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Alternative Film & Video
"ASIAN CINEVISION (ACV), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is a national media arts center dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Asian/Asian American film and video makers, media artists and their wide diversity of works-- outreaching to Asian American specific communities and beyond. Organizational components include an annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) with a subsequent national tour of selected works; special screenings for members and general audiences; CineVue quarterly media arts journal; exclusive U.S. distribution of "Out of the Shadows: Asian in American Cinema," edited by Roger Garcia (Edizioni Olivares and the 54th Locarno Film Festival) and the Asian American Media Reference Guide; the most extensive Asian/Asian American media archives; and an evolving web site that's currently being updated to include video streaming capabilities and searchable database for film/video makers."
Home of Jezebel Filmworks, "an African American woman owned business founded in 1993 by Ada M. Babino,...its primary focus is to target programs that are uniquely from an African American perspective; works that counter stereotypes, make creative advancements, and are reflective of the vast experiences in the African Diaspora community."
Colours TV is "programming designed with a multicultural and multi-ethnic perspective on entertainment, information, news, lifestyles, community issues, and public affairs. Colours will create and acquire television productions, movies, and documentaries that have a distinct ethnic appeal."
DCTV (Downtown Community Television Center)
"Founded in 1972, Downtown Community Television Center believes that expanding public access to the electronic media arts invigorates our democracy. For the past twenty-five years we have pursued our grass-roots mission to teach people, particularly members of low-income and minority communities, to produce insightful and artistic television."
DIVA TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists)
"DIVA TV was founded in 1989 as a video-documenting affinity group with ACT UP (AIDS_Coalition_To_Unleash_Power) an activist group famous for its direct action against bureaucratic inaction and drug company profiteering in the AIDS crisis and widely acknowledged as re-energizing civil disobedience tactics in the United States. DIVA TV documents public testimony, the media, and community activism in the FIGHT AGAINST AIDS."
"Founded in 1968, Film/Video Arts is the largest nonprofit media arts center in the New York region. Film/Video Arts provides a fertile environment where emerging and established film, video and digital media producers of diverse backgrounds can take courses, rent production equipment and edit their projects– all under one roof. Film/Video Arts’ programs encourage interaction between these producers -- whether working on narrative features, documentaries, nontraditional work, shorts, industrials, cable programs, music videos or student projects – by offering them affordable services essential to the creation of their work and the development of their careers. Over 2,500 individuals and organizations participate in Film/Video Arts programs every year. Film/Video Arts’ mission is to make the tools and skills of the media arts available to those who might otherwise not have access to them."
Film Aid International
"FilmAid International uses the power of film to promote health, strengthen communities and enrich the lives of the world's vulnerable and uprooted. FilmAid International addresses the problems of refugee despair and psychological trauma. FAI taps the power of film to break monotony and isolation, and to convey essential information. Watching movies inspires and helps to restore dignity, quality of life and hope for refugees who often remain in camps for years. "
"Free Speech TV provides a nationwide platform for voices traditionally absent from mainstream media. Working with activists and artists, FSTV uses television to expose social and environmental injustices - to help build community, to teach tolerance, to encourage personal creativity and stand for non-violent social action. FSTV currently reaches over nine million US homes. It airs full-time via direct broadcast satellite on EchoStar's DISH Network. It also airs part-time on a network of 35 community access cable stations."
"Imagenation, a year-round short film & music festival was founded in 1997 by Moikgantsi Kgama. This multi-media experience was created to fill a voice in independent film exhibition, addressing the needs of underserved artists and consumers in search of diverse representations of people of color. Although focusing primarily on filmmakers, imagenation also serves as a common ground where artists from various genres can network and showcase their talents."
Independent Media Center
"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. The Independent Media Center was established by various independent and alternative media organizations and activists for the purpose of providing grassroots coverage of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle last November. The center acted as a clearinghouse of information for journalists, and provided up-to-the-minute reports, photos, audio and video footage through its website."
