anti-Globalization websites:

Understanding the face of Globalization
2001 Global Studies Summer Institute

Link: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/Resources/globalization/

 

Globalisation: What on Earth is it about? from the BBC

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/special_report/1999/02/99/e-cyclopedia/newsid_711000/711906.stm

 

Fair Trade Watch

Link: http://www.fairtradewatch.org

Developed by the United Steelworkers of America; information about trade agreements and institutions like nafta and the World Trade Organization that affect labor policies.

Equal Exchange

Link: http://www.equalexchange.com/

This Massachusetts-based company is putting fair trade principles into practice, offering "consumers fairly traded gourmet coffee direct from small-scale farmer co-ops in Latin America, Africa and Asia."

Fifty Years Is Enough

Link: http://www.50years.org/

Coalition of more than 200 U.S. grassroots organizations dedicated to transforming the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

International Forum on Globalization

Link: http://www.ifg.org/

Alliance of 60 leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers, and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, activism, and public education in response to economic globalization.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Link: http://www.iatp.org

Founded by Mark Ritchie, Minneapolis-based IATP promotes healthy family farms, rural communities, and ecosystems around the world through research and education, and advocacy. Check out IATP‰s WTO Watch, www.wtowatch.org, a comprehensive online resource for information on the World Trade Organization.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Link: http://www.ilsr.org/

Minneapolis- and Washington, D.C.šbased research and educational organization that provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies. Publishes New Rules, www.newrules.org, a quarterly journal edited by David Morris exploring innovative public policies that support humanly scaled politics and economics around the world.

Protest.net

Link: http://www.protest.net/

A calendar of upcoming protests, meetings, and conferences.

No Logo

Link: http://www.nologo.org

This companion Web site to Naomi Klein‰s seminal 1999 book by the same name has become an online resource center and gathering place for anti-commercialism activists.

Slow Food

Link: http://www.slowfood.com

Founded by Italian activists in 1989 in response to the global spread of homogeneous fast food, this worldwide coalition of food lovers promotes local rootedness, decentralization, and biodiversity through preservation of biodiversity and culinary traditions.

Sweatshop Watch

Link: http://www.sweatshopwatch.org

Coalition of labor, community, civil rights, immigrant rights, women‰s, religious, and student rganizationsÖand individualsÖcommitted to eliminating sweatshop conditions in the global garment industry

Transnational Institute

www.tni.org

Promotes international cooperation in analyzing and finding solutions to such global problems as militarism, poverty, social injustice, and environmental degradation

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Alternative News Sources:

Democracy Now

Link: http://www.democracynow.org/

Democracy Now! is a national, listener-sponsored public radio and TV show, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the country. The program was launched six years ago as the only daily election show in public broadcasting. Because of its success, Democracy Now! broadened its focus and became a national news show committed to bringing the voices of the marginalized to the airwaves on issues ranging from the global to the local.

Independent Media Centers

Link: http://www.indymedia.org

Indymedia.org deserve special honor for their powerful and ambitious coverage of anti-corporate protest events worldwide. The IMCs are especially noteworthy because they rely very little on leadership and much more on the tireless volunteers who staff them. As one architect of the IMCs noted, "The success and power of the IMC project is because it has been a grassroots, non-heirarchical, and extremely collaborative project... [So] although I am honored to be nominated, I would like to withdraw my name and request that the IMCs be substituted as the nominee."

Grist

Link: http://www.gristmagazine.com/grist/

What's so funny about the environment? Not much, and for many would-be environmentalists, that's just the problem. "There are people out there who care deeply about the planet, but they're just so overwhelmed by all the problems we face that they shut down," says Chip Giller, 30, founder and editor of the Seattle-based online environmental magazine, Grist. "It's our job to get those people's attention again. We do that by making them laugh."

For instance, Grist's feature about the world's disappearing croplands was titled "They Paved Plots of Rice and Put Up a Parking Lot." For chuckle seekers, there's also a comic strip featuring an imaginary endangered species. "He's hoping he's not really the last of his kind," Giller jokes. "He'd like a girlfriend."

