Links

These links are to sites which I have found useful, in relation to the projects and other initiatives referred to on this site. They are primarily links to:

  • Umbrella organisations
  • Lists of contacts, publications and discussion groups

I have deliberately not included links to lots of individual people or reports. The sites referred to keep better updates on these than I ever could!

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A good place to start

For clear, understandabe analysis of many issues affecting our lives from a person who encourages us to think for ourselves rather than follow, you might like to look at the debates, articles, books and more on the website of:
Noam Chomsky

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A place to sleep…

or the opportunity to meet interesting people from an area you are visiting can be very helpful and inspiring.

Your contribution as a member of „Couch Surfing“ can be to offer a couch for the night or if that’s not appropriate for you, maybe you would be willing to meet for a drink and perhaps show visiting members around the place. There’s no compulsion! Take a look at:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/

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Complementary Health

Shiatsu: Cliff James (my personal website plus links to others)

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Economics: alternative and complementary

Local and Interest-Free Currencies, Social Credit and Micro-credit
This is the best link site I have yet discovered for alternative and complementary economics.
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/local.html

Steve Keen: A very active economist challenging conventional economics, finance and banking

ATTAC (short-form of a long French title!)
Attac is an international organisation challenging the domination of the financial markets in a shift to a new mode of development that would be social, ecological, democratic, and relying on solidarity.
Attac Austria http://www.attac.at/

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Education

Development Education Association (DEA): THE UK umbrella organisation for people aiming to raise awareness and understanding of how global issues affect the everyday lives of individuals, communities and societies and how all of us can and do influence the global. Provides links to educationalists, publications and organisations.
http://www.dea.org.uk

Personalised Education Now
It seeks to promote education based on learner-managed learning, using a flexible curriculum, located in a variety of settings, and operating within a framework of democratic values and practices.
http://c.person.ed.gn.apc.org

Education Otherwise (UK based)
* Includes links and manages 3 discussion lists:
General discussion about home education (a first port of call for someone seeking advice and support) – 2 lists (one for members only)
* For the children of members only – to chat with each other
http://www.education-otherwise.net/

Alternative Education Resource Organisation (AERO) (USA based) 
Founded to advance learner-centered approaches to education. Includes wide variety of information and links (global)
http://www.educationrevolution.org/educationrevolultion

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Environment

Friends of the Earth (FoE)
The largest network of environmental groups in the World (representatives in 68 countries). In the UK, there are over 200 local groups. Its work has extended to include social issues, encouraging moves towards sustainable societies.
FoE UK http://www.foe.co.uk
FoE International http://www.foei.org

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General Co-Operation

Action Without Borders advertises itself as „helping to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, and is independent of any government, political ideology or religious creed“. One of its projects, called ‚Idealist‘, provides information and helps communication between members (includes 37,000 non-profit and community organisations in 165 countries). Idealist allows organisations – whether they have a Web-site or not – to enter and update information about their services, volunteering, publications etc.
www.idealist.org

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Human Rights and Anti-racism

Amnesty International
The internationally recognised human rights campaigning organisation. Through this link you can find information, a local group and campaign online.
http://www.amnesty.org

The Crosspoint: Formally the Net’s biggest collection of links in the field of of Human Rights, Anti-Racism, Refugees, Women’s rights, Antifascism, Shoah, etc.. Now integrated into the ICARE project and no longer actively maintained, it still has nevertheless useful country-based search options.
http://www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/index.html

 

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