LIKE-MINDED ACTIVISTS AND RESEARCHERS
An A-Z of links to help you get informed and get active...
AlterNet.org is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit rganization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism. AlterNet's online magazine provides a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues.
Encouraging active participation in political and economic issues: globalisation, Western economic imperialism, oppression, injustice.
Appeals Worldwide specializes in producing appeals letters based on Amnesty International cases, for you to send to the authorities in the countries concerned. No two letters that we produce are identically worded, and you can further adapt them to your own requirements. Never before has it been so easy to act on behalf of human rights victims.
Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. His book on the Israel/Palestine conflict, My Israel Question, is released by Melbourne University Publishing in 2006.
Arab Media Watch
AMW was set up to tackle a proliferation of traditional bias, ignorance and misunderstanding in the British media regarding Arab issues. The need to restore a measure of balance to its coverage is as urgent as ever in view of the power of the media to shape and influence public opinion.
The largest directory on the Net of environmental actions in the areas of Biodiversity, Conservation, Energy, Environmental Justice, Habitat and Pollution.
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (UK)
The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom is an independent voice for media reform working to promote policies for a diverse, democratic and accountable media. They campaign for a media which is more accountable to the people it is meant to serve; the breakup of media concentration to promote greater media diversity; rights of citizens to redress for unfair coverage; and rights of journalists to report freely. Membership is made up of individuals who care about the media and democracy, and affiliated organisations. These include national trade unions, local trade union and Labour Party branches as well as media, cultural and educational organisations.
The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (Canada)
The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom represents a common front of readers and viewers, those working in the media industries, and labour and community groups concerned about the increasing concentration of media ownership in Canada.
The official archive of articles, speeches and interviews by Noam Chomsky.
ColdType publishes e-books, essays, photojournalism and its own 64-page monthly e-magazine, dedicated to 'Writing Worth Reading From Around The World'. Its many contributors include John Pilger, Chris Hedges, Robert Fisk, Norman Solomon, Ray McGovern, Tom Engelhardt, George Monbiot, Frida Berrigan and many others. The site contains hundreds of high-quality pdf downloads and everything is free.
US-based site for progressive news and analysis.
Corporate Europe Observatory
CEO is a Amsterdam and Madrid-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.
Muckraking US leftist newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.
Crisis Forum believe that humankind is in serious trouble due to an economic and political system which is destroying our ability to sustain our existence on this planet. Aims are: to bring together committed people from diverse college-based, academic disciplines, as well as independent researchers, to analyse the nature of the crisis in a genuinely holistic way; to put that knowledge to positive use so that ordinary people can apply global knowledge to local contexts; to develop this initiative as an independent research-based 'centre' through projects, publications and study programmes.
In late 2003, 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 the Middle East to report on the war himself. Since then, he has become world renowned for documenting the human cost of the Iraq war. Through his uncompromised reporting and news photos, Dahr reveals a map of Iraq’s misery and resistance, politics and everyday survival in the face of overwhelming military destruction. His website offers a forum where readers discover realities of the war not found in the conventional press. Dahr has also has reported from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. He uses the dahrjamail.net website and his popular mailing list to disseminate his dispatches.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, based in the US, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.
Arms sale monitoring project.
Website dedicated to articles by Robert Fisk - Middle East correspondent for the Independent newspaper in the UK.
Foreign Policy in Focus
US journal with many in-depth articles and much analysis of American foreign policy. Working to make the U.S. a more responsible global leader and partner.
Glasgow Media Group
The Group consists mostly of people who have worked in the unit at Glasgow University, plus broadcasters and others who have published with them. The purpose of its work is to promote the development of new methodologies and substantive research in the area of media and communications.
UK-based progressive site with news and current affairs from around the world.
Progressive analysis of "global issues that affect everyone."
The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent research and media group of writers, scholars and activists. It is a registered non profit organisation in Quebec, Canada. Their website publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focusing on social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes.
Globalvision News Network
"News and information from the inside out."
Publishers of books about the environment, ecology, gardening, organics, conservation and green issues. Publishers of 'The Compassionate Revolution' and 'Free To Be Human' by David Edwards.
Green Left Weekly
In these days of growing media concentration, Green Left Weekly is a proudly independent voice committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality. By printing the news and ideas the mainstream media won't, Green Left Weekly exposes the lies and distortions of the power brokers and helps us to better understand the world around us.
Hacktivismo is a group of international hackers, human rights workers, artists and others who seek to further the goals of human rights through technology.
