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http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/- Le Monde Diplomatique online
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For our online members, friends and other users, this website offers a constantly evolving list of organisations, publications and campaigns of interest to us all as a common resource
Contact with other activities and groups:
Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique aims at providing a platform for people to discuss and promote alternatives to the neo-liberal agenda. This is why we are happy to mention newspapers and organisations acting against neo-liberalism and its consequences. However, the presence of a link does not imply approval or endorsement of the content of the web site itself.
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News and Analysis
Le Monde Diplomatique- link to a page on this website about the newspaper and it's affiliates
The Guardian Weekly. Publishes the English-language paper edition of Le Monde diplomatique.
New Left Review. New Left Review's articles cover a wide variety of topics from politics, sociology, economics and history to philosophy, cultural studies, feminism and literary criticism.
Red Pepper A weekly independent magazine of the green and radical left. Contributors include George Monbiot, Hilary Wainwright, Vandana Shiva and other campaigner-journalists. .firstname.lastname@example.org
New Internationalist. This workers' co-operative exists to report on the issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and powerless worldwide; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary to meet the basic needs of all; and to bring to life the people, the ideas and the action in the fight for global justice.
Green Events is free magazine which includes details of upcoming environmental, holistic, human and animal rights events, such as festivals, courses and campaigning activities. It also features a Directory of services including holistic health treatments and therapies, classes, products & services, rooms for hire and counselling.
Positive News - A quarterly reporting only the good news, and there’s plenty of it! Ecological holistic slant, very good coverage of alternative schemes: energy, alternative currencies, Social Forums, etc.mailto:email@example.comA
ZNet Magazine. a huge website updated daily providing articles, watch areas and sub-sites, translations, archives, links to other progressive sites, daily commentary program, and more.
A-Infos. An anarchist news service, provided as mailing lists in many different languages.
Stop the War Coalition: Organising in the UK, in Europe and internationally against the war in Iraq.
The Ecologist - Founded in 1970, The Ecologist is the world's most widely-read environmental magazine. Published in four continents, The Ecologist is read by over 200,000 people in 150 countries. A key player in major environmental campaigns against GM crops, rainforest destruction, climate change and the impact of globalisation.
MediaWise is the new name for PressWise, the independent media ethics charity that provides advice, information, research and training on all aspects of media policy, practice and law.
RAM Project The Refugees, Asylum Seekers and the Media (RAM) Project promotes best practice in media representation of refugee and asylum issues.
Directories of Autonomous Groups
GreenNet. is a user community made up of civil society organisations involved in activities across the spectrum of environment, peace, human rights and development. Offers monthly calendar of events.
Les Amis du Monde diplomatique. The international association that Amis UK is a part of.
ATTAC. is "a network, with neither 'hierarchical' structures nor a geographical 'center'. Pluralist, it is enriched by the variety of its components and makes the common action easier without limiting it in any way, nor dictating their freedom of contribution. It wishes to reinforce its cooperation with all the other networks whose objectives converge with its own. Now has websites in 38 countries.
Indymedia. A network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues. Many of the Indymedia sites allow readers to post their own articles.
War On Want. "fights poverty in developing countries in partnership and solidarity with people affected by globalisation. It campaigns for workers' rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice."
World Development Movement. WDM's campaigns tackle the underlying causes of poverty. They lobby decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor, research and promote positive alternatives and work alongside people in the developing world who are standing up to injustice.
The Panos Institute. A charity dedicated to providing information about the global South, and conversely, to influence the northern media to report a perspective and a voice from the South. It trains and promotes third-world journalists, and promotes informed public debate.
Interworld Radio – A network for radio stations and journalists, delivering news and programmes over the internet, in free, ready-to-broadcast audio programmes produced by local journalists all over the world. It connects an emerging movement of radio stations around the world covering global issues from a local perspective. (part of the Panos Institute)
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom is an independent voice for media reform. They work to promote policies for a diverse, democratic and accountable media. Currently organising a web campaign to defend public service broadcasting in the run-up to BBC charter renewal, called CharterNET
BASIC The British & American Security Information Council is a progressive and independent analysis and advocacy organisation which researches and provides a critical examination of global security issues, including nuclear policies, military strategies, armaments and disarmament.
http://www.marxist.org.uk/: was established in 1998 (initially as the British Institute of Contemporary Economic and Political Studies) to provide independent socialist analyses of national and international developments in politics, economics and culture. The offers a useful links-page to other webactivities, and a webblog
Statewatch. Monitors the state and civil liberties in the European Union.
