A society is a group of human beings distinguishable from other
groups by mutual interests, characteristic relationships, shared institutions and a common
American Civil Liberties Union:
The ACLU work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the
individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person by the Constitution and laws of
the United States.
A world-wide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognised human rights.
Search for genealogy and family history records.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier
Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defence.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) focuses public attention on emerging
civil liberties, privacy, First Amendment issues and works to promote the Public Voice in
decisions concerning the future of the Internet.
As a global organisation, Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial world-wide threats to our
planet's biodiversity and environment.
International Red Cross:
Protects the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and provides them
with assistance. Also directs and co-ordinates the international relief activities in
situations of conflict.
Civil society network online, supporting people's media to help build a more just global
Rainforest Action Network:
Since it was founded in 1985, the Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect
rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests.
America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organisation.
The Atlantic Online:
At a time when sound bites and headline summaries have become the normal news digest for
so many Americans, The Atlantic takes the time to explore the biggest issues and the
The Earth Times:
News reports and latest information relating to the human environment and such
interrelated concerns of the international community, such as economic growth,
humanitarian issues, the environment and global business.
The Pulitzer Prizes:
In the latter years of the 19th century, Joseph Pulitzer stood out as the very embodiment
of American journalism. Pulitzer winners receive their prizes from the president of
Columbia University, in late May.
The World Bank:
The World Bank Group offers loans, advice and an array of customised resources to more
than 100 developing countries and countries in transition.
Union of Concerned
The Union of Concerned Scientists is a non-profit partnership of scientists and citizens
combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development, and effective
citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions.
In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations
Conference on International Organisation to draw up the United Nations Charter. United
Nations Day is celebrated on 24 October.
World Wildlife Fund:
WWF's ultimate goal is to build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
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