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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK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.
For more on Jeremy Corbyn visit to US, see DC Rally PhotoAlbum
and Campus Anti-War Network Conference
Jeremy Corbyn, British MP (Labour) Meets with Leading US Peace Activists
Jeremy Corbyn, MP and member of the coordinating committee of the Stop the War Coalition in the UK and a long-time member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), met with leading peace activists while on his trip to the United States from January 17 to 20.
On January 17, he gave the keynote address in Washington, DC to the national organizing coference of the Campus Anti-War Network (CAN). A sister conference was held in San Francisco. See the Photostory of the DC conference. (Mr. Corbyn, seated third from left, was invited to participate in the CAN press conference.)
On January 18, Mr. Corbyn spoke at the mass demonstation on the Mall in Washington, DC. His speech was very well received by over 200,000 people who came out in sub-freezing tempatures. (Pictured above: Left - Jeremy Corbyn with Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War and Pres., Ass'n. of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW L.2325; right - Sam Husseini, Communications Director of Institute for Public Accuracy with Mr. Corbyn, who was waiting to be interviewed by Pacific Radio. See PhotoAlbum of January 18 and 19 rallies and action.
Mike Zmolek, Outreach Coordinator for the National Network to End the War Against Iraq, organized a reception for Jeremy Corbyn after the rally on January 18. The next day, on the way to march to LaFayette Park, Mr. Corbyn poses with Sunny Miller, Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center, who is flanked by two frozen Floridians.
On January 20th, Jason Kafoury of United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) and Charlie Jenks of Traprock organized a meeting between Jeremy Corbyn and representatives of other major national peace organizations in the US - Peace Action, Global Exchange, Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), National Network to End the War Against Iraq, and the Campus Anti-War Network (website pending - for story on formation of CAN, go to Photostory of January 17 CAN conference in DC.)
Eric, a student at Duke University and CAN member, and Jen Carr of Peace Action.
Lauren Ciszak and Stefanie Fisher were primary organizers of the national CAN conference at George Washington University on January 17th.
Lauren and Stephanie with Jeremy Corbyn during a light moment over lunch.
Jason had found a wonderful place for the meeting - the Luna Cafe on P Street (between 16th and 17th streets) in DC.
Jeremy shared many insights on how to bring diverse groups together and to foster a good working relationship. A key is finding a point of agreement - in this case, No War on Iraq! All the groups can agree on that.
Jen, David Levy, Jason Kafoury and Ben Zogby (also of UFPJ).
Jeremy with Tim Kaldas, one of the primary organizers at GW. TIm represented DC area students at the CAN press conference on January 17th.
Jen, Eric Gustafson of EPIC, David, Jason and Ben. A veritable brain trust of the US peace movement.
Tim with Ms. Bassi of Global Exchange.
A consensus best of three group pictures taken. We could all agree to peace, but could not all manage to look at the camera at the same time. Front row sitting: David, Jeremy, Ms. Bassi and Charlie Jenks of Traprock Peace Center; standing: Jason, Eric, Tim, Lauren, Stef, Eric, Mike Zmolek of National Network to End the War Against Iraq, Jen, Ben and Sunny Miller of Traprock.
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