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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.
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.
Don't be the one to say "Oh someone else will take care of
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
Open letter to the Jewish Community
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
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
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
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.
Daily Israeli Newspaper
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.
Jerusalem Center for Women
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
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.
b'Shalom - Together in Peace
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.
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
- The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied
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
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.
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.
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
Holocaust Survivor Says End the Occupation
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 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.
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.
Pornography of Power
An Unblinking Look At The Hard Facts Of Israeli Occupation And The
A Demand For Peace, Justice And Truth, The Hideously Corrupt Bush
Regime Be Damned
Updates from Palestine
- The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition
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
- The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue
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
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.
/ Anti War / 911 Reaction Art Sites:
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
September 11th Photo Project
A community-based response to tragedy