media support and action to directly address issues impacting Indigenous communities. IAM offers media strategy consultation and support in the face of environmental & social injustices. We do this through direct support, workshops, web and graphic design services, documentaries and youth empowerment projects.
 
www.leonardpeltier.org - Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
"Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity. But silence is impossible. Silence screams. Silence is a message, just as doing nothing is an act. Let who you are ring out & resonate in every word & every deed. Yes, become who you are. There's no sidestepping your own being or your own responsibility. What you do is who you are. You are your own comeuppance. You become your own message. You are the message. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse - Leonard Peltier"

US Postal Money Orders can be sent to Leonard for his commissary account at:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Leonard Peltier
#89637-132
PO BOX 474701
Des Moines Iowa 50747-0001
 

indigenouswomenforjustice.org - Indigenous Women for Justice
The IWJ is a unity sisterhood of women from the indigenous nations located in what is commonly called the United States and Canada. To be a member of the Indigenous Women for Justice you don't have to carry a banner, or march down Main Street, or participate in any action that creates fear of persecution or retribution; membership to the IWJ is in your heart and through your prayers.
 
www.shundahai.org - The shundahai health network!
Shundahai Network is dedicated to breaking the nuclear chain by building alliances with indigenous communities and environmental, peace and human rights movements. We seek to abolish all nuclear weapons and an end to nuclear testing. We advocate phasing out nuclear energy and ending the transportation and dumping of nuclear waste. We promote the principles of Environmental Justice and strive to insure that indigenous voices are heard in the movement to influence U.S. Nuclear and environmental policies. All of our campaigns and events incorporate the values of community building, education, spiritual ceremonies and nonviolent direct action.
 
www.humanrights.de - American Indian Page
Leonard Peltier; Native American Prisoners; Action Alerts; American Indian Sites 'n' Links
 
www.redwiremag.com - Redwire Native Youth Media
We are a collective of Native youth creating uncensored spaces for youth to find their own voice. All of our media projects are initiated and led by youth, inspiring creativity, confidence, motivation and action. Our journey began as Redwire Magazine; we then incorporated as Redwire Native Youth Media Society in 2002. We are a media and arts organization dedicated to the power and healing of unhindered expression. We maintain a youth staff and board fostered with the support of elders, past staff and community mentors.
 
www.nativemovement.org - Native Movement
Motivating humanity toward balanced relations with each other and Mother Earth.
 
www.welrp.org - White Earth Land Recovery Project
The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation, while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage.
 
www.ipcb.org - Indigenous People's Council on Biocolonialism
The IPCB is organized to assist indigenous peoples in the protection of their genetic resources, indigenous knowledge, cultural and human rights from the negative effects of biotechnology. The IPCB provides educational and technical support to indigenous peoples in the protection of their biological resources, cultural integrity, knowledge and collective rights.
 
www.transformcolumbusday.org - Transform Columbus Day Alliance
The Transform Columbus Day Alliance actively rejects the celebration of Christopher Columbus and his legacy of domination, oppression, and colonialism. We also reject historical misconceptions regarding Columbus and his "discovery" of the Americas.
 
www.gwichinsteeringcommittee.org - Gwich'in Steering Committee
Gwich'in Steering Committee works to protect the coastal plain (Area 1002) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, calving ground of the Porcupine River caribou herd.
 
www.thundervalley.org - Thunder Valley — Native Youth on the Move
Empowering Lakota youth and families to improve the health, culture and environment of our community, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity.
 
drawingonindians.blogspot.com - Drawing on Indians
The 500+ year history of our crazy culture and its unique obsession
 
www.ucdenver.edu - Fourth World Center
The Fourth World Center website is no longer available. For more information, contact Glenn T. Morris at (303) 556-2850. See an archive of the site on Archive.org. Fourth World at Wikipedia.
 
www.wsdp.org - Western Shoshone Defense Project
Mission: To affirm Newe (Western Shoshone) jurisdiction over Newe Segobia (Western Shoshone homelands) by protecting, preserving, and restoring Newe rights and lands for present and future...
 
