Friday, September 24, 2004

Thinking About Activism, Organizing and Social Justice, Pt. 1

I understand activism to be public displays/performances of public unrest, public acts of resistance against government/power, and public attempts to change public opinion. I understand organizing to be unified actions to collectively organize peoples to actively bargain, protest, or resist in order to bring about positive social changes. I believe that they are both necessary tactics and should be present in a democracy. The social justice aspect of this archive are groups that are seeking redress for social injustices.

9/11 Commission Report. Center for Democracy & Technology (2004)

Abby, Christopher. “States of Denial: A rape, a visit to the ER, a request for emergency contraception, a refusal on religious grounds. Welcome to the new front in the battle for reproductive rights, where state law says it's okay to deny prescriptions.” Alternet (August 18, 2004)

Achbar, Mark, Joel Bakan and Mark Cole. “The Beast With No Name.” The Brooklyn Rail (July 2004)

Activism is Patriotism

Alliance for the Wild Rockies.

Alpert, Emily. “Kiss My Cuffs: Arrested after a queer anti-RNC kiss-in, one student activist tells all.” Wiretap (September 3, 2004)

Alternative News Links


Amnesty International USA (International Human Rights Monitoring Organization)

“Antiterrorism Legislation and Academic Freedom.” Bill of Rights Defense Committee (2004)

Armentano, Paul. “Marijuana Reform to Tap Grassroots.” Alternet (September 8, 2004)

Arrieta, Rose. “Los Veteranos.” El Tecolote (August 14, 2004)

Artsy, Avisha. “Dialogues For Peace: Youth at the Barcelona Forum.” Wiretap (August 16, 2004)

Ashlock, Jesse. “Underdogs: The Coup’s Funky Revolution.” Res (July/August 2004)

“The Assault on Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Dissent.” National Lawyers Guild (A National Lawyers Guild Report on Government Violations of First Amendment Rights in the United States: 2004)

Association of Alternative Weeklies

Barber, Benjamin R. “The Educated Student: Global Citizen or Global Consumer?” Liberal Education (Spring 2002)

---. “Globalizing Democracy.” The American Prospect (September 11, 2000)

Baran, Madeleine. “Activists: Nothing New About New Mercury Rules.” The New Standard (August 14, 2004)

“The Battle for New York: A Roundup of the RNC Protests Plans.” Democracy Now (August 27, 2004)

Becker, Joy. “Group Says GOP Moves to Stifle Vote.” Washington Post (August 26, 2004)

“Become a Student Activist.” Campus Activism (2004)

Bell, Dan. “Imagining a Different RNC.” The Brooklyn Rail (July 2004)

Berman, Ari. “Populist Politics Meet Popular Culture.” The Nation (August 26, 2004)

Bernstein, Andrea. “Tony Kushner: The award-winning author of Angels in America advises you to trust neither art nor artists.” Mother Jones (July/August 1995)

Bey, Hakim. “Poetic Terrorism.” T.A.Z. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia, 1985

---. “Resolution for the 1990s: Boycott Cop Culture.” T.A.Z. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia, 1985

Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

“BORDC Campus Organizing Handbook: How to Protect Civil Liberties.” Bill of Rights Defense Committee (Hosted by Campus Activism: 2004)

“Boycott World Bank Bonds.” Campus Activism (2004)

Breast Cancer Fund (Group that informs about, and funds fight against, breast cancer)

Cahalan, James M. “Sabotage vs. Terrorism: Was Ed Abbey an ‘Eco-Terrorist’?” Earth First Journal (Hosted at Abby Web: September/October 2003)

Callenbach, Ernest. “Edward Abbey: A Few Reflections.” Ecology Hall of Fame (1999)

Carson, Rachel. (Website centered upon the work/writings of the biologist, ecologist, and writer.)

Center for the Study of Political Graphics (Archive of over 50,000 Post WWII Political Posters)

Chaudhry, Lakshmi. “The Importance of Being Joe Wilson: The man responsible for striking the first major blow against Bush's case for war (and a centerpiece of the new film 'Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the War in Iraq') talks about Dick Cheney, White House lies and the vendetta aimed at his wife.” Alternet (November 3, 2003)

Clinton, Catherine. “Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom.” Book TV (August 14, 2004)

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. “Egotistical Bastards: Dead Mag Helps VH-1 Talk About Race.” The Village Voice (August 17, 2004)

“Companies With Highest Levels Of Employee Injury and Illness.” The Memory Hole (compilation of sources/reports: August 2004)

Community Service Programs (US Government Sponsored)

“The Conscious Consumer.” Center For a New American Dream (ongoing project: 2004)

Consumer Software Working Group. “Examples of Unfair, Devious or Deceptive Practices Involving Software Version 1.0.” Center for Democracy and Technology (April 19, 2004)

