No Border Wall: The Coalition of Amigos in Solidarity
and Action (CASA), traveled from Brownsville, TX to Washington, DC, March
16-20, to protest the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
“We are here at the midnight hour to halt construction,” said
organizers, including CPTer Elizabeth García.
Award Named for
CPTer: Bluffton (OH)
University recently announced the Jim
Satterwhite Award for Peace Scholarship and Activism for students committed
to peacebuilding. Satterwhite is a
long-time CPT Reservist and former Bluffton University professor.
War Tax Resistance: CPT Reservist Dr. Jane Pritchard was the
featured speaker at the Conscience Canada Annual General Meeting on 28 February.
Conscience Canada is part of an international
effort to resist the ‘conscription’ of war taxes. For information and the electronic Peace Tax
Return see: https://www.consciencecanada.ca/home/
Taking the Stand: Todd Stelmach, who participated in
CPT’s November 2008 Aboriginal Justice delegation, defended himself in
Brockville, ON court on March 5th for refusing to complete the 2006
Canadian census because it was contracted out to weapons manufacturer Lockheed
Martin. Judgement was held over until April 6th. For background on Canada’s census contract with
Lockheed Martin: https://www.countmeout.ca
Read All About It: CPT is featured in a chapter of the
new book by Judy Rebick, long-time social justice activist and former head of
the Canadian National Action Committee on the Status of Women. Check out “Transforming Power: From the Personal to
the Political.” For preview and order information: www.transformingpower.ca.
Walk for Peace: Peace groups across northern Illinois
and Wisconsin are organizing a three-day walk from Camp Williams to Fort McCoy
in Wisconsin, August 7-9 culminating in nonviolent resistance at the gates of
Fort McCoy. Fort McCoy is a major
training ground for National Guard and other troops being deployed to Iraq and
Days of Prayer &
Action for Colombia: Religious leaders and communities in Colombia are calling
upon churches in the USA to join them for Days of Prayer and Action for
Colombia on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20, 2009. Pray for peace on Sunday, and on Monday,
communicate with your members of Congress, requesting that they end military
aid, support the displaced, and work toward a negotiated peace for Colombia.