The best place to
start for news and information is the Sam's
Army Website, home of the first and largest supporters club of the
National Team, and is perhaps the only place you need to go to find
the history of the various national teams (Men's, Women's, Under-23's,
Under 20's, Under 17's)
more news, history and updates, take a look at the extensive FIFA
website. All the news they want you to know.
Leftist and Progressive Links is a great general starting point
for everythin left in the US and beyond.
Center for Community Change
Home Page - CCC helps poor people develop their own strong organizations
to improve their communities and change policies and institutions that
affect their lives.
Now! - Goes beyond the rhetoric and party politics offered by the
mainstream media. Instead, it highlights grassroots efforts to enhance
and ignite democracy in the U.S. From Pacifica Radio. You can read,
or listen in RealAudio.
National Organizers Alliance
- NOA is a wildly diverse, beloved community of progressive organizers
to challenge, nurutre and sustain us in our struggle for social, economic
and environmental justice.
Brigades International, North America Project - Provides upon request
international human rights observers for Native American communities
in Canada and the United States. Special online reports are available
at this site.
- - Jewish-Arab Youth Organization for Peace and Democracy
Policy Network - Offers timely information and leading ideas about
progressive national public policy and politics.
Left Wing Web Site - A
fun and irreverent web site with a left wing liberal slant.
- A list of movies useful for demonstrative or informational purposes.
Rights Watch - Organization dedicated to protecting the human rights
of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to bring
offenders to justice, to prevent discrimination, to uphold political
freedom and to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime. We investigate
and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable.
Majority Foundation - Information and news
on events and feminist causes.
Central Committee for Conscientious
The Noam Chomsky Archive
- Noam Chomsky is one of America's most prominent political dissidents.
A renowned professor of linguistics at MIT, he has authored over 30
political books dissecting such issues as U.S. interventionism in the
developing world, the political economy of human rights and the propaganda
role of corporate media.
Labor Rights - Campaign for Labor Rights is a labor organization
which specializes in the struggles of workers in sweatshops. We also
provide labor updates on Nike, Disney, Guess, Child Labor (including
the Rugmark and FoulBall campaign), Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Nicaragua, United States (esp. Farm Workers and Poultry Processing Workers),
Youth and Campus Activism, various Policy Issues and more.
Documents from the Women's
Liberation Movement - A searchable online archive of full-text documents
about the feminist movement. Excellent site for historians of the movement.
Feminist.com - Feminist.com
is aimed at helping women network, and educating and empowering women
(and men) on issues that affect their lives.
The 3rd WWWave - Feminism
was never monolithic, and it never will be. This is not the second wave
warmed over. We are building on what they accomplished and taking it
in new directions appropriate for the 21st century.
Football Supporters from Around the World
we give you links and information about fan initiatives against big
business power in our game, and against racism and bigotry in our
stadiums. All these groups provide inspiration and often good models
for how all supporters, political or not, can make their voices heard
and their concerns felt in the way our game is run. Its not some intellectuals
bookish ideology to say that football stadiums are our communities.
We deserve a say in how our clubs are run just as we deserve to be
treated with respect by our fellow supporters. We've got the power...
Here's the mainstreamKick Racism Out of Football Campaign, attempting to browbeat bigotry out of England. No doubt about good intentions,
and some good results.
Take a look as English stars speak out against racism.
Check out the many football related articles from Anti-Fascist Action, including Leveling the Score, from their great magazine, _Fighting_Talk_.
off for a copy to:FightingTalk, BM 1734, London, WC1N 3XX, UK (10
british pounds for four issues)
AFA From england recount a few war stories that end with a lot
fewer fascists than they started with.
you can't make monkey noises at football anymore, but those gay jokes
are still okay? Wrong. The irrational hatred of people because you
don't like who they sleep with was paired with sport in the tragic
Justin Fashanu. An english football player of the early nineties,
he wasthe first professional to come out as homosexual. From all he
said, the terrace bigots would be surprised to discover how many of
their heros were gay, but just too scared to tell the world. Justin's
career took a nose-dive when his sexuality was revealed, and he took
his own life in despair: killed by hatred. In his wake, the closet
door to the training room looked closed for good. But a brave few
have founded groups to pry that closet open for players and fans alike.
