Alternative Media and News
9/11 and Aftermath
of American Scientists' perspective on America's war on terrorism
http://www.vlib.org : Virtual Library
http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/global.htm : Global Statistics
http://www.who.int/whosis :WHO Statistics
http://www.unicef.org/statis/index.html :UNICEF Statistics on Women & Children
http://members.aol.com/bowermanb/101.html : world regions
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html : World Factbook from the Central Intelligence Agency
http://www.state.gov/www/background_notes/index.html : Brief summaries of foreign relations, population, history, and economy of countries. Published by the Department of State.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html : Guides to 71 countries -- from the U.S. Army.
http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/forcoun.html : Links to government information sources about countries.
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm : United Nations source, allows the user to display selected information on countries in a table format.
http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/ipc/www/idbnew.html : From the U.S. Census Bureau, this site provides demographic information on foreign countries.
http://www.stat-usa.gov : Contains economic information about countries.
http://web.lexis-nexis.com/statunivis : A web-based index to statistical publications to, among other things, statistical publications from international organizations. It provides direct Web access to some of these sources, but in most cases you will need to come to the Government Publications Department to use print or microfiche materials.
NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS & NEWS PROGRAMS
http://www.middlebury.edu/~gferguso/news.html : A compilation of international newspaper links from every country except the US and Canada
http://www.lesechos.fr/ : Les Echos- a French newspaper focusing on the economy
http://www.mathematik.uni-ulm.de/de-news/ : A German newspage (English and/or German)
http://www.africawire.com/ : Africa News Wire
http://www.africaonline.com/ : A site devoted to news and current events in Africa
http://www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/clicnet/ : A Francophone cultural and literary site
http://wnc.fedworld.gov : A service of the U.S. government, WNC collects translations of articles and speeches from around the world. Covers the latest two years. WNC requires a password -- Government Publications Department staff can log you in.
New York Times
U.N. News Program: Diplomatic License
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/govpubs : Government information
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/govpubs/forintl.html : Foreign governments info
http://www.library.nwu.edu/govpub/resource/internat/foreign.html : American Library Association's Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), is an alphabetical listing of foreign government Internet sites.
http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/foreign.html : An annotated subject-based listing of government Internet sites.
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en : Links to official government sites as well as to home pages of embassies and political parties. Additional links to sources of information about countries.
http://www.library.nwu.edu/govpub/resource/internat/foreign.html : An alphabetical listing of international organizations.
GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, INSTITUTIONS
http://www.worldbank.org/ : World Bank
http://jolis.worldbankimflib.org/nllinks.htm : World Bank & IMF
http://www.whirledbank.org/ : "Whirled" Bank
http://www.imf.org : International Monetary Fund
http://www.wto.org : World Trade Organization
http://www.worldsocialist-cwi.org/imf.html : Opposition to Globalization
http://www.capitalism.org/ : Theory and ideology
http://www.anu.edu.au/polsci/marx : Ideology
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~rdeibert/IPE.html : International political economy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/crash/ : economic crash
http://www.oberlin.edu/~dcleeton/SYLL_225.HTM : An Economics 225 course web page at Oberlin College
http://www.cepr.demon.co.uk/ : Center for Economic Policy Research
http://www.oecd.org/eco/surv/esu.htm : Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development- Economic Analysis, Survey of several countries
http://www.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/index.htm: Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany
DEVELOPMENT, POVERTY, GLOBAL SOUTH
http://www.international.metropolis.net : An international forum for research and policy on migration, diversity, and changing cities.
http://newimmigrants.org : Religion and the New Immigrants Project examines the role of religion in immigrant communities across the United States.
http://lexis.pop.upenn.edu/mexmig/welcome.html : The Mexican Migration Project is a binational research effort that aims to study and document the process of Mexican migration to the United States.
http://www.southern.org : For nearly three decades, the Southern Growth Policies Board has been the South's leading center for new ideas and practices in policy designed to encourage the region's economic development and strengthen its quality of life.
http://etan.org : East Timor Action Network
http://www.practicalhippie.com/beyond : Globalization criticism
http://www.osearth.com/resources/worldometers/ : running tally of statistics on the world
http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/worldlit/caribbean/sugar.html : caribbean sugar economy
http://www.popexpo.com : World population growth and fertility issues.
