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General Fight Back!
News and views from the People’s Struggles

Democracy Now: Honduras Coup
Democracy Now’s special coverage of what’s happening in Honduras.

Palestine ADDAMEER: Prisoners Support and Human Rights AssociationADDAMEER (conscience) is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the center’s activities focus on offering support for Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners, and working to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights is a Palestinian non-governmental organization, with its main office located in Jabalia, . The Center aims to encourage the protection, promotion and respect of human rights in the Occupied Territories, especially economic, cultural and social rights, through a wide range of activities.

Electronic Intifada
The Electronic Intifada project (EI) is an online educational gateway to information about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, produced by a small network of activists with a history of Internet and alternative media development. EI undertakes research, and compiles and publish

es reference material, commentary & analysis, personal journals from the frontlines of the conflict, media news and analysis, and even satire.

Free Ahmad Sa’adat
This is a campaign of human rights activists and concerned people from around the world, coming together to address the travesty of justice taking place, and calling for justice and freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian political prisoners.

Innovative Minds – Boycott Israel Campaign
People of good conscience have chosen to boycott israeli products and companies supporting the zionist entity. Their ethical purchasing decision however is frustrated by the lack of accurate information as to which companies to boycott. We have carried out extensive research to identify the guilty companies. All our findings are provided here.

Jerusalem Independent Media Center
Alternative news from Palestine.

Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund
Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund is a charitable organization established to improve the living standards of children in Palestine, with better educational opportunities, healthcare and well-being. The group works in close coordination with the Union of Health Workers Committees in Gaza, an organization that operates Alawda hospital in Gaza, the largest hospital in Gaza, and several other clinics throughout the occupied territories of Palestine. We also work with the Holy Land Trust to help the artisans and the women of Palestine by promoting their art and production of embroidery and olive wood in the United States and throughout the world. Site includes sale of these products.

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is an independent legal body based in Gaza City dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law, and upholding democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The RamallahOnline (ROL) website was first launched 29-Feb-2000. The site was first devoted to information about Ramallah, Palestine, the history and culture of the area. Over the years RamallahOnline has expanded to include news, viewpoints and testimonials from many contributors.

Iraq Baghdad Independent Media Center
Alternative news from and about Iraq.

Electronic Iraq
Electronic Iraq is a news portal on the US-Iraq crisis published by respected Middle East alternative news publishers, The Electronic Intifada (EI) and incorporating on the ground reports from veteran antiwar campaigners Voices in the Wilderness.

Colombia Amnesty International: Colombia Page
Reports and actions around human rights in Colombia.

Colombia Action Network
The AWC was among the organizations that helped to found the Colombia Action Network (CAN). The CAN helped to lead a national boycott of Killer Coke, brings speakers from Colombia’s social movement and organizes solidarity delegations from the U.S. to visit Colombia.

Center for International Policy: Colombia Project
The CIP mission is promoting a U.S. foreign policy based on international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for basic human rights. This is the page for their Colombia Project, though they have other info as well.

Colombia Independent Media
Alternative news from and about Colombia.

Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera
The U.S. has Colombian guerrilla Ricardo Palmera in custody on trumped up charges of terrorism and drug trafficking. His case is just the latest round of U.S. intervention in Colombia, and another stumbling block on the road to a negotiated and just end to the civil war.

National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC)
La Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia – ONIC, pensada como una gran “maloka” de los Pueblos Indígenas del país, surgió en 1982 como resultado de un consenso de las comunidades y pueblos indígenas colombianos reunidos en el I Congreso Indígena Nacional. (Spanish only.)

School of the Americas Watch
SOA Watch organizes the national demonstration outside of the School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, GA every fall. They work tirelessly to stop US sponsored torture training for Latin American generals and officers. Colombia is currently the country that receives the most SOA alumni. Their alumni go on to commit massacres and other war crimes against the Colombian people. The goal of the protest and SOA Watch is to shut the SOA down.

U.S. Fumigation.Org
Indigenous leaders and scientists caution that aerial fumigation of drug crops with chemical herbicides could seriously threaten the health of Amazonian ecosystems that are among the most diverse in the world. Studies show that fumigation abroad will not decrease drug use in the US. This website includes news, analysis and scientific studies.

Other Common Dreams
Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens’ organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America’s future. Founded in 1997, we are committed to being on the cutting-edge of using the internet as a political organizing tool – and creating new models for internet activism. Their site has an eclectic mix of politics, issues and breaking news with an emphasis on progressive perspectives that are increasingly hard to find with our corporate-dominated media.

