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CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION

Sept. 2009 book about Don and Lois Booth

girights.objector.org/ GI Rights Hotline

www.thewitness.org/agw/wakeleelynch122204.html Summary of sources.


www.objector.org/ Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors


COUNTER-RECRUITMENT

MVPP packet "Think Before You Enlist: A Reality Check "


Boston Area "Alternatives to the Military" booklet. (Huge 15MB) .pdf file, ready to print and distribute.


www.afsc.org/youthmil/ and www.afsc.org/youthmil/ American Friends Service Committee resources including pamphlets in Spanish.


http://www.leavemychildalone.org/ from the Working Assets people

www.justicewithpeace.org/?target=counter-recruit Boston UJP effort, and list serve


www.youthandthemilitary.org/ National Network Opposing Militarization of Youth


http://www.militaryfreezone.org/
Cambridge group

http://www.wickedlocal.com/malden/news/lifestyle/columnists/x118365162 artticle on possible change to No Child Left Behind.

NEWS
www.truthout.org/docs_04/031804A.shtml Summary of Waxman Report on 237 Misleading Statements by the Bush Administration, Detailed Report


www.alternet.org with Iraq News Log

www.commondreams.org News Center and commentary

www.cursor.org Alternative news and commentary, several Middle East links

www.democracynow.org, Amy Goodman's Pacifica Radio news with excellent commentary and links

http://electroniciraq.net/news/ breaking news from Iraq

informationclearinghouse.info Commentary and compilation of resources from around the globe.

www.wagingpeace.org/ News, Commentary and Action by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

West Bank Separation Wall displayed in Andover, November 22, 2003.

Presidential Politics 2004


USA Today/AP maps of how counties voted. 2004 2000
Univ of Michigan interpretive maps of 2004 election.

Peace Action's listing of where the presidential candidates stand.

__Columbia Journalism Review campaigndesk.org/

__Univ. of Penn: Annenberg Center www.factcheck.org/

www.wagingpeace.org/ News, Commentary and Action by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation


INFORMATION

www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/corporateHRviolators.html
Global Exchange Most Wanted List: Corporate Human Rights violators

www.warresisters.org/piechart.htm War Resisters League tax pie chart 2005 for 2006
www.warresisters.org/2005_piechart.pdf War Resisters League tax pie chart 2004
            (opens in a separate window so you can compare 2005 budget to 2006.)

www.boycott4peace.org Lists corporations which profit from war


www.costofwar.com Costs of Iraq War

www.iraqbodycount.net/ Reliable statistics on civilians killed in Iraq

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/ Soldiers killed

http://www.wagingpeace.org/articles/2004/12/31_center-corporate-policy_war-profiteers.htm
Top Ten War Profiteers

IDEAS

www.axisoflogic.com/
"Axis of Logic," new information, insights, commentary, comprehensive coverage

www.crisispapers.org/
"The Crisis Papers," progressive news and commentary with excellent links

www.juancole.com/
Juan Cole "Informed Comment," re. Middle East, history, and religion

www.bigpicturesmallworld.com/winningpeace.html Video


www.commondreams.org/views04/0922-11.htm If America were Iraq...

www.poetsagainstthewar.org/default.asp
When laura Bush cancelled her meeting with poets...

www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org A think tank without walls

www.fourthfreedom.org Nonviolent options to resolve international conflict

www.tompaine.com Common Sense, a public Interest Journal

www.truthout.org Forum, alternative news, and commentary

www.truthout.org/docs_02/04.02A.JVB.Patriot.htm USA Patriot Act, a six part commentary series

www.warincontext.org Critical global perspectives on war and terrorism

www.takebackthemedia.com/onearmy.html   Flash Movie re. how gov't treats troops

www.ecapc.org/ Every Church a Peace Church. resources for churches.

Martin Luter King Resources, from Fellowship of Reconciliation

www.commondreams.org/views04/0315-07.htm Analyzing Spain's tragedy 3-11

Also recommended by Wheels of Justice
:
www.counterpunch.org     www.thenation.com     www.utne.com


SCIENCE
see also MVPP pages on Depleted Uranium committee
                                      Nuclear Arms

2004 Bibliography by "Reaching Critical Will" http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/legal/du.html

Dan Fahey, Advocate for veterans, seeking to be objective:
List of articles by and cited by Fahey (can sort by date)
http://www.danfahey.com/DanFahey/
http://www.wise-uranium.org/pdf/duemdec.pdf
http://www.wise-uranium.org/pdf/duunris.pdf


WISE/NIRS Nuclear Monitor: European/American networking website
http://www10.antenna.nl/wise/

International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons
http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/

Depleted Uranium Education Project, from the International Action Center: http://www.iacenter.org/depleted/du.htm

DU damage in new Iraq war San Francisco Bay View 18aug04

Popular New York Paper says look at DU: Sen Hillary Clinton insists.

