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 https://www.traprockpeace.org/wal-mart_protest.html See Al… Continue reading Wal-Mart – chain of exploitation

Letter to plowshares judge

Letter to the Judge Who Sentenced My Husband to Federal Prison for Protesting Nuclear Weapons by Michele Naar-Obed. Michele is married to Greg Boertje-Obed who was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison in November 2006 for hammering on the concrete lid covering the missile silo which houses the Minuteman III nuclear… Continue reading Letter to plowshares judge

Jeremy Scahill video

Nov 29, 2006: the Jeremy Scahill video is temporarily unavaible for technical reasons. Thank you for your patience. We will make is available online as soon as possible. – Traprock Peace Center

Oh Freedom!

Annie Hassett (playing guitar) leading “Oh! Freedom” as part of an informal sing at Traprock Peace Center on Woolman Hill, Deerfield. With Sunny Miller (on right, Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center), the late Wally Nelson and Juanita Nelson (on left, esteemed pioneers of the US civil rights and war tax resistance movements) and Jude… Continue reading Oh Freedom!

SOA Watch uplifting

A true giving of thanks for people of conscience by Silvia Brandon Pérez On the eve of the celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States, and while thousands across the land battled each other for yet another nonsensical and highly expensive toy, I have returned from what I may characterize as one of the most… Continue reading SOA Watch uplifting

Martín Espada – Alabanza!

Martín Espada – poet, essayist, editor and translator, recited his stirring poem – ” Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100″ on May 1, 2006 at the Amherst Common. The rally held there was part of the National Boycott for Immigrant Rights. Hear the Amherst rally and the Springfield MA rally. See photos of May 1… Continue reading Martín Espada – Alabanza!

Aimee Allision on military counter-recruiting

Aimee Allison an amazing speaker. She is a veteran, conscientious objector and counter-recruiter, and was a featured speaker at the national counter-recruitment confernece held at UCAL/Berkeley, October 22, 2005. It was jointly sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) and MOOS-Bay (Military Out of Our Schools). Over 650 attended; it was also CAN’s annual national… Continue reading Aimee Allision on military counter-recruiting

Humble with Anja Danial at Traprock

Led by Anja Daniel (vocals and guitar) and Debbie (dance instruction), with Kate Marks on percussion. Touchstone Farm and Yoga Center, https://www.sacredcircles.com is located in Easthampton, MA. Anja and Debbie lead sacred circle dancing internationally, and led dances and singing at Traprock Peace Center’s annual July 4th picnic (2006). See Traprock’s website for photos from… Continue reading Humble with Anja Danial at Traprock

Ahmed Shawki on activism

Ahmed Shawki, Editor in Chief of the International Socialist Review, spoke on the necessity of combining activism and education, practice with theory, and joining with other movements that have shared goals. Citing the the immigrant rights movement, he linked it with working class rights and working class power. This is a short clip of his… Continue reading Ahmed Shawki on activism

Mixed Nuts Concert at Traprock

The musical group Mixed Nuts gave a rousing concert of peace at Traprock on July 4, 2006. This clip features two of their original songs “Walk in Sunshine” and “Golden Rule.” The accomplished musicians behind Mixed Nuts have distinguished careers in jazz to folk to new world music. They join together as “Mixed Nuts” with… Continue reading Mixed Nuts Concert at Traprock

ExxonMobil and the Iraq War on Youtube

Nick Mottern discusses ExxonMobil’s profit mongering from the Iraq War and explains the rationale for the ExxonMobil War Boycott, which was initiated by Consumers for Peace. See the Consumers for Peace website and more resources on the war at Traprock’s website. Traprock Peace Center info@traprockpeace.org 413-773-7427

