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2008-04-01: The Peace and Freedom Party PFP;
2008-04-02: The Wellstone Action;
2008-04-04: foreign prisoner support service;
2008-04-05: The American Civil Liberties Union ACLU;
2008-04-06: Electronic Privacy Information Center EPIC;
2008-04-07: Womenaid International;
2008-04-08: The EastWest Institute EWI;
2008-04-09: The Women’s International Perspective WIP;
2008-04-09: The Association of Zimbabwean Journalists;
2008-04-10: Zimbabwe;
2008-04-10: The Digital Freedom Network;
2008-04-11: Center for Democracy and Technology;
2008-04-12: The National Visionary Leadership Project;
2008-04-13: The Raoul Wallenberg Institute RWI;
2008-04-14: Humanitarian Law Project HLP;
2008-04-15: The Columbia Spectator;
2008-04-16: The Center for American Progress Action Fund;
2008-04-17: Religious Intelligence;
2008-04-18: The Center for Public Integrity;
2008-04-19: International Women’s Media Foundation IWMF;
2008-04-20: US Muslim Women Resource Center MWRC;
2008-04-21: OpEdNews OEN;
2008-04-22: Amnesty International Volunteers;
2008-04-23: Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF;
2008-04-24: The 21st Century Trust;
2008-04-25: The Borneo Project;
2008-04-25: The Bruno Manser Fonds BMF;
2008-04-26: International Society of Political Psychology ISPP;
2008-04-26: The New World Foundation NWF;
2008-04-27: The Rank and File Union UE;
2008-04-28: Alliance – for philanthropy and social investment worldwide;
2008-04-30: The Social Enterprise Foundation;
2008-04-30: The Social Enterprise Coalition.

The Social Enterprise Coalition

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The Voice of Social Enterprises

Linked with Rafael C. Lopa – Philippines.

Social enterprises are profit-making businesses established to tackle social or environmental issues. The Coalition is the UK’s national body for social enterprise – We work with our members to inform the national policy agenda, showcase the benefits of social enterprise, and share best practice. (Homepage).

What is social enterprise;
has the credit crunch affected social enterprise? a survey questionary;
policy and research;
ask our newsletter;
address: Social Enterprise Coalition, Southbank House, Black Prince Road, London SE1 7SJ, Tel: 020 7793 2323;

About: The Social Enterprise Coalition is the UK’s national body for social enterprise. The Coalition represents a wide range of social enterprises, regional and national support networks and other related organisations. We work with our members to: Continue Reading…

The Social Enterprise Foundation

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Linked with Rafael C. Lopa – Philippines.

Owned by the social enterprise sector, run by the sector for the benefit of the sector and every community it supports, the Social Enterprise Foundation is THE national membership body for organisational and personal development in the social enterprise sector in the United Kingdom. The mission is simply to drive the establishment of new forms of business that create social and economic value to all communities and reduce the disparities between the most affluent and most disadvantaged communities … (full text/Homepage).

about membership;
the social enterprise directory TM;
self assessment;
join us;
address: Social Enterprise Foundation, 64-65 St Andrew’s Road, Southampton SO14 0BA, England;

How it came about: The Social Enterprise Foundation was not born of a policy initiative, a funding programme, or an academic research project.
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Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health

Linked with Rani Bang – India.

SEARCH (Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health) is a non-government organisation registered as a public trust and charitable society in India (Reg. No: MH 35-85-GAD, F-224-GAD). It was founded in 1985 by a doctor couple, Abhay Bang and Rani Bang. Inspired by the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, trained respectively as a physician and a gynecologist, and after studying at the Johns Hopkins University USA, for their Master of Public Health, Drs. Bang returned to India. Their dream was to develop an institution of community health which provided health care to the local population, and generated knowledge for the global community by way of research. “Think globally, act locally!” (About /Background).

What we do;
National Award.
Address: SEARCH, Shodhgram P.O., District Gadchiroli, Maharashtra 442605, India;

About: Vision: Realisation of ‘Aarogya-Swaraj’, i.e. people’s health in people’s hands, by empowering individuals and communities to take charge of their own health, and thereby, help them achieve freedom from disease as well as dependence.

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Alliance – for philanthropy and social investment worldwide

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Linked with Michael Edwards – USA.

