Resource Links Listed by Subject

This list is by no means exhaustive and there are some groups that could have been included in almost all of the different categories however, efforts have been made to ensure that appropriate groups are under the appropriate headings. 

Activism

Christian Peacemaker Teams: Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) offers an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of lethal inter-group conflict. CPT provides organizational support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy.  CPT seeks to enlist the response of the whole church in conscientious objection to war, and the development of nonviolent institutions, skills and training for intervention in conflict situations. 

Greenpeace Canada:  Greenpeace is an independently funded organization that works to protect the environment. We challenge government and industry to halt harmful practices by negotiating solutions, conducting scientific research, introducing clean alternatives, carrying out peaceful acts of civil disobedience and educating and engaging the public. 

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty:  OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive governmental policies as they affect poor and working people. In addition, we provide direct-action advocacy for individuals against eviction, termination of welfare benefits, and deportation. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves. We believe in the power of resistance.

Ruckus Society:  The Ruckus Society provides environmental and human rights organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals.  Working with a broad range of communities, organizations, and movements - from high school students to professional organizations - Ruckus facilitates the sharing of information and expertise that strengthens the capacity to change our relationship with the environment and each other. 

School of the Americas Watch:  SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.

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Catholic Social Teachings

Canadian Ecumenical Initiatives:  KAIROS is new ecumenical partnership bringing together the Aboriginal Rights Coalition, the Canada Asia Working Group, the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, Inter-Church Action for Development, Relief and Justice, the Inter-Church Coalition on Africa, the Inter-Church Committee for Human Rights in Latin America, the Inter-Church Committee for Refugees, PLURA, the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility and TEN DAYS for Global Justice.

Catholic Social Teaching Documents: This web site hosts a number of very detailed documents from the last 100 years that have to do with catholic social teachings. 

Catholic Worker Movement:  The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person.  Catholic Worker communities are committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.

Center for Social Concerns:  Rooted in the Gospel and Catholic social tradition, the Center for Social Concerns of the University of Notre Dame creates formative educational and service experiences in collaboration with diverse partners, calling us all to action for a more just and humane world. 

Center of Concern:  Since 1971, the Center of Concern has offered moral vision and provided effective leadership in the struggle to end hunger, poverty, environmental decline, and injustice in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to provide individuals and organizations with basic tools to address universal injustices.  We provide reliable information and analysis on development issues, practical alternatives to current development policies and practices, suggestions for personal action, and faith reflections on this work for justice.

Citizens for Public Justice:  Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is a national, non-partisan organization which promotes justice in Canadian public affairs. We respond to God's call for love, justice, and stewardship through research, education and advocacy.

Development and Peace:  Development and Peace is the official international development agency of the Canadian Catholic Church. It is a membership-based organization founded in 1967 by Canada's bishops, laity and clergy to fight poverty in developing countries and to promote greater international justice. Inspired by Gospel values, particularly "the preferential option for the poor," the goals of Development and Peace are to support initiatives by Third World people to take control of their lives and to educate Canadians about North-South issues. Just Youth Development and Peace at:  https://www.devp.org/en/blog/category/youth

Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice: The Jesuit Centre, through social faith, promotes ecological, economic, and political justice.  The Centre engages in  spiritual exercises, social analysis, research, public education, pastoral ministry, policy advocacy and action on issues of justice as they affect Canada and the world.

Office for Social Justice: This organization is changing people’s hearts and challenging corporate structures on behalf of social justice.  They believe that the Christian faith requires a personal commitment to work actively for a more just world.

Pax Christi: Pax Christi International is a non-profit, non-governmental Catholic peace movement that began in France at the end of World War II. Today, it is comprised of autonomous national sections, local groups, and affiliated organizations spread over 30 countries and 5 continents, with over 60,000 members worldwide. The movement works in all areas of peace but has a specific focus on demilitarization, security and arms trade, development and human rights, and ecology.

Project Plowshares:  The mission of Project Ploughshares, rooted in the faith commitment to seek peace and to pursue it, is to carry out research, analysis, dialogue, and public education on peace and security issues to advance our understanding and knowledge of the roots and causes of armed conflict, and the measures and policies that are conducive to achieving a more peaceful world.

Salt of the Earth: your on-line resource for social justice: This is an on-line Christian resource for social action.  It is a journal reviewing Catholic social teaching and parish-based organizing for social justice. This online archive includes a selection of some of our finest feature stories on the pressing social issues of our times and what you and your community can do about them.

