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[This well worn page is constantly evolving from what were originally a few unsorted link holdings on my personal page.  It now serves as a best-effort partially organized and still constantly growing collection of relevant links for several Western New York groups and people supported by BuffaloPeacePeople.  Forward comments and suggestions to: Jim Whitlock]
 


Local Sites and Organizations

  • AllPowerToThePeople.com   Good factual reporting of local activist events and those in NYC and Washington supported by local organizations. 
  • Amnesty International, Local 465 - Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over one million members worldwide. Amnesty International is dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and "disappearances," and abolishing the death penalty throughout the world. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International.  For more information about Buffalo's local chapter, Local 465, please call  (716) 532-6283 and leave a message or e-mail Richard Stamps at rhstamps@rhstamps.com
  • Buffalo Activist Network - This is the WNY region's longest standing and premier on-line activist site, with a focus on social, environmental and economic justice issues.  BAN supports an excellent local events calendar, on-line forums, announcement and discussion listservs and much more.

  • Buffalo Coalition for Progressive Media - The Buffalo, NY group that's been working on getting Democracy Now on the airwaves in the Western New York Region.

  • Buffalo Indymedia, Buffalo Independent Media Center, Buffalo IMC Bullalo's own on-line site for alternative news, views and a calanedar of local events.  Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of major protests.  See the National Independent Media Center site for a broader view of this project.
  • Buffalo Report: Buffalo's own Bruce Jackson and an exquisitely good local on-line alternative news & views publication.  Excellent reporting and editorials centered on peace and justice issues.
  • Coalition Against Police Abuse:  A rapidly growing coalition of people and organizations in Western New York working to change inappropriate and unnecessarily violent police behavior.
  • Collected Articles by Mike Niman - Mike is one of our region's most prolific and best informed critics of seemingly irrational behavior at both the local and National levels.  Engaging, easy to read, pleasantly biting where we most need it, and always informative, if you haven't yet discovered him, this is a good place to start.  Look for his frequent editorials and letters in Art Voice -- that alone will motivate you to find copies regularly.  Also see Mike's Picks, his collection of links covering alternative media, politics, globalization, environmental issues and social activism.
  • Dunkirk/Fredonia Peace News - a peace discussion and news list for folks in the Dunkirk/Fredonia NY area.  Subscribe to dfpeacenews by sending a blank email to: dfPeaceNews-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  • Independent Media Center: Buffalo - See Buffalo Indymedia listing above.
  • Pax Christi Western New York - A local chapter of Pax Christi USA, a section of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement.  It strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence.  For information about Pax Christi Western New York, contact Bill Marx at Ssmarx2@aol.com or (716) 947-0604.
  • Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ  RSUCC frequently hosts events of significant interest to the regional peace and justice activist community.  It's also a marvelously warm and ecumenical group of some of the most dedicated activists in the region and is far more spiritually than religiously oriented.  Whether for informative presentations or simple solidarity,  consider joining the group for a Sunday afternoon planned event.  See their calendar for scheduled event details.  RSUCC is located at 3449 West River Road, Grand Island. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation.  Refreshments usually follow presentations and discussions.  Also see www.ucc.org for more information on UCC in general.    Directions:  I-190 to Grand Island, Exit 19, Whitehaven Road, West (turn left if coming from Buffalo) to West River Road (about 2.2 miles); right/North on West River road about .9 mile to #3449, a cottage in a wooded area;  park along roadside.   Email June Licence, jlicence@buffalo.edu or call 773-1426 for more information, additional directions, etc.
  • Western New York Peace Center:  The Peace Center was founded in 1967 in response to the Vietnam war.  It is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides people in Western New York with opportunities to learn about and act constructively on a variety of local and global issues related to peace, human rights and social justice.  The Peace Center in now located at 2123 Bailey Ave., near the corner of Bailey and Genesee, with parking across Bailey in the lot in front of the oriental restaurant.  If the door is locked, the bell is high on the inside of the outer door-jam.  Call 894-2013 for help with directions or more information.

Local Authors and/or Local Actions


Peace Activism Groups & Resources:

  • Books for a Better World - by Mike Palecek, former federal prisoner for peace, congressional candidate, newspaper reporter.

  • Buffalo Activist Network - This is the WNY region's longest standing and premier on-line activist site, with a focus on social, environmental and economic justice issues.  BAN supports an excellent local events calendar, on-line forums, announcement and discussion listservs and much more.

