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Political Parties, Government Reform:
The New Party
"Our program is based on our commitment to democracy, responsibility and fairness. The issues that have been the focus of our local activity so far are campaign finance and other electoral reform, education, public safety, environmentally sustainable economic development, and living wages."
Green Parties of North America
Green Politics in the United States is guided by ten Key Values: Ecological Wisdom, Social Justice, Grassroots Democracy, Non-violence, Decentralization, Community-based Economics, Feminism, Respect for Diversity, Personal and Global Responsibility, Future Focus.
The Libertarian Party
The third largest political party in the United States, the Libertarian Party is committed to the principles of a free-market ecomony, civil liberties and personal freedom, and a foreign policy characterized by non-intervention, peace, and free trade.
The Natural Law Party
"The Natural Law Party stands for prevention-oriented government, conflict-free politics, and proven solutions to America's problems designed to bring the life of the nation into harmony with natural law."
The Labor Party
"Decades of concessions to corporations by both political parties have not produced the full employment economy we have been promised. Instead income and wealth disparities have widened to shameful extents. We offer an alternative vision of a just society that values working people, their families and communities."
The Patriot Party
An independent political party with a strong message of protecting the interests of all American citizens rather than of the entrenched political party members.
The Democratic Party Online
This is the official Web site of the Democratic National Convention.
Center for Responsive Politics
"The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that specializes in the study of Congress and particularly the role that money plays in its elections and actions....The Center's work is aimed at creating a more involved citizenry and a more responsive Congress."
Center for a New Democracy
"A non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Washington, D.C., CND works to reinvigorate the American electoral process: to make it fairer and more open, to encourage responsive government, and to draw Americans back into political life. To do this, CND has established as a priority its work on campaign finance reform."
Campaign Reform Project
"The Campaign Reform Project is a nonpartisan organization formed to help reform America's current campaign finance laws and revitalize our democratic processes."
Public Campaign
"Public Campaign is a new non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to taking special-interest money out of America's elections. Public Campaign will lay the foundation for reform by working with various organizations, particularly citizen groups around the country that are fighting for change in their states."
Overthrow the Government
"It's your government. Take it back!"
Government Accountability Project
"The mission of the Government Accountability Project is to protect the public interest and promote government and corporate accountability by advancing occupational free speech, defending whistleblowers and empowering citizen activists."
Common Cause
"Common Cause is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government. Supported by the dues and contributions of over 250,000 members in every state across the nation, Common Cause represents the unified voice of the people against corruption in government and big money special interests."
The Great American Taxpayer's Revolution
This group proposes to abolish the IRS and replace it with a progressive national 10% sales tax. Because food, rent, and medicine would be exempt from taxation, poor people would pay almost no taxes because most of their income is spent on these tax-exempt items.
Public Citizen
"Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen is the consumer's eyes and ears in Washington. With the support of more than 150,000 people like you, we fight for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government."

Alternative Publications:
Mother Jones Magazine
"Mother Jones is a magazine of investigation and ideas for independent thinkers. Provocative and unexpected articles inform readers and inspire action toward positive social change."
Utne Reader
"The Best of the Alternative Media."
The Village Voice
This is the homepage of the notorious alternative weekly, published since 1955.

Other Sites:
The Boycott Board
"The purpose of this site is to provide socially-conscious consumers with a means of learning about various boycotts in progress." Lists target of boycott, reason, sponsor, explanation of circumstances, and source for more information.
International Bulldozer Blockade
"The mission of this homepage is to provide a resource for individuals to organize and gear up their knowledge base quickly enough to successfully ward off corporate intruders and development projects that threaten community identity, community values, and indigenous businesses."
"We've created InterActivism to give you a chance to take action immediately on major social issues. This site also serves as a locator and guide to progressive groups and humanitarian organizations." For example, the site provides online opportunities to send free faxes to the key players in a number of current controversial social issues.
Safe Works Needle Exchange
Safe Works AIDS Project (SWAP) is a syringe exchange program based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. This page provides links to needle exchange programs around the world, and info on the Harm Reduction model of treating drug addiction.

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