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Index April 2011

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2011-04-01: Connecting-Africa;
2011-04-01: African Studies Centre ASC;
2011-04-01: Africa Research Institute ARI;
2011-04-02: The Blog: Transition Culture;
2011-04-02: Trièves – Isère France;
2011-04-02: Trièves en Transition;
2011-04-02: Transition Network;
2011-04-03: Mouvements – des idées et des luttes;
2011-04-03: Greater Good Science Center GGSC;
2011-04-03: Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living;
2011-04-04: Perrott-Warrick Project;
2011-04-04: Teaching for Change;
2011-04-04: Teaching a People’s History – ZINN Education Project;
2011-04-05: Rethinking Schools;
2011-04-05: Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Gariwo;
2011-04-05: Public Banking Institute – banking in the public interest;
2011-04-06: Benzodiazepine Addiction – withdrawal and recovery;
2011-04-06: Republican Center for social adaptation of children;
2011-04-06: Youth Resource Centre Zambia iicd;
2011-04-07: Ethics Updates;
2011-04-07: Mindsight Institute;
2011-04-07: Mad in America – history, science and psychiatry;
2011-04-08: Centre for Security Sector Management CSSM;
2011-04-08: Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform GFN-SSR;
2011-04-08: International Coalition for (medicine) Drug Awareness;
2011-04-09: Vluchtelingen Organisaties Nederland VON;
2011-04-09: Inter-Cultural Youth Exchange ICYE UK;
2011-04-09: Charter for Compassion;
2011-04-10: J.W. McConnell Family Foundation;
2011-04-10: Global Health Initiative;
2011-04-10: La Palabre;
2011-04-11: Global Health Council;
2011-04-11: Center for Ethics in Science and Technology;
2011-04-11: Terre des;
2011-04-12: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities CNPP;
2011-04-12: The Money Masters;
2011-04-13: Senior Experten Service SES;
2011-04-13: Robinson Rojas Archive;
2011-04-13: Sphere Project;
2011-04-14: Christian Peace Witness CPW;
2011-04-14: Stop Mutilation e.v.;
2011-04-14: Tom’s place;
2011-04-15: PsychRights, Law Project for Psychiatric Rights;
2011-04-15: Online;
2011-04-15: United Farm Workers;
2011-04-16: Friends of Deir Ibzi’a;
2011-04-16: Edem Children Foundation ECF-Nigeria;
2011-04-16: Middle East Children’s Alliance MECA;
2011-04-17: Foundation Dark and Light;
2011-04-17: Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality;
2011-04-17: African Children’s Educational Trust A-CET;
2011-04-18: Ask ERIC;
2011-04-18: National Education Association NEA;
2011-04-18: Education Resources Information Center ERIC;
2011-04-19: crimspace;
2011-04-19: Women Against Violence Europe WAVE;
2011-04-19: American Federation of Teachers AFT;
2011-04-20: Council of the Great City Schools;
2011-04-20: Women Wake Up WOWAP;
2011-04-20: Irish Family Planning Association IFPA;
2011-04-21: US Debt;
2011-04-21: Coalition of Essential Schools CES;
2011-04-21: Great Schools Partnership;
2011-04-22: Just answer;
2011-04-22: Norwegian Church Aid NCA;
2011-04-22: – paroxetine withdrawal help since 1999;
2011-04-22: Earth Day Network;
2011-04-23: Middle Web;
2011-04-23: Stop the – Americans for debt relief now;
2011-04-24: Labor Notes;
2011-04-24: Teachers.Net;
2011-04-24: American Educational Research Association AERA;
2011-04-25: Strangers into Citizens;
2011-04-25: Inside Africa Foundation IAF;
2011-04-25: citizens UK;
2011-04-26: National Association for Multicultural Education NAME;
2011-04-26: Applied Research Center ARC;
2011-04-26: United for a Fair Economy UFE;
2011-04-27: Transmission Rebuilders Network Worldwide TRNW;
2011-04-27: International Geopolitics Reporters Association I.G.R.A.;
2011-04-28: Abantu for Development;
2011-04-28: Etiopsychologie;
2011-04-29: California Newsreel – film and video for social change;
2011-04-29: Center for Community Change CCC;
2011-04-29: New Internationalist;
2011-04-30: World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters;
2011-04-30: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting FAIR;
2011-04-30: Knowledge Is Power Program KIPP.
See also our pages:

(Sorry, but the different pages for the NGO-blog have crashed … but IF a website is published on my NGO blog, you may find it on the first Google Web-search or Google Blog-search Pages).

Knowledge Is Power Program KIPP

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A Charter School – Linked on our blogs with WashPost Touts KIPP’s Extra Edge.

