5 Calls - Calling members of Congress is an effective way to make your voice heard. Calls are tallied by staffers and the count is given to your representatives, informing them how strongly their constituents feel about a current issue. 5 Calls does the research for each issue, determining which representatives are most influential for which topic, collecting phone numbers for those offices, and writing scripts that clearly articulate a progressive position. You just have to call.
50 Years Is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice - A coalition of over 200 U.S. grassroots, women's, solidarity, faith-based, policy, social- and economic-justice, youth, labor and development organizations dedicated to the profound transformation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Network works in solidarity with over 185 international partner organizations in more than 65 countries. Through education and action, the Network is committed to transforming the international financial institutions' policies and practices, to ending the outside imposition of neo-liberal economic programs, and to making the development process democratic and accountable.
99Rise - A network of activists and organizers dedicated to building a mass movement to reclaim democracy in the U.S. from the domination of big money.
A World to Win - Campaigns for alternative democratic structures to the existing state that will enable society to reorganise the economy along co-operative, not-for-profit, self-management lines.
ACLU National Security Project - Advocates for national security policies that are consistent with the Constitution, the rule of law, and fundamental human rights. The Project litigates cases relating to detention, torture, discrimination, surveillance, censorship, and secrecy. Originally created as an informal working group after the September 2001 attacks, the National Security Project is now at the forefront of virtually every major legal battle relating to national security, civil liberties, and human rights.
ACT UP - Oral history, further information and resources.
Adalah - Legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel.
ADAPT - A national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.
Addamer - A Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. Offers support for Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners, and working to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.
Agenda Project - Goal is to return normal Americans to the center of the policy debate by cultivating an understanding of public policy, facilitating common action, and connecting the best ideas and the strongest leaders with engaged citizens, elected officials, the media, political insiders, and experts through a variety of in-person and on-line platforms. Founded by Erica Payne.
Alliance for Democracy - Seeks to end domination of the economy, government, culture, media and environment by large corporations.
Alliance for Global Justice - Nurtures organizations seeking fundamental change in international and national conditions that disempower people, create disparities in access to wealth and power, poison the earth, and plunder its resources. Support locally-based grassroots organizing by sharing political analysis, mobilizing for direct action, monitoring the centers of corporate and government power, expanding channels of communication, and sharing skills and infrastructure.
Allied Progress - A nationwide progressive advocacy organization that uses research and creative campaigns to stand up to Wall Street and powerful special interests and hold their allies in Congress and the White House accountable.
Alter Summit - Calling on organizations and movements to launch an alternative summit in order to restore democracy in Europe and to regain the democracy confiscated by the markets, the European Commission, the ECOFIN Council, and the ECB.
Amazon Watch - Works to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. Partners with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Working in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve individual liberties guaranteed to people in the U.S. Constitution and the laws of the U.S.
American Gulf War Veterans Association - Working to obtain justice and compensation for those affected by Gulf War illness. Provides information on gulf war illness, biological and chemical warfare, CFS, FMS, vaccines, anthrax, mycoplasma, and veteran support information.
Americans for Financial Reform - A coalition of nearly 200 national, state and local consumer, labor, retiree, investor, community, and civil rights organizations who have come together to spearhead a campaign for real reform in our banking and financial system.
Americans for Peace Now (APN) - Sister organization of Shalom Achshav, Israel's preeminent peace movement. APN's mission is to educate and persuade the American public and its leadership to support and adopt policies that will lead to comprehensive, durable, Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab peace, based on a two-state solution, guaranteeing both peoples security, and consistent with U.S. national interests.
antiterroristas.cu - Journalists, broadcasters and academics providing news, information and analysis relating to terrorism and acts of aggression against Cuba, as well as to the five Cubans unjustly incarcerated in the United States for defending their country against terrorism.
Appeals Worldwide - Specializes in producing appeals letters based on Amnesty International cases, for you to send to the authorities in the countries concerned.
Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (7amleh) - A professional Palestinian social media center, dedicated to improving the skills and capacities of Palestinian civil society in this field. 7amleh provides training to individuals and community-based groups on the skills and methodologies of social media activism, as well as focusing on creating and supporting grassroots media campaigns which aim to raise social awareness and political consciousness of disenfranchised and marginalised groups.
Arise Chicago - Building partnerships between faith communities and workers to figt workplace injustice through education, organizing and advocacy for public policy changes.
Around the Nation - Political, social and cultural events of interest to progressives.
