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cali media contacts- wip
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so cal / local
la indy media
arts in action
echo park film center
so cal food not bombs net
radio indymedia

blogs / diaries & journals

white privilege
uaa news
artforachange blog
hannah's blog
greg palast's log
paul rieckhoff
progressivedems blog
move left
motherjones blog
talking points memo

women, mujeres
news / zines
Women Organizing for Change
bitch mag
ms. mag
women's enews

research / studies
Women Organizing for Change
e server
natl womens studies Assoc - great starter
schools / programs in u.s.a.
online degrees in
ncrw- international cntrs-research on women

coalition of labor union women

legal info / help
more under prison links

NOW legal defense fund
womens law project
calif. womens law center
natl womens law center

violence / abuse
awareness of rape & incest through art
no nonsense self defense
abuse info in 70 languages
coalition against domestic violence
latino alliance for the elimination of domestic violence
free battered women
family violence prevention fund
battered women's justice project
rainn] rape, abuse & incest natl network
national domestic violence resource center
national sexual violence resource center

Women Organizing for Change
first & largest women's activist group on the net; empowering women in politics, media, society, the economy & cyberspace

riot grrrl n.y.
(now) natl org for women
women's health resources in different languages
black women's health imperative
center for advancement of women
riot grrrl eu
code pink
equality now
natl women's health network
feminist majority foundation
natl coalition women/girls in education
9 to 5
girls, inc.
ms. foundation
national assoc of commissions for women
institute for women in technology
natl womens alliance 4 change

reproductive / abortion
Abortion Clinics On-Line
ACCESS/Women's Health Rights Coalition
The Access Project
Resources/training for Family Practice Physicians, Residents & Advanced Practice Clinicians
ACLU Freedom Network
Alan Guttmacher Institute
best info on research/ policy
Alliance for Justice
promote a fair / just judiciary
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Back Up Your Birth Control
A natl coalition of care providers, pharmacists & activists raising awareness about emergency contraception
Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Center for Reproductive Rights
Civil Liberties & Pulic Policy
Clinicians for Choice
CRLP: Women of the World
Laws/policies affecting women's reproductive lives around the world
Defending Reproductive Rights
comprehensive look at the right's attack on repro freedom
Emergency Contraception
Info on morning after pill
Feminist Majority Foundation
Feminist Women's Health Center
Global Reproductive Health Forum
International Planned Parenthood Foundation
International Society of Abortion Doctors
Ibis Reproductive Health
clinical & social science research, policy analysis, & evidence-based advocacy
International Consortium for Medical Abortion
promotes access to abortion within the framework of support for safe abortion worldwide
Dedicated to improving women's health globally-> focus on reproductive health care
Medication Abortion
*Facts & info for healthcare professionals about medical abortion
National Abortion Federation (NAF)
National Advocates for Pregnant Women
secure the human & civil rights, health, & welfare of pregnant & parenting women
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Network of Abortion Funds
National Women's Health Network
National Young Women's Day of Action
Not-2-Late: Emergency Contraception
NOW (National Organization for Women) & Abortion Rights/Repro Issues
Physicians for Reproductive Choice & Health
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Lists all affiliates' websites
Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP)
ProChoice Resource Center
Refuse and Resist!
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
public education materials on reprohealth options
safe place on the web for teens to ask questions / get answers about sex & related issues
Women on Waves
Provides reproductive health services and legal, safe abortion services outside territorial waters
network for women, activists & organizations

center for women's global leadership
international women's health coalition
international women's rights action watch


d.i.y. general diy tips
Thursday, January 06, 2005

Below you'll find simple do it yourself actions that you can start doing today - from protest tips to more eco friendly ways to clean, we've got you covered. Have a submission? Click contact on the top right bar and let me know. Would love to post your idea and link to you!

Challenge Inaccurate News & Promote Indy Media

Click on the 3-d glasses icon for a great activism kit courtesy of FAIR that will help you challenge the news you watch!

Register Voters

Click on the X file to get some great D.I.Y. tips on voter registration. So much easier than you think!

When all else fails, pie 'em!

Click on the yummy lime pie for a little " can't trust 'em, crust 'em!" fun. Settle down, humor is good for you.

Organize a local Food Not Bombs

Click on the FNB icon for information on how to set up a local Food Not Bombs group. Begin feeding the hungry & working for peace by starting a Food Not Bombs group in your community!

Communicate with Elected People

There is a way to address your elected politician's if you want to get anywhere. Click on the girl icon to get some D.I.Y. tips.

Quick Fix Ideas

Click on the tools icon to go to another list of diy goodness!

D.I.Y. Cleaning Tips

Click on the dishsoap icon to find some easy d.i.y. (do-it-yourself) cleaning tips. Save money and save Earth!

Wheat Paste

Wheat paste is by far the best way to put up PERMANENT posters. Click on Wheat Paste above for the recipe!

*Flyering tips submitted by DIY Signups*
A good way to spread some info in your community is to go to your library with a back pack and as many fliers as you can get and put them into the first page of new or popular books!

If there are any schools in your area try and get on the roof of the school and throw your fliers off the roof at the end of the day while the students are being dismissed.