Scarboro Missions:  Scarboro Missions is a Canadian society of Catholic priests and laity. Motivated by the Spirit, we dedicate ourselves to the person, teaching and mission of Jesus Christ.  This is an active community that publishes a magazine every month in which ideas and writings about social justice can be found.

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Community Development / Democracy

Alternatives:  Alternatives meets the needs and responds to the demands of progressive Canadians, and tries to create a more equitable and sustainable country for all. Through innovative and comprehensive programming, we will continue building our base so that the alternatives we propose truly mirror the expectations of all Canadians.  www.alternatives.ca

Ashoka Canada:  This global non-profit organization invests in social entrepreneurs - people with the creativity to envision better ways to address persistent social problems ... and the skill and determination to make it happen. Ashoka has helped more than 1,100 social entrepreneurs in 42 countries by providing needs-based financing, connections to an international network of peers, and an array of non-financial services.  In 2002, Ashoka is looking to invest in its first Canadian Fellows.  www.ashoka.org

Catholic Worker Movement:  The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person.  Catholic Worker communities are committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms. www.catholicworker.org

Center for Social Concerns:  Rooted in the Gospel and Catholic social tradition, the Center for Social Concerns of the University of Notre Dame creates formative educational and service experiences in collaboration with diverse partners, calling us all to action for a more just and humane world.  https://socialconcerns.nd.edu/

Centre for Social Justice:  We are committed to working for change in partnership with various social movements and recognize that effective change requires the active participation of all sectors of our community.  There is an on-going interest in working strategically to narrow the gap between rich and poor, challenging the corporate domination of Canadian politics, and pressing for policy changes that promote economic and social justice. www.socialjustice.org

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Consumerism

Enough Anti-consumerism Campaign:  To achieve sustainable development and a higher quality of life for all people, states should reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption.  Enough takes a critical look at consumption, poverty and the planet.  www.enough.org.uk

Maquila Solidarity Network: A Canadian network promoting solidarity with groups in Mexico, Central America, and Asia organizing in Maquiladora factories and export processing zones to improve conditions and win a living wage. In a global economy it is essential that groups in the North and South work together for employment with dignity, fair wages and working conditions, and healthy workplaces and communities.  www.maquilasolidarity.org

McSpotlight:  The McInformation Network is dedicated to compiling and disseminating factual, accurate, up-to-date information about the workings, policies and practices of the McDonald's Corporation and all they stand for. The Network also highlights opposition to McDonald's and other transnational companies.  Issues discussed are: employment, nutrition, environment, advertisement and animals.  Under the link ‘Beyond McDonalds’ there is a great wealth of information about multinationals and there unjust actions around the world.  This web site is also a good link to other sites encouraging social justice.  www.mcspotlight.org

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Environment

Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Diversity:  ASEED Europe strives towards cultural and biological diversity. We reject and work to end discrimination on the basis of age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religious belief and sexual preferences. We support the right of individuals and communities to determine their own lives. Vital tools towards these aims are: promoting grass root organization, education, mobilization and non-violent direct action such that people are able to act for social and environmental justice from the local to the global level.  www.aseed.net

Council of Canadians:  Strictly non-partisan, the Council lobbies Members of Parliament, conducts research, and runs national campaigns aimed at putting some of the country's most important issues into the spotlight: safeguarding our social programs, promoting economic justice, renewing our democracy, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving our environment. www.canadians.org

Friends of the Earth International:  Friends of the Earth International is a federation of autonomous environmental organizations from all over the world. Our members, in 66 countries, campaign on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously catalyzing a shift toward sustainable societies.  www.foei.org

Greenpeace Canada:  Greenpeace is an independently funded organization that works to protect the environment. We challenge government and industry to halt harmful practices by negotiating solutions, conducting scientific research, introducing clean alternatives, carrying out peaceful acts of civil disobedience and educating and engaging the public.  www.greenpeace.ca  Greenpeace International is found at: www.greenpeace.org

Institute for Global Communications (Econet):  This database hosts four major social justice web sites, Peacenet, Womensnet, Econet and Anti-Racismnet.  IGC shares the vision to actively promote change toward a healthy society, one which is founded on principals of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process, and sustainable environmental practices.  The Mission of IGC is to advance the work of progressive organizations and individuals for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy and sustainable environmental practices through strategic use of online technologies. www.igc.org

