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Professional Organisations:
» ADPSR: Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility
» APESMA the official website of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia
» Architects against War UK the official website of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia
» APJP: Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine
» ARCHImaster: post-graduate courses in architecture, urbanism, planning around the world
» ArcPeace: International Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility
» ArchiPer: services for professionals in architecture, engineering, construction and decoration
» Architecture & Developpment: Introduire une comptence architecturale et urbaine parmi les acteurs de lhumanitaire et du dveloppement
» Arts Hub: online home for Australian arts workers
» Australian Architects part of World-Architects, this website shows the work of Australian architects and of architects from all over the world
» Australian Conservation Fundation: Building Green
» Australian Student Environment Network : national network of students active on environmental justice issues on their campuses and in their communities
» Environmentalists Against War: news on environment degradation through war
» CSBE: Center for the Study of the Built Environment in Jordan and beyond
» Environmentalists Against War: news on environment degradation through war
» F.A.S.T. (Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory): takes architecture, planning and territory as the basis for a strategy to overcome the conflict of causality
» Instituto de Arquitectura Tropical: promoting discussion and providing information about architecture and urbanism adapted to the tropics. (Spanish & English)
» IUA: International Union of Architects (in French and English)
» La Mujer Construye: Building, understood as all which is positive in human action and the look of the one who contemplates the world through both women and architect's eyes, all combine to form the spirit that inspires WOMEN WHO BUILD forum (Spanish & English)
» LGC: Local Government Commission is a non-profit organization working to build liveable communities.
» PIA: Planning Institute Australia, creating liveable communities
» Planners Network US: Professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, promoting fundamental change in our political and economic systems
» SAIA: South African Institute of Architects
» Shelter Associates: NGO working in Pune, India, comprising Architects, Social workers, GIS Experts and Community Workers - emphasis on the urban poor and women in informal settlements
» SIA: Singapore Institute of Architects
» SIAP: Society Of Iranian Architects & Planners
» SONA: Student division - Royal Australian Institute of Architects
» South African Planners
» Turkish Chamber of Landscape Architects
» UCL: Development Planning Unit
» Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo: establecida en 1848 bajo la rectora de Don Andr Bello y la direccin del arquitecto francs Claude Francois Brunet de Baines (Spanish)
» UPEACE: The University for Peace
» Urban Ecology Australia: working to promote and create ecologically integrated human settlements
» VLGA: Victorian Local Government Association, promoting good governance and sustainability by supporting local governments and communities


Other professional organisations

» ALHR: Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
» AVAW: Australian Veterinarians against War
» EWB-AUS: Engineers Without Borders Australia
» Global Sisterhood Network: monitors electronic and print media for developments in agriculture, economics, employment, environment, health, law, militarism, politics, technology, trade and science which have a direct impact on the realities of women's lives
» MAPW: Medical Association for the Prevention of War
» SGR: Scientists for Global Responsibility

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Cities and environment: Internet magazines, resources and forums

