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“Nothing is required for the triumph of evil but that good men do nothing.”
— quoted by John F. Kennedy [1917-63], often attributed to Edmund Burke, but actual origin unknown

“The revolution is in your neighborhood, it's in your house, it's in your mind.”
— Bill Cosby

“Ideas – even good ideas – are a dime per hundred; it is action that matters.”
G.E. Nordell

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

“The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.”
César E. Chávez [1927-93]

“Action is the strongest form of communication.” — G.E. Nordell

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” — Friedrich Engels [1820-95]

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
Henry David Thoreau [1817-62]

“Democracy must not be a spectator sport. The right to protest, the right to assemble freely, the right to petition one's government -
these are not just rights . . . these are obligations.” — Anthony D. Romero, May 2017 T.E.D. Talk in Vancouver, BC

“It is important that you get clear for yourself that your only access to impacting life is action. The world does not care what you intend,
how committed you are, how you feel, or what you think, and certainly it has no interest in what you want and don’t want. Take a look at life
as it is lived and see for yourself that the world only moves for you when you act.”
philosopher Werner Erhard

You are cordially invited
to join the Revolution!

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Meaning & Purpose / Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment
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The United Federation of Indentured Servants [est. 2010]
Working Minds Philosophy Institute

General Solutions

Moving Ideas: The Electronic Policy Network
International Policy Network
Be The Change [UK]
Speakout [dot] org
Center for A Civil Society at U.C.L.A. [est. Jan 2003]
Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights [est. 1985]
Assn. for Progressive Communications: in English or en Español
Freeway Bloggers {nationwide}
Not In Our Name
The Heifer Project [est. 1944]
Gold Star Families for Peace
Free The Slaves & Anti-Slavery Intl.
Campus Activism Network [est. 2002]
Speak Out California! - progressive activism
National Organization for Women [est. 1966]
dKosopedia online political encyclopedia [est. April 2004]
F.I.N.C.A. {Foundation for International Community Assistance} Village Banking [est. 1985]

Apollo Alliance: Good Jobs, Clean Energy        American Civil Liberties Union [est. 1920]

Nonfiction > Politics > Activism > Bestsellers catalog at Amazon

Higher Law thirteen essays by Thoreau  "The Higher Law: Thoreau On Civil Disobedience & Reform" [13 essays]
by Henry David Thoreau [1817-62]; introduction by Howard Zinn

Princeton Univ Press 8x5 pb [5/2004] for $9.71
etext of "On The Duty of Civil Disobedience" [1849]

Henry David Thoreau [1817-62] Page at Spirit of America
Henry David Thoreau Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Reveille for Radicals  "Reveille For Radicals" [1946 classic; revised 1969]
by Saul D. Alinsky [1909-72]

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [8/2010] for $9.97
Vintage Books 8¼x5¼ pb [10/89] for $13.60
Vintage Books mass pb [1969] out of print/used
Univ Chicago Press 9x6½ hardcover [1946] out of print/used
Port Huron Statement  "The Port Huron Statement: The Visionary Call of The 1960s Revolution"
[orig. 1962] by Tom Hayden

Thunder's Mouth Press 8½x6½ pb [9/2005] for $10.74

'Port Huron Statement' entry at Wikipedia

Amitai Etzioni portrait  Active Society Theory book by Amitai Etzioni  "The Active Society: A Theory of Societal & Political Processes" [1968]
by Amitai Etzioni:  
emeritus homepageI.C.P.S. homepageWikipedia
"The modern sociological classic that Etzioni considers his most important sociological work extends the analysis of effective government to the broader theoretical question of how and under what circumstances society can transform itself. In this context, [he] examines the respective roles of societal knowledge, strategy and decision making, consensus building, mobilization, coalition building, and basic human needs ... [weaving] together rich and complex social theory ... with the more universally accessible message that people’s lives could be much improved by the systematic application of sociological theory and method to deliberate societal change."   — Richard M. Coughlin, University of New Mexico
Free Press 8¼x5½ pb [3/71] out of print/used
Free Press 9¼x6 hardcover [3/68] out of print/used

Rules for Radicals classic by Saul D. Alinsky  "Rules For Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer For Realistic Radicals" [1971 classic]
by Saul D. Alinsky [1909-72]

