NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND STATEMENTS
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker-based national
organization committed to nonviolent conflict resolution and humanitarian
- 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
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
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.
Civil Liberties Union, Florida. Contact: Larry Helm Spalding, ACLU
Legislative Staff Counsel, Tallahassee, Florida.
Committee on National Legislation. Click "Hot Topics"
for articles on the situation in Afghanistan. Includes legislative information
and sample letters.
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
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."
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.
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