Archive for December, 2005

Surviving the Vernon Reactor 10Dec05

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Surviving the Vernon Reactor 10Dec05

A Traprock Peace Center conference with support of the Greenfield Community College Response Initiative.

Ernest Sternglass 50:54 23.3 meg -Reloaded Dec20
– of the Radiation and Public Health Project – http://www.radiation.org/index.html

RPHP is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization, established by scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the relationships between low-level nuclear radiation and public health. – Ernest Sternglass covers some of the health effects of radiation on the general public.

Ray Shadis 52:29 24 meg
Technical Expert reviews some details of the “Enhanced Power Uprate” at the VT Yankee nuclear power plant.

Creative Common legal terms for all recordings.

Noam Chomsky 11October05 Washington’s Messianic Mission

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Noam Chomsky 11October05 Washington’s Messianic Mission

Eighth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture at Hampshire College
Chomsky11October05AImedia.mp3
59:45 . 27.3 meg
Chomsky11October05QAaimedia.mp3
48:26 19.8 Meg
“A prolific author and influential scholar, Chomsky is known for his groundbreaking work in human language and communication and for his outspoken critiques of American media and government.” www.noamchomsky.com

David Ray Griffin 11October05 – The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

David Ray Griffin 11October05
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions

Griffin11October05AImedia.mp3
60:04 . 27.5 meg
Griffin11October05QA.mp3
26:05 . 11.9 meg
Prof. of Theology David Ray Griffin evaluates the 9/11 Commission report in detail.
At best- the Commission’s report is inaccurate. At worse: the Report is a “white wash.”

Based on existing air defense doctrine the Terrorist attacks of 11Sept01 should not have been so devastatingly successful.
The reasons these successes were possible must be objectively reviewed in a transparent public forum.
See: http://www.911truth.org/
-A.I.

David Ray Griffin 11October05 – The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

David Ray Griffin 11October05
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions

Griffin11October05AImedia.mp3
60:04 . 27.5 meg
Griffin11October05QA.mp3
26:05 . 11.9 meg
Prof. of Theology David Ray Griffin evaluates the 9/11 Commission report in detail.
At best- the Commission’s report is inaccurate. At worse: the Report is a “white wash.”

Based on existing air defense doctrine the Terrorist attacks of 11Sept01 should not have been so devastatingly successful.
The reasons these successes were possible must be objectively reviewed in a transparent public forum.
See: http://www.911truth.org/
-A.I.

Kevin Pina 04November05 The Haiti Deception

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Kevin Pina 04November05 The Haiti Deception
-Interviewed by Paki Wieland; Kevin Pina discuses reality on the ground in Haiti after the recent US sponsored Coup.

KevinPinaWeb04November05AImedia.mp3
59:15 27.1 meg

Kevin Pina is a U.S journalist and filmmaker. He is known primarily for his coverage of the human rights abuses and suppression of democracy in Haiti following the overthrow of Jean Bertrand Aristide and the installation of the interim government. Since these subjects receive little or no play in the corporate controlled media, Pina most often writes articles for, and gives interviews to the alternative media. http://www.haitiaction.net

Michael Tigar . “The Enemy Combatant Doctrine and the Scope of Executive Power”

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Michael Tigar . “The Enemy Combatant Doctrine and the Scope of Executive Power”
WNE College – School of Law
http://www.traprockpeace.org/edrussell/michaeltiger27october05aimedia.mp3
58:13 26.6 meg

Tigar focuses on the anti-terrorist case Jose Padilla v. Donald Rumsfeld, et al., and its implications for civil liberties and human rights in the United States.
Michael Tigar is a Research Professor of Law at Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., where he teaches Federal Courts, International Human Rights, and Criminal Law. He has argued seven cases in the United States Supreme Court, and more than one hundred other appellate cases.

October 29, 2005 – New England First Nuclear Institute plenary featuring Ray Shadis & Mary Lampert

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

October 29, 2005

New England First Nuclear Institute plenary featuring Ray Shadis & Mary Lampert
Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant emergency event planning

http://www.traprockpeace.org/audio/fniplenary29oct05aimedia.mp3

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

October 29, 2005

New England First Nuclear Institute plenary featuring Ray Shadis & Mary Lampert
Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant emergency event planning

http://www.traprockpeace.org/audio/fniplenary29oct05aimedia.mp3

Current Situation and Moving the Conference Statement

Monday, December 19th, 2005

International Peace Conference – London, 12/10/05
Section on the Current Situation and Moving the Conference Statement

See the photo album.

