Peace, Justice, Environmental, and Human Rights Organizations
9/11, Peaceful Tomorrows - September 11 families supporting peaceful solutions. Includes pictures from their trips to Afghanistan.
The American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU practices progressive law.
American Formulating & Manufacturing - Producers of chemically-responsible building and maintenance products.
Amnesty International - Working to protect human rights worldwide.
Antiwar.com - Anti-war news, viewpoints, and activities.
Beyond Pesticides - Beyond Pesticides (formerly: National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides) works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - Their mission is to educate citizens about global security issues, especially the continuing dangers posed by nuclear and weapons of mass destruction.
Campaign for America's Future - A progressive research and action center promoting an agenda to enhance prosperity and opportunity for all Americans.
Code Pink - CODEPINK is 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.
Community Partners - Global Village School's fiscal sponsor, Community Partners offers a wide range of individualized consulting, leadership development, administrative assistance, training workshops and network building that helps organizations address the needs of their communities in ways that are more strategic, more effective, and which have the greatest impact possible.
Corp Watch - Holding corporations accountable.
The Cost of War - War affects everyone, not just those directly involved in the fighting. This web page is a simple attempt to demonstrate one of the more quantifiable effects of war: the financial burden it places on our tax dollars.
Doctors Without Borders - Providing medical relief worldwide.
Eartheasy - Ideas for environmentally-sustainable living.
East Africa Networking for Peace Builders - Short term humanitarian relief and crisis intervention, while important, are not enough in conflict-ridden or post-conflict societies. There is increasing awareness of the need for post-conflict reconciliation and the building of sustainable peace.
Facing History and Ourselves - For 30 years, Facing History has been engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the choices they confront in their own lives.
Fellowship of Reconciliation, Los Angeles - The Fellowship of Reconciliation is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict.
Forest Stewardship Council - Driven in part by the failure of an intergovernmental process to agree on a global forest compact, and the compelling question “what is sustainable forestry?”- loggers, foresters, environmentalists, and sociologists came together in the first General Assembly to form the FSC in 1993.
Freechild Project - Progressive youth-oriented ideas including youth-led activism, student-led education reform, youth rights, community involvement, juvenile justice, youth media, unschooling and information for the adult allies of young people.
Global Exchange - Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.
Global List of Women's Organizations
Global Youth Connect - GYC's mission is to build and support a community of youth who are actively promoting and protecting human rights, and to educate and inspire the next generation to work for peaceful change.
Global Village School - Global Village School offers a progressive, accredited, customizable K-12 homeschooling program via online and text-based curriculum, complete with individualized teacher services.
Hague Appeal for Peace - International network of peace and justice organizations dedicated to sowing the seeds for the abolition of war.
Human Rights Watch - Dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
The Human Rights Campaign - The HRC advocates for LGBT equal rights.
Interfaith Peace Builders - Interfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel/Palestine so that U.S. citizens can see the conflict with their own eyes. Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation. The delegations focus on seeing, listening to, and recording the experiences and perspectives of a wide range of Palestinian and Israeli voices.
Institute for Policy Studies - A multi-issue progressive think tank that has teamed with United for a Fair Economy to produce an annual study of CEO pay among major defense contractors.
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace - Current news and events
International Fellowship of Reconciliation - IFOR is an international, spiritually-based movement composed of people who, form the basis of a belief in the power of love and truth to create justice and restore community, commit themselves to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of transformation- personal, social, economic and political.
Manzanita Village - Manzanita Village/Ordinary Dharma is a Buddhist Community. Based on Buddhist Mindfulness Practices, Vipassana Meditation, Zen Practice, Deep-Ecology, and Nonviolence--for the Celebration and Healing of the Individual, Society, and the Earth.
Middle East Research and Information Project - MERIP has been around for years, providing alternative perspectives on events in the Middle East.
National Peace Academy - Peace education, research, practice, and policy.
No Sweat Apparel - No Sweat is the pioneer of fair trade fashion and footwear, setting an empowered, unionized workforce as the gold standard for fair trade clothing. They market directly to consumers via the internet, through their network of independent retailers and by custom orders to wholesale customers. They provide competitively-priced, fairly-traded product to you and a living wage to our workers.
Better World Links- An extensive index of over 80,000 links related to various topics, including: peace, justice, education, environment, conflict regions, economy.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Advances initiatives to eliminate the nuclear weapons threat to all life.
Office of the Americas - Justice and peace information.
Ojai Peace Coalition - The OPC strives to be the change we wish to see in the world by taking local action in the areas of self & family, community & culture, and government & politics to create a working culture of peace.
Oregon PeaceWorks - Their mission: To educate and activate people to work for peace, justice and environmental protection.
Peace Brigades - (PBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts. When invited, PBI sends 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. PBI creates space for local activists to work for social justice and human rights. Currently, PBI has volunteers protecting human rights activists in Colombia, Indonesia, and Mexico, as well as a project restarting in Guatemala and a joint project with other organizations in Chiapas, Mexico.
PEACEIncorporated - Primary focus is on increasing peace by providing youth empowered solutions and alternatives to destructive behavior.
Peace Takes Courage - Ava Lowery is the 16 year old peace activist from Alabama behind the website, PeaceTakesCourage.com, and has received an amazing amount of attention. Ava's animations show the multidimensional tragedy of the Iraq war- losses of brave young soldiers to American families, and loss of innocent civilians in Iraq.
Physicians for Human Rights - "Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) promotes health by protecting human rights. We believe that human rights are essential preconditions for the health and well-being of all people."
Pro-Peace Bumper Stickers - Blue Gecko offers peace-related bumper stickers and links.
Responsible Shopper - Responsible Shopper alerts the public about the social and environmental impact of major corporations, and provides opportunities for consumers and investors to vote with their dollars for change.
School of the Americas Watch - SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.
Secular Homeschool - Resources and community for secular homeschoolers.
Seeds of Peace - A non-profit, non-political organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace.
United for Peace - collaboration of national and international peace and social justice organizations along with local places of worship, peace centers, and community organizations.
United States Institute of Peace - Extensive database of peace media.
Veterans for Peace - Working for peace & justice through non-violence.
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.
War Resisters League - "War Resisters League believes war is a crime against humanity. We use peaceful means to create a society that is democratic, free of economic, racial, and sexual oppression."
Women's Economic Agenda Project - Demands economic justice for poor women and their families.
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