Political, activist-type links
The Net seems to make people want to pipe up and say what they think. Unfortunately, unless they keep their wits about them, most of what they end up thinking about is the Net. Internal campaigns against censorship, gross commercialism, and bad informatio
n have been quite successful, but the Net has yet to come into its own as a medium for pulling people together on other causes. Now go out there and prove me wrong!
(or, Rationalizing Those Big Online Service Bills)
- The Telecommunications Deregulation Bill looks like it's about to
become law. Find out why this is a Bad Thing at spies.com's Censored Site.
Getting Technology Under Control
- The Loka Institute --
democratizing technology policy.
- Gary Chapman's 21st Century Project
- Jerry Berman's CDT, The Center for Democracy and Technology.
- Think about going solar .
- Help stop nuclear bomb tests! This web petition replaces an earlier chain e-mail message, which should not be distributed.
- Learn about Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philidelphia journalist on death row.
The Institute for Global Communications (PeaceNet, LaborNet, ConflictNet,
EcoNet, WomensNet), a good place to link to progressive sites
- The ACLU
- If you think the Net is all guys (why would you think that?), check out these feminist connections.
- Here's an excellent list of right-wing groups of all kinds. No, you're not supposed to join them, you're supposed to fight them!
- Read up on economics and then try the budget simulator at UC Berkeley
- Writings of the prolific Noam Chomsky
- The swashbuckling Electronic Frontier Foundation or EFF
- The Electronic
Democracy Forum has a good list of congressional e-mail addresses.
- CPSR is also good, but their site needs updating.
- Howard Rheingold's Electronic
- Brock Meeks' Cyberwire Dispatch is the cream of net.journalism.
- See the pretty picture of The White House
- US Government gophers
- Most of the proceeding of Congress are available online.
- FedWorld (what a name!), a good master site for gov't stuff
- CIA web site (shhh...)
- Visit the IRS to find out what to do about those six years of back taxes.
- Bone up on US Census figures to buttress your fuzzy political arguments.
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