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peacefuljustice.cjb.net

Student Peace Action Network
warresisters.org zmag.org
9-11peace.org
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youth.php3
: long list of youth antiwar links

Bin Laden, Narcoterrorism, the CIA, and the House of Saud

Risks of Nuclear War

Anti-War Movement: No Racist War
Archive: 10/02-12/02

Anti-War News

Peace vigil takes to the streets  12/29/02 The Olympian, Washington State: "We're getting three times as many honks as fingers," sign holder Emily Decker of Olympia said of response to their message of peace."

Anti-war activism spreading to Eastside  12/27/02 Seattle Times: antiwar movements goes to the burbs - "The Eastside isn't exactly known for political demonstrations, unlike the protest mecca across the lake. Picketing suburbanites historically have driven to Seattle to rally. But slowly, that's changing. The war on terrorism — mainly the looming battle in Iraq — has galvanized Eastsiders, long-time residents and activists say. People are picketing daily on street corners. Saturday, there were six protests in Eastside cities. Last Thursday, a group of young activists coordinated an anti-war teach-in at the Redmond Library."

U.S. peace movement busy organizing  12/27/02 Seattle Times: "While the Pentagon has spent the past year training troops, building facilities and stockpiling weapons to launch a war against Iraq, the peace movement has been using the buildup time to coordinate it's nationwide anti-war message. Rally meeting places are posted, march routes set, protest signs painted, acts of nonviolent civil disobedience choreographed. Activists in more than a dozen cities have announced where and when to meet on the first day of war — what they call "The Day Of." In Dallas, they plan speeches at City Hall; in San Francisco, they plan to block traffic in the business district; in St. Louis, they will hold a candlelight vigil downtown; in New York City, organizers hope to crowd Times Square with protesters."

Peace rally decries possible war with Iraq  12/22/02 Cleveland Plain Dealer: During this season of peace, rest and reflection, the Bush administration is gearing up for war, death and destruction," Greg Coleridge of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee told about 500 people."

Bishops defy Blair with tough anti-war message  12/22/02 Independent, UK: "Leading bishops are to preach this Christmas against a war with Iraq in messages that openly defy Tony Blair and his government. The sermons and Christmas messages will be seen as the church giving a prominent voice to widespread concerns about the seemingly inevitable push towards war."

7 Arrested In Richmond Anti-war Protest  12/22/02 Richmond Time Dispatch: "Seven anti-war protesters were arrested in Carytown yesterday evening when marchers took the streets, shouting and blocking traffic. Some of them threw trash cans and other items into the roadway, according to police reports. One of them reportedly tossed a chair in front of a police cruiser."

Anti-war protest snarls traffic at Yokosuka gate  12/14/02 Stars and Stripes: "Dozens of Japanese civilians who oppose a possible U.S.-led war in Iraq marched in front of Yokosuka Naval Base on Thursday, causing a temporary afternoon closure of the main gate that led to snarled on-base traffic. The rush-hour protest — during which marchers chanted through bullhorns and waved signs in English reading “No New War in Iraq!” — lasted about an hour. No arrests were reported and the protesters stayed mainly across Route 16 from the main gate. Dozens of Japanese police in riot gear and toting shields herded the crowd along the street and lined up shoulder to shoulder to block the main base gate."

Anti-War Demonstrators Arrested in Ill.  12/10/02 AP: "About 20 anti-war demonstrators were arrested Tuesday when they sat down in the lobby of a federal office building to protest U.S. policy toward Iraq, federal officials said."

'It's time to take risks' - Daniel Ellsberg  12/10/02 Guardian, UK: "A little more than 30 years ago, the leaking of 7,000 pages of Pentagon documents, which exposed an extraordinary catalogue of lies and duplicity on the part of the US government, helped to bring an end to the war in Vietnam. Daniel Ellsberg, a former marine company commander, who had served in Vietnam, leaked the documents, risking a life sentence to do so. Now he is finally telling the whole story of how he became perhaps the most important whistle-blower of the past half century. It is a bright autumnal day in Berkeley, California, and Ellsberg, now a sprightly 71, is having a rest day from a cross-country tour to promote his memoirs, Secrets. It is his account of how he, an analyst with the Rand Corporation, who had worked in the Pentagon under defence secretary Robert McNamara and for the state department in Vietnam, was finally driven by his conscience to reveal how successive US governments had stumbled into a war that cost more than a million Vietnamese and 55,000 American lives, and how successive presidents had lied to the American people about the conflict's conduct and consequences."

