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US PEACE REGISTRY

(Revised 10/9/14)

 

The US Peace Registry is a publication of the US Peace Memorial Foundation.  It recognizes, honors, and documents the activities of U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and organizations that have publicly opposed military solutions (including invasion, occupation, production of weapons of mass destruction, use of weapons, and threats of war), rather than diplomacy and global cooperation, to solve international problems.  It is hoped that honoring these courageous role models and leaders will inspire new generations of Americans to speak out for peace and to work to end the hatred, ignorance, greed, and intolerance that lead to war.  The specific actions/behaviors listed under each record are intended to provide ideas and guidance to others so that peace/antiwar behaviors can be replicated nationwide.  It should stimulate new discussion, help people feel more comfortable speaking out, and lead to greater citizen involvement in antiwar activities.

 

Individual citizens who have written an antiwar letter to their representatives in Congress or to a newspaper are included, along with Americans who have devoted their lives to peace and opposing war.  Groups, such as the Quakers who have opposed war for centuries, as well as the hundreds of new organizations with peace-related websites, will be included.

 

To view a more detailed rationale for the US Peace Registry please read "Honoring Peace and Antiwar Behavior" by clicking on this link.  The US Peace Registry is published electronically on the US Peace Memorial Foundation’s website.  It will be published as a reference book in 2015 and eventually be displayed for public viewing at the US Peace Memorial in Washington, DC.  The US Peace Registry is a developing national database that is revised weekly as new registrants are added and previous entries are updated.

 

To be included, registrants have provided antiwar and peace activism related biographical information, with supporting documentation (see individual application and organization application for requirements), which was reviewed by US Peace Registry editors.  Those applications that are vetted and verified are then approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors for inclusion in this publication.

 

Registrants and Founding Members are invited to nominate others for inclusion in the US Peace Registry.  The Foundation also directly asks individuals and organizations with well known antiwar reputations to submit biographical information.

 

As seen in the entries below, a brief description of each registrant is followed by specific antiwar/peace activities listed in chronological order from oldest to most recent.  A broad range of modern peace and antiwar actions are documented and these are shown in bold to highlight the wide variety of activities that have occurred throughout the years.  These specific actions/activities are part of our content analysis that offers models and ideas for future peace actions by others.

 

At its basic core the US Peace Memorial Foundation is all about giving people the opportunity to share their activities for peace and against war.  We post examples of what you and your organizations are doing in order to educate, instruct and inspire other Americans to demand an end to war.  Antiwar talk among friends is cheap; actually working for peace is something that we recognize and celebrate.  Your work will motivate others and more Americans will feel comfortable confronting our government, just like they did to help end the Wars in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

 

We are looking for Americans whose antiwar behavior, example, or success can be emulated by others.  If you have done anything to oppose U.S. war, please submit your own bio: Individual or Organization.  To see ideas of what is possible, read some of the listings here.

 

Note 1: activities listed for each individual and organization are examples and should not be considered a comprehensive listing of their peace and antiwar actions.  You can find a specific registrant by searching this document (Command F for Mac users and Ctrl F for Windows users).

 

Note 2: Those viewing the US Peace Registry in book format can visit www.uspeacememorial.org/Registry.htm to select hyperlinks in the text (highlighted in blue and underlined) to see websites, YouTube videos, photos, etc.

 

 

INDIVIDUALS

(scroll down to see the Organizations section)

 

David Adams, PhD, a resident of Branford, CT, promotes the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace, called for by the UN General Assembly in its Resolution A/53/243.  mail@decade-culture-of-peace.org

Author, Psychology for Peace Activists, 1985.

Organizer, Seville Statement on Violence, 1986.

Organizer of the Peoples Peace Appeal, 1986.

Author, The American Peace Movements, 1986.

Consultant for the project of the UNESCO Culture of Peace Program, 1992-1993.

Staff, UNESCO Culture of Peace Program responsible for national programs in El Salvador, Mozambique and Russia, 1994-1997.

Director, United Nations International Year for the Culture of Peace, 1998-2001.

Webmaster, Culture of Peace News Network http://cpnn-usa.org, Culture of Peace Information site http://culture-of-peace.info, and World Report on the Culture of Peace http://decade-culture-of-peace.org, 2001-2010.

 

 

Susan L. Allen, PhD, is an applied anthropologist whose work includes research, writing, and teaching with the core aim of "updating the human Operating System" -- from a dualistic worldview that leads to extremes and violence and to a holistic view that can suggest ways to move toward healthy balance.  slallen@ksu.edu

Organizer K-State Campaign for Nonviolence, a campus and community applied nonviolence education program, www.k-state.edu/nonviolence, 2000.

Created and Directed Nonviolence Education Programs, Kansas State University, including a campus and online Nonviolence Studies Certificate Program, www.k-state.edu/sasw/nonviolencestudies.html, Manhattan, KS, 2000, www.dce.k-state.edu/artsci/nonviolence, 2010.

Director Emerita, Nonviolence Education, Kansas State University, 2010.

Received Awards including the K-State Leadership Program's inaugural award for Progressive Community Leadership, 2010 and the Kansas Peace Award, 2011.

Co-Founder, Kansas Nonviolence Network, www.nonviolencenetwork.org, 2012.

Member of groups focused on grassroots peace, justice and nonviolence issues including Friendship Cities, People-to-People, Peace Pole Project, SafeZone Program, and Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice, 2013.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2013.

Author, Media Anthropology: Informing Global Citizens (Bergin & Garvey, 1994) and The Tao of Nonviolence, a workbook and course, forthcoming.

 

 

Anne Anderson, MSW is a Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist with the Washington Therapy Guild, mother of three and grandmother of three, living and working in Washington, DC.  mobileanne@comcast.net

Demonstrated at the White House frequently against the Vietnam War, organized marches, raised money, passed out leaflets, and provided child care while others demonstrated as a member of the Committee to Defend the Conspiracy, Washington, DC, 1969-1975. 

Developed and led the workshop, "Living Politics" to help people explore their understanding of complex crisis situations (including war) in the early 1980's.

Executive Director of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (www.psysr.org), an organization that uses psychological knowledge and skills to promote peace with social justice, 1984-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

 

 

Michael Andregg, PhD of St. Paul, MN is a teacher who left medical genetics in 1980 because he thought war was a larger public health hazard than rare diseases he worked on then.  mmandregg@stthomas.edu  

Led a caravan to the UN Special Session on Nuclear Disarmament in 1981.

Founding member of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, 1995.

Wrote a book, On the Causes of War that won the National Peace Writing award in 1999, has been translated into Italian and reprinted in Canada, 1997.

Coordinating peace activists and others to be involved in responding to the 2008 Republican National Convention, 2007-2008.

Produced video documentary, “Rethinking 9/11: Why Truth and Reconciliation are Better Strategies than Global War”, http://www.gzmn.org/video-rethink911.htm, 2008.

University lectures on causes of war and global problems related to war at the University of Minnesota, 1981-2008 and the University of St. Thomas, 1993-2010.

 

 

John Arnaldi, PhD, a resident of Tampa, FL, has been involved in peace work since high school (late 1960's).

Conscientious Objector to Vietnam War, 1970.

Member of the Tampa Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) where he serves as Clerk of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, 2005-2008.

On the first anniversary of the U.S. attack on Iraq, helped organize a peace demonstration in front of Fox 13 TV station, challenging all news media to do honest reporting about the war, 2004.

Coordinated the AFSC Eyes Wide Open exhibit in Tampa.  Eyes Wide Open is a memorial display of boots for each U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, shoes representing the civilian deaths, and an educational exhibit, http://www.afsc.org/eyes, 2004.

Helped organize a memorial service in Tampa for the 60th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 2005.

Founded a Web Site, www.JesusPrinceofPeace.org to provide education and inspiration about peacemaking to Christians and to teach strategic nonviolent actions for peacemaking, 2005.

Marched on Washington to End the War on Iraq, 9/24/05.

Coordinated the visit to Tampa of an Iraqi pharmacist, Entisar Ariabi, sponsored by CODEPINK’s the Women Say No to War campaign.  Held a press conference, set up radio interviews and an in-depth newspaper interview, met with staff of Senators Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez, April 2006.

Coordinated a public program on Healthcare in Iraq since the invasion at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, April 2006.

Wrote letters to senators, congressmen, leadership in both houses, and the president, calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Israeli attack on Lebanon, July 2006.

Letter to the Editor, Tampa Tribune calling for a cease-fire in the Israeli attack on Lebanon http://www.tbo.com/news/opinion/lettertotheeditor/MGBD95P37QE.html, 07/30/2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Co-author, The Ethics and Efficacy of the Global War on Terrorism, http://us.macmillan.com/theethicsandefficacyoftheglobalwaronterrorism/CharlesWebel, November 2011.

 

 

John Attig of Eugene, OR is a retired social studies teacher who has designed simulation-games and published educational articles.  jnhattig@efn.org

Signed petitions against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2009-2011.

Founder and President of the Nobel Peace Laureate Project www.nobelpeacelaureates.org which seeks to inspire others to work for peace through honoring and educating about the American winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Eugene, OR, 2003-2011.

Fund raising for the first ever Peace Park www.nobelpeacelaureates.org/peace_park.html honoring as a group the U.S. Nobel Peace Laureates, 2011.

 

 

David O. H. Barrows, was born in Boston, MA in 1947 and has been an activist with a variety of social justice groups including the ACLU, Amnesty International, Gray Panthers, American Indian Movement, The Catholic Worker, and Free DC.

Simulated death at Nuclear Winter Die-in protest at the White House, 1985.

Arrested during Catholic Workers demonstration at the Capitol protesting Congress ceding of war powers to President, February 2003.

Protested at National Conventions (2004) of both the Democrats and Republicans.  Marched with War Resisters League to Madison Square Garden.  Arrested and imprisoned.  Filed lawsuit against New York City for false arrest.  Honor Roll of arrestees printed by The Village Voice, September 2004.

Obtained permit from National Park Service for counter-inauguration march and die-in at Malcolm X Park for Bush's second inauguration, 2005.

Organized DAWN (D.C. Anti-War Networkprotest at annual lighting of White House Christmas tree, 2005.

Performed exorcism of the Bush Administration at the White House www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcWApfiNEgk, 06/06/2006.

White House vigils against torture of prisoners of war, 2005.  Organized and obtained permit from National Park Service for candle light demonstration against torture, 2006.

Interrupted congressional hearings of Iraqi Study Group and Secretary of State Condoliza Rice in 2006 and budget hearing in 2005.  Convicted of disrupting Congress for interrupting General Petraeus (the top war commander in Iraq) in Senate hearing, September 2007.

Wore devil costume with Bush facemask in march from White House to Capitol building with CODEPINK.  Blocked traffic at Independence Avenue and Capitol Plaza and arrested, 05/14/07.

Read own poem as part of Nagasaki candle-float at the Lincoln Memorial, 2008. 

Wrote successful grant for travel money for the Washington Peace Center from the Ben and Jerry's Foundation, April 2008.

Dressed in Guantanamo Bay prisoner of war garb (orange jumpsuit and black hoods) joined Witness Against Torture in protests including march to White House where chained self to the White House fence, January 2007; arrested outside Supreme Court, January 2008; 9 day fast and vigil to Inauguration of Barack Obama, January 2009; anniversary of the Invasion of Afghanistan march from McPherson Square to the White House, attempted to chain self to White House fence, 10/5/2009; fasted for 12 days and arrested at the U.S. Capitol steps and charged with trespassing, January 2010.

Protests at homes and embassies of war leaders, the White House, U.S. Capitol, State Department, and in New York City and Philadelphia against the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, including protests in moving traffic.  Weekly noon vigils at the White House.  Annual weapons sales protests at the Shoreham Hotel.  Die-ins adjacent to Lafayette Park.  Noise making during White House addresses to the nation.  Senatorial and Congressional office sit-ins with CODEPINK.  Visited legislators' offices.  Arrested numerous times for antiwar civil disobedience.  2003-2013.

 

 

Medea Benjamin, of Washington, DC, is an antiwar and human rights activist and leader who has been arrested many times for her actions.

Co-founded CODEPINK (Women for Peace), 2002.

Organized and mobilized people from around the country to participate in a four month White House Vigil, 11/17/2002-03/08/2003.

Organized and participated in three delegations to Iraq and met with Iraqi groups to encourage inspections not war, 2003.

Created International Occupation Watch Center (IOWC) to monitor the U.S. military and the war’s effect on civilian populations, brought U.S. military family members to see conditions of their children and to speak out against the war in Congress and the UN, 2003.

Co-edited, How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism, Inner Ocean Publishing, 2005.

Organized the Hammering Halliburton campaign, which exposed war profiteers with corrupt no-bid contracts to corporations with close ties to the Bush administration, 2005.

Arrested for interrupting shareholder meeting of Halliburton, 2005.

Exposed Blackwater Worldwide illegal activities and arrested at CEO’s house, 2005.

Protested at headquarters of the International Association of War Contractors, 2005.

Delivered over $600,000 of humanitarian aid to Iraqis as part of a Families for Peace delegation, 2004-2005.

Organized International Women Say No to War and delivered 1,000,000 petition signatures to White House, 2006.

Protested at the World Social Forum, Caracas, Venezuela, 2006.

Organized Troops Home Fast and fasted for 30 days culminating with an invitation and trip to meet with Iraqi antiwar leaders in Jordan and promoted a reconciliation plan, 2006.

Organized humanitarian aid for war refugees in Lebanon and spoke out against Israeli bombing and U.S. complicity, 2006.

Organized national displays of shoes tagged with names and ages of Iraqi civilians killed in war with Walk in Their Shoes Campaign, 2006. 

Organized delegation of prisoners’ family members to Guantanamo Naval Base prison camp demanding its closing, Cuba, 2007.

Protested weekly outside Justice Department concerning water boarding and indefinite detention and protested outside Attorney General Holder’s and previous Attorney General Gonzales’ office, arrested for these actions, 2007.

Organized Valentine’s Day Kiss-Ins at military recruiting centers across the country, 2008.

Arrested for staging daily counter recruitment protests at the Berkeley Marine recruiting center, 2008.

Educated the public on the negative effects of the Hummer by organizing Anti–Hummer Campaign, 2004-2010.

Attended and organized Don’t Iraq Iran campaign and the Delegation to Iran for Peace, both against bombing and sanctions of Iran, brought Iranian youth to Congress and U.S. delegates to Iran, organized office sit-ins against pro-war officials, 2005-2010.

Organized alternative conventions outside both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention and Presidential Inaugurations, 2000-2009.

TV appearance, “The Daily Show with John Stewart” to discuss protest methods and how to engage people in antiwar movements, October 2010.

Interrupted President Obama at George Washington University speech on policy in Afghanistan.  He responded to her, 04/13/2011.

Created voters’ pledge petition with over 77,000 signatures to end war with the Give Peace a Vote Campaign, 2000-2011.

Organized, participated in, and mobilized multiple International Women’s Day Marches and Mother’s Days Calls for Peace, where women from war torn countries (Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan) toured the U.S. to speak about their experiences, 2002-2011.

Helped organize antiwar mass mobilization efforts in Washington, DC and New York City, 2003-2011.

Articles published in USA Today, The Huffington Post, and numerous blogs, 2006-2011.

Founded United for Peace & Justice, a coalition of over 13,000 peace and justice groups and organized their marches in Washington, DC and New York City, 2006-2011.

Organized Gaza Freedom March, helped organize delegations to Gaza of both people and humanitarian aid, spoke out across the country regarding this issue, lobbied Congress, sailed on the U.S. Flotilla to Gaza, 2009-2011.

Organized Bring Our War Dollars Home, an alliance fighting for social programs, protested in California at libraries with local groups, promoted the antiwar message to economic and social coalitions with the theme of one nation working together and the mayors’ resolution to end the war at the U.S. conference of Mayors, 2010-2011.

Organized Ground the Drones Campaign, protested increased use and ensuing civilian casualties at military bases across the country, 2010-2011.

Editorial, “Code Pink: Get out of Afghanistan”, USA Today www.usatoday.com, 08/09/2011.

Deported from Bahrain after leading an all-women march attended by thousands as a part of Witness Bahrain's human rights observers, February 2012.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Organized first ever International Drone Summit with lawyers, scientists, academics, and activists to kick off an international campaign to reign in the use of drones in the U.S. and abroad, www.droneswatch.org, Washington DC, 04/28/2012.

Disrupted President Obama's chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan and spoke out against the use of drones.  Received international recognition for her actions as the video was seen by hundreds of thousands of people and translated into many languages www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXj7YfLRx5I, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington DC, 04/30/2012.

Marched on National Conventions, carried banners, gave TV and radio interviews, and sang antiwar songs, Republican, Tampa, FL and Democratic, Charlotte, NC, August & September 2012.

Authored book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, published by OR books, codepink.org/article.php?id=6064, 2012.

Performed skit in front of the White House asking President Obama to “Kill the Kill List” and “Ground the Drones” www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcJcNFTNh34&feature=youtu.be, Washington DC, 06/01/2012.

Peace delegate to Pakistan to protest U.S. drone warfare, met with victims and family members, lawyers, academics, women's groups, and Pakistani leaders; gave book (Drone Warfare) and delivered petitions to U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; participated in march to Waziristan; organized a public fast, Islamabad; made international headlines and news interviews on CNN (see video here), the New York Times, the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and over 100 major news outlet, 09/28-10/14/2012.

Peace Prize recipient (2012), “in recognition of her creative leadership on the front lines of the antiwar movement,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., New York City, 10/28/2012.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2012.

Interupted and questioned President Obama three times regarding drone war and Guantánamo, during a counterterrorism address www.democracynow.org/2013/5/24/medea_benjamin_v_president_obama_codepink, and www.democracynow.org/2013/5/24/that_woman_is_worth_paying_attention, National Defense University, Washington, DC, 05/23/2013.

Awarded William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Peacemaker Award, Peace Action Fund of New York State, 10/28/2013.

Arrested for disrupting numerous congressional activities including 02/07/2013 demonstrations outside and inside Hart Senate Office Building to disrupt confirmation hearing for CIA Director by demanding an end to civilian casualties, displayed signs, read names/ages of children killed by U.S. drone attacks, and arrested, www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1vJs3prigGk; and 09/04/2013 during Senate Foreign Relations Committee she was arrested for telling Secretary Kerry, “We don’t want another war!”, Washington, DC, 2005-2014.

Speeches and presentations throughout the country on topics including ground the drones, end torture, shrink the pentagon, and create peace, 2005-2014.

Co-Director of CODEPINK (Women for Peace), 2002-2014.

TV Appearances on various news programs promoting an antiwar message, 2006-2014.

 

 

Dick Bernard of Woodbury, MN is a retired teachers’ union field representative (National Education Association affiliate), a military veteran (U.S. Army), husband, father, and grandfather of nine.  dick_bernard@msn.com

Published columns on peace and justice issues in major newspapers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, including this pre-Iraq War piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune from 4/20/02,

www.commondreams.org/views02/0420-02.htm, 2002-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Created and maintained websites devoted to Peace and Justice: www.amillioncopies.info and www.chez-nous.net/peace, 2002-2008.

Organizer of conference “Peace Island”, during the Republican National Convention, www.peaceisland.us/home.html, St. Paul, MN, 2008.

Participated in peace demonstrations since his first in October 2001 at the MN State Capitol to protest the bombing of Afghanistan, 2001-2010.  

TV interview, "Creating a Culture of Peace", Northwest Community Television.  Available for distribution to Public-access, Educational and Governmental cable channels at PEGmedia.org (see Quick List, Real Progress, program 0006), Brooklyn Park, MN, 10/11/10.

Member, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers www.mapm.org, President 2005-2007, MN, 2002-2013.

Linked websites to other world peace resources, 2005-2013.

Daily e-network that often focused on peace related topics, http://www.outsidethewalls.org/blog, 2001-2013.

Board of Directors, Global Solutions www.globalsolutionsmn.org, Vice President 2013, MN, 2003-2013.

Board of Directors, World Citizen www.peacesites.org, Vice President 2010-2013, MN, 2008-2013.

Minnesota State Coordinator, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2006-2014.

 

 

Andrea K. Blanch, PhD of Sarasota, FL is a psychologist whose peace work has taken her around the world working with grassroots groups.  AKBlanch@c-r-t.org

Director, Collaborative for Conflict Management in Mental Health, a national collaborative promoting creative conflict management (i.e., mediation, dispute resolution, training) in mental health and social services, 1999-2003.

Coordinator, United Religions Initiative (URI) Cooperation Circles (in Middle East/North Africa and North American Regions), 2004.

Presenter “The role of trauma in inter-religious violence,” invited presentation at International Conference on Ending Inter-Religious Violence sponsored by the Conference on the Parliament of World Religions, Jerusalem, Israel, March 2004.

Spoke on “Women of Faith Building Peace in Israel/Palestine” as invited speaker, U.S. Congressional Prayer Breakfast, 2008.

Co-facilitator, symposium at the Parliament of Worlds Religions, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004.

Founding Member, Abrahamic Reunion, 2004-2010.

Founder and Director of the Center for Religious Tolerance promoting understanding among the world’s religions and working to develop conditions for sustainable peace www.c-r-t.org/index.php, 2006-2010. 

Steering Committee, Sarasota Coalition on Inclusion and Diversity, 2007-2010.

Author of many publications including: “Beyond the conflict: Women spiritual peacemakers in the Holy Land,” Elixir, 1(1), 55-59, 2005; With Boustead, R, Evans, M, Boothroyd, R, and Chen, H, “Conflict: Roadblock to success or essential ingredient for change?”  Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health Newsletter, March 2006; “Towards healing trauma in the Holy Land,”  PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (21), Article 2, May 21, 2008; “Transcending violence I: Understanding refugee trauma” in S.A. Estrine, H.G. Arthur, R.T. Hettenbach, and M.G. Messiana, Eds, Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations: New Directions in Behavioral Health, NY: Springer Publishing 2011;   “Transcending violence II: Innovative program approaches to refugee trauma,” in S.A. Estrine, H.G. Arthur, R.T. Hettenbach, and M.G. Messiana, Eds. Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations: New Directions in Behavioral Health, NY: Springer Publishing, 2011.

 

 

Warren J. Blumenfeld, EdD is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural and International Curriculum Studies at Iowa State University in Ames, IA where his research interests include multiculturalism, Queer Studies, and issues of social justice.  wblumen@iastate.edu

High school antiwar activist, 1964-65.

Organized and participated in antiwar activities against US involvement in Vietnam, including large-scale demonstrations protesting San Jose State University's involvement in support of the war effort, demonstrated to end the military draft, and helped organize a student strike in opposition to the war, 1965-1970.

Member, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a national organization opposing the war in Vietnam, informed high school students in the San Jose area of antiwar activities on the San José State University campus, 1969-1970.

Organizer of the May Day demonstration (as a member of the Gay Liberation Front) which brought together antiwar activists from across the US and Canada in an attempt to shut down the federal government in Washington, DC to voice opposition to the war in Vietnam, May 1971.

