Global Resources

Global Resources

Humanitarian and Global Issues

Afghanistan Connections
Our own Cannon Falls students have put together this great website!


The Oakland Institute
a non-partisan think tank utilizing research, analysis and advocacy to
promote and ensure public participation and fair debate on critical
economic and social policy issues that affect
peoples' lives


Frances Moore Lapp and Anna Lapp founded the Small Planet Institute to bring to light the emergence of living democracy, a rewarding, inclusive,learned practice that creates communities that work for all. On every continent, people are bringing this democracy to life by discovering their power to act on their values. At the Institute we further this historic transition
through books, articles, speeches, and other media

Heifer's mission to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth couldn't be implemented without our dedicated field staff. These men and women oversee the delivery of livestock, train recipients in agro-ecology and animal care and ensure that participants understand and fulfill Heifer's unique Passing on the Gift requirement.
is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hates stead, communities that value diversity.(Read more about how we define tolerance.)

Committed to creating long-lasting solutions to global hunger, poverty, and social injustice with education and action.

Genocide in Darfur, Green bracelets raise awareness about the suffering of millions of innocent people in the Darfur region of Sudan.

ONE Campaign to make poverty history
WE BELIEVE that in the best American tradition of helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty. WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional resources for basic needs education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries, at a cost equal to just one percent more of the US budget. WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice, one vote at a time - to make a better, safer world for all.

WFP Foodforce

RACE-Are we so different?
A Project of the American Anthropological Association

International micro-finance, a non profit called Kiva allows anyone with a little money to help needy businessmen and women in developing countries.

National Marrow Donor Program
If you would like to be on the list to be a Marrow donor this is the place to start.

Free Rice
practice your vocabulary while donating grains of rice.

Women for Women International
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency,
thereby promoting viable civil societies

Living Wage Calculator
In many American communities, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live locally given the local cost of living.Recently, in a number of high-cost communities, community organizers and citizens have successfully argued that the prevailing wage offered by the public sector and key businesses should reflect a wage rate required to meet minimum standards of living. Therefore we have developed a living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.

WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY library seeks to display and explain the relics of all human cultures, excellent primary sources for reports and research.