The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is a nonprofit charitable foundation established in 1974 to honor the legacy of pacifist leader A.J. Muste and to further his belief that nonviolent action is the means to achieve social and economic justice. The Institute accomplishes its goals by providing grants, resources and a wide range of support to activist organizations that use nonviolent strategies to oppose war and promote justice and by publishing and distributing educational materials about nonviolence.
News for a Culture of Peace
Founded in 1974 by Lester Brown as an independent research institute devoted to global environmental concerns, Worldwatch was quickly recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its foresight and accessible, fact-based analysis. Worldwatch develops innovative solutions to intractable problems, emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality.
They examine political positions and votes in order to select candidates who favor arms control and the use of diplomacy and developmental aid rather than simple military force. Their candidates are always worth supporting and the Council has been successful in electing a number of good senators However, they have never been able to elect enough senators to shift the basic strategic center of U.S. foreign policy.