Peace movement "refers to a sense of common purpose among organizations that seek to end wars and minimize inter-human violence, usually through pacifism, non-violent resistance, diplomacy, boycott, moral purchasing and demonstrating. The movement includes several international organizations, but more often describes a loose affiliation of activists and political interests that rally around a shared purpose," according to the Wikipedia.
A peace movement can take on many aspects, all of which are proactive -- anti-war rallies, demonstrations, marches, and protests, letter writing campaigns, blogging, and the vote, as exercised in the state of Vermont, March 3, 2005, to name a few.
- Campus Antiwar Network website.
- End the War.org (Education for Peace in Iraq Center - EPIC) website.
- Nonviolence.org website.
- Peace Alliance website.
- Peace Meetup.com website.
- Peace Not War.org website.
- PeaceNow.org, Americans for Peace Now website.
- Pax Protest.net: Posts "listings of anti-war and anti-racism events that are being organized around the world."
- David Adams, "The American Peace Movements," Advocate Press, New Haven, CT (1985 ed.); 2002.
- "Post-September 11 anti-war movement" in the Wikipedia.
- "Future of the Global Peace Movement," Global Policy Forum; articles dating from October 2002- ___ 2005.
- "Peace Movement," Center for Security Policy. Not necessarily on point.
- Geov Parrish, "The Peace Movement Lives," AlterNet, September 27, 2002.
- Rene Ciria Cruz, "It's Not Yesterday's Peace Movement," Pacifc News Serice, January 2, 2003.
- Timothy Noah, Dissent Equals Treason. The New York Sun lacks the courage of its fascist convictions, Slate.msn.com, February 11, 2003: "On Feb. 6, the New York Sun published an editorial equating dissent with treason. The subject was an anti-war march planned in New York City on Feb. 15. Although the Sun grudgingly conceded that the protesters 'probably do have a claim under the right to free speech,' it went on to argue that anyone who marches against war with Iraq is providing 'aid and comfort' to Saddam, and therefore committing treason as defined by Article III of the Constitution."
- James K. Galbraith, "Still Wrong. Why liberals should keep opposing the war," The American Prospect, April 1, 2003.
- Michael Tomasky, Dissent in America, The American Prospect, April 1, 2003: "The shooting may or may not have started by the time you read this. But one thing that has certainly begun is the campaign to force dissenters to keep it zipped when the shooting commences."
- Sarah Ferguson, "What Next, Antiwarriors? Can the antiwar movement retain its broad base while struggling to find a new message?," Mother Jones, April 11, 2004.
- Marco Garrido, "Global peace movement still vibrant, Asia Times, June 25, 2003: "Although the war in Iraq is over, the global peace movement has not gone away." [emphasis added].
- Every Move You Make. Police Surveillance vs. Political Dissent, BadMoonRising, July 6, 2003.
- Sarah Paretsky, For Those Who Wish to Dissent: Speech, Silence and Patriotism, Chicago Tribune, September 21, 2003.
- Eric Lichtblau, F.B.I. Scrutinizes Antiwar Rallies, New York Times, November 23, 2003: "The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of antiwar demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads, according to interviews and a confidential bureau memorandum."
- Ted Lang, U.S. Gestapo Takin' Names. F.B.I. Out of Control!, Etherzone, November 24, 2003.
- Ryan J. Foley, Activist group resists handing over list, AP, February 9, 2004.
- Monica Davey, An Antiwar Forum in Iowa Brings Federal Subpoenas, New York Times, February 10, 2004: "But last week, subpoenas began arriving seeking details about the forum's sponsor -- its leadership list, its annual reports, its office location -- and the event itself."
- Mark Engler, "The Movement's Momentum," Tom Paine.Common Sense, March 16, 2004.
- Geov Parrish, "Won't you please come to New York?," Working for Change, May 27, 2004: "Peace activists plan to assemble a million anti-Bush protesters in New York this summer on the Sunday before the Republican National Convention -- and the city plans to stop them."
- Meg O'Shaughnesy, "Beyond the Definite Article," Common Dreams, March 2, 2005.
- John Nichols, "Vermont Votes No to War," The Nation, March 3, 2005.
- Abhinav Aima, "They Can March Too: Hezbollah and the Politics of Staged Protests," Common Dreams, March 7, 2005.
- Karen Houppert, "The New Face of Protest?," The Nation, March 9, 2005.
- James Marc Leas, Colleen McLaughlin, and Ashley Smith, "Burlington Votes to Bring the Troops Home Now!," Common Dreams March 9, 2005.
- Amy Quinn, "What Now for the Peace Movement?," Tom Paine.Common Sense, March 9, 2005.
- Amy Quinn, "The Peace Movement's Challenge," Tom Paine.Common Sense, March 9, 2005.
- Joan Vennochi, "An embattled antiwar voice," Boston Globe, March 10, 2005.
- Simona Sharoni, "To End the War, Listen to Soldiers' War Stories," Common Dreams, March 13, 2005.
- Geov Parrish, "Two years out. After two years, Americans need to demonstrate against an insane and destructive war," Working for Change, March 14, 2005.
- Dave Lindorff, "Black Helicopters? The GOP's Police State," CounterPunch, May 21/22, 2005.
- Stan Goff, "The Hayden Plan. Containing the Anti-War Movement," CounterPunch, August 24, 2005.
- Todd Gitlin, "Anti-War America," Tom Paine.Common Sense, August 30, 2005.
- Tom Raum, "Hurricanes Decrease Support for Iraq War," Associated Press (Yahoo! News), September 22, 2005.
- Mark Engler, "The Anti-War Moment. With polls turning and Congress restless, timing is ripe for a return of organized resistance to the war in Iraq," Common Dreams, September 23, 2005.
- Petula Dvorak, "Protest to Encircle White House. Opponents of 'U.S.-Israeli War' Plan Large Rally Tomorrow," Washington Post, August 13, 2006.
- Rosa Brooks, Opinion: "Antiwar sentiment moves from the fringe toward the mainstream," The Salt Lake Tribune, August 13, 2006: Joe Lieberman's "defeat only illustrates what most Americans already know: Mainstream Americans are tired of watching young Americans come home in coffins from an unnecessary war, tired of reckless foreign policies that have increased rather than decreased the threat of terrorism and really, really tired of incumbents who still don't get it."
- Kent Hoover, "Protesters disrupt press conference on lobbying reform," Washington Business Journal, January 3, 2007.
- Retired Colonel Ann Wright, Editorial: "Arrested on the Golden Gate Bridge for the 3,000 US Dead," truthout, January 3, 2007.
- John Stauber, How Obama Took Over the Peace Movement, March 27, 2009.