Alternative News, Analysis, and
"AfterDowningStreet.org is a coalition of veterans'
groups, peace groups, and political activist groups, which launched on
May 26, 2005, a campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to begin a formal
investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable
offenses in connection with the Iraq war."
- Al Jazeera: War on
Iraq "Objective and balanced news coverage and analysis."
"AlterNet.org is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a
nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting
independent and alternative journalism."
- Alternative News Media
"With such a large proportion of the world's news media owned by small
interest groups with specific political agendas, it seems essential to
counter-balance such a monopoly on information by bringing attention to
important stories that are often conveniently overlooked by large media
- Alternative Press Review
"APR publishes a wide variety of the best essays from radical zines,
tabloids, books and magazines--essays that deserve a much wider
readership than they currently enjoy."
- Alternative Radio
". . . is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all
public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa,
Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR
provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or
distorted in other media."
- Arab World News
"Provides constantly updated information on current affairs and the
latest news on the Middle East and Arab nations. Includes archives,
photos, articles, and links of interest."
- Arabic News.com
"Includes country-wise and category-wise news, articles, entertainment
and phone codes."
Dimenison "CD provides an independent forum for debate on a broad
range of issues of interest to the Left."
- Common Dreams News
Center "Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens'
organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote
progressive visions for America's future."
- Conflict in Iraq:
Concerns and Consequences (A joint initiative by BASIC, ISIS, and
Saferworld) "The project . . . . seeks to be an authoritative source of
information with critical analysis of US, UK and other European policy
towards Iraq and alternatives on offer."
Books:War on Iraq "Context Books is a new publishing venture with a
mandate: Bring hard-hitting, intelligent non-fiction and major
literature from around the worldboth old and newto American readers."
Site includes essays as well as links to news and commentary; activism
and petitions; and to flyers, t-shirt art, and posters.
"CounterPunch is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by
Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. . . . Ours is muckraking with
a radical attitude . . . ."
- Cursor "Cursor
combines original material with a daily-updated media and politics Web
log that comments upon and links to the work of major news
organizations, as well as to other critical, independent voices
published on the Internet . . . ."
- Dahr Jamail's
Iraq Dispatches "Weary of the overall failure of the US media to
accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi
people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war
himself." Site includes News
from Inside Iraq and Images
From The War in Iraq.
- Democracy Now!
"Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news
program airing on over 140 stations in North America."
- The Downing
Street Memo: Seeking truth since May 13, 2005 "This site is
intended to act as a resource for anyone who wants to understand the
facts revealed in this document."
- Electronic Iraq.
". . . a news portal on the U.S.-Iraq crisis published by veteran
antiwar campaigners Voices in the Wilderness and respected Middle East
supplementary news publishers, the Electronic Intifada ."
& Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) Region: Iraq FAIR works "to
invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in
the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public
interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints."
- Flashpoints News Radio
"Your Daily Investigative Radio Magazine"
Policy in Focus: Focus on Iraq "On this page, we have gathered the
latest FPIF analysis on Iraq and the Middle East as well as
highlighting other important policy analysis and organizing work."
- Free Speech TV
"Working with activists and artists, Free Speech TV uses television to
cultivate an informed and active citizenry in order to advance
progressive social change."
Palast: Columns- Iraq "Greg Palast is investigative journalism at
its best. No one has exposed more truth about the Bush Cartel and lived
to tell the story. Baltimore Chronicle
Policy Forum: Iraq Crisis Includes "information on the crisis
situation in Iraq as well as more specific articles on sanctions
issues." Links to pages on the Iraq crisis, sanctions against Iraq, oil
in Iraq, and the threat of US war against Iraq.
- The Global Site
"Critical gateway to world politics, society, and culture."
- In These
Times "A national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion" providing
"groundbreaking coverage of the labor movement, environment, feminism,
grassroots politics, minority communities and the media."
- Independent Media Center
"Indymedia is a collective of independent and alternative media
activists and organizations offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage
of important social and political issues."
