Information Resources (under construction)

Understanding Current Events

AlterNet

Syndicated writings from the alternative press.

BBC News

The British Broadcasting Corporation provides a greater level of objectivity in news reporting than most U.S. news media outlets.

Common Dreams

Breaking news and links to highlights from the day’s progressive press.

In These Times

A nonprofit political magazine featuring news and analysis that challenge the corporate media.

Independent Media Center

Independent media organizations and journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.

Reuters

International news agency stationed in London.

Truthout

Independent progressive website with original reporting, analysis as well as articles from around the web.

Understanding Racial and Social Justice Issues

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Show Up for Racial Justice

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." It works through litigation, lobbying, and community empowerment.

Understanding Political Economic Issues

Fascism: The False Revolution

Fascism is a type of rightwing mass movement feeding off of racism, fierce chauvinism, often malignant nativism (as manifested, for example, in anti-Semitism), and grandiose warmongering goals. The lecture linked above, by renowned political analyst Michael Parenti, clarifies and expands many of these points.

Understanding the Need for Self Defense

NCASA Guidelines for Choosing a Self Defense Course

Prepared for the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault by the NCASA Self-Defense AD-HOC Committee. Although the guidelines as originally written addressed women looking into self-defense options, they are appropriate guidelines for men as well.