@lliance – for news and analysis of the latest developments in philantropy and social investment worldwide … with every issue some articles for free.

Homepage and links to articles for free;
conference calendar;
Links to Civil Society Publications;
Archive (for subscribers);

About / what does Alliance cover: Alliance is the world’s leading magazine on philanthropy and social investment. Published by Alliance Publishing Trust, Alliance provides news and analysis of what’s happening in the philanthropy and social investment sectors across the world, and a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. Alliance is for all those who want to keep up to date with developments and new thinking in this field.

As well as news and conference reports, articles, book reviews and opinion columns, each issue has a special in-depth feature on some key aspect of philanthropy and social investment, with contributors from around the world and expert guest editors.

Alliance aims always to include diverse northern and southern perspectives, connecting people and ideas across the world … (full text).

The Rank and File Union UE

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Linked with Tony Mazzocchi – USA.

“UE” is the abbreviation for United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, a democratic national union representing some 35,000 workers in a wide variety of manufacturing, public sector and private non-profit sector jobs. UE is an independent union (not affiliated with the AFL-CIO) proud of its democratic structure and progressive policies … (About 1/2).

Homepage and latest news;
organize, join UE;
UE news;
political action;
Information for workers;
International solidarity;
address: United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America UE, One Gateway Center, Suite 1400, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1416, Phone: 412.471.8919, Fax: 412.471.8999;
contact by mail.

About 2/2: Most UE members still work in factories related to the union’s traditional jurisdictions – electrical manufacturing, metalworking and plastics.

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The New World Foundation NWF

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building on partnerships to change the world

Linked with Colin Greer – USA.

Since 1954, The New World Foundation’s grant making has supported organizations working to strengthen and expand civil rights and the active participation of citizens in American democracy. Our commitment to this work remains firm. Our strategy is to support the building of social movements by supporting organizing, which builds a sustainable mass base of activists in viable organizations. We do this on a range of issues and among constituencies all over the country. Because we give long term support to projects we do not accept uninvited proposals. (Homepage).

Affirmative Action Statement;
grantmaking philosophy;
grant programs;
donor and foundation services;
Address: The New World Foundation, 666 West End Ave, New York NY 10025, Tel (212) 497-3470, Fax (212) 472-0508, e-mail;
Contact on the website.

Who we are: New World Foundation completed its fifth decade of grant making in the year 2004. As we continue our work, we expect the new millennium to be a time of continuing significant transition for America, a search for new directions, a battle between the past and future, between the politics of fear and hope. We see the strengths of progressive ideals and committed activists, who every day are inventing democracy and extending its boundaries.

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International Society of Political Psychology ISPP

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The Society is a nonprofit scientific, educational, and non-partisan organization with the following purposes:

  • To establish a community of scholars and concerned individuals in universities, government, the communications media, and elsewhere, who have scientific and practical interests in examining the relationship between political and psychological phenomena;
  • To facilitate communication of scientific research, theory, and practice across disciplinary, national, and ideological boundaries, both among members of the Society and those outside the Society;
  • To increase the theoretical and practical significance of political psychology both inside and outside academia;
  • To provide mutual support among members of their freedom to generate and disseminate their findings and ideas.


Our 2008 Annual Meeting, July 9 to July 12, 2008;
Select Bibliographies in Political Psychology;
Colleges and Universities with Comprehensive Political Psychology Programs;
Colleges and Universities offering Political Psychology Courses;

About: ISPP is an interdisciplinary organization representing all fields of inquiry concerned with exploring the relationships between political and psychological processes. Members include psychologists, political scientists, psychiatrists, historians, sociologists, economists, anthropologists, as well as journalists, government officials and others. The Society is also international, with members from all regions of the world: the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa … (full text).

The Bruno Manser Fonds BMF

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Society for the peoples of the rainforest (aussi en français, auch auf deutsch).

Linked with Bruno Manser – Switzerland.

Bruno-Manser-Fund (BMF), association for the peoples of the rainforest, is an environmental and human rights organization with its headquarters in Basel / Switzerland. Its aim is to support the Penan people in Sarawak (East Malaysia) as well as other indigenous peoples in their struggle to protect tropical rainforests from destruction. Special emphasis is put on informing consumers in the west about tropical timber and illegal logging practices. (Mission).

