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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NW Indiana: Arrest at Office of Senator Evan Bayh

12 protest war, 1 arrested
By Danielle Braff
Post-Tribune staff writer

May 4, 2007

A Highland woman was arrested Friday during an anti-war protest at Hammond’s Federal Courthouse when she refused to leave the building.

Sue Eleuterio kneeled in front of Sen. Evan Bayh’s office, tears streaming down her face as she read the names of people who died in the Iraqi war. Eleuterio was joined by a dozen other anti-war protesters who have been trying to arrange a meeting with Bayh for four months with no success. They want to speak with him about his role in advancing the war, but since he is allegedly ignoring their requests, they decided to confront him in person at his office.

Visiting Iran

May 1, 2007

The Islamic Republic of Iran is really, really, really and again really very different from what you hear in the West.
—S. Rahim Mashaee, VP of Iran speaking to the delegation

A few weeks ago (February 28 to March 13) I had the rare opportunity of visiting Iran. I say “rare” because few US activists - and few policymakers - know that controversial and fascinating nation firsthand. Despite being urged to do so by key Republicans, Mr. Bush refuses even diplomatic relations with Iran.

Fairbanks, AK: Protester attempts necessity defense

By Margaret Friedenauer
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Published April 26, 2007

A judge Wednesday continued a case against a local man charged with trespassing in an act of civil disobedience protesting the Iraq war.

Rob Mulford will get a chance to argue in front of District Court Judge Raymond Funk that he should be able to present a “defense of necessity” in his arrest when he refused to leave Sen. Ted Stevens’ Fairbanks office Feb. 20. Mulford and others arrived at Stevens’ office during open hours to read names of U.S. troops and Iraqis that have died in Iraq. Most of the protesters left when asked by office staff at closing time. But Mulford continued reading names, refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing.

11 protesters await verdict

By Neal Sauerberg
The Daily Iowan
April 26, 2007

CEDAR RAPIDS - The 11 protesters who were arrested outside the Cedar Rapids office of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, argued Wednesday that they had a constitutional right to remain there until receiving an appropriate response from the senator by either telephone or in person.

Fort Bragg, CA: 6 Arrested at Rep Mike Thompson's Office

April 24, 2007

On April 16, to mark Tax Day, six peacemakers were arrested in the office of Representative Mike Thompson and while blocking the street in front of his office. Following is the statement which the six issued regarding the occupation action.

Occupation of Rep. Thompson’s Office in Fort Bragg, April 16, 2007

“NO BLOOD FOR OIL,” chanted an estimated 15 to 30 million peace demonstrators around the world Feb. 15, 2003, on the eve of the US-led invasion of Iraq. Now the evidence is indisputable, it was indeed— all along —“blood for oil.”

Iowa: Activists vow more action

By Mason Kerns
April 25, 2007
The Daily Iowan

Facing trial for a sit-in at the Cedar Rapids office of U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, 11 peace activists vowed at a press conference on Tuesday to step up their efforts to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Fairbanks, AK Trial Begins

By Rob Mulford mulford.rob@gmail.com
Fairbanks, Alaska Occupation Project
April 23, 2007

“Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right.”

Carl Schurz, US Major General & Statesman (1829 - 1906)

Rob Mulford goes on trial Wednesday April 25, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. for taking part in the Occupation project (a Nonviolent Antiwar Action) at the office of Senator Ted Stevens on February 20th. Don Muller of Sitka was tried last week of the same offense and sentenced to 90 days with 75 suspended, 3 years probation, and a $1000 fine. Rob faces possibly the same punishment. It is a sad irony that the two may face harsher punishment than the men responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings.

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