  • Buffalo Non-Violent Direct Action Group  - a recent descriptive post from a marvelous local group of people willing to seriously consider non-violent civil disobedience in declaring their opposition.  These are people you want to meet -- as friends.  See also 20030111 call to meeting.

  • EPIC - Education for peace in Iraq Center: The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving humanitarian conditions in Iraq and defending the human rights of the Iraqi people. EPIC works toward these objectives through the education and involvement of Americans in a national dialogue about Iraq, a nation caught between the repression of Saddam Hussein and U.S.-led enforcement of crippling United Nations sanctions.

  • Fellowship of Reconciliation - The Fellowship of Reconciliation seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. They are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. They educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally.

  • Hamilton Independent Media Center not only has a worthy site but also uses a hosting package that encourages others to comment on posted articles.  This is something we should be looking at locally for use by all regional activist organizations.  I've (Jim Whitlock) personally started to explore TWiki as a similar tool and hope to recruit other technically inclined and coalition minded area activists in an exploratory project based upon shared facilities of this kind.  Please get in touch if you're interested in helping out.  Sharing and effective coalition can only help us all in our struggles to buid a better world.

  • InterActivist Info Exchange  - an anarchist(?) site with good pan-activist links and event announcements.

  • International A.N.S.W.E.R - US National & Global - Anti-war & Anti-racism - driving force behind Washington demonstrations on 10/26/2002 and 1/18/2003.

  • Intervention Magazine: War, Politics, Culture - Good reading, sources of additional information and useful links.

  • Iraq Peace Team - In the face of recent threats against Iraq, Voices in the Wilderness (see below) has initiated an “Iraq Peace Team” plan. Since September 2002, seasoned nonviolent activists have been on the ground in Iraq standing in solidarity with the people of Iraq while at the same time working to prevent a US attack.

  • Iraq Pledge of Resistance - US National - Pledge of resistance forms: simple form to register opposition and a version that includes commitment to non-violent civil disobedience when war is declared.

  • Links page with links to Food Not Bombs, Alternatives To Violence Project, Friends Committee on Legislation, Peaceworkers and Grass Roots Ultimate.

  • Move On, http://moveon.org/, an excellent and effective on-line grass-roots political activist site.  From their "About" page: MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics. With a system that today revolves around big money and big media, most citizens are left out. When it becomes clear that our "representatives" don't represent the public, the foundations of democracy are in peril. MoveOn is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement, supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice. Our nationwide network of more than 600,000 online activists is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for democratic participation available today. When there is a disconnect between broad public opinion and legislative action, MoveOn builds electronic advocacy groups. Examples of such issues are campaign finance, environmental and energy issues, impeachment, gun safety, and nuclear disarmament. Once a group is assembled, MoveOn provides information and tools to help each individual have the greatest possible impact. During impeachment, MoveOn's grassroots advocates generated more than 250,000 phone calls and a million emails to Congress. We helped Congress come to understand the depth of public opposition to impeachment.

  • National Network to End the War Against Iraq - US National - Includes a National Action Calendar.

  • National Council of Churches - US National

  • Nonviolence.org: Nonviolence.Org is the World's #1 source for news and commentary on peace and nonviolence.  They maintain an excellent set of links as well.

  • Orion:  The Orion Society's programs and publications seek to inform, inspire and engage civil society in becoming a significant cultural force for healing nature and community.  Their Discourse and Dissent section, and the included article P.A.T.R.I.O.T. REPORT, are particularly timely.

  • Oznik.com:  There's no formal descriptive statement about the nature of either this site or the author's interests but it's an excellent collection of articles and links related to Jews and Jewish organizations who are opposed to war, oppression, and injustice -- particularly related to the occupation of Palestine and war with Iraq.

  • Oxfam: Oxfam GB is a development, relief, and campaigning organization dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. We believe that every human being is entitled to a life of dignity and opportunity; and we work with poor communities, local partners, volunteers, and supporters to help this become a reality.

  • Pan-Canadian Student Anti-War Conference  - January 30 - Februrary 2, 2003, Toronto, Canada.   Conference call and announcement.  Also offers a good model resolution in opposition for student organization governing bodies

  • Pax Christi USA:  Pax Christi USA is a section of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement.  It strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation.  Pax Christi USA commits itself to peace education and, with the help of its bishop members, promotes the gospel imperative of peacemaking as a priority in the Catholic Church in the United States.  For information about Pax Christi Western New York, contact Bill Marx at Ssmarx2@aol.com or (716) 947-0604.

