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This site was recommended to me as a "trust worthy" news source (as opposed to the mainstream media).

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Ed Tech and the circus of unreason - how to respond post 2016 America
This article contains many links to other articles that reflect on a 2017 America with Donald Trump as President. While it invites educators to reflect on their roles, and the ways they interact, it really is an invitation to anyone concerned with the future of civil liberties, democracy, the environment, etc. The article is linked to an annotation tool called, which enabled anyone to add their own comments and join the discussion. That's one of the reasons I've posted it to this section of the Tutor/Mentor web library.

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Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces
From the web site: " America’s Silent Spaces is a growing movement to mobilize individuals, communities and organizations in the public and private sectors to identify innovative and community-based solutions that will inform a meaningful path out of poverty for our fellow citizens. Everyone can play a role. Raise your voice. Raise Awareness. Rally for change. By taking action in your community, you can be a part of the solution to alleviate poverty nationwide."

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Find MyReps - resource for finding who represents you
Enter your address and the tool will build a list of local, state and federal representatives, along with contact information. Just launched in mid 2016.

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Fixing US Infrastructure - State-by-State Priorities
This 2017 article should be a 'must read' resource for anyone concerned with what's happening in America.

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Guide for Using Language Effectively in Social Activism
This resource guide is titled "A Progressive's Style Guide". Part of the introduction reads "A Progressive’s Style Guide is explicitly multi-voiced and is created with the following commitments. 1) We combat discriminatorylanguage. 2) We seek advice or more information when we’re unsure. 3) When writing, speaking, or using images, we aim to use examples that reflect a broad range of identities and perspectives." If you're engaged in on-line communications, this is a resource you should spend time getting to know.

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IndivisableGuide - Actions that resist new US administration
This is a guide and website created by volunteers n their free time "to help the real leaders on the ground who are resisting Trump’s agenda on their home turf." These volunteers "hope readers will take this document and use it however they see fit."

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From the web site: "Swing Districts are places where the winner of the last House of Representatives election was determined by a thin margin. Swing Left helps you find and commit to supporting progressives in your closest Swing District so that you can help ensure we take back the House in 2018." If you're concerned about ultra-conservative dominance of state and federal government, you need to get involved and help elect progressive representatives in swing districts near you.

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The Other 98 - Movement Building To Take Back America
From the web site: "The mission of Other 98% is simple but bold: to be a storytelling force that stirs people to action. We challenge the stranglehold of corporate power by creating our own educational tools and crafting our own narrative, one that sparks the cultural shift we need to build new systems for a healthy and vibrant new world."

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Advance Illinois Promotes Public Education
From the web site: "Advance Illinois is equity-driven, student-centered, data-focused and connected to community and educators. We identify, design, advocate for and help to implement policies that are grounded in nationally recognized best practices and then tailored to the needs of students in Illinois." The web site is full of great resources to help citizens better understand and debate the issues relating to public education in Illinois.

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AllSides - look at news from all sides
From the web site: "Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant." Browse the site and form your own opinion.

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Brand New Congress - focus on 2018 elections
The US Congress is broken, so let's fix it by electing new representatives from all 50 states who are committed to common goals. That's what this web site is all about.

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Building a movement toward equality in America - Robert Reich
Robert Reich's web site and Facebook page offer daily commentary on issues of inequality and how we mobilize to reduce this problem.

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Can we heal our great divide? | Hedrick Smith | TEDxOrcasIslandCan we heal our great divide? | Hedrick Smith | TEDxOrcasIsland
Om this video, Hedrick Smith, "An investigative journalist explores the cause of economic disparity in the United States, its effects, and what we can do to correct our course as a country. In the earlier half of the 20th century, workforce productivity and median hourly wages increased equally. In the 1970's everything began to change as economic growth was channeled toward the 1%."

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From the web site: " is a website that has different tools to help people organize for the purpose of making a better world. This site is a way to promote many organizations who are working on a variety of important causes and highlight all the great efforts in our community. Some of the features on the site already include: a newsfeed, an events calendar, a map of organizations, and a playbook for organizing. We are still in the process of developing the site, fixing some of the bugs, and building new features."

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Cline Center for Democracy at University of Illinois
From the web site: "The Center's mission encompasses several research activities, including monitoring civil unrest around the world; tracking the over-time development of economic, political, and social indicators for 165 countries; and developing new machine algorithms and analysis tools for studying the tens of millions of articles in the Cline Center's global news archive. The Center's mission also supports a wide range of teaching and public engagement activities, from fellowship programs for faculty and graduate students to undergraduate research opportunities and topical symposia for the University of Illinois campus."

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Data Center Research for Justice
From the web site: "For over 30 years, DataCenter has been an independent research organization for social justice movements and grassroots organizing. Rooted in progressive social movements and grounded in values of justice and self-determination for communities, we use research as a tool to centralize community power and transform society." This link points to a page showing research tools and ideas.

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Follow the Leaders. Connecting the Dots
This is a Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog article that focuses on connecting the ideas and web sites of different progressive groups and leaders in central spaces where others can learn and form their own involvement. Look at the comment section of the blog where I add links to new articles as I find them.

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Issue Brief Series Highlights the Equity Imperative—and Solutions
This section of the Policy Link web site describes what's on the page, saying: "Each short brief describes key challenges and strategies to advance equity within the issue area, provides relevant data points and research findings on the economic benefits of equity, and shares an inspiring example of a win-win solution for equity and the economy already being implemented."

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Mind Map of Global Civilizational Collapse
This site provides a unique set of visualizations of "Why Nothing is Happening in Response to Global Challenges " along with an extensive library of resources related to the maps.

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News from Left, Center, Right - Which Are You Reading?
This article on the Zenpundit web site includes three charts that classify various media outlets as far left/right "garbage" or more to the center, and reliable. It's an interesting article and may help some decide where they want to go for their news.

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Open Debate Coalition - engage more people
The Open Debate process is described in this statement: "In the Open Debate format, regular voters across the nation submit and vote on questions on an online platform for several weeks in advance of the televised event. For the live debate, moderators choose from among the questions that received the most votes – asking follow-up questions along the way." Browse this web site to learn more about this.

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Opposition to 2017 US data collection policies; resources
This link points to a page where signees show opposition to projected data collection policies of the new US President. This is the first of several statements: "We refuse to participate in the creation of databases of identifying information for the United States government to target individuals based on race, religion, or national origin" The web site also has many links pointing to organizations and resources related to civil liberties.

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Organizing for Action (OFA) - mobilizing next generation of leaders
From the web site: "OFA is committed to mobilizing and training the next generation of progressive organizers and leaders, because real, lasting change doesn’t just happen on its own—it requires a program, it requires organizing, and it requires people like you.

With grassroots chapters in neighborhoods across the country, OFA volunteers are building this movement from the ground up, person to person, community by community—because democracy isn’t a spectator sport."

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Our Revolution - Issues
From the web site: "Our Revolution will reclaim democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the transformative energy of the “political revolution.” Through supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change and elevating the political consciousness, Our Revolution will transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families. Our Revolution has three intertwined goals: to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate the political consciousness."

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