Current Events and Actions

arkway Protest

Traverse for Peace and Justice Anti-War Presence
on the Parkway Saturdays

10:00 AM until 11AM, beginning Saturday June 28

Come when you can. Bring signs. Grandview and Division, Traverse City


The Campaign Against Torture

GuantanamoIf Americans Only Knew Speaker Series
Thursday, July 24th 7PM at Friends Meeting House

- 5th and Oak in TC

The Guantanamo Story

with H. Candace Gorman

She is an attorney from Chicago who concentrates in Civil Rights and Human Rights law. Most recently Attorney Gorman has been a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. She is currently handling habeas corpus petitions for two detainees who are being held at Guantanamo Bay and has visited her clients at the prison more than a dozen times. Visit her at the Guantanamo Blog

Co-sponsors of Event: Campaign Against Torture, ACLU of Northwest Michigan, Neahtawanta Center, MidEast:JustPeace, Traverse for Peace and Justice, Progressive Lawyers, Veterans for Peace & Friends of the Light-Quaker Meeting Dessert and Coffee to be provided to lighten this difficult topic.

Download a posters for spreading the word • 11 x 17 size or 8 1/2 x 11 size

Torture is Wrong Sign

TORTURE IS WRONG Yard Signs Now Available

The Campaign Against Torture Committee has been working hard on increasing public awareness of our government's use of torture against detainees in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In a national television interview on ABC News, President Bush directly admitted that the White House was deeply involved in decisions about the CIA’s use of torture. Recent reports indicate that members of the Bush administration including Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell and George Tenet met regularly and approved the CIA’s use of “combined” “enhanced” interrogation techniques -- tactics that amount to torture. The ACLU has demanded that our members of Congress support strenuous efforts, including the appointment of an independent prosecutor, to hold President Bush, Vice-President Cheney and other high-ranking officials accountable for their role in crafting torture policy.

To help further raise awareness on this issue, place a TORTURE IS WRONG sign on your yard

For signs:

Memorial Day Peace Portrait -- May 26, 2008

Slide show of the Memorial Day Peace Portrait
Slide show of the Memorial Day Veterans for Peace at the Open Space

Peace Portrait

photograph by Gary Howe (download a high resolution of the photo -- 5MB)