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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 Unspeakable in AfghanistanPatrick Kennelly writes from Kabul
Drones and Discrimination: Kick the HabitKathy Kelly sees opportunity on being sentenced to 3 months in prison
Missouri Judge Convicts and Sentences Two Peace Activists for Protesting Drone Warfareat Whiteman Air Force Base
Spending Time with People Trapped and Impoverished by Endless War Abroad and at HomeKathy Kelly Interviewed on NPR Worldview
Drones on Trialat Federal Court in Jefferson City Dec. 10
Hancock Drone Resister Jack Gilroy RELEASEDfrom Jamesville Correctional Facility

Democracy Now!: Over 240 Arrested Since "Occupation Project" Launched to Call on Congress to End War Funding

March 27th, 2007

The Senate prepares to vote this week on a $100 billion spending bill that would give the President $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Last month, the group Voices For Creative Nonviolence launched the Occupation Project. Activists around the country traveled to congressional offices and conducted sit-ins while calling on lawmakers to stop funding the war. We speak with veteran peace activist Kathy Kelly. The Senate is preparing to vote this week on a spending bill that would give the President $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but also establish a timeline for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq by next year. We speak with veteran peace activist Kathy Kelly On Capitol Hill, the Senate is preparing to vote this week on a spending bill that would give the President $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but also establish a timeline for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq by next year. On Friday the House passed a similar bill by a margin of 218 to 212.

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Burlington, VT: Eight arrested in war protest at Sanders' office

By John Curran
March 28, 2007
Associated Press

Eight war protesters were arrested Tuesday after refusing to leave the Burlington offices of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., capping a peaceful 3 1/2-hour sit-in.

Rep Mike Thompson - Eureka, CA -- 2 Arrested

March 23, 2007

Social justice advocates organized an office occupation of Rep Mike Thompson in Eureka, CA. Paul Encimer and Robyn Donald were arrested on Tuesday morning after an all night occupation of the office. Thompson is one of the many Representatives who voted against previous supplemental spending bills but ended up voting for the current bill this year.

Newark, NJ: Police seize 5 war protesters

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
By Wayne Woolley

Star-Ledger

Five opponents of the Iraq war were arrested in Newark yesterday after sitting on the floor for 40 minutes in the lobby of the building where U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have offices.

The activists — all members of the anti-war New Jersey Occupation Project — last week had asked the senators, both Democrats, to sign a pledge to vote against a $100 billion spending measure that pays for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

5 Antiwar Protesters Arrested In Congressman Fossella's Office

March 27th, 2007
by David Somerset
New Left Notes

Protesters occupying Rep. Vito Fossella's office (Irving Silverstein / Staten Island Advance)Protesters occupying Rep. Vito Fossella’s office (Irving Silverstein / Staten Island Advance)

Staten Island, NY - March 23, 2007. 5 antiwar protesters were arrested on March 23, 2007 for reading the names of the US war dead aloud at Congressman Vito Fossella’s Staten Island district office - after congressional staffers refused to call Fossella to setup a meeting with the activists. Fossella, son of liberal Democrat Frank Fossella, is an ultra right wing Republican who is known for his pro-war politics and his history of voting against veterans’ benefits.

Rep Nancy Pelosi -- 4 Arrested in D.C.

Iraq war protesters zero in on Pelosi
By Stacy A. Anderson

Los Angeles Times March 23, 2007

WASHINGTON — Chanting antiwar slogans and holding up newspaper photos of dead soldiers, members of the activist group Code Pink protested outside the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, urging the San Francisco Democrat to oppose legislation that would provide an additional $124 billion to fund the Iraq war.

About 15 protesters — wearing foam Statue of Liberty crowns and pink scarves, ties or shoes — were met by a similar number of Capitol Police officers in the hallway of the Cannon House Office Building. After 20 minutes, four were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct because they were “loud and boisterous,” according to a police statement.

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