Andrew Murray of the Stop the War Coaltion and Kate Hudson, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), moderated this opening session. Murray introduced Tony Benn (pictured at right), former Labour MP and cabinet minister, who gave the opening address. Lindsey German, the convener of Stop the War, then moved the conference statement which called for a worldwide demonstration on March 18th. Next, Hudson commenced the speakers’ portion of the session.

You may download MP3 audio (64 kbps mono) of the following speakers:Andrew Murray, Stop the
War Coalition; Tony Benn, former Labour MP and cabinet minister; Lindsey German, convener of the Stop the War Coalition, moving the conference statement.


MP3 audio; 25 minutes; 11.5 MB

Kate Hudson, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND); Prof. Elaheh Koolaee (Teheran University,
former Iranian MP); and Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies.


MP3 Audio; 14:34 minutes; 6.7 MB

Sami Ramadani, Iraqi writer and academic

MP3 Audio; 11:07 minutes; 5.1 MB

Mazin Younis of the Iraqi League

MP3 Audio; 8:48 minutes; 4.1 MB

Ayatollah Khalisi of the Iraqi National Foundation Congress spoke in Arabic. He later spoketo Socialist Worker (UK).

The audio program is © 2005 Charles Jenks. The audio may be played
on the radio with email notice to the producer at charles@traprockpeace.org and attribution. Otherwise, the audio may be downloaded for personal use only. The Stop the War Coalition, convener of the conference, may post the audio on its website with attribution. All other rights reserved. Audio recorded and edited by Charles Jenks.

See also the Military Families Panel with Cindy Sheehan; the Building the International Movement panel with George Galloway; and coverage of the student participation with the Campus Antiwar Network and the National Union of Students.

For reports on the conference, see the Stop the War Coalition website.
And see Eric Ruder’s report from London: Sami Ramadani on the latest “milestone” election in Iraq; reports from Socialist Worker (UK); David Swanson; and Kevin Zeese.

Campus Antiwar Network Delegate Meets with British Students

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

See All of the Student Meeting Photos.

For more on the conference, see the Stop the War Coalition website.

Campus Antiwar Network Delegate Meets with British Students, International Peace Conference, London, December 10, 2005
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) national Coordinating Committee member, spoke to a meeting of over 100 student activists at the International Peace Conference in London on December 10, 2005. Wrigley-Field represented CAN as its delegate to the conference.

She discussed counter-recruitment protests by US students and the wave of repressions that student activists have faced at US campuses tis year (George Mason University, Holyoke Community College, Harold Washington College, University of Wisconsin/Madision, Kent State University and Hampton University). Wrigley-Field said that there were areas of common concern and offerred international solidarity from US students.

See the Quicktime video of her talk that followed presentations by National Union of Students organizers Peter Leary, Suzie Wylie and Pav Akhtar. The British students are also active in the Stop the War Coalition.

You can download a free Quicktime player –7.0 for Win 2000 or XP6.5.2 for older Windows or Mac

(On December 15, Wrigley-Field was one of three CAN students Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

International Peace Conference – London, December 10, 2005 – Building an International Movement

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

This panel, which concluded the conference, was moderated by Andrew Murray and Jane Shallice. They introduced these speakers, shown in order of speaking in the Photo Album: Ishmael Patel, Friends of Al Aqsa; Herbert Docena, Focus on Global South; Judith LeBlanc, United for Peace and Justice; Sabah Jawad, Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation; Dr. Azzam Tamini, Muslim Association of Britain; Jeremy Corbyn, Labour MP of Islington North; and Andrew Murray, introducing George Galloway, Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow.

Hear the audio program:

(for radio airplay and broadband download) mp3 audio – 64 kbps mono – 1:14:58 minutes; 34.4 mb

(for low bandwidth connections)
mp3 audio – 16 kbps mono – 1:14:58 minutes; 8.6 mb

George Galloway only (with introduction by Andrew Murray; they are also part of the above audio programs)


mp3 audio – 64 kbps mono – 21.10 minutes; 9.7 mb.

