Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dr. Norman Finkelstein speaking on Gaza Massacre

Dr. Norman Finkelstein speaking at the University of Alberta on January 22, 2009. His talk dealt with Israel's responsibility in the situation in Gaza and the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Part 2

By Geoff McMaster
January 23, 2009

Edmonton-Israel's attack on Gaza had little to do with self-defense and everything to do with instilling fear among Palestinian people, says political scientist Norman Finkelstein.

Invited to speak on campus by the Edmonton chapter of the Palestine Solidarity Network, Finkelstein accused Israel of deliberately killing Gaza civilians in order to cement their control over the occupied territory.

He said the incursion was only the latest in a more than 60-year history of "terrorizing the Arab world periodically into submission, and reminding them who is in charge in the Middle East."

Following its defeat at the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2000 and 2006, Israel was waiting for an opportunity to seek revenge, Finkelstein claimed. It turned to Gaza when "the feebly armed resistance, Hamas, had defiantly resisted Israeli dictate.

"As Israel targeted schools, mosques, hospitals, ambulances, UN sanctuaries... and slaughtered and incinerated Gaza's defenseless civilian population, Israeli commentators gloated that Gaza was to Lebanon as a second sitting for an exam is to the first: a second chance to get it right.

"There's no pretense here that this war had anything to do with rocket attacks-it's about getting it right," and restoring Israel's "deterrence capacity" he said, adding that Hamas fired rockets into Israel only after Israel broke a ceasefire agreement and killed seven militants.

The son of Holocaust survivors, Finkelstein received his doctorate at Princeton University in 1988 and has since been a fervent and controversial critic of Israeli aggression in Palestine. In five books, including The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering and Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, he has attacked what he sees as the Israeli/U.S. propaganda machine.

Along the way, his polemical style has alienated many commentators on the Middle East, among them the pro-Israeli author and lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who has charged that he is "guilty of various forms of intellectual dishonesty" and that his "entire literary catalogue is one preposterous and discredited ad hominem attack after another." Finkelstein's supporters include the prominent political dissident Noam Chomsky.

Finkelstein has held a number of academic appointments but was last year denied tenure at DePaul University in Chicago, some contend because of the controversial nature of his work. He is now an independent scholar and active public intellectual.

Some 400 people crowded into Dinwoodie Lounge in the Students Union Building Thursday to hear him speak. He had intended to discuss the non-violent example of Mahatma Gandhi in resolving the Middle East conflict but decided to change his topic at the last minute because of the crisis in Gaza.

Even before the Gaza invasion, he said, Israel had "starved the population" and "reduced it to abject despair" through a long-standing blockade. When United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, visited Gaza, she reported having witnessed "a civilization being destroyed," he said.

In December Israel sent in the full weight of its military arsenal, achieving a kill ratio of 100 to one, said Finkelstein. More than 1,300 Gaza civilians were killed in the conflict, one third of them children, according to the latest figures from the United Nations. Last Sunday Israel and Gaza's Hamas leaders reached a ceasefire agreement.

In addition to terrorizing the population, Israel was also intent on discrediting Hamas, who had signaled it was ready to agree on a resolution to end the conflict, said Finkelstein.

The international community-including the vast majority of the United Nations Assembly, the International Court of Justice, and a number of prominent human rights organizations-supports a two-state solution, he said, involving a full withdrawal of Israel from the occupied territories to pre-1967 borders and a provision to properly take care of refugees.

"There can't be a worse disaster for Israel, because Israel wants to keep the West Bank, and always needs someone who it can claim doesn't want to negotiate. So it pulled Hamas out of the hat, and now Hamas won't co-operate, it wants to settle," said Finkelstein.

He accused Canadian political leaders of unwittingly helping to bring about the demise of Israel by supporting its disregard of the rule of law.

"If Israel continues on this path, there can't be any doubt that it will be destroyed," said Finkelstein. By endorsing an unjust war against civilians, "Harper, Ignatieff and the rest support putting Israel in a path where it can't possibly survive much longer. And when that destruction comes to pass, the blood will be on their filthy, filthy hands."

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has consistently blamed Hamas for the provoking the Israeli attack on Gaza, and two weeks ago Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff agreed that Israel was justified in taking action to defend itself.

Finkelstein also derided the "absolutely ghastly press and media" in Canada, singling out the Globe and Mail, for their pro-Israeli bias.

Nonetheless, he said, "this massacre was the last time Israel will get a free ride. People now know too much, the myths have been dispelled and the truth is out there. People are appalled and disgusted at the state which has become in some sense Satanic in its constant, incessant desire to wage war, war and more war." Source



The Downing Street Memo is only the beginning of the proof we were all lied to.

Michael Rivero

"All war is based on deception." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.

President McKinley told the American people that the USS Maine had been sunk in Havana Harbor by a Spanish mine. The American people, outraged by this apparent unprovoked attack, supported the Spanish American War. The Captain of the USS Maine had insisted the ship was sunk by a coal bin explosion, investigations after the war proved that such had indeed been the case. There had been no mine.

Hitler used this principle of lying to his own people to initiate an invasion. He told the people of Germany that Poland had attacked first and staged fake attacks against German targets. The Germans, convinced they were being threatened, followed Hitler into Poland and into World War 2.

FDR claimed Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack. It wasn't. The United States saw war with Japan as the means to get into war with Germany, which Americans opposed. So Roosevelt needed Japan to appear to strike first. Following an 8-step plan devised by the Office of Naval Intelligence, Roosevelt intentionally provoked Japan into the attack. Contrary to the official story, the fleet did not maintain radio silence, but sent messages intercepted and decoded by US intercept stations. Tricked by the lie of a surprise attack, Americans marched off to war.

President Johnson lied about the Gulf of Tonkin to send Americans off to fight in Vietnam.

There were no torpedoes in the water in the Gulf. LBJ took advantage of an inexperienced sonar man's report to goad Congress into escalating the Vietnam War.

It is inescapable historical reality that leaders of nations will lie to their people to trick them into wars they otherwise would have refused. It is not "conspiracy theory" to suggest that leaders of nations lie to trick their people into wars. It is undeniable fact.

This brings us to the present case.

Did the government of the United States lie to the American people, more to the point, did President Bush and his Neocon associates lie to Congress, to initiate a war of conquest in Iraq?

This question has been given currency by a memo leaked from inside the British Government which clearly indicates a decision to go to war followed by the "fixing" of information around that policy. This is, as they say, a smoking gun.

But the fact is that long before this memo surfaced, it had become obvious that the US Government, aided by that of Great Britain, was lying to create the public support for a war in Iraq.

First off is Tony Blair's "Dodgy Dossier", a document released by the Prime Minister that made many of the claims used to support the push for war. The dossier soon collapsed when it was revealed that much of it had been plagiarized from a student thesis paper that was 12 years old!

The contents of the dossier, however much they seemed to create a good case for invasion, were obsolete and outdated.

This use of material that could not possibly be relevant at the time is clear proof of a deliberate attempt to deceive.

Then there was the claim about the "Mobile biological weapons laboratories". Proffered in the absence of any real laboratories in the wake of the invasion, photos of these trailers were shown on all the US Mainstream Media, with the claim they while seeming to lack anything suggesting biological processing, these were part of a much larger assembly of multiple trailers that churned out biological weapons of mass destruction.
The chief proponent of this hoax was Colin Powell, who presented illustrations such as this one to the United Nations on February 5th, 2003.

This claim fell apart when it was revealed that these trailers were nothing more than hydrogen gas generators used to inflate weather balloons. This fact was already known to both the US and UK, as a British company manufactured the units and sold them to Iraq.

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Colin Powell's speech to the UN was itself one misstatement after another. Powell claimed that Iraq had purchased special aluminum tubes whose only possible use was in uranium enrichment centrifuges. Both CIA and Powell's own State Department confirmed that the tubes were parts for missiles Saddam was legally allowed to have. Following the invasion, no centrifuges, aluminum or otherwise were found.

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Powell also claimed to the United Nations that the photo on the left showed "Decontamination Vehicles". But when United Nations inspectors visited the site after the invasion, they located the vehicles and discovered they were just firefighting equipment.

Powell claimed the Iraqis had illegal rockets and launchers hidden in the palm trees of Western Iraq. None were ever found.

Powell claimed that the Iraqis had 8,500 liters (2245 gallons) of Anthrax. None was ever found.

Powell claimed that Iraq had four tons of VX nerve gas. The UN had already confirmed that it was destroyed. The only VX ever found were samples the US had left as "standards" for testing. When the UN suspected that the US samples had been used to contaminate Iraqi warheads, the US moved quickly to destroy the samples before comparison tests could be carried out.

Powell claimed that Iraq was building long-range remote drones specifically designed to carry biological weapons. The only drones found were short-range reconnaissance drones.

Powell claimed that Iraq had an aggregate of between 100 and 500 tons of chemical and biological warfare agents. Powell gave no basis for that claim at all, and a DIA report issued the same time directly contradicted the claim. No biological or chemical weapons were found in Iraq following the invasion.

Powell claimed that "unnamed sources" confirmed that Saddam had authorized his field commanders to use biological weapons. No such weapons were ever used by the Iraqis to defend against the invasion and, of course, none were ever found in Iraq.

Powell claimed that 122mm warheads found by the UN inspectors were chemical weapons. The warheads were empty, and showed no signs of ever having contained chemical weapons.

Powell claimed that Iraq had a secret force of illegal long-range Scud missiles. None were ever found.

Powell claimed to have an audio tape proving that Saddam was supporting Osama Bin Laden. But independent translation of the tape revealed Osama's wish for Saddam's death.

