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Advocates for Self-Government
Source: Advocates for Self-Government
City: Cartersville, State: GA, Country: United States
Home of The World's Smallest Political Quiz -- a quick and fun way to tell your political leanings. ASG also offers many tools for explaining and propagating libertarian ideas. A Freedom Home Page of the Week winner.

Liberty Round Table
Source: Liberty Round Table
Country: United States
The mission of the Liberty Round Table is to eradicate institutionalized aggression. Their Web site has essays, links, and projects related to that mission.

Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Source: Atlas Economic Research Foundation
City: Fairfax, State: VA, Country: United States
Atlas specializes in helping free-market organizations around the world. One of the best features of the site is a "Virtual Phone Book" with the e-mail addresses of libertarians.

The Foundation for Economic Education
Source: FEE
City: Irvington-on-Hudson, State: NY, Country: United States
E-mail: fee@free-market.net
FEE was the first modern libertarian organization. In 1946, its founder Leonard Read brought together great minds like Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, and Rose Wilder Lane to fight the trend towards big government. FEE's journal The Freeman is still a great source for learning about "ideas on liberty."

The International Society for Individual Liberty
Source: ISIL
City: Pheonix, State: AZ, Country: United States
E-mail: isil@free-market.net
An international libertarian outreach organization with members in over 80 countries. Their web presence includes constitutional research materials and a series of pamphlets on various libertarian positions and philosophy.

Minaret of Freedom Institute Home Page
Source: Minaret of Freedom Institute
City: Bethesda, State: MD, Country: United States
The Minaret of Freedom Institute seeks to "expose both American and Islamic-world Muslims to free market thought... and advance the status of Muslim peoples maligned by a hostile environment in the West and oppressed by repressive political regimes in the East."

Future of Freedom Foundation
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
City: Fairfax, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: freedom@fff.org
Showcasing the work of thinkers such as Jacob Hornberger, Sheldon Richman and James Bovard, the Future of Freedom Foundation represents uncompromising, hardcore libertarianism through its website, e-mail updates and the print publication "Freedom Daily."

Center for Responsible Freedom (CERF)
Source: CERF
City: Novato, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: ravinson@cerfdom.com
Birthplace of Responsibilitarianism (responsible libertarianism), a precept entailing individual accountability and the formation of a civil society based on mutual pledges of liberty.

Henry George Institute
Source: HGI
Country: United States
E-mail: lindy@henrygeorge.org
Centered on the social and economic thought of Henry George (1839-97), this organization offers a tuition-free course in Georgist (also called geoist) economics. Although Austrian and classicist theories are more widely accepted in the libertarian movement, there is a substantial Georgist presence.

The Center for Independent Thought
Source: Laissez Faire Books
City: San Francisco, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: custsvc@laissezfaire.org
CIT's main projects are Laissez Faire Books, Fox & Wilkes Publishing (reprinting classics of liberty), and the Thomas Szasz Award, "given annually to an individual or organization who significantly contributed to the cause of civil liberties."

The Freedom Project
Source: John Templeton Foundation
Country: United States
E-mail: FreedomProject@Templeton.org
Sponsors of team-taught, interdisciplinary, pedagogically intensive courses at colleges and universities worldwide, as well as an adjunct program of research support open to course instructors. The Project seeks to advance informed, ideologically balanced inquiry into several key questions of both theoretical and practical import.

Future Solutions
Source: Lance Brown
Country: United States
E-mail: lance@futuresolutions.org
A think tank dedicated to developing and manifesting libertarian solutions to "social problems" that are currently being "solved" by government.

Market, State and democracy
Source: Oleg M. Goryunov
City: Kyiv, State: N/A, Country: Ukraine
E-mail: ingenuous@mail.ru
The main themes of the site: Present-day States are not market essences. The States should become commodities from that everybody will able to choose one. Democracy is just eclectic pretence of choice.

Institute for Liberty and Democracy
Source: ILD
Country: Peru
E-mail: postmaster@ild.org.pe
ILD focuses on creating modern legal frameworks that empower the poor of the developing and ex-communist world by providing them with a new, comprehensive legal property system which allows them to turn their assets into leverageable capital.

Libertarian Nation Foundation web site
Source: Libertarian Nation Foundation
Country: United States
E-mail: info@libertariannation.org
The purpose of the Libertarian Nation Foundation is to advance the day when coercive institutions of government can be replaced by voluntary institutions of civil mutual consent, by developing clear and believable descriptions of those voluntary institutions, and by building a community of people who share confidence in these descriptions.

The adventures of Jonathan Gullible: new awards, new progress!
Source: International Society for Individual Liberty
Author: James R. Elwood
Country: United States
"ISIL director Ken Schoolland and his acclaimed fable 'The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey' are continuing to show the way towards developing a powerful, effective global liberty movement." The book has received several awards. An English e-book version is ready, as well as a translation into yet another language, Kiswahili. More translations are on the way. (2002)

Libertarian International
Source: Libertarian International
Country: Netherlands
Their mission is to coordinate various initiatives in the defense of individual liberty throughout the world.

Counter Attack
Source: Timbro
Country: Sweden
A virtual meeting place for all who wish to defend the values of the open society and work for greater international freedom of mobility for people, ideas, goods and resources. Sign their petition for globalization, and get involved. Petition available in Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, French, and German.

Free-Market Conservatism

Hudson Institute Online
Source: Hudson Institute
City: Indianapolis, State: IN, Country: United States
Futuristic-turned-conservative think-tank. Does a good job on education and food issues.

Discovery Institute
Source: Discovery Institute
City: Seattle, State: WA, Country: United States
E-mail: discovery@discovery.org
Out to promote "the common sense tradition of representative government, the free market and individual liberty." George Gilder is a senior fellow, and the site includes many of his articles.

American Policy Center
Source: American Policy Center
City: Herndon, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: apc@americanpolicy.org
Small conservative think-tank that focuses on free-market environmental and education issues. Led by Thomas A. DeWeese and Kathleen Marquardt.

Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Source: CSPC
City: Los Angeles, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: gmarks@cspc.org
The center's weekly "Frontpage" is an online periodical featuring conservative commentary and news coverage, book reviews, etc.

