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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

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After Vowing to End Combat Mission in Afghanistan, Obama Secretly Extends America’s Longest WarHakim and Kathy Kelly Interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now
Obama Extends War in AfghanistanThree events, which President Obama should have considered before once more expanding the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan:
Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan A report on "Emergency" network of hospitals and clinics has been particularly remarkable for effectively saving and improving the lives of many Afghan people
Redefining “Imminent” How the U.S. Department of Justice Makes Murder Respectable, Kills the Innocent and Jails their Defenders
How Is a Prison Like a War?The Similarities between Mass Incarceration and Mass Murder
Afghan Malnutrition - The Search for SolutionsMalnutrition Affects More than 40 Percent of Afghan Children, Killing Thousands Every Year

Fairbanks, AK Trial Begins

By Rob Mulford mulford.rob@gmail.com
Fairbanks, Alaska Occupation Project
April 23, 2007

“Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right.”

Carl Schurz, US Major General & Statesman (1829 - 1906)

Rob Mulford goes on trial Wednesday April 25, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. for taking part in the Occupation project (a Nonviolent Antiwar Action) at the office of Senator Ted Stevens on February 20th. Don Muller of Sitka was tried last week of the same offense and sentenced to 90 days with 75 suspended, 3 years probation, and a $1000 fine. Rob faces possibly the same punishment. It is a sad irony that the two may face harsher punishment than the men responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings.

Download Rob’s Statement as PDF
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Tomgram: Dahr Jamail, Into the Iraqi Diaspora

April 23, 2007

“I Am Now a Refugee”
The Iraqi Crisis That Has No Name
By Dahr Jamail

Since the shock-and-awe invasion of Iraq began in March 2003, that country’s explosive unraveling has never left the news or long been off the front page. Yet the fallout beyond its borders from the destruction, disintegration, and ethnic mayhem in Iraq has almost avoided notice. And yet with — according to United Nations estimates — approximately 50,000 Iraqis fleeing their country each month (and untold numbers of others being displaced internally), Iraq is producing one of the — if not the — most severe refugee crisis on the planet, a crisis without a name and without significant attention.

Read the Full Article at TomDispatch.com

Take Action: House & Senate to Vote on Iraq War Funding This Week; Prepare for Civil Disobedience

Actions Needed to End Iraq War Funding
April 22, 2007

Please call your Representative and Senators and tell them to vote against the supplemental spending bill to continue funding the Iraq war. You can call the Congressional switchboard at 1-202-224-3121 and be connected.

Prepare for civil disobedience in June and July at the offices of Representatives and Senators who refuse to publicly commit to vote against any additional funding for the Iraq war for Fiscal Year 2008 (which begins on October 1).

Tax Day -- 5 Arrested in Chicago's Federal Building

April 17, 2007

On April 17—Tax Day—five social justice advocates were arrested in the federal building in Chicago. This building houses the offices of Senator Obama and Senator Durbin. It also houses an office of the IRS.

Donning sackcloth and ashes, they entered the federal building shortly after it opened for the day. All acted in remembrance of the death and destruction wrought upon Iraq by the United States. They sang the names of Iraqi citizens and U.S. soldiers who’ve been killed during the war in and occupation of Iraq.

Anti-war network sits in at Sen. Kohl’s office through the night

by Erica Pelzek
Thursday, 19 April 2007
The Daily Cardinal

See also: Why We Occupied Senator Kohl’s Office by Campus Antiwar Network

UW students stage walk out in protest of Iraq war

After walking out of their classes at 1 p.m. Wednesday in protest of the war in Iraq and rallying students down State Street, more than 40 members of UW-Madison’s Campus Anti-war Network staged an all-night sit-in at U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl’s, D-Wis., Madison office.

Tax day protests and refusing to pay for war

by Ruth Benn
Update: April 16, 2007

Brooklyn, NY - Post offices, federal buildings, and IRS offices will be the site of leafleting and vigils during the last days to file 2006 taxes on April 16 and 17. Demonstrators will declare “YES” to funding for human needs and “NO” to continued funding for war. Anger among taxpayers is rising as Congress approves billions more dollars for the wars and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, even as polls show 70% of Americans disapprove of the war in Iraq.

In more than a dozen towns and cities across Maine taxpayers will be handed flyers declaring, “Schools or tanks? Health Care or Bombs? Which Will You Pay For?” In Fort Collins, Colorado, postal patrons will be greeted with “Take Back the Pie” signs and handed a piece of pie and a pie chart flyer showing how half of income taxes pay for past, present, and future wars. The “YES!” demonstration at the Federal Building in Philadelphia will demand a shift from war funding to other programs including universal health care; housing; ending hunger; programs for youth, immigrants, and seniors; stopping global warming and restoring the environment.

The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) has collected a list of tax day actions to share with activists and the media. It is attached below and posted on the internet at www.nwtrcc.org/taxday2007.htm.

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