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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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.

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

College Not Combat Press Conference and Picket in Front of Military
Recruiting Office

Where: U.S. Military Recruiting Office, 670 Davis Street, San
Francisco

When: Tuesday, March 15 at 5pm

On Tuesday, March 15th, the College Not Combat coalition will
initiate its campaign to kick the military out of Bay Area schools
with a picket and press conference at the military recruiting station
at 670 Davis Street in San Francisco. Parents, teachers, students,
and veterans will discuss the deceptive practices used by military
recruiters to entice young students into to the armed services.

As the war in Iraq approaches its two-year mark, communities across
the U.S. are suffering from its consequences: thousands of soldiers
killed or wounded, and schools and hospitals robbed of resources to
pay for a war for oil. Even worse, the military systematically
targets for recruitment those most harmed by the misplaced priorities
of the political establishment: working class children and people of
color. The military plays on the hopes of youth for a good education
by promising them money for college if they enlist—a promise made
only more insidious by the fact that more often than not, enlistees
will not see any financial assistance at all. Students should not
have to risk their lives to afford a college education. We demand
that the military leave our schools.

Speakers will include Aimee Allison, candidate for District 2 City
Council in Oakland and military veteran; Katrina Yeaw of the Campus
Anti-War Network (CAN)
; and Marcia Thorndike, a military family
member.

Contact: Todd Chretien, (510) 395-6417, chretientodd@aol.com,
College Not Combat Coalition

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