Arrested for attempting to stage a sit-in in front of the South Vietnamese embassy as part of an antiwar demonstration, May 1971.

Participated in an antiwar rally on Boston Common in Boston, MA in advance of US incursion into Iraq, 1990.

Participated in a "Bring Home the Troops" demonstration to end the war in Iraq in Ames, IA, February 2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

 

 

Lucy Bradley-Springer, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN is a nurse, educator, and a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Air Force, now living in Denver, CO.

Developed and taught a series of classes entitled, "Dead Rats, Dan Rather, and ACT UP: Social Contributions to Epidemics" that focused on the issues of colonialism, war, racism, sexism, and classism and how those had historically fed epidemics around the world, 1991-1995.

As president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, published a President's Letter in the organization newsletter, post 9/11, on the problems related to responding to violence with violence (ANACdotes, 2003).

Advisory Board member, Physicians for Human Rights, 2003-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Published antiwar editorial in professional journal: Collateral damages, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(2), 87-89, 2008.

Board of Directors, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc. 2006-2014.

 

 

Beth Bradley Brookfield, of Reno NV, is an artist whose works of art often reflect the human condition as it relates to the effects of war.  www.bethbrookfield.com  beth.brookfield@gmail.com

Rallied against potential military action in Iraq, Washington, D.C., Spring 2003.

Participated in peace rallies in Reno, NV from 2005-2008.

Antiwar Letter to Editor, Reno News and Review, Spring 2007.

Created an artist’s conception of the US Peace Memorial that is included on the Foundation's website at www.uspeacememorial.org/drawing2, 2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2008.

 

 

Sondra (Sandy) Cadman, a member of the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism in Sarasota, FL, is professor emeritus from The College of Saint Rose (CSR), Albany, NY, where she taught sociology and communications courses.
Wrote and led Peace Prayer Service for CSR community during Gulf War, 1991.
Created and taught courses on Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Culture, Gender and Communications, and Conflict Management that focused on the importance of building bridges between people, CSR, 1970-1997.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.
Co-authored “Peace: A Shabbat Service” with ritual committee, Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Sarasota, FL, 2010.

Assistant Editor, US Peace Registry, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010-2014.

 

 

Noam Chomsky, PhD, LLD is Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.  He has received numerous honorary degrees from prestigious universities around the world and is widely known for his antiwar activism and criticism of U.S. foreign policy.  http://www.chomsky.info

Co-organizer of national tax resistance against the war, 1965.

Wrote essay, "The Responsibility of Intellectuals," published in The New York Times Review of Books, and became a leading opponent of the war in Vietnam, 1967.

Participated in Vietnam war resistance activities, described in subsequent essays and letters published in the New York Review of Books, 1967.

Marched on the Pentagon in protest of war, 1967.

Name included in ad of writers pledged to refuse to pay the Vietnam War tax New York Post, 01/30/68; New York Review of Books 02/15/68; and Ramparts magazine, 02/68.

Testified on the origins of the war before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by J. William Fulbright, 1972.

Withheld all income tax in protest against the Vietnam war, 1965-1975.

Arrested, tried, and imprisoned for civil disobedience many times, 1967-1986.

Received Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award, New Jersey Peace Action, 2000.

Authored books related to peace including: Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace, Boston: South End Press, 1985; Chomsky Reader, a collection of Chomsky's critical essays on U.S. foreign policy, (edited by James Peck), New York: Pantheon Books, 1987;  Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs, Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000; 9-11, Seven Stories Press, became a bestseller in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, 2001; Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, New York: Metropolitan Books, 2003.

Books banned at Guantánamo's prison camp library by U.S. military censors, www.miamiherald.com/2009/10/11/1275646/anti-war-activists-works-banned.html, 2009.

Selected lectures and speeches: “Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Media” at University of Maryland, http://thefilmarchived.blogspot.com/2010/08/noam-chomsky-on-democracy-and-media.html, 1994; "The evil scourge of terrorism: Reality, construction, remedy” www.chomsky.info/talks/20100323.htm; “Prospects for Peace in the Middle East” at University of Toledo, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20010304.htm, March 2001; “The New War Against Terror” at MIT, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20011018.htm, October 2001; “Distorted Morality: America's War on Terror” at Harvard University, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/200202--02.htm, February 2002; “The ‘War on Terrorism’ and the New Rules of World Order” at Antigonish, Nova Scotia, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20041013.htm, October 2004; “Just War Theory” at U.S. Military Academy, West Point, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20060420.htm, April 2006;  “The War on Terror” Amnesty International Annual Lecture, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20060118.pdf, January 2006; “The Responsibility to Protect” at UN General Assembly, New York City, http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20060118.pdf, July 2009; The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan with Malalai Joya at Harvard, http://wearemany.org/v/case-for-withdrawal-from-afghanistan, March 2011;  The Evolving Global Order: Prospects and Opportunities” at University of Cologne, view at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBZ-NvbZWH8&, June 2011,

Selected interviews:Chomsky's Version” by Luke Savage, “The Varsity” read at http://chomsky.info/interviews/20110407.htm, April 2011; “Democracy & The Public University” at Carlton University, Canada, view at http://www1.carleton.ca/iis/news/noam-chomsky/, April 2011;  "The U.S. and Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World" at 25th Anniversary of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/11/noam_chomsky_the_us_and_its, May 2011.  Bombing Syria Would Be a War Crime”, 09/03/2013.

Selected recent articles: “It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independence” The Guardian, http://chomsky.info/articles/20110204.htm, February 2011; “The Cairo-Madison Connection” Truthout, http://chomsky.info/articles/20110309.htm, March 2011; “Was War the Only Answer to 9/11?” Nation of Change, www.nationofchange.org/was-war-only-answer-911-1315234772, September 2011.

A founder and member of Board of Directors of Resist www.resistinc.org, initially organized to support draft resistance and in opposition to the war in Vietnam, 1967-2013.

Endorser, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, www.cpdweb.org, 1982-2013.

Recipient 2011 Sydney Peace Prize from the City of Sydney, Australia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Peace_Prize, June 2011.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Peace Prize recipient (2011) in recognition of his antiwar activities for five decades that both educate and inspire,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., Boston, MA, 10/1/2011.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2011.

Wrote numerous other peace-related books and articles and has given hundreds of lectures and speeches, some recorded on DVD and CD, 1967-2014.

 

 

Lynn Rudmin Chong, MA of Sanbornton, NH, teaches English at Plymouth State University.  She is a poet and painter who often includes antiwar themes in her work and has been a member of peace and anti-nuclear organizations since 1978.  chonglyn@metrocast.net

Member, War Tax Resistance, 1980s.

Member, Pledge of Resistance during U.S. sponsored wars in Central America, 1980s.

Sent banner made with other women to Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, 1981.

Made large banner to carry in anti-nuclear war protest in New York City, 06/12/1982.

Visited Women's Peace Encampment in Seneca Falls, NY, 1983.

Essay published in What Will It Take to Prevent Nuclear War?: Grassroots Responses to Our Most Challenging Question, 1983. 

Established Peace Vigil on Plymouth, NH, Common, 1978-1986.

Civil disobedience arrests (14) related to peace and nuclear arms freeze protests including at Avco Systems in Wilmington, MA (1982); at Pease Air Force Base (1983); at School of the Americas in Columbus, GA (1999); at New Boston Naval Air Station (2003); in Senator’s Judd Gregg's Concord, NH, office (2005); and Mother's Day March with Cindy Sheehan in D.C. (2007).

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.

Established second Peace Vigil on Plymouth, NH, Common from 1998-2011.

Board member, New Hampshire Peace Action Education Fund, 2008-2011.

Published frequent antiwar letters to the editor, 2008-2011. 

Participated in many antiwar protests, 1978-2012.

 

 

Charles F. Clark, MD, MPH served as a captain in the Medical Corps during the Vietnam War, a lieutenant colonel with NATO, a psychiatrist with the Tampa Veterans Administration Hospital, and currently practices psychiatry and addiction medicine in Denver, CO.

Public presentations about long-term detrimental psychological impact of combat on soldiers and the enormous dollar cost over many years of their care, 2004-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2005.

E-mails to congressmen opposing war, 2003-2011.

Letters to the editor opposing invasions, war, torture, drone strikes, and prison camps, including "Media only cares about oil, money", Boulder Daily Camera, 2002-2014.

Board of Directors, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc. 2006-2014.

 

 

Stephen D. Clemens, Minneapolis, MN, peace and justice activist, member of the Ecumenical Community of St. Martin, has been active in Koinonia Community in Americus, GA, Habitat for Humanity, racial reconciliation, abolition of death penalty, and immigration justice issues.  steveclemens@gmail.com

Registered as Conscientious Objector at age 18 during Vietnam War draft, 1968.

Member of Jonathan Blanchard Association, campus peace group at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 1969-1971.

Burned draft card and returned it to Selective Service, never prosecuted, Souderton, PA, 1972.

Participated in antiwar demonstrations during Vietnam War, 1969-1975.

Voluntary Staff at Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section Office, Washington, DC, 1974-1975.

Participated in Bible Study group led by Jonah House and Community for Creative Nonviolence, Baltimore, MD, 1974-1975.

Read Peace Accords to White House visitors, Washington, DC, February 1975.

Arrested at White House in last major demonstration against Vietnam War with 60 others and received a 6 month suspended jail sentence, March 1975.

Letter to the Editor on arrest, Souderton Independent, Souderton, PA, 1975.

Leaflet and vigil outside home of Defense Secretary James Schlessinger decrying his willingness to allow his neighbors to die in nuclear war while he will go to protective bunker, Alexandria,VA, May 1975.

Presented full-size replicas of atomic bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man, at U.S. Capitol steps for a week to mark 30th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 1975. 

Arrested with 360+ others at christening by First Lady Roslyn Carter of USS Georgia Trident Submarine, Groton, CT, 1979.

Refused to pay war taxes which resulted in a visit by IRS agents.  Informed agents that they could seize his peace books since he didn’t own a car or house and suggested they quit their jobs and move to Koinonia. Americus, GA, 1979.

Participated in Jonah House’s summer-long campaign, “Take Your Vote to the Pentagon”, with a week of direct action/witness which included five demonstrations and street theater on Pentagon grounds focused on Air Force Academy, NORAD, and Rocky Flats facilities in Colorado, 1980.

Wrote letter to President Carter refusing to register for Selective Service with no mention of being over required age and later interviewed by FBI after continued refusal, 1980.

Prayer Pilgrimage to Pantex.  Received 6 month prison sentence for trespassing at final assembly point of all U.S. nuclear weapons, Amarillo, TX, February 1981.

Joined with Jubilee Partners to track route of nuclear “White Train” through Georgia.  Held vigils at towns where train travelled, 1983-1986.

Peace Pentecost witness at U.S. Capitol Rotunda speaking out against nuclear weapons coordinated by Sojourners Community.  Spent one week in DC Jail, 1983.

Peace Pentecost witness at Robbins Air Force Base, home of refueling aircraft for nuclear bombers, GA, 1984.

Joined others in planting crosses on Base Commander’s front lawn at Ft. Benning, GA in protest of training troops from El Salvador.  Received lifetime “ban and bar letter” from Ft. Benning, 1984.

Received death threats for three weeks prior to sitting on railroad tracks to block the Nuclear Train.  2-year old son visited him at the jail, Montezuma, GA, 1985.

Began annual Feast of Holy Innocents Vigils at Kings Bay Trident Base, GA, 1984-1989.

Began weekly silent vigil at Ft. Benning to protest training Salvadoran troops, later the School of Americas (SOA), GA, 1983-1990.

Joined demonstrations in response to Gulf War, Minneapolis, MN, 1991.

Acquitted with 78 others in jury trial for anti-landmine action at Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Minneapolis, MN, 1997.

Joined with WAMM and others to begin weekly Lake Street Bridge vigil, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, 1999.

Arrested at Ft. Benning during SOA Watch weekend, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.  Given 5-year “ban and bar letter”, GA, 2000.

Arrested at ATK after U.S. uses cluster bombs at start of Afghan War, October 2001.  Convicted by jury and chose to do 10 days in jail instead of Community Service, March 2002.

Travelled to Iraq with Christian Peacemaker Team/Voices in the Wilderness. After returning to U.S., spoke to 65 different church, civic groups, schools, etc., over next three months before the war started, December 2002.

Fasted for 35 days and sat in Senator Coleman’s office every weekday until UN ends economic sanctions against Iraq, St. Paul, MN, March 2003.

Acquitted twice in jury trials for trespass at ATK using International Law defense, MN, 2003-2004.

Joined local Pax Christi Board as non-Catholic representative, Twin Cities, MN, 2004-2013.

Chose to “cross the line” (again) at Ft. Benning during SOA Watch weekend.  Sentenced to three months in Federal prison in Duluth, GA, 2005.

Started Mennonista blog to share articles/ideas about peace and justice with others, 2007.

Joined Voices for Creative Nonviolence walk from Chicago to Republican National Convention (RNC) for two days, walking from Inver Grove to St. Paul, MN, August 2008.

Joined Veterans For Peace March on the RNC and arrested in nonviolent direct action for breaching high security fence in attempt to deliver letter to President Bush, MN, August 2008.

Member of the Minnesota Peace Team during RNC, September 2008.

Nonviolent vigil at STRATCOM arms bazaar in Omaha.  Spent 30 hours in jail, August 2009.

Helped host delegation from Najaf, Iraq seeking Sister City status with Minneapolis, September 2009.

Arrest witness at Alliant Techsystems on Gandhi’s birthday and in opposition to sale and manufacture of depleted uranium, October 2009.

Honored by MN Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) as MN Peacemaker of the Year, November 2009.

Peaceable Assembly Campaign in Washington, DC in opposition to the wars.  After arrest at White House was moved to four different jails over 28 hours before appearing before a Judge, January 2010.

Led workshop on nonviolent direct action at Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, March 2010.

Arrested at Oak Ridge Y-12 nuclear weapons facility as part of 30th Anniversary Conference to celebrate the Nuclear Resister and Nukewatch, Oak Ridge, TN, 07/05/2010.

Vigil against torture at Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis with local T3 group (Tackling Torture at the Top), a committee of Women Against Military Madness, 2009 and 2011.

Arrested for blocking construction equipment (with 13 others) at construction site for new nuclear weapons plant being built in Kansas City, MO, August 2010.

Held secret meeting with Mark DeYoung, CEO of ATK, Eden Prairie, MN, October 2010.

Travelled to Afghanistan as part of International Peace Delegation to plant trees for peace with Afghan youth.  Showed photos and spoke to nearly 20 different groups about Afghan trip. Used a “blue scarf” as sign of solidarity with Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers and talked with them via Skype and Facebook, March 18-24, 2011.

Arrested at ATK two days before ATK moves headquarters to DC, Eden Prairie, MN, September 2011.

Travelled to Washington, DC for Freedom Plaza “occupation”, October 2011.

Return to Ft. Benning, GA for annual SOA Watch weekend, GA, 1992- 2012.

Travelled to Chicago for Voices for Creative Nonviolence reunion and NATO demonstrations, June 2012.

Spent seven days in Hennepin County Workhouse as sentence for September 2011 ATK trespass arrest, June 2012.

Received Vincent Hawkinson Foundation Honorary Award for Peacemaking, October 2012.

Helped lead first delegation of Americans to Najaf, Iraq as part of Sister City visit organized by IARP, November 2012.

Attended AlliantACTION vigils, Hopkins, Edina, and Eden Prairie, MN, 1998-2013.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2013.

Founding Board Member of IARP (Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project), 2006-2014.

 

 

Garry Davis, former Broadway performer who became outraged at the war system after being ordered to bomb civilian targets in Germany during World War II and devoted his life to peace through building a world government.  www.mycountryistheworld.org

Gave up U.S. citizenship and declared himself a World Citizen, 05/25/1948.

Interrupted the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) to deliver The Oran Declaration www.worldservice.org/gov.html#oran, Palais de Chaillot, Place de Trocadero, Paris, France, 11/11/1948.

Rallied over 20,000 people in Paris and around the world to demand the UN create a people’s assembly with the power to outlaw war and protect the rights of humanity, 12/09/1948.

Spurred unanimous passing of UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 12/10/1948.

Elicited Eleanor Roosevelt’s response that the UN charter did not give it the power to start a world Government.  “How very much better it would be,” she wrote in her “My Day” column of 12/15/1948, “if Mr. Davis would set up his own governmental organization and start then and there a worldwide international government….”

Established a registry of world citizens and enrolled more than 750,000 people in over 150 countries, 1949.

Founded the World Government of World Citizens based on fundamental human rights, calling for recognition from both individuals and other governments, 09/04/1953.

Created the World Service Authority (WSA) in New York as the administrative organ of the new World Government.  Using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [Article 13, Section 2], as its mandate, the WSA began issuance of World Government Documents.  2.5 million IDs, World Passports, birth certificates, and other documents have been issued since January 1954.

Speaks frequently about the importance of world citizenship, 1949-2012.

Subject of films by producer Arthur Kanegis including: “My Country is the World!  Key to World Peace by World Citizen # 1” www.onefilms.com, 2012.

World Coordinator, World Government of World Citizens, www.worldgovernment.org, 1954-2013.

Newspaper coverage of his life and death: Man of no nation saw one world of no war New York Times, Gadfly was first citizen of the world The Washington Post, and World Citizen No#1, provocateur for peace Los Angeles Times, July-August, 2013.

 

 

John Dear, SJ (Rev.), native of NC, is a Jesuit Priest, peace activist, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, and author/editor of more than 27 books on peace and nonviolence.  www.johndear.org

Interviewed peace activists Adolfo Perez Esquivel, 1985; Daniel Berrigan, 1986; Dom Helder Camara, 1991; Cesar Chavez, 1992; Phillip Berrigan, 1993; Sister Helen Prejean, 1999.

Founded Bay Area Pax Christi USA and arranged interventions of Mother Teresa and others in executions of death row prisoners, CA, 1990.

Jailed for eight months along with activist Philip Berrigan in NC county jails, December 1993-July 1994.

Led a delegation of Nobel Peace Prize winners to Iraq to witness the effects of U.S. sanctions on Iraqi children and an interfaith delegation to Palestine/Israel, 1999.

Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith peace organization, 1998-2000.

Spoke out against the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan after attacks on World Trade Center, New York, 09/11/2001.

Edited books including: It’s a Sin to Build a Nuclear Weapon: The Writings of Richard McSorley, S.J., Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Company, 1991; The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland, Writings by Mairead Maguire, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 1999; The Road to Peace: Writings on Peace and Justice by Henri Nouwen, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 2003.

Delivered speeches that include: “In Memory and Honor: No More War,” Washington, DC, 11/11/1998; "In The Name Of The God Of Peace," in front of the White House, Washington, DC, 06/10/2001; "Stop the Bombings, Stop Star Wars," New York, 10/13/2001; "The Road to Peace and Justice: Following the Nonviolent Jesus," Keynote Address to National Association of Deaconate Directors, Orlando, FL, 04/24/2002; “Don’t Bomb Iraq!” outside U.S. Secretary of Defense Rumsfield's home, Taos, NM, 10/26/2002; “Love Your Neighbors, Love Your Enemies,” 11/02/2002; Speech at the National March Against the War, Washington, DC, 01/18/2003; “Today the World Says, 'Don't Bomb Iraq!,’” to 5,000 people, State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM, 02/15/2003; “In the Name of Peace,” State Capitol, Santa Fe, 03/20/2004; "Getting Into Trouble for Peace & Justice," 11/06/2004; "Hiroshima Day,” Los Alamos, NM, 08/06/2005; "Concluding Prayer After the Hiroshima Day Sackcloth and Ashes Action," 08/06/2005.

Co-founded Pax Christi New Mexico and worked on a nonviolent campaign to disarm Los Alamos, 2002-2005.

Organized hundreds of demonstrations against war and nuclear weapons at military bases across the country, 1985-2006.

Delivered sermons that include: “Repent of the Sin of War, Believe the Gospel of Peace!,” 03/05/2003; “Letting the Nonviolent Christ Save Us,” 03/30/2003; “Peace Be With You,” 04/27/2003; “Disarm Our Hearts!,” 08/31/2003; “Sowing the Seeds of Peace,” 09/21/2003; “Love Your Enemies,” 02/22/2004; “Love One Another As I Have Loved You,” 05/09/2004; “Keeping the Word, Keeping the Peace,” 05/16/2004; “The Holy Spirit of Peace,” 05/28/2004; “Thou Shalt Not Kill,” 06/10/2004; “Hiroshima Day Sermon” 08/05/2005; “Homily for Hiroshima Day,” 08/03/2007.

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2008.

Arrested over seventy-five times in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience for peace, 1984-2009, including arrest for hammering on an F15 nuclear fighter bomber in an effort to "beat swords into plowshares," Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, NC, 12/07/1993 and for a civil disobedient protest against drone warfare, Creech Air Force Base, Santa Fe, 2009.

Received awards, including the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award, Boston, MA, 2009; and the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award, Diocese of Davenport, IA, 2010.

Authored books including: Disarming the Heart: Toward a Vow of Nonviolence, New York, NY, Paulist Press, 1987; Our God Is Nonviolent: Witnesses in the Struggle for Peace and Justice, New York, NY, Pilgrim Press, 1990; The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 1994; The Sacrament of Civil Disobedience, Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Company, 1994; Peace Behind Bars: A Peacemaking Priest’s Journal from Jail, Kansas City, MO, Sheed & Ward, 1995; Jesus the Rebel: Bearer of God’s Peace and Justice, Franklin, WI, Sheed & Ward, 2000; Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action, New York, NY, Doubleday, 2001; Christianity and Vegetarianism: Pursuing the Nonviolence of Jesus, Norfolk, VA, PETA, 2005; Transfiguration: A Meditation on Transforming Ourselves and Our World, New York, NY, Doubleday, 2007; Seeds of Nonviolence, Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Company, 2008; A Persistent Peace: An Autobiography, Chicago, IL, Loyola Press, 2008; Put Down Your Sword: Essays on Peace and Justice, Grand Rapids, MI, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008; Lazarus Come Forth!: How Jesus Confronts the Culture of Death, and How We Can Too, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, 2011.

Wrote weekly columns for National Catholic Reporter http://ncronline.org, 2006-2012.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm, 2012.

Maintained a website to provide access to articles, speeches and interviews, 2008-2014.

 

 

Thomas G. Dickinson, DMA is a pianist in Minneapolis, MN, founder of Siberian Bridges, a non-profit working in eastern Siberia, and Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen.  tgd108@usiwireless.com

Participated in two peace marches in Washington, DC, 2007.

Held banners over Interstate 35W calling for an end to the Iraq War, Minneapolis, MN, 2007-2008.

Helped organize "Peace Island Picnic", an antiwar counter-event to the Republican National Convention, St Paul, MN, Sept. 2008.

Spoke on peace and accountability at the "free speech stage" outside the Republican National Convention, St Paul, Sept. 2008.

