here for a list of 135 organizations from around the world that
endorsed a COAT event
HERE IS A SELECTED
LIST OF MILITARY CONVERSION, PEACE and anti-ARMS TRADE RESOURCES
to Oppose the Arms Trade (Canada)
The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade is a national
network of individuals and organizations that began in late 1988
to organize opposition to ARMX '89, Canada's largest weapons
bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's role
in the international arms trade, particularly where there is
trade to governments which are engaged in war or which violate
human rights. Here is a link to the old COAT website (up
to February 1998).
The site of M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
We are a regrouping of French people concerned
by and opposed to the war being waged against Afghanistan. We
are circulating a petition and organising an International Speakout
against the War in Paris on Dec. 2nd. The exact venue of
the speakout will be posted on the site http://cicg.free.fr
within the following two weeks. You will also find there
lots of infos about currents anti-war events in Europe, and
links to similar sites all over the world. You can also sign
our petition online. Bonjour
Nous sommes un groupe de personnes concernées par la guerre
contre l'Afghanistan et opposées à elle.
Nous faisons circuler une pétition "Non à
la croisade impériale - Cette guerre n'est pas la
nôtre" et organisons un Forum international contre
la guerre à Paris le 2 Décembre 2001. Au
fur et à mesure que nous aurons des informations
concernant ce forum nous les mettrons sur le site http://cicg.free.fr
Si vous en êtes d'accord, vous pouvez signer cette pétition
sur le site Sur le site, vous trouverez aussi le texte
de la pétition en anglais, espagnol, italien, allemand
et norvégien et des informations concernant des
évènements anti-guerre en Europe, des
liens à des sites similaires partout dans le monde.
- New Internationalist
This monthly magazine reports on issues of
world poverty and inequality and focuses attention on the unjust
relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich
and poor nations.
- Lawyers Against
the War (LAW) is an international group of
lawyers and others who: (1) support the use of national and international
law to settle disputes, prosecute offenders, and protect human
(2) oppose the illegal use of force between states, in particular
the illegal US-led use of force against Afghanistan and Iraq;
and, (3) support the rule of law and adherence to international
A website by James R. Bennett, Professor Emeritus
in the Department of English, University of Arkansas. This
site has sections on: Victims of U.S Invasions, Grassroots Militarism,
PeaceWriting, Alternative Careers for Graduating Seniors, Peace
Directory, Vegetarian Peace Cookbook and Peace Garden Awards.
Centres for Teaching Peace
A peace resource site providing resources, information,
proposals, solutions, links, feedback, a Peace guestbook and
Media Center Israel
Media Center Atlanta (SOA 26 trial coverage )
Indymedia is a collective of independent
media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots,
non-corporate coverage of major protests.
Mines Action Canada in support of the International
Campaign to Ban Landmines.
for Energy and Environmental Research
The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
(IEER) is dedicated to increasing public involvement in and control
over environmental problems through the democratization of science.
Our primary focus is on environmental and security issues related
to nuclear weapons production and testing.
Peace Action (formerly SANE/FREEZE, founded in
1957), and its sister organization, Peace Action Education Fund
(PAEF), work through national and grassroots citizens' action
to promote global nuclear disarmament, reduce unnecessary military
spending, and end the international arms trade.
Spending Working Group
Formed in mid-1994, the Military Spending Working
Group (MSWG) is a coalition of two dozen research and advocacy
organizations seeking to educate members of the public, news
media, and government about the possibility and desirability
of reducing excess military spending globally.
Peacewire is a cooperative effort between the
Public Education for Peace Society, and End the Arms Race. Peacewire
was launched in August of 1995 as part of events marking the
50th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Committee on Disarmament
This is the homepage for the NGO Committee on
Disarmament, the principal service organization for Non-Governmental
Organizations (research institutes, activist/advocacy groups,
volunteer organizations, professional associations) involved
with disarmament in the United Nations context.
International Peace Research Institute (S.I.P.R.I.)
SIPRI has built its reputation and standing on
competence, professional skills, and the collection of hard data
and precise facts, rendering accessible impartial information
on weapon developments, arms transfers and production, military
expenditure, as well as on arms limitations, reductions and disarmament.
