grassrootspeace.org

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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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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War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
Books of the Month

The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

Winter, '05 - Spring, '06 Archived Homepage

Online petition supports San Francisco State University students facing discipline for antiwar protest

BLOGS

June Issue
Traprock
Peace Action Report

Traprock Writers Blog
New Open Letter on Benefit for the People of Darfur by Keith Harmon Snow

CampusAntiwar Network
April 29: Report on CAN East Coast Conference


"Youth" - a poem by Avery Friend

SFSU Students
Open Letter to SFSU President Defends Student Protests


© 2005 C Jenks

Norman Solomon
When "Diplomacy" Means War


© 2005 C Jenks
David Swanson
Iran through the media.


David Keppel
Iran Talking Points and Petition

No War, Racism or Poverty
In the streets for immigrant rights

Press releases
& notices

Help New Orleans public library

Bendermans Blog
A Man's World

ExxonMobil War Boycott

Nuke Notes


© 2005 C Jenks
Anthony Arnove
"Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal"

Student Counter Recruitment
RIT Antiwar Counter Recruits with Local Rochester High School Students

New York City Labor Against the War blogHaiti:
Manifestasyon

Steve Werlin

Hear Noam Chomsky on Washington's Messianic Mission (11Oct05)

London Peace Conference Podcasting

Active Ingredients Media by Ed Russell

Jazz Funeral for Democracy - January 20, 2005
NOW AVAILABLE
Celebrate Peace and New Orleans!

Phil Gasper
Tookie Williams and the politics of the death penalty

Podcasts and ranscripts
Scott Ritter, David Airhart, George Galloway

Support Harold Washington Students More campus repression

KENT STATE
Transcript of David Airhart's description of the killing of civilians and abuse of detainees

Read Statements Defending the right to protest
Camilo Mejia
Cindy Sheehan
E. Wrigley-Field
Howard Zinn
Stop the War (UK)
NYCLAW
Pablo Paredes
and others
Read statements

Relief Not War
Why are they making New Orleans a ghost town?

Ward Reilly
Supporting Kent tate Students more>

Campus Voices
Tariq Khan on campus repression

Galloway Tour Transcript of hicago talk

Palestine & Israel
Much Ado About Nothing - Christine Lane

Podcasts
Galloway, Bonifaz, itter

Podcast feed

Neither Traprock Peace Center nor its board members necessarily agree with all opinions expressed in the foregoing blogs, which represent a range of sentiments from antiwar and peace activists and writers. Traprock exercises its sole discretion in moderating blogs that provide for comments.

Glen Rangwala

War Without End


©2004 Charlie Jenks

More by Rangwala

Links Pages

Organzations

Campus Antiwar Network

StoptheWar
Coalition (UK)

Student Stop the
War Coalition (UK)

Iraq Veterans
Against War

Veterans For Peace

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

US Labor Against War

Labour Against
the War (UK)

Military Families Speak Out

Miliary Families Against the War (UK)

International Socialist Organization

United for Peace and Justice (US)

A.N.S.W.E.R. (US)

World Tribunal
for Iraq

Brussels

New York

Boston Social Forum

Better World
Links (DU)

New Democracy

Nuclear Weapons Inheritance Proj

Peace One Day
September 21

Low Level Radiation Campaign

Iraq Body Count

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

Rocky Mountain
Peace & Justice Ctr

Stateaction.org
US progressive directory

News/Opinion
Resources

Uruknet.info
information from occupied iraq

Information
Clearing House

NOT CNN

Lefthook.org
US youth journal

Traveling
Soldier

Orb Standard
alternative news

MRzine

What Really
Happened.com

BetterWorld
Links

Swans

Selves and Others

Robert-Fisk.com

MIFTAH.org
"key to Palestine"

Int'l Middle East
Media Center

Iraq Occupation
Focus
UK

newdemocracy
war stories

Crisis Pictures
images of Iraq

Jordan Times

OnLine Writers
Against War

Applied
Research Inst. Jerusalem

therawstory
alternative news

NewStandard
hard, original news

National Security Archive

Awakened
Woman

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Days Links

Aljazeera

DemocracyNow

Alternative Radio

Stan Goff blog

Common
Wonders

Robert C. Koehler

uruknet.info
news from occupied Iraq

Joe Public Films

InfoShop News

The Agonist (blog)

Eschaton (blog)

buzzflash.com

Cost of War

From Iraq
a Soldier's Blog

"Girl Blog from Iraq"

AllWomenCount

ExxonMobil War Boycott

Nick Mottern on ExxonMobil
profiting from war on Iraq
Quicktime Video

Note the photos of ExxonMobil board members (19.43 mg - please allow time for download). Replay requires Quicktime - free download for Mac and Windows.