Assata Shakur - An African-American activist, framed and convicted for murder. Member of the former Black Panther Party (BPP) and Black Liberation Army (BLA). Between 1971 and 1973. Escaped from prison in 1979, living in Cuba, in political asylum, since 1984. Shakur was accused of several crimes and was the subject of a multistate manhunt.
Avaaz - Empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers - -signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing "offline" protests and events -- to ensure that the views and values of the world's people inform the decisions that affect us all.
Avaaz - A global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. Its model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers: signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing "offline" protests and events.
Barbara Lee - Offices of Congresswoman from Ninth District in California. Information, issues and legislation, resource links.
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU) - A progressive spiritual community with a long-standing commitment to social justice. Campaigns include promoting inclusion and diversity, international solidarity, environmental stewardship, ending corporate rule, fair labor practices, homeless people's rights and dignity, repealing the death penalty, stopping modern-day slavery and human trafficking, and promoting peace, democracy, and human rights in the US and abroad.
Bernie Sanders - U.S. Senator for Vermont. Constituent services, news, issues and legislation, resources.
Better Government Association - Works for integrity, transparency, and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency; identifying and advocating effective public policy; and engaging and mobilizing the electorate to achieve authentic and responsible reform.
Bhopal: International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal - An umbrella organisation of groups who have joined forces to campaign for justice for the gas survivors of Bhopal. International members include Greenpeace, Corpwatch, Essential Action and the Pesticide Action Network in the USA and UK.
Big Push Campaign (Basic Income Canada Network) - Promotes dialogue, public education and networking about basic income in Canada. Basic income is money paid by government to eligible persons with few, if any, conditions attached (e.g., residency). Notably, there is no work requirement. Basic income is also known by other terms including guaranteed income, citizen's income, citizen's dividend and refundable low income tax credit.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee - Supports repeal of parts of the USA PATRIOT Act, Homeland Security Act, and Executive Orders that infringe on constitutional rights. Documents and supports local efforts to restore civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution threatened by the Act and Orders.
Black Lives Matter - Rooted in the experiences of black people in the U.S. who actively resist de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates U.S. society.
Black Mesa Indigenous Support (BMIS) - A non-Native all volunteer, grassroots collective committed to working with the resistance communities of Black Mesa/Big Mountain. Striving for a decolonization that includes an abdication of power over Native lands by the U.S. government and corporations and a practice of solidarity which takes responsibility for ongoing settler colonialism in order to dismantle settler privilege.
Blockupy - Part of a European wide network of various social movement activists, altermondialists, migrants, jobless, precarious and industry workers, party members and unionists and many more from many different European countries from Italy, Spain, Greece, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany and other countries. Resistance in the heart of the European crisis regime.
#GrabYourWallet - Boycott movement that began 11 Oct 2016 in the wake of the release of the Trump Tapes. The #GrabYourWallet boycott list has grown as a central resource for understanding how our own consumer purchases may have inadvertently supported the political rise of the Trump family. A small GYW team carefully monitors the inventory of the companies on the list such as Amazon, Nordstrom, and Lord & Taylor and immediately drops companies from the boycott list once it's been verified that official Trump products are no longer available -- either online or in brick and mortar locations.
Adalah-NY - New York campaign for the boycott of Israel. Adalah-NY demands an immediate, unconditional, and permanent end to U.S. and U.S.-sponsored Israeli aggression in the Middle East.
Boycott - Wikipedia entry on boycott, notable boycotts, and legality in the U.S.
Boycott Workfare - A UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive welfare. Workfare profits the rich by providing free labour, whilst threatening the poor by taking away welfare rights if people refuse to work without a living wage. Boycott Workfare exposes and takes action against companies and organisations profiting from workfare; encourage organisations to pledge to boycott it; and actively inform people of their rights.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) - The campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) is shaped by a rights-based approach and highlights the three broad sections of the Palestinian people: the refugees, those under military occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Palestinians in Israel. The call urges various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law.
Guerrilla Ad Campaign - Responding to the call of Palestinian civil society to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement against Israel, this is a U.S. campaign focused specifically on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions.
Brandalism - Taking back billboards worldwide, one at a time, using guerilla art traditions of the 20th Century and taking inspiration from the Dadaists, Situationists and Street Art movements. Also see Gallery page.