Mainstreaming the Antiwar Movement?  12/10/02 The Nation: "In November, the Washington and Hollywood endeavors converged. And this week, several large organizations of a progressive bent--the NAACP, the National Council of Churches, the National Organization of Women--and 100 or so entertainers are launching the Win Without War coalition, described by its organizers as the "new mainstream coalition to oppose Bush war policy." The leaders of this project don't put down ANSWER, but this clearly is an attempt to recast and reshape the antiwar opposition."

Groups stand against possible war  12/10/02 USA Today: "A recent USA/CNN/Gallup Poll found that a majority of Americans support sending ground troops to remove the Iraqi president, but 37% oppose that option. That's nearly double the opposition of a year ago."

Marjie Lundstrom: Anti-war protesters are flowing in from the mainstream  12/5/02 Sacramento Bee: "Unlike the early days of the Vietnam anti-war movement, says Zunes, churches and labor unions have edged into this movement much sooner. Those speaking out against attacking Iraq already include the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Council of Churches, the United Methodist Church and, in this state, the California Federation of Teachers. AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney has expressed reservations to both houses of Congress. There are many pacifists, says Zunes, but there are also pragmatists this go-round. These are the people who question from a practical, utilitarian standpoint whether war would be good for American interests. They worry about an international backlash against America and the loss of American lives. They wonder what would happen after a war."

Peace protests near White House growing  12/3/02 UPI: "The Pennsylvania Avenue park has long been a home to activists, some of them permanent residents, most of them temporary visitors. But as talk of war with Iraq becomes louder, the number and variety of activist groups in Lafayette Park continues to grow. The scene near the White House is only a small part of a growing peace movement that is showing its face in a very visible, sometimes very loud way, across the nation."

Antiwar Effort Gains Momentum - Growing Peace Movement's Ranks Include Some Unlikely Allies  12/2/02 Washington Post: "Most members of Mothers Against War are grandmothers in their seventies whose lives are already full. Yet they spend hours a day on the Internet, reading and spreading information on Iraq and the United States and planning for marches, e-mail campaigns and teach-ins. Having lived through the Vietnam antiwar movement, which took years to build, the Mothers Against War are buoyed to find themselves part of a fast-growing movement of people from every walk of life, from every political stripe."

Afghan Portraits of Grief: The Civilian/Innocent Victims of U.S. Bombing in Afghanistan  12/1/02 Peaceful Tomorrows: "by Peaceful Tomorrows and Global Exchange. Following a Global Exchange delegation of Peaceful Tomorrows members to Afghanistan in January 2002, the groups initiated a survey of victims of US military action in Afghanistan. This report documents the survey results and reveals the faces and stories of some of these largely unacknowledged Afghan victims. In disclosing the human costs of the conflict, the report is intended to generate support for programs to aid those people who were harmed by the U.S. military campaign." PDF Download. Global Exchange is a San Francisco based organization that has been active on Cuba. They were mightily hassled by US customs after daring to go to Afghanistan to verify facts on the ground.

Stop the War on Iraq  12/1/02 United for Peace 

Veterans Against The Iraq War  12/1/02 VAIW: "While others pontificate and theorize about war, veterans know about its realities. The present Administration is led by men and women who chose not to go into the military and today have little understanding of war and no comprehension of its consequences. They do not know what you know, or feel what you feel. For all too many of them, war is little more than an abstract exercise in geopolitics."

SEPTEMBER 11 FAMILIES SPEND THANKSGIVING AT WHITE HOUSE; DEMAND END TO WAR  11/26/02 Peaceful Tomorrows: "Family members of September 11 victims from the Pentagon, World Trade Center and Flight 93 will spend their Thanksgiving holiday in front of the White House, demanding an end to war as a response to their personal and national tragedies. They will also recognize the continuing crisis facing Afghan families affected by the U.S.-led bombing campaign, as well as the countless Iraqi civilians who will die from the proposed military strikes against their country."

