• The Costs of War

    As of September 24, 2011

    6,257 American military killed in Iraq + Afghanistan. See other data at icasualties.org

    $1,254,293,000,000 - YES, THAT'S OVER ONE TRILLION DOLLARS - and rising (Iraq + Afghanistan, since 2001). Watch the counter at costofwar.com
  • This Week in Peace History

    September 23, 2007 - Dr. Jane Goodall created Roots & Shoots Day of Peace in 2004 in honor of U.N. International Day of Peace; each year, Roots & Shoots Day of Peace is observed in late September. Roots & Shoots groups around the world fly Giant Peace Dove puppets to celebrate Roots & Shoots Day of Peace for its symbolic meaning. They also plan and implement peace project initiatives to help make the world a better place for animals, the environment and the human community.

    Dr. Goodall was appointed a Messenger of Peace in 2002 by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. People selected as Messengers of Peace are widely recognized for their achievements in music, literature, sports and the arts.

    To commemorate her appointment, Roots & Shoots members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point first conceived of and created the Giant Peace Dove puppets. Since then, Roots & Shoots groups have flown doves in over 40 countries around the world.

    Check out peacebuttons.info for more.
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Peacemaking Resources

The Global Village School, a planet-wide K-12 homestudy program with emphasis on peace, justice, and diversity, maintains a fairly comprehensive Resources & Activism page with everything from books and media to speeches and organizations!


The following list is organizations and campaigns with whose values and goals we largely identify, and/or whose actions we usually publish.  Suggestions or feedback?  Make a comment below!

Amnesty International


Center for Constitutional Rights



American Friends Service Committee

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions

Environmental Defense Fund

Environment California

Public Citizen

Consumers Union

Peace Action West

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Ojai Valley Green Coalition

Equality California

Los Padres ForestWatch

Courage Campaign

Beyond War

Vandenberg Witness

still building….


2 Responses

  1. Pleae add http://www.vandenbergwitness.org to your list of links.

    Vandenberg Air Force Base (near Lompoc) will launch an ICBM Minuteman III nuclear weapon delivery system with test warheads in the small hours of the morning on Novmeber 18.

    There will be a peace protest at the front gate at 11:55 pm November 17 (midnight) call 831 206 5043 for details.

  2. thanks for the suggestion, MacGregor! It’s added!

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