Welcome Special Guests on Ending War


CALENDAR & NOTES, Oct. 31, 2006

THIS FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2006,

You are invited to two special Traprock Peace Programs
at Greenfield Community Television, 393 Main Street,
(3rd floor) in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Help end war
on your lunch hour!

I. 11:30AM-1:30PM: “Perpetual War for Peace?”

“Perpetual War for Peace?” features an exhibit of 15 photographs
of Iraq, Iran and Lebanon by photojournalists. Three remarkable
speakers and the photo display will tour throughout the Northeast,
Nov. 1-12. The full schedule appears below.
At 11:30 Nov. 3, meet guests and see photographs
at a reception. At noon hear comments by speakers, followed
by 30 minutes of questions & answers, with invited press, students
and neighbors. More at http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/tour

Speaker Biographies

Raed Jarrar, Iraq Project Director at Global Exchange, architect
Raed Jarrar was in Iraq during and after the 2003 invasion,
and took part in a number of humanitarian and political projects
there including two first-hand experiences in establishing and
leading volunteer grassroots organizations and NGOs based in Iraq.
Raed Jarrar was the Country Director of CIVIC Worldwide,
the only door-to-door casualty survey in Iraq after the US invasion
in 2003. He also established an NGO called “Emaar” that carried
out work in Baghdad and the nine cities of the south, coordinating
with local authorities, community leaders and other NGOs. He
maintains a popular web-log that includes analysis and news
summaries regarding Iraq and the Middle East. In addition,
Raed promotes The Iraq Reconciliation Plan, proposed by the
Iraqi Parliament in June 2006. Raed Jarrar most recently was
part of a Global Exchange delegation that brought together
citizen activists from the US and current Iraqi Parliamentarians
in Jordan to share information and strategies for ending the war.
Find more at: http://raedinthemiddle.blogspot.com.

Antonia Juhasz, activist, author, and policy-analyst
Antonia Juhasz is a visiting scholar at the Washington,
DC-based Institute for Policy Studies and author of
The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy
at a Time (REGAN, HarperCollins, 2006). The Bush Agenda
has been described as “a resounding call to action,”
by John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic
Hit Man. The Organizer, one of India’s largest newspapers,
called it “A meticulous expose of corporate America’s
intentions in the Gulf.” Juhasz reveals the “oil time-line”
now driving the end of the war and the corporate globalization
agenda in Iraq and throughout the Middle East while offering
specific actions we can take today to change the course of

Juhasz served previously as the project director of the
International Forum on Globalization and as a legislative
assistant to two United States Members of Congress. A
frequent media commentator and award-winning writer,
her work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and publications
including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and
New York Times. She is a contributing author to
Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is
Possible (Berrett-Koehler, 2004) and the forthcoming book,
A Game as Old as Empire (Berrett-Koehler, 2007).
She lives in San Francisco.

Rostam Pourzal, President of the U.S. branch of the
Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran
Rostam Pourzal is an independent researcher and organizer
for human rights and is the president of the US branch of the
Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran.
He advocates direct and sustained dialog without pre-conditions
between Iran and the United States. Mr. Pourzal visits Iran
regularly and has served on the boards of several Iranian-American
organizations. He has been interviewed on dozens of well-known
broadcasts, including CNN International, Pacifica Radio, Aljazeera,
and MSNBC. In 2004, he worked with the Fellowship of Reconciliation
to send two goodwill delegations (three dozen American citizens)
to Iran. That ground-breaking initiative was widely reported on
BBC, CNN, and other world media.

Please, r.s.v.p. if you wish to reserve seating:
413 773-7427.

*** Photo Exhibit by Award Winning Photo Journalists

(For permission to use photographs in advance stories, please contact
Just Foreign Policy, 202 448-2898. When permission is granted,
please attribute appropriately.)

