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WEBRINGS--the directory to over 1000 articles by California Skeptics


Patrocl Woodroffe

new articles are constantly being posted by the California Skeptics.  This page is updated about once a month.
A number of the sites have a page of links.  Just enter in http://skeptically.org/  and then quackery, / skepticism, /socialism, /onwars, /recdrugs


Links from http://www.corporations.org/system/


If you don't know why corporate power is a problem, here are some websites that will explain the concept.

Challenge Corporate Power, Asserting the People's Rights campaign of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. They have a full Corporate Power Study Curriculum and Organizing Packets.

Timeline of Corporate Rights vs. People's Rights (also from WILPF)

Know Thine Enemy - A Brief History of Corporations

A Call to Citizens: Real Populists Please Stand Up!

Third World Traveler - magazine articles and book excerpts that offer an alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America

Corporate Control of American Democracy

Reclaim Democracy is dedicated to restoring democratic authority over corporations, reviving grassroots democracy, and revoking the power of money and corporations to control government and civic society.

Aurora Institute - promotes an understanding of how the very structure of modern institutions directly influences many of the social, economic and environmental problems we face in modern society.

Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD) and their Taking Care of Business booklet which started the modern anti-corporate movement, inspiring the groups above and local groups like:

Ending Corporate Governance

Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the 1990s

Study Reinforces Public Distrust of Corporations (Report on the Top 200 corporations from the Institute for Policy Studies)

Corporations Pages at GlobalIssues.org

Unequal Protection: The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights - book by Thom Hartmann

Corporate Welfare

Corporate Control of the Media

The Threat of Corporate Power

Corporate Control of the Government (Campaign Contributions to Politicians)

RACHEL's Environment & Health Weekly   Table of Contents and Index
Read the RACHEL series on corporate power, economic trends and political action in order:
308, 309, 316, 388, 396, 397, 409, 419, 421, 422, 426, 427, 433, 449, 451, 452, 455, 458, 459, 460, 461, 465, 488, 489

Are you convinced yet? Here are the solutions.


If you're up for more reading, RACHELS's has published many articles on corporate power...

Corporate Power and the Corporate Charter Reform Movement

Corporations Are Externalizing Machines As Sharks Are Killing Machines (RACHEL's #308)
New Strategy Focuses On Corporations (RACHEL's #309)
Clarification: Rights Of Corporations (RACHEL's #316)
The Corporation, Part 1 (RACHEL's #388)
The Corporation, Part 2: Assessing Business Impacts (RACHEL's #397)
The Corruption of our Democracy [Corporations] (RACHEL's #433)
Corporate Behavior (RACHEL's #449)
The Big Problems, Part 4: Controlling Corporations (RACHEL's #455 - charter revocation)
Fixing Corporations, Part 1: Legacy of the Founding Parents (RACHEL's #488)
Fixing Corporations, Part 2: Corporations for the Seventh Generation (RACHEL's #489)

Corporate Control of Government (campaign finance)

Money in Politics (RACHEL's #426)
Getting Money Out of Politics (RACHEL's #427)
Unfunded Mandates (RACHEL's #396)

Economic Trends

Economic Trends (RACHEL's #409)
Big-Picture Organizing, Part 2: Polluted Politics (RACHEL's #419 -- Contract "with" America)
Big-Picture Organizing, Part 3: Response To The Republican Contract (RACHEL's #421)
The Big Problems, Part 2: Positive Feedback (RACHEL's #451)
The Big Problems, Part 3: Corporate Danger (RACHEL's #452)

Mobilization: Coalition Building / Independent Politics

Ralph Nader's Democracy Toolbox, Part 1 (RACHEL's #348)
Ralph Nader's Democracy Toolbox, Part 2 (RACHEL's #349)
Speaking Truth To Power (organizing tactics) (RACHEL's #362)
A High-Wage, Low-Waste Future, Part 1 (RACHEL's #458)
A High-Wage, Low-Waste Future, Part 2: How Progressive People Can Unite (RACHEL's #459)
A High-Wage, Low-Waste Future, Part 3: A Democracy Campaign? (RACHEL's #460)
A High-Wage, Low-Waste Future, Part 4: Sustainable America, Part 1 [economics] (RACHEL's #461)
Sustainable America, Pt. 2 [economic development] (RACHEL's #465)

