November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website,, 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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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, a multimedia blog and resource center.

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AFSC, 1947 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has nominated the Hidankyo Organization
for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.

Download full text of AFSC nomination letter, as a doc file or pdf file.

The letter of nomination explains who the Hidankyo are and their contribution to peace.  It would be helpful to get other additional nominations by 2/1/05 to support this effort.  

Nominations can be made by the following people:

* members of national assemblies and governments;
* members of international courts of law
* university chancellors; university professors of social science, history, philosophy, law and theology (including
   professors emeritus)  
*board members of organizations that have received the Nobel Peace Prize

Please support this effort to seek the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 for the atomic bomb survivors who have been relentless in their opposition to nuclear weapons. (sunflower photo © 2001 Sunny Miller)

Please send a letter of nomination to the Nobel Committee if you eligible to nominate.  Letters of support can also be sent to the Nobel Committee -

Please support this nomination.

The Hibakusha/Hidankyo Organization was nominated in 2001 (by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who wrote: “There is no clearer statement then example. Those who survived the unimaginable trauma of nuclear holocaust are the best equipped to speak against it. The Hibakusha are the survivors of the only nuclear holocaust.  Their commitment to promote international peace and to campaign for the abolition of nuclear weapons demonstrates a courage and a zeal for humanity that is deeply humbling and is demanding of support and recognition from the international community.”

January 8, 2005 - page created by Charlie Jenks