Colin Powell's UN debacle also included spy photos taken from high flying aircraft and spacecraft. On the photos were circles and arrows and labels pointing to various fuzzy white blobs and identifying them as laboratories and storage areas for Saddam's massive weapons of mass destruction program. Nothing in the photos actually suggested what the blobby shapes were and during inspections which followed the invasion, all of them turned out to be rather benign.

In at least one case, the satellite Powell claimed had taken one of the pictures had actually been out of operation at the time. And many questioned why Powell was showing black and white photos when the satellites in use at the time over Iraq took color images.

Another piece of evidence consists of documents which President Bush referenced as in his 2003 State of the Union Speech. According to Bush, these documents proved that Iraq was buying tons of uranium oxide, called "Yellow Cake" from Niger.

Since Israel had bombed Iraq's nuclear power plant years before, it was claimed that the only reason Saddam would have for buying uranium oxide was to build bombs.

This hoax fell apart fast when it was pointed out that Iraq has a great deal of uranium ore inside their own borders and no need to import any from Niger or anywhere else. The I.A.E.A. then blew the cover off the fraud by announcing that the documents Bush had used were not only forgeries, but too obvious to believe that anyone in the Bush administration did not know they were forgeries! The forged documents were reported as being "discovered" in Italy by SISMI, the Italian Security Service. Shortly before the "discovery" the head of SISMI had been paid a visit by Michael Ledeen, Manucher Ghorbanifar, and two officials from OSP, one of whom was Larry Franklin, the Israeli spy operating inside the OSP.

In July, 2005, the Italian Parliament concluded their own investgation and named four men as suspects in the creation of the forged documents. Michael Ledeen, Dewey Clarridge, Ahmed Chalabi and Francis Brookes. This report has been included in Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the outing of Valerie Plame, and Paul McNulty, the prosecutor of the AIPAC spy case.

A recently declassified memo proves that the State Department reported the fact that the NIger documents were forgeries to the CIA 11 days before President Bush made the claim about the Niger uranium based on those documents.

In the end, the real proof that we were lied to about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction is that no weapons of mass destruction were ever found. That means that every single piece of paper that purported to prove that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was by default a fraud, a hoax, and a lie. There could be no evidence that supported the claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction because Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction. In a way, the existence of any faked documents about Iraq's WMDs is actually an admission of guilt. If one is taking the time to create fake documents, the implication is that the faker is already aware that there are no genuine documents.

What the US Government had, ALL that they had, were copied student papers, forged "Yellow Cake" documents, balloon inflators posing as bioweapons labs, and photos with misleading labels on them. And somewhere along the line, someone decided to put those misleading labels on those photos, to pretend that balloon inflators are portable bioweapons labs, and to pass off stolen student papers as contemporary analysis.

And THAT shows an intention to deceive.

Lawyers call this "Mens Rea", which means "Guilty Mind". TV lawyer shows call it "Malice aforethought". This means that not only did the Bush Administration lie to the people and to the US Congress, but knew they were doing something illegal at the time that they did it.

All the talk about "Intelligence failure" is just another lie. There was no failure. Indeed the Army agents who erroneously claimed that missile tubes were parts for a uranium centrifuge received bonuses, while the Pentagon smeared Hans Blix, and John Bolton orchestrated the firing of Jose Bustani, the director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, because Bustani was trying to send chemical weapons inspectors to Baghdad.

The President of the United States and his Neocon associates lied to the people of the United States to send them off on a war of conquest.

Defenders of the government will point to the cases listed at the top of the page as proof that lying to the people is a normal part of the leader's job and we should all get used to it. And because "Everybody does it" that we should not single out the present administration. But this is madness. We do not catch all the murderers, yet when we catch a murderer, we deal with them as harshly as possible, in order to deter more murderers.

Right now, we have the criminals at hand. and, while other leaders in history have lied to start wars, for the first time in history, the lie stands exposed while the war started with the lies still rages on, to the death and detriment of our young men and women in uniform. We cannot in good moral conscience ignore this lie, this crime, lest we encourage future leaders to continue to lie to us to send our kids off to pointless wars. Lying to start a war is more than an impeachable offence; it the highest possible crime a government can commit against their own people. Lying to start a war is not only misappropriation of the nation's military and the nation's money under false pretenses, but it is outright murder committed on a massive scale. Lying to start a war is a betrayal of the trust each and every person who serves in the military places in their civilian leadership. By lying to start a war, the Bush administration has told the military fatalities and their families that they have no right to know why they were sent to their deaths. It's none of their business.

Our nation is founded on the principle of rule with the consent of the governed. Because We The People do not consent to be lied to, a government that lies rules without the consent of the governed, and ruling without the consent of the governed is slavery.

You should be more than angry. You should be in a rage. You should be in a rage no less than that of the families of those young men and women who have been killed and maimed in this war started with a lie.You need to be in a rage and you need to act on that rage because even as I type these words, the same government that lied about Iraq's nuclear weapons is telling the exact same lies about Iran's nuclear capabilities. The writing is on the wall; having gotten away with lying to start the war in Iraq, the US Government will lie to start a war in Iran, and after that another, and after that another, and another and another and another because as long as you remain silent, and as long as you remain inactive, the liars have no reason to stop.

As long as you remain inactive, the liars have no reason to stop.



It's the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times; creating the enemies you need.
In 70 BC, an ambitious minor politician and extremely wealthy man, Marcus Licinius Crassus, wanted to rule Rome. Just to give you an idea of what sort of man Crassus really was, he is credited with invention of the fire brigade. But in Crassus' version, his fire-fighting slaves would race to the scene of a burning building whereupon Crassus would offer to buy it on the spot for a tiny fraction of it's worth. If the owner sold, Crassus' slaves would put out the fire. If the owner refused to sell, Crassus allowed the building to burn to the ground. By means of this device, Crassus eventually came to be the largest single private land holder in Rome, and used some of his wealth to help back Julius Caesar against Cicero.
In 70 BC Rome was still a Republic, which placed very strict limits on what Rulers could do, and more importantly NOT do. But Crassus had no intentions of enduring such limits to his personal power, and contrived a plan.

Crassus seized upon the slave revolt led by Spartacus in order to strike terror into the hearts of Rome, whose garrison Spartacus had already defeated in battle. But Spartacus had no intention of marching on Rome itself, a move he knew to be suicidal. Spartacus and his band wanted nothing to do with the Roman empire and had planned from the start merely to loot enough money from their former owners in the Italian countryside to hire a mercenary fleet in which to sail to freedom.

Sailing away was the last thing Crassus wanted Spartacus to do. He needed a convenient enemy with which to terrorize Rome itself for his personal political gain. So Crassus bribed the mercenary fleet to sail without Spartacus, then positioned two Roman legions in such a way that Spartacus had no choice but to march on Rome.

Terrified of the impending arrival of the much-feared army of gladiators, Rome declared Crassus Praetor. Crassus then crushed Spartacus' army and even though Pompey took the credit, Crassus was elected Consul of Rome the following year.

With this maneuver, the Romans surrendered their Republican form of government. Soon would follow the first Triumvirate, consisting of Crassus, Pompeii, and Julius Caesar, followed by the reign of the god-like Emperors of Rome.

The Romans were hoaxed into surrendering their Republic, and accepting the rule of Emperors.

Julius Caesar's political opponent, Cicero, for all his literary accomplishments, played the same games in his campaign against Julius Caesar, claiming that Rome was falling victim to an internal "vast right wing" conspiracy in which any expressed desire for legislative limits on government was treated as suspicious behavior. Cicero, in order to demonstrate to the Romans just how unsafe Rome has become hired thugs to cause as much disturbance as possible, and campaigned on a promise to end the internal strife if elected and granted extraordinary powers.
What Cicero only dreamed of, Adolph Hitler succeeded in doing. Elected Chancellor of Germany, Hitler, like Crassus, had no intention of living with the strict limits to his power imposed by German law. Unlike Cicero, Hitler's thugs were easy to recognize; they all wore the same brown shirts. But their actions were no different than those of their Roman predecessors. They staged beatings, set fires, caused as much trouble as they could, while Hitler made speeches promising that he could end the crime wave of subversives and terrorism if he was granted extraordinary powers.

Then the Reichstag burned down; a staged terrorist attack.

The Germans were hoaxed into surrendering their Republic, and accepting the total rule of Der Fuehrer. Hitler had German troops dressed in Polish uniforms attack the radio station at Gleiwitz, then lied to the Germans, telling them Poland had invaded, and marched Germany off into World War Two

The state-sponsored schools will never tell you this, but governments routinely rely on hoaxes to sell their agendas to an otherwise reluctant public. The Romans accepted the Emperors and the Germans accepted Hitler not because they wanted to, but because the carefully crafted illusions of threat appeared to leave no other choice.

Our government too uses hoaxes to create the illusion that We The People have no choice but the direction the government wishes us to go in.

In 1898, Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal were arguing for American intervention in Cuba. Hearst is reported to have dispatched a photographer to Cuba to photograph the coming war with Spain. When the photographer asked just what war that might be, Hearst is reported to have replied, "You take the photographs, and I will provide the war". Hearst was true to his word, as his newspaper published stories of great atrocities being committed against the Cuban people, most of which turned out to be complete fabrications.

On the night of February 15, 1898, the USS Maine, lying in Havana harbor in a show of US resolve to protect her interests, exploded violently. Captain Sigsbee, the commander of the Maine, urged that no assumptions of enemy attack be made until there was a full investigation of the cause of the explosion. For this, Captain Sigsbee was excoriated in the press for "refusing to see the obvious". The Atlantic Monthly declared flat out that to suppose the explosion to be anything other than a deliberate act by Spain was "completely at defiance of the laws of probability".

