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Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing communities, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, intentional living, alternative communities, cooperative living, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision … (IC Homepage).

Articles; Newsletter; Membership; Resources; Links; Donate; see also: Directory; Magazine;

About the IC website; The Intentional Communities Website came online in 1994 and is published by the Fellowship for Intentional Community. Continue Reading…


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Linked with France and its ban for the face veil – A Debate, with Burqa versus Human Rights, with picture of the year, with I wonder if all Muslim know this – Islam a la Taliban, with the Burqa,prison or protection, with Swissness and Islamic fundamentalism, and with Swissness in danger – the minarets and we.

  • The Doha Debates are chaired by the award-winning former BBC correspondent and interviewer Tim Sebastian, who founded them in 2004 and secured their editorial independence.
  • Although the Debates are financed by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, no government, official body or broadcaster has any control over what is said at the sessions or who is invited … (about the debates 1/2).

Research, Polls; News; Mediabook; Newsletter; Gallery;  Debates: Past, Overseas’, Specials’, Attend them;
Address: The Doha Debates, Qatar Foundation, Education City, PO Box 5825, Doha, Qatar;

About the debates 2/2: … Televised eight times a year by BBC World News, the Debates are based on a centuries-old format, refined by the famous Oxford Union. Continue Reading…


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Zamana is a public interest space for learning, reflection, and action on Pakistan

Explore: Whose Land? Whose Food? In its first issue, Zamana delves into the thorny subject of land and food rights in Pakistan. The focus is prompted by recent news reports that amidst rising hunger and food crises, the Government of Pakistan plans to give away thousands of acres of farmland to Saudi Arabia and other foreign investors … (full text Homepage).

Issues; Action Petition;

About: Zamana is a community-oriented space for progressive change in Pakistan. It seeks to provide a platform for learning, reflection, and action, so that as Pakistanis we can become more engaged in shaping the collective future of our country.  Continue Reading…

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Linked with How Ruthless Banks Gutted the Black Middle Class and Got Away With It.

… 2010’s Journalism in Color: Racial Reporting in the Obama Age: For the second consecutive year, in collaboration with UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. asked journalists of color to share their views on racial coverage in the news. The results of our 2010 Journalism in Color Survey on race and media are in. Journalists of color from around the country weighed in on the explosive issue of racial news coverage. For complete survey results, click here. Negative stereotypes, race relations, and the idea of a post-racial society are just some of the issues that African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native American journalists addressed. Their perspective is unique. Their opinions will surprise you … (full text Loop Scoops).

News; Blogs; Discuss; Communities /stories; Culture, society; Money; Politics; About /short bios:
Address:, 13725 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, USA;
Contact online.

(Politics)/Education: some exemples of our articles: …   Continue Reading…

Open Democracy Advice Centre

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free thinking for the world

openDemocracy is committed to human rights and democracy. We aim to ensure that marginalised views and voices are heard. We believe facilitating argument and understanding across geographical boundaries is vital to preventing injustice … (about 1/2 /our Values).

Team; Submit an article; Supporters; Jobs; Donate; New: Ethical Politics; Forums;
openEconomy; 50:50; openIndia; ourKingdom; oD Russia; openSecurity;
Address: openDemocracy Ltd, PO Box 49799, London, WC1X 8XA, UK;

About 2/2 … /Our mission: openDemocracy publishes high quality news analysis, debates and blogs about the world and the way we govern ourselves.  Continue Reading… / rabble podcast network rpn

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Linked with Africa Files (Toronto, Canada), with Vox Sambou and the Solid’Ayiti initiative for Haiti, and with Weekly Diaspora: Will $600 million border security bill target innocents?

The rabble podcast network is a growing collection of Canadian podcasts which offer an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. (Homepage and current rabble poll).

rabble; babble;; podcasts; blogs; Books; Photos; What’s up? Now what? Active topics; Support;
Address:, Suite 400, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7, Canada;

Landing Welcome: Come on in — we’re glad you’re here. was built on the efforts of progressive journalists, writers, artists and activists across the country. Continue Reading…

The Broker

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connecting worlds of knowledge – Towards a global development strategy.

Linked with Towards a global development strategy.

  • The bimonthly magazine The Broker and its associated website and email newsletter are published by the Foundation for International Development Publications (IDP), Stationsweg 28, 2312 AV Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • The Broker aims to contribute to evidence-based policy making and better formulated research questions in the field of poverty reduction and international development … (about 1/2).

Magazine; Blogs; Archive; Newsletter;
Address: The Broker, Publisher IDP Stationsweg 28, 2312 AV Leiden, The Netherlands;
Contact /send a letter to the editor, online.