July 27th Armistice to Peace Campaign
This July 27th marks the 50th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, which concluded open fighting without a permanent peace treaty between the United States and north Korea. For fifty years, Koreans have lived in fear of renewed aggression. Now, more than ever, as tensions between these two nations grow, it is time to truly end the Korean War. On this anniversary Koreans and peace activists from around the world will come together in Washington D.C. to demand an end to current hostilities and the beginning of just negotiations towards true reconciliation. This website includes background on Korea.

Korea Web Weekly
An independent, non-partisan, non-profit web on all things Korean: Her history, culture, economy, politics and military.

Middle East Research and Information Project
Middle East Report provides news and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources. The magazine has developed a reputation for independent analysis of events and developments in the Middle East. MERIP has maintained one of the most informative websites on Middle East politics, culture and society.

Mother Jones
Mother Jones is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting. They have a magazine, as well as this website.

The People’s Korea
News from and about the Korean Peninsula, including history, culture and foreign relations.

Washington Office on Latin America
Promotes human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America.

Z Net
Z Magazine’s ZNet is a continuous town meeting and intellectual and activist service center for large sectors of the progressive community. It is a place to… get useful information, exchange ideas, develop new political programs and unity, engage in online activism, acclimate to and learn new technologies, meet new people, enjoy and educate yourself, and browse the WWW with extensive guidance.

Democracy Now: Honduras Coup
Democracy Now’s special coverage of what’s happening in Honduras.

Honduras Resiste!
Documenting US action in solidarity with the people of Honduras in the wake of the June 2009 coup against the Constitutionally recognized President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya.

Local-Minnesota | Local-Other | National
CircleVision, the Justice and Peace Community in Minnesota, works to inform and educate by providing the connections between justice and peace issues, while connecting individuals and organizations. We advocate the use of all nonviolent actions, from political lobbying to supporting or engaging in civil disobedience. CircleVision contains over 2,000 images of progressive events since 1999.

Coalition for Palestinian Rights
The Coalition for Palestinian Rights (CPR) is a Minnesota based coaltion that includes many Twin Cities activists and groups that are in solidarity with Palestinian rights. It was agreed that the CPR would support and work towards the following:?1) The application of international law and requirement that Israel abide by such law, 2) The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, 3) End to Unconditional Military Aid to Israel, and 4) General support for Divestment movements happening around the world to end funding for Israeli apartheid. The Anti-War Committee is a part of this coalition.

Coldsnap Legal Collective
Coldsnap Legal Collective is a legal collective based in the Twin Cities. We are an autonomous collective whose purpose is to work in solidarity with other groups or individuals in order to EDUCATE, EMPOWER, and SUPPORT the radical community by sharing knowledge, raising awareness, and developing a network of legal support and solidarity. They currently coordinate legal defense for many people arrested at the RNC.

Communities United Against Police Brutality
Communities United Against Police Brutality is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. Our overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end. We provide support for survivors of police brutality and families of victims so they can reclaim their dignity and join the struggle to end police brutality.

KFAI Fresh Air Radio
KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for a Twin Cities audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, and fosters the values of democracy and social justice within its listening area.

Friends of the RNC8
This site has been set up in support of the RNC 8 to fight the criminalization of dissent in Minneapolis and St. Paul during the 2008 Republican National Convention and to respond to the police actions in the Twin Cities at the RNC 2008 protests. The RNC 8 are: Luce Guillen-Givins, Max Spector, Nathanael Secor, Eryn Timmer, Monica Bicking, Erik Oseland, Robert Czernikand Garrett Fitzgerald. The RNC 8 were preemptively arrested prior to the RNC and have been falsely charged with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism under the Minnesota PATRIOT act in response to their protesting plans. The site contains news updates, press releases, biographies and information for donating to their legal support fund.

Iraq Peace Action Coalition
The Iraq Peace Action Coalition is antiwar coaltion based in the Twin Cities, around the demand to bring the troops home from Iraq now. The Anti-War Committee is a member of IPAC.

May Day Book Store
A non-profit book store in Minneapolis that sells anti-imperialist and progressive materials. It is also a great space for activist events!

Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign

We are Palestinians, Jews, Christians, Muslims, students, professionals, parents, community members and allies working together to bring fair and honest Palestine-centric education to Minnesota, to support justice and human rights and to examine our relationship as Minnesotans to Israel’s occupation of Palestine. We maintain that we must take responsibility for our culpability in the situation. We say Minnesota Divest from Israel Bonds, Divest for Justice in Palestine!

Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout
A coalition of poor peoples’s organizations, unions, and peace and justice groups fighting for the state legislature to tax the rich instead of cutting social programs. The Anti-War Committee is a part of this coalition.

Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Coalition (MIRAc)
MIRAc fights for immigrant rights and is the leading immigrant activist organization in the Twin Cities.