Under the slogan "Remember the Maine", Americans went to war with Spain, eventually winning the Philippines (and annexing Hawaii along the way).

In 1975, an investigation led by Admiral Hyman Rickover examined the data recovered from a 1911 examination of the wreck and concluded that there had been no evidence of an external explosion. The most likely cause of the sinking was a coal dust explosion in a coal bunker imprudently located next to the ship's magazines. Captain Sigsbee's caution had been well founded.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt needed a war. He needed the fever of a major war to mask the symptoms of a still deathly ill economy struggling back from the Great Depression (and mutating towards Socialism at the same time). Roosevelt wanted a war with Germany to stop Hitler, but despite several provocations in the Atlantic, the American people, still struggling with that troublesome economy, were opposed to any wars. Roosevelt violated neutrality with lend lease, and even ordered the sinking of several German ships in the Atlantic, but Hitler refused to be provoked.

Roosevelt needed an enemy, and if America would not willingly attack that enemy, then one would have to be maneuvered into attacking America, much as Marcus Licinius Crassus has maneuvered Spartacus into attacking Rome.

The way open to war was created when Japan signed the tripartite agreement with Italy and Germany, with all parties pledging mutual defense to each other. Whereas Hitler would never declare war on the United States no matter the provocation, the means to force Japan to do so were readily at hand.

The first step was to place oil and steel embargoes on Japan, using Japan's wars on the Asian mainland as a reason. This forced Japan to consider seizing the oil and mineral rich regions in Indonesia. With the European powers militarily exhausted by the war in Europe, the United States was the only power in the Pacific able to stop Japan from invading the Dutch East Indies, and by moving the Pacific fleet from San Diego to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Roosevelt made a pre-emptive strike on that fleet the mandatory first step in any Japanese plan to extend it's empire into the "southern resource area".

Roosevelt boxed in Japan just as completely as Crassus had boxed in Spartacus. Japan needed oil. They had to invade Indonesia to get it, and to do that they first had to remove the threat of the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. There never really was any other course open to them.

To enrage the American people as much as possible, Roosevelt needed the first overt attack by Japan to be as bloody as possible, appearing as a sneak attack much as the Japanese had done to the Russians. From that moment up until the attack on Pearl Harbor itself, Roosevelt and his associates made sure that the commanders in Hawaii, General Short and Admiral Kimmel, were kept in the dark as much as possible about the location of the Japanese fleet and it's intentions, then later scapegoated for the attack. (Congress recently exonerated both Short and Kimmel, posthumously restoring them to their former ranks).
But as the Army board had concluded at the time, and subsequent de-classified documents confirmed, Washington DC knew the attack was coming, knew exactly where the Japanese fleet was, and knew where it was headed.

On November 29th, Secretary of State Hull showed United Press reporter Joe Leib a message with the time and place of the attack, and the New York Times in it's special 12/8/41 Pearl Harbor edition, on page 13, reported that the time and place of the attack had been known in advance!

The much repeated claim that the Japanese fleet maintained radio silence on it's way to Hawaii was a lie. Among other intercepts still held in the Archives of the NSA is the UNCODED message sent by the Japanese tanker Shirya stating, "proceeding to a position 30.00 N, 154.20 E. Expect to arrive at that point on 3 December." (near HI)

President Lyndon Johnson wanted a war in Vietnam. He wanted it to help his friends who owned defense companies to do a little business. He needed it to get the Pentagon and CIA to quit trying to invade Cuba. And most of all, he needed a provocation to convince the American people that there was really "no other choice".

On August 5, 1964, newspapers across America reported "renewed attacks" against American destroyers operating in Vietnamese waters, specifically the Gulf of Tonkin. The official story was that North Vietnamese torpedo boats launched an "unprovoked attack" on the USS Maddox while it was on "routine patrol".

The truth is that USS Maddox was involved in aggressive intelligence gathering in coordination with actual attacks by South Vietnam and the Laotian Air Force against targets in North Vietnam. The truth is also that there was no attack by torpedo boats against the USS Maddox. Captain John J. Herrick, the task force commander in the Gulf, cabled Washington DC that the report was the result of an "over-eager" sonar man who had picked up the sounds of his own ship's screws and panicked. But even with this knowledge that the report was false, Lyndon Johnson went on national TV that night to announce the commencement of air strikes against North Vietnam, "retaliation" for an attack that had never occurred.

President George H. W. Bush wanted a war in Iraq. Like Crassus, George Bush is motivated by money. Specifically oil money. But with the OPEC alliance failing to keep limits on oil production in the Mideast, the market was being glutted with oil pumped from underneath Iraq, which sat over roughly 1/3 of the oil reserves of the entire region.
George wanted a war to stop that flow of oil, to keep prices (and profits) from falling any further than they already had. But like Roosevelt, he needed the "other side" to make the first move.

Iraq had long been trying to acquire greater access to the Persian Gulf, and felt limited confined a narrow strip of land along Kuwait's northern border, which placed Iraqi interests in close proximity with hostile Iran. George Bush, who had been covertly arming Iraq during its war with Iran, sent word via April Glaspie that the United States would not intervene if Saddam Hussein grabbed a larger part of Kuwait. Saddam fell for the bait and invaded.

Of course, Americans were not about to send their sons and daughters to risk their lives for petroleum products. So George Bush arranged a hoax, using a public relations firm which has grown rich on taxpayer money by being most industrious and creative liars! The PR firm concocted a monumental fraud in which the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States, went on TV pretending to be a nurse, and related a horror story in which Iraqi troops looted the incubators from a Kuwaiti hospital, leaving the premature babies on the cold floor to die. The media, part of the swindle from the start, never bothered asking why the "nurse" didn't just pick the babies up and wrap them in blankets or something.

Enraged by the incubator story, Americans supported operation Desert Storm, which never removed Saddam Hussein from power but which did take Kuwait's oil off of the market for almost 2 years and limited Iraq's oil exports to this very day. That our sons and daughters came home with serious and lingering medical illnesses was apparently not too great a price to pay for increased oil profits.

Following the victory in Iraq, yet another war appeared to be in the offering in the mineral rich regions of Bosnia. Yet again, a hoax was used to create support for military action.

The photo (right) of Fikret Alic staring through a barbed wire fence, was used to "prove" the existence of modern day "Concentration Camps". As the headline of "Belsen 92" indicates, all possible associations with the Nazi horrors were made to sell the necessity of sending yet more American troops into someone else's nation.

But when German Journalists went to Trnopolje, the site of the supposed Concentration Camp. to film a documentary, they discovered that the photo was a fake! The camp at Trnopolje was not a concentration camp but a refugee center. Nor was it surrounded by barbed wire. Careful examination of the original photo revealed that the photographer had shot the photo through a broken section of fence surrounding a tool shed. It was the photographer who was on the inside, shooting out at the refugees.

Once again, Americans had been hoaxed into support of actions they might otherwise not have agreed with.

While several American Presidents have willingly started wars for personal purposes, perhaps no President has ever carried it to the extreme that Bill Clinton has.

Coincident with the expected public statement of Monica Lewinsky following her testimony, Bill Clinton ordered a cruise missile attack on Sudan and Afghanistan, claiming to have had irrefutable proof that bogeyman extraordinaire (and former Afghani ally) Osama Bin Ladin was creating terrorist chemical weapons there.

Examination of the photos of the debris revealed none of the expected structures one would find in a laboratory that handled lethal weapons-grade materials. Assurances from the CIA that they had a positive soil test for biological weapons fell on their face when it was revealed that there had been no open soil anywhere near the pre-bombed facility. Sudan requested that international observers come test the remains of the factory for any signs of the nerve gas Clinton had insisted was there. None was found. The Sudanese plant was a harmless aspirin factory, and the owner has sued for damages.

Later examination of the site hit in Afghanistan revealed it to be a mosque.

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Meanwhile, back in Kosovo, stories about genocide and atrocities were flooding the media (in time to distract from the Sudanese embarrassments), just as lurid and sensational and as it turns out often just as fictional as most of William Randolph Hearst's stories of atrocities against the Cubans.

Again, the government and the media were hoaxing Americans. The above photo was shown on all the American networks, claiming to be one of Slobodan Milosovic's Migs, shot down while attacking civilians. Closer examination (click on the photo) shows it to be stenciled in English!

Like Germany under Chancellor Hitler, there have been events in our nation which strike fear into the hearts of the citizens, such as the New York World Trade Tower bombing, the OK City Federal Building, and the Olympic Park bomb (nicely timed to divert the media from witnesses to the TWA 800 shoot down). The media has been very quick to blame such events on "radicals", "subversives", "vast right wing conspiracies", and other "enemies in our midst", no different than the lies used by Cicero and Hitler.

But on closer examination, such "domestic terrorist" events do not appear to be what they are made out to be. The FBI had an informant inside the World Trade Tower bombers, Emad Salam, who offered to sabotage the bomb. The FBI told him "no". The so-called "hot bed" of white separatism at Elohim City, occasional home to Tim McVeigh in the weeks prior to the OK City bombing, was founded and is being run by an FBI informant!

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And nobody has ever really explained what this second Ryder truck was doing in a secret camp half way from Elohim City to Oklahoma City two weeks before the bombing.

So, here we are today. Like the Romans of Crassus' and Cicero's time, or the Germans under a newly elected Hitler, we are being warned that a dangerous enemy threatens us, implacable, invisible, omnipresent, and invulnerable as long as our government is hamstrung by that silly old Bill of Rights. Already there have appeared articles debating whether or not "extraordinary measures" (i.e. torture) are not fully justified under certain circumstances such as those we are purported to face.

