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"An Inconvenient Truth," by Al Gore

"Banking on Life and Debt," an expose' of the World Bank, IMF, etc. (2000)

"Battle's Poison Cloud," a film by Cinema Libre Studios, explains long-lasting effects of Agent Orange

following the Vietnam War

"Beyond Treason," a William Lewis film, centered on Gulf War Syndrome, depleted uranium, and the

government's refusal to admit criminal complicity in poisoning its own troops.  Prize winner at

Berkeley Film Festival (2005)

"Breakthrough," by Idanha films, portrays war and oppression in 3rd World, songs by Kris

Kristofferson (1989)

"Coverup: Behind the Iran / Contra Affair," by the Empowerment Project

"Days of Resistance," by the Empowerment Project

"Embedded Live," distributed by Cinema Libre Studios, a satire on the embedded journalist of the Iraq

War, starring Tim Robbins

"Fahrenheit 911," by Michael Moore.  The movie that began the truth movement against the Bush


"Good Night, and Good Luck," story of Edward R. Murrow, government suppression during the

McCarthy era.  Excellent for general audiences.

"Gulf War Illness - Fact or Fiction," distributed by American Gulf War Veterans Association

"Gulf War Syndrome - the Little Victims," distributed by the AGWVA

"Hearts and Minds," a film depicting the Vietnam War / very moving, very troubling, should be

viewed by adults before showing to younger audiences

"Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire"

"Hiroshima - A Dramatized Documentary Exploring The Humanity And The Horror Of Atomic War

"I Know I Am Not Alone - A Musician's Search For The Human Cost Of War," directed by Michael


"In Remembrance of Martin (Luther King, Jr.)," by Idanha Films (1988)

"Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers; Who's getting killed - Who's making a killing"

"Is War The Answer: New Yorkers Respond to 9/11," by the Empowerment Project

"Liberty Bound - Is the United States bound for liberty - or does it just have liberty bound? A Blue

Moose Films production

"Mission Accomplished," distributed by Cinema Libre Studios (Iraq War)

"No End In Sight," opens in July, 2007, by Magnolia Films, excellent reviews

"Occupation: Dreamland"

"Poison Dust," a film depicting the dangers of depleted uranium munitions and how it affects both

military and civilians exposed to it.

"Raw Footage: Alec Baldwin interviews activist Barbara Trent," the Empowerment Project

"SICKO," by Michael Moore.  An explosive expose of the U.S. health system.

"Sir, No Sir!," a film by David Zeiger, relates the GI resistance movement to the Vietnam War;

excellent when accompanied by the book Soldiers in Revolt

"Soldiers Pay," distributed by Cinema Libre Studios, about Iraq War

"Soldiers Speak Out," by the Empowerment Project

"Speaking Freely - Volume I," distributed by Cinema Libre Studios, John Perkins explains his role in

US economic and political corruption in 3rd World Countries.(author of 'Economic Hit Man)

"Stand Up - Rise Up: February 15th, 2003 United for Peace and Justice Rally in New York City," by

the Empowerment Project

"The Fog of War," an Errol Morris film, interview with Robert McNamara, excellent film.

"The Ground Truth," a devastating indictment of the human costs of war.

"The Healing of Brian Willson," the story of California VFP member and his struggle to bring peace to

all peoples throughout the world, by Idanha Films (1988)

"The Panama Deception," the news the MSM refused to report concerning wanton destruction of

neighborhoods and civilian deaths caused by Bush I's invasion of Panama, by the

Empowerment Project

"The Peace DVD," distributed by Cinema Libre Studios

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," a film by VSUK, depicts the coup against Hugo Chavez in


"Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War"

"V for Vendetta," distributed by Silver Pictures (2005).  A futuristic look at a People's Revolution

against a the excesses of a totalitarian regime.  

"Veterans for Peace DVD Convention Collection," a visual record of past national conferences; an

invaluable teaching / learning tool.  Also extremely effective in introducing the general public

to the perspectives of our organization.

"Voices in Wartime," distributed by Cinema Libre Studios, poetry and images about war.

"Waging Peace," by the Empowerment Project

"War Made Easy," the MSM's refusal to cast an objective lens war coverage prior to March 2003.

"War & Truth," identifies the journalists' dilemma in war coverage, and what does and does not make

its entrance into the mainstream media.

"Weapons of Mass Deception," by Cinema Libre Studios, recounts the lies that were used to justify the

Iraq War

"Why We Fight," a Sundance Film Festival Winner, every American who is concerned about the

consequences of U.S. foreign policy should watch this film.

