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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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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Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

See also Photo-Album of March


Rally Against War - Fayetteville, NC - March 19, 2005

Page I - with 3 audio segments - See also Page 2

Hear the Rally (most speakers), with photos and links shown below: We regret that we do not have audio and photos of all the speakers - we have about 90%. This album continues on Page 2.

On this page:

Audio A (Johnson, Dougherty, Barton, Potorti and Sheehan)
MP3 audio (18:07 min; 6.3 mb); RealAudio

Audio B (Woolsey, Goff, Lessin and Richardson, Cunningham, Hoffman, Immokalee Workers, Rann Bar-On, Riconstruction)
MP3 audio (37:39 min: 13.3 mb); RealAudio (RealAudio combines segments B and C)

Audio C (McPhearson, Berg, Eaves, Knott, Dillahunt, Hollingsworth, Couso, Zappala, Nuwayhid, and Mejia)
MP3 audio (39:30 min; 13.6 mb); RealAudio (RealAudio combines segments B and C)

MP3 audio is suitable for radio play (48 bps, mono), downloads and broadband (for playing while you download). If you have a dialup connection, we suggest RealAudio unless you wish to download and play later. The audio may be replayed for non-profit use, with attribution.

All photos below © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Please contact photographer with requests to republish.

Lou Plummer, Military Families Speak Out, Fayetteville, NC http://homepage.mac.com/lou.plummer/Menu7.html
Lou was a primary organizer of the march and rally. See http://www.ncpeacejustice.org

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Two of the great emcees for the rally - Bridgette Burge, Peace LEAP (NC); and Bryan Proffitt. NC Peace & Justice Coalition.

We have audio of the following 7 speakers, but no photos.

Rev Nelson Johnson, Civil Rights Activist, Greensboro, NC
http://www.belovedcommunitycenter.org/

Kelly Dougherty, Co-Founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Colorado
http://www.ivaw.net

Thomas Barton, Shop Steward with Local 768, Heath Care Workers, AFSCME District Council 37, NYC
http://www.notinourname.net/gi-special/

David Potorti, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Cary, NC
http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/

Cindy Sheehan, Co-Founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, California
http://www.gsfp.org/

[There was a break in the taping here, and we missed a speaker or two; see the list of invited speakers, with bios.
The taping resumed with the following:]

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, California

Stan Goff, Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant, Raleigh, NC
http://home.igc.org/~sherrynstan/

Nancy Lessin and Charley Richardson, Co-Founders of Military Families Speak Out, Massachusetts http://www.mfso.org

Shawn Cunningham, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

Some members of Iraq Veterans Against the War - http://www.ivaw.net

Michael Hoffman, Co-Founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Pennsylvania
http://ww.ivaw.net

Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Florida

Rann Bar-On, International Solidarity Movement, Durham
http://www.palsolidarity.org/

Ricanstruction, NYC, with MC Ed Whitfield, Steering Committee, in middle.
http://www.ricanstruction.net/

Following the music, there was a 10 minute break so the audience could engage in small group discussion. We taped a few of these conversations. The Rally resumed with the following speakers:

Michael McPhearson, Executive Director, Veterans for Peace
http://www.cpeace.com/C/Iraq/michael.htm - http://www.veteransforpeace.org

Michael Berg, Father of Nick Berg, West Chester, PA
http://www.answers.com/topic/nick-berg

Felicia Eaves, Black Voices for Peace, United for Peace and Justice Steering Committee

Mendy Knott, NC Performance Poet, Asheville, NC

Ajamu Dillahunt, Black Solidarity Against War, Raleigh, NC

Kara Hollingsworth, Military Families Speak Out, Fayetteville, NC
http://ww/mfso.org, http://www.sistersspeakout.com/

David Couso, brother of Slain Spanish Journalist José Couso

Dante Zappala, brother of Army Sgt. Sherwood Baker, with family members.

Ruba Nuwayhid, Progressive Student Alliance, UT/Knoxville (we have audio but no photo)

Camilo Mejia, Iraq Vet, Conscientious Objector, Miami, Florida


See also
Page 2 of the Audio Index


See fuller descriptions of the speakers at the North Carolina Peace and Justice website.

See also original writings by veterans Dennis Kyne and Ward Reilly:

Fayetteville Diary - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/kyne_fayetteville.html and
Antiwar Movement Grows at Fort Bragg - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/ward_reilly_23mar05.html

See Fayetteville Observer story (requires registration)

Protests Across Nation - San Francisco, NYV, Fayetteville

 

March 26, 2005 - page created by Charlie Jenks

 

 

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