  • The Peace Maker Site - Resources, information, a forum and meeting place for Peace, Peace Makers, Diversity, Non-violent Conflict Resolution and ...

  • Proposition 1 and Peace Park  - The longest continuous vigil in human history, outside the White House.

  • Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ  RSUCC frequently hosts events of significant interest to the regional peace and justice activist community.  It's also a marvelously warm and ecumenical group of some of the most dedicated activists in the region and is far more spiritually than religiously oriented.  Whether for informative presentations or simple solidarity,  consider joining the group for a Sunday afternoon planned event.  See their calendar for scheduled event details.  RSUCC is located at 3449 West River Road, Grand Island. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation.  Refreshments usually follow presentations and discussions.  Also see www.ucc.org for more information on UCC in general.    Directions:  I-190 to Grand Island, Exit 19, Whitehaven Road, West (turn left if coming from Buffalo) to West River Road (about 2.2 miles); right/North on West River road about .9 mile to #3449, a cottage in a wooded area;  park along roadside.   Email June Licence, jlicence@buffalo.edu or call 773-1426 for more information, additional directions, etc.
  • Rooting Out Evil - Canadian - Rooting Out Evil is sending a weapons inspection team to the United States to inspect the chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons produced and concealed by the Bush regime.

  • Science for Peace is a Canadian organization of natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, scholars in the humanities and lay people. It brings together professors, graduate students and first degree students who are concerned about peace, justice and making an environmentally sustainable future.  See their Anti-War Peace Actions page. The link changes with the date so it's not included here.  They also maintain an excellent selection of links.

  • Students Against Sanctions and War on Iraq  - Canadian students' broad based peace coalition.  Excellent model.

  • UNICEF - Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to help children after World War II in Europe, UNICEF was first known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system, its task being to help children living in poverty in developing countries. Its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund, but it retained the acronym "UNICEF," by which it is known to this day.

  • United Church of Christ's e-advocacy website: Enables you to read up-to-the-minute alerts on national and state issues and instantly voice your concerns about important  matters of justice and peace.  You can easily contact federal and state officials, corporate executives, opinion makers, and daily newspapers across the country.  And best of all, the UCC provides fully editable sample letters -- so it's so easy!

  • United for Peace - An online resource and national campaign that brings together a broad range of organizations throughout the United States to help coordinate our work against a U.S. war on Iraq. At an initial meeting in Washington, DC on October 25, more than 70 peace and justice organizations agreed to form United for Peace.

  • University at Buffalo - UB Libraries Website on Iraq - good reference site with links of all kinds for background references related to Iraq and our war with Iraq.

  • Veterans for Peace:  Veterans for Peace, Inc. (VFP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war. VFP was founded in 1985 by ex-service members committed to sharing the horrors they experienced.  We know the consequences of American foreign policy because once, at a time in our lives, so many of us carried it out. We find it sad that war seems so delightful, so often, to those that have no knowledge of it. We will proudly, and patriotically, continue to denounce war despite whatever misguided sense of euphoria supports it. Wage Peace!

  • Voices in the Wilderness:  Voices in the Wilderness is a joint US/UK campaign to end the economic sanctions against the people of Iraq. Since March 1996, nearly fifty Voices delegations have traveled to Iraq in open violation of the sanctions. Each small delegation represents thousands of people in America and England who oppose cruel economic warfare. We demand that the UN Security Council and the US government end these immoral and unjust economic sanctions that target the regime of Saddam Hussein but in fact punish millions of Iraqi people, young and old.
  • War Resisters League  Believing war to be a crime against humanity, the War Resisters League, founded in 1923, advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.  Also see their page on war tax resistance:  http://www.warresisters.org/wtr_menu.htm
  • Western New York Peace Center:  The Peace Center was founded in 1967 in response to the Vietnam war.  It is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides people in Western New York with opportunities to learn about and act constructively on a variety of local and global issues related to peace, human rights and social justice.  The Peace Center in now located at 2123 Bailey Ave., near the corner of Bailey and Genesee, with parking across Bailey in the lot in front of the oriental restaurant.  If the door is locked, the bell is high on the inside of the outer door-jam.  Call 894-2013 for help with directions or more information.