As was the case in Rome and Germany, the government continues to plead with the public for an expansion of its power and authority, to "deal with the crisis".

However, as Casio watch timers are paraded before the cameras, to the stentorian tones of the talking heads' constant dire warnings, it is legitimate to question just how real the crises is, and how much is the result of political machinations by our own leaders.

Are the terrorists really a threat, or just hired actors with bombs and Casio watches, paid for by Cicero and given brown shirts to wear by Hitler?

Is terrorism inside the United States really from outside, or is it a stage managed production, designed to cause Americans to believe they have no choice but to surrender the Republic and accept the totalitarian rule of a new emperor, or a new Fuhrer?

Once lost, the Romans never got their Republic back. Once lost, the Germans never got their Republic back. In both cases, the nation had to totally collapse before freedom was restored to the people.

Remember that when Crassus tells you that Spartacus approaches.

Remember that when thugs in the streets act in a manner clearly designed to provoke the public fear.

Remember that when the Reichstag burns down.

Remember that when the President lies to you about weapons of mass destruction.


And now we have 9/11 yet another fabricated deadly hoax on the civilians of the world.

Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice

Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven

Veterans for 9/11 Truth

The Truth About the 2009 Gaza Massacre

We Will Never Forget

The Truth About the 2009 Gaza Massacre

Israel Broke the Ceasefire November 4 2008

January 22 2009 right after yet another the Ceasefire
On Thursday a Palestinian man and girl walking near the shore in Gaza City were wounded by a shell fired from an Israeli gunboat, a Gaza health official said.

Another shell landed 100 metres away in an empty area near a UN aid distribution centre. And heavy-calibre bullet fire struck at least one house in the area, a witness said.

The Israeli military said it was firing to deter a Palestinian fishing vessel that had strayed off-limits.

Are we all so blind as to not see the truth.

ISRAELI Discrimination Against the ETHIOPIAN Hebrews "JEWS"! August 23, 2008

US Backed Ethiopian troops commit war crimes August 15, 2007

By Khalid Amayreh

August 5 2008

“We committed Nazi acts.”

Aharon Zisling, Israel’s first Agriculture Minister

“There is no doubt that many sexual atrocities were committed by the attacking Jews. Many young (Arab) girls were raped and later slaughtered. Old women were also molested.”

General Richard Catling, British Army Assistant Inspector after interrogating several female survivors (The Palestinian Catastrophe, Michael Palumbo, 1987)

As the evil state of Israel is celebrating sixty years of ethnic cleansing and atrocities against the native Palestinians, many people around the world, especially young generations, will not be fully aware of the manner in which Israel came into existence. Similarly, the younger Zionist generations who don’t stop calling their Palestinian victims “terrorists” should have a clearer idea about Israel’s manifestly criminal past which Zionist school textbooks shamelessly glamorize and glorify

Prior to "Jewish" statehood, three main Jewish terror organizations operated in Palestine, primarily against Palestinian civilians and British mandate targets. The three were: The Haganah, the Zvei Leumi or Irgun and the Stern Gang. The Haganah (Defence) had a field army of up to 160,000 well-trained and well-armed men and a unit called the Palmach, with more than 6,000 terrorists. The Irgun included as many as 5,000 terrorists, while the Stern Gang included 200-300 dangerous terrorists.

The following are merely some examples of Zionist terrorism prior to the creation of the Zionist state in 1948: The list doesn't include the bigger massacres such as Dir Yasin, Dawaymeh, Tantura and others.


During this period, Zionist terrorists carried out a series of terror attacks against Palestinian buses resulting in the death of 24 persons and the wounding of 25 others.


Haganah blew up the Iraqi oil pipeline near Haifa/Palestine. Moshe Dayan was one of the participants in this act. The technique was used in 1947 at least four times.


On 6 November, 1940 , Zionist terrorists of the Stern Gang assassinated the British Minister resident in the Middle East , Lord Moyne, in Cairo .


On 25 November, S.S. Patria was blown up by Jewish terrorists in Haifa harbour, killing 268 illegal Jewish immigrants. The explosion, carried out by the Haganah terrorist group, was only meant to prevent the ship from sailing. However, it seemed that the terrorists had miscalculated the amount of explosives needed to disable the vessel. Other sources reported that this was no miscalculation and was a deliberate mass murder of Jews by Jews aimed at drawing sympathy and influencing British immigration policy to Palestine .


Zionist terrorists blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which housed the civilian administration of the government of Palestine, killing and injuring more than 200 persons. The Irgun gang claimed responsibility for this criminal act, but subsequent evidence indicated that both the Haganah and the Jewish Agency were involved.


On 1 October, the British Embassy in Rome was badly damaged by a bomb explosion for which Irgun claimed responsibility.


In June 1947, a postal bomb addressed to the British war office exploded in the post office sorting room in London, injuring 2 persons. It was attributed to Irgun or Stern Gangs (The Sunday Times, Sept. 24, 1972), p. 8.


In December 1947, six Palestinians were killed and 30 wounded when bombs were thrown from Jewish trucks at Arab houses in Haifa; 12 Palestinians were killed and another injured in an attack by armed Zionists at an Arab coastal village near Haifa.


On 13 December 1947 , Zionist terrorists believed to be members of Irgun Zevi Leumi murdered 18 Palestinian civilians and wounded 60 others in Jerusalem , Jaffa and Lud areas. In Jerusalem , bombs were thrown in an Arab market-place near the Damascus Gate; in Jaffa bombs were thrown into an Arab café; and in the Arab village near Lud, 12 Arabs were killed in an attack with mortars and automatic weapons.


On 9 December, Haganah terrorists attacked an Arab village near Safad, blowing up two houses, in the ruins of which were found the bodies of 10 Arabs, including 5 children. Haganah admitted responsibility for the attack.


On 29 December, two British constables and 11 Palestinians were killed and 32 others were injured at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem when Irgun terrorists threw a bomb from a taxi.


On 1 January, Haganah terrorists attacked a village on the slope of Mount Carmel , killing 17 Palestinian civilians and wounding 33 others.


On 4 January, Haganah terrorists wearing British Army uniforms penetrated into the centre of Jaffa and blew up the Sarai, which was used as headquarters of the Arab National Committee, killing more than 40 persons and wounding 98 others.


On 5 January, the Arab-owned Semiramis Hotel in Jerusalem was blown up, killing 20 civilians, among them Viscount De Tapia, the Spanish Consul. Haganah admitted responsibility for this outrage.


On 7 January , seventeen Arab civilians were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem , 3 of them while trying to escape. Further casualties, including the murder of a British officer near Hebron, were reported from different parts of the country.

On 16 January, Jewish terrorists blew up three Arab buildings, killing 8 children between the age of 18 months and 12 years.

December 13, 1947- February 10, 1948

Seven bombing attacks by Jewish terrorists took place and the targets were innocent Arab civilians in cafés and markets, killing 138 and wounding 271 others. During this period, there were 9 attacks on Arab buses. Moreover, Jewish terrorists attacked passenger trains on at least four occasions, killing 93 persons and wounding 161 others.


On 15 February , Haganah terrorists attacked an Arab village near Safad and blew up several houses, killing 11 civilians, including four children.


On 3 March, heavy damage was done to the Arab-owned Salam building in Haifa (a seven-story block of flats and shops) by Jewish terrorists who drove an army truck to the building and escaped before detonation of 400 pounds of explosives, killing 11 Arab civilians and 3 Americans. The Stern Gang claimed responsibility.


On 22 March, Jewish terrorists from the Stern Gang blew up a housing block in Iraq Street in Haifa , killing 17 and injuring 100 others. Four members of the Stern Gang drove two truckloads of explosives into the street and abandoned the vehicles before the explosives went off.


On 31 March, Jewish terrorists mined the Cairo-Haifa Express, killing 40 people and wounding 60 others.


On 16 April, Jewish terrorists attacked the former British army camp at Tel Litvvinsky, killing 90 Palestinians.


On 19 April, fourteen Palestinian civilians were killed in a house in Tiberias, which was blown up by Zionist terrorists.


On 11 May, a letter bomb addressed to Evelyn Baker, former commanding officer in Palestine , was detected in the nick of time by his wife.

April 25, 1948- May 13, 1948

Wholesale looting of Jaffa was carried out following armed attacks by Irgun and Haganah terrorists. They plundered and carried away everything they could, destroying what they could not take with them.


On 17 September, Count Folke Berndadotte, UN Mediator in Palestine was assassinated by members of the Stern Gang in the Zionist-controlled sector of Jerusalem . Bernadotte’s aide Col. Serot was also killed and murdered by Jewish terrorists.


In November, the Christian Arab villages of Igrit and Birim were attacked and destroyed, killing and injuring many unarmed civilians, including women and children. All the Christian Arab inhabitants were forcibly expelled from their homes. The State of Israel still refuses to allow them to return to their villages despite several court orders.


The greatest acts of Jewish terror took place when Jewish terrorists, now called Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), uprooted 700,000-800,000 Palestinians from their ancestral homeland in Palestine . Since then the refugees have consistently been denied the right to return home. After the expulsion, the Zionist terrorist army razed to the ground hundreds of Arab towns, villages and hamlets and obliterated their remains. Eventually, Israeli villages, Kibbutzim and towns were built on the remaining rubble.

They have continued down this road of destruction to steal land and murder innocent Palestinians.

It is estimated that:
Since then about 2 million Palestinians have been killed. Just as many if not more have been displaced.

