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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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The Real Reason We Are Bombing SyriaColumn by Dennis Kucinich
Afghan Youth Travel to IndiaInternational Youth Camp on Nonviolence
Saddam and ChurchillComparing the careers of Saddam and Churchill, written 9 years ago
Lessons Learned in the Bucca Camp Kathy Kelly remembers visiting a U.S.-run POW camp in Iraq in 2004

Vermont: Leahy's Turn in the Barrel

By Peter Freyne
Freyne Land
April 3, 2007

This afternoon’s Iraq antiwar protest in Vermont was conducted by a respectful, thoughtful group of 20 who visited U.S. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy’s Burlington office on the fourth floor at Courthouse Plaza on Main Street.

Newark, NJ -- 8 Arrested at Sen Lautenberg and Sen Menendez

March 30, 2007

On Thursday, March 29th, NJ Occupation delegations went to the the Newark offices of New Jersey Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez. Eight people ended up sitting-in in the lobby of the building and getting arrested.

Press Release: Peace Coalition Members Go To Court For Occupying Rep. Kaptur’s Office

April 2, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Terry Lodge 419 255-7552 or Steve Miller 419 242-7317

At 9:00 a.m., Monday, April 2, four members of the NW Ohio Peace Coalition (NWOPC) will be at Toledo Municipal Court, 555 N. Erie St., in Judge Amy Berling’s courtroom (room 11) for a pretrial hearing for occupying Representative Marcy Kaptur’s office until she pledged to vote against the Bush administration’s $93,000,000,000 “supplemental” funding for the war in Iraq. Ms. Kaptur refused to make that pledge and the protestors refused to leave her office and were arrested after a 15 hour sit-in.

Key Resources: Iraq, Supplemental War Spending and Iran

Cathy Breen Reports from Amman, Jordan
Spring: A letter from Cathy Breen from Amman, Jordan, April 10, 2007
Taking Risks for Peace, March 27, 2007
Amman Jordan: The Border Is Now Closed Mar 20, 2007
Picking Up The Pieces Mar 7, 2007
Health Care of Extremity, Feb 26, 2007
Keep the Candle Burning, Feb 21, 2007
Update from Cathy Breen in Jordan, Feb 8, 2007
Letter from Cathy Breen in Jordan, Jan 25, 2007

Analysis of Supplemental Spending Request
Tap Dancing on Graves: Democrats Supplemental Buys the War, by Jeff Leys, March 19, 2007
Money for Nothing: Iraq War Funding, 2004 to 2007, by Jeff Leys, Feb 2007
The Markey Two Step, by Jeff Leys, Feb 26, 2007

Iran
The War Widens?, by Jeff Leys, January 11, 2007
Nine Windows on Iran, by Ed Kinane, Jan 25, 2007
IED Lies, by Milan Rai, Feb 12, 2007

Fort Wayne, IN - 3 demonstrators held after local Iraq protest, meeting

By Amanda Iacone
The Journal Gazette
March 30, 2007

Three people were arrested Thursday inside the E. Ross Adair Federal Building after a demonstration that called for Sens. Evan Bayh and Richard Lugar to stop supporting funding for the war in Iraq.

A group of about 30 protesters gathered outside of the building on South Harrison Street beginning about 11 a.m. Several of the demonstrators also met with Lugar’s staff inside the building to send their message to the senator.

Eugene, OR - Protesters arrested at U.S. Courthouse

By Susan Palmer
The Register-Guard
Published: Friday, March 30, 2007

Peace activists seeking an immediate end to the Iraq war were kicked out of Sen. Gordon Smith’s Eugene office on Thursday afternoon, arrested by Homeland Security officers, handcuffed and escorted from the U.S. Courthouse.

The three Eugene activists had said they planned to stay in Smith’s office until the senator agreed to sign a pledge to cut all funding for the war. Like many other activists who have participated nationally in what is being called the Occupation Project, they expected to get arrested at 5 p.m. when the federal building is closed to the public.

Video: 7 Arrested at Hart Senate Office Building in D.C.

March 29, 2007

On March 29, shortly after the Senate voted in favor of the Iraq-Afghanistan war supplemental spending bill, 7 social justice advocates were arrested at the Hart Senate Office Building. Those arrested included members of the D.C. Antiwar Network, Veterans for Peace, CODEPINK, and the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance.

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