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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK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.
Doug Rokke, Ph.D. http://www.grassrootspeace.org/du_gulf_war_2.pdf (a primer on DU, applicable - and ignored - Army regulations)
Chris Busby, Ph.D. on the heath consequences of DU http://www.grassrootspeace.org/busby_depleted_uranium.pdf
Glen Lawrence, Ph.D., on DU Health Effects - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/du_health.pdf
Karen Parker, J.D. on the Illegality of DU weapons - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/karen_parker_du_illegality.pdf
See also the Uranium Medical Research Center at http://www.umrc.net
Other references are available on the World Uranium Weapons Conference, the DU archives page and our homepage at http://www.grassrootspeace.org (with breaking news and new resources).
September 13, 2005: Editor's Note: We also direct your attention to the infamous "Groves Memo." Concerns were raised within the activist community today that a 4 page version of this memo - that had been posted on various sites including Traprock - was actually a compilation of documents from different military souces during WW II on the use of radioactive material as a weapon. It's clear that page one is the actual page one of the memo, hence we make it available for download. What is not clear is whether the last 3 pages go with that memo, or go with other related material. The point of the memo essentially remains the same, in either version, but we wish to ensure accuracy. Hence, we provide the one page version.
We find a chilling parallel between the Groves Memo, with its serious discussions by the US on the use radioactive materials as a weapon, and the on-going use of so-called depleted uranium weapons. These weapons have released hundreds of tons of radioactive material in Iraq (if used in bunker buster bombs, the figure could be higher). The use of these weapons is illegal under international humanitarian law. In our opinion, it is an unconscionable and depraved act that will burden the Iraqi people and US GI's and their families for generations. The US has used these weapons in many other areas as well; we focus on Iraq because of the magnitude of its use.
We will update this page when more information comes to light and apologize for any inconvenience or previous inaccuracies.
Page created June 5, 2003 by Charlie Jenks; updated September 13, 2005.