- Institute for Public
Accuracy "As a nationwide consortium of policy researchers, the
Institute for Public Accuracy seeks to broaden public discourse by
gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned
out by corporate-backed think tanks and other influential
- The InterActivist
Info Exchange "The Info Exchange provides original content and
links to important or interesting stories on the net."
Magazine "Beyond military affairs and foreign policy, the magazine
will present insightful and clear discussion on the domestic and
international political environment, the media, which is increasingly
concentrated, global and local environmental issues, as well as the
literature of witness."
- Iraq Body Count
"The worldwide update of reported civilian deaths in the war on Iraq."
- IraqJournal.org "Coordinated
by independent journalists Jeremy Scahill and Jacqueline Soohen on the
ground in Baghdad, IraqJournal provides a forum for the distribution of
independent information and views from Iraq."
- Just War Theory
.com "This not-for-profit site is devoted to public education
about just war theory and its practical application in international
law and foreign policy."
"From the director of 'Roger and Me' and the author of 'Stupid White
Realities "News, Views, and Analysis that Governments, Lobbies, and
Associated Interest Groups Don't Want You to Know"
- Middle East
Network Information Center (Center for Middle Eastern Studies at
the University of Texas at Austin) "MENIC's purpose is to provide
information to Internet users about the Middle East through links to
informational websites and databases on the Internet."
- Middle East Research and
Information Project (MERIP) "MERIP provides news and perspectives
about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources."
U.S.-Iraq Crisis- Background & Resources" (1998).
- Le Monde diplomatique: The
US War on Iraq "Le Monde diplomatique,originally published in
French, has editions in more than 14 languages"
- Monthly Review
"MR speaks to workers and labor organizers no less than to academics,
and against class exploitation, no less than against racial and sexual
- Mother Jones
"Mother Jones is an independent, non-profit magazine that focuses on
issues of social justice, the environment, politics,and popular
Nation: No War With Iraq The Nation "will. . . , make an
earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social
questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of
violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the
political writing of the day is marred.
Politics ". . . an independent socialist forum for dialogue and
debate on the left."
- News for Change
"WorkingForChange is a comprehensive Web site made up of resources for
people with progressive values."
"Your source for up-to-minute news and commentary on peace and
Transfer: Middle East Page "All the news that doesn't fit."
"OneWorld is dedicated to harnessing the democratic potential of the
internet to promote human rights and sustainable development."
Journal "Building a new news media of, by and for the people."
" . . . is an independent, high quality, global magazine
published on the web with the aim of opening up worlds of ideas and
experience and helping to close the distance between people and power."
- Operation Truth
"Operation Truth is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks
to educate the American public about the truth of the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan from the perspective of the soldiers who have experienced
- Pacifica Radio ". .
. the only radio network in the United States to function unconstrained
by corporate underwriting and policy decisions."
- The Progressive
"The mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice
for peace and social justice at home and abroad."
on Defense Alternatives: War Report: Iraq War and Afghan Aftermath
" . . . Project on Defense Alternatives has sought to adapt security
policy to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War era."
- rabble.ca ". . . a new
kind of publication, one built on the efforts of progressive
journalists, writers, artists and activists across the country
- TomPaine.com ". . .
seeks to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by
featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by the
American Style "With this pamphlet, Historians Agains the War makes
available a series of articles that seek to broaden the discussion of
the use of torture as and instrument of U.S. policy."
- truthout ". . .
critical news and commentary on world events . . . ."
- uruknet.info "a site
gathering daily information concerning occupied Iraq: news, analysis,
documents and texts of iraqi resistance available in Italian and
- The War in Context
"A daily record of America's post-9/11 impact on the world"
- War Times "War
Times is being produced to help broaden and deepen the fight against
the Bush program [of "permanent war against terrorism at home and
abroad"] by compiling information and analysis, and putting them into
the hands of large numbers of readers."
- World Crisis Web
Selected news articles from international media sources, related links
and discussion forum
- World Press
Review: Middle Eastern News "World Press Review provides
readers with a succinct view of the political and economic climate
outside of the U.S., as well as how the rest of the world perceives the
role the U.S. plays in the global community."