Giller promises to keep the laughs coming, but not at the expense of serious content. "Deep down, our intentions are serious," he says, noting it's Grist's aim to showcase "some of the best environmental reporting out there." (source http://www.corpwatch.org/news/2001/0053.html)

Zmag

Link: http://www.zmag.org/

Z is an independent political magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the United States. It sees the racial, sexual, political, and class dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances and it aims to assist activist efforts to attain a better future.
To these ends, Z attempts to operate in a democratic fashion, both internally and also with respect to its contributing writers and artists and the broader national progressive community.
Z accepts no paid advertising. Our product is the magazine, not readers in turn sold to advertisers.

Mother Jones

Link: http://www.motherjones.com/

Founded in 1976, Mother Jones is an independent, nonprofit magazine whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first-rate investigative reporting. Winner of a 2001 National Magazine Award in General Excellence, Mother Jones has been nominated for National Magazine Awards nine times and has won four times. Mother Jones has twice been named "Best in the Business" for investigative reporting by the American Journalism Review, and won the 2000 Alternative Press Award for General Excellence.

Public Citizen

Link: http://www.citizen.org/

Public Citizen Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen is the consumer's eyes and ears in Washington. With the support of more than 150,000 people they fight for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government. We stand up for you against thousands of special interest lobbyists in Washington -- well-heeled agents for drug companies, the automakers, big energy interests, and the like. Public Citizen is includes the groups Congress Watch, The Health Research Group, The Litigation Group, The Critical Mass Energy Project, Global Trade Watch and Buyers Up.
Phone: (202)588-1000 E-mail: gtwinfo@citizen.org

Freespeech Radio

Link: http://www.freespeech.org/

Free Speech TV (FSTV) delivers hard hitting, independent, and informative programming via cable tv to seven million homes every week. They have been broadcasting for the last 5 years and now, thanks to a recent FCC ruling, may soon be on air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This would be the nation's first full-time television network dedicated to progressive social change. FSTV also hosts the 1st and only audio/video webcasting site created entirely by its members. Free Speech TV reaches 200,000 visitors each day. FSTV has offered site hosting of the media center's daily audio/video content, distribution through their cable network of a 1 hour video program produced at the Independent Media Center of the popular protest and to the WTO on their front page, reaching 6,000 to 8,000 viewers each day. They are also providing technical and organizational support for the center.

CorpWatch

Link: http://www.corpwatch.org/index.html

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Social Consciousness Purchasing:

Co-op America

Link: www.coopamerica.org

Co-op America, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1982, provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to address today's social and environmental problems. While many environmental organizations choose to fight important political and legal battles, Co-op America is the leading force in educating and empowering our nation's people and businesses to make significant improvements through the economic system.

Green Pages Online is the largest directory of qualified green businesses available online! Search for over 25,000 products and services from 2,000 green companies. www.greenpages.org

Responsable Shopper can help you find out! Discover the good, the bad and the ugly behind the products you buy everyday — from clothing to shoes to toothpaste. www.responsibleshopper.org

The Social Investment Forum site offers comprehensive information, contacts & resources on socially responsible investing. If you're a first timer, check out our Online Guide to SRI below for a quick introduction to SRI. www.socialinvest.org/

UMCOR Coffee Project: Good Coffee for a Good Cause

Link: http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/hunger/coffee.cfm

The UMCOR Coffee Project is a United Methodist Committee on Relief project linking congregations with small farmers and their families through fair trade. It is a new way to help people in need while enjoying fellowship and an excellent cup of coffee. As Christians we can address a consumer dilemma by buying coffee that is fairly traded. United Methodist congregations that participate are supporting practices which help farmers in Latin America, Africa and Asia earn a fairer share of income, obtain access to credit and technical support, and gain a trading partner they can trust, a fair trade organization called Equal Exchange.

