Archive for April, 2007

Ann Wright speaks at Brown University

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Ann Wright speaking at Brown University on April 16, 2007 about the war with Iraq and the possibility of war with Iran. Filmed by Paul Hubbard.

Thank you Ann and Paul for sending this to us!

Scott Ritter – Target Iran – Part 1

Friday, April 20th, 2007

“War will not solve any problem we face with Iran.”

Scott Ritter, former Major of the US Marines and Chief UNSCOM Weapons Inspector in Iraq, spoke on the folly of war with Iran in the General Pershing Room of the War Memorial, Indianapolis, IN on April 18, 2007.This is Part 1 – his presentation in the program “US Policy in the Middle East; Target Iran and the role of Congress.”Clips from the Q and A will follow. He spoke on a two person panel with the Honorable Andy Jacobs, former Congressperson from Indiana.The program was sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Indiana Chapter #49, Indianapolis Peace House & Plowshares, Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, and Traprock Peace Center.Moderator: Pierre AtlasPolitical Science Professor and Director of Franciscan Center for Global Studies at Marian CollegeVideo recorded and edited by Charles Jenks; © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Contact: charles@traprockpeace.org

Cindy Sheehan – They Can’t Kill Love

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

“They can kill somebody’s body, but they can’t kill love.” – Cindy Sheehan.Cindy Sheehan calls for nonviolent revolution, encourages activists and shares her emotions about the senseless killings of Iraqis and US soldiers due to this war. This is a must watch question and answer session, after her talk at the 3rd Annual Midwest Peace and Justice Summit held at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, on April 13, 2007.”They want us to live in fear….It’s time that we’re willing to sacrifice and put our bodies on the line for peace and justice.”Sponsoring organizations were IUPUI Students Advocates for Global Equality, Plowshares Consortium of Peace Studies, Indiana Peace and Justice Network, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, and IUPUI Office of Campus and Community Life.Organizations throughout the Midwest participated. See more on the conference at http://www.mpjs.orgVideo © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Recorded and edited by Charles Jenks.

Cindy Sheehan at Purdue

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Cindy Sheehan spoke at Purdue University on April 12, 2007.

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James Yee – Guantanamo and his solitary confinement

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

This is Part 2 of a 2 part video (split due to YouTube size limitations). It features Chaplain James Yee, former US Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo. In this Part 2, he discusses Guantanamo, including shocking interrogation technigues (such as sexual taunting from naked female interrogators), physical and psychological abuse, and desecration of the Koran. He also discusses his own arrest, solitary confinement with sensory deprivation, and eventual total exoneration. All charges were dropped again him. He was returned to duty and given a commendation. He resigned his commission and received an honorable discharge.In Part I, he went into detail about why he became a Muslim.

Chaplain Yee spoke on April 14, 2007 at the 3rd Annual Midwest Peace and Justice Summit held on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, see http://www.mpjs.orgConference sponsors were: IUPUI Student Advocates for Global Equality; Indiana Peace & Justice Network; Plowshares Consortium of Peace Studies Programs; IUPUI Center for Service and Learning; Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center; and IUPUI Office of Campus and Community Life.Video recorded and edited by Charles Jenks; © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

Chaplain James Yee on becoming a Muslim

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

This is Part 1 of a 2 part video (split due to YouTube size limitations). It features Chaplain James Yee, former US Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo. In this Part I, he discusses how he became a Muslim. In Part II, he goes into detail about shocking abuses at Guantanamo and his arrest and threatened court martial while serving as chaplain. All charges were dropped again him. He was returned to duty and given a commendation. He resigned his commission and received an honorable discharge.Mr. Yee spoke on April 14, 2007 at the 3rd Annual Midwest Peace and Justice Summit held on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, see http://www.mpjs.orgConference sponsors were: IUPUI Student Advocates for Global Equality; Indiana Peace & Justice Network; Plowshares Consortium of Peace Studies Programs; IUPUI Center for Service and Learning; Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center; and IUPUI Office of Campus and Community Life.Video recorded and edited by Charles Jenks; © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

Cindy Sheehan speaking peace to power

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Cindy Sheehan gave the Plowshare Keynote Address at the 3rd Annual Midwest Peace and Justice Summit on April 13, 2007 at the Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis campus.

See more on the conference at http://www.mpjs.org

Sponsoring organizations were IUPUI Students Advocates for Global Equality, Plowshares Consortium of Peace Studies, Indiana Peace and Justice Network, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, and IUPUI Office of Campus and Community Life.

Organizations throughout the Midwest participated.

Video © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved. Recorded and edited by Charles Jenks.

Blackwater – rise of most powerful mercenary firm in world

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Jeremy Scahill – April 9, 2007

Blackwater: The Rise of the Most Powerful Mercenary Firm in the World

Recording 25.1 meg 43:57 – temp version

From event listing: Blackwater protects the top US officials in Iraq, yet the public knows almost nothing about their quasi-military operations, which range from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to rooftop firefights in Najaf to the hurricane-ravaged US gulf to Washington DC. “Jeremy Scahill’s exposé of the Blackwater mercenary firm forcefully demonstrates the grave dangers of outsourcing the government’s monopoly on the use of force.” – Joseph Wilson, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. Recorded at Odyssey Books, South Hadley, MA.

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