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Contents
Alternative News, Analysis, and Commentary
Bibliographies
Organizations Concerned with Iraq and the Middle East
Special Reports on Iraq
Destruction of the Cultural Resources of Iraq
Antiwar Organizations
Demonstrations, Petitions, Letter-Writing Campaigns, and Resolutions


Alternative News, Analysis, and Commentary

  • AfterDowningStreet.org "AfterDowningStreet.org is a coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activist groups, which launched on May 26, 2005, a campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to begin a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war."
  • Al Jazeera: Middle East "Al Jazeera English is the world’s first global English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East."
  • AlterNet.org "AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of dozens of other independent media sources."
  • Alternative Press Review "APR publishes a wide variety of the best essays from radical zines, tabloids, books and magazines--essays that deserve a much wider readership than they currently enjoy."
  • Alternative Radio "AR is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as 'a forum for controversy and debate,' be diverse and 'provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard.'"
  • Arab World News "Provides constantly updated information on current affairs and the latest news on the Middle East and Arab nations. Includes archives, photos, articles, and links of interest."
  • Arabic News.com "Includes country-wise and category-wise news, articles, entertainment and phone codes."
  • Canadian Dimension "We are a magazine which shows there is an alternative to the corporate agenda and the dictates of the global market; that the dream of a better society is still alive."
  • 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."
  • Conflict in Iraq: Concerns and Consequences (A joint initiative by BASIC, ISIS, and Saferworld) "The project . . . . seeks to be an authoritative source of information with critical analysis of US, UK and other European policy towards Iraq and alternatives on offer."
  • Counterpunch.org "CounterPunch is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. . . . Ours is muckraking with a radical attitude . . . ."
  • Cursor "Cursor combines original material with a daily-updated media and politics Web log that comments upon and links to the work of major news organizations, as well as to other critical, independent voices published on the Internet . . . ."
  • Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches "Weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself."
  • Democracy Now! "Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 140 stations in North America."
  • Electronic Iraq. ". . . a news portal on the U.S.-Iraq crisis published by veteran antiwar campaigners Voices in the Wilderness and respected Middle East supplementary news publishers, the Electronic Intifada ."
  • Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) Region: Iraq FAIR works "to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints."
  • Flashpoints News Radio "Your Daily Investigative Radio Magazine"
  • Foreign Policy in Focus: Iraq in Focus ""Foreign Policy In Focus is emphasizing our experts' criticism of the Iraq war as part of its mission to encourage the U.S. to serve as a responsible global leader and partner."
  • Free Speech TV "Finally, after 50 years of television broadcasting, there now exists a national television channel that reflects the diversity of our society, provides perspectives that are under-represented or ignored by the mainstream media, and shines a national spotlight on engaged citizens working for progressive social change."
  • Global Policy Forum: Iraq Crisis Includes "information on the crisis situation in Iraq as well as more specific articles on sanctions issues." Links to pages on the Iraq crisis, sanctions against Iraq, oil in Iraq, and the threat of US war against Iraq.
  • 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."
  • Institute for Public Accuracy "As a national consortium of independent public-policy researchers, analysts and activists, IPA widens media exposure for progressive perspectives on many issues including the environment, human rights, foreign policy, and economic justice."
  • The InterActivist Info Exchange "The Info Exchange provides original content and links to important or interesting stories on the net."
  • Intervention Magazine "Beyond military affairs and foreign policy, the magazine will present insightful and clear discussion on the domestic and international political environment, the media, which is increasingly concentrated, global and local environmental issues, as well as the literature of witness."
  • 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 policy."
  • MichaelMoore.com "From the director of 'Roger and Me' and the author of 'Stupid White Men'"
  • Mid-East Realities "News, Views, and Analysis that Governments, Lobbies, and Associated Interest Groups Don't Want You to Know"
  • Middle East Network Information Center (Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin) "MENIC's purpose is to provide information to Internet users about the Middle East through links to informational websites and databases on the Internet."
  • Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) "MERIP provides news and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources." Includes "The U.S.-Iraq Crisis- Background & Resources" (1998).
  • Le Monde diplomatique: The US War on Iraq "Le Monde diplomatique,originally published in French, has editions in more than 14 languages"
  • Monthly Review "MR speaks to workers and labor organizers no less than to academics, and against class exploitation, no less than against racial and sexual oppression."
  • Mother Jones "Mother Jones is an independent, non-profit magazine that focuses on issues of social justice, the environment, politics,and popular culture."
  • The Nation: No War With Iraq The Nation "will. . . , make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred.
  • New Politics ". . . an independent socialist forum for dialogue and debate on the left."
  • News Alternative ". . . aims to provide quick and easy access to news content which is missed or overlooked by the big media players."
  • News for Change "WorkingForChange is a comprehensive Web site made up of resources for people with progressive values."
  • Nonviolence.org "Your source for up-to-minute news and commentary on peace and nonviolence."
  • NY Transfer: Middle East Page "All the news that doesn't fit."
  • 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."
  • openDemocracy " . . . is an independent, high quality, global magazine published on the web with the aim of opening up worlds of ideas and experience and helping to close the distance between people and power."
  • Operation Truth "Operation Truth is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to educate the American public about the truth of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from the perspective of the soldiers who have experienced them first-hand."
  • Pacifica Radio ". . . the only radio network in the United States to function unconstrained by corporate underwriting and policy decisions."
  • 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: War Report: Iraq War and Afghan Aftermath " . . . Project on Defense Alternatives has sought to adapt security policy to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War era."
  • rabble.ca ". . . a new kind of publication, one built on the efforts of progressive journalists, writers, artists and activists across the country [Canada]."
  • TomPaine.com ". . . seeks to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by the mainstream media."
  • Torture American Style "With this pamphlet, Historians Agains the War makes available a series of articles that seek to broaden the discussion of the use of torture as and instrument of U.S. policy."
  • truthout ". . . critical news and commentary on world events . . . ."
  • uruknet.info "a site gathering daily information concerning occupied Iraq: news, analysis, documents and texts of iraqi resistance available in Italian and English."
  • The War in Context "A daily record of America's post-9/11 impact on the world"
  • War Times "War Times is being produced to help broaden and deepen the fight against the Bush program [of "permanent war against terrorism at home and abroad"] by compiling information and analysis, and putting them into the hands of large numbers of readers."
  • World Crisis Web Selected news articles from international media sources, related links and discussion forum
  • World Press Review: Middle Eastern News "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: Iraq Watch "Iraq Watch is a ZNet subsite providing alternative news and analysis of past, present and ongoing events, conflicts and crises in Iraq."
 
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Bibliographies
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Organizations Concerned with Iraq and the Middle East
  • 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."
  • Arab American Institute "is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent."
  • Cambridge Solidarity with Iraq "(CASI) provides information about the humanitarian situation in Iraq and its context."
  • Campaign to STOP THE WAR Against Iraq Fact sheets, sample letters, links to other websites.
  • Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq "CCPI is dedicated to ending the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq by members of the United Nations Security Council. According to UNICEF, the sanctions have, to date, contributed to the deaths of half a million children under the age of five."
  • Education for Peace in Iraq "Working to improve humanitarian conditions in Iraq through education and advocacy in the U.S."
  • Iraq Action Coalition "is an online media and activists' resource center for groups and activists who are working to end the war against the people of Iraq."
  • Iraq Revenue Watch "In an effort to ensure that Iraqi oil revenues are managed in a transparent manner, Open Society Institute Chairman George Soros has launched a new initiative called Iraq Revenue Watch."
  • Endthewar.org "The National Grassroots Peace Network is a nation-wide network of over 300 peace and justice, student and faith-based organizations united to work for a common cause."
