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

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

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 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

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