Women's Groups & Resources


Information Resources in Print

When we first started to hear about some of the horrific things that our own country has been doing, in our names, to other people and countries around the world, most of us felt disbelief and questioned the credibility of what we were hearing. Applying adjectives like "terrorist" and "imperialist" to the United States of America, defender of freedom and justice worldwide, did not seem responsible, appropriate, productive or balanced.  How could the things we heard possibly be so?  If we were actually guilty of having been responsible for the global atrocities that we heard about, wouldn't we already be aware of them and our country's role in perpetrating them?  We have a free press, after all; surely it would have been reporting them and openly exploring and discussing any culpability we might have for the rising global suspicion and hostility directed against us. 

Those of us who did not turn away in denial and disbelief wanted to verify what we heard in credible sources, with complete bibliographic references.  The books noted below and the review material included on linked pages are an attempt to respond to that need.  They are not good reading in the usual sense.  They are likely to induce feelings ranging from embarrassed depression and guilt to anger and outrage.  But we encourage you to sample a few -- if truth, knowledge, and balanced awareness are your objectives.  They are all extensively documented reliable sources and reading them may help you find the courage to join us. You may find the reference material exposed and hosted at George Washington University's National Security Archives a useful adjunct and cross-reference for more recent history; see the note below.

Please: always consider supporting your local independent bookstores whenever you want to buy books.  Sure, Amazon may have better prices, but the independents are our own local folks and they all support our peace activism efforts -- show your support for them in turn and buy locally.  Foremost among the supportive and active local independents is Talking Leaves Books, owned and operated by Jonathan Welsh.  Please visit them at 3158 Main Street (837-8554) or 951 Elmwood ( 884-9524) whenever you need good books or a great place to meet wonderful people.
 

  • Killing Hope: US MIlitary and CIA Interventions since World War II, William Blum, 1995, Common Courage Press, ISBN 1-56751-052-3 (pbk).  See supplemental review.  Also see the reviews at Amazon.com but please buy locally from Talking Leaves or other local independent booksellers.  "Is the United States a force for Democracy?  From China in the 1940's to Guatemala today, William Blum provides the most comprehensive study of the ongoing American holocaust." - Book Jacket.  This is an extensively documented history of the darker side of our Nation's geopolitical behavior.  Unequivocally credible source references, often to original government documents, are provided in notes and a bibliography.  This is a must-readIf you cannot afford it, email whitlock@BuffaloPeacePeople.org for possible donation of a copy.

  • A People's History of the United States, 1942 - Present:  Howard Zinn, 1999, HarperCollins Publishers, ISBN 0-06-093731-9.  This source is a bit more biased than many may prefer but it presents, in an eloquent, informed and persuasive voice, a view of our history than cannot be ignored in any serious quest for understanding of world views about us today and our culpability for for recent hostile acts against us.  "Historians may well view it as a step towards a coherent new version of American history." -- New York Times Book Review.  "Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research.  A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers." -- Book jacket publisher's note.  Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term.  A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.  Revised, updated, and featuring a new after-word by the author, This is a "a brilliant and moving history of the American people." -- Library Journal.


Higher Education & Campus Related Links

  • University Police Working With The FBI - A Boston Globe article on collaboration between University Police departments and the FBI.  There must be some way for us to assess the extent to which SUNY campuses have similar arangements and we should try to do so.


Information Resources On-Line

  • The National Security Archive - The George Washington University.  The NSA (what a fitting acronym!) legally obtains and publishes previously unpublished government documents in support of balanced journalism. 

    On March 17, 2000, Long Island University named The National Security Archive as winner of a Special George Polk Award for 1999 "for serving as an essential journalistic resource and for expanding access to previously classified documents."  The citation notes that: "Using freedom of information law and extracting meaningful details from the yield can be an imposing, frustrating task.  But since 1985, the non-profit National Security Archive has been a FOILer's best friend, facilitating thousands of searches for journalists and scholars.  The Archive, funded by foundations and income from its own publications, has become a one-stop shopping center for declassifying and retrieving important documents, suing to preserve such government data as e-mail messages, pressing for appropriate declassification of files, and sponsoring research that has unearthed major revelations."
     
  • The New York TimesOnline - The on-line edition of the New York Times.

  • Gulf News, http://www.gulfnews.com/.  Gulf News is the leading English language newspaper of the United Arab Emirates and takes pride in its solid coverage of the Gulf region.  Excellent articles.

  • Al Jazeerah On-Line News Site: http://www.aljazeerah.info/

  • Aljazeera.org.uk, a British portal for Aljazeera News in English.


