Local Independent Media
List current as of 11-1-06
Sacramento-based Peace & Justice Groups
Sacramento Valley & Foothill Regional Peace Groups
Independent National & International Media
Access Sacramento, Cable TV Channel 17. www.accesssacramento.org Shows: Soapbox, Mon. 8pm; Media Edge, Sun. 8pm, Contact: 916-456-8600. (Updated 11-2006)
LOCAL INDEPENDENT MEDIA
Because People Matter www.bpmnews.org Progressive News and Views. Contact: BPM, 403 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-444-3203, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comic Press News www.comicpress.com
The Independent Media Center, www.indybay.org/centralvalley (Updated 11-2006)
Davis Community Television, Channel 15 www.dctv.davis.ca.us, Contact: 530-757-2419
KDRT 101.5 FM www.kdrt.org. low power radio in Davis
KDVS 90.3 FM, www.kdvs.org Contact: U.C. Davis, 530-752-0728; PSAs: 530-752-2776, Publicaffairs@kdvs.org; Call in line: 530-752-2777;
KVMR FM 89.5 FM.www.kvmr.org Contact: 530-265-9073 x214; email@example.com
We the Media, www.wethemedia.tv
SACRAMENTO-BASED PEACE & JUSTICE
Sacramento Action for Latin America (SALA)
CAAC works for social, political, and economic justice in Central America and in U.S. policies affecting that region. Regular activities include a newsletter and monthly video nights. Contact: 916-457-5018; P.O. Box 162998, Sacramento CA 95816; firstname.lastname@example.org (Updated 1-2006)
CODEPINK is an international, women-initiated, grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. CODEPINK rejects the Bush administration's fear-based politics that justify violence. Instead, CODEPINK calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. Local contact: email@example.com; for Davis CodePink: 530-756-1900; firstname.lastname@example.org (National website: www. codepink4peace.org) (Updated 11-2006)
Freedom Bound Center
The Freedom Bound Center is a non profit organization that works with youth in the Sacramento Valley promoting youth health advocacy, social justice and cultural activism. Our mission is to promote democratic participation, empower economically and socially disadvantaged communities, and improve the health of at-risk communities by providing theoretical education and hands-on organizing experience to community activists, especially young people of color. Contact: 916-736-9843,
2010 Del Paso Blvd , Sacramento (Updated 11-2006)
Grandmothers for Peace International
Grandmothers for Peace is an all-volunteer organization with the ultimate goal of a peaceful world for future generations. One does not have to be a biological grandmother to join, nor a certain age! There is a men's Auxiliary. Local contact: Lorraine Krofchok, Director, 916-685-1130; email@example.com. (National website: www.grandmothersforpeace.org (Updated 11-2006)
Marxist School of Sacramento www.marxistschool.org
The Marxists School provides classes, speakers, discussion groups on social change theories and activism. Contact: 916-799-1354. firstname.lastname@example.org; (Updated 11-2006)
National Council of Arab Americans www.arab-american.net
The National Council of Arab Americans (NCA) aims to be a unifying framework for the Arab-American community across gender, racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds through multi-level political empowerment, chapter-based grassroots democratic mobilization and accountability, and need-based service programs. Contact: National Council of Arab Americans - Sacramento Chapter - P.O. Box 163681, Sacramento, California 95816; email@example.com (Updated 11-2006)
Peace Arts Xchange (PAX) www.peacearts.net
Peace Arts Xchange is a group of artists and supporters who work in music, visual, poetry, theatre, and dance media. We exchange ideas and engage in specific projects to further understanding in our communities and the world on issues of peace and justice. PAX uses artistic expression to challenge assumptions
about the utility of violence, and to provoke questions about the sources
of oppression in the world. Contact: 916-393-7676. firstname.lastname@example.org (Updated 11-2006)
Physicians for Social Responsibility www.sacpsr.org
PSR is the U.S. affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). PSR focuses on issues involving the threat of nuclear weapons and other warfare, violence prevention (especially gun violence), environmental protection, and universal health care. PSR has a speakers bureau. Meetings occur the 2nd Wednesday night of each month (except in December) at 6:30 pm at UC Davis Medical Center in the Davis Tower Director's Conference Rm, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sac. All are welcome to attend. Contacts: 916 955-6333, email@example.com ; or Harry Wang, MD, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org (Updated 11-2006)
Sacramento for Democracy www.sacramentofordemocracy.org
Sacramento for Democracy is a grassroots organization dedicated to the advancement of progressive political and social changes -- like health care for all; investment in children; equal rights under law; fiscal responsibility; and peace and security achieved through truly equitable international cooperation. We must promote an America where candidates and office holders tell the truth about policy choices and stand up for what they believe. The era when politicians equivocate about matters as fundamental as war and peace must end. Contact: email@example.com (Updated 11-2006)
Students for Justice in Palestine
Students for Justice in Palestine is a coalition of students, faculty, staff and community that work together to spread awareness on issues related to the Palestinian struggle for self-determination, implement divestment campaigns and all the while celebrating the culture and history of the Palestinian Arab people. Contact: SJP-Davis: UCDSJP@gmail.com SJP Sacramento including CSUS and City College: firstname.lastname@example.org (Updated 11-2006)
Therapists For Social Responsibility www.therapistsforsocialresponsibility.org
We are a group of therapists whose vision is to create connection and community as we work on local and global social actions. We invite speakers and meet for discussions leading to action on subjects such as how therapists can address the effects on families of current policies. TSR is committed to supporting only those leaders who accord with our 8 core principles and values which include peaceful negotiation, integrity, social justice and sustainability. Contact: Shauna Smith, MSW, MFT, 916-447-5706; email@example.com. (Updated 11-2006)