  • KIPP schools share a core set of operating principles known as the Five Pillars: High Expectations. KIPP schools have clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that make no excuses based on the students’ backgrounds. Students, parents, teachers, and staff create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support through a range of formal and informal rewards and consequences for academic performance and behavior.
  • Choice & Commitment: … (full text Five Pillars).

KIPP on wikipedia: KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a nationwide network of free open-enrollment college-preparatory schools in under-resourced communities throughout the United States (Education in US). KIPP schools are usually established under state charter school laws and KIPP is America’s largest school operator.[1]

Teachers; Schools; School Ldeaders; Students; Press; Multimedia Archive; Newsletter; Staff; Careers; FAQs; Support us;
Address: KIPP Foundation, 135 Main Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA;

About KIPP /Who We Are: KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools. Continue Reading…

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting FAIR

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challenging media bias and censorship since 1986

  • Independent, aggressive and critical media are essential to an informed democracy. But mainstream media are increasingly cozy with the economic and political powers they should be watchdogging. Mergers in the news industry have accelerated, further limiting the spectrum of viewpoints that have access to mass media. With U.S. media outlets overwhelmingly owned by for-profit conglomerates and supported by corporate advertisers, independent journalism is compromised … (full text what’s wrong with the news).
  • FAIR on wikipedia.

Take action; What’s New; Studies, Reports; Press; Extra; CounterSpin; Blog; They say; Archives; Support us;
Address: 104 W. 27th Street, Suite 10B, New York, NY 10001, USA;

About /What’s FAIR: FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.   Continue Reading…

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters

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also in french and in spanish

  • What is AMARC? AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement, with almost 3 000 members and associates in 110 countries.
  • Its goal is to support and contribute to the development of community and participatory radio along the principals of solidarity and international cooperation.
  • All continents are represented on AMARC’s International Board of Directors … (about /What is AMARC 1/2). 
  • Visit the Caribbean Conference 4 to 6 may 2011.

Intro Website; english Homepage; Sitemap;
Women’s; Calendar; Principles; Governance; Statutes; Links:
Address:, International Secretariat, 705 Bourget Street, Suite 100, Montreal, Quebec, H4C 2M6, Canada;

About /What is AMARC 2/2 /Once upon a time, in 1983: … AMARC is growing so fast that its founders do not often notice the passage of time. Continue Reading…

New Internationalist

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first stop for global justice

With over 30 years of publishing under its belt, and more than 45,000 subscribers worldwide, the New Internationalist is renowned for its radical, campaigning stance on a range of world issues, from the cynical marketing of babymilk in the Majority World to human rights in Burma … (about 1/2).

Magazine; Books; Blog; Report a bug; ; Donate; Subscribe;
Addresses: New Internationalist, 2446 Bank Street, Suite 653, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 1A8, Canada;
or: 55 Rectory Road, Oxford, OX4 1BW, UK;

About 2/2: … Publications from the New Internationalist are produced by an independent trust working as a not-for-profit cooperative.  Continue Reading…

Center for Community Change CCC

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  • The mission of the Center for Community Change is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better.
  • The Center for Community Change strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power. We believe that vibrant community-based organizations, led by the people most affected by social and economic injustice, are key to putting an end to the failed go-it-alone politics of the past and building a better America for everyone based on community values … (who we are / mission 1/2).

Work; Projects; Resource Library; Press; Blog; History; Staff; Board; Partners; Jobs; Donate;
Address (1 of 3): Center for Community Change, 1536 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA;

Who we are / mission 2/2: … Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, the Center is one of the longest-standing champions for low-income people and communities of color.   Continue Reading…

California Newsreel – film and video for social change

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California Newsreel produces and distributes cutting edge, social justice films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. Founded in 1968, Newsreel is the oldest non-profit, social issue documentary film center in the country, the first to marry media production and contemporary social movements … (about 1/2).

Releases; Videos A – Z; African-American Perspectives; Labor Studies; Globalization; Health, Social Justice; for High School; Links;
Addresses (1 of 3): California Newsreel, Main Office, 500 Third Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA 94107-1875, USA;

About 2/2: …We are a leading resource center for the advancement of racial justice and diversity, and the study of African American life and history as well as African culture and politics.  Continue Reading…

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We live and work in uncharted, unstable territory, navigating the grey areas of geography and technology. We travel in countries that are still in development or recently destroyed, using gear just barely out of R&D. Lightstalkers helps us to help each other—it’s how we pool our knowledge and experience … (right column of Homepage and internal links).

Resources; Assignements; Publications; Directory; Groups; Galleries; Calendars; Partners; Sponsorship; Donations;
sign in; Contact.