ACN: the Architecture Centre Network is an independent body representing centres for architecture and the built environment in the UK
Alambina: Indonesian online magazine on the built environment for all of us
archINFORM
ArchNet
Architect Africa
ArchVoices.org: Myths of Studio Culture
Architecture Argentina: comunidad abierta, arquitectura, construccin y diseo
Architecture Chile - Ministry of Public Works and Transport, MOPTT: projects and competitions
Architecture of Russia: Purpose is creation and development intellectual and information resources about architecture of Russia (Russian and English)
Architecture & Developpment: Introduire une comptence architecturale et urbaine parmi les acteurs de lhumanitaire et du dveloppement
ArchitectureWeek
ARQ-Links.com: Venezuela: arquitectura, urbanismo y construccin
arquiRED: Architecture Mexico (Spanish and English)
Arquitectura en Chile: arquitectura de la provincia del Bio-Bio (Chile's South)
Arura: Iran Architecture & Urbanism News Agency (Persian and English)
Australian Policy Online: Urban and Regional Planning and Transport
Bazar Americano: se ocupa de arte, literatura, msica, arquitectura y ciudad, libros, ideas, historia, medios, cultura y poltica.
Bidoun: dialogue and opinions about arts and culture from the Middle East
Buckminster Fuller Institute: committed to a successful and sustainable future for 100% of humanity. Architecture, planning, science,ideas and spaceships... all here
Cities Alliance: Cities without slums
Cities for Peace
Conservation Economy Organization: When the health of ecosystems and communities is not integrated into economic activities, all three suffer
Design Feast: dedicated to potentially usable content on the family of design disciplines
Earth Island Institute: World Environment Journal
Ecosustainable Hub: making an active contribution towards the improvement of the quality of life for ourselves and future generations
El Croquis: one of the highest profile and prestigious architectural publications, presents the most important designs and works of architecture in detailed bimonthly monographs. (Spanish & English)
Europan 8: European urbanity and strategic projects
GATE: Appropriate Technology and Eco-efficiency Programme for NGOs
Good Residential Design: Your Home: leading experts in environmentally sustainable housing
Greek Architects
Harvard Design Magazine: articles and essays: architecture, planning, urban design, landscape design
Habitat International Coalition: promoting, respecting, defending and fulfilling the civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights guaranteed in regional and international human rights instruments
Internet Resources on Cities in Latin America
La Nacin: arquitectura
IRC International: International Water and Sanitation Centre
Islamic Architecture: Islamic architecture and illustrated essays
La FABRIQUE: d'architecture, d'urbanisme, de paysage. Base de donnes associative et observatoire indpendant d'architecture, d'urbanisme et de paysage (many languages).
Massive Change: Utilizing the promise of design we will minimize unintended consequences and maximize positive outcomes
Me'marnashr Institute: dissemination of the practice and art of architecture, urbanism and constructional technology, Memarnashr Institute was founded in 1998 (Persian and English)
Mimdap.org: mimarlikta demokratik ailim platformu (Turkish)
Monu: magazine on urbanism
New Internationalist: Green Cities
New Village: New Village Journal, Building Sustainable Cultures
Nexus Network Journal: peer-reviewed research resource for studies in architecture and mathematics
Periferia: A non-profit virtual organization of architects and urban designers linked by the Internet
Planeta Vivo: Natural Environment - Chile: understanding social and biological fundaments that shape human behavior (Spanish& English)
PLANETIZEN: The planning & development network
Planum: the European journal of planning
Plataforma Urbana: apoyo activo para todas las personas que busquen estar informadas sobre qu est pasando con nuestras ciudades
PLEA: Passive and Low Energy Architecture
PPS: Project for Public Spaces
Public Citizen: Critical mass energy and environmental program
Public Transport Users Association: Lobby governments and public transport authorities in the interest of all users of public transport
Revista del Sur: environmental, political, economic news and conversations (Spanish)
RUT: Radical Urban Theory
SLOW: SLOW is a cultural space to stimulate debate around the concept of slow design.
Smart Growth Online: "sprawl" - is no longer in the long-term interest of our cities
Sustainable Africa: Water, health, energy, agriculture, biodiversity
Tell Magazine: art, architecture, interviews - Via del Mar, Chile (Spanish)
The Berkeley Prize: undergraduate prize for architectural design excellence
The Designers Hub: Alumni, online journal, discussion forum, for architects, web designers, photographers and 3D visualizers
Toronto Public Space Committee: dedicated to protecting our shared common spaces from commercial influence and privatisation.
TIERRAMERICA: Environment News from America (Spanish, Portuguese and English)
Tower of Babel: Architecture Library
Urbanismo Chile
Water for Profit: CBC Radio's special series on the privatization of water - CBC News Canada
WWF: sustainable homes
Year of the Built Environment 2004: Towards Sustainable Communities

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Technical Resources: methods and materials