Probe International:  Probe International exposes the environmental, social, and economic effects of Canada's aid and trade abroad, revealing the devastating effects of our international projects. We monitor and expose the devastating effects of projects financed by Canadian tax dollars through international financial institutions like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank and through bilateral agencies like the Canadian International Development Agency and the Export Development Corporation. These national and international agencies have financed the world's worst environmental, social and economic disasters in the name of aid and trade.  www.probeinternational.org

Polaris Institute (Water):  As its stated objective, Polaris is designed to enable citizen movements to re-skill and re-tool themselves to fight for democratic social change in an age of corporate driven globalization. Essentially, the Institute works with citizen movements in developing the kinds of strategies and tactics required to unmask and challenge the corporate power that is the driving force behind governments concerning public policy making on economic, social and environmental issues.  www.polarisinstitute.org

Rainforest Action Network:  Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action.  www.ran.org

Sierra Club of Canada:  The Sierra Club of Canada's mission is to develop a diverse, well-trained grassroots network working to protect the integrity of our global ecosystems. The Sierra Club mission focuses on five overriding threats: loss of animal and plant species, deterioration of the planet's oceans and atmosphere, the ever-growing presence of toxic chemicals in all living things, destruction of our remaining wilderness, and spiralling population growth and over consumption.  www.sierraclub.ca

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Globalization

Corporate Watch: Corporate Watch supports grass-root and direct activism against large corporations, particularly multinationals. Our approach is to investigate, corporate structures and the system that supports them more broadly, rather than solely criticizing the individual companies for bad behaviour. We are committed to ending the ecological and social destruction wrought by the corporate profit motive.  www.corporatewatch.org

Council of Canadians:  Strictly non-partisan, the Council lobbies Members of Parliament, conducts research, and runs national campaigns aimed at putting some of the country's most important issues into the spotlight: safeguarding our social programs, promoting economic justice, renewing our democracy, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving our environment. www.canadians.org

Global Trade Watch (GTW):  Promotes democracy by challenging corporate globalization, arguing that the current globalization model is neither a random inevitability nor “free trade.” Our work seeks to make the measurable outcomes of this model accessible to the public, press, and policy-makers, while emphasizing that if the results are not acceptable, then the model can and must be changed or replaced. GTW works on an array of globalization issues, including health and safety, environmental protection, economic justice, and democratic, accountable governance. www.citizen.org/trade

International Forum on Globalization:  The International Forum on Globalization advocates equitable, democratic, and ecologically sustainable economics. It is formed in response to the present worldwide drive toward a globalized economic system dominated by supranational corporate trade and banking institutions that are not accountable to democratic processes or national governments. These current trends toward globalization are neither historically inevitable nor desirable.  www.ifg.org

Resource Center of the Americas: The Resource Center of The Americas is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that enables U.S. citizens to join the struggle for peace, justice and human rights across the hemisphere.  This group publishes periodicals, has excellent labour/education workshops and resources (pertaining to the global economy) and more.  www.americas.org

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Health

Canadian Health Coalition:  The Canadian Health Coalition is dedicated to preserving and enhancing Canada’s public health system for the benefit of all Canadians. Founded in 1979, the coalition includes organizations representing unions, seniors, women, students, consumers and health care professionals from across Canada.  www.healthcoalition.ca

Council of Canadians:  Strictly non-partisan, the Council lobbies Members of Parliament, conducts research, and runs national campaigns aimed at putting some of the country's most important issues into the spotlight: safeguarding our social programs, promoting economic justice, renewing our democracy, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving our environment. www.canadians.org

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Homelessness / Poverty / Housing

Development and Peace:  Development and Peace is the official international development agency of the Canadian Catholic Church. It is a membership-based organization founded in 1967 by Canada's bishops, laity and clergy to fight poverty in developing countries and to promote greater international justice. Inspired by Gospel values, particularly "the preferential option for the poor," the goals of Development and Peace are to support initiatives by Third World people to take control of their lives and to educate Canadians about North-South issues. www.devp.org  Just Youth Development and Peace at: https://www.devp.org/en/blog/category/youth

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty:  OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive governmental policies as they effect poor and working people. In addition, we provide direct-action advocacy for individuals against eviction, termination of welfare benefits, and deportation. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves. We believe in the power of resistance.  www.ocap.ca
 