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
"ITVS brings independently produced programs to television - programs that engage creative risks, advance issues, and represent points of view not usually seen on commercial or public television. ITVS is committed to programming which addresses the needs of under-served audiences, particularly minorities and children. ITVS seeks to create and promote independent media that will expand civic participation by bringing new voices and expressiveness into the public discourse."
Joe Public Films
"Joe Public Films is an independent video & filmmaking resource that is committed to exposing under-reported human rights-related news stories from around the world, at any and every available level of media, from grassroots screenings to broadcast television. "
"MediaRights.org, a community Web site, helps media makers, educators, nonprofits, and activists use documentaries to encourage action and inspire dialogue on contemporary social issues."
Paper Tiger Television
"Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective. Through the production and distribution of our public access series, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy PTTV works to challenge and expose the corporate control of mainstream media. PTTV believes that increasing public awareness of the negative influence of mass media and involving people in the process of making media is mandatory for our long term goal of information equity."
Pop and Politics
Named one of Alternet's "New Media Heroes", Pop and Politics is aimed at engaging a young, urban audience. Founded by journalist, writer, and new media pioneer Farai Chideya.
"Artists make TV. Founded in 1992, Termite TV is a Philadelphia-based video collective which produces the television series This is only a Test. The mission of Termite TV is to create multi-faceted and multi-voiced shows which address issues of cultural, political, and aesthetic concern. Our subjects range from the seemingly benign, such as nature and travel, to the more obviously controversial, such as welfare rights and immigration. Termite TV shows have been screened at festivals and museums worldwide. To date we have produced 33 shows which are broadcast nationally through the programming service Free Speech TV."
"Undercurrents hosts a unique video archive of dissent. Collecting video tapes from video activists, video journalists and our network we have over 2000 hours of camcorder footage of radical protest. Our archive is used regulary by over 100 Tv networks in 15 countries including the BBC, ITN, and CNN."
Urban-American Filmmakers Workshop
The Urban-American Filmmakers Workshop (UAFW) is a two-day intensive workshop designed for the independent filmmaker and actor of color. The workshop tours ten major metropolitan cities and is expected to reach approximately 5,000 young, urban filmmakers from all over the country.
Video Activist Network
"The VAN is an informal association of activists and politically conscious artists using video to support social, economic and environmental justice campaigns."
"Whispered Media was founded as a collective that promotes the use of video, and other media tools, in progressive grassroots movements. Whispered Media offers video witnessing, support and training, collects archival political footage, and produces video works about specific grassroots campaigns and organizations."
"WITNESS is a human rights program that attracts the eyes of the world and inspires those who see - to act. WITNESS strengthens local activists by giving them video cameras and field training. Today, WITNESS unleashes an arsenal of computers, imaging and editing software, satellite phones and email in the struggle for justice... Today, WITNESS has worked with over 150 WITNESS partner groups from 50 countries to use video to overcome political, economic, and physical barriers, and to expose human rights abuses to the world via television, grassroots advocacy, and internet broadcasting."
"Adbusters offers incisive philosophical articles as well as activist commentary from around the world addressing issues ranging from genetically modified foods to media concentration. In addition, our annual social marketing campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week have made us an important activist networking group."
Alternative Media Watch
"Launched in November 1987 by the Independent Media Institute (IMI), AlterNet is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting and strengthening the independent press in an increasingly concentrated media landscape. Now in its twelfth year of service, AlterNet plays an important role in the editorial planning of many alternative papers. AlterNet users have ready access to an evergreen story bank, plus a current-story database featuring new articles every week."
The American Prospect
"The aim of The American Prospect is to contribute to a renewal of America's democratic traditions by presenting a practical and convincing vision of liberal philosophy, politics, and public life. We publish articles for the general reader that attempt to break through conventional understanding and creatively reframe public questions. Ours is not a magazine of complaint, of angry gestures, or of private irritations. It is a magazine of public ideas, firmly committed -- however unfashionably -- to a belief in public improvement. America can do much good, and it can do much better."
