Give Shoes to President Bush

Give Shoes to President Bush Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist working for the TV channel Al-Baghdadia, gave his shoes to President Bush on December 14. In this season of giving, should we do no less? According to CNN, “reports suggest that al-Zaidi knows firsthand the anguish of the Iraq war. Al-Zaidi was kidnapped in November… Continue reading Give Shoes to President Bush

Comdemning the Mumbai Attacks

Editor’s Note: I condemn the Mumbai attacks and offer my condolences to the victims and their loved ones.It is with profound sadness that I have read accounts of ordeals of the victims. This website has stood against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the occupation of Palestine; it stands against all war, terror and injustice.… Continue reading Comdemning the Mumbai Attacks

TERROR AND GENOCIDE IN RWANDA

THE GRINDING MACHINE: TERROR AND GENOCIDE IN RWANDA keith harmon snow talks with Paul Rusesabagina, the ordinary man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda. keith harmon snow http://www.allthingspass.com 20 April 2007 “The nickname for my country is ‘the land of thousands of hills,’” writes Paul Rusesabagina, in his autobiography, An Ordinary Man, “but this signifies… Continue reading TERROR AND GENOCIDE IN RWANDA

Ann Wright speaks at Brown University

Ann Wright speaking at Brown University on April 16, 2007 about the war with Iraq and the possibility of war with Iran. Filmed by Paul Hubbard. Thank you Ann and Paul for sending this to us!

The Yellow Badge of Cowardice

Watch Cindy Sheehan – They Can’t Kill Love The Yellow Badge of Cowardice Cindy Sheehan There was an unbelievable story in The Cove Herald last week that comes from near where George Bush and I own property: Copperas Cove, Texas. Apparently two residents: Bill and Georgia Thomas decided that the Resident in Chief deserved one… Continue reading The Yellow Badge of Cowardice

Mass Murderers by Cindy Sheehan

Mass Murderers Cindy Sheehan “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~Chief Seattle~1855 Last night, at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner, we did not get the usual “stellar”… Continue reading Mass Murderers by Cindy Sheehan

Why we occupied senator’s office

“Why We Occupied Senator Herb Kohl’s Office — And Why This is Just the Beginning” A statement from the Campus Antiwar Network at UW-Madison http://www.campusantiwar.net/ * WisconsinCAN@gmail.com On Wednesday, April 18, the Campus Antiwar Network at the University of Wisconsin-Madison led a walkout of approximately 200 students against the war. This walkout culminated in 100… Continue reading Why we occupied senator’s office

Students sitting in overnight at Sen Kohl office

Below is coverage of UW-Madison CAN’s ongoing occupation of Senator Herb Kohl’s office. (Despite the abrupt ending of the first article, which doesn’t make this clear, we’re still in the office.) Other coverage has included Air America and local television and radio. Elizabeth Wrigley-Field <http://www.dailycardinal.com/news/ anti-war-network-sits-in-at-sen.-kohl-s-office-through-the-night.html> (link no longer works) Anti-war network sits in at… Continue reading Students sitting in overnight at Sen Kohl office

Cindy Sheehan at Purdue

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7AkCRTZ5i8[/youtube] Cindy Sheehan spoke at Purdue University on April 12, 2007. Proponents of war with Iraq tried to prevent her coming, by smearing her in the Lafayette newspaper and trying to discourage the university for bringing her to speak. The Peace Studies Committee at Purdue University sponsored her appearance (without using university funds). Protestors in… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan at Purdue

James Yee – Guantanamo and his solitary confinement

This is Part 2 of a 2 part video (split due to YouTube size limitations). It features Chaplain James Yee, former US Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo. In this Part 2, he discusses Guantanamo, including shocking interrogation technigues (such as sexual taunting from naked female interrogators), physical and psychological abuse, and desecration of the Koran.… Continue reading James Yee – Guantanamo and his solitary confinement

Cindy Sheehan speaking peace to power

Cindy Sheehan gave the Plowshare Keynote Address at the 3rd Annual Midwest Peace and Justice Summit on April 13, 2007 at the Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis campus. See more on the conference at http://www.mpjs.org Sponsoring organizations were IUPUI Students Advocates for Global Equality, Plowshares Consortium of Peace Studies, Indiana Peace and Justice Network,… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan speaking peace to power

Torture Taxi Action Report

by David Taylor I was hoping to see someone else write a substantive post about yesterday’s action in Smithfield, North Carolina. Here I’ll share my experience/observations in lieu of a report from someone more intimate with the details. I think it’s important that awareness be raised on this issue for several reasons. First and foremost… Continue reading Torture Taxi Action Report

