Anti-Violence Resources



"The importance of dialogue cannot be overstated. Nothing must be allowed to impinge upon its free exchange. For unless we put an end to an era dictated by sheer force of arms, the 21st century will be no different from the 20th, and we will regress once more into a century of war." - Daisaku Ikeda

 

Taking Action

Move On.org - Be an online activist! I highly recommend checking this site out. In their own words: "MoveOn is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement, supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice."

The Petition Site - organizes various online petitions (environment, human rights, peace, etc....)

True Majority - founded by Ben of "Ben & Jerry's" Ice Cream, True Majority is an advocacy and education project. Right now they are sponsoring a free fax that you can write to U.S. Senators, opposing the impending war with Iraq.

NonViolent Peace Force - "The mission of the Nonviolent Peaceforce is to build a trained, international civilian peaceforce committed to third-party nonviolent intervention."

Tolerance.org - fighting hate and promoting tolerance (talking to kids about war; intolerance in the community at a time of war)

Dignitarians Foundation - "protecting the right of equal dignity for everyone, regardless of status, station, or stage of life / promoting the dignity of others no matter what their occupation, background or perceived social status."

Resources

Resources: Perspectives on Terrorism and Nonviolence from the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century

The first link has dozens of wonderful articles to be discovered from every kind of source under the sun!
"Since 1993, the BRC has worked to build bridges and foster dialogue between peace-seeking people from many different cultural and religious backgrounds. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, we are continuing that work with a renewed sense of conviction, trying to create the types of communication and understanding that lead to peace. The selections provided reflect the multicultural and holistic approach of the BRC, presenting a diversity of viewpoints, authors, and topics. We are dedicated to making a space for dialogue about issues that do not receive sustained attention in the mainstream media, and this commitment is reflected on this page."

Copyright free anti-war Art

 

Quotes

"Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
-Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials, April 18, 1946

 

Articles

Personal Voices: Kilroy's still here- An article by actor Sean Penn on his view of the war and experience while visiting Iraq.

George W. Bush's "Resume" by Kelley Kramer

Vote to Impeach.org

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speaks out against the Vietnam war - April 4, 1967. New York, N.Y.

A chill wind is blowing in this nation- A speech given by actor Tim Robbins to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 2003 - describes how the 1st amendment to the Constitution is being violated by the current administration & how important it is not to be afraid to speak out against the war.

My Oscar Backlash by Michael Moore - talks about the after effects of his anti-war Oscar-for-Best-Documentary acceptance speech

Two articles by columnist Mark Morford: A prayer for George and The Warmongers Were Right! A gutted Iraq, a low slaughter rate, an Exxon can for every peasant. See? Peacenik losers!

War on Iraq IQ test

Thank you, President Bush - an essay by Paulo Coelho

A Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush on the Eve of War

A powerful speech in the U.S. Senate attributed to Senator Byrd. Very critical of his fellow politicians and the current administration during this war crisis.

An American Emergency - an essay by Ronnie Dugger

More Common Dreams articles - "Breaking news and views from the progressive community"

"The Push for War" by Anatol Lieven - A biting and highly intellectual criticism of US foreign policy.

 

Political satire - sometimes humor is more powerful than intellect:

Colin Powell offers proof of a Saddam-Osama link - Satire by Gil Christner

Swami Beyondananda's 2003 "STATE-OF-THE-UNIVERSE" Address

I'm losing patience with my neighbours, Mr Bush by Terry Jones, Sunday January 26, 2003 - The Observer

The Onion - Tongue in cheek news

State Department Warns Americans Not To Act Like Americans - By R.O. Whatley

Would the real George Bush please stand down - By Tim Dowling

Angered by snubbing, Libya, China and Syria form AXIS OF JUST AS EVIL - By Andrew Marlatt (NOT John Cleese)

War quiz - Bombing for Democracy? Compiled by William Blum

 


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