Web Links

LATIN AMERICAN PEACE ORGANIZATIONS

Foundation for Human Rights in Guatemala- This group produces urgent action alerts and information/newsletters regarding cases against impunity and recent events. www.fhrg.org

Global Response – An online magazine that provides coverage of activism and politics in Latin America. www.globalresponse.org

Witness For Peace – Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. http://witnessforpeace.org/index.php

Guatemala Human Rights Commission - A nonprofit, nonpartisan humanitarian organization that monitors, documents, and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala, advocates for survivors of human rights abuses in Guatemala and works toward positive systematic change. www.ghrc-usa.org

Latin America Solidarity Coalition - Engaged in a joint multi-tactical campaign against U.S. military and economic intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean . www.lasolidarity.org

Latin America Working Group- A coalition composed of religious, human rights, grassroots, and development groups. The coalition strives for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice, and sustainable development in Latin America . www.lawg.org
North America Congress on Latin America – Provides information on major trends in Latin America and U.S. relations. www.nacla.org

Project Salvador- Aids the people of El Salvador in implementing their own vision of justice. Supports grassroots community development and creates awareness in the U.S. about the plight of the marginalized in Central America . www.projectsalvador.org

Rights Action – Formerly Guatemala Partners. Educates, raises funds and works to form alliances with Latin American countries. www.rightsaction.org

SHARE Foundation, Solidarity with the people of El Salvador . http://www.share-elsalvador.org/

Stop CAFTA - An anti-CAFTA guide that provides updates on CAFTA, lists of upcoming related events, and any related news. www.stopcafta.org

The Nicaragua Network- Works for social and economic justice for the people of Nicaragua through advocacy of sound U.S. foreign policies toward Nicaragua and providing information and organizing tools to a network of 200 solidarity and peace & justice committees across the U.S. www.nicanet.org

Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) – promotes human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. WOLA facilitates dialogue between governmental and nongovernmental actors, monitors the impact of policies and programs of governments and international organizations, and promotes alternatives through reporting, education, training and advocacy. Founded in 1974 by a coalition of religious and civic leaders, WOLA works closely with civil society organizations and government officials throughout the hemisphere. www.wola.org

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Friends Service Committee – a Quaker organization dedicated to spreading principles of nonviolence and justice. www.afsc.org

LOCAL COLORADO ORGANIZATIONS

Civic Satisfaction - provides a list of upcoming events in the Metro-Denver area. www.civicsatisfaction.org

Colorado Communities for Justice and Peace (CCJP) – A statewide coalition of Colorado organizations working to promote a just, peaceful and sustainable society through education, outreach and nonviolent action. www.coloradopeace.org

Colorado Progressive Coalition – A leading voice in Colorado for civil rights, racial justice, corporate accountability, consumer justice and high quality health care for all. www.progressivecoalition.org

Denver Revolution – Promotes social activism, education and entertainment events on progressive issues. www.denverevolution.org

Pikes Peak Peace and Justice Commission - A peace and justice organization based in Colorado Springs . www.ppjpc.org

Project Salvador – Aids the people of El Salvador in implementing their own vision of justice. Supports grassroots community development and creates awareness in the U.S. about the plight of the marginalized in Central America . www.projectsalvador.org

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center - Peace and justice organization based out of Boulder . www.rmpjc.org

Potters for Peace- A U.S. base nonprofit that works primarily with Central America . Potters For Peace offer support, solidarity, and friendship to developing world potters, assist with appropriate technologies sustained using local skills and materials, help preserve cultural traditions, and assist in marketing locally, regionally, and internationally. www.pottersforpeace.org

The Cafe Rebeilon – Promotes “human values before profit values” by selling fair trade coffee, handcrafted textiles and many other items. www.thehumanbean.com

GENERAL PEACEMAKERS & NONVIOLENT STUDIES

Brian Willsonwww.brianwillson.com

Gandhi Institute for Nonviolencewww.gandhiinstitute.org

Jonah House Community of Resistance and Nonviolence in Baltimore , Maryland -
www.jonahhouse.org

