Resource Organizations

Alternative Media | Education | Faith | Foreign Policy | Journalism | Law and Legal Advocacy | Peace and Justice | Whistleblowers

Alternative Media

Common Dreams
Democracy Now!
Huffington Post


Faith Organizations

American Friends Service Committee -mQuaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Programs, news, resources, and opportunities for involvement.

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good  – A lay Catholic organization that promotes increased awareness of Catholic social teaching through the media and provides opportunities for Catholics and citizens of good will to advance the common good in the public square.

Center of Concern – A progressive faith-based research, advocacy and education institution located in Washington, DC. Rooted in Catholic social tradition, the Center of Concern works collaboratively to create a world where economic and social systems guarantee basic rights, uphold human dignity, promote sustainable livelihoods and renew Earth.
Fellowship of Reconciliation – Interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.
Shalom Center, Philadelphia – A prophetic voice in Jewish, multireligious, and American life.
Sojourners – A progressive Christian commentary on faith, politics and culture. It seeks to build a movement of spirituality and social change.
Pax Christi – Pax Christi USA is a section of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement.
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
Unitarian Universalist Association

Foreign Policy Organizations

Just Foreign Policy – Dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law and cooperation.

Journalism Organizations

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) – An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the global defense of press freedom.
FAIR – Works to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.
Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) – Consortium of policy researchers seeking to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out by corporate-backed think tanks and other influential institutions. – Helps journalists do their jobs better and to serve their communities. Updated daily, it provides journalists with reliable information, useful tools, and provocative suggestions.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press – Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal help to reporters and news organizations.

Law and Legal Advocacy

Alliance for Justice – AFJ works to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the public interest community’s ability to influence public policy, and foster the next generation of advocates.
American Civil Liberties Union – Our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Common Cause – A vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.
National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights – To secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.
National Lawyers Guild – Provides legal support to those active in the labor, civil rights, economic rights, international human rights, anti-war, and many other movements.
People for the American Way – Our vision is a vibrantly diverse democratic society in which everyone is treated equally under the law, given the freedom and opportunity to pursue their dreams, and encouraged to participate in our nation’s civic and political life.

Peace and Justice Organizations – Includes bulletins, opinion, cartoons, and an index of anti-intervention sites and news stories.
Center on Conscience and War – Since 1940, has supported all those who question participation in war.
CodePink: Women for Peace – A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.
Hague Appeal for Peace – International network of peace and justice organizations dedicated to sowing the seeds for the abolition of war through the implementation of the Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. – Online home of the King Center, the nonprofit organization that educates the world about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence. Learn about how to help build Dr. King’s “Beloved Community” in your area.
Peace Abbey – Inter-denominational center that celebrates all faiths and the individuals who fight with courage and compassion against violence in the world.
Peace Action – Formerly SANE and the Freeze, is the nation’s largest grassroots peace group.
TrueMajority – Grassroots education and advocacy project of Priorities, Inc. founded by Ben Cohen, co-founder, Ben and Jerry’s.
United For Peace – Collaboration of national and international peace and social justice organizations and local places of worship, peace centers, and community organizations.
Veterans for Peace (VFP) – Working toward a world without war through humanitarian actions and dialogue
War Resisters League – Believes war is a crime against humanity. Advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.

Whistleblower Organizations

Government Accountability Project – Protects the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability through advancing occupational free speech and ethical conduct, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizens.
National Whistleblower Center – Advocates the right of employees to blow the whistle on fraud, corruption, government waste, and violations of environmental laws.
Project on Government Oversight (POGO) – Investigates, exposes, and seeks to remedy systemic abuses of power, mismanagement, and subservience by the federal government to powerful special interests.
WikiLeaks – Allows whistleblowers to anonymously release government and corporate documents, allegedly without possible retribution.