CIVICUS is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world. In order to do so, we focus on protecting the rights of civil society, strengthening civil society good practices, and increasing the influence of civil society.
Ever wonder what's going on that you're not aware of? This is a daily mailing list of things that would probably be of interest to you. Each mailing tends to have a couple of links to .pdf files containing relevant (unclassified or declassified) information.
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.
LittleSis is a site and mapping engine that data mines contributions, payments, and influence between political figures, lobbyists, contributions, and the very wealthy. Good for finding out who owns which politician, or which ones to "invest" in.