GENDER AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
http://www.apc.org/english/index.htm : The Association of Progressive Communication is concerned with the digital divide and the positive role the Internet can play in sustainable development around the world.
http://www.comminit.com : The Communication Initiative is a partnership of development organizations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development.
http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu : The Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide.
http://www.towson.edu/~loiselle/sextour.html : sex tourism
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES AND LINKS
WORLD DEMOCRACY, INTERNATIONAL LAW & HUMAN RIGHTS
http://www.amnesty.org : Amnesty International Anti-Torture website
http://www.hrw.org : Homepage for Human Rights Watch
http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?home_index.html : The Institute for War and Peace Reporting supports democratization and development in crisis zones.
http://www.derechos.org : Derechos Human Rights is an international is the first internet based human rights organization.
http://www.nationalismproject.org : The Nationalism Project is an internet based resource for the study of nationalism.
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_democracy : The Journal of Democracy monitors and analyzes democratic regimes and movements in countries around the world.
http://www.democ.uci.edu/democ/gov.htm : The Center for the Study of Democracy provides one of the most comprehensive list of links for government and political sites to over 100 countries.
http://www.un.org/law/icc/ : UN web site of the International Criminal Court
http://www.igc.org/icc/ : Coalition for an International Criminal Court
http://www.un.org/News/facts/ : ICC News
http://www.gn.apc.org/peopleinaction/rights.html :Human Rights Internet Links
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/1980 : People in Action for a Better World
http://www.hri.ca : Human Rights Internet
http://www.hrw.org : Human Rights Watch by country and region
http://www.oneworld.org : One World Online
http://oneworld.net : A community of over 200 leading global justice organizations under one roof. Includes news by country or topic.
http://www.worldcitizen.org : World Citizen Foundation
http://www.charter99.org : Charter 99
http://www.worldsocialforum.org : World Social Forum
http://www.agp.org : People's Global Action
http://www.un.org/law/ : international law
http://www.ala.org/acrl/ressept99.html : List of a variety of web addresses for human rights information.
http://gateway.lib.uiowa.edu/index.htm : List of reference categories
http://www.uiowa.edu/~uichr : Uof Iowa Human Rights Center
http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html : UN Universal HR Declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.
http://www.un.org/rights : United Nations HR agreements
http://www.un.org/Photos/hr.htm : A photo collection
http://www.unhcr.ch : UN refugee commissioner
http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/index.html : U.S. government human rights activities
http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/hrp_reports_mainhp.html : Annual HR report
http://www.umn.edu/humanrts : A massive collection of documents from the UN, the United States government, and various regional organizations.
http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/subjects/polsci/hunmrts.html : Resources arranged by region and country.
http://www.law.uc.edu/Diana : A searchable collection of Organization for African Unity and recent United Nations documents pertaining to human rights.
The Edwin Ginn Library of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University has a collection of Human Rights documents available on the Web.
FOREIGN POLICY, WAR AND PEACE
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/global/globalsbook.html : historical context
http://www.state.gov/ : foreign policy and diplomacy
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html : foreign policy
http://www.sipri.se/ : power, war and peace
http://www.barnsdle.demon.co.uk/bosnia/bostim.html : nationalism, Bosnia and East Timor
http://comnet.org/local/orgs/wilpf/listofwars.html : Ongoing wars
http://www.clw.org/control.html :Arms control
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8945/sycho.html : conflict group psychology
http://126.96.36.199/ISPP/ppres.html : individual psychology and leadership
http://www.surfsouthasia.org : This UNDP site provides an array of background information and latest news on the countries of South Asia, including Afghanistan.
http://web.mit.edu/cms/reconstructions : offers reflections on humanity and media after tragedy. The focus of the webpage is on the media and representations of September 11 and the world since.
http://www.geocities.com/dmvarisco/wtc.htm : This site is put together by the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association. It provides extensive links to information on responses to September 11, Islam, and the Middle East.
