International Responsibilities Task
of the American Library Association's
Social Responsibilities Round Table
Alternative Resources on the
U.S. "War Against Terrorism"
- Resources listed on this page do not necessarily reflect the
views of IRTF, SRRT, or ALA..
- Alternative News, Analysis, and Commentary
- Sites with Additional Links to News,
Analysis, and Commentary
- Petitions and Call-in, E-mail, and Letter
- Demonstrations and Other Antiwar Activities
- SRRT Resolutions on the U.S. "War Against
- Alternative News,
Analysis, and Commentary
- Against the War on Terror "The
preservation of bare life cannot and should not guide our political
activity and dominate our public culture. We reject the very premise of
the war on terror."
- The Alternative
Information Center "The AIC is a Palestinian-Israeli organization
which disseminates information, research and political analysis on
Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict . . . ."
- AlterNet.org "AlterNet.org
is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and
- American-Arab Anti-Discrimination
Committee "The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is
a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights or people
of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage."
- American Friends Service Committee
"The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization
that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social
justice, peace, and humanitarian service."
- Antiwar.com "This site is
devoted to the cause of noninterventionism, . . . . our own politics
are libertarian . . . ."
- Centre for Research on
Globalisation ". . . an independent research and media group of
progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the
tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order."
- Common Dreams News Center
"Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working
to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions
for America's future."
- Counterpunch.org "CounterPunch
is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and
Jeffrey St. Clair. . . . Ours is muckraking with a radical attitude . .
- The Debate: Is oil the key
motive for the war against Iraq and Afghanistan? "Is there a hidden
agenda behind the "war on terrorism"? Is the War on Terror influenced
by oil or financial motives, rather than simply national security
- A Dossier on
Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan: A
Comprehensive Accounting by Marc Herold, University of New
- Fairness & Accuracy in
Reporting "FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering
well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986."
- Flashpoints News Radio
"Your Daily Investigative Radio Magazine"
- Foreign Policy in Focus "A
think tank without walls. . . . .Working to make the U.S. a more
responsible global leader and partner."
- The Future of
Freedom Foundation: The War on Terrorism "The mission of The . . .
Foundation is to advance the libertarian philosophy by providing an
uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free
markets, private property, and limited government."
- The Global Site
"Critical gateway to world politics, society, and culture."
- In These Times ".
. . a national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion" providing
"groundbreaking coverage of the labor movement, environment, feminism,
grassroots politics, minority communities and the media."
- Independent Media Center "Indymedia
is a collective of independent and alternative media activists and
organizations offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of important
social and political issues."
- The InterActivist Info
Exchange "The Info Exchange provides original content and links to
important or interesting stories on the net."
- Just War Theory .com "This
not-for-profit site is devoted to public education about just war
theory and its practical application in international law and foreign
9/11 & Beyond: Independent Voices Speak ". . . collection of
video responses to, and reflections on, the changes thrust upon
communities since 9/11. Voices of the people, from the streets."
- MichaelMoore.com From
the creator of the film Roger and Me and the television show The
- Media Education
Foundation: Beyond the Frame "Alternative views on the September
11th atrocities" with "streaming video featuring America's leading
dissident thinkers and activists."
- Mid-East Realities
"News, Views, and Analysis that Governments, Lobbies, and Associated
Interest Groups Don't Want You to Know"
- Middle East Research and
Information Project (MERIP) "MERIP provides news and perspectives
about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources."
Review: Terror Crisis in Context "MR speaks to workers and
labor organizers no less than to academics, and against class
exploitation, no less than against racial and sexual oppression." This
is a special issue devoted to September 11 and the war.
- Mother Jones "Mother
Jones is an independent, non-profit magazine that focuses on issues
of social justice, the environment, politics,and popular culture."
Nation: September 11, 2001 "The Nation website will offer
continuing reporting, analysis, commentary and investigation on the
terror attacks and their aftermath on this special page."
- News for Change
"WorkingForChange is a comprehensive Web site made up of resources for
people with progressive values."
Transfer: Middle East Page "All the news that doesn't fit."
Watch: The Post-September 11 Environment: Access to Government
Information ". . . provides an inventory of government information
that has been withheld since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
- OneWorld.net "OneWorld is
dedicated to harnessing the democratic potential of the internet to
promote human rights and sustainable development."
- Online Journal
"Building a new news media of, by and for the people."
- Open Democracy ". . .
a global network for debate and invention. It will be guided by ideals
of independence, participation and quality, and will tackle the major
issues of our time."
- Pacifica Radio ". . . the
only radio network in the United States to function unconstrained by
corporate underwriting and policy decisions."
Christi USA Responds to Terrorism "Pax Christi USA strives to
create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring,
articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence."
- Peace Response ". . .
is maintained by the American Friends Service Committee in cooperation
with the National Coalition for Peace and Justice."
- The Progressive "The
mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice for
peace and social justice at home and abroad."
- Project on Defense Alternatives
"Since its inception . . . [the PDA] has sought to adapt security
policy to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War era.."
Reports include Dislocating
Alcyoneus: How to combat al-Qaeda and the new terrorism and The Pentagon's New
Budget, New Strategy, and New War.
