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A few of our buttons over the years.
Women Strike for Peace was founded in 1961. The Jeannette Rankin Brigade took place in 1968.
The Women's Pentagon Action was 1981 while the Seneca Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice was in 1983.
Links to Websites Dealing with Media, Peace & Justice
The Alternative Information Center The Alternative Information Center (AIC) is an internationally oriented, progressive, joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization. It is engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy, grassroots activism and critical analysis of the Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The AIC strives to promote full individual and collective social, economic, political and gender equality, freedom and democracy and a rejection of the philosophy (ideology and praxis) (weltanschauung) of separation. The most urgent regional task is to find a just solution to the century-old colonial conflict in Palestine and confront the ongoing Israeli occupation-regime within its international framework. The AIC method of action develops from the awareness that local struggle must be practically and analytically situated within the framework of the global justice struggle.
Feminist Peace Network The Feminist Peace Network is dedicated to building an enduring peace, with the ending of violence towards women and children as a first priority. This group is dedicated to the urgent need to immediately work towards providing shelter, food, education, and a safe environment for women and children in all parts of the world, as well as creating economic conditions to ensure these rights in the future. A strong bias towards matriarchal thinking is assumed. FPN is a global network, open to pacifists and feminists of all denominations, nationalities, and persuasions willing to share ideas and work together across borders and cultures to achieve these goals. At the present time, the group is open to women only.
CODEPINK: Women for Peace CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 during World War I, with Jane Addams as its first president. WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.
Peace Women is an project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. It was inspired by the process that led to the Security Council debating and passing Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Through its involvement in pushing for this Security Council open debate with other NGOs, WILPF representatives saw the need to bring together information and women activists working for peace at the local, national, regional, sub-regional and international levels.
Jewish Voice for Peace Through grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media, Jewish Voice for Peace works to achieve a lasting peace that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination. Join efforts to promote a U.S. foreign policy based on peace, democracy, human rights, and respect for international law.
United for Peace United for Peace is a new national campaign that brings together a broad range of organizations throughout the United States to help coordinate our work against a U.S. war on Iraq.
www.antiwar.com Global anti-war news, viewpoints, and activities.
Bat Shalom (Daughter of Peace) "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."
Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling "The WCLAC established in 1991 in Jerusalem as an independent Palestinian organization, aims to contribute to the establishment of a democratic Palestinian society, based on social justice and equality between women and men. To achieve this aim, the Centre has developed and is further developing, through its activities, a new Palestinian feminist discourse."
The count on Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan: http://www.cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm gathered from news from around the world. A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan: A Comprehensive Accounting "What causes the documented high level of civilian casualties -- 3,767 [thru December 6, 2001] civilian deaths in eight and a half weeks -- in the U.S. air war upon Afghanistan? The explanation is the apparent willingness of U.S. military strategists to fire missiles into and drop bombs upon, heavily populated areas of Afghanistan." -- Professor Marc W. Herold, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.Sc., Departments of Economics and Women's Studies, McConnell Hall, Whittemore School of Business & Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. 03824, U.S.A. FAX : 603 862-3383
Links to War on Terrorism websites: http://yama333.tripod.com/ -- sites which provoke thought about US foreign policy -- what it is and what it should be.
Global Exchange "is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.... Global Exchange is urging people around the US to reaffirm their commitment to peace, justice, and tolerance during this traumatic time. We are working with communities around the country and our elected officials to spread a simple message: 'No More Innocent Victims.' Retaliation, we believe, will offer no consolation. The architects of the September 11 attacks must be apprehended and brought to justice in full compliance with international law. But in pursuing that justice we must not allow innocent civilians to be harmed or killed. As we in the US endure our suffering, we must pledge ourselves not to visit similar suffering on others." http://www.globalexchange.org/
Washington Peace Center: Washington, DC Organization Directory http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/activist-entries
WIFP Associate Michael Honey has an 18-minute film, A Soldier's Duty?, on Lt. Ehren Watada's challenge to President Bush's Iraq occupation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ9sV3Nmwpg
(Michael Honey, Professor, African-American, Ethnic and Labor Studies and American History, University of Washington, Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St., Tacoma, WA 98402)
Worldwide Update of Reported Civilian Deaths: http://www.iraqbodycount.net/
Palestine and Israel
Protest and Civil Disobedience, in Washington, DC with Cornel West and Michael Lerner. Photos.