Press releases on the disappearance of Bruno Manser;
Tong Tana, January 2004;
Activities in Switzerland;
Sarawak News;
If you would like to have the newest journal, please call us (+41 61 261 94 73) or send us an email;
Newsletters (1993-2005);
Address: Bruno-Manser-Fonds, Heuberg 25, CH-4051 Basel, Tel. +41 61 261 94 74, Fax +41 61 261 94 73;

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The Borneo Project

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Linked with Bruno Manser – Switzerland.

Supporting indigenous communities protecting ancestral rainforests and human rights. The Borneo Project Board covers our administration expenses, so 100% of your donations go to help urgent initiatives in Borneo … (Homepage).

(watch also on every page the left column for relevant links).

Join/become a member;

Our Work (see also the links in the left column): Over the past 17 years we have coordinated trainings, equipment, volunteers and small grants for the following programs.

1) Indigenous Lands Protection:

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The 21st Century Trust

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Ford Foundation’s Governance and Civil Society Unit – The 21st Century Trust is a Registered Charity, No. 295676

Linked with Michael Edwards – USA.

… In an age of “small” government and privatisation of increasing areas of state activity, NGOs need to understand and influence the private sector more than they have in the past. There are signs that some large firms are becoming increasingly aware of the need, in their own corporate interest, to take civic and environmental interests into account in their activities. There are some of course who take a more pessimistic view that the exploitative nature of free-market economics was by no means balanced by a general obligation to societies in the developing world. Both sides are agreed, however, that NGOs would do well to spend more time trying to understand and enlist the efforts of the private sector in support of their causes … (excerpt one of long text of “Global Civil Society”).

List of Senior Fellows’ and Speakers’ Articles Available to Download;
Future Conferences and Events;
Previous Conferences and Events;
Address: 21st Century Trust, 25 Museum Street, London WC1A 1JT, United Kingdom, Telephone: +44 (0)20 7323 2099, Fax: +44 (0)870 056 7163;
Contact on the website.

More a out the 21st Century Trust;

“Global Civil Society”: In recent years, NGOs have had a major impact on world politics by, for example:

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Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF

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EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight-and win-more cases. (About).

our work;
take action;
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities;
Press Releases;
EFF Legal Victories;
Join/Support EWFF;

About: From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people’s radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights … (full text).

Amnesty International Volunteers

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The site is dedicated to providing a forum for sharing resources among active volunteers of Amnesty International. The organizers of this site come from several AI sections. As such, the site does not belong to any single Amnesty section. Our goals are as follows:

  • to build an archive of resources useful for volunteer activists in their Amnesty work;
  • to create an area for Amnesty activists to share ideas, information, and camaraderie;
  • to provide room for volunteer structures that need a home on the Internet.

This site is not an “official” Amnesty site for the public. This is not the place to get or ask general questions about Amnesty International. To do this, see Amnesty International Online for information about Amnesty’s human rights concerns and work … (full text of homepage).

Index to services;
Become a Member/Volunteer of Amnesty International;
contributor’s page;
Amnesty International Handbook;
Hosted Groups;
apply for access to the website-resources;
contact: to become a volunteer, concerning the volunteer-website, for other questions.

About/Introduction: In recent years, we see a blossoming of websites devoted to publicizing the work of Amnesty and to galvanize the public to take notice of human rights violations around the world.

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OpEdNews OEN

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Linked with Stephen Lendman – USA, and with The sorrows of race and gender. is a tough progressive website, supporting values that are really dead center American, like fairness, democracy, justice, protection of our national resources and commons, and preferring to support humans and America before corporations and religions … (About 1/2).

Homepage and links;
Groups Directory;
Member’s Archives;
Article’s Archives;
Easy Read;
Rob Kall’s Blog;
Address: Rob Kall, OpEdNews.Com, 211 N. Sycamore St., Newtown, PA 18940, USA, e-mail;

About 2/2: OEN is more than a media or blog site. OEN is an activism and advocacy empowerment site designed to be used, for free by individuals and non-profit groups and organizations.

