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Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003. More about Voices

recent additions at a glance

My Five Days in “Pod A”Drone protester Bonnie Block speaks about the Juneau County Jail
"We Are a Country at War"Cathy Breen writes from Iraq
Making History and Building a Future in the Nevada DesertPeace Camp in Nevada makes history- what of the future?
When Kathy Went to Jailoriginally posted on the Palestine Chronicle
Hearing All VoicesNote from Kathy one week before her release
The Storm Is OverKathy Kelly writes on prison construction and what we aren't building

Walk Blog: Dan Pearson, July 21

By Dan Pearson
July 21, 2008

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More than twenty locals from the Milwaukee area joined us yesterday to walk from Oak Creek to Milwaukee, galvanizing the eight of us who’ve been walking since Chicago. Among them were members of Peace Action, Voces de la Frontera, Vets for Peace, Casa Maria Catholic Worker, students from Marquette University and a member of the Oak Creek chapter of Iraq Vets Against War. The Vets for Peace Chapter of Sheboygan, WI greeted us with a generous lunch in Humboldt Park on the south side of Milwaukee. We were then welcomed with an enthusiastic rally by another 20 or so people at our stopping point in downtown Milwaukee at the well known and somewhat contentious sunburst sculpture, jokingly described by some locals as the “big, orange asterisk.”

Group Walking From Chicago To Minnesota To Protest War

July 21, 2008
Katie DeLong
WTMJ-TV

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MILWAUKEE - A group of people called Witness Against War are walking from Chicago to St. Paul, Minnesota in protest of the war in Iraq.

They left Milwaukee Monday morning. They’re walking 450 miles to challenge and non-violently resist the fighting.

Walk Blog: Alice Gerard, July 20

July 20, 2008

Yesterday (July 19), for the first time on our walk from Chicago to St. Paul, it rained. Although the dampness covered us, it did not get inside our spirits. We were ready to continue on the journey, to share our message of hope and peace with those whom we might encounter on our path.

In the morning, the Racine Dominican sisters sang a blessing with their gentle voices. Then they sent us on our way.

War protest walk arrives in Racine

BY PETE WICKLUND
Journal Times
Thursday, July 17, 2008

RACINE — The welcoming party perhaps could have been a little bigger, but participants in a peace walk from Chicago to St. Paul, Minn., will bring with them memories from a two-day stay in greater Racine.

Members of the Chicago-based Voices For Creative Nonviolence brought their Witness Against War walk to Racine on Thursday afternoon. The dozen or so members of the walk, including participants from New York, California and even Stockholm, Sweden, were welcomed at the Dr. John Bryant Community Center on the city’s south side by members of the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Civil rights group joins Iraq protest walk, links to domestic 'war' on immigrants

Lisa Loring
Friday, 18 July 2008
The Daily Kenoshan

Immigrant rights activists in Racine and Milwaukee will be opposing both the war in Iraq and a domestic ‘war on immigrants’ when they join with a 450 mile peace walk currently making its way through Wisconsin and due to arrive August 31st at the Republican National Convention in St Paul.

War protesters hike through county

Lake County News-Sun
By Charlie Adelman
July 16, 2008

Nearly 20 walkers began their 52-day trek from downtown Chicago to St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday in protest of the war in Iraq.

Put together by the Voices for Creative Nonviolence program, the group assembled the walk to show the connection between the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the forthcoming Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

“Both parties have been willing to pour billions of dollars into these wars,” said marcher Lauren Cannon.

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