January 5, 2003

News Release
Indy Iraq Action

The Martin Luther King Weekend Peace Rally is scheduled for Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. on the west side of the U.S. Capitol Building. About an hour of speeches and activities will be followed by a march. For more information on the rally, see .... This site includes critical information on what to bring and what to expect.

We have contacted BusBank to arrange a chartered bus with either 47 or 55 seats to make the round trip. The current plan is to leave Indianapolis at around 8 p.m. Friday night, January 17, but there's no reason that can't be pushed back a bit to accommodate people from outlying areas who are traveling here. The return time is under discussion.

December 9, 2002

"No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."
Article 5, UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

As part of worldwide International Human Rights Day activities, a coalition of south central Indiana peace & justice groups will stage a March and Rally to Stop the War Against Iraq, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 10. Beginning at Dunn Meadow, the march to the courthouse culuminates there with an hourlong rally beginning at 5:30 p.m.

December 8, 2002

Three Hoosier colleges with a long-standing tradition of peace studies: Earlham, Goshen & Manchester (known collectively as the Plowshares Group) have received a four-year $13.8 million Lilly Endowment grant to establish a Peace House in Indianapolis.

At a recent meeting in Indianapolis hosted by the Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center and the Peace Learning Center, nearly 75 activists, educators, and supporters attended a two-hour long discussion of the Peace House initiative.

December 8, 2002

A generation ago, a much-respected American President said, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." This was on the heels of what remains the most devastating attack on Americans, Dec. 7, 1941.

On Nov. 16, 2002, an H-T headline read: "FBI warns of 'spectacular terrorist acts.'" The article reads: "'Our message is be afraid, be very afraid,' said a normally dispassionate senior Bush administration official who reviewed recent CIA terrorism warnings." Whom would you rather believe?

October 27, 2002

Timothy Baer surveyed the cluttered meeting space at the Wesley Foundation Building in West Lafayette. "We're all called to do this," he said, watching several clusters of people engaged in animated discussions and eyeing the information tables covered with posters, leaflets, fliers, books and alternative periodicals. "That's why it's exciting to meet people from around the state."

The "call" was to volunteer peace activism. The event was a gathering of 35 peace and justice activists from across Indiana who answered the invitation of the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition to meet October 19 to network, share experiences and establish the Indiana Peace and Justice Network.

October 6, 2002

The great Roman historian, Titus Livius, said, "All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident."

August 18, 2002

Business Democrats like Sen. Evan Bayh may think the American people will roll over and play dead while they lead our country into an unprovoked war with Iraq. But indications are that the public may not be as mindless as Bayh and company believe.

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