Member, Tackling Torture At The Top, a committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) that plans events to encourage investigation and prosecution of U.S. leaders who authorized torture of war prisoners.  Activities include: a weekly vigil at the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis; meetings with Congressional representatives to call for accountability; demonstrating at the Univ. of St Thomas Law School for the removal of Prof. Robert Delahunty, one of the authors of memos giving legal justification for the torture of prisoners; exhibitions entitled "Torturing Democracy" and "American Faust; From Condi to Neo-Condi"; a forum with Captain James Yee, Marjorie Cohn and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer; and an art exhibit on the subject of torture co-sponsored with Center for Victims of Torture and Amnesty International, 2010-2011.

Peace March in New York City, 4/9/2011

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2013.

Frequent participant in antiwar marches in the Twin Cities, 2003-2013.

 

 

Laurie Dobson of Kennebunkport, ME, is a writer, journalist, community organizer, land planner, and citizen activist who ran for CT State Representative and the U.S. Senate as an antiwar candidate.  lauriegdobson@yahoo.com

Organized weekly rallies and vigils during the lead up to the war on Iraq, 2003.

Organized Camp Alex during protests against Bush in Kennebunkport, ME, 2007.

Candidate for US Senate, Maine, www.youtube.com, 2008.

Spokesperson for Cindy Sheehan at Martha's Vineyard protests against Obama's war policies, 2009.

Sponsored and organized the first major rally against Obama's planned surge on Afghanistan, www.enduswars.org/guide, 12/12/2009.

Writes letters to the editor frequently and coordinates with other peace leaders 2003-2014.

Founder and Director, End US Wars, www.enduswars.org, 2009-2014.

 

 

Frank Dorrel served in the U.S. Air Force and is now a peace activist living in Culver City, CA, with his wife Jane and daughter Emily.  fdorrel@sbcglobal.net & fdorrel@addictedtowar.com

Member, Veterans for Peace (both the Los Angeles and National Chapters), 1992-2014.

Coordinates and hosts antiwar events in his home and community, 2000-2014.

Created and distributes film "What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World", which has been seen by as many as 2 million people, 2000-2014.

Raised funds, hosted events, and provided housing for No More Victims, an organization that brings war-injured Iraqi children to the U.S. for desperately needed medical treatment, 2002-2014.

Publishes and distributes comic book Addicted To War: Why The U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism, by Joel Andreas, 2002-2014.

Created and maintains website www.addictedtowar.com including a service that announces antiwar events in the Los Angeles Area, 2002-2014.

Helped create a memorial for war dead Arlington West Santa Monica, a project of the Los Angeles Chapter of Veterans For Peace, 2004-2014.

Distributes "Arlington West" a documentary film about the U.S. war in Iraq, 2006-2014.

Board of Directors, Office of The Americas, Santa Monica, CA, 2007-2014.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2014.

 

 

Ralph V. Dull, born in 1929 on the Ohio farm where he still works, is an author, has twice run for U.S. Congress, and travels the world with his wife Christine.

Youth caravanner leading peace discussions for 10 months in PA and OH, 1949.

Conscientious objector to the Korean War.  Two years community service in Baltimore slums as alternative to military service, 1955-1956.

Lobbied for World Peace Tax Fund legislation, Washington, DC, 1965.

Vietnam War vigil each Wednesday at noon at Dayton Federal Building, OH, 1967-1973.

Anti Vietnam War Candidate for U.S. Congress endorsed over the incumbent by newspapers in Dayton, OH, 1970-1972.

Paid military income tax with truckload of corn.  Interviewed on Good Morning, America and in the New York Times, 04/15/1982.

Took a live Pig-in-a-Poke (“What are you buying with your military tax?”) 04/15/1985. 

With the Fellowship of Reconciliation, made trips, co-leading some, to the U.S.S.R. as citizen diplomats, 1983-1988.

Radio Interview (NPR) for the War Resisters League, New York, NY, 1988.

Lived in U.S.S.R. for six months to demonstrate in opposition to the Cold War, written up in Time Magazine, 1989.

Military tax refuser, 1950-1990.

Co-author of book, Soviet Laughter, Soviet Tears, 1990.

Visited Iraq with Christian Peacemakers Teams http://cpt.org during the war, June 2003.

Wrote book, Nonviolence is Not for Wimps www2.xlibris.com, 2004.

Co-founder, Dayton International Peace Museum, www.daytonpeacemuseum.org, 2004.

Built Energy Visitors Center on his farm, demonstrating wind, solar, geothermal, bio-fuel, and hydrogen fuel production, included peace information, OH, 2004.

Visited 50 countries to make friends for peace, 1976-2006.

Life-size model drone at Energy Visitors Center with message: “Government to spend on renewable energy instead”, 2012.

Letters to the Editor about wars and military reduction, 1945-2012.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2012.

Billboard on top of car, “Yes, We Can!  A World Without Nuclear Weapons”, 2007-2012.

Demonstrations in opposition to War in Iraq held at Dayton Federal Building, OH, 2006-2012.

 

 

Lynn M. Elling, of Minneapolis, MN, was a Naval officer in the Pacific theater during World War II and again in Korea and has devoted his years to promoting world peace, working especially with young people.  www.outsidethewalls.org/blog/?s=lynn+elling

Author, Minneapolis/Hennepin County and Minnesota Declarations of World Citizenship, www.amillioncopies.info, 1968 and 1971. 

Demonstrations against the Vietnam War, late 1960s and early 1970s.

Founded, World Citizen, www.peacesites.org, 1972.

Adopted war orphan, Vietnam, 1973.

Developed, Site Program, www.peacesites.org/sites/about, 1988.

Co-Founded annual Nobel Peace Prize Festivals, Augsburg College, http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/festival-history, Minneapolis, MN, 1996.

Video, Lynn Elling World Peace, www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7o_M0tuXOk, 2008.

Board of Directors, World Citizen, 1972-2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.

World Citizen Award, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 2010.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm, 2013.

Member, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, www.mapm.org, 1998-2013.

 

 

Congressman Keith Ellison (U.S. Representative) of Minneapolis, MN, began his first term in 2007.  He currently serves on the Financial Services Committee, as well as the House Democracy Assistance Commission and the Human Rights Commission.  www.ellison.house.gov

Achieved a 100% voting record on peace and security issues according to Peace Action West, 2009.

Sponsored H.R. 808, and similar legislation, which proposed a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, 2007-2011.

Voted against continued funding for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2007-2011.

Conducted numerous town hall meetings on U.S. diplomatic strategies abroad and to hear from constituents, including a forum devoted to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2007-2011.

Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus and member of the Human Rights Caucus, 2007-2011.

Cosponsored a bipartisan, privileged resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 28, to require the President to withdraw all U.S. Armed Forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2011, 03/09/2011.

 

 

Daniel Ellsberg, PhD, Kensington, CA, is a lecturer, writer and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions, and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing.   www.ellsberg.net

Attended first antiwar events, 1969.

Attended War Resisters League conference at Haverford College; heard speech by draft resister Randy Kehler, August 1969.

Made photocopies and circulated top secret classified documents regarding U.S. decision-making in Vietnam (later known as the Pentagon Papers) to some senators, scholars at the Institute for Policy Studies, and to the New York Times, 1969.  The Times published the first of nine excerpts and commentaries on the 7,000 page collection 06/13/1971, but was enjoined from further publishing 06/15/1971 (for the first time in American history); after which he leaked the documents to The Washington Post (also enjoined) and 17 other newspapers.  The Supreme Court voided the injunctions, but Ellsberg was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act (first indictment for leaking in American history), theft and conspiracy, 1971.

Americans for Democratic Action Freedom of Speech Award, 1972.

Wrote Papers on the War, New York, 1972.

Faced charges on twelve felony counts.  All charges were dismissed on grounds of governmental misconduct, 05/11/1973.

Eleanor Roosevelt Peace Award, 1973.

Gandhi Peace Award from Promoting Enduring Peace, 1978.

New Jersey Peace Action George Kennan Peace Award, 1994.

Wrote article, “Would Clinton Ban the Release of the Pentagon Papers?” Salon.com, November 2000.

Wrote Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, New York: Viking Press, 2002.

Called on government "insiders" to go public with information to counter the George H.W. Bush administration's pro-Gulf War propaganda campaign 1990, likewise during the George W. Bush administration before the Iraq invasion, 2002.

Lecture, "Secrets - Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers," University of California, Santa Barbara, Voices, UCTelevision, January 2003.

Ron Ridenhour Courage Prize, 2003.

German Whistleblowerpreis Award, 2004.

Veterans for Peace Certificate of Appreciation, 2004.

Testified at conscientious objector hearing of Camilo Mejia at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg - cite_note-expertwitnessradio.org-32 2004.

Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Award, 2004.

Wrote article, “Leak Against this War,” The Guardian (UK), 01/27/2004.

Wrote article, “Where Are Iraq’s Pentagon Papers?” Boston Globe, 02/22/2004.

Wrote article, “Nuclear Hero’s ‘Crime’ Was Making Us Safer,” Los Angeles Times, 04/21/2004.

Wrote article, “Truths Worth Telling,” New York Times, September  28, 2004.

Video interview at Roskilde Universitets Center, Denmark, (Unedited, the first 10 seconds are black.), 10/26/2004.

Rollo May Award, 2005.

Office of the Americas Peace and Justice Award, 2005.

Wrote article, “I Wrote Bush’s War Words – in 1965,” Los Angeles Times, 07/03/2005.

Stated he hoped that someone would leak information about a potential U.S. invasion of Iran before the invasion happened, to stop the war, "The Next War," Harper's Magazine, September 2006.

KPFA Peace Award, 2006.

Right Livelihood Award, 09/28/2006.

Coalition for Peace Action Lifetime Leadership Award, 2006.

Pacific Palisade Democratic Club Political Courage Award, 2006.

Wrote article, “Iraq’s Pentagon Papers,” Los Angeles Times, 6/11/2006.

Commented regarding former FBI translator turned whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, "I'd say what she has is far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers," in interview by Brad Friedman on his "Bradblog", November 2007.

Sam Adams Award, 2007.

KPFA Peace Award, 2007.

Wrote Forewords to Protest and Survive by E. Thompson, Dan Smith, Monthly Review Press, 1981; Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State, Norman Solomon, Polipoint Press, September 2007; and Flirting With Disaster: Why Accidents are Rarely Accidental by Marc S. Gerstein, Michael Ellsberg, Sterling Publishing, June 2008.

Interviewed by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on "Democracy Now!" program regarding parallels between his actions in releasing the Pentagon Papers and those of Pfc. Bradley Manning, 06/17/2010.

Commented that WikiLeaks helps to build a better government on "The Colbert Report" TV show, 12/09/2010.

Academy Award Nomination for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, 2010.

Kennedy Society of Denmark Profiles in Courage Award, 2010.

Arrested over eighty times for non-violent civil disobedience protesting nuclear testing and development, and wrongful U.S. interventions: including violating county ordinance for trespassing while protesting against President George W. Bush's conduct of the Iraq War, November 2005, Texas; arrested during demonstration outside White House and (two days later) the Marine Corps Base Quantico, in protest of Bradley Manning's detention, 03/21/2011.

Wrote "This Shameful Abuse of Bradley Manning," published in the Guardian (UK), 03/11/2011.

Emmy Award for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, 2011.

Veterans for Peace Courage of Conscience Award, 2011.

Wrote article, “Obama Gave Manning Verdict First, Trial Later,” 12/23/2011.

Co-authored “For Nuclear Security Beyond Seoul, Eradicate ‘Land-based’ Doomsday Missiles,” Christian Science Monitor, 02/27/2012.

Member Campaign for Peace and Democracy, 1981-2013.

Member Advisory Council and Senior Research Fellow, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1997-2013.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm, 2012 and 2013.

 

 

Chris Ernesto, MS in Applied Statistics from the University of Alabama, lives in St. Petersburg, FL.  chris@stpeteforpeace.org

Co-founder of St. Pete for Peace, www.wmnf.org/news_stories/st-pete-for-peace-celebrates-10-years-of-resistance, 2003.

Arrested for protesting the curtailment of free speech rights in St. Petersburg, FL, 2006.

Directed music for “The Overnight Underground” peace music radio show on WMNF 88.5, Tampa, FL, 2010-2011.

Researched and developed fact sheets, including “The Real Threat to Americans” published in college textbook Multi Genre Rhetorical Reader, Flachmann/Flachman, Pearson, and in Revolution, A Love Story: A Better World is Possible, Cindy Sheehan, CreateSpace, 2012.

Website creator and content manager for www.stpeteforpeace.org, 2003-2013; OccupyArrests.com, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-ernesto/occupy-arrests_b_1475670.html, 2011-2013; and UsinAfrica.com, which looks at U.S. military involvement in Africa, 2011-2013.
Organized demonstrations regarding: U.S. Military involvement in Iraq,
www.sptimes.com/2004/07/20/Southpinellas/St_Petersburg_conside.shtml, and in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Haiti, Venezuela, Egypt; Quran burning, torture photos, weapon manufacturers, and Wikileaks, 2003-2013. 

Created educational leaflets, bumper stickers, distributed at antiwar rallies throughout the country, 2003-2013.
Appeared on numerous radio shows, TV shows, and in newspaper articles, 2003-2013.

Coordinated travel to Washington, DC for various antiwar demonstrations, 2003-2013. 

Participated in numerous antiwar demonstrations throughout the U.S. and in Tunisia to stand in solidarity with peaceful, non-violent revolution, 2003-2013.
Spoke at antiwar rallies throughout Florida, 2004-2013.
Organized film series
http://stpeteforpeace.org/films.html, St. Petersburg, FL, 2007-2013.

 

 

Jodie Evans, of Venice, CA, is a political activist, author, and documentary film producer, who has traveled extensively promoting conflict resolution by peaceful means.

Co-founded, CODEPINK (Women for Peace), 2002.

Participated in White House vigil against war in Iraq, 2002.

Put banner on White House against starting war in Iraq, 2002.

Disrupted congressional hearing during debate on war in Iraq, 2002.

Interrupted President Bush at the Republican National Convention during his acceptance speech, and his inauguration, as he said “we fight in Iraq for the freedoms in the U.S.”, was dragged out and arrested, 2004-2005.

Organized national displays of shoes tagged with names and ages of Iraqi civilians killed in war, Walk in Their Shoes Campaign, 2006. 

Organized CODEPINK’s "Bring Our War Dollars Home" campaign, 2006.

Interrupted speech of Sarah Palin with CODEPINK, Republican National Convention, 09/04/2008.

Oversaw creation of a 120 foot knitted cozy that read, “We will not raise our children to kill another mother’s child” to be displayed in front of the White House on President Obama’s first Mother’s Day there.  Thousands of women knitted pink and green squares, 2009.

Met with President Obama regarding the war in Afghanistan.  Presented signatures of thousands of Afghan women requesting end of U.S. occupation, 10/15/2009.

Heckled Karl Rove at press conference, 03/30/2010.

Lead "citizen diplomacy" delegation to Iran 2008, Iraq 2009, Afghanistan 2009, and Yemen 2010.

Received awards including: ACLU of Southern California 2006 Activist of the Year award, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains 2008 Teddi Winograd Courage Award, and 2010 East-West Vision of Peace Award for work on behalf of peace and women and children in the Middle East, 12/01/2010.

Interviewed by The Uptake at Netroots Nation discussing CODEPINK antiwar activities, 08/07/2011.

Disrupted book tour events by Karl Rove until he cancelled his tour, President Bush’s book tour that was immediately cancelled,
 as well as book tours of Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, and Colin Powell, 2010-2012.

Produced many independent film documentaries addressing war and issues, including The Ground Truth 2006, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers 2009, and The Square 2013.

Participated in video "10 years of peaceful troublemaking", 2013.

Organized “Women Lead to Peace” for the Syrian Peace talks demanding that women have a place at the peace table, Geneva, 01/2014.

Member, Board of Trustees, Institute for Policy Studies, 2005-2014.

Co-Director, CODEPINK (Women for Peace), 2002-2014.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2014.

 

 

Bill Falcone lives in Brandon, FL and has been a case manager with Hillsborough County since 1986, working with unemployed ex-felons, homeless, and the medically indigent.  wfalcone14@hotmail.com

Participated in antiwar demonstration: "March on Washington - Tampa Bay", 09/24/2005.

Sent many letters to Congress members asking for their opposition to the war, 2003-2006.

Letter to the editor regarding opposition to US unilateralism in foreign affairs, The Nation 09/26/2005.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Member, United for Peace and Justice, 2005-2008.

Member, Hillsborough County Green Party, 2005-2008.

Member, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, 2005-2008.

 

 

Gordon Fellman, PhD of Cambridge, MA, is a Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University and chairs its program in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies.  Fellman@Brandeis.edu

Participated in activities against US war in Vietnam and in civil rights work, 1960s-1970s.

Author, The Deceived Majority: Politics and Protest in Middle America, New Brunswick, NJ: TransAction Press, 1973.

Co-chair, National Middle East Task Force for New Jewish Agenda, 1982-1987.

Founder, Boston Nuclear Study Group, 1990.

Co-author, The Nuclear Seduction: Why the Arms Race Doesn't Matter and What Does, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Co-produced video, with Iftach Shavit and Roger Hurwitz, “This Is the Moment: Israelis and Palestinians Talking Peace”, Boston, New Jewish Agenda, 1991.

Wrote book review, “Israeli Machismo and Peace Forces,” of Paul Breines’ Tough Jews, in Jewish Currents, Vol. 46, No. 7, 1992.

Wrote articles, letters and op-ed pieces on peace, especially on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including: “Israeli Policy Bolsters Meir Kahane’s Appeal,” New York Times, p. 20, 9/2/1985; “In Israel, Peace Movement Grows, Diversifies,” Genesis 2, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1984, Reprinted in Morning Freiheit, Sunday English Section, 3/25/1984; and “The Work of Peace,” op-ed piece in the Boston Globe, 11/8/1995.

Author book, Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The compulsion to win and its threat to human survival, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, people.brandeis.edu/~fellman, 1998.

Executive Producer video, “Not Just for Tibetans...for Justice”, on the Dalai Lama’s visit to Brandeis, Award Productions, 1998.

Scholarly writings including: "World Conflict" The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 1st ed., pp. 5291-5295, Blackwell, 2007; Rev. of  A Peaceful Superpower: The Movement against War in Iraq, by David Cortright in Mobilization, pp. 506-507, vol. 11, 2007; and "Enemy, Concept and Identity of", Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, 2nd ed., 2008.

 

 

Benjamin B. Ferencz, of New Rochelle, NY, is a Harvard Law School graduate and World War II combat soldier who prosecuted war criminals at the Nuremberg Tribunal.  He has long focused on issues of international criminal justice and world peace.  www.benferencz.org

Author of books, Defining International Aggression, 1975 and A Common Sense Guide to World Peace, 1985.

Published articles including: “A World of Peace Under the Rule of Law: The View from America”, 2007, “A Duty to Uphold the Law, Even in War”, 2010, “Illegal Armed Force as a Crime Against Humanity”, 2012, and “Law Always Beats War”, 2012.

Created Logo Law, Not War.

Subject of book, Benjamin Ferencz, Nuremberg Prosecutor and Peace Advocate, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.

Interviews and lectures, 1980-2014, including "Illegal Armed Force as a Crime against Humanity”, The Hague, Netherlands, 09/02/14.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2014.  

 

 

Michael Fox, resides in St. Petersburg, FL and is a graduate degreed instructor, activist, Florida State Co-coordinator of Progressive Dems of America, and President of the St. Petersburg Democratic Club.  tampabaydemocracy@yahoo.com

Organizer for anniversary of invasion of Iraq events, St. Petersburg, FL, 2006-2007.

Organizer of Ann Wright tour in Tampa Bay, 2008.

Member, Veterans for Peace, 2008-2013.

Campaign Coordinator for pro-peace congressional candidate Samm Simpson, 2008.

Member, St. Pete For Peace, 2008-2013.

 

 

Mary Edda Gamson, a resident of Sarasota, FL, first became involved in nuclear disarmament activism in 1983. 

Member Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (founded by Helen Caldicott) and did volunteer work in the local office, 1983.

Member of CP Pax, a peace and justice organization, attending their demonstrations, peace rallies, and meetings with legislators, Boston, 1990-1995.

Sang Raging Granny songs with local group at peace rally and in the office of Congressman Vern Buchanan, 2007.

Member of SW Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice participating in rallies, peace vigils, slow walks for peace and non-violence training, 2005-2010.

Organized peace and justice information tables and interfaith prayers for annual New Year's World Peace Days, 2007-2010.

 

 

Barbara Gerten, South St. Paul, MN, is the "Peace Gramma" to her seven grandchildren. 

Protested in Don't Iraq Iran rally in Washington DC, May 2006.

Founding Board Member of Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition (MRSC) http://www.mnmrsc.org.  Began meeting in 1995 to promote the restorative philosophy which recognizes hurtful behavior and conflict as a violation of relationships between individuals and community members.  Restorative services encourages accountability while repairing harm and promotes safe and secure communities, January 2001-July 2006.

Held signs on a highway overpass in antiwar rally in St. Paul, MN, 2007.

Volunteered as Executive Director following four years as Founding Board Member of Partnership of Education of Children in Afghanistan (P.E.C.A.) as an non-military, people-to-people approach to building peace and included travel to Afghanistan in 2003, Bloomington, MN, January 2002-May 2007.

Attended a 6-day Nonviolent Communication (NVC) workshop. http://www.cnvc.org.  April 1-6, 2008.

Received the Creating a Culture of Peace training http://www.creatingacultureofpeace.org, 05/30-06/01/2008.

Trained and served as a neutral presence to de-escalate tension and divert the focus away from a conflict situation as a Minnesota Peace Team member during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN, 08/31-09/04/2008.

Volunteered at the Friends for a Non-Violent World (FNVW) conference: Ways of Peace I: Nonviolence in the Christian Tradition in New Brighton, MN, http://www.fnvw.org, 10/31/2009.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2011.

Conference Planning Committee Member of FNVW conference: Ways of Peace II:  Nonviolence in the Islamic Traditions in St. Paul, MN, 04/09/2011.

Demonstrated in Walk Against Weapons to Alliant Techsystems in Eden Prairie, MN, 06/04/2011.

Attended Bodhisattva Peace Training by Lama Shenpen Drolma in St. Paul http://www.ironknot.org/bodhisattva-peace-training.php, 10/14-16/2011.

Serves on the Board of FNVW as treasurer, February 2012.

Attended the demonstration against the killing in Syria, Minneapolis, MN, 03/17/2012.

Assistant Editor, US Peace Registry, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010-2013.

 

 

Joan E. Gildemeister, Ph.D., a retired teacher, psychologist, pacifist, and worker for peace, lives in a cohousing community in Washington, DC.

Demonstrated on the Washington Mall and Lafayette Park against the Vietnam War, l960's.

Organized panel, “Youth Protest in the 80's,” for Annual Meeting of American Orthopsychiatric Assn., Boston, MA, April 1983.

Contributed chapter “Adjusting Your Priorities in Working for Peace,” in Neil Wollman, (Ed.), Working for Peace: A Handbook for Practical Psychology and Other Tools, San Luis Obispo, CA: Impact Publishers, 1985.