Cook, Tiffany E. “Student Works to End GLBT Harassment.” Sex, Etc. (July 21, 2004)

Cooper, Gloria. “Showtime In Iraq: The Robbins Follies of 2004.” Columbia Journalism Review (May/June 2004)

Cooper, Marc. “From the Street: Voices of Protest.” The Nation (August 29, 2004)

Cray, Charlie, et al. “Dissecting Bush Administration Policies Under the Microscope.” Multinational Monitor (May/June 2004)

Crespin, Jessa. “An Interview With Leslie Cannold.” Bookslut (August 2004)

Critical Art Ensemble. Digital Resistance: Explorations in Tactical Media. (Autonomedia, 2001)

---. Electronic Civil Disobedience & Other Unpopular Ideas. (Autonomedia, 1996)

---. The Electronic Disturbance (Autonomedia, 2000)

---. Flesh Machine: Cyborgs, Designer Babies and New Eugenic Consciousness. (Autonomedia, 1998)

---. Molecular Invasion. (Autonomedia, 2002)

“Data Mining and Information Sharing.” Center for Democracy and Technology (Ongoing Archive: 2004)

Davis, Lisa Selin. “New Orleans Faces Off With Wal-Mart.” Preservation (March 19, 2004)

Doctorow, E.L. “A Provocation: Excerpts from a commencement address given at Hofstra University by a prophet and provocateur.” Weekly Planet (June 24, 2004)

Donnis, Ian. “A jolt with a difference: Cafés, co-ops, small roasters, and religious groups are fueling the popularity of Fair Trade coffee, which pays small growers a living wage.” The Boston Phoenix (August 20-26, 2004)

Dube, Arindrajit and Ken Jacobs. “Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs.” Center for Labor Research and Education: University of California—Berkeley (August 2, 2004)

Ebadi, Shirin. “Interviewed by Amitabh Pal.” Progressive (September 2004)

Ecotrust: Building Salmon Nation.

Ehrenreich, Barbara. “Serving in Florida.” The New York Times (excerpt from Ehrenreich’s book Nickle and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America: 2001)

Ehrenreich, Barbara and James Fallow. “Working Classes.” Atlantic Monthly (May 2, 2001)

Ehrenreich, Barbara and Juan Williams. “Nickle and Dimed.” NPR (May 16, 2001)

El-Moslimany, Samia. “Azizah Rising.” Saudi Aramco World (March/April 2004)

Fahim, Kareem. “Season of Evil: A Rwandan Survivor Remembers a Preventable Genocide.” The Village Voice (April 6, 2004)


“FBI Comes Calling on Activist Software Engineer.” Progressive (August 20, 2004)

“Fear of a Crimson Planet: Information on Radical Menstruation.” Cultural Revitalization Project (2004)

“Fighting the Backdoor Draft: Military Families File ‘Stop Loss’ Suit.” Counterpunch (August 13, 2004)

Fletcher, Adam. “Meaningful Student Involvement: Research Guide.” Sound Out (Hosted by Campus Activism: 2004)

---. “Stories of Meaningful Student Involvement.” Sound Out (Hosted by Campus Activism)

Fost, Dan. “Harper’s Editor Laments Rise of Corporate News Purveyors.” SF Gate (April 24, 2002)

Fox, Rebecca. “Billionaires for Bush.” Clamor #28 (September/October 2004)

Franken, Al, Molly Ivins, and Bill O’Reilly. “Book Expo of America Panel Discussion.” Book TV (June 8, 2003)

Friere, Ana Marie Ara jo. “A Bit of My Life With Pauolo Freire.” Journal of Advanced Composition 17.3 (1997)

Frel, Jan. “Conservatives Betrayed.” Alternet (August 28, 2004)

Frosch, Dan. “Public Thunder.” Alternet (August 29, 2004)

Gatto, John Taylor. The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation into the Problem of Modern Schooling. NY: Oxford University Press, 2001

“G-D Hipsters.” Translated by Steven L. Weiss. Harper’s (March 2004)

Ginsburg, Janet. “The Leopold Legacy.” Environmental News Network (December 17, 1999)

Glen Canyon Institute (Dedicated to restoring a free-flowing Colorado River through Glen Canyon and the Grand Canyon)

Gonzalez, Juan, Peter Bach and Winston Price. “Study Shows Racial Disparity in Healthcare.” Democracy Now (August 20, 2004)

Gonzalez, Juan and Mohamed Khater. “Doctor Faces Life Imprisonment for Violating Iraq Sanctions.” Democracy Now (August 20, 2004)

Gonzalez, Juan, Bob Peterson and Justin Torres. “White House-Backed Charter Schools Lag Behind Public Schools.” Democracy Now (August 20, 2004)

Gopalakrishnan, Amulya. “Salute to Freedom’s Flag.” Frontline (February 14, 2003)

Graeber, David. “Lying in Wait: Police and Media Hysteria on the Eve of Major Protests.” The Nation (April 1, 2004)

Grassley, Charles E. “Grassley Says FBI Must Address Internal Misconduct.” (Press release/statement posted at the Iowa Senator’s website: February 18, 2004)

Greenman, Ben. “Tony Kushner, Radical Pragmatist.” Mother Jones (November/December 2003)

Greenwald, Robert. (Director) “Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War.”