Bridge the Gulf - A storytelling initiative promoting cultural survival, environmental justice, and sustainable development in Gulf Coast communities.
British American Security Information Council (BASIC) - A progressive and independent analysis and advocacy organization which researches and provides a critical examination of global security issues, including nuclear policies, military strategies, armaments and disarmament. BASIC assists in the development of global security policies, policy-making and the assessment of policy priorities, and promotes public awareness and understanding of these policies and of policy-making in Europe and the U.S.
Business and Investors Against Tax Haven Abuse - There is no justification for tax avoidance and evasion through offshore tax havens. Offshore tax havens provide cover for banks, hedge funds and corporations to shift taxable income from the United States to tax havens for the sole purpose of escaping taxation. Tax haven secrecy allows wealthy Americans to hide assets, helps companies manipulate their finances, and fosters the casino economy. Offshore tax havens reward companies and individuals who offload taxes to responsible businesses and households.
CAGE - Advocacy organisation working to empower communities impacted by the War on Terror. The organisation highlights and campaigns against state policies, developed as part of the War on Terror, striving for a world free from oppression and injustice.
California Budget Project (CBP) - Serves as a resource to the media, policymakers, and state and local constituency groups seeking accurate information and analysis of a range of state policy issues.
California for Democracy (CFD) - An umbrella organization of local, regional, and affinity groups and individuals who are aligned with the broad purposes of Democracy for America. Its mission is to coordinate the interests and best practices of local member groups; motivate and inspire civic engagement; develop and provide shared tools to empower our membership; endorse and support progressive candidates and causes; recruit and train leaders & candidates; collaborate with other like minded organizations; and transform and revitalize Democratic party politics.
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) - Set up in 1974 by a number of peace and other organisations who were concerned about the growth in the arms trade following the Middle East war of 1973. It is a broad coalition of groups and individuals in the UK working to end the international arms trade. This Trade has a negative effect on human rights and security as well as on global, regional and local economic development.
Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) - Opposes all laws based on a pretext of counter-terrorism. Campaigns for the repeal of such laws: the Terrorism Act 2000, the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act (ACTSA) 2001, and the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.
Campaign Zero - Seeks to prevent killings by police by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.
Campaigners' Guide to Financial Institutions - This guide focuses on the financial institutions that dominate UK markets. It summarises arguments that are most likely to make an impact on these institutions; approaches to campaigning that have proved most effective; and areas in which a campaign is likely to have the most political purchase.
Canadian Politics - Election financing, parliamentary news, political news, commentary and analysis, polling firms.
Care2 Petition Site - Tools for writing or signing petitions that address causes of concern to you.
Causes - A free online platform that provides easy-to-use tools for driving change. Helps passionate people share ideas, find supporters, raise money, and make an impact.
Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters, Updated 2014 Edition - Protesters want to be able to communicate, to document the protests, and to share photos and video with the world. So they'll be carrying phones, and they'll face a complex set of considerations about the privacy of the data those phones hold. This guide can help answer some questions about how to best protect that data, and what rights protesters have in the face of police demands. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Center for American Progress - Progressive research institute supporting fiscal discipline, shared prosperity, and investments in people through education, health care and workforce training.
Center for Constitutional Rights - 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. Also see Current Cases.
Center for Effective Government - Conducts policy research; develops and advocates for policy reforms; creates tools to encourage citizen participation and government accountability; and builds broad-based coalitions to advance these values.
Center for New Community - A national research and advocacy organization. At the forefront of efforts to defeat anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hate, CNC tracks organized bigotry in the United States and equips national and grassroots partners to mobilize a powerful force for justice, fairness, and opportunity.
Center for Study of Responsive Law - A nonprofit Ralph Nader organization that supports and conducts a wide variety of research and educational projects to encourage the political, economic and social institutions of this country to be more aware of the needs of the citizen-consumer.
Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA-Sri Lanka) - CPA is committed to programs of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated. Contributes towards conflict resolution in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region and to public accountability in governance.
Change.org - Empowers anyone, anywhere to start, join and win campaigns for social change. As part of our mission to build social movements, we also enable organizations to feature their campaigns to targeted users and grow their email membership.
Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI) - Academic, research, and advocacy organization working to improve the lives of children and youth, with special emphasis on improving the child protection and foster care systems and enhancing resources that are available to youth aging out of foster care.
Children's Defense Fund - The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.
Christian Aid - In nearly 50 countries, works with 600 overseas partner organisations tackling poverty and its causes.
