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 popular grassroots peace sites in the US, and its content remains as 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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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.

War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
Important New Books

The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

Union Members who are Veterans and Military Families say:
Support Our Troops, Bring Them Home Now!

Despite the so-called "transfer of power" on June 28th, the occupation
of Iraq by 140,000 U.S. troops continues, the violence shows no sign
of diminishing and the quagmire deepens. A Senate Intelligence report
confirms that the war in Iraq was justified using flawed and false
information. Many people are now asking: What is the best way to
support our troops who were sent off to fight in a war based on lies?

Veterans and military family members who belong to unions are a
powerful resource to help people understand that the best way to
support the troops is to bring them home, out of harm's way, out of a
war based on lies. Union members who are veterans and military
families can articulate from their own experience the folly of the
Bush administration's invasion of Iraq and its consequences for the
troops, for their families, for the people of Iraq and for working
people overall. Those who said "We gotta go to war!" weren't going
anywhere, nor were their loved ones. It is working people who have
sacrificed so much.

The administration has tried hard to silence the voices of those who
question the war by calling them unpatriotic and unsupportive of the
troops. They have tried to prevent discussion and debate. And they
have tried to hide the toll of this war. Military families and
veterans can help break through the silence.

If you and your union local would like a member of a military family
or a veteran to speak at an educational program, a rally, an executive
board meeting or a local union meeting, please contact the following
members of the USLAW Vets and Military Families Task Force. They can
connect you with a suitable speaker in your area:

Nancy Lessin and Charley Richardson (above, speaking at Veterans for Peace
national convention, July 23, 2004, Boston, MA and at left), co-founders,
Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) ;
EMail: Telephones: 617-522-9323 (H), 617-320-5301(Nancy's cell)
or 508-277-9466 (Charley's cell)

Ben Chitty, disabled Navy veteran of two deployments to Vietnam
Coordinating Committees of the Tappan Zee Brigade of Veterans For
, and of the Clarence Fitch Chapter of Vietnam Veterans Against
the War Welfare Advisory Council
and Executive Committee of the Queens
College Chapter, Professional Staff Congress, AFT Local
, City University of New York Work: 718.997.3734 Home:
914.779.1341 EMail:

Paul Cox Veterans for Peace Chapter 69 Box 40430, San Francisco, Ca

U.S. Labor Against War (USLAW) PMB 153
1718 "M" Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20036
Bob Muehlenkamp and Gene Bruskin, Co-convenors
Amy Newell, National Organizer
Michael Eisenscher, Organizer & Web Coordinator
Adrienne Nicosia, Administrative Staff

August 2, 2004 - page created by Charlie Jenks;
photo © 2004 Charles Jenks