So check out the Gay
Football Supporters Network and the International
Gay & Lesbian Football Association . Before you make that
joke, remember that no one is free while any remain oppressed. The
gay and lesbian rights movements have stood side by side with the
rest of the left when we've struggled against capitalism and fascism,
We owe them our support as surely as we owe them simple human dignity.
Oh I am happy.
I've always been a big fan of the english punk band, Chumbawumba.
They make catchy tunes, hate capitalists, and throw pies at sellout
labour party ministers. And they despise fascists. Now they've gone
one better, and put together a Football
section on their home page. There's talk of their favorite club,
Sunderland, the youth team they sponsor, antifa organizing on the
terraces, and the trip they sent their youth club on to play a friendly
with the Zapatista rebels in mexico. Really: not to be missed.
One of the best groups going is the Football Supporters Association, an England based
group fighting for the ever-diminishing rights of the regular supporter.
And as if creeping capitalists weren't enough, The Criminal Justice
Act makes just about anything you'd want to do around a British football
ground illegal, all under the guise of combating violence. The fact
is, the government has become the strong arm in making football palitable
for the middle classes. The Football
Fans Against the Criminal Justice Act Campaign is spreading the
word and fighting back.
The great english pop culture zine Urban
75 has a article on the Campaign and its leaders.
Aktiver Fussball-Fans is a coalition of supporters fighting for
fan rights much like the FSA. Its making great strides in the united
league of the united, and often troubled, german state. BAFF
- BÜNDNIS AKTIVER FUSSBALLFANS is the link for their new official
website. Really a must see, even if you don't sprechen zie deutch.
Game Home Page is another FSA type page, with links to independent
supporters clubs throughout britan and europe, striving to make the
game safe from capitalist exploitation.
on football ground automated ID cards asks the eternal question:
Have you ever seen a six foot skinhead with a brick attack an ATM?
Better not to answer that one... .
Militant Labor is spot on (for once), with their pamphletReclaim
University¹s famed Centre for Football Research, while often biased
to a criminalogical and traditional approach, produces some of the
best writing on modern football culture. Their Factsheet
on Racism and Football is just one of their web-publications.
Keeping with the egghead theme, here¹s a short glean of a much larger
the Terraces and in the Stands: Football Spectator Behavior in
Europe and the 1994 World Cup Finals.
Educación Fķsica y Deportes, revista digital , is an argentine
site, that focuses on writing on the politics of football. Especially
good is their story of how successive governments and dictatorships
in latin america have used soccer to legitimize their rule. New things
added all the time, in three different languages.
Equity in Sports - From the University of Iowa, this is an excellent
resource on Title IX. Includes an index to Updates & Lawsuits
by Category as well as an overview of the law itself. Links to useful
statistics and downloadable documents.
Socialists, Anarchists and other Leftist Organizations
Groups Of New York - An online guide to anarchist groups in the
New York area.
Burn! - Anarchist ISP located
in southern California.
Unamerican Activities - "anarchism's
ad agency" - a collective in San Francisco that's attempting wholesale
sedition through minimedia (stickers, t-shirts etc.) and the Web.
for the People - Readings on the history of libertarianism.
Links to libertarian/anarchist groups around the world.
TAO - The Anarchy Organization
- A hub of anarchist activity revolving around alternative media work.
A People's Libertarian
Index - A top-level web page for left-libertarian and libertarian
socialist (anarchist) theory, philosophy, and historical texts. Also
links to organizations of a libertarian nature.
Blackout Books (New York
City) - A wonderful anarchist bookstore located in the Lower East
Side of NYC.
Arm The Spirit - For Revolutionary
Resistance! - Autonomist/Anti-Imperialist Resource Page
Socialist Party USA - Strives to
establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their
own control -- a non-racist, classless, feminist, socialist society
in which people cooperate at work, at home, and in the community.
Socialists of America - The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the
principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International (also in Francais
and Espanol). DSA's members are building progressive movements for
social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American
communities and politics.