Iraq Watch "Iraq Watch is a ZNet subsite providing alternative
news and analysis of past, present and ongoing events, conflicts and
crises in Iraq."
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the Middle East
Anti-Discrimination Committee "The American-Arab
Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a civil rights organization
committed to defending the rights or people of Arab descent and
promoting their rich cultural heritage."
- Arab American Institute
"is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political
empowerment of Americans of Arab descent."
Solidarity with Iraq "(CASI) provides information about the
humanitarian situation in Iraq and its context."
to STOP THE WAR Against Iraq Fact sheets, sample letters, links to
- Citizens Concerned for
the People of Iraq "CCPI is dedicated to ending the economic
sanctions imposed on Iraq by members of the United Nations Security
Council. According to UNICEF, the sanctions have, to date, contributed
to the deaths of half a million children under the age of five."
- Education for Peace in Iraq
"Working to improve humanitarian conditions in Iraq through education
and advocacy in the U.S."
- Iraq Action Coalition
"is an online media and activists' resource center for groups and
activists who are working to end the war against the people of Iraq."
- Iraq Revenue
Watch "In an effort to ensure that Iraqi oil revenues are managed
in a transparent manner, Open Society Institute Chairman George Soros
has launched a new initiative called Iraq Revenue Watch."
"The National Grassroots Peace Network is a nation-wide
network of over 300 peace and justice, student and faith-based
organizations united to work for a common cause."
in Our Names! "This website is part of an international campaign
for the lifting of economic sanctions on Iraq, led by two former UN
Humanitarian Coordinators for Iraq: Hans von Sponeck and Dennis J.
- Occupation Watch
"Exposing the impact of the military and economic occupation of Iraq."
- Stop the War
against Iraq "This page has background articles on all the issues
around the war from Islam to US foreign policy. It also has a number of
PDF files which YOU can print off and distribute locally to inform
others of the reality of war."
- United for Peace
& Justice UnitedforPeace.org is a resource for anti-war
activists. Includes news, analysis, background articles, events, and
- Voices in the Wilderness
"Since its founding in 1996, Voices in the Wilderness has campaigned to
end economic and military warfare against the Iraqi people."
- WTI: World
Tribunal on Iraq "The principal objective of the WTI is to tell and
disseminate the truth
about the Iraq War, underscoring the accountability of those
responsible and underlining the significance of justice for the Iraqi
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Abu Ghraib Pictures, Photographs of abuse by American soldiers,
taken at the Iraqi prison. The New Yorker, Posted 2004-04-30.
the Global War on Terrorism, by Jeffrey Record, Strategic Studies
Institute of the Army War College, December 2003. Describes the war in
Iraq as "an unnecessary preventative war" that has "diverted attention
and resources away from securing the American homeland against further
assault by an undeterrable Al Qaeda."
- Chain of
Command, by Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, Issue of
2004-05-17. "How the Department of Defense mishandled the disaster at
and evaluations of Iraq's proscribed weapons by Dr. Glen Rangwala,
University of Cambridge, UK. "This reference file is an inventory and
critical analysis of the claims made about the weapons and programmes
that Iraq is proscribed from having under the terms of Security Council
Resolutions 687 (1991), paragraphs 10 and 12: that is, nuclear,
chemical and biological weapons as well as ballistic missiles with a
range greater than 150km."
Damage: the health and environmental costs of war on Iraq "The
evidence-based report . . . summarises from a public health perspective
the effects of the previous Gulf War, and outlines the likely impact of
another war on the people of Iraq, on the combatants and on the wider
world." Medact is the UK affiliate of International Physicians for the
Prevention of Nuclear War.
- The Coming
Wars, by Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, Issue of
2005-01-24 and 31. "The President and his national-security advisers
have consolidated control over the military and intelligence
communities strategic analyses and covert operations to a degree
unmatched since the rise of the post-Second World War national-security
state. Bush has an aggressive and ambitious agenda for using that
controlagainst the mullahs in Iran and against targets in the ongoing
war on terrorismduring his second term."
