Archive for the ‘Peacemakers’ Category

Valley peacemaker gets GCC award

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

January 22, 2008

Valley peacemaker gets GCC award

by Diana Broncaccio Gazette Contributing Writer

GREENFIELD – A local woman who devoted 16 years to Traprock Peace Center and a group of eighth-graders who wrote their own music about the civil rights movement were award-winners at this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance ceremony at Greenfield Community College. (more…)

Dave Cline Friend of Peace RIP

Friday, September 21st, 2007

David Cline – Friend of Peace, RIP

Cindy Sheehan

“We are not the first group to call for impeachment. We have decided to add our voice to the call. All the reasons given for the invasion have shown themselves to be half-truths or misleading. The conflict continues to drag on taking the lives of our soldiers and innocent Iraqis. It is clear that George Bush does not intend to change course in an effort to right this great wrong. He has had enough time in his second term to begin a shift and he has not. It is time to remove him from office.” David Cline, then President of the VFP, March ‘05 (more…)

Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan: We need you now more than ever

from the Campus Antiwar Network

We remember first hearing about you standing up to Bush in Crawford, Texas with admiration and hope. Just months before he had been re-elected, not because the majority of people supported the war, but because John Kerry offered us nothing for which to vote. He provided no alternative to the neocon strategy of more war and barbarism.

Instead, you did. (more…)

Frances Crowe – Blow up Balloons Not Bombs

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

On Mother’s Day – May 13, 2007 – Frances Crowe tells story from a previous Mother’s Day protest of 25 years ago. She was speaking with Sunny Miller, Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center.

Frances Crowe is a prominent peace organizer and pacifist. She was a co-founder of Traprock Peace Center. She urges Traprock to “carry on” as it faces of challenge of having to relocate after 27 years.

Video © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

Four Dead in Ohio

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

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 hundreds of soldiers were coming home in flag-draped coffins every week and we were bombarded daily with images of burning villages and screaming Vietnamese children. The images were harsh, but what was even harsher was the Nixon regime escalating a war in a Johnsonian way when he had promised that he would end the quagmire in Vietnam if elected. (more…)