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ALEC Exposed - The Center for Media and Democracy is working to expose the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), through its ongoing investigation into ALEC's operations, lobbying, and "model" bills voted on behind closed doors by corporate lobbyists and legislators voting as equals.
BanksterUSA - The go-to site for updates on the financial services re-regulation fight in Congress and for progressive net-roots campaigning against "too big to fail" financial services institutions have crashed the U.S. economy.
Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies - A research unit dedicated to the study of right-wing movements in the 20th and 21st centuries. The mission of the Center, which is housed at the Univeristy of Californnia, Berkeley's Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI), is twofold: first, to identify right-wing movements, flesh out their twentieth-century histories (how they aligned and how they survived) while isolating their novel aspects in the 21st century; and second, to develop and apply principles of how right-wing thought, ideology and organizational capacities operate to understand the state of the contemporary Right and identify its likely directions and successes.
Choices Campus Leadership Program - The Feminist Majority Foundation started the Campus Program to inform young feminists about the threats to abortion access, women's rights, affirmative action, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights posed by right-wing extremists. FMF works with students on college campuses to effect change at the grassroots, national, and global levels.
Climate Investigations Center (CIC) - Established in 2014 to monitor the individuals, corporations, trade associations, political organizations and front groups who work to delay the implementation of sound energy and environmental policies that are necessary in the face of ongoing climate crisis.
Conservative Transparency - Investigates conservative foundation support for ideologically-based scholarly, university programs, and think tanks. Provides news, opinion, analysis and investigative data related to links between conservative think-tanks, funding sources and influence in the media. Provides listing of money behind conservative movement, including:
ConWebWatch - The focus of ConWebWatch is the ConWeb -- Internet-based conservative "news" organizations NewsMax, WorldNetDaily and CNSNews.com. Addtionally, ConWeb looks at conservative media "watchdogsMedia Research Center and Accuracy in Media.
DT Analytics - Provides expert consultation on domestic extremist activity within the United States.
Expo Foundation - Swedish. A privately-owned research foundation founded in 1995 with the aim of studying and mapping anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and racist tendencies in society. The foundation is run on a non-profit basis. The Expo platform safeguards democracy and freedom of speech against racist, right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.
One People's Project - Researches and reports on who's who and what's what regarding right-wing groups, individuals and activities. Also see its newsline Idavox.
PNAC.info - An examination of the neoconservative foreign policy approach and its consequences for America and the world.
Political Research Associates - An independent research center that monitors and analyzes organizations, leaders, ideas, and activities of the U.S. political right. Also provides links to websites spreading right wing agendas, including conservative, reactionary, libertarian, theocratic, repressive populist, conspiracist, white racial, nationalist, and far right groups and their allies. PRA publishes The Public Eye, its signature quarterly, presenting reports by scholars and journalists on trends within the US political right.
PRWatch - Reporting and analysis focus on exposing corporate spin and government propaganda.
Responsible for Equality and Liberty (R.E.A.L.) - Focused on a consistent support of our universal human rights in all parts of the world, with emphasis on defying religious supremacism, racial supremacism, misogyny, and totalitarianism.
Right Web - Explores ties that link the right-wing movement's main players, organizations, corporate supporters, educational institutions, and government representatives to each other. Right Web represents a revival of a former IRC program called GroupWatch that profiled more than 125 private, quasi-governmental, and religious organizations which were closely associated with the implementation of U.S. foreign policy, especially in Central America. Right Web, however, adds a new dimension to this earlier endeavor: It shines a spotlight on not just organizations, but on the dozens and dozens of individuals who develop the ideas, promote the policies, and provide the cash needed to make the right-wing the most powerful force in America today. Also see profiles for:
Smoking Politics BlogTalkRadio Show - "How the right wing is stealing elections, destroying our country, laughing all the way to the bank and why 2008 will be the dirtiest election yet."
Southern Public Law Center (SPLC) - Monitors the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists - including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, antigovernment militias, Christian Identity adherents and others.
SourceWatch - Collaborative resource for citizens and journalists looking for documented information about the corporations, industries, and people trying to influence public policy and public opinion. Published by the Center for Media and Democracy. With the help of volunteer editors, 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.
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) - Monitors the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists - including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, antigovernment militias, Christian Identity adherents and others.. Publishes its investigative findings in the Intelligence Report.
StinkTanks - Reports on the State Policy Network, a web of so-called 'think tanks' that push a right-wing agenda in every state across the country. Although many of SPN's member organizations claim to be nonpartisan and independent, an in-depth investigation by non-profit, non-partisan investigative reporting groups the Center for Media and Democracy and Progress Now reveals that SPN and its affiliates are major drivers of the right-wing, ALEC-backed agenda in state houses nationwide, with deep ties to the Koch brothers and the national right-wing network of funders, all while reporting little or no lobbying activities. SPN largely pushes a right-wing, corporate-backed agenda aimed at attacking the middle class: privatizing public schools, blocking expanded access to health care, lowering taxes for corporations and the very wealthy, undermining workers' rights and unions, and a polluter's agenda that attacks environmental protections, advocated for voter suppression laws.
Theocracy Watch - Raises awareness about the pervasive role of the Religious Right in the U.S. government.
U.S. Chamber Watch - Promoting greater transparency and accountability in American political processes by shedding light on the funding and practices of the largest private interest lobbyist in America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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