Contributed chapter “Intergenerational Communication Concerning Youth Participation in Political Action in the 1980's” for G. Busch and J Busch (Eds.) The Family in the Information Society, 1985.

Organized panel, Psychological Foundations of Peace Education for the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and presented “A Study of Level of Involvement in Peace Education and Preadolescents’ and Adolescents’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Nuclear War,” 1986.

Moderator and Discussant, Panel on The Psychological Effects of War: Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Secaucus, NJ, 1988.

Received Community Service Award for peace education from the District of Columbia Psychological Assn. 1988.

Wrote an article on “Living Peace: Children and Violence” for Washington Peace Letter, 26 (10), p. 2, 1989.

Produced Directories of Peace Research for Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Washington, DC. Third Edition: 1987-l989.

Presented paper “Attitudes and Values of  ‘Hard Liners’ and ‘Soft Liners’ of college students of diverse ethnic identity” for panel “Comparative Political Socialization,” for Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1989.

Led vigil of Peace Committee of Friends Meeting of Washington at the White House, protesting military intervention in the Gulf. 1990.

Coordinated a consultation of Quaker meetings on the Gulf War and organized demonstrations on the Washington Mall for peaceful resolution of the conflict, 1991.

Initiated letter-writing campaign urging the President to use diplomatic means to resolve the Gulf conflict, 1991.

Founding Executive Committee Member, Division 48 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence - Peace Psychology), and conducted first election of officers, 1991.

Produced report on the status of the Culture of Peace for Psychologists for Social Responsibility, 2005.

Membership Director, Division 48 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence - Peace Psychology), 2006-2008.

Received Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence - Peace Psychology, 2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2009.

Member, practice group on Non Violent Communication, 2010- 2012.

 

 

Jim Glover of Brandon, FL, part of the 60’s folk duo Jim and Jean, describes himself as an “old folk singer with lots of drive to do liberal political activist songs in the tradition of Woody, Pete, and Phil Ochs” to help change the world.  He works to seek truth about President Kennedy’s assassination.  jimglover@verizon.net

March on the Pentagon to protest the war in Vietnam, 10/22/1967.

Demonstrated at the Democrat National Convention in Chicago and entertained other demonstrators, with Jean Glover and Phil Ochs, at the Quiet Knight Coffee House during breaks in the protests, August 1968.

Letter to the Editor, St. Pete Times 09/28/2001.

Wrote poem the day after 9/11, which he recited at a peace rally, September 2001.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Sent e-mail to the White House info@messages.whitehouse.gov asking that President Obama phone North Korea’s leader and make peace, rather than continue provocations, 03/29/2013.

Performs peace-related folk songs, 1960s-2014.

 

 

Mike Gravel, BS (U.S. Senator 1969-1981) served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963-66, as Speaker from 1965-66, and represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate, serving on the Finance, Interior, and Environmental and Public Works committees, and chairing the Energy, Water Resources, Buildings and Grounds, and Environmental Pollution subcommittees.  www.gravel2008.us

Waged a successful one-man filibuster for five months that forced the Nixon administration to end the military draft, 1971.

Released to the media a top secret Defense Department study, “The Pentagon Papers” that exposed decades of U.S. decision making regarding Vietnam that led the country into War, 1971.

Began to read the 7000 page top-secret document into the senate record insisting that his constituents had a right to know about the lies and manipulations of successive U.S. administrations that misled the country into the Vietnam War.  The US Supreme Court ruled that he couldn’t release the information, 1971.

Published top-secret document as The Senator Gravel Edition of The Pentagon Papers, Beacon Press www.beacon.org/client/pentagonpapers.cfm, 1971.

Appeared on TV (MSNBC) several times warning against the planned attack on Iraq and stated that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, Iraq was not a threat to the United States and had nothing to do with 09/11/2002.

Antiwar Candidate for the 2008 Democratic nomination for President of the United States, 2007-2008.

Spoke at antiwar rallies, participated in nationally televised debates, interviewed by news media about his opposition to the Iraq war, 2007-2008.

Warned against a planned attack on Iran during the Presidential debate at Dartmouth and called to account some of his fellow Democratic presidential rivals for a vote that gave the Administration a green light to attack Iran, 9/26/2007.

 

 

Michael Haas, PhD, a professor of political science (retired), University of Hawai’i, lives in Los Angeles, CA.  mikehaas@aol.com

President, Peace Science Society (West), 1980-1981.

Member of US-Indochina Reconciliation Team, 1986-1987.

Chaired Cambodia Studies Committee, University of Hawai’i, 1991-1992.

Member, Board of Directors, Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, 1996-present.

Chaired Committee on Peace Research, University of Hawai’i, 1970, 1990-1991, 1993-1996.

Prepared founding documents for the establishment of the Institute for Peace, University of Hawai’i, 1970 and served as Institute Council member, 1986-1997.

Edited Korean Reunification: Alternative Pathways, New York:  Praeger, 1989; Human Rights Imperiled, New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2001; and International Relations: Arena of Terror, New York:  Council on Foreign Relations, 2002.

Authored books including: International Conflict, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974; The Pacific Way: Regional Cooperation in the South Pacific, New York: Praeger, 1989; The Asian Way to Peace: A Story of Regional Cooperation, New York:  Praeger, 1989; Cambodia, Pol Pot, and the United States: The Faustian Pact, New York:  Praeger, 1991; Genocide by Proxy: Cambodian Pawn on a Superpower Chessboard, New York:  Praeger, 1991; Polity and Society: Philosophical Underpinnings of Social Science Paradigms, New York:  Praeger, 1992; Improving Human Rights, Westport, CT:  Praeger, 1994; George W. Bush, War Criminal? The Bush Administration’s Liability for 269 War Crimes, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2009.

Nominated for 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for documenting human rights violations in several books. 

Founded and led Political Film Society (presents annual awards for raising consciousness about peace) 1986-2010.

Edited and reviewed films for the Political Film Review, 1998-2010.

Originated and maintains website www.USwarcrimes.com, 2007-2010.

 

 

William W. Habedank, DVM, a retired veterinarian living in Red Wing, MN, went from voting for George W. Bush in 2000 to joining local peace groups and supporting Dennis Kucinich in 2004.  habedank@charter.net

Visited U.S. Senate office of Mark Dayton to ask, “why are we going to attack Iraq?” Washington, DC, 9/12/2002.

MN State DFL delegate for antiwar presidential nomination candidate Dennis Kucinich, 2004.

Delegate, National Conventions of Veterans for Peace, Dallas, TX, 2005.

Demonstration at White House with Christian Peace Witness http://christianpeacewitness.org, Washington, DC, March 2007.

Marched to the Pentagon with A.N.S.W.E.R., Washington, DC, March 2007.

Arrested during demonstration at the White House, March 2007.

Marched on the Republican National Convention Saint Paul, Minnesota, 08/31/2008.

Demonstration at White House with Minnesotans for Peace, Washington, DC, January 2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.

Frequent letters to the editor in the Red Wing Republican Eagle and the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspapers questioning the wars www.republican-eagle.com/event/article/id/67499 and discussing how issues of peace and justice go hand in hand, including “The Price Paid For War” 3/9/2011, search www.republican-eagle.com, 2003-2011.

Weekly vigils, Red Wing, MN, 2003-2011.

Lobbied various Congresspeople and Senators to end the wars, 2007 and 2011.

Wrote song lyrics, The Wind of Peace and Peace Dream, 2011.

Speech about the effects of war on our society on the steps of City Hall, March 2009 and at a 2012 Martin Luther King Day event www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jys5p6mUUpc (minute 32:25), Red Wing, MN.

Carved and displayed antiwar and peace pumpkins in his 39th annual public pumpkin show, Red Wing, MN, Halloween season 2006-2012.

Director, Veterans For Peace Chapter 115, 2009-2012.

Displayed sign at vigils just before Christmas that read "Peace on Earth- will we mean it THIS time?", 2010-2013.

Associate member, Veterans For Peace www.veteransforpeace.org, 2003-2014.

Wrote op-ed pieces Final Battle for Peace, 04/3/2012; Bunkers for People who Failed Us, 04/23/2012; and Take the Lashing, 04/22/2014.

Chief organizer of Peacestockwww.peacestockvfp.org, annual event of Veterans For Peace Chapter 115, 2007-2014.

 

 

Ian M. Harris, EdD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

As a member of Resistance, participated in numerous anti-Vietnam war marches and demonstrations, 1966-1976.

Taught first class in peace education, 1983.

Helped found the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, a statewide consortium of 23 colleges and universities that promotes peace awareness with conferences, speakers' programs, and by publishing The Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, 1984.

Part of a faculty committee that established a peace studies certificate program at UW-M, 1990.

Conducted a 14 day fast to protest U.S. involvement in Central America, 1990.

Coordinator, UW-M Summer Institute on Nonviolence for adolescents, Milwaukee, 1995-2002.

Member, Board of Directors of the Consortium of Peace Researchers, Educators and Developers (now known as the Peace and Justice Studies Association) a nationwide organization that supports peace studies on college campuses, 1996-1998.

Secretary-General, Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association, helped create The Journal of Peace Education, 1998-2002.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc, 2006.

President, International Peace Research Association Foundation (iprafoundation.org), 2003-2007.

Author of books and articles including: Peace Education, Jefferson, NC: McFarland &Co., 1988; co-author Peacebuilding for Adolescents, London: Taylor and Francis, 1998; co-author, Peace Education (2nd edition), Jefferson, NC: McFarland &Co., https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/imh/www/web.htm 2003; co-author Books not Bombs: Teaching Peace since the Dawn of the Republic, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press, www.infoagepub.com/products/Books-Not-Bombs 2010; and over 50 articles on topics that range from violence in schools to peace education.

 

 

Tom H. Hastings, (Ed.D ABD)is a Peace Studies teacher, writer, editor and activist who lives in Whitefeather Peace Community www.whitefeatherpeace.org located in Portland, OR.  pcwtom@gmail.com

Conscientious Objector to Vietnam War, 1968.

Board of Directors, Stop Project Extremely Low Frequency (ELF), 1982-1984.

Founded and served as newsletter editor, Citizens for Alternatives to Trident and ELF (CATE) - US Navy Nuclear Submarine Command Site, 1983-1987.

Founded and served as community organizer, Waging Peace, Hayward, Wisconsin, 1982-1988.

Anti nuclear weapons nonviolent resister (including two Plowshares actions, i.e. cut down poles supporting ELF Antennae, resulting in felony convictions in Michigan in 1985 and Wisconsin in 1996), 1983-1999.

Earned a peace studies degree from Northland College, 1993.

National Committee, War Resisters League, 1996-2000.

Authored booksEcology of War and Peace, 2000; Meek Ain't Weak: Nonviolent Power and People of Color, 2002; 2002; War Resisters League Datebook (with Geov Parrish); Nonviolent Response to Terrorism, 2004; Power, 2005; The Lessons of Nonviolence, 2006.

Authored numerous chapters in edited compilations of peace and nonviolence books and many op-eds in various newspapers, 1982-2009.

Served as associate editor and columnist, The PeaceWorker, 2002-2007.
Board of Directors, Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium, 2004-2009.

Founded Civil Resist Portland (CRP) (antiwar campaign of nonviolent resistance), 2005-2009.

Founded and served as DirectorPeaceVoicewww.peacevoice.info, 2004-2011.

Arrested six times due to CRP civil disobedience activity (One arrest in March, 2005 at the Office of US Senator Ron Wyden; Five arrests at the Office of US Senator Gordon Smith, 2006-2007), 2005-2007.

Co-Chair, The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), www.peacejusticestudies.org, 2006-2008.

Nonviolence trainer (The Honeywell Project; Citizens for Alternatives to Trident and ELF (CATE); Mobilization for Survival; Sisters of the Road Café; Civil Resist Portland (CRP); Students United for Nonviolence), 1983-2011.

Board of Directors, PJSA, 2000-2001; 2006-2011.

Faculty member with the Conflict Resolution MA/MS program at Portland State University, 2001-2011.

Governing Council member, International Peace Research Association, 2007-2011.

Member, Academic Advisory Council, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, 2010-2011.

 

 

Karie Hillery of Boulder Creek, CA is a musical peace ambassador/songwriter/producer/speaker who travels the world sharing her “conscious pop” music to create a world that works for everyone.  karie@karie.com  www.karie.com

Marched and sang in antiwar rallies, 1969.

Produced and released 5th independent CD titled “Peace Instead” with 2 pro-peace songs “Peace Instead” and “Wouldn't You Love” charting in the top 100 on Neil Young's “Living With War” www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html, 2006-2009.

Produced and released “Solstice Peace” CD 2008 and “Peace Be with You” CD, 2011.

Wrote and Performed pro-peace and uniting original music in U.S. and Europe, 1991-2012.

Created special programs for the Association for Global New Thought, 2006-2013.

Sponsored, created and produced: “Season for Peace and Non Violence”, “Season for the Earth”, “International Peace Day”, “Global Oneness Day” programs.  Presented annually around California from Monterey to Orange County, LA to Humboldt County at 25 different New Thought Centers, Unity Centers for Spiritual Living, and other venues, 2006-2013.

 

 

Amy M. Holtz is a 6th grade Language Arts teacher and mother of five living in Kalispell, MT who writes and performs songs (especially about peace).

Letter to Editor, The Independent, Missoula, MT, 03/06/2003.

Wrote antiwar song “We Must Choose Peace”, 2003

Letter to Editor, Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 05/05/2003.

Performed antiwar music for the International Day of Peace, Caras Park, Missoula, MT, 9/21/2003.

Performed at an anniversary party for the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Missoula, MT,10/4/2003.

Received the Father Hogan Peace Award, Missoula, MT, November, 2003.

Opened for David Rovics (playing for many area peace groups), Crystal Theater, Missoula, 02/24/2004.

Letter to Editor, Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 06/08/2004.

Performed at the Second Annual Festival of Peace, Arlee, Montana, 07/22/2006.

Streaming audio performance of “We Must Choose Peace” at www.jrpc.org, 2006-2007.

 

 

Kimberly Raechelle Jenkins is a college student studying Peace and Social Justice Studies at Berea College in Berea, KY.   kimberlyraechelle@yahoo.com

Participated in a March on Washington to protest Bush's war in Iraq, January 2007.

Attended a Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, September 2007.

 

 

Abbie Jenks, MSW of Pelham, MA is a former social worker and current professor at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA.  jenks@gcc.mass.edu

Sponsored Pastors for Peace Caravan, Pioneer Valley Cuba Solidarity Committee, June 2008.

Sponsored Footprints for Peace speakers from Australia, October 2008.

Advisor, GCC PSJ Club Peace and Truth for Reel Film Series, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, 2008.

Advisor, Cuba Film Series, Pioneer Valley Cuba Solidarity Committee, March 2008.

Created Curriculum for Peace and Justice Studies at Greenfield Community College (GCC) www.gcc.mass.edu/departments/psj, 2003-2009.

Member, Pioneer Valley Cuba Solidarity Committee, 2004-2009.

Advisor, GCC Student Peace and Justice Club, 2005-2009.

Board of Directors, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, 2008-2009.

 

 

Robert Jensen, PhD is an associate professor in the School of Journalism, director of the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, and a speaker to college and community groups throughout the US.  rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu

Author many essays and articles on US imperialism including, "Never a good war or a bad peace", The Hindu (Sunday Magazine), http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/attack13.htm, 10/28/01.

Founding member, Nowar Collective www.nowarcollective.com, 2001-2004.

Author, Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity, San Francisco, CA: City Lights, 2004.

Founding board member, Third Coast Activist Resource Center, www.thirdcoastactivist.org, 2004-2009.

 

 

Del "Abe" Jones (The Poor Man's Poet) served in the United States Air Force 1958-1961 and was a retired sheet metal worker living in White Bluff, TN where he wrote poetry about current issues including the military/industrial complex and war (died 08/11/2012).

Wrote antiwar poems including "Mister President" 7/17/2007 and "Rum-De-Dum-DUMB" 7/10/2007 posted at http://mywebpage.netscape.com/delabejones/page4.html.

Wrote "Let's build the US Peace Memorial" www.uspeacememorial.org/poem, 5/30/2008

Signed petitions to end the war in Iraq, to bring the troops home, and calling for impeachment of Bush and Cheney, 2007-2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc, 2008.

 

 

Arthur Kanegis, of San Diego, CA is a writer/producer/co-director, and President and Founder of One Films, LLC, a motion picture development and production company dedicated to producing entertainment that will help shift our culture of violence to a culture of peace.  www.imdb.com/name/nm2410842

Co-produced audio-visual documentaries on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee: “The Post War War” and “The Automated Air War” 1969-1976.

Researched and promoted the Jason Robards ABC movie “The Day After” and produced TV spot with Paul Newman that ran during the film shown in Soviet Union as well www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DhDLJYGfhA.  Influenced President Ronald Reagan, who credited “The Day After” with convincing him that nuclear war was unwinnable, leading to START talks that reduced US and Soviet armaments http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_After, 1983.

Produced Documentaries: War Without Winners” narrated by Paul Newman won first place at American Film Festival, www.snagfilms.com/films/title/war_without_winners.  The Weapons Bazaar” inspired the Chevy Chase movie “The Deal of the Century”, 1983.

Media director, Center for Defense Information, an organization of former military officers speaking up for peace.  There he produced documentaries, testified to Congress, developed a Nuclear War Prevention kit etc., 1977-1985.

DevelopedBullyproof,” program and short videos of kids and teens turning their lives around with the arts and drama based conflict-resolution program he developed, www.futurewave.org, www.BullyProof.com, 1986.

Hosted talk show, KSFR FM in Santa Fe, NM with guests in the fields of conflict resolution, peace and positive values, 1995-1998.

Author antiwar commentary in: The Nation, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, Media and Values, In Context, Scene4: The International Magazine of the Arts and Media and others, 1984-2008.

Established websites to facilitate teaching/learning about alternative solutions to conflict and war: www.EarthOperatingSystem.org, www.EarthOperatingSystem.com, www.EarthOperatingSystem.net, www.E-arth.com, www.e-PlanetEarth.com, 2000-2010.

Produced Documentary: “One! The Garry Davis Story” (short film) www.onefilms.com, won Best Global Documentary in the 2010 NY Independent Film Festival, 1st place in World Peace Film Awards, and Moondance International Film Festival and placed in the ION film festival, http://possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/film_25561504, 2010.

Founder and Executive Director, Future WAVE, a non-profit which aims to shift our culture of violence to a culture of peace, 1985-2013.

 

 

Lucinda Page Knox, MSW, ACSW is a freelance editor and writer and former social worker currently living in Tampa, FL.

Member, Another Mother for Peace, 1970-1975.

Participant in anti-Vietnam War marches, 1969-1972.

Numerous letters and e-mails to congressional representatives asking for an end to the War in Iraq, 2004-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2005.

Advisory Council Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2005-2006.

 

 

Michael D. Knox, PhD, a Clinical Psychologist, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.  www.uspeacememorial.org/Knox.htm  Knox@USPeaceMemorial.org

Delivered talk against Vietnam War to a university public speaking class, 1965.

As a member of the Eastern Michigan University Student Senate Executive Committee helped to organize anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, 1966-1968.

As a delegate to the 20th National Student Congress of the US National Student Association, drafted and introduced a successful resolution to hold a demonstration on 08/23/1967 in front of the White House in opposition to the war in Vietnam, August 1967.

Anti-Vietnam War letter (The Progressive 09/01/1969).

Ran anti-Vietnam War advertisement in newspaper (Monroe Evening News 11/15/1969).

Helped start draft counseling center (Monroe Evening News 04/07/1970).

Resigned in protest, as member of Wayne County Republican Committee, GOP Advisory Board, and GOP after Nixon's decision to invade Cambodia (The Progressive, 08/1970 and Detroit News, 06/25/1970).

Appointed by University of Michigan Faculty Senate to the University Classified Research Committee to oversee secret Defense Department research at the University, 1970-1971.  Disclosed secret details of inappropriate research to the Faculty Senate (The Michigan Daily, 02/09/1971) and provided evidence that university researchers were "perfecting weapon systems used by the military to kill and incapacitate other human beings" (Science 02/19/1971).

Engaged in numerous speeches, debates, press conferences, and interviews (The Michigan Daily, 02/10,11,12,14,16,18/1971; 03/09,10,12,14,16,17,18,21,24/1971, 05/15/1971, 11/19/1971 and Detroit Free Press 02/22/1971).

Prepared minority report documenting conflict of interest and inappropriate activities of the Classified Research Committee and calling for an end to war research at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor News 03/08/1971).

Consultation to member Stanford University Committee on Research regarding publishing study of classified research there (letters on file, 1971).

Resigned from Classified Research Committee charging violation of new university research policy (The Michigan Daily 04/15/1971).

Letters to the editor published including Ann Arbor News 04/20/1972 and 12/03/1973, Tampa Tribune 1/12/2003 and 3/30/2003, Time 11/17/2003, and USA Today 06/23/2004, St. Petersburg Times www.sptimes.com/2004/07/27/Opinion 07/27/2004, and www.sptimes.com/2007/10/21/Opinion/Today 10/21/2007.

Made antiwar statements while delivering Plenary speech at professional meeting (The Miami Herald and CNN 03/28/2004).

Founded, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc. www.uspeacememorial.org, 2005

Anti-Iraq War commentary in Professional Journal, Journal of HIV and Social Services Vol. 4, 2005.

Plenary session address in opposition to spending tax money on war rather than healthcare and medical research at annual medical conferences, 2006 and 2007.

Participated in emergency rush hour rally at busy intersection to protest Bush plan to send more soldiers to Iraq, Tampa, 01/11/2007.

Marched from White House to Capitol building via Pennsylvania Avenue, “Mother of a March” with Cindy Sheehan and CODEPINK and Blocked traffic at Independence Avenue and Capitol Plaza for 45 minutes, 05/14/2007.

Demonstrated for an end to torture and an end to psychologists’ involvement in torture during Iraq and Afghanistan wars, San Francisco, CA, 08/17/2007.

Awarded the Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice “For more than four decades of outstanding contributions to peace and humanitarian assistance”, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, San Francisco, CA, 08/18/2007.

Invited presentations: “Recognizing Peace Leadership”, Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, Manhattan College, New York, NY, 10/2006 and “Recognizing and Honoring Role Models for Peace: Affecting Cultural Change”, Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, 09/2007.

Refused request to assist US Army (program review) until the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are ended and all occupying forces have been withdrawn, 12/12/2008.

Letter to President-elect Obama asking that he act immediately to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan following his inauguration, 01/13/2009.

Invited Speaker at AntiWar Rally at Lafayette Park in front of the White House, www.youtube.com/watch?v=chmTP7RQD5w and www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6whnFpKZoE, 12/12/2009.

Radio Interviews on “Peace & Justice Report”, WSLR-FM, Sarasota, FL  

http://peacejusticereport.podOmatic.com/entry/2010-06-08T09_42_45-07_00, 5/18/2010; "Free and Fair", KAOS-FM, Olympia, WA, 6/24/2010; “Gulf Coast Live”, WGCU-FM, Fort Meyers, FL, 1/5/2011.