Manifesto: Lightstalkers is a network of unconventional travelers. The core of our membership is made up of photographers, but we count journalists, aid workers, military and security professionals, and information techs among our community as well.  Continue Reading…


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  • de nombreuses questions posées concernant la thérapie individuelle ou collective
  • un nombre croissant de demandes en consultations privées, devant les résultats très positifs de la technique
  • des questions fréquentes de personnes intéressées par la formation professionnelle concernant la reconnaissance du diplôme d’Etiopsychologue par les assurances complémentaires

nous ont incité à répondre en créant une association de professionnels (l’Association).

Ecole; Stages; Eric Loison; Divers; Newsletter; Renseignements; Interviews;
2 Addresses: Etio Diffusions sàrl: 1). Au Closel 11c, 1180 Rolle, Suisse; ou 2). Rue Peillonnex 26, 1225 Chêne-Bourg, Suisse;

L’Etiopsychologie – Le Ventre, siège de nos émotions cachées: L’Etiopsychologie® est une nouvelle approche d’analyse et de traitement totalement différente de celles utilisées jusqu’à présent pour le traitement de nos troubles psychiques.  Continue Reading…

Abantu for Development

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ABANTU for Development is a registered NGO established in 1991 by African women based in Europe. It is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. The Regional Office for Western Africa (ROWA), based in Accra, Ghana, was registered under the Companies Code in December 1998. The office was officially opened in March 1999 … (about 1/2).

Advocacy; Institutional; Research; Training; Reports; Staff, Board; Partners; Governance; Peace Building; Events, Publications;
Address: ABANTU for Development (ROWA), HNo. A30, Adjacent Belfort School, Spintex Road, Baatsoonaa, P.O. Box KD 4, Kanda, Accra, Ghana;

About 2/2: … ABANTU-ROWA coordinates all ABANTU programmes in the West African sub-region including programme activities in the Nigeria Country Office (NCO) based in Kaduna, Nigeria. Continue Reading…

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start, join and win campaigns for social change – Linked on our blogs (on April 28) with U.S. Congresswoman Condemns Chinese Attack on

Every day, across the world, people like you start campaigns on to fight for issues they care about — and the team works to mobilize people to help them win … (about 1/2).
Petitions to free Ai Wei Wei: on Call for the Release of Ai WeiWei. But also on China Digital Times, on Imagine Peace IP, on, on ArtInfo (resp. in the air), and many more on Google Web-search.

Start a Petition; Learn more; How to …; News; Blog; Team; Victories; Join online; Help online;
Causes, Tools: scroll down to bottom of each page;
Contact. not found.

About 2/2: … We believe that building momentum for social change globally means empowering citizen activists locally. That’s why anyone, anywhere — from Chicago to Cape Town – can start their own grassroots campaign for change using our organizing platform.  Continue Reading…

International Geopolitics Reporters Association I.G.R.A.

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  • The International Geopolitics Reporters Association I.G.R.A. is an international association of ambassadors, diplomats, journalists, writers, historians and other professionals specialized  in geopolitics. The I.G.R.A. has over 1.400 members in 75 world countries.
  • Membership Benefits: … (full text about).
  • Seems to be a project of Phantasma Group.

Homepage IGRA;
Join; Geopolitics, Report;

Master in Geopolitics /in english: The International Geopolitics Reporters Association (I.G.R.A.) is an international association of ambassadors, diplomats, journalists, writers, historians and other professionals specialized  in geopolitics. Born in January 1990 the Association today has over 1.400 members in 75 world countries. Publishes various publications as “Geopolitics Report”. Instituted in 2007 the Master in Geopolitics. Continue Reading…

Transmission Rebuilders Network Worldwide TRNW

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The Transmission Rebuilders Network Worldwide, is an International network of transmission professionals … (about /Company Profile).

Join (Form); Membership Tour; Testimonials; Bulletin Board; Shop Locator; Links;

About /Company Profile: … This network interacts on every aspect of a transmission shop. Topics of discussion include;  Continue Reading…

United for a Fair Economy UFE

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we support and help build social movements for greater equality – also in spanish

Mission: UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. We support and help build social movements for greater equality … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
Projects; Issues; Take Action; Team; Blog; Press; Donate;
Address: United for a Fair Economy, 29 Winter Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108, USA;

About 2/2: … /Vision: Our vision is of a global society where prosperity is better shared, where there is genuine equality of opportunity, where the power of concentrated money and corporations neither dominates the economy nor dictates the content of mass culture.  Continue Reading…

Applied Research Center ARC

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a public policy research institute – racial justice through media, redearch and activism

Our Mission: The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism.  ARC is built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology.  Our goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it.  By telling the stories of everyday people, ARC is a voice for unity and fairness in the structures that affect our lives … (about 1/2).

