Politics: Websites

Posted on April 27, 2014

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  1. Ecologise.in is an initiative by the Alliance for Sustainability and Equity to widen and deepen understanding of recent historically unprecedented challenges in India. To face the urgent reality they also showcase the ideas and efforts of those who are responding to these challenges and building alternatives, in India and elsewhere. (checked on 29 Dec. 2015)

  2. जन सूचना पोर्टल-२०१९ अपनी तरह का पहला ऐसा प्रयास है जिसमें सरकार द्वारा वार्ड/पंचायत में क्रियान्वित सभी योजनाओं की जानकारी एक ही जगह उपलब्ध करवाई जा रही है. आम जन को जन-सूचना पोर्टल http://jansoochna.rajasthan.gov.in के माध्यम से कम से कम विकल्पों का चयन करने पर ही सूचना प्राप्त करने की सुविधा उपलब्ध करवाई गई है. Information on all schemes being offered through Wards/ Panchayats of Rajasthan is being made available through this portal. (checked on 27 Dec. 2019)

  3. Entitle blog is a collaborative writing effort that looks at the world through the lens of political ecology. Political Ecology is seen as a perspective that seeks to understand who is involved in, and who benefits or loses from, how our environment is produced and reproduced. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  4. Komun Academy for Democratic Modernity aims to rightfully re-connect knowledge with the community. It endeavours to  reflect the practical struggles of society’s return to its egalitarian and liberationist essence. Against the third world war, the rise of right-wing populism, class conflict, patriarchal fascism, and ecological catastrophes, the academy’s discussions view diversity as richness, organize common life and develop a mentality outside of state and power. (checked on 20 Jul. 2018)

  5. Beautiful Solutions - strategies for building a more just, democratic and resilient world. (checked on 22 Oct. 2018)

  6. The work of Association for Sarva Seva Farms and self-help Groups (ASSEFA) was started for the development of the Bhoodan families. Sarvodaya is the guiding philosophy of ASSEFA as expounded by Gandhi-ji with the welfare of all. All persons are equal in the social order. Sharing the produce of their labour, the strong protecting the weak and functioning as their trustees. ASSEFA is the second phase of Bhoodan, Gramdan movement. The gramdan movement was one of the greatest social political movements running under the leadership of Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1952.(checked on 13 Nov. 2017)

  7. Transformative Cities is an opportunity for progressive local governments, municipalist coalitions, social movements and civil society organizations to popularize and share their experiences of tackling and finding solutions to our planet’s systemic economic, social, political and ecological crisis. The initiative draws on the emerging wave of transformative political practices taking place at municipal level worldwide. (checked on 2 Dec. 2017)

  8. The School for Democracy (SFD), or Loktantrashala, is dedicated to promoting and deepening democratic education and learning in India. It is conceived as a space that will enable eclectic groups of adult learners from diverse social and educational backgrounds to learn about the theory and practice of a functioning democracy. The school aims to develop effective tools and techniques of democratic education, while engaging actively with the challenges of fashioning a more equal, just and participatory democracy. (checked on 13 Nov. 2017)

  9. Schools of Equality is an activity based programme that engages students, artists and people working for social justice to examine equality and effect change in society. (checked on 13 Apr. 2015)

  10. Lokraj Andolan: A Movement for Citizens' Rule - This site takes a comprehensive look at all the major issues facing the country today and provides in-depth suggestions and plans for what might help to achieve Swaraj in the true sense of the word. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  11. Kerala budget watch is a civic  initiative to regularly monitor the budget and to strengthen budget transparency, accountability and democratic governance. (checked on 30 Sep. 2015)

  12. Vikalp (Ahmedabad) is on a mission to empower the marginalized and oppressed people to break the culture of silence and work towards articulating their concerns for alternative and people centered development. (checked on 18 Apr. 2018)

  13. The goal of The Barefoot Academy of Governance is the democratisation of governance; that is to create a new ground of action for governance processes that are equitable and sustainable. Barefoot organizes broad base skilled interventions though a cadre of behavioural specialists trained in mediating and modulating governance change. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  14. openDemocracy is a UK-based independent global media platform that through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, seeks to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. With human rights as the central guiding focus, and open-mindedness as the method, they ask tough questions about freedom, justice and democracy. (checked on 23 Sep. 2019)

  15. The Constitution for the Federation of Earth, or Earth Constitution, was originally ratified at the second session of the World Constituent Assembly held at Innsbruck, Austria in June 1977; and was amended and ratified at the fourth session of the World Constituent Assembly held at Troia, Portugal in May 1991. (checked on 23 Sep. 2019)

  16. Radical Ecological Democracy (the RED website) is an initiative of the India based Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group, which has been in the forefront of the struggle for environmental sanity and sustainability in India for the last four decades. (checked on 11 Oct. 2017)

  17. ACKnowl-EJ (Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice) is a network of scholars and activists engaged in action and collaborative research, that aims to analyze the transformative potential of community responses to extractivism and alternatives born from resistance. (checked on 4 Jul. 2017)

  18. The National Alliance of People’s Movements is an alliance of over 250 movements spread across India that are working towards establishing rights of communities over local resources, towards equitable and sustainable development and for democratisation of governance. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  19. Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), Rajasthan - a Non Government Organisation that empowers people to strengthen participatory democratic processes, MKSS campaigned successfully for the enactment of the Right to Information Act as well as the Employment Guarantee Act. MKSS uses social audit extensively for transparency and accountability in governance. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  20. New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI) is a federation of trade unions that are active in both organised as well as unorganised sectors in India. While focusing on the rights of the working class, NTUI also is strengthening the organisation wherein ‘multiple progressive political tendencies’ can coexist. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  21. Occupy Wall Street, a US-based people’s movement to fight the power of multinational corporations and the Wall Street that is eroding democratic space. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  22. GoI Monitor (or Government of India Monitor, (as accessed on March 14, 2015)): The initiative provides an independent platform examining policies of the government whether at the level of Centre, state, city or a village, looking at models of governance at the grassroots and comparing them with formal structures. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)



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