Institute for Global Communications

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The Institute for Global Communications or IGC Internet is an institution that provides Internet presence for groups deemed "progressive" for example, the Andrea Dworkin archive.

IGC Internet is a project of the Tides Center.

Major sections of the IGC include

  • PeaceNet
  • EcoNet
  • WomensNet
  • AntiRacismNet
  • Webhosting

In 1987, the Institute for Global Communications was formed to manage PeaceNet and the newly acquired EcoNet.

At its peak in 1998, IGC had over 35 full-time staff members.

Since then ConflictNet went out of existence and LaborNet left the IGC Networks. Internet dial-up and mailing list services are now provided though partnerships with EarthLink and Topica.com. IGC still offers web hosting services to nonprofit groups, individuals, and small companies. eGrants now provides transaction services to nonprofits. Over 250 nonprofit organizations host their websites through IGC.

In 1988 the IGC formed an international link was formed with GreenNet in the U.K.

In 1990, in partnership with six international organizations, IGC co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

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