Interesting Web Sites, Brought to you by TecsChange

We recommend that you visit the following sites which cover many issues that relate to our work.

Boston Area Calendars and Event Listings

TecsChange volunteers help maintain the ACT-MA, the Massachusetts activist mailing list.

Organizations Involved in International Technical Assistance

Based in London, England, ComputerAid International recycles donated computers for use in schools and community projects in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. Launched in 1998 - by January 2000 Computer Aid had sent over 3,000 computers to 19 different countries.

The Chiapas Media Project is a bi-national partnership that provides tools and training so that marginalized indigenous communities can establish their own information outlets. The project provides video cameras and editing equipment along with appropriate training so that communities in Chiapas can tell their own stories in their own words. The project will also provide computer technology and training so that the communities can establish and maintain their own web sites. Eventually, the web sites will have the capacity to upload both recorded and real time video.

Prometheus Radio Project Not-for-profit association dedicated to the democratization of the airwaves through the proliferation of non-commercial, community based, micropower stations.

Green Empowerment supports non-governmental organizations (NGOs) developing renewable energy projects in the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Borneo, and Canada. Their Nicaragua Project is a collaboration with The Ben Linder Memorial Fund, and ATDER-BL, a Nicaraguan NGO.

The International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine, and General Workers' Union has a great list of links to sites relating to labour, technology and the workplace.

While not a technical assistance page, the United Nations has a great on-line database with valuable development-related data on countries throughout the world.

Local Organizations we work with

Mass Global Action Mass Global Action launched Encuentro 5, dubbing it a "movement-building space in the heart of Boston." The project is now home to 10 "resident organizations" and 5 city-wide coalitions; It is also an event/meeting/organizing space for numerous other organizations involved in social change work.

Friends of ASAPROSAR This Massachusetts based organization supports ASAPROSARs work in El Salvador.
MIT Science for the People is a new student organization on Facebook.
International Collaborative aims to provide a better, healthier life for the developing world and a cleaner environment for all.

South End Technology Center @ Tent City (The Tech Center) is a collaborative venture between the Tent City Corporation (TCC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Our fundamental purpose is to enable people to become producers of knowledge and sharers of ideas and information.

Boston Tech Collective is a worker-owned cooperative offering tech support and computer services to the Greater Boston area.

Free Geek Providence is a non-profit 501(c)3, grassroots, volunteer run organization dedicated to addressing the digital divide by providing recycled computers, training and technical assistance to our community and responsibly recycling items that can no longer be used.

Timothy Smith Technology Center Network an extensive list of Technology Centers in Boston (Contact each center for information)

Progressive Radio shows in Boston we help maintain this list of radio shows in Boston.

Semi-New Computers You can afford a great computer. We sell high quality, refurbished computer systems at low prices. These computer systems are appropriate for use by organizations, schools and families.

Progressive Technology-Related Web Sites in the Boston Area

Science for the People now has the complete contents of their magazine on line.  There is also a Sftp Conference conference scheduled for April 2014.

Independent Media Centers are being established throughout the world to counter the biased coverage provided by the mainstream media. They use the Internet to cost-effectively get their alternative message to the world.

binaryFreedom A progressive voice of the digital age. Fighting for digital freedoms in software, hardware and on the Internet. Watching for corporate abuse, promoting knowledge and education of todays digital dangers like DRM and software patents all this with a big focus on Free Software.

Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group The Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG) helps individuals and communities get affordable and environmentally sound access to electricity, sanitation and clean water. Through a combination of business incubation, education, and outreach, we help people get technology that will better their health and improve their lives.
Newton San Juan del Sur Sister City Project has been in existence for over twenty years, during which time the Newton/San Juan del Sur Sister City Project has financed the building or renovation of over twenty schools, and improved the health of communities surrounding San Juan bay by bringing simple, eco-friendly technologies to the families of San Juan. Click on