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By Darla Shelden - OKC Halluburton event organizer
Back row from left: ?Mary Francis, Will Covert, James ?, Josh ?, Diane Baker, Huti Reynolds, Hiram Myers, Jon Cantrell and Ivan Hutchcroft Seated from left:? ? ?Trent Goss, Joni LeViness, Maureen Haver, Chris McMullen, Katie Heim and Jennifer Rooks. Darla Shelden - OKC Halluburton event organizer
A Report by Scott Galindez
On Thursday, May 18th, over 40,000 petition signatures were delivered to the White House against war with Iran. Following the delivery of the petitions a march to Donald Rumsfeld's house was led by Ray McGovern and Cindy Sheehan. Four people were arrested trying to deliver a message to the Secretary of Defense.
By Nathaniel Batchelder, www.peacehouseok.org
From Nigeria, Peru, and at least six of the United States, objectors to Halliburton's global operations travelled to Duncan, Oklahoma, to protest at the corporation's annual stockholders' meeting, Wednesday, May 17.
Some 150-200 protesters gathered outside the Simmons Center where Halliburton's meetings were held, holding signs and chanting "Shame" while stockholders filed in, and later left the meeting. All morning, a stream of Duncan citizens drove past the protest location to see the protest to the Duncan-based corporation. Many responded to the prominent "Honk For Peace" signs.
By Ted Roelofs, The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS -- Grand Rapids resident Lori Freye realizes one small protest at a military recruiting station won't stop the Iraq war in its tracks.
But Freye, 20, believes she must stand up against a war she believes has nothing to do with terrorism.
"We feel that this war would not be possible without the military and without recruiters. We feel that the only motivation behind this war is oil and money.
By Pete Perry
It was a long and exhausting 24 hours in the D.C. prison system. I will probably share a lot more soon. I was honored to have done this action at Rumsfeld's with David Barrows and two very strong, intelligent and courageous women from Code Pink -- Toby and Katie. Remarkably Katie actually made it to the door and slipped a letter through the mail slot!
I was often worn down and stressed about losing employment. But I took joy in the fact that the action seemed meaningful, and that many people knew about it. We do face unlawful entry, which is a fairly serious charge. Our court date is June 1st at 9 a.m. Solidarity would be greatly appreciated!
Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 by OneWorld.net
by Haider Rizvi
NEW YORK - Peace groups in the United States are testing new ways to stop the U.S. war machinery in Iraq, Afghanistan, and places that might become new targets in the new future.
Peace advocates in New York and Washington, DC have held a series of meetings with their counterparts from other countries to discuss how they could strengthen an international movement to support those who refuse to join the military or choose to stay away from taking part in combat operations.
You are cordially invited to the War Resisters League Annual Dinner and Peace Award Ceremony honoring WOMEN RESISTING WAR FROM WITHIN THE U.S. MILITARY
represented by Diedra Cobb, Anita Cole, Kelly Dougherty & Katherine Jashinski.
Friday, June 9, 2006 * 6:30 pm
Cyril & Methodius Hall
502 West 41st Street (at 10th Avenue)
Tickets are $45 ($25 low-income, students, unemployed, or workshift
Conscientious Objectors from Around the World Gather in Washington DC and New York to Oppose Global War
CONTACT: Operation Refuse War
Steve Theberge, 212.228.0450 / email@example.com
NEW YORK - May 11 - From May 11th to 16th, US conscientious objectors (CO's) and CO's from around the world will gather in New York City and Washington DC for Operation Refuse War, a week of conferences, demonstrations, and actions in celebration of International Conscientious Objectors Day, May 15th.
Operation Refuse War will be an opportunity for conscientious objectors, anti-war activists, and military families to come together to share strategies and build community. Participants are coming from South Korea, Eritrea, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Canada, Britain, Israel, Macedonia, Bosnia, Germany, and across the United States. This week of action will highlight the difficulties that current conscientious objectors face as well as help build relationships and connections between the various communities within the anti-war movement. In addition, Operation Refuse War will bring together international and American conscientious objectors to share their experiences and ideas with the public.
A week of action uniting resisters
In Celebration of International Conscientious Objectors' Day
May 11-16 2006
New York City and Washington DC
By Bruce Taub
Friends - Last night I went to the AIPAC fundraising dinner here in Boston, specifically intending to speak out on behalf of the Palestinian people. This was not intended by me as an act of civil disobedience, but as an act of conscience. When I was in the Occupied Territories/Palestine about a month ago and asked the wonderful people I met there what I could do to help end their oppression by the Israeli state, to a person they said, "change US policy, expose AIPAC."