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [6/2010] for $8.02
Vintage 8x5 pb [10/89] for $8.44
Random House hardcover [5/71] out of print/used
Save Our Planet  "Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up The Earth"
[1990] by Diane Maceachern, illustrations by Lonni Sue Johnson

Dell 9x6 pb [12/91] for $15.00
Dell 8½x6¼ pb [rev 4/95] out of print/many used
Right to Protest  "The Right To Protest: The Basic A.C.L.U. Guide To Free Expression" [1991]
by Joel M. Gora, David Goldberger, Gary M. Stern & Morton H. Halperin

Southern IL Univ Press pb [6/91] for $19.95
Take Back Your Government!  "Take Back Your Government!: A Practical Handbook For The Private Citizen Who Wants Democracy To Work" [1992]
by Robert A. Heinlein [1907-88]
written in 1946, published posthumously
Based on Heinlein's experience in California politics in the 1930s, particularly his efforts on behalf of Upton Sinclair's EPIC Movement and Sinclair's attempt to become the Democratic Party's nominee for California governor in 1934
Baen mass pb [7/92] out of print/used
Populist Persuasion  "The Populist Persuasion: An American History" [1995]
by Michael Kazin

Cornell Univ Press 9½x6 pb [10/98] for $19.95
Basic Books 9¾x6½ hardcover [2/95] out of print/used
author homepage
Activists Handbook  "The Activist's Handbook: A Primer" [1996]
by Randy Shaw

"...enormously valuable for anyone interested in social change." — Howard Zinn
Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [updated edition 2/2001] for $13.57
Video Activist Handbook by Thomas Harding  "The Video Activist Handbook" [1997]
by Thomas Harding, Foreword by Anita Roddick

Pluto Press 8½x5¼ pb [8/2001] for $22.50
Pluto Press 8x6½ hardcover [8/2001] for $95.00
Tipping Point bestseller book by Malcolm Gladwell  "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference" [2000]
by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/2002] for $14.95
Little, Brown 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2/2000] for $15.72
Leading the Revolution  "Leading The Revolution: How To Thrive In Turbulent Times By Making Innovation A Way of Life" [2000] by Gary Hamel
Designed to foment & support revolutionary thinking in the workplace, these ideas are entirely useful in all arenas of life . . .
Plume 9x6¼ pb [8/2002] for $11.20
Harvard Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2002] for $23.10
Harvard Press 9½x7 hardcover [8/2000] out of print/used
Highbridge audio CD [9/2000] 2 disks for $21.08
Highbridge ABR audio [9/2000] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
Democracy Owners' Manual by Jim Shultz  
"The Democracy Owners' Manual: A Practical Guide To Changing The World" [2002] by Jim Shultz
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [2/2002] for $22.95
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2002] for $59.00
Confronting Fascism / Militant Movement book from Chicago Anti-Racist Action  "Confronting Fascism: Discussion Documents For A Militant Movement" [2002]
Essays by Don Hamerquist, J. Sakai, 'Xtn' of Chicago ARA, and Mark Salotte

"Understanding the relationship of fascism, the State, left reformism, and what it means to be revolutionary are priorities in a world where it seems increasingly true that those who do not advance will have to retreat."
Kindle Edition from Kersplebedeb Publng [12/2013] for $4.95
Anti-Racist Action 8¼x5¼ pb [9/2002] for $24.95
Steve Earle / Revolution  "The Revolution Starts . . . Now" [2004]
by Steve Earle

Artemis music CD [8/2004] 11 tracks for $4.99
Changing Minds  "Changing Minds: The Art & Science of Changing Our Own & Other People's Minds"
[2004] by Howard Gardner

Harvard Business School Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2004] for $17.79
50 Ways to Love Your Country  "MoveOn's 50 Ways To Love Your Country: How To Find Your Political Voice & Become A Catalyst For Change" [2004] from MoveOn.org
Inner Ocean 9x6 pb [3/2004] for $12.95
Audio Partners UNABR audio CD [6/2004] for $17.86
Essential Guide for Progressives  "Don't Think of An Elephant: Know Your Values & Frame The Debate - The Essential Guide For Progressives" [2004 N.Y. Times bestseller]
by George Lakoff, Foreword by Howard Dean