  • Not in Our Names! "This website is part of an international campaign for the lifting of economic sanctions on Iraq, led by two former UN Humanitarian Coordinators for Iraq: Hans von Sponeck and Dennis J. Halliday."
  • Occupation Watch "Exposing the impact of the military and economic occupation of Iraq."
  • Stop the War against Iraq "This page has background articles on all the issues around the war from Islam to US foreign policy. It also has a number of PDF files which YOU can print off and distribute locally to inform others of the reality of war."
  • United for Peace & Justice UnitedforPeace.org is a resource for anti-war activists. Includes news, analysis, background articles, events, and links.
  • Voices in the Wilderness "Since its founding in 1996, Voices in the Wilderness has campaigned to end economic and military warfare against the Iraqi people."
  • WTI: World Tribunal on Iraq "The principal objective of the WTI is to tell and disseminate the truth about the Iraq War, underscoring the accountability of those responsible and underlining the significance of justice for the Iraqi people."
 
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Special Reports on Iraq
  • The Abu Ghraib Pictures, Photographs of abuse by American soldiers, taken at the Iraqi prison. The New Yorker, Posted 2004-04-30.
  • Bounding the Global War on Terrorism, by Jeffrey Record, Strategic Studies Institute of the Army War College, December 2003. Describes the war in Iraq as "an unnecessary preventative war" that has "diverted attention and resources away from securing the American homeland against further assault by an undeterrable Al Qaeda."
  • Chain of Command, by Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, Issue of 2004-05-17. "How the Department of Defense mishandled the disaster at Abu Ghraib."
  • Claims and evaluations of Iraq's proscribed weapons by Dr. Glen Rangwala, University of Cambridge, UK. "This reference file is an inventory and critical analysis of the claims made about the weapons and programmes that Iraq is proscribed from having under the terms of Security Council Resolutions 687 (1991), paragraphs 10 and 12: that is, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as well as ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150km."
  • Collateral Damage: the health and environmental costs of war on Iraq "The evidence-based report . . . summarises from a public health perspective the effects of the previous Gulf War, and outlines the likely impact of another war on the people of Iraq, on the combatants and on the wider world." Medact is the UK affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
  • The Coming Wars, by Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, Issue of 2005-01-24 and 31. "The President and his national-security advisers have consolidated control over the military and intelligence communities strategic analyses and covert operations to a degree unmatched since the rise of the post-Second World War national-security state. Bush has an aggressive and ambitious agenda for using that controlagainst the mullahs in Iran and against targets in the ongoing war on terrorismduring his second term."
  • The Cost of War and Reconstruction in Iraq: An Update "An Analysis by the House Budget Committeee's Democratic Staff." September 23, 2003.
  • 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 issues?"
  • The Dishonest Case for War on Iraq, by Alan Simpson, MP - Chair of Labour Against the War and Dr Glen Rangwala - Lecturer in politics at Cambridge University, UK (September 27, 2002) and Notes Further to the counter-dossier (updated periodically).
  • Down and Out in Baghdad and Basra, by Tanweer Akram, Columbia University - Department of Economics. "An estimate of the economic consequences of sanctions to Iraq is provided here. It is shown that the losses from sanctions amount to nearly US $168 billion . . . . [I]t is argued that the Iraqis are alienated from Iraq's rulers and 'the international community.'
  • The Downing Street Memo(s): Seeking truth since May 13, 2005 "This site is intended to act as a resource for anyone who wants to understand the facts revealed in this document."
  • Dr. David Kay's Testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, January 28, 2004. ". . . we were almost all wrong [about the Weapons of Mass Destruction] , and I certainly include myself here."
  • A Failed "Transition": The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus. "A Failed 'Transition' is the most comprehensive accounting of the mounting costs of the Iraq war on the United States, Iraq, and the world.".