Cost of War and Reconstruction in Iraq: An Update "An Analysis by
the House Budget Committeee's Democratic Staff." September 23, 2003.
- The Debate: Is oil the
key motive for the war against Iraq and Afghanistan? "Is there a
hidden agenda behind the "war on terrorism"? Is the War on Terror
influenced by oil or financial motives, rather than simply national
Dishonest Case for War on Iraq, by Alan Simpson, MP - Chair of
Labour Against the War and Dr Glen Rangwala - Lecturer in politics at
Cambridge University, UK (September 27, 2002) and Notes
Further to the counter-dossier (updated periodically).
and Out in Baghdad and Basra, by Tanweer Akram, Columbia University
- Department of Economics. "An estimate of the economic consequences of
sanctions to Iraq is provided here. It is shown that the losses from
sanctions amount to nearly US $168 billion . . . . [I]t is argued that
the Iraqis are alienated from Iraq's rulers and 'the international
David Kay's Testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee,
January 28, 2004. ". . . we were almost all wrong [about the Weapons of
Mass Destruction] , and I certainly include myself here."
- A Failed
"Transition": The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War by the Institute
for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus. "A Failed 'Transition'
is the most comprehensive accounting of the mounting costs of the Iraq
war on the United States, Iraq, and the world.".
Strike Guidelines: The Case of Iraq by Charles Knight. Project on
Defense Alternatives Briefing Memo #25 (September 16, 2002, revised and
updated periodically). Discusses the applicability of guidelines for
preemptive attacks in the present context.
Rights Watch: International Humanitarian Law Issues In A Potential War
In Iraq Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper, February 20, 2003. "A
potential U.S.-led military action against Iraq would likely have
profound humanitarian consequences for the Iraqi civilian population. "
- Human Rights
Watch: Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan Various press releases and letters
from Human Rights Watch.
Aftermath: The Human Face of War: American Friends Service Committee
This is "an alternative information web site focusing on the
humanitarian crisis caused by the war on Iraq." It includes
photographs, reports form correspondents, relief updates, and
information on how you can get involved.
Development-Second Report International Development Select
Committee, House of Commons, UK Parliament (January 27, 2000) ". . .
the International Development Committee has concluded that, although
sanctions may well represent a low-cost alternative to war in financial
terms, they are all too often as damaging in humanitarian and
developmental terms as armed conflict."
- Iraq Body Count
"The worldwide update of reported civilian deaths in the Iraq war and
on the Record: The Bush Administration's Public Statements on Iraq
"Prepared at the direction of Rep. Henry A. Waxman, the Iraq on the
Record Database is a searchable collection of 237 specific misleading
statements about the threat posed by Iraq made by the five
Administration officials most responsible for providing public
information and shaping public opinion on Iraq . . . ."
Memorandum on concerns relating to law and order, Amnesty
International, July 23, 2003. "This memorandum outlines a number of
concerns and recommendations relating to law and order legislation and
practices by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and the
Coalition Forces in Iraq. It highlights issues relating to the overall
legal framework; addresses in some detail concerns relating to the use
of force, detention practices, treatment in custody, searches and the
role of the judiciary; and outlines concerns relating to the need for
ensuring accountability of the CPA and the Coalition Forces."
Responsibilities of the occupying powers Amnesty International,
April 16, 2003. "At the time of writing, the situation in Iraq is one
of great uncertainty. Sporadic fighting is continuing. The Iraqi
government and governmental agencies have collapsed, looting and
violence has been widespread, and in some areas people have been
forcibly displaced, further adding to the hardship of the Iraqi
Sanctions: Humanitarian Implications and Options for the Future
(August 6, 2002) Report from Anglican Observer Office at the UN, Arab
Commission for Human Rights, Center for Development of International
Law, et al.
