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TEACHING:

Teachablemoment.Org is a K-12 teaching lesson project of Educators for Social Responsibility.  The site includes lessons on the war.  http://www.teachablemoment.org/

Historians Against the War has an excellent teaching resources section at http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/resources/

Rethinking Schools:  The teacher’s publication, Rethinking Schools, created a special supplement on teaching the war in its Spring, 2003 issue (volume 17, number 3) complete with lesson plans, readings, map and geography activities, links and much more.  http://www.rethinkingschools.org/war/index.shtml  

Curriculum Resources for Higher Education.  While geared to college and university curriculum, K-12  teachers should also find the resources useful as they craft lessons appropriate for their students.  Compiled by David Applebaum, Rowan University, for Educators To Stop the War.   http://www.educatorstostopthewar.org/HigherEdResources.htm

Teaching for Change, a Washington, D.C.-based "social justice" organization for teachers, has developed a site entitled "Behind the Headlines: Resources for Educators on the September 11 Tragedy and the Response."   It includes material on the Iraq war.  http://www.teachingforchange.org/Sept11.htm

New York Collective of Radical Educators. "NYCoRE has created a curriculum, 'Military Myths: Combating Military Recruitment in the Classroom' as part of a widespread response to the increased efforts of military recruiters in New York City high schools."  http://www.nycore.org/curricula.html

Democracy Dialogues is a live interactive video program on disasters of U.S. foreign policy. It supplies the historical context for understanding current events, and it features retired top national security officials and senior military officers, as well as scholars and activists, including Noam Chomsky, Jane Goodall, James Loewen (author of Lies My Teacher Told Me)and conservatives as well as dissidents.  Available at: http://www.greenworldcenter.org/democracydialogues.html

Peace and Justice Studies Organization (PJSO) is "dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change." http://www.peacejusticestudies.org/

Plowshares: A Peace Studies Collaborative of Goshen, Earlham and Manchester Colleges. gives access to syllabi for its peace studies consortium on its website at: http://www.plowsharesproject.org/php/resources/syllabi.php

For more material, go to Classroom Resources

LABOR

U.S. Labor Against The War:  Founded in January 2003, USLAW now has over 100 affiliated unions and labor federations, including 14 AFT locals.  Its comprehensive website provides in-depth resources, news, analysis and links.  http://www.uslaboragainstwar.org/index.php

Why Labor Should Oppose the War.  U.S. Labor Against The War has produced a useful one-page fact sheet that makes a sharp, compelling case against the war.  http://www.educatorstostopthewar.org/LaborFactsheetVsWar.pdf

EDUCATORS TO STOP THE WAR

Bay Area Students and Educators to Stop the War
http://basetostopthewar.org/

East Coast/ NYC Educators to Stop the War
http://www.educatorstostopthewar.org/home.htm

West Coast/LA Students and Educators to Stop the War/
http://stopthewarconference.org/

MONITORING THE WAR

Occupation Watch, based in Baghdad, is an independent, on-the-spot monitor of ongoing military and economic occupation of Iraq and, as such, is an excellent source of updated information.  http://www.occupationwatch.org/

Electronic Iraq, is an alternative news and resource portal with links to breaking news, fact sheets and on-the-scene reports about Iraq.  http://www.electroniciraq.net/news/

COSTS OF THE WAR

Cost of War is a second-by-second compilation (on a running counter) of escalating war costs together with comparisons of what this money would buy in eight categories: Pre-school, Kids Health, Public Education, College Scholarships, Public Housing, World Hunger, AIDS Epidemic and World Immunization.
http://www.costofwar.com/ 

Iraq Body Count, updated daily, provides a body count of civilian casualties in the Iraq war and occupation.  The site includes a date base and an explanation of its methodology.
http://iraqbodycount.net/ 

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count lists military deaths and wounded, broken down by time period, nation, city and state of origin and other categories. It has also compiled a list, admittedly incomplete, of contractor casualties and missing.  http://icasualties.org/oif/    

Lancet, the independent and renowned British medical journal, founded in 1823, published "the first scientific study of the effects of this war on Iraqi civilians" in an article in October 2004 estimating civilian deaths in excess of 100,000.  The article, authored by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, concludes the risk of death by violence for civilians in Iraq is now 58 times higher than before the US-led invasion.  http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673604174412/fulltext

HUMANITARIAN ISSUES

Amnesty International has an” Iraq Crisis” section
http://web.amnesty.org/pages/iraq_summary 

OXFAM has produced fact sheets on “the humanitarian implications of military action in Iraq.”
http://electroniciraq.net/news/302.shtml