April 1, 2006 outside ExxonMobil world headquarters in Irving, Texas. photo © 2006 Charles Jenks

NEW Roundtable on the March to Redeem the Soul of America with great stories of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Crawford Peace House.


Rev. Peter Johnson remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. photo © 2006 Charles Jenks

ExxonMobil Reacts
"March to Redeem" Responds


Rev. Roy Malveaux, Beaumont, Texas with Nick Mottern of the ExxonMobil War Boycott.


photos © 2006 Charles Jenks

March to Redeem the Soul of America
April 1 - April 16

Join Cindy Sheehan, Howard Zinn, Kathy Kelly, Camillo Mejia and many individuals and organizations by endorsing boycott and march.

ExxonMobil War Boycott

ExxonMobil Boycott Talking Points

March 18th photos
Louisiana and Chicago


Make Levees, Not War © 2006 Mike Goff

New Orleans -- Covington, Louisiana

Chicago Rally and Night March


© 2006 Eric Ruder

**Urgent Appeal: Petition to free Christian Peacemakers Team kidnapped in Baghdad**

 

Traprock brings 3 Time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly to WMASS

Feb 11 at Greenfield
1:04:00 min; 64 kbps mono mp3 with introduction by Sunny Miller


© 2005 Charles Jenks

Join "The Winter of Our Discontent"
Washington, DC - Feb 15 - March 20

Feb 10 at Mt. Holyoke College
Feb 10 - 51:35 min; 64 kbps mono mp3 with introduction by Sunny Miller

Audio may be replayed by radio with notice and attribution

Coming: Speech from Smith College, Q and A's, and interview


The Mt. Holyoke College program was organized by Traprock and Odyssey Book Shop © 2005 Charles Jenks

Read Liberation & Deliverance

 

Historic International Peace Conference, London, December 10

Complete Coverage


Cindy Sheehan photo © 2005 Charles Jenks

 

See Photos and Listen to panel on Building an International Movement with George Galloway

"Today, London has declared peace on the world."


George Galloway photo © 2005 Charles Jenks

(Hear George Galloway's Rousing
Finale to September, 2005 US/Canadian Tour)

(See entire tour coverage with photo albums and audio from Boston and Chicago)

See Photos and Hear Military Families Section: Cindy Sheehan, Rose Gentle, Kelly Dougherty, Medea Benjamin and others

Day Two Strategy Meeting


Click photo to see full size © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

Participants represented many international organizations at a post-conference meeting on international peacemaking. Stop the War Coalition (UK) convened the conference; also from the UK were Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and National Union of Students. US groups included United for Peace and Justice, Campus Antiwar Network, Veterans for Peace, AfterDowningStreet, US Labor Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, International Socialist Review and Traprock Peace Center.

Scott Ritter Speaks Out

Photos, Audio and Transcript of this powerful talk. Radio stations are playing it - you can hear it on line and read transcript.


110 heard Scott Ritter on November 17th in Amherst at this Traprock sponsored event. © 2005 Charles Jenks

The talk may be replayed on radio with email notice. It may be downloaded for private use. Audio copyright 2005 Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved.

Organzing to Change the World
9/26/05 Photos - Day of Civil Disobedience

Photos by Lousiana's Meredyth Friend

198 Photos of 9/24/05 DC March
2000 joined "College Not Combat - Relief Not War" contingent, called by Campus Antiwar Network. 500 marched in the San Francisco contingent.

San Francisco 9/24/05 Photo-Album.

Rally Against War and Empire at
Socialism 2005, Chicago

Rally Audio and Photos

 

 
Cindy Corrie and Camilo Mejia

 
Victor Paredes and Ahmed Shawki
among other speakers at Socialism 2005, sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, publisher of International Socialist Review.
photos © 2005 Charles Jenks

  What every American should
know about Israel/Palestine

Cindy and Craig Corrie

Shocking video shows US use of
chemical weapons at Fallujah
Least We Forget

Glen Rangwala de-constructed bogus claims in Powell's 2/5/03 UN speech
See also Glen Rangwala's definitive 3/18/03 "Claims and Evaluations of Iraq's Proscribed Weapons"

Carlos Arredondo talks with Sunny Miller about his son, Lcpl. Alexander Arredondo, USMC KIA in Najaf, Iraq on 8/25/04. With Gold Star Families for Peace, he stresses that young people need to bring their families if they ever meet a recruiter. His answers are mostly in Spanish. Listen to Interview (mp3 - 10:07 min; 64 kbps mono; 4.7 mb)

April 6, 2005 -
Antiwar Movement Debates
Occupation of Iraq

TRANSCRIPT NOW AVAILABLE
Presentations, Rebuttals and Q&A

 

We Can't be Antiwar
and Pro-Occupation

Anthony Arnove's (upper left)

 
Anthony Arnove, Erik Gustafson, Alex Ryabov (iwaw.net), and Carolyn Eisenberg (moderator) at debate on whether US occupation of Iraq should continue. Event sponsored by Brooklyn Parents for Peace.
photos © 2005 Charles Jenks

Least we forget:
1 in 4 Marines reported
killing Iraqi Cilivians

Our point is not that these Marines are evil; rather, that it is a war against the Iraqi people.

