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Intellectual Tools

Forewarned is forearmed, which is good enough as far as it goes, and as far-sighted as any fatalistically founded strategum will afford. Good enough for rabbits contemplating the life they've led so far before the thrall of the lights bearing down on them at unimaginable speed. Per hap.

More prudent by far is to forge for oneself the intellectual accumen to make throughout one's life such decisions as are required to contribute to that which is desired and to confound that which is less than desireable. Here be tools to assist you in your endeavours. Don't expect the way to leap out at you, you're going to have to work for this. Root around, find things out, join forums and ask questions by all means, but most importantly, engage yourself.

Oh Yea!
Roundup of significant articles and journalism.

Expansionist Watch
Resources regarding expansionist policies and their ramifications

Free Trade vs Human Interest
Collection of works done appraising the benefit or otherwise of globalisation under it's various guises.

"Dogma - Making Hussein"
Briefly discusses what lies behind mitigation for the latest illegal invasion.

Think About It
White man still has a lot to look forward to. We hope.

Dogma: Spinning Doctors
Taking the health industry by way of example, let us consider more closely the dogma proposed by way of mitigation for privately funded enterprises.

Aljazeera internet service in English.

The Art of Deception
Jim illustrates many ways to view events in history and the corresponding variance of opinions that may be drawn. Listing starkly towards political processes of those U.S., the principles illustrated here could well be applied by any peoples finding themselves governed via deception, intent on making the return journey to citizens.

Communist Voice
A magazine of revolutionary theory, opposing both market capitalism and the state-capitalist regimes (such as Cuba or China today or Russia and most of Eastern Europe yesterday) which falsely call themselves socialist or communist. It deals with the world crisis of revolutionary theory, analyzes what happened to the revolutionary movements of the past, and opposes Stalinism, Trotskyism, anarchism and reformism.

Centre for Research on Globalisation
An independent research and media group of progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order.

Holding corporations accountable. Intellectual tools to aid understanding of individual comporations, entire industries and the relationships they develop with political bodies.

Stories the corporate press never prints, especially regarding war-making, big business and nature rapists.

Making up for lack of ability or will on the part of other media. Their rather australian focus illustrates universal principles of penetrating through the spin popularly applied to theft, corruption, deception and collusion.

Democracy Now!
North American (U.S.) contributions funded news program and website, reknowned for their "War and Peace Report" providing audiences with regular access to perspectives corporate-sponsered media increasingly tend to "miss".

A most ambitious project this, with development allready under way on over 2000 articles exposing how industry linked organisations apply their bias to influence public perceptions and governments' policies. Ample opportunity to join in. Do so.

The Global Site
A critical social sciences repository of texts academically relevant to sociology, anthropology, international relations, civil society, politics.

Human Rights Watch
A group of professionals from diverse fields and backgrounds dedicated to working for human rights around the world. Untainted by support from those they investigate, HRW keeps tabs on human rights violations and supports victims in bringing offenders to justice. Much to be found here that addresses the damage done by the various biased media.

Indy Media
Fostering independant media development around the world. Handing back the dignity of decision making to those who've had a gutfull of the various experts out there.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting
IWPR trains reporters, facilitates dialogue and provides reliable information. It supports peace, democracy and development in societies undergoing crisis and change.

Information Clearing House
One man's personal resolution of his frustration with commercial media disinforming citizens of those United States, especially with regard to the foreign policy of 'their' government.

The Marxism List
A worldwide moderated forum for activists and scholars in the Marxist tradition who favor a non-sectarian and non-dogmatic approach. It puts a premium on independent thought and rigorous but civil debate.
A non-sectarian, non-dogmatic forum for independant thought and rigorous, civil debate.

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.

New Internationalist
Tackles issues of world poverty and inequality; focuses attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations; debates and campaigns for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met.

P4C (Philosophy For Children)
One of the single most important sites on the internet. Per Jespersen has produced here an absolutely mammoth work comprising principles and ideas, working materials, a set of links as exhaustive as any i have seen and all in all a wealth of philosophy for both children and those that would nurture their minds.

Retired philosophy instructor Bob Corbett provides his own original material and links to that of others on philosophical issues as widely ranging as the nature of thought itself and critical thinking through to applying thought and philosophy to whatever you may consider the real world to be via morals and ethics, pacifism and the possibility of living Life itself rather than the distractions some would entice you with.

Reason Online
Free online version of past issues of Reason, the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets". It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas.

Seven Oaks
A magazine of politics, culture and resistance.

Socialist Action
Dedicated to fighting for a world where people come before profits through revitalising social movements and uniting activists.

Socialist Alternative
Socialist Alternative are a group of Australian socialists who reckon that society should be driven by human need - not profit.

Socialist Voice
Debate and dialogue on issues before the workers movement.

Social Change
This site is a great learning tool for those interested in Social, economic and political change, and amongst other things, mounts the herculean task of explaining historical change, growth and development.

Working for a society based on human need and democratic collective decision-making in our communities and workplaces.

World Socialist Web Site
The World Socialist Web Site is the Internet center of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI). It provides analysis of major world events, comments on political, cultural, historical and philosophical issues, and valuable documents and studies from the heritage of the socialist movement.

In the class of disinformation exposure this site demands a league of its own; any list you may have been suffering from from over-exposure to spin will certainly be tackled here and much more besides. A truly top class contribution to the war against information terrorism.

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