» ATA: Alternative Technology Association
» Bamboo Centre: Environmental Bamboo Foundation
» BMTPC: Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council
» Carfree Cities: Cities designed with people in mind...
» Construction with Bamboo: Modern bamboo architecture and technology
» Inhabitat: improving the world through forward-thinking, high-tech and environ-conscious design
» Inbar: International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
» Square One: Environmental Design Website
» Sustainable Technologies for Eradicating Hunger: links from Indymedia - Norway

Open Source: free software
» Linux.com: Linux.com is an independent Web site that provides Linux information
» OpenOffice: is both an office suite and an open-source project - free to download, use, and distribute
» Mozilla Firefox: web browser, the mission is to preserve choice and innovation on the Internet
» PDFCreator: is a free tool to create PDFs easily from nearly any application
» The GIMP: It is a freely distributed software for photo retouching, image composition and authoring
» Translation: Babel Fish Translation from Altavista

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Theory and Research: Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, America and Anglo-America
Aid Watch Australia: Monitoring and campaigning on Australian overseas aid and trade policies and programs
Alliance for Global Sustainability
Architecture-Urbanism: Books, Publications, Issues of Interest to the International Planning, Architectural, and Design Community. Developed and maintained by Prof. Ashraf Salama
Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research published and archived by Archnet
The Getty: Art and Architecture Thesaurus online
BBC: the Road to Refuge
Cyburbia: The Planning Community. Established in 1994, is the Internet's oldest portal and social networking site for urban planners and others interested in cities and the built environment.
Dr. Robinson Rojas Databank: knowledge resources in economic, social and political arenas
ENN: Environmental News Network
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals
Frankfurt School: Index to the biographies and writings of members of the Frankfurt School, or Institute for Social Research
From here to Modernity: Open University - architecture and urbanism from 1920 to now
FOCUS: Focus on the Global South
Global Issues That Affect Everyone
Guardian: Urban Design
H-Net Academic: Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine
IAPS: The International association for peope-environment studies, gathers disciplines sharing interest in environment and behaviour studies: environmental psychology, geography, architecture, urban design, sociology, social psychology, interior design, planning...
ICOMOS: International Council on Monuments and Sites
IIED: International Institute for Environment and Development
Instituto Jaime Lerner: best known for its inspiring urban environmental, transport and social projects in Curitiba Brazil
JAE: Journal of Architectural Education. Published since 1947 for the purpose of enhancing architectural scholarship in design, history, urbanism, cultural studies, technology, theory, and practice
Kelso Institute: Democracy and Economic Power "...increasingly hollow democracy" (Spanish and English)
Libro Libre Chile: espacio concebido para estimular la lectura, a travs de un sistema que permite inscribir libros en el sitio, para luego dejarlos en libertad (Spanish)
LINKS: Norbert's bookmarks for a better world
MEGACITIES: conferences-awareness of the future role of cities as the dominant type of settlement for humanity
MIT Western Hemisphere Project: Examining the relationships among peoples, governments, and corporations in the Americas. Kissinger & the Chilean coup de tat
Monash University: anthropology - the study of human cultural diversity through space and time, and is very cross disciplinary in nature
MOST: promotes international, comparative and policy-relevant research on contemporary social transformations
New Internationalist: WTO, the facts
NoLogo: NoLogo.org is a website that was launched following the success of Naomi's first book, No Logo
Nothingnes Organisation: The Society of the Spectacle
Place and Space: Research on Place and Space
Prosperity: journal dedicated to spreading understanding about the nature of our debt-based money system, and campaigning for publicly-created debt-free money.
Revista CA: revista CA - Ciudad y Arquitectura - es la revista del Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile
RUDI: the Resource for Urban Design Information
RUT: Radical Urban Theory
SitioSur CL: Social and Urban Studies (in Spanish)
Social Ecology: from Wikepedia: Social Ecology is a radical view of ecology and of social/political systems.
TFF: The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research
The Australian Institute: Market outcomes are not value free and the Institute reasserts the place of ethics in making public and private decisions
The Crimes of War project: journalists, lawyers and scholars, analysing conflicts from the perspective of international law.
The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability is one of the first documents to comprehensively address the fundamental ideas of sustainability and the built environment.
The Happy Planet Index is an innovative new measure that shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered. It is the first ever index to combine environmental impact with human well-being to measure the environmental efficiency with which country by country, people live long and happy lives.
The Key Centre for Architectural Sociology: research on the architectural profession and education - so true that is not funny! Highly recommended if you have had enough with architect's pomposity, self-indulgence, sexism, shallowness, contempt for society and politics......
The Skeptic's Dictionary: A collection of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions (and how to think critically about them).
The University of Peace: "Peace is much more than the absence of war"
UDG: the Urban Design Group believes that urban design is not the job of any single profession
UNEP: Greenhouse Gas Emission Graphics
UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
UN-Habitat: GUO - Global Urban Observatory
UNESCO: World Heritage
UNSW, Ted Trainer: Working for transition from a consumer society to a simpler, more cooperative, just and ecologically sustainable society.
Urban Design Compendium: English Partnerships in partnership with The Housing Corporation, examines the factors that make neighbourhoods stimulating and active places in which residents feel comfortable and safe
Urbanwords: the website of The Dictionary of Urbanism
Urban Residue: Residual Space and Other Urban Theory
World Changing: Models, Tools, and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future
World Revolution Organisation: major issue areas include peace, human rights, the environment, and world poverty.