CitizenLab - An an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media and world civic politics. Brings together social scientists, filmakers, computer scientists, activists, and artists, the Citizen Lab sponsors projects that explore the cutting-edge of hypermedia technologies and grassroots social movements, civic activism, and democratic change within an emerging planetary polity.
Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel - Based in New Mexico. Advocates an end to the ten year commitment of $30 billion in U.S. taxpayer-funded military aid pledged to Israel in 2007 by the Bush administration. Works to inform the public and our elected officials how the Israeli military misuses American-made weapons technology and violates human rights.
Code Pink - A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.
ColorOfChange - Bringing attention to the needs and concerns of Black folks by holding coordinated events in different parts of the country, running TV and print advertisements, and demanding that the news media cover their issues.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) - Theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft (COMD) - COMD is an anti-militarism organization that also challenges the institution of the military, its effect on society, its budget, its role abroad and at home, and the racism, sexism and homophobia that are inherent in the armed forces and Selective Service System. COMD activities include community education, direct action and youth outreach. Individuals sharing our goals are invited to become COMD activists and supporters. Also, see Draft NOtices, COMD's bimonthly printed newsletter.
Common Frontiers - A multi-sectoral working group which confronts, and proposes an alternative to, the social, environmental and economic effects of economic integration in the Americas.
Commonwealth Club - The nation's oldest (founded in 1903) and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its 15,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Community Alliance for Global Justice - Based in Seattle, Washington. Working for a just local and global economy. CAGJ has three programs: Food Justice Project, AGRA Watch and Trade Justice.
Community Solutions - Educates on the benefits and values of small local community living. Envisions a world where people live sustainably and cooperatively in local communities which are diverse, equitable, and just.
Congress - Identify and contact elected leaders in Congress, the White House, and state legislatures. Post letters online in Letters to Leaders and read what other Americans are saying to elected officials. Create and post Soapbox action alerts to enlist others on your issue.
Community Voices Heard - A member organization of low-income people, predominantly women with experience on welfare, building power in New York City and State to improve the lives of families and communities.
Corruption Watch (UK) - Founded in late 2009 by Andrew Feinstein and Susan Hawley. Feinstein is a former ANC Member of Parliament in South Africa. Dubbed the country's "Mr Clean" by the media, he resigned after the government stopped his investigation into a massive arms deal tainted by allegations of high level corruption. e exposed details of the deal in his best-selling memoir After the Party. Andrew is currently working on a book on the global arms trade which will be published in early 2011. Susan Hawley is an anti-corruption expert who previously worked at the Corner House for eight years and before that at Christian Aid. She is author of numerous reports on corruption, including Exporting Corruption: Privatisation, Multinationals and Bribery and Turning a Blind eye: Corruption and the UK Export Credits Guarantee Department.
Corruption Watch (South Africa) - Initiated by the office bearers of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), who had been seeing a significant increase in complaints from members and the public about corruption in South Africa.
Cuba Money Project - A leading source of information, analysis and opinion about U.S. government-financed Cuba programs. The project's concern is transparency and accountability in the U.S. government.
D.C. Public Trust - Working for passage of an initiative to prohibit corporations and other business entities from making direct contributions to principal campaign committees, exploratory committees, legal defense committees organized in support of public officials, transition committees, inaugural committees, or constituent-service programs in the District of Columbia.
DataCenter - Develops original sources and adds value to existing information sources by conducting targeted research and analysis, publishing, accessing progressive publications, and training community based organizations in the use of information technology.
Des Moines Catholic Worker - In the spirit of the Catholic Worker tradition, committed to a simple, nonviolent lifestyle living and working among the poor. Members directly serve others by opening their homes for those in need of food, clothing, bedding, a shower, or a cup of coffee and conversation. Members also engage in activities that foster social justice.
Debt Collective - Helps people organize with each other to challenge creditors: "If you owe the bank a thousand dollars, the bank owns you. If you owe the bank a trillion dollars, you own the bank. Together, we own the bank."
Demand Progress - Works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, lobbying, and elections in the United States. Focuses on issues of civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform.
Democracy Center - Through a combination of investigation and reporting, advocacy training, and leading international citizen campaigns, works with social and environmental justice activists in three dozen countries on five continents.
Democracy for America (DFA) - Political action committee dedicated to supporting fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates at all levels of government-from school board to the presidency. DFA fights against the influence of the far right-wing and their radical, divisive policies and the selfish special interests that for too long have dominated our politics.