TV interview, "Creating a Culture of Peace", Northwest Community Television.  Available for distribution to Public-access, Educational and Governmental cable channels at PEGmedia.org (see Quick List, Real Progress, program 0006), Brooklyn Park, MN, 10/11/2010.

Journal articles, “A Cultural Shift toward Peace: The Need for a National Symbol” was published in Peace and Conflict www.uspeacememorial.org/article.htm, 2009; “Honoring Peace and Antiwar Behavior: The US Peace Registry” was published in Peace Psychology www.uspeacememorial.org/Article2.htm, 2009; and “World Peace: A First Step” was published in the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, www.uspeacememorial.org/WorldPeace.htm, 2011. 

Nominated for Peace Award, WMNF www.wmnf.org, 2011.

Radio interview on listener call-in show, WMNF radio, http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_110919_170417_talkM1_395.MP3, Tampa, FL, 9/19/11.

Marched on National Convention (Republican), Tampa, FL, 8/27/2012.

Letters to the editor, “Outrageous Behavior”, regarding FBI attempts to intimidate antiwar activists, St. Petersburg Times, 09/28/2010 and “Military Draft is Unconstitutional” www.dailycamera.com/letters/ci_20997733/michael-d-knox-military-draft-is-unconstitutional, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO, 07/05/2012.

Name included in ad supporting Bradley Manning “WE ARE BRADLEY MANNING”, New York Times, 07/25/2013.

Signed pledge to vote against any Member of Congress, regardless of partisan affiliation, who votes YES to an attack on Syria, 09/04/2013.

TV Show “Peace” www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEfxC3tjCOc, On The Table With The Green Party, TBCN, 01/09/2014.

Request discount as veteran peace activist at stores offering discounts to military and veterans, 2009-2014.

Wear “Stop the war” buttons and t-shirts, 2003-2014.

Fly peace flag and named boat “Peace”, 2011-2014.

Blog statement on the ethics of psychologists preparing soldiers to return to combat

psychoanalystsopposewar.org/blog/2009/06/21 and antiwar commentary http://www.facebook.com/Peace.Knox, 2008-2014.

Letters, e-mails, and phone calls to Congressional delegation and President in opposition to U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, and to ask that the U.S. not start new wars against Iran, North Korea, and Syria, 2005-2014.

Invited Speaker nationwide on the topics of “creating a culture of peace” and “honoring the peacemakers” at meetings in FL, MA, NY, NM, PA, GA, OH, MN, and OR, www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lbfI9ewNn4&feature=youtube_gdata_player, 2006-2014.

Editor, US Peace Registry, 2005-2014.

Chair, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc. www.uspeacememorial.org, 2005-2014.

 

 

Dennis J. Kucinich (U.S. Representative 1997-2013) of Cleveland, Ohio, became the youngest mayor in the United States in 1977 at the age of 31.  He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996, where he served on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Education and Labor Committee; he also Chaired the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.  www.kucinich.house.gov

Hosted a roundtable discussion “Keeping the Peace” to examine the peacekeeping process in Kosovo a year after the war ended, 7/19/2000.

Spoke on the House floor in support of peace, tolerance, unity, liberty and justice in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, 09/15/2001.

Issued a statement “On Stopping Open-ended Permanent War on Terrorism”, 04/18/2002.

Spoke at a rally organized by the National Peace Lobby Project at the Capitol: “I am here today to speak out against the unprovoked attack that the Bush Administration is intent on unleashing in Iraq.  This war is not a noble fight.  This war is not about defending the United States from a foreign threat …”, 03/19/2003.

Published an analysis of the Joint Resolution on Iraq, arguing each individual point made in the Iraq War authorization bill and why war was not the answer, October 2003.

Voted against the “Iran Freedom and Support Act”, calling it a “stepping stone to war” and against subsequent similar bills in Congress, 2005-2010.

Introduced a 12-point plan in the House to end the war in Iraq, 02/8/2007.

Called on Congress to oppose the Iraq supplemental appropriations bill, citing a 1999 federal court case that states that the only way to end the war is to cut the funding, 03/17/2007.

Presented articles of impeachment to Congress against President George W. Bush for committing abuses of power including manufacturing a false case for war against Iraq and 34 other offenses, 06/9/2008.

Candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States as the only Presidential candidate who voted against the Iraq war authorization and every related funding appropriation, 2004 and 2008.

Received numerous awards for his efforts to promote peace including: the Gandhi Peace Award from the organization Promoting Enduring Peace, 2003; the Champion for Peace Award from Military Families Speak Out, an organization that opposes U.S. involvement in the Iraq War, February 2007; Thomas Merton Award from the Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2009.

Featured speaker at Antiwar Rally at Lafayette Park in front of the White House, 12/12/2009.

Proposed legislation to create a cabinet-level Department of Peace to make non-violence an organizing principle within our society, repeatedly re-introduced to Congress 2001-2010.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm, 2009 and 2010.

Introduced a privileged resolution to force the House to debate, for the first time since the days after 9/11, whether or not to end the Afghan War, March 2010.

Peace Prize recipient “in recognition of national leadership to prevent and end wars,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.

Called on Congressional leaders to reverse course on approving funding for the war in Iraq, 2003-2011.

Introduced a bipartisan, privileged resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 28, to require the President to withdraw all U.S. Armed Forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2011, 3/9/2011.

Questioned constitutionality of U.S. invasion of Libya and whether our actions were productive towards building a more peaceful world, 03/28/2011.

Filed a suit in federal court against President Barack Obama to challenge the commitment of the United States to war in Libya absent the required constitutional legal authority, 6/15/2011.

Lecture, "Restoring Hope for America's Future through Developing a Culture of Peace." www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FKQpIiN1MUc, 02/08/2013.

Asked American to pledge to vote against any Member of Congress, regardless of partisan affiliation, who votes YES to an attack on Syria, 09/04/2013.

Public speeches at antiwar rallies, participated in nationally televised debates, interviews by national and international news media about his opposition to U.S. wars, 2002-2014.

 

 

Roger Leisner of Augusta, ME, is Founder/Owner of Radio Free Maine, a freelance photographer, and a member of Occupy Augusta.

Vigiled with Women in Black for peace, Augusta, 10/21/2011.

Vigiled with Veterans for Peace, Portland, ME, 08/29/2010 and 08/25/2012.

Photographed and posted photos online at http://the-maine-paparazzi.smugmug.com of events including: West Side Rotary Peace Vigil, Augusta, ME, 10/15/2009-01/19/2012; Withdraw from Afghanistan Rally, Portland, ME, 07/05/2010; Veterans for Peace March, Portland, 08/29/2010; Bangor Peace Rally, Bangor, ME, 04/09/2011; Bring Our War $$ Home Care-A-Van, University of Maine-Augusta, 10/09/2011; Demonstration Against NDAA, Senator Snow’s Office, Augusta, 02/03/2012; Bring Our War $$ Home Rally at State House, Augusta, 01/14/2010 and 03/20/2012; and Veterans for Peace Demonstration at Great State of ME Air Show, Brunswick, ME, 08/25/2012.

Conducts and broadcasts interviews offering voices of dissent, Radio Free Maine, www.thinktwiceradio.com/leisner/leisner.html, 1995-2013.

 

 

Edward W. (Ted) Lollis is a former U.S. Army officer, geographic analyst, retired Foreign Service Officer, and historian, who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.  www.rotaryfirst100.org/historians/lollis.htm  geovisual @ comcast.net

Author, “Peace Monuments” in International Encyclopedia of Peace, Oxford University Press, http://peace.maripo.com/monuments_30dec08_illustrated.htm, 2010.

Travels worldwide to research peace monuments that he documents on his "Peace monuments around the world" website http://peace.maripo.com; produces and maintains on-line list of “Notable Peacemakers” including many Americans and every Nobel Peace Prize laureate since 1901 http://peace.maripo.com/p_peacemakers.htm and list of Friends of Peace Monuments http://peace.maripo.com/p_friends.htm, 2003-2014.

 

 

James A. Lucas of Dayton Ohio is a Social Worker who has studied the impact of U.S. militarism concluding that the United States has been responsible for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people since WWII.  jlucas511@woh.rr.com

Author of articles including: "Deaths In Other Nations Since WW II Due To US Interventions", 4/24/2007; "Is The US An Imperialist Nation?", 03/07/2013; and "The American Public Probably is Not Aware", 03/23/14.

 

 

John McDonald is a citizen activist living in Grass Valley, CA, located in the Sierra Nevada foothills.  jmcdonald@accessbee.com

Participated in protests against the invasion of Iraq in San Francisco and Sacramento, 2003.

Letters to the Editor,Nothing to do with Hussein” and “Some questions”, Grass Valley Union, 03/08/2003 and 04/10/2003.

Op-Ed, “Let’s take stand against Patriot Act”, Grass Valley Union, 06/25/2004.

Helped write the “Resolution to Oppose the USA PATRIOT Act, Justice Department Directives, and Executive Orders that Violate Constitutionally Guaranteed Civil Rights and Liberties,” http://www.bordc.org/detail.php?id=68, and advocated until successfully passed by the Nevada City Council, CA, 08/08/2004.

Served on the Steering Committee of Americans for Constitutional Integrity of Nevada City that wrote a resolution to recommend impeachment of the U.S. President and Vice President for war crimes which was defeated by one vote by the Nevada City Council, 9/25/2006.

Distributed information and gathered signatures for a number of peace initiatives, 2004-2006. 

Member, County Council of the Green Party and Chair, 2004-2007, during which time the organization furnished evidence of the illegality of torture, initiated resolutions, organized demonstrations, and endorsed and campaigned for peace candidates, Nevada County, CA, 2002-2007.

Participated in online discussion forums of the Peace Center of Nevada County, 2002-2010.

Member, Historians Against the War, http://www.historiansagainstwar.org, and signed their statement on the U.S. occupation of Iraq, 2003-2011.

 

 

Rahul Mahajan, PhD, who earned his doctorate in physics from the University of Texas, is an antiwar blogger, author and activist currently living in Madison, WI.  rahul@empirenotes.org

Organized antiwar protests and teach-ins in Austin TX, 1998-2001.

Speaker at rallies, teach-ins, and conferences, 1998-2008.

Published op-ed on the one-year anniversary of US bombing of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Sudan (Houston Chronicle 08/20/1999).

Published antiwar op-eds in USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Dallas Morning-News, Jordan Times, and others, 1999-2008.

Published online commentary in alternative news websites including Common Dreams www.commondreams.org, ZNet www.zmag.org, Counterpunch www.counterpunch.org and Alternet www.alternet.org, 1999-2008.

Board of Directors, Peace Action, 2000-2003.

Founding Coordinating Committee member, National Network to End the War on Iraq, 2001.

Founded Austin Against War, 09/12/2001.

Wrote "Never a good war or a bad peace", The Hindu (Sunday Magazine),

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/attack13.htm, 10/28/2001.

TV and Radio interviews including MSNBC regarding Abu Ghraib, 2001-2008.

Ran for Governor of Texas as the Green Party nominee on an anti-militarist platform, 2002.

Authored Book, The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism, New York, NY: Monthly Review Press, 2002.

Founded Third Coast Activist Resource Center, www.thirdcoastactivist.org, April 2003.

Authored Book, Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond, New York, NY: Seven Stories Press Open Media Book, June 2003.

Steering Committee of United for Peace and Justice, www.unitedforpeace.org, 2003-2006.

Reported news from US war zone, Fallujah, Iraq www.democracynow.org, January and April 2004.

Founded blog Empire Notes www.empirenotes.org, writing weekly blog commentary, 2004-2010.

 

 

Kathleen Malley-Morrison, EdD is a psychologist at Boston University specializing in the psychology of war and peace and a graduate of Swarthmore College and Boston University.  kathiemm@engagingpeace.com

Marches and Sit-ins in the Free Speech movement, Berkeley CA, 1964-65. 

Tear gassed during protest at People’s Park, 1965.

Tax resister during the Vietnam War, 1972-1974.

Published books, State violence and the right to peace: An international survey of the views of ordinary people (vols. 1-4). Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=53872, 2009.

Signed antiwar and pro-social-justice petitions, demonstrated, 2002-2011.

Conducted research on views on war and peace in over 40 countries, 2002-2011.

Member of groups, including the American Psychological Association Peace Division and the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA, 2005-2011.

Published articles in journals and newsletters such as Peace Psychology (newsletter of the American Psychological Association Peace Division) and made professional presentations on aggression-tolerance, moral disengagement, and moral engagement, 2006-2011.

Developed and taught course on the Psychology of War and Peace, Boston University, 2009-2011.

TV interview, www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFB5R4KV32Y&feature=player_embedded#!, 2010.

Activism highlighted in documentary film created by Beth Balaban, Peace and the Quiet, http://peaceandthequiet.com/about, 2011.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc, 2011.

Steering Committee Member, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, 2010-2012.

Founder and author of blog, http://engagingpeace.com, 2010-2014.

 

 

Chelsea E. (formerly Bradley) Manning, Army Private First Class, of Crescent, OK, deployed as an intelligence analyst with Top Secret clearance to Iraq in October 2009.  www.chelseamanning.org

Released video to Wikileaks, of a U.S. Apache helicopter crew killing Iraqi civilians, including people who came to the assistance of the wounded, two Reuters journalists, and injuring two children, 02/21/2010.

Shared classified documents with Wikileaks, revealed a secret U.S. war in Yemen, U.S. records of massive civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, and facts about: the corruption of governments including those of the U.S., Tunisia, and Egypt; torture; and the U.S. State Department marketing weapons to other countries, 2010.

Arrested 05/26/2010 and charged with several offenses, July 2010, which were replaced by 22 charges including a violation of the Espionage Act and a capital offense of "aiding the enemy," March 2011.

Subjected to unlawful pre-trial punishment including being stripped naked at night and being held in solitary confinement, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, 07/29/2010-04/20/2011.

The UN special rapporteur on torture concluded "that the 11 months under conditions of solitary confinement constitutes at a minimum cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in violation of article 16 of the convention against torture”, 03/12/2012.

Military Judge ruled that any sentence should be reduced by 112 days because of Manning's treatment while at Quantico, January 2013.

Inspired Book, The Passion of Bradley Manning, OR Books, April 2012.

Gained public attention as supporters held events worldwide, including at Fort Leavenworth, KS, Quantico Marine Base, VA, and Fort Meade, MD, 2011-2013.

Pled guilty to lesser offensives, which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years, accepting responsibility for releasing information to WikiLeaks, 02/28/2013.

Testified in court that he gave classified documents to WikiLeaks in order to show the American public the "true costs of war" and "spark a debate about foreign policy."  An Audio recording of his statement and short film are at https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2013/03/fpf-publishes-leaked-audio-of-bradley-mannings-statement, 2013.

Inspired Blog Posts by famous Americans including: Daniel Ellsberg, 03/12/2013; David Swanson, 03/25/2013; and Ron Paul, 04/12/2013.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2012 and 2013.

Released information was relied on to make documentary film about U.S. death squads in Iraq, 2013.

Inspired Petition to the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the peace prize, 2013.

Demonstration marked the beginning of his fourth year in prison, Ft. Meade, MD, 06/01/2013.

Despite his guilty pleas, the Government is prosecuting on all remaining charges that carry the possibility of life imprisonment.  Court martial began 06/03/13.

Inspired Full Page Ad, “WE ARE BRADLEY MANNING”, New York Times, 07/25/2013.

Peace Prize recipient for conspicuous bravery, at the risk of his own freedom, above and beyond the call of duty,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., Washington, DC, www.chelseamanning.org/featured/us-peace-memorial, 07/26/2013.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2013.

Commentary "Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden: American heroes", Connecticut Post, 08/16/2013.

Sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged by a military court for leaking thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, Ft. Meade, MD, 08/21/2013.

White House petition calling for President Obama to grant clemency for time served, protect whistleblowers, and provide accountability for crimes like those Manning exposed, Amnesty International and Chelsea Manning Support Network, 08/22/13.

Sean MacBride Peace Prize awarded “for his courageous actions in revealing information about US war crimes” by The International Peace Bureau in Stockholm, 09/14/2013.

Awarded 2014 Integrity in Intelligence Award for "casting much-needed daylight on the true toll and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq; human rights abuses by U.S. and “coalition” forces, mercenaries, and contractors; and the roles that spying and bribery play in international diplomacy."  Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence, 01/22/2014.

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2013 and 2014.

Wrote op-ed, The Fog Machine of WarNew York Times, 06/16/2014.

Chelsea Manning Support Network developed in response to his imprisonment, 2010-2014.

Imprisoned 2010-2014.

 

 

Arnold (Arnie) H. Matlin, MD of Linwood, NY is a retired pediatrician who has been a peace and social-justice activist since the early 1970s.  ahmatlingvcp@igc.org

Founding member of Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, www.gvcp.org, 1972-2009.

Helped coordinate demonstrations against nuclear weapons for the Finger Lakes Peace Alliance, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus, NY, 1981-1983.

Planned and executed demonstration that was the biggest anti-nuclear demonstration ever held in Upstate New York, October 23, 1983.

Steering Committee and Executive Committee member, Peace Action New York State, www.peaceactionnewyorkstate.org, 2006-2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2008.

Vice-President (Upstate) of Peace Action New York State, 2008-2009.

 

 

Margaret W. Matlin, PhD is a Professor of Psychology at SUNY Geneseo, NY, author of college textbooks that discuss peace and social-justice issues, and a peace activist since the early 1970s.  matlin@geneseo.edu

Attended national and regional peace marches and demonstrations from 1969-2008.

Founding member of Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, www.gvcp.org, 1972-2008.

Taught college courses in Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking at SUNY Geneseo, (1980s)

Faculty advisor to student groups that focus on peace and social-justice issues at SUNY Geneseo, 1980’s-2008.

Wrote textbook discussion of aggression, war, groupthink, and conflict resolution in Matlin, M. W. Psychology, Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt, 1992, 1995 and 1999.

Member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, www.psysr.org mid-1990’s-2009.

Charter member and Fellow of American Psychological Association’s Division 48 (Peace Psychology), 1998-2008.

Wrote textbook discussion on war, refugees, conflict resolution in Matlin, M. W. The psychology of women (6th edition), Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2008.

Wrote textbook discussion of peace-related issues in connection with decision making and making unjustifiable inferences in Matlin, M. W. Cognition (7th edition), Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009.

 

 

Daniel M. Mayton II, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID, where he has taught courses on nuclear war, peace, and nonviolence and published research in peace psychology.  dmayton@lcsc.edu

Demonstrations against the Vietnam War at Ohio State University in early 1970s.

Developed and taught course on nuclear threat issues, the first taught in Idaho, 1984.

Chair of Task Force on Peace, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 1991.

President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, www.psysr.org, 2002-2003.

President of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, & Violence (Division 48 of the American Psychological Association) www.webster.edu/peacepsychology, 2007.

Demonstrated for an end to torture and an end to psychologists’ involvement in torture during Iraq and Afghanistan wars, San Francisco, CA, 08/2007

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2008.

Author of textbook Nonviolence and Peace Psychology: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Societal, & World Peace, www.springer.com/psychology, 2009.

 

 

William A. McConochie, PhD of Eugene, OR is a research psychologist specializing in political psychology studies.  Bill@Politicalpsychologyresearch.com

Clarified via research more than twenty psychological traits that relate to the trait of warmongering and developed a rating scale for measuring the warmongering-proneness of current and historical political and military leaders, Politicalpsychologyresearch.com, 2006.

Member, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, for whom he has drafted a new code of ethics for psychologists who consider themselves pro-social and opposed to participating in torture or other illegal activities ordered by employers, 2008.

Persuaded a Rotary International community service committee to donate money and manpower to the new Nobel Peace Prize Monument project in Eugene, Oregon, 2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2007.

Presented papers related to peace at annual meetings of the International Society of Political Psychology, 2007-2009.

Member, Research Committee, Peace and Violence Studies Division, American Psychological Association, 2008-2009.

 

 

Jim McDermott, MD (U.S. Representative) is serving his eleventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 7th Congressional District in Washington State.  He is a senior Member of the Ways and Means Committee.  He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, 1968-1970.

Voted against authorizing military force in Iraq and correctly predicted that no weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq, 2002.

Recipient of awards for his work including: the Paul Beeson Peace Award from Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1997; The Don Kazama Human Rights Award, Seattle Chapter, Japanese American Citizens League, 2001; and the Physicians for Social Responsibility Congressional Achievement Award, 2002.

Rated 100% for a pro-peace voting record by Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy, now Peace Action www.peace-action.org/home/2003record.html, 12/2003.

Voted to impeach Vice President Cheney for lying about Iraq, 2007.

Introduced legislation designed to bring an end to U.S. involvement in the Iraq War, 2007.

Voted to impeach President Bush for lying about Iraq, 2008.

Co-sponsored a resolution in Congress recognizing “Seeds of Peace” www.seedsofpeace.org, an organization that seeks to promote peaceful coexistence in regions of conflict, 2008.

Co-authored legislation designed to help stop trade in valuable “conflict minerals” whose revenue fuel the brutal civil war in the Congo where rape has frequently been used as a tool of war, 2009.

Co-authored letter to President Obama supporting financial aid for the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip and urged easing of the blockade on Gaza as part of Middle East peace efforts, 2009.

Voted against funding to send additional troops to Afghanistan, 2009.

Member, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, 2008-2010.

Public speeches against entering into war with Iraq and Iran, against the use of depleted uranium in weaponry, and to inform the American public that the war in Iraq was started under “false pretenses”, 2002-2012.

 

 

Keith McHenry, currently of Arroyo Seco, NM, has been arrested over 100 times for his work and faced life in prison.  Amnesty International stated he would be a “Prisoner of Conscience” if convicted, 1995. 

Designed political button "U.S. Out of El Salvador" for the Committee in Solidarity with El Salvador, October 1979.

Co-founded Food Not Bombs, Boston, MA, 05/24/1980.

First time arrested for sharing food at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, 08/15/1988.

Coauthor of the book Food Not Bombs, How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community, 1992.

Participated in the “Drop Bush Not Bombs” Tour of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East speaking for peace in over 50 cities, October 2003-January 2004.

Marched on National Convention (Republican), New York City, NY , 08/30/ 2004.

Keynote speaker at the Celebration of Gandhi's Birthday, Lagos, Nigeria, 10/02/2005.

Arrested over 100 times with a conviction in San Francisco and two convictions for violating "Large Group Feeding Law" and "Trespassing in the Park with the Intention of Violating the Large Group Feeding Law"; fined $1,000 and spent 19 days in jail, Orlando, FL, June 2011.

Planned and Co-founded The Food Not Bombs Free Skool in Taos, New Mexico, 2011.

Marched on National Convention (Republican), Tampa, FL, 08/27/2012.

Author and Illustrator of Hungry for Peace - How You Can Help End Poverty and War with Food Not Bombs, 2012.