"What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy - The War Against The Third World," by Frank Dorrel,

devastating expose' of US Foreign Policy, exposes "values vs. interests" arguments, values

were rarely considered where economic interests were involved.  Excellent list of resources at

end of film.

"White Light - Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki," film by Steven Okazaki,

distributed by HBO

"Winter Soldier," testimony of Vietnam vets before the United States Senate in 1971 - this film could

be tied to the recent Nation article entitled "The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness."

Blue Moose Films website

Idanha Films website

Brave New Films Website - collection of cinematic resources related to the war and other social issues.

www.cinemalibrestudio.com - website of cinematic resources related to the war and other social issues

PBS - documentaries related to Iraq War, note Bill Moyers




A People's History of the United States - 1492 to Present, by Howard Zinn

Army of None: The Strategy of Non-Cooperation, by Aimee Allison and David Solnit, distributed by

Seven Stories Press

A Young People's History of the United States, Volumes 1 & 2, by Howard Zinn, distributed by New

Left Books

Achilles in Vietnam - Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character, by Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D

Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism," by Joel Andreas

American Fascists - the Christian Right and the War on America, by Chris Hedges

American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st

Century, by Kevin Phillips.  A former Republican strategist explains how the Bush

Administration is jeopardizing the future of the nation.

An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore

Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans - Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White

House GONE WILD, by Greg Palast

Bill Moyers on America, by Bill Moyers

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, by Jeremy Scahill.

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, by Chalmers Johnson

Chain of Command - The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, by Seymour M. Hersh

Colossus - The Rise and Fall of the American Empire, by Niall Ferguson

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins

Cowboy Republic - Six Ways the Bush Gang has Defied the Law, by Marjorie Cohn


Failed States - The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy, by Noam Chomsky

Fiasco, by Thomas Ricks

Fortunate Son - George W. Bush and the Making of an American President, by J.H. Hatfield

Full Spectrum Disorder - The Military in the New American Century, by Stan Goff

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, by Noam Chomsky

HERE, BULLET, by Brian Turner, earned 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, incredibly powerful book of

poetry about the Iraq War.

How Would A Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok, by Glenn


Impeach the President - The Case Against Bush and Cheney, edited by Dennis Loo & Peter Phillips

Imperial Ambitions - Conversations on the Post 9/11 World, by Noam Chomsky. 

Imperial Hubris - Why the West is Losing the War on Terror, by Michael Scheuer

Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War, edited by Anthony Arnove.  A masterful

book that explains, prior to the invasion, why Iraq was no threat to regional or world security.

Jesus in not a Republican - The Religious Right's War on America, edited by Clint Willis and Nate


Just Peace - A Message of Hope, by Mattie J.T. Stepanek with Jimmy Carter

Letters from Young Activists - Today's Rebels Speak Out, edited by Dan Berger, Chesa Boudin, and

Kenyon Farrow

Liars for Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternative Version of American History, by Chris Rodda

Liberty, Security, and the War on Terrorism, distributed by the Future Freedom Foundation

Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency, by Robert Byrd

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, by Chalmers Johnson

Our Endangered Values - America's Moral Crisis, by President Jimmy Carter

Our War, by David Harris

Palestine - Peace Not Apartheid, by Jimmy Carter

Pathologies of Power - Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor, by Paul Farmer

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, by Noam Chomsky

Rebuilding America's Defenses - Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century, a Report of The

Project for the New American Century, Sept. 2000.  This writing is the Neo-Con bible for US

global domination

Republic: A Novel of America's Future, by Charles Sheehan Miles

Road from Al Ramadi, by Camilo Mejia (IVAW member)

Silent Night - The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, by Stanley Weintraub

Soldiers in Revolt - GI Resistance During The Vietnam War, by David Cortright, accompanying film,

"Sir, No Sir!"

State of Denial: Bush at War - Part II, by Bob Woodward

State of War - The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, by James Risen

Static, by Amy Goodman and David Goodman

Stupid White Men, by Michael Moore

Teaching Guide on The Justification of War - National Peace Essay Contest, 2002 - 2003,sponsored by

the United States Institute of Peace

Terrorism and War, by Howard Zinn

The Anatomy of Fascism, by Robert O. Paxton

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy- the truth about corporate cons, globalization, and high-finance

fraudsters, by Greg Palast

The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time, by Antonia Juhasz.  One of the most

clearly written and insightful books on the Neo-Con agenda to implant  American economic

and military domination throughout the world.