Americans For Radio Diversity
"The mission of the non-profit Americans for Radio Diversity organization is to promote community- oriented commercial and public radio broadcasting. The scarce radio spectrum must include quality programming that is of, for and by the community. In order to promote local competition and local programming, we must reverse the destructive trend toward the anti-competitive, concentrated radio ownership in mega-media corporations. As radio listeners, our voices must be heard."
"The Boondocks" is a political comic strip by Aaron McGruder. This site allows you to view archived strips.
"We bring together the leading thinkers and organizers of color and the leading writers on race to speak on the issues, the organizing, the arts, the ideas of our time."
"CounterPunch is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. Twice a month we bring our readers the stories that the corporate press never prints. We aren't side-line journalists here at CounterPunch. Ours is muckraking with a radical attitude and nothing makes us happier than when CounterPunch readers write in to say how useful they've found our newsletter in their battles against the war machine, big business and the rapers of nature."
"If you really want to pierce through the muck of the corporate press, make it a daily habit to visit cursor.org, where the spinners are unplugged and the real stories are told." - Jeffrey St. Clair (Editor, CounterPunch)
"Democracy Now! is a national, listener-sponsored public radio and TV show, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the country."
"Launched on September 13, 1996, Disinformation was designed to be the search service of choice for individuals looking for information on current affairs, politics, new science and the hidden information that seldom seems to slip through the cracks of the corporate-owned media conglomerates."
Earth Island Journal
"The Earth Island Journal was first published in 1982 as a class project at Stanford University. A quarterly magazine since 1987, EIJ has won significant acclaim for its groundbreaking coverage of environmental and social issues."
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
"FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose important news stories that are neglected and defend working journalists when they are muzzled."
A 1994 Gallup Poll conducted in Cuba found that "a large majority chose Cuban television and radio as providing the most accurate news about Cuba and the world, over all foreign means of communication including friends and family." The online version of Cuba's Granma is one of the 100 most-read online newspapers and is available in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and German.
"Grist is an online environmental magazine. Our credo: Pull no punches, take no prisoners, accept no advertising. Eschew the wealth and fame that so often seduce online environmental journalists. And try to have a better sense of humor than a pack of fur protesters."
Guerrilla News Network
"Guerrilla Funk Recordings was born out of necessity. It’s a musical organization that was founded by Paris - the politically conscious artist best known for the incendiary song “Bush Killa” - that’s specifically intended to counter the corporate stranglehold of censorship currently plaguing the entertainment industry. It is intended to provide balance in this intolerant climate of suppression of free speech and artistic expression, and to serve as a vehicle for those who are unable - not because of lack of talent or relevance - to be heard."
IGC\'s Progressive Gateway
"We've grown from a tiny project to a national membership of over 15,000, with links to networks and activists worldwide. Today IGC Internet offers a unique starting point for political progressive to explore the Internet. It is gateway for people who want quick access to alternative news and political analysis, or an easy way to search for information and web sites of progressive organizations. Our gateway also features automated web tools for publicizing events and calendars, action alerts and information about volunteers and employment in the progressive nonprofit sector."
In These Times
"In These Times is an independent political newsmagazine. Our purpose is to challenge the ideological conformity of the corporate media, and to make sense of the news bites and disembodied stories we are fed in the daily press and on television. As a not-for-profit publication supported entirely by our readers, we are free from the need to conform to advertisers or from the dictates of corporate headquarters. Instead, we report on events as our writers see and understand them. In These Times gives you news and views you can't find anywhere else."
Media Access Project
"Media Access Project is the only freestanding public interest law firm which is primarily devoted to representing the public's interest on electronic media issues. According to the National Journal, MAP is "considered by some...dollar for dollar the best run public interest group in Washington." MAP's ongoing scrutiny of the FCC's activities over a quarter of a century has earned it influence and widespread respect among policy makers in the public and private sectors and considerable influence in the public debate over telecommunications matters."