Hands Off Venezuela!
The Hands Off Venezuela Campaign was established in December 2002 to counter lies and misinformation about the country in the local and international media and to campaign against imperialist intervention by the United States.
Indymedia UK is a network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues.
Information Clearing House
"News you won't find on CNN or Fox (or the BBC)."
International Human Rights Seminar
IHRS is based at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford and organised by students and foward-thinking academics and headed by Dr William Pepper, an International Human Rights Lawyer.
All the information you need about Islam and its civilizations, the universe and its changes, current affairs and their analyses, and general information and services.
Justice Not Vengeance
Justice Not Vengeance (JNV) is an anti-war group which has developed out of ARROW (Active Resistance to the Roots of War). JNV opposes the US-UK 'war on terrorism', and campaigns for a peaceful resolution of international conflicts, based on justice and equality." Includes excellent media reviews and other articles by Milan Rai.
Media Alliance is a 25-year-old nonprofit training and resource center for media workers, community organizations, and political activists. Our mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility.
MediaChannel is a media issues supersite, featuring criticism, breaking news, and investigative reporting from hundreds of organizations worldwide. As the media watch the world, we watch the media." Includes link to 'News Dissector' blog by Danny Schechter.
MediaLens is a response based on the conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our world. MediaLens are convinced that the increasingly centralised, corporate nature of the media means that it acts as a de facto propaganda system for corporate and other establishment interests. The costs incurred as a result of this propaganda, in terms of human suffering and environmental degradation, are incalculable. MediaLens hope that this website will help to turn bystanders into compassionate actors.
The purpose of MediaStudies.com is to help advance research and education in media studies and critical thinking. The site serves as a hub - providing links to educational guidelines, global news outlets and other resources for media educators, students, researchers, and the wider community.
The Middle East Research and Information Project
In the words of French journalist Eric Rouleau, "No person, specializing or not in Middle Eastern affairs, can afford ignoring Middle East Report." Professor Rashid Khalidi, a leading American scholar, says "Middle East Report is the best periodical (in English) on the Middle East -- bar none."
The only socialist daily newspaper in the English language worldwide.
Access to a diverse range of news media from around the world.
The New Standard
The New Standard is a unique, independent hard news website. Dedicated to current events reporting and investigative journalism, TNS provides up-to-date news from a journalistic perspective that emphasizes the public interest. TNS is a reader-funded publication -- that is what makes it truly independent. Because it receives no funding from government, corporate or foundation sources, TNS remains free from outside pressures and accountable to its readership.
This site draws together some of the available on-line resources on the history, theory and practice of nonviolence. It is both an introduction to nonviolent social change and a resource for trainers and activists.
An independent, not-for-profit magazine dedicated to free dialogue across the globe about the major issues in the world today.
People and Planet
UK student action on world poverty, human rights and the environment.
Excerpts from David Cromwell's book Private Planet: Corporate Plunder and the Fight Back (Jon Carpenter, Charlbury, 2001).
Investigative reporting on the Public Relations industry
ReliefWeb is the world's leading on-line gateway to information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. An independent vehicle of information, designed specifically to assist the international humanitarian community in effective delivery of emergency assistance, it provides timely, reliable and relevant information as events unfold, while emphasizing the coverage of 'forgotten emergencies' at the same time.ReliefWeb was launched in October 1996 and is administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Web site of the Jeff Rense Program - the US radio show
Resist is a not for profit entity whose aim is to help facilitate some form of non-violent resistance to the growing neo-conservative empire.
Articles by campaigning journalist Andy Rowell, author of Green Backlash, who has had many stories published in newspapers and magazine across the world.
The weekly newsletter from Justice? - Brighton's Direct Action collective
Scientists for Global Responsibility
SGR promotes the ethical practice and use of science and technology. We develop and support initiatives which make science more open, accountable and democratic. Our work involves research, education, lobbying and providing a support network for ethically-concerned scientists. Links to Science and Ethics related web sites and organizations.
SpinWatch exists to provide public interest research and reporting on corporate and government public relations and propaganda. Spin techniques are much more extensive than is generally realised, encompassing media management, lobbying, corporate social responsibility, investor relations and corporate dirty tricks and spying. We aim to foster greater public and political awareness of spin and to campaign against the manipulations of the PR industry in the public interest.
Squall Magazine Online is a forum for radical quality journalism and photography. It presents accessible and factually reliable investigations into issues which the mainstream media dare not touch.
Sydney Peace Foundation
The is a not-for-profit organisation within the University of Sydney. It aims to raise the agenda of peace with justice in the Australian community.