Griscom, Amanda. “Methinks They Doth Not Protest at All: Mainstream green groups opt out of GOP convention protests.” Grist (August 26, 2004)

Habitat For Humanity (Organization that builds homes for low-income family—supported through donations and volunteers who build the homes)

Hauser, Christine. “Thousands Form Symbolic Unemployment Line in N.Y.” The New York Times (September 1, 2004)

Hearn, Kelly. “The Drug Profiteers.” Alternet (August 13, 2004)

Holland, Joshua. “Backlash 101: Why Conservatives Are Winning the Campus Wars.” Gadflyer (August 18, 2004)

Hoye, Sarah. “’Big’ and ‘Little’ a Perfect Match: Lexingtonian Wins Big Brother of the Year.” Lexington Herald-Leader (August 11, 2004)

Huhtala, Peter. “For Those About to Rockfish.” Grist (August 20, 2004)

Hynes, H. Patricia. “War and Women.” Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (March 2003)

Igrejas, Andy. “Counting Chemicals in Your Cabinet.” Alternet (August 16, 2004)

“Institutional Purchasing.” Center For a New American Dream (Ongoing Project: 2004)

“Intolerable Killings: Ten years of Abductions and Murders in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua.” Amnesty International USA (Ongoing Reports)

Jayadev, Raj. “New Youth Activists Emerge From Spiraling San Jose Violence.” Pacific News Service (March 9, 2004)

Jhally, Sut. “Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire.” Democracy Now (September 10, 2004)

Joseph, James A. “Public Values in a Divided World: A Mandate for Higher Education.” Liberal Education (Spring 2002)

Kaplan, Esther. “Making Love, Not War: Glamerican Style.” The Nation (August 29, 2004)

Kaplan, Jeffrey. “The Consent of the Governed: The Reign of Corporations and the Fight for Democracy.” Orion (November/December 2003)

Kelliher, Laurie. “Suburban Myth: Elizabeth Llorente's stories puncture our preconceptions of the suburbs. And she's getting others to take a closer look in their own backyards.” Columbia Journalism Review (July/August 2004)

Kim, Janet. “CODEPINK Hits Future Site of Republican National Convention.” The Village Voice (August 19, 2004)

Klein, Naomi. “Let’s Bring Najaf to New York.” The Nation (August 26, 2004)

“Know Your Rights.” National Lawyers Guild (Ongoing Project: Last Revised July 2004)

Komisar, Lucy. “Kerry Family Values: Peggy Kerry, John Kerry's sister, talks about her experience as a social activist and her deep shared value system with her family.” Alternet (September 13, 2004)

Kotlikoff, Laurence J. “The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know About America’s Economic Future.” MIT World (April 28, 2004)

Kushner, Tony. “Coming Out as a Socialist.” Salon (interview by Christopher Hawthorne)

Lapham, Lewis. “The Road to Babylon.” Harper’s (May 28, 2003)

Legal Momentum: Advancing Women’s Rights

Leidholdt, Dorchen A. “Demand and the Debate.” Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (October 16, 2003)

Leopold, Aldo. “Excerpts From the Writings of Aldo Leopold.”

Lisotta, Christopher. “Gay Marriage Squabble: Why California’s Supreme Court Ruling Was a Lost Battle, Not a Lost War.” L.A. Weekly (August 20-26, 2004)

Loeb, Paul. “The Impossible Will Take a While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear.” Basic Books (Introduction from the book of the same title: 2004)

“Lookin’ For Work: W’s Shaky Employee Evaluation.” Clamor (September/October 2004)

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. “Los Angeles Requires Economic Impact Studies for Supercenters.” Hometown Advantage (August 17, 2004)

Lydersen, Kari. “Bottled Water Blues: The residents of Mecosta County, Michigan, didn't take kindly to a giant multinational's move to divert springwater from their lakes and streams into bottles and profits.” Alternet (June 3, 2003)

Margulies, Anne H. “The OpenCourseWare Initiative: A New Model for Sharing.” MIT World (March 23, 2004)

“Marriage Equality For Same Sex Couples: A History.” LAMDA Legal (October 2002)

“McCarthyism Watch” (Ongoing Series of Reports) Progressive

McNally, Terence. “Voices of the Invisible People.” Alternet (August 16, 2004)

The Memory Hole: Rescuing Knowledge, Freeing Information (The Memory Hole is a website that seeks to preserve and spread material that is in danger of being lost, is hard to find, or is not widely known. The emphasis is on material that exposes things that we're not supposed to know—or that we're supposed to forget.)

