Copyright (c) (copr) 1997 all rights reserved by TJH Internet SP and Earth Operations Central. All comments are strictly my unsupported opinion unless based upon promotional blurb extracted from the websites linked herein. This is by no means an exhaustive nor definitive list, and no particular recommendation nor assurance of solvency or utility is to be inferred from a listing herein. Note: Regional and community organizations are listed under their respective states or regions on the States of the United States page.

Environmental. Education-Related. Wellness. Human Rights, Liberty & Free Enterprise. Religious. Non-Specialized FreeNets. Unions.


Networks of Networks
Enterprise for Economic Excellence. This is a perfect example of networks of commercial, governmental and educational institutions cooperating towards common prosperity, in San Bernardino, California. How did they do it? Take a look at their very informative White Paper.
Essential-Org, a web-host to a great many environmental, student association, and grass-roots-political organizations' home-pages.
A great many of the modern Networks of Networks seem to have evolved from networked electronic Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) and a great many of these have always had certain special-interest political overtones. Some have evolved from disability-oriented BBSes, or perhaps computer-geek BBSes, or political-party or splinter-group BBSes. Now, with the Internet at last reaching some of the more remote parts of the globe, many of these BBSes which were once connected by FIDO or other dial-in-once-a-day modes are coming online and establishing quite a web presence. I'll be scouting around and looking for as many as I can find, since after all Earth Operations Central has one definite mission above all others, and that is to get as many diverse groups and interests associated onto related pages, if only to save people the trouble of typing in Altavista queries. Sure, search engines are wonderful for this sort of thing, but they're not quite as intelligent as moi, to roughly paraphrase and update Yogi Berra.


Environmental
See also the
Earth Page.
Association for Progressive Communications. Global computer communications for the Environment, Human Rights, Development and Peace.
Institute for Global Communications, hosting/serving a variety of progressive and environmental groups such as PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet and WomensNet.
International Interactive Communications Society (DC chapter).
EnviroLink. They say they're the largest online environmental resource on the planet.

Education-Related

See also the National Electronic TeleData System (NETS) Page.

Advanced Network and Services. Dedicated to advancement of education and science through the diffusion of network services.
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF).
TeleLearning InfoSource (TELIS).

Wellness
See also my
science and medicine page
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.
Imperial Cancer Research Fund, United Kingdom.
Access to Voluntary and Safe Contraception.

Human Rights and Liberty
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
Competitive Enterprise Institute. A Pro-Market public policy group dedicated to principles of free enterprise and and liberal government.
Digital Freedom Network. Among other things, they put banned books online.
Human Rights Campaign. Working for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights.
National Organization for Women. A superior resource.

Religious Networks
Christian Broadcast Network. They bring you the Word of God and the 700 Club.
Disciples' Network. (Disciples of Christ). A very centrist Christian website, very well done, in fact, somewhat inspirational.
Seventh-Day Adventist Church. with a very nice creed page.
FreeNets and UserNets
National Public Telecomputing Network.
Greater New Orleans Free-Net.
Houston Area League of PC Users.
Ozarks Regional Information Online Network.
The River. Minneapolis Telecommunications Network offers extremely low-cost ppp and webserver access to small organizations, including non-profits and small-budget for-profit businesses. The costs are very reasonable. They are also interested in assisting people in establishing low-cost or no-cost public terminals.

Unions
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees.
Hawaii Government Employees Association. Please also see their Union Links Page.

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