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A Jewish Voice for Peace

A Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. We support the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination.

We seek:

  • A U.S. foreign policy based on promoting peace, democracy, human rights, and
    respect for international law
  • An end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East
  • A resolution of the Palestinian refugee problem consistent with international
    law and equity
  • An end to all violence against civilians
  • Peace among the peoples of the Middle East

We are among the many American Jews who say to the U.S. and Israeli governments: "Not in our names!"

JVP supports peace activists in Palestine and Israel, and works in broad coalition with other Jewish, Arab-American, faith-based, peace and social justice organizations.

American Friends Service Committee

Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. In particular, Amnesty International campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances"; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups. . . . Amnesty International has around a million members and supporters in 162 countries and territories. Activities range from public demonstrations to letter-writing, from human rights education to fundraising concerts, from individual appeals on a particular case to global campaigns on a particular issue. . . . Amnesty International is impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion or religious creed. Amnesty International is financed largely by subscriptions and donations from its worldwide membership.
Some people think that peace between Israel and Palestine is impossible. One way to solve an impossible problem is to first remove a major constraint to its solution. If the now-simplified problem can be solved, the constraint can be re-added subsequently. For instance, if we remove the financial constraint which always puts peacemaking at a lower priority than military action we could ask: How might the Mideast conflict be solved given funding on the scale of the pending war with Iraq?

California Peace Action
We believe in a future where wealthy countries no longer profit from the suffering of others through an obscene arms trade. We believe in a future free from the constant threat of nuclear annihilation. We believe in a future where we no longer squander billions of dollars every year on unnecessary and menacing weapons. Our vision is not built on wishful thinking.

Everything we do is designed to build lasting organizational power to support and realize these ideals. Millions of Californians and hundreds of millions of Americans share our values. California Peace Action's purpose is to transform that support into an effective mass organization. There has never been a peace and social justice organization with millions of members - our goal is to make it so.

Campaign to Stop The War Against Iraq!
In recent weeks, George Bush has said that he will depose Saddam Hussein. Removing Hussein from power will involve fighting a war in which thousands of Iraqis and some U.S. soldiers will most likely get killed. It may also create instability in the Middle East which could lead to a wider war. We believe that at this point Congress is the place to put on pressure to stop the Bush administration plans for war on Iraq.

Dissident Voice
Dissident Voice is a semi-regular newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves. The goal of Dissident Voice newsletter and Dissident Voice News Service is to provide hard hitting, thought provoking and even entertaining news and commentaries on politics and culture that can serve as ammunition in struggles for peace and social justice.

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space is an excellent portal into the many-faceted problems that come with the U.S.'s unilateral abandonment of the missle treaty and it's mad desire to put weapons of mass destruction in outer space. The Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space was founded in 1992 by the joint efforts of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice (FCPJ); Citizens for Peace in Space (Colorado Springs); and New York-based Journalism professor Karl Grossman. The inaugural meeting of the Global Network (GN) was held in Washington D.C. City Council Chambers. Since its 1992 founding the GN has met each year in order to bring together key activists who are working on, or are interested in, space issues. It was the intention of the founders to create an organization that would serve as a clearinghouse for space issues and act as a spark to ignite education and organizing in order to build an international citizens movement.

Houston Coalition for Justice Not War

Jay's Leftist and Progressive Internet Resources Directory: A Web Portal for all Good People around Planet Earth who are anti-War, anti-Imperialist, anti-Racist, anti-Sexist, and anti-Homophobic and who want to Fight Back and build together a Better World.

My Voice for Peace is a website devoted to the peaceful resolution of conflicts around the world. A resource for finding out who to call, write, or email in order to encourage the parties to stop the cycle of violence. We take no sides in the conflicts, except the side of non-violent resolution.

This site lists the contact information for most of the world leaders involved in dragging the world into war. And there is also an excellent resource for mass mailing U.S. Senators.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was establishhed to protect and promote all human rights for all. . . . OHCHR is guided in its work by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent human rights instruments, and the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. The promotion of universal ratification and implementation of human rights treaties is at the forefront of OHCHR activities. . . . OHCHR aims to ensure the practical implementation of universally recognized human rights norms. It is committed to strengthening the United Nations human rights programme and providing the United Nations treaty monitoring bodies and special mechanisms established by the Commission on Human Rights with the highest quality support. . . . The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the official with principal responsibility for United Nations human rights activities. OHCHR is committed to working with other parts of the United Nations to integrate human rights standards throughout the work of the Organization.

PeaceJam is an international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves and the world.

The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, located in Boulder, Colorado, has initiated a national campaign focused on Congress to stop the war against Iraq. The campaign involves three phases:

  • Phase One is to put pressure on Congress though traditional means, including letters to the Congress people, letters to the editors, demonstrations, etc.
  • Phase Two involves a weekly presence at the Congress people's offices.
  • Phase Three involves demonstrations on April 20 in Washington D.C., and in local communities across the country.

The Rolling Thunder Democracy Tour
It's a county fair with guts. A revival with a reason. A concert with consciousness. A festival with funk and function. The Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy Tour reawakens a great American tradition of asserting the power of regular people to fight for their rights; throws in some enlightening education, soul-stirring music, mouth-watering food and drink; tops it off with a good jolt of Jim Hightower wit and wisdom, plus invigorating insight from firebrand speakers ranging from Jesse Jackson Jr. to Barbara Ehrenreich, and shazam! It creates a thunderstorm of motivated minds and bodies demanding our democracy back from the greedheads and boneheads who have taken it hostage. Oh, and most importantly, we intend to have one hell of a good time every step of the way back to true democracy.

     Connecting farmers with environmentalists, Democrats with Greens, progressive businesses with labor, Teamsters with turtles, the bowling league with the League of Women Voters, bubbas with bean sprout eaters -it's the only surefire way we can create meaningful democracy. And the more fun we have along the way, the more people will want to join us. Rolling Thunder will be an uplifting celebration that brings all sides of town into contact, not merely gathering organizational leaders, but reaching into the neighborhoods, clubs, churches, union halls and fern bars, and encouraging them to get to know each other, learn from one another, laugh, eat and see what we might do together. It aims, in short, to jump-start a movement of populist awakening. But remember, democracy is not something that just happens; it has to be built from the ground up.
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September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Peaceful Tomorrows is an advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world. By conscientiously exploring peaceful options in our search for justice, we choose to spare additional innocent families the suffering that we have already experienced-as well as to break the endless cycle of violence and retaliation engendered by war. . . . Our goals: . . . To make possible a safe, open dialogue on alternatives to war. . . . To guard against erosion of civil liberties and other freedoms at home as a consequence of war. . . . To promote U.S. foreign policy which places a priority on principles of democracy and human rights. . . . To join with like-minded groups in furthering the causes of peace and justice.

S.F. Heart Peace Links provide an excellent entry point into many good links.

Stop the War March on Washington, D.C. has the latest updates on peace activities around the U.S.

The Truth About War source for hard-edged graphics and bumper stickers. Download the funky Truth Flag and other mind-tingling graphics.

United for Peace and Justice

Veterans Against the Iraq War

Veterans for Peace

Witness for Peace is a politically independent, grassroots organization. We are people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Our mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with people who seek justice.

Witness for Peace is building a nonviolent grassroots movement for change. More than 10,000 U.S. citizens have traveled to Latin America on WFP delegations. They have seen the human face of failed U.S. military and economic polices in Latin America, and they have returned home to work for change. Thousands of others have joined them in this effort to advance just and sustainable alternatives. You can make a difference.

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