Internet Resources - Social Issues


Recommended Websites

  • Activism News
    This site is a continuously updated collection of activism-related news stories from 50,000 sources across the web. Features include activism forum and blogs, polls, headlines and in-depth news coverage on a wide range of current topics. Provided by Topix, leading online news community.
    Browse related subjects: Social Issues
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    Extensive coverage of a variety of social issues including criminal justice, the death penalty, free speech, HIV/AIDS, immigrants' rights, lesbian & gay rights, racial equality, and much more. You can find out what is happening on a number of these issues in Congress, in the courts, and in the ACLU. You can also become a member of the ACLU and use their library to find additional resources.
    Browse related subjects: Social Issues
  • Cafe Progressive
    Helpful starting place when looking for information about community action from a progressive point of vies. Topics include: education reform, alternative politics, multicultural community, and a huge collection of progressive resources. Site includes progressive on-line news resources, chat room, forums, and links to many other progressive Web resources.
    Browse related subjects: Social Issues
  • CIA World Factbook
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Encyclopedias, Geography, Social Issues, Travel
  • Environmental Issues
    An Internet guide for environmental issues, with feature articles, Website links, and discussion forums. Topics covered include air pollution, recycling, endangered species, acid rain, ozone depletion, water & wetlands, renewable energy, forestry, food issues, population, biodiversity, nuclear waste, and more.
    Browse related subjects: Environment, Infrastructure, Social Issues
  • Global Warming
    This site, maintained by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), offers comprehensive information on the issues of global warming and climate change in an understandable, interesting and meaningful way. Topics covered include: greenhouse emissions, health effects, US policy, scientific studies, and action suggestions for Americans of all ages.
    Browse related subjects: Environment, Social Issues
    Información oficial en español. es el portal oficial del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos en español.
    Browse related subjects: Government, Hispanic, Latino, Public Health, Social Issues, Spanish Language
  • Huffington Post
    Offers syndicated columnists, blogs and news stories with moderated comments.
    Browse related subjects: Government, News, Politics, Social Issues
  • Independent Media Center
    Independent alternative news from around the world.
    Browse related subjects: News, Politics, Social Issues
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
    Site is full of useful information on a number of animal rights issues, along with research projects and results, investigations and rescues, factsheets on a variety of animal-related topics, articles from PETA publications, an animal cruelty-free shopping guide, and compassionate recipes.
    Browse related subjects: Animals, Social Issues
  • Politics -- Internet Public Library
    Browse related subjects: Government, Politics, Social Issues
  • Public Agenda
    For over a quarter of a century, Public Agenda has been providing unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks. Covers many important current issues such as education, race, health care, crime, the economy, the environment, abortion, social security, internet speech and privacy, and the right to die. Balanced and easy-to-understand.
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Local Links

  • County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency
    The Santa Cruz Health Services Agency (HSA) provides programs in environmental health, public health, medical care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health for Santa Cruz residents. A large number of website links are provided on its Health Resources page, including links to local programs, and reports and statistics relevant to the local community. Links to mental health and substance abuse resources are particularly comprehensive.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Social Issues

Did You Know?

Dogs at Bethlehem

The legendary dogs of the shepherds who followed their masters to gaze at the infant Christ in Bethlehem were named Melampo, Cubilon, and Lubina. Modern dogs named after them will never go mad, according to legend.


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