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Understanding Current Events
Syndicated writings from the alternative press.
The British Broadcasting Corporation provides a greater level of objectivity in news reporting than most U.S. news media outlets.
Breaking news and links to highlights from the day’s progressive press.
A nonprofit political magazine featuring news and analysis that challenge the corporate media.
Independent media organizations and journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.
International news agency stationed in London.
Independent progressive website with original reporting, analysis as well as articles from around the web.
Understanding Your Rights
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California works with communities to make sure people are informed about their rights. When you know what the law says, you can better protect yourself, your family, and your community.
Understanding Racial and Social Justice Issues
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." It works through litigation, lobbying, and community empowerment.
Understanding Political Economic Issues
Fascism is a type of rightwing mass movement feeding off of racism, fierce chauvinism, often malignant nativism (as manifested, for example, in anti-Semitism), and grandiose warmongering goals. The lecture linked above, by renowned political analyst Michael Parenti, clarifies and expands many of these points.
Understanding the Need for Self Defense
Prepared for the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault by the NCASA Self-Defense
AD-HOC Committee. Although the guidelines as originally written addressed women looking into self-defense
options, they are appropriate guidelines for men as well.