Minnesota Military Families Speak Out
MN MFSO is an active local chapter for anti-war family members of the troops. They organize protests outside of Congressional offices to demand that the troops come home now.

National Lawyers Guild
The Minnesota chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is an activist legal/bar association working within Minnesota and the surrounding region. Currently our major areas of work include providing legal support for a wide range of local activists, preparing for the 2008 Republican National Convention, immigrant rights organizing and legal support, and working to apply international human rights treaties to local struggles. We are also active in the anti-war movement and the local Coalition for Palestinian Rights.

sds (Students for a Democratic Society) at the U of MN

Student organization at the University of Minnesota fighting for peace and social justice.  They have worked with the Anti-War Committee a lot on foreign policy issues but also work on broader social justice issues and education rights.

Twin Cities Indymedia
The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media’s distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.

Twin Cities Vets for Peace
We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others to: 1. Increase public awareness of the full costs of war. 2. Restrain our government from intervening, overtly or covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations. 3. End the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons. 4. Seek justice for veterans and victims of war. 5. Abolish war as an instrument of national policy. To achieve these goals, members of Veterans for Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.

Youth Against War and Racism
Youth Against War and Racism is a growing national network of youth activists and student groups. YAWR is organized around the following Points of Unity: * End the occupation of Iraq – Bring the troops home now! * Money for jobs and education, not war! * Military recruiters out of our schools! * Say no to racism, homophobia, and attacks on our civil liberties!

Women Against Military Madness
WAMM is a nonviolent feminist organization, based in the Twin Cities, that works in solidarity with others to create a system of social equality, self-determination and justice through education and empowerment of women. WAMM’s purpose is to dismantle systems of militarism and global oppression.

Colorado Communities for Justice and Peace
The “movement for justice and peace” gained significant strength and numbers during the last two years in confronting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, attacks on democracy and freedom, affronts to economic justice and the environment. This is a statewide coalition in Colorado.

Committee for Social Justice in Colombia
The Committee for Social Justice in Colombia is a coalition of students, workers, social activists, and members of the Colombian immigrant community living in the New York City area that was formed to promote education and activism and advocate for the enforcement of labor rights and human rights in Colombia.

QUIT! Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism
As queers, we are part of an international movement for human rights that encompasses the movement for Palestinian liberation, and all other liberation movements. We are also part of the growing international movement seeking active ways to express our solidarity with the people of Palestine. Based in San Francisco.

Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center
Created in the spirit of unconditional nonviolence, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center is dedicated to research, education and action in nonviolence as a way of life and as a means for personal and social change.

Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now!
Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now! SUSTAIN is a non-hierarchical, grassroots organization committed to supporting and sustaining the Palestinian movement for justice, human rights and self-determination. The United States government supports Israeli violations of Palestinian national and human rights militarily, economically, and ideologically. The most tangible form of this support is the massive tax-funded aid that goes to Israel. We are committed to building a campaign against US military and economic aid to Israel so that US tax-dollars do not support the abuse of human rights.

National Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition
The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (Al-Awda is Arabic for “THE RETURN”) is a broad-based non-partisan global democratic association of thousands of grassroots activists and organizational representatives concerned for the Palestinian Refugees Right of Return. The purposes for which PRRC is formed are educational and charitable and relate to human rights of Palestinian Refugees.

Al Fatiha Foundation
Al-Fatiha Foundation is dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families and friends. Al-Fatiha promotes the progressive Islamic notions of peace, equality and justice. We envision a world that is free from prejudice, injustice and discrimination, where all people are fully embraced and accepted into their faith, their families and their communities.

Citizens Network on Essential Services
This organization works to democratize national and global governance by supporting citizens’ groups that are engaged in influencing policy decisions about basic services: water, power, education, and health care.

Colombia Human Rights Network
The Network’s activities are directed at defending and promoting human rights in Colombia through coalition building between organizations in the United States and in Colombia. Since its inception, the Network has sponsored visits by numerous grass-roots community activists and human rights workers from various regions of Colombia.

Colombia Support Network
Colombia Support Network is a grassroots organization created to give solidarity to the Colombian people through sister city projects, delegations and petitions to educate members of the U.S. government.

Committee in Solidarity wIth the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
CISPES has been working since 1980 in solidarity with the FMLN (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front) and the Salvadoran social justice movement to promote an alternative to the oppressive US-backed policies of the Salvadoran right. Today, a decade after the signing of the Salvadoran Peace Accords, the struggle for a more just society continues on many socio-economic fronts. CISPES currently works within the solidarity and anti-corporate globalization movements, to build a cross-border movement that can confront the injustices of the neoliberal economic model that is ravaging El Salvador and much of the globe.

