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- AK Press is perhaps the most important publisher and distributor of anarchist materials in North America.
AK also has a European site.
- Anarkismo is an anarcho-communist site with a wide range of articles in a wide range of languages — English, Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, etc., etc.
- Anarcho-Syndicalist Review is the only regularly appearing U.S. anarcho-syndicalist magazine. It always has a lot of thought-provoking news and analysis.
- CIPO - RFM (Consejo Indigena Popular de Oaxaca - Ricardo Flores Magón) is a nonviolent group resisting political repression and fighting for indigenous rights in the state of Oaxaca.
- The Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) has an attractive site (en español) focusing on
Spanish anarchist news and events.
- Dave Robison's on-line anarchist library contains a good collection of essays and biographies.
- Ediciones Antorcha has a very nice collection of free, on-line anarchist texts in Spanish.
- Flag has been providing free web space for anarchist ideas and
discussion since 1996.
- III Publishing are nice folks who publish anarchist fiction.
- Industrial Workers of the World is the only union in the U.S.
run along anarchist principles.
- Infoshop.org bills itself as "your online anarchist community." It has a lot of useful links and info.
- The Institute for Social Ecology is a good place to start for those interested in
anarchism and environmentalism.
- Left Bank Books, founded in Seattle in 1973, is one of the two longest-operating anarchist bookstores in North America.
- Libcom.org is a nicely designed, very ambitious anarcho-communist news/library/discussion site.
- PM Press is a new project started by AK Press alumni dedicated to the publishing of anarchist fiction and nonfiction.
- Workers Solidarity Alliance is a U.S. anarcho-syndicalist group whose site has a lot of useful on-line articles and essays.
- Zabalaza Books is a South African
anarchist publisher. They have a lot of interesting stuff, including free downloads.
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- Bad Astronomy addresses astronomical and scientific misconceptions spread by movies, TV, the news, and popular beliefs. As a bonus, it's often amusing.
- Sol Station is the best single source of info on stars within a couple hundred light years of Earth.
- Space.com, as you might suspect, provides news on the space program (written at a very elementary level).
- Stellarium is the best free planetarium program. It's just as good as the ones costing hundreds of bucks.
- Universe Today is an informative astronomy news site aimed at amateurs.
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- Adult Christianity offers a useful running log of xtian misdeeds (fraud, embezzlement, priests sodomizing kids, etc.), plus a lot of funny stuff — e.g., "American Christians — Putting the Sex in Homosexuality."
- American Family Foundation publishes the Cultic Studies Journal. Their site contains many
and varied archived articles.
- Americans United for Separation of Church and State lobbies for separation of church and state, and their site functions, in part, as an informative on-line newsletter.
- Atheist Alliance is "the only democratic national atheist organization in the United States."
- Atheists.net has a tongue-in-cheek feature on an "atheist messiah" and also some well-reasoned material on the delusional nature of religious belief.
- Atheists for Human Rights publishes a nice online newsletter.
- Christianism.com, despite it's name (it's neither a christian nor a commercial site), "contains scholarship, blasphemy, heresy, freethought, rationalism, atheism, history, psychology, sociology, theology, anthropology, etc.," and a lot of very interesting on-line texts.
- Cult News Network provides numerous daily links to cult-related news.
- David Hasselhoff is the Anti-Christ has been floating around the web for years, but is still one of the funniest sites on it. It's a great example of how scripture can be interpreted to "prove" anything.
- Evil Bible reveals the vile truth of what's actually in the bible, in contrast to the heavily sanitized version normally presented by priests and preachers.
- FACTNet is an activist anti-cult group which was founded after the Scientologists took over the Cult Awareness Network.
- Final Exit Network works to alleviate the suffering of those with terminal illness/chronic pain with no hope of recovery.
- The Infidels Secular Web is an on-line library for skeptics and nonbelievers containing vast amounts of information and hundreds of useful links.
- JCnot4me has a nice collection of articles and references.
- Landover Baptist Church has been "serving the saved since 1692" (the year of the Salem witch hunt). Their twin mottos are "God told me to hate you" and "unsaved, unwelcome." Check 'em out.
- Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers is, obviously, for nonreligious military people.
- Operation Clambake will tell you more than you'll probably ever want to know about those zany Scientologists.
- Positive Atheism is a gold mine of quotations, PDF handbills, articles, and entire books on line.
- PostMormon.org is a meeting place for those who have the guts and good sense to leave the LDS church, and miss the sense of community that's probably the most attractive feature of that (and every other) cult.
- Recovery from Mormonism is a valuable resource for those attempting to escape that cult. The site contains much useful insider information.
- The Skeptic's Annotated Bible is well organized and is the best available guide to the contradictions, absurdities, atrocities, etc. in the book which has caused more human misery than any other ever published.
- Undo Jesus has a premise that's hard to argue with: "The time has come to abandon Christianity."
- Weird Crap has a great collection of links to bizarro christian sites. Don't miss Psycho Dave's "Recreational Christianity Zone."
