Check out the following groups doing cutting edge political work!

Based in the United States:

The National Network of Immigration and Refugee Rights is a national organization working to promote a just immigration policy in the United States and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees.

Critical Resistance is a national campaign to challenge the prison industrial complex.

ColorLines is a magazine on race, culture and action, devoted to covering the politics and creations of communities of color.

The Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG) is a non-profit bio-ethics organization devoted to fostering public debate about the social, ethical, and environmental implications of the new genetic technologies.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

The Midwest Treaty Network is an alliance of Indian and non-Indian community groups that support the sovereign rights of Native American nations.

Refuse and Resist! Reproductive Freedom Task Force builds defense of women's clinics and organizes the annual National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.

Political Research Associates is an independent, not-for-profit research center which monitors and analyzes those organizations, leaders, ideas, and activities of the US political right that undermine democracy and diversity.

The Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP) organizes The Fight for Abortion Rights and Reproductive Freedom (an annual conference for student and community activists at Hampshire College), and coordinates the annual National Young Women's Day of Action.

The Population and Development Program at Hampshire College seeks to provide students with a multi-disciplinary framework within which to comprehend population dynamics and reproductive rights issues internationally.

The Center for Genetics and Society is a non-profit education and advocacy organization working to alert, inform and activate broad constituencies concerning the responsible use of the new human genetic technologies. The center works with a growing network of scientists, health professionals, academics, environmentalists, civil society leaders and activists, and others who are concerned about the lack of effective societal oversight of many of the new human genetic and reproductive technologies.

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.

The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) is committed to conducting and disseminating research to inform policy makers and grassroots activists who are trying to improve living standards and to create a more just, democratic, and ecologically sustainable world.

ECO-Action's work is based on the intersection of three things --threats to human health, environmental degradation and social injustice. Their mission is to help communities organize to confront environmental health threats.

Project South is a leadership development organization based in the US South creating spaces for movement building. We work with communities pushed forward by the struggle to strengthen leadership and provide popular political & economic education for personal & social transformation.


The Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights is an autonomous network of groups and individuals in every continent who aim to achieve and support reproductive rights for women.

The Corner House is a United Kingdom NGO which aims to support the growth of a democratic, equitable, and non-discriminatory civil society in which communities have control over the resources and decisions that affect their lives and means of livelihood.

Green Left Weekly is an independent, progressive publication from Australia.

Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering (FINRRAGE Australia)

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