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# Site Name Blurb
Activism Links
 1  350.org International, multi-lingual website devoted to reducing carbon dioxide concentrations below 350 parts per million
 2  Activist Network Email lists, groups and projects, progressive media sources. Also links to the Canadian Activism Archives.
 3  Canadian Labour Congress Organisation consisting of many Canadian labour unions. Site includes links to provincial federations of labour.
 4  Defective by Design The Free Software Foundation's campaign against the computer/entertainment/electronics industry's so-called "Digital Rights Management" schemes.
 5  Free Software Foundation Organization dedicated to the preservation of computer users rights to use, study, copy, modify and distribute computer software. Promotes the development of free software
 6  Greenpeace Prominent activist organisation involved in environmental and peace causes
 7  MoveOn.org A website dedicated to increasing both political and civic action among Americans; has issue-based campaigns and a big get-out-the-vote push during elections. Pretty left-leaning.
 8  NET NEUTRALITY.CA Campaign and online petition supporting the principle of "Net Neutrality" and opposing the ISP's attempts to create a "two tier" internet!
 9  New Socialist A seriously LEFT site. Features news and analysis, as well as actions and events. English and French listings of anti-war organizations, immigrations/refugee rights/anti-racism. feminism, disability rights, native rights, anti-globalization, international solidarity, unions, mags and media, and more sites/links.
 10  OperationMaple Political site dedicated to using social media to give voice to issues not covered by the political mainstream.
 11  Roots Action US-based activist group that is truly non-partisan and fights for progressive policies regardless of who's in office
 12  Vive Le Canada "Our mission is to involve Canadians in grassroots efforts to protect and improve Canadian sovereignties and democracy, especially using existing and emerging communications tools." News and views as well. Also, check out the "Action Items" section.
Blogs
 13  A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land "Personal/political musings from a Canadian activist and writer" ... a very intelligent and sensible fellah.
 14  Blogs Canada Links and information about many of Canada's most interesting blogs.
 15  Brilliant at Breakfast Card-carrying factinista and brainiac on the nerd patrol.
 16  Canadian Cynic Left-leaning, progressive snark from the general vicinity of Waterloo, Ontario.
 17  Dans Opinion One mans view of the World
 18  democraticSPACE.com Gregory D. Morrow's informative site. Contains election predictions, poll projections, and much more. "public policy. urban planning. architecture. urban design."
 19  Finally, feminism 101 What is feminism? What do feminists want? Does feminism matter? Can men be feminists? What can feminism do for me? What can I do for feminism? And many more (eventually)
 20  Lefty Labour Tech Labour, tech and free software issues
 21  Peace, Order, and Good Government, eh? Canadian political issues
 22  Sadly, No! Snark fest!
 23  Shapely Prose Blog for Fat Acceptance and Health at Any Weight
 24  The Amazing Wonderdog Canadian political commentary by Skippy the Wonderdog. High level of snark with the bark.
 25  The Canadian Blog Exchange Blog listings and various categories.
 26  The Rude Pundit Proudly lowering the level of political discourse
 27  The Tyee's BC Blogs A selection of BC links and blogs from The Tyee.
 28  This Modern World Blog of brilliant cartoonist Tom Tomorrow and his friends
 29  thwap's schoolyard thwap's blog
 30  Top 10 Conservative Idiots A weekly roundup of the Top 10 Conservative Idiots - American Style.
 31  ZNET - Noam Chomsky's Blog "A community of people committed to social change"
Book Lists
 32  The Tyee's Book List The Tyee offers up a list of books and reviews.
 33  Bread and Roses Blog and Discussion forum for progressive Canadians and friends from around the world. Feminist focused.
 34  enMasse Blog and Discussion forum for progressive Canadians and friends from around the world
 35  Freedom to Tinker Blog about your freedom to discuss, repair and modify the technological devices you own.
enMasse Links
 36  Acceptable Use Policy Read this for information on posting at enMasse.
 37  Discussion Forum Where enMasseurs go to discuss the topics of the day
 38  FAQ This is a proposed FAQ tool. It needs some care and feeding for it to become useful.
 39  Front Page The enMasse front page presence. Our members post original articles and links to other interesting sites here.