PROTESTING WAR WITH IRAQ  11/25/02 PBS: "While the rally behind me in Chicago is the most visible sign of the new anti-war movement, there's also a lot going on in smaller venues: Teach-ins at universities and high schools, strategy sessions, and educational meetings in churches, community centers, and homes across the country."

Group Files Complaint to Disbar Dershowitz  11/23/02 Antiwar.com: "An American Muslim legal group today announced the filing of a complaint with the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers demanding disciplinary action against Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. The Muslim Legal Defense and Education Fund (MLDEF) says Dershowitz violated rules of professional conduct when he advocated the commission of war crimes and the use of torture."

Harvard shifts stance on speaker  11/21/02 Boston Globe: "Harvard University's English department, in a surprising reversal, has reinvited writer Tom Paulin to give a poetry reading on campus, one week after English professors and Paulin canceled the event because of complaints over Paulin's statements that Brooklyn-born Jewish settlers in Israel were ''Nazis'' who ''should be shot dead.''

Thousands Say No to Exporting US State Terror - A Report from the Protest at the School of the Americas  11/19/02 Counterpunch: "According to the Intelligence Oversight Board, a federal panel commissioned in 1996 by President Clinton, SOA/WHISC used training materials that specifically condoned "executions of guerillas, extortion, physical abuse, coercion, and false imprisonment". This training directly resulted in atrocities by the SOA/WHISC trainees such as those detailed in the findings of a U.N. Truth Commission on the civil war in El Salvador, "Three quarters of the Salvadoran officers responsible for seven other massacres during El Salvador's bloody civil war were trained by the Fort Benning school." This is only one of the numerous examples that protestors cited as an example of grievous, deadly acts committed by SOA/WHISC trainees-- graduates carrying on the work of US foreign policy. Currently, graduates of the SOA/WHISC are being implicated by other international human rights organizations. Human Rights Watch found SOA graduates directly responsible for numerous human rights violations, and one graduate, Brigadier General Jaime Ernesto Canal Alban, exemplified the legacy of SOA training through his leadership of the infamous Columbian Calima Front and the forced disappearance of 2,000 persons as well as 40 assassinations."

Local peace machine gathers some steam  11/19/02 Portland Tribune: "Judging from the massive participation in Sunday’s peace march, Portland police say they’re bracing for even larger crowds in coming months. “There’s no question,” Police Chief Mark Kroeker said Monday. “Across the nation and in all major cities, people are experiencing a desire to speak.’’ Marches will be “more and more frequent and more and more attended,” he said. “Here in Portland, we’re going to have that happen as we come to the brink of war.” Will Seaman of the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition said an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people joined in Sunday’s largely peaceful rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square and march through downtown."

More than 90 arrested in protest at Army base housing former School of the Americas  11/18/02 AP: "At least six nuns were among more than 90 people (new figure) arrested today at the annual protest of a U-S military program that trains Latin American soldiers. The protest at Fort Benning, Georgia is the 13th organized by School of the Americas Watch since the November 16th, 1989 killings in El Salvador of six Jesuit priests. About 65-hundred protesters turned out."

Tens of Thousands Join in Solemn Protest at Fort Benning  11/17/02 IndyMedia 

Toronto: Thousands rally against Iraq war  11/16/02 Canada.com 

US should disarm first, says ex-US President Carter  11/16/02 Times of India: "One of the things that the United States government has not done is to try to comply with and enforce international efforts targeted to prohibit the arsenals of biological weapons that we ourselves have," Carter said on CNN's Larry King Live programme broadcast late Friday. He also called for more stringent efforts by Washington "to reduce and enforce the agreement to eliminate chemical weapons, and the same way with nuclear weapons." "The major powers need to set an example," Carter said, as the United States confronts Iraq over its possession of such banned weapons."

