grassrootspeace.org

November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website, traprockpeace.org, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.

THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.

War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
Books of the Month

The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

Upcoming: CAN's Speakout in NYC
after April 29 march

Campus Antiwar Network Midwest Regional Conference
April 22, 2006, University of Illinois at Chicago


photo © 2006 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

Hear Panel with Suzanne Adeley, Juan Torres and Anthony Arnove: audio © 2006 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Audio may be replayed with attribution and notice of airplay to charlesjenks@gmail.com

MP3 audio - 48:29 minutes; 22.3 mb: 64 kbps mono

Anthony Arnove spoke as part of the national End the War Now Tour.

Hear his talk (excerpt from full panel, above): audio © 2006 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Audio may be replayed with attribution and notice of airplay to charlesjenks@gmail.com

MP3 audio - 21:34 minutes; 9.9 mg; 64 kpbs mono

On the US bringing 'democracy' to Iraq: "Do you want to be under occupation - yes or no? ...The US troops would be gone if it were up to the Iraqi people."...What do they want done with the oil resources? Well, again, that is very clear. They want the oil resources put to national development, to local needs. Not to benefit western oil companies. Not to benefit the United States." - Anthony Arnove

Conference Report by Chris Schwartz

On April 22nd the Campus Anti-War Network(CAN) held its Midwest regional conference at the University of Illinois Chicago(UIC). This years conference brought together leaders of the student anti-war movement from 12 different CAN chapters from across the Midwest.

Lively and informative discussions were held on a number of issues related to the work of CAN. Much of the focus was on the organizing tactics being deployed by chapters across the Midwest including and analysis of what is and is not working on our campuses. The discussion included the sharing of many innovative methods such as the use of facebook.com, art shows, Beer not Bombs", and the incorporation of culture into the movement.

Workshops covered such issues at the 2006 elections, federal surveillance of local CAN chapters, and the link between the immigration rights movement and the anti-war movement.

The plenary sessions featured; Eric Ahlberg a junior at UIC who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is now a member of Iraq Vets Against the War, Sabah Khan of the Anti-Minutemen Five who is now facing jail time for her protest of the Minutemen, Suzanne Adely from Arab Women Arising for Justice and the Coalition to Protect Peoples Rights, Juan Torres of Gold Star Families for Peace, and Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq, The Logic of Withdrawal.

The conference voted to call for nation-wide walkouts in the event of an attack on Iran by the U.S or other countries acting under the guise of the U.S. They also voted to endorse an October demonstration to be organized by world Can't Wait, and the May first day of action demanding rights for immigrants.

The Midwest CAN conference elected Paul Pryse of UW Madison Stop the War to serve on the national CAN coordinating committee as a Midwest regional rep, Pryse will be replacing Niki Robinson from Kent State who will be graduating this May. At-Large CAN coordinating committee member Chris Schwartz from the University of Northern Iowa Students for Social Justice will fill out his term until next falls national conference.

The day was capped off with a party held at Jaks Tap featuring Kristen Ford, Baker London and the Fumes, Matthew Santos and reggae-dub-funk band, The Dialectics.

contact:
Chris Schwartz
CAN Coordinating Committee Member
University of Northern Iowa Students for Social Justice
schwartz2020@gmail.com

Background: conference schedule.


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Kyle speaking on the history of government spying on the antiwar movement.


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Paul Pryse, University of Wisconsin Madison, Stop the War succeeds Nikki Robinson, Kent State Antiwar Committee as the Midwest regional representative on the Campus Antiwar Network Coordinating Committee.


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Dennis moderating discussion among the 12 campuses representated at the conference.


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Suzanne Adely from Arab Women Arising for Justice and the Coalition to Protect Peoples Rights; Juan Torres of Gold Star Families for Peace.


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Anthony Arnove author of Iraq, The Logic of Withdrawal (see the End the War Tour); Melissa Howell, Campus Antiwar at UIC, moderating the plenary panel and discussion.


photos © 2006 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved

 

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