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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

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

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-

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

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

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

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

Yahoo! News: Iraq

Yahoo! News: Iraq

Includes speeches, opinions, editorials, articles, audios/videos, and graphics. More links are provided to related Web sites on the conflict with Iraq. From Yahoo! News.
Subject: Iraq; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; United States — Foreign Relations — Public Opinion

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

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

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

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-

The War on Terrorism: Saddam Hussein and Iraq

The War on Terrorism: Saddam Hussein and Iraq

A directory of resources on the United States-Iraq war and occupation. Find news, commentary, government documents, political background and analysis, military and strategic issues, weapons of mass destruction, sanctions, and more. Maintained by librarian David Durant.
Subject: Iraq; Economic Sanctions — Iraq; Iraq — Foreign Relations; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Information from this UN organization that distributes food aid throughout the world. Includes information about the organization and donors (government, business, and individual), a world hunger map, updates about areas needing food aid (such as the 2005 famine in Niger and other countries in western Africa), news, photographs and videos, publicat …
Subject: Food Relief; Hunger; World Food Programme; United Nations

MIPT: National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

MIPT: National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

Information and links for domestic and international terrorism and counterterrorism resources. The site includes material for individuals, businesses, response organizations, and government agencies. The emphasis is on prevention, preparedness, and mitigation, with many reports on the aftermath, response, and "lessons learned" from variou …
Subject: Terrorism — Prevention; Terrorism; Emergency Management; Research Institutes — Oklahoma — Oklahoma City

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)

"As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies." The website offers news and information about fire safety, statistics on firefighter fatalities, grants for fire departments related to fire safety and prevention, fact sheets, a publica …
Subject: United States Fire Administration; Federal Aid To Fire Prevention; Fire Extinction — Safety Measures; Fire Departments; Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness and Individuals With Disabilities

Emergency Preparedness and Individuals With Disabilities

This website "contains basic information on emergency preparedness, transportation accessibility, and evacuation methods for certain modes of transportation, such as transit and rail systems … for individuals with disabilities, their family members, and care givers." Provides links to related resources, information about relevant legal …
Subject: Emergency Management; Disasters; People With Disabilities

TsuInfo Alert

TsuInfo Alert

This online publication presents information from the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation program, a state-federal partnership designed to reduce the impacts of tsunamis on coastal communities. It describes the tsunami mitigation efforts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an …
Subject: Tsunamis; Natural Disaster Warning Systems — Pacific Ocean; Emergency Management — Periodicals

Homeland Security: Preparedness & Response

Homeland Security: Preparedness & Response

"In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will provide a coordinated, comprehensive federal response and mount a swift and effective recovery effort." This site provides information about activities and programs, committees and working groups, laws and regulat …
Subject: Emergency Management — United States; United States. Dept. Of Homeland Security; Disasters

Storm Health and Safety Information

Storm Health and Safety Information

The state of Delaware provides local and general information and links about weather, storm and hurricane readiness, avoiding injury and disease after a storm, and flood and other disaster recovery recommendations. Includes links to some sites in Spanish.
Subject: Hurricanes; Hurricanes — Safety Measures; Emergency Management — Delaware

Virtual Disaster Library

Virtual Disaster Library

About "250 publications (25,000 pages) of experiences, ideas and solutions to advance the cause of disaster reduction." Subjects include disaster education and preparedness; earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, and floods; medicine, health, and communicable disease control; and sanitation. Developed by PAHO/WHO (Pan American Health Organiz …
Subject: Emergency Management; Disasters

Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) [Texas]

Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) [Texas]

"GDEM is charged with carrying out a comprehensive all-hazard emergency management program for the State and assisting cities, counties, and state agencies in implementing their own emergency management program. GDEM … is also responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Governor’s Homeland Security Strategy." Featur …
Subject: Emergency Management — Texas; New This Week

London Prepared

London Prepared

"This Website offers information and advice to Londoners, visitors and businesses on London’s preparations for – and responses to – major incidents and emergencies." Includes information about the July 7, 2005, bombings (such as news, and information about hotlines and assistance centers), the text of London’s strategic emergency plan, an …
Subject: Emergency Management; Emergency Management — London — England

Ready.gov

Ready.gov

This U.S. Department of Homeland Security site discusses biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiation threats, and suggests ways to prepare for unexpected terrorist attacks. Instructions are provided on how to assemble an emergency supply kit, develop family communications plans, and stay informed about possible consequences of terrorist threats. I …
Subject: Terrorism — United States — Safety Measures; Civil Defense

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA): Emergency Preparedness

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA): Emergency Preparedness

"These pages provide links to various documents intended to provide the user with information about preparing for … various types of disasters and emergencies. …" Coverage includes natural, technological, political, and animal/vector-based hazards. "Some of the information was developed by TEMA or other state government agencies, …
Subject: Emergency Management; Emergency Management — Tennessee

UK Resilience

UK Resilience

Website of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CSS) in the United Kingdom Cabinet Office, established in 2001 "to ensure that the UK and its communities remain a safe and secure place to live and work" by managing emergencies such as floods, outbreaks of human or animal disease, and terrorist attacks. Contains news on recent emergencies …
Subject: Emergency Management — Great Britain; Civil Defense

ProVention Consortium

ProVention Consortium

The goal of this coalition "is to support developing countries reduce the risk and social, economic and environmental impact of natural and technological disasters on the poor." In addition to background information and news about the consortium’s programs, this site features a large collection of articles and reports on risk and disaster …
Subject: Emergency Management; Risk Management; Disasters; Poverty; Developing Countries

Disaster Central

Disaster Central

"This site is devoted to providing timely, quality digital resources in the fields of emergency management, risk management, and homeland security." Includes links to articles about the performance of disaster-related government agencies and about approaches to emergency preparedness. Provided by a disaster management consultant.
Subject: Emergency Management; Risk Management; National Security — United States

Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps

This site has information about Citizen Corps and its programs to "engage Americans in specific homeland security efforts in communities throughout the country." The volunteer programs described include Citizen Corps Councils, Medical Reserve Corps, Volunteers in Police Service, Neighborhood Watch, a Terrorist Information and Prevention S …
Subject: Emergency Management — United States; Voluntarism

[Washington] DC Emergency Management Agency: Hurricane Preparedness and Response

[Washington] DC Emergency Management Agency: Hurricane Preparedness and Response

The District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) provides local and general information and links about weather, school safety, evacuation routes, electricity companies, and hurricane, flood, and other disaster preparedness and recovery recommendations.
Subject: Hurricanes; Emergency Management — Washington (D.C.)

Cataclysm and Challenge: Impact of September 11, 2001, on Our Nation’s Cultural Heritage

Cataclysm and Challenge: Impact of September 11, 2001, on Our Nation’s Cultural Heritage

Heritage Preservation’s "comprehensive study of what was lost — both in Lower Manhattan and at the Pentagon" on September 11, 2001, presents "findings obtained from a survey … of 122 museums, libraries, archives and other collecting institutions in Lower Manhattan" and suggests improvements to such institutions’ emergency man …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Cultural Property; Cultural Property — Protection; Emergency Management

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

"A national public warning system that requires broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers and, … direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers to provide the communications capability to the President to address the American public during a National emergency. …
Subject: Emergency Communication Systems; Civil Defense — United States

Sojourners: Faith, Politics, Culture

Sojourners: Faith, Politics, Culture

Website of "a Christian ministry … to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice." Covers human rights, war and peace, current events, social issues, and other topics. Much of the material is from current and past issues of Sojourner magazine. Features forums, a lecture calendar, directorie …
Subject: Christianity — Periodicals; Social Justice — Periodicals; Christianity And Politics; Church And Social Problems; Entertainment & Leisure–Sports–Golf; Entertainment & Leisure–Sports–Golf