Chelsea Green pb [9/2004] for $8.00
Recorded Books audio CD [9/2004] for $10.19
book & DVD: includes DVD "How Democrats & Progressives Can Win"
Chelsea Green book & DVD [1/2005] for $15.70

We the Media  
"We The Media: Grassroots Journalism - By The People, For The People" [2004]
by Dan Gillmor

O'Reilly Media 9x6¼ pb [1/2006] for $11.04
O'Reilly Media 8¾x6 hardcover [8/2004] for $15.72
publisher's bookpage
Field Guide for Feminist Activism  "Grassroots: A Field Guide For Feminist Activism" [2005]
by Jennifer Baumgardner & Amy Richards

FS&G 8¼x5½ pb [1/2005] for $11.20
Democracy's Edge book by Frances Moore Lappé  "Democracy's Edge: Choosing To Save Our Country By Bringing Democracy To Life" [2005] by Frances Moore Lappé
lauded by Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Greg Palast, Amy Domini & Howard Zinn
Jossey-Bass 9½x6 hardcover [10/2005] for $16.47
Crashing the Gate  "Crashing The Gate: Netroots, Grassroots & The Rise of People-Powered Politics"
[2006] by Jerome Armstrong & Markos Moulitsas Zúniga

Chelsea Green 8¼x5½ pb [9/2006] for $10.36
Chelsea Green 9x6 hardcover [3/2006] for $19.00
Changing The Face of Hunger  "Changing The Face of Hunger: The Story of How Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans, Democrats & People of Faith Are Joining Forces In A New Movement To Help The Hungry, The Poor & The Oppressed" [2006] by Tony Hall
W Publng Group 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2006] for $14.29
The Congressional Hunger Center [est. 1983] website
Politics of Small Things  "The Politics of Small Things: The Power of The Powerless In Dark Times" [2006]
by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

Univ Chicago Press hardcover [4/2006] for $29.00
Progressives' Handbook by Heather Wokusch  "The Progressives' Handbook: Get The Facts & Make A Difference Now" [2006]
by Heather Wokusch
official booksite
Vol. 1: US Weapons of Mass Destruction, Women's Issues, Education, Media
BookSurge Publng pb [9/2006] for $15.99
Vol. 2: Elections & Voting, Environment, Foreign Policy
BookSurge Publng pb [9/2006] for $15.99
How To Change The World  "How To Change The World: Social Entrepreneurs & The Power of New Ideas"
[orig 2004, updated 2007] by David Bornstein

Interviews with fellows of the Ashoka program reveal six qualities of successful social entrepreneurs and four practices of innovative organizations.
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/2007] for $11.16
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2004] for $24.00
What's In This Stuff? Hidden Toxins book by Patricia Thomas  "What's In This Stuff?: The Hidden Toxins In Everyday Products - and What You Can Do About Them" [2006] by Patricia Thomas
Perigee Trade 9x6 pb [1/2008] out of print/many used
Practical Progressive book by Erica Payne  "The Practical Progressive: How To Build A Twenty-First Century Political Movement" [2008] by Erica Payne
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [8/2008] for $9.99
PublicAffairs 8x5½ pb [8/2008] for $12.94

more such on the Working Minds Philosophy Progressivism Page

Taking On The System book by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga  "Taking On The System: Rules For Radical Change In A Digital Era" [2008]
by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga
(founder of the DailyKos blog [est. 2002])
Kindle Edition from Celebra [8/2008] for $9.99
Celebra 9x6 pb [8/2009] for $11.70
Celebra 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2008] for $16.78
Wobblies & Zapatistas book by Staughton Lynd & Andrej Grubacic  "Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations On Anarchism, Marxism and Radical History" [2008]
by Staughton Lynd & Andrej Grubacic, Introduction by Denis O'Hearn

Kindle Edition from P.M. Press [9/2008] for $9.92
Oakland P.M. Press 8x5 pb [9/2008] for $15.00
Soul of a Citizen book by Paul Rogat Loeb  "Soul of A Citizen: Living With Conviction In Challenging Times"
[orig 1999, rev 2010] by Paul Rogat Loeb