www.conaie.org - Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE)
(Spanish language document)
 
www.defendersoftheland.org - Defenders of the Land - Canada
Defenders of the Land, a network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada, including Elders and youth, women and men, was founded at a historic meeting in Winnipeg from November 12-14, 2008. Defenders is the only organization of its kind in the territory known as Canada - Indigenous-led, free of government or corporate funding, and dedicated to building a fundamental movement for Indigenous rights. We will be holding a second gathering this year, where we will decide on collective action and a strategy to build the movement through education and organizing.
 
shawlsociety.blogspot.com - S.H.A.W.L. (Sovereignty, Health, Air, Water, Land) Society
SHAWL Society is a grassroots advocacy group, based on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington. The major focus of this effort involves developing community education and strategies to address impacts of radiation exposure due to 50 plus years of uranium mining and milling on this reservation.
 
sustainablenations.org - Sustainable Nations Development
We Envision the Re-Development of Thriving, Ecologically, Culturally and Economically Sustainable Native Nations
 
tonatierra.org - Tonatierra
The Indigenous human rights organization. To create and sustain a Cultural Embassy of the Indigenous Peoples That will support local-global and holistic indigenous community development initiatives in education, culture, and economic development in accord with the principles of Community Ecology and Self Determination.
 
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Organizations We Like

www.freepress.net - Free Press
Free Press is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.
 
www.amnesty.org - Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.
 
ccrjustice.org - Center for Constitutional Rights
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
 
www.npsctapp.blogspot.com - National Public Service Council To Abolish Private Prisons
"When once a republic is corrupted there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principle" - THOMAS JEFFERSON
 
www.rethinkingschools.org - Rethinking Schools
In 1986, a group of Milwaukee-area teachers had a vision. They wanted not only to improve education in their own classrooms and schools, but to help shape reform throughout the public school system in the United States. Today that vision is embodied in Rethinking Schools. Rethinking Schools began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries.
 
www.wearenotyoursoldiers.org - WE ARE NOT YOUR SOLDIERS!
There is an epidemic sweeping through American high schools. Youth sign up for the military by the 1000’s, feeling some sort of obligation to serve their country. 9/11 often serves as a means and justification for this feeling. We don’t have any obligation to fight in wars that began when we could barely grasp the meaning of such an act using tactics so monstrous that millions of innocent people have died. The only obligation we have is to the future of humanity. As bombs rain down on civilian populations, children are literally tortured, and Nuremberg standards identify war crimes every single day: we cannot be silent. No matter how much they try to convince us these wars belong to us, we can’t cave in. The only war we should be fighting is one against the militarization of our generation. We should fight to keep the recruiters out of our schools and neighborhoods, away from our friends and family, and most importantly entirely out of new recruits. This fight can begin right now. You can initiate it.
 
www.jubileeusa.org - Jubilee USA
Joining hands to break the chains of debt. In the Jubilee Year as quoted in Leviticus, those enslaved because of debts are freed, lands lost because of debt are returned, and community is restored. Today, international debt has become a new form of slavery. Take a detailed look at what we're doing to restore right relationships and why we do it.
 
www.nukefree.org - Breaking Nuke News
The NukeFree.org website serves as an information hub providing up-to-the minute news on the most important nuclear power industry battles taking place across the country. We work closely with other groups monitoring energy issues and will let you know where key battles are shaping up and how you can help stop further funding for the nuclear power industry. It is also a resource providing background and references to learn more about nukes and alternative energy technologies. NukeFree.org works with the environmental / scientific communities to keep musicians, artists and others educated about nuclear and safe energy issues, as well as advising people how they can best impact energy legislation - using their voices and resources to support positive new green proposals and fight against boondoggles like the nuke loan guarantees. Together we can make a difference!
 
rachelcorriefoundation.org - Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice is a grassroots, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that conducts and supports programs that foster connections between people, that build understanding, respect, and appreciation for differences, and that promote cooperation within and between local and global communities. The foundation encourages and supports grassroots efforts in pursuit of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice, which we view as pre-requisites for world peace. Continuing the work begun and envisioned by our daughter, Rachel Corrie, our initial emphasis has been on Israel/Palestine.
 