Take Back The Media
"The US media has abandoned their responsibility to the country. The view that gets advanced is no longer the view of the 'little guy' - it's the view of ownership, of top management, of major corporations. Editorial decisions are made with one eye on the political slant that will best benefit the company, and one eye on the bottom line. The corporate view is tainted, in that it looks for the best way to advance the corporation's financial interests. The result is this - instead of behaving as the Watchdog of Democracy, the media has become the Lapdog of government."
Union of Concerned Scientists
Citizens and scientists for environmental solutions.
An independent journal of international affairs.
"Britain's best black paper" - coverage of a wide range of stories from a black perspective.
Voices in the Wilderness (UK)
Voices in the Wilderness has been campaigning - both here and in the US - against US/UK policy towards Iraq since the mid-nineties. First, against the economic sanctions and US/UK military strikes on Iraq and, more recently, against the invasion of Iraq.
War In Context
Alternative perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism' and the Middle East conflict.
The White House
"One of the best satirical web sites on the planet."
WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. It published material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of its sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices.
World Socialist Web Site
The World Socialist Web Site is the Internet center of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI). It provides analysis of major world events, comments on political, cultural, historical and philosophical issues, and valuable documents and studies from the heritage of the socialist movement.
Brian S. Wilson
Writings by peace activist Brian S. Willson, a former United States Air Force officer who served in Vietnam.
Z Magazine's web site: an independent political magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the United States and around the globe.
Local Stop the War Groups UK
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Antiwar Fervor Fills the Streets - Demonstration Is Largest in Capital Since U.S. Military Invaded Iraq 9/25/2005 Washington Post: "Protest organizers estimated that 300,000 people participated, triple their original target."
Join This Weekend's Anti-War Fight 9/23/2005 Alternet
New York lockdown 8/11/2004 Guardian: "His small anarchist collective, RNCNotWelcome.org, runs a snitch line and an email account where disgruntled employees of New York hotels, the Garden and the Republican party itself can pass on information about conventioneers. So far, the collective has received dozens of phone calls and hundreds of emails with inside dirt on GOP activities… "We want to make their stay here as miserable as possible," says Moran, who has sandy hair, a snub nose and a goatee. The son of a retired Queens cop, he's 30 but looks younger. "I'd like to see all the Republican events - teas, backslapping lunches - disrupted. I'd like to see people from other states following their delegates, letting them know what they think about Republican policies. I'd like to see impromptu street parties and marches. I'd like to see corporations involved in the Iraq reconstruction get targeted - anything from occupation to property destruction." "
RNC Not Welcome 2004, NYC 8/11/2004 rncnotwelcome.org: "The Republican National Committee has, for the first time in its 150 year history, selected New York for their Convention from August 29-September 2, 2004. In a shallow attempt at exploiting the lives lost at the World Trade Center, the RNC has pushed the Convention date to September. We have witnessed two unjust wars, at least one American life lost each day overseas, a depressed economy, the collapse of the dollar, $87 billion to boost war profiteering, the closing of our firehouses, a health-care crisis, millions of children being left behind, and now this. We say, Enough!"
Dozens granted protest permits 7/13/2004 Boston Glove: "Every group that applied for a permit to rally or march got one, she added, although not necessarily in the location originally requested. Several requests to march or rally in Causeway Street, in front of the convention at the FleetCenter, were denied for security reasons. "Nobody should be unhappy," said Malone. "I think that anybody that has anything to say has been given the right to say it, for the most part where they need to say it." For weeks, the most highly anticipated potential protests have been those by organized labor, in particular the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, which threatened to picket outside the FleetCenter during the convention."
Clear Channel Shuts Down Anti-War Ads 7/12/2004 Davey D's: "A group of antiwar advocates is accusing Clear Channel Communications, one of the nation's largest media companies, with close ties to national Republicans, of preventing the group from displaying a Times Square billboard critical of the war in Iraq. The billboard - an image of a red, white and blue bomb with the words "Democracy Is Best Taught by Example, Not by War" - was supposed to go up next month, the antiwar group said, and it was to be in place when Republicans from across the country gathered in New York City to nominate President Bush for a second term."
