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PEACE NOW!

The following are my personal collection of links related to peace, activism, and the search for truth in the world around us. While perusing these links, please keep in mind that some sites may be biased or extremist, but all are sites I feel offer some useful and truthful information. Please keep an open mind and an open heart and put things in context as they make sense to you. I will be adding to this site on a regular basis and welcome suggestions - please email any sites of interest to ag@mojono.com. As time permits I will also be posting articles both from online sources that may disappear or from print publications, so please feel free to send along suggestions for those as well.

For those who have arrived at this page because of my 'Open Letter to the Jewish Community' regarding my position as a Jew against the Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian Territories, you will find a link to the letter and links to many sites dealing with this conflict in the Middle East Conflict section. I urge you to forward this letter and a link to this page to all your friends, Jewish or not. I am also interested in establishing a New Orleans group of Jews Against the Occupation to provide support both for each other in dealing with this difficult issue and to support our Arab/Palestinian brothers and sisters. Please email me if you are interested in helping establish or participating in such a group.

Also, a listing of many activist events taking place in New Orleans can be found on the New Orleans Green Party Website.

Andrea Garland can be reached via email at ag@mojono.com or by phone at 504.529.5582.

Peace / Anti-War Sites / Activism:

Peace Response
Peace Response is maintained by the American Friends Service Committee in cooperation with the National Coalition for Peace and Justice. The mission of this website is to share ideas between organizers, educators, and activists.

PeaceWalk 2000
New Orleans Artist and Peace Activist Kim Leverton is walking from New Orleans to Washington, D.C. to talk with people and collect items for her peace collage, and to bring a letter and petition to President Bush asking for non-violent alternatives to war.

Stop The Hate
Don't be the one to say "Oh someone else will take care of it"

Protest Net
Protest.Net is a collective of activists who are working together to create our own media. By publishing a public record of our political activities on the web we are taking a stand against the established media.

Middle East Conflict:

An Open letter to the Jewish Community

Not In My Name
Not In My Name is a Jewish peace group that was formed in November 2000 to work for a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
We believe that the first step toward attaining peace must be for Israel to end its occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
We call ourselves "Not In My Name" because we feel that the State Israel often claims to act in the name and interests of world Jewry, but that these actions do not reflect our Jewish values and beliefs.

The Palestine Monitor: The Voice of Civil Society
The Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) set up this website, a gateway to civil society, as part of the newly created information clearinghouse of the same name. The clearinghouse conveys unified responses about local developments from the perspective of civil society, particularly given the present crisis in the Palestinian territories. The website will also highlight the real effects the many changes and decisions have had on Palestinians’ lives over the past several years, and also provides tools for the public to take action on specific issues.

The Jerusalem Fund For Education and Community Development
The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development was established in 1977 in Washington, DC to provide education and development assistance to Palestinian communities in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel. In 1991, the Jerusalem Fund created the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, an educational program that provides a forum for accurate information and analysis on issues pertaining to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and U.S. policy in the region.

Ha'Aretz Daily
Daily Israeli Newspaper

Bat Shalom
Bat Shalom is a feminist peace organization of Israeli women. We work toward a just peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors that includes recognition of a Palestinian state side-by-side with Israel and Jerusalem as the capital of both. Within Israel, Bat Shalom works toward a more just and democratic society shaped equally by men and women.
Bat Shalom, together with The Jerusalem Center for Women, a Palestinian women's peace organization, comprise The Jerusalem Link. As Israeli and Palestinian women of The Jerusalem Link, we work together toward a real peace – not merely a treaty of mutual deterrence, but a culture of peace and cooperation between our peoples.

The Jerusalem Center for Women

Shalom Achsev (Peace Now)
PEACE NOW - the Israeli Peace Movement - was founded in 1978 by 348 reserve officers and soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. The first and only mass peace movement in Israel, PEACE NOW rapidly became the single most important extra-parliamentary force for peace in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands to its mass rallies and activities.

The Palestine Center for Conlict Resolution and Reconciliation
The Palestinian Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (PCCR) was established to help change the approach to conflict resolution within the Palestinian community and among the people of the region.

Yachad b'Shalom - Together in Peace

Gush Shalom - Israeli Peace Bloc
Gush Shalom is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. Often described as "resolute", "militant", "radical" or "consistent", it is known for its unwavering stand in times of crisis, such as the al-Aksa intifada. For years now, Gush Shalom has played a leading role in determining the moral and political agenda of the peace forces in Israel, as well as in breaking the so-called "national consensus" based on misinformation.

The daily life of Kawther Salam
Kawther Salam is a Palestinian Journalist living a living hell in Hebron. Israeli press refuses to publish her reports on the conduct of the IDF in Hebron. Gush Shalom will publish a daily report by Kawther Salam.

Btselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
B'TSELEM - The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.

Mid-East Realities
MER's purpose is to distill and present the most incisive and honest, the most insightful and independent, information and analysis about what is really going on in today's Middle East as well as in Washington about the Middle East. The founder of MER is Mark Bruzonsky and the MER Publishing Committee includes expert persons from many countries and of many religious backgrounds. MER is published with the help of independent experts and professors throughout the world who have come together to establish the Committee On The Middle East -- see the list of persons on the COME Advisory Committee.

Palestine Independent Media Center
The Independent Media Center - Palestine, http://jerusalem.indymedia.org, was founded to record and explore the current practices of the Israeli occupation and the real background to the conflict. For the first time this will be a truly free forum for the Palestinian people who choose to participate. The unique characters in our voluntary group come from many parts of Palestine but the majority are refugees from areas now occupied by Israel.