Abdul Mati Klarwein





UTILITARIANISM RESOURCES http://www.utilitarianism.com/index.htm


Contents at this site consists of the links below and also a collection of short definitions and accounts related to the topic of utilitarianism as found in The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. Thomas Mautner, ISBN 0-14-051250-0

ˇ         Utilitarian Glossary

ˇ         Utilitarian.org (Nigel Phillips)

ˇ         Ethics Updates

ˇ         John Stuart Mill

ˇ         J.S.Mill (Internet Encyclopedia)

ˇ         Utilitarianism (Catholic Encyclopedia)

ˇ         Utilitarianism (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

ˇ         Ethicspapers.com

ˇ         Jeremy Bentham Links

ˇ         Jeremy Bentham

ˇ         Henry Sidgwick Links

ˇ         John Stuart Mill Links

ˇ         Peter Singer Links

ˇ         Pablo Stafforini

ˇ         Utilitarianism (J.S.Mill)

ˇ         The Principle of Utility (J.S.Mill)

ˇ         On Liberty ( J.S. Mill)

ˇ         Questions on JS Mill

ˇ         Mill (Harry Gensler)

ˇ         Utilitarianism Primer (R. N. Johnson)

ˇ         utilitarism.net (Swedish)

ˇ         Essays on John Stuart Mill

ˇ         JS Mill (Dale Miller)

ˇ         JS Mill (Eric Hochberger)

ˇ         Utilitas Epicurus

ˇ         Aristippus

ˇ         Cyrenaic Philosophy

ˇ         The Cyrenaics and the Origins of Hedonism

ˇ         Consequentialism (Harry Gensler)

ˇ         Rule Utilitarianism

ˇ         International Society for Utilitarian Studies

ˇ         Nozick's Experience Machine (Eduardo Rivera-López)

ˇ         Principles of Morals and Legislation (Jeremy Bentham)

ˇ         Jeremy Bentham

ˇ         The Bentham Project

ˇ         Google Utilitarianism Directory

ˇ         A Critique of Elie Halévy (Francisco Vergara)

ˇ         The Utilitarian Foundations Of Collectivism (Axel Davies on Bentham)

ˇ         God and the English Utilitarians (Ron Roizen)

ˇ         Classical Utilitarianism

ˇ         Interactive Tutorial

ˇ         Utilitarianism FAQ (ed. Nigel Phillips)

ˇ         Edmund Gurney (Derek Greatrex)

ˇ         Panetics

ˇ         World Database of Happiness

ˇ         Money, happiness and the hedonic treadmill

ˇ         Journal of Happiness Studies

ˇ         Happiness Quotations

ˇ         Utilitarians (History of Economic Thought)

ˇ         Utilitarianism (Gareth McCaughan)

ˇ         Utilitarianismus (in German)

ˇ         The Singer Solution

ˇ         La Solución de Singer (tran. by Pablo Stafforini)

ˇ         Methods of Ethics (Henry Sidgwick)

ˇ         Rule Utilitarianism (Internet Encyclopedia)

ˇ         Negative Utilitarianism - A Manifesto (Dan Geinster)

ˇ         Velpeau's Chimera: Utopian Surgery?

ˇ         The Pleasure Seekers

ˇ         MDMA: Utopian Pharmacology

ˇ         Wirehead Hedonism

ˇ         Paradise-Engineering

ˇ         The Good Drug Guide

ˇ         The Hedonistic Imperative

ˇ         The Post-Darwinian Transition

ˇ         Critique of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World









ˇ         American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), a dumb-down site by a health conscious organization.

ˇ         Australian Council Against Health Fraud, organization, not much published

ˇ         Chirobase  A+++ Quackwatch's skeptical guide to chiropractic history, theories, and current practices; a hundred articles by a concerned doctor.

