Dahr Jamail Eyewitness to Occupation

Dahr Jamail on Iraq Eyewitness to Occupation at Socialism 2008 [googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1552264890279315710[/googlevideo] “Over half the total population of the country are either refugees, in need of emergency aid or dead.” Dave Jamail gave a riveting talk on the occupation of Iraq at Socialism 2008 in Chicago on June 20. (Websites may embed this video.)

The Big Voice by Kathy Kelly

August 9, 2008 The Big Voice by Kathy Kelly About six months ago, Dan Pearson, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, swiveled around in his office chair in our tiny “headquarters” to ask what we thought about organizing a walk from Chicago to St. Paul, arriving just before the Republican National Convention. (see www.witnessagainstwar.org). Our… Continue reading The Big Voice by Kathy Kelly

Cold Shoulders by Kathy Kelly

Cold Shoulders by Kathy Kelly July 5, 2008 Over the past two years, here in Amman, Jordan, I’ve regularly visited the family of Umm Hamdi, an Iraqi woman forced out of her native Iraq four years ago by terrifying death threats after her husband, very likely prey to that same threatened violence, disappeared. Although often… Continue reading Cold Shoulders by Kathy Kelly

Istiklal by Kathy Kelly

Istiklal by Kathy Kelly July 3, 2008 The city of Amman, Jordan, is awash with numerous colorful signs that proclaim independence, “Istiklal.” The word is found on posters and placards in store windows. It names a major thoroughfare, a hospital, and a shopping center. Appreciation for independence is palpable, and this could be said for… Continue reading Istiklal by Kathy Kelly

Arrests for War Resistance Increase Again

Arrests for War Resistance Increase Again By Bill Quigley. “We can never forget that everything that Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal,’ and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did was ‘illegal.’ It was ‘illegal’ to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany, but I am sure that if I lived in Germany during that… Continue reading Arrests for War Resistance Increase Again

Defend the Rutgers 3

Please sign petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/DefRU3/ To: Rutgers University Administration and the New Brunswick Police Department Defend the Rutgers 3! On March 27, hundreds of Rutgers students and supporters participated in the Rutgers Walkout against the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Students walked out of classes, rallied on campus, marched through downtown New Brunswick, and spontaneously walked on… Continue reading Defend the Rutgers 3

Weary of War? Don’t Collaborate

Weary of War? Don’t Collaborate. By Kathy Kelly April 17, 2008 An April 14th AP article by Anne Flaherty reported that U.S. Senators and Representatives are finding common ground in asking that Iraqis begin picking up the tab for the cost of war.

Video Portrait from Winter Soldier

[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=885900280580697301[/googlevideo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwjqwQrpJfE Thanks to Holly Near for giving permission to use her song “I Am Willing.” I dedicate this video to the victims of war in Iraq and Afghanistan and do so in memory of the over a million who have been killed in these wars. See testimonies by witnesses to war at http://www.ivaw.org

Camilo Mejia and Martin Smith on Soldiers Against the War

Support Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan (Videos Originally published November 9, 2007) Camilo Mejia, Iraq veteran and Chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War, gave with workshop with Martin Smith (Midwest Coordinator of IVAW) on “Soldiers Against the War from Vietnam to Iraq.” (22:22 minutes)[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3110713396710875617[/googlevideo]Martin Smith, Midwest Regional Coordinator of Iraq Veterans Against the War,… Continue reading Camilo Mejia and Martin Smith on Soldiers Against the War

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Camilo Mejia – Personal Reflections on Confronting US Empire

Camilo Mejia, Chair of the Board of Iraq Veterans Against the War, gave his personal reflections on confronting the US empire at the Midwest Socialist Conference. The Midwest Socialist Conference was hosted at the University of Illinois of Chicago from November 3-4, 2007. It was one of the regional socialist conferences taking place that weekend… Continue reading Camilo Mejia – Personal Reflections on Confronting US Empire

Sherry Wolf on the Long Term Struggle

Sherry Wolf, Editorial Board member of the International Socialist Review, asked activists to join the long term struggle at the plenary session of the Midwest Socialist Conference on November 3rd. [googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4124556379331288380[/googlevideo] There are no quick solutions, she said. Making a commitment to the long term struggle is “the only way we are going to win,”… Continue reading Sherry Wolf on the Long Term Struggle

Eric Ruder on the weak antiwar movement

Original article in Socialist Worker Why is the antiwar movement so weak? October 12, 2007 ERIC RUDER analyzes the state of the national antiwar struggle and what lies ahead. SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S.… Continue reading Eric Ruder on the weak antiwar movement

Organized Money vs Organized People

Organized Money v. Organized People by Cindy Sheehan “At a time like this, scorching iron, not convincing argument, is needed.” Frederick Douglass“ Cindy’s campaign will prove that organized people can beat organized money” Reverend Lennox Yearwood; founder of the Hip Hop Caucus

Cindy Sheehan Anounces Peace Summit

As I sit sipping my morning cup of coffee and reflect on the anti-war protests sponsored by the Oct27 coalition (where I saw some good collaboration between UFPJ and ANSWER—at least in San Francisco—yea!), I have a few thoughts. Yesterday, tens of thousands of activists from around Northern California, Northern Nevada and some from Southern… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan Anounces Peace Summit

