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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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

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Jazz Funeral for Democracy DVD Now Available!

This DVD of the Jazz Funeral for Democracy - A Wake for Peace, records a traditional New Orleans Jazz Funeral, mourning the death of America, but hoping from this soul of America will rise forth a spirit of peace, truth and justice, crushing the lies and evils of the neocons and their corporate controlled media.

It captures a Jazz Funeral held in New Orleans, La. on January 20, 2005, the same day George W. Bush was inaugrated President of U.S.A., mourning the death of democracy, but celebrating the hope that from this soul city will arise truth, justice, and peace over Skull&Bones.

This incredible DVD features great music, great activism and a great city.

The documentary contains a Lagniappe Bonus Track featuring the Jazz Funeral for Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen held in New Orleans on January 18, 2004. Said to be New Orleans’biggest Jazz Funeral.

On January 20, 2005, a Jazz Funeral for Democracy was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thousands of concerned citizens, war veterans, and persons of peace from all walks of life came together to exercise their version of political and social activism. They marched and spoke out against the inauguration of George W. Bush. They joined hands and gave countless reasons why there should not be any Iraq-Afghan Oil wars. They carried signs in protest of the Patriot Act as they shouted, Impeach Bush! As the corporate media dishes out its’ version of the war on terror, gruesome photos of Iraq war casualties, civilian, soldier and child alike find there way into the picture galleries of independent media blogs. This is the documentation of that daunting moment in American history, when we were and still are represented with a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations. So help me God. In oil we trust.

The DVD is a record of a traditional New Orleans Jazz Funeral, mourning the death of America, protesting the war in Iraq, speaking out, standing up and coming together to say that the free-spirit of the American soul will rise forth to overcome this tyranny. To say we will spread the message of truth and justice, and will crush the lies and evil of the neocons and their corporate controlled media. This film is a documentary of peace and protest showing the strength and solidarity of the anti-war movement in the New Orleans community. You will see and hear this Jazz Funeral for Democracy where the Patriot Act was burned; its ashes tossed into the Mississippi River.


Long live the U.S. Constitution. The 911 Truth Movement. Death to Fascism and all its horrible, ugly tentacles. May Peace and love and the spirit within our National Parks and wilderness areas prevail over Skull and Bones. (pictured at left, Buddy Spell, Louisiana peace organizer and lawyer; pictured at right, Dennis Kyne, Gulf War veteran, writer and activist.)

See New Orleans before Katrina, before the US Administration's criminal neglect of the disaster.

For a view of Katrina and its aftermath, download (right click and save to disk) a powerful powerpoint
presentation "The Great U.S.A. - New Orleans, 2005"

The Jazz Funeral for Democracy DVD
A peaceful documentary.

1. The Procession and Dirge
January 20, 2005
Time 14:05
2. Speeches and the Cost of War
Jackson Square
January 20, 2005
Time 12:17
3. Post March Interviews
Fauborg Marigny
January 20, 2005
Time 4:07
4. March to Commemorate the Second Anniversary of the War Upon Iraq
March 19, 2005
Time 2:36
5. Credits
Time 3:19
Lagniappe Bonus Track:
6. The Jazz Funeral for Anthony "Tuba Fats" Lacen
January 18, 2004
Time 10:36

The Jazz Funeral for Democracy: A Wake for Peace documentary is copyright ©2005 Healing Waters Productions. All Rights Reserved. For private use only. Unauthorized copying, distribution or broadcast is prohibited. Contact Luke Dogwood with any inquiries.

PARENTAL ADVISORY - Film contains scenes of a graphic nature.


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