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arts in action
echo park film center
so cal food not bombs net
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blogs / diaries & journals

white privilege
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women, mujeres
news / zines
Women Organizing for Change
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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
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NOW legal defense fund
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violence / abuse
awareness of rape & incest through art
no nonsense self defense
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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


Wednesday, March 23, 2005


LocalLink, a php/sourgeforce project - finds all your local papers, just enter your zip and check the papers you want to write. We'll get it as soon as we cross over to a new server but for now here's 2 sites that have it. (dont forget to erase any sample text)

localink @ downhill battle
localink @ military free
FAIR media contact list

  • Put some thought into it, you want it read & hopefully published not deleted.
  • Don't go all over the map with different issues. Stick to ONE point. What is the most important issue for you? Use it.
  • 100 -200 words. The shorter the better. 3 paragraphs is good.
  • Don't repeat the entire post above, keep your letter original and source it.
  • Address the editor(s). Write as if you're talking to the editor of the newspaper not to readers, not to elected officials, not to the world at large.
  • Get others to write. The more letters one editor gets, the more likely one will be printed.
  • You aren't writing solely to get published so dont be disappointed if your letters seem ignored. They aren't. They get alot of letters and that's the point, it's helping to shape what content they provide in the future and alerting media to concerns- so don't stop writing LTE's if yours isn't published, keep hammering away!!
  • Balance criticism with positives (if possible) Pose a solution or suggest an action

  • Avoid:
  • Ripping them a new one over it, your letter won't have a chance in hell ;)
  • Overstating/Exagerrating (again, use sources)
  • "I'm writing to..." (skip needlees words, your letter is short remember? Use active language.

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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.
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    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