- Westboro Baptist Church (otherwise known as "God Hates Fags") provides a fine example of the hatefulness at the heart of patriarchal religions. And Westboro backs up its hatefulness with chapter and verse from the Bible: "Why do you preach hate? Because the Bible preaches hate. For every one verse about God's mercy, love, compassion, etc., there are two verses about His vengeance, hatred, wrath, etc." Strip away all of the liberal rhetoric and practices of the milder christian sects (a direct result of centuries of scientific progress and the struggle against organized christianity) and this is what you'll find. Highly recommended. (Note to Firefox users: This site has a terrible WOT rating, which almost certainly reflects many WOT raters' anger at its content. The site itself appears not to have malware, spyware, etc.)
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- Bizarro is very funny, very well drawn, and often very pointed.
- Dilbert is very crudely drawn, but is also the most consistently funny comic strip. If you're familiar at all with the IT world, it's twice as funny.
- Fark — it's now news, it's fark! The most comprehensive and snarkiest weird news site.
- Fuck the South provides sensitive, poignant editorial content.
- I fucked Ann Coulter in the ass, hard is funnier than hell, but not for the squeamish.
- Justin Green's Cartoon Art is by the artist/author who gave us what Fellini called the best comic book ever produced, "Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary." Also check out Justin's Depression '09 site.
- Landover Baptist Church has been "serving the saved since 1692." Their twin mottos are "God told me to hate you" and "unsaved, unwelcome." Check 'em out.
- Modern Drunkard Magazine is always good for a few sick laughs.
- Mullet Like Me is dedicated to fighting for the rights of mulleted Americans.
- The Onion is still by far the funniest on-line
- Peep Stone magazine is PostMormon.org's humor magazine. This reviewer (who lived in Southern Idaho for years and is all too familiar with Mormonism) read four articles and laughed his ass off at three of them. Quality wise, it gives The Onion a run for its money.
- The Rude Pundit is the most entertaining blog around. If you like the image of Dick Cheney bent over "Deliverance style," squealing like a "corporate pig," while the bodies of over 1000 dead American soldiers are crammed up his ass, you'll like this blog.
- Zippy the Pinhead is the most sophisticated American comic strip. It's brilliantly drawn — Bill Griffith spends [and I'm not kidding] eight hour a day on it — it's often hilarious, involving absurdist humor, and the relentless obscure artistic and cultural references are a delight to those who "get" even a few of them. The daily Zippy strip is available from Pinhead Productions. Yow!!
- Alternet provides the news that the corporate media
deems fit not to print.
- Anon News is the site that leads to all things Anonymous.
- The Billboard Liberation Front provides
helpful info for those interested in combating visual blight. The site features many examples
of improved billboards.
- Burned Books is a publisher of anti-war e-books; they have good free content.
- Clamor is a nicely designed, nonsectarian leftist magazine featuring reviews, interviews, and articles on a wide variety of social and political topics.
- Common Dreams is a good source for "alternative" news and editorial comment.
- Earth First Journal is "the radical
[that is, realistic] environmental journal."
- Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) reveals in detail the incredibly bad performance of the corporate media.
- Freedom of the Press Foundation channels funds to the whistle-blowing groups the Obama Administration is trying to strangle.
- Free Documentaries has over 150 full-length documentaries available for free download. Their list includes Supersize Me, Sicko, Jesus Camp, Bowling for Columbine, and Orwell Rolls In His Grave. Highly recommended.
- Free Inquiry is a valuable resource for those who don't want to see the U.S. turn into a theocracy.
- Free Radio Berkeley is the most political, activist-oriented of the pirate radio sites.
- Graphic Alliance is a mutual support network for progressive graphic artists, both web and print variety.
- Independent Media Center is a collective of
independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots,
non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical,
accurate, and passionate tellings of truth.
- IPG is See Sharp Press's book trade
- KXCI is the community-owned beacon in the vast wasteland
of Tucson's corporate radio desert, now with 24-hour streaming audio. If you live in a place without a decent, left-wing radio station, and have high-speed access, check it out.
- Link TV is the progressive cable/satellite TV network. It provides news and music from around the world, and documentaries you're not likely to see anywhere else.
- Low Rider Press has a very large assortment of humorous bike and bumper stickers.
- Media Matters is a nonprofit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
- The Official Pirate Radio Kit
Bulletin Board is a good site to go to for technical information on constructing
a pirate radio station, though the site looks as if it hasn't been updated for a few years.
- Processed World has been "the magazine with a
bad attitude" (as opposed to Time, "the bad magazine with an attitude") for over a quarter century, and is now on the web.
- Schaffner Press publishes well produced novels, literary biographies, and music books.
- Skeptic Magazine is one of the best reads available for
those who are open minded but not empty headed.
- Slashdot, which provides "news for nerds, stuff that matters," is a news-aggregator site for IT types. If you want insight into nerd culture that goes beyond Dilbert, here ya go.
- Truthout is one of the better "alternative" (read "real") news sites on the 'net.
- Wikileaks is te single most important free speech outlet on the net. Please support themagainst the traitorous, anti-free speech Obama Administration.
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- Acequia Booksellers is Albuquerque's best used/antiquarian bookstore. They carry a lot of anarchist and anarchist-related rare books.
