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 Obscenity of Our War22 people killed by US airstrike on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
VCNV Calls for Emergency Protest of Airstrike on Afghanistan Hospital"Dropping Bombs Here would be a War Crime!"
Coalition demands Koocher’s removal at press conferenceFrom DePaul University's student newspaper, the DePaulia
Anti-Drone Demonstrators Arrested at Beale AFB Early Tuesday Morning After Protesting Killer DronesPeace Activists Also Tied Migrant Crisis to U.S. Global Wars
Can Gangjeong Become an Incubator for the Peace Movement?September report from Japan and Jeju Island, South Korea
From Baghdad to Syracuse: Exposing the Reality of WarAn autobiographical piece from Ed Kinane

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

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

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.

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