Cindy Sheehan at White House – May 18, 2006

On May 18, 2006 Cindy Sheehan led a delegation of activists and citizens to the White House gates to deliver the Don’t Attack Iran petition, signed by over 42,000 people. Now, over 80.000 people have signed it. Sign it online, and see the list of supporting organizations, at https://www.afterdowningstreet.org/iran See photos and video at https://www.traprockpeace.org/iran_petition_video.html… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan at White House – May 18, 2006

Blood-Pouring Anti-Nuke Clowns Sent to Prison:

Blood-Pouring Anti-Nuke Clowns Sent to Prison: Weapons of Mass Destruction Protected By Bill Quigley. Three men protesting the presence of weapons of mass destruction in North Dakota were sentenced to federal prison terms of over three years and ordered to pay $17,000 in restitution by a federal judge in Bismarck.   The three dressed as clowns… Continue reading Blood-Pouring Anti-Nuke Clowns Sent to Prison:

The New Media Offensive for the Iraq War

The New Media Offensive for the Iraq War By Norman Solomon The American media establishment has launched a major offensive against the option of withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. In the latest media assault, right-wing outfits like Fox News and the Wall Street Journal editorial page are secondary. The heaviest firepower is now coming from… Continue reading The New Media Offensive for the Iraq War

Corporate Plundering of US Gulf Coast

Robin Hood in Reverse: Corporate and Government Looting of the Gulf Coast By Bill Quigley. Bill is a human rights lawyer and law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. He can be reached at Quigley@loyno.edu. If you want to know more, check out www.justiceforneworleans.org and look at the CorpWatch report, “Big, Easy Money: Disaster Profiteering… Continue reading Corporate Plundering of US Gulf Coast

Resisting US Empire

Joel Geier, Associate Editor of the International Socialist Review, spoke on “Resisting US Empire” at the Midwest Socialism Conference, held at the Universtiy of Illinois at Chicago, 11/04/06. Hear conference audio, and see photos and more video, including the entire audio of Joel Geier’s talk Thanks Youtube! Part I Part II

Struggle for Self-Determination in Venezuela

[Please note: Any audio file may be played or posted with email notice to Traprock at charles@traprockpeace.org and attribution to program speakers and sponsors. Any playing or posting shall include a reference to Traprock having copyright to the audio, or another copyright holder if indicated, with all rights reserved. No programs may be edited or… Continue reading Struggle for Self-Determination in Venezuela

Chanting at Midwest Socialism Conference

Attendees chant before plenary session. See videos below of Martín Sanchez, Venezuela’s consul general in Chicago, on “The Struggle for Self-Determination in Venezuela” and Joel Geier, Associate Editor of the International Socialist Review, on “Resisting US Empire.” Also, see photos and download mp3 audio – including Elizabeth Wrigley-Field’s workshop on imperialism. Chanting

GI Resister Sgt. Ricky Clousing

Sgt. Clousing served in Iraq as an interrogator for the US army. See him speak about war crimes committed by US forces. Hear his full talk at https://www.traprockpeace.org/audio/ricky_clousing_16sept06.mp3 (mp3 audio)* 1:09:54 length with Q&A; 64 kbps mono He spoke in D.C. Sept. 16, 2006 (introduced by David Swanson). Clousing says the US is “creating the… Continue reading GI Resister Sgt. Ricky Clousing

Dear World – from Gaza

[This letter was written by Mohammed Mukhaimar, Psychologist, with children of Gaza] Dear World From here…from across the oceans…from Palestine…..the land of open wounds, from our hearts and souls……..we talk to you. Every day, when the sun rises in the morning, and sets in the evening, and the moon appears, we know there is a… Continue reading Dear World – from Gaza

Mass Murder in Qana

see photos and download audio mp3’s from emergency WMass forum on Middle East war “The building was not targeted.” That’s the Israeli government’s excuse about its killing of many civilians, including at least 16 children by Human Rights Watch, in its bomb attack on Qana, Lebanon on July 30, 2006. It doesn’t cut it.

