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Activist Portal

FROM: E. Normand

What NEED does this meet?
The need for people to communicate and organize activist events, demonstrations, protests, and other actions. The need for citizens of the world to voice their concerns about the directions humanity is taking.

What is the APPROACH?
The plan is to provide a Web Portal that provides (free):
-secure (encrypted), anonymous email to users.
-mailing lists, forums, etc, which are created by the users and can be optionally password protected
-web space for pictures, documents, etc.
-news (again, provided by the users)

What are the BENEFITS to people?
The site will link activists from around the world in a secure, user-driven way. Freedom of information.

What is the COMPETITION?
There are other CMS's out there that provide political news. But I have not found one that gives the individual activist as much power (and hence, freedom) to participate in it as a part of a community.

What BUDGET & LOGISTICS are required?
Simple to implement in an existing framework such as Zope. Would require many email addresses. Basically self-managed.

October 30, 2003 in NGO Tools, Web-In-A-Box Systems | Permalink


Really good work. I found a lot of profound information which can help me to go on. Thanks for all this input.

Posted by: Sandy at Aug 31, 2004 9:12:06 AM

Just surfed in and found this really interesting place here. A lot of good stuff for everybody.

Posted by: Anna Luise at Jan 19, 2005 10:06:49 AM

One use for an activist portal could be a town twinning style website. We are setting one up in response to the tsunami disaster, linking Tavistock in Devon in the UK with a village in Tamil Nadu in India. We would like the Indian end to be able to contribute to the site, and Hindi to be used as well as English

Posted by: Alan Ray-Jones at Feb 25, 2005 7:54:33 PM

Sehr sehr nette und ansprechende Seite. Ich tummle mich gerne hier. Ein sehr großes Lob an den Webmaster.
Macht weiter so. Liebe Grüße aus dem Rheinland

Posted by: Betty at Mar 25, 2005 2:04:56 PM


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