Prison Abuse: An MI Officer Sounds Off 5/10/2004 Soldiers For The Truth
Broadcaster pulls plug on listing of Iraq dead - Maryland firm bans its TV stations from airing 'Nightline' show tonight, citing politics. 4/30/2004 Star News: the land of the free and the home of the brave…
Manifestantes en California piden a Bush retirar tropas de Iraq 4/26/2004 Prensa Latina: "Junto a Suárez, fundador tras la muerte de su hijo del frente pacifista Mi Guerrero Azteca, alzaron su voz otros familiares de uniformados desplegados en Iraq, quienes prometieron llevar a cabo próximamente una huelga de hambre frente a la Casa Blanca, en demanda del retiro de las tropas."
Worldwide protests mark first anniversary of US-led invasion of Iraq 3/21/2004 Channel News Asia: "It was in Italy that anti-war support was most successfully galvanized, with organisers claiming that up to a million people had crammed into the streets of the capital. Italian police put the figure at about 250,000. A sea of people of all ages waving red balloons and rainbow flags with the message "peace" written on them stretched between Republic square to the ancient Coliseum, itself a symbol of violence. Banners calling for peace in the world and a host of city coats of arms floated above the crowd as it moved to the beat of rap protest songs. "No to war, no to terrorism, no to bombs" read one banner carried by representatives of Italy's Green party."
On Anniversary of a Divisive War, Italians Cry to Withdraw Troops 3/21/2004 NYT
Peace protests follow the sun 3/20/2004 News 24, SA
The Momentum of the Movement 3/18/2004 Alternet
Deserter aims to be first veteran to challenge Iraq war's morality 3/14/2004 Chicago Tribune
Rallies Apply King's Message to Issues 1/20/2004 AP
Cities in revolt over Patriot Act 1/5/2004 Washington Times: " Hundreds of city and county governments across the nation last year initiated the grass-roots effort by passing resolutions declaring they would not cooperate with the federal government in enforcing the law, which they claim undermines civil liberties. Those voices grew louder last week when the nation's oldest and largest national group of elected municipal government officials, the National League of Cities (NLC), passed a resolution at its annual meeting calling for Congress to repeal parts of the act."
Activists say protests against war continues 1/2/2004 Final Call
Anti-war parents of American soldiers brave hostility at home to see the real story in Iraq 12/8/2003 Independent, UK: "He says conservative radio talk shows have begun attacking his wife, a social worker, after she gave interviews to the newspapers about his trip. "They have been reading out the interviews on the air, and giving her a hard time. She's a little scared, and out of her element, to be sure." He is one of a delegation of nine family members of US soldiers and army veterans who have come to Iraq, led by the San Francisco-based human rights group Global Exchange. Most of the group oppose the occupation, while others say they simply want to see the situation for themselves."
Combat casualty count doubted 12/6/2003 Talahassee Democrat: "An influential Mississippi congressman has raised the possibility that the Pentagon has undercounted combat casualties in Iraq after he learned that five members of the Mississippi National Guard who were injured Sept. 12 by a booby trap in Iraq were denied Purple Heart medals. The guardsmen were wounded by an artillery shell that detonated as their convoy passed the tree in which it was hidden, but their injuries were classified as "noncombat," according to Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss. Taylor, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, learned of the classification when he visited the most seriously injured of the guardsmen, Spc. Carl Sampson, 35, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington."
Vietnam vet takes aim at war 12/5/2003 Denver Post: "In his youth, Vietnam War veteran Charles Elliston recalls, "I was a conservative. I used to think war protesters were nut cases - agents of the enemy." Today, former Chief Warrant Officer Elliston, 55, is an outspoken anti-war activist who proudly wears his Army uniform to give himself credibility. The uniform is immaculate, as are his Vietnam combat ribbons, his Purple Heart, and the silver wings with wreath and star that identify him as a senior Army aviator. Elliston also wears pins on his uniform. One reads "NO perpetual war for perpetual peace." Another reads: "Vietnam Veterans Against the War." "
How an American war hero is taking his battle over Iraq to Washington 12/5/2003 Independent, UK: "While no-one doubts Colonel Hackworth's patriotism or service to his country, there are plenty of people who do not appreciate what he has to say about the United States' occupation of Iraq and the way it was carried out. Donald Rumsfeld is likely to be among his critics: Colonel Hackworth, 72, described the US Defence Secretary as "an arrogant asshole"."
Don’t Let Government Bully War Opponents 12/2/2003 Black America Web: "FBI officials say the monitoring program is intended to root out anarchists and to ensure that large protests don’t get out of hand. That may be legitimate. But through the lens of an administration that shamelessly brands those who oppose the occupation of Iraq as being anti-American, it’s hard to believe that a peaceful protest won’t easily become distorted as a terrorist activity, and its leaders regarded with suspicion. As a black American, this frightens me."
