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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT: Claims & Evaluations of Iraq's Proscribed Weapons
(if site traffic heavy, you may also try UK site)

WHO: Glen Rangwala (lecturer in politics at Cambridge University, co-author of the "Counter-Dossier," Labour Against the War's statement in opposition to Prime Minister Blair's Dossier); gr10009@cam.ac.uk

WHERE: http://grassrootspeace.org/weapons.html; if site traffic heavy, you may also try UK site.
Also see http://grassrootspeace.org for Counter-Dossier and links to Glen Rangwala's Work.

The President delivered a state of the Union address that revisited old and previously dismissed themes about biological and chemical weapons capabilities and attempts to rejuvenate a nuclear weapons program. He said that the US will go to the UN on February 5th and present evidence of Iraq's non-compliance to the UNSC.

The best resource available to consider these claims is found at http://grassrootspeace.org/weapons.html; if site traffic heavy, you may also try UK site.

Mr. Rangwala was co-author (with Alan Simpson, MP) of the Counter-Dossier
(http://www.grassrootspeace.org/counter-dossier.html). It was the Labour Party Against the War's official 'pre-buttal' to Tony Blair's dossier on Iraq. The Bush Administration relied on the Blair dossier (released on September 24, 2002) to back its claims against Iraq. Dr. Rangwala then wrote Further Notes to the Counter-Dossier (Part II), which rebutted the Blair dossier point by point.

(Traprock Peace Center - in cooperation with Mr. Rangwala - published these documents in the US - on the web and as booklets. The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) chose the Counter-Dossier as training material for its lobbyists (Part II was still being revised), and then both Parts I and II were hand-delivered to members of Congress by EPIC, Traprock, Peace Action, WILPF, the Sisters of Saint Joseph and many volunteers on Lobby Day, September 29, 2002.)

Mr. Rangwala continued his research, and developed the new site. For a time, it was available only to researchers while it was under development. He gave us the go ahead to link to it several days ago, when we posted it on our website.

As I write, the site is experiencing immense internet traffic. You may get messages that read "bandwidth exceeded." If you want hard facts to rebut the President's claims, try and try again to get through.

Mr. Rangwala, Nathaniel Hurd (NGO consultant on UN Iraq policy) and Alistair Millar (vice president of the Fourth Freedom Forum and director of the organization's Washington office) also wrote an excellent piece for the Middle East Report Online - published today and available at
http://grassrootspeace.org/rangwalahurdmillar.html

Though not in as much detail, the article covers - in an acute anticipation of the President's speech - most of the claims that he raised concerning weapons of mass destruction tonight.

Traprock Peace Center has the Counter-Dossier on its site and available in book form, and its site has links to Mr. Rangwala's new site and has posted the article with Mr. Hurd and Mr. Millar.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Also, you may reach Glen Rangwala at gr10009@cam.ac.uk.

Thank you

Charles Jenks
President,
Traprock Peace Center
charlesjenks@gmail.com

Page created January 29, 2003 by Charlie Jenks.