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Independent film distribution website founded by Robert Greenwald, where everybody can sign up to host screenings.
"We don't have Paramount or Universal Studios, and we certainly don't have Fox Studios, but we have all of you and it's worth so much more. "

One World TV 
OneWorld.net initiative promoting sustainable development and human rights.

Alliance for Community Media 
National alliance of local cable access TV organizations. 

The Independent
A magazine to inform, promote, encourage and mobilize the independent and grassroots media arts movement.

Center for Documentary Studies
Located at Duke University, CDC supports the work of teachers, researchers, photographers, writers and filmmakers who are working to bring documentary skills to people of all ages, from all walks of life. 

The Copyright Website
Real world, practical and relevant information on copyright issues. 

Direct Cinema Limited
Direct Cinema Limited was created in 1974 to serve independent filmmakers. They are "dedicated to presenting the very best films in each of our subject areas, and strive to offer titles that are both entertaining and enlightening. Our films have won 54 Academy Award nominations and 15 Oscars - more than any other collection of short films and documentaries in the world." Plus, they will help your organization figure out the best films to screen.

DV Magazine
Lots of information on the latest in digital video technology. 

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) 
The national media watch group offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship, and advocating for greater diversity in the media. 

Flicker is a bi-monthly film festival in L.A., and in Chapel Hill, NC open to filmmakers using Super 8 and 16mm film. 

Free Speech TV
Operates the only audio/video webcasting site created entirely by its members, and a programming service delivering activist, community-based alternative media to public access stations and satellite TV viewers throughout the United States.

GoodFilms.org is a source for the latest as well as the classic provocative, thoughtful, visionary independent documentary and other point of view films about important issues that are not being fully covered in the mainstream American media.

The Independent Film Channel
"A Real Web Site, for Real Film Fans..." 

Independent Media Center
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate news and ad-hoc live coverage of grass-roots activism.

Independent Television Service 
ITVS solicits innovative proposals from independent producers, selects projects for funding, then supports, schedules and promotes them for broadcast on public television. 

Joe Public Film
Joe Public Films is an independent video & filmmaking resource that is committed to exposing under-reported human rights-related news stories from around the world, at any and every available level of media, from grassroots screenings to broadcast television.

Kilima Films
A showcase for presenting documentary films on the Web. 

NationalAlliance of Media, Arts & Culture (NAMAC)
National association of organizations and individuals committed to furthering the media arts. 

The Media Education Foundation
A progressive educational organization devoted to the production and distribution of educational videos that critically examine the role of the mass media and its impact on our society.

The Peoples Channel 
Chapel Hill, NC's community-runpublic access TV station.

TheVideo Activist Network
The VAN is an informal association of activists and politically conscious artists using video to support social, economic and environmental justice campaigns. 

Vollmuth's Industry Links
Links to companies offering products and services to the film industry. 

Whispered Media
A video activist collective promoting the use of video and other media tools in progressive grassroots movements.

Portsmouth Community Radio

news, politics and activism

Iraq Veterans Against the War.


Act For Change
A great site to find out what you can do RIGHT NOW to help fight for social justice. Set up by Working Assets, the long distance company, one can be put on a mailing lists for updates and follow links to write key political figures directly. Iraq War Veterans Against the War.

American Humanist Association
An interesting collection of articles, essays, commentaries, lists, etc. 

Bill of Attainder Project
Forwards the cause of preventing laws that plunder life, liberty, and property, with particular attention to asset for feiture being practiced by law enforcement agencies in the US. 

Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting
Building a national coalition to create a public broadcasting trust funded through a small tax on commercial broadcasters and foundations.  It seeks to free public broadcasting from corporate and government influence.

Common Cause
A nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government. Common Cause represents the unified voice of the people against corruption in government and big money special interests.

Consortium News
The Media Consortium's website for independent journalism. Expose stories not found elsewhere.
Doctors Without Borders USA
Delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.

International Action Center
Information, Activism,and Resistance to U.S. Militarism and War. Founded by Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General. 

Iran-Contra documents
From the Pink Noise website. 

Iraq Action Coalition
Current info on the effects of the embargo and bombing on Iraq. 

International Nino Pasti Foundation for Peace and the Independence of the Peoples
Works both in Italy and on the international scene to promote the spread, interconnection and growth of a great worldwide movement capable of reversing the present-day trends and establishing a true world order based on peaceful relations, the independence of the world's peoples and human solidarity. 

People Who Dare
The website of Katherine Martin, author of Women of Courage and Women of Spirit, wonderful collections of the powerful stories of inspirational women. Barbara Trent is one of fourty-one trailblazers interviewed for Women of Courage.

Real History Archives 
Offers a vast array of documents, articles and links to aid serious researchers find the truth about our history. 

Union for Democratic Communications
Communications should be about people, not money. The UDC is a group of activists and academics who promote people-based, not-so-corporate ways of talking to each other. 

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