Actions In 2007

First Sat. Each Month - Demonstrate for Peace at noon, Courthouse Green (S.Clinton Street & E.Main Street) in downtown Fort Wayne. (this continues)

Thurs. Mar. 29 - Federal Building, Ft Wayne (this page)

Sat. Mar. 17 - March in Washington, D.C.


Local Links For Peace
P l e a s e . . S e n d . . m e . . m o r e . . l i n k s

Fort Wayne Peace Action
. . Indiana Peace and Justice Network
. . Indiana Peace and Justice Network- Ft.Wayne
IPFW Student Peace Action
Manchester College Peace Studies & Conflict Res.
. . National Index of Violence and Harm
Branches Magazine

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To honor the fallen is to
see that no more will fall

In North-East Indiana

We Are

Walking For Peace

Peace will not happen without your help

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How Many More Will Die ?

The next action will be the monthly Demonstrate for Peace
at NOON till 1:00 on the First Saturday Each Month

Courthouse Green (S.Clinton Street & E.Main Street) in downtown Fort Wayne

If you or a friend is soon to graduate from college, has the graduate considered taking part in the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility? It simply states, "I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work." To learn more, click here.

"Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
– Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist

 

What is on your mind? October, 08
Members of Fort Wayne for Peace discuss contemporary issues.
Read Left of Centrist at:
http://www.leftofcentrist.com


Conference on Depleted Uranium
A brief interview with Cliff Kindy about the May 19, 2007 Conference on Depleted Uranium at ETSU

On Saturday, May 05, 2007 - Fort Wayne peace activists speak out at the Allen County Courthouse Green.
This video is by Robert Rouse who got a few comments about feelings on the war.


Fort Wayne Peace Action Coalition, Veterans for Peace and MoveOn.Org
Rally against the Bush Veto on Wednesday, May 2 at 5:00 at the Allen County Court House

veto protest

Congress sent an important bill to the White House — it required the president to start bringing our troops home from Iraq this year. President Bush has vetoed it. It's outrageous. Most Americans support a timeline and he's standing in the way. It's not clear what Congress or the president will do after the veto but we needed to make clear that President Bush is really vetoing the will of the American people. And we need to tell Congress to hold firm. This was one of more than 200 rallies across America. Each time we do this there are more and more horns honking and people signaling their support.


Federal Building, downtown Fort Wayne, March 29, 2007

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At the Federal Building at 11AM on Thursday, March 29, there was a demonstration against the continued funding of the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. A few had agreed to engage in acts of civil disobedience, but others were there to provide support to help end the war and conflict in general. About 40 peaceful people, most of whom were not from Fort Wayne, visited the Federal Building in Fort Wayne to petition Senator Lugar, Senator Byah and Congressman Souder to help stop the killing in Iraq.

first pixThe focus of the action is to request that Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh publicly pledge to stop funding the wars (in Iraq and Afghanistan). The witness will include a civil disobedience sit-in, banners carrying the message to the senators, leaflets to communicate to passersby, and a press conference. Volunteers to make and hold the banner, print and pass out the leaflets, support the press conference, and those willing to risk arrest with the sit-in are all welcomed and needed. Only a few will consent to arrest. Many more are needed to provide support. A nonviolent spirit will be an important ingredient for our witness.

 

first sign

 

Many brought big signs and others brought small ones. The important thing was that the signs represented the feeling and understanding of the citizens holding them. Most were from North Manchester, Warsaw, Goshen, and Huntington. while 3 or 4 were from Fort Wayne.

Dean and Riba say "HI" to Jim and Rebecca

ask Roger for details

 

 

kindy speaksCliff Kindy from just east of North Manchester was there with his wife to speak to the politicians and the crowd of those against the war. Cliff has been all across the United States and around the world as a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams to promote peace through nonviolent action. He has been in Iraq three times since the war started and has an intimate knowledge of what goes on there. He and some others started a Muslim Peacemaker Team in that country that continues to work for peace.

 

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Singing at the E. Ross Adair Federal Building in protest
to our country's continued involvement in war.

The song is Just Disobey sung to the tune of Trust and Obey.
Words by Duane Ediger, music by Daniel B. Towner.

thank you, Arlene

 

Ready to go. .. Dave and

Talking before going to the offices while Dave Lambert is tagged by Code Pink's Nancy Hill

 

M,C, Favorites Two of my favorite people from Manchester College are Ken Brown and Dean Frantz of Journal-Gazette and News-Sentinel letter to the editor fame. I had Ken Brown as a teacher at Manchester and I know and often talk with Dean Frantz. Both men are dedicated to peace and understanding.

MC girlsFortunately, Ken Brown did not remember me. Some things are best forgotten. OTOH - We both have some of the same friends to this day who live in Fort Wayne and our paths cross often.

I just hope he remembers to tell Loraine, "Hello" for me. I do still love that woman.

James Cooper and two students from Manchester College went up to Senator Lugar's office first. This picture shows the students telling of their talk with the representatives for Senator Lugar. There were about nine students and an instructor from Manchester College at the protest. Manchester is a peace oriented college and while I did not appreciate it when I was a student there, I certainly do now.

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Two Manchester College women tell about their visit at Senator Lugar's office
Will put in their names if we learn them

 


in the doorsThe second group going up to see our representatives in government were Cliff Kindy, Dave Lambert, Josh Archer, Ken Brown, Nick Kauffman and Charles Albert. It was discovered that only three at a time are allowed to visit the office areas.

Three of the people were eventually arrested inside the Federal Building after demonstrating. Cliff Kindy of North Manchester, James Cooper of Warsaw and Nicolas Kauffman, a Manchester College student from Goshen, were arrested and taken to the Allen County Lockup although we did not know what charges they face.

Two city police officers were sent to the Federal Building about 3 p.m. for a report of an unwanted party. The three men were praying and making their presence known in the hall outside of the senator’s office when they were arrested.

According to the Journal-Gazette, Phil Shaull, Lugar’s regional director, met with the three men for more than two hours. Shaull said he then had to leave and the men were arrested. We will get more information about what really happened and put it here on Sunday.

Shaull said the demonstrators’ message was heard and that Lugar appreciates their viewpoint. Lugar has emphasized the need for diplomacy in the region, which includes talking with Syria and Iran and looking at the region as a whole.

The group of protesters also supports bringing U.S. troops stationed in Iraq home and ensuring they are properly cared for upon their return, Kindy told The Journal Gazette earlier in the day.Many of the demonstrators wore a strip of duct tape on their arm bearing the number of U.S. soldiers killed since the war began, Kindy said.

The three men went before the Judge on Friday morning, (March 30) who dismissed their cases based on a conflict of jurisdiction. Their cases could still be brought up by Federal prosecutors, however.

busted
thanks to Dave Lambert for this photo

NOMORETEOOPS
IN IRAQ


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To address our grievances to our government is one of the most important rights granted by the United States Constitution. Take advantage of your opportunity to participate in our Democracy. It is a good feeling of being there to send an important message. - - r m

 

We thank the ourdems.org web site for letting us park this page on their space. Our efforts are open to
Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Independents and everyone else who wants to do something positive for peace.

If not you, then who?



Click HERE to see the Washington D.C. March on Saturday, March 17 - the 4th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq


"The force generated by nonviolence is
infinitely greater than the force of all the
arms invented by man's ingenuity."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Go (return) to ourdems.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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