"On Media Channel, you will find original news, opinions and reports. You will also have access to hundreds of media issues organizations from all points on the globe. These include media watch groups, university journalism departments, professional organizations, anti-censorship monitors, and trade publications. This supersite is a reading room, a research center, and a meeting place for everyone with an interest in the media. While we intend to address the interests of media professionals, students, scholars and advocates, we hope to appeal to a much wider constituency - everyone who understands the central role that media plays in our lives, and wants to know more about it."
Website of filmmaker, activist and political critic, Michael Moore. Includes "Mike's Message", discussion forums, information on Moore's books, TV and Film projects, and links to social justice and labor rights organizations.
A site hosting discussions about race and politics, founded by Lani Guinier, Susan Sturm, and Gerald Torres. “Like the canary’s distress, which alerted miners to poison in the air, issues of race point to conditions in American society that endanger us all. In this pioneering new book, Guinier and Torres warn us that we ignore race at our peril, and propose a dramatic, hopeful shift in the way we think about race and put it to political use.”
The first issue of Monthly review appeared in 1949 with an article by Albert Einstein titled, "Why Socialism?" In the decades since, MR has proven to be one of the most respected voices of the left due to the consistent quality of their articles, reviews, and analysis. Their website includes articles from recent issues as well as an archive and sample chapters from their books.
Mother Jones/Mojo Wire
"The MoJo Wire is the online cousin of Mother Jones magazine, the first general-interest magazine on the Web. The site has been consistently expanding its offerings for the past two years and includes award-winning databases, in-depth news stories, and special projects. We're covering issues in depth that the magazine can only touch on."
"Established in 1865 by a group of abolitionists, The Nation is America's oldest weekly magazine and one of its premier journals of opinion. Throughout 130 years of commentary on politics, culture, books and the arts, The Nation has remained true to its original mandate to be the independent voice in American journalism."
"Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community" Arguably the most exhaustive collection of news and columns from a progressive viewpoint. The NewsCenter is an invaluable asset.
"Like most of our readers, we are acutely aware of the injustices and unnecessary suffering in the world. Our aim is to bear witness to this injustice and to help people shed whatever light they can on it. But we don't see injustice and suffering as somehow 'belonging' to just one part of the world: they can be found everywhere. That's why we carry features about the way people are disempowered and marginalised in the "developed" as well as the "developing" world. "
Pop and Politics
"Farai Chideya is a 28 year-old journalist and author whose scope goes from print to television, and from African-American issues to punk music. In 1997, Newsweek named her to its 'Century Club' of 100 people to watch as we approach the year 2000." Her site includes her past columns, a quiz showing the popular misconceptions about African Americans, and her responses to letters.
"Each month, the magazine brings you some of the best writers and most incisive thinkers of our day. In the past few years, it has run articles by Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn, Barbara Ehrenreich, June Jordan, Jonathan Kozol, Adolph Reed, Jr., Edward Said, Gore Vidal, and Howard Zinn. It also runs fascinating monthly interviews with political figures like Paul Wellstone, Jim Hightower, and Jesse Jackson; feminists like Gloria Steinem, Susan Faludi, and Katha Pollitt; writers like Edward Albee, Alice Walker, Salman Rushdie, Dorothy Allison, and Barbara Kingsolver; Nobel Peace Prize winners like Aung San Suu Kyi and Desmond Tutu; and singers like Patti Smith and the Indigo Girls."
"The primary objective of Project Censored is to explore and publicize the extent of censorship in our society by locating stories about significant issues of which the public should be aware, but is not, for one reason or another."
Radio 4 All
"The airwaves nominally belong to the people, but the reality is most of the media outlets worldwide are owned by a steadily smaller number of large corporations who use them to expand their wealth and power. Even the so-called "public stations" increasingly take corporate money or emulate corporate paradigms. This means communities and individuals are increasingly shut out of the process of determining what information they receive." Radio 4 All lists independent radio stations and programs from around the world."