May 1, 2006
National Boycott for Immigrant Rights
Amherst (1:25:47) and Springfield (48:11)
audio and WMass photos

Hear poet Martin Espada! (mp3) reciting his poem "Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100"



Student organizers speaking to 800 at Amherst, MA rally photos © 2006 Charles Jenks

James Fiorentino, International Socialist Organization (ISO) Speaking - MP3 audio


International Socialist Organization volunteers Tony, Wayne and Rachel. The ISO helped organize events in Holyoke, Amherst and Springfield.© 2006 Charles Jenks


Holly Richardson (center, Arise for Social Justice and Statewide Harm Reduction Coaltion) with actvists at the Amherst rally © 2006 Charles Jenks

May 1 WMass photos
hear Amherst and Springfield rallies

CAN Midwest Regional Conference
April 22, Chicago

See photos and download audio

Anthony Arnove spoke as part of the End the War National Tour.

Easter at Camp Casey - Crawford, Texas
Meredyth's Photos


Meredyth Friend, Evelyn Gibson Lowery, Dr. Joseph Lowery, Avery Friend © photo2006 Meredyth Friend

Buddy on Crawford Police


Annie Spell of Louisiana with Crawford Police Officer David Fulford, Crawford Peace House, Easter Sunday, 2006 © Buddy and Annie Spell

Mobile to New Orleans
Ward Reilly's entire album - 185 photos


© 2006 Ward Reilly

March 28 Baton Rouge NAACP Rally
to Protect Vote -
photospage


© 2006 Annie Spell

Bill Quigley - Seven Months After Katrina

March 24 Update on Pace U.

No Expulsions, but students face discipline if organizing not approved by university
by Pace student, Brian Kelly

Students Protest Repression at Pace University - Join Cindy Sheehan and Leading Activists in Defending Students. Sign the Petition to Protect Campus Free Speech

Up to Million Protest Anti-Immigration Law in Los Angeles
See Links to Reports and Photos


Photo by Marcus

March 24 - West Lafayette to Lafayette Peace March

See photo-album


© 2006 Charles Jenks

March 18th - Covington, Louisiana


© 2006 Mark Waggy

National Week of Campus Action
First Reports Back
Press Release on Call for Actions
March 13-17

CAN History
photos, audio, papers

Endorsed by AfterDowningStreet, Bay Area United Against War, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, Goldstar Families for Peace, International Socialist Organization, Progressive Democrats of America, San Juan Peace Network, Stop the War Coalition (UK); Texans for Peace, Traprock Peace Center. Cindy Sheehan, Camilo Mejia, Kathy Kelly, Howard Zinn and students who’ve fought repression and won at Berkeley, SFSU, CCNY, HCC, GMU, Kent State, Hampton, and Madison
CAN website

High School Students form new CAN chapter when RIT Antiwar Counter Recruits at their school.


photo ©2006 Ken Love

Students say "No" to war at UMass.

CAN Meets Students and Activists
in London


Alys Elica Zaerin (School Students Against the War convenor) with Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Campus Antiwar Network, at reception for US delegates.

Video & photos of student meeting.


Students Pav Akhtar, Suzie Wylie (both of the UK's National Union of Students), Elizabeth Wrigley-Field (Campus Antiwar Network) and Peter Leary NUS). The British students are active in the Stop the War Coalition. photo © 2005 Charles Jenks.

"School Ownership is the Goal" - Army School Recruiting Program Handbook
(pdf) (doc)

Counter-Recruitment by CAN

Dec 15 - CAN organizers and other antiwar activists interviewed by Democracy Now on Pentagon spying on civilians

Initial Reports from CAN Chapters
Dec 6th - National Day of Counter-Recruitment

Defend Free Speech at U Wisconsin Madison


Dec 6th protest by WMass students

Counter-Recruitment Day Sweeps U.S. Colleges

Endorsed by Cindy Sheehan, Howard Zinn, Camilo Mejia, Pablo Paredes, Dahr Jamail, Tim Carpenter, Randy Kehler, Berkeley City Council and many other national and international activists and organizations.

CAN Natl Conference Photos - Audio

CAN photo-history Can website

Army Handbook for Recruiters (pdf) (doc)
"School Ownership is the goal." Sec. 1-1.b.

