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Carter Center

Guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering, we seek to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. We emphasize action and results. Based on careful research and analysis, we take timely action on important and pressing issues. We are nonpartisan and act as a neutral in dispute resolution activities.

 

Peace Brigades International

We provide nonviolent international peacekeeping in areas of violent conflict and repression, offering unarmed protective accompaniment to individuals, organizations, and communities threatened with political violence and human rights violations. We also develop high-level "Political Support Networks," with other human rights groups, and maintain close relations with dozens of Congressional offices.

 

Public International Law & Policy Group

A 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, we operate as a global pro bono law firm providing free legal assistance to states and governments involved in conflicts. To facilitate use of this legal assistance, PILPG also provides policy formulation advice and training on matters related to conflict resolution.

 

Witness for Peace

Founded in 1983, a nationwide grassroots group of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. We support peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression. We merge forces of on-the-ground documentation, assertive media work, dynamic delegations, and stateside mobilization.

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American Respect

A not-for-profit organization that believes invading Iraq has increased global terrorism, is costing thousands of lives (and literally trillions of tax dollars), and is increasing energy costs. We believe the United States should take a very different approach to addressing this problem.

 

Beyond War

A revitalization of the Beyond War movement of the 1980's that had 24,000 participants in 23 states in the U.S. and worldwide. We explore, develop, and promote effective ideas, methods and actions that will build a world in which conflicts are resolved nonviolently -- a world beyond war.

 

Democracy Rising

A national project based in Washington, DC. We focus on the decision makers -- in Congress and the Administration -- who are waging the illegal war and occupation of Iraq. Through grassroots people power, we will push these government actors to end the occupation and bring the troops home.

 

Department of Peace Campaign

A historic citizen lobbying effort to create a U.S. Department of Peace. The DOP will develop policies and allocate resources to effectively reduce U.S. levels of domestic and gang violence, child abuse, and various other forms of societal discord. The DOP also will advise the President and Congress on the most sophisticated ideas and techniques regarding peace-creation among nations.

 

Education for Peace in Iraq

Since 1998, we have worked to improve human rights and humanitarian conditions in Iraq. Through national media and direct advocacy, we reach public officials and constituents, increasing pressure to find a better way in Iraq. We also educate concerned citizens about groups and initiatives in Iraq that bring desperately needed relief and development to tens of millions of people affected by the war.

 

Genocide Intervention Network

We envision a world where the global community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocide and mass atrocities. We empower people and communities with tools to prevent and stop genocide.

 

Global Exchange

Founded in 1988, a membership-based human rights group dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. We oppose the illegal, unjustified, murderous war in Iraq, and stand as a partner for peace and social justice on a wide range of global trade on other issues.

 

International Action Center

Founded by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, we provide, information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and corporate greed -- linking with struggles against racism and oppression.

 

International Answer

A coalition of groups, individuals, and organizing centers in cities and towns across the country. We have campaigned against U.S. intervention in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia, and for civil rights and for social and economic justice for working and poor people inside the U.S. We organized the first national demonstration against war and racism shorly after September 11, 2001.

 

Not in Our Name

We are people of conscience who cannot stand silent as our government wages war without limits of time and space. We cannot stand silent as immigrants are rounded up and detained. We cannot stand silent in the face of new police state restrictions threatening the very right to dissent. We refuse to allow the President to speak for all of the American people. Together as one, we say NOT IN OUR NAME.

 

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Founded in 1982, we initiate and support worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. We have consultative status to UNESCO, and are a UN recognized Peace Messenger Organization. Our vision is a world at peace, free of the threat of war and free of weapons of mass destruction.

 

Nuclear Threat Initiative

We strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. We seek to raise public awareness, serve as a catalyst for new thinking, and take direct action to reduce these threats. We are an operating organization -- actively engaged in developing, shaping and implementing the projects and model programs we fund.

 

Peaceful Tomorrows

Founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn our grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, we hope to break the cycles of violence of war and terrorism. Acknowledging our common experience with all people affected by violence, we work to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone.

 

Teach Peace Foundation

We work for a world at peace, made possible by education focused on freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. We seek to transform the peace movement from a movement of pieces into a cohesive force for change through education, technology, and advocacy.

 

US Peace Council

U.S. affiliate of the World Peace Council, founded in 1949, the world’s largest peace group and an NGO member of the UN. We are a multi-racial, pro-working class, anti-imperialist group committed to peace, economic and social justice, and to international solidarity with the peoples of the world.

 

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

With deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making, we draw upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the UN against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003. We also rely on and have learned from experiences of those who have engaged in active participation in peace teams in Haiti, Yugoslavia, and Iraq.

 

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