"Rootsblog, a cyberhoodoo webspace: willing to go where other folk fear to tread. A website about race and culture by Rick Doc. "
"SeeingBlack.com launched during April 2001 in honor of the birthday of Paul Robeson. With insightful reviews, as well as in-depth features and commentary on media, politics, film, theater, music and dance, SeeingBlack.com offers a fresh and uncensored Black perspective that is educated-but not stiff or conservative-and does not insult the intelligence of its readers."
"We're excited about the potential of the free press, and we want to tell you everything we know about it -- which zines are terrific (and which aren't); how you can find underground books, papers, videos and websites on exactly the topics you're interested in; and the latest news of people being threatened, sued, expelled from school, or jailed for what they've said or written."
"Founded in 1984 by Eric Utne, UTNE READER reprints the best articles from over 2,000 alternative media sources bringing you the latest ideas and trends emerging in our culture... Provocative writing from diverse perspectives... Insightful analysis of art and media... Down-to-earth news and resources you can use... In-depth coverage of compelling people and issues that affect your life... The best of the alternative media."
The Colorlines Blog: A national newsmagazine on race and politics
The Real News Network
The Real News Network is a non-profit news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism.
s6k.com is a network of original and shared journalism, media, and research of culture, politics, arts, and human rights.
Active Free Media
"activefreemedia creates diverse networks of people and organizations that use money, media, and technology to generate cultures and economies of sustainability, responsibility, and freedom."
We are a group of men and women that are dedicated to providing timely information for the African community in the Americas and Africa. We will provide information in the following 8 areas: History/Culture, Business & Economics, Education, Entertainment/Sports, Global Politics, Health/Nutrition/Sex,ÝReligion, and Resources/Environment.
"Launched in 1997, AsianAvenue.com is the largest Asian American online community and the premier media resource for one of the fastest-growing populations in the nation. With the aid of personal publishing and communication tools, members of AsianAvenue.com can express themselves and form meaningful personal and professional relationships with people in their community. Also, with the most frequent coverage of Asian Americans in entertainment and politics, AsianAvenue.com is the leading provider of news and information about this dynamic and vibrant community."
"Black Men In America.com is a 100% black owned online entertainment and news magazine that showcases ordinary men who are living extraordinary lives--EVERY DAY! "
"BlackPlanet.com is a ground-breaking online community for the African diaspora. We enable members to cultivate meaningful personal and professional relationships, stay informed about the world and gain access to goods and services that allow members to do more in life. By facilitating user-to-user interaction and integrating state-of-the-art technologies, BlackPlanet.com creates a consistently friendly, seamless experience."
Center For New Community
The Center for New Community, in its own words, "is a faith-based, rural-urban initiative whose mission is to revitalize congregations and community for genuine social, economic and political democracy." Among the various worthwhile projects they are involved in is the "Building Democracy Initiative" which is aimed at "developing a lasting commitment, particularly within the religious community, to counter far-right, anti-democratic movements in the Midwest." The Building Democracy project produced an excellent report on white supremacists on the Internet, for example.
"MiGente.com is the fastest growing online community targeting English-speaking Latinos, allowing the average Latino to have his/her voice heard and build meaningful relationships with other members. Community tools are enhanced with interactive content in English that is focused on issues pertaining to US Latinos. From lighter articles on entertainment and romance to heavier cultural issues such as debates about identity, content reflects member-driven interests, all in the voices of US Latinos."
"Welcome to NativeWeb ... Our purpose: to provide a cyber-community for Earth's indigenous peoples." Currently, this site is "predominantly about the Americas, from the Arctic to Amazonia. In time, this will change. As access to the Web grows, as native peoples of other continents reach out through cyber-space, NativeWeb will grow also.Already there are many links to the aboriginal peoples of Canada, New Zealand, and Australia."
