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Web Research-LINKS

Note: these websites are some of the many sites on the internet related in some way to the issues in this class that I found some value in sharing with you-I'm sure there are many others out there with value as well. They are not a representation of my personal views and they may not all have the most up to date information or have all the same facts and stats. It's important to look at the sources on any website you go to and if you see something that seems out of date or different from what you have learned elsewhere, let me know and also please give the site feedback or ask questions of them to get clarification when needed.

The one link that is mandatory for the web research review project (out of the 3 you must review and write about) is in bold red under general info. section and it's called Global Issues that Affect Everyone. I chose this site because it helps us to see the connection between all of the issues and it also shows you an example of how one person, in his spare time has both gathered information and written articles, thoughtfully about global issues and how we can work towards solving and preventing these issues in our future.

Note: These links are not an endorsement of any one particular belief, idea or movement. Rather, these are a number of websites that are alternative solutions, responses and movements to an increasingly exploitative, unsustainable system that lacks basic human decency and the deeply human qualities of empathy and compassion. My hope is that these sites will expand your current perspective and give you pause for re-imagining a future to re-make a socially constructed reality to include these qualities within all institutions and facets of life on beautiful, rare and amazing planet earth. 

All of the links that  cover many topical areas within them will fall into the first group called General  info group. More specific sites fall into the category more specific to the content, even though almost all of the sites overlap to a degree because ALL THINGS ARE CONNECTED...


The Global Health and Sustainability categories to choose from include:
1. Politics, Media, Advocacy and Action for Social Change
2. Hunger, Nutrition and Sustainable Food
3. Maternal and Child Health and the Prevention of Violence
4. Economy, Consumerism and Health
5. Population Statistics and Issues
6. Infectious/Communicable and Chronic Disease issues
7. Biodiversity, Ecology and Health
8. Social & Environmental Justice, Education and Exploitation Prevention
  • Faith Based Resources included at the bottom of this list in the social section
Please look through the extensive list prior to choosing the two other sites you will choose to review.

1. Politics, Media, Advocacy and Action For Social Change

Awaking Mindfulness in Ourselves and Our World

Agents of Change:                                         

Resilient Communities

Time Sensitive Environmental Health Notices: Algae blooms and other important water and beach health information in Oregon

ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) Corporate Manipulation and Control of Legislation and Legislators

Alternative Radio:

Alternative/Real News from the Young Turks

Alternative News Sources

Beyond Intractability-Change

Bill Moyers News

Center for Concern-Corp. Accountability


Challenging Corporate Power/Rule:

Congress Direct Access:

Contact Your Federal and State Legislators Here!

Inner Ecology

International Corporate Accountability

Independent Media Center:

More on Corporate Power

Culture Change

Digital Democracy (how to protect and lessen your digital footprint): 

Dismantling Privilege Journal

Democracy NOW! (Includes live streaming independent news)

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Free Press:

Public News Service:


Global Research on Sustainability, Hunger and the Impacts of Globalization

Global Inequality

Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment:

Harvard World Health News:                            

Idealist, Be The Change:                                

Independent News Media

International Forum on Globalization-Hope for a new cultural and economic paradigm

Local Futures

Non-Violent Communication

Public Citizen

Psychologists for Social Responsibility-Human Trafficking

Pachamama Alliance for Global Change

Solutions for Social Change and Sustainability            
Skeptical Science

Global Exchange:                                           

Global Health Watch:                                     

Global Issues that Affect Everyone:             

Global Media Network:

Learn how to be the Change you Wish to See in the World..

Liberty Tree Foundation for Change

Media Integrity:                                                               

Media Matters

More than one story video!

Next Step Recycling-Electronics (local)

New American Dream

One World Info:                                            

Oregon Public Broadcasting                          


Who buys elections? (political/corporate funding)
Public Citizen-Advocating for People:

People's World:


School of the America's Watch:

The Radical Imagination Project

Vice NEWS:

Visionary and Practical Solutions for Restoring
the Earth:                                                    
U.N. Earth Watch:                                       

Who Owns and Controls the Media?:
World Changing Resources for Sustainable World

Humane Education

Global Grassroots Activism info.

Dissident Voice Newsletter

Global Policy Forum-UN watch dog group

United Nations
What Google and Facebook are Hiding from Us...Short Ted Talk
Worldwide Action for Change

YES!  Solutions for a Sustainable World

The YES MEN YESLAB-Solutions for Positive Change!

2. Hunger,  Nutrition and Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food

Network of concerned non GMO Farmers:

The NON-GMO (genetically modified) REPORT-what you need to know..

Factory Farming Issues:                                        
Humane Farming Solutions:                                       
Presbyterian Hunger Program:                     

Organically Grown Local inexpensive vegetables delivered to your door!

Organic Consumers Association NEWS:

World Hunger Notes:                                   
Institute for Responsible Technology

U.S. Food Crisis Working Group

Institute of Science and Society: Researching GMO's 
Willamette Valley  Food and Farm Coalition   

Local School Garden Project

Sustainable Purchasing?

