United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

Available in English and French, this United Nations-mandated organization’s Web site provides publication summaries of research and information on nuclear, biological, chemical, missile, small arms, landmine, and peacekeeping issues. There are relevant educational books and reports. Check the extensive list of links. Searchable.
Subject: Disarmament; Security, International; United Nations

Electronic Iraq

Electronic Iraq

"A news portal on the US-Iraq crisis published by veteran antiwar campaigners….offering News & Analysis, Opinion/Editorial, Iraq Diaries, International Law, Aid & Development, Fact Sheets , and Action & Activism ." For daily updates, subscribe by e-mail to the Electronic Iraq News List. Includes related links.
Subject: Iraq — News; Iraq War, 2003-; Peace Movements

International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)

International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)

International organization focusing its efforts on opposing U.S. war with Iraq. Activities include organizing mass demonstrations (such as the January 18, 2003 march and rally in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere). The website includes information about local and regional organizing centers, flyers to download, a list of endorsers, and the "scen …
Subject: Peace Movements; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; Demonstrations

World Population Trends

World Population Trends

This United Nations site contains the 2000 population count for most of the countries in the world, as well as other files on world population growth, milestones, estimates to 2050, demographic impact of HIV / AIDS, ageing statistics, oldest-old (on how many people are over 80, 90 and 100, etc.), South to North migration flows, and child mortality …
Subject: United Nations; Population — Statistics; Population Forecasting

United Nations Documentation Research Guide

United Nations Documentation Research Guide

Sponsored by the United Nations Dag Hammarskj??ld Library, this online guide provides basic research tools for deciphering document symbols, codes, numbering systems, and indices to UN documents. Included are links to publications, speeches, resolutions, press releases, declarations, conventions, and parliamentary documents of the General Assembly, …
Subject: United Nations

Investigating Sierra Leone

Investigating Sierra Leone

Companion site to an American RadioWorks program investigating the indictment by the "UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone [of] Charles Taylor, the president of Liberia, for crimes allegedly committed during the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone." Includes a transcript and audio clip of the program, profiles of Taylor and others w …
Subject: Courts — Sierra Leone; International Courts; War Crimes; War Criminals

Iraq Aftermath: The Human Face of War

Iraq Aftermath: The Human Face of War

This "is an alternative information web site focusing on the humanitarian crisis caused by the war on Iraq." It features personal stories from the war zone, as well as a journal written by correspondents traveling with a humanitarian assessment team in Iraq. Includes maps, regional background information, timelines, activist resources, st …
Subject: Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Humanitarian Assistance — Iraq; Iraq War, 2003-

IraqJournal.org

IraqJournal.org

"Regular reports from Iraq, coordinated by Democracy Now correspondent Jeremy Scahill." This site initially featured on-the-ground reporting, but after March, 2003 became primarily useful for an extensive collection of related links pointing to news, articles, clips from radio programs, videos, photographic essays, lists of war casualties …
Subject: Iraq; Iraq — News

Text: Iraqi Interim Constitution

Text: Iraqi Interim Constitution

This site from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) provides "a summary of the Iraqi interim constitution–signed on 8 March 2004–as provided by the Iraqi Governing Council." Also includes links to related BBC articles.
Subject: Constitutions — Iraq; Iraq — Politics And Government

Iraq Index

Iraq Index

Text of Iraq’s interim constitution enacted March 8, 2004. Site includes constitutional background, history and news, and text of the 1990 constitution. Also provides related links, including the draft constitution by opposition groups. From the International Constitutional Law project; 2004 constitution text is based on the text published by the C …
Subject: Constitutions — Iraq; Iraq — Politics And Government

Jasenovac: Holocaust Era in Croatia, 1941-1945

Jasenovac: Holocaust Era in Croatia, 1941-1945

"This Web site chronicles crimes committed during the Holocaust in Croatia and highlights artifacts from the Jasenovac Memorial Area Collection," including "documents, photographs, maps, film, textiles, transcripts, testimony, and personal objects." Produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 — Atrocities; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) — Croatia; Jasenovac (Croatia : Concentration Camp); Croatia — History — 1918-1945

Poets Against the War

Poets Against the War

A Web site featuring thousands of poems submitted by poets opposed to the "planned assault on Iraq" by the United States. Includes news, related links, a form for submitting poems, and background on the site, which supports a movement that began "after many of the nation???s finest poets declined [a White House] invitation" to a …
Subject: Poetry; Peace Movements; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

"National, daily, independent, award-winning [radio and television] news program airing on over 140 stations in North America." Hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, the program covers news and public affairs. Show archives of transcripts and audio are searchable, and browsable by date or topic (for example, prisons or globalization). …
Subject: Broadcast Journalism; Radio Programs; Public Radio

Americans & the World

Americans & the World

"This website will report on US public opinion on a broad range of international policy issues, integrating all publicly available polling data." Topics covered include globalization, international trade, women’s international issues, terrorism, human rights, global warming, the United Nations, population, biotechnology, and regional issu …
Subject: World Politics; United States — Public Opinion

Truth, War & Consequences

Truth, War & Consequences

Companion site to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline program that "examines why the U.S. went to war in Iraq, what went wrong in the planning for the postwar occupation, and what is at stake for both the U.S. and for Iraqis." Features interviews with "key players in Baghdad and Washington," reports and commentary, a …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Military Occupation

Alternative Resources on the U.S. War Against Iraq

Alternative Resources on the U.S. War Against Iraq

A collection of links to alternative news, analysis, and commentary; organizations concerned with Iraq and the Middle East; reports about Iraq; destruction of Iraqi cultural resources; antiwar organizations; and demonstrations, petitions, letter-writing campaigns, and resolutions. From the International Responsibilities Task Force of the American L …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; Peace Movements

Episcopalians Speak Out: War with Iraq?

Episcopalians Speak Out: War with Iraq?

Representatives of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco conclude, "Intervention in Iraq may become necessary but not without the United Nations, not without factoring in the possibility of unintended consequences, and not without further conversations with Muslim countries, lest the divide of hatred grows larger."
Subject: Grace Cathedral (San Francisco, Calif.); Episcopal Church; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; United States — Foreign Relations — Public Opinion

War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives

War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives

This December 2002 report examines the political, military, and economic consequences to the United States of war with Iraq. From the Committee on International Security Studies of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Opens directly into PDF file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Subject: United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; Iraq War, 2003- — Costs

Just War — Or a Just War?

Just War — Or a Just War?

In this widely distributed commentary on the potential conflict in Iraq, former President Jimmy Carter argues that "as a Christian and as a president who was severely provoked by international crises, I became thoroughly familiar with the principles of a just war, and it is clear that a substantially unilateral attack on Iraq does not meet the …
Subject: War — Moral And Ethical Aspects; Iraq War, 2003-; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; Carter, Jimmy, 1924-