Researches; Activism; Media; Press; Staff; Jobs; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 3): Applied Research Center ARC, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004, USA;

About 2/2: … CONFLICT AT THE COLOR LINE: America’s racial fault lines run deep, and our racial identities and culture impact our political views. Continue Reading…

National Association for Multicultural Education NAME

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advancing and advocating for social justice and equity

The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations … (about 1/2).

NAME 2011 International Conference – November 2-5, 2011 in Chicago and it’s Keynotes;
Resources; Scholars; Membership; Local Chapters; Committees; FAQs;
Address: NAME, National Office, 2100 M Street, Suite 170-245, Washington DC, 20037, USA;
Contact, Support.

About 2/2: … At the 1990 meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators’ (ATE) Multicultural Education Special Interest Group, Rose Duhon-Sells challenged members to create such an organization. Continue Reading…

citizens UK

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(former website: The Citizen Organising Foundation).

  • Citizens UK is the home of community organising in Britain.
  • We are the biggest community alliance in Britiain, bringing together more than 160 faith congregations, schools, universities, trade unions, and community groups with a quarter of a million citizens in our network. We work to end poverty, improve housing and make London safer.
  • See the video showcasing our work (5.15 min) … (about 1/2).

Homepage and e-mail updates;
Campaigns; Chapters; News; Blog; Events;
Address: Citizens UK, Head Office, 112 Cavell Street, London, E1 2JA, UK;
Contact: +44 (0) 20 7043 9881, e-mail.

Training: … Regular training takes place locally to support and strengthen civil society institutions and to identify and develop new leaders.  Continue Reading…

Inside Africa Foundation IAF

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Primarily, Inside Africa Foundation is a private tuition enterprise established to encourage children between the ages of 5-12 years to develop a reading culture. Inside Africa Foundation offers courses designed to prevent reading and literacy difficulties among children in Zimbabwe … (full text about).

Reading Expeditions; Voluntary Opportunities;

IAF Highlights: We have recruited the best and passionate graduate tutors who are trained to get the best out of children using international reading methods.   Continue Reading…

Strangers into Citizens

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call for a pathway to legal status for long-term migrants

Strangers into Citizens is a campaign led by the Citizen Organising Foundation (COF), the umbrella organisation for London Citizens.
London Citizens jumped onto the political scene by securing the Living Wage campaign in London. During the campaign, the organisers saw firsthand how irregular migrants were at the lower end of the labour market chain and were subject to discriminatory practices. We also began to hear stories of suffering and despair from those who had sought sanctuary in the UK and were in limbo, unable to return home but with no prospects of improvement for their lives in the UK … (full text about).

Being irregular; Policy; Videos;
Contact / Media.

Why regularisation? Ten reasons why the Strangers into Citizens proposal is right:   Continue Reading…

American Educational Research Association AERA

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The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results … (about 1/2).

Divisions; Newsletters; Organizational Structure:
Address: American Educational Research Association AERA, 1430 K Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, USA;

About 2/2: … AERA is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application.  Continue Reading…


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  • At Teachers.Net, we recognize that education is a fundamental factor in an individual’s prosperity, happiness, contribution to society, and impact on the future. Teachers.Net recognizes the vital role teachers play in education and the betterment of our culture … (Mission Statement 1/2).
  • Set your Teachers Network.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Chatboard; Meetings; New Post/Chat; Projects; Grades; Subjects; Lessons; My State; Blog/articles; Jobs; Printables; Ads;
Address: Teachers.Net, 2462 Azure Coast Drive, La Jolla, California 92037-3508, USA;

Mission Statement 2/2: … We also appreciate that teachers are rarely recognized or compensated adequately for their contribution and dedication. Continue Reading…

Labor Notes

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putting the movement back in the labor movement

  • Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement since 1979.
  • Through our magazine, website, books, conferences and workshops, we promote organizing, aggressive strategies to fight concessions, alliances with workers’ centers, and unions that are run by their members … (about 1/2).

Magazine; Archives; Blog; Music; Schools; Staff; Solidarity Network; Donate; Troublemakers Handbook
Address (1 of 2): Labor Notes, Main Office, 7435 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210, USA;

About 2/2: … Labor Notes is also a network of rank-and-file members, local union leaders, and labor activists who know the labor movement is worth fighting for.  Continue Reading…

Stop the – Americans for debt relief now

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Americans For Debt Relief Now! (AFDRN) is a collaboration among like-minded organizations dedicated to alleviating the debt burden on American families and raising awareness about the consumer debt issue … (full text about).

