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Appeal for Redress

Many active duty, reserve, and guard service members concerned about the war in Iraq support the withdrawal of U.S. troops. The Appeal for Redress provides a way for individual service members to appeal to their U.S. Representative and Senators to urge an end to the U.S. military occupation.

 

Bring Them Home Now

a campaign of military families, veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and others opposed to the ongoing war in Iraq and galvanized to action by George W. Bush's inane and reckless challenge to armed Iraqis resisting occupation to "Bring 'em on." Instead, we say: "Bring Them Home Now!"

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Kairos: A Time to Speak, A Time to Act

Our aim, as people of faith, is to help find our voice and proclaim the good news of God's vision of shalom, of jubilee. We call our country and its institutions and leaders to abandon public policies and practices that violate the spirit of jubilee and instead, to embrace a shared vision of peace and justice.

 

Lion & Lamb Project

We work to reduce the marketing of violent toys, games, and entertainment to children. We work with parents and concerned adults to reduce the demand for violent entertainment products, and with industry and government to reduce the supply of such products. Like attitudes about drunk driving and smoking have changed, we believe we can forge a national consensus that violence is not child's play.

 

National Religious Campaign Against Torture

People of faith committed to ensuring that the United States does not engage in torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of anyone, without exceptions. NRCAT is a campaign of national, regional, and local religious and secular organizations, interfaith groups, congregations, and more.

 

Zero-Nukes: A Project of the Interfaith Committee for Nuclear Disarmament

A coalition of denominational offices and religious associations that advocate the elimination of nuclear weapons. An unincorporated body with no formal membership. Rather, participants indicate their support of actions on particular issues by signing statements and letters to public officials.

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Women in Black

Any group of women may organize a Women in Black vigil or nonviolent action against any outbreak of violence, militarism, or war. These often involves women wearing black, standing in a public place in silent, nonviolent vigils at regular times and intervals, carrying placards and handing out leaflets.

 

Women Say No To War

We, the women of the United States, Iraq, and women worldwide, have had enough of the senseless war in Iraq and the cruel attacks on civilians around the world. With fire in our bellies and love in our hearts, we women are rising up to unite and demand an end to the bloodshed and the destruction.

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Free the Children

We believe that young people are the key to peace. We have developed a number of activities that promote peace and understanding among young people at the local, national, and international level.
Working in partnership with the UN Special Representatives for Children and Armed Conflict, we are leading a series of campaigns to raise awareness and help war-affected children.

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Abolition 2000

An international global network of over 2,000 groups in more than 90 countries working for a treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons within a time-bound framework. It is open to all organizations endorsing the Abolition 2000 Statement, and provides a forum for exchanging information and joint initiatives.

 

Adopt-A-Minefield

A campaign of the United Nations Association, which engages individuals, community groups, and businesses in the UN effort to resolve the global landmine crisis. We help save lives by raising funds for mine clearance and survivor assistance and by raising awareness about the landmine problem.

 

Army Wrong

A new front to counter the $200 million per year the Army spends on campaigns squarely aimed at the youth of America -- packed with images of power and hyped across the full media spectrum. We battle growing militarism with satire that turns the "Army Strong" and other military slogans on their faces.

 

Control Arms

Working for establishment of globally binding rules on arms transfers. We are the U.S. member of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), with over a million campaigners worldwide.

 

Hang Up On War

For people who want to “up the ante” on their nonviolent resistance to the “endless war” policy while reducing the flow of their money to war. We call on individuals to refuse to pay their federal phone tax, an act of civil disobedience which sends a message to Washington that says “Not With Our Money.”

 

Leave My Child Alone

For parents and community organizers to identify school district officials to direct opt out letters for military recruiting lists under the No Child Left Behind Act, and to support community events where like-minded parents and friends can come together to protect their children from unwanted recruiting.

 

Military Free Zone

Under the No Child Left Behind Act, if you attend a public high school, your school system is required to turn over your private information to the U.S. military unless you opt out. We encourage students in this country to opt out of this recruitment list and to speak out against misleading recruitment tactics.