The Chomsky Award Recipient from the Justice Studies Association, Glenside, PA, 2012.
Provides continuing leadership for Food Not Bombs, 1980-2013.

 

 

Kathy McKay, resides in Minneapolis, MN.  kathy@reconciliationproject.org

Received the Human Rights Award from the St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission, http://reconciliationproject.org/iarp-executive-director-kathy-mckay-receives-human-rights-award, St Louis Park, MN, 2009.

Partnered with Muslim Peacemaker Teams to provide an American humanitarian contrast to American war by initiating the official Sister Cities relationship between Najaf and Minneapolis, 2009; hosting delegations of artists, government officials, professionals, and academics from Iraq, 2009; coordinating an official agreement between the University of Minnesota and the University of Kufa, to facilitate academic exchange and sharing, 2009; garnering financial support to provide clean water to students in Iraq, 2005-2011; organizing exhibits of Iraqi art and culture, 2005-2011; engaging young Americans to exchange Letters For Peace with young Iraqis to create an atmosphere of trust, respect and mutual understanding, 2005-2011; coordinating a delegation of physicians from Iraq for medical training and exchange, October 2011.

Spoke at the Ways of Peace II: Nonviolence in the Islamic Traditions conference, www.fnvw.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B735E1A96-1C4C-42A9-A729-3584A780D981%7D, St. Paul, MN, April 2011.

Co-founded and Directed Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, http://reconciliationproject.org, 2005-2012.

 

 

Victor Molinari, PhD, ABPP is a Professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health at the Florida Mental Health Institute of the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.  vmolinari@fmhi.usf.edu

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Letters and phone calls to Congressional representatives regarding not invading Iraq and stopping support for the War in Iraq, 2005-2008. 

Member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, www.psysr.org, 2005-2010.

Member of Peace Division, American Psychological Association, charged with identifying better ways of resolving conflict than war, 2006-2014.

 

 

Roxanne J. Munksgaard, of Bangor, ME is a mother of three adult children who has spent years designing political jewelry through various mediums, including beading, wire wrapping, and metal smithing.  rjmunksgaard@yahoo.com

Singer and Songwriter of peace/justice/union/activism music including “Si Se Puede” ©2001, “Stand Together” ©2002, “Mass Weapons of Distraction” ©2002, “Stand Up, Speak Out” ©2003, “Peace in My Heart” ©2003, and “Light a Candle for Peace” ©2003.
Designer of political jewelry including Broken Peace #1 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the peace symbol and Copper Peace Warrior Cuffs,
www.mainejewelryart.com/mainepeaceworks.html, ©2008.

Member, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, www.peacectr.org, 1988-2012.

Owner, Maine Peace Works, 2002-2012. 

Owner, Maine Jewelry & Art, a Downtown Bangor gallery displaying her peace and political jewelry designs, 2010-2012.

 

 

Michael N. Nagler, PhD is Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley who resides at the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and runs the Metta Center for Nonviolence in Petaluma, CA.  mnagler@igc.org

Founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at UC, Berkeley, ca. 1975.

Founded the Metta Center for Nonviolence, www.mettacenter.org, 1982.

Founded, Educators for Nonviolence, www.efnv.org, 2001.

Authored books related to peace: America Without Violence: Why Violence Persists and How You Can Stop It, Covelo, CA: Island Press, 1982; The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World (2nd edition), New World Library, 2004; Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence. Chicago: Open Court, 2005.

Created nonviolence training video for LaOnf in Iraq (2008) as well as many other training activities through the Metta Center, 1982-2009.

Contributed chapters to Impeach the President (2006), Beyond Forgiveness, Consistently Opposing Killing (2008), Hope Beneath our Feet (2010), Gewaltfreie Aktion (2011), Transforming Terror (2011) and other edited volumes.

Co-edited and contributed chapters to three-volume anthology, Peace Movements Worldwide (2011).

Co-chaired Peace and Justice Studies Association, 2009 to 2011.

Teaching and public speaking nationwide on peace and nonviolence, 1970s-2012.

Wrote many op-eds, articles, and other antiwar/peace works, 1970s-2012.

Consulted for the United States Institute of Peace and many other individuals and organizations, 1992-2012.

Chairs board of PeaceWorkers, 2008-2012.

Member advisory board of Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace-USA (FFIPP-USA), a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty and students working for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and a just peace, 2009-2012.

 

 

Tom Neilson, EdD, of Greenfield, MA is an award-winning folk musician who combines art with activism, has 13 albums and has performed in 20 countries (arrested in 3) on 5 continents.  tomneilsonmusic@yahoo.com  www.tomneilsonmusic.com

Canvassed against the Vietnam War to give people information and get them to send a post card to their representatives in Congress, State University of New York Cortland, 1966-1970.

Performed music at college concerts and antiwar protests, State University of New York Cortland, 1966-1970.

Participated in National student strike as a support person for the students who took over the administration building.  Performed music for students while the building was occupied, State University of New York Cortland, May 1970.

Left U.S. to avoid draft with warrant for arrest, Colombia, 1970.

United Nations refugee worker during the Iran-Iraq war, Somalia, East Africa, 1983-1984.

Civil disobedience action against the Contra war in Nicaragua: arrested for sitting in the road in front of the entrance to Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee MA, June 1985.

Participated in Construyamos Juntos Brigade as interpreter/carpenter’s assistant in opposition to the U.S. war against Nicaragua, Nicaragua, 1985-1986.

Wrote dissertation about US political and economic hegemony through global militarization, “Self-Reliance or Dependency in the Horn of Africa,” University of Massachusetts, 1988.

Witness to war for independence by invitation of the Eritrea Peoples Liberation Front, Eritrea, 1988.

Media contact, War Tax Refusers Action, Colrain, MA, 1991-1993.

Civil disobedience trainer for actions at Westover Air base, Western MA, 1991-1993.

Witness for Peace, traveled to Cuba in violation of embargo; met with government and organizational leaders with unions, teachers, health workers; performed at the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Pastors for Peace trips, Cuba, 2000 and 2006.

Awards for antiwar music from Just Plain Folks Music Awards, Orange County, CA, 2006; winner with antiwar song, Kerrville Folk Festival, 2009; and CD award for antiwar music, Just Plain Folks Music Awards, Nashville, 2009.

Participant/musician including fund raising concerts, at Freedom Plaza, Washington DC, October 2011 and January 2012.

Keynote Speaker with peace and non-violence theme, Southeastern Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Leesburg, FL, 04/2012.

Antiwar song, “Gotta Have The Balls” is #1on Soundclick Music Charts, http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11954198, Greenfield, MA, September 2012.

Member Daniel Shay’s affinity group for war tax refusers, Colrain, MA, 1987 to 2012.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2012.

Wrote, produced, and recorded antiwar songs, including: "Annie Dunn", http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=6037039, 2007;  "First Thing I Learned About A Gun", http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9994089, 2010;  "Heroes Of The Cold War",

www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=10060486&q=hi&newref=1, 2010;

"No Plane At The Pentagon", www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?genre=Acoustic&songid=11871173&q=hi, 2011; "These Colors Don't Run the World",

www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=10060238&q=hi&newref=1, 2011; 

Taught “Non-violence for Social Change” at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 1987 and “Music As Social History” at New College of Florida, Sarasota, 2013.

Wrote letters to president, members of congress, letters to the editor, and op ed pieces opposing the Vietnam War and military incursions in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Somalia, Etc., 1966-2013.

Speaking engagements, church services, workshops, trainings, college and high school classes, demonstrations, and concerts on peace and non-violence, 1985-2013. 

 

 

Mary Lou Nelson, long-time peace advocate living in Minneapolis, MN.

President, Minnesota Chapter of United Nations Association, 1976-79.

Dedicated sculpture entitled “Messenger of Peace” for Landscape Arboretum, Minneapolis, 2008.

Honored by the Vincent Hawkinson Foundation www.hawkinsonfoundation.org, a Minneapolis organization dedicated to Peace which awards scholarships to young people engaged in endeavors promoting peace, 2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.

Founding member, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers and honorary life members, 1995-2012.

 

 

Claude Dennis Neyman, MA a U.S. Marine during World War II in the South Pacific, was a Florida businessman active in civil rights, peace, and poverty programs, and served as a Training Coordinator for Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and Director of Adult Basic Education.

Civil Rights activist and proponent of Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi's message of nonviolence.  Encouraged his children to seek alternatives to war and took them to hear Dr. King preach, Montgomery, AL, 1959.

Part of a Tampa group that met with Eleanor Roosevelt to promote nuclear disarmament, New York City, 1950’s.

Active in peace initiatives including discussion groups, displays, and vigils sponsored by Unitarian Church, Sarasota, FL, 1974-1985.

Espoused peace principles and mentored children he tutored at Grassroots, a small alternative school, in Tallahassee, FL, 1989-2000.

Participated in World Peace Day events with his daughter, Guru Ravi, and other Sikhs, FL and AZ, 1990-2001.

Attended Quaker meeting house services and peace discussion groups, Tallahassee, 2000-2004.

Maintained and shared a database of companies’ military activities and stances.

Boycotted products manufactured by any company identified as being part of the military/industrial complex.  For example, he never purchased General Electric products because a group of Catholic priests and nuns, the Plowshares Eight, was sent to jail for breaking into a GE weapons plant and hammering missile nose cones.  He also refused to buy German cars because of World War II and the Holocaust, 1948-2005.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2012.

 

 

Dennis NeymanPhD, of Goshen, KY, is a pacifist, world traveler, teacher of English as a foreign language in Iran and students with learning/emotional/behavioral disabilities in U.S.; served as a witness for civil and human rights; met Dr. Martin Luther King in 1959 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL.  dennisneyman@me.com

Marched against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C., including March on the Pentagon, 1967.

Subject of editorial that appeared in Tampa Tribune, 10/17/1967.

Participated in marches and protests to alert public to racial and economic inequities of military draft, 1960's-1970's.

Conscientious Objector to War, served two years national service, influenced by Quakers and Unitarian Universalists, 1972-1974.

Advocate for peace at University of South Florida, including “Pacifists, Vets Argue War”, 10/11/1967, and organized antiwar demonstrations, 1966-1975. 

Led singing of “We Shall Overcome” with Europeans, Persians, Afghans, in a minivan when physically confronted by a driver in Afghanistan who tried to intimidate passengers to give up their money.  This ended in a peaceful resolution and the driver drove passengers to their destinations, 1977.

Introduced and advocated for an Action of Immediate Witness at Unitarian Universalist International Convention in Dallas to support a call for a fair trial for Dr. Sami Al-Arian, a university professor and Palestinian activist accused of supporting terrorists, www.uua.org/statements/statements/13403.shtml, 2005.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Volunteer, Society to Prevent Aggression and Violence Among Adolescents, which promotes understanding of the lives of peacemakers like Gandhi and Dr. King, Louisville, KY, 1999-2011.

Activist and member of the Social Justice Committee of Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church and United Unitarians of Louisville Social Justice Network, Fellowship for Reconciliation, Friends of Human Rights, and Interfaith Paths to Peace, 2000-2012.

Signed petitions and wrote letters calling for nonviolent responses to the planning and execution of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and use of drones in Pakistan, 2003-2012.

Led workshops on peace building and “consequential thinking” in interpersonal relationships and promoted “restorative justice” as a path to avoid and resolve conflict, 2009-2012.

Kentucky State Coordinator, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2012-2014. 

 

 

Barbara M. Nicholson, MSW retired social worker in Sun City Center, FL formed Windhunter Corporation with husband David to move planet toward use of hydrogen for energy to prevent wars for resources.  dabonich@aol.com

Member, Womens' International League for Peace & Freedom, Columbus, OH, 1958.

President WILPF Indiana Branch, 1968.

Responded to TV Editorial on anti-ballistic missile program, Indianapolis, IN, 1968.

Helped organize retirees to protest plans for Iraq War in Sun City Center, FL, Jan-March 2002.

Organized Tampa4Kucinich and Sun City Center4Kucinich groups, 2004.

Featured in newspaper article, "Gray-haired rebels with a cause", 2006

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/02/10/Brandontimes/Gray_haired_rebelswit.shtml.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Wears medallion, Another Mother for Peace, since Vietnam "War Is Not Healthy For Children and Other Living Things", 1966-2010.

 

 

Concepcion (Connie) Picciotto calls 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue her home, directly across the street from the White House, where she and her colleagues have maintained a round-the-clock vigil to protest nuclear arms and war for over a quarter century.  concepcionpicciotto@yahoo.com

Arrested and jailed by the US Park Police for "camping", 9/24/1983.

Press coverage of her street peace vigil includes: Houston Chronicle, 3/13/1983; New York Times, 9/7/1984, 1/6/1986; Washington Post, 12/19/1982, 11/3/1984, 5/10/1985, 8/21/1985, 8/24/1985, 4/13/1994, 12/22/1994; USA Today, 8/23/1985; and Washington Times, 10/12/1982, 3/10/1983, 5/5/1983, 8/8/1984, and 6/15/2000.

Featured in the film Fahrenheit 9/11, 2004.

Listed in Wikipedia under the category American activists.

Provides peace education to those who visit her display of signs and literature or visit her on the web at www.prop1.org/conchita.

Demonstrates daily before the White House for peace and maintain a 24 hour vigil, http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/12/06/15/picciottos_supporters_push_for_national_peace_memorial, 1981-2013.

 

 

Marc Pilisuk, PhD of Berkeley, CA is a psychologist, Professor Emeritus at The University of California, and currently professor, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center.  mpilisuk@saybrook.edu  http://www.marcpilisuk.com
Founder of the first ever antiwar Teach-in, Ann Arbor, MI, February 1965.
Founding member, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, California Chapter, 1983.
President, Society for Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence, and Co-chair of working group on Global Security and Violence, 1997.

Author of eight books including: (with Jennifer Achord Rountree), Who Benefits from Global Violence and War: Uncovering a Destructive System, Westport CT: Greenwood/Praeger, 2008;
Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict certificate program at Saybrook University, 2001-2010. 
Editor (with Michael Nagler) of three volume anthology on Peace Movements World-Wide, Vol. 1 History and vitality of Peace Movements, Vol. 2 Players and Practices in Resistance to War, Vol. 3 Peace Efforts That Work and Why, Westport CT: Praeger/ABC/Clio, 2011.

Author articles including: (with Roy Eidelson & Stephen Soldz), “The Dark Side of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness”, Counterpunch, www.counterpunch.org/2011/03/24/the-dark-side-of-comprehensive-soldier-fitness, 03/24/2011.

 

 

John M. Porter, MA of Presque Isle, MI is a retired social worker who is a supporter of various peace, environmental, and social justice organizations.

Draft counselor in early 1970s.

Ordained into the Zen Peacemaker Order, 2000.

Participated in anti-Iraq war demonstration on the occasion of the local National Guard unit leaving town to join the war effort before the invasion, Traverse City, MI, March 2002.

Presenter at conscientious objection workshop in March 2005.

Draft counselor training completed, 2005.

Green Party activist supporting antiwar candidates: circulated petitions, Accreditations Committee, Presidential Nominating Convention Delegate, 2000-2012.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2012.

Member, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Traverse City, MI, 2005-2013.

 

 

Sami Rasouli, of Minneapolis, MN, was the owner of Sinbad's Restaurant which he sold in 2006 after operating it for 30 years to help his native country, Iraq, recover from war.  sami.rasouli@gmail.com

Provided leadership and nonviolence training to youth, Najaf, 2007-2009.

Promoted cross-sectarian peace and friendship by organizing a youth soccer team to play friendly matches across Iraq, 2007-2009.

Provided nonviolence trainings to young Iraqi adults to raise awareness of the roots of nonviolence in Islamic teaching, Najaf, 2005-2011. 

On each return to the U.S. spoke about the reality of life in Iraq and the importance of nonviolence and peace to faith-based groups, on college campuses, in homes and community centers, Minneapolis & St Paul area, MN, 2005-2011.

Columnist in Iraqi American Reconciliation Project’s online newsletter, http://reconciliationproject.org/archived-news, 2007-2011.

Posted on Facebook his thoughts on events in Iraq and writings of others, www.facebook.com/samirasouli1?sk=wall, 2007-2011. 

Provided an American humanitarian contrast to American war by educating restauranteurs and families about cholera prevention in response to an outbreak in Iraq, 2008; leading the effort from Najaf to become the official Sister City with Minneapolis, MN, 2009; arranging delegations of artists, government officials, professionals, and academics to travel to the US, 2009; providing leadership positions to women, 2005-2009; providing clean water to students in Iraq, 2005-2011;  acquiring Iraqi art for exhibits in the U.S., 2005-2011; engaging young Iraqis to exchange Letters For Peace with young Americans to create an atmosphere of trust, respect and mutual understanding, 2005-2011.

Interviewed by Antiwar.com blogger, Scott Horton. “Anti-War Blog, Sami Rasouli,” www.antiwar.com/blog/2007/04/03/sami-rasouli, 04/03/2007.

Featured in article, “A Christian Embeds with Muslim Peacemakers in Iraq,” Huffington Post, www.huffingtonpost.com/sami-rasouli/embedded-with-peacemakers_b_885227.html, 07/01/2011.

Interviewed on Democracy Now!, “In terms of destroying Iraq, it’s mission accomplished,” www.democracynow.org/2011/12/16/us_withdrawal_from_iraq_in_terms, 12/16/2011.

Founded and Directed, Muslim Peacemaker Teams, http://mpt-iraq.org/index.html Najaf, Iraq, 2005-2013.

 

 

Tarik Rasouli, of Minneapolis, MN, is a student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College working towards a peace studies degree.  4tarikr@gmail.com

Led walkouts with Youth Against War and Racism, Fridley, MN, 2004-2008. 

Interviewed and filmed in Iraq to gain insight into Iraqi’s feelings about the rule of Saddam, Bush’s “shock and awe” campaign, and the state of the country, 2009.

Participated in antiwar rallies, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, 2000-2011.

Produced film and episodes, Iraq, Finally, which was featured at The Mizna: Arab American Film Fest 2011, www.mizna.org/arabfilmfest11/iraq.html, Columbia Heights, MN, and are posted on Turnstyle, http://turnstylenews.com/author/tarik-rasouli, 2011.

 

 

Alison Reynolds lives in Las Cruces, NM with her husband and is a cellist and a singer/songwriter who performs folk, rock, blues and country music in the duo ARDK.  lacellabella@yahoo.com

Wrote and recorded the song, Blame, for World Peace Day, 09/21/2014.

 

 

Michael Rivero of Aiea, HI is the Webmaster of www.whatreallyhappened.com, a non-partisan, pro-peace, and anti-corruption website.  wrh@whatreallyhappened.com

Maintained website www.whatreallyhappened.com and wrote blogs to expose deceptions used to justify wars and question official reports on successes and costs of wars, 1992-2014.

Political talk-radio host discussing various topics including war and peace, “What Really Happened” radio show, currently on Genesis Communications Network, 2007-2014.

Interviewed on five episodes of History Channel’s TV series “America’s Book of Secrets", 2014.

 

 

Deri Joy Ronis, PhD of Sarasota, FL is a mediator, runs workshops in anti-bullying and healing racism, and is a graduate of International Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH.  DrDeri@aol.com

Letter to the editor in opposition to the Iran-Contra war, Palm Beach Post and Times, 1985.

Volunteer, Americans for Democratic Action of Boulder, CO on the Anti-Nuclear Freeze Voter issue, 1986.

Winner, Peace Essay Contest, University of California, Irvine, 1997.

Author book, Bridging the Gap to Peace: From a New Way of Thinking into Action.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2002.

Recipient, “Peaceful Schools International Award” for Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice, 2005.

 

 

Robert Rouse of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a retired musician who waited until later in life to have a family.  robert@leftofcentrist.com

Sit-in at Warren Central High School in protest of the Vietnam War, Bowling Green, KY, 1971.

March and rally in Washington, DC to protest War in Iraq (http://leftofcentrist.blogspot.com/2005/09/mr-rouse-goes-to-washington.html), 09/24/2005.

Participant in Antiwar encampment near the Bush ranch, Camp Casey II's Easter. (http://leftofcentrist.blogspot.com/2006/04/easter-at-crawford-tx-journey-begins.html) Crawford, TX, April 13-16, 2006

Rally and march (http://leftofcentrist.blogspot.com/2007/01/what-do-we-want-peace-when-do-we-want.html) 01/27/2007.

Monthly rallies on the Courthouse Green to protest the invasion of Iraq, Fort Wayne, IN, First Saturday of each month, 2005-2007.

Maintains blog Left of Centrist that often deals with antiwar issues, 2005-2010.

Writer for “Politics Wikia” and “American Chronicle Magazine”, often contributing antiwar articles, 2005-2007.

Wrote and performed antiwar songs including “The Countdown” and “Not One More Man (Bush's War)”, 2005-2007.

March on the Pentagon to protest continuing war in Iraq, 03/17/2007.

 

 

Coleen Rowley, JD of Apple Valley, MN is a retired FBI Agent who was on the cover of Time Magazine twice in 2002; as a FBI whistle-blower who made our country aware of mistakes the bureau made before 9-11 TIME Cover June 3, 2002 and as a Time Person of the Year TIME Cover Dec. 30, 2002.  See wikipedia.

Warned FBI Director that the launching of a pre-emptive war on Iraq was not justified by the evidence and that the war would prove counterproductive, Excerpts From Letter to FBI Director, 02/26/2003.

Painted and organized the painting of banners used in Twin Cities peace vigils We'd Banner a Warning this Mother's Day, 2007-2008.

Antiwar Candidate for Congress, Minnesota's Second Congressional District, 2006.

Planning and hosting a Peace Picnic (Peace Island Picnic) as an antiwar protest during, and in the same city as, the Republican National Convention on 9/4/2008.

Invited Speaker at a parallel conference on peace during the Republican National Convention peaceisland.us, September, 2008.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2008.

Made and displayed banners featuring U.S. flag and message, “Peace is Patriotic”, 2008.

Letter to the editor, “Really want economic freedom? End the wars”, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, http://www.startribune.com/opinion/letters/90405594.html?elr=KArksc8P:Pc:UHDaaDyiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr, 04/10/2010.

Holiday demonstrations (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Mothers and Fathers Day, etc) holding up peace banners and U.S. flags on footbridges that span Interstates 94 and 35W. www.myspace.com/tcPeaceVigils in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. 2007-2010.

Led efforts to throw your shoes at the occupation”, including one in front of the White House the day before President Obama’s State of the Union Speech (01/26/2010).  Antiwar messages were inscribed on worn out “peace shoes” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4PnzRzqEMg, 2009-2010.

Wrote, Selling War as ‘Smart Power’, http://consortiumnews.com/2012/08/28/selling-war-as-smart-power, 08/28/2012; “'Our (New) Terrorists' the MEK: Have We Seen This Movie Before?”, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/coleen-rowley/our-new-terrorists-the-me_b_1917362.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=115450,b=facebook, 09/27/2012; and “Ten years after Iraq: Preemption, from wars to detention to drone strikes, lacks justification, draws retaliation”, http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/194400981.html, 03/02/2013.

