Social Improvement Movement

We have world and social problems.

There is a growing concern regarding the polarized relationships of business-consumer, wealthy-poor, and an increasing commercial bias by governments.

The more commerce that is generated the more we consume unwisely resulting in massive waste. The false prosperity we have enjoyed has created a merry-go-round run amok and a degradation of true social well being.

There is evidence of increasing interest in bringing more attention to these worldly ailments and to make things better. But the voices for positive change have been extremely week compared to the massively funded corporate promotions persuading consumers to buy more. Private broadcasting media and advertising by business are the engines used, along with governments that are apparently content about it all.

There is public broadcasting with programs like Bill Moyers Journal on PBS that work for positive change. Notably in recent years numerous websites and blogs are appearing that are devoted to world issues and advocating change. They bring news and articles on poverty, the environment, corporate influence, human and consumer rights, government and corruption.

As more of us read and get interested in social improvement the better will be the chances of turning this titanic into safe waters.

A few examples of websites devoted to making this a better world.

Global Issues Social, political, economic and environmental issues that affect us all. I respect this site and the huge humanitarian effort Anup Shah has put into this large collection of detailed articles pertaining to our world problems.

Common Dreams A popular powerful online voice for change in America with millions of monthly readers. News and articles. "We are writers. Activists. Everyday citizens. We are hundreds of thousands strong." Read the posts and submit your own comments.

Shaping Youth A forum about media and marketing's effect on kids. Targeting kids is mean and conscripts them for life.. This is an important issue and needing immediate attention.

Democracy Now The web version of Democracy Now! A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. "For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information."

New American Dream Helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice. News articles and blog.

TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. More than 157,000,000 modern, green pages served! Visit their forum and get in on the discussions.

Green Living Ideas provides ideas, tips, and information to help you improve the environmental sustainability of every aspect of your life.

Care2 An online community: green living, health, human rights, the environment.

Center for Media and Democracy An independent, non-profit, non-partisan, public interest organization. CMD's mission is to promote transparency and an informed debate by exposing corporate spin and government propaganda and by engaging the public in collaborative, fair and accurate reporting.

These are only a handful from a longer list of related resources and in the sidebar of this page check out Grampa Ken Reads Blogs.

But there is still much more out there, so start up your search engine and find those sites, blogs and forums with topics you feel will fix things that matter most to you and yours.

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