About 2/2: … The Broker helps policy makers, practitioners and scientists to make a better use of the results and conclusions of recent and ongoing research and evaluations, in the fields of economics, governance, security and science & technology. Continue Reading…


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Expatica is the international community’s home away from home on the web. It is a must-read for English-speaking expatriates and internationals across Europe. Expatica provides a tailored local news service and essential information on living in, working in or moving to your country of choice. With in-depth features, Expatica brings the international community closer together … (about, left down on the Frontpage).

  • Issues: Mainmenu on the Frontpage for: Moving, Housing, Employment, Health & Fitness, Eduication, Finance & Business, Leisure, Family & Kids, Expat Life, News, Forums & Connect, More … infos are not concerning a specific country;
  • Country links for Belgium, France, Germany, Lucembourg, Moscow, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom. When you choose a country, all Issues appearing in the left column become infos concerning this specific country.
  • Contact online. When clicking the contact-link down of each page, appears automatically the EXPATICA contact-URL of the country where you are living in.

The Expatica Story: Canadian expat Bram Lebo wondered what was going on. He had been waiting at the tram stop for more than half an hour and still no sign of a tram. In fact, the stop was ominously empty that Monday morning in early 2000 and the only other people waiting seemed to be foreigners like him; they weren’t speaking Dutch anyhow. If only he had known – like half of Holland did– that public transport workers were on strike that day.   Continue Reading…

Notes from the

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  • Welcome to the home of Notes from the Underground on the web. This is the UK’s best literary and arts based magazine – and it’s completely free.
  • We’re aiming to provide the very best in contemporary fiction, cartoons, poems and non-fiction features for you every issue. We want to be a place where new and emerging writers can find a platform and so we want to see your work.
  • If you are a talented writer and want the chance to have your work published then go to the Contribute page to see our submission guidelines. We hope you enjoy reading the pieces up on the site and we look forward to hearing from you … (full text about).

Competitions; Contribute; Opportunities; Where find a copy; Cartoons; Blogs; Books; Poetry;
Contact., December 7, 2007: A freesheet “newspaper” featuring short stories, poems and cartoons, but no news, has been launched in London.  Continue Reading…

Community Channel

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  • … Broadcasters’ Joint Declaration of Support:
  • “We agree to make the Community Channel a key external TV partner in our efforts to bring news, information and enthusiasm about the work of the voluntary, charitable and community sectors to our viewers.
  • “Wherever possible we undertake to make relevant programming available to the Community Channel once it has fulfilled its uses on our own services  … (full text Joint Declaration).

Homepage; Sitemap;
News; Videos; Media Centre; Small Charities; Volunteer;
Address: Community Channel, 2nd Floor, Riverwalk House, 157-161 Millbank, London Sw1P 4RR, UK;

About: Find out all about Community Channel, including who funds us, who supports us and how to get in touch.  Continue Reading…

Freedomain Radio (US)

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the largest and most popular philosophical conversation in the world

Powerful ideas for all lovers of personal and political freedom – Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web, and was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Podcast Awards. Topics range from politics to philosophy to science to economics to relationships to atheism – and how to achieve real freedom in your life today. Passionate, articulate, funny and irreverent, Freedomain Radio shines a bold light on old topics, and invents a few new ones to boot. Watch the introduction video, 1.12 min. (About).

Mediaforms: podcastsvideosbooksblogsforumschat; Donate; Map;
Feedback online (contact).

About the Host: I am Stefan Molyneux, the host of Freedomain Radio. I have been a software entrepreneur and executive, co-founded a successful company and worked for many years as a Chief Technical Officer. Continue Reading…

The Disinformation Company

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Linked with Financial Fraud in America. Wall Street: The Next Big Fight, with Plunder the crime of our, with Danny Schechter – USA, and with New poll reveals human cost of US unemployment.

The Disinformation Company is a dynamic, independent media company based in New York City.  We are active in book publishing, film production and home video distribution, with well over 100 books and films in our catalog. We are known for working with filmmakers and authors to promote important political, social or cultural issues that are ignored by the mainstream media … (about 1/2).

Watch these videos; Podcasts; Archive; Catalog; Login;
Contact online.

