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Abolition 2000: The Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, formerly called the Traprock Peace Center, has a long history of working for peace, nonviolence, and economic and social justice in the Hampshire/Franklin County area.

Alternative Radio http://www.alternativeradio.org is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

American Friends Service Committee: Quaker values in action.

Artists Against Fracking: Yoko and Sean were compelled into action by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that fracking might soon begin in New York – directly impacting their home in upstate New York. In less than 10 days, they gathered nearly 150 fellow artists to join them in the founding of Artists Against Fracking in August 2012.

Today, at nearly 200 members Artists Against Fracking works to expose and stop the harmful and contaminating practice of fracking for natural gas and oil through mass awareness and peaceful democratic action. At its core, we believe that fracking for shale gas is a danger to New Yorkers. Inevitably, the process leads to the release of toxic chemicals — many of which are unknown and unreported — into our air and water.

Between the Lines http://www.btlonline.org/ Since 1991, non-commercial, listener-supported WPKN Radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has produced a weekly, award-winning public affairs show called Between the Lines. A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is a not-for-profit organisation based at City University, London, that bolsters original journalism by producing high-quality investigations for press and broadcast media. The first of its kind in the UK, it was established in April 2010 with a £2 million donation from The David & Elaine Potter Foundation.  It was money well invested.  In the year since it launched the Bureau has secured over a dozen front-page stories and produced a number of award-winning web, radio and TV documentaries.

Building Bridges: Your Community Labor Report http://www.buildingbridgesonline.org/ Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live.

The Connecticut Center for Peace Education: Pax Educare: Resources and Consulting for a More Hopeful and Interdependent World

CounterSpin http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=5 is a weekly radio show hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. It is a project of FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial.

The Daily Show Watch Jon Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team Ever take on the news with highlights, full episodes and more!

DemocracyNow! A daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González.

The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre: We aim to create and maintain a Peace Centre that will deliver programmes that promote conflict resolution, restore social justice to marginalised people and inspire leaders to be responsible and committed to the people they serve. We further the understanding that peace will flow out of justice and that there is essential good in everyone.

Fighting Bob Fest: In 2001, 10 activists who were veterans of the successful battle to stop Perrier-Nestle from taking our state’s spring water and ruining our ground water and wetlands came together in Wisconsin Dells. They were looking to find ways to carry the victory forward into other arenas and to help other citizen groups learn from their experiences. Out of this meeting, and this sentiment, Fighting Bob Fest was born.

Friends Committee on National Legislation Nuclear Calendar

Everything you need to know about global warming and climate change from The Guardian.

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space


In Depth News dot net, http://www.indepthnews.net/

In These Times

I Wage Peace.org — Dedicated to inspiring Peace Makers through education, film, creative advertising, information distribution, and links to world class peace making organizations.

The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. Our current main program centers on Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development and we campaign mainly on the reduction of military expenditure. We believe that by reducing funding for the military sector, significant amounts of money would be available for social projects domestically or abroad and lead to the fulfilling of real human needs and general development. At the same time, we support different disarmament campaigns and provide them with knowledge about the economic dimensions of weapons and conflicts.

IPS Inter Press Service: IPS is an international communication institution witih a global news agency at its core, raising the voices of the South and civil society on issues of development, globalization, human rights and the environment.

IRIN Humanitiarian News and Analysis
— a service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. IRIN is an award-winning humanitarian news and analysis service covering the parts of the world often under-reported, misunderstood or ignored. It delivers unique reporting from the frontlines of humanitarian action to over a million online readers. IRIN exists to make a difference. According to a 2008 survey by the global marketing research company ACNielsen, IRIN is the premier online humanitarian news source for people who describe themselves as having a “strong impact on humanitarian issues”. Its reports are used directly in planning, advocacy and policy development.

Jubilee: Joining hands to break the chains of debt.

Labor Express http://www.laborexpress.org/ is a production of the Chicago Committee for Labor Access that airs weekly on WLUW. It covers the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally, including living wage campaigns, health care, education, immigrants’ rights, the environment, and issues of race and gender.