Lebanon and Gaza victims of US racist standard

Traprock homepage (Monday July 17 2006) Lebanon, Gaza and the consistently racist American stanard by Ahmed Amr   https://nilemedia.com/ “If Saudi Arabia honestly wanted a change in American policy, they have a very easy way to send a convincing message to Washington. They can simply stop accepting American dollars in exchange for their oil. They won’t do… Continue reading Lebanon and Gaza victims of US racist standard

Students Confront Military Recruiters and Campus Repression

Presented as part of panel on June 23, 2006 with Elizabeth Wrigley-Field (Campus Antiwar Network – NYU) and Charles Peterson (Campus Antiwar Network – HCC) (moderated by Monique Dols) – “Free Speech and the Movement Against Military Recruitment” 63:26 minutes – 29.1 mg – June 23, 2006. See full conference coverage at https://www.traprockpeace.org/socialism_2006.html June 23,… Continue reading Students Confront Military Recruiters and Campus Repression

Open Letter on Witnessing Darfur – A Benefit for the People of Darfur

Traprock Peace Center homepage TO: The attention of co-sponsor Mayor Claire Higgins RE: An Open Letter about the June 21, 2006 event: Witnessing Darfur: A Benefit for the People of Darfur Sunday, 18 June 2006 Dear Friends, We are writing to express our concern over the upcoming June 21 event: WITNESSING DARFUR, to be held… Continue reading Open Letter on Witnessing Darfur – A Benefit for the People of Darfur

Who’s Illegal? – Shooting to Kill on the Border

Traprock Peace Center homepage Who’s Illegal? Shooting to Kill on the Border By SHARON SMITH On the afternoon of May 18, 22 year-old Oscar Abraham Garcia-Barrios was shot and killed at close range by U.S. Border Patrol and Customs agents. Garcia-Barrios was just 50 feet north of the border crossing from San Diego to Tijuana.… Continue reading Who’s Illegal? – Shooting to Kill on the Border

Open letter to U Texas on free speech by Charles Jenks

Traprock Homepage Campus Antiwar Network May 5, 2006 Cindy Braly, Student Affairs Administrator, cbraly@mail.utexas.edu Annemarie Seifert, Dean of Students office, aseifert@mail.utexas.edu Margaritta Arrellano, Associate Dean of Students, arellano@mail.utexas.edu Dear Ms. Braly, Ms. Seifert and Ms. Allrellano: I have just received an email that the “The Campus Antiwar Movement to End the Occupation (CAMEO), an student… Continue reading Open letter to U Texas on free speech by Charles Jenks

Open letter to U Texas on free speech by Bonnie Weinstein

Traprock Homepage Campus Antiwar Network Memo to: Cindy Braly, Student Affairs Administrator, cbraly@mail.utexas.edu Annemarie Seifert, Dean of Students office, aseifert@mail.utexas.edu Margaritta Arrellano, Associate Dean of Students, arellano@mail.utexas.edu From: Bonnie Weinstein, Bay Area United Against War www.bauaw.org P.O. Box 318021 San Francisco, CA 94131-8021 Subject: Freedom of speech and assembly and association. Dear all, I am… Continue reading Open letter to U Texas on free speech by Bonnie Weinstein

Antiwar activists could learn from immigrant rights movement

Traprock Homepage This is what a movement looks like by Michael G. Smith While much of the left has been bemoaning the demise of the antiwar movement and fighting to reinvigorate the opposition to American warmongering that was so evident before the war began, millions of immigrants and their allies have poured into the streets… Continue reading Antiwar activists could learn from immigrant rights movement

Open letter to SFSU President from antiwar movement

Traprock Homepage Please sign the open letter on-line President Robert A. Corrigan, Ph.D. San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1381 corrigan@sfsu.edu Dear Dr. Corrigan: On Friday, April 14 ten SFSU students protested military recruitment at the university’s career fair. Campus police interrupted their protest and physically took the students… Continue reading Open letter to SFSU President from antiwar movement