Democracy Is for People - A project of Public Citizen. Major focus is in building a movement to counteract the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Democracy NOW - Hour-long political radio program broadcast every week day.
Democracy Watch - Canada's leading citizen group advocating democratic reform, government accountability and corporate responsibility. Democracy Watch is pushing for 100 key changes for democratic good government across Canada, and 15 key changes to ensure Canada's big banks and businesses act responsibly.
Design Action -A project of the Inkworks Press collective. For over a decade Inkworks has offered graphic design services to non-profit, grassroots and activist organizations under the same roof as its offset print shop.
East-Timor Action Network (ETAN) - Work includes a speaking tour with an East Timorese woman activist working for justice and equality; continued advocacy to maintain restrictions on U.S.-Indonesia military ties; and collaborating with the grassroots in East Timor to have Timorese voices heard by the outside powers influencing their country, including the UN, U.S., World Bank and IMF.
Export Credit Agencies (ECA) - Policy analysis, case study research and news stories about the social and developmental impacts of Export Credit Agencies and Investment Insurance Agencies (ECAs), public agencies that provide government-backed loans, guarantees and insurance to corporations from their home country that seek to do business overseas in developing countries and emerging markets. Publicly owned bilateral ECAs are an increasingly important class of international finance institution that support a growing number of privately owned project ventures in less developed countries. Many of these projects present major threats to the environment and people of the affected regions.
Electronic Intifada - A resource for countering myth, distortion and spin from the Israeli media war machine.
Enough Project - Raising awareness and taking action to address human rights crimes in Sudan, South Sudan, Congo, Somalia, and areas of Africa affected by the Lord's Resistance Army.
Fair Trials International - Works for a world where every person's right to a fair trial is respected, whatever their nationality, wherever they are accused.
Fight Back! News - The writers and staff of Fight Back! are activists and organizers - in the trade unions, low-income community, oppressed nationality movements, on the campuses, and in other people's movements - providing coverage and analysis of some of the key battles facing working and low-income people.
Fight for the Future - Dedicated to protecting and expanding the Internet's transformative power in by creating civic campaigns that are engaging for millions of people. Alongside internet users everywhere it works to beat back attempts to limit basic rights and freedoms, and empower people to demand technology (and policy) that serves their interests.
Fight for the Soul of the Cities - An international vision for urban organizing focusing on Los Angeles, and from there, to the major cities of the U.S. in solidarity with the cities and people of the Third World. It is the product of 24 years of organizing by the Labor/Community Strategy Center, 20 years of work by its Bus Riders Union, and seven years of work by its Community Rights Campaign.
Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) - A nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit education and advocacy organization. Information on consumer rights, consumer issues and insurance companies, HMOs, banks, and other corporations.
Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) - An alliance of non-governmental organisations from around the world who are working jointly and separately to support the development of a strong Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and related protocols.
Freedom From Religion Foundation - A national association of nontheists working since 1978 to promote freethought and defend the constitutional principle of the separation of state and church.
Fresh Juice Party (FJP) - FJP is a politically prejudiced media group. We write, record and perform music, design visuals and create happenings."
Free Gaza - Human rights observers, aid workers, and journalists. Seeks to raise international awareness about the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip and pressure the international community to review its sanctions policy and end its support for continued Israeli occupation.
Friends of Brad Will - Fellow media makers and artists writing to honor the memory of independent journalist, filmmaker, and respected activist Brad Will, who was brutally murdered while filming the grassroots popular movement in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Friends of the Earth (FoE) - Dedicated to protecting the planet from environmental degradation; preserving biological, cultural, and ethnic diversity; and empowering citizens to have an influential voice in decisions affecting the quality of their environment.
Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) - Informing Americans about their rights, powers and responsibilities when serving as trial jurors. FIJA also seeks to restore the political function of the jury as the final check and balance on our American system of government.
Future of Music Coalition - Works to ensure that musicians have a voice in the issues that affect their livelihood. FMC's activities are rooted in the real-world experiences and ambitions of working musicians, whose perspectives are often overlooked in policy debates.
Global Citizen - A social action platform for learning about issues and joining a community committed to social change. Working to end extreme poverty.
Global Exchange - Non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world.
Global Justice Now - Mobilizing people in the UK for change, and to act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.
Global Progressive Forum - A global space for the creation of a global, progressive community of individuals, organisations and movements throughout the world for a fairer, more inclusive globalisation.