The Dominion Foundation
Source: Greg Cunningham
City: Ruckersville, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: Liberty@libertywon.com
"... and the government shall be upon His shoulders" -- Isaiah 9:6. This small org seeks to educate individuals on how to promote liberty and rebuild the foundations of civil government from a biblical perspective. Books, videos, and an online newsletter.

Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation
Source: CSEF
Country: United States
"The Voice of Consumers for Free Enterprise." CSE Foundation conducts a variety of educational activities for the general public and policy-makers in order to promote economic freedom.

Milken Institute for Job and Capital Formation
Source: Milken Institute
City: Santa Monica , State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: info@milken-inst.org
A conservative economic think tank founded by Michael Milken. The institute is devoted to studying the global economy, capital markets, financial institutions, and labor markets.

Hispanic American Center for Economic Research
Source: Hispanic American Center for Economic Research
Country: United States
Its goal is to promote the study of issues pertinent to the countries of Hispanic America as well as Hispanic Americans living in the United States, especially as they relate to the values of personal and economic liberty, limited government under the rule of law, and individual responsibility. HACER does this by both generating and supporting independent research.

Consumers for World Trade
Source: Consumers for World Trade
Country: United States
E-mail: rwlanier@cwt.org
Consumers for World Trade is a network of consumers who believe that reducing and eliminating trade barriers between nations leads to economic stability, ensures a better quality of life for all people, and reduces consumer costs while providing more marketplace choices.

Individualist Anarchism

Anarchists for Life Web Site
Source: Anarchists for Life
Country: United States
E-mail: anarchsforlife@mindspring.com
Is abortion a subject to be addressed by anarchism? This group thinks so, and makes its case.

Kate Sharpley Library and Documentation Centre
Source: flag.blackened.net
Country: United Kingdom
The Kate Sharpley Library is probably the largest collection of anarchist material in England. It is named in honor of Kate Sharpley, a First World War anarchist and anti-war activist. Not primarily individualistic, but a home for such works.

Anarchist Communitarian Network
Source: ACN
City: Louisa, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: anarchistcommunitariannet@hotmail.com
The purpose of the Anarchist Communitarian Network is to facilitate the integration of the anarchist ("libertarian socialist") and the intentional communities ("cooperative living") movements.

Self-Sovereign Individual Project
Source: MoreLife
Country: United States
E-mail: kitty@morelife.org
Self-Sovereign Individual Project -- Rational freedom by self-sovereignty & social contracting. Paul and Kitty Antonik Wakfer, owners/originators of MoreLife, think that nothing short of a revolutionary change in the political structure of the technologically advanced world is necessary and we think that we have found a way in which this might peaceably be gradually brought about.

The Anarcho-Capitalist Front
Source: H�kan Arnoldson
Country: Sweden
E-mail: akf@connect.to
A global network for anarcho-capitalists, focused mostly on northern Europe. Information, activities, and merchandise available. (in Swedish and English)

No State Project web site
Source: No State Project
Country: United States
Satire of the Free State Project. "The No State Project is a plan in which 500 or more liberty-oriented women will move to a TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE to secure a free society, with me."

American Founding Fathers and Freedom in History

Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society
Source: TJHS
State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: johnhworks@aol.com
Does it matter to Jefferson's legacy whether he had sex with his slave Sally Hemmings, or whether he fathered a child by her? The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society, made up of lineal descendents of Jefferson and sympathetic scholars, thinks so. They make the case that the much-touted evidence of the Jefferson-Hemmings affair is wrong.

Politics and Political Parties

International Policy Network
Source: International Policy Network
Country: United States
IPN is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation whose mission is to encourage the sharing of ideas by intellectuals and others interested in public policy issues, especially those having international implications. IPN achieves this mission by helping to facilitate the publication of educational materials and the organization of conferences, seminars and other activities.


ActivistCash cited by USA Today 'hotsites'
Source: Center for Consumer Freedom
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
The national paper applauds the CCF site for its diligent work: "In the Internet age, all secrets are open secrets. With gleeful abandon, ActivistCash.com reveals the diverse � and oftentimes surprising � sources currently funding nonprofit activist organizations. From Mothers Against Drunk Driving to Greenpeace." (04/23/02)

Source: CounterAttac
Country: United States
A network of activist organizations that stand up for individual liberty, free trade and an open world where goods, resources, ideas and people can travel more freely across borders.

White Rose International
Source: White Rose International, Inc.
City: Sacramento, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: wri@whiteroseinternational.org
White Rose International (WRI) seeks to reclaim and promote the authentic Christian response to totalitarianism -- principled resistance -- which characterized Weisse Rose. Named after the group of Munich students executed by the Nazis for "subversive activities."

Guest Choice launches ActivistCash
Source: GCN
Country: United States
If you've been looking for a way to track down the funding behind all the paternalistic pressure groups (PETA, PCRM, CSPI, ASH, et alia) seeking to dictate what we eat, drink and otherwise indulge in ... look no further. Guest Choice Network announces ... ActivistCash, a website dedicated to "following the money" that supports these busybody "nannies". (12/13/01)

BookCrossing web site
Source: BookCrossing
Country: United States
An online book-sharing community that "releases" books "into the wild" for capture by other readers. Great for spreading libertarian books and ideas.

Secession, Nation-Building

The Free Nation Foundation Web Site
Source: The New Country Foundation
Country: United States
A comprehensive site for the promotion of libertarian new country projects. Sponsored by the New Country Foundation and The Free Nation Foundation.

Laissez Faire City
Source: Laissez Faire City
Country: Costa Rica
Another ambitious project to create a free-market utopia. This one more explicitly tied to Ayn Rand's Objectivism.

Las Portadas
Source: Civil Order Pact
City: Hendersonville, State: NC, Country: United States
E-mail: fmn@cop.b3.nu
An anarcho-capitalist "new country" project, focusing on the acquisition of land on which to place "government free" zones. Includes a constitution, mechanisms for risk-free investment commitment in the project, etc.

League of Secessionist States
Source: LoSS
Country: United States
An organization of about twenty micronations; the purpose of LoSS is to promote intermicronational communication and partnership, and to act as a supramicronational, impartial body where a need for one exists.

Principality of Freedonia
Source: Embassy of the Principality of Freedonia
City: Boston, State: MA, Country: United States
E-mail: Freedonia@Freedonia.org
This online "embassy" promotes a new nation project based on ... libertarian constitutional monarchy! Interesting ideas and a well-developed constitution and governmental organization.

