Research Links

Exceptional (Kick Ass) Sites (Great site that ties the money to specific laws; extremely cool and easy to follow) (Another great site; know the pimps and what they want)

Cool Blogs

Research Sites (Great site that ties the money to specific laws; extremely cool and easy to follow)
Campaign Finance Reports and Data (see which pimps your particular representatives serve)
CREW (corrupt lawmakers)Fix Congress (corruption)

Radical Theories and Alternative Views

They Dare Not Speak Its Name (Rothchild Zionism) too easy, some truth mixed with pure speculation
David Icke (New World Order, Global Control)

Alternative News Sites (Think Outside the TV Box) (articles from many different sources)

Best Free Videos

Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty (Dead in the Water)
PBS Documentary Secret Government
BBC Documentary Power of Nightmares
History Channel Mind Control
Discovery Channel Conspiracy of Silence
HBO Documentary Hacking Democracy
9/11 Documentary 9/11: Press for Truth

Supporting News Articles (Corporate Media Propaganda on Spending and Congress)

Links By Topic
Activism is Patriotism The Activism is Patriotism campaign encourages everyday Americans to reclaim our proud legacy of civic activism by getting more involved in our democracy. The Activism is Patriotism website offers a rich cross-section of vital tools and resources to feed your MIND, leverage your MONEY, strengthen your VOICE, and exercise your VOTE.
Banking and Lending
ACORN Predatory Lending Campaign ACORN is tackling the predatory lending issue from a number of different angles, including direct action against lenders and other industry players, education and outreach in our communities to help people protect themselves against predatory loans, legislation at the state, local, and federal levels, and regulatory change.
National Community Reinvestment Coalition Alliance of community reinvestment organizations working to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.

Corporate Power, Corporate Welfare, Corruption, Class, Classism
What is an Oligarchy?
CREW (corrupt lawmakers)Fix Congress (corruption)Alliance for Democracy The Alliance is a new Populist movement - not a political party - setting forth to end the domination of our economy, our government, our culture, our media and the environment by large corporations.Center for Corporate Policy A non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization working to curb corporate abuses and make corporations publicly accountable.
Corporate Watch A new site designed to provide activists, journalists, and policy makers around the world with up to date information and analysis on the social, ecological and economic impacts of transnational corporations.
Multinational Monitor Tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment.
Corporate Welfare Information Center A clearinghouse of information about corporate wealth-fare.
Economic Policy Institute A top-flight Washington economics research organization. Provided much of the material for UFE's 1999 Shifting Fortunes book on the wealth gap.
Shared Capitalism Institute The mission of the Shared Capitalism Institute is to catalyze critically needed progress at the local, regional, national and global levels toward a more equitable and sustainable form of free enterprise.
Economic Policy Institute A top-flight Washington economics research organization.
Dollars and Sense is a magazine that explains the workings of the U.S. and international economies and provides unique perspectives on current economic affairs.
Jim Hightower With a Texas-sized wit and a fighting spirit, populist Jim Hightower is championing the concerns of working people and skewering the high and mighty as he has for years.
Moving Ideas Network Dedicated to explaining and popularizing complex policy ideas to a broader audience. MIN posts the best ideas and resources from leading progressive research and advocacy institutions. Moving Ideas also draws from the research of a network of more than 100 member organizations, and provides timely information and leading ideas about the policies and politics that drive the nation's agenda.
(Wealth Inequality)
Too Much - Fact-filled, hilarious and always provocative, Too Much is America's newsletter dedicated to the proposition that the United States would be a considerably more democratic, prosperous, and caring nation if we narrowed the vast gap between the very wealthy and everybody else. Edited by UFE Board Member Sam Pizzigati.
Newsbatch Economic Inequality Page - A balanced compendium of information on economic inequality.

Class Action Class Action's mission is to raise consciousness about the issues of classism, class and money, and their powerful impact on our individual lives, our relationships, organizations, institutions, and culture. They aim to heal the wounds of classism, support the development of cross-class alliances, and work with others to catalyze the movement of resources to where they are most needed to create justice, equity, and sustainability for all.
Class Matters UFE's Communications Director Betsy Leondar-Wright interviewed 40 people about class dynamics in social change movements, and published their stories and her own in her new book, "Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists," and on this website.
Federal Budget
Coalition on Human Needs CHN is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations.
National Priorities Project (NPP) is a non-profit research and education organization providing citizens, community groups and elected officials with the tools they need to shape federal budget and policy priorities. Check NPP's reports to find out the local impacts of your tax dollars.
NPP Database From the National Priorities Project, this interactive tool offers state data on socio-economic needs and federal expenditures, and allows you to create customized tables, graphs and reports.

Economic Policy Institute A top-flight Washington economics research organization.
Insitute for Policy Studies At a time when other think tanks celebrate the virtues of unrestrained greed, unlimited wealth, and unregulated markets, IPS is striving to create a more responsible society - one built around the values of justice, nonviolence, sustainability, and decency. IPS, as I.F. Stone once said, is "an Institute for the rest of us."
Grassroots Research
DataCenter exists to build the capacity of a broad-based social justice movement that embodies, embraces, and honors diverse cultures to create the new systems and institutions essential to building a just and equitable world. For over 25 years, DataCenter has put the power of professional research into the hands of people working to change the world. Services include Research Partnerships, Strategic Research, Consultation, and Research Training.
Media Propaganda, Censorship, Ownership
Joseph Goebbel’s Propoganda Principles
Joseph Goebbels
Accidental Censorship: How Policy, Markets and Technology Inadvertently Silence Political Speech
Economic Reporting Review by economist Dean Baker. An indispensible weekly review of economics reporting in the New York Times and the Washington Post. A great way to learn about economics concepts.This Week's Conservative Press by author Charles M. Kelly.     
A weekly summary of the conservative buinsess press that shows:
1.     Conservative politicians deliberately enact legislation that is designed to benefit corporations and the established wealthy, even though
2.     They also know how their policies hurt workers, the disadvantaged and society-at-large, and they even proclaim to the public how virtuous and deserving they are for being so "successful."
Sustainable Living
Chelsea Green Founded in 1984, Chelsea Green Publishing is regarded as the preeminent publisher of books on sustainable living.
Citizens for Tax Justice is a research and advocacy organization dedicated to fair taxation at the federal, state and local levels. They're for: Fair taxes for middle- and low-income families. Requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share. Adequately funding important government services. Reducing the federal deficit. Taxation that minimizes distortion of economic markets.
Tax Policy Center A joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, the Tax Policy Center was created to fill the growing need to clarify and analyze the nation's tax policy choices. It provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy to policymakers, journalists, interested citizens, and researchers. There is also a webmodule called "Tax Facts" that has a wealth of information about US individual income and estate taxes, as well as data on state taxes and some international data.


ACORN Living Wage Resource Center What you will find here is a brief history of the national living wage movement, background materials such as ordinance summaries and comparisons, drafting tips, research summaries, talking points, and links to other living wage-related sites.
Economic Policy Institute A top-flight Washington economics research organization.
Raise the Floor Promotes wages and policies that work so we can all make ends meet.
Vermont Job Gap Study
We Can Do It! A quick but illuminating Flash presentation from Congressman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about the long work hours, the flight of U.S. jobs and the declining value of the minimum wage.

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