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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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

Campus Antiwar Network website
CAN history

*please forward widely! *

A CALL FOR A COUNTER-RECRUITMENT CONTINGENT
IN THE SEPTEMBER 24th PROTESTS
IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND SAN FRANCISCO

 

MILITARY RECRUITERS OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS!
U.S . TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ!

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Sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network, College Not Combat, Educators to Stop the WarLeft Hook, Prospect-Lefferts Voices for Peace, Suffolk Peace Network's Counter Military Recruiting Committee, Traprock Peace Center, United Federation of Teachers to Stop the War

Endorsed by: ANSWER - New Hampshire; Bronx Greens; Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors; Chapter 60 Veterans for Peace; Coney Island Avenue Project; International Socialist Organization; Louisiana Activist Network (Peace Train); National Lawyers Guild - San Francisco/Bay Area; People Against the Draft; Vets Speak Out NYC; Carl Webb, military resister; Victor Paredes, brother of war resister Pablo Paredes; Cindy Sheehan, founding member of Gold Star Families for Peace; David Mitchell, Vietnam draft resister active in Rockland Coalition for Peace and Justice; Gloria Mattera, Green Party candidate for Brooklyn Borough President; Justino Rodriguez, Hadas Thier and Nick Bergreen of the City College 4 - who were arrested for opposing the military at their school; Katrina Yeaw, Michael Hoffman, and Pardis Esmaeili - the SFSU 3, who were targeted by the school administration for opposing recruiters
 
The sponsor/endorsement list is in formation.

ALL are welcome to co-sponsor or endorse to form an inclusive, strong and diverse contingent.

To sponsor, endorse, or for more info, email: recruitersout@yahoo.com

For info on the Military Out of Our Schools buses from New York to D.C. on 9/24: 
Email: recruitersout@yahoo.com
For info on the Peace Train going to D.C. from across the South, contact the Louisiana Activist Network: http://www.newdemocracyrising.com/

1700 American soldiers and 100,000 Iraqis have died in this illegal war for oil and conquest, and countless others have been injured physically, psychologically and spiritually.  As the Iraqi people become more and more fed up with the US's belligerent occupation, the US plunges deeper into quagmire. Sinking support for the war has produced a crisis in the military, as recruitment is dropping to unprecedented levels below quota. Troops are having their tours extended against their will via the "stop-loss" program, and the military has massively stepped up recruitment.

Targeting especially the poor and people of color, they entice everyone with promises for a better future in school and careers, selling packs of lies, and even threatening young people with arrest or worse. At the same time Congress approves another blank check for Bush to continue the occupation of Iraq, our public schools are being closed down, understaf! ! fed and underfunded. As military recruiters prowl the halls of our high schools, colleges are closing their doors to students who cannot afford increasing fees.

As students from around the country have begun to show, counter-recruitment in schools and communities and unwavering support for those soldiers who refuse to fight, such as Pablo Paredes, Kevin Benderman and Carl Webb, can hit this seemingly unstoppable juggernaut where it hurts. Let's come together on Sept. 24, from Washington to San Francisco, in contingents to say:

* MILITARY OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS!
* NO TO RACISM IN THE MILITARY,
* NO TO THE POVERTY DRAFT! 
* NO TO THE MILITARIZATION OF OUR SCHOOLS:
* REJECT THE SOLOMON AMENDMENT &
* REJECT THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT!
* WE AND OUR FAMILIES REFUSE TO KILL AND DIE FOR OIL!
* TROOPS OUT NOW!


Exact time & location for buses and rally point in Washington D.C./San Francisco is t.b.a.

 

June 22, 2005 - page created by Charlie Jenks