Faith in Action T-Shirt Program

Maggie’s Organics, the worker owned sewing cooperative Maquiladora Mujeres;

Link: www.organicclothes.com/faith_in_action

Do You Know Where Your Shirt’s Been?
Did you know that “sweatshop” workers living in impoverished countries around the world now provide us with the vast majority of the clothing on our backs and the shoes on our feet? These workers are mostly teenage girls and young women who toil for long hours, under inhumane conditions for wages that fail to provide for the basic necessities of life.

In addition, the cotton that is used to make our clothes is the second most pesticide-laden crop in the world. And although it’s only grown on 3-5% of the earth’s cultivated land, cotton accounts for 10% of the all the world’s pesticides each year. It takes approximately 1/3 pound of pesticides to make just one conventional cotton t-shirt!

When purchasing conventional t-shirts to promote our organization, ministry, or event we become unwitting participants in an exploitative system that not only traps thousands of workers and their families in an inescapable cycle of poverty; but is also having damaging effects on our environment.

What is the Faith in Action T-Shirt Program?
In an effort to educate the members of the faith community about the serious problems associated with the garment industry, and to provide them with opportunities for purchasing products more in keeping with the basic Christian values of fairness, cooperation, and sustainability; three very special companies have come together to form the Faith in Action T-Shirt Program.

Working Assets

Link: www.workingassets.com/

Working Assets is a long distance, wireless, credit card, Internet and broadcasting company that was created to build a world that is more just, humane and environmentally sustainable. Since Working Assets was created in 1985, the company has raised nearly $35 million by helping people make a difference in the world through progressive philanthropy and political activism.

Ethical Consumer

Link: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org

The UK's only alternative consumer organisation looking at the social and environmental records of the companies behind the brand names

TransFair USA

 

Cafe Campesino!

Link: https://www.transfairusa.org/

TransFair USA's mission is to build a more equitable and sustainable model of international trade that benefits producers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.

Link: www.cafecampesino.com

Unite! Union

Link: www.nosweatapparel.com

Bienestar International is manufacturing a union-made casual apparel line under the brand name No Sweat™. Our clothing is produced by independent trade union members in the US, Canada, EU and the developing world. We believe that the most viable response to globalization is a global labor movement.

One great aspect of this site is they are building a comprehensive library of links to progressive web sites and information resources as exists on the web.

Pangea

Link: www.veganstore.com

When we opened our doors in 1995, we were the very first company to offer a comprehensive selection of high-quality, completely cruelty-free vegan (non-animal-derived) products. We began with a very small storefront and just two employees in Bethesda, Maryland, and about a year later we put together our first mail-order catalog. Since then we've grown steadily, but we remain true to our goal: to make it easier for people to follow a vegan lifestyle by offering the widest variety of quality vegan products all in one place. We're the one-stop vegan shop!

Novica

Link: www.novica.com/

NOVICA unites you with more than 1,800 extraordinary artists around the world. Read about their lives, explore their fascinating cultures, and select from more than 8,500 handcrafted works of art.

Childsake

Link: www.Childsake.com/

AT CHILDSAKE OUR GOALS ARE: To inspire and educate children about the natural world and the environment. To strive to make this world a better home for the future of all children.To direct parents and educators to resources about children's environmental health issues so they could make informed decisions.To provide products derived from sources that are ecologically sustainable and that are safe for children. % of Profits is Donated to Nonprofit Organizations That Work to Improve the Lives of Children & Better the Environment.

Real Goods

Link:: www.realgoods.com/

Real Goods' vision is multi-faceted. Since our inception in 1978, we have tried to change the way America does business by espousing the traditional values of integrity, honesty, friendliness, wise resource use, and ingenuity. Since our business began by serving the needs of rural homesteaders in what was called the "back-to-the-land movement" in the late 1970's, the Company has always strived to find and deliver appropriate technologies to its customers.

Gaiam

Link:www.gaiam.com/

Gaiam (pronounced "guy-um"), is a fusion of the words "Gaia" and "I am" Gaia, mother Earth, was honored on the Isle of Crete in ancient Greece 5,000 years ago by the Minoan civilization. By offering information, products and services under Gaiam's name or recommendation, we are working to become the source for individuals and businesses interested in natural health, ecological lifestyles, personal growth and sustainable commerce.

