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NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND STATEMENTS

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker-based national organization committed to nonviolent conflict resolution and humanitarian aid.

  • News release, Oct. 2, 2001, expresses concern that the U.S. "war on terrorism" will magnify a burgeoning humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and Pakistan; calls for humanitarian aid. The AFSC is expanding its No More Victims relief campaign to combat the plight of Afghan refugees. Twenty thousand dollars has been earmarked from its Emergency and Materials Assistance Program (EMAP) crisis fund to launch the initiative to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan, with an additional $20,000 supporting refugee work in Iran. Funds will help purchase vital supplies, including blankets, sheets, food and medicines. Cash donations can be sent to: No More Victims - Afghan Relief, AFSC, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. [click here]

  • Call for National Days of Peace, Oct. 2, 2001 - AFSC urges supporters of peace and justice to organize vigils and marches in communities across the U.S. - on the 7th of October, November and December. Six points of unity outlined. "Let there be no more victims, either in the U.S. or abroad," states Judith McDaniel, director of the AFSC Peace Building Unit. [click here]

Peace Action is the nation's largest grassroots peace and disarmament organization, focusing on the abolition of nuclear weapons, redirection of excessive Pentagon spending to domestic investment, an end to global weapon sales, and non-military resolutions to international conflicts.

American Civil Liberties Union, Florida. Contact: Larry Helm Spalding, ACLU Legislative Staff Counsel, Tallahassee, Florida.

Friends Committee on National Legislation. Click "Hot Topics" for articles on the situation in Afghanistan. Includes legislative information and sample letters.

International Action Center, founded by Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general. Offers a broad progressive/radical view of interconnection between international developments. Includes information on peace demonstrations around the nation.

Media Workers Against War. "We believe that in the current crisis it is more important than ever to protect and promote pluralism in debate, the free flow of information, and the public scrutiny of official pronouncements."

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), founded by Afghan women in the 1970s, this association works for "peace, freedom, democracy, and women's rights in a fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan." The women of RAWA have been working for democracy and against the Taliban for years while most of the world turned its eyes away. The group is involved in humanitarian work as well, especially in the refugee camps in Pakistan.

Veterans for Peace
PO Box 10358, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-9752
W 850-414-3300 H 850-893-7390

Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Statement on the September 11 attacks

World Federalist Association. Focuses on creating international institutions, including a permanent International Court of Justice that could bring suspected terrorists to trial. Provides a set of "talking points" to counter those advocating a unilateral military response to terrorism. Includes legislative information.

One Million Taxpayers for Peace.
 

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