Democrats Waffle As Anti-War Movement Grows  11/14/02 Black World Today: "Fortunately, the organized power of the people is greater than that of waffling politicians. All across the United States people from all strata of life are defying the warmongers in the White House by speaking out, marching, demonstrating and engaging in acts of civil disobedience. In mid-September, some 30,000 people converged on Central Park in New York to proclaim that the war against Iraq would not be declared in “our names.” Thousands of others joined in demonstrations under the theme “not in our name” all across the country. On October 26, the anniversary of the passage of the infamous USA Patriot Act, a broad range of organizations spearheaded by the ANSWER Coalition mobilized more than 100,000 people in Washington, D.C. for the largest anti-war demonstration since the Viet Nam War. Nearly 40,000 rallied on the same day in the San Francisco Bay Area, 10,000 in Seattle, Washington and thousands more in a multiplicity of locales across the nation. Simultaneously, in an indication of the intensifying international character of the anti-war movement, 350,000 people recently rallied against the war in England, 1 million in various cities in Italy, 10,000 is Austria and thousands in Australia. Heads of state and politicians in the U.S. and around the world may be waffling and equivocating, but increasingly ordinary people around the world are taking to the streets to say no to an irrational war that is clearly not in the interest of the masses of working people, the middle class and poor people anywhere on the planet."

Twin Cities Journal: Anti-war activists reflect, rethink, regroup  11/13/02 Minnesota Star Tribune: "More than 300 people represented such organizations as Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), the Interfaith Peacemakers of Edina, Minnesota Jews for a Just Peace, Veterans for Peace and the Minnesota Alliance for Democracy"

At Navy school in Monterey, voices of skepticism about Iraq war  11/10/02 San Franciscon Chronicle: "We should not occupy territory in Iraq," he said. "Do you really want the United States on the ground in that region for a generation? "I don't think Iraq is that much of a threat," said Webb, an opinion rarely heard among current or former Republican administration officials."

Not Your Mother's Peace Movement  11/6/02 SF Weekly: "At the same time, peace activists aiming for broader influence took a page from the playbook of their right-wing counterparts. Peter Ferenbach spent hours on talk radio during the last year, and Helen Caldicott, founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, recently launched her new Nuclear Policy Research Institute, designed specifically to provide experts who can match media appearances with the talking heads of conservative think tanks. And, in the first major anti-war movement since average Americans incorporated the Internet into their daily lives, e-mail is in wide use. Organizations regularly spread the word to members on pending changes in Washington in a matter of minutes, and rally crowds with the push of a button."

Rally at Common Protests War in Iraq  11/4/02 The Crimson: in Boston.

300 protest outside rally, challenge policy on Iraq  11/2/02 Louisville Courrier Journal, Kentucky: in the Heartland.

Join the November 17th Cross-Canada Day of Action Against War on Iraq!  11/2/02 Nowar/Paix Ottowa 

Not in Our Name International Reports: Antarctica  10/30/02 Not in Our Name: "We had our Not In Our Name gathering last Monday, October 14th. Roughly seventy of us participated and that's about 9% of the current McMurdo population. At the time, the temperature was minus 8 F and the wind was blowing at 13 knots for a wind chill of -41. It was pretty chilly, so we read the pledge aloud inside, and then walked across the station to take the photos."

Kerry faces write-in candidate opposing his vote on Iraq force  10/29/02 Boston Globe: "A Cambridge arms control specialist and peace activist is mounting a write-in campaign against Senator John F. Kerry, hoping to register public disapproval for his recent vote authorizing President Bush to use military force against Iraq. Randall C. Forsberg, a Democrat with a doctorate from MIT who serves as director of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, conceded yesterday that she does not have a strong chance of unseating Kerry next week. Instead, she said she hopes that the votes she receives will send an antiwar message."

Last Warning to War Hawks - The Anti-War Movement Arrives  10/28/02 Counterpunch: : "Blacks, Latinos, Arabics and Whites; No racist war, No more, No more; Defend our Civil Rights."

