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Peace and Activist Links

*Activist's Oasis
http://workshop.matisse.net/~kathy/activist/

Here's a place to relax, catch up on the latest news, and pick up a few new tools.

 *Activist's Resource.faq
http://www.eff.org/pub/Activism/activ_resource.faq

Online Activism Resource List, Version 4.6, a list of Usenet newsgroups, Internet mailing lists and other resources of use to the online activist.

 *Activist's Web-Starters Kit
http://www2.portal.ca/~comprev/webkit.html

Trying to find good progressive sites? You can have access to hundreds of websites right from your browser's 'Favorites' or 'Bookmarks' drop-down list. Over 600 links in 48 categories from the VPH Progressive Clearinghouse for you to download and install on your browser.

 *A Line in the Sand
http://hanksville.phast.umass.edu:8000/cultprop/

This site is offered as a place where the debate over where to draw the "Line in the Sand" on the issues of cultural property, Native American sovereignty, Native American identity, ethnic stereotypes, the commodification of Native American culture, and all related issues, can take place.

 *Amnesty International On-line
http://www.io.org/amnesty/

Official Internet site. It contains the most up-to-date information -- new document summaries, publications from AI, links to other sites.

 *Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org

Contains information about AI, most of it from AI itself, a large number of documents, contact information for national and local groups worldwide, and a database of information available to the public. The gopher site has press releases and basic AI information. See also: * Amnesty International - US, and *Amnesty International Minnesota - The BeaconOn-line

 *Amnesty International Information Base at Freeport
http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/freeport/social.services/amnesty/menu

This AI site contains worldwide appeals; country-specific documents; non-country documents; international human rights standards (many full- text documents); usenet newsgroups; and further information (local, national, international contacts).

 *American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
http://www.aclu.org

gopher://aclu.org:6601/

The ACLU Freedom Network has complete information on the threats to cyber-liberties, including details of the ACLU's upcoming litigation against the Communications Decency Act. The ACLU's provocative and informative site contains a comprehensive array of documents, news releases, legal briefs and Congressional memos on all aspects of the ongoing struggle to protect civil liberties. There are also pages for requesting email updates from the ACLU; an online store for ordering videos, books and other education materials and 15 areas of speciality which include ACLU press releases, publications and links to other Web sites allowing users to stay on top of the latest developments in their areas of interest.

*American Student Political Network
http://www.cis.yale.edu/ypunion/ASPN.html

The American Student Political Network was created to provide a central (virtual) location where students involved in politics or political action across the nation can increase discussion and interaction with each other. The A.S.P.N. does not discriminate on the basis of ideology or level of participation, it serves merely as a foundation for dialogue.

*Artists Against Racism
http://www.vrx.net/aar

Artists Against Racism is a non-profit Canadian organization geared toward youth. Their primary emphasis is to educate youth about racial tolerance in schools and communities.

 *Blue Ribbon Campaign for Online Free Speech
http://www.eff.org/blueribbon.html

This is the page that contains information on why you see blue ribbons on countless web pages and includes a section on activism.

 *Carter Center
http://www.emory.edu/CARTER_CENTER/homepage.htm

The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute founded by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982. The Center is dedicated to fighting disease, hunger, poverty, conflict, and oppression through collaborative initiatives in the areas of democratization and development, global health, and urban revitalization. At present, the Center operates 13 core programs and initiatives active in more than 30 countries, including the United States.

 *Center for Defense Information
http://www.cdi.org/

Founded in 1972 as an independent monitor of the military, the Center for Defense Information is a private, nongovernmental, research organization. Its directors and staff believe that strong social, economic, political, and military components and a healthy environment contribute equally to the nation's security. CDI seeks realistic and cost effective military spending without excess expenditures for weapons and policies that increase the danger of war. CDI supports adequate defense by evaluating our defense needs and how best to meet them without wasteful spending or compromising our national security.

