Connecticut Coalition For  Peace and Justice (CCPJ)


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The Connecticut Coalition for Peace and Justice is a group that is comprised of many people from many and various backgrounds and interests.  Our meetings are attended by many wonderful people and there are many who no longer attend our wide ranging and eclectic meetings.  Many of those have have turned their focus to other aspects of the Peace and Justice Movement.  

Below are links to some organizations where current, former and ... well ... shared members have their interests.

Alternatives To Violence: Founded in and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners and others, and building on a spiritual base, AVP encourages every person's innate power to positively transform themselves and the world. AVP/USA is an association of community based groups and prison based groups offering experiential workshops in personal growth and creative conflict management.
Behind The Rocks InfoShop is a place where you can pick up information, generally having to do with politics, activism and organizing. Countless issues are dealt with, from the rights of women, people of color, immigrants, queers, poor and working class people, to political and social theory, to even the very practical such as do-it-yourself books and manuals. 
Center for Nonviolent Communication A global organization helping people connect compassionately with themselves and one another through Nonviolent Communication language, created by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice  Our mission is to protect urban environments primarily in Connecticut through educating communities, through promoting changes in local, state, and national policy, and through promoting individual, corporate and governmental responsibility towards our environment. We define environment as including the places that we live, work, play and go to school.
The Hartford Undercurrent will be presented with the Environmental Justice Organization Leadership Award by the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice on December 9th. This marks the second award for the Undercurrent in just under three years. Thank you to all who help make HIMC and the Undercurrent a real voice for alternative perspectives.
HartBeat Ensemble: HartBeat is dedicated to creating new works that challenge the status quo. Our mainstage plays tell universal stories of everyday people who take action to better their world. Through these stories we hope not only to entertain, but also to stir in people the desire to create meaningful change in their own lives and the lives of others. 
Free Richard Sitcha - Richard Sitcha is a human rights activist from Cameroon that was granted asylum and in 2004 he was caught up in a "Temporary Pilot Program" under the Aschroft Justice Department with cooperation of the John Rowland Administration and may face execution upon his repatriation to Cameroon.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice - We are a Connecticut statewide interfaith gathering of religious leaders and people of faith, joined by our belief in the God of justice and love, who calls us "to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God." In this time of crisis and war, we believe that walking humbly with God requires us to advocate and practice nonviolent love, in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
No Nukes ... No War: This is the website of the Connecticut Coalition for Peace and Justice (CCPJ) and  Connecticut United For Peace (CT-UP) joint efforts on eliminating danger of nuclear weapons by bringing the United States into compliance with the Nuclear Non Proliferation Agreement (under which the United States continues to ignore its responsibilities).
WWUH Public Alternative Radio: Alternative Radio (David Barsamian), Assassination Journal (Prof. George Michael Evica), Learn how to talk back to your radio and TV! (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting or F.A.I.R.), Free Speech Radio, New Focus (Mike DeRosa), Soap Box - (Rob Tyrka), This Way Out, TUC Radio - From San Fancisco ... and others ...
Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985. It is comprised of members across the country organized in chapters or as at-large members. The organization includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations including from the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary.