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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK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.
See Traprock Action Alert from November, 2002
Dec. 28 San Francisco Chronicle
Dec. 1 Memo from Doug Rokke on Defective Equipment
Nov. 30 Washington Post
Gulf War Casualties and Depleted Uranium Campaign
CONTACT: Ryan Fletcher or Adam Eidinger 202-232-8997 or 202-986-6186
Congressional Leaders, Veterans to Bush: Troops "Not Prepared" for Bio-Chem Attacks
WASHINGTON, DC - Former military leaders, Members of Congress, Gulf War Veterans, military families and others will demand that President Bush guarantees the safety and protection of U.S. troops in the event of biological or chemical attacks in Iraq.
In his February 8, 2003 radio address, the President stated the administration has intelligence "that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons." Army investigations show between 60 and 90 percent of its chemical-biological warfare protective gear malfunctions and as many as 250,000 defective protective suits are missing. Isratex, the company that manufactured the gear, was prosecuted by the Federal Government for selling defective merchandise to the Pentagon and is now out of business.
Speakers will include:
Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich): Korean War Veteran, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Wash): Veteran, Representative since 1988, and formerly a Foreign Service medical officer based in Zaire.
Ralph Nader, Cosumer Advocate
Stephen L. Robinson, Executive Director, National Gulf War Resource Center, former Sergeant First Class with the Pentagon's Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (OSAGWI).
Dr. Jonathan Tucker: Chemical and Biological Weapons Expert, Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (on leave from Monterrey Institute for the Center of Non-Proliferation Studies), served as part of Iraq UN Weapons Inspections Team in 1995 with UNSCOM.
Col. Carl Bernard: 30 year military veteran, former professor of Military Science at Berkeley, CA
Sergeant James Landrith: Gulf-War Veteran and member of Veterans for Common Sense
Christian Bauman: Veteran from Somalia & Haiti, Author of "The Ice Beneath You"
Stephen Clegborn: Spokesman for Military Families Speak Out
Other Veterans, Military Families, and Vets suffering from Gulf War Syndrome will be available for comment.
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