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Do Something to End War!
Below is an extract from the book Addicted to War, by Joel Andreas
We've only been able to include in this list a small number of the many groups conducting anti-militarist education and organizing anti-war activities in the U.S. The movement is growing rapidly and is very diverse. Some of the most vibrant organizations are fledgling, local groups that we were not able to include here. More organizations are listed on Frank Dorrel's website (www.addictedtowar.com). We encourage you to contact groups whose activities are most closely aligned with your own concerns, beliefs, and talents.
American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215-241-7000; Fax: 215-241-7177
Formed in 1917, AFSC is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths committed to humanitarian service. We believe in the worth of every person and have faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Programs in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East focus on issues related to economic and social justice, youth, peace-building and demilitarization.
Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman
87 Lafayette, New York, NY 10013
Democracy Now! is a national radio and TV show committed to bringing the voices of the marginalized to the airwaves to discuss global and local issues, including militarism. Democracy Now! is broadcast on the Pacifica radio network (KPFA, 94.1 FM, Berkeley; KPFK, 90.7 FM, Los Angeles; KPFT, 90. 1 FM, Houston; WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York; WPFW, 89.3 FM, Washington, DC) and on other community radio stations, Free Speech TV (Dish Network Channel 9415), and public access television stations.
G.I. Rights Hotline
Tel: 800-394-9544; 215-563-4620 (overseas calls)
G.I. Rights Hotline provides information to members of the military about discharges, grievance and complaint procedures, and other civil rights. It helps those who are AWOL/UA, victims of harassment and discrimination, and anyone who wants to get out of the military.
Central Committee of Conscientious Objectors
1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215-563-8787; Toll Free: 1-800-NOJROTC
CCCO promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war. Since 1948, we have been helping people seek discharge from active military service on grounds of conscientious objection, and providing assistance to those faced with a military draft, enlistment obligations, and registration.
Global Peace Campaign
1047 Naka, Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan 296-0111
Tel: 81-470-97-1011; Fax: 81-470-97-1215
Founded after the September 11 attacks, GPC supports anti-war education in the U.S. and Japan. Among its projects have been anti-war billboards and peace ads in major newspapers.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
P.O. Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960
Tel: 845-358-4601; Fax: 845-358-4924
Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.forusa.org
FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with non-violence, peace, and justice. We are an interfaith organization committed to active non-violence as a transforming way of life and a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in non-violent, compassionate actions.
Center on Conscience &War
1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202-483-2220; Fax: 202-483-1246
Formed in 1940 by religious organizations, CCW defends the rights of conscientious objectors, opposes conscription, and helps those in the military seeking discharge and those facing a crisis of conscience because of draft registration. Services are provided at no charge to allCU.S. citizens, documented and undocumented immigrants, and citizens in other countries.
2017 Mission Street #303
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: 415-255-7296; Fax: 415-255-7498
Global Exchange is a not-for-profit international human rights organization. Through diverse programs including reality tours to dozens of countries, fair trade stores, corporate accountability campaigns, anti-war work, and green economy promotion, we seek a paradigm shift from money values and violence to life values and nonviolence.
1819 H. Street NW, Suite #420 and #425
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-862-9740; Fax: 202-862-9762
PA (formerly SANE/Freeze) works to abolish nuclear weapons, develop a peace-oriented economy, and end the international weapons trade. We promote non-military solutions to international conflicts.
International Action Center
39 W. 14th St. # 206, NewYork, NY 10011
Tel: 212-633-6646; Fax: 212-633-2889
Founded by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, the IAC provides information and organizes resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and corporate greed, linking these issues with struggles against domestic racism and oppression.
Military Families Speak Out
P0 Box 549, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Tel: 617-522-9323; Email: mailto:email@example.com
Also see: www.bringthemhomenow.org
MFSO is made up of people opposed to war in Iraq who have relatives or loved ones in the military. Starting with 2 families in Nov. 2002, we grew to include over 1,000 families within a year. Together with several veterans groups, we founded the "Bring Them Home NOW! Campaign."
War Resisters League
339 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 2 12-228-0450; Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
WRL is a pacifist organization founded in 1923. We believe in using nonviolence to remove all the causes of war. We produce educational resources (including The Nonviolent Activist magazine), work in coalition with other peace groups, and provide training in civil disobedience, war tax resistance, and other acts of putting conscience into action.
School of the Americas Watch
P0 Box 4566, Washington DC 20017
Tel: 202-234-3440; Fax: 202-636-4505
SOAW works in solidarity with the people of Latin America to change oppressive U.S. foreign policies. In particular, we work to close the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, where the Pentagon trains Latin American military officers in methods of repression and torture.
Office of the Americas
8124 W. 3rd Street, Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
Tel: 323-852-9808; Email: mailto:email@example.com
OOA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to furthering the cause of justice and peace through broad-based education including delegations, participation in television, radio, and print media, and presentations to university and high school classes and civic and religious organizations.
Teaching for Change
P0 Box 73038; Washington, DC 20056
Toll Free: 1-800-763-9131
Tel: 202-588-7204; Fax: 202-238-0109
TFC promotes social and economic justice through public education. We provide services and resources in the DC Metro area and nationally for K-12 teachers, parents, and teacher educators, through our catalog, training, and other support.
P0 Box 1976, Old Chelsea Station|
New York, NY 10113-1976
TM, led by Ben Cohen (founder of Ben and Jerry's), monitors Congress on social and environmental issues. When your voice needs to be heard, you get an e-mail alert; by clicking reply you send a fax to your congressperson. We seek to ease the nuclear nightmare, renounce the militarization of space, and make globalization work for, not against, working people.
Voices in the Wilderness
1460 West Carmen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
VITW is an American and British campaign that stands in solidarity with the Iraqi people. Between 1996 and 2003, more than fifty delegations traveled to Iraq to challenge the sanctions. Members of the Iraq Peace Team, a group of nonviolent activists, have been on the ground in Iraq throughout the US/UK invasion and occupation.
Not in Our Name
NION is a creative coalition of anti-war activists that has grown into one of the most formidable resistance efforts since the Vietnam War. The NION Pledge of Resistance was created to inspire protest and show solidarity with the people of nations harmed by U.S. militarism.
Witness for Peace
707 8th St., SE Suite 100
Washington, DC 20003
Tel.: 202-547-6112; Fax: 202-547-6103
WFP is a grassroots organization that works for peace, justice, and sustainable economies in Latin America and the Caribbean by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression. Our programs include Individual Witness, Speaking Tours, Delegations, and Call-A-Week.
Veterans for Peace
438 N. Skinker
St. Louis, MO. 63130
Tel: 3 14-725-6005; Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
VFP is an organization of men and women who served in the military and are now working to abolish war. We educate our fellow citizens about the true costs of militarism, work to change our nation's priorities, and conduct projects to heal the wounds of war.
Other Veterans Groups:
Vietnam Veterans Against the War: VVAW
Iraq Veterans Against the War: IVAW
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
12 1 3 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215-563-7110; Fax: 215-563-5527
Email: mailto: email@example.com
WILPF works through peaceful means to achieve world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, and an end to all forms of violence. We seek to establish political, social, and psychological conditions that can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.
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