Trip Report: Congresssional Staff (August 27 - September 6, 1999 )
"In late August 1999, five congressional staff members traveled to
Iraq. It was the first congressional visit since 1991, shortly after
the Gulf War."
the Media and the Iraq War, October 2, 2003. "The Program on
International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) carries out research on public
attitudes on international issues by conducting nationwide polls, focus
groups and comprehensive reviews of polling conducted by other
Bulletin: Iraq and the Art of Misdirection "If you beat the war
drum loudly enough, can you drown out discussion of all other domestic
issues? It certainly seems like the Bush administration is trying."
Bulletin: Selling the War on Iraq (Sept. 18, 2002) "The Bush
administration is doing its best to sell the US and the world on a new
attack on Iraq. The promise is that this time, the US will do what it
couldn't or wouldn't the first time around, and go all the way to
Baghdad to take out Saddam Hussein himself."
New Pentagon Papers, By Karen Kwiatkowski, Salon.com, March
10, 2004 "A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense
Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to
drive the country to war."
Watch Center Articles and Reports "Exposing the impact of the
military and economic occupation of Iraq."
Abuse Report (Taguba Report) Article 15-6 Investigation of the
800th Military Police Brigade "Several US Army Soldiers have committed
egregious acts and grave breaches of international law at Abu
Ghraib/BCCF and Camp Bucca, Iraq. Furthermore, key senior leaders in
both the 800th MP Brigade and the 205th MI Brigade failed to comply
with established regulations, policies, and command directives in
preventing detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib (BCCF) and at Camp Bucca
during the period August 2003 to February 2004."
of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the Treatment
by the Coalition Forces of Prisoners of War and Other Protected Persons
by the Geneva Conventions in Iraq during Arrest, Internment and
Interrogation, February 2004 "This ICRC Report documents serious
viotations of International Humanitarian Law related to the conditions
of treatment of the persons deprived of their liberty held by the CF in
Hussein Sourcebook, The National Security Archive. "Declassified
secrets from the U.S.- Iraq relationship."
Post-Intelligencer: Life & Death in Iraq (May 1999) "Larry
Johnson, the Post-Intelligencer's foreign desk editor, and Post-Intelligencer
photographer Dan DeLong spent two weeks in Baghdad, Iraq, during April
1999. They accompanied a 22-member delegation of medical workers and
others, sponsored by the Washington Physicians forSocial
Responsibility, who attempted to gauge the effect of sanctions on Iraqi
citizens, especially children."
Situation of Children in Iraq "A timely update of the annual report
produced by the UNICEF Iraq office in 2002, reprinted in March 2003
with updated malnutrition data."
Energy Policy Challenges for the 21st Century, Independent Task
Force Sponsored by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
of Rice University and the Council on Foreign Relations (April 2001).
This report, commissioned by Dick Cheney, concludes that "Iraq remains
a de- stabilizing influence to U.S. allies in the Middle East as well
as to ... the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle
East. Saddam Hussein has also demonstrated a willingness to threaten to
use the oil weapon and to use his own export programme to manipulate
oil markets. . . . The United States should conduct an immediate policy
review toward Iraq including military, energy, economic and political/
- Torture at
Abu Ghraib, by Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, Issue of
2004-05-10, Posted 2004-04-30 "American soldiers brutalized Iraqis. How
far up does the responsibility go?"
and War in Iraq: Avoiding Past Patterns of Violation. Human
Rights Watch Briefing Paper, March 2003. "Looming war in Iraq and
recent discussion of Turkey's potential role in Northern Iraq raise
serious human rights concerns."
the Rationales for the War on Iraq: The Words of the Bush
Administration, Congress, and the Media from September 12, 2001 to
October 11, 2002, Devon M. Largio, Senior Honors Thesis, Department
of Political Science, University of Illinois. "The results showed
that twenty-seven rationales for the war on Iraq were used at one time
or another, twenty-three of which can be attributed to the
Military Deaths in the Conquest of Iraq "Remember how they showed a
counter every night while US hostages were being held in Iran? Here's
the chart I'd like to see on the nightly news these days."
