Alternative Resources on the U.S. "War Against Terrorism"

Resources listed on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of IRTF, SRRT, or ALA.

Alternative News, Analysis, and Commentary

  • The Alternative Information Center "The AIC is a Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . . . ."
  • " is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism."
  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee "The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights or people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage."
  • American Friends Service Committee "The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service."
  • "This site is devoted to the cause of noninterventionism, . . . . our own politics are libertarian . . . ."
  • Centre for Research on Globalisation ". . . an independent research and media group of progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order."
  • Common Dreams News Center "Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future."
  • "CounterPunch is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. . . . Ours is muckraking with a radical attitude . . . ."
  • The Debate: Is oil the key motive for the war against Iraq and Afghanistan? "Is there a hidden agenda behind the "war on terrorism"? Is the War on Terror influenced by oil or financial motives, rather than simply national security issues?"
  • A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan: A Comprehensive Accounting by Marc Herold, University of New Hampshire.
  • Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting "FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986."
  • Flashpoints News Radio "Your Daily Investigative Radio Magazine"
  • Foreign Policy in Focus "A think tank without walls. . . . .Working to make the U.S. a more responsible global leader and partner."
  • The Future of Freedom Foundation: The War on Terrorism "The mission of The . . . Foundation is to advance the libertarian philosophy by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government."
  • The Global Site "Critical gateway to world politics, society, and culture."
  • In These Times ". . . a national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion" providing "groundbreaking coverage of the labor movement, environment, feminism, grassroots politics, minority communities and the media."
  • Independent Media Center "Indymedia is a collective of independent and alternative media activists and organizations offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of important social and political issues."
  • The InterActivist Info Exchange "The Info Exchange provides original content and links to important or interesting stories on the net."
  • Just War Theory .com "This not-for-profit site is devoted to public education about just war theory and its practical application in international law and foreign policy."
  • Konscious: 9/11 & Beyond: Independent Voices Speak ". . . collection of video responses to, and reflections on, the changes thrust upon communities since 9/11. Voices of the people, from the streets."
  • From the creator of the film Roger and Me and the television show The Awful Truth.
  • Media Education Foundation: Beyond the Frame "Alternative views on the September 11th atrocities" with "streaming video featuring America's leading dissident thinkers and activists."
  • Mid-East Realities "News, Views, and Analysis that Governments, Lobbies, and Associated Interest Groups Don't Want You to Know"
  • Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) "MERIP provides news and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources."
  • Monthly Review: Terror Crisis in Context "MR speaks to workers and labor organizers no less than to academics, and against class exploitation, no less than against racial and sexual oppression." This is a special issue devoted to September 11 and the war.
  • Mother Jones "Mother Jones is an independent, non-profit magazine that focuses on issues of social justice, the environment, politics,and popular culture."
  • The Nation: September 11, 2001 "The Nation website will offer continuing reporting, analysis, commentary and investigation on the terror attacks and their aftermath on this special page."
  • News for Change "WorkingForChange is a comprehensive Web site made up of resources for people with progressive values."
  • NY Transfer: Middle East Page "All the news that doesn't fit."
  • OMB Watch: The Post-September 11 Environment: Access to Government Information ". . . provides an inventory of government information that has been withheld since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
  • "OneWorld is dedicated to harnessing the democratic potential of the internet to promote human rights and sustainable development."
  • Online Journal "Building a new news media of, by and for the people."
  • Open Democracy ". . . a global network for debate and invention. It will be guided by ideals of independence, participation and quality, and will tackle the major issues of our time."
  • Pacifica Radio ". . . the only radio network in the United States to function unconstrained by corporate underwriting and policy decisions."
  • PAX Christi USA Responds to Terrorism "Pax Christi USA strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence."
  • Peace Response ". . . is maintained by the American Friends Service Committee in cooperation with the National Coalition for Peace and Justice."
  • The Progressive "The mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad."
  • Project on Defense Alternatives "Since its inception . . . [the PDA] has sought to adapt security policy to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War era.." Reports include Dislocating Alcyoneus: How to combat al-Qaeda and the new terrorism and The Pentagon's New Budget, New Strategy, and New War.
  • ReliefWeb ". . a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)."
  • Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan ". . . an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan."
  • Stop the War "Anarchists deplore the attack on the World Trade Centre which killed over 6,000 people but it must not become the excuse for another imperialist war in which tens or hundreds of thousands more innocent people may die."
  • ". . . seeks to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by the mainstream media."
  • truthout ". . . critical news and commentary on world events . . . ."
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees "Since1958, the U.S.Committee for Refugees has identified those at greatest risk and given them a voice. Our work helps refugees get the protection and assistance they need to survive."
  • The War in Context "A daily record of America's post-9/11 impact on the world"
  • War Resisters League ". . . we believe, to quote the late A.J. Muste, 'There is no way to peace--peace is the way.'"
  • Women Living Under Muslim Laws International Solidarity Network ". . . an international Network that provides information, solidarity and support for all women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.."
  • Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs ". . . published by the American Educational Trust (AET) . . . by retired U.S. foreign service officers to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states."
  • World Press Review: Battle without Borders: The War against Terror "World Press Review provides readers with a succinct view of the political and economic climate outside of the U.S., as well as how the rest of the world perceives the role the U.S. plays in the global community."
  • ZNet: Emergency, Terrorism and War Includes "ZNet's Original Essays and Selected Links Regarding the Sept. 11, 2001 Calamity and preparations for war"

Sites with Additional Links to News, Analysis, and Commentary

Petitions and Call-in, E-mail, and Letter Writing Campaigns

Demonstrations and Other Antiwar Activities

  • Fellowship of Reconciliation Includes "FOR Action Alerts!"
  • International Action Center "Information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism and oppression within the United States."
  • "A global calendar of pro-peace and anti-racism protests, meetings, benefits, and conferences. "
  • Protest.Net ". . . a collective of activists who are working together to create our own media. By publishing a public record of our political activities on the web we are taking a stand against the established media."
  • War Resisters League: Demonstrations for Peace ". . . the WRL has set up this page to post events from around the country that have happened, will happen, or are happening on a continuous basis."

SRRT Resolutions on the "U.S. War Against Terrorism"