Ontario Tenants Rights: Nonprofit web guide to Ontario's Landlord and Tenant Act, the Tenant Protection Act, tenant's legal rights, and rental housing issues: finding apartments for rent, safety and security, electricity prices, discrimination, and other social justice matters. www.ontariotenants.ca

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Human Rights

Amnesty International: Amnesty promotes awareness of the full range of human rights. It takes direct action to free prisoners of conscience, ensure fair trials for political prisoners, abolish the death penalty and torture, and end political killings and "disappearances." Amnesty's 1.4 million supporters include 55,000 across Canada.  Amnesty Canada is known for its youth program and online human rights activism.  www.amnesty.ca

Christian Peacemaker Teams: Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) offers an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of lethal inter-group conflict. CPT provides organizational support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy.  CPT seeks to enlist the response of the whole church in conscientious objection to war, and the development of nonviolent institutions, skills and training for intervention in conflict situations.  www.cpt.org

Human Rights Watch:  Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.  We work to end a broad range of abuses, including summary executions, torture, arbitrary detention, restrictions on the freedom of expression, association, assembly and religion, violations of due process, and discrimination on racial, gender, ethnic and religious grounds.  www.hrw.org

Institute for Global Communications (Anti-Racismnet):  This database hosts four major social justice web sites, Peacenet, Womensnet, Econet and Anti-Racismnet.  IGC shares the vision to actively promote change toward a healthy society, one which is founded on principals of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process, and sustainable environmental practices.  The Mission of IGC is to advance the work of progressive organizations and individuals for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy and sustainable environmental practices through strategic use of online technologies. www.igc.org

People's Movement for Human Rights Education:  The People's Decade of Human Rights Education (PDHRE-International) is a non-profit, international service organization that works directly and indirectly with its network of affiliates — primarily women's and social justice organizations — to develop and advance pedagogies for human rights education relevant to people's daily lives in the context of their struggles for social and economic justice and democracy.  www.pdhre.org

School of the Americas Watch:  SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.  www.soaw.org

World Organization Against Torture:  is the largest international coalition of NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in order to preserve Human Rights. It has at its disposal a network, SOS Torture, consisting of some 240 non-governmental organizations which act as sources of information. Its urgent interventions reach daily more than 90,000 governmental and intergovernmental institutions, non-governmental associations, pressure and interest groups.  www.omct.org

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International Development

CUSO: A Canadian organization which supports alliances for global social justice. We work with people striving for freedom, gender and racial equality, self-determination and cultural survival. We achieve our goals by sharing information, human and material resources, and by promoting policies for developing global sustainability.  CUSO is a good source for information and they also support immersion experiences in ‘developing’ countries.  www.cuso.org

Development and Peace:  Development and Peace is the official international development agency of the Canadian Catholic Church. It is a membership-based organization founded in 1967 by Canada's bishops, laity and clergy to fight poverty in developing countries and to promote greater international justice. Inspired by Gospel values, particularly "the preferential option for the poor," the goals of Development and Peace are to support initiatives by Third World people to take control of their lives and to educate Canadians about North-South issues.  www.devp.org   Just Youth Development and Peace at: https://www.devp.org/en/blog/category/youth

Oxfam Canada:  Oxfam Canada is an international development agency committed to the equitable distribution of wealth and power through fundamental social change. We work in relationships of solidarity and partnership to eradicate poverty, underdevelopment and powerlessness. Oxfam Canada is engaged in a development process which recognizes the imperative of social justice, a sustainable environment and the equality of all people.  www.oxfam.ca

Probe International:  Probe International exposes the environmental, social, and economic effects of Canada's aid and trade abroad, revealing the devastating effects of our international projects. We monitor and expose the devastating effects of projects financed by Canadian tax dollars through international financial institutions like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank and through bilateral agencies like the Canadian International Development Agency and the Export Development Corporation. These national and international agencies have financed the world's worst environmental, social and economic disasters in the name of aid and trade.  www.probeinternational.org

Third World Network:  The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues.  Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN conferences and processes.  www.twnside.org.sg