Miller, Laura. “Scraping By.” Salon (May 9, 2001)

Modotti, Alex. “We Used to Call That Imperialism: Salvadoran Resistance to Bush’s Central American Free Trade Agreement.” Clamor #28 (September/October 2004)

Moses, Tai. “The Meaning of One Thousand.” Alternet (September 10, 2004)

Moyers, Bill. “Outsourcing and Patriotism.” Alternet (August 21, 2004)

Muhammed, Richard. “Firing Back.” Alternet (August 24, 2004)

Muslim Women’s League

National Black Justice Coalition

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Lawyers Guild (activist lawyers who provide excellent advice and insightful reports)

National Network For Immigrant and Refugee Rights

National Women’s History Project

Nature Conservancy: Saving the Last Great Places on Earth

Neumann, Rachel. “Come Together.” Alternet (August 29, 2004)

The New Rules Project: Designing Rules as if Community Mattered

Northwest Environment Watch

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War On Journalism (Robert Greenwald’s 2004 documentary/website)

Palmer, Parker. “Now I Become Myself: How do you find the right work, the work that you alone are called to do? The first step is to ask a different question...” Yes! Magazine (Spring 2001)

Patel, Joseph. “The Mouse That Roared: Danger Mouse.” Res (July/August 2004)

Peace Corp

Project Censored 2005. (Sonoma State University website that monitors important stories that are ignored by mainstream media)

Project Censored’s Top 25 Stories of 2003-2004

Rajiva, Lila. “Iraqi Women and Torture, Part One: Rapes and Rumors of Rape.” Dissident Voice (July 27, 2004)

---. “Iraqi Women and Torture, Part II: Theater That Educates, News That Propagandizes.” Dissident Voice (July 30, 2004)

---. “Iraqi Women and Torture, Part III: Violence and Virtual Violence.” Dissident Voice (August 4, 2004)

---. “Iraqi Women and Torture, Part IV: Gendered Propaganda, the Propaganda of Gender.” Dissident Voice (August 9, 2004)

---. “Synthetic Science.” Alternet (February 24, 2004)

Raymond, Janice G. “10 Reasons For Not Legalizing Prostitution.” Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (September 15, 2003)

“Reasonable Doubts - The Growing Movement Against the Death Penalty.” The American Prospect (Special Archive of Reports: July 2004)

Reilly, Adam. “Who’s Your Granny?: Pondering the Improbable Senate Campaign of Doris Haddock, a.k.a. Granny D.” The Boston Phoenix (August 20-26, 2004)

Ringleka, Robin. “Crossing Over.” Sexing the Political 3.1 (2004)

“RNC Mass Defense: What You Need to Know During the RNC Protests.” National Lawyers Guild (2004)

Robbins, Tom. “Turf Wars: Mayor Bloomberg’s Latest Objection to Central Park Anti-War Rally, It’s Not Safe.” The Village Voice (August 17, 2004)

Rogers, Heather and and Williams Cole. “A Mini-Guide to the RNC.” Brooklyn Rail (September 2004)

Round River: Conservation Studies. (2004-2005) Round River Catalogue

Roy, Arundhati. “Public Power in the Age of Empire: Arundhati Roy on War, Resistance and the Presidency.” Democracy Now (August 23, 2004)

Salgado, Sebastiăo. “Changing the World With Children.” UNICEF

---. “Epic Sebastião Salgado show at the Berkeley Art Museum.” University of California Berkeley: Campus News (Includes Lecture, Presentation and Panel Discussion: February 8, 2002)

---. “The Majority World: Three Photo Essays, 1977-92” Terra

---. “Migrations: Humanity in Transition.” PDN and Kodak Professional (1999)

---. “Migrations: Humanity in Transition, 1993-1999” Terra

Schwarz, Ari. “Testimony Before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Hearing on ‘Spyware’.” Center for Democracy & Technology (April 29, 2004)

Shapiro, Nina. “The New Abolitionists.” Seattle Weekly (August 31, 2004)

Shenker, Jill. “Untying the Knots: Marriage Equality and the Struggle For Civil Rights.” Clamor Communiques #49 (2004)

Sherburne, Philip. “Log In, Blog On, Rock Out.” Res (July/August 2004)

Sierra Club (Organization committed to leave our children a living legacy — clean air, clean water, and natural grandeur.)

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