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Fayetteville Peace March – March 17

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Marchers in North Carolina took to the streets to protest war in Fayetteville on March 17, 2007. About 500 marched to a rally against the war and occupation. For more information on the rally and march, see http://www.fayetteville-peace-rally.org

Video recorded and edited by Charles Jenks. © 2007 Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved. info@traprockpeace.org

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Fruit of Labor sings for justice

Friday, March 30th, 2007

“We want justice, got to have justice.” This was one of the songs performed by the Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble at the peace rally in Fayetteville, NC on March 17, 2007.

Fruit of Labor is the cultural arm of Black Workers for Justice; http://www.bwfj.org

Members are affiliated with the NC Public Service Workers Union, UE Loccal 150 – http://www.ue150.org

For more information on the peace rally, see http://www.fayetteville-peace-rally.org

Video recorded by Sunny Miller and edited by Charles Jenks. © 2007 Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved. It may be replayed as non-commercial, non-profit use (Fruit of Labor may use for any purpose), with attributions and notice to info@traprockpeace.org.

For more videos see Traprock’s video channel at http://www.youtube.com/TraprockPeaceTV

For peace and justice resources,
see http://www.traprockpeace.org

It’s time for US to repent

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber spoke at the peace rally in Fayetteville, NC on March 17, 2007. He is President of the NC NAACP and pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC. Chuck Fager of Quaker House introduced him.

For more information, see http://www.fayetteville-peace-rally.org

video recorded and edited by Charles Jenks; charles@traprockpeace.org

© 2007 Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved

http://www.traprockpeace.org

Stop Torture Taxis Protest

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Anti-torture and antiwar activists in North Carolina, joined by Ann Wright and Sunny Miller, protested outside the gates of Aero Contractors LTD in Smithfield, NC. Aero Contractors has been reported to provide planes and pilots for the CIA’s ‘extraordinary rendition’, in other words kidnapping, of people in other countries for interrogation and imprisonment, which has included torture. Several organizations participated in this action:
North Carolina Stop Torture Now

http://www.ncstoptorturenow.org

Veterans for Peace

http://www.veteransforpeace.org

Traprock Peace Center.

http://www.traprockpeace.org

Campus Antiwar Network Marches in DC

Friday, February 2nd, 2007


At YouTube

The Campus Antiwar Network brought hundreds of students into the Unified Youth and Student Contingent on January 27th in DC. The new SDS, World Can’t Wait and other groups joined in one of the largest contingents in the march, and clearly the largest student bloc.

This 8 minute video shows the march to the rally point on the Mall; the spirited rally with chanting and talks by students; and the contingent marching on Constitution Avenue toward the Capitol.

Download (right click) a higher quality version – mp4 file of 47 mb.

It was a day of affirmation for the student movement, and a signal that the movement is strong and gaining momentum.

CAN was conceived in October, 2002 and formed via joint sister conferences – in DC and San Francisco – on January 17, 2003. It has been the largest and most active student coalition since the start of the war against Iraq. CAN was founded by students, and it is run entirely by students. It is democratic, grassroots, independent and owns its own website, which it maintains itself. Its operations are overseen by a national coordinating committee which is elected by delegates at its national conferences.

Archives of CAN’s history is available at
http://www.traprockpeace.org/campus_antiwar.html

For current activities and contact information, see its website at
http://www.campusantiwar.net

Video of DC Peace March – January 27, 2007

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

This video joins 10 clips together to give a sense of this historic event, on January 27, 2007, which brought about 500,000 people to DC to march on the Capitol.

The video starts with a short clip of the intended ‘head’ of the march, with celebrities and politicians. A large swarm of photographers and videographers were jostling for position in front of the formation, which was behind a yellow taped in area. When the formation started to move, it took baby steps with the photographers walking backwards, clicking away. Hundreds had now gathered in the street – in front of the ‘head’ – ignoring pleas from march marshals to get up on the curb and “fall in behind” the celebrity formation. On the other side of these hundreds, the police escort then started up their engines, and these hundreds became the actual head of the march, with the celebrities coming up behind with their big banner.

The clip captures several energetic large contingents – the Service Employees International Union, the Campus Antiwar Network, and the International Socialist Organization. There are also people of all sorts marching, along with stilt walkers, puppets, etc.

This is only a taste of the march. It was huge.