About 2/2: …, our web portal, aggregates tens of thousands of the most shocking, unusual and quirkiest news articles, podcast episodes, and videos on the web, most of which are submitted by the site’s visitors.  Continue Reading…

Alternative Channel

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international channel on sustainable development

Linked on our blogs with – Both merged to become Alternative Channel

… Among the wide and unlimited information available on the web, our editorial team is consciously picking up the best alternatives to raise awareness about global issues and democratize information:

  • News on striking and non-conformist videos leading to debates and a better understanding
  • Information on sustainable development, humanitarian, social or environmental-oriented causes
  • Our Partners’ latest news
  • Alternative Channel events
  • News & tips on video making for the Web

Many more to come … and always freedom of speech! … (full text about AC blog).

Profile /my channel; Event /Forum docs; Partner /list; Blog /english: Archives; FAQs;
Address: Alternative Channel, North America, 5685, Fullum Street, Suite 103, Montreal, Qc, Canada H2G 2H6;
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About /Alternative Channel Presentation: Alternative Channel is the leading online video channel to communicate your corporate social responsibility. Continue Reading…

Scottish Left Review SLR

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Established in 2000, the Scottish Left Review is a bi-monthly magazine that seeks to provide a focal point for thought and discussion for the Scottish Left. It is non-party but aims to provide a forum for those on the Left of all parties and none … (about 1/2).

Current Issue; Past Issues; Search; Press;
Address: Scottish Left Review, 741 Shields Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland G41 4PL;

About 2/2:
…  In Issue 56 we launch a year-long look at other small countries and regions which have similarities to Scotland to explore if there are lessons Scotland can learn – and to try to do something to bridge the political isolation that Scotland suffers in international terms. In this issue we have an analysis of the state of politics in Iceland by party group chairman for the Movement, a member of the Icelandic Parliament, activist and poet Birgitta Jónsdóttir. We also have an overview of left politics in Holland by Tiny Kox, Senator for the Socialist Party in the First Chamber of the Dutch States-General. In each issue of the Scottish Left Review in 2010 we will include at least one similar article from countries around the world. Continue Reading…

Responsible Investor RI

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Linked on our blogs with UK investors join with politicians for mandatory GHG reporting call.

Responsible Investor provides institutional investors with a comprehensive online magazine and information resource which recognises the growing requirement to achieve investment returns within an environmental, social and corporate governance framework … (about 1/2 /Vision).

Homepage and Headlines;
Archive; RI-TV; Reports; Resources;
Addresses: for Correspondence: RI, 30 Spalding Road, London SW17 9BW, UK;
Registered Office: RI, 4th Floor, Tuition House, 27/37 St George’s Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4EU, United Kingdom;

About 2/2: … Comments from market practitioners:   Continue Reading…


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FiledBy, Inc. is a digital marketing company providing websites, online tools, marketing services and community building solutions for authors, writers and other content Creators to connect directly with readers and fans … (about 1/2).

Authors; Membership; Readers; Groups; Services; Blog; Team; FAQs;
Address: FiledBy Inc, 102 Woodmont Blvd, Suite 360, Nashville TN, 37205, USA;

About 2/2: … The company, based in Nashville, TN operates, the most comprehensive online directory of book authors on the Internet. Every published author, co-author or other listed contributor to a book (illustrators, photographers, narrators, editors and translators) either published or imported into the U.S. or Canada has a free listing/website, which they can claim and customize.
A single search engine provides access to information on over 3 million authors and contributors and 8 million books … (full text about).

Media Matters – Media Fact Check

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Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media … (about 1/2).

Research; TV; Press; Blog; Columns; Newsletter; Donate;
Address: Media Matters, 455 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20001;

About 2/2: … Launched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation — news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda — every day, in real time.  Continue Reading…

Free Gold Monetary Report FGMR

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Linked on our blogs with The Federal Reserve Needs More Money.

James Turk began publishing the Freemarket Gold & Money Report in March 1987 as a subscription-based investment newsletter focusing primarily on precious metals and national currencies.  In August 2009, the newsletter completed a total transformation to become a free, web-based commentary.  Accordingly, its name was changed to the Free Gold Money Report.
The objective of this website is to be informative and educational. It aims to help readers better understand gold, money and currency through James Turk’s commentaries and insights … (about 1/2).

Welcome Page; Sitemap;
Fear Index; Markete Commentaries; Articles; Questions/Answers;

About FGMR: … About James Turk: James Turk is founder and chairman of GoldMoney, which provides a convenient and economical way to buy and sell gold, silver and platinum online using the digital gold currency for which he was awarded four US patents.  Continue Reading…

Prosperity UK

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freedom from dept slavery

  • Welcome to the website of PROSPERITY, a monthly Money Reform journal based in Glasgow, Scotland, which is dedicated to spreading understanding about the nature of our debt-based money system, and campaigning for publicly-created debt-free money.
    What is Money Reform? Money Reform (sometimes called, Monetary Reform) highlights the fact that our economy today is “debt-based”, meaning that virtually all money is supplied into the economy as a debt owed to the private banking system. We are reliant upon this banking system for the supply of almost all our means of exchange … ( full text Intro).