Black Voices for Peace  10/26/02 Antiracism Net 

U.S. Invasion of Grenada - Urgent Fury - United States and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States vs. Grenada and Cuba  10/26/02 FortuneCity 

Black Voices for Peace  10/26/02 Pacifica: radio file

DAMU SMITH: BLACK VOICES FOR PEACE-WITH JUSTICE!  10/26/02 Rastafari Today 

Thousands protest Iraq war in DC  10/26/02 UPI: "A crowd estimated at more than 100,000 gathered in the nation's capital Saturday to rally and march in protest of a potential war with Iraq. In the shadow of the Washington Monument and steps away from the Vietnam War Memorial, the group demanded a halt to preparations for a possible war against Iraq… Organizers said the total surpassed 200,000, but police would not confirm any numbers."

DC, San Francisco Marches on Saturday, 10/26  10/23/02 International Answer: site gives information on planned marches

March For Peace On Saturday  10/21/02 Alternet: "This Saturday, Oct. 26, tens of thousands of students, peaceniks, priests, union members, war veterans and working moms and dads will gather in Washington D.C. and San Francisco to protest the war on Iraq. It will be the latest and biggest in a series of protests that have been spontaneously emerging across the nation over the past few weeks."

Protest against war on Iraq disrupts U.N. session  10/21/02 Reuters: "Demonstrators protesting a possible military strike on Iraq briefly disrupted a session of the U.N. General Assembly on Monday but were quickly escorted out of the hall by security guards, a U.N. spokesman said. The group of 13 demonstrators entered the public gallery of the cavernous General Assembly hall as part of a public tour and began shouting, spokesman Richard Sydenham told Reuters."

War plans under fire as even Bush heartland talks peace  10/20/02 Guardian, UK: "As the United States edges towards a possible war against Iraq, a sudden torrent of concern has begun to flow - a revolt by the intelligentsia spreading beyond the expected opposition political circles and penetrating the heart of the media and foreign policy establishment. From New York to the plains of Kansas, local and provincial papers, glossy magazines, serious periodicals and heavyweight national dailies have carried a range of articles and essays that challenge not only the proposed war, but the notion and conduct of unilateral American power in the world."

10,000 IN ANTI-WAR PROTEST  10/20/02 Sunday Mail, UK: "THOUSANDS of Scots took to the streets yesterday in protest against war on Iraq. Nearly 10,000 people gathered in Glasgow city centre to voice their anger at Britain and America's stance. CND's Scottish co-ordinator John Ainslie said: "This turn out shows the strength of opinion in Scotland. "People from different communities and backgrounds are against war on Iraq."

Churches oppose war with Iraq  10/19/02 Lexington Herald-Leader: "The Kentucky Council of Churches yesterday voted unanimously to oppose war with Iraq, calling military conflict "contrary to the will of God." Delegates from 11 denominations voted for the resolution, which called on the U.S. government to "stop the rush to war" and to work with the United Nations to find a diplomatic solution to the impasse."

Victory for students in computer battle  10/15/02 ANNCOL: "The University of California has abandoned plans to punish a student collective for linking to the website of the Colombian guerrilla organisation FARC-EP."

CNN LARRY KING LIVE - Interview with Harry Belafonte  10/15/02 CNN: "First of all, let me hasten to say, Larry, that this was never meant to be a personal attack on Colin Powell's character. What it was meant, however, to be was an attack on policy, and the reference and the metaphor used about slavery -- it is my personal feeling that plantations exist all over America. If you walk into South Central Los Angeles, into Watts, or you walk into Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, you'll find people who live lives that are as degrading as anything that slavery had ever produced. They live in economic oppression, they live in a disenfranchised way. In the hearts and minds of those people, and millions of others, you're always looking for hope, and whenever somebody within our tribe, within our group, emerges that has the position of authority and power to make a difference in the way business is done, our expectations run high. Many times, those expectations are not fulfilled. But when such an individual is in the service of those who not only perpetuate the oppression, but sometimes design the way in which it is applied, it then becomes very, very, very, very critical that we raise our voices and be heard."

Che Café Collective  10/15/02 UCSD: the site that UC California is trying to shut down.

