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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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Privilege and CourageSherri Maurin's further reflections from Kabul
Telephone Calls From Iraqa letter from Cathy Breen
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Joliet, IL -- 1 Arrested at Rep Weller's Office

March 13, 2007

Yesterday approximately fifteen of us gathered outside congressman Weller’s office in Joliet. Some of us had our signs and went to the street and got a surprisingly positive response from people who blew their horns and waved. The ones who opposed our views were few but equally demonstrative. They shouted epithets and gave us the one finger salute.

Fairbanks, AK -- 1 Arrest in Persistent Civil Disobedience

March 13

Rob Mulford got arrested at around 1:30pm today for entering barely inside the Federal Building in Fairbanks. The security officer at the building forbade Rob entry, stating that he was trespassing because he had been charged with trespass before, although Rob has not been convicted of any such crime and was not acting threatening. Rob had brought a copy of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights to show to the officers the authority that gave him a right to be on public property “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (First Amendment)

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.

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