Why-War.Com is a web site devoted to continuing the principles of non-violence advocated by Martin Luther King and Gandhi. The web site is far more than just a leftist collection of antiwar rants and screeds from amateurs, however. The creators of this web site take their view on war protest from philosophical viewpoints that rely upon the works of philosophers as diverse as Hegel, Nietzsche, and Deleuze & Guattari.
Why-War includes links to articles from such established US media titans as the Washington Post and the New York Times as well from lesser known international media suppliers such as the Israeli-based Haaretz.com and even sites such Government Security News. The web site keeps a current and ongoing record of antiwar and pro-peace articles and opinion pieces from around the world. Contrary to the name of the web site, however, Why-War does not just contain information about actual war and war protestations. The site is dedicated to liberal activism of all stripes. Recently the site engaged a link dedicated to the protest cartoons of Anna Hook as well as coverage of protests of economic policy summits.
Perhaps the most interesting section of the web site is the activist guide section. The site gives a step by step breakdown on how to start a successful peace group, as well as advice on starting a tax-exempt non-profit organization, "liberating" a billboard and encrypting e-mail.
Why-War is a site dedicated to propagating the intensely American tradition of civil disobedience, from its overall philosophy down to its advice on creating vinyl bumper stickers and the creation and distribution of pamphlets. In that regard, the whole site is a kind of ever-evolving pamphlet, as if Thomas Paine himself were transformed into a web site.
One of the best things about the site is its index. Archived articles are first separated into large categories such as concepts, objects, rhetoric, state documents, etc. Then within these categories are alphabetical listings of subjects contained within the entire site's database. In addition, all items listed in the index are also linked to articles in Wikipedia.
For those still laboring under the impression that George W. Bush didn't know Iraq didn't have any weapons of mass destruction before he launched his invasion, Why-War.com's archives offer plenty of evidence that will finally open your eyes. For all others, it's an invaluable took for studying the lies and fabrications of the war machine that drives the capitalist economies of the world.