Anti-War Protests Get Louder In Calif.  10/13/02 Washington Post: "Global Exchange, the San Francisco-based human rights organization that has been leading many of the anti-war efforts, created a Web site, www.unitedforpeace.org, just before Sept. 11 so that peace organizations could list their events. In the past month, as Bush began increasing his arguments to wage a war on Iraq, the list of anti-war events "in every state" has been growing by the day, said Andrea Buffa, a Global Exchange organizer. "Teach-ins, sit-ins, rallies, you name it -- I think that the nation is seeing a growing peace movement the likes of which we have not seen in a long time." Not In Our Name, an anti-war group based in New York, has been receiving more than 25,000 hits and more than 1,000 e-mails a day from all over the world on its Web site, www.notinourname.org, said Miles Solay, an organizer with the Refuse and Resist Project, an arm of the organization. A call from Not In Our Name for national rallies on Oct. 6 led to more than 40 rallies involving more than 85,000 people, he said. Although those rallies had hoped to affect the outcome of the congressional resolution, Solay said, many more activities are planned. Not In Our Name is organizing the Oct. 26 rallies and others. "There will be lots of response to the no-surprise resolution," he said. "On the day the bombing begins, there will be organized protests across the country. There's a new student movement growing all over the country. Thousands of youth are organizing and getting involved. . . . We are coming together."

Update October 11, 2002: Donate Money to Fund a Newspaper Ad  10/11/02 No Iraq Attack 

Peace Gets a Chance  10/11/02 The Nation: "Despite a media blackout, a nascent U.S. peace movement has gradually been gathering momentum. In September, at least 300 peace events were being held weekly in cities from Pensacola to Fairbanks. Organizers say they're attracting many who oppose the war in Iraq but were ambivalent about, or supported, war in Afghanistan. Reecha Sen, a volunteer for New York Not in Our Name, observes, "People who wouldn't have come out last year are joining us. They say, 'This is ridiculous; we have no support from the world.'"

Chicanos and Chicanas say: "No a la Guerra"  10/10/02 Counterpunch: "Once thought to be among the most uncritically patriotic of communities, Mexican Americans created a massive antiwar movement during the Viet Nam period. Since that time, corporate and government managers have sought to erase this history in order to replace it with a passive "Hispanic" identity that fits well with conservative national agendas. On the threshold of another unnecessary war, the spirit of Chicano/a progressive politics has reappeared. In just two days, over two hundred people of Mexican descent signed an open letter to Congress demanding that members vote "no" on granting the Bush administration unlimited war powers. The letter also demanded that the nation's priorities be shifted from a growing militarism to issues of health care, education, low-cost housing, and other social needs."

Seeds of Protest Growing on College Campuses  10/10/02 NYT 

Thousands walk for peace  10/7/02 Seattle Post Intelligence 

A Peace Movement Emerges  10/7/02 Village Voice: "In the first major sign of popular opposition to a unilateral war with Iraq, an estimated 20,000 people filled the East Meadow of Central Park on Sunday to pledge their resistance to President George Bush's military plans. The diverse crowd ranged from seasoned activists--many of them veterans of Vietnam War protests--to college and high school students, business professionals, Muslims, Jews, Christians, and concerned parents, some of whom traveled from the Midwest to voice their dissent. "I've been waiting for this since 9/12," said Bruce Olin, 52, who flew in from Springfield, Illinois. "The reason the terrorists did what they did was to provoke the exact response that America has had. They were relying on the fact that we have an idiot for a president," said Olin, who owns a pharmaceutical testing verification firm."

Rally in New York Protests Possible Iraq War  10/6/02 Reuters: "About 10,000 protesters gathered in New York City's Central Park on Sunday to demonstrate against a possible U.S. military strike on Iraq, witnesses said."

11,500 gather in Portland to demand No War  10/5/02 IndyMedia: "11,500 Portlanders gathered downtown today as part of the nationwide NOT IN OUR NAME campaign to demand No War in Iraq. Cloudy grey skies were offset by a multitude of colorful signs and banners, loud drums and chants, and an energetic spirit. The crowd assembled in the South Park blocks for speeches and music and then marched through downtown to Terry Schrunk Plaza, in front of the Federal Building, for more of the same."