 40  Front Page Article Submissions All enmasseurs are invited to write articles for our front page. Use this tool to submit your article for review by our editors.
 41  The care and feeding of enMasse moderators Our moderators are volunteers. Please respect their important contribution to enMasse.
 42  Today's Active Topics Shows the topics that have been posted to in the past day.
Feminism Sites
 43  Canadian Women's Foundation Canadian Women’s Foundation raises money and makes grants to help stop violence against women and build economic independence for women and their children. Quite a lot of info about these topics
 44  Equal Voice Equal Voice is working to increase political representation of women, through increased party nominations and structures, reform of election financing, and advocating for proportional representation.
 45  Feminist Majority Foundation Online Daily news, specific focus on various issues, a great "Take Action" button, plenty of background. A comprehensive site (appears to be affiliated with Ms. Magazine).
 46  Feminist Resources A collection of resources on feminism and related issues. (EM sticky)
 47  Feminist Utopia Feminist Utopia is a site that offers various feminism and activism resources. I do not merely preach my opinions regarding feminism, but rather offer you a variety of opinions and views on different feminism theories. This is very disturbing to many feminist visitors who cannot fathom why anti-feminism essays are located at this site, or why anti-feminism resources are recommended for reading.
 48  Ms. Magazine The doyenne of American feminist publications. Has feature stories, daily news updates, blogs ...
 49  WomanNet Although it doesn't have a huge amount of content, WomanNet does have an extensive array of links to Canadian feminist sites and resources for women. It also has a fairly active news section.
 50  Women Daily Latest news from around the world with a focus on women's issues. Many additional links at this site.
 51  Women's Legal and Education Action Fund Mandate: to ensure that the rights of women and girls in Canada, as guaranteed in the Charter are upheld in our courts, human rights commissions and government agencies and to provide public education on the issues of gender equality.
 52  Women's Media Center American: Mission is to "assure that women and women's experiences are reflected in the media;" promotes women columnists and bloggers, media organizations and resources, also has daily news briefs.
Humanitarian Organizations
 53  Canadian Red Cross The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
 54  Oxfam Canada Founded in 1963, Oxfam Canada is a non-profit international development organization that supports community programmes in food security, health, nutrition and democratic development with an emphasis on working with women."
 55  Oxfam Québec Oxfam-Québec est un organisme non gouvernemental (ONG), sans but lucratif, non confessionnel et non partisan. Acteur important de l'appui au développement depuis 1973, Oxfam-Québec, base l'ensemble de ses actions sur le partenariat et une approche intégrée du développement.
 56  Stephen Lewis Foundation Because we should all be like him. Also because the SLF focuses on grassroots assistance designed to empower women living with AIDS and those caring for AIDS orphans in Africa, so money goes directly where it will be most useful.
 57  UNICEF Canada Guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF believes that the survival, protection and development of children must be a global priority, and that every child has the right to health, education, equality and protection.
 58  United Nations World Food Programme Among the Millennium Development Goals which the United Nations has set for the 21st century, halving the proportion of hungry people in the world is top of the list.
LGBTQ Sites
 59  Egale Canada Egale Canada advances equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified people, and their families, across Canada. Very politically active and have a great list of MPs' voting records on LGBTQ issues.
 60  International Gay News Sites A large collection of gay news sites from around the world. (EM sticky)
 61  Queer Studies: A Suggested Reading List List and links of books, articles, and more that are helpful in understanding LGBT issues. (EM sticky)
 62  The Advocate American website/magazine with a wide array of news items if you want to know what's going on south of us.
 63  Xtra Website for the weekly Xtra magazines appearing across Canada.
News
 64  All Human Rights Latest international news on human rights.
 65  AlterNet An American focused site discussing news from a progressive perspective.
 66  bilaterals.org Articles on all free trade (FTAA, WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, bilaterals, etc.) around the world
 67  Canada Globe Latest news as well as links to various media sources in Canada.
 68  Child Poverty News International news on child poverty.
 69  Common Dreams American based progressive news website. Focus on the US, but serves as a clearing house for media from around the world.