Christian Science Monitor index of articles on Depleted Uranium.

www.idust.net/ Organization to to study and publisize dangers of DU.
Dr. Dan Bishop spoke here 9/14/03.

www.thebulletin.org Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

cadu.members.gn.apc.org Campaign against Depleted Uranium

www.space4peace.org Global Network against weapons and nuclear power in space

Added 8/2012
Beyond Nuclear www.beyondnuclear.org
Nuclear Information Resource Service www.nirs.org

Institute for Energy & Environmental Research www.ieer.org
Citizens Awareness Network www.nukebusters.org
Sign up for Google alerts for "Vermont Yankee"
Fairwinds Energy Education www.fairewinds.com

US Role in Global Warming

ENVIRONMENT

People for the Environment,
is a Merrimack Valley organization related to MVPP, and also associated with Clean Water Action, and Alliance For a Healthy Tomorrow

http://www.audubon.org/ Audubon US

http://www.massaudubon.org/index.php Audubon MA

http://www.clf.org/ Conservation Law Foundation, Boston

http://www.earthjustice.org/ Earth Justice...Earth needs a good Lawyer

http://www.wilderness.org/ The Wilderness Society

http://www.savebiogems.org/newsletter/index.asp Biogems law group

Delegation to Columbia: To be led by MVPP member, Sean Donahue. June 13-30/04


GOVERNMENT

usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/secstrat2.htm#nss5
The National Security Strategy, September 20, 2002 Section V re. the US right to take preemptive military action

www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/policy/dod/npr.htm The Nuclear Posture Review, January 8, 2002 (excerpts)

www.unitedforpeace.org/ United For Peace and Justice

ORGANIZATIONS

www.aclu-mass.org/legal/yourrighttodemon.html American Civil Liberties Union- Massachusetts explanations of rights.

www.afsc.org/ American Friends Service Committee

www.fcnl.org/ Friends Committee on National Legislation

www.clw.org Council for a Livable World

www.crimesofwar.org Project

www.icahd.org/eng/ The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

www.moveon.org/ A group of 2,000,000+, organizing campaigns over the web.

www.peace-action.org Peace Action, the merger of SANE and The Freeze.

www.nonviolence.org/vitw/
Voices in the Wilderness

www.zmag.org/weluser.htm NNet, A community of people committed to social change

www.grassrootsonline.org/index.html
Grassroots International. Helps local groups

Humanitarian Aid Projects
wakanow.com/ng/pages/learn-about-humanitarian-aid-projects#.UwzMkftnhDo


www.vitw.org
Voices in the Wilderness
www.bringthemhomenow.org Bring Them Home Now
www.occupationwatch.org Occupation Watch
www.electroniciraq.net Electronic Iraq
www.peacefultomorrows.org
9-11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
www.veteransforpeace.org Veterans for Peace
www.veteransforcommonsense.org Veterans for Common Sense
www.mfso.org
Military Families Speak Out
www.endthewar.org End The War.org
www.globalexchange.org Global Exchange

http://vcnv.org/ Voices for Creative Nonviolence


Local Organizations

Hate Has No Home Here1 2   2 separate pages. list of local links 2017 after Charlottesville. Links don't work, but can be copied.

www.bostonmobilization.org/index.php Boston Mobilization

www.justicewithpeace.org/ United for Justice with Peace, UJP, regional events.

cppax.org/index.jsp Boston/Cambridge.

www.stopcorporatecontrol.org/ Mass Anti-Corporate Clearinghouse.

www.nhpeaceaction.org/ New Hampshire group, with a listserve.

www.seacoastpeaceresponse.org/ NH Seacost group


www.planningforpeace.org Greater Lowell group.

www.dissentisdemocracy.org Lowell, MA peace web.

http://www.greaterlowellpeace.org./

northofbostonpeace/ North Shore group.

