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Note: Most of the sites listed below have extensive links
sections that are well worth the time to investigate.
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
- 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
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.
Friends Service Committee
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Coalition for Justice Not War
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.
Voice for Peace
MyVoiceForPeace.com 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.
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.
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
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
- 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
- Phase Three involves demonstrations on April 20 in Washington
D.C., and in local communities across the country.
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.
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.
Heart Peace Links provide an excellent entry point
into many good links.
the War March on Washington, D.C. has the latest updates
on peace activities around the U.S.
Truth About War
source for hard-edged graphics and bumper stickers. Download
the funky Truth Flag and other mind-tingling graphics.
for Peace and Justice
Against the Iraq War
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.