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Virtual Alternative Media Project (VAMP): Social Justice and Human Rights
A research guide to online alternative media resources.
"Supporting indigenous peoples. Protecting the Amazon." Keeps an eye on projects such as deforestation, mining, oil pipelines, and transportation that are threatening the ecosystem and indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin.
Daily news site focused on race and culture from a community perspective. Published by the Applied Research Center (ARC), a racial justice think tank using media, research, and activism to promote solutions.
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."
Campaign to mobilize ordinary people to provide hope and transform lives through simple powerful action for detainees who are tortured and denied basic rights, human rights defenders who face death threats, people who are discriminated against because they are poor, and specific individuals at risk. It also pressures governments to address underlying human rights issues. From Amnesty International's Urgent Action Program Office.
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.
"Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality." From the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Non-proﬁt legal and political organization of lawyers, legal workers, law students and jailhouse lawyers who represent progressive political movements, using the law to protect human rights above property interests and to attain social justice.
"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.