 *Center for Economic Conversion
http://www.conversion.org/

Center for Economic Conversion is dedicated to building a sustainable peace-oriented economy. CEC works at the national, state, and local levels to reduce economic dependence on excessive military spending and reinvest resources to meet human needs and preserve and restore the environment.

 *Children's Defense Fund
http://www.tmn.com/cdf/index.html

The Children's Defense Fund's web site includes: More about the Children's Defense Fund, The Black Community Crusade for Children, Stand For Children, URGENT: E-Mail the President!, Facts & Figures, and Publications.

*Children Now
http://www.dnai.com/~children/

Helping America's children, Children Now is working to educate the public and legislators on the issues important to children including: children's health, the media, and schools.

*COPRED: The Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development
http://www.igc.apc.org/copred/

COPRED is a community of educators, activists and researchers working on alternatives to violence and war. COPRED spreads effective methods of nonviolent social change among diverse racial and socio-economic populations.

*Creativity Cafe KidCase for Peace-KidCast Central
http://creativity.net/kidcast2.html

An excellent site for children looking to learn more about peace issues; very well designed with interactive technology.

*Cultural Watch Online
http://www.igc.org/culturewatch/

This site monitors right wing in America's agenda.

*Electronic Peace Cards
http://longwood.cs.ucf.edu/~MidLink/peace.html

This site provides instructions on how to make, and post a "peace card" to this site.

*End the Arms Race
http://www.randomlink.com/pw/

This site has a host of information including online resources, information on the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Project and peace links.

*European Institute for Research and Information on Peace and Security
http://www.ib.be/grip/

Not yet available in English, the French version gives an overview and information on this organization.

*Fellowship of Reconciliation
http://www.nonviolence.org/~nvweb/for/

This site works to keep civil rights groups working together through advanced networking.

*Food Not Bombs, San Francisco
http://www.webcom.com/~peace/PEACTREE/stuff/stuff/HOMEPAGE.html

One of the fastest growing grassroots political groups in North America. Over 70 autonomous chapters are protest militarism and poverty by serving free vegetarian food to people in need and in support of on-going political organizing efforts. Food Not Bombs believes that many of the problems in the world stem from a crises in values where material wealth is valued over human life.

*Freedom Forum First Amendment Center
http://www.fac.org/

Housed at Vanderbilt University, the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center has the latest news and information on First Amendment issues, be sure to check out the Legal Watch section.

*Global SchoolNet Foundation Home Page
http://www.gsn.org/

Linking kids around the world, Global SchoolNet has links to interesting sites, information on using the web for education and other valuable connections.

*Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org/

Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

*Human Unity
http://www.humanunity.org/humanunity/

Human Unity endorses Human Agreement & Wholeness and Healthy Environment. Their site includes biographies of peace activists and a Declaration of Human Unity for visitors to sign.

 
 
*Institute for Defense Policy (IDP) 
http://www.wna.co.za/idp/idp.html

The mission of the Institute for Defence Policy is to contribute to the enhancement of security and stability in Africa by researching, documenting and monitoring trends related to factors which affect individual, collective, regional and international security. The Institute attempts to improve stability in the region by promoting bi- and multilateral co-operation in all areas affecting security matters through better understanding and communication.

*Institute for War and Peace Reporting
http://www.demon.co.uk/iwpr/

An independent conflict-monitoring and media-support charity working to inform the international debate on conflict and provide a platform and other support for voices of moderation amid war.

*International Peace Bureau (IBP)
http://www3.itu.ch/ipb/

The International Peace Bureau is the world's oldest and most comprehensive international peace network. With 19 internationals and 141 national/local member organisations (and 120 individuals) in over 40 countries, it brings together people working for peace in many different sectors: not only pacifists but also women's, youth, labour, religious, political and professional bodies.

*Irish Peace Institute (I.P.I.)
http://www.commerce.ie/ci/ipi/

The Irish Peace Institute's mission is, "to contribute to the process of peace-building through programmes of education and research directed to the development of mutual-development and understanding." I.P.I. was established in 1985 with support from the University of Limerick, where it is based, the University of Ulster and Co-operation North.

