Global Issues Links

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This web site has over 7,000 links to other web sites, articles and reports. The following therefore is a tiny subset of those which cover a broad spectrum of issues, or provide gateways to many other sources in a useful way.

(This section gets updated far less frequently than the others, but as time goes on I will try to add more and more links!)

  • is an excellent site that brings together so many global issues under one umbrella. I came across the site in 1996/1997 as a great source of information. In August 1999, I was honored to become a partner. It is a global network of over 1200 organizations working in human rights and sustainable development. This website provides comprehensive daily coverage of global issues and a platform for civil society worldwide.
  • The Institute for Economic Democracy has some excellent research and in-depth analysis into the causes and cures of poverty around the world, looking at the geopolitical and economic history of nations, colonialism, the wealth producing process and how inequality has arisen.
  • Inter Press Service (or IPS) is a really good news source. Unlike many global news outlets that seem to only report on world stories if those stories affect them, IPS comes over as a much more global news source that covers global issues from a variety of perspectives.
  • ZNet is, as they mention, a community of people concerned about social change and eager to learn from, enjoy, and work with one another. They have a lot of information on all aspects of the social culture today. Lots of articles, discussions and numerous contributions by various prominent people.
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) is an excellent source of information about how the mainstream media (mainly US) covers important issues of the day.
  • is a MediaChannel AffiliateThe Media Channel, is a collaboration of GlobalVision New Media and OneWorld on-line. Described as the world’s first global media supersite, the Media Channel looks into the problems of journalism in the mainstream and continued state repression of journalism in many nations.
  • The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research is an excellent site bringing forth alternative views on how current situations around the world could be handled.
  • Institute for Public Accuracy is equally as good as FAIR.
  • Democracy Now, a radio show presented by the excellent, many awards-wining journalist, Amy Goodman. You can browse a democracy now archive of all past radio shows. Her show covers many topics and issues that most mainstream media barely touches on, or has a very different slant to.
  • Le Monde Diplomatique from France contains many articles and analysis into issues around the world that are not often discussed in detail by other mainstream media outlets.
  • From the mainstream media, the Guardian comes over as one of the better news services that I have seen compared to other major news corporations.
  • Down To Earth Magazine is from CSE, the Centre for Science and Environment. As their name suggests, publish a lot of work on science and the environment. They especially highlight problems from a developing or third world perspective.
  • New Internationalist Magazine covers a variety of global issues.
  • The United Nations, of course is full of information regarding international issues.
  • Better World Links has over 30,000 links to other web sites on a vast range of global issues.
  • New Scientist is a vast science and technology web site.
  • The National Security Archives is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • The Panos Institute web site has a lot of information.
  • The Third World Network is, in their own words, an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South issues. They have in-depth sections on trade, globalization, economics, development, human rights and so on, from a developing nation perspective.
  • The Study of Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism web site, by Richard H. Robbins of New York State University provides a vast source of readings and research on a number of topics.
  • Old Dog Documentaries provides documentaries and accompanying material on a wide variety of issues.
  • Big Picture TV is an award-winning resource providing video clips of interviews with numerous people on a variety of global issues.

    (A number of videos and short clips shown on this web site come from Big Picture TV)

  • Share The World’s Resources (STWR) advocates for governments to secure basic human needs by sharing essential resources such as water, energy and staple food. As a non-governmental organisation with consultative status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, STWR publishes reports on key global issues and provides information on how and why economic sharing can end poverty and promote international peace and security.

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Added a link to Share the World’s Resources organization
Added a link to Big Picture TV
Added link to Old Dog Documentaries. Remainder has not been updated since Sept 27 2003 (at least not for now)