Magazine article Mother Jones

Re: Action

Magazine article Mother Jones

Re: Action

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The Fundamental John Ashcroft page 38

To review Attorney General John Ashcroft's speeches and testimony, as well as a detailed account of the government's response to terrorism, visit the Department of Justice Web site at www .usdoj.gov/ag/ or write 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530 (202-514-2007).

Several organizations have set up Web sites to review Ashcroft's decisions and provide analysis, including People for the American way (www/.pfaw .org/issues/democracy/), Issues 2001 (www .issues2000.org/Senate/John_Ashcroft.htm), and the Brookings Institution (www.brook.edu/terrorism). The Safe and Free Project of the American Civil Liberties Union details Justice Department policy changes at www.aclu.org/safeandfree/index.html; contact the ACLU at (212) 549-2500 or 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

The Clean Room's Dirty Secret page 44

The Silicon valley Toxics Coalition is a nonprofit group working to improve environmental health and safety practices in the electronics industry through research, organizing, and advocacy. Contact the group at (408) 287-6707, www.svtc.org, or 760 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95112.

Fostering Hope page 50

Generations of Hope is a nonprofit child welfare agency established to provide stable homes and communities for foster children. Learn more by contacting Carolyn Casteel at (217) 893-4673 or writing the organization at 1530 Fairway Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866. For more information about Hope Meadows, visit mw.generationsofbope.org.

Star-Spangled Lobbyists page 58

Find out who's benefiting from corporate lobbying at the "Tracking the Payback" project of the Center for Responsive Politics, located online at www .opensecrets.org/payback, or contact the organization at (202) 857-0044 or 1101 Ath Street NW, Suite 1030, Washington, DC 20005. TheScoop.org offers a guide to tracking federal lobbying at www.thescoop.org/car/tipsheet.html, and Congress discloses lobbying information online at www.senate.gov/contacting/contact lobby.hml and http://clerkzeb.house.gov/pd/lobby.htm.

Cycles of Change page 34

Bikes Not Bombs runs safety classes, vocational training programs, and Earn-A-Bike, a 10-week course that allows kids to keep a bicycle they recondition themselves. The organization also exports bikes to Latin America. Contact the group at (617) 442-0004, ww.bikesnotbombs.org, or 59 Amory Street #103, Boston, MA 02119. To view a photo essay of the group's chapter in Austin, Texas, visit www.utexas.edu/coc/journalism/SOURCE /undergrad/pj/hays/index.html.

Losing the Cool page 76

NASA's Global Change Master Directory (gcmd.gsfc .nasa.gov/Resources/pointers/glob_warm.html) serves as a clearinghouse of links to hundreds of Web sites about global warming. Climate Ark (www. …

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