  • First Strike Guidelines: The Case of Iraq by Charles Knight. Project on Defense Alternatives Briefing Memo #25 (September 16, 2002, revised and updated periodically). Discusses the applicability of guidelines for preemptive attacks in the present context.
  • Human Rights Watch: International Humanitarian Law Issues In A Potential War In Iraq Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper, February 20, 2003. "A potential U.S.-led military action against Iraq would likely have profound humanitarian consequences for the Iraqi civilian population. "
  • Human Rights Watch: Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan Various press releases and letters from Human Rights Watch.
  • Iraq Aftermath: The Human Face of War: American Friends Service Committee This is "an alternative information web site focusing on the humanitarian crisis caused by the war on Iraq." It includes photographs, reports form correspondents, relief updates, and information on how you can get involved.
  • Iraq Body Count "The worldwide update of reported civilian deaths in the war on Iraq."
  • International Development-Second Report International Development Select Committee, House of Commons, UK Parliament (January 27, 2000) ". . . the International Development Committee has concluded that, although sanctions may well represent a low-cost alternative to war in financial terms, they are all too often as damaging in humanitarian and developmental terms as armed conflict."
  • Iraq Body Count "The worldwide update of reported civilian deaths in the Iraq war and occupation."
  • Iraq on the Record: The Bush Administration's Public Statements on Iraq "Prepared at the direction of Rep. Henry A. Waxman, the Iraq on the Record Database is a searchable collection of 237 specific misleading statements about the threat posed by Iraq made by the five Administration officials most responsible for providing public information and shaping public opinion on Iraq . . . ."
  • Iraq: Memorandum on concerns relating to law and order, Amnesty International, July 23, 2003. "This memorandum outlines a number of concerns and recommendations relating to law and order legislation and practices by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and the Coalition Forces in Iraq. It highlights issues relating to the overall legal framework; addresses in some detail concerns relating to the use of force, detention practices, treatment in custody, searches and the role of the judiciary; and outlines concerns relating to the need for ensuring accountability of the CPA and the Coalition Forces."
  • Iraq Responsibilities of the occupying powers Amnesty International, April 16, 2003. "At the time of writing, the situation in Iraq is one of great uncertainty. Sporadic fighting is continuing. The Iraqi government and governmental agencies have collapsed, looting and violence has been widespread, and in some areas people have been forcibly displaced, further adding to the hardship of the Iraqi population."
  • Iraq Sanctions: Humanitarian Implications and Options for the Future (August 6, 2002) Report from Anglican Observer Office at the UN, Arab Commission for Human Rights, Center for Development of International Law, et al.
  • Iraq Trip Report: Congresssional Staff (August 27 - September 6, 1999 ) "In late August 1999, five congressional staff members traveled to Iraq. It was the first congressional visit since 1991, shortly after the Gulf War."
  • Misperceptions, the Media and the Iraq War, October 2, 2003. "The Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) carries out research on public attitudes on international issues by conducting nationwide polls, focus groups and comprehensive reviews of polling conducted by other organizations."
  • MoveOn Bulletin: Iraq and the Art of Misdirection "If you beat the war drum loudly enough, can you drown out discussion of all other domestic issues? It certainly seems like the Bush administration is trying."
  • MoveOn Bulletin: Selling the War on Iraq (Sept. 18, 2002) "The Bush administration is doing its best to sell the US and the world on a new attack on Iraq. The promise is that this time, the US will do what it couldn't or wouldn't the first time around, and go all the way to Baghdad to take out Saddam Hussein himself."
  • The New Pentagon Papers, By Karen Kwiatkowski, Salon.com, March 10, 2004 "A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war."
  • Occupation Watch Center Articles and Reports "Exposing the impact of the military and economic occupation of Iraq."
  • Prison Abuse Report (Taguba Report) Article 15-6 Investigation of the 800th Military Police Brigade "Several US Army Soldiers have committed egregious acts and grave breaches of international law at Abu Ghraib/BCCF and Camp Bucca, Iraq. Furthermore, key senior leaders in both the 800th MP Brigade and the 205th MI Brigade failed to comply with established regulations, policies, and command directives in preventing detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib (BCCF) and at Camp Bucca during the period August 2003 to February 2004."
  • Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the Treatment by the Coalition Forces of Prisoners of War and Other Protected Persons by the Geneva Conventions in Iraq during Arrest, Internment and Interrogation, February 2004 "This ICRC Report documents serious viotations of International Humanitarian Law related to the conditions of treatment of the persons deprived of their liberty held by the CF in Iraq."
  • Saddam Hussein Sourcebook, The National Security Archive. "Declassified secrets from the U.S.- Iraq relationship."
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Life & Death in Iraq (May 1999) "Larry Johnson, the Post-Intelligencer's foreign desk editor, and Post-Intelligencer photographer Dan DeLong spent two weeks in Baghdad, Iraq, during April 1999. They accompanied a 22-member delegation of medical workers and others, sponsored by the Washington Physicians forSocial Responsibility, who attempted to gauge the effect of sanctions on Iraqi citizens, especially children."
  • The Situation of Children in Iraq "A timely update of the annual report produced by the UNICEF Iraq office in 2002, reprinted in March 2003 with updated malnutrition data."
  • Strategic Energy Policy Challenges for the 21st Century, Independent Task Force Sponsored by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University and the Council on Foreign Relations (April 2001). This report, commissioned by Dick Cheney, concludes that "Iraq remains a de- stabilizing influence to U.S. allies in the Middle East as well as to ... the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East. Saddam Hussein has also demonstrated a willingness to threaten to use the oil weapon and to use his own export programme to manipulate oil markets. . . . The United States should conduct an immediate policy review toward Iraq including military, energy, economic and political/ diplomatic assessments."
  • Torture at Abu Ghraib, by Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, Issue of 2004-05-10, Posted 2004-04-30 "American soldiers brutalized Iraqis. How far up does the responsibility go?"
  • Turkey and War in Iraq: Avoiding Past Patterns of Violation. Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper, March 2003. "Looming war in Iraq and recent discussion of Turkey's potential role in Northern Iraq raise serious human rights concerns."
  • Uncovering the Rationales for the War on Iraq: The Words of the Bush Administration, Congress, and the Media from September 12, 2001 to October 11, 2002, Devon M. Largio, Senior Honors Thesis, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois. "The results showed that twenty-seven rationales for the war on Iraq were used at one time or another, twenty-three of which can be attributed to the administration."
  • U.S. Military Deaths in the Conquest of Iraq "Remember how they showed a counter every night while US hostages were being held in Iran? Here's the chart I'd like to see on the nightly news these days."
  • The Wages of War: Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the 2003 Conflict, by Carl Conetta. Project on Defense Alternatives Research Monograph #8, 20 October 2003. "Between 19 March and 1 May 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom cost the lives of approximately 201coalition troops; 148 of these were Americans. On the Iraqi side . . . available evidence shows that approximately 11,000 -15,000 Iraqis . . . were killed in the course of major combat actions."
  • War Crimes, US Planners and Iraqs Water Vulnerability: A Conversation with Professor Thomas Nagy, By Abu Spinoza, Press Action, June 4, 2003. "Declassified US government documents disclose planners complicity, foreknowledge and malfeasance in exploiting Iraqs vulnerability in supplying clean water to its population."
  • Where Are the WMD "We request a fully objective, proper investigation into the evidence of weapons of mass destruction used to legitimize the United States' incursion into Iraq." Site includes links to important articles, editorials, and documents related to alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
  • WMD in Iraq: Evidence and Implications, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 2004. "This new Carnegie Report studies what the intelligence community understood about Iraq's WMD programs before the war and outlines policy reforms designed to improve threat assessments, deter transfer of WMD to terrorists, and avoid politicization of the intelligence process."
