4201 Connecticut Ave., NW, #300, Washington, DC
National nonsectarian civil rights organization
committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent. Produces
periodic reports on incidents of violence and the nature of anti-Arab
prejudice. Publishes a bimonthly newsletter, the ADC Times.
125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004,
National membership organization, many local chapters.
Interested in the threat to civil liberties posed by aspects of the
Religious Right, including school prayer, school vouchers, equal educational
and employment opportunity (on the basis of sex, race, and national
origin), reproductive freedom, welfare reform, pornography, the NEA,
capital punishment, the war on drugs, and AIDS policy. Series of books
on constitutional rights, some available in bookstores. Write for full
Jacob Blaustein Building, 165 E. 56th St., New
York, NY 10022, 212/751-4000
National membership organization with many local
chapters and international offices.Protects
the rights and freedoms of Jews the world over; combats bigotry and
antisemitism. Examines rise of the Religious Right and the Far Right,
especially armed militias.Publications
and programs on hate on internet and talk radio; Christian Identity;
militia movement; Holocaust denial; bigotry on campus; Louis Farrakhan.
Original publisher of Commentary, a leading neoconservative publication
now published independently.
15 E. 84th St., New York, NY 10028, 212/879–4500
National membership organization with local chapters.Coordinated
publication of instructive pamphlet: Religion in the Public Schools:
A Joint Statement of Current Law endorsed by a wide range of religious
and secular groups. Many other useful publications.
Intellectual Freedom Committee, 50 E. Huron, Chicago,
IL 60611, 800/545-2433
Monitors censorship, school curricula, library
protests, legal decisions. Frequently covers local campaigns by religious
and political Right. Publishes Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom.
Americans for Religious Liberty
PO Box 6656, Silver Spring, MD 20916, 301/260-2988
Public interest educational organization with
national scope dedicated to preserving the American tradition of religious,
intellectual, and personal freedom in a secular, democratic state.
Publishes a newsletter, the Voice of Reason. Several books and pamphlets
518 C St., NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202/466-3234
National membership organization. Several state
and local chapters. Monitors the Religious Right and promotes church-state
separation. Opposes public funding of parochial schools. Supports religiously
neutral public education. Several pamphlets available on church/state
topics, and packets of articles on the Religious Right in politics,
and on school vouchers. Write for information. Resources include a
monthly magazine, Church & State and a videotape, Religious Freedom:
Made in the U.S.A.
823 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, 212/490-2525
Largest and most frequently cited resource on
anti-Jewish bigotry and prejudice. National organization with many
regional offices. Print and electronic media resources are extensive.
Special reports on Skinheads, the Ku Klux Klan, Identity Churches,
Liberty Lobby, LaRouche, and many other topics. Call for current availability
and pricing. Publishes two newsletters, ADL On The Frontline and Law
Applied Research Center, 3781 Broadway • Oakland, CA 94611, 510-653-3415,
The Applied Research Center is a public policy, educational and research
institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change. Publishes
the magazine ColorLines
1436 U St., NW, Ste. 301, Washington, DC 20009,
Research, policy analysis, education, and advocacy
on issues of gender equality and reproductive health.Many
publications in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Excellent book on
the Catholic Right, with updates.Works
both nationally and internationally.
PO Box 50469, Atlanta, GA 30302, 404/221-0025
Community-based coalition fighting hate group
activity. Has numerous local affiliates. Write for complete resource
list. Every civil rights or human relations office should have a copy
of the handbook When Hate Groups Come to Town to provide a ready response
to incidents of hate-motivated violence or intimidation. Extensive
list of publications.
520 University Ave. #301, Madison, WI 53703, 608/260-9713
Nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated
to investigative reporting on the public relations industry. Serves
journalists, researchers and others seeking to recognize and combat
manipulative and misleading PR practices. Publishes an excellent newsletter,
PO Box 346066, Chicago, IL 60634, 708/848-0319
A faith-based, rural-urban initiative with a mission
to revitalize congregations and communities for genuine social, economic,
and political democracy. The Center's "Building Democracy" project
is aimed at countering far-right, antidemocratic movements in the Midwest,
and is carried out through monitoring activities, and education and
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California
State University, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
National research and policy center that examines
the ways that bigotry, advocacy of extreme methods, or the use of terrorism
deny civil or human rights to people on the basis of race, ethnicity,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other relevant
status characteristic. Seeks to aid scholars, community activists,
government officials, law enforcement, the media and others with objective
information to aid them in their examination and implementation of
law and policy.