ˇ         Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)

ˇ         Current Issues in Alternative Medicine (CINAM); a Christian site for the dumb Christians

ˇ         Health Frontiers Center for Quackery Control

ˇ         HomeoWatch (Quackwatch's skeptical guide to homeopathic history, theories, and practices)

ˇ         James Randi Educational Foundation

ˇ         MLM Watch (Quackwatch's guide to multilevel marketing)

ˇ         Museum of Questionable Medical Devices

ˇ         NCAHF Veterinary Task Force Alt Med Advisoty Page

ˇ         NutriWatch (Quackwatch's guide to sensible nutrition)

ˇ         The Quack-Files

ˇ         Quackwatch

ˇ         Rational Radio

ˇ         Skeptical Information Sources

ˇ         Skeptics Dictionary (over 300 topics)

ˇ         Other Valuable Sites (many links)


ˇ         http://canoe.ca/ChiroYork  

ˇ         www.willowbud.net/Links.htm


 Center for Medical Consumers

Committed to broadening the publics awareness about the quality problems that pervade the American health care system.

ˇ       A regular learning center on line.  Evidence-based Medicine (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford)
ˇ         Health Action International

Working for better controls on drug promotion and more rational use of medication.

ˇ         Healthy Skepticism (formerly MaLAM)

Defending health care from misleading and harmful marketing.  With an exhaustive bibliography compiled by Joel Lexchin.

ˇ         Public Citizen's Health Research Group

Fighting for citizen and consumer justice since 1971, HRG promotes research-based changes in health care as well as providing advice and oversight regarding drugs, healthcare delivery and medical devices.

A database developed by Joel Lexchin containing everything ever written about pharmaceutical promotion.

A database posted by The Center for Science in the Public Interest of scientists who consult for or have other affiliations with chemical, gas, oil, food, drug, and other companies. 

ˇ         National Institute for Health Care Management

Dedicated to the improving of the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of America's health care system.

Advocating for a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health care program in the U.S.

Promoting improved patient care, research and teaching in primary care/general internal medicine.

ˇ         Therapeutics Initiative

Provides physicians and pharmacists with up to date, evidence based, practical information on rational drug therapy.

"Preparing, maintaining, and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions."  Their articles are reviews of the literature, unfortunate you must subscribe for the full articles. 

All the Users' Guides (except for the Users' Guide to the Pharmaceutical Literature) are available here.   A Canadian site with much to read. 


Additional sites:

From NO FREE LUNCH, British site with many links and instructive articles.  Many of the articles are for medical professionals. 

An excellent Canadian site, On chiropratics

 By Doctor Barrett, Possible the best.  Hundreds or articles and links by a leading spokesperson against quackery at qauckwatch.com

 Excellent collection of links and articles, Dr Stephen Barrett is the webmaster at National Council Against Health Fraud




1.    Campaign for America’s Future

An organization that works for working people, monitors corporate accountability, and has led the struggle to save Social Security. Find out more at www.ourfuture.org. Limited issues of government current actions such as SS, but very good coverage

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel:          (202) 955-5665

E-mail:    info@ouduture.org


2.    Center for Public Integrity

The Center, which scrutinizes all aspects of politics and government, has written over 100 investigative reports on accountability and ethics-related issues. For its latest expose, visit www.publicintegrity.org.  Not much there.


910 17th St. NW, Seventh Floor

Washington, D.C. 20006

Tel:          (202) 466-1300

E-mail:    contact~publicifltegritY.org

3.    Center for Responsive Politics

A Washington, D.C.—based research group that tracks political money and studies its effect on policies and public elections. The organization seeks to promote a more informed voter as well as a more responsive government. To find out more, visit http://www.opensecrets.org   so-so, not much.


1101 14th St., NW, Suite 1030

Washington, D.C. 20005-5635

Tel:          (202) 857-0044

E-mail:    info~crp.org


4.    Citizen Works

Citizen Works promotes strengthening citizen participa­tion in creating a sustainable and just society. To get involved, visit www.citizenworks.org .  Biweekly letter, Ralph Nader group, worth while.

