Issue Specific Links

There are many, many links of interest to activists. Our objective for this page is to provide links to sites that we wanted to include elsewhere in this site, but that didn’t quite fit anywhere else. We’ve also included links to several sites that contain comprehensive sets of links for many issues that are a great jumping off point for getting more educated and involved.

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

  • About – About.com has a nice section on civil liberties by Andrew Somers.
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center – The Electronic Privacy Information Center is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
  • NAACP – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) sponsors a variety of programs designed to ensure civil rights compliance, equitable treatment of all Americans under law, the attainment of educational excellence, access to health care and economic empowerment.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center – The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation. Its programs include the Intelligence Project, Teaching Tolerance and Tolerance.org.

Environment

  • David Suzuki Foundation – Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us.
  • DMOZ – A great directory listing of related sites.
  • Greenpeace – A well known environmental non-profit organization, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations, but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.
  • USCAN Members Contact Information – The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) serves as the focal point for global climate change activities in the United States. USCAN is made up of over forty environment, development and energy non-governmental organizations. Their contact list is a great listing of envronmental groups in the US.

Governmental Reform

  • ReclaimDemocray.org – ReclaimDemocracy.org works to create a representative democracy with an actively participating public. They have a great list of links for groups working on governmental reform.
  • opensecrets.org – A great site that dissects the flow of money in politics, run by The Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, DC that tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

Health & Reproductive Rights

  • AIDS links – Hosted by the AIDS Research Information Center, this is a comprehensive list of links, although the content is dated and some of the links may not work.
  • General health issue links – Hosted by the Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse, this is a list of links addressing a variety of health related issues.
  • Men’s health – Hosted by The Men’s Center, this is a list of links addressing a variety of men’s health issues.
  • Women’s health and reproductive rights – Hosted by feminist.com, this is a list of links addressing a variety of women’s health issues.

Humanitarian

  • Global Exchange – Click “Act Now” under “get involved” on the main page. Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting political, social and environmental justice globally.
  • North American Special Operations Group – The North American Special Operations Group was established by highly experienced former members of specialist units within the armed forces, and former members of intelligence and law enforcement agencies, as well as respected members from various civilian fields. They have a comprehensive list of links to humanitarian organizations worldwide.
  • Oxfam – Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.
  • World Health Organization – This site has a good list of humanitarian links that focus on health issues.

International Activism

  • Global Issues That Affect Everyone – Very informative site by Anup Shah that covers trade, human rights, geopolitics and environmental issues.
  • Institute for Global Communications – The Institute for Global Communications (IGC) is the home of AntiRacismNet, EcoNet, PeaceNet and WomensNet.

Media/Journalism

  • Common Dreams – This site has an amazing list of news sources.
  • MediaChannel – MediaChannel is a media issues supersite, featuring criticism, breaking news and investigative reporting from hundreds of organizations worldwide. Be sure to check out their media ownership chart!
  • Even though they’ve both been mentioned before, two good link lists are on MediaChannel and FAIR

Other/Multiple Issues

  • Drug Policy Alliance – The Alliance is one of the nation’s leading organizations working to end the war on drugs.
  • Campaign for America’s Future – Launched by over 100 prominent Americans, citizen activists and policy experts concerned about our country and our planet – this site covers a variety of issues.
  • GregPalast.com – Winner of Salon.com’s 2001 “Politics Story of the Year,” Greg Palast is a legend among his colleagues and his devoted leadership worldwide.
  • MichaelMoore.com – The website of Michael Moore.

Link Sites

  • Jay’s Leftis and ‘Progressive’ Internet Resource Directory – This site has a huge directory listing for progressive causes.
  • Google Activism Directory – This is the mother lode of activism links (including groups that you may not agree with).