The Case For Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from

Office, by Dave Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky

The Long Emergency - Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes

of the Twenty-First Century, by James Howard Kunstler

The Missing Piece: The Search for Nonviolent Alternatives in United States History, by James C.

Juhnke and Carol M. Hunter

The New American Militarism - How Americans Are Seduced by War, by Andrew J. Bacevich

The One Percent Doctrine - Deep Inside America's Pursuit of its Enemies since 9/11, by Ron Suskind

The Port Huron Statement, by Tom Hayden, et al

The Secret History of the American Empire - Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global

Corruption, by John Perkins

The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, by Chalmers Johnson

The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, simply a marvelous read - timely and relevant.

The War on Our Freedoms: Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism, edited by Richard C. Leone and

            Greg Anrig, Jr.

Understanding Power, by Noam Chomsky

United States v. George W. Bush, et al, by Elizabeth de la Vega.  A retired U.S. Attorney creates a

grand jury indictment against the President and his advisors based upon their illegal and

conspiratorial actions leading to the Iraq War.

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, edited by Maxine Hong Kingston

Voices in Wartime: The Anthology, edited by Andrew Himes, with Jan Bultmann and others

What Every Person Should Know About War, by Chris Hedges

War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges

War Is A Racket, by Major General Smedley D. Butler

ZNet's Selected Anti War Songs, http://www.zmag.org/Songs/songarchive.htm





Accountability Project

After Downing Street                                                              


American Civil Liberties Union

American Freedom Agenda                                                           

American. Friends Service Committee  

Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (AAEI)

Americans United for Separation of Church / State



Apple Seed, Sowing the Seeds of Justice

Asia Times

Brave New Films

Brennan Center for Justice


Canadian Peace Alliance

Capitol News

Center for Constitutional Rights

Center for Investigative Reporting

Center for Media and Democracy

Center for Responsive Politics

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors


Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft

Common Dreams

Common Ground

Consortium News

Counter Punch 


Daily KOS

D.C. Anti-War Network

Democracy for the Heart of America

Democracy Now!

Democracy Rising

Dissident Voice

Economic Policy Institute

Educators for Social Justice, NYC

Essential Information

Evangelicals for Social Action

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Feminist Peace Network

G.I. Rights Hotline

Global Exchange

Global Trade Watch

Gold Star Families For Peace

Government Accountability Project

Grassroots America

Grassroots Impeachment Movement

Highlander Research and Education Center

Hip Hop Caucus

Hire Veterans.com

Historians Against the War

Human Rights Watch


Industrial Workers of the World

Information Clearing House

In Motion Magazine

In These Times

Iraq Moratorium

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Jim Hinde / Folkbone Productions

Kansas City Iraq Task Force

Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution


Leave My Child Alone

Media With Conscience

Mid-Missouri Peaceworks

Midwest Populist Party

Military Families Speak Out

Military Freedom Religious Foundation

Military Free Zone

Mother Jones



National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

National Initiative for Democracy

National Lawyers Guild

National Veterans Foundation

National Youth and Student Peace Coalition

New America Foundation

Omni - Center for Peace and Justice



Pax Christi


Peace History Society

Peace Network of the Ozarks

Peace Studies Association

Poets Against War

Progressive Party of America

Progressive Democrats of America

Progressive States Network

Progressive Review

Project on Government Oversight

Project Vote Smart

Project YANO - nonmilitary opportunities for youth

Public Citizen

Quaker House

Restore Habeas Corpus

Rethinking Schools, Songs with a Global Conscience



Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)


Talking Points Memo

Talk to Action

Teachers for Social Justice

Thank You Lt. (Ehren Watada)

The Alternative Information Center

The American Prospect

The Camp Casey Peace Institute

The Democracy Foundation

The Empowerment Project

The Free Press

The Guardian

The Huffington Post

The Independent Institute

The Institute for Policy Studies

The Military Project

The Mosaic Project

The Nation

The New Press

The Progressive

TheSpyWhoBilledMe.com (private security)

The Third Coast Activist


Transition Assistance Online

Traveling Soldier

True Blue Women



Union of Concerned Scientists

United for Peace and Justice

United States Institute for Peace

United States Labor Against the War

Velvet Revolution

Veterans and Families Homecoming Support Network

Veterans for Common Sense

Veterans for Peace


Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Voters for Peace



War Links

War Resisters Support Campaign

World Can't Wait

YES Magazine