- The Wages of
War: Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the 2003 Conflict,
by Carl Conetta. Project on Defense Alternatives Research Monograph #8,
20 October 2003. "Between 19 March and 1 May 2003, Operation Iraqi
Freedom cost the lives of approximately 201coalition troops; 148 of
these were Americans. On the Iraqi side . . . available evidence shows
that approximately 11,000 -15,000 Iraqis . . . were killed in the
course of major combat actions."
Crimes, US Planners and Iraqs Water Vulnerability: A Conversation with
Professor Thomas Nagy, By Abu Spinoza, Press Action, June 4, 2003.
"Declassified US government documents disclose planners complicity,
foreknowledge and malfeasance in exploiting Iraqs vulnerability in
supplying clean water to its population."
- Where Are
the WMD "We request a fully objective, proper investigation into
the evidence of weapons of mass destruction used to legitimize the
United States' incursion into Iraq." Site includes links to important
articles, editorials, and documents related to alleged weapons of mass
destruction in Iraq.
in Iraq: Evidence and Implications, Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, January 2004. "This new Carnegie Report studies
what the intelligence community understood about Iraq's WMD programs
before the war and outlines policy reforms designed to improve threat
assessments, deter transfer of WMD to terrorists, and avoid
politicization of the intelligence process."
Another War? A Backgrounder on the Iraq Crisis by Sarah
Graham-Brown and Chris Toensing. A MERIP Special Publication. "WHAT YOU
NEED TO KNOW ABOUT US Policy - Role of the UN - Sanctions - Inspections
Oil - Human Rights - Regional Politics."
- A Year
After Iraq War Mistrust of America in Europe Ever Higher, Muslim Anger
Persists, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, March
16, 2004. "A year after the war in Iraq, discontent with America and
its policies has intensified rather than diminished"
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- Destruction of the Cultural
Resources of Iraq
2003 Iraq War and Archaeology Links to articles, professional
organizations, websites, and satire/humor.
- ALA: ASSISTANCE TO IRAQI
LIBRARIES "The American Library Association is working with other
members of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force. . . to
coordinate with efforts of the IFLA and UNESCO to respond to requests
for assistance from colleagues in Iraq to help restore the National
Library and Archive, Iraqs principal Islamic library, and other
important centers of learning in the cradle of civilization. . . . This
site will provide you an update on efforts."
and Iraq, The Department of Archaeology at Glasgow University. "A
selection of links concerning the fate of archaeological antiquites and
sites in Iraq"
- ECAI IRAQ ". . . is a
temporal-spatial portal into existing digital resources about history,
cultural sites, archaeological excavations and heritage preservation
initiatives. Users can access these information sources using
interactive, time-enabled thematic maps." The "Preservation"
page provides information about threats to the cultural heritage sites
"A moderated list for communicating substantive information on cultural
property damaged, destroyed or lost from Libraries and Museums in Iraq
during and after the war in April 2003, and on the worldwide response
to the crisis."
Libraries Network "The main goals of
the present web site is to rehabilitate library services in Iraq.
Digital library with its main advanced features are to be made
available in this site together with other facilities such as training
for librarians, information about Iraqi libraries, statistics, reports,
news and some other useful library and information services."
East Librarians Association Committee on Iraqi Libraries The MELA
Executive Board convened the Committee on Iraqi Libraries to coordinate
the organization'sresponse to the damage and destruction suffered by
libraries in Iraq during and after the war in March and April 2003.
and Iraq Statements from UNESCO since April 2003.
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- A.J. Muste Memorial
Institute "The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute was organized to keep
alive the spirit of the man whose name it bears, functioning in his
area of primary concernthe exploration of the link between nonviolence
and social change."
- American Friends Service
Committee "The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a
Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are
committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service."
Friends Service Committee: Iraq Peacebuilding Program- Guide to Iraq
Background information, news, activist resources, and what you can do
to stop the war, from the American Friends Service Committee, "a Quaker
organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed
to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service."
- Americans Against
Bombing "A Conservative/Libertarian coalition for Peace, opposed to
.the bombing & hypocrisy which brings retaliation from enemies that
we ourselves create, turning our free Republic into a military empire."
