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political activism

Tax-deductibility, Environmental Groups & NGOs

A few years ago the government overhauled its definition of tax-deductible groups and effectively outlawed independent political activism in tax-deductible environmental (and other) groups. What the government was saying was, 'We are not going to fund our potential enemies' political campaigns.'

This was the point where a lot of organisations should probably have decided to ditch their tax-deductibility status because our environment and wildlife protection are so threatened by government-supported corporate development that environmental activism generally requires opposition to most government programs.

Free Press: Where do you go when Government and the Media don't care?

Disappointed in government departments and ministers, environmental organisations and other NGOs often try to take their cause to the mainstream press. But this is usually just as problematic in the end. Why? See also: Tax-deductibility and Environmental Groups & NGOs

Progress ideology, colonial racism, right to life and family planning

20th century birth control movements have been associated with eugenics and racism. Does this mean that they really were, still are, or that their pioneers were unusual in holding their beliefs? Margaret Sanger, a politically active nurse, was radicalised by the response of the authorities to her attempts to empower women of any origin. She would talk to any politically active group. Margaret Sanger's account of her talk to the Ku Klux Klan. Discussion of the politics of racism and overpopulation.

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