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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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Learning from _American Sniper_Rory Fanning's thoughtful review of the popular movie
Shut Down CreechA message from Kathy Kelly on Putting a Halt to Drone Warfare
Peace Activists Encourage Alabamians to Join a ProtestKathy Kelly and Medea Benjamin speak in Huntsville
Poet-Journalists and Central QuestionsA Review of David Smith-Ferri’s "Where Days Are Stones"
Pakistan Witness on Trial in DeWitt for Drone Resistance Since 2010 there have been more than 150 arrests at Hancock
Terrorism “Insurance” ExpiresSomething Ended January 1, But It Wasn't the Afghanistan War

Vermont: 10 war protesters arrested at Leahy's office

April 4, 2007
By Sam Hemingway
Burlington Free Press

Police arrested 10 anti-war demonstrators Tuesday participating in a sit-in at Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Burlington office to demand he stop supporting an Iraq troop withdrawal bill they said would extend the Iraq war, not end it.

“This is an immoral war and an illegal war,” said Marmete Hayes, 83, of Burlington as she stood in handcuffs at the entrance to the Courthouse Plaza complex where Leahy’s office is located. “It demands strong action on the part of dissenters.”

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.

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