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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK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.
Department of Defense 'Futures Market' Program
website pulled after public furor
DoD pulled website for futures market on Middle East instability after public and Congressional outrage. We saved screenshots of the website and have worked with others to preserve as much of the Futures Market site as possible so people can see what was being implemented.
See PDF of site - including example of betting on fall of Jordan's government.
Thumbnail of Map - see full size. Includes Arafat assassination as investment 'future.'
See our Screenshots of Concept Overview and Involved Organizations
and text version of Becoming a PAM trader.
DoD pulls FutureMap too. See Screenshot.
See BBC report on DoD axing program.
For background see Wall Street Journal and Common Dreams (before site pulled).
Website registered March 12, 2003 (per Whois.com)
See June 24, 2002 "War Dividends" - on Darpa grant for 'foreign-policy analysis tool'' that would allow betting on "probability of war between two countries..." 'War on terrorism' seen as 'bonanza' for hi-tech companies. Notice discussion on smart (ID) cards for everyone.
Page created August 16, 2003 by Charlie Jenks