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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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

See Campus Anti-War Network (CAN) website

Download flyer for Nov. 1-2 national CAN conference, Chicago
Email
CAN for conference information or to register

See CAN history.

Campus Anti-War Network (CAN) and Muslim Student Association National Speaking Tour

"Speaking Truth to Empire"

Tour Report

October 8, 2003

BERKELEY, CA
UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA,
with Michael Parenti and Norman Solomon
contact: Michael Smith: mgs@uclink4.berkeley.edu

Last night, the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition was proud to host the opening night of the Campus Antiwar Network Speaking Tour. It was a huge success; over 200 people (mostly students) came out to see Norman Solomon, Michael Parenti, and Jim Bronke of Military Families Speak Out -- all of whom received very warm receptions from the audience.

Parenti and Solomon both lived up to their reputations and gave rousing speeches that touched on the propaganda role of the U.S. media, the history of U.S. military interventions around the world, and the nature of the antiwar movement and its impacts on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Bronke, whose nephew returned home from Baghdad last week, was especially well-received -- he is a former weapons developer for the United States Military, and he pledged never to make such weapons again.

After the speeches, there was a discussion period that included questions and comments about the United Nations, the Democratic Party, and how the movement can best act to end the occupation.

In addition, I spoke on behalf of the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition and the Campus Antiwar Network about the importance of anti-occupation activism and the possibilities for our movement. Over 50 students signed up to get involved in the Coalition, and even more expressed interest in coming to the October 25 protest against the occupation in San Francisco. Coalition members also handed out hundreds of fliers about the CAN Conference, October 25, and our upcoming meetings.

Finally, we raised over $200 in donations and sales of CAN buttons (which were extremely popular) and Solomon's latest book, "Target Iraq."

Overall, it was an exciting event that will serve to raise the confidence of antiwar students and activists on campus and inspire a new group of students to become active against the occupation.

May you all enjoy much success when the Tour comes to your campus.

Michael Smith
Berkeley Stop the War Coalition


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