WAR PROFITEERING

Find the War Profiteers in Your Community compiled by United For Peace and Justice.
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/downloads/war_profiteers.doc 

USLAW Report: Profile of U.S. Corporations Awarded Contracts in U.S./British-Occupied Iraq.  You can download the report from the USLAW site which also has a “Haliburton Watch” and a section on “U.S. Corporations in Iraq.”
http://www.uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=3484 

Corpwatch has launched a new “War Profiteers” site.
http://www.warprofiteers.com/ 

The Institute for Southern Studies has launched a “Campaign to Stop War Profiteers
http://www.southernstudies.org/

Addicted to War - Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism is an illustrated exposé available in several languages.  http://www.addictedtowar.com/

ANTI-WAR GROUPS (GENERAL)

Answer is an acronym for Act Now to Stop the War and End Racism.
http://www.internationalanswer.org/

Codepink "is a women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action."  http://www.codepink4peace.org/

Interfaith Communities for Peace and Justice "promote[s] critical examination of the costs of violence and war at home and in the world from the Faith perspective" with "respect for human rights, international law and the use of peaceful means in the resolution of conflicts."

United For Peace and Justice "is a coalition of more than 800 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building."   http://www.unitedforpeace.org/

U.S. Troops Out Now is organizing the March 19, 2005 demonstration from Harlem to Central Park in NYC.  http://www.troopsoutnow.org/

ANTI-WAR GROUPS (ACADEMIC)

Campus Anti-War Network is an "an independent, democratic, grassroots network of campus-based anti-war committees" that has mobilized and coordinated student anti-war and counter-recruitment activities.  http://www.campusantiwar.net/

Monterrey Educators Against War, based on the central California coast, "draws on the work of investigative journalists, scholars & creative artists to build accessible 'resource pages' on hundreds of topics important for healing & transforming the violent & unhealthy world we live in today."   http://www.mbeaw.org/

Teachers Against War has developed a website which it sees as a "resource bank for teachers -- in all disciplines and at all levels -- who wish to address issues of war and peace with their students" (with particular emphasis on the Iraq War).  http://teachersagainstwar.org/index.html

VS MILITARY RECRUITMENT AND A DRAFT

American Friends Service Committee Youth and Militarism Program includes many downloadable pamphlets and leaflets alerting students to their rights, choices, realities and alternatives when considering the military. http://www.afsc.org/youthmil/

Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS) is a southern California-based organization with lots of resources, links and lesson plans on its website.  http://www.militaryfreeschools.org/

Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft (COMD) "challenges the institution of the military, its effect on society, its budget, its role abroad and at home, and the racism, sexism and homophobia that are inherent in the armed forces and Selective Service System." http://www.comdsd.org/ 

CounterRecruiter "aims to chronicle the growing counter military recruiting movement across the country. It is a project of The Indypendent, the newspaper of the New York City Independent Media Center." http://rncwatch.typepad.com/counterrecruiter/

Leave My Child Alone!  “is a family privacy campaign to protect…high school students from unwanted military recruiting.”  http://www.leavemychildalone.org/

Mainstream Moms Operation Blue currently is sponsoring a project focusing “on family privacy, and helping parents and students opt out of the No Child Left Behind requirement that high schools turn over family information to military recruiters.”  http://www.themmob.org/

Solomon Amendment Response and Protest is a web page located on the Georgetown Law School site that deals with the Solomon Amendment.  The page explains that to "comply with the Solomon Amendment, law schools must affirmatively assist military recruiters in the same manner they assist other recruiters, which means they must propagate, accommodate, and subsidize the military’s message. In so doing, the Solomon Amendment conditions funding on a basis that violates the law schools’ First Amendment rights. http://www.law.georgetown.edu/solomon/Index.html

Stopping the War Where It Begins is the web site for
The National Network Opposing Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), "a growing national network of groups working to stop the militarization of schools and young people."   http://www.youthandthemilitary.org/

The Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO) describes itself as a "nonprofit community organization that provides young people with an alternative point of view about military enlistment. http://www.projectyano.org/
 

VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES

Bring Them Home Now   http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/  
Citizen Soldier 
http://www.citizen-soldier.org/
Iraq Veterans Against The War http://www.ivaw.net/
Military Families Speak Out  
http://www.mfso.org/
Veterans for Peace
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
Vietnam Veterans Against War 
http://www.vvaw.org/

ALTERNATIVE NEWS & ANALYSIS

Alternet  http://www.alternet.org/
Common Dreams  http://www.commondreams.org/
Democracy Now 
http://democracynow.org/
ZNET Iraq 
http://www.zmag.org/CrisesCurEvts/Iraq/IraqCrisis.cfm
 

For more useful links go to Classroom Resources on this website.