Courage to Resist
In the past few years, tens of thousands of service members have resisted illegal war and occupation in a number of different ways—by going AWOL, seeking conscientious objector status and/or a discharge, asserting the right to speak out against injustice from within the military, and for a relative few, publicly refusing to fight. Although the efforts of Courage to Resist are primarily focused on supporting public GI resisters, the organization also strives to provide political, emotional, and material support to all military objectors critical of our government’s current policies of empire. As a grassroots project with limited resources, Courage to Resist nevertheless has a record of successfully working with many resisters and their families in raising the needed funds for civilian legal representation as well as public education campaigns.

Debt Relief Now
The Week of Global Action against Debt and IFIs is an initiative of the different movements and organisations in the International South North Campaign on Illegitimate Debt. It was born at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, in 2007, and this year is calling for its 3rd edition, from 12 to 18 of October 2010. Movements and organizations all over the world to join forces in this call for action, uniting the struggle for freedom from debt domination and market fundamentalism with the struggles for climate justice (October 13), rural women and debt repudiation (October 15), food sovereignty (October 16) and poverty eradication (October 17). Let us mobilize for lasting solutions that will make another world, a just world, possible.

Derechos – Human Rights
Derechos – Human Rights is the first internet based human rights organization. Our purpose is to work for the promotion and respect of human rights all over the world, for the right to privacy and against impunity for human rights violators. We use the internet as our primary information and communication tool. Derechos works with human rights organizations in Latin America and the world to bring you accurate and timely information on the human rights situation in their countries, as well as opportunities to help.

Draft Registration Freeze
This site is specifically encouraging resistance to the registration laws of the United States, seeing registration as the necessary step toward conscription (the draft). We are what the Selective Service calls ‘anti-war intellectuals.’ We see the direct link between registration, the draft, and aggressive war. Remember, non- registration is the strategy to beat the draft. If enough of us refuse, there is nothing they can do!

East Timor Action Network
ETAN provides information about, and ways to help, East Timor, which was invaded and subjugated by U.S. ally Indonesia in 1975. East Timor chose independence in August 1999 and was soon destroyed by the Indonesian military. East Timor finally became independent on May 20, 2002. ETAN advocates justice for past rights abuses, return of refugees and democratic reconstruction of East Timor.

Institute for Food and Development Policy
Also known as Food First, this is a member-supported, nonprofit peoples think tank and education-for-action center.

International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
ANSWER has organized several national demonstrations in Washington DC, and their website has information, activist resources, for resisting U.S. militarism, war, and corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism and oppression within the United States.

The International Solidarity Movement
The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement of Palestinian and International activists working to raise awareness of the struggle for Palestinian freedom and an end to Israeli occupation. We utilize nonviolent, direct-action methods of resistance to confront and challenge illegal Israeli occupation forces and policies.

Latin America Working Group
The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) is a coalition of over sixty religious, human rights, policy, grassroots and development organizations. Since 1983, the coalition has been striving for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and sustainable development in the region.

Peace Brigades International
Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts. When invited, we send teams of volunteers into areas of repression and conflict. The volunteers accompany human rights defenders, their organizations and others threatened by political violence. Perpetrators of human rights abuses usually do not want the world to witness their actions. The presence of volunteers backed by a support network helps to deter violence. We create space for local activists to work for social justice and human rights.

Protest.Net is a site to help progressive activists by providing a central place where the times and locations of protests and meetings can be posted. I can’t possibly keep up with all the actions, so if you find about a protest or meeting, please post that information.

Support Network for an Armed Forces Union
SNAFU is a group of veterans, students and working people against war. We provide support for U.S. military personnel and their family members who have questions about or oppose unjust wars and military aggression. SNAFU also educates potential recruits about their rights, recruiter abuses and the reality of military life.

Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC)
The Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC) is a national grassroots coalition of antiwar activists, trade unionists, solidarity activists and community organizers. They believe that the only force that will stop the war is a militant, multinational, grassroots movement. TONC organizes national anti-war demonstrations in Washington, DC and is one of the largest anti-war coalitions in the country.

Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003.

Why War?
Why War? works to activate a broad, global movement for peace and justice based on the principles of nonviolence. To this end, our work is focused on delivering vital news, analysis and strategy to those searching for an answer to the most pressing issue of today: Why War?

Witness Against Torture
Witness Against Torture started as a group of friends who walked to Guantanamo to visit the prisoners, to perform a work of mercy, to respond to the victims of the war on terrorism. Once we returned from that journey, we began to organize more broadly to shut down Guantanamo, working with interfaith, human rights and activists organizations. We have planned a series of nonviolent direct actions to expose and decry the administration’s lawlessness, build awareness about torture and indefinite detention amongst Americans and forge human ties with the prisoners at Guantanamo and their families.

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