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 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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK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 PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.
Veterans and Families Speak Out Against War
Veterans and families of soldiers in the current war against Iraq spoke out against war and occuaption, and for peace and reconciliation, at Socialism 2004 in Chicago, June 19, 2004. Bill Davis of Vietnam Veterans Aginist the War, Panelists were Lou Plummer of Military Families Speak Out (he is the son of a Vietnam veteran and a military veteran himself); Mike Hoffman, a 2003 Gulf War veteran, with Veterans for Peace and the Campus Antiwar Network and Fernando Suárez Del Solar, of Military Families Speak Out. His son, Jesus A. Suárez Del Solar Navarro, died on active duty in Iraq as a Marine during the current war.See messages by Jesus' mother and father.Also see a longer talk that Fernando gave in Greenfield, MA this spring at an event sponsored by Traprock Peace Center, the Unitarian Church (All Souls) and American Friends Service Committee. (mp3 file - 51:35 minutes).
Hear the Panel (mp3 file - 37:15 minutes)
Bill Davis, Vietnam Veterans Aganist the War
Lou Plummer, Military Familes Speak Out
Mike Hoffman, Veterans for Peace and the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN)
Fernando Suarez Del Solar, Military Familes Speak Out
Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar Navarro
Cesar Montofor helped Mr. Del Solar when he needed translation.
July 11, 2004 - page created by Charlie Jenks