Magic Cabin Dolls

Link: www.magiccabindolls.com/

In the world of business our story is a unique one and one that we are proud to share with you. The "Hub of the Universe" for Magic Cabin Dolls is in Viroqua, a small farming community in southwestern Wisconsin. We consist of 17 women working in varying capacities to create the "magic" of Magic Cabin Dolls. I work with Kathy and Birgit; together we design new products, find and choose the products from outside sources, design and write the catalog, and work with others in the organization to ensure quality, prompt service and delivery.

Global Exchange

Link: http://www.globalexchange.org

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice. Since our founding in 1988, we have increased the US public's global awareness while building partnerships worldwide.

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Religious organizations and groups:

United Methodist Environmental Coalition (OKUMC)

Link: http://www.okumec.org

This an Oklahoma based group that focuses helping the church to respond environmental degradation, in oklahoma and beyond. This group has a lot good links for groups and people working for the enviroment in Oklahoma. http://www.um-ec.org/links.html

Earth Care, Inc

Link: http://www.alltel.net/~jrossing/ecare.html

Sojourners community

Link: http://www.sojo.net

Catholics for a Free Choice

Link: http://www.cath4choice.org/

Call to Renewal

Link: http://www.calltorenewal.com

Evangelicals for Social Action

Link: http://www.esa-online.org

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Orgaization:

Unions:

 

AFLCIO

Link: http://www.aflcio.org/

Union of Electrical Workers UE -

Link: http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/

A Large Independent Rank and File Union

IWW-- Industrial Workers of the World

Link: http://www.iww.org/

International Longshore and Warehouse Union

Link: http://www.ilwu.org/

Unite Union!

Link: http://www.uniteunion.org

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Environment

 

United Methodist Environmental Coalition

Link: http://www.um-ec.org

This an Oklahoma based group that focuses helping the church to respond environmental degradation, in oklahoma and beyond. This group has a lot good links for groups and people working for the enviroment in Oklahoma. http://www.um-ec.org/links.html

American Rivers

Link: http://www.amrivers.org/

Center for Environmental Citizenship

Link: http://www.envirocitizen.org/

Council for Responsible Genetics

Link: http://www.gene-watch.org/

Friends of the Earth

Link: http://www.foe.org/

Earth First!

Link: http://www.earthfirst.org

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Peace & International Freedom

Doctors Without Borders

Link: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Ploughshares Fund

Link: http://www.ploughshares.org/

Project Underground

Link: http://www.moles.org/

Equality Now

Link: http://www.equalitynow.org/

Global Fund for Women

Link: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

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Civil Rights

 

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

Link: http://www.dredf.org/

Indian Law Resource Center

Link: http://www.indianlaw.org/

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Link: http://www.ngltf.org/

Southern Center for Human Rights

Link: http://www.schr.org/

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Link:

Project Vote

Link: http://www.projectvote.org/

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Economic & Social Justice

 

9to5, Working Women Education Fund

Link: http://www.9to5.org/

ACORN

Link: http://www.acorn.org/

Institute on Race & Poverty

Link: http://www.umn.edu/irp

Ruckus Society

Link: http://www.ruckus.org/

Provides training in nonviolent civil disobedience for environmental and human rights groups. Ruckus played a key role in organizing the 1999 Seattle protests.

NOW Foundation

Link: http://www.nowfoundation.org/

Handgun Control Inc.

Link: http://www.handguncontrol.org/

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Education & Freedom of Expression

Adbusters Media Foundation

Link: http://www.adbusters.org/

Children Now

Link: http://www.childrennow.org/

Facing History and Ourselves

Link: http://www.facing.org/

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

Link: http://www.glsen.org/

Mainstream Media Project

Link: http://www.mainstream-media.net/

Educators for Social Responsibility

Link: http://www.esrnational.org/

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