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Labour Rights

Worker to Worker Solidarity Campaign: It is the mission of the Campaign for Labour Rights (CLR) to mobilize grassroots support throughout the United States to promote economic and social justice by campaigning to end labour rights violations around the world. CLR educates about, and advocates against, the underlying causes of the global sweatshop. Its campaign strategies are designed in collaboration with workers struggling to gain the right to organize, the right to earn a living wage in a clean, safe work environment, and the right to bargain collectively with their bosses. Through these campaigns CLR's goal is to empower workers.  https://afgj.org/worker-to-worker

Canadian Auto Workers:  The CAW is always engaged in campaigns and issues aimed at improving the lives of workers nationally and around the world.  Through our members and our departments, the CAW has on-going involvement in, and commitment to, many workplace, economic and social justice issues.  www.caw.ca

Canadian Union of Public Employees: We work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union. CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all sisters and brothers deserve dignity, equality and respect.  The ‘campaigns’ link may be of particular interest.  www.cupe.ca

Maquila Solidarity Network: A Canadian network promoting solidarity with groups in Mexico, Central America, and Asia organizing in Maquiladora factories and export processing zones to improve conditions and win a living wage. In a global economy it is essential that groups in the North and South work together for employment with dignity, fair wages and working conditions, and healthy workplaces and communities.  www.maquilasolidarity.org

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Media

Adbusters: Adbusters offers incisive philosophical articles as well as activist commentary from around the world addressing issues ranging from genetically modified foods to media concentration. In addition, our annual social marketing campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week have made us an important activist networking group. Ultimately, though, Adbusters is an ecological magazine, dedicated to examining the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environment. We want a world in which the economy and ecology resonate in balance. We try to coax people from spectator to participant in this quest. We want folks to get mad about corporate disinformation, injustices in the global economy, and any industry that pollutes our physical or mental commons.www.adbusters.org

Alternet: AlterNet's online magazine provides a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues. The AlterNet article database includes more than 7,000 stories from over 200 sources.  A nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism.  www.alternet.org

Antiwar.com:  From a lone protest against the NATO-crats' brutal war against Serbia, to a website dedicated to fighting interventionism on every front -- Antiwar.com is building an international movement against the would-be overlords of a "New World Order."  www.antiwar.com
 
Common Dreams: Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future. Founded in 1997, we are committed to being on the cutting-edge of using the internet as a political organizing tool - and creating new models for internet activism.   www.commondreams.org
 
Democracy Now! Democracy Now! is a national, listener-sponsored public radio and TV show online, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the country. A national news show committed to bringing the voices of the marginalized to the airwaves on issues ranging from the global to the local.  It brings to life the ideas and voices of some of the best minds of this generation (and previous ones), including activists, muckrakers, visionaries, artists, risk-takers, academics and "just folks" who share a commitment to truth, democracy, justice, diversity, equality and peace. www.democracynow.org
 
Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR): Advocating for greater diversity in the press and scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled.  www.fair.org
 
Independent Media Centres:  International:  www.indymedia.org
The Independent Media Center is a grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as a tool for promoting social and economic justice. It is our goal to further the self-determination of people under-represented in media production and content, and to illuminate and analyze local and global issues that impact ecosystems, communities and individuals. We seek to generate alternatives to the biases inherent in the corporate media controlled by profit, and to identify and create positive models for a sustainable and equitable society.   

Media Channel: On Media Channel, you will find original news, opinions and reports. You will also have access to hundreds of media issues organizations from all points on the globe. These include media watch groups, university journalism departments, professional organizations, anti-censorship monitors, and trade publications. This supersite is a reading room, a research center, and a meeting place for everyone with an interest in the media. www.mediachannel.org

Michael Moore: Author of “Globalize This” and “Stupid White Men,” and Director of "Bowling for Columbine," Michael Moore has put up this web site in order to inform people about social justice issues.  This is a very enjoyable web site that provides in-depth analysis into big business and undemocratic government. www.michaelmoore.com

Monthly Review:  The first issue of Monthly Review appeared in 1949 with an article by Albert Einstein titled, "Why Socialism?" In the decades since, MR has proven to be one of the most respected voices of the left due to the consistent quality of their articles, reviews, and analysis. Their website includes articles from recent issues as well as an archive and sample chapters from their books.  www.monthlyreview.org

New Internationalist:  New Internationalist exists to report on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met.  www.newint.org  To link directly to the NI back issues and the NI mega keyword index click here.

