Who to donate money to? How much?
After careful consideration, I'm upping my financial contributions from hundreds
What use are savings or income if my children are to grow up under fascism?
This is where I'm sending my money:
moveon.org, of all
the political groups I've been involved with, makes activism easiest for busy
people. I suggest you sign
up for their e mail action alerts. These show up at about the right frequency,
are timely calls to action on the most crucial issues, and provide an expedient
means of taking effective action. If I follow one of their suggested actions,
I can count on being in and out in five minutes or less.
Being on these guys e mail list enables me to maintain a minimum background
level of activism going on the most outrageous issues between times when I have
energy to take more time-consuming action on my own activism projects.
is a similar organization, extremely well designed for maximum impact with minimum
effort. A typical member action involves hitting the "reply" button
to an action alert e mail, that automatically sends faxes to your representatives
Don't let the weapons of mass distraction get you!
Alternative sources of information:
Listener sponsored radio for over 50 years: KPFA (Berkeley), KPFK (Los Angeles),
KPFT (Houston), WBAI (New York) and WPFW (Washington DC).
News and politics
Unconventional Wisdom Since 1865
Very well written in depth analyses by e mail a few times a month. Check out
their past issues.
The UK's most popular newspaper website
Founded by Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General-Information, Activism,
and Resistance to US Militarism, War, and Corporate Greed
Campaign to impeach Bush
Index on censorship
- zmag.org A huge
website updated many times daily, serving a community of people committed
to social change.
Free Speech TV on satellite, cable and web
A public interest journal inspired by the great patriot Thomas Paine, author
of Common Sense and The Rights of Man
Breaking news and views for the progressive community.
Social commentator and director of Academy Award winning documentary "Bowling
- igc.org Advancing
the work of progressive organizations for peace, social justice and sustainability.
Julia Butterfly's site. Education, inspiration and connection to live in a
way that honors the diversity and interdependence of all life.
Daily headlines and breaking news from irreverent perspective
Sordid history of the Bush clannazi connections of granddaddy Bush,
A Free Press For A Free People
A collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists
offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage
A project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated
to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism
Bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St.
- Hightower Lowdown
So funny and right on that it helps ineffectually smoldering outrage sprout
hot, clean flame
- Gregory Palast
A source for material so outrageous (Bin
Ladens invest in Bush's first Oil Company! or Theft
of the Presidency!) you'd think it was a tabloid fabrication if it wasn't
on the BBC, probably the most reputable source of news in the world.
- bbc.co.uk The BBC
is a good alternative to mainstream US networks, typified by NBC,
where millions get their news of the world as spun by the one of the world's
largest military contractors (General
Electric owns NBC).
To boost the effectiveness of your activist web
There are many suggestions for increasing the usability of your web site on
our Web design
Move on and truemajority.com
are an excellent example of a highly effective web-based activism program. I
up for their e mail alerts just to see how they are done; they are even
better than their web site.
Here's an example of a
design to improve the effectiveness of your activist e mails.
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