The making of Israel’s Apartheid in Palestine

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Anti-War and Peace Groups World Wide

Vets groups Who want to end War


1. Bring Them Home Now ("not an organization"?)

2. Citizen Soldier

3. Disabled Veterans of America (sort of)

4. Gold Star Families for Peace

5. Iraq Veterans Against the War

6. Military Families Speak Out

7. Operation Truth

8. September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (sorta vet widows)

9. Veterans Against the Iraq War

10. Veterans for Common Sense (sort of) index.cfm

11. Vets For Justice

12. Veterans for Peace

13. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Vet...nals_for_Sanity

14. Vietnam Veterans Against the War

15, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF)

16. Peace Takes Courage veterans.html

17. Vietnam Veterans Against the War Anti-Imperialist.


Quick List Anti-War organaizations


ACTNOW - Australian Capital Territory Network Opposing War (Canberra)

Architects for Peace

Australian Veterinarians against the War (Canberra)

No War: Network Opposing War and Racism (Adelaide)

The No-War Alliance of Western Australia (Fremantle)

Peace Tasmania

Sydney Peace & Justice Coalition

Victorian Peace Network


Platform against War on Iraq (Gent)

Stop United States of Aggression


l'Alliance Canadienne pour la Paix / Canadian Peace Alliance

Artists against War

Coalition against War on the People of Iraq (CAWOPI) (Vancouver)

Coalition in Solidarity with the People of Iraq (CESAPI) (Vancouver)

Mobilization against War and Occupation (MAWO) (Vancouver)

Rooting Out Evil (Vancouver)

Toronto Coalition to Stop the War

War on Terrorism Watch (Canadian Association of University Teachers)


FredsVagt ved Christiansborg

Komiteen for et Frit Irak

Nej til krig

Stop Terrorkrigen!


Ei iskua Irakiin


Amitiés franco-irakiennes

Comites Iraq/Iraq Committees

Le jeu de cartes du régime Bush

Non à la Guerre


Deutsches Solidaritätskomitee Freier Irak

Internationales Tribunal über den Irak-Krieg (ITI)

Netzwerk Friedenskooperative


Irish Anti-War Movement


Campo Antiimperialista

Fermiamo La Guerra all\'Iraq


Wereld Crisis

New Zealand

Peace Movement Aotearoa


Ingen krig mot Irak

Komiteen for et fritt Irak


Justice Not War Coalition


Stop the War


Comite de Solidarida con la Causa Arabe



Nätverket mot krig

Nej till Krig mot Iraq


Coalition contre la guerre

Gruppe Schweiz ohne Armee - GSoA


Peace Initiative/Turkey

Iraq'ta Savasa Hayir


Artists Against the War (London)

Brent Stop the War

Cambridge Solidarity with Iraq (CASI)

Cut It Up

Iraq Occupation Focus (London)

Justice Not Vengeance (JNV) (East Sussex)

Labour Against the War

Media Workers Against War

Military Families Against the War

No War on Iraq Liason

Peace Not War Compilation CD

Scottish Coalition for Justice Not War

Sheffield Stop the War Coalition

SOAS Stop the War (London)

Stop the War Coalition (London)

United for Peace and Justice

United Justice for Peace (Boston)

Voices in the Wilderness: A Campaign to end the Economic Sanctions against Iraq

War Without End Discussion Board

Women in Black


American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Baring Witness

Bay Area United Against War

Bring Them Home Now Campaign

Campus Antiwar Network

Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Cities for Peace: A Project of the Institute for Policy Studies - "We are building a coaltion of local officials and concerned citizens to express the will of our communities through civic actions regarding the war in Iraq."

Coalition to Wage Peace: A Voice Against Violence (University of Colorado)


Committee to End the Occupation of Iraq (New Jersey)

CorpWatch: War Profiteers Site

Direct Action to Stop the War (San Francisco)

The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)

Educators to Stop the War

Greater Lansing [Michigan] Network Against War & Injustice

Harvard Initiative for Peace and Justice

Historians against the War

The Institute for Southern Studies Campaign to Stop the War Profiteers and End the Corporate Invasion of Iraq

International Action Center New York

International Action Center San Francisco Bay Area

International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism!)

Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)

Labor for Peace and Justice (Berkeley)

The Lysistrata Project

Michigan Emergency Committee Against War in Iraq (MECAWI)

Michigan Peaceworks (formerly Ann Arbor Area Committee for Peace)

Military Families Speak Out

National Network to End the War against Iraq

National Youth and Student Peace Coalition

Neighbors For Peace and Justice - Vecinos Para La Paz y La Justicia (Los Angeles)

New Jersey Coalition against War on Iraq

No Draft, No Way!

North Carolina Peace & Justice Coalition

Not in Our Name (NION)

Not in Our Name (NION) - Seattle

NYC Labor Against the War

Peaceful Tomorrows: September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Soggy Boot Gang: Snow Shovel Activism in Connecticut

Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (Puget Sound, Washington)

South Bay Labor for Peace and Justice

South Bay Mobilization (San Jose, California)

Taprock Peace Center (Deerfield, Massachusetts)

Think First!: Countering the Military Presence in Our Schools

Truth Justice Peace: Human Shield Action

United for Peace and Justice

United for Peace and Justice in San Jose

United for Peace of Pierce County [Washington]

U.S. Bombing Watch: Archive of U.S. Bombings, Invasions and Occupations of Iraq (Colorado Campaign for Middle East Peace)

U.S. Labor Against the War

Vermont Network on Iraq War Resolutions (Town Meetings)

Voices in the Wilderness - "is an educational campaign of International A.N.S.W.E.R."

War Resisters League


UK Muslim community news site on the Iraq conflict.

Active Resistance to the Roots of War
A nonviolent direct action affinity group set up in September 1990. Holds weekly vigils outside the Foreign Office calling for the end of economic sanctions on

Bare Witness
Non-affiliated group that holds naked anti-war protests.

Campaign Against the Arms Trade
Group working for the reduction and ultimate abolition of the international arms trade.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
A non-violent campaign group working to eliminate nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases
Campaign raises public awareness, scrutiny and accountability of American bases in the
UK and opposes weapons of mass destruction.

Everyone Counts
Mass letter writing campaign against war.

Gloucestershire Weapons Inspectors
Newly formed group trying to eliminate weapons of mass destruction from Gloucestershire.

Iraq Body Count
Project attempting to establish an independent and comprehensive public database of civilian deaths in Iraq resulting directly from military actions by the USA and its allies in 2003.

Labour Against the War
Labour party and trade union campaign for an end to western military action in response to the events of
11th September 2001.

Medical Action for Global Security
A charitable organisation of health professionals concerned with the health impacts of violent conflict, poverty and environmental degradation.

Muslim Association of Britain
Institution that attempts to spread the teachings and culture of Islam within British society. Supports all global anti-war movements.

Network for Peace
Organisation-based network set up to continue the work of the National Peace Council, one of the oldest peace organisations in the

Our World Our Say
Campaign to put pressure on the British government by sending a message to Tony Blair oppposing war on

Operation Desert Rescue
Non-affiliated group, set up more than 25 years ago to look at the effects of war on children around the world.

Peace Exchange
Quaker anti-war site.

Peace Pledge Union
Independent organisation, established in 1934, working towards creating a just world free from war.

Reclaim the Bases
Organises protests, direct action and civil disobedience.

Rhythms of Resistance
Activist samba band involved in anti-war protests.

Stop the War Coalition
Developed following September 11 under three slogans: stop the war, no to a racist backlash, and defend civil liberties.

Students against the War
First-hand reports from student and school pupil protests, and calendar of forthcoming actions.

Voices in the Wilderness UK
Organisation concerned with the humanitarian crises in
Iraq; breaks the economic sanctions by hand-delivering medical supplies to children's hospitals.

War on Want
Group asking people to sign up to a campaign saying that 'the only war worth fighting is the war on poverty'.

Women praying for peace
A loose organization of women linked by the net, all praying for peace at the same time of day.

Act Together: Women Against Sanctions on Iraq
A group of
UK based Iraqi and non-Iraqi women working against war on Iraq.

North American Sites

101 Ways to Stop the War on Iraq
List compiled by environmental site EarthFuture.

Americans Against Bombing
Conservative/libertarian coalition opposed to US bombing in the
Middle East and Kosovo.

American Friends Service Committee
Multi-faith organisation established by the Quakers in 1917, backing peace building.

Axis of Justice
Us anti-war opinion forum.

Site devoted to keeping tabs on George Bush.

Citizens for Legitimate Government
A pro-democracy activist group established to 'expose the Bush coup d'etat'.

Cities for Peace
Coalition of local elected officials and citizens in US cities encouraging people to email city councils and pass a resolution against the war.

Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Campaign urging people to sign a statement opposing war on

Code pink for peace
Group of women organising vigils for peace and calling for a campaign of civil disobedience if war begins in

Direct Action to Stop the War
Nonviolent civil disobedience and direct action against war.

Duct Tape for Peace
A site urging anti-war protesters to express their views with a duct tape ribbon, duct tape bumper sticker, duct tape banner or sign, or by posting a strip or roll of duct tape to George Bush.

Education for Peace in Iraq
Organisation dedicated to improving humanitarian conditions in
Iraq and defending the human rights of the Iraqi people.

Food Not Bombs
Volunteer organization dedicated to nonviolence.

Fellowship of Reconciliation USA
Nonviolent interfaith group set up in 1915.

Harrass the Brass
Anti-military newspaper produced byradical
US soldiers in Vietnam.

Iraq Peace Pledge
Site to publicly register opposition to war on
Website of the author of Stupid White Men.

A nationwide network of more than 600,000 online activists working to support US citizens in finding their political voice.

