November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website,, 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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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, a multimedia blog and resource center.

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War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
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The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

Turning Horror into Profit - The New JC Penney 'Toy'

Contribution from Mary Oishi, KUNM-FM
University of New Mexico (via friend Mary Elynne Tappero)

"JC Penney is offering a very disturbing gift for the kids this year: "Forward Command Post," a pre-bombed" home complete with a
soldier & an American flag to crown it  with; all that's missing are dead babies and their maimed refugee family. The 'toy' is pictured below.

For a photo of this monstrosity, try:
[click on link or copy the link and paste into the address box on your browser, then hit 'enter.']

As noted, the 'toy' is pictured below for those of you who wish to view it without adding to JC Penny's satisfaction with having a busy web-page for it.]

To E-mail them, go to at:, go to Children's Toys for the form

Re: Item# IH655-0158A

Please email and/or call J. C. Penney to protest and pass this link on to as many people as possible

You may also call Customer Service for "questions regarding the web site..." 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: 1-800-322-1189

Another toy - Hasbro® G.I. Joe Long Range Army Sniper ...fully articulated replica of an actual US Army long range sniper. Includes long range rifle, camouflage outfit and accessories. Plastic. 1.8 lbs. Ages 5 and up.

Please note, this and the Forward Command Post are for older kids.

For younger tots, get the World Peace Keepers Battle Station ... Accessory set includes everything needed to stage a battle. Plastic. 2 lbs. Ages 3 and up." 

Mary Oishi
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM  87131-1011
Phone   505/277-3969
Fax       505/277-6393


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