Civil Liberties & Legal Advocacy Groups

  • American Civil Liberties Union - the national organization dedicated to defending our Bill of Rights.  This site is far to rich in resources to begin to do it justice in a quick review.  Please explore and peruse the site as completely as possible.  These are the folks at the national level who work tirelessly to preserve the foundations of our democracy.  At very least, peruse the list of issues and threats to your rights, posted on their home page, that they work so hard to protect.  Two articles particularly worthy of your attention are:  War on Words: Censorship in a Time of Crisis and the brief article/appeal:  Help Us Save our Freedoms.

  • National Lawyers Guild - "... an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system, seeking to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization that shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests."  See, in particular, their Post 9-11 Resources page and their Know Your Rights pages.   Their declaration of support for Acts of Civil Disobedience in Protesting Preemptive Strike Against Iraq and their fact-sheet and document Attacking Iraq, Subverting International Law may also be of interest.

  • New York Civil Liberties Union - Western Regional Office, Buffalo, NY, (716) 852-4033 wro@nyclubuffalo.org. The best single source for local information and point of contact for local assistance with civil liberties issues and erosions.  These are the folks who will inform you of your constitutional rights and steadfastly defend your rights to not be subjected to unwarranted search, seizure, detention and questioning.  Buffalo police, city agencies and federal agencies are actively collaborating in activities, like Operation Clean Sweep, that use deceptive and intimidating tactics to perform searches of homes and to interrogate residents without benefit of either appropriate legal proceedings or appropriately informing residents of their legal rights to refuse to cooperate.  If you have any questions about your rights or live on a block undergoing an "Operation Clean Sweep" house-to-house search, call the number listed above before you open your door to anyone without a duly executed search warrant.  Remember that you are under no obligation to consent to unauthorized searches or to respond to any questioning by authorities unless ordered to do so by a judge.  In the event that you are questioned, you can invoke your rights at any time by simply stating:

                        
    "I am going to remain silent  I want to see a lawyer."

    If you or your property are about to be searched, whether or not a duly executed search warrant is presented to you, it is important that you clearly decline to consent with the following phrase while doing nothing that could be construed as actively resisting:

                         
    "I do not consent to this search."

    Please consult the ACLU Know Your Rights pages before you need to know them.  Take extensive notes of all actions and questions, take photographs of activities if at all possible and record names and badge numbers of any individuals and officials involved.  Do not let the apparent authority of officials intimidate you into voluntarily giving up your constitutionally guaranteed rights.  At the first opportunity, contact your own lawyer, if you have one, and be sure to contact or inform the NYCLU office to keep them advised of your situation.  These are the folks actively working to protect your rights and working to stop the erosions of civil liberties arising from emotional reactions to the events of 9/11/2001.  Do yourself, your family and all of our children a favor and actively keep the NYCLU office  informed of any and all questionable activity by authorities.

    Once again, the local office number is (716) 852-4033 If you are now active with any regional peace activist groups, you may be well served to keep the number in your wallet.  Keep an eye out on this site for new pages on legal information and developments.  We'll asemble and post them as rapidly as possible.

Civil Liberties & Legal News

  • Blacklist Grounds American Passengers - About the draconian No-Fly list maintained secretly by domestic agencies in response to the 9/11 events.  If you really don't think anyone but real terrorists are being affected by our Neo-McCarthyism, read this and other articles posted here.  Then read and research a bit more at the ACLU site.

  • Famed activist Ellsberg stirs up Fairfax - Following pleas from anti-war activist Daniel Ellsberg and more than 100 others, the Fairfax Town Council voted 4-1 to defy some of the nation's newly enacted security laws, citing fears that they violate Americans' basic civil liberties.


Poets in Opposition to War


PR for Buffalo Activities


The Humanitarian Crisis: 500,000 Children and Still Counting

Secretary of State Madeline Albright on the Deaths of 500,000 Iraqi Children

  •  Secretary of State Madeline Albright responds to Leslie Stahl's question on 60 Minutes on May 11, 1996, about the deaths of over half a million Iraqi children as a result of economic sanctions:
            Stahl:
        "We have heard that a half million children have died… and you know,
                        is the price worth it?"