P0 Box 18478

Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel:          (202) 265-6164

E-mail:    info@citizenworks.org


5.    Common Cause

Founded by John Gardner in 1 970, this citizen’s lobbying group promotes grassroots-level activism for an open and accountable government. To become involved in shaping our nation’s public policies, visit www.commoncause.org.  Click on Research Center for articles, used one on Iraq.  Some quality articles,

1250 Connecticut Ave., NW #600

Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel:         (202) 833-1200

E-mail:     online form


6.    Corporate Accountability Project

An organization of activists dedicated to—you guessed it—holding corporations accountable for their actions. Learn “how to overthrow corporate rule in five not-so-easy steps” at www.corporations.org. A collection of very good articles, the best links. 




7.    CorpWatch

The San Francisco—based group counters corporate-led globalization through education and activism. Grassroots mo­bilization is underway at wwwcorpwatch.org & http://www.bailoutwatch.org/  A fine collection of articles, published weekly and archived. 

P0 Box 29344

San Francisco, CA 941 29

Tel:         (415) 561-6568

E-mail:    corpwatch ~corpwatch.org


8.    Democracy Rising

Founded by Ralph Nader in 2001, Democracy Rising is a nonprofit grassroots group advocating corporate reform. Em power yourself at wwwdemOcracyriSiflg.com.  NOT A VALID ADDRESS

320 SW Stark Street, Suite 202

Portland, OR 97204

Tel:         (202) 465-2764

E-mail:    jkafoury@democrQCYriSiflg.org


9.    Friends of the Earth (FOE)

An environmental organization, with affiliates in 63 coun­tries, dedicated to preserving the health and diversity of the planet for future generations. Learn how to influence decisions affecting the quality of your environment at wwwfoe.org.

1025 Vermont Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20005

Tel:         (202) 783-7400

E-mail:    foe@foe.org


10.    Global Exchange

Global Exchange has launched numerous campaigns, fight­ing for corporate accountability, democracy, civil rights, and environmental protection. To learn more about becoming a Global Citizen, please visit www.globalexchaflge.org.

201 7 Mission Street #303

San Francisco, CA 94110

Tel: (415) 558-9486

E-mail: info@globalexchange.org


11. Jim Hightower’s “Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy Tour”

Jim Hightower, along with several progressive organi­zations and constituencies, mixes music and education in a democracy-organizing tour that seeks to empower people. To assist in revitalizing American democracy, please visit www.rollingthundertour.org.      Rallies instead of articles.


1 2. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

This national advocacy group uses law, science, and the support of more than 500,000 members across the country to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Speak out at wwwnrdc.org.

40 West 20th Street

New York, NY 10011

Tel: (212) 727-2700

E-mail: nrdcinfo@nrdc.org


13. Natural Step

A consulting group that assists businesses in redefining their bottom lines to include social and environmental considerations. Please visit www.naturalstep.org/

116 New Montgomery Street, Suite #800

San Francisco, CA 94105

Tel: (415) 318-8170

E-mail: services@naturciIstep.org


14. Pension Rights Center

The Pension Rights Center is dedicated to protecting and promoting retirement security for all Americans. For more infor­mation, please visit www.pensionrights.org.



15. Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD)

Thirteen activists are researching and rethinking corpo­rate America’s influence on democracy. Join the debate at www.poclad.org.  So-so, lacks articles.

P.O. Box 246

S. Yarmouth, MA 02664-0246

Tel: (508) 398-1145

E-mail: people~poclad.org


16. Public Campaign

Public Campaign seeks to create a network with other organizations and citizen groups to increase campaign reforms in order to drastically reduce special interest and big money influences in American politics. Get involved in cleaning up politics at www.publicampaign.org.  New letter, articles on topic.

1320 19th Street, NW, Suite M-1

Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel: (202) 293-0222

E-mail: in fo@publicampaign.org


17. Public Citizen

Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen fights for consumer justice and government and corporate accountabil­ity The umbrella organization sponsors six watchdog groups, including Congress Watch and Trade Watch. Take action at www.citizen.org. A number of in depth articles on trade, politics, and such.  Well done.