Political Scandals, Injustice, and Outrage

Citizens Against Government Waste
Source: Town Hall
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: webmaster@cagw.org
The powerhouse organization founded by J. Peter Grace and Jack Anderson. They expose waste, fraud and abuse throughout government, but especially in the agriculture, science and medical sectors.

Health and Welfare

Institute for Health Freedom
Source: IHF
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: ihf@free-market.net
Loads of health-care information available at this site and plenty of worthwhile outbound links as well. Policy studies, opinion pieces -- it's all here, and it's all pro-freedom. Named Freedom Home Page of the Week.

Source: CEI, IEA et al
Country: United States
A coalition of organizations determined to extinguish malaria by ending the ban on DDT. Malaria kills nearly 3,000 people a day -- and DDT kills its carrier -- but bureaucratic judgment has, of course, placed supposed ecological effects above human lives.

Doctor Yourself
Source: Doctor Yourself website
Country: United States
Take charge of your own healthcare! Information on natural therapies, remedies and holistic healthcare.

Social Security

International Center for Pension Reform
Source: ICPR
City: Santiago, Country: Chile
E-mail: icpr@free-market.net
A truly international home page for promoting social security reform. Materials available in several languages, including Norwegian and Turkish. Is this a world revolution or what?

Private Charity and Welfare Reform

Capital Research Center
Source: CRC
Country: United States
"Capital Research Center (CRC) was established in 1984 to study non-profit organizations, with a special focus on reviving the American traditions of charity, philanthropy, and voluntarism." Their focus is on private solutions to social problems, across a variety of areas. Excellent web site, and email update list.

Source: Lifesharers
Country: United States
"LifeSharers is a voluntary network of organ and tissue donors .... members promise to donate upon their death, but only to other LifeSharers members (unless no LifeSharers member is a suitable match). By directing their donation to fellow members, LifeSharers members create an incentive for others to join."

Regulation and Deregulation

Regulatory Policy Center
Source: James V. DeLong
Country: United States
E-mail: jdelong@regpolicy.com
DeLong has been published by Cato and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, among other free-market organizations. His organization's page features some of his writings.

Hands Off the Internet
Source: Hands Off the Internet
Country: United States
"Hands Off The Internet is a coalition of Net users united in the belief that the Internet's phenomenal growth stems from the ability of entrepreneurs to expand consumer choices and opportunities without worrying about government regulation." Stay up to date on what is happening in your area in regards to the fight against "open access" to the Internet.


Center For Global Food Issues
Source: The Hudson Institute
City: Churchville, State: VA, Country: United States
Are you an organic food fan? You may contribute to a world health hazard. These guys want to "Save the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic."

Property and Environment Research Center
Source: PERC
City: Bozeman, State: MT, Country: United States
Based in Bozeman, Montana, PERC was an early pioneer in "free market environmentalism." Their primary goal is to provide market solutions to environmental problems.

National Wilderness Institute
Source: NWI
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: nwi@nwi.org
Free-market environmentalist organization. Site features online publications, studies, and reports. "Common Sense Ideas Since 1989."

Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
Source: FREE
City: Bozeman, State: MT, Country: United States
E-mail: free@mcn.net
Organization supporting environmental policies compatible with individual rights. Led by John Baden.

GreenLiberty.Org: Where Green goals and libertarian principles intersect
Source: Future Solutions
Country: United States
"Some Greens believe that the 'extreme' Libertarian plan would betray some of their key values. Many Libertarians feel that parts of the Green plan would involve the use of an unnecessary and immoral level of government force. ... We at GreenLiberty.org feel that these fears, from both sides, are generally unfounded."

RAND Environmental Science and Policy Center
Source: RAND
Country: United States
"The mission of the RAND Environmental Science & Policy Center is to develop and apply policy-relevant science and technology-based knowledge for decision makers."

Individualist Environmentalism
Source: iGreens
Country: United Kingdom
"Environmentalism ... has been captured by socialists, statists, internationalists and all sorts of other types of collectivists. iGreens are reclaiming it for individuals." "Environmentalists often ignore the way the private sector protects, and the state harms the environment. iGreens don't." Site upgraded. Now with discussion boards. Plus poetry, politics, sex and much more.

Fiends of the Earth
Source: Earthfiends
Country: United States
E-mail: earthfiends@yahoo.com
A "parody," but apparently real, organization spoofing "Friends of the Earth."

2002 Earth Day Information Center
Source: The National Center for Public Policy Research
Country: United States
"The Earth Day Information Center is offering a free Earth Day Interview Locator Service to journalists to assist them in booking environmental experts for Earth Day on April 22, 2002. The interview locator service offers access to scientists and public policy experts specializing in a wide range of environmental fields." (04/22/02)

Private Conservation

The Nature Conservancy
Source: TNC
Country: United States
Nonprofit organization that encourages private stewardship, both on its own and in cooperation with landowners.

Air and Water Quality

Water Keeper Alliance
Source: WKA
Country: United States
E-mail: lomalley@keeper.org
This organization monitors river and stream pollution using an international network of local organizations' volunteers and boats -- and takes private and government polluters to court.

Civil Liberties

ACA Center for Communication Law
Source: American Communication Association
City: Fayetteville, State: AR, Country: United States
E-mail: comminfo@cavern.uark.edu
Lots of legal research materials here on academic freedom and campus speech codes, copyright and intellectual property, freedom of information, privacy rights and telecommunications.

FREE! The Freedom Forum Online
Source: Freedom Forum
Country: United States
Large, mainstream, international foundation originally created by Frank E. Gannett in 1935. Dedicated to free press, free speech and "free spirit" for all people. Has special focus on news media.

Religious Education Tolerance Association
Source: Grawolph
Country: United States
E-mail: grawolph@wws.net
A webring dedicated to the dissemination of information on various religions and tolerance of free religious expression.

Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Web Site
Source: FAIFE
City: Copenhagen, Country: Denmark
E-mail: faife@ifla.org
FAIFE is an organization devoted to furthering free access to information and freedom of expression in areas related to libraries and librarianship.

The Hemlock Society
Source: THS
City: Denver, State: CO, Country: United States
E-mail: hemlock@privatei.com
It's your life to live as you see fit -- even if that means ending it. The Hemlock Society works to get government out of this highly personal decision and provides resources on dying with dignity.