Making Contact http://www.radioproject.org is a weekly radio program of the National Radio Project that focusses on criminal justice and prisons, the environment, globalization, labor issues, and women’s issues.

Mother Jones

The Multipurpose Inter Parliamentary Union TMIPU provides protection and redress to all NGO’s staff members and MPs at risk of abuse and helps parliaments to make human rights a reality for everyone.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: http://www.wagingpeace.org

http://october2011.org/ October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions. Take the pledge: “I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine until our resources are invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning.”


Peace Action: At Peace Action we believe… that war is not a suitable response to conflict. That every person has the right to live without the threat from nuclear weapons. That America has the resources to both protect and provide for its citizens.

Peace and Planet: The International Planning Group for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Mobilization: For Abolition, Climate, and Justice is comprised of representatives of leading organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Peace Jam Northeast — Peace Jam education programs are based on the lives and work of leading Nobel Peace Prize winners who share their spirit, skills and wisdom with youth around the world.

The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World aims to create a worldwide movement to end violence in all of its forms.

Popular Resistance. The blog of Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor at Bethlehem University and Author of “Popular Resistance in Palestine.” Mazin is a former Yale faculty member, a strong peace activist in the New Haven area, a Christian Palestinian fighting the good fight in his homeland around Bethlehem.

The Progressive Radio http://www.progressive.org is a weekly half-hour radio show hosted by Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine. Since 2003, Rothschild has been interviewing activists, scholars, and artists who are making the world a better place.

Promoting Enduring Peace. Since its beginning in 1952, Promoting Enduring Peace (PEPeace) has sought ways to bring people together, to encourage dialog and promote mutual understanding. PEPeace’s mission in the new century, as in the past, is to change the social paradigm from one of competition to one of cooperation, from a culture of violence and war to a world devoted to the well-being of all who share it. This requires a peaceful transition from an unsustainable culture steeped in institutionalized violence, exploitation, and profligate consumption to a commonwealth of all species based on universal harmony, mutual respect, and a love of the Earth and all beings who call it home.

ProPublica — ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.”

Relief Web — Since 1996, ReliefWeb has been the leading source for reliable humanitarian information on global crises and disasters.

WPKN’s White Rose Political Calendar

World Peace Council: An anti-imperialist, democratic, independent and non-aligned international movement of mass action.

United for Peace and Justice: From the local to the global, connecting movements for justice and peace.

US Peace Council: A multi-racial, pro-working class, anti-imperialist organization committed to peace, economic and social justice, and to international solidarity with the peoples of the world.

Solutions for a sustainable and desireable future.


The Nation

The Progressive

Think Outside the Bomb is the largest youth-led network for nuclear abolition in the US. Since 2005, we have organized national and regional conferences, focusing on education, community organizing, and creative expression.


Traprock Center for Peace & Justice: Formerly called the Traprock Peace Center, the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice has a long history of working for peace, nonviolence, and economic and social justice in the Hampshire/Franklin County area.


United for Peace & Justice: United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government’s policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.

Veterans for Peace: Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary.

Voices for Creative Nonviolence: Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003.

West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice

WILPF US Section: WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.

Workers Independent News http://www.laborradio.org A nationwide news service focusing on issues that affect the daily lives of working people and their communities. News by and about working people. WIN producers gather news from labor unions and activists from across the country. WIN then packages the material for distribution to radio stations and for print publication.


Witness for Peace New England

War Resisters League: The United States’ oldest secular pacifist organization, the War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Our work for nonviolent revolution has spanned decades and has been shaped by the new visions and strategies of each generation’s peacemakers.


Yahoo! Groups of interest:

“Activist List Yahoo group”  Activist_List-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

“Aggressive Progressives Yahoo Group”  AggressiveProgressives-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

“Liberal News and Debates Yahoo Group”  Liberal_news_debates-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

“Political Research Yahoo Group”  political-research-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

“Progressive Political Yahoo Group”  ProgressivePolitical-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

“Progressive Yahoo Group”  progressive-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

“Secular Humanist Yahoo Group”   SecularHumanist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

“United Progressives Yahoo Group” UnitedProgressives-subscribe@yahoogroups.com