Increased attacks and harassment by Israeli settlers from Hill 833 (a Ma'on
settlement outpost), on schoolchildren from the village of Tuba have drawn a
confused response from the Israeli police and military. These actions by
settlers include the following:
- Settlers placed large rocks blocking the short road from Tuba to At-Tuwani
that goes between Ma'on and Hill 833. (The Israeli Knesset Committee for
Create peace. Create alternatives. Create hope.
End the US war in Iraq.
Take steps to bring the troops home now --
And engage in nationwide nonviolent action
If a concrete withdrawal plan is not established and activated
The Declaration of Peace --
A Commitment to Take Nonviolent Action to:
• End the US War in Iraq
• Bring the Troops Home Now, and
• Establish a Concrete Deadline and Timetable for a Comprehensive Withdrawal
May 2, 2006
The Ann Arbor News
Ann Arbor Council calls for end to Iraq war
Saying the Iraq war had become a disaster for both countries, the Ann Arbor City Council passed a resolution calling for the end of combat operations and the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
The resolution passed by a 10-1 vote at the Monday night meeting.
Council Member Marcia Higgins, D-4th Ward, cast the lone vote against the resolution. Higgins said she agreed with everything in the resolution, but she didn’t think the council should pass a resolution that represents the entire city when she knows there are people in her ward who disagreed with it.
By CLYDE HABERMAN
NO ageism is intended, but we're willing to lay heavy
odds that it has been a long while since the Manhattan
district attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau, found someone
older than he is to take to court.
Betty Coqui Brassell, 76, one of the defendants in the
Granny Peace Brigade, returning to Manhattan Criminal
Court Thursday after lunch.
The Arizona Republic
About 300 war protesters on Saturday brandished signs, beat drums and encouraged passing motorists to honk if they wanted to end U.S. involvement in Iraq.
The Arizona End the War Now Coalition held the march and picket at 24th Street and Camelback Road near the office of Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl to protest the third anniversary of President Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech.
By Sarah Breitenbach and David Simon, News-Post
FREDERICK -- Five students at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School were suspended Wednesday pending parent conferences after a protest during a career fair, according to one of the students.
Junior Bob Hayes said he and four other students staged a "die-in" in front of a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting booth at the school about 10:30 a.m. The students pretended to die by falling down in front of the booth and then passed out leaflets protesting the war in Iraq and the presence of military recruiters on school grounds.
By Lynn Robinson
[Please note that this was intended testimony, but was not delivered because the judge granted our motion for judgment of acquittal.]
I am Lynn Robinson, defendant pro se. Thank you for letting me speak to
you today. I feel we are not guilty of demonstrating without a permit, for
First, I feel that our right to free speech was denied on October 26. We
Urgent: call Senator Frist's office at 202-224-3344 and demand that he meet with the Iraqi women.
David Swanson just called from Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's office to report that he and a group of women activists are occupying the office to demand a meeting with Senator Frist to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
The activists include three Iraqi women who testified at this morning's Out of Iraq hearing:
- Dr. Dahlia Wasfi
- Aseel Albanna
- Faiva Al-araji (right)
They are joined in the protest by:
- Cindy Sheehan
- Ann Wright
- Medea Benjamin
- Gael Murphy
The Iraqi women want to meet with Frist today because they are leaving the U.S. tomorrow. They represent the 82% of Iraqis who want the U.S. out of Iraq.
Urgent: call Senator Frist's office at 202-224-3344 and demand that he meet with the Iraqi women.
BEGINNING JUNE 7TH IN SPRINGFIELD, IL
CONCLUDING JULY 5TH IN NORTH CHICAGO
Join with social justice advocates this summer as we challenge the
wars in Iraq and Israel-Palestine and the criminal injustice system in
For 30 days we will walk through our country's heartland, calling for:
* An end to the U.S. occupation of and war in Iraq, with the immediate
withdrawal of all members of the U.S. military from Iraq.
Tomorrow 04/26/2006 Anti-War activists will have their day in court.
On March 6TH Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Families for Peace; Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace; Missy Beattie, Gold Star Families for Peace; and Rev. Patricia Ackerman were arrested outside the United States Mission to the UN attempting to deliver the Women Say no to War petition. The US Mission office refused to send a representative to meet with the delegation of women after initially agreeing to the meeting. The women refused to leave without delivering the signatures to someone in the US Mission's office and were later arrested.
