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Student Peace Alliance
Student Peace Alliance represents a network of youth around the country who organize in support of peacebuilding legislation and community service initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing violence. Chapters actively advocate for legislation through grassroots actions and local lobbying meetings, while working to educate their local community about effective violence prevention programs. SPA chapters also recognize the need to support such programs locally and work to become peacebuilders within their communities.
Abolition 2000 is a network of more than 2000 organizations in more than 90 countries worldwide working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.
In recent months, the threat of proliferation and nuclear terrorism has led to a growing chorus of leaders calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
Global Zero, launched December 9, 2008, will support these leaders in this endeavor by combining high-level policy work with global public outreach to achieve a comprehensive agreement to eliminate all nuclear weapons worldwide through phased and verified reductions.
Campus Anti-War Network The Campus Anti-War Network is an independent, democratic, grassroots network of students opposing the occupation of Iraq and military recruiters in our schools, at campuses all over the country.
Peace Majority Report The Peace Majority Report provides
continually updated news and information for building the American
Photo: March 20, 2005 Peace Protest on 2nd Anniversary of Iraq
War, Budapest, Hungary. Source: Common
Peaceful societies are contemporary groups of people who effectively
foster interpersonal harmony and who rarely permit violence or
warfare to interfere with their lives. The Peaceful Societies
website serves to introduce these societies to students, peace
activists, scholars and citizens who are interested in the conditions
that promote peacefulness. It includes information on the beliefs
of these peoples, the ways they maintain their nonviolence, and
the factors that challenge their lifestyles.
for a Department of Peace
The Campaign for a Department of Peace is a ctizen lobbying effort
to create a U.S. Department of Peace. The primary function of
a United States Department of Peace will be to research, articulate
and facilitate nonviolent solutions to domestic and international
Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund
The National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund advocates for US federal
legislation enabling conscientious objectors to war to have their
federal income taxes directed to a special fund which could be
used for non-military purposes only. This fund would be called
the Peace Tax Fund.
for Peace and Justice
Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 800 local and national
groups throughout the United States who have joined together to
oppose the US government's policy of permanent warfare.They maintain
a calendar of peace and justice events all over the world.
Peace Center The
Traprock Peace Center explores nonviolence, fosters community,
and works to end war, promote communication and take initiatives
on justice and environmental issues. It is a portal to an extensive
network of peace, justice and environmental activism.
Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
was launched in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2001. It calls on governments
to declare their opposition to corporal punishment of children and
to set a timetable for eliminating corporal punishment; this includes
both explicit legal reform and also public education campaigns.
Fifteen nations currently ban all forms of corporal punishment.
In the US, Parents
and Teachers Against Violence in Education advocates that children
should no longer be excluded from the legal protections against
assault and battery that apply to adults.
Nuclear Abolition Day is an annual global day of action for a treaty to outlaw and eliminate all nuclear weapons. It is coordinated by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The date changes from year to year depending on significant events. The first global day of action was held on 5 June 2010 in response to the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, which had just concluded.
The World March for Peace and Nonviolence started on October 2, 2009 -- the International Day of Nonviolence -- in Wellington, New Zealand, and will culminate on January 2, 2010 at the foot of Mount Aconcagua in Punta de Vacas, Argentina. During this time, in hundreds of cities around the world, there will be marches, festivals, forums, conferences, and other events to create consciousness of the urgent need for peace and nonviolence.
March goals include: nuclear disarmament at a global level; the immediate withdrawal of invading troops from occupied territories; the progressive and proportional reduction of conventional weapons; the signing of non-aggression treaties between countries; and the renunciation by governments of the use of war as a means to resolve conflicts.
Photo Source: Associated Press / Atlanta Journal Constitution
Friday, February 22, 2008
Five Years Too Many
For information on commemorations and protests of the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War on March 19, 2008, click on the images below.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Repudiating Spirit of Constitution, US Senate
Attacks Anti-War Ad
"Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."--US Constitution, First Amendment
"It is the sense of the Senate...to strongly condemn any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces; and...to specifically repudiate the unwarranted personal attack on General Petraeus by the liberal activist group Moveon.org."--US Senate, September 20, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Major Anti-War Demonstration Set for January 27
The demonstration against the war in Iraq, and other anti-war events in Washington, D.C., are sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, MoveOn.org, True Majority, Working Assets, the RainbowPUSH Coalition, the National Organization for Women, and hundreds of other national and local organizations.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 America Says No to War, January 11, 2007 Organizers around the country are creating various events immediately after the President's "surge" speech on January 11 to demonstrate opposition to escalation of the war in Iraq. To find an event or other way to participate in your area, click here. 61% of Americans polled say they oppose the idea of a troop increase.
Palestinian and Israeli Peacemakers' Story Told on Film
"Encounter Point," a documentary about Israelis and Palestinians reaching out to find peaceful solutions to their conflict, had its world premiere in New York on April 26. For more information and other showings of the film, see the Just Vision website. For the film trailer, click here.
70 Percent of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Want American Troops Withdrawn in 2006
Key Member of Congress Supports
Withdrawal from Iraq
“The American public is way ahead of the members of Congress. Our military is suffering; the future of our country is at risk....It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf region.”--Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa