For basic poverty relief, human rights and peace for the developing world, please contact and network with:
Journal_of_Humanitarian_Assistance(this should give you tips about organizations,etc that are valuable for you)
JourneyToForever (see the links, and a great example)
CARE(this is one of the world's largest relief organizations)
Carter_Center(see them for peace issues also)
Communication_Initiative(this is a very comprehensive site for many issues)
Development_Alternatives_Group(as an example)
Directory_of_Development_Organizations(a worldwide directory)
Idealist (search under humanitarian aid, poverty, human rights, etc. one of the world's largest directories)
International_Development_Research_Center (you can access this via email)
InterAction(ask about other poverty relief organizations here)
IRIN(this is a great site for world humanitarian news that often carries news stories on global NGO's. search this site periodically)
Jays_Leftist_and_Progressive_Internet_Resource_Directory(see this also for human rights and peace)
NGO_Global_Network (the UN world listing ... may give you ideas and you can find out how to start your own)
Oneworld.net(see for organizations, and see also IRIN)
International_Development (links and discussion)
World_Food_Programme(a primary resource for donated food)
Other Poverty Relief Related:
American_Federation_of_Labor_and_Congress_of_Industrial_Organizations(see their anti-sweatshop campaign)
International_Federation_for_Human_Rights(world search for human rights organizations)
Find_Law_for_Legal_Professionals(free and comprehensive)
Hieros_Gamos_Human_Rights (worldwide directory for human rights)
Hurisearch(a human rights research tool)
Internet_Legal_Resources(a general resource guide)
Universiteit_Utrecht(a great portal)
Legal_Information_Institute (of Cornell University)
Native_Web (search under 'native American law'... native American law groups may be able to refer you appropriately to hub centers internationally or local law groups)
OMCT (World Organization Against Torture: torture and extreme human rights abuses)
Rights_International (Guide to International lawyers)
Survival_International (they may be able to direct you to land, labor and human rights law, especially if you are native to your land and threatened by corporations or your government, etc.)
InternationalAnswer(report to them about signs of war from the United States)
Mediate.com(mediation is the practice of achieving peace)
Swarthmore_College_Peace_Collection(see the resources section on links to current peace organizations, etc )
Alertnet, Common_Dreams, Third_World_Traveler, New_York_Times, Human_Rights_Watch, Corporate_Watch.
Camping and Wilderness Survival by Paul Tawrell
The Complete Book of Survival: How to Protect Yourself Against Revolution, Riots, Hurricanes, Famines and Other Natural and Man-Made Disasters by Rainer Stahlberg
The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea by John Wiseman
The New Way Things Work by David Macauley
Cottage Water Systems: an Out-of-City Guide to Pumps, Plumbing, Water Purification and Privies by Max Burns
Manual of Water Well Construction and Practices
The Complete Guide of Home Plumbing by Black and Decker
Smart Guide Plumbing: Step-by-Step Projects by Creative Homeowner
Home Food Systems: Rodale's catalog of methods and tools for producing, processing, and preserving naturally good foods
Appropriate Technology Sourcebook by Ken Darrow
Generators and Inverters: Building Small Combined Heat and Power Systems For Remote Locations and Emergency Situations by Stephen D. Chastain
The Underground House Book by Stu Campbell
Earthship: How to Build Your Own by Michael Reynolds
Modern Carpentry: Essential Skills for the Building Trade Willis H. Wagner
Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates by Robert Kourik and Heidi Schmidt
The Haynes Bicycle Book: The Haynes Manual for Maintaining and Repairing Your Bike by Bob Henderson
The Bicycle Repair Book: the New Complete Manual of Bicycle Care by Rob Van Der Plas
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Search amazon.com and Google for topics like:
humanitarian aid, union organizing, human rights law, ethnobotany, first aid, medicine, biosand water filtration, farming, crafts, alternative technology, appropriate technology, solar panels, wind generators, micro hydro generators, bicycle powered generators, bicycle repair, recumbent bicycle, computer related questions, etc. When using Google try to simplify your question to use key words that exactly describe what you don't understand.
For world weather, please see Yahoo_Weather. For world typhoon and dangerous weather warnings, see HurricaneZone.net.
The number one reason for contracting AIDS is not using a condom during sex or blood-blood contact with someone that has AIDS. Always use a condom in pre-marital sex. AIDS-caused death is escalating rapidly due to misinformation and carelessness. Any time your open wound comes in contact with AIDS bearing blood, seminal or vaginal fluid (body fluid-to-body fluid) you can contract AIDS.
Mosquitoes carry malaria and other diseases (but not AIDS) and can be repelled with mosquito nets at night. Ask the medical staff above about free mosquito nets for your community.
Hopi kiva construction, underground, supplies a safe and ceremonial home at a comfortable 13 deg. C globally (tundra to equator). The Earth is always 13 deg. Celsius below 1 meter of the Earth's surface, and is ideal space for making your home. Plans for Hopi kiva construction can be found in Hotevilla by Thomas Mails, Dan Evehema. 5X5 meter underground dwelling with concentric hexagon log dome to support earth roof/ ceiling. The supports for the dome need to be very solid and it may be helpful to make the walls of the kiva in a slight V shape so that the walls don't crumble. Be sure and build your kiva at the top of hills; avoid building in an area that collects water runoff (or areas that are wet), or areas with insects, snakes or vermin in the soil! Hopi kivas are a very smart design, and hidden from common view; and provide protection from the elements and conflictual people.
A tarp can be used to collect water, create a solar still, as a tent, if you fold hot sand into it it is a great sleeping bag, even a crude sailcloth.
Ultimate Frisbee is a game that is played with only a Frisbee. It is played with the finesse of American football and the strategy of soccer (what the world calls 'football'). UPA_Ultimate_Frisbee. Since it requires no equipment (except a frisbee) it is like soccer (football) and should be a lot of fun in areas that are short on money. Enjoy! It is a great American sport that is growing in international popularity. FIFA illustrates the rules for football, just for fun (click on 'Laws of the Game'). See Yahoo_Games for more computer interactive fun. I just had to add this site, our common universe- SPACE.com Also, you might be interested in crop circles (Google it). They may be messages for this time from aliens in outer space! See especially Google Images of crop circles. It is very exciting! This should be fun for everyone.
It is time for an end to poverty and suffering. It is time for a worldwide celebration for world peace and for love to fill the air. Help people and have fun doing it! It is time for an end to arms manufacture. Make your voice heard for peace to your local government!
May our Creator bless you, and don't lose faith! Keep your traditional values, and learn from your elders and community. Seth Leonard
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