*Iway 500: Activism Sites
http://www.cciweb.com/iway500/activism.html

Some of the best activism sites with reviews and ratings.

*Jubilee Peace Center
http://www.rtpnet.org/~deash/jubilee.html

Jubilee Peace Center (JPC), founded in 1994 and based in Raleigh, NC, expresses the commitment of RMC to extend Christ's ministry of peace and reconciliation.

*Latin America & Caribbean Solidarity Association
http://www.igc.org/lacasa/

Their mission is to educate and organize people in the Greater Boston Area and to end the aggressive and exploitive policies of the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean.

*Lawyers Alliance for World Security/Committee for National Security
http://home.earthlink.net/~laws/

The Lawyers Alliance for World Security (LAWS) and its affiliate, the Committee for National Security (CNS) are dedicated to the proposition that private, non-profit organizations in a democratic society can play a significant role in foreign policy. Their interest is to further the cause of governance through law and, by negotiations and other processes, institute methods for weapons reduction consistent with world security.

*The Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre
http://www.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca/

The mission of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre is to support and enhance the Canadian contribution to international peace, security, and stability. The Centre conducts research and provides advanced training and educational programs. The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre is an independent organisation established by the Government of Canada in 1994, and is a division of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies. The PPC accomplishes its mandate by providing research, education and training in all aspects of peacekeeping.

*Michigan Faith and Resistance Peace Team
http://www.traverse.com/nonprof/peaceteam/

The Michigan Faith and Resistance Peace Team (MPT) empowers people to engage in active nonviolent peacemaking. It was started in l993, in response to the growing need for civilian peacemakers both international and in the U.S.

*Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
http://www.umn.edu/humanrts/mnadvocates/

Currently housed on the Human Rights Library web page, the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights web page has information on many of their projects including their very successful Refugee and Asylum Project.

*M.K. Gandhi Institute HomePage
http://www.cbu.edu/Gandhi/index.htm

The mission of the Gandhi Institute is to apply the principles of nonviolence as a force to prevent violence and to resolve personal and public conflicts locally, nationally and globally through research, education and programming.

*Monday Lobby Group
http://www.clark.net/pub/gen/mlg/

The Monday Lobby Group is a weekly meeting of peace and security organizations in Washington, D.C. This web page is intended to serve as a communication resource for participating organizations and to provide access to relevant information.

 *National Coalition for the Homeless
http://www2.ari.net/home/nch/

The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) is a national advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to a single goal. That goal is to end homelessness.

 *National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution NCPCR Institute for Conflict Analysis and Reolution George Mason University
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/NCPCR

The National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution (NCPCR), takes place every two years and explores peacemaking, social justice, diversity, and the resolution of conflict in every shape its organizers and participants can imagine. The unique and culturally diverse context of the U.S. Southwest is a fitting location for the NCPCR 1999. A key focus of NCPCR 1999 is to honor and make visible different cultural approaches to peacemaking and conflict resolution

 *National Peace Corps Association
http://www.rpcv.org/

"To build a national network of Peace Corps alumni and friends to carry out the third goal of the Peace Corps - Bringing the World Back Home."

*NomadNet
http://www.users.interport.net/~mmaren/

Primarily on peace efforts in Somali, NomadNet also provides many African resources and links.

*Nonviolence International
http://www.igc.apc.org/ni/

Nonviolence International's WWW site contains information and resources on the use of nonviolent direct action in the service of justice and human development.

*Nonviolence Web
http://www.netaxs.com/~nvweb/

The Nonviolence Web is a dream to bring the nonviolence community together on the internet, many of the sites on this page are linked here.

*Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
http://www.wagingpeace.org/

A founding member of and global contact point for the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

 *Peace Action
http://www.webcom.com/peaceact/

Peace Action (formerly SANE/FREEZE, founded in 1957) works through national and grassroots citizens' action to promote global nuclear disarmament, reduce unnecessary military spending, and end the international arms trade.