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US Muslim Women Resource Center MWRC

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… We are proud to be the only Muslim Women Organization in the state of Illinois.  Since its foundation in 2001, our goal, at MWRC, has been to facilitate between the needs and expectations of the Immigrant & Refugee Muslim Women and the enormous resources provided for them by Governmental, non-governmental, Foundations and our volunteer donors.  Although our organization is originally designed to serve Muslim women and their families, we are bound by our conviction to serve all immigrants and refugees from all walks of life regardless of gender, faith, race, ethnicity or age.   We strive to help integrate Muslim Women Immigrant population into the mainstream American society by providing them with appropriate skill-sets to enter and lead a productive life in their new home, United States of America … (Homepage).

Our Programms;
Funding Sources;
Address: 6349 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60659, USA;
Contact by mail.

About: Muslim Women Resource Center’s mission is to assist immigrant and refugee Muslim women overcome cultural and language barriers, and prepare them with appropriate occupational skills to become self sufficient and ready to enter the job market/mission.

International Women’s Media Foundation IWMF

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Linked with Sandra Nyaira – Zimbabwe, and with New Media: How to Do More With Less.

The IWMF’s mission is to strengthen the role of women in the news media around the world, based on the belief that no press is truly free unless women share an equal voice. (About 1/2).

Homepage and features;
Past Features;
Online training;
Tips and Guides;
training resources;
Maisha Yetu: Media Campaign for Our Lives;
IWMF Directory;
Careers: Manager, Networking and Membership;
The 2006-2007 annual report, published March 2008;
Newsletter: down of the left column on any page;
Address: International Women’s Media Foundation, 1625 K Street NW, Suite 1275, Washington, DC 20006, USA, Phone: 202/496-1992, Fax: 202/496-1977, e-mail.

About 2/2: Raising Awareness: Since its launch in 1990, the IWMF has increased the level and depth of debate about women’s roles in the media. IWMF studies and reports explore the obstacles women journalists face when trying to advance in their careers.

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The Center for Public Integrity

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  • The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable … (full text About 1/2).
  • On wikipedia.

The Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, non-advocacy, independent journalism organization based in Washington, D.C.

Homepage and latest stories; Sitemap;
Investigations; video and maps; News/Press Room; Downloads; Journalists; The Shadow Government; States of Disclosure; Annual Report;

About 2/2: The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable.

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Religious Intelligence

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every side of the story- delivering religious intelligence news in an ever changing world

ReligiousIntelligence.Com publishes this website providing impartial and unbiased information about the world’s religious news and developments. Based in London, England, our sources are drawn from around the world and across the religious groups. Alongside the news service, we also provide research to clients ranging from religious organizations, media outlets and the military. We are happy to provide a quote and discuss your requirements should you require any research to be carried out for your group … (about 1/2).

Homepage and latest news;
Country Profiles;
Address: Religious Intelligence Ltd., Central House, 142 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AR;

(About 2/2):Our Conferences division stages events for the website relating to religious matters, but can also stage events, including arranging speakers and venues, for outside clients. Please contact us for further details.

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The Center for American Progress Action Fund

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The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a progressive think-tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are creating a long-term, progressive vision for America – a vision that policy makers, thought-leaders and activists can use to shape the national debate and pass laws that make a difference … (About 1/2).

Press Room;
The Progress Report;
2008 Progressive Party/Events;
Address: Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, Phone 202.682.1611 (Nearest Metro McPherson Square);

(About 2/2). What We Believe: As progressives we believe that America should be a country of boundless opportunity – where all people can better themselves through education, hard work, and the freedom to pursue their dreams. We believe this will only be achieved with an open and effective government that champions the common good over narrow self-interest, harnesses the strength of our diversity, and secures the rights and safety of its people. Real progress will be achieved only through innovative solutions borne of open collaboration.

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The Columbia Spectator

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online edition

The Columbia Daily Spectator is the daily newspaper of Columbia University and Morningside Heights. We are the second-oldest college daily paper in the country and have been financially independent from the University since 1962. The newspaper is published five days a week during the academic year. The paper, which has a circulation of 10,000, is delivered to over 150 locations throughout Morningside Heights every day. Spectator Publishing Company also produces a range of other publications, including The Eye, a weekly features and arts magainze; La Pagina, a weekly Spanish-language bulletin, and an annual Unofficial Guide to Columbia for first-years … (About 1/2).