Arbor Society of Friends' Peace and Social Concerns Committee: No More
US killing In Iraq Includes organizations, news sources, geography
and cultural information, and "what can I do?"
Iraq Info "Your best source for antiwar news, viewpoints, and
activities." This site "is devoted to the cause of noninterventionism,
. . . . our own politics are libertarian . . . ."
- The Bruderhof Peace Barn
"We, the children of the Spring Valley Bruderhof School, wanted to give
people hope and help them find peace. So we decided to transform a
dilapidated barn near our school into a memorial to the victims of
terrorism and war."
- The Bruderhof
Peacemakers Guide " . . . created to inspire and empower you to
work for peace, and to arm you with living proof of the power of
nonviolence to effect change and resolve conflicts."
- Buddhist Peace
Fellowship "Through BPF, Buddhists of many different traditions are
developing individual and group responses to socially conditioned
- Cities for
Peace ". . . a rapidly growing effort to get City Councils and
other civic bodies to pass resolutions against a war on Iraq." Site
includes a guide for getting resolutions passed in your city, and the
text of resolutions which have been adopted.
- Fellowship of
Reconciliation "the Largest, Oldest Interfaith Peace Organization
in the United States "
Exchange: Iraq Campaign Background information, how to get
involved, news updates, resources, and links from Global Exchange, "a
non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to
promoting people-to-people ties around the world."
Unlimited: Guide to Anti-War Websites Special report from the
Guardian Unlimited, "the UK's most popular newspaper website."
- A Guide for
North American Christians Concerned about Iraq "The following
materials have been prepared to help North American Mennonites,
Brethren in Christ, and other Christians understand the current crisis
with respect to Iraq."
Communities United for Peace and Justice "With impassioned and
burning anguish, we - Interfaith Communities United for Justice and
Peace - representing over eighty Southern California religious, civil
liberties, and civic organizations reject Presidents Bush's calls for
waging war against Iraq."
- International Action
Center "Founded by Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General.
Information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and
coprporate greed, linking with struggles against racism and oppression
within the United States."
ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Includes informationa
about demonstrations, campaigns, petitions, news about war preparations
and the antiwar movement, and useful fact sheets.
- Iraq Crisis
Antiwar Homepage This "Project of the Nonviolence Web" includes and
overview of the Iraq crisis, analysis, what you can do, frequently
updated alert sites, and deeper background."
Peace Fellowship "Members of the Jewish Peace Fellowship are a
diverse group of people, religious and secular Jews from all our
traditions and all branches of Judaism. All believe deeply that Jewish
ideals and experience provide inspiration for a nonviolent way of
- Librarians for Peace
Includes petitions, documents, and articles.
- Lutheran Peace
Fellowship "is a community of Lutherans across the U.S. and around
the globe, responding to the gospel call to be peacemakers and justice
- Miami Valley
Peace Information: National Organizations Supporting Peace "The
following is a list of organizations who have voiced their support
against war. "
- MoveOn.org "MoveOn is
working to bring ordinary people back into politics. . . . When there
is a disconnect between broad public opinion and legislative action,
MoveOn builds electronic advocacy groups."
- National Coalition for Peace
and Justice "The National Coalition for Peace and Justice was
founded in 1999 by ten national peace and justice organizations to
oppose US militarism and military intervention, expose the costs of
U.S. militarism, and propose a new internationalism."
- Not in Our Name
"NO War Without Limits; NO Detentions & Round-ups; NO Police State
- Nuclear Age Peace
Foundation " Our Mission: To advance initiatives to eliminate the
nuclear weapons threat to all life, to foster the global rule of law,
and to build an enduring legacy of peace through education and
- PAX Christi USA ".
. . the national Catholic peace movement."
- Peace and Justice
Support Network of Mennonite Church USA "The Peace & Justice
Support Network represents the new and strengthened peace witness of
Mennonite Church USA."
Plan Group "The Peace Plan Group was assembled from the ashes of
the World Trade Centre (WTC) attack on 11th September 2001, and from
subsequent discussions pertaining to the attack. . . . . we have been
consistent in searching for an apolitical, non-military resolution to
the 'war on terrorism.'"
