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DAGA's Annotated WebLinks

The following links represent the collected lists of the DAGA staff. In our work in CyberDocumentation and Justpeace Issues we have collected a vast list of links to many great resources available on the WWW. Each link is accompanied with a short annotation detailing the information within the site.


news & media | justpeace | women's concerns | mauri justice | misc | humour


News and Media

AlterNet--The Liberal Left news media based in the United States http://www.alternet.org/

The Guardian Newspaper--One of the finest newspapers in the world media forum http://www.guardian.co.uk/

ZMag--A constantly updated site with excellent articles analyzing current events. http://zmag.org/weluser.htm

IraqJournal--A group of reporters dedicated to independent news coverage about Iraq, both past and present http://www.iraqjournal.org/index.html

IndyMedia--The website dedicated to hosting news about various protests around the world. Click on your country! http://www.indymedia.org/

A True Word--was established to provide an authentic Islamic viewpoint on contemporary issues, and to actively engage the non-Muslim world in a constructive and honest dialogue of ideas. http://www.atrueword.com/


Justpeace Issues

Justpeace--The home page of the Center for Justpeace in Asia. http://daga.dhs.org/justpeace

CPT--CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) seeks to enlist the response of the whole church in conscientious objection to war, and the development of nonviolent institutions, skills and training for intervention in conflict situations. http://www.prairienet.org/cpt

COs in Israel--A website by reserve combat officers and soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces who refuse to fight in the Occupied Territories of Palestine. http://www.seruv.org.il

Sojourners Mag--Christians for justice and peace http://www.sojo.net

Share My World--The Degradation and Removal of the/a Black Male. A reflection on the hidden racism still inherent in American Culture http://sharemyworld.net/

Veterans for Common Sense--seeks to inject the element of Common Sense into debates over war and national security. http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/

Peaceful Tomorrows--is an advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world. http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/

Regret to Inform--is a website with stories and reflections by people who have lost spouses or good friends in war. http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov1999/regrettoinform



Women's Issues

RAWA--RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan. http://rawa.fancymarketing.net



Maori Issues

‘A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography’--This website contains over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country. It does not include people who are alive. This site includes the collected biographies originally published in the printed Dictionary of New Zealand Biography series between 1990 and 2000, and in the parallel Maori-language series, Nga Tangata Taumata Rau. http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/

Maori Theology--Michael Shirres worked as a Dominican Brother who was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand, working over twenty years with Maori on the in-culturation of Jesus into the Maori world. http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~dominic/

Welcome to New Zealand--This web page illustrates the culture and identity of New Zealand and its inhabitants, both Maori and Pakeha. There is mainstream NZ history, and then there are radical new approaches to answering some mysteries about NZ history - it is thought that NZ was explored before the birth of Christ. http://www.zealand.org.nz

NZ History--This site offers an overview of Zealand's colourful history, commencing from the time when the Rangitata Land mass separates from the ancient super continent of Gondwana, 80 million years ago, evolving to become modern New Zealand. This web page gives a more objective and detailed view of Aotearoa New Zealand from the historical understanding to the current situation that the citizen face concerning the political, religious, and social perspective and realities of the people, Maori and Pakeha. http://www.history-nz.org

Research Resources--This web page is hosted by the University of Waikato as a resource page for researchers. Subsequently the link to the ‘niupepa Maori News Paper’ will enable us to read old Maori News Papers in text and html format. http://www.nzdl.org/fast-cgi-bin/niupepalibrary

National Peace Movement--The National Peace Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand is based on national organisations that are in collective work together to promote peace and peaceful resolutions within situations of conflict. Reports are made daily as to the progress of various issues that is concern to this organisation and subsequently released on this web page, which is based on encouraging dialogue and education of issues pertaining to peace. http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/index.htm

Maori Resource Info--‘Te Tomokanga’ is a web page developed by Maori as a resource for all that are interested in Maori and issues pertaining to the historical and current modern life of Maori in general. The links are excellent resources to put people on the pathway of learning more about the Maori world view of the life. The links will lead onto resources of language, email, multimedia, and issues pertaining to the Treaty of Waitangi. http://www.aotearoalive.com/tomokanga/

Historic Places of NZ--This is the web page of The New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga is a charitable trust established by an Act of Parliament in 1954. It is currently governed by a Board of Trustees and a Maori Heritage Council. http://www.historic.org.nz/

‘The Waitangi Tribunal’--website offers an opportunity to learn about the work of the Tribunal, providing processes to assist in the overall Treaty claims settlement process in New Zealand. All parties play an important role in shaping the future of Aotearoa New Zealand, ensuring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are consistently adhered to in the examination of evidence before the Tribunal and it recommendations that ensue. http://wai8155s1.verdi.2day.com




US Government--An excellent site to get names and contact information for all members of the US government. http://congress.org/congressorg/home/

HK Map--HK is big, but no so confusing if you use this impressive map. http://www.vectormap.com/eng/english.htm




Mark Fiore--A site with excellent political cartoons. http://www.markfiore.com/index.html

Star Wars in ASCII--The Star Wars story in ASCII art. Simply Incredible. http://www.asciimation.co.nz/