November 2, 2007: This website is maintained by Charles Jenks, who created it 10 years ago and has authored all of its web pages and nearly all of its multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files). As the author and registered owner of this site, his purpose 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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.

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Rally At University of Massachusetts in Support of Oct 26 March


Oct 24 - Over 150 students gathered on a brisk day for a rally in support of the Oct 26 march. Radical Student Union and Traprock members painted the banner that the UMass Anti-War Coalition will carry in the March. At the rally, students signed the banner in support of the March. Pictured at left is Ryan Coughlin, with the Radical Student Union and rally organizer. Pictured below are Nathaniel, who gave a great peace rap. (Please contact us with his last name.) Nathaniel really warmed up the crowd on a cold day. He rapped as a Jew talking about another Jew - Jesus - and askng what he would do. Kelly Gallagher, minister at First Churhes in Northampton, gave a moving and centered commentary during which she stressed 3 points: great sadness, truth and being part of the promise. Sunny Miller lauded successful organizing strategies then got the audience laughing with a vignette of the pep talk it might take to get us to pay for perpetual war. She ended with reminding people of the world-wide demonstrations against war. Eric Lin encouraged student involvement; Liz Carter explained the difference between being anti-American and critiquing a war plan. John Butell reminded the audience of the corporate interests that are benefited by war.

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