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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

Hear Audio of Rally (mp3 64 kbps mono - 1:23:30) moderated by Rabbi Michael Lerner - more coverage

See Photo-Album (75 photos)

Don't Attack Iran - May 18, 2006, Washington, DC

Joint Rally of Network of Spiritual Progressives and the Don't Attack Iran campaign,
followed by delivery of petition with over 42,000 signatures telling President Bush to not attack Iran.

Hundreds gathered in Lafayette Park in front of the White House on May 18, 2006. After a joint rally by the Network of Spiritual Progressives and the Don't Attack Iran campaign, Cindy Sheehan, who conceived of the petition drive, led a large delegation of people to the gates of the White House. Administration officials would not take the petition from the delegation, so the delegation left the petition at the gate.

Many organizations supported the Don't Attack Iran petition, including in chronological order: Gold Star Families for Peace, CODE PINK, Progressive Democrats of America, Democrats.com, Traprock Peace Center, Global Exchange, Velvet Revolution, Democracy Rising, Truthout, OpEdNews, Backbone Campaign, Consumers For Peace [ExxonMobil War Boycott], Campus Antiwar Network, The Young Turks, Citizens for Legitimate Government, Counter Punch, United for Peace and Justice, Stop the War Coalition, This Can't Be Happening, Voters Evolt, Springs Action Alliance, Radio News America, OrbStandard, International Socialist Organization, Voters for Peace. See the petition text and the full list of supports.

Video (Quicktime format - free Quicktime player for windows or mac )

These are large files and may take significant time to download, even for broadband. The files may be too large for dial-up connections.

  

Video: Holly Near singing "I am Willing" (quicktime - 18 megabytes) and Cindy Sheehan, Goldstar Families for Peace, addressing hundreds gathered in Lafayette Park in front of the White House (57.90 megabytes) Video and photos copyright © 2006 Charles Jenks.

See also the 75 photos of the rally and delivery of the petition to the White House.

    

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus (32.29 mb) and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink (19.38 mb). Video and photos copyright © 2006 Charles Jenks

  

Video: David Swanson, co-founder of After DowningStreet.org; and Ray McGovern, former CIA official, addressed the rally (31.64 mb);

Cindy Sheehan and throng of people brought petition and it's 42,000 signatures to the White House.

 

People held up the petition pages when they learned that the White House would not accept hand delivery of the petition. The delegation delivered the petition through the gate (reportedly, a guard said that they could leave the petition).

See also the 75 photos of the rally and delivery of the petition to the White House.

 

 

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