Kindle Edition from St. Martin's Griffin [3/2010] for $9.99
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [3/2010] for $11.55
official book site
To My Countrymen book by Ben Paine  "To My Countrymen: The Essential Handbook For Every American Who Is Mad As Hell and Isn’t Going To Take It Anymore - By A Son of Common Sense" [2016] by Ben Paine
The one Amazon review says that these well-written essays provide common-sensical solutions to many political problems. Author is needlessly obscure - no website, no blog - and supposedly lives near Washington, DC
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2016] for $3.99
CreateSpace 8x5 pb [4/2016] for $9.99

What We Do Now ... in Trump's America book (essays)  "What We Do Now: Standing Up For Your Values In Trump's America" [2017]  8/2016
Edited by Dennis Johnson & Valerie Merians

27 recent essays from progressive leaders, including: Cornell William Brooks (NAACP), Michael Brune (Sierra Club), Rea Carey (National GLBTQ Task Force), David Cole (ACLU), novelist Dave Eggers, Ilyse Hogue (NARAL), Cristina Jimenez (United We Dream), Mara Keisling, M. Dove Kent, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman, linguist George Lakoff, Allan Lichtman, John R. MacArthur (Harper's Magazine), eco-activist Bill McKibben, Ilhan Omar, Brittany Packnett (Campaign Zero), Robert B. Reich, Anthony Romero (ACLU), Sen. Bernie Sanders, Linda Sarsour (Arab American Assn.), novelist George Saunders, feminist Gloria Steinem, artist Nato Thompson, Trevor Timm (Freedom of the Press Foundation), Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation Magazine), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Kindle Edition from Melville House/Penguin [1/2017] for $11.99
Melville House 8¼x5½ pb [1/2017] for $12.89

Activism: Restore the U.S. Constitutuion
Working Minds / Action / U.S. Constitution Page
Working Minds / Action / First Amendment Page
Working Minds / Action / Second Amendment Page
New Constitutional Amendment on Voting Rights
New Constitutional Amendment on Corporations
New Constitutional Amendment on Marriage Rights

Working Minds / Action / U.S. Supreme Court Page

Activism: U.S. Politics & Elections

Political Science Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Selected Books on U.S. Politics & Elections
at Spirit of America Bookstore

National Political Index: Contact Federal Elected Officials
National Political Index: Contact State & Local Officials
Directory of the U.S. Senate
Directory of the U.S. House of Representatives

Working Minds Philosophy's Progressivism Page

Populism2015 conference in Washington, DC in April 2015
The Populism2015 Conference will take place in Washington, DC on April 18-20; it is co-sponsored by National People’s Action, Alliance for a Just Society, USAction, and Campaign for America’s Future; scheduled speakers include Cong. Keith Ellison, Jim Hightower, Vien Truong (of Greenlining Institute), and Robert Borosage

Working Minds Philosophy / Action / 'Occupy Movement' Page

primary 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement website
live coverage at Global Revolution "The Whole World Is Watching"

What Is Occupy?, Inside The Global Movement book from Time Magazine  
"What Is Occupy?: Inside the Global Movement" [2011]
from the Editors at Time Magazine

Kindle Edition from Time Home Ent. [12/2011] for $4.99
Time Inc. mass pb [12/2011] for $6.95

Working Minds Philosophy / Action / Privacy Page
created mid-2013 with info on whistleblowers Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and others

U.S. National Elections

official Barack Obama + Joe Biden 2008 presidential election campaign          official Barack Obama + Joe Biden 2012 presidential re-election campaign          official Hillary Clinton + Sen. Tim Kaine presidential election campaign website

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Democratic Governors Assn. [est. 1963]

Working Minds National Elections Page
2015 & 2016 U.S. National Elections Page
2013 & 2014 U.S. National Elections Page {moot}
2011 & 2012 U.S. National Elections Page {moot}
2009 & 2010 U.S. National Elections Page {moot}
2008 U.S. National Elections Page {moot}

Count My Vote Citizen's Guide to Voting book by Steven Rosenfeld  
"Count My Vote: A Citizen's Guide To Voting" [2008]
by Steven Rosenfeld