What is the problem; What can we do; Learn more; FAQs; Download the Facts Sheet;
Contact online.

What is the problem 2/2: … From home mortgage loans and credit card interest rates and fees, to the legal loan sharking of payday loans, more and more Americans are finding themselves trapped on the revolving debt treadmill while lenders’ profits and political power soar to unprecedented levels. Continue Reading…

Middle Web

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exploring middle school reform

MiddleWeb provides a wealth of resources for schools, districts, educators, parents, and public school advocates working to raise achievement for all students in the middle grades … (Who we are 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Resources; Hot Links; Discussion; Newsletter; Diaries, Blogs; Chat;
Partners: Education World, Southern Regional Education Board SREB, Public Education Network, National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform;

Who we are 2/2: … MiddleWeb was established in 1996 with grant support from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Program for Student Achievement which focused its grantmaking on middle school improvement. Continue Reading…

Earth Day Network

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  • The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world … (about 1/2).
  • Earth Day on en.wikipedia.

Take Action; Programs; Campaigns; Educator’s Network; Careers; Partners; Charity Navigator; News; Blogs; Galleries; Earth Day TV; Donate;
Address: Earth Day Network, Main Office, 1616 P St. NW, Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036, USA;

About 2/2: … But Earth Day Network does not stop there.   Continue Reading… – paroxetine withdrawal help since 1999

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Quitpaxil is a one-man show, run out of a study somewhere in Halifax. However, over the years, this site has had help from all over the world. These pages would not be the same without the time and money spent by many others. There are a variety of ways in which you can help. Some are more obvious then others:

  • 1. Get the Quitpaxil book and ‘pay what you can’. Any money earned through sales will allow me to take time-off from web design and spend time answering letters and doing further research.
  • 2. – 6.: … (full text Help).

Homepage / News;
Symptoms; Stories; Success; Advice; Blog; Media; Resources /Links; Q.A./FAQs;
Address: Frank W. Streicher, 2-5562 Bloomfield St., Halifax, NS, B3K 1S9, CANADA;

About this Site: After a five month stint on Paxil, I decided that I has served my time as a eunuch and started to wean off the drug in the Spring of 1999.  Continue Reading…

Norwegian Church Aid NCA

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a Norsk Website

  • Mission and vision: Together with our constituency and our partners, Norwegian Church Aid commits itself to the vision: Together for a just world.
  • Read more about our goals and strategies … (Mission/Vision).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Take Action; What we do; News; Newsletter; Career; Donate;
Address: Norwegian Church Aid, Bernhard Getz’ gate 3, 0165 Oslo; or: Postboks 7100, St. Olavs plass, 0130 Oslo, Norway;

About NCA: Norwegian Church Aid struggles together with people and organisations across the world to eradicate poverty and injustice. Continue Reading…

Just answer

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ask questions, get answers

  • Our Mission Is To Help People by providing the #1 online platform for people to access verified Experts — quickly, conveniently and affordably. By doing so, we believe that we can improve the world.
  • Our Values: … (full text Mission, Values).

Promise; How it works; News; Become an Expert; Careers; About JustAnswer; Affiliates; Help; FAQs;

Re-Homepage (scroll down): Here on JustAnswer, you will find Experts with customized answers to all kinds of important questions. With thousands of verified Experts in over 150 categories, the answers to your questions are just a few clicks away.  Continue Reading…

Great Schools Partnership

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Linked on our blogs with Coalition of Essential Schools CES.

The Great Schools Partnership, Inc. is a nonprofit school-support organization committed to redesigning public education to improve the quality of learning for all students. Our focus is not on a single classroom, school, or district, but we work at all levels of the educational system—from the classroom to the statehouse—in the effort to shape America’s finest secondary schools … (about 1/2).

Our Work; Principles; School Design; Redesign; Tool dev.; Grant; Services; iWalkThrough; Recent News; Press; Team;
Address: Great Schools Partnership, Inc., 482 Congress Street, Suite 500, Portland, ME 04101, USA;

About 2/2: … With decades of collective service in support of public schools, we offer school coaching, professional development, and technical assistance to educators, schools, districts, and state agencies. Continue Reading…

Coalition of Essential Schools CES

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transforming public education – a project of Great Schools Partnership – Linked on our blogs with Great Schools Partnership.

We envision an educational system that equips all students with the intellectual, emotional, and social habits and skills to become powerful and informed citizens who contribute actively toward a democratic and equitable society. Acknowledging that no two schools are or should be alike, we envision schools that necessarily differ from each other in size, scope, and programmatic emphasis while that sharing common principles, practices, and the hallmarks of powerful learning communities within and among each other … (full text Vision).

