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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK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.
From Sunny Miller:
Thanks for teaming up to support these important messages.
For some the war in Iraq is over. For most the legacy of war is, literally,
in their veins.
You'll see by the dates below that people want to help get the word out
about DU. Titles can vary ...
“Radioactive Munitions – The Truth Hits Home”“Uranium Munitions- From the Cradle to the Grave”“Death by Uranium Munitions – Personal Responsibility at Every Level”
I hope you find gentle ways to talk about serious topics as you visit with
family this week-end. Some of you have most of the documents above, others
may be new to this list. Please use as appropriate.
MO, TX, CA, WA, OR, LA,
All lining up for this topic in Sept, Oct, Nov.
Sample Press Release ...
“The Health and Environmental Effects of Uranium Munitions”
Groups throughout the Northeast are collaborating to bring Doug Rokke,
former director of the US Army's Depleted Uranium Project on an extensive
speaking tour during 2 weeks in July and August.
Rokke is currently speaking in Austrailia and communicating with groups
through Traprock Peace Center in Deerfield, Massachusetts. See more at
http://grassrootspeace.org Traprock's director Sunny Miller is particularly
interested in veterans' issues, as the daughter of a Vietnam vet, from
Lafayette, Indiana. She says, "Agent Orange is still a problem for vets and
Vietnamese. It's wishful thinking to imagine that the worst of this war is
over. Add DU to the list of heat exhaustion, sleep deprivation, and trauma
and you have human catastrophe in the making."
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Doug Rokke will speak on radio, television and at public events in:
Buffalo, NY July 21
Rochester, NY July 23
Syracuse, NY July 24
Orange County NY July 26
(Cinncinati EPA Conference, July 29-30)
St. Johnsbury, VT August 6
Arlington, MA August 7
& in the Ct.Valley August 9
ORANGE COUNTY PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION invites the public to a discussion
of THE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF URANIUM MUNITIONS, at 7:00 pm,
Saturday, July 26th, at the Central Valley Elementary School, across from
Doug Rokke PhD. is a Vietnam and Gulf War Veteran and expert on 'depleted
uranium'. Rokke served in the military and the reserves for a total of 35
years. He headed the U.S. Army's DU Project after the Gulf War, and now
advocates a ban on the manufacture and use of DU munitions.
Discussion will include the historic context of proposals to use radioactive
munitions, dating from 1943, how DU weapons work, contaminated US testing
grounds, the current unfolding tragedy, veterans' missing files, denial of
care, and our personal responsibility to make a difference.
Doug Rokke spoke at length with Congressman James McDermott before he
introduced House Resolution 1483, which calls for a study on the health
effects of uranium weapons and how to mitigate the heavy metal and
radioactive contamination released in the smoke and dust when thes weapons
Please join us to learn who is responsible for policies and protocols in the
Department of Defense and the Department of the Army, and how we can take
responsibility to speak up at every level.
DIRECTIONS: from the New York Thruway, take Exit 16. After going through
the tollbooths take exit 131, turn right onto 32N.
(From Route 17, take exit 131 to 32N)
Go past the 1st light (Woodbury Commons on right) Make left at next light
into school parking area. Central Valley Elementary School is on Route 32
directly across the street from Woodbury Commons Shopping Center.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
FOR- Fellowship for Reconciliation
Rose Garden Health Food Store Middletown, NY
Social Concerns Committee, Unitarian Universalist Society of Rock Tavern
-> ANY VET GROUPS IN NY WANT TO CO-SPONSOR?
For more information see Orange County Peace and Justice Coalition
Tel: 845-986-1951 or 845-343-8125
OCPJ PO Box 998, Warwick, NY 10990
Or Traprock Peace Center,
, Deerfield, MA 01342
For a speaker or video phone 413 773-7427.
There are many resources on line at
Sunny Miller, Director
Traprock Peace Center
Deerfield, MA 01342
Calls welcome, 413 773-7427.
I hope you're able to enjoy the beauty of summer, nurturing your strength
and compassion for this essential walk/talk/be for peace. Shall we leaflet
before or after the July 4 shindigs? (Picnic here at Traprock will be 6 pm,
with fire flies instead of fireworks.)
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