One World:  We are acutely aware of the injustices and unnecessary suffering in the world. Our aim is to bear witness to this injustice and to help people shed whatever light they can on it. But we don't see injustice and suffering as somehow 'belonging' to just one part of the world: they can be found everywhere. That's why we carry features about the way people are disempowered and marginalized in the "developed" as well as the "developing" world.  www.oneworld.net

Project Censored:  The Primary Objective of Project Censored is to explore and publicize the extent of censorship in our society by locating stories about significant issues of which the public should be aware, but is not, for one reason or another. Thereby, the project hopes to stimulate responsible journalists to provide more mass media coverage of those issues and to encourage the general public to demand mass media coverage of those issues or to seek information from other sources.   www.projectcensored.org

Rabble.ca: Rabble.ca will interest all those who are looking for alternatives to mainstream media. We hope to reflect the energy of the exciting democracy movement emerging around the world. At the same time, Rabble will be building on the strengths of the diverse movements for equality and social justice that have contributed so much over the years. Finally, this is a place where the creative spirit of our enormously talented cultural communities will be celebrated.  www.rabble.ca

Social Edge, The
We're a monthly online social justice and faith magazine. Our goal is to provide our readers with a vibrant mix of articles, columns, commentary, editorials, book reviews, and interviews usually not found in the mainstream news media.  As a journal of faith we're ecumenical in outlook. Although we follow the Catholic Church closely, we're interested in matters connected to other Christian churches and faiths. Whatever issues we address, we'll be searching and broadening our scope, unwilling to settle for easy answers.   www.thesocialedge.com

Sojourners
Sojourners is a Christian ministry whose mission is to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice.  In our lives and in our work, we seek to be guided by the biblical principles of justice, mercy, and humility.  www.sojo.net
 

 

Straight Goods: Straight Goods is a watchdog working for Canadian consumers and citizens. The purpose of Straight Goods is to help you save money, protect your rights and untangle spin with investigative reports, features, forums, archives, and links to many others who share our values.  www.straightgoods.com

Working TV:  We are primarily a labour show, focusing on union issues. This derives from our original mandate: to counter the marginalization and censorship of labour by mainstream television broadcasters, with labour positive programming produced by working people, for working people. As the years have gone by, we have been producing more and more programming on broader community, political and social justice issues.  www.workingtv.com

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Overseas Possibilities

CUSO: A Canadian organization which supports alliances for global social justice. We work with people striving for freedom, gender and racial equality, self-determination and cultural survival. We achieve our goals by sharing information, human and material resources, and by promoting policies for developing global sustainability.  CUSO is a good source for information and they also support immersion experiences in ‘developing’ countries.  www.cuso.org

Christian Peacemaker Teams: Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) offers an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of lethal inter-group conflict. CPT provides organizational support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy.  CPT seeks to enlist the response of the whole church in conscientious objection to war, and the development of nonviolent institutions, skills and training for intervention in conflict situations.

Leaders Today: Leaders Today is dedicated to helping young people realize their fullest potential through leadership education and development using innovative, youth inspired curriculum. Leaders Today administers one, two and five day workshops around the world, holds annual leadership training academies, facilitator training programs and college prep courses in Toronto. It also organizes amazing overseas volunteer spring break and summer trips to Nicaragua, India, Kenya and Thailand.  www.leaderstoday.com  

One World Global Education Programs:  This organization determines to help North Americans discover that their lives are interconnected with those of developing nations by immersion living and working among the Third World poor.  www.oneworlded.com

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Peace and Justice

Amnesty International: Amnesty promotes awareness of the full range of human rights. It takes direct action to free prisoners of conscience, ensure fair trials for political prisoners, abolish the death penalty and torture, and end political killings and "disappearances." Amnesty's 1.4 million supporters include 55,000 across Canada.  Amnesty Canada is known for its youth program and online human rights activism.  www.amnesty.ca

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: This is the government site for the Charter of Rights, a site that can be very useful to Canadians when challenging injustice.  http://laws.justice.gc.ca/

Canadian Peace Alliance:  The Canadian Peace Alliance works to build support for goals that include: redirecting funds from military spending to human needs; working toward global nuclear disarmament; making Canada a consistent leader for world peace; strengthening world institutions for the peaceful resolution of conflict; protecting the rights of all people to work for peace, social & economic justice.  The Canadian Peace Alliance was founded in 1985 and is Canada's largest umbrella peace organization.  www.acp-cpa.ca

Catholic Worker Movement:  The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person.  Catholic Worker communities are committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.