November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website,, 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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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, a multimedia blog and resource center.

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See North America DU TOUR DATES - Still Some Openings

Doug Rokke blowing whistle on
'depleted' uranium in Australia.
(file photo by C. Jenks)

Doug Rokke in Australia - See Reflections Below

July 8, 2003 - Hello I have just been looking at your Web site and thought you maybe interested in this photograph that was taken today here in Perth Western Australia.Doug met with some Australian Gulf War Veterans who are ill and on disability pensions from Gulf War one.

Left to right Mr Paul Ryan he worked in Saudi for a British company during the Gulf that were servicing British air craft,; Graham Bertolini HMAS BRISBANE, me Philip Steele HMAS SYDNEY, Bernie Catley HMAS Brisbane. sitting Judy Blyth and Pauline who's second name I can not remember.. Doug was on his way to the air port for his next leg on his tour of Australia and during his visit the US Navy were telling people that Doug was not very credible etc as the US Navy Carrier Group were preparing to use the Australian Naval bombing range which is about 8 km's from a small coastal town.

The photographer is a member of the Association I belong too where the meeting took place and that is the TPI Office (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex Service Men and Women)

Our meeting was just an informal get together for 2 and half hours which flew by and was a chance for some of us Australian Gulf War Veterans to meet another from a different country who has similar health issue's we have. He discussed the DU issue and gave us some very useful information to take away. Myself I have been looking at Gulf War issue's since 1994 when I was granted my pension and the name Doug Rokke and other's were only names on the Internet that I saw. Meeting him today has given me more passion to save the needed dollars Australian to come to the US and meet more Veterans from the Gulf War.

Philip Steele Mandurah West Australia

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