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Information about the organization, "whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance." The site features news and background material on such topics as biotechnology and weapons, children in war, landmines, and displacement of civilians …
Subject: Red Cross; Humanitarian Assistance; Humanitarian Law

Tsunami Emergency

Tsunami Emergency

This page lists resources about tsunamis and preparation for tsunami emergencies in Washington state. Includes disaster readiness brochures, safety tips, and advice for preparing a family readiness kit. Also includes sections for children and for business owners. From Access Washington, the official state government website.
Subject: Tsunamis; Tsunamis — Safety Measures; Emergency Management — Washington (State)

UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund

Official Web site for this United Nations organization. Resources include annual "State of the World’s Children" reports (back to 1997), statistics, information about the agency???s programs, and full text of many of UNICEF???s publications on children, health, the environment, child labor, and other topics related to the status of the wo …
Subject: Children; United Nations; Business & Economics–Accounting; Business & Economics–Finance

Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq

Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq

Report on U.S. companies that received U.S. government contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The findings come from "the three agencies that awarded most of the Iraq and Afghanistan contracts in 2002 and 2003 — the Pentagon, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development." Browse statistics on contractors by coun …
Subject: Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Postwar Reconstruction — Afghanistan; Public Contracts — United States; Profiteering

Facts About Sarin

Facts About Sarin

Fact sheet on health effects and treatment for exposure to this "human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent." Includes links to related documents for health care professionals. Also available in Spanish. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Subject: Chemical Weapons; Sarin; Nerve Gases

ToxFAQs for Mustard Gas

ToxFAQs for Mustard Gas

Questions and answers about mustard gas, which "refers to several manufactured chemicals, including sulfur mustard, that do not occur naturally in the environment." Discusses its use in chemical warfare, current risks for exposure, health risks (including respiratory cancer), effect on children, and related information. From the Agency fo …
Subject: Mustard Gas; Hazardous Substances; Chemical Warfare

RAC-GWVI: Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

RAC-GWVI: Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

"The Committee is charged with reviewing previous medical research and other relevant medical knowledge, and with making recommendations for future research." The site features information for researchers, and documents such as the report released in November 2004 that concludes that there is a probable link between exposure to chemical w …
Subject: Persian Gulf Syndrome; Chemical Warfare; Persian Gulf War, 1991

Region: Iraq

Region: Iraq

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting),"the national media watch group [that] has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986," offers their analysis of news articles about the situation in Iraq. Related links and broadcasts from "Counterspin," their weekly radio program, are also included.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Press Coverage; Journalism — Objectivity

IAVA: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

"The nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans" The site features soldier profiles and stories, discussions of issues facing the troops (such as wounded soldiers and private contractors), photographs, and videos. Also …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Personal Narratives; War On Terrorism, 2001- — Personal Narratives; Afghan War, 2001- — Personal Narratives; United States — Armed Forces — Iraq; United States — Armed Forces — Afghanistan

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

Information about military casualties in Iraq, "scrupulously culled from government sources and cross-checked against other existing lists." Find statistics about fatalities and injuries for United States and United Kingdom military personnel, contractors, and Iraqis. Includes a discussion of methodology, links to sources of information, …
Subject: Military Occupation; LII Classic Content

The Struggle for Iraq

The Struggle for Iraq

News and analysis about life in post-Saddam Iraq. Includes a timeline since the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003, news about the constitution (charter) proposed in August 2005, the August 2005 human stampede during a Shia ceremony, and information about reconstruction, security, cost-of-living, education, civilian casualties, and related topics …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq — Politics And Government; New This Week

Forces: U.S. and Coalition Casualties

Forces: U.S. and Coalition Casualties

This site from CNN lists confirmed coalition deaths in the Iraq war and the ongoing occupation. The list "reflects the names of the soldiers, Marines, airmen, sailors and Coast Guardsmen whose families have been notified of their deaths by each country’s government." Each entry includes the name, age, unit, hometown, details of death, and …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq War, 2003- — Casualties; Military Occupation; LII Classic Content

The Iraq Body Count

The Iraq Body Count

This site offers a "worldwide update of reported civilian deaths in the Iraq war and occupation. … Casualty figures are derived solely from a comprehensive survey of online media reports. Where these sources report differing figures, the range (a minimum and a maximum) are given." Includes a discussion of the site’s methodology, and cit …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq War, 2003- — Casualties; Human Rights — Iraq; Military Occupation; LII Classic Content

Last Letters Home: Voices of American Troops From the Battlefields of Iraq

Last Letters Home: Voices of American Troops From the Battlefields of Iraq

Companion site to a Home Box Office (HBO) program that features the letters of soldiers killed in action in Iraq. Features profiles of the families of the soldiers, a selection of letters, a discussion board, and a place to submit stories.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Personal Narratives; Soldiers — United States — Correspondence; Iraq War, 2003- — Casualties; Soldiers’ Writings

Military Casualty Information

Military Casualty Information

Statistics on military casualties for the Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and the current battles in Iraq. Includes other data on military casualties from 1980 to the present, including members of the armed forces killed or wounded in the Iraq conflict. From the Statistical Information Analysis Division (SIAD), U.S. Department of Defense …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Casualties; Persian Gulf War, 1991 — Casualties; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 — Casualties; Korean War, 1950-1953 — Casualties

Iraq

Iraq

This special report from National Public Radio (NPR) provides ongoing coverage of the postwar efforts to build a new Iraqi government and rejuvenate the nation’s oil-based economy. Includes essays on topics including humanitarian issues and casualties, "personal accounts and reflections of individuals affected by the Iraq war, from the combat …
Subject: Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Iraq War, 2003- — Occupied Territories; Iraq War, 2003-; LII Classic Content

Fallen Warriors

Fallen Warriors

This U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) site provides a list of U.S. military personnel who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. Browsable by location and service group.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Casualties; War On Terrorism, 2001- — Casualties

Amnesty International (AI)

Amnesty International (AI)

Site of the organization that "works independently and impartially to promote respect for all the human rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Features AI press releases, current campaigns, and a library containing an archive of reports, news releases, and "urgent actions" (requests to send letters on beha …
Subject: Amnesty International; Human Rights; Civil Rights; Political Prisoners; Political Persecution; Torture

The Saddam Hussein Sourcebook

The Saddam Hussein Sourcebook

This site provides information based on declassified documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) about the U.S.-Iraq relationship. It provides annotated images of documents relating to the U.S. relationship with Iraq in the early 1980s, weapons of mass destruction, Desert Storm, and 1992 Iraqi war criminals. Also includes aerial …
Subject: Hussein, Saddam, 1937-; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; Iraq — Foreign Relations — United States

Survey: What the World Thinks of America

Survey: What the World Thinks of America

In October 2004, the British newspaper The Guardian "teamed up with partner newspapers across the world to carry out a public survey of peoples’ opinions of the United States — its policies, president, people." The site features summary articles and survey results for polls conducted in Canada, Spain, France, Russia, Japan, Mexico, I …
Subject: United States — Foreign Public Opinion

Conflict with Iraq

Conflict with Iraq

This news site covers the Conflict with Iraq . Includes links to and a discussion of a "dossier" detailing alleged Iraqi human rights violations. Maps provide Iraqi bases, army bases, oilfields, weapon sites, and other related information. Includes profiles of key players in the conflict, including Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush. Inclu …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division: Safety Program

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division: Safety Program

Collection of documents on occupational safety and health topics related to U.S. workers in Iraq. Fact sheets cover equipment safety, building safety inspections, heat stress, and related topics. Also provides forms for workers compensation and accident reporting. Some material in Arabic. From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Subject: Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Americans — Employment — Iraq; Construction Industry — Employees — Health And Hygiene