FREE book (pay $4 for s/h) from AlterNet
AlterNet Publng 8¾x5¾ pb [9/2008] for $9.95

Working Minds 'Boycott W-9 Project' {begun 2/2006, suspended 1/2009, moved 3/2012, revived 3/2017)

Common Good: Reforming America's Lawsuit Culture
Rolling Thunder Downhome Democracy Tour
The Color of Money Project: campaign finance reform
'Smart Women Vote' non-partisan campaign
Campaign Legal Center in Washington, DC
Anti War .com website
Campaign for Corporate Reform
Network America
National Committee for Voting Integrity
The Progressive Portal - easy online activism [est. 5/2001]
Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources Catalog
Draft Resistance website
Honor In Office: Putting Integrity and Honor Back Into Politics [est.2009]
"Fools On The Hill" documentary [2012] official website

The People's Email Network

Campaign for America's Future

National Center for Policy Analysis [est. 1983]          People For The American Way

Democracy For America [est. March 2004]

          Fair Vote: The Center for Voting & Democracy

Velvet Revolution        Junction City: Progressive America starts here        Progressive Democrats of America: Stand up. Take action. Vote.

Mother Jones Magazine [est. 1976]: An independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
Mother Jones Magazine
subscribe at Amazon:
6 issues/year for $15.00

magazine website

The Nation Magazine [est. 1865]
The Nation Magazine
direct subscription:
24 issues/6 months for $18.00

magazine website

The Progressive Magazine
The Progressive

subscribe at Amazon:
12 issues/year for $36.00

magazine website

In These Times Magazine [est. 1976] cover - a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of trans-national corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values
In These Times

subscribe at Amazon:
12 issues/year for $19.95

magazine website

Dissent Magazine: quarterly magazine of politics & culture [est. 1954]
Dissent Magazine
subscribe directly:
4 issues/year for $20.00

magazine website

American Prospect Magazine: "committed to a just society, an enriched democracy & effective liberal politics" [est. 1990]
American Prospect
Liberal Intelligence

subscribe at Amazon:
10 issues/year for $19.95

magazine website

Democratic Left Magazine: quarterly magazine of the Democratic Socialists of America [merged 1983]
Democratic Left

subscription included
with membership

magazine website

Activism: Economics

'Economics or Else!' Pages
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Spirit of America's 'G.O.P. Economic Meltdown' Page

Selected Books on the Subject
of Class War & Economics

'WMail' Issue #23: "The Class System of America"
'WMail' Issue #35: "Debt & the Working Mind"
'WMail' Issue #40: "Capitalism"
'WMail' Issue #42: "The Oligarchy"
'WMail' Issue #51: "The Three Economies"

Working Minds 'Boycott W-9 Project' {begun 2/2006, suspended 1/2009, moved 3/2012, revived 3/2017)

Responsible Wealth Project
United for a Fair Economy
Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy [est. 1994]
ONE.org - The Campaign to Make Poverty History
Economists For Peace & Security [est. 1989]

Economic Policy Institute of Washington, DC

Jerome Levy Economics Institute [est. 1986] of Bard College in New York

Blue Pages directory  
"The Blue Pages: A Directory of Companies Rated
By Their Politics & Practices" [orig 2006, rev 2009]
by Editors of PoliPointPress

8½x3¾ 2nd edition pb [11/2009] out of print/many used
8½x3¾ pocket directory [2/2006] out of print/used
publisher's bookpage
Beyond Outrage book by Robert Reich  "Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong With Our Economy and
Our Democracy, and How To Fix It - Expanded Edition" [2012]
by Robert B. Reich, with illustrations by the author

"A plan for action for everyone who cares about the future of America"
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [9/2012] for $8.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [9/2012] for $9.99

Activism: Labor Movements

links, timeline, and more links consolidated to the
'Labor, Capitalism & the Working Mind' Page

fiction, non-fiction, music & film on the
American Labor Movements Pages
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Activism: International

Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University
The Center for Global Engagement [est. 2005] at Northwestern University
Global Engagement Studies Institute [est. 2005] at Northwestern University
Friends of G.E.S.I. is based in Omaha, Nebraska

