A comprehensive database of coffeshops around the country that AREN'T Starbucks.
A website detailing which candidates recieved how much money from whom, and when.
Where the candidates stand on the matters that matter.
A wiki tracking everything going on behind the scenes of mass media today: all the groups and people who are well-connected, well-paid, and in a position to be listened to because people THINK they should be listened to.
The book that started the Creative Commons movement.
A website where you can purchase copies of the US Bill of Rights on metal cards and luggage tags.
A political journal dedicated to analyzing and contextualizing the contents of the leaked US diplomatic cables.
Some useful suggestions for bloggers who are also politically or socially active, i.e., a likely target of (secret) police because of their opinions or social connections. In short, develop a contingency plan in the event that you are captured, hospitalized, or killed that lets trusted associates act in your stead on your website. I've looked over this article and they recommend a large number of things that I also have built into my dead man's switches, so I recommend it.
F/OSS software that implements invitation-only discussion groups for journalists and activists to communicate. Interestingly, it is designed to make use of whatever networking methods are available to it. It's possible to export messages to bundles transported on removable media (ala QWK Mail) to synch Briar instances (albeit with considerable latency).
A website that correlates politicians, the resolutions and bills they vote for (and how), who contributed to their campaigns, and how much was contributed.
A howto for activists that describes how to capture and archive video footage. Includes archival of metadata, keeping files intact, raw and edited video concerns, organization, storage concerns, cataloging, sharing, and preservation. Treats it in a verifiable, library-like manner. Can be downloaded, too.
witness.org's library of reference and training materials for activists, instructors, and allies. video production, recording LEO actions, archival, how to work with survivors, camera specifics and trainings, data science, covering protests, collecting evidence, crimes, and field guides.
A security training manual for activism and human rights defenders.