1600 20th St., NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

Tel: (202) 588-1000

E-mail: member~citizen.org


18.    Shareholder Action Network

(A project of the Social Investment Forum)

The ofganization seeks to create a central network of shareholder advocates, providing information and uniting investors to demand corporate responsibility. Take action at wwwshareholderaction.org.

1612 K Street NW, Suite 650

Washington, D.C. 20006

Tel: (202) 872-5313

E-mail: san@socialinvest.org


19.    Sierra Club

Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club’s environmental grass­roots network is over 700,000 members strong. Join the fight at wwwsierraclub.org.

85 Second St., Second Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105-3441

Tel: (415) 977-5500

E-mail: information~sierroc~ub.org


20.    Social Investment Forum

A shareholder advocacy organization that promotes socially responsible investing. Learn how investors have the opportunity and responsibility to challenge corporate miscon­duct at www.socialinvest.org.

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 650

Washington, D.C. 20006

Tel: (202) 872-5319


21.    Stakeholder Alliance

A grassroots effort that seeks to change the corporate system through comprehensive public disclosure. Join its call to action at www.stakeholderalliance.org.

733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020

Washington, D.C. 20005

Tel: (202) 234-9382

E-mail: stakeholder@stakeholderalIiance.org

1 434 Elbridge St.

Philadelphia, PA 19149

Tel:          (215) 743-4884

E-mail:    catalyst@envirOliflk.org


22. United for a Fair Economy (UFE)

A Boston-based advocacy group that focuses public awareness on wealth inequality. Join its activist network at http://www.faireconomy.org/ An interesting collection of articles on corporate world economics and politics.

37 Temple Place, 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02111

Tel: (617) 423-2148

E-mail: info~faireconomy.org


1140 Nineteenth Street, Suite 602

Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel: (202) 296-3776





23. United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)

This international student movement was created after 11 college students spent the summer of 1997 as interns at UNITE, a textile workers’ union. Learn about their fight for sweatshop-free labor conditions at wwwusasnet.org.

888 16th St., NW, Suite 303

Washington, D.C. 20006

Tel: (202) 347-7417

E-mail: emailusas@yahoo.com


24. Working Assets

Founded in 1985, Working Assets is a phone, credit card and online services company that has donated over $25 mil­lion to groups like Greenpeace, Oxfam, and the Children’s Defense Fund. In 2000 alone, Working Assets’ members gen­erated more than 900,000 letters and calls to Congress, the White House and business leaders. You too can speak out at wwwworkingassets.com.

101 Market Street, Suite 700

San Francisco, CA 94105

Tel: (877) 255-9253

E-mail: info~workingforchange.com




WMD Around the World
A global guide to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, including information on delivery systems, doctrine, organizations and facilities.

Arms Control
Arms control regimes limiting nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, as well as missiles and other weapons.

The Garwin Archive
Writings by the distinguished weapons designer whose career spans the nuclear era

WMD News
Current and archived news and analysis of world wide special weapons.

Links to dozens of other related websites, along with a comprehensive search engine indexing their content in one convenient location.

Special Weapons Primer
Introduction to special weapons [nuclear biological, chemical and missiles].

Hot Topics in WMD

USENET discussion forum for nuclear weapons issues.

Space Nuclear Propulsion
A guide to the history and technology of space nuclear propulsion




Skeptic Links


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Skeptical and Scientific Alternative Medicine Websites


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Organizations & Associations (For those who want to get involved in the skeptical movement)


ˇ         SkepticWeb.com

ˇ         The Skeptic Friends Network

ˇ         Butterflies and Wheels

For Young Thinkers

ˇ         The Young Skeptics Program - celebrating the magic of science

ˇ         Links for Young Thinkers

Publications & News

Skeptical Web Sites

Lists of Links


Glossary of Parapsychological Terms


Science and the Media

Discussion Groups and their FAQs



Urban Legends

The Answer Man

  • The Straight Dope The authorized Internet home of Cecil Adams, World's Smartest Human Being, and his famous syndicated column, The Straight Dope.

Religion, Cults, Atheism, Creationism and Evolution

Philosophy Links

Magic & Mentalists




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