 

Turn the Tide Campaign: Charting A New Course for U.S. Nuclear Policy

Chart a new course for U.S. nuclear policy by taking action to encourage elected officials to establish policies that will reduce and eliminate the nuclear threat. We educate and mobilize concerned citizens who have a vested interest in making America and the world far safer and more secure.

 

United States Campaign to Ban Landmines

A coalition of approximately 500 U.S.-based human rights, humanitarian, faith-based, children's, peace, disability, veterans', medical, development, academic, and environmental organizations dedicated to a total ban on antipersonnel landmines. One of 90 country campaigns that form the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.

 

U.S. Tour of Duty

We support and promote anti-war advocacy of Iraq veterans, military families, performers, and policy analysts by organizing public forums, developing media strategies, and producing audio/video content.

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honk4peace.org

We support peace candidates for the House, Senate, and President who: oppose the Iraq War and its continued funding; oppose a new war of aggression against Iran; oppose the so-called "Global War on Terror"; support limiting use of our military to defense of our country and protection of innocent civilians.

 

VotersForPeace Pledge

We educate, organize, and activate voters to end the occupation of Iraq and prevent future wars of aggression. Our mission is to mobilize anti-war voters into a visible and effective political force that cannot be ignored, through a pledge to only vote for and support candidates who hold this position.

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Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran

We oppose sanctions, foreign state interference, and military intervention in Iran. Demonization of Iran as part of the "axis of evil," along with recent threats of sanctions and military action by the U.S. and Israel, continue to seriously escalate international tension. They are likely to lead to a catastrophe even more horrifying than the present disaster in Iraq, threatening international peace and security.

 

Campaign for a New Foreign Policy

A new foreign policy based on human rights and democracy, reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction, and cooperation with the world community. U.S. foreign policy is taking our country, and the world, in the wrong direction. We can be safer by affirming our values, not abandoning them.

 

Enough Fear

An international effort to prevent war between the US and Iran. We collect photos of Americans and Iranians on our website to demonstrate our solidarity in this cause. We will expand in the future to use creative nonviolent action to pressure both sides of this conflict to work toward a peaceful solution.

 

Freedom to Travel

A campaign of the Center for Democracy in the Americas, we work to change U.S. policy from one of confrontation to one of normalized relations and common sense between the U.S. and Cuba.

 

Global Good Neighbor Initiative

We work for a foreign policy shaped by mutual respect and common values, and informed by a common heritage. Good neighbor values and practices would restore our reputation as a responsible global leader and partner, and make the global neighborhood a safer, healthier, friendlier place.

 

Jubilee Iraq

Iraqis and citizens of creditor countries, we call for immediate and unconditional cancellation of all odious debt and reparations, with disputes settled through a fair arbitration tribunal representative of Iraqi views. We have no other agenda, which is why people of opposing political views support us.

 

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

A coalition working for freedom from occupation and equal rights for all by challenging U.S. policy in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Campaign is based on human rights and international law, and we provide a non-sectarian framework for everyone who supports the right to exist in peace and security.

 

Secure America: Grounding U.S. Policies in Global Realities

A consortium of researchers and experts on foreign policy issues including former ambassadors and military officials who work together to examine issues of international security and current U.S. policy. Our tour brings these advisers and other military and foreign policy experts to local communities.

 

SMART Security: A Sensible, Multilateral American Response to Terrorism

Policies to effectively prevent acts of terrorism, the spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, and the devastation of war. We reject the role of go-it-alone policeman of the world. The U.S. needs to work with a growing community of allies on addressing the root causes of terrorism.

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CIVIC: The Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict

A nonprofit organization to help victims of war, our focus is on the human cost of conflict. We advocate on behalf of war victims and their families, working to ensure they receive the attention they deserve in the policies of nations in war and in the public eye. Our work has helped create and fund legislation for victims in Afghanistan and Iraq, obtain urgently needed medical care, and shine a spotlight on war.