Delivered hundreds of speeches throughout the country and published dozens of op-ed, commentaries, letters to the editor, and blog pieces nationwide regarding the avalanche of FBI mistakes, leading to a cover-up of institutional failure, followed by a willingness to exploit 9-11 and the fear of terrorism in deceptive ways to launch unjustified wars and engage in illegal actions like torture, warrantless monitoring, war, and other violations of international and constitutional law, 2004-2014.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm, 2012 and 2014.

 

 

Floyd W. Rudmin, PhD of Valcour, NY graduated from Bowdoin College, SUNY Buffalo, and Queen’s University (Canada), and is now a professor of social psychology in Norway.

Wrote biographies of 17 famous psychologists who were peace activists, J. Humanistic Psychology, 1991.

Co-authored petition for psychologists to cease military research, J. Humanistic Psychology, 1993.

Authored Book, Bordering on Aggression about history of US military planning against Canada, Hull, Quebec: Voyageur Publishing, 1993.

Article and lecture http://www.peacemagazine.org/archive/v09n2p20.htm, 1993.

Helped develop graduate program, Masters in Peace and Conflict Transformation, University of Tromso, 2001.

Organized conferences on peace research 2000, 2001, 2004.

Blogs about insecure nuclear power plants - 2003, US militarism - 2006, attacking Iran - 2008.

Submitted Nobel Peace Prize nomination, 2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.

Board Member, Science for Peace, 2000-2013.

Steering Committee, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, 2009-2013.

Sends thank you notes to authors of articles critical of militarism and war, 2002-2013.

Wrote essay, “Viewing the Ukraine Crisis From Russia’s Perspective”,  03/28/2014.

 

 

Jolyon Sasse, BSIE, TQM is an industrial engineer working as a Supply Chain Project Manager for Disney in Orlando, FL.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Advisor, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2009-2011.

E-mails to representatives in Congress and President opposing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2010-2011.

Designed social media pages on Facebook and Google+ for the US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2011.

Applied for grant that resulted in a corporate donation by The Walt Disney Company to the US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc. in recognition of his community volunteer service, 2011.

Volunteer graphic design and website consultation, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2005-2014.

Board of Directors, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2012-2014.

 

 

Joseph E. Schwartzberg, PhD, an Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota, has done significant work in seeking peaceful solutions to the Kashmir conflict.  www.geog.umn.edu/Faculty/Schwartzberg  schwa004@umn.edu

Study Group, to promote a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute, by working with retired diplomats, members of Congress, and senior academic specialists on South Asia, 1993-2008.

Authored publications directly related to peace including:

“A new perspective on peacekeeping: lessons from Bosnia and elsewhere”. Global Governance, 3(1): 1-15, 1997.

“1947 - 1997, The Kashmir Dispute at Fifty, Charting New Paths to Peace”, co-author of this report on the Visit of an Independent Study Team to India and Pakistan, The Kashmir Study Group, 72 pp, 1997.

“Kashmir: A Way Forward”. Livingston, NY: Kashmir Study Group, 24 pp, 1999.

Co-founder, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, now comprised of 67 organizations, 1995.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Member, Executive Committee and chair or member of other committees, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, 1995-2008.

Public speaking regarding war and peace in U.S. and other countries, 1997-2008.

Organized and participated in numerous peace marches, rallies, and organizations, 1996-2008.

 

 

Gene Sharp, DPhil is Senior Scholar at the Albert Einstein Institution which he founded in 1983 and Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  He has been awarded honorary degrees and his writings have been published in more than 30 languages.  einstein@igc.org

Civil disobedience to military conscription resulting in a prison sentence of two years with prison time actually served of nine months and ten days, 1953-1954.

Assistant Editor of Peace News, London, 1955-1958.

Peace demonstrations in U.S. and U.K., 1950s and 1960s.

Author of book, Gandhi as a Political Strategist, Porter Sargent Publishers, 1979.

Lecture Videos including “The Power and Potential of Nonviolent Struggle”, www.aeinstein.org/organizationsVideoPPNVS.html, 1990.

Author of publications that offer the view that a substitute for defensive military war is needed including pamphlet, Making the Abolition of War a Realistic Goal, 1980; book chapters "'The Political Equivalent of War'--Civilian-Based Defense", 1965, later Chapter 9 and "Seeking a Solution to the Problem of War," Chapter 10 of Social Power and Political Freedom, 1979; and the book From Dictatorship to Democracy, 1993, 2002 & 2003 downloadable as a free e-book here.  See a complete list of publications at www.aeinstein.org/organizations74c0.html.

Analyses of the operation of the technique of nonviolent action are published in the books Waging Nonviolent Struggle, 2005 & 2011 and The Politics of Nonviolent Action, 1973 & 2012.

Recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, 2012.

Recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Democracy Award from the Zambrano Foundation, 2012.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm, 2012.

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2009, 2012, 2013.

 

 

Cindy Sheehan of San Francisco, CA became a leading voice in the antiwar movement soon after her eldest child, Casey Austin, was killed in military action in Sadr City, Iraq on April 4, 2004.

Co-founder and President, Gold Star Families for Peace, an organization devoted to families who have lost loved ones in Iraq and dedicated to ending the occupation in Iraq, January 2005-2009.

Speaker, opening of Eyes Wide Open: the Human Cost of War, a traveling exhibition created by the American Friends Service Committee that displays pairs of combat boots to represent every U.S. military casualty, Washington, D.C., 01/2005.

Organized vigils and demonstrations near the Crawford, Texas home of George W. Bush in protest against the U.S. occupation of Iraq – what became known as "Camp Casey" – drawing thousands of activists and celebrities from around the word, 08/2005.

Founder and Director, The Camp Casey Peace Institute, 2005-2009.

Authored books, including “Not One More Mother’s Child” (Kihei, Maui: Koa Books; 1st THUS edition, 2005); “Dear President Bush” (San Francisco, CA: City Lights Publishers, 2006); “Peace Mom: A Mother’s Journey through Heartache to Activism” (New York: Atria Books, 2006).

Authored articles, including “Pulling No Punches” (2005), “A Lie of Historic Proportions” (2005), “Friends Don't Let Friends Commit War Crimes” (2006), “The Human Cost of War” (2006), “Imagine Peace” (2007) and “All Power to the People” (2008).

Arrested numerous times for antiwar and civil disobedience behavior: antiwar demonstration outside the White House (09/2005), displayed antiwar slogan while attending George W. Bush’s State of the Union address (01/2006), blocked the door to the U.S. Mission to the U.N. offices in New York during a protest against the Iraq war (03/2006), repeatedly interrupted congressional testimony of General David Petraeus, Bush’s top war commander in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, the US ambassador to Iraq (09/2007).

Keynote and featured speaker at a variety of conferences and organizations around the world, including at the International Peace Conference - London, organized by the Stop the War Coalition (December 2005), Feminism and War Conference (Syracuse, NY, 10/2006), 3rd Annual Midwest Peace and Justice Summit (04/2007), Greensboro Peace Fair (April 2007), Omaha Peace and Justice Expo (04/2007), San Diego Protest Rally to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq (03/2009).

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2005.

Participated in the protest action and vigil Declare Peace on Mother’s Day that was staged in front of the White House, 05/2006.

Lead march, sponsored by Code Pink: Women for Peace from White House to Capitol building “Mother of a March” blocked traffic at Independence Avenue and Capitol Plaza until arrested, 05/14/2007.

Recipient of numerous awards, including Pacifica Radio's “Unvarnished Truth Award” (2005), The Peace Abbey’s “The Courage of Conscience Award” (2005), “Pegaso d'oro” of the Tuscany Region - U.S. Citizens for Peace and Justice (2006), “The Truthout Freedom and Democracy Award” (2007), and Thomas Merton Center’s “The Thomas Merton Award” (2007).

Panel member, presenter and honored guest at a host of conferences and events, including at Historians Against the War (HAW) - "Empire, Resistance, and the War in Iraq" (University of Texas, Austin, February 2006), Peace and Sustainability Conference (Albany, NY, April 2008), and Building a New World conference (Radford, VA, May 2008).

Candidate for Congress (House of Representatives) - ran as an Independent for California's Eighth District seat (San Francisco) against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on a platform that included antiwar/peace principles and policy objectives, 07/2007-11/2008.

Wrote foreword to a collection of anti-zionist peace essays by Jewish female authors titled Shifting Sands, 2009.

Protested During President’s vacation at Martha's Vineyard, August, 2009.

Authored International People's Declaration of Peace (IPDoP) www.IPDOP.org, 2009.

Established Facebook group with over 6000 members, 2009.

Developer and Coordinator of Peace of the Action www.PeaceoftheAction.org, 2009.

Chained self to White House fence and arrested on 10/05/2009.

Spoke at anti-Afghanistan War Conference (8th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan) Stockholm, Sweden, 10/08/2009.

Protested against Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama, at the invitation of Oslo Peace groups, Norway, 12/2009.

Peace Prize recipient in recognition of her “extraordinary and innovative antiwar activism,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.youtube.com/2009PeacePrize, Washington, D.C., 12/12/2009.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2009.

Arrested during Peace Rally in Washington, D.C., 03/20/2010.

Organized Tour de Peace, a bike ride that started on anniversary date of son’s death in Iraq, with ride beginning at Casey Sheehan’s gravesite in Vacaville, CA and ending in Washington, DC to demand true and positive change for peace, www.tourdepeace.org, 2013.

Radio talk show host, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, LLC, an alternative media platform for open exchanges on issues ranging from war and peace to progressive social change and justice, 2008-2014.

 

 

David W. Smith, STD, SSL (Rev.), Catholic Priest and Emeritus Professor of Theology at University of St. Thomas (UST), received the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award in 1991, St Paul, MN.  dwsmith@stthomas.edu

Co-chaired the Peace Research Section, 1990-1993; named National Teacher of the Year, 1994; chaired the local arrangements committee for a national conference, Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED), 06/1994.

Served as treasurer on the Board of Directors of the national Peace Studies Association, 1993-1997.

Delivered keynote lecture “Relationship Among Major Religions on Issues of Justice and Peace: A World View” at the National Consultation on Meeting of Religions and Cultures, printed in the published proceedings, New Delhi, India, 02/24/1997-02/28/1997.

Taught a short course at the European Peace University in Austria, 1997.

Published articles“Resolving Conflict by Understanding Ideologies: An Approach to Justice and Peace Studies,” Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, http://jil.law.cmb.ac.lk/node/12, Volume 4, 06/1992 and “Justice and Peace Studies: Implications for the Study of Law,” based on lectures given at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka,  Sri Lanka Journal of International Law,  http://jil.law.cmb.ac.lk/node/18, Volume 10, 10/11/1998.

Wrote chapters in published books: “Inspired Authors and Saintly Interpreters in Conflict: The New Testament on War and Peace,” Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Biblical Perspectives on Peace and Its Social Foundations edited by Anthony J. Tambasco, New York/Mahwah, Paulist Press, 1989; and “Service-Learning in Peace Studies: Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas”, co-authored with Michael Haasl, Teaching for Justice: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Peace Studies edited by Kathleen Maas-Weigert and Robin J. Crews, Washington, DC, American Association for Higher Education, 1999.

Planned the merger, as a member of the transition team, between the Peace Studies Association and the COPRED, resulting in the new organization, Peace and Justice Studies Association, www.peacejusticestudies.org/about.php, 2000-2001.

Founded the Justice and Peace Studies program, www.stthomas.edu/justpeace, 1976; served on committee to develop curriculum and gain approval for a Minor in Justice and Peace Studies, 1985-1987; a Major in Justice and Peace Studies, 1991; directed the program, UST, 1987-2002, 2005-2006.

Taught Masters level course, “Theologies of Social Justice and Peace” at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, 2001; developed courses and taught Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies, Theologies of Justice and Peace, Justice and Peace Senior Seminar, UST, 1987-2007.

Received Outstanding Contribution to Peace Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association, 2007.

Served as a third-party nonviolent peacemaker on the Michigan Peace Team, www.michiganpeaceteam.org, for three weeks in Gaza and one in the West Bank, 07/2005; three months in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank, with five days in Gaza, 10/2007-10/2008.

Traveled in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal), the Philippines, Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, and South Africa), and Ireland to investigate the ways various religions deal with issues of justice and peace, 1997-98 and in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon with Academics for Peace in connection with Conscience International, www.conscienceinternational.org, 05-06/2008.

Attended a peace conference with Academics for Peace called by the University of Baghdad in connection with Conscience International, 01/2003; re-visited Iraq with Academics for Peace after the U.S. invasion, 05-06/2003; and as a board member of the Iraqi-American Reconciliation Project, 11/2012.

Co-authored a book with Elizabeth Geraldine Burr which studies the ways various world religions interact to support or interfere with justice and peace, with Israel-Palestine as a case study, developed over period 1987-2007, Understanding World Religions: A Road Map for Justice and Peace, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007 and posted online supplemental material at courseweb.stthomas.edu/justpeace/rowman.html, 2007; primary author and editor of the web-based book developed over the period 1987-2007, Don’t Just Stand There–Do Something!, used in courseweb.stthomas.edu/justpeace/250txndx.html, revised 2013.

Served as a nonpartisan, nonviolent peacekeeper on the Minnesota Peace Team during the Republican National Convention, St. Paul, 2004; Core Team leader and trainer, https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaPeaceTeam, 2004-2013.

Challenged the State of Minnesota to divest its retirement funds of Israel Bonds until Israel complies with international law and human rights and served on the core group of Minnesota Break the Bonds, mn.breakthebonds.org, 2008-2013.

Served on Board of Directors of the Iraqi-American Reconciliation Project, http://reconciliationproject.org/2012/board/, 2012-2013.

 

 

Frank Summers, PhD, ABPP of Evanston, IL is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst; a professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern Medical School; a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis; a faculty member of several other psychoanalytic institutes; and president of Psychoanalysts for Social Responsibility.  Franksumphd@hotmail.com.

Participated in protests against the war in Vietnam, 1964-1970.

Demonstrated against America’s invasion of Iraq, 03/17/2003.

Participated on numerous panels as a speaker and discussant on the involvement of psychologists in detention centers, including “Psychologists and Torture”, The Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, 04/01/2006; “A Symposium: Psychologists, the APA, and Coercive Interrogations,” The Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology and the Chicago School for Professional Psychology, 05/12/2007; “The American Psychological Association and Coercive Interrogations,” Panel on “Torture and the Role of Psychologists,” Chicago School for Professional Psychology, 10/10/2007; “Torture, Lies, and Videotape,” The Children and Family Justice Center, Northwestern University School of Law, 01/16/2008; “No Torture” Forum, Unity Temple, Oak Park, IL, 07/26/2008; “A History of the Relationship Between Psychology and the Military,” conference on The Interrogation and Torture Controversy: Crisis in Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 09/12/2008; and, “Psychologists, The APA, and Coercive Interrogations,” the Chicago School for Professional Psychology, 2007, 2008, and 2009; “Psychologists, the APA, and Illegal Detention Sites,” International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 07/02/2009.

Authored various articles, including “Psychoanalysis, The American Psychological Association, and the Involvement of Psychologists at Guantanamo Bay,” Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, 12 (1), 83-92, 2007; “Making Sense of the APA: A Brief History of Psychology and the Military,” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 18 (5) 614-637, 2008; “Critical Decisions on Psychologists and Detention Sites,” CAPPSTONE, newsletter of the Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, fall, 2008; and, “Violence in American Foreign Policy: A Psychoanalytic Approach,” International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 6 (4), 300-325, 2009.

Joined www.withholdapadues.com Steering Committee and wrote and signed letter protesting the appointment of John Brennan to head CIA, after which Brennan withdrew, 2007.

Interviewed for several TV/Radio programs, including Worldview with Jerome McDonnell, Chicago Public Radio, "Psychologists and Torture," 01/16/2008; “Public Perspective,” on torture and psychologists involvement, 06/12/2008; Public Access TV, with Kevin McDermott, "Psychologists and Interrogation Techniques," 07/05 and 07/19/2008; and, Worldview, Chicago Public Radio, "Obama's Torture Policy and Psychologists' Role in Torture", 06/05/2009.

Presented paper, “A History of Psychology and the Military,” Division 39, Spring Conference, 04/2008.

Received award for “Contributions to Psychoanalysis and Human Rights”, Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, 2008.

Advocated for passage of referendum prohibiting psychologists from participating in interrogations at detention centers, fall, 2008.

Wrote letter to the editor, Nature (July issue), opposing their support of psychologists working in interrogations in detention centers, 2009.

 

 

David Swanson, MA in philosophy from the University of Virginia, lives in Charlottesville, VA and has worked as a newspaper reporter, press secretary, activist, organizer, educator, blogger, media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and as communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.  davidswanson.org/about  david@davidswanson.org

Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich's campaign as an antiwar candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 2003-2004.

Co-Founder and blogger at AfterDowningStreet.org, recently renamed WarIsACrime.org, May 2005.

Steering Committee Member, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, 2006-2008.

Author, The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush, 2008.

Created websites for numerous local and global peace organizations including: ProsecuteBushCheney.org and Cindy Sheehan's counter recruitment effort: nomorecannonfodder.org, 2009.

Held up sign "Torture Is Illegal" and shouted during a congressional hearing "We need a special prosecutor for torture, Mr. Attorney General…”, 2009.

Wrote plan to end the wars, http://warisacrime.org/plan, 07/03/2009.

Invited Speaker at many antiwar rallies in Washington, DC and elsewhere including many in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, www.youtube.com, 12/12/2009.

Board Member, Voters for Peace, 2007-2010.

Chair, Robert Jackson Steering Committee which works to bring about the prosecution of war criminals, many of whom are top U.S. government officials, 2009-2010.

Helped plan the nonviolent occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington DC, 2011.

Chapter author, “Why Am I A Peace Activist? Why Aren't You?” in Why Peace, 2012.

Endorsed nomination of Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize, http://warisacrime.org/content/bradley-mannings-nobel-peace-prize, 03/25/2013.

Author books, Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union, New York, NY: Seven Stories Press, 2009; War Is A Lie, 2010; When the World Outlawed War, 2011; and The Military Industrial Complex at 50, 2012; Iraq War Among World’s Worst Events, 2013; War No More: The Case for Abolition, 2013.

Author articles and blogs, for example: www.warisacrime.org, radio and TV interviews, hosted radio programs, quoted by the media, 2005-2014.

Advocate instrumental in passing city resolutions in Charlottesville, VA including one against any war with Iran, 2012 and the nation's first anti-drone resolution, 2013.  Advisor to advocates for resolutions in other cities and states, 2012-2014.

Member communications committee of Veterans For Peace, 2012-2014.

Secretary of Peace in the Green Shadow Cabinet, 2012-2014.

Wrote foreword to Peace Philosophy and Public Life, 2014.

Founder, WorldBeyondWar.org, 2014.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2014.

 

 

Brian J. Trautman, MEd of Albany, NY, is a military veteran (U.S. Army, 1993-1997), a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Change program at Fielding Graduate University, and a faculty member with the Peace and World Order Studies program at Berkshire Community College.  b.trautman@yahoo.com

Participated in protests, pending invasion of Iraq, Anchorage, AK, 2003.

Signed petitions and wrote letters to congressional and local representatives on various peace issues, including letters condemning violent US foreign policy and action such as the Iraq war, Afghanistan war, military support of Israel, and rhetoric of aggression against Iran, 2003-2009.

Authored articles and book reviews on peace issues, including two book reviews for Academic Leadership Journal, 2006, and two entries for The International Encyclopedia of Peace (2009), edited by Nigel Young, New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004-2009.

Facilitated workshops and presented papers at conferences on peace related issues, including panel participation and presentation of a short essay, “Peace education informed by systems thinking, Eastern mysticism, and Indigenous worldviews” at the 2008 Comparative and International Education Society – Panel: Peace Education: Transformative Models for Self, School, and Society, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2007-2009.

Member, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Peace Education Special Interest Group (SIG), http://www.cies.us/SIGS/peace_education, 2007-2009.

Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Peace Education SIG, http://www.aera.net/Default.aspx?id=831, 2007-2009.

Participated in peace vigils, Pittsfield, MA, 2007-2009.

Member, Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice (BCPJ), http://www.endusmilitarism.org, 2008-2009.

Member, Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), http://www.peacejusticestudies.org, 2008-2009.

Invited participant at the “Global Peace and Security in Community Colleges and the Communities They Serve: A Seminar for Community College Faculty & Administrators”, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington, DC, http://www.usip.org, 2008.

Volunteered in various roles for the conference “How to prevent war on Iran and on the US Constitution,” Berkshire Community College, 2008.

Participated in annual memorial ceremony led by spiritual leader Jun Yasuda in commemoration of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (63rd anniversary), Grafton Peace Pagoda, Grafton, NY, 2008.

Member, Global Research Team, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS). Personal research contributions to HumanDHS involved the role of peace education to protect and restore human dignity and prevent and end humiliation. http://www.humiliationstudies.org, 2008-2009.

Co-advisor, Global Issues Resource Organization (GIRO), Berkshire Community College, 2009.

Co-organized, GIRO and BCPJ sponsored bus trip to ‘March on the Pentagon’ to mark the 6th anniversary of the US war against Iraq, 2009.

Wrote editorials on various antiwar/peace topics including U.S. torture of prisoners, military recruitment, and nonviolence: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/42755,

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=808659&category=LETTER, http://www.warresisters.org/node/690, http://iberkshires.com/story/30584/Guest-Column-Holding-Our-Government-Accountable.html, http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv05n04page1.html#appealobama, http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2009/may/10/0510_online/, http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/41292, 2009.

Assistant Editor, US Peace Registry, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2008-2009.

 

 

Michael D. True, PhD, a native of Oklahoma, is Emeritus Professor at Assumption, College, Worcester, MA, a teacher, writer, and lecturer, married with six children and ten grandchildren.  mtrue@assumption.edu

Demonstrations against the war in Vietnam, 1965-1975.

Member, Clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam, 1968.

Civil disobedience at the draft board, 1970.

Co-founder, Massachusetts Council to Repeal the Draft, 1971.

Co-founder, New England Catholic Peace Fellowship, 1972.

National Council, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Nyack, NY, 1993-1994.

Executive Committee, “Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research”, 1993-1995.

Co-Chair, Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development, 1993-1995.

Board, Massachusetts Pax Christi, 1993-1996.

Peace Educator of the Year Award, Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1996.

Member, New England Catholic Peace Fellowship, 1972-1997.

Board, Civilian-Based Defense Association, 1996-1997.

Adviser, International Center for Gandhian Studies and Research, New Delhi, 1998-2000.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Peace Studies Association, University of Texas, Austin, 2000.

Courage of Conscience Award, The Peace Abbey, Sherborn, MA, 2001.

President, International Peace Research Association Foundation, 2001-2003.

Gandhi Peace Award, Promoting Enduring Peace, New Haven, CT, 2003.

Honorary degree, Doctor of Human Letters, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, 2003.

Gandhi Award, 50th Anniversary of Promoting Enduring Peace, Inc., New
Haven, CT, 2003.

