New Internationalism

The New Internationalism project focuses on Middle East and United Nations issues.”New internationalism” refers to the combination of foreign policies based on international law, human rights and equality for all, linked with the power of global social movements​ and [sometimes] progressive governments and the UN, in fighting against wars, occupations and empire. In the Middle East, the project is working to end U.S. wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and beyond, and ending U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The project focuses on education, activism and advocacy to change U.S. policies away from militarism and towards the goals of human rights, equality for all, and peace with justice – a policy that chooses diplomacy over war. The project also works to challenge U.S. domination of the United Nations, and to help democratize and empower the global organization in its fight for peace and human rights. In all these arenas, the the projects works with partner organizations who are organizing, mobilizing and building movements in the U.S. and globally, to challenge U.S. power and to support those fighting for justice in the Middle East.

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Latest Work

Ultimatum to the UN: War on Iraq is the Only Option

UFPJ Talking Points #6: The US has abandoned diplomacy in favor of choosing an elective war.

Coalition of the Willing or Coaltion of the Coerced?

The U.S. public should carefully scrutinize any claim by the Bush Administration that they
have assembled a “coalition of the willing.”

Question the Veracity of Bush Administration Claims

UFPJ Talking Points #5: Colin Powell’s presentation at the UN Security Council on Wednesday is likely to be strong on quantity and weak on quality.

The Delay in Council-Decision Making Gives Anti-War Movement More Time

UFPJ Talking Points #4: We must maintain unrelenting pressure on the basis of “the world says ‘NO’ to war.”

War is not inevitable

UFPJ Talking Points #3: Despite the very dangerous troop build-up in the region, we still have the capacity to stop the Iraq war.

UN Inspectors Find No Evidence of WMDs in Iraq

UFPJ Talking Points #2: International support for war is lower than ever.

U.S. On the Verge of War in Iraq

UFPJ Talking Points #1: The U.S. currently has more than 60,000 troops in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and elsewhere in the region surrounding Iraq; war seems imminent.

The Failure of U.S. Policy Toward Iraq and Proposed Alternatives

Current U.S.-UN Iraq policy has failed. A change to a more humane and practical policy by the U.S. would quickly be accepted by the UN Security Council as a whole.