http://www.merip.org/miscellaneous/mideast_news_and_info.html : provides links to news organizations in the Middle East and several institutes conducting research on the region.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/afghanistan.html : This site offers an extensive collection of maps of Afghanistan.
http://www.rawa.org : This is the site of the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), which is a political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan.
http://afghanwomensmission.org : The Afghan Women's Mission works closely with RAWA to support long-term health, educational, and awareness raising initiatives for Afghan women and girls.
http://wwwcrl.uchicago.edu/info/handbook/hb40mide.html : Center for Research Libraries in Chicago, which has extensive holdings in materials from the Middle East.
http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/conferences/Veil2000/ : This site provides extensive information and resources about the debate on veiling in France.
http://www.jannah.org/ : A personal page with extensive information on Islam and diverse Muslim communities and an extensive link of related websites.
http://www.arches.uga.edu/~godlas/islamwest.html : Provides extensive links to articles and resources on Islam, the modern world, and the West.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/islam/islamsbook.html : The Internet Islamic History Sourcebook provides links to internet articles and resources on the history of Islam, its spread, different Muslim societies, and contemporary issues in the Muslim world.
http://www.unc.edu/~kurzman/LiberalIslamLinks.htm : Provides a series of links to modern liberal Islamic thinkers, their writings, and biographical sketches.
9/11 and AFTERMATH
http://www.aclu.org : American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.iacenter.org : International Action Center
http://www.peacefire.org : anti-Censorship
http://burn.ucsd.edu/~aff :Anti-fascist forum network
http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/~ingoj/altguid.htm : Guide through alternative websites on Human Rights, Ecology, Students, International Affairs and more
http://yama333.tripod.com : offers information/perspective on the 9/11 & the "War on Terrorism.")
http://www.ssrc.org/sept11 : The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is collecting essays by leading social scientists from around the country and the world that bring theoretical and empirical knowledge to bear on the events of Sept. 11, their precursors, and what comes after.
http://www.fas.org/terrorism/index.html : Federation of American Scientists' perspective on America's war on terrorism
http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2002 : Official perspective of state department on patterns of global terrorism
http://www.cia.gov : CIA perspective of war on terrorism
http://www.ict.org.il : international terrorism from Israeli perspective (Palestinian resistance=terrorism)
http://www.adl.org : terrorism from Jewish Anti-Defamation League perspective
http://www.terrorism.com/index.shtml : terrorism infos of unknown source
http://www.yama333.tripod.com : This web sites offers an array of information and perspectives on the September 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent War on Terrorism.
IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
http://www.unhcr.ch : Founded in 1951, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) is the world's leading refugee protection agency.
http://www.cis.org : The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan think tank dealing with the social, economic, and political aspects of immigration.
http://www.refugees.org : Founded in 1958, the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR) is the leading refugee protection and assistance NGO in the United States.
http://www.newschool.edu/icmec : The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom.
http://www.brookings.edu/fp/projects/idp/resources/biblio.pdf : Published by the Brookings-CUNY Project on Internal Displacement, this Selected Bibliography contains over 800 items on a wide range of issues related to the millions of internally displaced people worldwide.
http://www.laresistencia.org : Immigrant Rights
http://www.ercomer.org/wwwvl/ : Virtual Library on Migration and Ethnic Relations
http://www.migration-info.de : Berlin based immigration website
http://www.bpb.de/zuwanderung : Immigration to Germany
http://www.demographie.de & www.migration-info.de : Humboldt University Berlin
http://www.imis.uni-osnabrueck.de : IMIS Germany website
http://www.migration-online.de : German migration website
http://www.lzz-nrw.de : Germany Migration, Landeszentrale für Zuwanderung NRW
http://www.migrationinformation.org : Migration Policy Instit, Washington, DC
http://www.iomt.int : International Organization for Migration
http://www.proasyal.de : German pro-refugees website
http://www.unhcr.ch :UN Refugees website
http://www.migrationinformation.org : Migrant education
ENVIRONMENT& WORLD HERITAGE
http://www.unc.edu/student/orgs/grtdecsn/ : Great Decisions at UNC Chapel Hill
http://www.icom.org/bank.html : Cultural Heritage Development
http://www.unesco.org/whc/nwhc/pages/home/pages/homepage.htm : World Heritage
http://www.unep.org/ : United Nations Environment Programme
http://www.indiana.edu/~workshop/wsl/globe.html : Resources on the Global Commons at Indiana University
http://www.american.edu/TED/ted.htm : Trade and Environment Database at American University
http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/ : global warming
ACADEMICS, ACTIVISTS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
http://www.cesr.org : The Center for Economic and Social Rights promotes social justice through human rights. The site provides background information on a variety of international and domestic issues they are involved with.
http://www.cwis.org : The Center for World Indigenous Studies is an independent research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations.
EUROPEAN WEB RESOURCES
http://www.uni-kiel.de : Kiel Institute of World Economics
http://jhuniverse.hcf.jhu.edu/~aicgsdoc/ : The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University
http://www.europa.eu.int/index-en.htm : European Union
http://fgr.wu-wien.ac.at/nentwich/euroint2.htm : European integration
http://amue.lf.net/ : Association for the Monetary Union of Europe
http://www.uni-mannheim.de//users/ddz/edz/eedz.html : The European Documentation Center at the University of Mannheim
http://188.8.131.52/en/comm/eurostat/serven/home.htm : Statistical Office of the European Communities
http://www.indiana.edu/~unionet/ : European Union
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/GSSI/eu.html : European Union internet resources page
http://www.adminet.com/eur/ : Adminet, an unofficial site about the European Union
MISCELLANEOUS SEARCH & COUNTRY INFORMATION
ˇ BBC International
ˇ CAMERA :The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
ˇ Google : One of the best search engines. Try Advanced Search for more precision.
ˇ Z Magazine : A community of people committed to social change.
ˇ Ebscohost : An index to about 3000 periodicals and a few newspapers, with full text for about 1300 of them. Includes a wide range of general publications published in the US, plus some from the UK and Canada.
ˇ Latin American Database : Internet-based news service in English about Latin America,
ˇ Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe : Search for full-text newspaper articles from world news sources, as well as U S newspapers. Excellent resource for transcripts of news programs, campus newspapers, world wire services
ˇ Newslink : Links to newspapers around the world.
ˇ American Journalism Review and Columbia Journalism Review : Indexes
ˇ AP Photo Archive : Searchable archive of photos used in news stories
ˇ On the Media : NPR program on news organizations and coverage
ˇ AllAfrica Global Media : A multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide.
ˇ CountryWatch : Statistics and background information on each country, plus some history and description
ˇ Europa Year Book : Book resource. Information on each country - brief history, politics, statistics, demography.
ˇ Hacker's Citation Guide : How to cite that electronic information you found - it isn't
ˇ The ASIL (American Society of International Law) Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law : This site is organized into specific areas of international law, including international environmental law, economic law, human rights, etc. Each specific area contains an overview, search strategies, links to primary and secondary resources, other related links, etc.
ˇ Oddens' Bookmarks on the "Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping" : Can be searched by keyword
ˇ Background Notes: Brief summaries of foreign relations, population, history, and economy of countries. Published by the U.S. Department of State.
ˇ Country Studies/Area Handbooks: Thorough guides to 71 countries -- from the U.S. Army.
ˇ CountryWatch.: Provides statistical and narrative profiles of foreign countries. CountryWire: wire service news stories about countries.
ˇ Foreign Governments/Country Background Information (University of Michigan) : Links to government information sources about countries.
ˇ Infonation : From the United Nations, allows the user to display selected information on countries in a tabular format.
ˇ International Data Base : From the U.S. Census Bureau, this site provides demographic information on foreign countries.
ˇ STAT-USA : Contains economic, business, and trade information about countries.
ˇ Foreign Government Resources on the Web : From the University of Michigan, is arranged by subject as well as geographic area.
ˇ Governments on the WWW : Has links to official government sites as well as to home pages of embassies and political parties. Additional links to sources of information about countries.
ˇ World News Connection : A service of the U.S. government, WNC collects translations of articles and speeches from around the world. Covers the latest two years. WNC requires a password -- Government Publications Department staff can log you in.