Peace activism back on the march  10/5/02 Seattle Times 

Analysis: Rallies change Italy on Iraq?  10/5/02 UPI: "More than 1.5 million Italians took to the streets of dozens of cities Saturday afternoon and evening to protest possible U.S. military action against Iraq -- a surprise show of discord that could be fervent enough for the Italian government to re-think its support of Washington. The larger-than-expected protests took place without violence, despite speculation from some fronts that the gatherings could become dangerous, especially to U.S. citizens. On Friday, the U.S. Embassy in Rome circulated a warning to citizens residing in or visiting Italy to stay away from the demonstrations because of fears that they could become targets for violence."

The New Anti-Apartheid Movement: The Campaign to Divest from Israel  10/3/02 Counterpunch: "Currently, pro-Israeli activists are scurrying to delay, counter, and infiltrate the upcoming divestment conference at the University of Michigan, to be held October 12th-14th. The Jerusalem Post depicted it as a Zionism as Racism conference in an September 30th article. Pro-Israeli activists at U-M took a note from Campus-Watch and submitted a dossier in an effort to ban the conference. It alleged that the conference was anti-Semitic. One of its pieces of evidence was that in a picture on the sponsoring organization's website, an Israeli soldier has his arm raised in the "heil Hilter" position. It charged that SAFE used this to imply a comparison between Nazism and Zionism. This absurd claim characterized the tone of and shaky evidence in the rest of the dossier. The rest of it used cut-and-pasted attacks on some of the speakers. Last week, an e-mail spoof was sent claiming to be from an organizer of the conference, Fadi Kiblawi. The e-mail's from-address was his, but he did not write it. It went to every faculty member, and claimed to be a pitch for the conference. Of course, it featured anti-Jewish slurs in order to make the conference appear anti-Jewish. The organizer whose e-mail was spoofed realized this happened when he started receiving nasty responses. The University's information and technological services were able to demonstrate that it was sent from a different account."

The Rising Tide of Union Opposition to War  10/1/02 Counterpunch: "All of these voices from America's organized labor signal the impending birth of a broad coalition of anti-war activists. These labor groups, along with others sure to follow, will be joining liberals and radical political groups, religious groups, and minority groups in opposition to the Bush administration's 'foreign policy' of pre-eminent strikes and an open-ended war."

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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.

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Against Revenge
Americans Against Bombing
American Friends Service Committee
Antiwar.com
Antiwar news and activities
Antiwar Students at U. of IL
bostonmobilization.org
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
iraqaction.org
IndyMedia Chiapas - scroll down on left of any IndyMedia site for global list of IndyMedia sites
IndyMedia Israel
IndyMedia UK - lots of antiwar marches over here!
IndyMedia South Africa
nowarcollective.com
pax.protest.net Valuable listing of peace events around the world
pax.protest.net/Peace/protest_numbers.html - numbers around the globe
peace-action.org
peacefuljustice.cjb.net
: US colleges' Peaceful Justice site
refuseandresist.org
Speak Out Now
Stop World War III
Strike the Root
Student Peace Action Network
warresisters.org/index.html: Oct 7, National Day of Action
zmag.org Resources
9-11peace.org on-line petition, resources
9-11peace.org/youth.php3 long list of youth antiwar links top

Organizations active against War in the Middle East

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
B'Tselem
Colorado Campaign for Middle East
Courage to Refuse
Grassroots International
Gush Shalom
International Solidarity Movement
Jewish Voice for Peace
Jews for Justice in the Middle East
MADRE

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
Tikkun
Voices in the Wilderness

Washington Report on Middle East Affairstop

See also the Arlington, VA based Wisdom Fund's pages, from an islamic point of view:
Antiwar News
Antiwar Views
Action Alerts

How to Start a Group
www.ibiblio.org/netchange/cco/orgstart.html

Meetings and Group Process
www.ibiblio.org/netchange/cco/orgmeet.html

Campus Publicity
www.ibiblio.org/netchange/cco/orgpub.html

Media and Press Releases
www.ibiblio.org/netchange/cco/orgmedia.html

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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