The Peace People -the peace movement in Northern Ireland – www.peacepeople.com

Nelson Mandelawww.anc.org.za/people/mandela

Mahatma Gandhi – Essays, information, and resources – www.mkgandhi.org

Peace Pilgrim - the nonviolent woman who walked across the U.S. several times, promoting peace – www.peacepilgrim.net

The complete writings of Mahatma Gandhi – www.mahatma.org.in/index/jsp

Thomas Merton – Trappist monk and peacemaker – www.merton.org

His books and writings – www.thomasmertonbooks.com

The Thomas Merton Center in Pittsburgh – www.thomasmertoncenter.org

Henri Nouwen, priest and spiritual writer – www.nouwen.net

Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and peacemaker – www.plumvillage.org

RELIGIOUS PEACE ORGANIZATIONS

Agape Community – a community of Christian nonviolence in Massachusetts – www.agapecommunity.org

The Franciscan nonviolence program – From Violence to Wholeness – www.paceebene.org

Catholic Social Teachings and the JustPeace programwww.justpeace.org

The Fellowship of Reconciliation , interfaith peace organization:
www.forusa.org

The Jesuits, the website for the Society of Jesus – www.jesuit.org

The Catholic Worker movement - www.catholicworker.org

Pax Christi USA – the National Catholic Peace Movement – www.paxchristiusa.org

Pax Christi International – the international Catholic peace organization – www.paxchristi.net

Prayer and Ignatian Spiritualitywww.jesuit.ie/prayer

The Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean – A nonprofit, faith-based organization in solidarity with the poor of Central America , Mexico & the Caribbean . EPICA has been a voice of solidarity and partner for grassroots organizations and churches in the Americas for more than 30 years, combining critical social analysis, theological reflection and action for justice. www.epica.org

SOCIAL AND ENVIORNMENTAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS

Debt Week - 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, possiblewww.debtweek.org

Better World – Links to peace organizations around the world – www.betterworldlinks.org

Bija Vidyapeeth – The International College for Sustainable Living founded by Satish Kumar and Vandana Shiva. Earth Democracy education – www.navdanya.org

Call to Actionwww.cta-usa.org

Amnesty International - www.amnesty.org

Campaign for Labor Rights – It is the mission of the Campaign for Labor Rights (CLR) to mobilize grassroots support throughout the United States to promote economic and social justice by campaigning to end labor rights violations around the world. CLR educates about, and advocates against, the underlying causes of the global sweatshop. Its campaign strategies are designed in collaboration with workers struggling to gain the right to organize, the right to earn a living wage in a clean, safe work environment, and the right to bargain collectively with their bosses. Through these campaigns CLR’s goal is to empower workers – www.clrlabor.org

Center for Economic and Policy Research- was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options – www.cepr.net

Center for International Policy – Promotes U.S. foreign policy based on international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for basic human rights – www.ciponline.org

Council on Hemispheric Affairs- Founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization, was established to promote the common interests of the hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America – www.coha.org

EPICA- is a nonprofit, faith-based organization in solidarity with the poor of Central America, Mexico & the Caribbean. EPICA has been a voice of solidarity and partner for grassroots organizations and churches in the Americas for more than 30 years, combining critical social analysis, theological reflection and action for justice – www.epica.org

Global Exchange – Human Rights Organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice around the world – www.globalexchange.org

Greenpeacewww.greenpeace.com

Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA- is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, humanitarian organization that monitors, documents, and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala, advocates for survivors of human rights abuses in Guatemala, and works toward positive, systemic change. www.ghrc/usa.org

Human Rights Watch – Investigates and exposes human rights violations and holds abusers accountable worldwide. HRW works to prevent discrimination and challenges governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices – www.humanrightswatch.org

International Freedom of Expression eXchange – A global network working to to promote and defend free expression – www.ifex.org

Imagine Peace Foundation - Provides educational and creative activities and events in a setting that allows for individuals to explore and connect with what peace means to them and to empower them to live it – www.imaginepeacfoundation.org