- Bay Area Skeptics contains loads of features and links to skeptic-related topics and sites.
- We're no longer recommending Download.com, which is maintained by Cnet. For many years they were our favorite shareware and freeware downloading site, but they've recently begun to wrap their downloads in bloatware that will change your search settings and home page, among other things. We now recommend Source Forge and Tucows for downloads.
- Heckle and Jive is J.R. Swanson's site. It features J.R.'s unique films, animation, and graphics. J.R. did all of the illustrations for our Devil's Dictionaries.
- Loving More is the best, because it's the only,
polyamory magazine. All kidding aside, it's a good mag put out by nice people.
- The Polyamory Society provides many useful
resources for those interested in or pursuing the more challenging but more rewarding alternative to monotony (or is that 'monogamy'?).
- Source Forge is a safe, free shareware/freeware download library. Highly recommended.
- Tucows is another safe, free shareware/freeware download library.
- World's Best Bike Stickers, as its name suggests, is not run by shy people. But it really is a great bike sticker site.
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- Center for Biological Diversity is
doing wonderful work to protect Arizona's environment from developers and other public enemies.
- Food Not Bombs is the worldwide organization dedicated to feeding the hungry and the homeless while exposing why there are so many hungry and homeless.
- The Gloo Factory is a not-for-profit printer that does low-cost screen and offset printing for every progressive, environmental, and human rights group in town (Tucson), and lot of 'em from out of town, too.
- Fully Informed Jury Association provides the essential information that jurors have the option and the responsibility to render a verdict based on their conscience, sense of justice, and on the merits of the law, and are not bound by law to follow a judge's instructions.
- Peace Supplies is a worker-owned and run collective that produces nice T-shirts and bumper stickers.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is the most prominent and one of the most militant defenders of those who cannot defend themselves.
- Stop the FBI is dedicated to preserving our basic human rights in the Bush/Obama era.
- Topple Bush has a lot of useful info and funny material on the idiot tyrant who formerly infested the White House.
- Wild Wilderness is dedicated to fighting the efforts of jet ski manufacturers, off road vehicle manufacturers, other corporate predators, and their lackeys in congress to commercialize, "motorize," and charge us "access fees" for use of our public lands.
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- Bassist's Bible is the site maintained by Tim Boomer, author of The Bassist's Bible. It has (or will have shortly) a few chapters from the book and mp3s of a number of the bass grooves.
- Drummer's Bible is the site maintained by the authors (well, actually the wife of one of them) of The Drummer's Bible.
- Experimental Musical Instruments is Bart Hopkin's wonderful, whimsical site devoted to the making of unusual instruments.
- Pinche Blues Band is the site of See Sharp Press publisher Chaz Bufe's former band.
The following links are to the six major non-12-step self-help recovery organizations in the United
States and Canada, listed in alphabetical order. We recommend all of these organizations over 12-step groups.
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- The Amazona Society is dedicated to preserving
Amazon parrots in their native habitats, and to maintaining healthy captive breeding populations of all Amazon species (many of which are threatened in the wild).
- Avian Welfare Coaltion's mission is to prevent the abuse, exploitation, and suffering of captive birds, and to address the crucial issues of rescue, placement, and sanctuary for displaced birds. The AWC also supports efforts to insure the survival of wild birds and the conservation of their natural habitats.
- Companion Parrot Quarterly is the most reliable
- Foster Parrots is a Massachusetts rescue group.
Their site has a lot of good information for anyone contemplating getting a parrot as
a companion, including information on costs and the considerable amount of time and
attention birds require.
- The Oasis provides a wonderful, humanitarian
sanctuary for parrots that have been so abused or have other problems so serious that
- Tucson Avian Rescue and Adoption Foundation is now defunct but has a really good, downloadable Powerpoint slide show on parrot care.
- Truwebhost is a friendly, reliable web hosting company that has generously donated hosting to parrot rescue and welfare groups, and who provide low-cost hosting for commercial sites.
- World Parrot Trust is an international
organization whose aim is the survival of parrot species in the wild and the welfare
of captive birds everywhere.
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- Ansible is David Langford's long-running British sci-fi newsletter. Lots of news and often funny commentary. Not to be missed: "Thog's Master Class" — monthly snippets of the worst science fiction and fantasy writing. David's home page contains links to hundreds of reviews, free downloads, and way too much other interesting stuff to mention.
- Locus is the sci-fi equivalent of Publishers Weekly.
- Preditors & Editors is a guide to almost everything a sci-fi (or any other kind of) writer needs to know about the book biz. P&E lists and rates agents, book publishers, bookstores, magazines, writing contests, etc. In addition to this, they provide an extremely useful service by warning their readers against specific scammers and telling readers how to spot scams. Highly recommended.
- Science Fiction Writers of America is the professional organization for sci-fi and fantasy writers. Their site contains scads of useful info, including lists of agents and publishers to beware of.
- SF Signal "reviews just about anything that has to do with science fiction." They also have a nice library of free sci-fi book downloads.
- Strange Horizons is primarily a sci-fi book review site, but also contains columns, poetry, and free fiction.