Homepage and comments;
Job Board;
the eye;
Want to make your voice heard? Write a letter to the editors using this (online)-form;
address/general contact information: Columbia Spectator, 2875 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York City, NY 10025,;
Daily Spectator: (212) 854-9555 – Editorial Fax (212) 854-9611
Business: (212) 854-9550 – Business Fax (212) 854-9553;
contact for question, criticism, correction: by, or call us at (212) 854-9555

… (About 1/2) – A Brief History: The first Spectator featured no photographs and no headlines.

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Humanitarian Law Project HLP

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The Humanitarian Law Project is a non-profit organization founded in 1985, dedicated to protecting human rights and promoting the peaceful resolution of conflict by using established international human rights laws and humanitarian law. Our long-term objectives are to strengthen human rights standards ratified by nations around the globe and to foster communication on compelling international human rights issues among human rights activists, law faculty and students, members of Congress and their staffs, as well as interested citizens. The Humanitarian Law Project is a non-governmental organization NGO with consultative status at the United Nations with a mandate to seek compliance with armed conflict laws.

The following items are put on the homepage, just scroll down. You’ll find:

  • Judge Strikes Down Bush on Terror Groups …
  • HLP Challenges USA Patriot Act in Federal Court …
  • Text: THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD, by David Lynn …
  • Key Patriot Act provision ruled unconstitutional …
  • Address: Humanitarian Law Project, International Educational Development, Inc., 8124 West Third Street, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA, Telephone: (310) 836-6316, Fax: (323) 658-6306, E-mail.

There are separate pages for:

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The Raoul Wallenberg Institute RWI

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of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Linked with Raoul Wallenberg – Sweden (1912 – 1947 ?), and with Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Peking University Law School 2008-2010.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established in 1984. The mission of the Institute is to promote universal respect for human rights and humanitarian law by means of research, academic education, dissemination and institutional development. The vision of the Institute is to be a centre of excellence meeting the highest international standards in all its fields of operation.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library is being sponsored by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Söderberg Foundations (named in RATOS 2008).

Homepage and Activities;
General Information master Programmes; Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law;
Visiting Professors at RWI; Research, Introduction; Research Reports; RWI Library; Human Rights Theme Maps; RWI Links;
Address; Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Stora Gråbrödersg. 17 B, P.O. Box 1155, SE-221 05 Lund, Sweden, Phone: +46 46 222 12 00, Fax: +46 46 222 12 22.

About: Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law RWI is an independent academic institution dedicated to the promotion of human rights through research, training and education.

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The National Visionary Leadership Project

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Linked with James Forman – USA.

Our Mission: To ensure that the wisdom of our country’s extraordinary African American elders is preserved by and passed on to the young people who will lead us tomorrow.

Visionary Roundtable Discussions;
Chat Room;
Message Board;
Address: National Visionary Leadership Project, 1218 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: 202-331-2700, Toll-free: 1-888-680-6857 (NVLP), Fax: 202-331-2707.

Visionary Heritage Fellows Program:
The Visionary Heritage Fellows Program (VHFP) offers a unique opportunity for talented students, selected annually from participating institutions, to learn from Visionary elders through direct dialogue, informal mentorship, and video documentation.

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Center for Democracy and Technology

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keep the internet open, innovative and free

Linked with Gregory T. Nojeim – USA.

The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media. (About 1/2).

Homepage and Headlines;
Annual Reports etc.;
Other Reports and Articles;
Legislative Center;
CDT’s Blog;
Newsletters and Publications;
Postal mail: CDT, 1634 Eye Street, NW #1100, Washington DC, 20006, Tel. +1.202.637.9800, Fax +1.202.637.0968;
Contact on the website.

About 2/2 – CDT’s Mission and Principles: The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public policy organization dedicated to promoting the democratic potential of today’s open, decentralized global Internet. Our mission is to conceptualize, develop, and implement public policies to preserve and enhance free expression, privacy, open access, and other democratic values in the new and increasingly integrated communications medium.

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The Digital Freedom Network DFN

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Our Mission: Digital Freedom Network DFN is a non-profit group that seeks to promote human rights as an attainable goal for all countries. Evident in our writing, we believe that free enterprise, limited government, rule of law and individual freedom are the most effective means to ensure the rights of men and women across the world. (About 1/2).