Sustainable Agriculture-Vandana Shiva's Organization

True Food Guide:

3. Maternal and Child Health and the Prevention of Violence

Abolition of Prostitution NOW
Center for Reproductive Rights

Childhood Trauma Info:

Domestic Violence Resources:

Engender Health (Women's Health) :

Equality for Women & Girls Now                   

End Domestic Violence NOW

Matriarchal Societies Quiz

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National Organization for Women

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Reproductive and sexual Rights:                           

Rights of the Child Convention

Sexual Assault Support Services-local (SASS):



Women Without Borders:

Economy, Consumerism and Health

PBS short film on research regarding the Psychology of Wealth and Behavior

Another History of Free Trade (Naomi Klein who wrote The Shock Doctrine- Audio)

Action for Change & Responsible Shopping:
Conservation Economy
Economic Change
Economics of Happiness (Film)

FAIR TRADE-Resources                                            


Institute for Economic Democracy:                          

Navigating from Empire to Earth (audio)                

Organizations Working for Systemic, Economic and Social Change

Redefining Progress and Economics:                   

Solutions-Doing it Ourselves

Steady State Economy

System Change, Not Climate Change

The Story of STUFFImportant short films                                                  
An Example and Resources on Voluntary Simplicity

U.S. Citizens Right To Know-Agribusiness/FOOD/HEALTH

Who's Fighting Corruption?:                                                     

Biodiversity, Ecology and Health

Aboriginal Resources in Cross Cultural Competency

A Different Cultural Paradigm?                                      
A Skeptics guide to understanding what to believe about Global Warming? Watch this:

Beyond Toxics (Local Organization making change)

Do You LOVE MOUNTAINS? If so you will want to know...

Ecological and human Solidarity

Health Impacts of Global Warming

Center for Health, Environment and Justice:
Chemical Pollution and Health     

Children's Environmental Health Network
Climate Change Education Site
Climate Reality! GET THE FACTS

Climate Leadership Initiative                           

Climate/Global Warming                                          
Climate Crisis:                                                            
Climate-Physicians Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity
David Suzuki Foundation:
Living Green on Planet Eugene!

Earth Portal

Food and Water Watch!:

Oceans in Peril

OREGON-League of Conservation Voters-How Environmentally Considerate are our legislators?
Center for Health, Environment and Justice:  Chemical Pollution and Health     

Global Forests Watch:                                               

Green America-Solutions

Environmental Health News:

Environmental Law Worldwide:

Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.):
Ecological Medicine                                     
Eugene's Cascadia Wildlands Project:                  
Environmental Justice/Environmental Racism      
Global Water Solutions
Health and the Environment:                                    
League of Conservation Voters                                
Millenium Ecosystem Assessment:                        
Voluntary Simplicity Websites
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides 
Next Step Recycling

Natural Resources Defense Council:

Nuclear Energy and Health


Oregon Environmental Council

Our Stolen Future:
How Chemicals Impact Health                                                      

Plastics and the Ocean!

Predator Defense, A Eugene Based Non-Profit

Protecting Our Health


Religion and Ecology:                                                  

International Organizing for the 'Rights of Nature'

Greenwashing-WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW        
Save Our Groundwater


Stop GreenWashing by Corporations!

United Nations Environment Programme:
Is there Global Warming?  (you tube)                       
World Commision on Forests                                   
Women's Environment and Development Organization

6. Social & Environmental Justice, Education and Exploitation Prevention
Aboriginal Worldview and Resources for cross cultural competency

Abused Women Resources
Amnesty International-Global Human Rights Organization
Basic Rights Oregon

Disability Resources:
Domestic Violence Resources/Links
Facing History and Ourselves

Focus on Affirmative Action-Beyond the MYTHS
Freedom to Marry (Marriage Equality)
Beyond WAR:
Corporate Watch: 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resources, U.S. 

Global Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Rights Directory

Global Exchange:  

Global Mindshift-if we change the way we think...anything is possible

Grass Roots International
Hatewatch + Teach Tolerance by Southern Poverty Law Center:
Jewish Alliance for Social Action:
Human Rights Watch:                                    
Making the Change:
Multicultural Information Supersite:                           

National Organization for Women (NOW)

Oregon Community Rights Network
Promoting Health Equity-A Community Resource Guide
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Race, Gender and Affirmative Action:                        
Resources to stop HATE:                                            
Scholarly Articles on the Social Determinants of Health
Social Justice and Public Health:                              
Social Determinants of Health Blog

Systemic Oppression resources for Understanding
Teaching for Justice!

Trauma Informed Care Resources:

Understanding our roots of Slavery &
Understanding Prejudice an interactive website:                                            

Women's Global Network of Empowerment!

Women and Girls Status In U.S.

White Privilege Video Clip:                                                     
Youth Coalition for Dismantling Oppression and Creating a Sustainable World

     Faith Based Resources for Human Rights and Environmental Justice and Public Education

World Population Clock 

Infectious/Communicable and Chronic Disease Issues and Healthcare resources

U.S. Centers for Disease Control:

World Health Organization:


HIV Alliance (local support, resources)


Lane County Public Health

Unnatural Causes;Is Inequality making Us Sick?