One of the most radical political and social thinkers in the second half of the twentieth century. His aim is to analyze the institutional structures of industrialized society and to provide both rigorous criticism and a set of alternative concepts. On WTP's pages resides a transcript of Jerry's discussion of a politics of friendship with Illich on 03/22/96.
Circle of Friends
Circle for Research on Proportionality (CROP). Key resource site for background and basis of the Oakland Table project.
Deep Springs College Seminar on Ivan Illich
Companion web site, September 2003.
Interview with Jerry Brown
and Ivan Illich
March 22, 1996. Click here for excerpts or the full transcript.
Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration
Formerly the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI). This organization is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable improvement of agricultural biodiversity, and to the socially responsible development of technologies useful to rural societies. RAFI is concerned about the loss of genetic diversity - especially in agriculture - and about the impact of intellectual property rights on agriculture and world food security.
Arcosanti is an experimental city designed according to the concept of arcology (architecture + ecology), developed by Italian architect Paolo Soleri. In an arcology, the built and the living interact as organs would in a highly evolved being. This means many systems work together, with efficient circulation of people and resources, multi-use buildings, and solar orientation for lighting, heating and cooling. Parts I and II of a discussion with Paolo Soleri and Jerry Brown is available on WTP's pages.
For the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
A Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons formally established at an international meeting in the Hague/ The Netherlands on 5 November 1995.
of Excellence for Sustainable Development
A Project of the US DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
for International Earth Science Information Network
CIESIN is a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world.
Water issues, money's influence in political environmental decision making.
Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen is the consumer's eyes and ears in Washington. With the support of more than 150,000 people, Public Citizen fights for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, and a more open and democratic government. Global Trade Watch documents the threat posed by the so-called "free trade" agenda, of international trade and economic globalization, to our jobs, the environment, public health and safety and democratic accountability. The Critical Mass Energy Project is a powerful voice in the movement to decrease reliance on nuclear and fossil fuels and to promote safe, economical, and environmentally sound energy use through conservation and renewable sources. Congress Watch champions consumer-related legislation on Capitol Hill, exposes campaign financing abuses, demands fair U.S. trade and banking policies, and lobbies to strengthen U.S. health and safety regulations. Most of all it seeks to bring the democratic process back to the people, by trying to diminish the influence of moneyed interests who make meaningful change impossible.
Works to help bring about a sustainable society that will protect the Earths forests and support the rights of their inhabitants and all life through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. RAN is a clearinghouse for the most up-to-date information on the rainforests. This site even contains a children's action page.
To Know Network (RTK NET)
Providing free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development.
Statistics Briefing Room (SSBR) (A Service of the Whitehouse)
The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal social statistics. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included in the Social Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies.
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, a service of the U.S. Congress through its Library. Complete Publicly Documented Legislation Information. Information ranges from hot bills on the Congressional Floor this week to Historical Founding Fathers Documents.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Using sound science, the UCS tackles problems of global sustainability and global security focusing on five issue areas: agriculture, arms control, energy, global resources, and transportation. Issued the World Scientists Warning to Humanity, an unprecedented appeal from the world's leading scientists on the destruction of the earth's natural resources. Signatories included 1,700 scientists worldwide, including a majority of Nobel laureates in the sciences. Site contains many thought provoking propositions.
World Food Summit
World leaders assemble in Rome in November 1996 for a World Food Summit aimed at renewing global commitment to the fight against hunger. Technical discussions and information/trivia surrounding this meeting.
World Resources Institute (WRI)
The mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect the Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society, one in which human needs are met in ways that do not threaten the health of the natural environment or the prospects of future generations.