Homepage and latest news;
Domestic Institutes and Organizations;
Educational Tools and Resources;
Important Websites;
International Organisations;
Address: Digital Freedom Network, 520 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102, U.S.A., Phone: + (973) 438.7345, Fax: + (202) 969.9900;

( … and many more pages for different regions, items, the Org).

About 2/2: DFN supports classically liberal ideas in both the economic and the political realm. We seek to eliminate human rights violations through the implementation of the principles of freedom; robust property rights, free markets, rule of law, and legitimate democracy. We use foundational texts as well as report on current events to explain and promote the basic principles of freedom and underscore how modern situations relate to core philosophies of freedom. We attempt to spread our message, in a variety of languages when relevant and possible, through individuals, organizations, and media, regardless of viewpoint.


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Linked with Sandra Nyaira – Zimbabwe.

Homepage and ALL links (with every new link, watch more links about the item in the left column);

some of them hereafter:
Help and Support Groups;
other related sites;
Independent Results Centre;
Newsletter/mailing list;
Contact one, and contact two.

Some external links:

Zimbabwe Metro;

Sokwanele – Zvakwana – Enough is Enough;

ZIM today;, the place for homesick Africans.

The Association of Zimbabwean Journalists

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Linked with Sandra Nyaira – Zimbabwe, and with The Women’s International Perspective WIP.
The Association of Zimbabwean Journalists in the UK (AZJ-UK) was launched in 2005 to bring together exiled journalists and other media practitioners living outside the country. So far we number about 40 experienced Zimbabwean journalists, having left the country for various reasons connected to the political and economic problems bedevilling our country.

Homepage and Top Story;
Media Watch;
Address: Association of Zimbabwe Journalists, 83 Glendale Drive, Burpham, Surrey, GU4 7JA, editor’s e-mail, feedback;

About: The Association of Zimbabwe Journalists in the UK (AZJ-UK) was launched in 2005 to bring together exiled journalists and other media practitioners living outside the country.

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The Women’s International Perspective WIP

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Linked with Sandra Nyaira – Zimbabwe, and with The Association of Zimbabwean Journalists.

The Women’s International Perspective, The WIP, is a comprehensive news website of women contributors that reports world news, opinion, and commentary. Our mission is to provide quality news from the unique perspectives of women that is accessible worldwide and free to our readers. (About 1/2).

Homepage and featured articles;
Current Headlines;
Byline Portal;
WIP talk;
Address: The WIP, 563 Figueroa Street, Monterey, CA 93940, USA, +1 831 274 8884, e-mail.

About 2/2: The WIP is a balanced media source that promotes diversity and is not associated with any particular religion, political party, or cultural affiliation. As a worldwide collective of women writers, The WIP is an opportunity to eliminate the tremendous under-representation of women journalists and offers a greater diversity of background and opinion than typically found in one online news publication. The WIP strives to bring divergent cultures, opinions, and ideas together in solution-based dialog.

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The EastWest Institute EWI

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Yale University, USA

Founded in 1980, EWI is an international, non-partisan, entrepreneurial organization with centers in Brussels, New York and Moscow. Our directors, professional staff and alumni constitute the core of a worldwide network of women and men from diverse regional and professional backgrounds. Our track-record of mentoring, partnering and networking has made us an institution of choice for state and non-state actors seeking to cooperate, prevent conflict, and manage regional and global challenges … (full text, about 1/2).

Meeting of the Core Group of EWI’s Internat. Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy, April 13 -15, 2008 … (full text).

Policy Ideas;
Conflict Prevention;
Global Security;
Leadership and Learning;
EWI in Asia;
Association’s Organizations;

About 2/2: Our Values: The EWI network is united by the values of respect, fairness, responsibility, honesty and compassion. We work to give everyone a voice and establish trust among all parties within the framework of these values.

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Womenaid International

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WomenAid International is a humanitarian aid and development agency which promotes all rights for all people in all countries.

Humanitarian Aid and all other pages: you will reach them by a link in the left column;

Address: WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL, 3 WHITEHALL COURT, LONDON SW1A 2EL, TEL: +44 (0) 20 7839 1790, FAX: +44 (0) 20 7839 2929, e-mail, Reg. Charity No. 299224.