- ReliefWeb ". . a
project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)."
Association of the Women of Afghanistan ". . . an independent
political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights
and for social justice in Afghanistan."
- Stop the War
"Anarchists deplore the attack on the World Trade Centre which killed
over 6,000 people but it must not become the excuse for another
imperialist war in which tens or hundreds of thousands more innocent
people may die."
- TomPaine.com ". . . seeks
to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by
featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by the
- truthout ". . .
critical news and commentary on world events . . . ."
- U.S. Committee for Refugees
"Since1958, the U.S.Committee for Refugees has identified those at
greatest risk and given them a voice. Our work helps refugees get the
protection and assistance they need to survive."
- The War in Context "A
daily record of America's post-9/11 impact on the world"
- War Resisters League
". . . we believe, to quote the late A.J. Muste, 'There is no way to
peace--peace is the way.'"
- Women Living Under Muslim Laws
International Solidarity Network ". . . an international Network
that provides information, solidarity and support for all women whose
lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to
derive from Islam.."
- Washington Report on Middle
Eastern Affairs ". . . published by the American Educational Trust
(AET) . . . by retired U.S. foreign service officers to provide the
American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S.
relations with Middle Eastern states."
Press Review: Battle without Borders: The War against Terror "World
Press Review provides readers with a succinct view of the political and
economic climate outside of the U.S., as well as how the rest of the
world perceives the role the U.S. plays in the global community."
- ZNet: Emergency,
Terrorism and War Includes "ZNet's Original Essays and Selected
Links Regarding the Sept. 11, 2001 Calamity and preparations for war"
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Sites with Additional
to News, Analysis, and Commentary
- Alternative Press
Center: Alternative Viewpoints on the Internet "Links to other
alternative Internet resources compiled by the Alternative Press
Center." The APC is "a non-profit collective dedicated to providing
access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press."
- Another View "A
collection of links to sites with war-related news stories and
documents that aren't showing up in the mainstream American press."
Library of Educational Resources: Opposition to the War in Afghanistan
Links to antiwar sites. Argot Library is "a resource database for K-6
teachers, administrators and parents."
Analyzing the World Trade Center/ Pentagon Terrorist Attack
Produced by Grover Furr, English Dept., Montclair State University.
Labor Library's 9-11 Antiwar Resources "The mission of the Holt
Labor Library is to make available to working people, activists, and
scholars the theoretical, historical, and experiential dimensions of
the class struggle in the advanced industrialized world in the 19th and
especially 20th centuries."
Media Center's Terrorism Page "Indymedia is a collective of
independent and alternative media activists and organizations offering
grassroots, non-corporate coverage of important social and political
issues." The list is separated into three categories: links to pages of
links, links to news and commentary, and links to specific articles.
- Jay's Leftist and
'Progressive' Internet Resources Directory "A Web Portal for all
Good People around Planet Earth who are anti-War, anti-Imperialist,
anti-Racist, anti-Sexist, and anti-Homophobic and who want to Resist
Oppression and build together a Better World"
Includes links to news & opinion, sources, and tools related to the
events of September 11 and the war.
- No War: Stop
"Operation Infinite Justice" "This site supports anti-authoritarian
responses to "Operation Infinite Justice", with a focus on anti-war
organizing in Canada and the west coast." Includes links to articles
and to additional anti-war sites.
September 11, 2001 Links Page "The Mission of IGC is to advance
the work of progressive organizations and individuals for peace,
justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy and
environmental sustainability through strategic use of online
technologies. " Includes links to news sources and anti-war sites.
not Retribution: Responses to the 9/11 Attack Page includes links
to editorials, letters to Washington and the editor, statements from
peace groups, information about peace activities and relief efforts,
and essays on the war.
- Social Criticism
Review: War on Terrorism SRC contains "selected readings on modern
society and its ills. Focus on alienation between man, nature, and a
dysfunctional scientific-technical complex. Forum for ideas that go
against the current."
Counter-Terrorism, Homeland Security An extensive collection,
sponsored by Project on Defense Alternatives, of links to articles and
University of Chicago Library: Alternative News Sources Links to
web sites with alternative news.
- The War in Context
"Alternative perspectives on the 'war on terrorism and the Middle East
- War on Terrorism Web Sites
"Links to outstanding web sites rich with information and, especially,
opinions about the September 11 terrorist attack."
War Watch "This Website [of the Project on Defense Alternatives]
provides an online diary of key articles, news reports, and
commentaries reflecting the inclinations of influential officials,
policy analysts, and political actors to widen the war."
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and Call-in, E-mail, and Letter Writing Campaigns
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- Fellowship of Reconciliation
Includes "FOR Action Alerts!"
- International Action Center
"Information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and
corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism and oppression
within the United States."
- Peace.protest.net "A global
calendar of pro-peace and anti-racism protests, meetings, benefits, and
- Protest.Net ". . . 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."
- War Resisters
League: Demonstrations for Peace ". . . the WRL has set up this
page to post events from around the country that have happened, will
happen, or are happening on a continuous basis."
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SRRT Resolutions on the
War Against Terrorism"
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Page last modified February 11, 2006.