Use your school or works' copy machines to make massive copies of your flyer so you don't have to pay for paper.

Pirate Radio

Sick of the misinformation, distortion and outright lies? Click on the icon to download an interesting pdf technical pamphlet on building a grounded or drive-by station. This is one way people and org's have used to clear the airways. Take notice: there are several laws about running your own station. Research those laws FIRST. If I had a radio station I would want to cover actual news, how about you? Check out the DIY Computer section for links to real news sites.

Use these links for more history on Pirate Radio.

Free Radio Berkeley Radio Revolt Article from Adbusters Radio 4 All Official Pirate Radio Kit Site Pirate Radio Software--easiest way-do it from your PC

Bad Media!

The media isn't telling the truth. Shocking! Station's are owned by giant corporations. $ = truth? Not so much. There are a shitload of facts all over the net and street that talk about the problems that exist, the corporate stranglehold on what we see on our t.v.'s, the lies and distortions that news stenographers spread and the real deal on Media ownership. Use the links at the sides of the blog and the links below to find out why you should care, what's going on, and how these org's are changing all of that. Join their newsletters and stay up to date. These org's have been doing a great job and we see no reason for us to start another org when these exist.

adbusters Alternative Media Watch Center for Investigative Reporting AIM FAIR Free Speech TV Institute for Public Accuracy Media Watch Project Censored we interupt this message

Cable Access

Jello Biafra couldn't have been more correct when he said, "Don't Hate the Media, Become the Media!" Hosting and promoting alternative programming is our duty. The first obvious solution is to support Free Speech TV and like minded programming. Another answer to the media madness is starting your own show. Have we forgotten about cable access? Public Access Television allows anyone to have their own TV show, regardless of race, age, gender, handicap, religion, background, gender preference, party affiliation, residency, history, beliefs, status, class, or income. Knowledge is power, so first let us look at the following links for some history.

History- Public Access History- Public Access History-Activist TV History-Cable

Common sense or not, there are laws and regulation's concerning public access. Let's check out what we are up against. First, there are Federal Laws. (click to view) We have the amended Act of '34 and section 76.702 of the '97 Code of Federal Regulations. Each State has regulations and of course every friggin' cable company has restrictions. You can find a list of every cable company in America by clicking HERE. Most providers have websites where you can find out more about local restrictions.

Much more to come soon! Have an idea? Create a graphic we can use? Bunk link? Anything else on your mind? Let us know. We will go through the comments frequently to remove spam, "trolls" and to seek out good d.i.y. tips and tricks, so comment away!

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Blogwise - blog directory

voter info
national voter registration mail-in form
non-partisan searchable database of Congressional voting records from a "progressive" perspective
league of pissed off voters
non-partisan national grassroots network for fair and accurate elections
verifiedvoting: reliable & publicly verifiable elections within u.s. - lots of e-voting facts
list : secretaries of state and/or directors of elections
10 things to ensure absentee is counted
league of women voters
my vote is my voice
vote smart
participatory democracy
campaign finance law

daily news, alt.
orgs / papers

legit gov news
institute for policy studies
guardian u.k.
black commentator
the nation
mother jones
tom paine
reporters without borders

radio / television
amy goodman/democracy now station list. all shows archived, enjoy
air america
freespeech tv
daily show take a break watch online

mainstream papers
sf Chron
la times

media watch / response
media carta
rapid response net
indy media institute
progressive secretary
poli fact check
center-> investigative reporting
make them accountable
take back the media
project censored
institute for public accuracy

relief, homeless/hunger
l.a. food not bombs
relief web
squat net
spare some change
hud homeless
employment 4 homeless
streetsmarts mag

gov links / docs
gov. 101 "factual, unbiased info on govt/ politics in the u.s."
house reps list
congressional district maps
the constitution
bill of rights
bill of rights for future generations

u.s. income / economy
dollar & sense [u.s.-perspective=bottom]
economic policy institute
food first



inspiration / motivation
*feel good!*

inspiration. motivation. love.

music / sound

nick cave
every band, song, lyric & note composed. each novel written & film participated in, too.
nina hagen
music & political action
bikini kill
kathleen hanna = enough said!
music & projects
film / photo
spit, a film
forces audience to see the living reality of "squeege kids", squatters & homeless

pen / pencil / brush
irving norman
the "social surrealist"
mark ryden
gorgeous, creepy, dreamy & yep, even political.
animation / graphics
eric blumrich
flash master, other resources
mark fiore
political animations, flash & other goodies

art galleries / net hosts & collectives
rene wanner
community/host- posters, links & more
collection: sympathy for the condition of working people
1930's/40's art reflecting urban/ rural life, labor/industry & experiences/achievements of minority groups
female persuasion
network/gallery for emerging female artists
antiwar street art, n.y.c.
collective & gallery
propaganda remix project
collection: retro politico posters

workshops / tutors
street writes project
homeless, low-income workshop
stencil revolution
community (grouped by manifesto=collective) offer various tutorials, gallery & events
politicalgraphics org
collection /history: political posters
mission: help user in spread anti-iraq war message & provide resources