Center for Defense Information -- The CDI is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to independent research on the social, economic, environmental, political and military components of global security. To ensure the ability to provide objective analysis, CDI accepts no government or defense industry funding. Its central aim is to educate the public and inform policymakers about issues of security policy, strategy, operations, weapon systems and defense budgeting, and to produce creative solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow. To encourage the intellectual freedom of the staff, CDI does not hold organizational positions on public policy issues. Instead, staff members are dedicated to the concept that the public and political leaders can, and will, make wise choices on complex security matters when provided with facts, and practical alternatives. www.cdi.org
Courage to Refuse Movement -- Campaign by Israeli reserve soldiers who are refusing to serve in Palestinian territory, trying to influence policy by defying the cardinal rule of military service: unquestioning obedience. Originally 52 signed the open letter below which appeared in Israeli newspapers in January. At last count the number stands at 426 (4/20/02). www.seruv.org.il/English/default.asp
Defense Monitor -- Online publication of The Center for Defense Information, a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to independent research on the social, economic, environmental, political and military components of global security. www.cdi.org
From the Wilderness Publications -- Website of Michael C. Ruppert. Through his newsletter, From the Wilderness, and website, Mike has pioneered innovative analysis and groundbreaking original stories on the impact of $5-600 billion per year in drug money moving through the US economy and the illegal covert operations which maintain control of that cash flow for US economic interests. www.fromthewilderness.com. Check out www.copvcia.com, mirror site due to repeated hackings of his main site.
InfoTechWarPeace (Information Technology, War and Peace Project) -- Collection of Washington insider memos, reports, articles re 911. www.watsoninstitute.org/infopeace/911/index.cfm
National Priorities Project -- Offers citizen and community groups tools and resources to shape federal budget and policy priorities which promote social and economic justice. Factsheets showing tradeoffs between military and other program spending for each state. www.nationalpriorities.org/
School of the Americas Watch -- Dedicated to closing down the US Army School of Americas (SOA), based in Fort Benning, Georgia, which trains Latin American soldiers in combat, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. Graduates of the SOA are responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America. www.soaw.org