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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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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The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

December 10, 2002 - Rallies and Actions Against War in Springfield and Greenfield
(links lead to photo albums)

Springfield: About 200 gathered in Springfield for a noon rally at Court Square. After the rally, Arise for Social Justice led an occupation of the Mayor's office on behalf of the homeless. Representatives of Arise read a Statement outside of his office. The Major, who was not in town, agreed to a meeting at 1 pm on Thursday, December 12, 2002. See the See the Springfield Union New Story and the Photo Album of the Rally and Occupation.

Greenfield: Traprock Peace Center had organized collections of medical supplies for an Iraqi hospital at varous locations, with the help of Franklin and Hampshire Country neighbors. On December 10th, after the early afternoon rally in Springfield, about 45 adults and children gathered at the Greenfield Public Library for story-telling, bread and soup from Food Not Bombs and the making of cards for Iraqi children by the many children who came to participate. At 4:30, the throng marched to the post office, with banners and drums, and attempted to mail an aid package. The postal clerk was very nice about it but stated US policy; no packages may go to Iraq. Fortunately, George Gapaccio from Voices in the Wilderness was on hand. He participated in a press conference after the post office action, with the Greenfield Recorder, the Springfield Union News and WHAI radio.

Traprock had arranged for George to take up to 30 lbs. of aid; as it turned out, much more than that was gathered. We bid George goodbye after he joined us fora circle discussion about Iraq and we bundled up all of the supplies. See the Photo Album of this Action.


Page created December 10, 2002 by Charlie Jenks.