www.witnessforpeace.org/newengland/ Sean Donahue leads delegations

www.crossroads-coffeehouse.org/ supported by Pat Scanlon of Vets. for Peace

Cosponsors of Helen Caldicott event, 9/23/06:


www.c-10.org C-10 Research & Education Foundation
www.cleanwateraction.org/ma
Clean Water Action
www. opkentucky.org Dominican Sisters of Kentucky (Eastern Region)
www.masskenya.org
Greater Newburyport/Bura Alliance
www.wand.org/chapters/nport Greater Newburyport WAND (Women's Actions for New Directions)
www.janebernhardt.com/hibakusha_project
Hibakusha Peace Project (Jane Bernhardt)
www.imaginestudios.org/ magine Studios
jabberwocky.booksense.com Jabberwocky Books
www.nscpj.org North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice
www.peaceactionme.org Peace Action Maine
www.pentucketpeoplesfoundation.org Pentucket People's Foundation
www.seacoastpeaceresponse.org Seacoast Peace Response
www.sapl.org Seacoast Anti-Pollution League
www.sierraclubmass.org/groups/ecg/ecg.html Sierra Club, Essex County Chapter
www.veteransforpeace.org Veterans for Peace Chapter 45

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PEACE STUDIES at local universities

Brandeis University, Massachusetts
http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/Slifka/
MA, Co-existence and Conflict

The Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies - http://pawss.hampshire.edu/
Multidisciplinary educational endeavour of the Five College Consortium of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. News and events, publications, and information for students and faculty.

School for International Training, Vermont
http://www.sit.edu/graduate/mact/index.html
MA, Conflict Transformation

New England Peace Studies Association (NEPSA)

NEPSA Officers:
Gordon Fellman, Co-Chair
Brandeis University

Abbie Jenks Greenfield, Co-Chair
Greenfield Community College

Eric Matez, Secretary
Odyssey School

Dot Walsh, Treasurer
The Peace Abbey

Peace and Conflict Studies Institute
UMass Lowell
Prof. Robert Gamache

University of Massachusetts, Boston
http://www.disres.umb.edu
MA Dispute Resolution, with concentrations in International Conflict and Organizational Conflict


MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

University of New Hampshire
Middle Eastern Studies Program

Coordinator

Jeannie Sowers
Assistant Professor of Political Science
310B Horton Social Science Center
Phone: (603) 862-1752
Fax: (603) 862-0178
E-mail: jeannie.sowers@unh.edu
Core Faculty

Alasdair Drysdale
Professor of Geography
102D Huddleston Hall
Phone: (603) 862-3144
Fax: (603) 862-4362
E-mail: drysdale@cisunix.unh.edu

Svetlana Peshkova
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
315 Huddleston Hall
Phone: (603) 862-1848
Fax: (603) 862-1131
E-mail: s.peshkova@unh.edu

Ruwa Pokorny
Instructor of Arabic
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Murkland Hall
Phone (603) 862-4005
Fax (603) 862-1690

Jeannie Sowers
Assistant Professor of Political Science
310B Horton Social Science Center
Phone: (603) 862-1752
Fax: (603) 862-0178
E-mail: jeannie.sowers@unh.edu

Ethel Sara Wolper
Associate Professor of History
A409 Horton Social Science Center
Phone: (603) 862-3884
Fax: (603) 862-1502
E-mail: esw@cisunix.unh.edu

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University

Brandeis
Crown Center for Middle East Studies | Brandeis University

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Origins of the Peace Symbol

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/~lcushing/addpages/PeaceSymbolArticle.html

http://www.classbrain.com/artaskcb/publish/article_116.shtml

A negative history, disputed elsewhere: http://www.nisbett.com/symbols/peace_sign.htm

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/pea-cnd.html

COMIC RELEIF

War got you down? You're in good company. Here are links to some funny sites, some individual, some to check in for updates. Most lead to others.

Many links from Working For Change including cartoons, columns, video

www.ucomics.com/patoliphant/2004/02/03/ Oliphant, still drawing since Viet Nam days.

www.ucomics.com/boondocks/ Boondocks current day with archives.

www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/index.html?uc_full_date=20040211 Doonesbury, one day of many.


http://www.ucomics.com/tomtoles/ Tom Toles


CONTACT THE MEDIA
www.al-awda.org/media
www.commondreams.org
www.fair.org/media-contact-list.html
www.pmwatch.org

BOOKS and other media

2014

Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (Macmillan, USA, 2010) ISBN 0-8050-9141-6 by Andrew Bacevich.

The Many Sides of Peace. By Brayton Shanley. A handbook for changes in daily living.

Finding My Radical Soul, a Memoir, by Frances Crowe to be published later this year.

Atomic States of America, on nuclear reactor communities is on interlibrary loan. Review. available on-line: http://www.amazon.com/Atomic-States-America-Kelly-McMasters/dp/B00B15N9YC . Ruth Canonico reported on the film. It shows people who have been directly affected by radiation leaks, on Long Island and in Pennsylvania, and other places. Ruth highly recommended the film.

VIDEOS

By Tom Gale

Jan 31, 2017 opposing nuclear arms


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