Pussy Riot Russian feminist punk rock band/collective [est. 2011]

Pussy Riot Punk Prayer video & TV release  "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" [Goldcrest Films/Home Box Office June 2013]
Documentary film in Russian with English subtitles; members of the feminist punk band-protest group Pussy Riot staged a 40-second 'punk prayer' inside Russia's official cathedral; they were arrested, charged with 'religious hatred', and held without bail until their show trial, clearly demonstrating the lack of basic freedoms inside Putin's Russia
Co-produced & co-directed by Mike Lerner & Maxim Pozdorovkin; starring band members Mariya 'Masha' Alyokhina, Yekaterina 'Katia' Samutsevich & Nadezhda 'Nadia' Tolokonnikova; featuring Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev {as Patriarch Kirill}, Andrey Tolokonnikov, Natalia Alyokhina, Stanislav Samutsevich, Pyotr Verzilov, Mark Feygin, Nikolai Polozov, Violetta Volkova, with archive footage of Madonna, Dmitry Medvedev, Yoko Ono & Vladimir Putin
Docurama widescreen color DVD [2/2014] for $19.99
Amazon Instant Video [2014] rental $3.99, purchase $9.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Dr. Gene Sharp [1928-2018]
founder of the Albert Einstein Institution [est. 1983] and 'the world's leading expert on non-violent revolution'
Nobel Peace Prize nominee (four times)
A.E.I. official websiteA.E.I. entry at WikipediaGene Sharp entry at Wikipedia

a biography by Ruaridh Arrow is due to be released in Spring 2018

'How to Start a Revolution' biopic about Gene Sharp  "How To Start A Revolution" [indep Feb 2012]
"The story of the power of people to change their world, of the modern revolution, and of
the man behind it all."
• Written & directed by Ruaridh Arrow; featuring Robert Helvey,
Jamila Raqib & Gene Sharp; film won BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award
available at A.E.I. website as digital download for $4.99 & DVD for $19.95
Amazon Instant Video [2012] currently not available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Activism: Internet & Privacy & Copyright Issues
The internet went live in October 1969 between U.C.L.A. and Stanford Research Institute;
the first email was sent in 1971; the internet was expanded in 1990 by the
National Science Foundation, and became available to the public in 1992.

Everything is worrisome these days, including the existence of essential freedoms on the internet, so we kept the solution-oriented links
for this topic right here and cut a new Worry About Internet Freedom Page in Summer 2014.

The Center for Democracy & Technology
Electronic Privacy Information Center [est. 1994]
12/2016 article on 'Best Virtual Private Networks For U.S. Citizens To Avoid The N.S.A. and F.B.I.'
Conference on Email & Anti-Spam [July 2006 = #3] in Mountain View, CA
U.S. Federal Trade Commission tips for reducing & reporting spam emails
Association for Computing Machinery [est. 1947]
recycling of computers & e-waste

logo of the IC³: Internet Crime Complaint Center of the F.B.I.Internet Crime Complaint Center of the F.B.I.

Navigating In Cyberspace  
"Navigating In Cyberspace: Roadmaps To The New Millennium" [1995]
by Canadian futurist Frank Ogden [1920-2012]

Macfarlane, Walter & Ross 9½x6¼ hardcover & CD-ROM [10/95] out of print/used
author's website
The Cathedral & The Bazaar  "The Cathedral and The Bazaar: Musings On Linux & Open Source By An Accidental Revolutionary" [1999]
by Eric S. Raymond

O'Reilly Media 8½x5½ pb [1/2001] for $11.53
O'Reilly Media 9x5¾ hardcover [10/99] out of print/used
author's official website
Developing and Protecting Intellectual Property In An Information Age book by editors at Silver Lake Publishing  "The Value of A Good Idea: Developing and Protecting Intellectual Property In An Information Age" [2002] by Jeffrey A. Barker
Kindle Edition from Silver Lake Publng [5/2009] for $9.95
Silver Lake Publng 10x8 pb [4/2002] for $24.95
Who Controls The Internet?  "Who Controls The Internet?: Illusions of A Borderless World" [2006]
by Jack Goldsmith & Tim Wu