News; Articles; Views; Reviews; Updates; Subscribe; Principles; Links;
Address: PROSPERITY, 268 Bath Street, UK, G2 4JR, UK;

The Broomsgrove Group: The first meeting of the Bromsgrove Group was held in October 1997. Its purpose was to bring together, in loose association, people concerned about a variety of social, religious, environmental, academic, and ecological issues …  Continue Reading… – networks for social justice

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network for social justice – Linked with Berhane Tewolde’s Development Blog.

  • is the progressive pan-African publisher and publishing the PAMBAZUKA NEWS – the pan-african voices for freedom and justice, also in french and portugese. (Pambazuka News’ Homepage).
  • Fahamu has a vision of the world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other’s differences, and realise their full potential. (Homepage).

Advocacy; Courses; News; Au monitor; Refugees; Partners; Links; Donate;
Contact online.

About us: Fahamu has a vision of the world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other’s differences, and realise their full potential. Continue Reading…

Humanitarian News – The Road to the Horizon

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updated April 9, 2011: news that matter

  • Author?!??! I am not the author for anything on this site. There are thousands of authors for all the articles.
  • Call me “The Collector”. Although that makes me think of a mafia movie where legs and arms are broken to extort money.
  • “Collecting” is really my role for “Humanitarian News”: I collect information. I select news sources, process them through a whole series of tools to make them presentable in this site … //
  • … Thank you for traveling this road with me. Peter. – (full text Author).

Homepage and links to all articles;
Articles by Issues: Aid news; AidWorkerBlogs; NonProfitNews; NonProfitBlogs; Green News;
Personal blog; What’s new? Sponsoring;

About: A lot is published about aid, humanitarian work, and the nonprofit world as a whole. It fascinates me, both in the quantity of information and in the way it is dispersed. Few social aggregators, bookmarking and social media sites have categories specifically for the nonprofit sector, or offer selected news for the “soft” sector. Continue Reading…

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drilling beneath the headlines

Linked with Chris Hedges – USA.

… Truthdig is a Web magazine that provides expert coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. The site is built around reports by authorities in their fields who conduct in-depth exploration of contemporary topics. To offer frequent change and surprise, the magazine also presents a diversity of original reporting and aggregated content culled by the site’s editors and staff … (about 1/2).

Homepage and many links (newsletters);
ear to the ground;
A/V booth;
address: Truthdig, 1158 26th St., No. 443, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4698;

About 2/2: In this hyperlinked, blog-filled, talk-show-dominated world, discourse is often a food fight. It is increasingly difficult for people seeking to understand the world to find stories in depth, told by those who know their topic best.

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No links with nice texts to present the site (about, vision, staff, etc.), but full of links leading to articles you’ll not find in the main medias.

Newsletter, with a scroll down link for choices in six languages.

Contacts (general);

Tehelka – the people’s paper – India

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Linked with our presentation of Tarun Tejpal – India.

And linked with our presentation of For whom the bell tolls.

Tarun Tejpal says: “we, at Tehelka, will carry on our sting operations”. (See an Interview on this Hindustan Times page).

Excerpt: … Tejpal, 38, created Tehelka on a shoestring a year ago with his brother and a journalist colleague, Aniruddha Bahal. Many ordinary Indians, judging from the crowds at Tejpal’s public speeches, regard him as a champion. Tejpal believes he has helped his much maligned profession in India. “The explosion of consumerism since economic liberalization in 1991 created a journalism of public relations,” he complains.

That’s changing. Ever since the bribery scandal, Tehelka has been awash in resumes from journalists, and receives scandal tips daily. Besides the resignations, the defense expose prompted New Delhi to adopt new procurement rules. A Punjab University economics graduate and veteran newspaperman, Tejpal has recruited some of India’s best political columnists. Author V.S. Naipaul is on its board. Says Vinod Mehta, editor of the newsweekly Outlook, where Tejpal once worked: “Tehelka has been an earthquake in Indian politics.”

Finances are a problem, though. The Web site spends $85,000 a month on overhead and staff, but takes in only $8,000 a month in advertising. The defense expose was cut off when Tehelka, after handing over $23,000 to politicians, ran out of money. “So we just went public with the story,” Tejpal says. But in February, broadcaster Zee Telefilms expressed interest in buying a stake. Also, Tejpal is raising money from Indians in the U.S.

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