Notable Organizations

[DAN Button] Direct Action Network (DAN) - The Direct Action Network (DAN) began as a coalition of activists groups working together to coordinate the N30 shut down of the WTO Seattle Ministerial. The mission of the organization is to mobilize large numbers more easily, to coordinate non-violent direct actions and to share resources. The Vermont Action Network (VAN) operates with DAN.

[Public Citizen
Global Trade Watch]

Public Citizen Global Trade Watch - This citizens watch group investigates the Multilateral Agreement Investment and its "twin brother" the World Trade Organization with thorough analysis of the subjects and their situations. The site goes through the "Who" - "How" and "What we can do about it" with a nice layout and quality photos.

Turning Point Project - Their site has many good link and provides information and a call to action on subjects including: Extinction Crisis, Genetic Engineering, Economic Globalization, Industrial Agriculture, and others.

Forum on Globalization]

The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) - An alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization. A great source of articles and information critical of economic globalization, and concerned for democracy, human welfare, local economies, and the natural world.

Adbusters and Culture Jammers - This campaign hopes to bring to the forefront the power advertisments have in our daily lives and to generally attack consumer culture with an "artistic quality." ADBUSTERS also has a number of campaigns, one of which S.P.A.R.C. will be participating in this coming semester.

The School of the Americas Watch - The US Army School of Americas, based in Fort Benning, Georgia, trains Latin American soldiers in combat, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. Graduates of the SOA have been responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America, including against religious leaders, and American citizens. This site is dedicated to closing this School. Which will be changing its name in January 2001, to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

The Rainforest Action Network - has been works to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. From the beginning, the Network has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in tropical countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States. Our first challenge was to bring the plight of the rainforests to public attention through education, communication, and direct action.