Anti-war organizations

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US anti-war activist organizations

  • After Downing Street: is a nonpartisan coalition of over 200 veterans groups, peace groups, and political activist groups that has worked since May 2005 to pressure both Congress and the media to investigate whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war.
  • CODEPINK: Women for Peace: A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.
  • The Declaration of Peace: A grassroots nonviolent action campaign calling on the U.S. government to establish a comprehensive plan to end the U.S. war and occupation in Iraq. It is working to stop U.S. military escalation in Iraq, to defund the war, to bring the troops home safely, and to support a comprehensive Iraqi-led peace process.
  • Iraq Moratorium: Making a commitment that on the Third Friday of each and every month, people will break their daily routine and take some action, by myself or with others, to end the War in Iraq.
  • Iraq Veterans Against the War: Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) was founded by Iraq war veterans in July 2004 at the annual convention of Veterans for Peace (VFP) in Boston to give a voice to the large number of active duty service people and veterans who are against this war, but are under various pressures to remain silent.
  • National campaign for nonviolent resistance (formerly known as Iraq Pledge of Resistance): A nationwide network of activists and organizations committed to ending the war in Iraq through nonviolent resistance, utilizing the practices and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • National youth and student peace coalition: A broad-based youth and student led coalition formed shortly after the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and has worked to build strategic, long-term opposition of youth and students to the war, both at home and abroad.
  • No War No Warming: A network of over 50 organizations and many individuals, linking the interrelated issues of global warming and the war in Iraq, seeking to strengthen mutual support between the peace/justice movement and the climate crisis movement. Currently working towards another intervention on the 5th Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. No War No Warming ensures that the crucial subjects of global warming and environmentalism are integrated into the anti-war message. Committed to nonviolent civil disobedience as a method of creating change.
  • Not in Our Name: We believe that as people living in the United States it is our responsibility to resist the injustices done by our government, in our names. Not in our name will you wage endless war...
  • Peace Action West: Fostering broad-based civic activism to create a strong voice for peaceful and pragmatic solutions to global problems.
  • Resist in March: Events Planned for March 10-19, 2008, to Resist the U.S. Occupation of Iraq, Oppose New Wars, and Demand Impeachment.
  • United for Peace & Justice: A coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.
  • Veterans for Peace: Veterans working together for peace and justice through nonviolence. Wage peace!
  • War Resisters League: A network of organizations and individuals committed to dismantling the war economy and developing an economy of peace that prioritizes people over profits. We seek to motivate and empower a broad-based movement to educate, agitate and organize against the military industrial complex through creative, nonviolent and democratic means.
  • Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan: In 1971, a courageous group of veterans exposed the criminal nature of the Vietnam War in an event called Winter Soldier. Once again, we will demand that the voices of veterans are heard. Once again, we are fighting for the soul of our country. We will demonstrate our patriotism by speaking out with honor and integrity instead of blindly following failed policy. Winter Soldier is a difficult but essential service to our country.

Local & California anti-war activist organizations

  • Bay Area United Against War: a non-profit affiliation of groups and individuals dedicated to organizing demonstrations, seminars and other peaceful actions to stop war, protect human rights and civil liberties.
  • Bay Area Direct Action to Stop the War: We are a decentralized, unaffiliated network of Bay Area affinity groups and activists, working together to organize a day of coordinated, independent, and nonviolent direct actions against the government and war profiteers in San Francisco on March 19, 2008.
  • Grandmothers Against the War, Bay Area: In November 2005, several San Francisco Bay Area women, inspired by the Manhattan grandmothers who had been arrested while attempting to enlist in the U.S. military, formed a group of “grandmothers” dedicated to working to end the war in Iraq. Grandmothers Against the War was formed to implement non-violent actions to end the Iraq war and to recruit new members among all like-minded individuals regardless of gender, age or biology because “’grandmother’ is a concept of love, all embracing.”
  • Mountain View Voices for Peace: Mountain View Voices for Peace works to build peace and justice in our community, our nation, and our world. We are opposed to wars of aggression, and to all activities which are destructive of basic human values. Through action, education, and service, we strive to build a society based more on mutual respect, understanding, and caring. We invite all who share these aspirations to join us in our endeavors.
  • Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County: The Center envisions a world of peace, justice, and freedom. It is a revolutionary and empowering vision of a democratic community where differences are respected, conflicts are addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures are dismantled, and people live in harmony with the earth, nurtured by diverse traditions that foster compassion, solidarity, and reconciliation. Therefore, we commit ourselves to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice through active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change - personally, locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Peninsula Peace and Justice Center: Committed to changing U.S. foreign and domestic policies to ones that meet human needs and human rights; A demilitarized society and economy; true justice for all, at home and abroad, regardless of economic status or beliefs; an end to racism, sexism and all forms of discrimination; giving ordinary people the information and opportunity they need to be involved and effective in the efforts to change our country and our world.
  • San Jose Peace and Justice Center: Since 1957, the San Jose Peace Center has educated thousands of local people to critical issues of peace and justice. Throughout its history, the Peace Center has been a consistent voice for alternatives to the ever increasing violence and militarism taking place throughout the world.
  • South Bay Mobilization: A coalition of community, labor, student, and religious groups as well as concerned citizens and veterans, who oppose the war and occupation that is now being waged under the guise of fighting terrorism. This includes the war and occupation taking place in Iraq, as well as the countries which will be targeted next. In addition, we oppose the war being waged on our constitutional rights. We believe that war is terrorism and that we need to find alternative ways of resolving conflict if we hope to make the world safe for all its people.
  • United for Peace & Justice - Bay Area: A regional, movement-building coalition that coordinates and supports the work of existing local groups and strengthens or creates solidarity where few exist.
  • Los Altos Voices for Peace: Stands for, and gives voice to, those who seek peaceful answers to local and global violence. Informs, educates, and persuades others, including public officials, to find peaceful solutions to conflict.
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