Internet Censorship and Spam

Internet Free Expression Alliance
Source: Internet Free Expression Alliance
Country: United States
IFEA will work to: "Ensure the continuation of the Internet as a forum for open, diverse and unimpeded expression and to maintain the vital role the Internet plays in providing an efficient and democratic means of distributing information around the world."

Online Policy Group
Source: Will Doherty
Country: United States
E-mail: info@onlinepolicy.org
Online policy research, outreach, and action on internet issues.

Source: The Peekabooty Project
Country: United States
"Peekabooty is software that enables people inside countries where the Web is censored to bypass those censorship measures. The theory behind it is simple: bypass the firewalls by providing an alternate intermediary to the World Wide Web."

Families Against Internet Censorship
Source: FAIC
Country: United States
E-mail: faic@netfamilies.org
"FAIC is committed to opposing censorship on the Internet. We believe that parents are the people best suited to decide what their children should and should not see. There are many knowledgable, Internet-literate families who need to make their voices heard."

Political Correctness and Sexual Harassment

WOMB -- women opposed to male bashing
Source: WOMB
Country: United States
WOMB declares, "This is NOT an Antifeminist Site: This is an Egalitarian, Anti-Sexist, Anti-Hate site ... Pro woman, Pro man, Pro Dialogue." In short, a comfortable place for an ifeminist to surf.

Source: NotSafe
Country: United States
Billed as "the world's most sarcastic organization," NotSafe (National Organization Taunting Safety and Fairness Everywhere) is fresh air blowing across a PC world.

Church and State

International Association for Religious Freedom
Source: IARF
City: Oxford, Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: iarf@interfaith-center.org
Organized in 1900 to affirm the right to religious freedom. Today it embraces groups and persons from many religious traditions who are committed to the fundamental right of religious freedom.

Drug Prohibition and Regulation

The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation
Source: TLC-DPF
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
"The guiding principle of the center is harm reduction, an alternative approach to drug policy and treatment that focuses on minimizing the adverse effects of both drug use and drug prohibition."

Common Sense for Drug Policy Foundation
Source: CSDP
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: csdp@csdp.org
"Dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy by resonating the voices of those raising questions about existing law and educating the public about alternatives to current policies." A Free-Market.Net Partner organization.

Green Panthers
Source: GP
Country: United States
E-mail: panthers@eos.net
This radical pro-pot organization was founded in 1990 and concentrated on direct action and civil disobedience activities, but is now focusing on creating a homeland for marijuana users to get high in peace.

The Alchemind Society
Source: The International Association for Cognitive Liberty
City: Davis, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: info@alchemind.org
"The essence of the War on Drugs is not a battle against pills and powders, but a battle against the mental states that such substances can elicit." The Alchemind Society is devoted to the freedom of individuals to control their own consciousness, including the right to alter their consciousness.

Drug policy: Institute for Policy Studies
Source: Institute for Policy Studies
Country: United States
The IPS Drug Policy Project seeks to promote holistic alternatives that address race and poverty as an integral element of drug policy. "The War on Drugs: Addicted to Failure, Recommendations of the Citizens' Commission on U.S. Drug Policy" is available as 5 PDF files.

Drugs and Free Speech

Course: Cognitive liberty and neuroethics
Source: CCLE
Country: United States
The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics announces its new "Cognitive Liberty & Neuroethics" curriculum, now available on their revamped web site. (09/28/02)

Alcohol and Tobacco

Forces International
Source: FI
City: San Francisco, State: CA, Country: United States
International organization with chapters in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Europe is "pro-choice on smoking." Lots of anti-smoking junk science debunking, and impassioned arguments for a laissez faire approach to the smoking issue. Daily news stories, humor, opinion, and links to in-depth info.

Porn, Prostitution, and Sexual Freedom

Source: Norma Jean Almodovar
Country: United States
The International Sex Workers Foundation for Art, Culture and Education is an international clearinghouse for all the research, articles, art, culture and information by and about people in the sex industry, past and present from around the world.

Law, Courts, and Constitutions

The Men's Defense Association
Source: The Men's Defense Association
Country: United States
Offers help for males that feel they have been discriminated against in divorce, custody, and child support cases.

Institute for Justice
Source: Institute for Justice
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
IJ is the premier libertarian public-interest legal institute. They fight aggressive -- and often successful -- battles in the courtroom in cases where individual rights have been trampled by the state.

Center for Individual Rights
Source: Center for Individual Rights
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
"Better Living Though Lawsuits." A legal advocacy organization that specializes in political correctness cases, sexual harassment, affirmative action, etc.

Individual Rights Foundation
Source: Center for the Study of Popular Culture
City: Los Angeles, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: gmarks@cspc.org
A national network of lawyers to respond to the growing threat to First Amendment rights by college administrators and government officials. Defenders of Matt Drudge.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Source: The Becket Fund
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: mail@becketfund.org
A conservative public-interest law firm that protects freedom of religion (usually in a way that protects freedom in general, though arguably not always). School choice, school prayer, etc.

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
Source: NRTW
Country: United States
E-mail: info@nrtw.org
Operated by Reed Larson, NRTW is a "a non-profit organization providing free legal aid nationwide to thousands of employees whose human and civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses."

Center for Constitutional Studies
Source: Cato Institute
Country: United States
Cato's constitutional law project. A variety of links available to publications, testimony, etc.

International Ethical Alliance
Source: IEA
Country: United States
E-mail: members@iethical.org
Among other things, IEA's objectives include promoting ethics in public forums, including inter alia courts, tribunals, and on the Internet.


The Montessori Foundation
Source: The Montessori Foundation
City: Alexandria, State: VA, Country: United States
"The Montessori Foundation reflects a heritage of international education and a commitment to the highest standards of Montessori program and curriculum development."

Education Policy Institute
Source: EPI
Country: United States
E-mail: info@educationpolicy.org
A great resource on education reform -- from documenting the horror stories of the current system to offering constructive solutions. Various publications, online and off.

Hayek Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Source: Hayek Center for Interdisciplinary Research
City: Aliso Viejo, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: hayek-lhost@home.com
Home of The Hayek Scholars' Page and The Popper Scholars' Page, the Hayek Center for Interdisciplinary Research brings cross-disciplinary research in the sciences humanities to the world.

Higher Education

The International Freedom Project
Source: Atlas Economic Research Foundation/John Templeton Foundation
Country: United States
E-mail: atlas@atlas-fdn.org
The IFP aims to assist university professors, outside the United States, in the development of semester-long interdisciplinary university courses that explore issues and concepts pertaining to the notion of freedom.


Alliance for Intellectual Freedom in Education
Source: Alliance for Intellectual Freedom in Education
Country: United States
A network of individuals whose objective is to eliminate governmental interference in education, particularly home education, by raising awareness of the unalienable rights of conscience of all parents to raise and educate their children as they see fit.

War, Peace, and International Affairs

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)
Source: UNPO
City: The Hague, Country: Netherlands
E-mail: unponl@unpo.org
An organization of nations and peoples who are not represented as such in the world's principal international organisations, such as the United Nations. 50+ members representing 100 million+ people.

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
Source: IHF
City: Vienna, Country: Austria
E-mail: office@ihf-hr.org
Human rights organization spanning Europe, North America, and the former Soviet Union. Monitors compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

Amnesty International
Source: Amnesty International
City: London, Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: amnestyis@amnesty.org
A worldwide campaign working to promote human rights, especially relevant concerns include the keeping -- and treatment of -- political prisoners. Not consistently "libertarian," but a valuable organization.

Organization of Associated Sovereign Independent States
Source: David Bean
Country: United States
An international organization dedicated to the advancement and continued independence and viability of the small independent nation states under financial and economic attack by the large nation states such as the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, etc., under the guise of "the war on drugs", "money laundering" and other "financial crimes."

Organization of Associated Sovereign Independent States
Source: David Bean
Country: United States
An international organization dedicated to the advancement and continued independence and viability of the small independent nation states under financial and economic attack by the large nation states such as the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, etc., under the guise of "the war on drugs", "money laundering" and other "financial crimes"

Center for Nonviolent Communication
Source: Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
City: La Crescenta, State: CA, Country: United States
A global organization whose vision is a world where everyone's needs are met peacefully. CNVC is active in war-torn areas and economically disadvantaged countries, offering Nonviolent Communication training to promote reconciliation and peaceful resolution of differences

Rooting out evil web site
Source: Rooting Out Evil
Country: Canada
A campaign of resistance to U.S. unilateralism and domination of global affairs. The campaign is "aimed at reframing the perception of the U.S.'s role in world politics by turning President Bush's rhetoric and tactics against him."

The Whores of War
Source: Gobluntz
Country: United States
This website provides info on outsourcing of government dirty work, particularly by DynCorp company,the primary contractor that supports the DOJ's Asset Forfeiture Program, but which contracts with the DOD and other government agencies.

Freedom International
Source: Freedom International
Country: United States
E-mail: vvasquez@freedomintl.org
A network of high school and college chapters rallying youth support for world freedom, American global leadership, and the war on terrorism.

Taxes and Taxation

Citizens for an Alternative Tax System
Source: Citizens for an Alternative Tax System
City: Manassas, State: VA, Country: United States
National organization with grassroots chapters across the US. Advocates a national sales tax to replace the US income tax and IRS.

Tax Foundation
Source: Tax Foundation
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: taxfnd@intr.net
Tax education organization. The Tax Foundation is committed to a well-informed citizenry and simplicity and stability in tax policy. It is against retroactivity in tax laws, and supports neutrality in tax policies which do not hamper international trade.

The Prosperity Institute
Source: PI
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: webmaster@prosperity-institute.org
A new org that primarily focuses on economic policy issues, especially taxes. They also cover entitlements, monetary policy, and deregulation, and seek to bring the insights of Austrian economics to a wider policy audience.

Citizens for a Sound Economy
Source: Citizens for a Sound Economy
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: cse@cse.org
Top-notch resource for information on "lower taxes and less regulation to advance economic liberty." Site looks pretty and is easily navigable. Find extensive sections on budget reform, electricity deregulation, health care reform, the environment and trade policy.

Savers and Investors League
Source: Suzanne Moreland
City: Centreville, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: savers@savers.org
A non-profit association working for the common sense in taxation of personal savings and investments.

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Source: CFP
City: Alexandria, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: info@freedomandprosperity.org
This organization's main lobbying effort is to retain and encourage jurisdictional tax competition. They are actively opposing efforts by countries around the world to penalize low-tax countries which respect banking privacy.

Internet Taxation

The e-Freedom Coalition
Source: Institute for Policy Innovation
Country: United States
E-mail: Comments@e-freedom.org
A coalition of taxpayer groups, think tanks, and other organizations working together to ensure that individual liberty and freedom are protected online.

International Economics

International Center for Economic Growth
Source: ICEG
Country: United States
E-mail: rlevine@iceg.org
ICEG's mission is to enhance the capacity of indigenous policy research institutes in developing and transitional countries to foster the policies and institutions of a market economy.

Free Trade

Cato Center for Trade Policy Studies
Source: Cato Institute
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: aaronl@cato.org
Site is part of CTPS' effort "to increase public understanding of the benefits of free trade and the costs of protectionism." Visit for immediate access to Cato trade policy studies, reports, newspaper articles, bookstore, and links to other Web resources on both sides of the issue.

American Institute for International Steel
Source: AIIS
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: aiis@email.msn.com
A trade association working to promote economic growth through free trade, the defense of private initiative in the buying and selling of steel, and the preservation of unhampered access to world markets.

Banking, Money, Finance

Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education
Source: FAME
City: New York, State: NY, Country: United States
"Our goal on the Web is to become the principal source of intellectual ammunition in support of honest money." This site includes news, quotes, and reviews.

Source: Gold & Silver Reserve, Inc.
Country: United States
E-mail: e-gold@free-market.net
A high-tech alternative to fiat currency. Electronic money based on gold, from a company run by free-marketeers.

Source: Freemarket Gold & Money Report
Country: United States
"An Internet currency system now under development and expected to be operational in Q3 2000."

National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act and the Internal Revenue Code
Source: NORFED
Country: United States
A non-profit organization that issues silver-backed paper certificates (called American Liberty Currency) and supports an excellent Money FAQ.