To download a high quality version of this video (mp4 file – 21 mb), right click the following link and save to disk:
http://www.traprockpeace.org/jan_27_2007_march.mp4

For more on my take of the day’s events, see
http://www.traprockpeace.org/traprock_blog/index.php/2007/02/02/marchers-send-message-and-deserve-better/

See over 200 photos of the march at
http://www.traprockpeace.org/antiwar_march_012707/

And see coverage of a great after the march event – the End the War Now! program at Busboys and Poets. See videos, and download the audio, of the amazing hip hop artist Son of Nun; and speakers Kelly Dougherty, co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War; and Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal.
http://www.traprockpeace.org/arnove_dougherty_012707.html

End the Occupation Packs House at Busboys

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

On January 27, 2007, 500,000 marched against war and occupation in Washington, DC. After this mass demonstration against the war, Kelly Dougherty, co-founder and Executive Director of Iraq Veterans Against War, and Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal, spoke at the Bus Boys and Poets cafe. Their talks followed an incredible performance of songs by activist/hip hop artist Son of Nun.


Son of Nun performs “Speak on It”


Kelley Dougherty, Iraq Veterans Against the War


Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

In a moving, personal message that give a glimpse of the everyday tragedy of this war Dougherty recounted her experiences as a US national guard MP in Iraq. She gave witness to the miseries endured by the Iraqi people, and the relentless pursuit of profits in Iraq by companies such as KBR.

Arnove spelled out the disastrous consequences of this war, for the Iraqi people and the US, and made the case for immediate withdrawal of occupation forces, with reparations. (The video of his presentation is also on Google at

Son of Nun, the activist hip hop artist from Baltimore, performed 3 stirring pieces. Watch for video of his song about Katrina!

Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets, and Pamela Pinnock, Events Manager, introduced the program and served as hosts to an overflow audience, with people sitting on the stage. Michele Bollinger of the International Socialist Organization, which organized the event, served as moderator.

Learn more about the International Socialist Organization at http://www.internationalsocialist.?org and read news on the world and the movement at http://www.socialistworker.org

Learn more about Iraq Veterans Against the War at http://www.ivaw.org

See Son of Nun’s website at http://www.sonofnun.net/

Learn more about Busboys and Poets at http://www.busboysandpoets.com

The video was produced by Traprock Peace Center; Sunny Miller and Charles Jenks filmed and recorded the event. Find comlete coverage of this program and the days peace march at http://www.traprockpeace.org

Thanks to YouTube and Google for hosting the video!

Anthony Arnove – end Iraq occupation now

Friday, January 26th, 2007

This program, with ANTHONY ARNOVE, author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, was held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on January 20, 2007. (JEFF ENGLEHART of Iraq Veterans Against the War also spoke, and will appear in a separate video.)

You may also download the audio of both of the speaker presentations – 49:45 minutes; mp3 audio download, playing at 64 kbps mono.

The November elections showed the growing sentiment against the war and occupation of Iraq. But the release of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group report shows no sign of actually ending the occupation. Even if all its proposals are followed, the U.S. will only cause more death and suffering in Iraq.

About the speakers:

JEFF ENGLEHART is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. While in Iraq, he became an outspoken opponent of the war, communicating along with several fellow soldiers through the internet as the bloggers, hEkLe, Heretic and Joe Public.

ANTHONY ARNOVE is the author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal. He is also a member of the editorial board of the International Socialist Review, and co-editor with Howard Zinn of Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

The International Socialist Organization sponsored this forum.

The video and audio are copyright 2006 Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved. Video and audio may be downloaded for free for non-profit and non-commercial use; it may not be copied for sale without permission of Traprock Peace Center. It may be replayed publicly it in its entirety only, with attributions to the participants and to Traprock Peace Center as producer. Any replay must refer to Traprock’s copyright. Permission to replay is not necessary, but notice of replay is required to charles@traprockpeace.org

Hear Antiwar Forum – Anthony Arnove and Jeff Englehart

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Antiwar Forum: the case for immediate withdrawal
U.S. OUT OF IRAQ!

This program, with JEFF ENGLEHART of Iraq Veterans Against the War and ANTHONY ARNOVE, author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, was held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on January 20, 2007.

Download the audio of the speaker presentations -
49:45 minutes; mp3 audio download, playing at 64 kbps mono.

The November elections showed the growing sentiment against the war and occupation of Iraq. But the release of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group report shows no sign of actually ending the occupation. Even if all its proposals are followed, the U.S. will only cause more death and suffering in Iraq.