Iraq War Veterans on Strategy to End the War

Iraq Veterans Against the War members Kelly Dougherty, Garett Reppenhagen, Camilo Mejía, Chanan Suárez Diaz and Martin Smith spoke on IVAW’s strategy to end the war against Iraq at the Socialism 2007 conference in Chicago on June 16.These talks started off a 2-part, 3 hour Roundtable – Iraq: the Soldiers’ Rebellion – by IVAW veterans.… Continue reading Iraq War Veterans on Strategy to End the War

We Should Not be Causing This

We Shouldn’t Be Causing This by Kathy Kelly Amman, Jordan August 22, 2007 Here in Amman, Jordan, a British teenager, Sonia, age 12, recently spent four days interviewing and befriending Iraqi youngsters close to her in age. She wanted to learn, firsthand, about the experiences of Iraqi youngsters who have fled war and violence in… Continue reading We Should Not be Causing This

Get to Work by Kathy Kelly

GET TO WORK! By Kathy Kelly Amman, Jordan August 12, 2007 “GET A JOB!” These three words are very familiar to activists bearing signs calling for an end to war, whether standing on street corners, walking along highways, holding vigils, or nonviolently occupying the offices of elected representatives. Listen to the activists, and you’ll often… Continue reading Get to Work by Kathy Kelly

The Slide by Cindy Sheehan

The Slide Cindy Sheehan Day 11 of our Journey for Humanity and Accountability found our caravan group at the Charlottesville, VA home of David Swanson who is director of AfterDowningStreet.org. I got to know David after my group Gold Star Families for Peace became one of the first organizations to sign on to ADS when… Continue reading The Slide by Cindy Sheehan

Being Hope, by Kathy Kelly

Being Hope by Kathy Kelly May 31, 2007 Earlier this week, the American Friends Service Committee asked me to speak about finding hope in hard times as part of an interfaith service to conclude their “Eyes Wide Open” display in Chicago’s Grant Park. The display arranged 3,438 soldiers’ boots to commemorate U.S. military people killed… Continue reading Being Hope, by Kathy Kelly

Cindy Sheehan’s Heartbreaking Conclusion

[Ed. Note: This writer (Charles Jenks) fully agrees with Cindy Sheehan about the peace movement. It too often works at cross purposes, and is beset by turf defending and sectarianism. I also believe that partisan politics has failed the American people, the Iraqi people and the people of the world. The Iraq War is a… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan’s Heartbreaking Conclusion

No Honor for Andrew Card

Subscribe to TraprockPeaceTV at Youtube. On May 25, 2007 Andrew Card faced hundreds of boos and catcalls as he was given an honorary degree during the graduate school commencement at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Before the commencement, over a hundred protesters staged a rally and press conference outside the Mullin Center on the UMass campus.… Continue reading No Honor for Andrew Card

UMass Protests Honoring Andy Card

Newsflash: Members of the UMass faculty senate voted 31-0 to oppose an honorary degree for Andrew Card. The vote was not ‘official’ as it missed a quorum by 1 member.Action Announcements at UMass – May 21, 23, 25thOn May 15, 2007, hundreds of students, faculty and staff protested the decision by the University of Massachusetts… Continue reading UMass Protests Honoring Andy Card

Protesting Honorary Degree for Andy Card – Part 1

Petition to Revoke Offer of Honorary Degree to Andrew H. Card, Jr. Please see Part 2 below.On May 15, 2007, hundreds of students, faculty and staff protested the decision by the University of Massachusetts to give an honorary degree to Andy Card, and former head of the Bush Administration’s White House Iraq Group. Students held… Continue reading Protesting Honorary Degree for Andy Card – Part 1

Protesting Honorary Degree for Andy Card – Part 2

Petition to Revoke Offer of Honorary Degree to Andrew H. Card, Jr. On May 15, 2007, students, faculty and staff protested the decision by the University of Massachusetts to give an honorary degree to Andy Card, and former head of the Bush Administration’s White House Iraq Group. Students held a rally outside the Whitmore administration… Continue reading Protesting Honorary Degree for Andy Card – Part 2

Needless Carnage

Needless Carnage (And the Beat Goes On) Cindy Sheehan “My son, Jon Michael, is the best son a dad can have. He will always be my pride and joy.” – George Tenet: Former Director of Central Intelligence; page 520 of his book: At the Center of the Storm I had difficulty making the purchase of… Continue reading Needless Carnage

Andy Jacobs exposes bi-partisan sellout of US

Andy Jacobs, former Indiana Congressperson, decried the unconstitutional and illegal war against Iraq and exposed the bi-partisan sellout of the US to foreign investors. Foreign investment – and US budget deficits – have financed US wars, including the war against Iraq. This sellout – started during the Reagan administration – rescinded tax withholding from foreign… Continue reading Andy Jacobs exposes bi-partisan sellout of US

Students to Pelosi: immediate withdrawal from Iraq

*** Please forward widely *** May 8, 2007 Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi: We are students from Bay Area colleges and universities and part of the Campus Antiwar Network. We are concerned about the state of the war and occupation in Iraq as well as the effect that this is having on our schools and our communities.… Continue reading Students to Pelosi: immediate withdrawal from Iraq

Four Dead in Ohio

Four Dead in Ohio Cindy Sheehan May 4th, 2007 will be the 37th year since the Kent State, Ohio, massacre where four anti-war protesters were killed by Ohio National Guardsmen during a protest against Richard Nixon’s announced escalation in Vietnam. On that day in 1970, anti-Vietnam war sentiment in the entire nation was high as… Continue reading Four Dead in Ohio