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Virtual Alternative Media Project (VAMP): Politics & World Issues
A research guide to online alternative media resources.
"Holding Power Accountable." Nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization that acts as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.
Now part of the Straus Military Reform Project within the Center for Defense Information at POGO, the Project on Government Oversight. Pogo works to "secure far more effective military forces and much more ethical and professional military and civilian leadership at significantly lower budget levels."
Mission: "to inform and empower individuals to seek solutions that ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity." Non-profit, non-partisan think tank created to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers.
"Sharing Surplus, Saving Lives." Medical relief and development organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in resource-poor communities, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations and to the education of governmental and intergovernmental agencies and officials and other actors in the public and private sphere, on human rights issues and the role of civil society.
"with liberty and justice for all..." Independent nonprofit magazine dedicated to "advancing democracy and economic justice, informing movements for a more humane world, and providing an accessible forum for debate about the policies that shape our future."
Community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally. Works with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.
Non-profit news organization established to enhance and balance media coverage in the Middle East, promote independent reporting in the region, and break down barriers to understanding in the Arab and Israeli journalism communities.
Nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. "POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government."
"Making Government Transparent and Accountable." Non-profit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, providing new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. It is committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, redefining “public” information as meaning “online,” and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use.
"To heal, repair, and transform the world." Brings together progressive Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Wiccan, secular humanist, and agnostic/atheist voices to talk about social transformation and strategies for political and economic democratization.
Envisions a world ethic that honors the human spirit and the right of individuals to freedom of thought and creativity; advances movements for human rights, peace, justice, enlightenment, and freedom from oppression; and celebrates the contributions of the world's diverse cultures.
"A Peace Development Environment Network." Attempts to bring about a more peaceful world by using action, education/training, dissemination and research to transform conflicts nonviolently, with empathy and creativity, for acceptable and sustainable outcomes.
"Works to broaden and diversify the political discussion by introducing independent voices and focusing on under-covered issues and unconventional thinking...." Works to spread reliable information, critical thought and progressive ideas.