olympiarafahmural.org - Olympia-Rafah Mural Project
The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project began in 2006 and results from the collaborative effort of more than 150 groups and individuals–from the local to the global, from Olympia, Washington to the Americas, from Europe and Asia to Rafah, Palestine. This multi-media project builds relationships across movements, issues, cultures and great distances. It honors those who have lost their lives striving for liberation, and seeks to strengthen and make more visible the efforts of some of the many organizations and individuals who work for justice and dare to imagine a different world.
 
www.olympiafood.coop - Olympia Food Co-Op
The purpose of the Cooperative is to contribute to the health and well being of people by providing wholesome foods and other goods and services, accessible to all, through a locally oriented, collectively managed, not-for-profit cooperative organization that relies on consensus decision maiking. We strive to make human effects on the earth and its inhabitants positive and reniewging and to encourage economic and social justice. The Olympia Food Co-Op was the first grocery store in the United States to boycott Israeli products in protest to their illegal occupation, colonialization and blockade of Palestine.
 
www.ifconews.org - IFCO / Pastors for Peace
Pastors for Peace is an ecumenical agency whose mission is to help forward the struggles of oppressed peoples for justice and self-determination. Pastors for Peace is a special ministry of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, and was created in 1988 to pioneer the delivery of humanitarian aid to Latin America and the Carribean. Many thousands of people have participated since our founding in more than 40 caravans to Mexico and Central America, 16 to Cuba and many delegations and work brigades. Join us to learn about the reality of the country, make a difference to the people there -- and to your own life!
 
www.tctv.net - Thurston Community Television (TCTV)
Thurston Community Television is a membership organization that provides public, educational, and government access television in greater Thurston County, Washington. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under contract to Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston County. TCTV provides access channel management, training and production support to local residents, groups, government agencies and educational institutions. Our programming is seen on access channels on the Comcast cable system in Thurston County. Membership is open to any Thurston County resident or non-profit organization located in Thurston County.
 
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Periodicals

www.colorlines.com - COLORLINES
Colorlines.com is produced by a multiracial team of writers whose daily reporting and analysis serves as a leading voice on a broad range of issues including politics, immigration reform, the economy and jobs. We cover pop culture and Capitol Hill with equal zeal, and we offer readers the opportunity to take action on these issues through our Action channel. Colorlines.com features dynamic, hard-hitting coverage of the day's stories as they unfold, synthesizing complicated stories with multimedia features and breaking open new conversations with investigative reporting. Colorlines.com covers stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers.
 
www.zcommunications.org - Z Magazine
Z is an independent monthly magazine dedicated to resisting injustice, defending against repression, and creating liberty. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances; and it aims to assist activist efforts for a better future.
 
www.adbusters.org - Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters
We are a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Our aim is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century.
 
www.eatthestate.org - Eat the State!
Eat the State! is a shamelessly biased political journal. We want an end to poverty, exploitation, imperialism, militarism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, environmental destruction, television, and large ugly buildings, and we want it fucking now. We are not affiliated with any political group or party. We publish Eat the State! as a not-for-profit way of sharing information, resources, opinions, and hopefully inspiring action in our community.
 
www.dollarsandsense.org - Dollars & Sense: Real World Economics
Dollars & Sense publishes economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics, and critiques of the mainstream media's coverage of the economy. Our readers include professors, students, and activists who value our smart and accessible economic coverage.
 
www.inthesetimes.com - In These Times
In These Times is a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values. In These Times is dedicated to reporting the news with the highest journalistic standards; to informing and analyzing movements for social, environmental and economic justice; and to providing an accessible forum for debate about the policies that shape our future.
 
www.merip.org - MERIP | Middle East Research and Information Project
Middle East Report provides news and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources. The magazine has developed a reputation for independent analysis of events and developments in the Middle East. Understanding of the Middle East in the United States and Europe is limited and plagued by stereotypes and misconceptions. MERIP successfully addresses these limitations by addressing a broad range of social, political and cultural issues, and by soliciting writings and views from authors from the Middle East not often read in the West.
 