PO Box 2085, Colorado Springs, CO 80901, 719/520-9899
Researches the Religious Right, especially in
Colorado. Took a strong stand in exposing theocratic bigotry behind
Colorado's Amendment 2. Publishes a newsletter, Freedom Watch.
Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy
and Research (CLEAR)
Works to expose corporate agenda of the Wise Use
Movement. Currently exists as an email newsletter, A Clear View. To
subscribe send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and type "subscribe
CLEAR_View" in body of message.
1904 Franklin St., Ste. 900, Oakland, CA 94612,
Research by contract into a variety of topics
with special expertise in corporations and current political issues.
Serves organizations throughout the country.Large
collection of clippings and specialized computer skills for searching
electronic databases. Write for complete resource list.
2026 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20026, 202/296-4672
A national coalition of clergy and faith-based
activists committed to equality among all people concerned about the
Promise Keepers' use of Christian teachings to create a divisive and
potentially dangerous message. Copublisher with Political Research
Associates and the Center for Democracy Studies of Challenging the
Promise Keepers: An Organizer's Information Packet. Also copublished
Challenging the Ex-Gay Movement with PRA and National Gay and Lesbian
16 Hurd Rd., Brookline, MA 02445, 617/232-1595
Publishes high school curricula on the Holocaust,
slavery, Armenian genocide, and theory of prejudice and violence. Addresses
a broad range of human rights issues.
130 W. 25th St., New York, NY 10001, 212/633–6700
National mediawatch group.
Extra!, a bimonthly magazine that examines biased reporting, censored
news, media mergers, press/state cronyism, the power of corporate owners
and advertisers, and right-wing influences in the media. Write for
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/522-2214 (voice),
433 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310/556-2500, 310/556-2509
Large multi-focus feminist organization with one of the most elaborate resource
collections available on the Web. Describes itself as: "dedicated to women's
equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes
research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically.
Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and
boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered."
The Fight the Right Network
PO Box 2084, Philadelphia, PA 19103-0084, 215/389-1400
A regional organization that has various projects
that work to oppose “the political ascendancy of theocrats and fascists.”
248 W. 35th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001,
8455 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 305, Los Angeles, CA
National organization that promotes fair, accurate,
and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media
as a means of challenging homophobia and all forms of discrimination
based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Publishes a newsletter:
Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 617-521-2171
A major purpose of the Myers Center is the review and identification
of outstanding books written each year about discrimination and bigotry,
and ways to develop equitable future communities and societies. Publishers
and readers are invited to nominate books published in each preceding
year. A list of outstanding books is developed, and the winners of
the Gustavus Myers Award announced on Human Rights Day, December
10th, each year.
1959 Highlander Way, New Market, TN 37820, 865/ 933-3443, Fax: 865/933-3424
The Highlander Center is a residential popular education and research organization.
Since 1932, Highlander has gathered workers, grassroots leaders, community
organizers, educators, and researchers to address the most pressing social,
environmental and economic problems facing the people of the South. Highlander
sponsors educational programs and research into community problems, as well
as a residential Workshop Center for social change organizations and workers
active in the South and internationally.
800 New Loudon Rd., #400, Latham, NY 12110, 518/785-0035
Publishes materials refuting Holocaust deniers
and “historical revisionists.” Coordinates survivor lectures and exhibits.Provides
services mostly to upstate New York.
77 Federal St., San Francisco, 2nd Floor , CA
National electronic news service and information
clearinghouse for editors, journalists, and activists on the myriad
aspects of the Culture War, particularly attacks on freedom of expression.
177 East 87th St., Ste. 501, New York, NY 10128,
The Institute for Democracy Studies is a nonprofit,
tax-exempt research and educational center devoted to the study of
antidemocratic religious and political movements and organizations
in the United States and internationally.Has
programs on Law and Democracy, Religion and Democracy and Reproductive
Rights and Democracy.
No longer active, the website is still worth mining
for information. Tracked the Religious Right and covered separation
of church and state issues. Reliable expertise on Religious Right and
Christian Reconstructionism. Published the Freedom Writer, archived
PO Box 510, Big Rapids, MI 49307, 231/591-3612
A nonprofit educational foundation that monitors
academic racism and serves as a resource center for scholars, legislators,
civil rights organizations, and journalists.Mostly
an online resource.
1012 14th St., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, DC 20005,
National alliance of religious leaders concerned
about the narrow vision of the Religious Right. Promotes positive role
of faith as a healing and constructive force in public life.