Global Revolution - Brings you live streaming video coverage from independent journalists on the ground at nonviolent protests around the world.
Global Social Justice - An initiative aimed at producing, collecting and distributing information about global social development and redistribution.
Global Witness - Campaigns to achieve change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues - highlighting the links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, particularly where natural resources such as timber, diamonds and oil are used to fund conflict.
Globalise Resistance - Brings together groups and individuals opposed to the global growth of corporate power.
Good Jobs First - A national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials, promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families.
Grassroots Media Project - Provides a space for media production and training to individual activists and community- based nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Grassroots Policy Project: Strategic Practice - Works with grassroots- and/or coalition-based social justice groups that are serious about contesting for power in legislative, legal, electoral and cultural arenas, and committed to democratizing social and political practices and institutions in the U.S.
Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance - A coalition of Great Plains organizations and individuals dedicated to using direct action to stop tar sands transportation, like the Keystone XL pipeline, and extraction infrastructure in the heartland of North America.
Greater Manchester CND - Working for a nuclear free future since 1958, and remains one of the largest membership organisations in the UK.
Hawaii-Nation - Seeks the recovery of Hawaiian self-determination.
Health Over Profit - Individuals, members and current or past leaders of organizations that are working to achieve a national improved Medicare for All healthcare system.
Hearts and Minds - Information clearinghouse, getting to the roots of terrorism, poverty, human rights, the environment, addictions and other important issues.
Hedge Clippers - Working to expose the mechanisms hedge funds and billionaires use to influence government and politics in order to expand their wealth, influence and power. Unites organizations and movements to cut through Trump's swamp, and blow the whistle on Trump's advisors who put their own financial gain before the public good.
Highlander Research and Education Center - The Highlander Center is a residential popular education and research organization based on a 106-acre farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, twenty-five miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee. Since 1932, Highlander has gathered workers, grassroots leaders, community organizers, educators, and researchers to address the most pressing social, environmental and economic problems facing the people of the South. Highlander sponsors educational programs and research into community problems, as well as a residential Workshop Center for social change organizations and workers active in the South and internationally. Also see Wikipedia.
Hightower Radio - Jim Hightower's entertaining daily two-minute commentaries on politics and progressive issues.
Hip Hop Caucus - Challenging the demonization of a generation and culture by creating a space for young people to speak up.
Idealist - Provides links to over 64,000+ nonprofit and community organizations in 153 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission.
Identity Project, The (Papers, Please!) - Provides advice, assistance, publicity, and legal defense to those who find their rights infringed, or their legitimate activities curtailed, by demands for identification.
If Americans Knew - What every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine. The mission of If Americans Knew is to inform and educate the American public on issues of major significance that are unreported, underreported, or misreported in the American media.
Illinois Campaign for Political Reform - A non-partisan public interest group that conducts research and advocates reforms to promote public participation in government, address the role of money in politics and encourage integrity, accountability, and transparency in government.
IndependentWHO - Objective is for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to fulfil its duty to protect those populations affected by radioactive contamination, and therefore, among other things, to revise the agreement that it signed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 28th May 1959 (WHA 12-40). This agreement makes WHO subordinate to the authority of the IAEA, the global promoter of the nuclear industry, in matters relating to ionising radiation.
India Resource Center - Works to support movements against corporate globalization in India. Provides timely information on transnational corporations to Indian movements.
Industrial Areas Foundation - A United States national community organizing network established in 1940 by Saul Alinsky, Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard James Sheil and businessman and founder of the Chicago Sun-Times, Marshall Field III. The IAF partners with religious congregations and civic organizations at the local level to help them build organizations of organizations, referred to as broad-based organizations by the Industrial Areas Foundation, with the purpose of strengthening citizen leadership, developing trust across a community's dividing lines and taking action on issues identified by local community leaders. Also see Wikipedia.
Inequality - Fighting inequality and concentrated wealth and power.
Inside Politics - Guided to national and state politics presented by Darrell West of Brown University.
Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) - A resource for grassroots activists, community leaders, scholars, policy makers and others working to bring lasting social and economic change to the U.S. South. The Institute has maintained a strong commitment to developing research and publication projects that directly support grassroots organizing, especially efforts for corporate and government accountability. It has launched organizations such as the Brown Lung Association, Southerners for Economic Justice, the Georgia Power Project, and the Gulf Tenants Leadership Development Project. The Institute has also examined the southern contribution to culture and social change, from gospel music and the blues to the civil rights movement and community organizing. Publishes Southern Exposure.
