Archive for March, 2007

Remembering Wally Nelson – civil rights activist

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Wally Nelson would have been 98 on March 27th. He was a pioneer civil rights activist and is considered a parent – along with his partner Juanita Nelson – of the modern war tax resistance movement in the US.

See more on Wally (with links to other resources) at…

This short video is a compilation of moments from 1999 to 2002. The final clip is Wally last birthday celebration.

Video © 1999, 2001 and 2002 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

Iraq Veterans Against War Speak

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Veterans Paul Abernathy and Matt Southworth, both member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, speak with Sunny Miller, Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center, after the antiwar/anti-occupation rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 17, 2007.

For more information, see:

For videos of the Fayetteville peace events on March 17-18, 2007 (more coming), visit

video © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

Rally website:

Iraq Vets – “I want my country back”

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Iraq War veterans leading march in Fayetteville, North Carolina – March 17, 2007. A short clip of the head of the march. The vets led the chanting for the march through Fayetteville, the home of Fort Bragg (82nd Airborne). See Veterans for Peace – – and Iraq Veterans Against the War –

For more on the march, see

video © 2007 Charles Jenks;

See more march and rally video at

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

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

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;

Members are affiliated with the NC Public Service Workers Union, UE Loccal 150 –

For more information on the peace rally, see

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

For more videos see Traprock’s video channel at

For peace and justice resources,

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

video recorded and edited by Charles Jenks;

© 2007 Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved

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
Veterans for Peace
Traprock Peace Center.