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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK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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'Outstanding' (our opinion) Regional (US) Groups
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United for Justice with Peace (Massachusetts)- is a coalition of peace and justice organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and economic justice. The Key regional coalition offers a definitive calendar and links to regional organizations.
Massachusetts Peace Action - Massachusetts Peace Action is a non-profit grassroots organization working since 1957 for the sustained political power to attain a non-interventionist foreign policy, an end to the arms trade, abolition of nuclear weapons and economy which meets human and environmental needs rather than military objectives.
Bay Area United Against War - Bay Area United Against War is a non-profit affiliation of groups and individuals dedicated to organizing demonstrations, seminars and other peaceful actions to stop war, protect human rights and civil liberties. BAUAW is a non-partisan organization not associated with any political parties or candidates. We receive funding from individual contributions.
Bloomington Peace Action Coaltion (Indiana)- Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, plans and executes actions (often in concert with other groups) to advance the cause of peace. Our mission:
Educate -- through hosting public events, appearing in the media, and distributing information and materials;
Lobby -- by contacting elected officials at every level, as well as candidates for office;
Campaign -- while not affiliated with any party or candidate, we may use elections to advance the peace issue;
Reach Out -- by contacting new groups of people, as well as forming coalitions with others, including minorities and others hurt by high military spending;
Explore Peaceful Alternatives -- by supporting groups of whatever size that offer a model of peace in their lives and practice;
Engage in Non-Violent Direct Action -- Some among us continue thetradition of Gandhi and King in practicing non-violent civil disobedience to oppose war and injustice. Bloomington Peace Action Coalition supportssuch actions provided they are non-violent in every sense, including demonstrated respect and compassion towards the entire community as well as those whoselivelihood depends on working in law enforcement.
Bay Area United Against War (San Jose, CA) - Bay Area United Against War is a non-profit affiliation of groups and individuals dedicated to organizing demonstrations, seminars and other peaceful actions to stop war, protect human rights and civil liberties. BAUAW is a non-partisan organization not associated with any political parties or candidates. We receive funding from individual contributions.
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (Colorado)- rooted in the spirit of unconditional nonviolence, is dedicated to radically progressive personal and social change. As a multi-issue organization, we work to restore and protect earth and human rights. We educate, organize, act, and build community in order to create a culture of justice and peace.
Peninsula Peace & Justice Center (Palo Alto, California) - The Peace and Justice Center was founded in the mid-1960s as the Palo Alto Peace Center, a local leader in opposing the Vietnam War. Refounded in 1982 as the Mid-Peninsula Peace Center, we have continued to grow both in numbers of supporters and the region we serve. A final name change to Peninsula Peace and Justice Center in the early 1990s reflected our commitment to a broad program which addresses the interconnectedness of the many issues and problems facing our world.
Cedar Valley United for Peace & Justice - Cedar Valley United for Peace & Justice fights for peace and social justice for all the people of the world. We work to expose the direct links between the destructive foreign policies of the United States and the unjust social situations at home. We will work for peace and justice with the use of education, advocacy, and mobilization. We believe another world is possible and will not rest until we reach the day when war is not an option, poverty and starvation are a distant memory, and education and health care are treated as a right, not a privilege.
North Carolina Peace and Justice Coalition - website for historic march and rally in Fayetteville, NC on March 19th. On March 20th, conferences for Southeast activists (through the coalition) and the national Iraq Veterans Against the War took place in Fayetteville, home of Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg is the home base for the 82nd Airborne Division and the Green Berets.
South Bay Mobilization - The South Bay Mobilization is a coalition of progressive organizations and individuals who are working together to oppose U.S. interventions that violate rights of self-determination abroad and undermine civil liberties, economic rights and environmental protections here at home.
DC Antiwar Network (DAWN) - DAWN is a network of organizations and individuals whose goal is the end of US military intervention abroad and attacks on our basic freedoms here. We have formed both due to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and because the US Federal Government has since proceeded to commit acts of terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq under the guise of eliminating ALL terrorism. DAWN meetings are open to the public and completely democratic giving all attendees the opportuntiy to participate in general decision making and discussions around issues involving WAR!
Coalition for Alternatives to War (Baton Rouge) - very active coalition with a terrific listserv.
Metro DC Committee of Correspondence - Organizing for peace and justice, the members of this local chapter are active around a number of social and political concerns including District of Columbia (DC) Statehood, economic and political justice.
Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (SNOW) - A Puget Sound area coalition of 103 members organizations working to prevent escalation of war in Iraq and elsewhere. A great example of a large regional coalition, with extensive calendar, resources, email lists, member links and more.
Metrowest Partners for a Just and Peaceful World - We are a group of Metrowest Boston citizens united by our concerns about our government's policy in the areas of war, nuclear proliferation, and social justice. We have sponsored a reception for Vice President Dick Cheney when he made a fund raiser visit to Hopkinton, MA and sponsored talks on the Patriot Act. We are partnered with other area groups, such as the Natick Peace Council and United for Justice and Peace. Our web page, www.metrowestpartners.org hosts an extensive calendar listing of activist events, a variety of actions you can take online and from your home and a regularly updated collection of articles on current issues. We meet once a month at the Morse Institute Library in Natick.
Dallas Peace Center - The mission of the Dallas Peace Center is based on a vision of reconciliation: to promote education, dialogue and action for peace and justice. The Dallas Peace Center is the oldest and largest peace and justice organization in North Texas.
San Juan Peace - "San Juan Peace was formed in early January, 2003 as a loose, politically unaffiliated, nonviolent and diverse coalition of San Juan County, New Mexico, residents of conscience opposed to the potential U.S. military action in Iraq. It has since evolved to encompass nonviolent community activism to achieve a better future and lasting world peace. Our specific mission is evolving." Website has New Mexico activism news, calendar and resources.
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action - Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in the Poulsbo, Washington is "led by two dozen persons who are committed to the nonviolent resistance to Trident. We meet in community once a month. Many of us live and work in Kitsap County, have deep roots here and participate in the life of the greater community. We endeavor to network with and support the work of peace and justice groups in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia as well as in other cities in the U.S. and Canada."
Northeastern Univeristy School of Law Anti-War Society (NUSLAWS) - NUSLAWS is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful methods to solve international conflict. Through vigils, speakers, and collections of legal materials, the group hopes to raise awareness of opposition to the Iraqi war, the desire to protect Arab and American lives by removing troops from Iraq, and the potential legal quandry opened up by the U.S. declaration of war. However, the group is also opposed to the use of pre-emptive force in international relations that go beyond the current U.S./Iraq conflict.
Austin Against War - is a diverse and inclusive group of individuals united by our opposition to unwarranted military action, the occupation of sovereign nations, and assaults upon civil liberties and human rights worldwide. We affirm the rights of all peoples to self-determination.
Activist San Diego
Florida Actons - detailed calendar of peace events in Florida with links to Florida groups.
Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq
Students Against War in Iraq
Student International Forum
March 12, 2005 - page created by Charlie Jenks