Not in Our Name
Group of artists and activists inspiring protest and resistance to the
US government's course in the wake of September 11.

Peace Action
Grassroots peace group.

Ploughshares Fund
Group providing resources to stop the weapons of war, from nuclear arms to landmines.

September 11th families for peaceful tomorrows
An advocacy organisation founded by family members of September 11 victims, seeking effective non-violent responses to terrorism.

Anti-war christian ministry.
Grassroots education and advocacy project founded by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's.

United for Justice and Peace
National campaign that brings together a broad range of organisations throughout the
US to help coordinate protest against war on Iraq.
A non-political, educational campaign against war and racism and in support of grassroots democracy, including teach-ins, conferences, local and regional events.

Vote to Impeach
Site calling for people to vote electronically to impeach George Bush.

Win Without War
A coalition of national organisations advocating alternatives to pre-emptive war in

Who Dies for Bush Lies?
Created by the Committee to Unsell the War to put the case against war on

Rest of the World

Austrian Social Forum
Austrian anti-war websites.

Cultura contra la guerra
Spanish artists against war.

Electronic Iraq
A news portal on the US-Iraq crisis published by anti-war campaigners Voices in the Wilderness and Middle East supplementary news publishers, the Electronic Intifada

Latvian anti-war group whose name means I am for peace

Greenpeace - Say No War Again
Environmental pressure group's anti-war website.

Green Left Weekly
Australian magazine with anti-war stance.

JustPeace campaign
Zealand Green party anti-war campaign.

Groupe pour une Suisse Sans Armée
The Movement for the Abolition of the Swiss Army wants to abolish the Swiss army, and replace national service with a voluntary, peaceable alternative. Also opposes war on

Human shield mission to Iraq
Convoy of peace campaigners travelling to
Baghdad to act as a human shield.

Ingen Krig mot Irak
Norwegian anti-war site.

Swiss site (in German) organising anti-war demonstrations and with links to other European anti-war sites.

International Answer (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
Coalition group calling for worldwide rallies against war and racism.

Irish Anti-War Movement
Anti-war movement supported by
Ireland's Green and Socialist parties; also opposes US army presence in Shannon.

Irish Network for Nonviolent Action Training and Education, an umbrella group supporting people exploring nonviolent approaches to conflict issues.

Military Families Speak Out
Group of families ofmilitary servicepeople taking an anti-war stance.

No to War Against Iraq
German campaign urging people to send one Euro to a special bank account as a vote against a war in Iraq.

Not in our Name Australia
Site asking people to sign a register indicating their opposition to war.

Paremos la guerra
Spanish anti-war site.

Pax Christi
International Catholic Peace Movement with branches throughout the world.

Pax Humana
French anti-war site.

Peace and Progress
Site asking visitors to sign a peace manifesto.

Peace Plan Group
Group dedicated to searching for an apolitical, non-military resolution to the 'war on terrorism'.

Pitstop Ploughshares
Campaign for five Catholic Workers facing court for disarming a
US warplane at Shannonairport Ireland and pouring human blood on the runway.

Australian anti-war campaign

New Zealand-based progressive alternative news site.

Belgian anti-war website.

Stop War Initiative
Polish group opposing war on
Iraq and planning protests on the day of any attack.

Victorian Peace Network
Australian-based network of more than 60 organisations opposed to the war on

Waging Peace
Website of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

War Resisters International
Movement sent up in 1921 to promote nonviolent action against the causes of war.

Why War
Group trying to organize, inform, and motivate Americans to question and evaluate the 'war on terrorism'.

Women in black
International peace network that holds silent vigils to protest war and human rights abuses.
Women in Black UK

Women's International League for Peace
Women campaigning for peace since the early 1900's.

World Socialist Website
Internet centre of the International Committee of the Fourth International, which opposes war on
Iraq, and more generally the capitalist market system.

Anti-War Weblogs

Disturbing trends


Stand Down


Common Dreams News Center - breaking news and views for the progressive community

United For Peace - collaboration of national and international peace and social justice organizations and local places of worship, peace centers, and community organizations.

Stop the War Coalition - campaigning against the attacks on Iraq, and for a halt to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Not In Our Name - pledges resist

ance to endless war, detentions and roundups, attacks on civil liberties, and war on Iraq.

TrueMajority - grassroots education and advocacy project of Priorities, Inc. founded by Ben Cohen, co-founder, Ben and Jerry's.

Peace Action - promotes grassroots activism for nucle

ar disarmament, an end to weapons trafficking, a just economy, a democratic foreign policy, and an informed electorate.

Poets Against the War - site hosts thousands of poems for peace. Also has information about antiwar poetry readings.

Military Families Speak Out - an organization of people who are opposed to war in Iraq and who have relatives or loved ones in the military.

Electronic Iraq - offers news and analysis of events in Iraq.

Win Without War - mainstream voice advocating alternatives to preemptive war against Iraq.

Iraq Peace Team - nonviolent activists have been on the ground in Iraq working in tandem with those in the United States and the world who seek to prevent a U.S. attack on Iraq.

AlterNet: War on Iraq - offers news and analysis, activism resources, and more about resisting war with Iraq.

National Network to End the War Against Iraq - nationwide coalition of peace and justice, student, and faith-based organizations.

Direct Action to Stop the War - calling for mass non-violent direct action to protest the U.S.-led war on Iraq.

Cities for Peace - national coalition of local officials and concerned citizens working to express the will of their communities through civic resolutions regarding the war in Iraq.

Another Poster for Peace - copyright-free anti-war art for public use.

Active Resistance to the Roots of War (ARROW) - nonviolent direct action affinity group set up in September 1990, opposing sanctions and military action against Iraq.

Baring Witness - group that undertakes nude and clothed protest actions against the war in Iraq.

Iraq Crisis Antiwar Homepage - project of The Nonviolence Web.

Veterans Against The Iraq War - coalition of American veterans who oppose war with Iraq.

Eyes Wide Open - from the American Friends Service Committee. Multimedia companion to the traveling exhibit honoring the victims of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

Patriots for Peace - spreading peace visibly. Features information on volunteering and events.

February 15 and 16 Protest Pictures - includes pictures from over 125 anti-U.S./Iraq war protests from around the world.

War With Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives - report discusses the costs of going to war with Iraq.

Lysistrata Project@

Iraq Action Coalition (IAC) - online media and activists' resource center for groups and activists who are working to end the war against the people of Iraq.

Gold Star Families for Peace - families of soldiers who have died as a result of war working to bring the country's sons and daughters home from Iraq.

No Blood for Oil - opposed to the Bush administration's plans to increase economic, political, and military influence over the Middle East and its oil resources.

Brushstroke Peace Poster Competition - user-submitted posters advocating peace.

Stop the War - Australia-based site promoting the use of boycotts to protest the U.S. war in Iraq.

No War Sign Project: No Iraq War - creating a visible wall of grassroots opposition to Bush's plan for war in Iraq.

Cut it Up - small group of concerned peace activists who are also Labour Party members in the U.K. and oppose military action against Iraq.

Poets Against the War (UK) - features poetry from people opposed to the war on Iraq.

Iraq Photo Project - people throughout the United States hold up signs to show their feelings about the war in Iraq.

Peace Posters - download and print posters, or submit your own design for others to use.

Pacifica Radio Watch on Iraq - calendar of antiwar and antisanction actions and demonstrations across the United States. - art installation inspired by American soldiers lost in the Iraq War.

St. Patrick's Four - campaign to show solidarity for the four parents who are being tried on charges of federal conspiracy due to their civil resistance to the Iraq War. - mission is to persuade President Bush to meet with Cindy Sheehan and answer her questions about why the war that took her son's life was started and why it is being continued.

Crawford Peace House - seeks to provide a culturally diverse environment in which to explore peaceful alternatives to war.

End The Iraq War - Tom Laughlin of Billy Jack fame has a plan to end the war in Iraq.

101 Reasons not to Invade Iraq - By the Protestants for the Common Good, Clear list from REAL CHRISTIANS, who oppose the invasion

Americans Against Bombing - Excellent antiwar site by Conservatives opposing the Bush War Machine, Analysis, News, great info

Antiwar Links - An excellent Links List of antiwar sites, Huge Links List of Media Sites, From MultiLingual '
Tower of Babel' - News about Human Rights, Environment, US Politics, Top Stories, updated often, search, links

Antiwar Posters - From, Free, high quality antiwar posters to download & print - Six pages of graphics to download as posters, etc. lots of artists contributing

Artists United WWW - News, Long list of member artists, Good antiwar site, Mission, Political Statements, Links

Axis of Justice - Non-profit organization formed by major musicians, to bring together music fans, grassroots citizens for social justice

Behold the Empire - Antiwar site with viewable photo slide show (Graphic War Photos), Protest photos, articles & links

Bermuda for Peace - Antiwar site from Bermuda, photo gallery, links, What you can do, Media Center - Where has all the power gone? Animations - 'At home and abroad', See 69 photos of antiwar protests

*Boycott This! - Excellent antiwar site, 'Connect the Dots' timeline showing Oil IS the Issue, Four Flash Animations, Links

*Boycott War - Campaign for a Global Boycott for Peace, Activist Resources, Acting against corporations allied with Smirk, Links

Braving America - Good small site with commentaries and news, "Eight reasons why the
US invasion of Iraq is flawed"

Britons for peace - Bedford, UK based activist antiwar group, Headlines from The News Insider, Smirk/Hitler facts, Links

California Peace Action - Antiwar Petition, Resources, Nationwide Ad Campaign with photo of Rumsfeld greeting Saddam Hussein