Privacy International. A human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments and corporations.
Echelon Watch. A civil-liberties site that aims to promote public discussion about Echelon, the worldwide intelligence-gathering organisation.
Foundation for Information Policy Research. An independent body that studies the interaction between information technology and society. The site contains lots of information about the U.K.'s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill.
Another World Is Possible
Participatory Economics. An attempt to define a social order that would fulfill the aims of traditional socialism, while avoiding the pitfalls both of market economies and of centrally planned economies
Open Organisations: This 'Friends' website is hosted at facilities which Open Organisations make available to us, and so we do recommend you take a look at the facilities they offer. Our group is mentioned on a page within their "social tools" section here. A useful introduction to the Wiki Technology which we hope to be making available through this website during 2005, is visible here.
Global Justice Movement - a name proposed as a positive alternative to the frequently used term of Anti-Globalisation, arguing the need for simultaneous progress across monetary, social, economic, environmental and peace justice indicators.
World Social Forum: The Social Forum, with local organisations worldwide, is an open meeting process where groups and movements of civil society opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism, come together to pursue their thinking and action.
World Future Council - aims for a global membership of wise thinkers, practical pioneers and young leaders. It will identify the "implementation gaps" between current practices and necessary measures to assure a sustainable and equitable world. As an institution representing humanity's common values, the WFC will provide an ongoing forum for debate and action.
Jubilee 2000 Coalition. Campaigns for the cancellation of the debts of poor countries.
Corporate Watch. Provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe.
McSpotlight. A vast anti-McDonald's site.
Green Party of England and Wales
Tools for Resistance
GreenNet's events calendar. Free calendar for events relating to the environment, peace, human rights, and development. LondonFreeList.com. Free listings of free and nearly free events in London. Yahoo Groups. Free mailing lists. The Biotic Baking Brigade. Pie-throwing is just one tool in the large toolbox of resistance.
Additions relating to past Cafe Diplo Events for 2004
Working Group on Global Ethics - British Studies Association Project headed by Christien van den Anker, an activity which has created http://www.globalethics.bham.ac.uk/ - A look at contemporary forms of slavery, including debt bondage, child labour, trafficking and abuse of migrant domestic workers, with case studies in four continents. Suggested possible action includes prevention and reparation, taxation and trade measures.
The Ilisu Dam Campaign - http://www.ilisu.org.uk/Set up by the Kurdish Human Rights Project, The CornerHouse, Friends of the Earth and Mark Thomas. The campaign worked to stop British involvement in the Ilisu dam and to highlight the wider implications of Britain's ethical foreign policy, sustainable development and its effect on peace and security in the region.
The Refugee Project - www.geocities.com/the_refugee_project
The Refugee Project is the brainchild of documentary photographer Bikem Ekberzade. Ekberzade started the project in the midts of the Kosovo crisis. Her aim was to try and shed light to the humanitarian crisis in the Balkan triangle of Albania-Kosovo-Macedonia.
Tobin Tax Project - http://www.tobintax.org.uk/
Originally conceived as a small tax on global currency transactions which now total more than $300 trillion per annum. The proposal has recently been expanded into a two-tier model that includes a surcharge to be triggered during periods of exchange rate turbulence.
LMD links with US-based activities
New Additions to our listings
The Guardian listing of anti-war web activities, by categories which include: UK campaign sites, North American Campaign sites, Campaign sites rest of the world, Literary and Artistic sites, Anti-war Poster sites, Anti-war news and resources, Anti-war weblogs
GM Watch "is remarkably effective and informative. Its comprehensive
coverage and penetrating commentary provide activists and the public around the world with essential knowledge about the GM debate." http://www.gmwatch.org/
Alliance for Green Socialism - The AGS promotes genuine democracy, socialism and the environment. We campaign locally, nationally and internationally, including standing in elections, and stand for people and peace instead of exploitation and war. - http://www.greensocialist.org.uk/
Network for Peace - Organisation-based network set up to continue the work of the National Peace Council, one of the oldest peace organisations in the UK. http://www.networkforpeace.org.uk/
http://www.junkscience.com/ - worldwide science news analysis
LondonFreeList lists all the events and attractions in London that you don't need much money to go to. They are all either free or cost no more than £3 maximum 1000 entries, updated daily http://www.londonfreelist.com/