UNESCO KID'S: Solutions Site for Kids

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On Development and Reconstruction:
Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) : is a group of development agencies working in health, education, culture and rural and economic development, primarily in Asia and Africa
Architecture for Humanity: Promoting architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises. Through competitions, workshops, educational forums, partnerships with aid organizations and other activities, Architecture for Humanity creates opportunities for architects and designers from around the world to help communities in need.
APACE Village First: is currently involved in renewable energy programs affecting more than 150 rural communities. Supported by the University of Technology Sydney
Architects without Frontiers - Australia: the focus is to assist in the rebuilding of cities and communities devastated by war, social conflict and natural disasters
AVI: Australian Volunteers International, a non-government organisation that provides opportunities for Australians to live alongside, learn from and share skills with people in developing communities.
Cantera- Nicaragua: rural and urban development projects, emphasizing local participation, democratic practices, appropriate technology and educational development
FundsNet Services: International Funding Opportunities
ICAHD: The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
INL: Instituto Nacional de Lingustica Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e - Institutu Nasionl Lingustika nian
GERTIL: Universidade Tcnica de Lisboa - reconstruction projects in East Timor
OXFAM Community Aid Abroad: Our vision is of a fair world in which people control their own lives, their basic rights are achieved and the environment is sustained
OneWorld.net: The OneWorld network widens the participation of the world's poorest and most marginalised peoples in the global debate.
Public Architecture: Puts the resources of Architecture in the service of the public interest
ReliefWeb Global hub for time-critical humanitarian information on Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters
Shelter Associates: NGO working in Pune, India, comprising Architects, Social workers, GIS Experts and Community Workers - emphasis on the urban poor and women in informal settlements
Shelter Project: Transitional settlement and shelter needs of populations affected by conflict and natural disasters
Stari Most: Rehabilitation Project of the old bridge of Mostar
The Rebuilding Alliance: Home-building is a form of peace-building. It takes time, patience, and commitment to build trust, restore hope, and change unjust policies
The World Revolution: global grassroots social movement for progressive social change. It aims to resolve in a definitive and comprehensive manner the major social problems of our world and our era
UN-Habitat: United Nations Human Settlement Programme
Voices Against Poverty: UN - how to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015

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People & Knowledge: from many places in many languages
    "Buscar el respeto de los dems es lo contrario a cualquier proyecto literario porque te lleva a la inmovilidad, al consenso, a los votos y a un sitio en la sociedad. Y el escritor no debe buscar un sitio en la sociedad, ms bien debe huir de ella. Su lugar es el aire libre y su casa es la intemperie." Roberto Bolao (1953-2003)

