Quotes and links to web sites with compelling arguments for each and every
one of us around the world
to get actively involved in the anti-war movement.
- Visit the
American Voices Abroad Coalition site:
http://www.avaworld.org This site
also has a great list of links to pertinent web sites and other sites
which are members fo the AVA coalition.
Americans for Peace and Justice:
APJ, opposing the settlement of conflicts by force, while recognising
the right of people to defend themselves against infringement of their
human and civil liberties. APJ is in the region of Montpellier,
dedicated to global peace and justice, and a member organization of
Americans Against the War,
http://www.aawfrance.net/ are a member organization within
is how AAW describe themselves:
are a group of Americans residing in France. We are concerned because
the current American administration appears to have transformed the
events of September 11, 2001 into an excuse to wage or threaten
perpetual war. Those countries designated as enemies of US interests
risk becoming military targets, while others, who fall under the US
protective wing, are allowed to continue violating human rights, UN
resolutions notwithstanding. This attitude, far from eradicating
international terrorism, seems destined to provoke unprecedented
levels of tension throughout the Middle East and well beyond. We
fear that these policies are highly dangerous for the peoples of the
world, Americans included, and we fear for the future of democracy in
the US itself.
The U.S. pretends to
be a beacon of democracy. And yet, hundreds of prisoners captured by
US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq are languishing in cells in
Guantanamo Bay, Bargram and Camp Cropper, in conditions amounting to
cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, often without legal aid or the
minimum protection of the Geneva Convention's rules or the US
These developments cast a shadow on the future of democracy
U.S. itself. We are alarmed by the authoritarian means used to assure
"homeland security", with serious long-term effects on the civil
liberties of all U.S. citizens and all foreigners living in the U.S.
And we are shocked by the brazen manner in which certain large media
corporations have contributed to misinforming and manipulating broad
sectors of U.S. public opinion.
American Views Abroad is
a project by Gloria Otto, a private U.S. citizen in Hamburg, and some
of her friends in association with American Voices Abroad. Her
foremost goal is to resist any reduction of civil liberties found in
the Bill of Rights and the Constitution and to speak out openly,
firmly and fairly on critical issues.
The Truth Out
An alternative news web site.
Steve Weissman, a former leader of the
1964 Free Speech Movement at Berkeley
in California, is European Editor.
- de defensa
An excellent French alternative news web site
An open letter from Tom Hayden to
Howard Dean calling for the Democrats to disassociate themselves from
the Bush Iraq policies.
Not In Our Name
Support our troops: Bring them
The Madness of George W. Bush: A
of Our Collective Psychosis — Bush’s
is our own.
Nothing to Fear But Bush
Sign ideas for
some ideas for signs that you can make for your rally.
It is sort of fascinating that you can have 100 percent
certainty about weapons of mass destruction and zero certainty of about
where they are.
Hans Blix, UN Chief Weapons Inspector
I love America more than any other
country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
James A. Baldwin, Writer
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke, philosopher b. 1729
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong,
which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and
be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country.
Mark Twain, writer
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are
Guy de Maupassant
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught
in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968, US civil rights leader.
Letter from the Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.)
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a responsibility as co-operation
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.