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [2006 edition] for $7.14
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb with New Preface [6/2008] for $10.84
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2006] for $74.00
Greetings in Jesus Name!  "Greetings In Jesus Name!: The Scambaiter Letters" [2006]
by Michael Berry

An expert in internet 'scam-baiting' relates his hilarious adventures in turning the tables on fake Nigerian bank presidents and terminal 'Christian' cancer victims
Harbour Books 7½x5 pb [10/2006] for $12.54
History of Wireless book by Ira Brodsky  "The History of Wireless: How Creative Minds Produced Technology For The Masses" [2008] by Ira Brodsky
Part I covers Volta, Faraday, Maxwell, Lodge & Hertz; Part IIA covers the tele- graph, the telephone, Marconi, Fessenden, de Forest & Armstrong {not Tesla?}; Part IIB covers the birth of broadcast radio & TV, Sarnoff, Farnsworth & Zworykin; Part III is a comprehensive history of mobile radio, cellular & digital cellular.
Telescope Books 8¾x6 pb [1/2008] for $17.95
Wikinomics, How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything book by Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams  "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything" [2006]
by Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams

Kindle Edition from Portfolio Hardcover [4/2008] Expanded Edition for $13.93
Portfolio 9x6 hardcover [4/2008] Expanded Edition for $18.45
The Shallows / Internet / Brains book by Nicholas Carr  "The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains" [2010]
by Nicholas Carr

W.W. Norton 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2010] for $15.75
In The Plex / Google book by Steven Levy  "In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives" [2011]
by Steven Levy

Simon & Schuster hardcover [4/2011] for $16.51
Filter Bubble book by Eli Pariser  "The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You" [2011]
by Eli Pariser

Viking 8½x6 pb [5/2011] out of print/used
Penguin Press 8x5½ hardcover [5/2011] for $14.91

Electronic Frontier Foundation [est. 1990]

CERT/CC [est. 1988] = spam/virus info clearing house      Computer History Museum [est. 1999] in Mountain View, California

Internet Security Alliance

PlanetLab consortiumPlanetLab consortium
PlanetLab article at ZDnet [from C|net June 2003]

Activism: Environment

Selected Books on the Subject
of Earth's Biosphere

Working Minds / Solutions / Environment Page
cut to its own page 7/2011
click here

photo of newspaper

Activism: Media & The Bill of Rights

"A newspaper that is true to its purpose concerns itself not only with the way things are
but with the way [that] they ought to be."
Joseph Pulitzer [1847-1911]

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”
— A.J. Liebling

The media are both a concern and the means to spread the Revolution.
The Oligarchy owns the majority of media outlets in America (and around the world) and operates them inside an anti-Reason, religionist-fascist mindset. The news is propaganda, entertainment is mindless drivel, and sex & violence are the order of the day. Independent, progressive media are struggling to take back ground, and are quietly succeeding.

Working Minds / Solutions / Alternative Media Page

Working Minds / Action / First Amendment

Working Minds / Action / Second Amendment

New Constitutional Amendment on Voting Rights
New Constitutional Amendment on Corporations
New Constitutional Amendment on Marriage Rights

New Mexico Print Media Action Links Page

Tiananmen Square, Beijing, Red China - 5 June 1989 {wire photo by John Keenan}

Selected Books On These Subjects
Earth's BiosphereClass War & EconomicsHealthcare
Energy & Global WarmingEducationInternational Politics
Corporations vs. America

Books on U.S. Politics & Elections Pages
at Spirit of America Bookstore

American Labor Movements Pages
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Things to Worry About
main Worry index
Energy & Global Warming Page
'Corporations vs. America' Page
Class War & Economics Pages
Trans-Pacific Partnership Page
U.S. Politics / Elections Pages
International Politics Page
Pipeline Disasters Page
Earth's Biosphere Page
Internet Freedom Page
War & Peace Page
Health Care Page
Education Page
Racism Page
       Working Minds: Solutions
main Solutions page
Activism Index Page [right here]
Alternative Energy Page
Alternative Media Page
Alternative-Fuel Vehicles Page
Environment Page
Labor, Capitalism & the Working Mind
Progressive Talk Radio Page
Recycling Page

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