About: Founded over ten years ago as a humanitarian aid and development agency, WomenAid’s mission is to provide relief and assistance to women and children suffering distress caused by war, disasters or poverty, to
empower women through education, training, provision of credit and to campaign against violations of women’s human rights.

Millions of women throughout the world are marginalised, overlooked and locked in an unequal struggle for survival. Living in abject poverty, working long hours for little or no money, they are trapped in a life of suffering, hunger, malnutrition and disease.

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Electronic Privacy Information Center EPIC

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EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values … (about 1/2 & annual reports).

Homepage and latest news;
Job Openings, Fellowships and IPIOP Clerkships;
Litigation Docket;
Policy Issues: free speach;
Press release;
CFP 2007: Open panel on Net Freedom;
address: EPIC National Office, 1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009;
contact: board and staff, and general inquiries.

About 2/2: EPIC publishes an award-winning e-mail and online newsletter on civil liberties in the information age – the EPIC Alert. We also publish reports and even books about privacy, open government, free speech, and other important topics related to civil liberties. We have no clients, no customers, and no shareholders. We need your support.

View EPIC’s most recent annual reports, all available as PDF documents … (about 2/2 & annual reports).

The American Civil Liberties Union ACLU

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The American system of government is founded on two counterbalancing principles: that the majority of the people governs, through democratically elected representatives; and that the power even of a democratic majority must be limited, to ensure individual rights. (About 1/2).

Homepage and links;
Press Room;
Supreme Court;
Legislative Update;
Action Center;
Address: ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004;

About 2/2: Majority power is limited by the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, which consists of the original ten amendments ratified in 1791, plus the three post-Civil War amendments (the 13th, 14th and 15th) and the 19th Amendment (women’s suffrage), adopted in 1920.

The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees:

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foreign prisoner support service

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Added April 7, 2008: Linked with FINDINGS 188: World Prison Population List.

An Australian website. Here you will reach a big full Homepage with all links to the individual cases. No explanation needed, just actions.

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Linked with Brian Moore – USA.

A strange website full with links to good items, like one exemple: A Guide to the Patriotic Act … (full text).

Not many usual texts as ‘about’ to copy out and fill my page, but take this:

today’s papers;
today’s blogs;
other magazines.

… just go there and click on any link.

The Wellstone Action

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Linked with Paul Wellstone – USA (1944 – 2002), and with The real threat.

Wellstone Action is a national center for training and leadership development for the progressive movement. Founded in January 2003, Wellstone Action’s mission is to honor the legacy of Paul and Sheila Wellstone by continuing their work through training, educating, mobilizing and organizing a vast network of progressive individuals and organizations. (about 1/2).

Homepage and latest news;
news & events;
become a member;
advisory committee;
meet our trainers;
pictures from Campus Camp Wellstone;

About 2/2: In three years, Wellstone Action has experienced tremendous growth, adding over 108,000 members and training 14,322 (and counting!) citizen activists and professionals in 36 states in political organizing skills. In addition to training, Wellstone Action engages our members in non-partisan voter mobilization efforts; lobbies Congress on behalf of mental health parity, Social Security and the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act; trains domestic violence advocates to be organizers on their issue, and helps preserve the Wellstone archives for future generations. Our book, Politics the Wellstone Way: How to Elect Progressive Candidates and Win on Issues, was released in the fall of 2005.

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The Peace and Freedom Party PFP

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Linked with Brian Moore – USA.

The Peace and Freedom Party PFP is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality. We represent the working class, those without capital in a capitalist society. We organize toward a world where cooperation replaces competition, a world where all people are well fed, clothed and housed; where all women and men have equal status; where all individuals may freely endeavor to fulfill their own talents and desires; a world of freedom and peace where every community retains its cultural integrity and lives with all others in harmony (homepage).

Resolutions and Statements;
Literature and Pamplets;
The Partisan;
The Partisan’s Archive-Homepage on P&F;
Contact Membership;
General contact.

About: The Peace and Freedom Party PFP is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality. We represent the working class, those without capital in a capitalist society. We organize toward a world where cooperation replaces competition, a world where all people are well fed, clothed and housed; where all women and men have equal status; where all individuals may freely endeavor to fulfill their own talents and desires; a world of freedom and peace where every community retains its cultural integrity and lives with all others in harmony.

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