What; Who; How; Principles; Benchmarks; Results; Network; Message; News; Events; Join; Donate;
Address: Coalition of Essential Schools, c/o Great Schools Partnership, attention: Darlene Hart, 482 Congress Street, Suite 500, Portland, ME 04101, USA;
Contact online.

About: The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is at the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Essential schools are places of powerful learning where all students have the chance to reach their fullest potential.   Continue Reading…

US Debt

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US Debt is not associated with any Government Agencies, or funded by or affiliated with any politically active party, organization or lobbying group.

Homepage, plus: all clocks running, and scrolled down: links to Sources and Share;
Mortage Loan Calculator; Energy Output; Gold, Precious Metals; Auto Sales;

About: The purpose of US Debt is to inform the public of the financial condition of the United States of America.  Continue Reading…

Irish Family Planning Association IFPA

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sexuality, information, reproductive health and rights

Motivated by the suffering caused by the State’s blanket ban on contraception, the IFPA was established by seven volunteers in 1969. Since then the IFPA has been to the fore in setting the agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights both nationally and internationally. Today the IFPA offers a comprehensive range of services which promote sexual health and support reproductive choice on a not-for-proft basis … (about 1/2).

Media and Info; News; Hot Topics; Youth; Men’s; Services: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Pregnancy Counselling, Education and Training;
Address (1 of 3): IFPA Head Office, Solomons House, 42A Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland;

About 2/2: … The IFPA provides medical services from its clinics in Dublin city centre and Tallaght as well as crisis pregnancy and counselling services at 11 centres nationwide.  Continue Reading…

Women Wake Up WOWAP

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Women Wake Up WOWAP is a voluntary, Non Governmental Organization and Non profit Organization, established in 1996 and registered under Seciety Ordinance of 1954 of United Republic of Tanzania on 17th September 1998 registration No. SO No. 9575 … (about 1/2).

Homepage/Welcome; Sitemap;
Female Genital Mutilation FGM; Booklet about FGM, 19 pdf-pages; Imprint /Donate Now;
Address: Jana Göbel, Rubensstr. 72, 12157 Berlin, Germany;

About 2/2: … Most of the women and children living in developing countries face grave social problems such as discrimination, poverty and gender-based violence. Continue Reading…

Council of the Great City Schools

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Links and resources selected by this coalition of school districts in the 50 largest U.S. cities

  • Our Mission: It is the special mission of America’s urban public schools to educate the nation’s most diverse student body to the highest academic standards and prepare them to contribute to our democracy and the global community.
  • Our Vision: Urban public schools exist to teach students to the highest standards of educational excellence. As the primary American institution responsible for weaving the strands of our society into a cohesive fabric, we — the leaders of America’s Great City Schools — see a future where the nation cares for all children, expects their best, appreciates their diversity, invests in their futures, and welcomes their participation in the American dream … (full text Vision/Mission/Goals).

Legislative Services; Research; Current Projects; Conferences; Publications; News; Staff; Calendar;
Address: Council of the Great City Schools, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 702, Washington, D.C. 20004, USA;
Contact /Fact Sheet.

Information about the Council: The Council of the Great City Schools is the only national organization exclusively representing the needs of urban public schools. Founded in 1956 and incorporated in 1961, the Council is located in Washington, D.C., where it works to promote urban education through legislation, research, media relations, instruction, management, technology, and other special projects.   Continue Reading…

American Federation of Teachers AFT

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a union of professionals

The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.5 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide … (about AFT 1/2).

Your Work; Teachers; Your Benefits; Scholarships; Key Issues; News; Press; AFT Voices; Get involved; Join; Calendar; Jobs;
Address: American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001, USA;
Contact online.

About AFT 2/2: … Five divisions within the AFT represent the broad spectrum of the AFT’s membership: pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. Continue Reading…

Women Against Violence Europe WAVE

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  • WAVE is a network of European women’s non-governmental organisations working in the field of combating violence against women and children (women’s refuges, counselling centres, SOS hotlines/helplines, organisations focusing on prevention and training, etc.).
  • Currently the Network focuses specifically on violence in the family and in intimate relationships. The Network sets out to promote and strengthen the human rights of women and children in general and to prevent violence against women and children in particular … (full text WAVE).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Help Service; Daphné Project; Fempower; EU Com.-Justice; Membership; News; Links;
Address: WAVE Network and European Info Centre Against Violence, Bacherplatz 10 / 4, 1050 Vienna, Austria;

Information on Violence Against Women: In this section you’ll be able to find documents of all kinds dealing with the subject of violence against women and children. Continue Reading…


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the criminology and criminal justice network

What this space is. Crimspace is a multidimensional online network for the criminology and criminal justice academic communities. The site is open to anyone studying or researching in criminology, criminal justice, juvenile justice, policing, forensics, interpersonal and domestic violence and the many other fields in criminology and criminal justice. Sponsored by SAGE, a leading publisher of books and journals in criminology and criminal justice, the site is created for students and researchers to network and share research, resources and debates. Crimspace users have free access to selected journal articles, book chapters, etc which highlight emerging topics in the field … (about this space 1/2).

