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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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Occupation Project Nation-Wide Arrests

Updated April 5 2007
Total so far: 316
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A Week in DC – Occupation Project - March 26-April 1

April 5, 2007
By Joy First
Madison, WI

I flew to Washington, DC on March 26 to be there at this historic moment as our Congress is betraying the people of the United States by voting to continue to fund a war they were given a mandate to end. When I left Madison, the House had just voted to continue to fund the war the week before, and the Senate was expected to vote the same way sometime during the week I was in DC. The bills for the supplemental funding contain a date for withdrawal at least a year (the Senate) or 1 ½ years (the House) away. Additionally, the bills have many loopholes so that Bush will be able to continue the war the way he wants to. Though the Democratic leadership claims that they are trying to end the war with their bills for the supplemental funding, I believe that we cannot accept their political game-playing when innocent people continue to be killed everyday as a result of the war and occupation of Iraq.

25 war protesters arrested at and near Coleman's office

April 4, 2007
By Joy Powell, Associated Press

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

St. Paul police arrested 12 Iraq war protesters after they blocked University Avenue near Hwy. 280 during afternoon rush hour on Tuesday.

Later, 13 other protesters who had sat in Sen. Norm Coleman’s St. Paul office, reading names of dead soldiers and Iraqis, were arrested and cited for trespassing when they remained after the office closed. Those people were with the Twin Cities Peace Campaign.

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.

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