The audio program is © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. The audio may be played on the radio with email notice to Traprock at charles@traprockpeace.org and attribution. Otherwise, the audio may be downloaded for personal use only. The Stop the War Coalition, convener of the conference, may post the audio on its website with attribution. All other rights reserved. Audio recorded and edited by Charles Jenks.

For more on the conference, see the Stop the War Coalition website.

And see Eric Ruder’s report from London: Sami Ramadani on the latest “milestone” election in Iraq

See also Military Families Panel with Cindy Sheehan.

Photos © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

International Peace Conference – London, December 10, 2005

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

December 15, 2005 – The Military Families Campaigns section was one of 4 sections to the International Peace Conference held in London on December 10, 2005. We will post audio and photos from each section. Andrew Murray introduced Andrew Burgin of Military Families Against the War and Judy Linehan from Military Families Speak Out as moderators. This excellent panel featured talks by Rose Gentle (Military Families Against the War), Ann Lawrence (Military Families Against the War), John Miller (Military Families Against the War), Ben Griffin (Military Families Against the War), Kelly Dougherty (Iraq Veterans Against the War), Chris Nineham (Stop the War Coalition), Medea Benjamin (Code Pink), Peter Brierley (Military Families Against the War), Judy Cuniglio (Dallas, Texas), Reg Keys (Military Families Against the War), Cindy Sheehan (Gold Star Families for Peace).

See the Cindy Sheehan video clip.

Hear this section in its entirety:

(for radio airplay and broadband download)


mp3 audio – 64 kbps mono – 1:27:52 minutes; 40.3 mb

(for low bandwidth connections)

mp3 audio – 16 kbps mono – 1:27:52 minutes; 10.1 mb

The audio program is © 2005 Charles Jenks. The audio may be played on the radio with email notice to him at charles@traprockpeace.org and attribution. Otherwise, the audio may be downloaded for personal use only. The Stop the War Coalition, convener of the conference, may post the audio on its website with attribution. All other rights reserved. Audio recorded and edited by Charles Jenks.

For more on the conference, see the Stop the War Coalition website. And see Eric Ruder’s report from London: Sami Ramadani on the latest milestone election in Iraq

See also section on Building an International Movement with MP’s Jeremy Corbyn and George Galloway.

Photos © 2005 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

See photo album

Holding Bush and Blair to Account

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

International Peace Conference – London, December 10, 2005

Andrew Murray chaired this panel. Hear and download audio programs (mp3 64 kbps mon):


Tariq Ali, writer and campaigner- 12:22 minutes; 5.7 mb


Ann Wright, former US diplomat – 8:02 minutes – 3.7 mb


Paul Ingram, Green Party (UK)- 6:02 minutes; 2.9 mb


David Swanson, "After Downing Street" – 10:48 minutes – 5 mb


John Rees, Stop the War Coalition – 10:07 mb – 4.78 mb
— Quicktime video


Craig Murray, former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan – 10:27 minutes; 4.8 mb

Walter Wolfgang, activist, he escaped from Nazi Germany – 5:21 minutes – 2.5 mb

Amani Deghayes spoke of her brother’s detention, torture and maiming at Guantanamo – 4:44 minutes: 2.2 mb

Also speaking were Hassan Juma, President of the Southern Iraqi Oil Workers’ Union (in Arabic); Hanna Abrahim of the Iraq organization Free Will.

For reports on the conference, see the Stop the War Coalition website.

And see Eric Ruder’s report from London: Sami Ramadani on the latest milestone; election in Iraq; reports from Socialist Worker (UK); David Swanson; and Kevin Zeese.

Dahr Jamail 06October05 An Independent Reporter’s View of the War in Iraq

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Dahr Jamail 06October05 An Independent Reporter’s View of the War in Iraq
Holyoke Community College

http://www.traprockpeace.org/edrussell/DahrJamailWeb06October05AImedia.mp3

48:32 minutes; 64 kbps mono; 22.2 meg

http://www.dahrjamailiraq.com

Jamail is an independent journalist from Anchorage, Alaska who has been reporting from Iraq since November 2003. He writes regularly for the Inter Press Service and the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and has also contributed to The Nation, Asia Times and The Guardian, among others. He is the Flashpoints Pacifica special correspondent in Iraq, as well as reporting for other radio outlets such as Democracy Now!, BBC, Air Americaand Radio Hong Kong.