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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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Sacred Hearts, Sacred Lives: Children Crossing the BorderBuddy Bell of Voices writes from the US/Mexico border
Harassing the DronesMary Anne Gragy Flores sentenced to one year for violating order of protection
No to War in Gaza and Afghanistan!New video from APVs- by sharing food, we resist war
Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison- Base’s Order of Protection Begs JudgmentOn July 10, grandmother of three, Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in prison
Amerikistan, not Afghanistan, Warocracy, not DemocracyHakim speaks of Afghan election, John Kerry's visit and calls for "quit Afghanistan"
Women Rising Radio XXVKathy Kelly interviewed with Sister Stella Soh

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.

Rahm Emanuel - The Occupation Will Continue

Mar 14 2007

WE WILL RETURN to Congressman Emanuel’s office on Monday, March 19 at 3:00pm. Over the past week, congress has been playing politics with the supplemental spending bill, still in the Appropriations Committee and expected to hit the House floor the week of March 19th.

For a recap of past visits to Congressman Emanuel’s Chicago office and more about the upcoming visit:

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 in Washington, D.C. - March 26 to 29

No Business Before the People’s Business – End the War Now!
Nonviolent Direct Actions to Stop the Supplemental War Budget in Washington, D.C.
March 26 – 29

The election that shifted the balance of power in Congress last fall was based on one thing: the American people’s rejection of the Iraq war and the policies behind it. Yet many Democrats, as well as Republicans, refuse to heed the will of the American people, and Congress is poised to approve another $93 billion – or more – in supplemental spending that will continue and even expand the war.

The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, in coordination with Voices for Creative Nonviolence and the Occupation Project, is organizing several days of nonviolent direct action tied to the U.S. Senate’s consideration of the Iraq war supplemental budget, currently expected at the end of March.

Iraq/Iran Interview with Milan Rai

March 9, 2007

By Milan Rai
Foreign Policy

Exclusively to ukwatch.net an interview with Milan Rai, activist and author on the continuing disaster in Iraq and the likelihood of an anglo/american assault on Iran.

Read the Interview on ukwatch.net

Associated Press: War Protesters Target Lawmakers' Offices

Friday March 9, 2007 6:31 AM
By JENNIFER C. KERR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some opponents of the Iraq war are taking their protests straight to Congress - staging “occupations” in lawmakers’ offices on Capitol Hill and in their home communities.

Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s office in Chicago was targeted on Thursday.

A day earlier protesters were headed off before getting into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in San Francisco.

In Washington, peace activists dressed in pink showed up recently at the Senate offices of presidential hopefuls John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The protesters haven’t abandoned the larger, more familiar gatherings at college campuses, major cities and monuments in Washington. But in recent weeks, they have been turning up at congressional offices, vowing to stay until they get pledges that lawmakers will vote against more war funding - or until they are forcibly removed.

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