Call to Conscience - To Active Duty Troops & Reservists, A Statement by armed forces veterans, Signatories, Resources, small site

Cities For Peace - A national coalition of local officials & concerned citizens against the war in Iraq, News, Patriot Act 2 Info

Citizens on the Web - Alternative news from Toronto, Canada, Antiwar news, anti-WTO, Web Liberty, Links

Connect the Dots - Three categories of updated News, Who Dies? Who Pays? Who Profits?, Very revealing connections

Cost of the War in Iraq - Over $1000 every SECOND! Compare cost to Kids Health, Public Housing, etc., Free counter for web page

Crimes of War Project - Website in English & Arabic, Very Useful Links, Book is in several languages, human rights, antiwar

Direct Action to Stop the War! - Bechtel fact sheets, Action flyers, targeting corporations who profit from
Iraq invasion

Electronic Iraq - Breaking news,
Iraq news, Analysis, fact sheets, activism, unique information

Eleventh Hour Stories - A call for Global Action, A call for Peacemaking, read 113 different stories submitted by readers

End the Occupation - US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Photos of the 'apartheid' wall, Action Alerts, Projects

End the War - National Network to End the War Against Iraq, Many Downloads, Petition, Flyer, Smirk Lies, Breaking News, Links

Environmentalists Against War - Stop the War against the Planet & all its Peoples, Info, Action, Media Center, Photos, Many Statements

For Mother Earth - Good antiwar site, Peace, Non-violence, Arms Reduction, Latest News, Action Alerts, Photos, Archives, Links

*Fragments - Excellent non-violence site, antiwar, good links page, personal stories, social change, online 'zine

Global Emergency Alert Response - (GEAR) Is a grassroots campaign to address social emergency, to avert a full scale World War 3

Globalise Resistance - Major UK site bringing together groups & individuals opposed to corporate power, Photos, Big Links List

Groundswell Voters - Opposing the illegal invasion of Iraq, Article Links, Contribute to the PAC

Humanitarian Costs of the Iraq War - Many links to the factual costs, updated often from the

International Action Center - Founded by Ramsey Clark, Former US Attorney General, Antiwar site, Activism, Exposing Corporate Greed

International Action Center, Boston - Good antiwar site begun by Ramsey Clark, Activism, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Many photos & articles

International ANSWER - Act Now to Stop War & End Racism, Major Antiwar & Progressive Activist Site, Calendar, Downloads, Links

International Peace Bureau - Great comprehensive calendar of planned Peace Actions globally, Good list of Progressive Links

Iraq War - From the viewpoint of the Russians, in English, different perspectives on breaking news from the
Iraq war

Iraq War Forum - Interesting English version from Russia, Iraq War Forum with many postings, often by Americans

Irish Antiwar Movement - Good antiwar site from Ireland, Calendar of Events, News Headlines, Resources, Forum, Links

It's Not Over - Good small German site in English, 9-11 Info, Antiwar, Media Bias, Civil Liberties, Flyers to distribute, Archives

Johnny Peaceseed - Very good unique antiwar site, News, Commentaries, Poetry, Archives, Boycotts, Quotes, Links

Justice not Vengeance - Good antiwar site from the UK, Principles, Links, well organized & good info

Justice Not War Coalition - Good antiwar site from the Philippines, Calendar, Forum, Archives, Links

KryssTal - Why did the
USA want "Regime Change" in Iraq?, ALL Phony Reasons itemized & dissected factually, Oil & Economic Control

Kurt Nimmo's Another Day In The Empire - Very Good sma

ll antiwar site, Photos, Good recent comments on News stories, Links

Left Directory - Huge list of Links from the UK separated by category, Progressive, Liberal Sites

Liberal Artists - Site dedicated to the news & views of Liberal Celebrities from all Arts, Articles by Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, others

LMNOP - Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace, Good antiwar site, Many photos of worldwide demonstrations

March For Justice - Very good site, Calling for Justice & Human Rights for All, Iraq, Afghanistan, Rachel Corrie, Palestinians, Links

Massachusetts MoveOn - Activists & activism, for justice, peace, & a democratic world, Photos, Links,

Media Workers Against War - Top News Stories, Top 40 Smirk Lies about the Iraq war, News the pro-war media ignores, Links

Medical Association for Prevention of War - MAPW Australia, Good antiwar site, very good progressive Links

Metaphoria - An International Newsletter, Excellent Commentaries, Topics of Reflection & Discussion, Links

Military Families Speak Out - Representing the families of military personnel opposed to the illegal Iraq invasion, Photos, Links

My - Updated Daily with many links to Selected News & Articles especially about Iraq, Archives, Large Site

New Internationalist Magazine - Online version, Large antiwar site, well organized, Good essays on Corporate Fraud, War Issues - Antiwar affiliate of Voter March, Animations, Videos, Cartoons, News Links, 8 Animation Links

No Mo Wo (No More War) - Large number of Topics in Very Good and active Forum, many antiwar views & facts

No To War - French antiwar site in English version, Activism, Info, Articles, Contacts, Many Links

No War! - Very good antiwar site from
Spain, in English, The Very Best Links to Global Antiwar Website

Occupation Watch - Ongoing monitoring from
Baghdad, Eye on the Occupation, Antiwar site (also in Arabic), Links

One Voice for Peace - Over 38,000 signatures of sponsors to express antiwar concerns, TV actors included

Patriots for Peace - Very good antiwar activism site, Daily News, Photo Albums to view, Commondreams article links, Many Links

PatriotX - Very good antiwar site, Historical Info, Articles, Editorials, Op-Ed Letters, Forums, Images, Satire, Good Links

Peace Action - America's largest long-term established peace organization, Headlines, Take Action, A Few Links

Peace and Security Funders Group - Huge List of Links to Peace & Security Websites, (NGO's, Universities, Govt. Agencies)
Peace Channel - Furthering the cause of World Peace through Music & Information, Interviews with Palast, Chomsky, Essays, Forum

Peace Flags - Good small antiwar site, several Flags for sale, also as T-Shirts, Links to Articles, Links, Message Board

Peace Magazine - Monthly Online Magazine, Focus on Non-Violent Resistance to War & similar policies, Links, Archives

Peace Movement Aotearoa - A New Zealand national antiwar networking site, Activist Alerts, Archives, Links

Peace - Best calendar of protests organized by CITY, current future antiwar actions are listed, antiwar NEWS, organizations

People for Peace - Good informational site opposing war, quotes, links to resources for peace, Kidz for Peace

Peoples Video Network - Largest Number of Progressive Videos for sale on the Web, Great progressive links list, Antiwar Videos

Perceval Press - Several good books on progressive & antiwar themes, Many Links, Recommended Book List

*Post 9-11 Timeline - Updated Breaking News, Forum Posts, Many subjects, Dr. Kelley, Antiwar Demonstrations, Patriot Act 2, Great Site!

Professor Marc Herold, Ph.D - A dossier on Civilian Victims of US Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan, Daily Counts, Scenes of Afghanistan - Anti-nuke and antiwar site, well organized, BEST list of links to ANTI-NUCLEAR SITES, News,
Peace Park info & news

Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice - Member of 'United for Peace and Justice', perspectives, documents, resources,

Resistance Online - Australian antiwar site, Resistance Campaigns, Events, Aceh, Burma, Korea, Links

Saint Louis Instead of War Coalition - Good commentaries, News, Links, Photos, Calendar, Mailing List

Sean Penn - "Kilroy's Still Here" Good personal statement on the bogus War for oil, politics, by the famous actor, in PDF file - :l sgx#06/03 hip hop nowar, Good collection of Antiwar Links, Music, Wallpapers, Signs, MP3 Antiwar Downloads

Shutting Down War Profiteer Bechtel - Photos & info on Bechtel Corp. & mass non-violent direct action to stop the war machine

Sign Project: No Iraq War - Organization that produces & distributes Media to support activist campaigns, CD's, Videos, Yard Signs

Soldiers for the Truth - Defensewatch Magazine, Colonel Hackworth, Military Columnists discuss why
Iraq war is a useless hoax

Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War - SNOW, Over 104 member organizations, Neighborhood Groups, Activism, Flyers, Seattle Group, Links

Stand Up - Produced & aired a commercial for Peace, Streaming Video of the commercial, sign the list

stopsleeping - Very good site, lots of essays, Daily updated breaking news links, photos, Public Debt facts

stop the war - Good Flash Intro, Greek site also in English, Vote Results, Messages, Links
Stop the War (UK) - Very good antiwar site from the UK, Has the BEST Global Antiwar Links list, Graphic photos of Iraqi Children, Victims

Taking Aim - Audio Archives, Exposing the capitalist system addicted to permanent war, Fake Terror, Oil Money Wars, History of Zionism

The 100 Year March - Articles, Letters, Petitions, Links, Plans to publish info on elected officials' voting records, Good antiwar site

The Debate - "Did oil or money influence plans for war with Iraq and Afghanistan, Good small site, Sign the Petition

The Education for Peace in Iraq - EPIC, Working to improve humanitarian conditions & human rights in Iraq, Activism, Campaigns

The Iraq Page - Remembering Those who Lost their Lives in the Iraq War 2003, DOD Press Releases, List of War Dead, Updated & Accurate

The Iraq War Reader - Updated often, good commentary on news items relating to Iraq, Book by same name is available

The Oil Coup: Bush's Master Oil Plan? - Detailed research into the reasons for going after
Iraq Oil fields, Article Links

Trouble Tickets - Good antiwar site, Narratives, Blogs, Forums, An Activist Web Project, Excellent Links List, Many Progressive Links - Very good site from the UK, antiwar info, Updated News Articles, Resources, Links

