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

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The Obscenity of Our War22 people killed by US airstrike on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
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Coalition demands Koocher’s removal at press conferenceFrom DePaul University's student newspaper, the DePaulia
Anti-Drone Demonstrators Arrested at Beale AFB Early Tuesday Morning After Protesting Killer DronesPeace Activists Also Tied Migrant Crisis to U.S. Global Wars
Can Gangjeong Become an Incubator for the Peace Movement?September report from Japan and Jeju Island, South Korea
From Baghdad to Syracuse: Exposing the Reality of WarAn autobiographical piece from Ed Kinane

Walk Blog: Walking across Wisconsin, witnessing against war

July 22
By Bill Christofferson


In some ways, much of Kathy Kelly’s adult life has been a walk against war. So it was completely in character for her to be walking through Milwaukee Monday, on a 450-mile trek to St. Paul and the Republican national convention.

Kelly, a high school and community college teacher, has repeatedly risked her life and her freedom as an advocate for non-violence. She is now affiliated with Voices for Creative Nonviolence, based in her hometown of Chicago, which organized Witness Against War now making its way across Wisconsin.

Walk Blog: Dan Pearson, July 21

By Dan Pearson
July 21, 2008


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

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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

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.

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