Ethics of Buddha and Buddhism

Ethics of Buddha and Buddhism

This article offers information on the life of Buddha, the principles of Buddhist beliefs, practices, and the Eastern philosophies. Information about Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), Dharma (the doctrine), Dhammapada (the book), and Sangha (the community) are provided. This page is part of a large site on religion and philosophy by the peace activi …
Subject: Buddhism

Feature: Thich Nhat Hanh

Feature: Thich Nhat Hanh

2003 interview with Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, whose teachings focus on peace and nonviolence. Includes photos, video clips, a bibliography, and related links. From the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly."
Subject: Nh´ât Hanh, Thích; Buddhist Monks; Nonviolence; Buddhism And International Affairs; People

TomDispatch.com

TomDispatch.com

This blog "is researched, written and edited by Tom Engelhardt, a fellow at the Nation Institute, for anyone in despair over post-September 11th US mainstream media coverage of our world and ourselves. The service is intended to introduce you to voices from elsewhere (even when the elsewhere is here) who might offer a clearer sense of how this …
Subject: United States — Politics And Government; Iraq War, 2003- — Press Coverage

Great Iraq Conflict Coverage

Great Iraq Conflict Coverage

Annotated links to weblogs and diaries from embedded journalists and other Iraq-related weblogs. Includes links for multimedia coverage, interactive graphics and stories, special war-related topics, and complete coverage pages of multiple news sites. Searchable. From CyberJournalist.net.
Subject: Iraq — News; Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq War, 2003- — Press Coverage; Iraq War, 2003- — Blogs

Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

This guide "provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit. Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency …
Subject: Emergency Management; Emergency Management — Handbooks, Manuals, Etc.; Civil Defense — United States; Disasters; LII Classic Content

MEDLINEplus Health Information: Smallpox

MEDLINEplus Health Information: Smallpox

Includes the latest smallpox news, a general overview, photographs, diagrams, facts, current research, and organizations. Also provides hints for coping with biological threats. Some links are available in both English and Spanish; other links are to French language sites.
Subject: Smallpox; Biological Weapons; LII Classic Content

Saddam’s Ultimate Solution

Saddam’s Ultimate Solution

A companion site for a television program that explored the question, "are Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons attacks on Kurdistan part of a larger agenda of terror?" Discussion, photo essay, interactive maps, and more. From the “Wide Angle” documentary series produced by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Subject: Iraq — Foreign Relations; Biological Weapons; Emergency Management — United States

Bioterror

Bioterror

This companion site to an episode of the PBS television series NOVA offers background information on the history, current status, and possible future of the use of communicable diseases as weapons of war. Highlights include a brief history of biowarfare, interviews with Russian and American former biowarriors, a guide to which nations are known to …
Subject: Bioterrorism; Biological Weapons; Biological Warfare

NIAID Biodefense Research

NIAID Biodefense Research

"Biodefense-related information for biomedical researchers, the public, and the media." Includes news, fact sheets, and other information about the national bioterrorism defense effort, biosafety labs, clinical trials, research projects, and funding opportunities. From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), pa …
Subject: Bioterrorism; Bioterrorism — Safety Measures

The Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation and Response Project

The Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation and Response Project

The project "focuses on the history of biological and chemical weapons, measures to control their proliferation (including domestic laws and international regimes), and weapons destruction technologies." The site contains technical reports, analysis and commentary, and links to related sites on chemical and biological weapons, terrorism, …
Subject: Chemical Weapons; Biological Weapons

Books for Understanding: The United States at War

Books for Understanding: The United States at War

A series of subject bibliographies on topics related to United States involvement in wars. Topics include Iraq, U.S. foreign policy, military strategy and tactics, diplomacy, war history, weapons, terrorism, and more. All books in the bibliographies have been published by university presses, but represent a range of viewpoints. From the Association …
Subject: War — Bibliography; United States — Foreign Relations

Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq

Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq

This statistical compilation of security, economic, and quality-of-life indicators and polling results is "designed to quantify the rebuilding efforts and offer an objective set of criteria for benchmarking performance." "Based primarily on U.S. government information," this regularly updated report includes data on coalition fo …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Iraq — Economic Conditions; Quality Of Life — Iraq

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

"CPT provides organizational support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy." The site presents information about the international activities of this primarily Mennonite and Quaker group, including its January 2004 report on …
Subject: Nonviolence; Witness Bearing (Christianity); Iraq War, 2003-

Iraq: A Country Study

Iraq: A Country Study

(Note: last updated 1988.) Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series "describing and analyzing [Iraq’s] political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors." Searchable. From the Federal Research Division …
Subject: Iraq

UN Security Council

UN Security Council

Official site for the United Nations Security Council. "The Council has 15 members — five permanent members [China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, and United States] and 10 elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms." The site provides information about the function, powers, and activities of this body and its commit …
Subject: United Nations; United Nations. Security Council

The Span of War

The Span of War

Collection of human interest stories related to U.S. armed forces in Iraq. Covers topics such as families of soldiers, injuries and deaths, immigrant soldiers, the recruitment gap, National Guard training, and mental health concerns. Includes images and audio of the programs. From National Public Radio (NPR).
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; United States — Armed Forces — Iraq

Iraq War, 2003 Web Archive

Iraq War, 2003 Web Archive

This Iraq War Web archive contains historical "U.S. government sites, foreign government sites, public policy and political advocacy groups, educational organizations, religious organizations, support groups for military personnel, anti-war groups, sites that target children, and news sources." As of April 2009, archived material is avail …
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American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

The AIC is the "national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations." The site lists conservation specialties, gives instructions on how to care for different types of materials, and offers tips for disaster recovery. The sect …
Subject: Library Materials — Conservation And Restoration; Art — Conservation And Restoration; Architecture — Conservation And Restoration; Emergency Management

Question of Palestine

Question of Palestine

An overview of the history and issues of the establishment of Palestine, with a collection of maps and a database of United Nations (UN) documents related to Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict. From the Division for Palestinian Rights, established by the UN General Assembly.
Subject: United Nations — Palestine; Palestine — Politics And Government — 1948-; Middle East — Politics And Government — 1945-; Arab-Israeli Conflict; LII Classic Content

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

News and information from the United Nations’ "lead agency for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development," including its governance, structure, finance, and activities. Mostly in English, but portions of the site are also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish. Searchable.
Subject: Agriculture; Food; United Nations

Honor the Fallen

Honor the Fallen

This site honors "those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom," as confirmed by U.S. Central Command. Browse by date, or search by name, rank, unit, or other factors to view entries, which include name, age, hometown, and cause of death. Some entries also include a photo and/or an article. From the Milit …
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U.S. Deaths From the Iraq War: A Personal, Statistical View

U.S. Deaths From the Iraq War: A Personal, Statistical View

This March 2008 interactive database tracks U.S. deaths in Iraq by including "fatal U.S. government casualties — military and civilian — in Operation Iraqi Freedom." View number of dead by age, gender, race, state, rank, cause of death, and other factors. Mouse over each box on the chart to learn basic information about each person. Inc …
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Carrier: Life Aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz

Carrier: Life Aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz

Companion website to a documentary resulting from "a six-month journey [taken by 17 filmmakers] aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during its deployment to the Gulf in support of the Iraq War." Learn about the ship, the journey, and the crew, through images, interactive features, interviews, video clips, and more. Includes the full ep …
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The Iraq War: Five Years Later

The Iraq War: Five Years Later

Collection of audio and written news and analysis about the Iraq War. Also includes special features such as a timeline of 2008 presidential candidate positions back to 2002, a video showing photos from the war back to 2003, and a month-by-month chart of U.S military causalities and civilian deaths. From National Public Radio (NPR).
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Lie by Lie: The Mother Jones Iraq War Timeline (8/1/90 -2/14/08)

Lie by Lie: The Mother Jones Iraq War Timeline (8/1/90 -2/14/08)