  • Why Another War? A Backgrounder on the Iraq Crisis by Sarah Graham-Brown and Chris Toensing. A MERIP Special Publication. "WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT US Policy - Role of the UN - Sanctions - Inspections Oil - Human Rights - Regional Politics."
  • A Year After Iraq War Mistrust of America in Europe Ever Higher, Muslim Anger Persists, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, March 16, 2004. "A year after the war in Iraq, discontent with America and its policies has intensified rather than diminished"
 
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Destruction of the Cultural Resources of Iraq

  • The 2003 Iraq War and Archaeology Links to articles, professional organizations, websites, and satire/humor.
  • ALA: ASSISTANCE TO IRAQI LIBRARIES "The American Library Association is working with other members of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force. . . to coordinate with efforts of the IFLA and UNESCO to respond to requests for assistance from colleagues in Iraq to help restore the National Library and Archive, Iraqs principal Islamic library, and other important centers of learning in the cradle of civilization. . . . This site will provide you an update on efforts."
  • Archaeology and Iraq, The Department of Archaeology at Glasgow University. "A selection of links concerning the fate of archaeological antiquites and sites in Iraq"
  • ECAI IRAQ ". . . is a temporal-spatial portal into existing digital resources about history, cultural sites, archaeological excavations and heritage preservation initiatives. Users can access these information sources using interactive, time-enabled thematic maps." The "Preservation" page provides information about threats to the cultural heritage sites in Iraq.
  • IraqCrisis "A moderated list for communicating substantive information on cultural property damaged, destroyed or lost from Libraries and Museums in Iraq during and after the war in April 2003, and on the worldwide response to the crisis."
  • Iraqi Libraries Network "The main goals of the present web site is to rehabilitate library services in Iraq. Digital library with its main advanced features are to be made available in this site together with other facilities such as training for librarians, information about Iraqi libraries, statistics, reports, news and some other useful library and information services."
  • Middle East Librarians Association Committee on Iraqi Libraries The MELA Executive Board convened the Committee on Iraqi Libraries to coordinate the organization'sresponse to the damage and destruction suffered by libraries in Iraq during and after the war in March and April 2003.
  • UNESCO and Iraq Statements from UNESCO since April 2003.
 
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Antiwar Organizations
  • A.J. Muste Memorial Institute "The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute was organized to keep alive the spirit of the man whose name it bears, functioning in his area of primary concernthe exploration of the link between nonviolence and social change."
  • 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."
  • American Friends Service Committee: Iraq Peacebuilding Program- Guide to Iraq Background information, news, activist resources, and what you can do to stop the war, from the American Friends Service Committee, "a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service."
  • Americans Against Bombing "A Conservative/Libertarian coalition for Peace, opposed to .the bombing & hypocrisy which brings retaliation from enemies that we ourselves create, turning our free Republic into a military empire."
  • Ann Arbor Society of Friends' Peace and Social Concerns Committee: No More US killing In Iraq Includes organizations, news sources, geography and cultural information, and "what can I do?"
  • Antiwar.com: Iraq Info "Your best source for antiwar news, viewpoints, and activities." This site "is devoted to the cause of noninterventionism, . . . . our own politics are libertarian . . . ."
  • The Bruderhof Peace Barn  "We, the children of the Spring Valley Bruderhof School, wanted to give people hope and help them find peace. So we decided to transform a dilapidated barn near our school into a memorial to the victims of terrorism and war."
  • The Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide " . . . created to inspire and empower you to work for peace, and to arm you with living proof of the power of nonviolence to effect change and resolve conflicts."
  • Buddhist Peace Fellowship "Through BPF, Buddhists of many different traditions are developing individual and group responses to socially conditioned suffering."
  • Cities for Peace ". . . a rapidly growing effort to get City Councils and other civic bodies to pass resolutions against a war on Iraq." Site includes a guide for getting resolutions passed in your city, and the text of resolutions which have been adopted.