Call for Papers; Community; Content; Groups; Teaching, Learning; Events; FAQs; Jobs; Links; Journals, Books; Blogs;
Contacts/About us.

About this space 2/2: … What you can do here: Start by creating your own page with your profile, research interests, podcasts, videos and widgets. Continue Reading…

Education Resources Information Center ERIC

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Linked on our blogs with Ask ERIC, and with National Education Association NEA.

  • ERIC – the Education Resources Information Center – is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences IES of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
  • Mission: … (full text about the Program).

My ERIC; Abstract Initiative; Steering Committee; Experts; Development Process; Policy Statements; News; Thesaurus; Search;

About the ERIC Collection: ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included.  Continue Reading…

National Education Association NEA

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Great Public Schools for Every Student – Online home of the nation’s largest teachers union – Linked with Ask ERIC, and with Education Resources Information Center ERIC.

  • Congress is under increasing pressure to change No Child Left Behind because it has failed to fulfill its own fundamental purpose: raising the achievement of all students and closing achievement gaps among students from different backgrounds.
  • The Obama Administration has proposed a “Blueprint” for changing the law … (no child left behind act).

Partnerships; Careers; Issues, Action: Education Funding; Professional Pay; Reference Center; Tools, Ideas: Lesson Plans; Works4me; Share, Discuss; Grants, Events: Democracy Day; Teacher Day; Education Calendar;
Address: National Education Association NEA, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-3290, USA;

Mission/Vision/Values 2/2 We, the members of the National Education Association of the United States, are the voice of education professionals. Our work is fundamental to the nation, and we accept the profound trust placed in us.  Continue Reading…


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the educator’s Reference Desk – the largest collection of education materials available online, created by the Information Institute of Syracuse – Linked today on our blogs with Education Resources Information Center ERIC, and with National Education Association NEA.

Welcome: The Educator’s Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator’s Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. (Homepage /Resource Guides).

TOPICS A-Z; Lessons Plans; Question Archives;
Contact: c/o Information Institute of Syracuse.

Search GEM/ERIC: Looking for more educational resources? The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) provides quick and easy access to over 40,000 educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites. Continue Reading…

African Children’s Educational Trust A-CET

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Registered Charity 1066869

  • Introduction – a child’s right to free primary education: From the 1934 International Conference on Education to the possibly ill judged Millennium Development Goals, every child’s right to free primary education has been universally endorsed.
  • It is well known that education is the salvation of struggling societies – beyond providing a well spring of knowledge – brings with it the best chance of defeating poverty, better parenting, better health, better nutrition, greater opportunity and a direct line to economic growth. From the UN to the World Bank it is agreed that free universal primary education is the ultimate measure of human progress … (full text schools).

Students; Videos: A-CET Overview; Ethiopian Educational System; Future School Projects; How to help;
Address: A-CET, PO Box 8390, Leicester, LE5 4YD, UK;

About: A-CET now only funds educational support programmes within Ethiopia through the local NGO – EYES which is managed by our trained and experienced ex-students.   Continue Reading…

Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality

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SACMEQ’s daily operational activities are managed by the SACMEQ Coordinating Centre which is staffed by the SACMEQ Director and the SACMEQ Data Processing Manager. The SACMEQ Coordinating Centre provides administrative and technical support for the SACMEQ National Research Coordinators and their Deputies. The SACMEQ Coordinating Centre also works with partners to obtain funding for the cross-national co-operative components of SACMEQ’s research and training programmes … (full text).

In news; Archive; Gallery; Research Medals; Member Countries; Minister’s meetings; Coordinators; External friends;
SACMEQ Coordinating Centre SCC.

About SACMEQ: The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) is an international non-profit developmental organisation.  Continue Reading…

Foundation Dark and Light

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Linked on our blogs with Requests for Information: 14 March – 10 April 2011 /request 1).