 70  DC Indymedia Washington, D.C. site with news, calendars of events, an open publishing forum and more.
 71  Digg News aggregator with catagories like science, tech, world news
 72  Election Globe Latest international election news.
 73  Environment Globe Latest international news on the environment.
 74  Le Monde Diplomatique English Edition of "Le Monde Diplomatique"
 75  Michael Moore Michael Moore's official site hosting articles and news as well as protest information and links.
 76  Narco News Bulletin Reports from Latin America on the drug war and democracy
 77  Project Censored News that didn't make the news
 78  Reuters AlertNet A foundation set up by Reuters focussing on humanitarian issues. Good source for less-widely known international stories.
 79  Straight Goods Left-leaning publication serving as a watchdog for Canadian citizens.
 80  The Real News Viewer-supported Internet television news network
 81  Upside Down World News on activism and politics in Latin America
 82  WN Education International news on education and youth issues.
 83  World Discrimination Latest international news on discrimination.
 84  World News Latest news from around the world with various stories from international media. Several links are topic specific.
 85  World Protest News stories and links.
News - On the lighter side
 86  Boing boing A directory of wonderful things. Offbeat stories.
 87  DRM=CRAP In this three minute flash video on Youtube.com, ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind explains what's wrong with the technology/entertainment conglomerates' so-called "Digital Rights Management" technology.
 88  Have You Had Enough Yet? "Have You Had Enough Yet" is produced by Black Rock Communications Society, a group of amateurs now officially incorporated by the Victoria bureaucracy. "We propose to be an irreverent voice of opposition to the government and its embedded media."
 89  The Georgia Straight News and views with an emphasis on BC. Lighter stories as well as information/activities within BC itself.
 90  The Tyee News and views with many concerning BC. Some lighter stories as well.
Peace Organizations
 91  A.N.S.W.E.R. "The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition formed on September 14, 2001. It is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and prominent individuals and scores of organizing centers in cities and towns across the country. Its national steering committee represents major national organizations that have campaigned against U.S. intervention in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia, and organizations that have campaigned for civil rights and for social and economic justice for working and poor people inside the United States."
 92  Canadian Peace Alliance "The Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA) is Canada's largest umbrella peace organization." Be sure to visit their "Take Action!" section.
 93  Halifax Peace Coalition "We help provide a voice to Atlantic Canadians who desire peace and who don't see their views represented in official policy."
 94  Le Collectif Échec à la Guerre "De façon générale, le Collectif Échec à la guerre s’oppose à toute guerre d’agression, à toute volonté de domination ou de contrôle entre pays, nations ou autres communautés humaines."
 95  NoWar-Paix Ottawa area Network to Oppose War and Racism
 96  Peace.Protest.Net "We have setup this site to provide a central listing of anti-war activites that have sprung up around the world. The cycle of terror and violence that was seen on September 11th must not be followed by further killing."
 97  Robert Fisk's Collection of Anti-War Sites Listings of campaigns, links, anti-war resources and news, weblogs, and more.
 98  Stop War "StopWar.ca, formerly the November 17th Peace Coalition, is a broad based coalition of over 180 organizations, businesses and individuals that have responded to international calls for days of action against the war, beginning November 17th, 2002."
 99  Stop War Now Overview of pro-war policies & anti-war views with a focus on Iran. Protest photos, Iran war scenarios and more.
 100  Students Coalition Against War "The Students Coalition Against War - SCAW - is a grassroots social movement dedicated to creating and fostering progressive social change. SCAW focuses on public education, non-violent activism, organizing, advocacy and above all, reform."
 101  Toronto Coalition To Stop The War Listings of rallies and information for those in the Toronto area.
 102  United For Peace And Justice "United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1300 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building."
 103  Wikipedia - List of Anti-War Organizations A list of anti-war organizations from around the world - complete with links.
Political Commentary
 104  Azerbic "Antonia Zerbisias on the media" Commentary and blog.
 105  Daily Kos Political news and views on the USA. Also a blog.
 106  David Schreck's Strategic Thoughts David Schreck's political commentary with a focus on BC.
 107  Inkless Wells Paul Wells discusses news and politics.
 108  Le Revue Gauche "Left Analysis And Comment" by Eugene Plawiuk. Also a blog.
Think Tanks
 109  Caledon Institute of Social Policy Public policy research group based in Toronto.
 110  Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives Prominent left-wing Canadian think tank. The left's response to the Fraser Institute.