This timeline provides a critical analysis of the Iraq War designed to "help resolve open questions of the Bush era. What did our leaders know and when did they know it? … [W]hat red flags did we miss, and how could we have missed them? This is the third installment of the timeline, with a focus on Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and torture …
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Bush’s War

Bush’s War

Companion to a two-part March 2008 Frontline series "that tells the epic story of how the Iraq war began and how it has been fought, both on the ground and deep inside the government." Features video of the full series, an annotated video timeline, and over 400 extended interviews. Also includes battlefield stories, timelines and maps, re …
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What $1.2 Trillion Can Buy

What $1.2 Trillion Can Buy

This January 2007 article evaluates the cost of Iraq War in terms of "what you could buy with the money." Includes a graphic comparing the annual cost of the war to the cost of other potential government programs such as universal health care and universal preschool. Also includes links to related materials about the economics of the Iraq …
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How Iraq’s War Shaped Our World

How Iraq’s War Shaped Our World

Two March 2008 radio programs that consider the impact of the war in Iraq on the occasion of its five-year anniversary. The series is based on the premise that "[i]t’s been said that, if 11th September 2001 was the day the world changed for America, then 20th March 2003 was the day America changed for the world." From the British Broadcas …
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10 Days to War

10 Days to War

This 10-part BBC drama series beginning on March 10, 2008, "marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion [of Iraq]. … Part thriller, part political drama, each film will take the viewer to worlds the news cameras couldn’t reach — the UN, the Military, the Foreign Office and, of course, Iraq." View these short episodes online and find an …
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Iraq War: The Five-Year Anniversary

Iraq War: The Five-Year Anniversary

March 2008 articles and audio slide show in which "five Minnesotans talk about how the war has changed their lives." People interviewed include the mother of the first Minnesotan killed in Iraq, an officer in Iraq, a peace activist, and a former Iraqi citizen. Also includes links to related content. Site requires free registration for mul …
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Managing Anxiety in Times of Crisis

Managing Anxiety in Times of Crisis

This site provides tips on coping with and talking about fear, grief, and anxiety related to crises such as disasters, war, and terrorism. Includes guides for parents and teachers about responding to the needs of children. Contains related links. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Subject: Anxiety; Crisis Intervention (Mental Health Services); Stress Management; Self-care, Health; LII Classic Content

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)

Website for "a temporary federal agency serving as a watchdog for fraud, waste, and abuse of funds intended for Iraq reconstruction programs." Find reconstruction timelines and funding, reports to Congress back to 2004, audits, "lessons learned" reports (including "Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience," rel …
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Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr

Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr

Questions and answers about the "anti-U.S. Shiite cleric and the head of the Imam Mehdi Army, an armed militia that has waged an intermittent insurgency against U.S. forces in Iraq." Includes background information and notes on specific violent events (in 2003 and 2004) possibly linked to Muqtada al-Sadr and his supporters. From the Counc …
Subject: Iraq — Politics And Government; Shiites; Anti-Americanism — Iraq

Looking for Answers

Looking for Answers

A "Frontline" program investigating "the roots of the Islamic terrorist network, and the anti-American hatred that feeds it, and traces how the trajectories of bin Laden and al-Zawahiri met in the mountains of Afghanistan." Through readings and interviews, it analyzes Saudi Arabia and Egypt; also includes a look at why U.S. inte …
Subject: Terrorism — Religious Aspects — Islam; Anti-Americanism — Islamic Countries; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Alerts, advisories, and updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Includes fact sheets on bioterrorism, biological agents and diseases, and chemical agents, and lists of contacts and notification procedures for bioterrorist attacks. Portions of the site are also available in Spanish.
Subject: Bioterrorism — Safety Measures; Civil Defense

Bioterrorism Articles

Bioterrorism Articles

A collection of articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about anthrax, smallpox, ebola, plague and Yersinia pestis, botulinum toxin, brucella, hemorrhagic fever viruses (HFV), tularemia, and general bioterrorism topic. Sample titles include "Poison, Detection, and the Victorian Imagination" and …
Subject: Biological Weapons

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

This March 2007 Congressional Research Service report examines war costs since Sept. 11, 2001, covering funding for specific operations and agencies, trends and future costs, war cost issues (such as gaps and discrepancies), and related topics. Opens directly into a PDF file. From the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Note: "The Congre …
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Diary of Saad Eskander, Director of the Iraq National Library and Archive

Diary of Saad Eskander, Director of the Iraq National Library and Archive

This diary "starts in November 2006 and describes the perilous and tragic situation that the Iraq National Library and Archive [Baghdad] is operating under and which led to the institution’s temporary closure at the end of that month." Browse monthly entries related to the damage the library sustained "[w]hen the Saddam regime was to …
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Civil-Military Relations in Iraq (1921-2006): An Introductory Survey

Civil-Military Relations in Iraq (1921-2006): An Introductory Survey

Overview of civil-military relations in Iraq starting with the establishment of the first unit of the Iraqi army on January 6, 1921. Includes statistics and references. From the May 2006 issue of Strategic Insights, "a monthly electronic journal produced by the Center for Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Cali …
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Saddam Hussein Death: Resources for Journalists

Saddam Hussein Death: Resources for Journalists

Links to material about the December 2006 execution by hanging of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Topics include international press coverage, how the execution technique was selected, summary executions under Saddam’s regime, history of execution pictures, and brief descriptions of several forms of hanging. Also includes background about Sadda …
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Saddam Hussein Trial

Saddam Hussein Trial

Background materials about the trial of Saddam Hussein, which started in October 2005. Features articles about the historical context of the trial, the tribunal, the legal process, and related legal topics such as "whether the death penalty is available under Iraqi law for the offense of crimes against humanity." Includes related readings …
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Hostage: The Jill Carroll Story

Hostage: The Jill Carroll Story

Collection of material from August 2006 about "Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, [who] was kidnapped by Sunni Muslim insurgents in Baghdad on Jan. 7, 2006," and held for 82 days before her release. Features articles by Carroll about her experiences as a hostage, news coverage from the time of her kidnap …
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Faces of the Fallen

Faces of the Fallen

This site contains brief profiles of "U.S. service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom." Each profile includes a photo (where available), age, date and circumstances of death, military unit, and a map locating the soldier’s hometown. Arranged in chronological order by most recent deaths; also searcha …
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The Insurgency: An Investigation Into the People Who Are Fighting Against U.S. and Coalition Forces in Iraq

The Insurgency: An Investigation Into the People Who Are Fighting Against U.S. and Coalition Forces in Iraq

Companion to a February 2006 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline report about enemy attacks against U.S. and Coalition military forces in Iraq since June 2003.?? Features a map showing the location of Iraq’s major ethnic and religious groups, statistics about attacks (through December 2005), and interviews and essays about the nature of the …
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Profile: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Profile: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Background about this Jordanian-born terrorist who was killed on "June 7, 2006, [when] U.S. forces in Iraq launched an air strike on a safe house some fifty-five miles north of Baghdad, where Zarqawi was hiding. From the Council on Foreign Relations, an "independent national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars. …
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Zarqawi’s Journey: From Dropout to Prisoner to Insurgent Leader

Zarqawi’s Journey: From Dropout to Prisoner to Insurgent Leader

July 2004 profile of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was considered by U.S. officials to be "the biggest terrorist threat in Iraq." Reviews his youth in Jordan, how he became a reporter for a small jihadist magazine, his imprisonment in the 1990s "after the Jordanian authorities discovered assault rifles and bombs stashed in his house, …
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War Without End

War Without End

This March 2006 series of newspaper articles looks at the challenges facing U.S. soldiers severely wounded in the Iraq War. "More than 16,000 U.S. soldiers have been wounded — almost 400 have lost arms, legs, hands or feet." Features articles about wounded soldiers and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, photos slideshows, and a podcast fro …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Casualties; Soldiers — Wounds And Injuries — United States; United States — Armed Forces — Medical Care

