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Radical Resources for Kids

Radical Reference 2008 Grassroots Media Election Guide

Radical Reference Presents: the 2008 Grassroots Media Election Guide

Librarian volunteers from the Radical reference collective

Video Archives and Resources

This page has been created in response to a question about video archives that could be useful for activists (and those who love them).

Human Rights Resources page

Resources list compiled by/for the academic discussion group H-Human Rights.

History, Resistance

History is a Weapon is a broad collection of essays on social change from a variety of political tendencies.

Alternative Radio and Audio Resources

NYC Grassroots media conference 2007 session proposal v2

Beyond Googling It: News and Government Information “Web 2.0” style

Do you feel like you have to check 50 websites just to keep up with a
single news item? Do you ever hear about a pending bill, send off a letter

Draft NYC grassroots media conference 2007 session proposal

Research like a librarian "2.0": Internet technologies for organizations and informed citizens

The Internet has done much to widen the theater for global grassroots struggle -- moving local conflicts into the world stage. Yet while technology improves and more information is accessible online, the challenge to find relevant information from trusted sources increases. This session explores approaches to using the Internet and network technologies such as RSS feeds, blogging software, social tagging, podcasts, library database alerts, and mobile phone features to support community action, alternative media research, and informed citizenship. The presentation will demonstrate how new technologies used for research and community organizing can assist with efforts to monitor current events, collect alternative views to mainstream news stories, track government activity, and advocate alternative viewpoints. Librarian volunteers from the collective Radical Reference ( will give real-life examples of how these technologies are being used by journalists, researchers, community organizers and informed citizens. In addition to introducing the basics about each software tool, Rad Reffers will outline how community members include these technologies in their activist toolkits and effectively manage their flow of information.

Anti-Racism for Activists: a Bibliography

This is the beginning of a bibliography of anti-racist resources, particularly those that focus on dealing with racism and oppression in activist communities. Radical Reference members, please add to it, just keep your citations alphabetical and in the same style. Non Rad Reffies, e-mail me your suggestions.

Materials for People of Color

Articles | Books | Visual Media for White Allies

Prisoner Support Resources

All of Us or None "A national organizing initiative of prisoners, former prisoners and felons, to combat the many forms of discrimination that we face as the result of felony convictions."
ACLU Prisoners Rights "The only national litigation program on behalf of prisoners."
AFSC Stopmax "To promote and support a national movement to end the use of solitary confinement and related forms of torture in US prisons."
Anarchist Black Cross Federation "In May of 1995, a small group of ABC collectives merged into a Federation whose aim was to focus on the overall support and defense of U.S. Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War."
Battered Women’s Justice Project "Provides resources for advocates, battered women, legal and justice system personnel, policymakers, and others engaged in the justice system response to domestic violence."
Books to prisoners programs in North America
Black and Pink "Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and 'free world' allies who support each other."
Break the Chains "A news and discussion forum for supporters of political prisoners, prisoners of war, politicized social prisoners, and victims of police and state intimidation."
Buddhist Peace Fellowship – Transformative Justice Program "Committed to working with prisoners, their families, and all other persons associated with the prison system to address the systemic violence within the prison-industrial complex."

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