 111  Canadian Social Research Links An excellent site with thousands of social research sources. Developed and manintained by a former researcher for the National Council on Welfare and HRDC. Weekly e-mail updates of new research, for the nerdy.
 112  Douglas Coldwell Foundation Named for Tommy Douglas and M.J. Coldwell, 2 leading figures in socialist movements in Saskatchewan and Canada.
 113  Parkland Institute Public policy research institution based out of the University of Alberta.
 114  Polaris Institute Born out of the anti-globalisation protests. Great resources about Canadian military and bottled water.
 115  Sourcewatch A wikipedia of PR firms, think tanks, and lobbyists. Project of the Center for Media And Democracy in Wisconson.
Tools
 116  Decima Research group
 117  Dictionary.com Dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, translator, language resource, and many links to other great stuff!
 118  EKOS Research group
 119  Environics Research group
 120  Free Software Magazine A monthly online magazine dedicated to the use and promotion of free software.
 121  Get Firefox! Free and open source web browser from the Mozilla Foundation with tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking by default, hundreds of browser "extensions", enhanced search features.
 122  GIMP photo editor The GIMP is a free image editor that runs on UNIX, Windows, and OSX. It's great for those photoshopping contests. The website also has some nice tutorials showing you how to do some neat tricks.
 123  Hill and Knowlton Election Predictor A handy tool during elections.
 124  How'd They Vote? "Have you ever wondered how your member of parliament has been voting? We've made it easy for you to find out! Contained herein are many of the pivotal votes in the House of Commons, complete with voting history, dissention, attendance and speaking habits."
 125  Inkscape Free and open source vector graphics editing programme with features similar to Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw available for Windows, MacOSX and Linux.
 126  Ipsos Canada Research firm
 127  Leger Marketing Research firm
 128  Nodice "Complete Coverage of Federal and Provincial Elections in Canada"
 129  Open Clip Art Library Archive of user created clipart that can be used by anyone.
 130  OpenOffice.org Free and open source office suite for Windows, Linux, Unix, MacOSX, compatible with M$ document formats, available in dozens of languages, one-click export to .pdf
 131  Opera A speedy little web browser from a unionized software company in Norway. Opera has tabbed browsing, a built-in e-mail programme, RSS feed reader and a bittorrent client.
 132  Photobucket A free site for hosting your images that you want to post on enMasse.
 133  Polling Report Regular polling reports.
 134  Punditsguide Guide to federal politics in Canada
 135  Scribus Free and open source desktop publishing software for Linux, Unix, MacOSX and Windows.
 136  Sea Monkey Successor to the Mozilla Application Suite, this free and open source software contains web browser, e-mail programme, internet relay chat programme (Chatzilla), and a basic WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) webpage creation tool called "Composer". It also features tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking.
 137  SES Research firm
 138  The way back machine Visit archived webpages. See what any page looked like on a specific date.
 139  Thunderbird E-mail programme Free and open source e-mail programme from the Mozilla Foundation...an excellent replacement for Outlook Express. Thunderbird has adaptive junk mail filtering, RSS feed capability and makes it easy to import all of your mail and configuration settings from Outlook Express with a couple of mouse clicks.
 140  Tux Magazine An online magazine for new users of the free and open source Gnu/Linux computer operating system.
 141  UN Declaration of Human Rights Proclamation adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948
 142  Wikipedia "The free encyclopedia" - many languages available.
Uncategorized
 143  Auditor General of Canada Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Plenty to read here.
 144  Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Links from the Department of Justice Canada
 145  Fair Vote Canada "Fair Vote Canada (FVC) is a multi-partisan citizens’ campaign for voting system reform."
 146  In Their Own Words "In Their Own Words collects quotations by and about Canada's Conservatives, as well as quotes about Canada by well-known American conservative pundits."
 147  National Farmers Union Farm lobby group describing impact of corporate farms and agribusiness
 148  Parliament of Canada Official site of the Parliament of Canada
 149  Religious Tolerance Clearing house for information about the world's major religions and the differences within each
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