United for Peace and Justice - Good antiwar activism site, Calls to Action, Press Room, Calendar of Upcoming Events, News, Links

US Crusade - Many Links to Articles, Antiwar, Books, Headlines, Editorials, Archives, 9-11 Info, Afghanistan, Iraq, Links

Veterans Against the Iraq War - Coalition of Veterans opposing the Iraq War, Action Page, Chickenhawk Database, Message Board

Veterans for Common Sense - Common Sense from military veterans in debates over war & national security, News Articles, Mailing List

Veterans for Peace - Organization dedicated to the abolishment of war, Non-violence for Peace & Justice, Calendar, Links

Vets for Justice - Working to correct injustices towards US Military, Retirees & Veterans, Hall of Shame, Petition, Links

Victorian Peace Network - Iraq for the Iraqis: End the Occupation, Antiwar group from Australia, Posters, Downloads, Action

Vietnam Veterans Against The War - Struggling for the rights & needs of veterans, Against the Iraq War, For peace & justice, Links

Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Anti-Imperialist - Lots of commentaries, antiwar focus, good Links list,

Voices in the Wilderness - Good antiwar site, Calendar, Photos, Audio & Video files, Good articles & analysis, Links

War + Iraq Poster Exhibition - 15 pages of posters opposing the Iraq invasion, Links to like minded sites

War On Iraq - Lots of good antiwar links, Articles by William Rivers Pitt, Protests & Rallies, T-Shirt Art & Posters, News, Activism

War Report - News updated daily, Iraq, Afghanistan, Many News Stories, by the Project on Defense Alternatives, Documents & Resources

War Tax Resistance - From War Resisters' League, US Military Spending facts, How to Resist, Resources, Organizations, Links

War Times - Compiling information & analysis for the peace & justice movement, Downloadable Flyers & Issues, Links to Resources

Wasted Irony - Good small site, Several very good essays, like Messy Details that led to War, Creator of

Web Tracks - For human rights, compassion, and peace, Daily updated Top News Stories from AP, writers & poets, many links

We Deserve the Truth - Good small site, "When the nation goes to war, the people deserve the truth", Smirk war lies dissected

Who Dies for Bush Lies? - Good antiwar site, Posters to download, Cartoons, Talking Points, Activist Toolkits, The Lies Revealed

Why War? - Antiwar site, Updated News & Analysis, Projects, Pamphlets, Activist Resources, Opinion & Commentary, Non-violent activism

Win Without War - America's wealthiest & largest peace coalition, current actions, Press Room (News)

World Peace Pages - From Cambridge, UK, Good summary and links to 9-11 attacks, how the world views the US & why, Links

Yes! Magazine Online - Good positive publication, very intelligent articles by the Editor & others, read 'Finding Courage'

Active Resistance to the Roots of War / Justice not Vengeance - Nonviolent direct action group opposing the Gulf War. Includes anti-war documents and news; describes core principles and activities.

Alternet: War on Iraq - Includes editorials on recent developments in Iraq as well as analysis of the road leading to war.

American Friends Service Committee: Conflict with Iraq - Reasons to oppose war with Iraq, resources, news, links, and ways to help.

Americas Against Bombing - Conservative/Libertarian coalition who are opposed to the bombing of Iraq and feel that U.S foreign policy is hypocritical.

Another Poster for Peace - Group of designers who are committed to the peaceful and just resolution of the situation by offering their copyright-free art to the public. Includes ideas for using the art and a mailing list.

The Anti-War Tribune - Promotes anti-war activities. Includes links to international news and pro-peace organizations. - Includes a daily index of the latest breaking news from a variety of media on the war in Iraq, as well as other conflicts. Iraq Info - News and links for activist organizations and resources.

Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice (AAPJ) - Coalition of concerned individuals and organizations working toward peaceful and just solutions to terrorism and violence. Features calendar of events and links to related sites and e-groups.

Austin Pax - Lists Austin, Texas businesses that promote peace and those that support the war.

Barcelona Against War - A collection of pictures documenting the Barcelonan opposition against war.

Bring Them Home Now Tour - A group of military families woth loved ones in present and past wars seek to end the war in Iraq and are holding 3 bus tours from Texas to Washington DC.

Buy French Now - Offers consumers a way to counter boycott efforts by pro-war forces and display appreciation for the French government's insistence.

Call to Conscience - Appeal to active duty troops and reservists by war veterans. Includes list of veteran signatories, resources, contact

addresses of speakers, translations of the call, and comments by users.

Campus Anti-War Network - Network of campus anti-war groups in the


Cities for Peace - Effort to get city councils and other civic bodies to pass resolutions against a war on Iraq. Includes sample resolutions, activist toolkit, and action alerts.

Direct Action to Stop the War - Includes how to get involved, calendar of events, flyers, and a handbook for citizens.

Do You Care? - Anti-war, pro-soldier website announcing future gatherings in support of our soldiers. Includes speeches, photos, and news coverage.

The Education for Peace in Iraq Center - News and events, resources on Iraq, "Advocates' Toolbox", and other resources for people wishing to take action against a war in Iraq.

The Fire This Time - Collaborative audio project aiming to be a "permanent record of the fate of Iraq and a guide to the language of mass media propaganda".

Global Exchange: Iraq Campaign - Includes an activist toolkit, how to get involved, news, and resources.

Gloucestershire Weapons Inspectors - Group who aim to eliminate weapons of mass destruction from Gloucestershire, UK. Includes action reports, news items, information about RAF Fairford, and links.

Gold Star Families For Peace - An organization of families who lost loved ones fighting in Iraq, who seek to have a speedy withdrawal of US military troops and have President Bush explain what "noble cause" they are alledgedly fighting for.

Guardian: The Anti-War Movement - Ongoing coverage, commentary and links for related resources.

Iraq Action Coalition - Resource center for groups and activists who are working to end the war against the people of Iraq. Includes fact sheets, ideas for action, and media coverage.

Iraq Crisis Antiwar Homepage - Overview and analysis of US and Iraq relations, with link to peace pledge to stop the spread of the war to Iraq.

Iraq Occupation and Resistance Report - Information on the US occupation of Iraq and the burgeoning resitance to that occupation.

Iraq Occupation Focus - A UK group campaigning to end the occupation of Iraq by coalition troops through action and media work.

Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation - Campaigns for solidarity with the Iraqi people. Opposes the Anglo-American military occupation of Iraq.

The Irish Anti-War Movement - Includes information about demonstrations and Iraqi sanctions, posters, flyers, factsheets, and discussion forum.

Libertarians for Peace - Libertarians committed to ending to United States military intervention and imperialism which benefits powerful government and corporate special interests at the expense of Americans and of peoples worldwide.

Military Families Speak Out - An organization of people opposed to war in Iraq and who have relatives or loved ones in the military. Gives rejoinder to knee-jerk attacks that anyone opposing the war is unpatriotic, and seeks to avoid US troops dying for Bush's policies.

Move On - Offers information on the anti-war movement and resources for activists.

Network Opposing War and Racism (NOWAR), SA - Collective of organizations and individuals opposed to Australia's involvement in a war on Iraq. Includes songs, articles, event details, merchandise, and press releases.

No to War Against Iraq - Features books, websites, articles and satire in English and Danish.

No War On Iraq - The International Socialist Organization offers advice on building anti-war committees, a petition for download, and an activist calendar. Includes news, analysis, and links for related sites.

Occupation Watch - International coalition of peace and justice groups monitoring the occupation of Iraq. Reports, press releases, and calls to action.

Our World Our Say - British group aiming to put pressure on the Blair government by allowing people to "vote" against war. Includes an overview of the organisation and explains how to support it.

The Peace Pretzel - Counterpropaganda for the People - Peace, freedom of speech, and anti-Bush administration graphics offered for free.

Peaceful Tomorrows - An advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world.

Pitstop Ploughshares - Five Catholic worker activists to face trial after disarming a US warplane at Shannon Airport, Ireland.

Poets Against the War - Provides a venue for poets to voice their conscience against impending war. Index of poems, searchable schedule of readings, chapbook, resources for organizing readings, and press coverage.

Remind Us ... Why Did We Invade Iraq? - Uses the Bush administration's own words to show they lied about the premise for war, and their guilt in the senseless deaths of American soldiers and Iraqi citizens.

Seattle Anti-War Protest Photos - Photo collection showing the protest rally in Seattle on February 15, 2003 by Sean Cafferky.

Shape Your World - Provides advice and resources for campus teach-ins. Includes contact addresses of student coordinators, promotional materials for download and a list of speakers.

Stop the War Coalition - UK anti-war organisation. Provides news, articles, mailing lists, calendar of peace events, photos, and resources for groups and individuals.

Talking Pictures - Photo gallery of images captured during the antiwar rallies held in San Francisco, CA 2003. Includes purchase information.

Target Oil - Organizes demonstrations for peace by exposing oil consumption as a source of the conflict. Includes action alerts, calendar of events, and a list of endorsing organizations.

United for Peace - News and events, ideas of ways to protest a war against Iraq, resources for organizations, and local and national contacts.

Victorian Peace Network: Iraq - Information on the Australian organization's anti-war campaign: posters and fact sheets, events details, news articles, and commentary on the issues.

Who Dies for Bush Lies? - Details the human cost of the somewhat controversial push for war and suggests methods of opposition.

Win Without War - Coalition of US organizations, advocating alternatives to war. Includes a list of member organizations, press releases, information on current actions and links for related sites.

Znet Anti-War Resources - Znet collects the best progressive content from the left, including regular pieces from the likes of Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. Anti-War resources are collected in this section.