Veterans For Peace Chapter 87
Veterans for Peace, Inc. (VFP) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war. VFP Chapter 87, Sacramento, was founded in August 2002. (National website: www.veteransforpeace.org) (Updated 11-2006)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in 1915. With sections in 37 countries, WILPF stands for equality of all people in a world free of racism, sexism and homophobia, building peace through world disarmament, and changing government priorities to meet human needs. The national priorities of U.S. WILPF for 2005-2008 are “Women Challenge US Policy: Building Peace on Justice in the Middle East ” and “Save the Water: fighting for clean and affordable water for all.” Sacramento Valley Branch: Ellen Schwartz , tel. 916-369-5510 or firstname.lastname@example.org (National website: www.wilpf.org) (Updated 11/4/06)
SACRAMENTO VALLEY &
FOOTHILL REGIONAL PEACE GROUPS
Chico Peace & Justice Center www.chico-peace.org;
Davis Peace Coalition www.davispeace.org
El Dorado Peace & Justice Community www.edpjc.org
Elk Grove Peace and Justice Group 916-689-6943; email@example.com; 916-685-3612; firstname.lastname@example.org (Updated 11-2006)
Modesto Peace & Life Center www.stanislausconnections.org , 209-529-5750 (Updated 11-2006.)
Nevada County, Peace Center of www.ncpeace.org
Sacramento Area Peace Action www.sacpeace.org
San Joaquin County, Peace & Justice Network of www.pjnsjc.org
Solano Peace and Justice Coalition www.solanopeaceandjustice.com
Veterans for Peace Gold Country Chapter #122, 530-878-1331; email@example.com
INDEPENDENT NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
AlterNet (www.alternet.org) is an online magazine designed to serve as an "online helper," leading individuals, policy professionals and journalists alike to sources for information and insight. AlterNet finds, evaluates, aggregates and organizes links to journalism, policy analysis and websites on a range of pressing issues, from globalization and grassroots organizing, to the war on drugs and genetic engineering.
Antiwar (www.antiwar.com) is an online newspaper and magazine to inform readers about US foreign policy, focusing on current global conflicts. Antiwar is dedicated to promoting noninterventionism based on libertarian principles, and is a ward of the nonprofit Center for Libertarian Studies.
Common Dreams News (www.commondreams.org) is a national non-profit citizens' organization, using the internet as a political organizing tool to bring Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future. The website includes articles on current affairs and news from America’s progressive community, as well as links to other media sites.
Consortium News (www.consortiumnews.com) was started in 1995, when it became the internet’s first investigative magazine. It is a project of the Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc.
CounterPunch (www.counterpunch.com) is a bi-weekly muckraking newsletter, bringing readers the stories that the corporate press never prints. The articles are intended to help citizens working against “the war machine, big business and the rapers of nature.”
Foreign Policy in Focus (www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org) is a "think tank without walls" that functions as an international network of more than 650 policy analysts and advocates. FPIF is committed to advancing a citizen-based foreign policy agenda--one that is fundamentally rooted in citizen initiatives and movements.
From the Wilderness Publications (www.copvcia.com) provides information on various current issues. The mission of From the Wilderness is to offer readers a unique and accurate map of how the world works, unfiltered by preconception or ideology.
In These Times (www.inthesetimes.org) is a national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion. In These Times provides investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about relevant events and ideas.
KPFA 94.1 FM (www.kpfa.org/) Berkeley is Listener Sponsored Non-Commercial Pacifica Network
Radio for Northern and Central California.
Media Workers Against War (www.myantiwar.org) is a global source for anti-war news, views, and updates on the international peace movement. The website is updated daily.
Project Censored (www.projectcensored.org) aims to explore and publicize the extent of censorship in our society by locating stories about significant issues of which the public should be aware. Thereby, the project hopes to stimulate responsible journalists to provide more mass media coverage of those issues and to encourage the general public to demand mass media coverage of those issues or to seek information from other sources.
The Centre for Research on Globalisation (www.globalresearch.ca) is 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. The webpage publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on the interrelationship between social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes.
The Independent Media Center (www.indymedia.org) is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. The Independent Media Center works “for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.”
The Institute for Public Accuracy News Release and War Analysis (www.accuracy.org) is a nationwide consortium of policy researchers which seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out by corporate-backed think tanks and other influential institutions. The Institute's news releases strive to "provide well-documented analysis that is pegged on fast-breaking events while focusing on fundamental issues."
Truthout (www.truthout.com) is an online source for information on current affairs. The website includes a forum section where relevant statements by national leaders are posted.
World Socialist Website (wsws.org) , published by the International Committee of the Fourth International, is an online newspaper that provides daily information on international events and issues.
Z Magazine (www.zmag.org) is an independent monthly of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. ZNet is a website updated many times daily and designed to convey information and provide community. Founded in 1995, ZNet offers information through diverse watch areas and sub-sites, translations, archives, links to other progressive sites, a daily commentary program, and more.