65 Ninth St., Ste. 3, San Francisco, CA 94103,
Challenges the assertions of right-wing think
tanks like the Heritage Foundation which have enormous impact on news
coverage and political discourse in the United States. A nationwide
consortium, IPA has a roster of 200 researchers and analysts, serves
as a resource for media professionals, and helps bring other voices
to the mass-media table by building communication with alternative
media outlets and grassroots activists.
PO Box 1222, Helena, MT 59624, 406/442-5506
Frontline human rights group in the heart of militia
country. Coordinates Montana Youth Action Network. Publications include,
two quarterlies: Network News and Newsflash, and a compilation of essays
by progressive leaders in Montana, Provacateur.
1429 G St., NW PMB #416, Washington, DC 20005-2009,
Focuses on challenges to artistic expression.
Published A Guide for Understanding, Preparing for, and Responding
to Challenges to Freedom of Artistic Expression.
the NCFE Bulletin quarterly.
P.O. Box 311020, Atlanta, Georgia 31131, 404-344-9629
Provides educational programs for community groups, nonprofit organizations,
schools and universities, helping individuals to appraise their efforts in
the context of the global human rights standards.
National Center for the Pro-Choice Majority
PO Box 1315, Hightstown, NJ 08520, 609/443-8780
Works for reproductive freedom. Monitors the actions
and the individuals who are engaged in harassment and intimidation
of abortion providers and the women who need their services. Provides
resources to providers and to the prochoice community in an effort
to responsively educate the public, legislators, law enforcement personnel,
and the media.
275 Seventh Ave., 20th Floor, New York, NY 10001,
Alliance of religious, educational, professional,
artistic, labor and civil rights groups that works to educate about
the dangers of censorship and how to oppose it. Publishes a newsletter,
2001 S St., NW Ste. 620, Washington, DC 20009,
Seeks to make philanthropy more responsive to
people with the least wealth, more open and accountable and more relevant
to critical public needs.Published
an excellent study titled Moving a Public Policy Agenda: the Strategic
Philanthropy of Conservative Foundations which documents the role and
work that key institutions and groups have played in developing the
institutional base of U.S. conservatism. Publishes a quarterly newsletter,
475 Park Ave. S., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10016-6901,
Formerly National Conference of Christians and
Jews. A nonprofit human relations organization with 65 regional offices
dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism. Focuses on interreligious
affairs, youth and education, workplace and community relations programs.
Resource materials on multicultural education, interreligious relations,
1201 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202/833-4000
The largest teachers union in the United States.Maintains
an active Human and Civil Rights Committee.Write
for information about resources on combating censorship in schools.
1700 Kalomara Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202/332-6483
Progressive national gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender organization. Along with advocacy at the national level,
NGLTF supports state and local activists through its field program.
Publishes a number of organizing resources for activists and holds
Creating Change, a national annual conference for GLBT activists. Provides
policy analysis through its think tank, the Policy Institute.
Coalition for Human Dignity (Currently Inactive)
300 N Second St., Ste. 906, Harrisburg, PA 17108-3056
A regional alliance engaging in promoting democratic
values, including respect for a diverse society, separation of church
and state, and individual rights as guaranteed in the Constitution.
PO Box 1055, Culver City, CA 90232, 310/495-0299
Produces reports with a radical analysis of racism,
white supremacy, police abuse, anti-Jewish and anti-Arab activity,
and fascism that feature substantial research and an accessible style.
Opposes colonialism and supports efforts to free political prisoners.Publishes
a newspaper, Turning the Tide: Journal of Anti-Racist Action, Research & Education.Previous
reports have been collected in the book White Lies White Power: The
Fight Against White Supremacy & Reactionary Violence by Michael
Novick.The southern CA affiliate,
and western regional contact of the Anti-Racist Action Network.
2000 M St., NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20036,
National political action committee.Conducts
research, legal and educational work on Religious Right and its allies.
Has several reports and press releases on the rise of the Religious
Right and homophobic campaigns. Resources include a newsletter, Right-Wing
Watch and a videotape, The Religious Right, Then and Now. Extensive
1310 Broadway, Ste. 201, Somerville, MA 02144,
Independent research center that monitors and
analyzes the U.S. political right.Extensive
twenty-year file and publication archive on right-wing movements ranging
from New Right to white supremacist groups. Publishes a periodical,
The Public Eye. Extensive publications list.
2743 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218, 410/366-9456
A national center with a comprehensive approach
to the problems of prejudice and intergroup conflict. Conducts research,
consultation, training, education, and operates a clearinghouse for
information on current events and model programs of prejudice reduction,
prevention, and response. Publishes a newsletter, Perspectives.