National Committee of Women for a Democratic Iran The National Committee of Women for a Democratic Iran is a non-profit organization advocating since 1990 on behalf of women's rights in Iran. NCWDI was formed to fill the vacuum of a women's organization devoted specifically to monitoring and promoting women's rights in Iran. Our tasks range from accurate reporting, to public appearances, to engaging in discussion and exchange with relevant authoritative bodies.
E-ZAN VOICE OF WOMEN AGAINST FUNDAMENTALISM IN IRAN
Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran is committed to promote a greater awareness of the challenges women face living under the fundamentalist regimes like Iran. Our tasks ranges from raising public awareness, conducting research projects, initiating outreach programs, to policy discussions and analysis. We firmly believe the political presence, participation and leadership of women are the essential elements in achieving social, political and economic equality. We are a group of individuals concerned with the growing threat of fundamentalism worldwide. We submit to the definition of fundamentalism explained in the comparative study of religions, as embodiment of backwardness in its host cultures or religion .Our primary area of focus is the Islamic Fundamentalism in Iran, established as a form of government in 1979. For more information, please visit http://www.wfafi.org
TOOLS FOR PEACE
TOOLS FOR WAR
11 Blankets for refugees $100 11 hand grenades
3-day training for 160 youth in peace building $4,000 1 rocket launcher
Enroll 2 children in Head Start $14,000 1 cluster bomb
2 home health aides for disabled elderly $40,000 1 Hellfire missile
Associate Degree training for 29 RNs $145,600 1 Bunker-buster guided bomb
Rent subsidies for 1,000 families $586,000 1,000 M-16 Rifles
Annual salary/benefits for 15 RNs $763,000 1 minute war on Iraq
Improve, repair, modernize 20 schools $46 million 1 hour war on Iraq
WIC program nutrition for 200,000 families $130 million 7 unmanned Predator drones
Eradicate polio worldwide $275 million 3 tests of missile defense system
Best vaccinations for 10 million children worldwide $350 million 6 Trident II missiles
Childcare for 68,000 needy children $413 million Amphibious Warfare Landing Ship Program
7,000 units of affordable housing $494 million 1 year military aid to Colombia
Prevent cuts to education programs (FY2003) $1.1 billion 1 day of war on Iraq
Minimum support to save Amtrak train service $1.2 billion 2 months U.S. war force in Afghanistan
Annual salary/benefits for 38,000 elementary teachers $2.1 billion 1 Stealth bomber
Double federal funding for mass transit $12 billion 1 year cost of war in Afghanistan (2001/2002)
Healthcare coverage for 7 million children $16 billion 1 year nuclear weapons program
Save 11 million lives worldwide fighting infectious diseases $38 billion 1 month U.S. current military spending
The costs of warmaking are staggering-especially while cities and states face huge budget deficits. The administration has hidden its real priorities by not putting the costs of the war on terrorism or war on Iraq in its budget. Stay informed about the real budget and other means to enhance security by seeking information from the groups below.
Partial source list: Center for Defense Information (www.cdi.org); Federation of American Scientists (www.fas.org); Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (www.cbpp.org); National Priorities Project (www.natprior.org); World Policy Institute (www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms), Children's Defense Fund (www.childrensdefense.org); UNICEF (www.unicef.org); New York Times (11/12/01; 3/18/02; 10/13/02; 12/05/02); World Health Organization (www.who.int); National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov); Mennonite Central Committee (www.mcc.org/us/colombia/dollars.html).