Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Blogs Related to WILPF

Eventually, I'd like to start a WILPF blogroll. For now, here are some blogs directly related to WILPF's work:

UN Dispatch: A roundup of news related to the UN, with an emphasis on the blogosphere. Sponsored by the United Nations Foundation.

Water Well: Watering the Future: "Water conservation and Health. Watering the future of earth's most precious resource."

Regarding the Middle East: I learned at the WILPF Congress that we will never all agree on our analysis of U.S. relations with the Middle East, especially Israel and Palestine. Here are three sources I personally find useful:

Informed Comment: blog of Political Science Professor Juan Cole, which offers the best translation of news from the Middle East in English I have seen on the web.

Rafah Pundits: "Broadcasting to the blogosphere the word on Rafah!"

Jews sans frontieres: "anti-Zionist blog - browsing the media"

If Americans Knew: "what every American needs to know about Israel / Palestine"

Again, I realize that Zionist and anti-Zionist are loaded terms to a lot of WILPFers. We should have a longer discussion about the issue and perhaps you would feel more comfortable with a pro-Israel link added to this mix. If that is the case, please offer it in the Comments section of this post. Personally, I feel that the mainstream media offers one-sided coverage of Israel and Palestine, and I'm hoping to point you to alternative voices.

3 Comments:

  • I wholeheartedly agree. I wonder if in the anti-aparthied movement in South Africa, people said "come on guys, we gotta listen to what the racists are saying".

    k8
    P.S. I heart your blog

    By Blogger Kate Zaidan and Mariko Maschino, at 8:09 AM  

  • I think that something Libby said at the Congress sums it up for me and for many people who lost family in the Holocaust and yet can't get behind the atrocities perpetuated by the Israeli government.

    "It isn't that the Jews had no place to go, it's that the Nazis succeeded."

    This is the essence of the matter. We don't need anywhere to go. We are home here, on this earth, everywhere. We need to pull back from our personal ethnic identities and really, intuitively GET that bigotry, institutional, governmental and otherwise, hurts everyone. There can be no chosen sides, if we are to ever see peace and justice in this world.

    By Blogger Jeanmarie Simpson, at 10:51 AM  

  • Again a good post. Offer your also pen-friend

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:56 PM  

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