 

EndTorture.Net

Throughout its history, the United States has championed the rule of law and universal human rights, including freedom from torture. Sign a petition today to tell your elected officials that it is in the best interests of U.S. national security to create an Independent Bipartisan Commission on Interrogation.

 

Honor the Legacy: Tell the President to Support International Law

The documented torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib underscores the need to rededicate the U.S. to the Geneva Conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Urge the administration to respect and honor the legacy of U.S. leadership, sacrifice, and values that became international law.

 

Primetime Torture Project

A Human Rights First project that seeks to limit the impact TV has on the way interrogations are conducted in the field and also the way Americans view torture. Working with military educators and prominent Hollywood producers and writers, we are developing a training film aimed at educating junior soldiers on the differences between what they see on TV and how they ought to act in the field.

 

Responsibility to Protect - Engaging Civil Society

Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a commitment by governments to prevent and react to grave crises like genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. We advance R2P policies to better enable governments, regional organizations, and the UN to protect vulnerable populations.

 

Witness Against Torture: A Campaign to Shut Down Guantanamo

Interfaith, human rights, and activist organizations working to shut down Guantanamo with nonviolent direct actions that expose administration lawlessness, build American awareness about torture and indefinite detentions, and forge human ties with the prisoners at Guantanamo and their families.

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Americans Against Escalation in Iraq

A major, multi-million dollar national campaign to oppose the Bush proposal to escalate the war in Iraq by sending more troops into the violent civil war between Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias.

 

Ceasefire Campaign: Stop the War

Petitions urging the U.S. to recognize that its Middle East policies have not brought democracy, peace, or stability, and to adopt some of the Iraq Study Group's key ideas by restarting the Middle East peace process, pursuing a diplomatic strategy and withdrawal from Iraq, and engaging in talks with Iran.

 

Cities for Peace

We unite cities and people of many political ideologies, to bring our troops home. We are a hub for cities taking action on this issue, and help these cities express their opinion as a bloc of people rather than as isolated cities. We help city and town councils join the resolution campaign.

 

Declaration of Peace

A pledge to take nonviolent direct action for a comprehensive, concrete, and immediate end to the U.S. war in Iraq, and to engage in peaceful protest, if Congress does not establish a plan to end the war.

 

Mandate for Peace

The people have repudiated war policies and issued a mandate for new policies that promote peace and international cooperation. We insist that the newly elected Congress pass legislation requiring the prompt removal of all U.S. troops from Iraq and discontinue funding for military occupation in Iraq.

 

StandUpCongress.Org

A one-stop-shop for Americans seeking the information and tools they need to move Congress to stop the war in Iraq. President Bush has decided to defy the mandate delivered by voters and continue his disastrous course in Iraq. What we need now, and what we are demanding, is that Congress step in and put an end to this madness -- and not simply with non-binding words and phrases!

 

National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance

Founded in September 2002 (as the Iraq Pledge of Resistance ), a nationwide network of activists and groups committed to ending the war in Iraq through nonviolent Gandhian and Kingian resistance.

 

Occupation Project

A sustained, nonviolent civil disobedience aimed at ending the U.S. war and occupation in Iraq, with occupations at the offices of Representatives and Senators who refuse to vote against war funding.

 

StopIranWar.com

Wes Clark and VoteVets.org petition to President Bush: urge him to work with our allies and use every diplomatic, political, and economic option at our disposal to deal with Iran.  War is not the answer.

 

StopWarOnIran.org

Online campaign to stop war on Iran before it starts. Politicians of both parties have joined the chorus of hostility and demonization of Iran, repeating the same falsehoods used to justify the war in Iraq.

 

VoteNoWarFunding.org

Congress has the power to stop the war by cutting off war funding. Voting to fund the war is voting to continue the war, which means more soldiers and Iraqi people will die.

 

World Can't Wait: Drive Out the Bush Regime

Organizing people in the U.S. to stop the whole disastrous course led by the Bush administration. We seek to create a political situation where the Bush administration's program is repudiated, where Bush is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking U.S. society is reversed.

 

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