SEEDS.Resources for study and action.
Started in the U.K. but seeking to expand internationally, SPEAK is a network of mainly students and young people of faith whose vision is "To transform situations of injustice through linking people together to use their voice and pray for change." Their efforts center around bimonthly bi·month·ly
1. Happening every two months.
2. Happening twice a month; semimonthly.
1. Once every two months.
2. Twice a month; semimonthly.
n. pl. "Pray and Post" campaigns, which include a prayer card and a campaign post card (often addressed to a government official) aimed at impacting policy on a justice issue. Past campaigns have included East Timor East Timor (tē`môr) or Timor-Leste (–lĕsht), Tetum Timor Lorosae, republic, officially Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (2002 est. pop. advocacy, Jubilee 2000, the campaign to ban landmines, and garment workers' rights.
SPEAK also facilitates the formation of small groups to meet regularly for action and prayer and, though based on Christ-centered spirituality, welcomes people of all beliefs to network in their efforts. Contact: SPEAK, The Beacon, 17 Fleet Road, Hampstead, London NW3 2QR, United Kingdom; +44 (0)171 424 0610; speak@speak. org.uk; www.speak.org.uk.
Through the Eye of a Needle
CAMPAIGN FOR CUBA
While most recent coverage concerning Cuba has focused on issues other than the embargo, an organizing packet from the Latin America Working Group provides concrete and practical steps to put U.S.-Cuba policy in the campaign this election year.
Balanced and accurate, the packet contains messages from the religious and business communities, organizing tools and strategies, and other helpful information all aimed at ending the embargo on food and medicine that has caused unnecessary suffering to the Cuban people and only strengthened the resolve of the Castro regime. Contact LAWG LAWG Latin America Working Group
LAWG Louisiana Wing (Civil Air Patrol)
LAWG Live Action War Games
LAWG Lunar Architecture Working Group , 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Box 15, Washington, DC 20002; (202) 546-7647; email@example.com; www.lawg.org.
THE GOOD NSA NSA
National Security Agency
Noun 1. NSA - the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign
Don't let the initials frighten you--the National Security Archive The National Security Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and archival institution located within The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. Founded in 1985 by Scott Armstrong and Thomas Blanton, it archives and publishes declassified U.S. is on your side. A non-governmental research organization, the archive collects and publishes declassified de·clas·si·fy
tr.v. de·clas·si·fied, de·clas·si·fy·ing, de·clas·si·fies
To remove official security classification from (a document).
de·clas documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act. It's one of the best ways to get the dirt on exploits by government spooks such as the other NSA (the National Security Agency), the CIA CIA: see Central Intelligence Agency.
(1) (Confidentiality Integrity Authentication) The three important concerns with regards to information security. Encryption is used to provide confidentiality (privacy, secrecy). , and the Department of Defense--and other governments as well.
The NSA Web site includes such gems as classified cables detailing CIA involvement in Chile's coup and dirty war, Pentagon files describing the U.S. training of the Guatemalan officer allegedly responsible for the murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi, and documents on the formation of the ECHELON intelligence network. Visit www.gwu.edu/[tilde A symbol used in Windows, starting with Windows 95, that maintains a short version of a long file or directory name for compatibility with Windows 3.1 and DOS. For example, the short version of a file named "Letter to Joe" would be LETTER~1. Then "Letter to Pat" becomes LETTER~2. ]nsarchiv or contact The National Security Archive, The Gelman Library, Suite 701, 2130 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, (202) 994-7000; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA FROM THE MARGINS
Green Valley Media is a nonprofit film and video company that attempts to promote voices rarely heard in the mainstream. Its award-winning productions have focused on themes of women and human rights, the struggle for democracy in Latin America, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.
Their films have been broadcast on PBS PBS
in full Public Broadcasting Service
Private, nonprofit U.S. corporation of public television stations. PBS provides its member stations, which are supported by public funds and private contributions rather than by commercials, with educational, cultural, and are used by universities, churches, and nonprofits worldwide. Productions are rated for audience level (elementary through adult) and are priced for institutions or individuals and low-income groups. Contact Green Valley Media, 300 Maple St., Burlington, VT 05401; (802) 862-4929; email@example.com.