           
    Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price -
                       
    we think the price is worth it."
    Ask yourself what it was we gained?  Can you think of anything?  Now imagine a large schoolyard with only 500 children; can you think of anything at all worth the price of even that many children's lives?  This quote is from the AFSC IOWA PROGRAM NEWS March 2000 - http://www.afsc.org/cro/ia03003.htm - but it's not hard to verify.  Simply do a search at http://www.google.com with the following words as a search string: Madeline Albright children Iraq  Here's one additional link, an article published by zpub.com on then-Secretary Albright's comments along with some further background and biographic information.  See http://www.zpub.com/un/un-ma.html  Also see this excellent and fully cross-referenced article centered on Albright's appalling comment:  http://www.fair.org/extra/0111/iraq.html

  • The Children of Iraq by Mark A.Goldman Revised 10/01/02 http://www.gpln.com/childrenofiraq.htm

  • John Pilger, The Guardian. March 4, 2000  http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,232986,00.html - Half a million children have died in Iraq since  UN sanctions were imposed - most enthusiastically by Britain and the US. Three UN officials have resigned in despair. Meanwhile, bombing of Iraq continues almost daily.   A dated but excellent background article. If you only have time to read one, this is it.

Iraqi Civilian Infrastructure Destruction -- Death, Sickness, Lost Housing, Lost Education

  • Collateral Damage: The Health and Environmental Costs of War on Iraq, prepared by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, a Nobel Prize winning global organization of physicians.  Read the overview at their site at http://www.ippnw.org/CollateralDamage.html or print and read the entire report at http://www.ippnw.org/CollateralDamage.pdf.  Or pick up a local copy if there's any problem with the primary sites..

  • International Study Team, “Our Common Responsibility: The Impact of a New War on Iraqi Children”, 30 January 2003, http://www.warchild.ca/docs/final_report_report_january_29v1.0.pdf   Or try the alternate source for this report.  Press Release: at  http://www.reliefweb.int or  http://www.warchild.ca/news_article.asp?ID=57: “A team of experts in health, nutrition, child psychology and emergency preparedness arrived back in Canada yesterday following an assessment mission to Iraq to investigate the impact of a new war on the more than 13 million Iraqi children.  The Team forecasts a ‘grave humanitarian disaster’ in its report prepared by 10 experts from the International Study Team (IST).”  “The team’s backers include more than 20 Canadian non-governmental organizations and charities.’

  • Center for Economic and Social Rights, Preliminary Report on the Health Consequences of a Potential War on Iraq, 30 January 2003, http://www.cesr.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&catid=538&cpid=393&pressview=1  Press Release: “A US-led military intervention in Iraq will trigger the collapse of an already fragile Iraqi  public health system, leading to a humanitarian crisis that far exceeds the capacity of the United Nations and relief agencies, according to a report released today in Baghdad by the New York-based Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR).

  • Relief Web: Serving the Information Needs of the Humanitarian Relief Community. See http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf

  • Church World Service, Iraq Humanitarian Crisis Emergency Appeal: All Our Children  http://www.churchworldservice.org/Emergencies/iraq-allourchildren.html

  • War Child Canada, http://www.warchild.ca/index.asp, is assisting thousands of children and youth in some of the most devastated areas on earth.  See their excellent collection of links for independent third party associations dedicated to helping children and others suffering now as a result of our Nation's behavior and policies, and related issues being discussed on the internet.

  • A Common Dreams editorial published in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 6, 2000, Iraq Adds Its Weight to a Sad Day of Remembrance by Robert Jensen, at http://www.commondreams.org/views/080600-104.htm   "...death that continues because of an equally painful moral failure. This attack is ongoing, and it has killed far more -- at least 1 million innocent people, half of them children under the age of 5, according to U.N. studies."  m a A Common Dreams editorial published in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 6, 2000, Iraq Adds Its Weight to a Sad Day of Remembrance by Robert Jensen, at http://www.commondreams.org/views/080600-104.htm

  • AFSC IOWA PROGRAM NEWS March 2000 - http://www.afsc.org/cro/ia03003.htm - What is behind the sacrifice of the babies in Iraq? by Jeffrey Weiss & Kathleen McQuillen "To annihilate life-sustaining infrastructure - as Colin Powell boasted "to turn Iraq into a parking lot" - is illegal ..." "Iraq is in danger of losing an entire generation. Five-thousand children per month suffer painful deaths from easily curable diseases. They die from asthma attacks, leukemia, water-borne diseases. The deaths are painful and doctors, fathers, and mothers watch babies suffer for months. Cancer patients are denied morphine. One doctor asked a U.S. delegation of physicians to refrain from another delivery of medicines because "I cannot play God anymore, to look into the eyes of parents to decide if one child should live and another die."

Depleted Uranium Munitions and Health/Environmental Impacts

US Foreign Policy Humanitarian Impacts Beyond Iraq


Techie Stuff


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