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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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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War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
Books of the Month

The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

For more recent history, go to Student Activism

Upcoming - see Nov. 1-2, 2003 - Campus Anti-War Network (CAN) conference in Chicago, and 2003 national Speaking Tour

 

University Students Organizing Against War
DC and San Francisco - Oct 26, 2002

See Jan. 17, 2003 creation of Campus Anti-War Network- Report and Photo Album .

 

One of the first good things that happened after the March was a convening of student organizations at George Washington University. Up to 300 students from 35 colleges and universities met to network with each other and to create a listserv.

Students Against War in Iraq at George Washington invited Charlie Jenks of Traprock Peace Center to speak. He said that this war can't be stopped without student opposition, pointing out that the Vietnam War would not have been stopped without it. He stressed the importance of the listserv for organizing and sharing information. He referred to the October 31 events organized by the Stop The War coaltion in the UK and the potentials for communication and networking with students on the West Coast, the UK and elsewhere.


Organizations from over 60 schools have joined the listserv. Student and peace organizations interested in joining may contact email Charlie Jenks at Traprock. He will forward requests per arrangement with the student organizers. Priority is given to student organizations.

We are also looking for students who are primary organizers at their school so we may refer them for media interviews. Please contact Charlie if you wish to be on a media interview list, with a brief description of your peace activism.

Student News in Brief:

Dec. 8 - At St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict, 79% of students opposed the war in a student referendum. Turnout was double the norm for student government elections.

Dec. 4 - Students convene and form San Diego Campus Antiwar Network. On-line Calendar planned; will use current listserv.

Nov. 26 - 50 Students Suspended - CA with call to action

Nov. 26 - Columbia's anti-war coaltion pulled together about dozen schools to form network to coordinate action. Contact Columbia on how-to organize regional conference. Minutes.

Nov. 25 - New coalition at UC Davis - 30 people from 12 groups meet. Davis Coalition Against the War on Iraq starting black armband campaign in solidarity with Irraqi people.

Oct 24 - Over 150 students gathered on a brisk day for a rally in support of the Oct 26 march on Washington. Radical Student Union and Traprock members painted a 24-foot banner for the UMass Anti-War Coalition. At the rally, students signed the banner in support of the march. Pictured at right is Ryan Coughlin, a rally organizer and member of the Radical Student Union . See Photo Album.

Calendar of National and Regional Events of Interest to Student Activists
(Also see Archives of Student Calendar Some events not organized by students will be listed and deleted after the event; student events will stay on this calendar for historical purposes pending the development of a student activism archives page.)

Feb. 8-9 - W.A.R.P.con (War Ain't Right People Conference/Concert); Keynote Speaker: BOOTS RILEY of THE COUP; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Coffman Student Union, Mississippi Room (3rd floor).

SATURDAY: - workshops and teach-ins, 9am - 4:30 - Hip Hop Show featuring The Coup, David Cross, Atmosphere, and others. Doors open at 4:30, show starts at 5:30. All ages. Tickets come with conference registration (see below)
SUNDAY: - Regional anti-war organizing, 8am - 1pm. - Forming the "Twin Cities Campus Anti-War Network," 2pm - 4pm.
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Students from all over the Mid-West will be gathering in Minneapolis in order to discuss proposals for joint actions and regional coordination and hear reports from across the midwest. We'll develop plans for the new national "Campus Anti-War Network," which will have its founding conference two weeks later.
Student and community activists will put on a wonderful variety of simualtaneous workshops and teach-ins all day Saturday to share ideas, organizing successes, and understanding about different sides of the war crisis. These are crucial moments in history. The consequences of Bush's proposed war and occupation of Iraq will be horrendous and global. It must be stopped. The anti-war movement is growing fast, and already our weight is felt by those in power across the the globe, including the White House. But we must further our organization and broaden our appeal if we hope to beat back the ruthless ambitions of
Bush and company. Join us for a weekend of networking, education, and action planning.
REGISTRATION AND TICKETS
Register online at www.wiscpunk.org/warpcon. Only advance registration gets you concert tickets (until we sell out), but you're welcome to attend the conference without pre-registration. $5 requested donation at the door.
HOUSING
If you're traveling from out of town and need a place to stay, it can be arranged if you let us know ahead of time.
CONTACT INFO
Call 612.623.0609 or e-mail uofmcawi@yahoo.com, or visit: www.geocities.com/uofmcawi OR Warp!-Con - www.wiscpunk.org/warpcon.

Feb. 22-23 - Campus Ant-War Network (CAN) National Conference, Chicago, IL. See Invitation and Schedule of Events.

Feb. 15-16 - HOLD THIS DATE - National (e.g. New York City) and International Anti-War Protests. See National Network to End the War Against Iraq Calendar at http://www.endthewar.org and the StoptheWar Coalition (UK) announcements at http://www.stopthewar.co.uk.

March 8 - DC Women's Peace March - see Calendar at http://www.endthewar.org.

April 4 - National Rally for Peace and Justice, Atlanta, GA. See Calendar at http://www.endthewar.org:

 

Page created October 28, 2002 by Charlie Jenks; updated Nov. 28, 2002