  • The vision of Dark & Light is that everywhere in the world, people should not have to fear becoming and staying needlessly blind and people with a disability should be able to live a life of dignity.
  • Our mission is dedicated to eliminating avoidable blindness and improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest and least served communities in developing countries … (full text Mission/Vision).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Who /Identity; What: Projects; Facts; Disability rights; Social inclusion; Resources: Leaflet; FAQs; Support;
Address: Foundation Dark & Light, PO Box 672, 3900 AR Veenendaal – or Office: Vendelier 13, 3905 PB Veenendaal, The Netherlands;

About: In many countries, persons with a disability have less access to social services and often belong to the most vulnerable groups in society.  Continue Reading…

Middle East Children’s Alliance MECA

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  • Founded in 1988, the Middle East Children’s Alliance is a registered nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well-being of children in the Middle East.
  • MECA sends shipments of aid to Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, and supports projects that make life better for the children … (about 1/2).

Projects: Direct Aid; Play and Heal; Playgrounds; Scholarships; Maia-project; Highlights; Newsletter; Get involved; Partners; Donate;
Address: , Middle East Children’s Alliance, 1101 Eighth Street, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA;

About 2/2 – What we do: … The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization based in Berkeley, California. We support children and families in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon through:   Continue Reading…

Edem Children Foundation ECF-Nigeria

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Linked on our blogs with Requests for Information: 14 March – 10 April 2011 /request 2).

This website is made as one page/one URL – So please scroll down to find:

Welcome, Introduction to ECF, Vision, Values-Mission, Objectives, Core strategies, Organisational Stucture, Funding, Programme Focus.
Address: Edem Children Foundation ECF, 23 Etinyin Abasi Street, Off Atamunu Street, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria;
Contact. Phone: +234 8098599821, +234 8037311148, Email-1, Email-2.

In Edem Children Foundation (ECF-Nigeria) our work focuses on reducing violence against women, children and young people, reducing the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children, as well as mother-to-child empowerment opportunities. Continue Reading…

Friends of Deir Ibzi’a

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  • Deir Ibzia is a community of 35 families and approximately 1,600 people located about 10 kilometers equidistant from both the city of Ramallah and the Green Line (the pre-1967, “internationally recognized” border of Israel) … (History 1/2).
  • Deir Ibzi on en.wikipedia.

Education Programs; Children’s Art; Photos;
Address: Friends of Deir Ibzia, 2132 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA, 94705, USA;
Contact and Donate.

History 2/2: … Historically it’s economy has revolved primarily around farming and agriculture.   Continue Reading…

United Farm Workers

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also in spanish and in Thai

  • Many UFW staff members hail from the fields. They bring their knowledge and experience in farm work to help organize their brothers and sisters. They’ve experienced first-hand the low wages, back breaking conditions and slum living and know how hard it is to organize a union.
  • Below are the biographies of some of our organizers … (about /Who we are).

Organizing/Key; Change/Legislation; Take Action; News; Research/History; Worker Voices; Audio/Video; Links; Join; Jobs;
Address: United Farm Workers, Human Resources, Farm Workers Movement, P.O. Box 62, La Paz, Keene, CA, 93531, USA;

Organizing /Victories: We are pleased to announce that we have signed a new three-year union contract with Beef Northwest Feeders. Continue Reading…


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Free Online Courses from Top Universities – Start Your Online Education Today

At, we’re convinced that the internet is enabling lifelong learning in ways that would have been inconceivable a generation ago. Our goal is to excite your intellectual curiosity and create a forum that helps users benefit from the wide range of online education opportunities … (about 1/2).

Resources (educationals, free online courses);
Contact online.

About 2/2: … We have some great articles to get you started on your education journey. Continue Reading…

PsychRights, Law Project for Psychiatric Rights

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The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) was incorporated as an Alaska non-profit on November 6, 2002, to undertake a coordinated, strategic, legal effort seeking to end the abuses against people diagnosed with mental illness through individual legal representation … (about 1/2).

This website has the same URLs for every page. Find internal links for: Homepage, Force of Law, Scientific Research by Topic, Everyday Horrors, USA/International, Media, More Info, Articles/News, Audio/Video, In Memoriam;

Address: PsychRights, Law Project For Psychiatric Rights, 406 G Street, Suite 206, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA;
Contact: (USA) (907) 274-7686, (fax) 274-9493, e-mail.

About 2/2: These abuses are describe in Psychiatry: Force of Law. PsychRights is especially focused on unwarranted court ordered psychiatric drugging requiring people diagnosed with mental illness to submit or be forcibly subjected to brain damaging psychiatric drugs  (& electroshock).  The strategic campaign is described in some detail in How the Legal System Can Help Create a Recovery Culture in Mental Health Systems, which also discusses the necessity of educating the public about the truth and creating alternatives to the all drug, all the time mental illness system.

Links to Board / Documents / Reports.