www.newint.org - New Internationalist
The New Internationalist workers' co-operative (NI) exists to report on the issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and powerless worldwide; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary to meet the basic needs of all; and to bring to life the people, the ideas and the action in the fight for global justice.
 
www.thenation.com - The Nation
The Nation will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred. -- from The Nation's founding prospectus, 1865
 
www.rethinkingschools.org - Rethinking Schools
In 1986, a group of Milwaukee-area teachers had a vision. They wanted not only to improve education in their own classrooms and schools, but to help shape reform throughout the public school system in the United States. Today that vision is embodied in Rethinking Schools. Rethinking Schools began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries.
 
www.sojo.net - Sojourners: Christians for Justice and Peace
Our mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.
 
www.theecologist.org - The Ecologist
Environment & Climate Change news & features plus green living advice
 
www.progressive.org - The Progressive
Peace and social justice since 1909. The Progressive is a monthly leftwing magazine of investigative reporting, political commentary, cultural coverage, activism, interviews, poetry, and humor. It steadfastly stands against militarism, the concentration of power in corporate hands, and the disenfranchisement of the citizenry. It champions peace, social and economic justice, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment, and a reinvigorated democracy. Its bedrock values are nonviolence and freedom of speech.
 
www.tricycle.com - Tricycle
Join an Online Community Like No Other. Buddhist Wisdom, Meditation, and Practices for Daily Life
 
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Alternative Health

crossroadstochange.info - Crossroads To Change
Our purpose is to integrate many different perspectives and self-help information in one spot. We will make recommendations of books and programs available to help you on your quest for the “New and Healthier” You. You will find information from Anxiety to Zen. The information will change from time to time because we are updating constantly.
 
www.cspinet.org - Nutrition Action Healthletter
Almost 2 million people read every information-packed issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter, making it the largest circulation health and nutrition newsletter in the North America. Best of all? No ads!
 
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Resource Sharing and Sustainable Living

www.foodnotbombs.net - Food Not Bombs
Food Not Bombs shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment. With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend another dollar on war? Food Not Bombs is one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements and is gaining momentum throughout the world. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty. Food Not Bombs is not a charity. This energetic grassroots movement is active throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Food Not Bombs is organizing for peace and an end to the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. For nearly 30 years the movement has worked to end hunger and has supported actions to stop the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people, end exploitation and the destruction of the earth.
 
www.reallyreallyfree.org - The Really Really Free Market
You have some stuff you don't need, everyone does. Share your extra items with your local community. It can be anything that you think someone else would want. In return, maybe you will find something that you need? That, however, is just scratching the surface. Really, Really Free Market can be whatever you make it. Because there is enough for everyone; Because sharing is more fufilling than owning; Because corporations would rather see landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free; Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy; Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money can buy; Because "free trade" is a contradiction of terms; Because no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community; Because life should be a picnic, but it only will be if we make it happen.
 
www.freecycle.org - The Freecycle Network™
Changing the world one gift at a time. The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,965 groups with 8,584,043 members around the world. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free. Olympia Freecycle
 
www.reuseitnetwork.org - ReUseIt Network (RIN)
The ReUseIt Network is an on-line forum that serves as a tool to make connections between community members who want to help each other, themselves, and their environment. In a disposable society where many items are discarded long before they have actually outlived their use, The ReUseIt Network helps get things from people who have them but don't want them to people who want them but don't have them. Our goal is to find new uses for unwanted items that would otherwise be thrown into the trash. The primary benefit is that it reduces the amount of reusable items that end up in the trash with a secondary benefit of reducing the overall amount of items thrown into landfills. Reusing items not only cuts down on goods in landfills, but also helps reduce the strain on our natural resources by keeping useable items in circulation, reducing the need to manufacture additional goods. The ReUseIt Network also provides an opportunity for those looking for an item to ask for it. Requests for items may jog the memory of someone who has an unused item stashed in the garage or basement waiting to be used. It is a great way to help get rid of those things which we may have forgotten, giving every member the chance to ReUseIt! All transactions must be free, legal, and family-friendly.
 