The task of the Institute is to conduct 'scientific research
on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international
peace and security with the aim of contributing to an understanding
of the conditions for peaceful solution of international conflicts
and for a stable peace'.
for Economic Conversion (U.S.A.)
The Center for Economic Conversion is a non-profit,
nonpartisan public benefit corporation dedicated to building
a sustainable peace-oriented economy. Founded in 1975, CEC works
at the national, state, and local levels to reduce economic dependence
on excessive military spending and reinvest resources to meet
human needs and preserve and restore the environment.
Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament (U.S.A.)
The National Commission for Economic Conversion
and Disarmament is a non-profit, non-partisan research and public
education organization dedicated to educating the public on the
need and the means for an orderly transfer of military resources
to civilian use.
On-line (Jane's Defense Weekly)
Apparently "the ultimate source for accurate
and impartial information in the world on the subjects of defense,
weaponry, civil aviation and transportation." Also known
as the international catalogue of the arms trade.
Bonn International Centre for Conversion (B.I.C.C.)
As an independent non-profit organization, B-I-C-C
supports and promotes the process by which people, skills, technology,
equipment, financial and economic resources are shifted from
the military or the defense sector towards alternative, civilian
purposes. Working as a worldwide clearinghouse on practical conversion
experiences and projects, B-I-C-C provides documentation, research,
information and consulting services for governmental and non-governmental
organizations, research institutes, companies and individuals
involved in conversion.
Resources at the United Nations: a bibliography (B.I.C.C.)
This report assembles a bibliography of United
Nations publications related to the subject of conversion as
of September 1994. Chapter 1 gives a brief introduction to the
analytical approach, defines military conversion according to
the United Nations' terminology and highlights the major obstacles
hampering the research. Chapter 2 indicates which institutions
in the network of the United Nations organization have dealt
or are dealing with the subject of conversion. It focuses not
on a detailed description of the different initiatives started
by these UN institutions, but rather on the resulting publications.
Publications have been listed for each separate UN institution
of Economic Conversion Information (U.S. government)
OECI is a collaborative initiative of the U.S.
Department of Commerce and the Department of Defense. OECI is
a free service that provides information about defense adjustment
and defense conversion, economic development and technology transfer.
for a Livable World
The Council was founded in 1962 by physicist
Leo Szilard to combat the menace of nuclear war. Council later
expanded our program to include other weapons of mass destruction,
both chemical and biological. In the aftermath of the Gulf War,
the Board of Directors decided to create two new programs to
work against arms sales to other governments and to build support
for U.N. peacekeeping operations. The Council for a Livable World
also operates as a political action committee, endorses candidates
for the U.S. Senate who are supportive of arms control and asks
Council supporters to contribute to endorsed candidates through
Transfer Working Group (U.S.A.)
The Arms Transfers Working Group (ATWG) is an
alliance of primarily Washington, DC-based national arms control,
disarmament, development, economic conversion, human rights and
religious organizations concerned about the spread of conventional
weaponry around the world. Formed in the aftermath of the 1991
Gulf War---and motivated by the humanitarian, economic and security
implications of arms trafficking---this forum serves as a clearinghouse
of information and a point of contact for strategizing and coordinating
activities among the diverse member-groups.
and Disarmament Resources (PeaceNet)
The Institute for Global Communications serves
to expand and inspire movements for environmental sustainability,
human and workers' rights, nonviolent conflict resolution, social
and economic justice, and women's equality by providing and developing
accessible computer networking tools. IGC is the U.S. member
and a founding member of the Association for Progressive Communications.
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
The Program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and
Conversion (PACDC) monitors current developments and conducts
research on the acquisition, export and buildup of conventional
armaments. This research is designed to generate and promote
practical policy alternatives which address the negative consequences
of the excessive accumulation of conventional military weapons.
Sales Monitoring Project (Federation of American Scientists)
The Federation of American Scientists conducts
analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy,
including nuclear weapons, arms sales, biological hazards, secrecy,
and space policy. FAS is a privately-funded non-profit policy
organization whose Board of Sponsors includes half of America's
living Nobel Laureates. FAS was founded as the Federation of
Atomic Scientists in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project
who produced the first atomic bomb, to address the implications
and dangers of the nuclear age. FAS is the oldest organization
dedicated to ending the arms race and avoiding the use of nuclear
weapons, and much of its work has been in nuclear arms control
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