ˇ BBC Worldservice page : Updated every hour.
ˇ CNN.com World News : Searchable by geographic area.
ˇ Foreign Media Reaction from the U.S. Department of State : Each business day, the U.S. Department of State's Office of Research produces an Issue Focus of foreign media commentary on a major foreign policy issue or related event. These reports provide a global round-up of editorials and op-ed commentary from major newspapers, magazines and broadcast media around the world. Following a one-page analysis of the commentary, readers will find block quotes sorted by geographic region and country. An Issue Focus normally covers one to three weeks of editorial opinion. The latest reports date back one week. The archives section contains all Issue Focuses published in the past 24 months.
ˇ National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting System : Both updated frequently.
ˇ International Institutions : A listing from the Electronic Data Resources Service at McGill University.
ˇ International Organization and NGO Web Sites from the Union of International Associations : A listing of over 5,000 Web sites selected from the Yearbook of International Organizations and indexed by name, subject, and regional grouping.
ˇ International Organizations from the Northwestern University Library : An alphabetically arranged list of links to over eighty IGOs.
ˇ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Food Balance Sheet Report Form.
ˇ Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) : Many free documents, including statistical publications, are available on this site.
ˇ United Nations : An important organization for development issues.
ˇ AccessUN : An index to UN documents, covers 1951 on.
ˇ Official Web Site Locator for the United Nations System of Organizations : Some features of this site include an index and search engine for locating Internet sites of United Nations Organizations.
ˇ The World Bank Group : Includes links to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as its three affiliates: IDA, IFC, and MIGA
ˇ Bibliography of Recent Publications on Chiapas (1995-1996) : From the Institute of Indigenous Studies Library at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas.
ˇ Latin American Perspectives : An electronic journal "for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas."
ˇ Frente Zapatista de Liberación Nacional / Front Zapatiste de Liberation Nationale : Official sites of the FZLN.
ˇ The Marx/Engels Internet Archive : A huge collection of electronic texts.
ˇ RUT / Radical Urban Theory : An electronic journal focusing on the "modern urban condition.
ˇ Texas Archives of Autonomist Marxism : Contain a wide variety of material related to those threads of the Marxist tradition which have emphasized the self-activity of the working class.
ˇ Statistical Universe (http://web.lexis-nexis.com/statuniv) is an index/resource used to identify statistical publications from a variety of sources. Consists of three parts: American Statistical Index (ASI), an index to U.S. federal publications; Statistical Reference Index (SRI), an index to the publications of states and private organizations; and Index to International Statistics (IIS), an index to international governmental organization (IGO) publications. Provides direct Web access to some sources, but in most cases you will need to come to the Government Publications Department to use print or microfiche materials.
ˇ InterAction: Created by the American Council for Voluntary International Action, a coalition of over 150 non-profit organizations working for human rights worldwide. Includes publications and information on refugees, development, advocacy, and disasters.
ˇ Statistical Agencies (International), from the United States Census Bureau : An alphabetical listing of foreign statistical agencies.
ˇ Statistical Resources on the Web/Foreign, another University of Michigan Documents Center site: An alphabetical listing of foreign and international statistical sites.
ˇ Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics : Has a listing of foreign statistical agencies by country.
ˇ The Food and Agriculture Organization's FAOSTAT : Offers on-line and multi-lingual databases currently containing over 1 million time series records covering international statistics in a variety of subject areas.
ˇ The United Nations Statistics Division : Though many of the data here are available for a fee, there is some useful free statistical information.
ˇ UNICEF EPP Statistics : United Nations Childrens' Fund Evaluation Policy and Planning with selected indicators can be viewed by country or by topic.
ˇ WISTAT - Women's Indicators and Statistics CD-ROM : From the United Nations. Despite the title, the data are not limited to women. Contains time series data for health and social indicators, by sex, for 180 countries from early 1970s to mid-1990s with projections to 2025.
ˇ World Bank Group's Data and Maps : Includes country and economic development data from World Bank publications.
ˇ World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) : A useful resource for health-related data.