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Jailed Anti-War Activists Released After "Virtual" Court

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

By John LaForge, Nukewatch staff

SUPERIOR, Wisconsin ― Three anti-war activists were released from Douglas County jail Wed., March 14 after “appearing” in court on trespass charges stemming from a protest at the Superior office of U.S. Representative David Obey, D-Wisc.

John Heid, Michael Miles and Bonnie Urfer, all from the Luck, Wisc.-based Anathoth Community, were jailed overnight after they refused to leave unless Rep. Obey agreed to vote against renewed funding for the U.S. war in Iraq.

Portland, OR: 3 Denied Access to Senator Smith's Office and Arrested

March 16, 2007

Defund the War: Portland, Oregon

March 16, 2007, Portland, OR - Peter Bergel, Mike Glazen and Bob Projansky were all arrested for failing to leave the property at the World Trade Center. They, along with supporters, were trying to visit with Oregon Senator Smith or his Office staff.

This is a film by www.joe-anybody.com

For the journal of arrestee Peter Bergel:

CODEPINK Co-founder Gael Murphy and 10 Activists Arrested at the Public Appropriations Commitee Vote

Mar 15, 2007
by CODEPINK

CODEPINK Co-founder Gael Murphy and 10 other peace activists were arrested Thursday morning at 9:30 am while attempting to enter the public Appropriations Committee vote on the Supplemental Bill allocating $100 billion for the war in Iraq. CODEPINK has been lobbying hard against the passage of this bill and will hold a press conference today to respond to Ms. Murphy’s forceful arrest and today’s vote in the House Appropriations Committee. They will express their dismay that the Democrats, who were given a mandate for peace in the November election, but are allowing a bill to go to the House floor that will let the war drag on into 2008 instead of using their power of the purse to cut funds for the war.

Joliet, IL -- 1 Arrested at Rep Weller's Office

March 13, 2007

Yesterday approximately fifteen of us gathered outside congressman Weller’s office in Joliet. Some of us had our signs and went to the street and got a surprisingly positive response from people who blew their horns and waved. The ones who opposed our views were few but equally demonstrative. They shouted epithets and gave us the one finger salute.

Fairbanks, AK -- 1 Arrest in Persistent Civil Disobedience

March 13

Rob Mulford got arrested at around 1:30pm today for entering barely inside the Federal Building in Fairbanks. The security officer at the building forbade Rob entry, stating that he was trespassing because he had been charged with trespass before, although Rob has not been convicted of any such crime and was not acting threatening. Rob had brought a copy of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights to show to the officers the authority that gave him a right to be on public property “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (First Amendment)

Rep Peter DeFazio -- 2 Arrests in Eugene, OR

March 13

Federal security officers arrested Peg Morton and Trudy Maloney on Monday, March 12 after they refused to leave Representative Peter DeFazio’s office. Morton and Maloney and others from the Occupation Project (www.vcnv.org) had spent the afternoon peacefully praying for DeFazio to listen to his conscience and pledge to vote against Bush’s request for supplemental funding to continue the Iraq war.

Rep Dave Obey -- 3 Arrests at Superior, WI Office

March 14, 2007

Three arrested for trespassing in Obey’s Superior office after protest
Anna Kurth, Forum Communications Company
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Three Iraq War protesters were arrested when they refused to leave the Superior office of U.S. Rep. David Obey, D-Wausau when the office closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Senator Hillary Clinton -- 4 Arrests in Albany, NY

March 12, 2007

Four activists from the Saratoga (NY) Peace Alliance’s Occupation Project were arrested this afternoon (March 12, 2007) after occupying Sen. Clinton’s office at the Federal Building in Albany NY.

At 3 pm sixteen members representing various peace groups from the Albany area had a meeting with Tracey Brooks, Ms Clinton’s Political Director for our region. This was the third time we had met with Ms Brooks since last fall.

Occupation Project Protests and Arrests at: Representative Udall, Senator Salazar and Representative Degette Offices

March 9, 2007

Photos by Phil Weinstein: the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice CenterPhoto by Phil Weinstein: the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

For more photos and the press release, including personal statements from those arrested:

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