Jewish Unity for a Just Peace
Jewish Unity for a Just Peace is an international gathering of grassroots Jewish activists who support a just, viable and lasting peace based on the principles of international law, requiring a complete end to Israel's Occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

A Holocaust Survivor Says End the Occupation

Israeli Palestinian Coalition
We, the people of Palestine and Israel, regret the deterioration in the which had led to a terrible loss in human life, grave suffering, and an ongoing disregard of human rights.

MidEast Web
MidEast Web was started by people active in Middle East dialog and peace education efforts. Our goal is to weave a world-wide web of Arabs, Jews and others who want to build a new Middle East based on coexistence and neighborly relations. Our members and staff include distinguished educators, engineers, Web designers and other professionals experienced in dialog, peace education projects and in promoting dialog and coexistence using the Internet.

Arab American Institute
The Arab American Institute was organized in 1985 to represent Arab American interests in government and politics. AAI provides leadership training and strategies in electoral politics and policy issues that concern Arab Americans.

The Pornography of Power
An Unblinking Look At The Hard Facts Of Israeli Occupation And The Palestinian Resistance
WITH
A Demand For Peace, Justice And Truth, The Hideously Corrupt Bush Regime Be Damned

ZNet Updates from Palestine

Al-Awda.Org - The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, is a broad-based, non-partisan, global, democratic association of grassroots activists and organizational representatives. Our objective is to educate the international community to fulfill its legal and moral obligations vis-à-vis the Palestinian people. Al-Awda develops, coordinates, supports and guides, as needed, global and local grassroots initiatives for action related to Palestinian rights. Our advocacy includes the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland, and to full restitution of all their confiscated and destroyed property in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International law and implementation of United Nations Resolutions which uphold these rights.

Miftah - The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy
Miftah is a Palestinian, Jerusalem-based, independent institution committed to fostering the principles of democracy and effective dialogue based on the free and candid exchange of information and ideas. Established in January, Miftah's underlying premise is the integration of several processes: Palestinian nation-building and empowerment on the basis of the principles of democracy, human rights, rule of law, and participatory governance ;international reconciliation and cooperation; the gathering and dissemination of information and the active participation in the global dialogue as an equal partner.

American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
THE AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI- DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE (ADC) IS A CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE OF ARAB DESCENT AND PROMOTING THEIR RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE. ADC, which is non-sectarian, non- partisan is the largest Arab-American grassroots organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980 by former Senator James Abourezk and has chapters nationwide.

Disarmament:

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Prop1.Org
This Web Domain is created and maintained by volunteers of the anti-nuclear vigils in Lafayette Park, at 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue. We exercise our First Amendment Rights by maintaining a 24-hour-a-day vigil in front of the White House. Contained in the Web Domain is information concerning the current Anti-Nuclear Movement, Protests in Lafayette Park, and encroachment on First Amendment Rights.

General Activism:

Working for Change
WorkingForChange is a comprehensive Web site made up of resources for people with progressive values. Anyone with Internet access (members and non-members alike) can speak out on urgent issues, read informative news and columns, go shopping, make a donation or volunteer their time.

ZNet - A Community of People Dedicated to Social Change

Online Petitions:

Stop the Spread of the War to Iraq

Peace / Anti War / 911 Reaction Art Sites:

Protest Graphics
To those of you who are in the midst of organizing for peace, educating in your communities or protesting military violence, we thank you for your work. Some of you may be organizing teach-ins, marches, or lectures in response to current events. Activists tell us that they are often without the visual and graphic materials they need for placards, bulletin boards, windows, wheat-pasting, stickering, leafleting and so on. This site offers you practical tools you can use for your upcoming political actions.

Art & Revolution
We emphasize politics and direct action in our work. We see activism as crucial to meaningful arts expression. We believe that our politics suffer without creative vision in the same way that our art suffers without political or social relevance...

Hope of Happiness
On the morning of October 11th, a plane wrote the word "Hope" four times in the sky above the greater Boston area. The word was seen over Copley square and as far north as Nashua, New Hampshire. Simultaneously, throughout Boston, postcards with the word "Hope" printed on the front were distributed by hand to people on the street. They were encouraged to send their postcard to someone who needs it. Fourty people volunteered to distribute 5000 cards.

Towers of Rememberance
The events of September 11 left everyone who witnessed them suspended in a state of remorse, anger, and most of all, powerlessness. The aftershocks of these events have yet to cease, the long-term damage has yet to be fully realized. In response, the students, faculty, and staff of the Maine College of Art have gathered as a group, to envision ways we might address the tragedy and contribute our collective talents to the healing of our community.

The ART Project: Artists Respond to Terrorism
TheARTproject is a virtual exhibition in response to the events and aftermath of 9/11/01. Its intention is to function as a dialogue for those who wish to communicate through images.

The September 11th Photo Project
A community-based response to tragedy

George Bush / Presidency / 911:

GB2: The First 100 Days
A peek into President George W. Bush's honeymoon suite. .

Presidential Executive Orders

BUSHLADEN
Bush Family/Carlyle Group/Bin Laden Family Connections

911 Conspiracy

Funeralgate: The Skeleton in Bush's closet is back from the dead

The Dubya Report

Bush Watch

America / American Terrorism:

American State Terrorism

A Complete World View

The Pornography of Power
An Unblinking Look At The Hard Facts Of Israeli Occupation And The Palestinian Resistance
WITH
A Demand For Peace, Justice And Truth, The Hideously Corrupt Bush Regime Be Damned

Fast Facts

Alternative / Independent Media Sources:

Independent Media Center

Independent Media Institute

AlterNet.Org

ZNet - A Community of People Dedicated to Social Change

Albion Monitor: The News You're Missing

Between the Lines

Common Dreams News Center

The Daily Revolution

Different Voices

The News Insider

Operation Newsdrop

 

 

 

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