Ananya Roy: focus on pressing issues such as poverty, inequality, slum living and development. For a critical article: "Urban Informality: Toward an Epistemology of Planning"
Arne Naess: the founder of Deep Ecology and one of Norway's best known philosophers
Arundhati Roy: Trained as an architect at the Delhi School of Architecture, she has became better known for her powerful books and articles
Antonio Skrmeta: Chilean author and script writer, known by his numerous work on society and politics, also known by the film "il Postino" (Spanish)
Ariel Dorfman: Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist and human rights activist. He is professor of Ibero-American literature at the Universidad de Chile, Amsterdam, Maryland and La Sorbonne. More in English: here
Ashraf Salama: This site displays the works of Prof Ashraf Salama, an architect, scholar and educator. It also includes a collection of Dr. Salama's publications.
Bob Ellis: long and close involvement with politics, covering as a journalist twenty-four campaigns in Australia, the UK and the USA
Charles Jencks: known for his books questioning Modern architecture and defining its successors - Late, Neo and Post-Modern architecture
David Harvey: The Politics of Social Justices, and more: here
David Orr: "We are changing the chemistry of the atmosphere at a rate that is awesomely fast," he says. "We simply don't know what we are doing" . Find also "What Is Education For?"
Deleuze and Guattari: a list of links to works about and by Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari
Eduardo Galeano: Uruguayan author and journalist, accurately portrays history and contemporary politics (Spanish). More in English: here
Edward Said: The Edward Said Archive. More: Preface to Orientalism, The Clash of Ignorance, listen to a conference in his memory Contexts and Consequences
Erich Fromm: German-born U.S. psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society
Esra Akcan: architect born in Ankara, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Middle East Technical University and her MPhil from Columbia University. Papers: Melancholy and the "other" and The "Siedlung" and the "Mahalle"
Eyal Weizman: Israeli architect, his work criticises Israel's illegal settlements. Papers: Lines in the Sand and The Politics of Verticality
Garry Stevens: The Favoured Circle: a sociological study of architects and much more
George Monbiot: author of the best selling books The Age of Consent: a manifesto for a new world order and Captive State: the corporate takeover of Britain.
Gore Vidal: The Gore Vidal Index, publications and essays
Guy Debord: The Society of the Spectacle
Henri Lefebvre: French Marxist sociologist, intellectual and philosopher. His works included The Production of Space (1974), other material and news here
Homi Bhabha: he argues against the tendency to essentialize Third World countries into a homogenous identity. Bibliography, articles, interviews
Humberto Maturana: Biologist, Cybernetician, Scientist - invented the theory of autopoiesis, reality as a consensual communal construction while appearing to be objectively existing. More: here
Jan Gehl: from the Resource for Urban Design Information (Rudi), Life Between Buildings and New City Spaces
Jaime Lerner: architect and urbanist, the mastermind of Curitiba's projects - a real inspiration
Jane Goodall: An Extraordinary Life
Jane Jacobs: Healthy Cities, Urban Theory, and Design: The Power of Jane Jacobs
Jean-Francois Lyotard: The Postmodern Condition, A Report on Knowledge
Johan Galtung: Peace and Development Organization
John Pilger: films, writings and news
Kristin Ross: Professor Ross has written a number of books, including The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988)
Laurie Baker: eco-friendly Architect and Engineer, known as the 'brick master of Kerala'
Lewis Mumford: philosopher, writer, architectural critic and urban planner. Quotes: here
Louis Althusser: generally regarded as the foremost advocate of modern structuralism
Luc Ferry: today more than ever before, the issue of meaning and purpose is crucial in a modern democratic and secular society. On "deep ecology" here.
Manuel Castells: urban sociologist - social dynamics, production, power, he introduced the concept of the 'space of flows'. More in Spanish here
Margaret Mead: An Anthropology of Human Freedom
Marta Harnecker: Chilean writer on politics and development (Spanish and a few articles in English). More in Italian: here
Michel Foucault: French (post-)-structuralist philosopher, concepts and codes by which societies operate and the principles of exclusion. More: here
Mike Davis: internet works: "Beyond Blade Runner", "Planet of Slums", "The Pentagon as Global Slumlord"
Mirzo Ulugbek: Mukhammad Tarag'ay Ulug'bek is considered to be one of the most prominent astronomers and mathematicians of the fifteenth century
Mustafa Kemal- Atatrk: charismatic leader of the Turkish national liberation struggle in 1919, a foremost peacemaker who upheld the principles of humanism and the vision of a united humanity
Naomi Klein: No Logo (also in Spanish). More of her articles: here
Noam Chomsky: books, articles, interviews
Octavio Paz: Mexican poet, writer and diplomat, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990 for his book Labyrinth of Solitude. More in Spanish and Portuguese here
Oren Yiftachel: architect, writer and teacher of political geography, urban planning and public policy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel
Paulo Coelho: seen by some as an alchemist of words and, by others, as a mass culture phenomenon, is the most influential author of the present century. Official site in many languages to chose from here
Peter Eisenman: founding director of the institute and editor of Oppositions
Peter Hall: specialized in metropolitan planning and can be considered the founder of the concept "World Cities". Megacities, World Cities and Global Cities here
Peter Singer: original and influential moral pioneer (many languages)
Pierre Bourdieu: an acclaimed French sociologist whose work ranged widely from philosophy to anthropology. Much of his work concerns the independent role of educational and cultural factors, he was considered an elegant and incisive writer both in France and in neighbouring European countries other than England (Answers.com). Find more: Pierre Bourdieu sociologue nervant (Franais, English); Pierre Bourdieu en la Biblioteca (Espaol)
Rem Koolhaas: If space-junk is the human debris that litters the universe, junk-space is the residue mankind leaves on the planet
Richard Neville: co-founder of the Australian Futures Foundation
Richard Rogers: Richard Rogers is one of the foremost living architects
Richard Sennett: from Le Monde Diplomatique, "New Capitalism, New Isolation: A flexible city of strangers". Megacities and the Welfare State here
Robyn Boyd: distinguished architect, writer and social commentator
Ronald Wright: archaeologist, novelist, historian, and essayist. The author of "A Short History of Progress"
Saskia Sassen: globalisation studies, space, place and urban studies
Susan George: the author of eleven books. She is Associate Director of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, a decentralised fellowship of scholars living throughout the world whose work is intended to contribute to social justice. More in in French, English & Spanish here
Tariq Ali: veteran political activist since the 1960s. He is a filmmaker, novelist and author of numerous books, including The Clash of Fundamentalisms and Bush in Babylon: Recolonizing Iraq (English and Spanish)
Ted Trainer: Working for transition from a consumer society to a simpler, more cooperative, just and ecologically sustainable society.
Vandana Shiva: physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and author of many books, she directs the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy
William Buckley: Thirty-two years a wanderer amongst the Aborigines - his story is our story
William J. Mitchell: City of Bits, MIT Press