The Torture Question

The Torture Question

This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline program "traces the history of how decisions made in Washington in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11 … led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Iraq." Features opinion from legal experts about whether tor …
Subject: Torture — Government Policy — United States; Torture; War On Terrorism, 2001-

Independent Inquiry Committee Into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme

Independent Inquiry Committee Into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme

This committee’s purpose is to "collect and examine information relating to the administration and management of the [United Nations] Oil-for-Food Programme, including allegations of fraud and corruption on the part of United Nations officials, personnel and agents, as well as contractors." The website contains documents issued by the com …
Subject: United Nations. Oil-for-Food Program; Corruption Investigation

Q&A: Putting Saddam on Trial

Q&A: Putting Saddam on Trial

October 2005 article answering questions about the trial of Saddam Hussein by Iraq’s Special Tribunal (IST). Discusses the trial process, charges against Hussein ("the killing of more than 140 men in the mostly Shia town of Dujail"), other officials on trial, concerns about the tribunal, and related topics. Includes links to other news st …
Subject: Hussein, Saddam, 1937-; War Crimes Trials; Courts — Iraq

Saddam Hussein on Trial

Saddam Hussein on Trial

Collection of audio files of news programs on the first Saddam Hussein trial (beginning October 2005) in which "he stands accused of ordering the massacre of 143 in the village of Dujail," Iraq. Discusses the war crimes tribunal established by Iraq’s governing council, reactions to the trial, comparison of the trial with those in U.S. cou …
Subject: Hussein, Saddam, 1937-; War Crimes Trials; Courts — Iraq

Inside the Trial of Saddam Hussein

Inside the Trial of Saddam Hussein

This article is a companion to a Fox News program about the war crimes trial of Saddam Hussein set for October 2005. Features a discussion of the main charges and information from key players, including the main prosecutor and investigator. Includes links to related stories.
Subject: Hussein, Saddam, 1937-; War Crimes Trials; Courts — Iraq

A Nation at War

A Nation at War

Complete coverage of the war in Iraq from The New York Times , with related domestic and international news. Includes multimedia coverage, wire news, interactive graphics, maps, Gulf War archived articles, and more. Requires free, one-time registration; there is a sign-up option for e-mail news alerts.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq

Frontline: The Invasion of Iraq

Frontline: The Invasion of Iraq

Companion site to a February 2004 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline documentary "examining the key strategies, battles, and turning points of the [Iraq] war as seen from both sides of the battlefield." Features interviews, a chronology of the invasion of Iraq, analysis, video clips, a FAQ, related reading and links, show transcr …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-

The War After the War

The War After the War

"The military victory in Iraq was stunning and swift, but months after the fall of Baghdad, the U.S. military is still fighting. … This special report documents the early missed opportunities and cultural misunderstandings that may have contributed to the ongoing armed insurgency that continues to this day." Includes audio clips, transc …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Military Occupation

Milosevic Trial

Milosevic Trial

Information concerning the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic. There are links to the official trial site, live coverage, transcripts, the latest news and opinion from around the world, and other related sites. In addition there is an ongoing discussion in the JURIST forum. From JURIST: …
Subject: Milosevi??c, Slobodan, 1941- 2006; War Crimes; People

Torture, American Style

Torture, American Style

"A series of articles that seek to broaden the discussion of the use of torture as an instrument of U.S. policy." It contains articles about the normalization of torture in American prisons, torture in Nicaragua, the tiger cages in Con Son, Vietnam, and torture at Guantánamo Prison and Abu Ghraib. Produced by Historians Against the W …
Subject: Torture; Torture — Government Policy — United States

Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS)

Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS)

Provides access to "official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are added daily." Also find "resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards." Searchable by date, language, and other factors. Available in several lan …
Subject: United Nations; International Agency Publications

United Nations Scholars’ Workstation at Yale University

United Nations Scholars’ Workstation at Yale University

A directory of "texts, finding aids, data sets, maps, and pointers to print and electronic information. Subject coverage includes disarmament, economic and social development, environment, human rights, international relations, international trade, peacekeeping, and population and demography." Searchable. From Sandra K. Peterson, Governme …
Subject: United Nations

United Nations System of Organizations

United Nations System of Organizations

"This site serves as a portal to web sites of the United Nations, its funds and programmes, and specialized agencies. It also includes links to key projects and initiatives and to various joint programmes of the UN System." The site lists the programs alphabetically and thematically, and provides an organizational chart. Also available in …
Subject: United Nations

United Nations

United Nations

The official website of the United Nations, maintained by the UN’s Department of Public Information. It includes general information, history, addresses and email addresses of member states, and an events calendar. Includes links to the Dag Hammarskjöld Library where the full text of general assembly session documents can be downloaded. Also h …
Subject: United Nations; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

International Criminal Court (ICC)

International Criminal Court (ICC)

The ICC is "an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes." Contains background about the court and its founding treaty, and subsequent implementation such as the 2008 case against "Sudanese President, Omar Hassan …
Subject: International Criminal Court; International Courts; United Nations

United Nations System Pathfinder

United Nations System Pathfinder

This site identifies major publications (mostly print) of the United Nations. “It includes global studies and reports, handbooks and guides, bibliographies and indices, international statistical publications, compilations of treaties, resolutions and documents as well as annual reports of UN bodies and specialized agencies.” It focuses on current m …
Subject: United Nations

UN News Centre

UN News Centre

News from the United Nations updated daily. Site provides an events calendar, UN statements, briefings, press releases, and news conferences, and UN links. Includes audio and video. Searchable from April 2001 to the present. E-mail news alerts available with sign-up. Also in French and Arabic.
Subject: United Nations; United Nations — News

United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)

United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)

A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, UNA-USA’s main objectives are to teach Americans about the United Nations, and to "build a stronger, more effective U.N. through constructive U.S. leadership." The site includes fact sheets on the United Nations, policy papers, educational resources, information about United Nations Day and other out …
Subject: United Nations; United Nations Associations

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development

This United Nations division focuses on "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs." The site features documents, publications, and links to resources on biodiversity, energy, forests, desertification and drought, and other sustainable development issues. Als …
Subject: Sustainable Development; United Nations

Natural Hazards Observer

Natural Hazards Observer

This publication "covers current disaster issues; new international, national, and local disaster management, mitigation, and education programs," and related topics. Includes articles such as "What if Hurricane Ivan Had Not Missed New Orleans&#63" (November 2004) and "Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Disasters: Lessons from the …
Subject: Natural Disasters; Hazardous Geographic Environments; Environmental Risk Assessment; Emergency Management

Natural Hazards Center

Natural Hazards Center

This website for "a national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters" offers full-text articles from newsletters, journals, working papers, and conference papers published by the center. Includes notices of research opportunities. From the University of Colorado-Bou …
Subject: Natural Disasters; Emergency Management

Martial Law and National Emergency

Martial Law and National Emergency

"An overview of the concept of, exercise of, and authority underlying martial law is provided" in this Congressional Research Service (CRS) report. Discusses the national emergency or crisis situations in which martial law might be used to "preserve discipline and good behavior." Also includes a brief history of martial law. Fro …
Subject: Martial Law; Emergency Management; United States — Armed Forces — Civic Action

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

Information for the public about hurricanes. The site features a brief history of major hurricanes back to 1900, information about how hurricanes are categorized using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale (from Category 1 to Category 5), the forecasting of hurricanes, disaster plan tips, and information about marine safety, storm surges, high wind, t …
Subject: Hurricanes; Natural Disasters; Emergency Management

National Council of Churches (NCC)

National Council of Churches (NCC)

The Web site for "the leading organization in the movement for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States." Includes information about the special ministries of the NCC, such as environmental justice, racial issues, women, and peace, and its "strong ecumenical witness on the moral and ethical dimensions of public po …
Subject: National Council Of The Churches Of Christ In The United States Of America; Christian Sects — United States; Interdenominational Cooperation; Church Work

