For example, try the following searches:
American Friends Service Committee http://www.afsc.org/
Arlington - Liberty Bell http://arlington-libertybell.net/
Sea of Tombstones display at the Liberty Bell in November 2007 -- over 3,000 will be set out in 2008. See the amazing photos on this site.
Brandywine Peace Community http://www.brandywinepeace.com/
Catholic Peace Fellowship http://www.cpfphila.org/
Meets in Philadelphia the first Sunday of each month.
Catholic Worker Movement http://www.catholicworker.org/
Three Catholic Worker houses are listed in Philadelphia.
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors http://www.objector.org/
Two national offices, one in Philadelphia.
Delaware County Pledge of Resistance - links http://www.delcopledge.org/partners.html
Delaware County Wage Peace and Justice http://www.delcowagepeacejustice.org/
Also see newsletter on home page.
Education for Peace in Iraq Center http://www.epic-usa.org/
Located in Washington D.C., EPIC publishes intelligent, generally mainstream news and book reviews about Iraq, its people, and the war -- an excellent source for facts, background and leads.
Gold Star Families For Peace http://gsfp.live.radicaldesigns.org/
Co-founded by Cindy Sheehan. Not based in Philadelphia but important presence here: Google: "gold star families for peace" philadelphia
Green Party of Camden County http://www.myspace.com/ccgreenparty
Green Party of Philadelphia http://www.gpop.org/
Mostly local focus, but working on Opt Out (parents can ask high schools not to give juniors' and seniors' names and contact information to military recruiters, which a new law otherwise requires them to do).
Iraq Updates http://www.iraqupdates.com/
Global news aggregation, mainly for multinational corporations.
Iraq Veterans Against the War http://www.ivaw.org/
Membership open "to those who served as active duty, reservist, or national guard since 9/11" -- but important information for all of us. Also see www.vfp144.org/ and www.veteransforpeace.org/ .
Meetup: People in favor of Peace, Peace Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area http://peace.meetup.com/
MEETUP has a peace page, with about 30 members in Philadelphia. Meetup connects people who have a similar interest with others in their locality. You can start a new peace Meetup, and they will be notified.
National Network on Cuba http://www.cubasolidarity.com/
* Opposing the U.S. embargo and travel ban * Supporting normalized relations * Recognizing Cuba's accomplishments.
Note Philadelphia contact on the site.
Nonviolence.org: News and commentary from a pacifist perspective http://www.nonviolence.org/
Well-known Philadelphia blog, started in 1995 before "blogs" existed.
Northwest Greens http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nwgreens/
Palestine Media Watch http://www.pmwatch.org/
Whether we are pro or con, we need to hear Palestinian views. Also, this site has excellent resources for media activists, the best we have seen. Peace organizations could and should do as well.
Peace Center of Delaware County http://www.delcopeacecenter.org/
Philadelphia Anti-War Forum http://phillyantiwar.org/ (site not active March 5, 2008)
"Organizes forums, debates, films, and discussions to challenge the presumptions of the 'War on Terrorism.'" Founded September of 2001, discussion and planning meetings twice monthly (in Center City, and in West Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Independent Media Center http://www.phillyimc.org/
Philadelphia area, national, and world news; strong focus on war, media and related issues. Note local events calendar (click "Community Calendar" or visit http://protest.net/philly2/
The Philadelphia Jewish Voice http://www.pjvoice.com/
Philly Against War http://www.phillyagainstwar.org/
PhillyActivist, January 2009 http://www.organizerweb.com/pipermail/phillyactivist/2009-January/thread.html
PRAWN - Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network http://www.prawnworks.net/
LOTS of information, photos, events, events, contacts, links, blogging, list serves -- the closest we have seen to a one-stop intro to Philadelphia area antiwar activities.
Music site, largely antiwar. Google "riotfolk philadelphia" (no quotation marks) to find more than 2,000 Web pages.
United for Peace http://www.unitedforpeace.org/
Veterans for Peace - Chapter 144 http://www.vfp144.org/
War Resister's League, Philadelphia http://www.phillywrl.net/
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom http://www.wilpf.org/
The World Can't Wait http://www.worldcantwait.net/
Originally an anti-Bush, pro-impeachment organization largely focused on war issues.
Another Poster for Peace http://www.anotherposterforpeace.org/
"Graphic designers nationwide are organizing to create high impact anti-war art that's free and downloadable online."
Antiwar documentaries and free movies Freedocumentaries.org
Informed Comment [Iraq War background, analysis] http://www.juancole.com/
Expert blog on Iraq war by Juan Cole, professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan.
Saddam death video comments on New York Times blog [historical headspace record] http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/01/02/execution-samizdat-investigated-in-iraq/
The 83 public comments are impossible to summarize, but offer a unique, confused, and disturbing look at what is going on in peoples' heads. It can inform any effort to address the American people and other people on peace, violence, and war. March 2008 note: only 82 comments online now; at least one was deleted.
These links were checked on January 18, 2009. Contact us (below) if you know a site that belongs on this list, or have other changes to suggest.
John S. James, jjames (at) smart-accounts.org