Letters the troops have sent me... 11/25/2003 Radio Progresso, Miami: by Michael Moore - "As we approach the holidays, I've been thinking a lot about our kids who are in the armed forces serving in Iraq. I've received hundreds of letters from our troops in Iraq – and they are telling me something very different from what we are seeing on the evening news. What they are saying to me, often eloquently and in heart-wrenching words, is that they were lied to – and this war has nothing to do with the security of the United States of America. I've written back and spoken on the phone to many of them and I've asked a few of them if it would be OK if I posted their letters on my website and they've said yes. They do so at great personal risk (as they may face disciplinary measures for exercising their right to free speech). I thank them for their bravery."
Army Reserve battling an exodus 11/23/2003 Boston Globe: "The US Army Reserve fell short of its reenlistment goals this fiscal year, underscoring Pentagon fears that the protracted conflict in Iraq could cause a crippling exodus from the armed services."
Military Targets Latinos Tracked into Combat Jobs 11/15/2003 War Times
Hats off to Bush protesters, Lexington's skilled police force 11/10/2003 Lexington Herald-Leader, KY: "While participating in a protest of President Bush's policies and his appearance at Lexington Center on Oct. 9, Kentucky citizens had the opportunity to see democracy and patriotism in action. Huge crowds gathered on all corners of intersections from Main Street to High Street, and along both sides of Broadway."
Campus antiwar activists meet in Chicago 11/7/2003 Socialist Worker Online: "The Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) held its second national conference last weekend at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CAN, a grassroots network of student antiwar coalitions, brought together more than 100 students from 31 campuses across the country to debate and discuss the key issues facing the movement."
Serve Your Community and the Nation - Become a Selective Service System Local Board Member 11/6/2003 DOD
A new underground railroad Some soldiers would rather desert than return to Iraq 11/6/2003 Nuvo, IN
Will U.S. bring back the draft? 11/5/2003 Toronto Start
Since January 2000, More Than 10,600 Sailors Have Deserted the US Navy 11/1/2003 The Memory Hole
Peace Marchers Went for a Piece of Bush 10/29/2003 NNPA
Eyewitness in Iraq: "They're Getting Better" 10/27/2003 Independent: No last minute Bush electoral boost from US military abroad, unless they fake it: "But when I suggested to a group of US military police near Abu Ghurayb they would be voting Republican at the next election, they fell about laughing. "We shouldn't be here and we should never have been sent here," one of them told me with astonishing candour. "And maybe you can tell me: why were we sent here?" "
Antiwar protesters gather in SF, DC 10/26/2003 AP
A New Battle Front: Pro-Warrior but Antiwar 10/26/2003 Washington Post: "They were near the front of the antiwar march downtown yesterday, dozens of parents, siblings and spouses of soldiers, sailors and Marines occupying Iraq. They drew energy from each other, from the exciting discovery that there were so many in the same situation. They traded stories of extended deployments and shaky morale. They carried poster-size pictures of their loved ones standing proudly in dress uniforms, and they raised a banner that said: "Bush Says Bring 'Em On, We Say Bring 'Em Home Now!" "
Tens of thousands protest against Bush's Iraq policies in Washington 10/25/2003 Canadian Press: "Organizers estimated 100,000 people turned out for the demonstration but police at the scene put the number at 10,000 to 20,000. Police no longer issue official crowd estimates, so the size of the protest could not be verified."
Dissent on the home front: families of US soldiers in Iraq lead anti-war protests 10/25/2003 Guardian
Defend the Berkeley 3! UC administrators target antiwar activists 10/24/2003 Socialist Worker Online: "THREE activists at the University of California-Berkeley have been convicted of student conduct violations for participating in a demonstration on the day after the U.S. war on Iraq began. UC administrators singled out these the three--from among the 119 people arrested at the protest--because they were leading members of the Berkeley Stop the War coalition."
Military Personnel Wounded in Iraq & Afghanistan: A Photo Gallery 10/20/2003 The Memory Hole
Does "Anti-War" Have to be "Anti-Racist" Too? 8/1/2003 Race Wire: requires free login: "As a speaker at a San Francisco anti-war rally last fall, I tried to emphasize the importance of seeing the threatened war on Iraq in terms of this country's racism here and around the world. In that spirit, I ended my comments with a chant by some activists marching to the rally: "One, two, three, four/We don't want your racist war!" Few people in that mostly white crowd of some 15,000 chanted with me or clapped. I shouldn't have been surprised. I had come up against an old problem: blinders on much of the U.S. peace/anti-war movement, which still sees racism as a separate, secondary issue and usually does not realize that any U.S. anti-war movement must be anti-racist."