- Traprock Peace Center
"Together We Explore Nonviolence, Foster Community, Work to end war,
Promote Communication & Take Initiatives on Justice and
- United for Peace "United
for Peace is a collaboration of national and international peace and
social justice organizations and scores of local places of worship,
peace centers, and community organizations."
- US Labor Against
the War "was established to encourage, support and give a national
voice to the growing number of labor organizations that are registering
their opposition to war in Iraq, the government assault on civil
liberties and the joint government and corporate attack on worker and
- Vietnam Veterans Against the
War, Inc. (VVAW) "is a national veterans' organization that was
founded in New York City in 1967 after six Vietnam vets marched
together in a peace demonstration."
- War Resisters League
"Believing war to be a crime against humanity, the War Resisters
League, founded in 1923, advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method
for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and
- Win Without War
"is a coalition of national organizations representing broad
constituencies that aim to Keep America Safe by advocating alternatives
to preemptive war in Iraq. The coalition offers a mainstream, patriotic
voice for engaging opinion makers, activating concerned citizens, and
communicating effectively to the media."
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Campaigns, Resolutions, etc.
Council Resolutions Opposing War in Iraq This web page of Cities
for Peace provides text of resolutions adopted and a "resolution tool
kit" for getting a resolution adopted by your city council.
on the Connection between the Iraq War and Libraries Text of
resolution adopted by ALA Council, June 29, 2005.
- EPIC: A Citizens'
Humanitarian Pledge "We, the undersigned citizens of the United
States, fear the current U.S. war against Iraq will result in
disastrous humanitarian consequences. While this war is fought, it
jeopardizes the lives of 24 million Iraqi civilians, over half of whom
Boycott for Peace "We are NOT anti-American. We are NOT
pro-Saddam.We just simply DO NOT believe that War is the Answer."
Standard: Labor Against War on Iraq Includes union resolutions
against the war.
Say No to Occupation "Librarians around the world once again voice
their collective opposition to the militarism and imperialism of the US
mission in Iraq."
- MoveOn.org: A
Citzen's Declaration"As a US-led invasion of Iraq begins, we, the
undersigned citizens of many countries, reaffirm our commitment to
addressing international conflicts through the rule of law and the
Resolution on the Occupation and Labor Rights in Iraq, U.S. Labor
Against War, Campaign for Labor Rights in Iraq
- No Iraq Attack: An
Open Letter from the Academic Community Opposing a U.S. Invasion of Iraq
"This Open Letter was originally written by faculty members at the
University of Minnesota. It subsequently spread to other universities,
and was placed on the web by faculty at MIT."
- Peace.protest.net "A
global calendar of pro-peace and anti-racism protests, meetings,
benefits, and conferences."
- Resolution Against the Use of Torture as a Violation of Our
Basic Values as Librarians Adopted by the Action Council of the
Social Respomsibilities Round Table, Saturday, June 36, 2004
Against the Use of Torture as a Violation of the American Library
Association's Basic Values Adopted by the Council of the American
Library Association Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Majority: Censure Bush " In the name of truly defending our
country, TrueMajority is joining with MoveOn.org, Working Assets and
other groups, and is calling on Congress to defend our democracy and
censure President Bush."
or: Changing Hearts and Minds "Send e-mail to Congress! . . . . I
will never forget your vote on Iraq!"
- Vote No War "I Vote
to Bring the Troops Home Now!"
Resisters League: Demonstrations for Peace ". . . the WRL has set
up this page to post events from around the country that have happened,
will happen, or are happening on a continuous basis."
Assets Iraqi Emergency Relief Fund "The Iraqi people will need our
assistance to rebuild their lives and to create new institutions for
democratic civil society in the aftermath of war. Please contribute
generously to this emergency fund."
- Z Magazine: We
Stand for Peace and Justice "I stand for peace and justice. I stand
for democracy and autonomy. I dont think the U.S. or any other country
should ignore the popular will and violate and weaken international law
. . . ."
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and suggestions regarding this web page
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