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National News:

Link to The Huffington Post. Immense American online news aggregator and tabloid.

Link to The New York Times. Renowned American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since late nineteenth century.

Link to The Guardian, US Edition. Renowned British national daily. Latest news, world news, sports, business, comment, analysis and reviews. A leading global liberal voice.

Link to The Nation. The oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States and self-described flagship of the left. Associated with The Nation Institute, NYC.

Link to Salon. Award-winning online news and entertainment website, featuring original investigative stories, breaking news, provocative personal essays.

Link to The Grio. Modern, Progressive American website with news and video content geared particularly toward African Americans.

Link to ThinkProgress. News and Commentary. Publication sponsored by The Center for American Progress.

Alternative News
& Research:

Link to Mother Jones. Smart, Fearless Journalism. Leading independent news organization, featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, plus other alternative news coverage.

Link to Alternet. Syndication service and online community of the alternative press, featuring news stories from alternative news weeklies, magazines and web publications.

Link to Bernie Buzz. Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders website. Distributing mature political views to the American public.

Link to the Texas Observer. Covers stories crucial to the public interestm and to provoke dialogue that promotes democratic participation and open government, in pursuit of a vision of Texas where education, justice and material progress are available to all.

Link to Interfaith Worker Justice. Organization has been a leader in the fight for economic and worker justice in the United States since 1996.

Link to subscription form for Money, one of the many valuable publications offered by IPS, the Institue for Policy Studies, discussing inequity, financial inequality and the over-monetized people and corporations in our society.

Link to Commons Occupy Dot Com, a highly progressive orgnaization developed during Occupy Wall Street and dedicated to changing our country's future for the better culturally, financially and politically.

Link to io9, a daily publication that covers science, science fiction, and the future. Time to get ready for tomorrow. is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of our post-9/11 world and a clear sense of how our imperial globe actually works.

The Center for American Progress is a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action

Political & Environmental Action Groups and Publications:

Link to People for The American Way. Organization has mobilized hundreds of thousands of Americans nationwide to fight for progressive values.

Link to Public Citizen. National, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization representing consumer and public interests in Congress, the executive and legislative branches of government and elections.

Link to Common Cause. Non-profit, liberal advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.

Link to The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Well=established major action group with offices in Washington, DC

Link to The Southern Poverty Law Center. American nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

Link to Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly. Their organization to help stop gun violence continues to have a profound affect on contemporary American politics.

Link to Fair Elections for New York, and organization dedicated to reforming New York State elections laws by giving public campaign funding a decided advantage over the present biased method of raising funds for political candidates.

Link to No Labels Organization. Advocates for a just democracy that sets aside selfish party interests.

Link to Move To Amend. Organization dedicated to ending corporate rule in America, and what they refer to as legalizing democracy.

Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund sponsor the Government By the People Act, legislation to give everyday Americans a bigger voice in the political process. The organization has hundreds of supporters among congressional delegates and is backed by enumerable political action groups.

IPS is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally, working with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.

Link to Interfaith Worker Justice Organization. their mission is to advance the rights of workers by moving diverse faith communities into action, from grassroots organizing to shaping policy at the local, state and national levels.

Link to Citizen Action Of New York, a progressive organization with offices in Albany, dedicated to improving the rights of citizens. Chief campaign is Clean Money - Clean Elections.

Link to Democracy for New York City, committed to the ideals espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard Dean, and the national network of local coalition groups dedicated to the same.

Link to New York Communities for Change. Organization works with New York citizens to build a New York where the need for quality schools uncertainties about living quarters due to rising rents, interest rates, home loan rates, a decent wage, family doctors are a thing of the past.

Serious news about nearly every progressive and democratic issue in the United States, with very timely discussion of issues and outcomes

Link to Color Of Change. Organized in the afternmath of Hurricane Katrina, it exists to strengthen Black America's political voice, to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans, and bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Link to Progressive Change Campaign Committee with over 950,000 members nation-wide, believe in fighting for bold progressive change. Heroes in Congress and candidates on the campaign trail they support also believe in fighting for these values.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

Link to Avaaz, the active online campaign community dedicated to bringing people-powered politics to decision-making worldwide.

Link to the Clinton Foundation. Their scope is international and their goal is to find solutions that last -- to transform lives and communities from what they are today to what they can be tomorrow.

Link to the Union Of Concerned Scientists. They put rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems.

Link to the Environmental Defense Fund. The organization works to preserve the natural systems on which all life depend, with a primary focus on urgent critical environmental problems.

Link to the Sierra Club, America's largest and most influential grassroots organization dedicated to exploring, enjoying and protecting the planet.

Link to The Nature Conservancy. Organization works on conservation issues in all 50 states and worldwide to make a positive impact in more than 35 countries and your backyard.

Link to Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.

Environmental Advocates Of New York. Whether the issue is  fracking, climate change, renewable energy or wildlife protections, the organization speaks to Albany and Albany listens.

The Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction.

Link to the Free Press, advocates for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media and quality journalism.

Link to SumOfUs, a movement of consumers, workers and shareholders trying to counterbalance the growing power of large corporations and make the world a better place for all who share our planet.

Link to The Guttmacher Institute, dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis, and public education.

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