Source: Electronic Issuance Systems
City: Ann Arbor, State: MI, Country: United States
E-mail: libra@gen-dex.com
A consulting team that "enables National, State, and Local governments, and companies, to issue currency in virtual reality and send it to electronic personal memory organizers in the hands of citizens and other users. Truth in transactions is backward-forward verifyable by Gendex Bank cooperative." As with all financial institutions and instruments, caveat emptor.

Source: Monex Deposit Company
Country: United States
E-mail: monex@monex.com
One of the biggest precious metal investment companies, and a champion of free-market money.

Austrian Economic Theory

Ludwig von Mises Institute Online
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
City: Auburn, State: AL, Country: United States
E-mail: mises@free-market.net
Educational institute for the study of Austrian economics. They are hard-core paleo-libertarians and purity watchdogs. Murray Rothbard helped found and grow this organization with its President, Lew Rockwell.

General Economic Theory

Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies
Source: The Smith Center at Cal State Hayward
City: Hayward, State: CA, Country: United States
Conservative think-tank which concentrates on teaching "how the principles of free enterprise build a strong economy." Includes many events and famous speakers.

The Bionomics Institute
Source: The Bionomics Institute
City: San Rafael, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: info@bionomics.org
Michael Rothschild and the Bionomics Institute promote the idea of the economy as an evolving eco-system, not a static, rigid machine. This deep site has lots of information on this important, pro-technology theory and the institute itself.

Public Choice Society
Source: Public Choice Society
City: Durham, State: NC, Country: United States
E-mail: crobert@vms1.gmu.edu
"Established in 1965 by Gordon Tullock and James Buchanan, the Public Choice Society started when scholars became interested in the application of essentially economic methods to problems normally dealt with by political theorists."

Economic Government Group
Source: EGG
Country: United States
An informal organization of those advocating economic government and the rejection of the state in favor of a society based solely on voluntary institutions.

Cato Institute Issues Sixth Report on Global Economic Freedom
Source: The Cato Institute
Country: United States
"Hong Kong is still the world's freest economy, with Singapore coming in a close second, according to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2002 Annual Report. But the United States has climbed from fifth to third position, according to the study, which is a comprehensive rating of 123 of the world's economies." (06/24/02)


Cult of Free Inquiry
Source: Paul Elliott
Country: United States
E-mail: pelliott@io.com
Cult of Free Inquiry supports the advance of culture through the freedom to communicate.

Religion and Liberty

Acton Online
Source: The Acton Institute
City: Grand Rapids, State: MI, Country: United States
Named after Lord Acton, the Institute and its founder Father Robert Sirico focus on the compatibility of religion and liberty.

Ayn Rand, Objectivism

The Ayn Rand Institute
Source: ARI
City: Marina del Ray, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: mail@aynrand.org
A good starting point for those seeking an introduction to Rand's ideas. ARI is the source for "official" Objectivism from Leonard Peikoff and company, the heirs of Ayn Rand.

The Objectivist Center
Source: TOC
City: Poughkeepsie, State: NY, Country: United States
E-mail: ios@free-market.net
The Objectivist Center supports the treatment of Objectivism as an "open system," capable of growth beyond the parameters set by Rand during her lifetime. TOC's mission is to advance Objectivist ideas and ideals in our culture and to create an open community of people who share those ideals. TOC's Web site is a large and fast-growing resource.

Sense of Life Objectivists
Source: The Free Radical
Country: United States
The Sense of Life Objectivists (SOLO) see themselves "as being at war with the current culture: the culture of anti-heroes, nihilism & destruction." They "want to help Objectivism become the living, breathing, growing, vibrant, reality-orientated, life-affirming phenomenon that it deserves to be."

Sense of life Objectivists
Source: SOLO
Country: United States
The Sense of Life Objectivists (SOLO) see themselves "as being at war with the current culture: the culture of anti-heroes, nihilism & destruction." They "want to help Objectivism become the living, breathing, growing, vibrant, reality-orientated, life-affirming phenomenon that it deserves to be."

The Fountainhead Institute
Source: Marsha Familaro Enright
Country: United States
E-mail: Marsha@fountainheadinstitute.com
An educational organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding by the use of reason and reality-based analysis while incorporating the principles of the Montessori Method in its approach to teaching.

Source: ObjectivismOnline
State: TX, Country: United States
E-mail: mail@objectivismonline.net
A student-run site for coordinating activism and awareness of Objectivism all across America's universities. Forums, links, articles, gallery, and more.

Skepticism, Free Thought

Skeptics Society
Source: Skeptics Society
Country: United States
The Skeptics Society dedicates itself to "promoting science and critical thinking" and debunking claims of the paranormal, superstition, pseudoscience, and pseudohistory.

The James Randi Educational Foundation
Source: JREF
City: Fort Lauderdale, State: FL, Country: United States
Magician James Randi is perhaps the greatest pseudoscience de-bunker of all time. A nice site with lots of resources.

Resources for Independent Thinking
Source: RIT
City: Oakland, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: rit@well.com
Interested in sharpening your critical thinking skills? Sharon Presley and RIT offer a wealth of info to help you do it.

The Eris Society
Source: The Eris Society
Country: United States
Eclectic group of free-thinkers, mostly libertarians and anarchocapitalists. A primary purpose of the society is its annual conference that brings together Erisians and intellectuals from a wide variety of fields each year. Membership is by invitation only, although one may fill out the form on the site to nominate oneself.

International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)
Source: IHEU
Country: United States
Site introduces humanism and explains the work the IHEU and its member organizations do around the world. You'll find contact info, member Web sites.

Freedom From Religion Foundation
Source: Internet Infidels
City: Madison, State: WI, Country: United States
E-mail: dbarker@mailbag.com
Founded in 1978, FFRF members include freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, etc., from all 50 states, Canada, and other countries. They take on lawsuits and provide resources for the media. Site includes excerpts from their newsletter "Freethought Today."

Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
Source: CSICOP
City: Amherst, State: NY, Country: United States
E-mail: info@csicop.org
CSICOP "encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community and the public."

Source: Rich Weinstein
Country: United States
E-mail: atheista@PRODIGY.NET
A new country project for atheists and freethinkers.

Individualist Feminism

Feminists for Free Expression
Source: Center for Independent Thought
City: New York, State: NY, Country: United States
E-mail: freedom@well.com
"A group of diverse feminists working to preserve the individual's right and responsibility to read, listen, view and produce materials of her choice, without the intervention of the state 'for her own good.'"