Online NewsHour: Occupied Iraq

Online NewsHour: Occupied Iraq

The online version of PBS’s NewsHour covers several aspects of the current situation in Iraq, including post-war reconstruction, the new government, civil unrest, and more. Includes key map and player sections as well as an area for students and teachers.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Iraq — Politics And Government; Military Occupation

Pumpkins and More

Pumpkins and More

Answers to many questions about this large squash. Learn about the many varieties, including nutritional value, facts and history, growing tips, and more. Includes a pumpkin farm locator (primarily for Illinois), recipes, and instructions for selection and use. In "Pumpkin Fun," find crafts, screensavers, carving tips, and puzzles. Includ …
Subject: Pumpkin; Cookery (Pumpkin); LII Classic Content

Abuse of Iraqi POWs by GIs Probed

Abuse of Iraqi POWs by GIs Probed

This site is a companion to an April 2004 CBS 60 Minutes II report about allegations of U.S. soldiers torturing prisoners of war in Iraq. The site includes video clips and links to related stories.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq War, 2003- — United States — Atrocities; Prisoners Of War — Abuse Of; War Crimes

Article 15-6 Investigation of the 800th Military Police Brigade

Article 15-6 Investigation of the 800th Military Police Brigade

Full text of the report, prepared by Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba of the U.S. Army, on alleged abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, Iraq. The investigation was ordered by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, commander of Joint Task Force-7 and the senior U.S. military official in Iraq. Opens directly into a PDF file.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq War, 2003- — United States — Atrocities; Prisoners Of War — Abuse Of; War Crimes

Disaster in the Making

Disaster in the Making

Story from September 2004 on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), covering early history, changes to FEMA under George W. Bush, and concerns with FEMA after it became part of the Department of Homeland Security, such as the worry raised in a linked article that "the agency has become more focused on fighting terrorist attacks than h …
Subject: Emergency Management — Government Policy — United States; United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency; United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency — History; New This Week

Bush Plan To Can "Project Impact" Could Be Disastrous

Bush Plan To Can "Project Impact" Could Be Disastrous

2001 analysis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Project Impact program, which was started under the Clinton administration "to mitigate disaster by planning and acting before trouble hits." Includes opinions from various communities about the effectiveness of Project Impact, and potential reasons for phase-out of the proje …
Subject: Emergency Management — Government Policy — United States; Hazard Mitigation; New This Week

Alabama Homeland Security

Alabama Homeland Security

Information and news about the resources available for disaster relief in Alabama. Includes information about aviation threat levels, volunteer training and recruitment, and links to terrorism awareness and prevention topics.
Subject: Disaster Relief; Disaster Relief — Information Resources — Alabama; Emergency Management — Alabama; Hurricane Katrina, 2005

WAICENT Information Finder: FAO’s Digital Resource Centre

WAICENT Information Finder: FAO’s Digital Resource Centre

Here, find an extensive collection of photographs, Web sites, documents, and press releases from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The site has English, French, and Spanish versions; the contents are variously in one or more of those languages. Searchable (see "How Do I Use the Information Finder" in Help …
Subject: Agriculture; Food; United Nations

UNMISET: United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor

UNMISET: United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor

Information about this UN mission that ran from May 2002 until May 2005 and had the mandate "to provide assistance to core administrative structures critical to the viability and political stability of East Timor" and related matters. The "Mission Page" features updates from 2004 to the present. Also includes press releases, a m …
Subject: East Timor; East Timor — Politics And Government; United Nations — Peacekeeping Forces

UN Peacekeeping Operations

UN Peacekeeping Operations

Detailed information on current missions, accounts of past missions and the history of UN peacekeeping, a record of fatalities, a database of international training opportunities, and information about careers in the peace keeping field are among the resources on available at this site.
Subject: United Nations — Peacekeeping Forces

United States Institute of Peace

United States Institute of Peace

Conflict Resolution Resources. Research areas include: Religion, Ethics, and Human Rights , The Rule of Law , and Virtual Diplomacy . Their Peace Agreements Digital Collection contains the full text of agreements signed by the major contending parties ending inter- and intra-state conflicts worldwide since 1989. It is updated regularly.
Subject: Conflict Management; Peace Treaties

M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

This site’s goal "is to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming." Site features include articles and program details, items from Gandhi???s life, philosophical perspectives, and links to Int …
Subject: Nonviolence; Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand — 1869-1948

War Resisters League (WRL)

War Resisters League (WRL)

Individuals opposed to military solutions to conflict will find (WRL), founded in 1923 to promote Gandhian nonviolence, a great resource. The site includes listings of actions and WRL programs promoting peace and empowerment for the individual opposed to violence. Current and back issues of Nonviolent Activist dating through 1996 are also available …
Subject: War Resisters League; Nonviolence; Pacifists — United States — Political Activity

Cost of the War in Iraq

Cost of the War in Iraq

Calculated in real time, this site presents the "U.S. taxpayer cost of the Iraq War." The numbers, which differ from those of the U.S. Department of Defense, are "based on Congressional appropriations." From the nonpartisan and nonprofit National Priorities Project (NPP), which "offers citizen and community groups tools and …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq War, 2003- — Costs

Country Analysis Briefs: Iraq

Country Analysis Briefs: Iraq

Oil-related information regarding Iraq, including facts, forecasts, and analyses. Country Analysis Brief contains a great deal of both historical and current detailed information. From the Energy Information Administration at the Department of Energy (DOE).
Subject: Power Resources — Iraq; Petroleum — Iraq; Natural Gas — Iraq

Federal Transit Administration (FTA): Safety and Security

Federal Transit Administration (FTA): Safety and Security

This website collects reports, statistics, newsletters, guidelines and best practices, and other documents related to safety and security of the U.S. transit infrastructure. Topics include rail and bus safety, transit security design, alcohol and drug testing, response to terrorist threats, and emergency management. Most materials are from the 1990 …
Subject: Local Transit — United States; Local Transit — Security Measures; Emergency Management

United States Mission to the United Nations

United States Mission to the United Nations

"From this building [in New York City] the United States delegation to the United Nations, along with a staff of more than 100 persons, carries out our nation’s participation in the world body." The site features a list of U.S. representatives to the U.N., fact sheets about U.S. involvement in the U.N., press releases (back to 1998), and …
Subject: United Nations; United States — Relations — United Nations; United Nations — Relations — United States; United States. Mission To The United Nations

Iraq Special Weapons: Nuclear, Biological Chemical and Missile Proliferation News

Iraq Special Weapons: Nuclear, Biological Chemical and Missile Proliferation News

"A comprehensive compilation of news sources, news reports, analysis and official documents on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and delivery systems." "Iraq and the United Nations" provides in-depth information, resolutions, documents, and related resources on the world’s core conflicts. From The Federation of American S …
Subject: Iraq; Military Weapons — Iraq; United Nations. Security Council — Resolutions

Security Council Resolution 1441, 8 November 2002

Security Council Resolution 1441, 8 November 2002

This site presents the full text of the "Resolution on the return of weapons inspectors to Iraq, adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on 8 November 2002" (S/RES/1441 (2002)). Below this document is the "Joint statement issued by Russia, China and France outlining their interpretation of UN of the resolution." From Arab …
Subject: Iraq; Military Weapons — Iraq; United Nations. Security Council — Resolutions

Profile: Hans Blix

Profile: Hans Blix

A brief biography of the man appointed by the United Nations to lead the weapon inspections in Iraq that started in 2002. Part of the BBC News Conflict with Iraq reports, this article written in September 2002 links to more recent reports.
Subject: Blix, Hans; Diplomats — Sweden; United Nations; Military Weapons — Iraq; People

Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq’s WMD

Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq’s WMD

The September 30, 2004, document from Charles Duelfer, Special Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD). A "Key Findings" section summarizes the full text of this 1,000-page report, which is provided in several large files. From the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Subject: Weapons Of Mass Destruction; Military Weapons — Iraq

Memorandum Opinion for the Deputy Attorney General

Memorandum Opinion for the Deputy Attorney General

This December 30, 2004, Department of Justice memo provides a new definition of torture updated since the Iraqi prison abuse scandal. The memo states that "severe" pain need not be limited to pain "equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury, such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even d …
Subject: Torture; Torture — Government Policy — United States

BBC News: Key Maps

BBC News: Key Maps

Clickable map of the Middle East region showing military build-up, presidential palaces, dissidents, oilfields, weapons, etc. Iraq Navigator is a more detailed, animated map that allows viewers to choose which elements to display. From BBC News.
Subject: Iraq — Maps; Middle East — Maps

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

A Quaker organization, organized in the "belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice." Find newspaper and magazine articles relating to issues of social and economic justice, such as the plight of civilians of Afghanistan and Iraq. Volunteer opportunities are also highlighted. Sea …
Subject: American Friends Service Committee; Humanitarianism; Social Justice; Nonviolence; Volunteer Workers In Social Service

UNEP Launches Project to Restore Iraqi Marshlands

UNEP Launches Project to Restore Iraqi Marshlands

This July 2004 press release announces the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) "project to restore the environment and provide clean drinking water in the Marshlands of Mesopotamia." The site briefly describes the background of the situation and how the project "will support the sustainable development and restoration of th …
Subject: Restoration Ecology; Marshes — Iraq; Tigris-Euphrates Delta (Iraq And Iran)

United for Peace and Justice

United for Peace and Justice

A coalition of national and international peace and justice organizations, community peace centers, and religious/spiritual congregations of all kinds united to "stop the war on Iraq." An index of upcoming activities, mostly in the U.S., is updated daily, and users may submit additions. There are profiles of international activists, links …
Subject: Iraq; Peace Movements

NewsLab Links for Journalists: Internet Resources for Covering Iraq

NewsLab Links for Journalists: Internet Resources for Covering Iraq

Links to online resources for journalists covering the conflict with Iraq, focusing on the region and the work of war journalism. From NewsLab (a nonprofit organization associated with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism), the Project for Excellence in Journalism, and the Park Foundation.
Subject: Iraq; War — Information Resources; War — Press Coverage

Attack on Iraq

Attack on Iraq

Iraq-related news updated daily including headlines, special reports, daily summaries, audio and video features, galleries and maps, key documents, Canada’s perspective, and an impressive collection of links. Searchable. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq; Iraq — Press Coverage — Canada

Iraq Coverage Resources

Iraq Coverage Resources

Designed for journalists and regularly updated, this resource includes news from The Poynter Institute’s embedded reporter, special articles and reports, a war and terrorism coverage discussion forum, and several e-mail newsletters and alerts available by sign-up. The site also has links to resources on the war with Iraq and related topics. From Po …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq War, 2003- — Press Coverage; Journalism

Islam: A Primer

Islam: A Primer

Text of the February 19, 2003, CRS (Congressional Research Service) Report for Congress about this religion, which teaches that “Allah selected Muhammad … as the last of the prophets.” Includes a brief historical background, tenets of Islam, jihad, the status of women, and other aspects of Islam. Opens directly into a PDF document. From the Feder …
Subject: Islam

Muslims, Islam, and Iraq

Muslims, Islam, and Iraq

This site aims to "inform the public in a scholarly manner both about Islam and Muslims in Iraq, as well as about the relationship of the war in Iraq to Islam and Muslims, including Shi’ites, Kurdish Sunnis, and Arab Sunnis." Features annotated links to news articles, academic papers, and other resources with a variety of points of view. …
Subject: Muslims — Iraq; Islam; Shiites; Sunnites

Iraq’s 55 Most Wanted

Iraq’s 55 Most Wanted

This well-publicized "deck of cards" presents images and profiles of the "55 Most Wanted" — former Iraqi leaders and operatives now sought by the U.S. government. From "Defend America," a U.S. Department of Defense publication.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Fugitives From Justice — Iraq

Timeline: Iraq

Timeline: Iraq

A brief chronology of key events covering 1922 to the present about Iraqi government and politics. Includes topics such as political history, foreign relations, Iran-Iraq War, oil, chemical weapons, Kuwait, Kurds, Oil-for-Food, weapons inspectors, United Nations resolutions, and the United States. Site also includes links to related key stories, ne …
Subject: Iraq; Iraq — Politics And Government; Iraq — History — Chronology

Eyes Wide Open: Beyond Fear, Towards Hope: An Exhibition of the Iraq War

Eyes Wide Open: Beyond Fear, Towards Hope: An Exhibition of the Iraq War

This site presents information about a traveling exhibition described as "a multimedia, multisensory journey through the words, images, and sounds of the Iraq war." The site includes photos, exhibit locations and dates, data on the human and economic costs of war, examples of statements made to justify the war, and a timeline. Provides de …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Exhibits

Global Policy Forum

Global Policy Forum

This organization "monitors policy making at the United Nations" and "promotes a more open, accountable, and democratic policy to address peoples’ needs worldwide." The site includes extensive publications, documents, and data on the United Nations (with a special emphasis on the UN Security Council), globalization, non-governme …
Subject: United Nations; International Agencies; International Relations; Policy Sciences

The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center War Crimes Research Portal

The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center War Crimes Research Portal

This site features "over a thousand links to websites related to international humanitarian law." It also contain the text of research memoranda on issues pending before the International Criminal Tribunal and the International Criminal Court, a research guide, articles by members of the American Branch of the International Association of …
Subject: War (International Law); War Crimes; Humanitarian Law

Rebuilding Agriculture & Food Security in Iraq

Rebuilding Agriculture & Food Security in Iraq

News and reports concerning the U.S. government’s efforts to "assure the food security of the people of Iraq right now and in the future." Includes a FAQ on the Iraq agricultural reconstruction, official government documents, and related links. From the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Subject: Food Supply — Iraq; Agriculture — Iraq; Iraq War, 2003-; Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq

World Organisation Against Torture

World Organisation Against Torture

This group "is the world’s largest coalition of non-governmental organizations fighting against arbitrary detention, torture, summary and extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and other forms of violence. Its global network comprises nearly 300 local, national and regional organizations." The site features descriptions of progra …
Subject: Torture; Torture — Prevention; Torture Victims — Services For; Human Rights

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): The ICRC in Iraq

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): The ICRC in Iraq

Compilation of press articles and briefings, FAQs, operational updates, and other documents highlighting the ICRC’s current activities in Iraq and its position on the 2003 war. The "principal concern remains the situation of people deprived of freedom." Available in several languages.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Red Cross; Humanitarian Assistance

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

This organization’s research and worldwide investigations include chemical weapons, landmines, torture, and war crimes. The site provides PHR’s stand on these and other issues, with news archives and reports on abuses in several countries. In addition, there is information on starting a student chapter and links to other websites related to health …
Subject: Human Rights Advocacy; Physicians — Political Activity

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

The CVT’s mission is "to heal the wounds of government-sponsored torture on individuals, their families, and communities and to stop its practice." The website has a directory of U.S. and worldwide organizations as well as news and background information on individual and organizational efforts toward stopping torture worldwide.
Subject: Human Rights Advocacy; Torture Victims

Homeland Security Advisory System

Homeland Security Advisory System

A clear, plain-language explanation of the color-code system used to indicate "threat conditions for possible terrorist attack" in the United States, from "Severe" (red) to "Low" (green). Includes advice for individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses; also available in Spanish. The site offers additi …
Subject: National Security — United States; Terrorism — United States — Safety Measures

