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Mark Satin correspondence files for New World Alliance/New Options


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Mark Satin (b. 1946) is a U.S. lawyer, author, and the editor of the online political periodical Radical Middle Newsletter. The New World Alliance emerged in 1979 as a result of cross-country networking by Satin, as a means of activating social change organizations nationwide. The organization's platform is aimed at the issues of global peace, cooperative economics, energy conservation, holistic health, environmental preservation, and appropriate science and technology. The platform emphasized accomplishment of these goals through public education and political organizing around these issues, promoted through seminars, workshops, and forums, as well as the publication ofa tri-weekly newsletter, Renewal, and later a monthly newsletter, New Options. In 1992 New Options suspended publication and all other organizational activities.

The collection consists primarily of correspondence and other documentation related to Satin's New Options newsletter. Materials include: correspondence from readers with general comments about the newsletter or in response to specific articles; correspondence from contributors and members of the newsletter's Board of Advisors; issues of the Renewal Newsletter #1-26 and related correspondence from readers and contributors; correspondence from members of political and social protest organizations; the Canadian and U.S. editions of Satin's book New Age Politics and correspondence from readers; and correspondence and other documents related to New World Alliance, including the group's platform. In addition to voluminous correspondence with New Age social, political, environmental, and spiritual organizations concerning issues of import to their constituencies, there is also regular correspondence with Gerald Goldfarb, Richard Perl, and Marc Sarkady.

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