The Independent Women's Forum
Source: IWF
Country: United States
A very professional organization, with a very professional Web site. "The IWF promotes individual responsibility, strong families, more opportunity, and less government."

Association of Libertarian Feminists
Source: ALF
Country: United States
An organization run by Joan Kennedy Taylor and other individualist feminists -- active in areas like free speech and abortion choice. Contains articles from ALF News, their newsletter.

Source: Stephanie Herman & Carolyn Gargaro
Country: United States
E-mail: rightgrrl@rightgrrl.com
A beautifully constructed meeting place for conservative and pro-life women. "Is a Rightgrrl your typical conservative? Not at all, because there really is no such thing..."

The Women's Freedom Network
Source: WFN
Country: United States
A libertarian feminist group. Their site includes event listings, press releases, and related books and outbound links. The president of WFN is Rita J. Simon, the widow of economist Julian Simon.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Source: Freedom Resources
Country: United States
The organization declares: "IGLHRC's mission is to protect and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status." Non-government.

Equality Now
Source: equalitynow
Country: United States
E-mail: info@equalitynow.org
A human rights organization for women, dedicated to repealing laws that single out women for discriminatory treatment.

Human Rights Watch -- Women's Rights
Source: Human Rights Watch
Country: United States
This is the Women's Rights Division of a non-government organization devoted to highlighting and alerting activists to the violation of rights on a global basis. Click on 'recent publications' to read its World Report 1999.

National Foundation for Women Business Owners
Source: NFFWBO
Country: United States
The National Foundation for Women Business Owners (NFWBO), a nonprofit research organization, provides information on women business owners and their firms worldwide. Its mission is to support their growth.

Third Wave Foundation
Source: Third Wave Foundation
Country: United States
"Third Wave is the only national organization created by and for young women ... As an activist philanthropic organization, Third Wave networks, informs, and financially supports young women around the country and the projects that serve them." A voluntary association seeking social change.

Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Source: CBL
Country: United States
Its mission: "Taking conservative ideas to young women and mentoring them into effective leaders; and making parents preeminent in the education of their children." This conservative group offers a valuable alternative to PC feminism.

Abortion, Women's Health

Medical Students for Choice
Source: MS4C
Country: United States
" ... because one of the greatest obstacles to safe, legal abortion today is not the law. It is the absence of trained providers." An organization of over 6,000 interns and medical students who wish to ensure that trained personnel are available to provide abortion services.

Libertarians for Life
Source: Libertarians for Life
City: Wheaton, State: MD, Country: United States
E-mail: libertarian@erols.com
LFL declares: "Libertarians for Life was founded in 1976 to show why abortion is a wrong under justice, not a right. Our reasoning is scientific and philosophical rather than pragmatic or religious. Politically, of course, our perspective is libertarian."

Women on Waves
Source: WOW
Country: United States
"The mission of the Women on Waves Foundation is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world." WOW is developing anb abortion clinic on board a ship to provide offshore abortions to women from countries where the procedure is illegal.

Violence Against Women

Widows of war, living memorial
Source: Widows of War
Country: United States
Women act as a force for world peace through this non profit organization and web site at which they record and share their stories of losing loved ones through armed conflicts.

Source: Gendercide Watch
Country: United States
This site "seeks to confront acts of gender-selective mass killing around the world. We believe that such atrocities against ordinary men and women constitute one of humanity's worst blights, and one of its greatest challenges in the new millennium."

iAbolish: the anti-slavery portal
Source: iAbolish
Country: United States
In 2001, chattel slavery still exists and is thriving in areas such as the Sudan. Women and girls are among the slaves sold, often as private sexual toys. Acquaint yourself with this atrocity.

Women Waging Peace
Source: WWP
Country: United States
A global initiative that recognizes "the essential role and contribution of women in preventing violent conflict, stopping war, reconstructing ravaged societies, and sustaining peace in fragile areas around the world."

Women in Black
Source: WIB
Country: United States
The group's mission: "The Women in Black stand in silent vigil to protest war, rape as a tool of war, ethnic cleansing and human rights abuses all over the world. We are silent because mere words cannot express the tragedy that wars and hatred bring."

Children and Family

Girls Volunteer -- honoring young volunteers
Source: A Girl's World
Country: United States
Honoring the tradition of individuals improving society through volunteering their labor and vision, Girls Volunteer is a clearing house of "how to" info and personal stories of people empowering themselves and their communities.

Role model project for girls
Source: Women's Work
Country: United States
A site that allows girls to answer the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" in an informed manner. The project addresses the need for role models by offering real world examples of women in non-traditional careers.

Stay at home dads
Source: Slowlane
Country: United States
Online resource, reference and network for Stay At Home Dads (SAHD) and their families.

Men's Movement

Uniting Men web site
Source: Uniting Men
Country: United States
E-mail: earthlingmike@yahoo.com
Uniting Men is a web site devoted to the discussion of creating organization and visibility for the men's movement.

Million Dads March
Source: MDM
Country: United States
"The Million Dads March is a pro-father organization dedicated to ensuring that fathering issues receive attention and publicity worldwide. We work to ensure that Children's and Parents' Rights (including Mothers' AND Fathers' Rights) are recognized in the Family Court Systems."

Self-Reliance, Self-Help, and Psychology

Life Extension Foundation
Source: Life Extension Foundation
Country: United States
E-mail: lef@lef.org
Site contains information about various life-extension therapies as well as drugs. LEF has been very critical of restrictive FDA practices, and its Health Freedom Resources section is very useful.

The Antipsychiatry Coalition
Source: TAC
Country: United States
E-mail: antipsychiatrycoalition@juno.com
A nonprofit volunteer organization consisting of people who feel we have been harmed by psychiatry. Articles and links.

Advancing Women
Source: Advancing Women
Country: United States
A site for entrepreneurial women to network internationally with others in order to advance themselves.

Magic Beans Coaching
Source: Liz Fretz
City: Jersey City , State: NJ, Country: United States
E-mail: liz@magicbeanscoaching.com
Help for stress reduction, goal clarification and and planning for success.