Institute for Policy Studies- has transformed ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment. The Institute has strengthened and linked social movements through articulation of root principles and fundamental rights, research and analysis on current events and issues, and connections to policymakers, academics, and activists at all levels. As a multi-issue think tank that has worked with the movements that shaped the late 20th Century, from Civil Rights onwards, we offer a cross-cutting analysis with a historical perspective – www.ips-dc.org

Inter-American Foundation- is an independent agency of the United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help programs. The IAF primarily funds partnerships among grassroots and nonprofit organizations, businesses and local governments, directed at improving the quality of life of poor people and strengthening participation, accountability and democratic practices. To contribute to a better understanding of the development process, the IAF also shares its experiences and the lessons it has learned – www.iaf.gov

International Relations Center – Works towards making the U.S. a more responsible member of the global community by promoting progressive strategic dialogues that lead to new citizen-based agendas – www.americas.irc-online.org

International Service for Peace – A coalition working to support the peace process in Chiapas , Mexico – www.sipaz.org

LAWG- is one of the nation’s longest standing coalitions dedicated to foreign policy. The Latin America Working Group and its sister organization, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, carry out the coalition’s mission to encourage US policies towards Latin America that promote human rights, justice, peace and sustainable development. As a coalition, LAWG represents the interests of over 60 major religious, humanitarian, grassroots and policy organizations to decision makers in Washington. We are a trusted voice in Congress, and provide reliable guidance to policymakers who want their decisions to be grounded in human rights – www.lawg.org

Madre – An international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with women’s community-based groups in conflict areas worldwide to address issues of health, education, economic development and other human rights. Madre works with women who are affected by violations to help them win justice and ultimately, change the condition that give rise to human rights abuses – www.madre.org

Peaceful Tomorrows- An organization formed by the family members who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001 – www.peacefultomorrows.org

PeaceJam – An international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves and the world – www.peacejam.org

Resource Center of the Americas - Devoted to the notion that every person in this world is entitled to the same fundamental human rights. Their starting point for promoting these rights is learning and teaching about people and countries of the Americas —their history, culture and politics. They focus especially on the global economy, a system in which a minority flourish while millions of people lack adequate food, shelter and employment – www.americas.org

School of the Americas Watch - A coalition group working to close down the U.S. Army School of the Americas , renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISC) in January, 2001 – www.soaw.org

Upside Down World – Organizes international letter writing campaigns to help communities prevent many kinds of environmental destruction – www.upsidedownworld.org

Witness for Peace - An organization that supports peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean – www.witnessforpeace.org

MEDIA RESOURCES (LOCAL & NATIONAL)

ArgusFest – Artistic expression for human rights featuring documentary film production and distribution – www.argusfest.org

Anti War- http://www.antiwar.com/

Common Dreams – http://www.commondreams.org/

Democracy Now (radio and television) – http://www.democracynow.org/

Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE) - The first women’s Internet radio. Hear from women from across the world – www.fire.or.cr/indexeng.htm

Global Response – An online magazine that provides coverage of activism and politics in Latin America – www.globalresponse.org

Independent Media Center – IndyMedia Centers have been established worldwide to cover numerous events and direct actions related to anti-globalization and other social justice movements – www.indymedia.org

Iowa Peace, Justice and Protest Books from the Heartland - Former federal prisoner for peace, seminarian and newspaper reporter Mike Palecek’s selection of books – www.iowapeace.com
KGNU Community Radio – Boulder County ‘s independent community radio station. Reflects a progressive viewpoint and presents an assortment of cultural programs and music. Tune in on the web or at 88.5 FM – www.kgnu.org

Peacework Magazine – http://www.peaceworkmagazine.org/

Sojourners Magazine – http://www.sojourners.com/

Starz Film Center – Offers a unique film-going experience for the city of Denver and provides an ideal setting for all those who care for independent and foreign cinema. www.starzfilmcenter.com

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