Knowledge

News & Views

COMMON DREAMS
Important news, views, and excellent analysis presented in short but detailed articles written by many of todays most insightful journalists.

DEMOCRACY NOW
Daily independent unspun and non-corporate news program hosted by the brilliant Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez.

KPFK
Progressive and Independent – News, Talk & Music.

MOTHER JONES
Mother Jones online is your home for investigative news, politics, commentary, analysis and hellraising.

Peace & Justice Organizations

2008 WAR TAX BOYCOTT
The U.S. government expects taxpayers to behave themselves and keep bankrolling illegal, immoral, wrongful wars. What does the U.S. government want from us in order to fight these illegal and evil wars? For most of us, the government doesn’t want our bodies, and it doesn’t even want our consent. What the government wants from us, is our money. –Kathy Kelly
www.wartaxboycott.org

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
Quaker organization which includes people of many faiths who are committed to nonviolence, social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.
www.afsc.org

CODEPINK
A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement.
www.codepink4peace.org

SCHOOL OF AMERICAS WATCH
An advocacy organization to protest the training of mainly Latin American military officers, by the United States Army. Most notably, SOA (School of America) Watch conducts a vigil each November at the site of the academy, a US Army military base in Columbus, Georgia, in protest over myriad alleged abuses committed by graduates of the academy, including murders, rapes and torture and contraventions of the Geneva Accord.
www.soaw.org

THE PEACE ALLIANCE
Campaign for a US Department of Peace.
www.thepeacealliance.org

NONVIOLENCE TRAINING PROJECT
Australian based organization offering a comprehensive guide to learning about and teaching the nonviolent alternatives to anyone and everyone.
www.nonviolence.org.au

VOICES FOR CREATIVE NONVIOLENCE
Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making.
www.vcnv.org

DECLARATION OF PEACE
The Declaration of Peace is a nationwide nonviolent action campaign for an end to the US War in Iraq.
www.declarationofpeace.org

RUCKUS SOCIETY
The Ruckus Society provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals.
www.ruckus.org

NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD
National Lawyers Guild is a membership of progressive civil rights attorneys.
www.nlg.org

UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
UFPJ is a coalition of more than 1,300 international and U.S.-based organizations opposed to what they describe as “our government’s policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.
www.unitedforpeace.org

CAMS COALITION AGAINST MILITARISM IN OUR SCHOOLS
A coalition of students and parents organizing to oppose the growing intrusion of the military in the lives of young people in the Southern California area.
www.militaryfreeschools.org

Education

CHALLENGE DAY
School program that is centered around creating environments of respect for diversity and the dignity of all students and people.
www.challengeday.org

COMMON PEACE
Common Peace is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, training and inspiring people in the practices of nonviolence.
www.nonviolenceworks.com

Mother Earth

AMAZON WATCH
Works with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous people’s rights.
www.amazonwatch.org

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
Non profit that uses law, science, and the support of its 500,000+ members to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places.
www.nrdc.org

REGENERATION
ReGeneration is a global movement – a group of people committed to sustaining the earth’s natural resources.
www.regeneration.org

THE STORY OF STUFF
The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable planet.
www.storyofstuff.com

Well Being

VIPASSANA MEDITATION
Homepage of the organization which offers Vipassana Meditation courses as taught by SN Goenka.
www.dhamma.org

SACRED ENTRANCE
Sacred Entrance Midwifery Services, formerly the Hollywood Birth Center, is committed to empowering women and their families through pregnancy and birth.
www.sacredentrance.com

WHOLISTIC BIRTH RESOURCE CENTER
Holistic midwife and birth resource center of Southern California offering an abundance of info on home and natural birth.
www.socalbirth.com

Books

NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE (Satyagraha) M.K. Gandhi
Extraordinary, and deeply profound. This is the masterful and quintessential blueprint for social change.

A TESTAMENT OF HOPE
The complete collection of writings, speeches and sermons of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

A FORCE MORE POWERFUL Peter Ackerman & Jack Duvall
A history of the efficacy of nonviolent resistance.

DISTURBING THE PEACE Father Roy Bourgeois
The inspiring journey of a prophetic priest and his campaign to close the army school that has trained dictators and death squad leaders.

THE ESSENTIAL GANDHI – AN ANTHOLOGY OF HIS WRITINGS ON HIS LIFE, WORK, AND IDEAS Mahatma Gandhi, Louis Fischer

PEACE IS THE WAY Walter Wink (edited by)
Writings on nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

A PEOPLES HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES Howard Zinn
This volume tells 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.