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Informed Media Links: from Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, America and Anglo-America
ABC News OnLine
Al-Ahram Weekly Online
Aljazeera: offers an in-depth view of what goes on beyond the daily flow of news through analysis, research, and comprehensive studies. With hundreds of journalists working to cover the news, this is the place that the "democratic" US wanted to silence by bombing them.
Bad Subjects: seeks to revitalize progressive politics and challenge progressive dogma by encouraging readers to think about the political dimension to all aspects of everyday life
B'TSELEM: the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights Abuses in the Occupied Territories
CounterCurrents.org stands for all counter movements. Articles from eminent academics, journalists and writers
Counterpunch: American's Best Political Newsletter
Crimes of War Project: what the public should know
Democracy Now: US independent, award-winning news program
Electronic Iraq: US media network "War is our common enemy"
Eurozine - The Net Magazine: cultural journals and a multilingual magazine
Frontline: India's National Magazine
Granma International - Republic of Cuba (5 languages)
Greg Palast: Michael Moore calls his reporting 'courageous.' And Noam Chomsky says: Greg Palast "upsets all the right people."
Independent Media Center: Melbourne
Independent Media Center: Sydney
Independent Media Center: Perth
Independent Media Center: Brisbane
Independent Media Center: Adelaide
IPS Media News: Inter Press Service International Association
Information Clearing House: news you won't find on CNN or Fox
New Internationalist: NI reports on issues of world poverty and inequality, focusing on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations
New Left Review: Sharp, scholarly analysis, interviews and book reviews
New Matilda: a place for you to speak out about the Australia you want
New Scientist: ultimate science and technology website
openDemocracy: openDemocracy covers the most pressing global issues of our time
On Line Opinion: Forum for public social and political debate about current Australian issues.
OneWorld: civil society network online
Oznik.com: small news-service and art gallery
Palestine Chronicle Weekly Journal independent internet magazine, dedicated to addressing issues and offering perspectives rarely seen in mainstream western media. Chronicle team: Tariq Shadid, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Noam Chomsky, among others
Rabble News
Red Pepper
ROBERT-FISK.COM
SBS - The World News
The Agonist: thoughtful, global, timely
The Corporate Research Project: helps you confront corporate power
The Guardian
The Independent
The National Security Archive: non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act
UN Wired: an independent UN news briefing
Znet a community of people committed to social change