Lynsey Addario
Photojournalist from the United States sharing images from
Iraq. Addario’s work has been featured in the New York Times,
Associated Press, Time Magazine, Newsweek, among others.
Addario’s photo essays from Iraq, Darfur, India, Afghanistan,
Pakistan and Mexico have won her accolades around the globe.
Now based in Istanbul, Turkey, Addario is documenting conflict,
human interest stories, and people throughout the Middle East
and Africa.

Mohammad Kheirkhah
Photojournalist from Iran sharing images from Iran. Kheirkhah
is a freelance photographer working for United Press International
in Tehran. He is also a contributor photographer to documentIRAN

Andrew Stern
Photojournalist based in New York City sharing recent images of
the war in Lebanon. Stern has photographed in over 20 countries
and his award winning work has appeared in The Guardian Weekend
Magazine, Readers Digest, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times,
Internazionale, and many other publications domestically and
internationally. Stern is committed to documenting critical social
and political issues and is co-author of We Are Everywhere:
The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism Verso 2003.

Ramin Talaie
Photojournalist born in Iran now based in Brooklyn, New York
sharing images from Iran. Talaie has been published in
The Guardian, the New York Times, among others.

2. 2:15 – 3:45PM, FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2006,
You are invited to another Traprock Peace Program

Mike Boehm presents, “Hope Rising from the Ashes in My Lai”
on Friday, Nov. 3. Join us in the studio audience as we begin
taping at 2:30 at Greenfield Community Television, 393 Main St,
(3rd floor) Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Mike Boehm, a veteran of the American war in Vietnam, returned to Vietnam in 1992 with eleven other veterans to build a small clinic in southern Vietnam. That trip changed his life. There he found the potential for person-to-person relationships to support recovery from the trauma of war.

Mike Boehm, a veteran of the American war in Vietnam, returned to Vietnam in 1992 with eleven other veterans to build a small clinic in southern Vietnam. That trip changed his life. There he found the potential for person-to-person relationships to support recovery from the trauma of war.

That healing power will be one focus of his story and slide show, open to the public on Friday. Boehm has made a total of 15 trips from 1992 to 2006 on behalf of a Quaker Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. Their support has helped establish a micro-loan fund for poor women. Their first loan was made in My Lai in 1994 and loans been extended to seventeen villages. Three schools have been built with the support of the Quaker meeting, and students in the U.S. and Vietnamese villages have exchanged letters and artwork.

Guests are invited to arrive at the third floor GCTV studio after 2pm. To reserve seats call Traprock Peace Center, 413 773-7427. Veterans and students are especially invited to attend. Free and open to the public.

3. “50/50 Chance of an OCTOBER SURPRISE”
Regarding IRAN:
Hear Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst
for 27 years, and responsible for White House
briefings. His interview just posted

4. A Photo essay of Arlington East on the
Cape Cod National Seashore has been posted
at http://www.capecodpeaceandjustice.org/
Available for use in New England.

5. We’ve received a cordial eviction notice, for June 1, 2007.
First we work to move a country back from the brink of
nuclear war, then think about moving ourselves. Your thoughts
are welcome. We’ll attend the Peace Vigil at noon in Amherst,
on Nov. 5. At 5:30 pm please join us at the Black Sheep Cafe
in Amherst , MA to discuss MOVING the MOVEMENT.

Watch for “Honk for Peace” signs held by neighbors in new places.

6. As many as 650,000 Iraqis have died as a result of war
and violence since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Do you know of a
highway more than 1,000 miles long? Imagine 650 people holding
candles and grave markers in one mile to mourn the tragedy.
This Veterans Day you can challenge the official numbers
given regarding US deaths in Iraq. The official numbers only
account for those who die on the ground, not in hospitals.
At http://www.va.gov search for “gwvis” for details on real numbers.

7. Tues. Nov. 7 – Iraq War on MA Ballot – 139 Towns

Sat. Nov. 11, This Veterans Day
You are especially invited to share your
talents to, ‘Give Peace a Chance!”