Remembering Wally Nelson – civil rights activist

Wally Nelson would have been 98 on March 27th. He was a pioneer civil rights activist and is considered a parent – along with his partner Juanita Nelson – of the modern war tax resistance movement in the US. See more on Wally (with links to other resources) at http://www.traprockpeace.org/wallynel… and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Ne… This short video… Continue reading Remembering Wally Nelson – civil rights activist

Iraq Veterans Against War Speak

Veterans Paul Abernathy and Matt Southworth, both member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, speak with Sunny Miller, Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center, after the antiwar/anti-occupation rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 17, 2007. For more information, see: http://www.ivaw.org http://www.traprockpeace.org http://www.veteransforpeace.org For videos of the Fayetteville peace events on March 17-18, 2007 (more… Continue reading Iraq Veterans Against War Speak

Iraq Vets – “I want my country back”

Iraq War veterans leading march in Fayetteville, North Carolina – March 17, 2007. A short clip of the head of the march. The vets led the chanting for the march through Fayetteville, the home of Fort Bragg (82nd Airborne). See Veterans for Peace – http://www.veteransforpeace.org – and Iraq Veterans Against the War – http://www.ivaw.org. For… Continue reading Iraq Vets – “I want my country back”

Fayetteville Peace March – March 17

Marchers in North Carolina took to the streets to protest war in Fayetteville on March 17, 2007. About 500 marched to a rally against the war and occupation. For more information on the rally and march, see http://www.fayetteville-peace-rally.org Video recorded and edited by Charles Jenks. © 2007 Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved. info@traprockpeace.org http://www.traprockpeace.org

It’s time for US to repent

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber spoke at the peace rally in Fayetteville, NC on March 17, 2007. He is President of the NC NAACP and pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC. Chuck Fager of Quaker House introduced him. For more information, see http://www.fayetteville-peace-rally.org video recorded and edited by Charles Jenks; charles@traprockpeace.org © 2007… Continue reading It’s time for US to repent

Stop Torture Taxis Protest

Anti-torture and antiwar activists in North Carolina, joined by Ann Wright and Sunny Miller, protested outside the gates of Aero Contractors LTD in Smithfield, NC. Aero Contractors has been reported to provide planes and pilots for the CIA’s ‘extraordinary rendition’, in other words kidnapping, of people in other countries for interrogation and imprisonment, which has… Continue reading Stop Torture Taxis Protest

The Folly of War with Iran

The Folly of War with Iran   By Stanley Heller   The feeble Democratic leadership has given up on legislation to require the President to seek approval from Congress before attacking Iran.  It stripped the language from the Iraq Supplemental Appropriation Bill.  Reportedly convervative Democrats didn’t want to “tie the President’s hands”.  While the President’s… Continue reading The Folly of War with Iran

Death of Congress shifts resistance to military

“DEATH” OF CONGRESS SHIFTS WEIGHT OF WAR RESISTANCE MORE HEAVILY ON MILITARY By Nick Mottern, Director, ConsumersforPeace.org March 2, 2007 One can argue that Congress died as a representative body on Feb. 16-17, 2007 when it went on record as doing nothing to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq. Statements of the Democratic leadership about the… Continue reading Death of Congress shifts resistance to military

Active Duties GI’s against the war

Jonathan Hutto: A Powerful and Inspiring Voice Feb. 18 Middletown, Connecticut AppealforRedress.org Active Duty Seaman Jonathan Hutto spoke with infectious enthusiasm about the campaign he co-founded — the Appeal for Redress, an appeal addressed to Congress from members of the active duty military. (Hutto with Sally Weiss, Traprock Core Group member; photo © 2007 Carl… Continue reading Active Duties GI’s against the war

Are House Leadship Conflicts Fueling Iraq Occupation?

ARE HOUSE LEADERSHIP CONFLICTS OF INTEREST STALLING THE DRIVE TO GET THE U.S. OUT OF IRAQ By Nick Mottern www.consumersforpeace.org At least seven bills have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would halt the escalation of the Iraq War and/or forbid further money from being used for anything except bringing U.S. forces… Continue reading Are House Leadship Conflicts Fueling Iraq Occupation?