About the speakers:

JEFF ENGLEHART is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. While in Iraq, he became an outspoken opponent of the war, communicating along with several fellow soldiers through the internet as the bloggers, hEkLe, Heretic and Joe Public.

ANTHONY ARNOVE is the author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal. He is also a member of the editorial board of the International Socialist Review, and co-editor with Howard Zinn of Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

The International Socialist Organization sponsored this forum.

The audio is copyright 2006 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Audio may be downloaded for free for non-profit use; it may not be copied for sale without permission of the producer. Radio stations and websites may replay it in its entirety only, with attributions to the participants and to the International Socialist Organization as sponsor. Any replay must refer to the copyright as “© 2006 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Permission to replay is not necessary, but notice of replay is required to charles@traprockpeace.org

Buddhist Monk Chanting for Peace

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

This Buddhist monk, of the Nipponzan Myohoji Order, was sitting outside across from the White House, chanting Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo on a beautiful day in April, 2006. We chatted – and had mutual friends in the New England Peace Pagoda – and she kindly allowed me to digitally record her lovely chanting for peace.

Copyright notice: This video is copyright 2006 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Videos may be copied and shown for non-profit, educational and non-commercial use, under the following conditions: no editing of video (including extraction of sound or stills), no sale of the video (by itself or as part of a compilation), attribution shall be given to the Nipponzan Myohoji Order and to Charles Jenks as creator of the video with reference to his having copyright with all rights reserved, and notice shall be given to him via email of the use of the video. Uses that may involve editing or sale require prior permission. Contact: charles@traprockpeace.org

Killing of Anthony Hayes by NOLA Police – 12/26/05

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Killing of Anthony Hayes by NOLA Police – 12/26/05

Four clips are sequenced of the scene of this killing by police on December 26, 2005. The video is jumpy, for understandable reasons. This was a very tense situation that ended in tragedy.

A question: How could this man, even with a little knife, have posed such a threat to a phalanx of heavily armed police, to justify this killing?

For photos and audio (wav files – unedited) of crowd reactions, see
http://www.traprockpeace.org/new_orleans_killing_122905/

video © 2005 Barry Scott; all rights reserved
barry413@gmail.com

Perpetual War for Peace?

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Perpetual War for Peace?…Iraq…Iran…& the Corporate Agenda

This is a television production on November 3, 2006 that featured Antonia Juhasz, Rostam Pourzal, and Raed Jarrar – with Sunny Miller, Traprock’s Director, as moderator and Executive Producer.

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See more resources on stopping war with Iraq and Iran.

This stop was part of a tour by Just Foreign Policy – www.justforeignpolicy.org

If you would like a DVD of this entire program, contact Traprock Peace Center at 413-773-7427.

This video was produced by Sunny Miller for Traprock Peace Center. 

“Perpetual War for Peace?” also featured an exhibit of 15 photographs of Iraq, Iran and Lebanon by photojournalists.

These remarkable speakers and the photo display toured throughout the Northeast, Nov. 1-12. (more…)

End Iraq War Now – Anthony Arnove

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Anthony Arnove, author of “Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal” spoke at the plenary session of the Campus Antiwar Network’s Midwest Regional Conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago on April 22, 2006. He makes the case for immediate withdrawal, and points out the lies that led to war, and the lies that sustain the occupation of Iraq.

Hear audio of the conference and see photos at
http://www.traprockpeace.org/campus_antiwar_midwest_06.html

See also Anthony Arnove’s debate on occupation of Iraq, in Brooklyn, April 6, 2003.

Copyright notice: This video is © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Videos may be copied and shown for non-profit, educational and non-commercial use, under the following conditions: no editing of video (including extraction of sound or stills), no sale of the video (by itself or as part of a compilation), attributions shall be given to persons in the videos, sponsoring organizations and Traprock Peace Center; attribution shall be given to Charles Jenks as creator of the video with reference to his having copyright with all rights reserved, and notice shall be given to him via email of the use of the video. Uses that may involve editing or sale require prior permission. Contact: charlesjenks@traprockpeace.org

John Rees on Iraq and activism

Monday, December 11th, 2006

John Rees, a founder of the Stop the War Coalition in the Uk, gave a dynamic speech on the need to march in opposition to war, and the necessity of matching words with deeds. He spoke at the London International Peace Conference, attended by 1400 international delegates, during December 10-11, 2005.