16 Willett Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573, 914/690-0938,
Helps grassroots organizations in their fight
for reproductive freedom in the United States. Provides prochoice activists
with on-site trainings, technical assistance, publications, and links
to local and national prochoice activities. Publishes ProChoice IDEA:
How Grassroots Fought the Opposition—and Won.
6521 Capital Circle, Sacramento, CA 95828, 916/381-3115
Tracks the political activities of the Religious
Right in California. Publishes a variety of materials on Christian
dominionism and reconstructionism. Also tracks funding of right-wing
PO Box 28547, Bellingham, WA 98228, 360/734-6642
A research and education project working in the
Northwest that focuses on conflicts where democratic values are being
1001 East Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646
A nonprofit, independent newspaper with a national
scope advocating the reform of elementary and secondary schools. Emphasis
on urban schools and issues of equity and social justice. Published
by teachers and educators with contributing writers from around the
country. Other publications include: Rethinking Schools: An Agenda
for Change, Rethinking Columbus, Rethinking Our Classrooms, and Classroom
Crusades: Responding to the Religious Right's Agenda for Public Schools.
Right Web explores the many ties that link the right-wing movement's
main players, organizations, corporate supporters, educational institutions,
and government representatives to each other in a new architecture
of power. By establishing Right Web, the Interhemispheric Resource
Center (IRC), which for 25 years has worked “to make the U.S.
a more responsible global leader and global partner,” hopes
to add to the growing national movement of concerned citizens who
are working to check the rightward drift of the country.
A project of Organizers' Collaborative (www.organizenow.net).A
low-traffic email forum that responds to right-wing campaigns to misrepresent
the truth in order to undermine democracy.To
subscribe send a blank email to: email@example.com.
130 West 42nd St., Ste. 350, New York, NY 10036-7802,
National organization dedicated to affirming that
sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life.Develops,
collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education,
and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.Projects
have been launched to help communities fight attacks on sexuality education.
1399 South Roxbury, Los Angeles, CA 90035, 800/900-9036
International Jewish human rights organization.
Extensive collection on the Holocaust and the dynamics of prejudice.
Write or see website for complete resource list. Library open to the
7 Brookline St. #1, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/547-4002,
800/533-8478 (for book orders only)
Collective nonprofit progressive publisher with
more than 200 titles in print. Titles include: Spiritual Warfare: The
Politics of the Christian Right, by Sara Diamond; Eyes Right! Challenging
the Right Wing Backlash, edited by Chip Berlet; The Coors Connection:
How Coors Family Philanthropy Undermines Democratic Pluralism, by Russ
Bellant; Old Nazis, The New Right, and the Republican Party: Domestic
Fascist Networks and U.S. Cold War Politics, by Russ Bellant. Call
or see website for complete catalogue of publications.
PO Box 3912, Louisville, KY 40201, 502/896-2070
Seeks to place lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
organizing in an antiracist, class conscious framework. Integrates
work against homophobia into freedom struggles in the south. Provides
information for house meetings on the Right, participatory workshops
on the economy, and publishes a journal, SONG.
400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, 334/264–0286
hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.Has
developed a Teaching Tolerance curriculum. Monitors militia and antigovernment
groups and has close relationship with government law enforcement agencies.
Publishes a newsletter on hate groups, Intelligence Report.
Historical Society of Wisconsin
Periodicals Collection, 816 State St., Madison,
WI, 53706, 608/264-6400
Has large microfilm collection of obscure periodicals,
including impressive resources on the political Right and Religious
PO Box 1624, Austin, Texas 78767, 512/322-0545
A statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan alliance that
includes over 7500 religious and community leaders.Works
to counter the growing social and political influence of Religious
Right in Texas.
PO Box 510051, Milwaukee, WI 53203, 414/272-9984
An information clearinghouse on the Right in Wisconsin.
Publishes a quarterly newsletter and maintains a cross-referenced database
containing 20,000 documents, which are available to the public on request.
The Women’s Project
Focuses on political organizing and strategy.
Back issues of newsletter have excellent articles on Religious Right.
Publishes a quarterly newsletter, Transformation. Also published In
the Time of the Right by Suzanne Pharr; Homophobia: A Weapon
of Sexism also by Suzanne Pharr; Resource Manual for Women in
Arkansas; and Handbook for Victims of Hate Violence. Offers
technical assistance on grant writing and organization development
to nonprofits. State and regional focus but excellent model.