Hip Hop Congress
"The Hip Hop Congress, if used kinetically, can be a place where the Hip Hop Nation gets together and decides what we want to do and where we are going. It is more land. It is a place where our dialogue can grow and new ideas be born. We can create a beautiful thing if we act now, decisively, with direction."
DaveyD.com - Political Directory
Articles and message boards on contemporary political news, human rights issues, and Hip Hop culture.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
"The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage. ADC, which is non-sectarian, non- partisan is the largest Arab-American grassroots organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980 by former Senator James Abourezk and has chapters nationwide."
"The mission of Anti-Racism.Net is to provide information and technical assistance while serving as an Internet portal on race and diversity for anti-racism advocates." Hosted by IGC, this site features alerts, news and updates, links and help resources.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
"Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is the first legal rights organization on the East Coast serving Asian Americans. We were founded by a group of lawyers, law students and community activists who believed that the law should be used as a tool to achieve social and economic justice for Asian Americans and all Americans."
Civilrights.org: The Online Social Justice Network
"Civilrights.org's mission is to empower the civil rights community to lead the fight for equality and social justice in the emerging digital society through the establishment of an online social justice network. Civilrights.org provides a home for the policy perspectives, strategies, and research of our coalition. It also offers an opportunity for activists around the world to add their voice to the chorus."
Contacting the Congress
"Contacting the Congress is a listing of phone numbers, FAX numbers, electronic mail addresses and WWW/gopher homepages for members of the Congress." Very complete and easy-to-use.
Eletronic Policy Network
News, links and information from this network which links liberal organizations, think-tanks and foundations. EPN's "Idea Central" features these topic areas: "Economics and Politics", "Welfare and Families", "Education", "Civic Participation", "Health Policy" and "Media". A project of American Prospect.
"The non-partisan Federal candidate campaign money page" ... or ... "A place to discover who gave what to which Federal candidates when..."
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
"GLAAD was formed in New York in 1985 and began by protesting The New York Post's blatantly offensive and sensationalized stories about AIDS. Its mission was to improve the public's attitudes toward homosexuality and put an end to violence and discrimination against lesbians and gay men. "
gopetition.com is "a leading petition hosting portal that benefits charity….The site is non-partisan and we have no political affiliations. Anyone or any group can use gopetition.com to have their voice heard. The site promotes the effective organization and distribution of petitions to relevant decision makers. No fees are charged to our users to create a petition."
Latin America Working Group
"LAG is a coalition of over sixty religious, human rights, policy, grassroots and development organizations. Since 1983, the coalition has been striving for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and sustainable development in the region.
National Partnership Resource Site
Resource center for Family and Medical Leave Act and other family employment related legal information.
National Political Index
Simply: a site with an incredible list of links to almost anything political. "The National Political Index is a web site which provides an index of substantive political information ... our secondary purpose is to provide a one-stop shop web site for political activist organizations with tactics and logistics information to empower them to compete successfully against massive TV advertising which provides almost no high quality information to voters. Empowering activists is the key to nullify the corrosive impact of big money on the democratic process." Catorgories include: Hourly Political Headlines - Federal Elected Officials - State and Local Officials - Federal Candidates - Info. on Federal Candidates - State and Local Candidates - No-Cost Web Sites for Candidates - National Political Parties - State & Local Party Groups - Political Activist Groups - State Initiatives and Referenda - Un-elected Beltway V.I.P.s - Tracking Congressional Legislation - Voting Booths And Polls - Federal Gov't Agencies - Government Sponsored Information - State & Local Gov't Agencies - Political Science Departments - On-Line Political Magazines - Unclassified Political Sites - National Political Activist - National Political Review - National Employment Index - Personals - Political Resources - Political Goods & Services - Political Humor - Search Sites - Political Newsgroups - Political Think Tanks - Reporters' Resources - Political Games & Simulations
No More Prisons
"Prison Moratorium Project is a multiracial grassroots organization of young activists working to strategize, resist and fight the Prison Industrial Complex through political education, community based partnerships, youth organizing, prison activist trainings, campaigns and direct action."
Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
Want to know how much candidates are paying to buy their U.S. House or Senate seat? Check out "Influence, Inc." to find out who's paying billions to lobbyists ... and more, all from The Center for Responsive Politics ... "a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy."
"The Sentencing Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes decreased reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives. It is a nationally known source of criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information. Its reports, publications and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media."
Stop the Hate!
Well, it's not exactly a community, but it can help yours! A long list of links to anti-racist/anti-fascist information. Not organized in any particular order, but the page subhead catches the spirit: "Get Informed - Get Involved!"
"WebActive is a weekly World Wide Web publication designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest in activism and progressive politics on the Internet. WebActive helps you navigate the tremendous web of information which has been spun by the growth of the Internet. WebActive also helps plug you in to activist opportunities so you can have a direct impact and make a difference. WebActive covers both the mainstream and the margins." That's what they say. That's what they do!
StopDogWhistleRacism.com is a nonpartisan research project that monitors political discussions, from mayoral elections to the presidential race, creating an ongoing record of how race is used in electoral and policy debates, and how race and symbolic racism is discussed.
We use the latest technology to bring the progressive community together online. We create political organizing tools and new models for Internet activism. We publish breaking news from a progressive perspective. And the latest ideas and opinions of some of the world's best progressive writers and activists.
"Dyke TV is a half-hour monthly television program produced by lesbians, for lesbians. We mix news, political commentary, the arts, health, sports, and much more to present lesbian lives-in all our variety-with intelligence and humor."
Absolutely huge Web site, organized into some 45 subject areas covering many, many different areas (news, "outrage of the week", activism, and on ...). Also plays web-host to a number of additional groups and organizations for, by and about women.
Currently contains information about women in government (federal and state; all branches) and additional state-by-state information. Promises sections on violence, history and health.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
From issues to actions, information and news, you'll find a lot of information at NOW's home page. Includes a search feature and information on local chapters.
National Women\'s History Project
"History looks different when the contributions of women are included. ... The National Women's History Project is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1980, that is committed to providing education, promotional materials, and informational services to recognize and celebrate women's diverse lives and historic contributions to society." The National Women's History Project (NWT) is the source for updates about events, conferences, publications, films and other resources related to U.S. women's history.
Women\'s Web World: The Feminist Majority
Displays many web-site awards -- this is the home page of the Feminist Majority, founded in 1987. Regularly-updated news. Sub-sites include: Feminist News & Events; Feminist Internet Gateway; Feminist University Network; 911 for Women; Take Action!; Feminist Census; Feminist Career Center; Affirmative Action; Feminist Budget Center; Global Feminism; Breast Cancer Center; Feminist Research Center; Reproductive Rights; Feminist Arts, Literature, and Entertainment Center; Feminist Online Store.
"Women's Wire is an interactive publication focused on women's interests, featuring a unique blend of original features, news, entertainment, live chats, polls and interactive quizzes. Since its inception in 1995, Women's Wire has become the Web's premier site for women on the web and one of the Internet's most popular destinations, with a monthly audience of over 500,000." Mainstream stuff. Site categories: News, Style, Work, Body, Buzz, Cash and Shop.
"The premier search directory for Women Online!" With a Yahoo!-like interface, "WWWomen fills a need for anyone who is looking for topics relating to women. We are dedicated to finding all sites on the Web relevant to women-- from sites about child rearing and pregnancy to sites about civil liberties, careers and religion."
"Do Something is a nationwide network of young people who know they can make a difference in their communities and take action to change the world around them. As part of Do Something, young people are asked what they want to do to make things better and then given the resources and support to bring their unique vision to life."
"The mission of The Door is to empower young people ages 12-21 to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services -- health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation -- in a diverse and caring environment."
Youth Entertainment Studios
"The mission of Youth Entertainment Studios is to empower inner-city youth to become leaders of character, vision and action in their communities by challenging their creativity and equipping them with practical, confidence-building media production and marketing skills. "