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation "the Largest, Oldest Interfaith Peace Organization in the United States "
  • Global Exchange: Iraq Campaign Background information, how to get involved, news updates, resources, and links from Global Exchange, "a non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world."
  • Guardian Unlimited: Guide to Anti-War Websites Special report from the Guardian Unlimited, "the UK's most popular newspaper website."
  • A Guide for North American Christians Concerned about Iraq "The following materials have been prepared to help North American Mennonites, Brethren in Christ, and other Christians understand the current crisis with respect to Iraq."
  • Interfaith Communities United for Peace and Justice "With impassioned and burning anguish, we - Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace - representing over eighty Southern California religious, civil liberties, and civic organizations reject Presidents Bush's calls for waging war against Iraq."
  • International Action Center "Founded by Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General. Information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and coprporate greed, linking with struggles against racism and oppression within the United States."
  • International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Includes informationa about demonstrations, campaigns, petitions, news about war preparations and the antiwar movement, and useful fact sheets.
  • Iraq Crisis Antiwar Homepage This "Project of the Nonviolence Web" includes and overview of the Iraq crisis, analysis, what you can do, frequently updated alert sites, and deeper background."
  • Jewish Peace Fellowship "Members of the Jewish Peace Fellowship are a diverse group of people, religious and secular Jews from all our traditions and all branches of Judaism. All believe deeply that Jewish ideals and experience provide inspiration for a nonviolent way of life."
  • Librarians for Peace Includes petitions, documents, and articles.
  • Lutheran Peace Fellowship "is a community of Lutherans across the U.S. and around the globe, responding to the gospel call to be peacemakers and justice seekers."
  • Miami Valley Peace Information: National Organizations Supporting Peace "The following is a list of organizations who have voiced their support against war. "
  • MoveOn.org "MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics. . . . When there is a disconnect between broad public opinion and legislative action, MoveOn builds electronic advocacy groups."
  • National Coalition for Peace and Justice "The National Coalition for Peace and Justice was founded in 1999 by ten national peace and justice organizations to oppose US militarism and military intervention, expose the costs of U.S. militarism, and propose a new internationalism."
  • Not in Our Name "NO War Without Limits; NO Detentions & Round-ups; NO Police State Restrictions."
  • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation " Our Mission: To advance initiatives to eliminate the nuclear weapons threat to all life, to foster the global rule of law, and to build an enduring legacy of peace through education and advocacy."
  • PAX Christi USA ". . . the national Catholic peace movement."
  • Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA "The Peace & Justice Support Network represents the new and strengthened peace witness of Mennonite Church USA."
  • Peace Plan Group "The Peace Plan Group was assembled from the ashes of the World Trade Centre (WTC) attack on 11th September 2001, and from subsequent discussions pertaining to the attack. . . . . we have been consistent in searching for an apolitical, non-military resolution to the 'war on terrorism.'"
  • Traprock Peace Center "Together We Explore Nonviolence, Foster Community, Work to end war, Promote Communication & Take Initiatives on Justice and Environmental Issues."
  • United for Peace "United for Peace is a collaboration of national and international peace and social justice organizations and scores of local places of worship, peace centers, and community organizations."
  • US Labor Against the War "was established to encourage, support and give a national voice to the growing number of labor organizations that are registering their opposition to war in Iraq, the government assault on civil liberties and the joint government and corporate attack on worker and union rights."
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc. (VVAW) "is a national veterans' organization that was founded in New York City in 1967 after six Vietnam vets marched together in a peace demonstration."
  • War Resisters League "Believing war to be a crime against humanity, the War Resisters League, founded in 1923, advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation."
  • Win Without War "is a coalition of national organizations representing broad constituencies that aim to Keep America Safe by advocating alternatives to preemptive war in Iraq. The coalition offers a mainstream, patriotic voice for engaging opinion makers, activating concerned citizens, and communicating effectively to the media."
 
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