This page is be utilized for several purposes:
- To provide a sampling of the positions of various organizations around the state and possibly nation.
- To provide material for those organizations who would like to generate statements for distribution.
- To encourage a friendly debate between various tendencies within the anti-war movement in NJ.
The preference would be for us to provide links to materials on your own sites. That way you can maintain your own statements and there is less effort on our part. However, not everyone has a web site and there could be valuable information and perspectives by some not so endowed. If you have a statement that you think could be valuable to our efforts, simply send the materials (or URL) to [email protected] .
Please be advised that the NJ Coalition Against War on Iraq is united by the simple position of opposition to any attack or U.S. war on Iraq. While many groups and individuals that are part of our efforts have more elaborate perspectives, some offering alternatives to war, some urging that the movement demand a lifting of sanctions, an end to the ongoing bombings and withdrawal of U.S. forces from the region and others linking the issue of the war to other issues like reparations or a comprehensive Middle East solution. The opinions in these statements might not represent those of the coalition.
There is another page that we are developing further to provide materials – not necessarily opinions on the situation but information about local council resolutions, depleted uranium, counter military recruitment, etc. If you have materials to provide, please send us the links or content as well to [email protected] .
The following are some of the statements representing various perspectives on the U.S. war on Iraq:
Co-sponsors of the NJ Coalition Against War on Iraq include: NJ Peace Action, Coalition for Peace Action, Bergen Action Network, Central New Jersey Coalition for Peace and Justice, Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War, Coalition for Peace and Justice (Cape May/Atlantic Counties), First United Methodist Church Greater NJ Board of Church & Society, Green Party of NJ, Hudson County Coalition for Peace & Justice, Jewish Mobilization for a Just Peace, Jewish Voices, Monmouth County Pax Christi, Morris County Pax Christi, National Organization for Women, NJ Chapter NJ Council of Churches, Public Policy Working Group, NJ Hiroshima Day Remembrance Committee, NJ Military Toxics Project, NJ Pax Christi, Northwest Fellowship for Peace, Peoples Organization for Progress, Physicians for Social Responsibility, NJ Chapter, Plainfield Friends Meeting House, Rutgers Act for Peace + Justice, SPEAK OUT AGAINST US WAR ON IRAQ!, Union County Peace and Social Action Committee, Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community, Unitarian Universalists United for Peaceful Alternatives, Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Young Muslim Association
Statement(s) by Coalition for Peace Action
Alternatives to War
Let Inspectors Work
Statement(s) by Madelyn Hoffman of NJ Peace Action
On Shock and Awe
Statement(s) by Lawrence Hamm of People’s Organization for Progress:
African Americans Must Embrace Anti-War Movement
King Opposed War in Viet Name – We Must Oppose War on Iraq
Statement(s) by Ron Washington of Black Telephone Workers for Justice
Reparations Not War
Statement(s) by Dr. Sonja Ebron
Why Blacks Should Oppose the War
Statement(s) by Bob Witanek of SPEAK OUT AGAINST US WAR ON IRAQ!
The Blood of How Many Children?
Lift the Sanctions, Stop the Bombing, Withdraw US Forces
Opinion on Move On “Let Inspections Work” Effort
Draft Statement of purpose of SPEAK OUT AGAINST US WAR ON IRAQ!
Statement(s) by Robert Allen of Campaign to End the Sanctions
Coalition of the Willing / Invasion Already Under Way
Statement(s) by Michael Parenti
To Kill Iraq: The Reasons Why
Statement(s) by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Beyond Vietnam, April 4, 1967, Address Delivered to Clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam at Riverside Church, NYC
Statement(s) by Michael Letwin of NYCLAW:
January 18 Presentation
Statement by Students and Youth Against Racism at Penn State U
Statement by Ralph Nader on Oil and Iraq War
Statement by Arundhati Roy, Confronting Empire
CAIRO DECLARATION: Against U.S. Hegemony and War on Iraq and In Solidarity with Palestine
Statements at United for Peace
Albany (New York) Central Federation of Labor
California Federation of Teachers
CWA Local 1180 (New York City)
Philadelphia Track Workers
San Francisco Labor Council
Teamsters Local 705
Washington State AFL-CIO
List of labor organizations opposing war on Iraq
Black Unity Statement: Maximize Black Participation!
Audre Lorde Project: LGBTST Communities Opposing War
Not In Our Name Statement
National Organization for Women Statements
Feminists Say No to War!
ANSWER Statement Against Sectarianism
Statements on Special Registrations
Statement by Parastou Hassouri of ACLU-NJ