OCCUPATION PROJECT ROLLS INTO McCAIN’S WORLD

OCCUPATION PROJECT ROLLS INTO McCAIN’S WORLD By Bill Rau for www.consumersforpeace.org Washington, D.C. February 5, 2007 The arrests started just five minutes after people entered Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) office in the Senate Office Building. The first of a planned three-month series of occupations of U.S. legislators’ offices was designed to demand specific action to… Continue reading OCCUPATION PROJECT ROLLS INTO McCAIN’S WORLD

Why protest matters

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? Why protest matters By Sharon Smith | February 9, 2007 HUNDREDS OF thousands of antiwar protesters amassed on the streets of Washington, D.C., on January 27, emboldened by the optimism of an antiwar majority that has finally found its voice. To be sure, skeptics were quick to point out that… Continue reading Why protest matters

Generals with conflicts of interest advocate more war

http://www.consumersforpeace.org/news_former_generals_involved_war.html FORMER -GENERALS WHO WANT THE U.S. TO STAY IN IRAQ ARE DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THE WAR INDUSTRY – Keane devises and pushes Bush’s “surge”. – McCaffery wants more arms and money for Iraqis. – Hoar and Odom, little connected to military business, call for withdrawal. – The importance of “contractors” in sustaining the war;… Continue reading Generals with conflicts of interest advocate more war

End the Occupation Packs House at Busboys

On January 27, 2007, 500,000 marched against war and occupation in Washington, DC. After this mass demonstration against the war, Kelly Dougherty, co-founder and Executive Director of Iraq Veterans Against War, and Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal, spoke at the Bus Boys and Poets cafe. Their talks followed an incredible performance… Continue reading End the Occupation Packs House at Busboys

Anthony Arnove Testifies before Out Now Caucus

Testimony by Anthony Arnove before the Congressional Out Now Caucus – January 29, 2007 Our Now Caucus Iraq Book Fair 1100 Longworth House Office Building Representatives Waters and Woolsey, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War in the gallery, colleagues: It is an honor to speak today about my book Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal.… Continue reading Anthony Arnove Testifies before Out Now Caucus

Bush Singles Out Iran in Address

Target Iran: The Truth about the White House Plans for Regime Change –Today’s discussion? —————————————————————————————————————- PUT THE BRAKES ON WAR WITH IRAN “Not only did the President single out Iran (four times, according to an NPR commentator), but I heard no rebuttals from members of Congress regarding the threat of US war against Iran, with… Continue reading Bush Singles Out Iran in Address

Democrat Leaders Cooperate with Bush on War Expansion

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP COOPERATES WITH THE BUSH EXPANSION OF THE IRAQ-IRAN WAR –   Woolsey and Nadler Bills Most Forceful but Likely to Die Without Massive Grassroots Pressure By Nick Mottern, Director, ConsumersforPeace.org In spite of protestations about the Bush Administration’s hike in troop levels in Iraq, the Democratic Congressional leadership is essentially cooperating through inaction… Continue reading Democrat Leaders Cooperate with Bush on War Expansion

Remember

by Avery Friend The streets were packed and Lori could barely breathe as she pushed her way through, her thick black hair sticking to the back of her neck. Her ponytail holder had slowly slipped down for nearly an hour before she had finally ripped it out and wrapped it around her wrist – they… Continue reading Remember

MICHAEL KLARE FORESEES YEARS OF IRAQ BLOODSHED AND CHAOS

MICHAEL KLARE FORESEES YEARS OF IRAQ BLOODSHED AND CHAOS December 19, 2006 By Nick Mottern, Director, ConsumersforPeace.org On December 5, a day before the release of the Iraq Study Group report, I interviewed Michael Klare about what he envisions happening in Iraq.

Perpetual War for Peace?

Perpetual War for Peace? …Iraq…Iran…& the Corporate Agenda This is a television production of Traprock Peace Center on November 3, 2006 that featured Antonia Juhasz, Rostam Pourzal, and Raed Jarrar – with Sunny Miller, Traprock’s Director, as moderator and Executive Producer. [Video requires Shockwave Player. Intel based Macs using the Firefox browser must open Firefox… Continue reading Perpetual War for Peace?

John Rees on Iraq and activism

John Rees, a founder of the Stop the War Coalition in the Uk, gave a dynamic speech on the need to march in opposition to war, and the necessity of matching words with deeds. He spoke at the London International Peace Conference, attended by 1400 international delegates, during December 10-11, 2005. See full coverage of… Continue reading John Rees on Iraq and activism

Wal-Mart – chain of exploitation

This is Al Norman’s keynote address to a rally to stop a Wal-Mart supercenter in Hadley, MA, and to protest corporate practices that hurt women, workers and the environment. Several hundred activists participated in this November 19, 2005 rally outside the Wal-Mart store in Hadley, MA. See photos and more video at http://www.traprockpeace.org/wal-mart_protest.html See Al… Continue reading Wal-Mart – chain of exploitation