Taught Peace, Conflict, and Nonviolence Studies at Colorado Colleges, 1988, 1990, & 1992; Assumption College, 1985-1997; University of Hawaii, 1997; Holy Cross, 1994 & 1998; Teachers College, Columbia University, 1999-2000; and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, 2004.

Program Committee, American Friends Service Committee, New England Regional Office, Cambridge, MA, 1996-1999 & 2003-2004.

Fulbright Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2003-2004.

Board, New England Peace Studies Association, 1996-2005.

Author of books including To Construct Peace: 30 More Justice Seekers, Peacemakers: Mystic, CT, 1992; Ordinary People: Family Life and Global Values, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1993; An Energy Field More Intense Than War: Nonviolent Traditions and American Literature, Syracuse University Press, 1997; Frontiers of Nonviolence, Co-editor, IPRA, 2001; People Power: Peacemakers and Their Communities, Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007.

Speech on the web, “The American Tradition of Nonviolence,” http://archive.org/details/TheAmericanTraditionOfNonViolence_audio, 2010.

Lectured in China, 1983-1985; India 1995, 1997-1998, & 2003-2004; and throughout the U.S., 1965-2012.

Op-ed pieces and Letters to the Editor on peace, conflict, and nonviolence studies, Worcester Telegram and Gazette; numerous articles in Peacework, Peace Chronicle, The Progressive, 1985-2012.

Editorial board, International Journal of Peace Studies (Taiwan), 1995-2012.

Executive Committee, International Peace Research Association Foundation, 2001-2012.

Nobel Peace Prize Committee, American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2012.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2013.

 

 

Meredith Tupper is a small business owner in Springfield, VA.

Attended and documented the MacDill AFB / Central Command protests in 01/2002 (http://www.newworldtimes.com/peace_rally.html) and 01/2003. (http://www.newworldtimes.com/MacDillProtestJan2003sm.jpg) among others.

Member, The Peace Alliance whose goal it is to form a US Department of Peace (http://www.thepeacealliance.org).  Have lobbied Congressional representatives to support this initiative.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2007.

Volunteer, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006 & 2010.

 

 

Mary Beth Twining, a retired secretary, widow, and liberal living in Denver, CO, has participated in antiwar rallies since the Vietnam War.

Street corners demonstrations holding up antiwar signs on weekends to protest the invasion and occupation of Iraq, Denver, CO, 2003-2004.

Letters To the Editor, including one published in the The Denver Post, 03/16/2003.

 

 

Melva Underbakke, PhD of Temple Terrace, FL, is an educator, researcher, activist and a founding member and Director of Friends of Human Rights www.friendshumanrights.org.  melvau@earthlink.net

Marched against the Vietnam War in Decorah, IA, 1968.

Marched on Washington to protest the Iraq War, 2002 & 2005.

Helped organize and led singing peace songs for weekly Iraq War protests outside of MacDill Air Force Base and outside of Senator Nelson’s office, Tampa, FL, 2005.

Arranged tour stop and presentation venues (church, coffee shop, high school) for the Wheels of Justice Tour to Tampa, February 2005.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2008.

Helped organize an Operation Cast Lead protest against U.S. support of Israeli aggression in Gaza, Temple Terrace, 01/2009.

Letter to the Editor, Israel broke cease-fire, Tampa Tribune, 01/17/2009.

Organizer and participant in protests against U.S. support of Israeli aggression in front of the Federal Courthouse in Tampa and in Temple Terrace, 2007 & 2010.

Attended a rally in support of Bradley Manning, who is charged with leaking information about U.S. actions of aggression, Quantico, VA, 2010.

Member, Social Action Committee, First United Church of Tampa which organized vigils against the Iraq War and was the lead organizer of the "Voices for Peace 911 Commemoration", 1989-2011.

Nominated for WMNF Peace and Justice Award, 2009, 2010 & 2011.

 

 

Andrea G. Walsh is a Realtor living in Temple Terrace, FL who has 2 children and 4 Grandchildren.  AndreaGWalsh@Yahoo.com

Demonstrated in front of Fox 13 TV station asking for all news media to report the war news honestly, 2004.

Worked on the American Friends Service Committee "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit at the University of South Florida Tampa campus.  Eyes Wide Open is a memorial exhibit of boots for U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and shoes representing civilian deaths, 2004.

Marched on Washington to End the War in Iraq, September 2005.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2006.

Member of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, Tampa Quaker Meeting, 2004-2009.

 

 

Kenneth A. Weeks, of Hawthorne, Florida, is a Marine Corps veteran and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, who has been involved in the struggles for peace and justice, civil rights, and the labor, environment, and the antiwar movements for most of his life. 

Protest demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and other cities, 1970s-2012.

Opposed the training of Latin American militaries in terrorist tactics, torture, kidnapping, and murder by the U.S. government, 1980-1995.

Member, Veterans for Peace, http://www.veteransforpeace.org, 1990-2012.

Member, SOA Watch, http://www.soaw.org, 1992-2012.

Member, Pastors for Peace, http://www.ifconews.org, 1992-2012.

Member, The Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, http://www.fcpj.org, 1992-2012.

Attendee of the annual solemn vigil to close the School of the Americas, Fort Benning, GA, 1993-2012.

Member, Grandparents for Peace, 1998-2012.

Advisory Board Member, Bridges Across Borders, http://www.bridgesacrossborders.org, 2002-2012.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2012.

 

 

William M. Weir (Rev.) is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister in Plymouth, MN, with a son, three daughters & five grandchildren all living nearby in the Twin Cities area.  wweir1@gmail.com

Led discussions regarding recommendations for strengthening the United Nations as laid out in the book World Peace Through World Law at a conference to develop American support for the UN, Star Island, NH and Rockland, MN, June 1962.

Demonstrations and recruited citizens to join in weekly protest at a prominent intersection in opposition to the Vietnam War, Iowa City, IA, 1967-1969.

Produced TV program, "Creating a Culture of Peace", Northwest Community Television.  Available for distribution to Public-access, Educational and Governmental cable channels at PEGmedia.org (see Quick List, Real Progress, program 0006), Brooklyn Park, MN, 10/11/2010.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2010.

 

 

Joan Wile of New York City is a grandmother of five and a singer-musician-ASCAP lyricist-composer, who performed and wrote for cabarets, records, concerts, television and theatre with credits for over 1,000 songs and jingles and 7 musicals, 4 of which were produced Off- and Off-Off Broadway.  joanwile@grandmothersagainstthewar.org

Founded Grandmothers Against the War, 10/2003.

Produced rally, New York City, 11/22/2003.

Founded weekly vigil on 5th Ave. at Rockefeller Center 2004-2010.

Organized action at Times Square recruiting center where grannies were arrested for trying to enlist at an army recruiting center.  Charged with blocking a public entrance and jailed, 10/17/2005.

On trial for six days in criminal court and acquitted, 2004-2006.

Publicity, speeches, performances, seminars, and rallies abroad and domestically.  See example of Granny Peace Brigade actions at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_1YlahJA6U, 2004-2010.

Authored book, Grandmothers Against the War:  Getting Off Our Fannies and Standing Up for Peace, New York, NY: Citadel Press, 2008.

Delivered speech at the UN, www.globalaging.org/agingwatch/events/IDOP/speech-wile, 10/08/2009.

Wrote songs, skits and plays that grannies have performed here and abroad and on YouTube, for example: "GUANTANAMO", 2009 www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_zkTzBTg3Q, 2004-2010.

Articles published online by michaelmoore.com; commondreams.com; opednews.com, and others, 2006-2010.

 

 

George Wilhelm, MSW (University of Michigan) is a figurative sculptor

living in Port Townsend, WA.  georgewilhelm.com  sculpturetowear.etsy.com  g@georgewilhelm.com

Helped start draft counseling center (Monroe Evening News, 04/07/1970).

Participated in antiwar demonstrations, 1970-1972.

Arrested during anti-Gulf War demonstration at San Francisco Federal Building, 1991.

Participated in numerous antiwar marches, 2002-2006.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2007.

Linked personal/business website to antiwar site, 2008.

Sent letters to congress members asking them to oppose war in Iraq,

2003-2014.

 

 

Ann Wright, of Honolulu, HI, is a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel and member of the diplomatic corps who served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia.  She was decorated for heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,599 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone and was on the small team that reopened the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Cabled a letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, stating that without the authorization of the UN Security Council, the invasion and occupation of a Muslim, Arab, oil-rich country would be a violation of international law, 03/19/2003.

Co-signed letter to the U.S. Congress with 24 others who had worked within government agencies responsible for national security and public safety, in response to report of National Commission on Terrorist Acts, www.nswbc.org/Congressional Testimonies & Letters/NSWBC Letter Sept 13, 2004.htm, 09/13/2004.

Organized (with Cindy Sheehan) Camp Casey outside of Crawford, TX, 08/2005.

Organizer and speaker on the three week “Bring Them Home Now” bus tour from Camp Casey to Washington, DC, 09/2005.

Volunteered at Camp Casey 3, the Veterans For Peace shelter for Hurricane Katrina victims in Covington, LA, during the “Bring Them Home Now” bus tour, 09/2005.

Served as a judge at sessions of the International Commission of Inquiry On Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration, 01/2006.

Fasted for a month in front of the White House in the “Troops Home Fast,” and was part of a delegation to Jordan to meet with Iraqi victims of U.S. torture, 07/2006.

Testified at an Article 32 hearing on behalf of U.S. Army Lt. Ehren Watada, who had refused to deploy to Iraq with his unit, asserting that the war violated both the U.S. Constitution and international law, 08/17/2006.

Demonstrated outside of the U.S. prison at Guantánamo, Cuba with Medea Benjamin and Cindy Sheehan, 01/2007.

Cited, along with 38 other anti-nuclear activists, for trespassing at the Nevada Test Site during a Nevada Desert Experience event protesting against the continued development of nuclear weapons by the United States, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Wright - cite_note-nevada-1 04/01/2007.

Participated in a protest march and die-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building, organized by the ANSWER Coalition and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).  Arrested for stepping over the wall.  See Ann Wright being arrested by Capitol Police: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz9ekYNjaKQ, 09/15/2007.

Denied entry to Canada along with CODEPINK activist Medea Benjamin because their names appear on an FBI watchlist due to arrests related to their antiwar activism, 10/03/2007.

Received one of the three first annual Truthout Freedom and Democracy Awards, 2007.

Co-authored book with Susan Dixon, Dissent: Voices of Conscience: Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraq, Koa Books, www.voicesofconscience.com, 2008.

Traveled to Afghanistan on citizen diplomacy trips with CODEPINK: Women for Peace and later with Kathy Kelly of Voices of Creative Non-Violence, 11/2007, 10/2008, &12/2010.

Arrested many times while taking part in antiwar demonstrations, the first such arrests occurring in front of the White House, 2005-2011.

Solidarity visits with citizen activists opposing construction of military bases and airports in Okinawa, Japan, and on Jeju Island, South Korea 2008 & 2011.

Helped organize Gaza Freedom March, participated in delegations to Gaza of both people and humanitarian aid, organizer for the US Boat to Gaza on the U.S. Flotilla to Gaza, member of the international Gaza flotilla coalition, 2009-2011.

Wrote op-ed pieces including many regarding U.S. Flotillas to Gaza and opposition to Israeli blockade of Gaza, such as Israeli Police and Military Brutalize Peaceful Protesters at Netanyahu's Speech, 06/16/ 2009; www.opednews.com/articles/Congressman-Brian-Baird-Ch-by-Ann-Wright-091103-703.html, 11/03/2009,  www.opednews.com/articles/Ann-Wright-s-in-Depth-Acco-by-Ann-Wright-100617-74.html, 06/16/2010, and others on 05/30/2009 and 06/21/2009, 06/17/2010 and 09/27/2010, 04/14/2011, 05/29/2011, 06/03/2011, 06/09/2011, 08/ 02/2011 and 08/16/2011.  Other various topics are Arrested on the Golden Gate Bridge for the 3,000 US Dead, 01/03/2007; What Congress Really Approved: Benchmark No. 1: Privatizing Iraq's Oil for US Companies, 05/29/2007; The Costs of War: The Parents' Agony, 7/20/2008; Iranians Ponder Their Future With an Obama Administration, 12/30/2008; From Three Decades as a Colonel and Diplomat to Six Years as a Peace Activist, 03/21/2009; Torture: An Author and a Resister, 05/02/2009; Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within, 10/27/2009; Obama's Afghanistan War: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy and the Captain Says Push On, 09/29/2010; Class Action Lawsuit filed against the Pentagon, 02/20/2011; Arrests in U.S. Anti-Drone Protest, 04/26/2011; Will Obama's Statement That Manning "Broke the Law" Make a Fair Trial or Court Martial Impossible? 04/28/2011; Citizens Challenge Police to Prevent Construction of a Naval Base on Jeju Island, South Korea, 08/25/2011.

Marched on National Convention (Republican), Tampa, FL, 08/27/2012.

Peace delegate to Pakistan to protest the Obama administration's drone warfare, met with drone victims and family members, lawyers, academics, women's groups, representatives of major Pakistani political parties and U.S. officials and participate in march to Waziristan protesting U.S. drone strikes, 09/28-10/14/2012.

Arrested for interrupting numerous congressional activities including; 10/19/2005 interrupted a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, shouting at Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, "Stop the war! Stop the killing!"; 04/17/2007 ejected from hearing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee after speaking out of turn in response to comments made by a Congress member; 09/11/2007 arrested, and convicted for disrupting a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing at which General David Petraeus and Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker were testifying, http://warisacrime.org/node/29163, www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/29163; and 02/07/2013 demonstrations outside and inside Hart Senate Office Building to disrupt confirmation hearing for CIA Director by demanding an end to civilian casualties, displayed signs calling for an end to U.S. drone attacks, and arrested, www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1vJs3prigGk, Washington, DC, 2005-2013.

Articles published in Stars and Stripes, Veterans Network, USA Today, The Huffington Post, and numerous blogs, 2006-2013.

Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm, 2013.

 

 

Alice Yeager, MFA has a creative and healing arts studio and residence at Peace Point in Edgewater, MD  alice@spiritcreativeservices.com

Founder and President of Spirit Creative Services, Inc. and the American Healing Arts Alliance Inc.  Her work through these organizations encourages individuals, and especially leaders, to take responsibility for becoming peacebuilders, starting within themselves and then inspiring their family, community, nation, and the world to do the same.

Developed Inner Peace Treaty™, www.americanhealingarts.org/the-inner-peace-treatyTM, initially ratified in Annapolis, MD, 06/21/98.

Began global e-mail version on the Inner Peace Treaty™, 03/21/04

With others, formed a human peace symbol on the front lawn of the US Capital Building, 2007.

Created an Artist’s conception of the US Peace Memorial that is included on the Foundation's website at www.uspeacememorial.org/sample, 2007.

Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2007.

 

 

Kim Yaeger of Burbank, CA works as a Program and Research Assistant at the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation, financially assisting families of children who are catastrophically ill.  kyaeger@mac.com

Member, Burbank High Conscientious War Objectors club, Burbank, CA 2002

Demonstrated against possible military action in Iraq, Hollywood, CA 2002 and 2003

Demonstrated against the War on Iraq, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2006

Demonstrated against the War on Iraq, Cal Poly campus, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2006

 

 

Stephen Zunes, PhD of Santa Cruz, CA is Professor of Politics and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco.  zunes@usfca.edu

Antiwar activist against Vietnam War as a teenager, 1968-1975.

Trainer and activist, Movement for a New Society, Philadelphia Life Center, 1976, 1979-1982.

Staff and volunteer, Mobilization for Survival, Philadelphia (1980) and Boston (1983-84), 1980-1984.

Antiwar activist against intervention in Central America, Ithaca, NY, 1984-1988.

Traveled to Iraq and organized against Gulf War, 1990-1991.

Board member and chair, Washington State SANE/Freeze, 1991-1994.

Founding director, Institute for a New Middle East Policy, 1991-1995.

Delegate, disarmament conferences in Hiroshima, 1992.

Chair, Peace & Justice Studies Program, University of San Francisco, http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/ug/peace_justice_studies, 1997-2004.

Authored articles on peace themes, including “Nonviolent Resistance and Islam”, Nonviolent Activist (2002); “How the hawk kills the dove: Western intervention keeps slamming the door on peace in Iraq,” Thomson Gale: New Internationalist (2005), 1995-2009.

Delegate, Hague Appeal for Peace, http://www.haguepeace.org, 1999.

Authored several books on peace themes, including Nonviolent Social Movements: A Geographical Perspective (Eds.), Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA (1999); Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism, Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press (2003), 1999-2009.

Member, Governing Council, International Peace Research Association, 2000-2002.

Peace Scholar of the Year, Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), http://www.peacejusticestudies.org, 2002.

Chair, Commission on Law and Peace in the Middle East, Toda Institute, http://www.toda.org, 2002-2003.

Board member, Peace Action Education Foundation, 2004-2006.

Chair, Committee of Academic Advisors, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org, 2006-2009.

 

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

After Downing Street (founded 2005)

This organization is a nonpartisan coalition of over 200 veterans groups, peace groups, and political activist groups that work to pressure Congress and the media to investigate whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the war in Iraq. The coalition takes its name from the emergence in May and June of 2005 of several documents that quickly came to be known as the Downing Street Memos.  Their website features impeachment books, evidence/documentation, and planned activities designed to lead to impeachment.

 

Contact Information:

David SwansonCo-Founder

Telephone: 202-329-7847

E-mail: david@davidswanson.org

Website: afterdowningstreet.org

 

 

AlterNet (founded 1998)

This independent online news magazine providing free online content to millions of readers and a progressive alternative to commercial media.  The mission is to stimulate, inform, and inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues.  It provides critiques of policies, investigative reports and expert analysis related to war.

 

Contact Information:

Don Hazen, Executive Editor                                

77 Federal Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94107

Telephone: 415-284-1420

Fax: 415-284-1414

Website: www.alternet.org

 

 

The American Friends Service Committee (founded 1917)

AFSC, a Quaker organization, focuses on building lasting peace with justice.  As a practical expression of faith in action, AFSC draws people from many backgrounds and countries into work to prevent and end conflict, establish fair and equitable economies, accountable governments and systems, and develop healthy, inclusive societies.  United by a belief in the essential worth of every human being, nonviolence as a way to resolve conflict, and the power of love to overcome oppression, AFSC works to end and prevent wars, heal individuals and communities after conflict, and create just conditions that make violence obsolete.  Examples of this organization’s activities include work on the truth and reconciliation process in Burundi, youth film festival, art exhibits such as Eyes Wide Open and Windows and Mirrors that expose the human costs of war, a framework for foreign policy that is rooted in the concept of the common good, advocacy work to reduce the military budget and increase funding for real community needs, online activism , and various other educational programs and sponsored events.  AFSC received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947, along with British Quakers, on behalf of all Quakers’ efforts to heal the wounds of war.  Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2013 and 2014.

 

Contact information:

Mark Graham, Director of Communications

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Telephone: 215-241-7000

E-mail: afscinfo@afsc.org

Website: www.afsc.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com

Twitter: @afsc_org

 

 

Atrium Society - The Center for the Education of Children in Conflict (founded 1984)
The purpose of Youth Peace Literacy is twofold: to provide free online access to its award-winning, internationally acclaimed peace-educating books which help young people worldwide to understand and alleviate the fundamental source of human conflict - psychological conditioned thinking created by the primitive biological brain - and to also offer supplemental regional and online training certification courses that provide teachers with its peace educating curriculum.

 

Contact Information:

Jean Webster-Doyle, Founder & President

Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle, Director

2037 Harvard Ave.

Dunedin, FL 34698

Telephone: 800-848-6021 or 727-238-8311

Email: atriumsociety@gmail.com

Website: www.atriumsociety.org

 

 

The Center for Constitutional Rights (founded 1966)

CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.  The organization understands that U.S. militarism does not advance human rights.  The organization litigates, advocates, and supports cases that deal with an array of issues connected to militarism and war, including targeting killing in Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, private military contractor misconduct at Abu Ghraib, and holding high-ranking officials accountable for their involvement in the U.S. torture programIt joined with Iraqi human rights organizations, U.S. veterans and allies to launch a joint initiative, Right to Heal, demanding that the human rights impact of the war in Iraq be assessed and concrete action be taken towards rehabilitation and reparations for those impacted by the war’s lasting effects.  The organization has published books/articles/reports about wars and the issues they have raised including The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by BookArticles of Impeachment against George W. Bush, and Amend the War Powers Resolution.  CCR has received awards and grants including the National Peacemaker Award, the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace and the War Resisters League Peace Award

 

Contact information:

Website: www.ccrjustice.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CenterforConstitutionalRights

Twitter: @theCCR

 

 

Center for Religious Tolerance (founded 2006)

This is an organization that initiates and supports local, national and international interfaith activities, conflict management, trauma awareness, and social change strategies across the globe, particularly in areas of religious conflict.  CRT focuses on creating conditions for sustainable peace, especially by engaging local women of faith in the process.  Activities include teaching, mediation, providing financial support, grant writing, fund raising, public information and newsletters.

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrea K. Blanch, Founder and Director

520 Ralph Street,
Sarasota, FL 34242

Telephone: 941-312-9795

Website: www.c-r-t.org/index.php

E-mail: info@c-r-t.org

 

 

Christian Peacemaker Teams  (founded 1988)

CPT arose from a call in 1984 for Christians to devote the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war.  Enlisting the whole church in an organized, nonviolent alternative to war, today the organization places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and human rights workers.  It embraces the vision of unarmed intervention waged by committed peacemakers ready to risk injury and death in bold attempts to transform lethal conflict through the nonviolent power of God's truth and love.

 

Contact Information:

Carol Rose, Co-Director Operations

Doug Pritchard, Co-Director Program: 

Box 6508

Chicago, IL 60680-6508

Telephone: 773-277-0253

Fax: 773-277-0291

E-mail: peacemakers@cpt.org

Website: http://cpt.org

 

 

CODEPINK: Women For Peace (founded 2002)

A women-initiated grassroots peace movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.  The group actively opposes the U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes.  They organize protests, vigils, educational programs, congressional briefings, marches, book clubs, and other sponsored events.  Rooted in a network of local organizers, online supporters and donors, with an emphasis on joy and humor, their tactics include satire, street theatre, visuals, civil resistance, and directly challenging decision-makers in government and corporations, and of course, wearing pink.  Campaigns have included protests at the CIA Director’s Senate confirmation hearing and President’s national security speech at the National Defense University, hand delivered “Women Say No War on Iran” petition to President’s spouse, “Arms for Hugging”, “Close Guantanamo”, “Arrest the War Criminals, “Women Say NO to War, “Ground the Drones”, “Bring Our War $$ Home”, and other actions including a blog and promoting books: Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and Stop the Next War Now!  Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism.  Please see this 10th year anniversary video for more details.  Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2014.  Peace Prize recipient, “in recognition of inspirational antiwar leadership and creative grassroots activism,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2014.

 

Contact Information:

Medea Benjamin, Co-founder & Co-director

Jodie Evans, Co-founder & Co-director