 *Peace Action of Washington
http://www.scn.org/ip/peaceact/

Peace Action of Washington is a citizen's lobby of more than 13,000 members dedicated to working for peace. Through a combination of education, grassroots lobbying, direct lobbying, and electoral work, Peace Action of Washington has amassed a track record of successes that has established the organization as a political force in Washington state.

 *Peace and Security Integrated Internet Resource Guide
http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/

A comprehensive bilingual (English/French) index of Internet resources on armed forces of the world, contemporary conflicts, international organizations, international relations, military art and science, military history, peace, disarmament and peacekeeping.

 *Peace Brigades International
http://www.igc.apc.org/pbi/index.html

Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a unique grassroot organization exploring and implementing nonviolent approaches to peacekeeping and support for basic human rights. By invitation, PBI sends teams of volunteers who go into areas of political repression and conflict. PBI provides protective international accompaniment for individuals and organizations who have been threatened by political violence or who are otherwise at risk.

*Peace Corps
http://www.peacecorps.gov/

Started by JFK 35 years ago, the Peace Corp is still looking for qualified candidates for some of the most exciting volunteer assignments in the world today. At this site is everything you need to know about becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer and more.

*Peace in Pictures
http://www.macom.co.il/peace/index.html

The "Peace in Pictures" project is a game, contest and collaboration involving children from all over the world. This project was launched to celebrate the peace process that is beginning to take root here in the middle east. The "Peace in Pictures" project invites children of all ages to draw their impressions of peace.  

*Peace Project
http://pubweb.acns.nwu.edu/~fishe/Peace/Peace.html

The online home of the Peace Project, a peace activism oriented student group at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, educates about conflict, militarism, oppression, and war and agitate for peace, human rights, democracy, disarmament and international cooperation.

 *Peace Tax Fund
http://www.bmgt.umd.edu/~jbeck/tax.html

Peace Tax Fund, home of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization that works solely to pass legislation which would provide a way for citizens to participate in the tax system without violating beliefs about conscience and war.

 *Peaceweb
http://www.ottawa.net/~peaceweb/

Peaceweb is a journal published by Quakers in Ottawa, Canada. Each issue is devoted to a specific topic such as development or children and peace.

 *Planet Peace
http://www.teleport.com/~amt/planetpeace/

Planet Peace is run by people dedicated to the world-wide distribution of information regarding indigenous and environmental causes, creating an "inter-tribal, inter-nation and international resource for international indigenous environmental and cultural issues." Their mission is to convey, inform, educate, and promote those principles which are dedicated to the protection and preservation of our cultures, traditional customs and ceremonies.

 *Political Participation Project - Political Action
http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/ppp/polact.html

An historical record of a project by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, this site contains many useful links for political activism.

 *Program on Peacekeeping Policy
http://ralph.gmu.edu/cfpa/peace/peace.html

The Program on Peacekeeping Policy has been established at George Mason University to understand the use of military, humanitarian, and political forces in the conduct of multinational peace operations. This program has consisted of a series of round table symposia among other things. This page will document those round tables and act as a central point for peace operations documents and reasearch reports.

 *Project Ploughshares: Canada's ecumenical peace coalition
http://watserv1.uwaterloo.ca/~plough/

Based at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel College, Project Ploughshares works to decrease military spending worldwide.

*Resource Center of The Americas
http://www.americas.org/RCTA/

The Resource Center of The Americas is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization whose mission is to help U.S. citizens join the struggle for peace, justice and human rights across the hemisphere.

 *Richmond Peace Education Center (RPEC)
http://freenet.vcu.edu/civic/organ/peace-ed/RPEC.homepage.html

The Richmond Peace Education Center (RPEC) has been in operation since 1980. Their mission is to promote peace and social justice in our community and around the world. RPEC works with schools, religious institutions, local governments and individuals throughout the Richmond area. We offer a range of programs, including training in conflict resolution techniques.