See full coverage of the conference, with photos, audio and video, at

http://www.traprockpeace.org/london_peace_10dec05.html

Learn more about the Stop the War Coalition at

http://www.stopthewar.co.uk

Copyright notice: This video is © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Videos may be copied and shown for non-profit, educational and non-commercial use, under the following conditions: no editing of video (including extraction of sound or stills), no sale of the video (by itself or as part of a compilation), attributions shall be given to persons in the videos, sponsoring organizations and Traprock Peace Center; attribution shall be given to Charles Jenks as creator of the video with reference to his having copyright with all rights reserved, and notice shall be given to him via email of the use of the video. Uses that may involve editing or sale require prior permission. Contact: charlesjenks@gmail.com

Wal-Mart – chain of exploitation

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

This is Al Norman’s keynote address to a rally to stop a Wal-Mart supercenter in Hadley, MA, and to protest corporate practices that hurt women, workers and the environment. Several hundred activists participated in this November 19, 2005 rally outside the Wal-Mart store in Hadley, MA.

See photos and more video at http://www.traprockpeace.org/wal-mart_protest.html

See Al Norman’s Sprawl-Busters website
http://www.sprawl-busters.com

Copyright notice: This video is © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Videos may be copied and shown for non-profit, educational and non-commercial use, under the following conditions: no editing of video (including extraction of sound or stills), no sale of the video (by itself or as part of a compilation), attributions shall be given to persons in the videos, sponsoring organizations and Traprock Peace Center; attribution shall be given to Charles Jenks as creator of the video with reference to his having copyright with all rights reserved, and notice shall be given to him via email of the use of the video. Uses that may involve editing or sale require prior permission. Contact: charlesjenks@gmail.com

Jeremy Scahill video

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Nov 29, 2006: the Jeremy Scahill video is temporarily unavaible for technical reasons. Thank you for your patience. We will make is available online as soon as possible. – Traprock Peace Center

Oh Freedom!

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Annie Hassett (playing guitar) leading “Oh! Freedom” as part of an informal sing at Traprock Peace Center on Woolman Hill, Deerfield. With Sunny Miller (on right, Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center), the late Wally Nelson and Juanita Nelson (on left, esteemed pioneers of the US civil rights and war tax resistance movements) and Jude and Jontz Johnson (in back). Recorded by Charles Jenks, summer 1999. (We don’t have the exact date because an FY2K bug redated all of our photos at that time to January, 2000!)

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Martín Espada – Alabanza!

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Martín Espada – poet, essayist, editor and translator, recited his stirring poem – ” Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100″ on May 1, 2006 at the Amherst Common. The rally held there was part of the National Boycott for Immigrant Rights.

Hear the Amherst rally and the Springfield MA rally.

See photos of May 1 events in WMass.

Hear James FiorentinoInternational Socialist Organization

See immigrantsolidarity.org

http://www.traprockpeace.org

Lynne Stewart at Socialism 2006

Friday, November 24th, 2006

This is a slideshow with audio of her stirring talk at Socialism 2006 in NYC on June 24, 2006. This was an emotional talk before a wildly enthusiastic audience, and with her pending sentencing, with a possible 30 year sentence. The place was full and rocking, with over 1100 registrants to the conference.

See more on the Conference, with photos, audio of the entire plenary session, workshops on “The Myth of Humanitarian Intervention” with Jeremy Scahill; “Iraq” Graveyard of US Imperialism” with Annie Zirin and Michael Letwin; and “Soldiers and Famlies Against the War” with Kelly Dougherty, Camilo Mejia, and Pablo Paredes (moderated by Eric Ruder.)

Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 28 monts on October 14th; she is now free pending appeal. Join her at 7 PM Saturday, Dec 9, 2006 at the Judson Memorial Church for “An Ode to Joy and Struggle.” See her website.

And come to Socialism 2007 this summer. Watch for announcements.

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Aimee Allision on military counter-recruiting

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Aimee Allison an amazing speaker. She is a veteran, conscientious objector and counter-recruiter, and was a featured speaker at the national counter-recruitment confernece held at UCAL/Berkeley, October 22, 2005. It was jointly sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) and MOOS-Bay (Military Out of Our Schools). Over 650 attended; it was also CAN’s annual national conference.

See photos. Hear student activist Elizabeth Wrigley-Fieldand hear the “Our Generation Won’t Go Away” workshop.

Campus Antiwar Network website.