Contact: Paul Kawika Martin of Peace Action Education Fund, 301-565-4050 ext. 316, 951-217-7285 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, April 23 /U.S. Newswire/ -- On April 19, four defendants, arrested at the White House while protesting the Iraq war by engaging in a die-in on Oct. 26, 2005, had their charges dismissed in federal court in Washington, D.C. Judge Deborah Robinson ruled in favor of the defense motion for a judgment of acquittal and stated that the prosecution had failed to prove the case against Gary Ashbeck and Lynn Robinson, from Baltimore, and Paul Kawika Martin and Eve Tetaz, from Washington, D.C.
By Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action & Peace Action Education Fund
You may remember that I participated in a die-in in front of the white house last year where I was arrested. This is the outcome of the trial:
On October 26, 2005 members of Peace Action were arrested with Cindy Sheehan during a nonviolent political protest in front of the White House commemorating the 2,000 U.S. soldier death. Paul Kawika Martin, our organizing and political director recently appeared in court to answer the charges but in a victory for free speech, the Federal judge ruled in favor of our motion of acquittal before we had a chance to give our full defense. Had we been given the opportunity to make our voice heard it would have sounded something like this:
A group of women who call themselves the "Granny Peace Brigade" have gone on trial in New York for their protest against the Iraq war.
The women, aged between 50 and 91, were charged with disorderly conduct after demonstrating outside a military recruitment centre.
Their supporters outside the courthouse included leading anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq.
FOUR PEACE ACTIVISTS ACQUITTED, IN FEDERAL COURT IN WASHINGTON, D.C., OF DEMONSTRATING WITHOUT A PERMIT
CONTACTS: Max Obuszewski 410-323-7200, ext. 31; Mark Goldstone 301-530-6612
Washington, DC. On Sept. 26, 2005, 371 peace activists who delivered the names of the dead from Iraq to the White House were arrested in the largest action of the sort in U.S. Park Police history. On Oct. 26, 2005, 26 activists protesting the war in Iraq were arrested after engaging in a die-in on the White House sidewalk. Activists from both groups were charged with demonstrating without a permit, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $500 fine.
By Pete Perry
After my action today here are some of the questions and statements I encountered from the Capitol Hill Police...
"What group are you with? Are you with ANSWER?"
"Have you tried to communicate your message to the elected officials by other means?"
"You know you can get a permit for the park over there, or you don't even need a permit to stand on the sidewalk ont he other side of the street (C Street) and hold a sign if you wish. However, you were disrupting a committee hearing."
By Missy Comley Beattie, http://www.opednews.com
"We invited her to discuss her concerns with a US Mission employee. She chose not to come in but to lay down in front of the building and block the entrance. It was clearly designed to be a media stunt, not aimed at rational discussion."
This is the statement of Richard Grenell, spokesperson for the United States Mission to the UN. And it's a lie. I know because I was arrested with Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin, and Rev. Patti Ackerman as an attempt was made to deliver a petition signed by more than 100,000 women who are calling for peace. (www.womensaynotowar.org ) If you haven't signed, please do this immediately.
By Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Washington, D.C. - March 8 - Two activists were arrested today after
disrupting the hearing of the House Appropriations Committee. The
Committee is considering approving nearly $65 billion in supplemental
spending to fund the war in Iraq. The two activists were arrested
after they read the names of Iraqi citizens and U.S. soldiers who have
died in this war. The action was part of the "Winter of Our
By Pete Perry
Today more than a dozen peace activists lined up outside the hearing room for the House Appropriations Committee in the Rayburn Building. Four of us were with the D.C. Anti-War Network (DAWN), and we were near the front of the line, but we were soon joined by those who are fasting as part of Voices for Creative Nonviolence's Winter of Our Discontent Campaign, Code Pink and Dorothy Day Catholic Workers.
By Dede Miller
Yesterday my sister Cindy Sheehan was arrested outside of the U.S. mission to the United Nations. A contingent of Women which included Cindy, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, Missy Beattie a GSFP member whose Nephew Chase Comley was killed in Iraq and eight Iraqi women were attempting to deliver the Women Say no to War petition to the U.S. mission. This visit was pre approved by the mission. As the women arrived one of New York’s finest cited a change of plans from “higher up