On the lighter side:
PopMatters: international magazine of cultural criticism covering most cultural products, including music, television, films, books, the visual arts... With intelligent and thought-provoking writing that is often not readily available within the mainstream mass media.
Rocket: news satire
The Chaser: striving for mediocrity in a world of excellence since 1999
The Raelian Message: The Raelian Revolution, the world's largest Atheist, non-profit UFO related organisation

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Urban Dissent:
Billboard Liberation Front Creative Group: paradigm in street marketing
BUGA UP: Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions
GJM: Global Justice Movement
Graffiti Organisation: Art crime, the writing on the walls
OZNIK: The Street Wall Journal - Artists Reclaim Public Space

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On Peace and activism:
Avaaz.org: community of global citizens who take action on the major issues facing the world today
BBC news in pictures
FOR: Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience
Iraq resource information
Open Democracy
Pginas en Blanco: Este trabajo pretende "decir y volver a decir la verdad". Es un intento de recontar, reconstituir, completar, analizar y, especialmente, profundizar la reflexin sobre lo que sucedi en Chile un solo da: el 11 de septiembre de 1973. (Spanish)
Parent's circle - parents of Palestinian and Israeli victims: seeks to solve the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians through dialogue and mutual understanding.
Pax Christi Australia: International Christian Peace Movement
Sydney: Palm Sunday
Sydney Peace
The Peace Cycle
The unseen Gulf War
The Human and Humanitarian Consequences of a War on Iraq
UNRWA: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
Victoria Peace Network
We are all BOAT PEOPLE: Let's tell all Australians and the rest of the world that not everyone agrees with the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers in this country

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www.iraqbodycount.org
Adversities such as wars and civil wars threaten the survival and dignity of millions of people. The victims of these conflicts are primarily, if not almost exclusively, civilians - ordinary men and women. Civilian casualties are the most unacceptable consequence of all wars. Each civilian death is a tragedy and should never be regarded as the cost of achieving our countries war aims, because it is not we who are paying this price. One in four killed in the US war on Afghanistan were civilians, and in Yugoslavia the proportion was even higher. We believe it is a moral and humanitarian duty for each such death to be recorded, publicised, given the weight it deserves and, where possible, investigated to establish whether there are grounds for criminal proceedings. (Source: Iraq Body Count)



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