Peace and Freedom Party
- The prominent electoral democratic socialist party in the state
Social Democrats, USA
- SD-USA is a organization branched off of the SP-USA. SD, USA claims
to be the successor to the Socialist Party, USA, the party of Eugene
Debs, Norman Thomas and Bayard Rustin and is a member of the Socialist
World Socialist Web Site
- The World Socialist Web Site features daily news and analysis written
from a socialist perspective, and commentary on the arts, culture,
history, and politics. It is published by the International Committee
of the Fourth International.
socialist.org - A site dedicated
to providing information about the democratic socialist movement on
the internet. Here you can find your way to the people, thoughts,
and events that make up a part of the quest for economic democracy
and social justice.
SP/YPSL Labor Commission -
Links and information on labor unions, movements, media and activism
Green Parties of North America
- Based upon Ten Key Values: Social Justice, Community-Based Economics,
Nonviolence, Decentralisation, Future Focus
Young Communist League USA
Workshop - contains images, manuscripts, essays and pamphlets
from communist thinkers.
Weekly World - Newspaper of the Communist Party U.S.A.
might I suggest getting lefty news from the fine A-Infos:
Anarchist News Service .
Football Fans Anti-Racism Inititives
From the more establishment
voices come Youth Against Racism¹s Show
Racism The Red Card and The European Union¹s European
Year Against Racism. Doubt 1997 made up for the last few thousand.
Its up to us, not some committee, to make sure the bigots aren¹t just
red carded but stretchered off to hospital.
Youth Magazine: Football Against Racism.European
Fan-Network against Racism started in Vienna on February 12th, 1999
Vienna Action Plan(edited and revised version, 23-2-99)
United Anti-Racism Campgain.
| fulham | anti-racism Fulham's Mission
Statement "Black White Help Fulham Unite" Working Party on behalf
of Fulham FC seeks to tackle racism and discrimination in all forms
within Fulham FC and the surrounding community. We will endeavour
to foster links across communities in the Fulham
FC Anti-Racism Campgain.
in British Football. Football racism - history The shameful history
of soccer racism Racism has dogged British football for years with
some of the top players being targeted for abuse. Some of the worst
examples have included Mark Walters slamming of Leeds fans in 1985
for hurling racial abuse at him
A Walsall FC. Racism At Walsall F.C. During the seventies racism
started to appear at many football grounds. This coincided with the
growth of the national front and with the appearance of more black
United Against Racism. Why Racism is Wrong/ Things you can do
/Contacting the club/ Why bother with all this?/ What Leeds fans think
of recent racism/ Kick It: CRE/ keeping racism out of football/ Link
your page to this page/ LATEST: "Let's demonstrate our pride in our
Against Racism in Europe: Show Racism the Red Card The anti racist
football MagazineA new, 24-page, full colour anti-racist magazine
which aims to explain racism and how to overcome it. It contains interviews
with Les Ferdinand, Viv Anderson and Shaka HislopShow Racism the Red
Kick Racism out of Millwall: RACISM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED @ MILLWALL
FOOTBALL CLUB Racism in football is arguably as widespread today as
it was in the 70's and 80's, but many clubs are beginning to take
steps forward to combat this problem.
Racism Out of the Stadium: (Wykopmy Rasizm ze Stadionów) is a
Polish anti-fascist campagin, aimed at taking back their football
from nazis. In Polish, of course.
Group-- Grupa Anty-Nazistowska - Wykopmy rasizm ze stadionów's
sister organization. The discription says:"Kampania Wykopmy
rasizm ze stadionów" ma za zadanie oczyszczenie stadionów pi³karskich
z faszystowskiej symboliki, upowszechnienie w¶ród kibiców nie szowinistycznych
postaw i uodpornienie ich na werbunkow± dzia³alno¶ę prowadzon."
Well, that's all cleared up then...
Le site des Ultras en lutte: is a site commited to uniting french
supporters to resist new laws which ban flares, give the police
greater powers, and to resist the growing power of big business
in the people's game. Take a look.