 *Rocky Mountain Peace Center
http://bakmes.colorado.edu/~fast/bmc/peacec.html

Founded in 1983, the Rocky Mountain Peace Center has been a successful agent for social change and justice for more than 10 years. RMPC has provided education, training and leadership in areas such as nuclear disarmament, Central America, the Gulf War, Native American issues, war tax resistance, prisoner rights, group process, conflict resolution, peace keeper and civil disobedience training.

 *Sasakawa Peace Foundation Web Site
http://www.spf.org/

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation sponsors a wide range of programs designed to address international issues and to promote global peace via nonprofit sector initiatives worldwide.

 *School of the Americas Watch
http://www.id.net/~keith01/soa/soaw.html

School of the Americas Watch, an effort to close down the U.S. Army School of the Americas, currently located at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

 *2nd. International Congress for Peace in Europe
http://paz.eunet.es/PazmainE.html

Records of the conference held 9 to 13 July 1996 in Vitoria - Gasteiz, capital of the Basque Autonomous Comunity (Euskadi, Spain), includes a Spanish version.

 *Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
http://www.sipri.se/

SIPRI offers information on itself, publications, a library and other related links. This site is available in English, Swedish, and German.

 *Stop Prisoner Rape, Inc.
http://www.igc.apc.org/spr/

Announcements, links and documents on how a person can get involved in stopping prisoner rape through activism.

*The Sunflower
http://www.wagingpeace.org/

A free elecrtonic monthly newletter. The Sunflower is an educational newsletter providing information on nuclear weapons abolition and other issues relating to peace in the Nuclear Age.

*20/20 Vision Homepage
http://www.2020vision.org/vision.html

20/20 Vision identifies the best way for you to spend 20 minutes to protect the environment and promote peace. Whether it be sending a letter or making a phone call to policy-makers, 20/20 Vision makes activism easy and efficient for those with good intentions but little free time.

 *United Planetary Federation
http://upf.org/

The United Planetary Federation is a world league of diverse social entities designed to promote the common good of each.

*United States Institute of Peace Home Page
http://www.usip.org/

This site contains information by and about the United States Institute of Peace and a collection of links to Internet resources relating to international conflict resolution, negotiation theory, and peace studies.

*University of Bradford Department of Peace Studies
http://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/peace/home.html

Mainly information on peace programs available at the University of Bradford.

*University of Nottingham Student Human Rights Law Centre
http://www.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk/~llzweb/hrlc/hrnews/contents.htm

The University of Nottingham Student Human Rights Law Centre homepage has the SHRLC-Newsletter, as well as links to other human rights related sites.

*Veterans for Peace, Inc. (VFP)
http://www.nonviolence.org/~nvweb/vfp/

Veterans for Peace (VFP) is an organization of military veterans engaged in educational and humanitarian activities.

*War and Peace Foundation
http://www.users.interport.net/~warpeace/

The War and Peace Foundation provides World Court updates and other peace resources.

*War Resisters League
http://www.nonviolence.org/~nvweb/wrl/

The War Resisters League, believes that all war is a crime against humanity. They are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of all causes of war.

*Washington Peace Center
http://www.georgetown.edu/The.Club/pages/soderbej/peace.html

The Washington Peace Center is a non-profit anti-racist multi-issue peace and justice organization committed to nonviolent social change. The Peace Center serves as a clearinghouse and resource center and has provided peace education and action in the D.C. area since 1963.

*World Peace Page
http://www.capecod.net/~ccunning/

The World Peace Page motto is: "Violence is rooted in hatred, hatred in fear, and fear in ignorance." This page is dedicated to the furtherance of peace, love, justice, and universal harmony.

*Worldviews
http://www.igc.apc.org/worldviews/

WorldViews (formerly Third World Resources) endeavors to gather, organize, and publicize information and resource materials that deal with issues of peace and justice in world affairs. Our particular concern is with the emerging nations of Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.