freefarmstand.org - Free Farm Stand
The Free Farm Stand, an all-volunteer run project of the No Penny Opera (a tax exempt organization) is about sharing the wealth of urban farms and gardens. We strive to attain the following goals: help make locally grown, fresh and nutritious organic produce accessible to all, especially those families and individuals on low-incomes and tight budgets; help empower people who have the space to grow their own food and become more self-reliant; promote good nutrition and health. What we do: We grow as much food as can in San Francisco and distribute it for free at our Free Farm Stand. We act as a gathering place in the Mission to encourage community growth and involvement. This effort revolves mostly around gathering surplus food from neighborhood gardens, various farmer's markets, community gardens, public and private fruit trees, and hosting a space where this bounty can be shared with all. We also work with Produce to the People who harvests organic fruit from backyard fruit trees and public spaces and brings it to our Free Farm Stand.
 
www.fullcircles.org - Full Circles
Full Circles is a Canadian group that is designed around the circle of life, going from undeveloped simple living to the full benefits of our technological society and back to a simpler way of life, with our society going full circle. Our Mission is to reduce our individual and collective environmental footprints on our home, the Earth by actively, energetically and positively promoting values of sustainability and conservation of resources. FULL CIRCLES will offer education, opportunity, and venues for individuals and communities to learn, to interact, to collaborate and to take action.
 
www.couchsurfing.org - CouchSurfing
CouchSurfing is an international non-profit network that connects travelers with locals in over 230 countries and territories around the world. Since 2004, members have been using our system to come together for cultural exchange, friendship, and learning experiences. Today, over a million people who might otherwise never meet are able to share hospitality and cultural understanding.
 
www.warmshowers.org - Warmshowers
Warmshowers.org is a site for reciprocal hospitality for touring bicyclists.
 
www.actforclimatejustice.org - Mobilization for Climate Justice
Help Organize for Urgent Action on Climate Change. The Mobilization for Climate Justice is a North America-based network of organizations and activists who have joined together to build a North American climate justice movement that emphasizes non-violent direct action, public education and community organizing to mobilize for effective and just solutions to the climate crisis.
 
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Multimedia Software

www.getmiro.com - Miro, the open-source media player
Miro includes a huge podcast directory that you can browse for just about any type of content including a large amount of public affairs multimedia. Miro also allows you to easily publish your media for easy access to all Miro users. Miro is one of the world's most popular free, open-source software projects. But it's more than just great software: Miro is part of a fight to keep online video open. Dozens of major corporations are trying to lock video creators and viewers into closed and proprietary distribution systems. To them, proprietary models are just a way to make money by forcing viewers and creators to use their products. But if companies act as gatekeepers deciding what people see and what they don't, free speech online is threatened. Miro is recommended by Democracy Now!.
 
videolan.org - VLC Media Player
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. The VLC media player works well and will allow for transcoding and also saving of streaming media. The VLC media player is recommended by Democracy Now!.
 
www.ffmpeg.org - FFMpeg - The multimedia Swiss Army Knife.
FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec - the leading audio/video codec library. Not much compares to what this multimedia utility can do!
 
www.icecast.org - icecast
icecast is free, open source server software for streaming multimedia.
 
en.wikipedia.org - List of video editing software
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
en.wikipedia.org - List of audio editing software
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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Miscellaneous links

www.wunderground.com - Olympia Weather (Is it summer yet?)
Weather Underground provides weather information for worldwide locations, including current conditions, hourly forecasts, radar and satellite maps. Specialized weather products include severe weather alerts, hurricane tracking, ski and sports weather, marine and aviation weather and user-contributed photographs.
 
www.democracyinaction.org - DemocracyInAction - Post online petitions
Empowering small, progressive nonprofits with technology and support. DemocracyInAction provides & supports online organizing technology on the popular Salsa platform priced to stretch your charitable dollars farthest -- freeing you to pour resources into your mission and strategy.
 
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