The Life Extension Foundation
Source: LEF
City: Hollywood, State: FL, Country: United States
"The world�s largest organization dedicated to finding scientific methods of preventing and treating disease, aging, and death. In addition to developing unique disease treatment protocols, The Foundation funds pioneering scientific research aimed at achieving an indefinitely extended healthy human lifespan."

Futurism and Techo-Optimism

Extropy Institute
Source: Extropy Institute
Country: United States
Extropians don't believe in death or taxes. Their philosophy is one of "boundless expansion, self-transformation, dynamic optimism, intelligent technology, and spontaneous order" ... the definitive libertarian techno-optimists.

The Progress and Freedom Foundation
Source: PFF
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: mail@pff.org
George Gilder-ish conservative optimists. Site includes essays on the interaction of politics and technology.

Applied Space Resources, Inc.
Source: ASR
Country: United States
E-mail: webmaster@appliedspace.com
Private alternative to government space exploration. Read more about this venture and why space exploration might be profitable at this provocative Web site.

Gilder Technology Group
Source: GTG
State: MA, Country: United States
Research and consulting business led by technology guru George Gilder. Includes articles and op-eds by and about Gilder, as well as an archive of the Gilder Technology Report in PDF format.

Libertarian Futurist Society
Source: LFS
Country: United States
Founded in 1982 to recognize and promote libertarian science fiction. Presents the annual Prometheus Award for best libertarian novel, the Hall of Fame Award for best classic literary works of liberty and occasional Special Awards for other categories, and publishes the quarterly journal, Prometheus. A Free-Market.Net Partner Organization.

The Center for the Study of Technology and Society
Source: The Center for the Study of Technology and Society
City: Washington, State: DC, Country: United States
E-mail: webmaster@tecsoc.org
The Center is "guided by the belief that properly utilized technology can be beneficial, but that uninformed government interference will only stymie technological achievement and close off avenues to progress." Covers biotech, privacy, national security, government and politics.

The Alliance for Better Foods
Source: ABF
Country: United States
This joint effort agribusinesses promotes better public understanding of the science behind biotechnology and how it is beneficial and safe. Lots of news links and connections to other biotech resources, both private and governmental.

The Human Cloning Foundation
Source: HCF
State: GA, Country: United States
E-mail: rwicker@gateway.net
HCF "exists to promote human cloning and other forms of biotechnology. Cloning technology can be used to cure diseases and prolong life. The HCF believes that blood can be cloned, organs can be cloned, and that infertility can be cured with the use of this new technology." Lots of resources on the science of cloning for therapeutic and reproductive purposes.

Ansari X Prize Foundation
Source: Ansari X Prize
Country: United States
Nonprofit organization with the mission of making space travel available to the general public. Sign on and support private space initiatives!

Living Universe Foundation
Source: LUF
Country: United States
The Living Universe Foundation seeks to preserve the ecology of the Earth while colonizing the oceans and outer space, all as part of humanity's attaining its highest possible scientific, humanitarian, and aesthetic development.

Kingsbury, McGoohan win 2002 Prometheus Awards
Source: LFS
City: San Diego, State: CA, Country: United States
E-mail: Mikegrossb@aol.com
At its annual award ceremony during the recent World Science Fiction Convention, the Libertarian Futurist Society presented its annual Prometheus Award for Best Novel to Donald Kingsbury for "Psychohistorical Crisis." Patrick McGoohan won for Best Classic Fiction (Hall of Fame) for his TV series "The Prisoner" -- the first time the award has been given to a dramatic presentation. (09/09/02)

For Students

Third Millennium Home Page
Source: Third Millennium
Country: United States
Third Millennium, a non-profit group of "advocates for the future," has done a lot of valuable work informing the nation's younger people of the high costs of various age-related entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. Focus is on budgets, figures and facts, and neither site nor the group is by any means strictly libertarian.

Center for the Study of Public Choice
Source: George Mason University
City: Fairfax, State: VA, Country: United States
Public choice uses the tools of economics to study politics. GMU is *the* place for graduate study in the field. Home of Nobel Prize-winning economist James Buchanan.

Student Press Law Center
Source: Student Press Law Center
City: Arlington, State: VA, Country: United States
Free legal assistance for student journalists.

The LockeSmith Institute
Source: The LockeSmith Institute
City: Nashville, State: TN, Country: United States
Student organization which encourages scholarship in classical liberalism. Includes student essays and a timeline of important classical liberal thinkers.

The Institute for Humane Studies Home Page
Source: The Institute for Humane Studies
Country: United States
E-mail: ihs@gmu.edu
IHS is an invaluable resource for students interested in liberty. They offer summer seminars and scholarships (over $400,000 worth last year!) Named Freedom Home Page of the Week.

The Leadership Institute
Source: The Leadership Institute
City: Arlington, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: lead@lead-inst.org
Public policy training for young conservatives and Republicans founded by Morton Blackwell in 1979.

The Fund for American Studies
Source: The Fund for American Studies
Country: United States
The Fund for American Studies provides intensive summer institutes that engage college students in a rigorous examination of economic concepts, political systems, and moral philosophy.

International Student Activism Alliance
Source: ISAA/Jason Miller
City: Hudsonville, State: MI, Country: United States
E-mail: webmaster@studentactivism.org
"The International Student Activism Alliance, America's largest high school student-run activism organization, promotes student liberty and representation."

The Institute for Humane Studies
Source: IHS
City: Arlington, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: apelleti@gmu.edu
Premier student resource for libertarian, free-market, and classical liberal scholarships and internships. Check it out!

Culture and Media Criticism

Media Research Center
Source: MRC
City: Alexandria, State: VA, Country: United States
E-mail: mrc@mediaresearch.org
Noted conservative media watchdog. Dedicated to bringing "political balance to the nation's news and entertainment media." A highlight is the Free-Market Project, which works to educate the media about free markets. Unfortunately, MRC calls for less than a free market in family programming.

Privacy and Security

European digital rights
Source: EDRi
Country: Belgium
E-mail: info@edri.org
Web site for a group focusing on digital rights in Europe, particularly among EU member nations. Site includes a campaign against U.S. privacy violations of fliers, archives of the group's English-language biweekly newsletter, and lots more. Some items offered in several languages.

Privacy International
Source: Privacy International
City: London, Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: pi@privacy.org
Formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments (and corporations). Campaigns globally on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security activities to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, police information systems and medical privacy.

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