On Nov. 11 builder & carpenter Joe Cayan will help us build
signs for use on town commons this fall, dramatizing the
local costs of producing nuclear weapons. Thanks to the
National Priorities Project, we can see the costs to each
of our towns: http://www.nationalpriorities.org

Calling all artists! Please submit a drawing.
Students’ art is needed to dramatize the better things we can
get in Massachusetts with $480 million dollars!

Inspired talents move the movement!
Musicians, drummers, dancers, word-smiths,
movement and massage masters move the
movement! YES, we are a growing movement!
This afternoon program provides an opportunity
to share energy and inspiration, as well as
practical tools to take back to our schools,
town commons and faith communities.

Conclude with a super soup supper;
Pot-luck or $5 suggested.


See details for the events above and
others on the Traprock calendar. Please post
your not-for-profit peace & justice events at:


in a Neighbors’ Network to End War


Wed, Nov 1st – Burlington, VT
7:00 pm at the University of Vermont, 207 Lafayette Hall, Burlington
sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center
Thurs, Nov 2nd – Castleton, VT
5:00 pm at Huden Dining Hall at Castleton State College, 1 Seminary St, Castleton
for more information call (207)233-7156
sponsored by the Reel Action Film Club and The Spartan at Castleton State College
Fri, Nov 3rd – Greenfield and Boston, MA
11:30 am-1:30 pm in Greenfield, MA, 393 Main St. Greenfield MA: r.s.v.p. 413 773-7427
sponsored by the Traprock Peace Center
5:00 pm at Boston University School of Law, Barrister Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action and United for Justice with Peace
Sat, Nov 4th – Boston, MA
Sun, Nov 5th – Cambridge, MA
7 pm at the Unitarian Church in Harvard Square, 3 Church St., Cambridge
sponsored by Veterans for Peace, for more info email info@massvfp.org
Mon, Nov 6th – Worcester, MA
7 pm at the University Building at Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester
sponsored by Veterans for Peace
Tues, Nov 7th (AVAILABLE FOR A STOP IN AMHERST, call 413 773-7427)
Wed, Nov 8th – White Plains, NY
7 pm at the WESPAC Foundation, 255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 2nd fl, White Plains, for more information call (914) 682-4690
sponsored by the WESPAC Foundation
Thurs, Nov 9th – New Brunswick, NJ
8:30 pm at Trayes Hall B, Douglass College Center, Rutgers University
sponsored by Rutgers Against the War of the Campus Anti-War Network
Fri, Nov 10th – Philadelphia, PA
5:30 pm at the Friends Center at 15th and Cherry Streets, MLK Jr. Room, Philadelphia
sponsored by the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
Sat, Nov 11th – Bethlehem, PA
1:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem, for more info contact the LEPOCO Peace Center at (610) 691-8730
sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Peace Coalition
Sun, Nov 12th – Nyack, NY
3:00 pm at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 521 North Broadway, Nyack
sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation

Traprock Peace Center was founded in 1979 in Deerfield, MA.
For 27 years staff, volunteers and supporters have worked in
a variety of community and global settings to end war, promote
constructive conflict resolution in personal, local, regional,
national and international conflicts, and promote economic
and social justice.

See your neighbors at work http://www.traprockpeace.org

Best regards,
Sunny Miller
Traprock Peace Center
103A Keets Road
Deerfield, MA 01342

in a Neighbors’ Network to End War

September 11, 1906, Mohandas Gandhi convened a meeting in
Johannesburg, South Africa, to mobilize his community to oppose
racially degrading legislation. On that September 11th, more than
3,000 people solemnly pledged to disobey the proposed law. So
began the “Satygraha” [or truth-force] movement of organized
nonviolent action, and the rest is an unfolding history of people-
power movements. Join us in this remarkable unfolding of human
potential. “Seemingly impossible discoveries will be made
in the field of nonviolence,” said M.K. Gandhi.