Kent State Students Prevail
Kent State cancels disciplinary hearing against David Airhart

See photos and hear entire Kent State student news conference.


© 2005 Eric Ruder

See letters of support and transcript of David Airhart's Nov 5 speech in Chicago

Support Harold Washington Students
More campus repression

198 Photos of 9/24/05 DC March
2000 joined "College Not Combat - Relief Not War" contingent, called by Campus Antiwar Network. 500 marched in the San Francisco contingent.

San Francisco 9/24/05 Photo-Album.


San Francisco's student contingent. © 2005 Campus Antiwar Network

Students Speak - Counter-Recruitment
Campus Antiwar Network workshop
Chicago, July 3, 2005

Hear and download (mp3) this great workshop by students, for students.

 

Jorge Torres (moderator), with presenters
Hadas Thier, Elizabeth-Wrigley Field and Katrina Yeaw.
photos © 2005 Charles Jenks

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Uranium Weapons
Nuke Power, Weapons and More

Vermont Reactor
Coalition Seeks Injunction to Halt VY Nuke Uprate

Why did 5th NRC Commissioner object to immediate VT nuke power boost?

Feds had put Vernon VT Reactor Uprate on hold due to excess vibration

Nuclear Engineer had testified on Vernon Reactor: "NO Assurance of Reactor Containment"

Hear Ernest Sternglass Dec 10th talk on nuke radiation health effects ( 50:54 minutes 23.3 meg, 64 kbps mono, with musical introduction)


photo © 2005 Charles Jenks

Ray Shadis talk
(53:59 minutes)

MP3 audio (64 kbps mono) may be played on radio with email notice to Traprock. Links encouraged. Download for private use only.

Active Ingredients media by Ed Russell recorded and edited Sternglass and Shadis talks.

Vernon 7 Arrested at Entergy Nuclear

Nov 7 Photojournal

Women arrested as walked toward Entergy's office in effort to meet with company officials on reactor safety concerns.

Tooth Fairy Project


Vernon Reactor AP photo

German Film Exposes
Uranium Weapons in Iraq


Dr. Siegwart-Horst Günther examining cancer victims at hospital in Basra, Iraq. photo © 2004 Telepool

Contact us to co-sponsor a public showing in your area or purchase online (for private, home use only).

Flyer with Action Steps

Abolish 'Depleted' Uranium Weapons

See Photo-Album of 9/24 National Exhibit on DU


Sunny Miller and activists explained DU's harm to hundreds on 9/24. © 2005 Charles Jenks

'Depleted' Uranium
Resources

Award Winning DU Film

World Uranium Weapons Conference

Also, Melissa Sterry, Gulf War vet

"When our government starts saying "Screw you, we aren't going to take care of you," we have a broken contract."

Hear and download talk

The Trojan Horses of Nuclear War
free download here

Download World Uranium Weapons
Conference reader and
hear presentations.

July 27, 2005
Groups Assessing Stontium 90 levels around Vernon, VT reactor
Preliminary results show higher
levels nearer to reactor
Brattleboro Reformer
Greenfield Recorder
Valley Advocate

NRC 'clarifies' failure - VY still shut down
Union of Concerned Scientists
looks behind the 'nukespeak'

An urgent message
on radioactive munitions
from Doug Rokke
and Damacio Lopez.

Tell DOD to obey the law!

DOT ends DU exemption for DOD
press release (doc)
Traprock Special Report

Will US Military Apply its own regs on DU?
Will it comply with environmental and health care mandates?
DOT ends DU exemption for DOD
press release (doc)

Active Ingredients by Ed Russell
NEW

Norm Chomsky - Oct 11, 2005
"Washington's Messianic Mission"
59:45; 64 kbps mono; 27.3 meg
Q & A session
Delivering the Eighth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture at Hampshire College.

Dahr Jamail - Oct 26, 2005
Michael Tigar Audio
"The Enemy Combatant Doctrine and the Scope of Executive Power"

Marc Herold

Marketing of
US Wars

(doc - 2 mb file)

American, Afghanistan and Iraq Children's Memorial (doc)

Website's computer stolen - see story and funding appeal.

New Campaign
and Website!

JagflyHosting - thanks for your commitment to our work and your discount for non-profits.

Peace Poems

A wonderful time--the War:
when money rolled in
and blood rolled out.
But blood
was far away
from here--
Money was near.
- Langston Hughes, poet and novelist (1902-1967)

More Poetry

(we're uploading substantial updates after taking a few days off)

salaam, peace, shalom, paix, pace, fred, mir, vrede, der friede, shanti, béke, heiwa, pokoj, paz, hoa binh