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From our Colorado Springs antiwar art show: Have your cake, now eat it.

The Occupy Wall Street NO COMMENT art show reminded me of the antiwar gallery exhibit we featured at our own peace encampment in 2005. Among my favorite pieces was an interactive self-performance piece called HAVE YOUR CAKE, which featured a … Continue reading

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Urban Camping while waiting for a movie.

Like with Camp Casey/CS, remember the legal hassles? A War Memorial that’s a protest of war isn’t actually a Memorial, sez the City and the College. Thus it was a code violation, having people dwelling on a spot that was … Continue reading

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Third Year of Nevada & Dale PEACE vigil

September’s 3RD FRIDAY IRAQ MORATORIUM is rescheduled/merged to this week’s MONDAY NOON VIGIL, where Colorado Springs’ most persistent antiwar loiterers will curse their THIRD YEAR. Please join us Monday at Noon, at Nevada Ave and Dale Street. –UPDATE 9/22: Camp … Continue reading

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Betrayed by the at-peace community

With “malice,” is the word the CS Indy chose. Oh boy. For our out-of-town readers, the PPJPC dirty laundry has reached the printed news. It certainly is embarrassing, but probably too, about time. I’ve spent the last two years playing … Continue reading

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Constantine’s Sword debuts on April 19

The Documentary CONSTANTINES SWORD includes 2006 interviews of CPT vigil keepers at Camp Casey Colorado Springs. Continue reading

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Democratic Party corruption sinks the heart of Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan has been grieving a long time, and this Memorial Day after the capitulation of the Democratic Party legislators in Congress was particularly rough. But it is more than that. The pain is made even worse by how inactive … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 3,500 x 100

This Memorial Day the number of US soldier casualties in Iraq nears 3,500. At 1,000 we held a vigil in Acacia Park. We did the same at the 1,500 and 2,000 marks. The numbered-cross memorial we mounted at Camp Casey … Continue reading

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Storming Plaza of the Rockies

COLORADO SPRINGS- MOVE-ON.ORG “NO ESCAL-ACTION”

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Democracy Now on KRCC

This week the Pacifica news program Democracy Now was added to the KRCC lineup on weekdays at 7pm. After listening this week when I could, I came away thinking: for the Colorado Springs community, the sudden juxtaposition of Democracy Now … Continue reading

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Closed door policy at Senator Allard’s

This is building security manager Del Suhr blocking our way to Senator Wayne Allard’s office in the Plaza of the Rockies. He told us, in less civil words, what we didn’t understand about Iraq, that we were unpatriotic, that we … Continue reading

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Saving the world 1000 deaths at a time

Coverage of the Acacia Park vigil on NBC-KOAA5 and CBS-KKTV11.

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Have mercy on the Iraqi people

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Neighborhood fox

Fox in the plural.   It seems almost overnight in Colorado Springs now whenever you cross the street you see red fox. As much downtown as in the foothills.   The first night at Camp Casey fox stole two pairs … Continue reading

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Fawcett hole-in-the-head

Of what good is another pro-war politician, be he a Republican or a Democrat? Colorado Springs congressional candidate Jay Fawcett is a revolving-door military contractor who is unapologetic about what the US is doing in Iraq. We’ve already got plenty … Continue reading

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Short term life expectancy

This week 1,500 Army reservists from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division are being ordered from Kuwait to join the embattled Marines in Iraq’s Anbar province. Their commander General Casey assured us this deployment will be short-term. “Definitely short-term” he … Continue reading

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Rumsfeld AFA address

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Support our snively troops

We’ve had a spate of vandalism at Camp Casey of late. It’s usually the same thing: lights broken, cinder blocks smashed, chairs upturned, fire pit stolen, banners torn and taken. They’ve taken STOP THE WAR, END WAR, WHAT NOBLE CAUSE, … Continue reading

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What did you do against the war Daddy?

People on all sides of the anti-war issue ask me what we’re doing with the peace camp. What are you thinking you can accomplish with it anymore? I have to tell them it’s for conscience. For my part, I can’t … Continue reading

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Space Symposium protest 2006 part 2

Day 1: Monday On Monday we stood, nearly two dozen of us at the corner of Lake and Lake Circle, we sang our song to an Oscar Meyer melody, we held banners, we blew our whistles and we handed out … Continue reading

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Stopping arms in space

It’s called the 2006 Space Symposium, and this year it is seeing a record number of attendees. But the participants are not space explorers, they’re arms manufacturers. Space exploration is for NASA I guess, the symposium is about coordinating the … Continue reading

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New banners for Camp Casey

Time for some spring cleaning at Camp Casey, an opportunity to hang out some fresh laundry. We’ve sewn new colorful sheets and here are prospective banner slogans: STAND AGAINST WAR STOP THE KILLING HANDS OFF IRAN 9/11 BUSH KNEW GLOBAL … Continue reading

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Cindy Sheehan, taking the fun out of war!

Kelly, Pallas and Cindy.   Camp Casey Colorado Springs own Pallas Stanford and IVAW co-founder Kelly Dougherty marched with Cindy Sheehan from Mobile to New Orleans. Also marching from Colorado Springs were veterans Joe Hatcher, Jeff Peskoff, Ethan Crowell, Alan … Continue reading

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CPT captives released

The three remaining CPT captives, held hostage since Novemember 27 have been freed.   On DAY 119 of their captivity, on DAY 106 or so of the vigil which we’ve kept every day at noon, the BBC has just reported … Continue reading

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Banners make the news

The local NBC affiliate 5/30 did an excellent story involving Camp Casey. See the video clip here.   They covered our Sunday morning send-off of IVAW members who were leaving to join the March 14 peace march along the Gulf … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade peace infiltration

(Sarah, Mimi, Amy, Evie, Lara, Ryan, Devon, Marie, David, Peter, Diann, Amber)   Our peaceful infiltration of the Old Colorado City St. Patricks Day Parade was great fun. We had to scale back our original plans for using the Peace … Continue reading

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