World Institute Partner Organizations
World Institute for Social Change is a many partner project. Below partners are list, newest at the top, with a brief description of each and a link to their home site. Please visit!
BGST is a culture and arts organization based in Istanbul, Turkey, founded in 1994 by a group of university graduates aiming at furthering their interests in avant-garde drama, dance, music and publishing. It encourages research and education, as well as production in the realm of performance arts and social science. Its membership, funding, profit sharing, governance and conflict resolution mechanisms seek delivering the values of self-management, equity, solidarity and diversity. BGST has created and runs the multicultural musical project "Songs of Fraternity” and has recently produced the political drama "Encounters”, both reflecting on the social and political divides that define contemporary Turkey. Most recent publications include titles from Noam Chomsky, Marshall Sahlins, Robin Hahnel, Joan Scott and Bertrand Russell, and several books highlighting the Armenian influence and legacy in the tradition of drama in Turkey.
Centre For Civil Society - South Africa
- Political Economy and Political Ecology - Patrick Bond / CCS
- Political Economy of the Welfare State- Patrick Bond / CCS
Center for Anthropology and Social Change (CASC) - U.S.
Green Party of the United States (GPUS), an independent political party that is connected to American social movements, and is part of a global Green movement that shares key values, including our Four Pillars: Peace and Non-Violence, Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, and Social Justice, and our Ten Key Values.
GRITtv is the online home of journalist and author Laura Flanders. After years as a media critic, radio host and TV commentator, Flanders founded GRITtv with Free Speech TV in 2008, to give “meaningful attention to the world’s most important marginalized experts.” On The Laura Flanders Show she interviews forward thinking people from the world of politics, business, culture and social movements. In her weekly commentary, The "F" Word, Flanders tells you what she thinks.
Formed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests. We are calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.
Politics as an independent socialist journal for dialogue and debate on the left. It is committed to the advancement of the peace and anti-intervention movements. It stands in opposition to all forms of imperialism, and is uncompromising in its defense of feminism and affirmative action. In our pages there is broad coverage of labor and social movements, the international scene, as well as emphasis on cultural and intellectual history.
Above all, New Politics insists on the centrality of democracy to socialism and on the need to rely on mass movements from below for progressive social transformation.
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working people. In addition, we provide direct-action advocacy for individuals against welfare and ODSP, public housing and others who deny poor people what they are entitled to. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves. We believe in the power of resistance.
PM Press was founded in 2007 by a collection of folks with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience. PM has published hundreds of books, pamphlets, CDs, and DVDs. Members of PM have founded book fairs, spearheaded victorious tenant campaigns, and worked with bookstores, academic conferences, and even rock bands to deliver challenging ideas to all walks of life. We're old enough to know what we're doing and young enough to know what's at stake. We create radical fiction and nonfiction books, pamphlets, T-shirts, visual and audio materials to entertain, educate, and inspire. We distribute through every available channel with every available technology, whether you see anarchist classics at our bookfair stalls; read our latest vegan cookbook at the café; download geeky fiction e-books; or dig new music and timely videos from our website.
Real News Network (RNN) - U.S.
The Real News Network (TRNN) is a non-profit, view-supported daily video-news and documentary service. We don't accept advertising, and do we don't accept government or corporate funding. TRNN is sustained by view donations and earned revenue. Since 2007, we have produced more than 7,000 stories that have been viewed more than 100 million times. The next phase of development is the move to television. We will compete with cable news for an audience in the million
Utopie Magazin is a transdisciplinary magazine towards social change, seeking to place utopian thinking in the day's agenda. Based in Berlin, one of is main features is its international input, with authors and collaborators from South European countries, South America and the US. Utopie publishes articles covering political philosophy, economic theory, history, cultural studies, media, law, art and literature, beyond utopias under construction, projects of radical social transformation and anti-systemic social and political movements. In addition to the magazine, the non-profit cultural association edition silvestre is currently developing other projects: the opening of an internationalist bookstore and the creation of a multicultural center for a free culture.
World Without War - U.S.
World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace. We aim to create awareness of popular support for ending war and to further develop that support. We work to advance the idea of not just preventing any particular war but abolishing the entire institution. We strive to replace a culture of war with one of peace in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed.
ZCom has pursued diverse "school" projects including the Z Media Institute and an earlier online school project called Z Education Online and is proud and happy to be the founding partner of the World Institute for Social Change.
- Envisioning a Participatory Society - Michael Albert / ZCom
- Participatory Economic Vision for a Better Future - Michael Albert / ZCom
- Conceptual Toolbox for Activism - Michael Albert / ZCom
- Strategy for Societal Transformation - Michael Albert / ZCom
- The Politics of International Migration - Bridget Anderson / ZCom
- Investigative Journalism as Political Advocacy - Bruno Jantti / ZCom
- The Cost of War, the Price of Peace -Kathy Kelly / ZCom
- Feminism Then and Now - Harpreet Paul / ZCom
- Profit, Power & Environmental Justice - Harpreet Paul / ZCom
- Globalization & Human Rights - Harpreet Paul / ZCom
- Skills Workshop: Organizing for a Free Society - Harpreet Paul / ZCom
- Finance Capital in the 21st Century - Jack Rasmus / ZCom
- Labor History - Avi Chomsky / ZCom
- Imperialism and Integration in Latin America - Eva Golinger / ZCom
- Latin America's Revolutions in the XXI Century - Eva Golinger / ZCom
- The American Empire: 1776 to the Present - Paul Street / ZCom