Institute for the Study of War - Advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education.
Inter Pares - A Canadian organization dedicated to promoting international social justice.
Interfax - Political, business and financial news from Europe and Asia with special emphasis on emerging markets.
International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) - Information on the ICA, its aims and activities, and information on the co-operative movement in different economic sectors: agriculture, banking, credit, consumer, energy, fisheries, housing, insurance, workers, tourism and health care, and from all continents as well as links to other sites and issues of interest to co-operators.
International Export Credit Agencies Reform Campaign (NGO Campaign) - Citizens worldwide are increasingly aware of global institutions (like the WTO and the World Bank) and their impacts on the environment and human rights. But other secretive government bodies such as export credit agencies have as big, if not bigger, impacts on the process of globalization. The goals and demands of the campaign are best described in the Jakarta Declaration for Reform of Export Credit and Investment Insurance Agencies, endorsed by over 300 NGOs following a May 2000 international ECA reform strategy session in Jakarta, Indonesia.
International Forum On Globalization (IFG) - A North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analysis and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization.
International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) - IOPS is anti capitalist, anti racist, anti sexist, and anti authoritarian seeking eeks to transcend 20th Century market and centrally planned socialism with a new participatory society - or participatory socialism - that combines classless participatory economy, feminist participatory kinship, intercommunalist participatory culture, and self managing participatory polity.
International Relations and Security Network (ISN) - An initiative designed to promote the free flow of unclassified information and to facilitate cooperation through training and education using modern information technology. Services include news bulletins and backgrounds on current events, a limited area search service, annotated links directories, research reports and publications, distance learning modules, educational and training activities, and conferences and seminars.
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) - A Palestinian-led movement of Palestinian and International activists working to raise awareness of the struggle for Palestinian freedom and an end to Israeli occupation.
Iraq Body Count - A project to establish a comprehensive public database of civilian deaths in Iraq resulting directly from military actions by the USA and its allies in 2003. Totals are continually updated and made available on various IBC counters which may be freely displayed on any website. Casualty figures are derived from a comprehensive survey of online media reports.
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) - Founded by Iraq war veterans in July 2004 at the annual convention of Veterans for Peace (VFP) in Boston to give a voice to the large number of active duty service people and veterans who are against this war, but are under various pressures to remain silent.
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) - A non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories. As activists gained direct knowledge of the brutalities of the Occupation, ICAHD expanded its resistance activities to other areas - land expropriation, settlement expansion, by-pass road construction, policies of "closure" and "separation," the wholesale uprooting of fruit and olive trees and more.
iRevolution - Features short thought pieces on how innovation and technology are revolutionizing the power of the individual through radical self-sufficiency, self-determination, independence, survival and resilience.
It's Going Down - A digital community center of anarchist, anti-fascist, autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements. Its mission is to provide a resilient platform to publicize and promote revolutionary theory and action.
Jobs to Move America - A national project dedicated to ensuring that the billions of public dollars spent on public transit systems create better results for our communities: good jobs, cleaner equipment and more opportunity for low income people.
Jonah House - A faith-based, nonviolent resistance community, living in and out of jails and prisons.
Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) - Demands an end to the scandal of poor countries paying money to the rich world. Calls for 100% cancellation of unpayable and unjust poor country debts.
Just Leadership USA - Dedicated to cutting the US prison population in half by 2030 while reducing crime.
Justice at Stake - Special interests are spending millions to influence decisions and elect judges to serve their narrow interests, not the public interest. The cost of judicial campaigns is skyrocketing, forcing judges to raise money like politicians - and people believe that justice is for sale. Justice at Stake Campaign partners educate the public and work for reforms to keep politics and special interests out of the courtroom.
Justice Not Vengeance - An anti-war group which has developed out of ARROW (Active Resistance to the Roots of War). JNV opposes the US-UK 'war on terrorism', and campaigns for a peaceful resolution of international conflicts, based on justice and equality.
Killer Coke - Seeking to stop a gruesome cycle of murders, kidnappings and torture of union leaders and organizers involved in daily life-and-death struggles at Coca-Cola bottling plants in Columbia, South America.
Know Drones - Provides materials to support citizen action to achieve an international ban on weaponized drones and surveillance drones.
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