Sunday, February 04, 2007

War - period ended 2.1.2007

War/Protest/Sleeter, Ellen/A surge — of protests: On eve of its 50th anniversary, NJ Peace .../Montclair Times/Maplewood/NJ/USA/18-Jan-07//Similarly, Ellen Sleeter, a Quaker from Maplewood who attended the demonstration, said American forces were salt in the wound dividing the two sects, and said she hoped Congress would scale back on funding for the war, forcing the president to remove the troops., ...

War/Protest/Perry City Friends Meeting/Guthrie, Irma/Don't be silent about torture/Elmira Star-Gazette/Elmira/NY/USA/21-Jan-07//We, members and attendees of Perry City Friends (Quaker) Meeting, join others in calling for those detained in these wars to be protected from torture and ...

War/Protest/Nuclear Non-Proliferaton/Anderson, John/Former GP off to Scotland for nuclear demo/Sommerset County Gazette/Somerset/England/UK/23-Jan-07//Dr John Anderson, a member of the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (now Medact) and a Quaker, was arrested at Faslane last October during a similar ...

Retirement/War/Protest/Mensalvas, Irene/At 103, city native still fights for peace/Fort Wayne Journal Gazette/Fort Wayne/IN/USA/18-Jan-07/BaltSun/Raging Grannies has a network of “granny gaggles” around the United States and internationally. It’s not unusual to find a nonagenarian at a weekly anti-war demonstration at Walter Reed Army Medical Center near Washington, Murphy said.

Yet it’s rare to find a protester who is quite as deep into the winter years as Mensalvas.

“As a Quaker community, (many Friends House residents) are politically active and stand up for what they believe. But a lot of them, once they reach a certain age, find it more difficult,” said Mary Cozad, the resident director at the retirement community. “Irene is unique.”

Mensalvas, the oldest resident in Friends House’s independent-living quarters, has wavy white-gray hair, a no-nonsense air and a tinkling laugh that sometimes starts with pursed lips and a long “oooh!” ...

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War/Protest///Local group taking anti-war message to Washington/Grand Haven Tribune/MI/USA/25-Jan-07//Meyer takes pride in her experiences growing up the child of Quaker pacifists who took her and her siblings to Washington DC to protest the Vietnam War via ...

War/Protest///Residents launch own protest/Weston Town Crier/Weston/MA/USA/1-Feb-07//... anti-war stuff," and was introduced to the group by a friend at Weston High School, who knew of the group through his Quaker organization. ...

War/Nuclear Non-Proliferation/Scotland 'only home' for Trident/BBC News/London/England/UK/30-Jan-07//... trade union officials and church leaders from the Church of Scotland, the Catholic Church, the Society of Friends and the Scottish Episcopalian Church. ...

War/Iraq/Protest//Iowans heading to war protest in Washington, DC/Radio Iowa//IA/USA/26-Jan-07//The midday antiwar rallies in Des Moines and Davenport on Saturday will feature speakers from Catholic and Quaker groups as well as STAR-PAC -- the Stop the ...

War/Iraq/Protest//Guest commentary: The winds of war are changing/Yarmouthport Register/Yarmouth/MA/USA/1-Feb-07//As we disembarked at 8 Saturday morning in front of the Quaker meetinghouse in Washington, we were greeted by a contingent of members who seemed to define ...

War/Eugene Friends Church//Flags of mourning/Oregon Daily Emerald/Eugene/OR/USA/22-Jan-07//The groups that helped to bring the project include the Survival Center, the ASUO Multicultural Center, the Cultural Forum and the Eugene Friends, a Quaker ...

War/Counter-Recruiting/Carmona, Janine/Want a Job? Sorry, It’s Too Risky/Inside Higher Ed/Washington/DC/USA/15-Jan-07//“I feel the loss of the job fair as a loss of opportunity for UCSC students. I think it’s unfortunate that the administration is more concerned with stifling student protests than giving students the opportunity to interact with potential employers,” said Janine Carmona, a junior and member of Students Against War, which she said generally attracts anywhere from 20 to 50 students to its meetings. Carmona, who describes herself as a student of Gandhi and a Quaker, said that the group embraces non-violence, but believes that it’s important for their protests to be open: “Of course not everybody’s going to be at the same level in their study of nonviolence as everyone else.”

“We, what we plan, and our goals, are always non-violent.” ...

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