Peace & justice groups we've worked with . . . or ones you have! Send info to sandy@emmasrevolution and we'll put it on the list..
- United for Peace & Justice: UFPJ is "a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building."
- US Department of Peace. We've done concerts in support of the DOP in ME, NY, MA. As we wrote in our e-letter of June 8, '06, "In addition to being a voice for peaceful alternatives on the international front, the DOP Campaign is committed to solutions for reducing conflict and violence in all areas of domestic life here in the United States of "Bring 'Em On."
- Justice Studies Association. What brings scholars, writers, activists, ex-cops and ex-offenders together? The JSA and its focus on turning "reform" into "transform."
- The Woolman Semester. We wrote I Will Stand for this high school program in the Sierra Nevada that teaches peace, justice & environmentalism through hands-on learning and living.
- Peace orgs in Israel/Palestine, many of which are joint Palestinian-Israeli groups:
Combatants for Peace
Women in Black
Maschom Checkpoint Watch
Israeli Committe Against House Demolition
Coalition of Women For Peace
Neve Shalom (a joint Jewish- and Palestinian Arab-Israeli village
Sulha Peace Project
BUSTAN: Sustainable Community Action for the Land and the People
The Parents Circle-Families Forum"Bereaved families supporting peace, reconciliation and tolerance."
Rabbis for Human Rights
- Birthright Unplugged and Needle in the Groove: With the motto, "turning knowledge into action," Birthright Unplugged's work is to bring American Jews (and others interested people of all backgrounds) to Palestinian cities, villages and refugee camps to witness the Occupation firsthand and meet Palestinians face to face. Their Birthright Replugged trips bring Palestinian children from the refugee camps to Jerusalem, the sea and the villages their grandparents fled in 1948.
Bringing together the subversive beauty of quilting with the far-reaching joy of music, the patchwork quilt and compilation CD includes songs from Holly Near, Toshi Reagon, Buffy St. Marie, Faith Petric, Ani DiFranco and Ember Swift and our "Peace, Salaam, Shalom" and benefits the Palestinian girls’ group, Flowers Against the Occupation.
In summer 2007, we traveled to Palestine with drummer Sarah Allen, vocalist and harmonica & guitar player, Andrea Pritchett of Rebecca Riots, pianist, Ellen Cantarow and tour organizer, Hannah Mermelstein of Birthright Unplugged to teach at a summer music camp for the Flowers girls. Read our blogs, check out the Sarah's fantastic video with music by Toshi Reagon, and support this year's camp!
- CODEPINK: We've been working with the feisty, creative and courageous activist women of CODEPINK since they first started demonstrating outside the White House in 2003 to protest the buildup to war in Iraq. We wrote the song "CODEPINK" for them and now it's a ringtone! Support the org and have your phone ring pink!
- Hope Films: Filmmaker Diane Mason's work includes "Mother's Day", about CodePINK's 2006 action at the White House, which features a number of our songs. See the "Mother's Day" trailer!
- CounterRecruiter Wordpress Site: "To chronicle the growing movement against military recruitment across the country and provide a space for discussion of the movement's direction, goals, and tactics for the thousands of students, teachers, parents, and activists who have taken it upon themselves to 'counter-recruit.'"
- Long Island Counter Military Recruting
- Peace Boat Celebrating its 25th year in 2008, this Japan-based organization is a floating educational community working on "peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment."
- more to come!