TOPOFF: Exercising National Preparedness

TOPOFF: Exercising National Preparedness

"Top Officials (TOPOFF) is the nation’s premier terrorism preparedness exercise, involving top officials at every level of government, as well as representatives from the international community and private sector. … TOPOFF was mandated by Congress in an effort to engage Top Officials in the decision making processes they would face in a rea …
Subject: National Security — United States; Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. department charged with "[protecting] the nation against further terrorist attacks." Find information about the Homeland Security Advisory System (the color code system used to indicate the "national [terrorism] threat level"), plus speeches, white papers, and related support materials. Some information also available i …
Subject: National Security — United States; Executive Departments — United States; United States. Dept. Of Homeland Security

ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Find news and background on various humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, drought, tsunamis, and famine. Includes government and NGO responses to emergencies, humanitarian appeals and donation requests for specific disasters, policy papers, and more. Browse by countries, regions, and specific emergencies. From …
Subject: Disaster Relief; Humanitarian Assistance; United Nations

Voices of the Holocaust

Voices of the Holocaust

“First-hand accounts of incredible tales of horror, survival, and liberation of 70 victims of Nazi atrocities and oppression during World War II. The interviewees included farmers, lawyers, artists, carpenters and others from all economic levels, and covering many religions, nationalities, and languages from across Europe.” The interviews were cond …
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) — Personal Narratives; Jews — History

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)

"NVOAD coordinates planning efforts by many voluntary organizations responding to disaster. … Once disasters occur, NVOAD or an affiliated state VOAD encourages members and other voluntary agencies to convene on site." The site includes news about current efforts, archived news back to 2001, a lengthy guide to emotional and spiritual ca …
Subject: Disasters; Volunteers; Voluntarism; Emergency Management; New Last Week

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

"World Environment Day [WED], commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment." The site provides information about celebrating the day throughout the world (including at the host city, which is San Francisco in 2005), a list of WED theme …
Subject: Environmentalism; Environmental Policy; United Nations Environment Programme; Special Days

Congressional Research Service [CRS]: Secrecy and Security

Congressional Research Service [CRS]: Secrecy and Security

Collection of reports on sensitive security information, homeland security, continuity of government, and related topics. Provided by by the Federation of American Scientists, which made these Congressional Research Service publications available online.
Subject: National Security — United States; Secrecy; Government Information — United States

International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

Presents international humanitarian law treaties from 1856 to date, commentaries on the four Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, an up-to-date list of signatories, ratifications relating to international humanitarian law treaties, and full text of reservations. There are also related news briefs and other background information. From …
Subject: Humanitarian Law; International Law; Treaties

VoteNoWar.org

VoteNoWar.org

"VoteNoWar.org is a project of International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), a national network who believe that money should be spent on jobs, health care, schools, child care and human needs and not on war." The site provides information about the organization, how to participate, and upcoming events. Viewable in se …
Subject: Peace Movements; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq

Season of Peacemaking: Links to statements and other resources for education and advocacy on Iraq

Season of Peacemaking: Links to statements and other resources for education and advocacy on Iraq

This resource from the National Council of Churches (NCC) provides resources to help "raise opposition to preemptive military action against Iraq." Includes advocacy talking points, denominational and ecumenical statements, related links, and "A Litany for Peace" by Carol Bragg of the Rhode Island Peace Mission.
Subject: War On Terrorism, 2001-; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; Peace Movements

The Story of Iraq

The Story of Iraq

Provides background information on the Iraqi conflict and the war, military forces, weapons inspections, the United Nations, foreign relations, biographical information, weapons of mass destruction, and prisoner abuse. Also covers the handover of power by the United States and election details. Includes links. Searchable. From the Canadian Broadcas …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq — Foreign Relations; Iraq — History

Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record

Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record

"Unlike the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, issued annually by the [U.S.] State Department and covering 196 countries, … [this document] highlights U.S. efforts to promote human rights and democracy in the 101 countries and entities with the worst human rights records, taking care to include those countries of concern for ‘extraju …
Subject: Human Rights; Human Rights — Government Policy — United States; United States — Foreign Relations

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

FPRI researches "pressing issues — the war on terrorism, developments in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation in South Asia, relations with China, Russia, and Japan — and long-term questions, such as the roles of religion and ethnicity in international politics." This site features articles, transcripts, audio and video clips, …
Subject: United States — Foreign Relations; World Politics; Research Institutes — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia

Norbert’s Bookmarks for a Better World: Conflict Regions Iraq!

Norbert’s Bookmarks for a Better World: Conflict Regions Iraq!

A collection of annotated links about Iraq and the war. Links are arranged topically and include news, background information, US/UK War Against Iraq, actions and statements against the war, U.N. inspections, sanctions, exiled Iraqi, and more. Part of a larger collection of links by a "socially committed German citizen and physician." Als …
Subject: Iraq; Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq — Foreign Relations; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq; Peace Movements

Guardian.co.uk: Iraq

Guardian.co.uk: Iraq

News stories about the current U.S.-Iraq crisis, plus some relevant external links. From the website of the British newspaper The Guardian.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq — Foreign Relations; Great Britain — Foreign Relations — Iraq; United States — Foreign Relations — Iraq

The Leaked Iraq War Documents

The Leaked Iraq War Documents

In early May of 2005, the British newspaper The Times received and published leaked classified documents from 2002 about the Bush administration’s case for the invasion of Iraq, including the so-called Downing Street Memo. The newspaper’s website provides access to the several stories written about the documents and related events, with links to th …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Iraq War, 2003- — Planning; Leaks (Disclosure Of Information); United States — Foreign Relations — Great Britain; Great Britain — Foreign Relations — United States

The Downing Street Memo: Seeking the Truth Since May 13, 2005

The Downing Street Memo: Seeking the Truth Since May 13, 2005

The Downing Street "Memo" is a document containing meeting minutes transcribed during a British Prime Minister’s meeting made eight months prior to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The Times of London printed it in May 2005. This site provides information about the "meaning and context of these documents as they relate to the Bush …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; United States — Politics And Government; United States — Foreign Relations — Great Britain; Great Britain — Foreign Relations — United States

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

This is the official website of OPEC, an international organization of eleven oil-producing and exporting countries, whose economic reliance is on oil revenues. Includes news, publications and reports, daily oil prices, statistics, FAQs on the petroleum industry, and more.
Subject: Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries; Petroleum Industry And Trade

Government Executive.com: Defense & Homeland Security

Government Executive.com: Defense & Homeland Security

Provides news, special reports, and resources on the U.S. homeland security agencies, which incorporate the existing Federal Emergency Management Agency, Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, Customs Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service (including the Border Patrol), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Secret S …
Subject: National Security — United States; United States. Dept. Of Homeland Security; Executive Departments — United States — Reorganization; United States — Politics And Government; Government Executives — Periodicals

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

ICE, "the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nation’s border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security." The site describes ICE activities such as the Federal Protective Service, which provides "law enforcement and …
Subject: Emigration And Immigration Law — United States; Customs Administration — United States; National Security — United States; United States. Bureau Of Immigration And Customs Enforcement

Iraq Elections At-a-glance

Iraq Elections At-a-glance

"The interim Iraqi government has set a date of 30 January 2005 for its first nationwide election since the toppling of Saddam Hussein. BBC News looks at some of the key issues surrounding the vote and how it will take place." Also includes links to stories about likely candidates and related topics. From the British Broadcasting Corporat …
Subject: Elections — Iraq; Iraq — Politics And Government; Political Parties — Iraq

About FEMA: FEMA History

About FEMA: FEMA History

Official page from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the history of the agency, which was created by a 1979 executive order to merge the disaster-related responsibilities of several other agencies: the Federal Insurance Administration, the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration, the National Weather Service Community Pr …
Subject: United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency; United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency — History; Administrative Agencies — United States; Emergency Management — United States; More New