University of California Divestment from Israel Petition Website
Alojo! - acciones urgentes : bilingual - incluir su accion/post your activity
pax.protest.net for activities in your city, around the world - list yours here.
Demonstrations for Peace : War Resister's League's extensive listing of ongoing and punctual events in the US and Canada
Boycott Israeli Goods
Citizens for Legitimate Government - nice listing of anti-Bush protests
IndyMedia UK - lots of antiwar marches over here! Other IndyMedia sites across the US also list antiwar actions: arizona atlanta austin boston buffalo chicago cleveland hawaii houston la madison maine minneapolis/st. paul new jersey nyc new york capitol ohio valley philadelphia portland richmond rocky mountain san francisco bay seattle st louis urbana-champaign utah vermont dc
Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now = SUSTAIN
Weekly meetings of the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition See also their web site at www.berkeleystopthewar.org
Police photograph peace vigil crowd , Worcester Telegraph, Worcester MA, 10/11 - on orders from the FBI. Worcester Peace Works, which organized the vigil, responded with some interesting tactics: 1) attempted to get police ID, 2) publicized the J Edgar like event in the media and 3) wrote a letter to the police "asking for an apology and demanding that Worcester Peace Works be supplied with a list of groups that local, state or federal agencies have photographed or put under surveillance in Worcester since Sept. 11. It asks to be provided with a list of all agency personnel who have been provided with Worcester police photos, files and reports on Worcester Peace Works and for return of all photos, negatives and files of vigil participants. And it asks for police protocols on an officer's obligation to identify himself or herself when asked, and for a copy of the policy on the circumstances under which “groups engaged in free-speech activities are to be photographed by the Worcester Police Department." This elicited evasional behavior from said police department almost worthy of Bin Ladin himself.
Continuing Coverage -- The Hartford 18 - police riot brings shame to Hartford, activists persecuted.
See also our page on the Suppression of Dissent in the US
Human rights now
National Lawyers Guild
The Emergency Campaign to Defend Dissent and Advance Civil Rights
Americans Against Bombing
American Friends Service Committee
Antiwar.com Antiwar news and activities
Antiwar Students at U. of IL
ccmep.org Colorado Campaign for Middle East Peace - great news section
commondreams.org Nice list of news sources
forusa.org Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Largest, Oldest Interfaith Peace Organization in the United States
iacboston.org International Action Center, Boston (see left pic)
iacenter.org International Action Center, National - Worker's World
internationalanswer.org DC based, building coalition
internationalanswer.org/contacts.html - coalition members
IndyMedia Chiapas - scroll down on left of any IndyMedia site for global list of IndyMedia sites
IndyMedia UK - lots of antiwar marches over here!
IndyMedia South Africa
pax.protest.net Valuable listing of peace events around the world
pax.protest.net/Peace/protest_numbers.html - numbers around the globe
peacefuljustice.cjb.net : US colleges' Peaceful Justice site
Speak Out Now
Stop World War III
Strike the Root
Student Peace Action Network
warresisters.org/index.html: Oct 7, National Day of Action
9-11peace.org on-line petition, resources
9-11peace.org/youth.php3 long list of youth antiwar links
Organizations active against War in the Middle East
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Colorado Campaign for Middle East
Courage to Refuse
International Solidarity Movement
Jewish Voice for Peace
Jews for Justice in the Middle East
Middle East Children's Alliance
Middle East Research and Information Project
Not in My Name
Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment
Peace Now Israel
Peace Now USA
Voices in the Wilderness
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
See also the Arlington, VA based Wisdom Fund's pages, from an islamic point of view:
Meetings and Group Process
Media and Press Releases
- http://starcalliance.org/ - The Student Alliance to Reform Corporations
- http://www.globalexchange.org/september - Global Exchange
- http://www.gospan.org - Student Peace Action Network (SPAN)
- http://www.corporations.org/democracy - Movement for Democracy and Education
- http://www.adc.org - American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
- http://911.gregmoses.net - Nonviolence USA: A website for scholarship in the theory and practice of nonviolence in the USA.
- http://www.fpif.org -Foreign Policy in Focus
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on the US genocide in Iraq
Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes: "We have heard that a half million children have died [because of sanctions against Iraq]. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima and and you know, is the price worth it?"
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price, we think the price is worth it." (May 1996)
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