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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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Christians versus Lyin-Heart medal

Starting with REAL Christian values, as preached by Christ.   Sojourners, whose mailing list led me here…(aside from me taking the long way home due to road work, thus stumbling on to Camp Casey) and other Christian groups, some of … Continue reading

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A brief pictorial of protest in Colorado Springs and with Music

Done by Ed and with music courtesy of Rage Against the Machine I still have to get the embed code right. But that’s a youtube link. Anyhow, I’ve thought of that a lot, how is it that everything is “protest” … 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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See Ann Wright in action or at the PPJPC

COLORADO SPRINGS- The PPJPC is collecting money to bring noted antiwar activist Ann Wright to Colorado Springs. They’re hoping to have her speak for a fundraiser. I’ve had a chance to meet the retired colonel/diplomat in person a number of … 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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Monday noon antiwar vigil turns 150

COLORADO SPRINGS- What started at the corner of Nevada Ave and Dale Street as Camp Casey Cos in 2005, became a daily vigil for the CPT captives, then became the weekly vigil every Monday at noon. Larger wide angle shot

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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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Betrayus redux

So, now, the one general Bush could find willing to be his bag-man and “take one for the Team” is apparently not happy taking one for the Team, and taking another one for the Team, and then taking another one… … Continue reading

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Mercury Fulminate in Fountain Creek

I noticed something about the Rampart Range cleanup controversy but don’t know if I posted it here. A few months ago (before the Range became, as always, a sheet of impenetrable ice) there was a story in the Indy about … Continue reading

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Police foreknowledge on St Patricks Day

We used to joke around the fire at Camp Casey about whether we were being surveilled or infiltrated by agents or disruptors even, as has been done with historic regularity to opposition political groups and their organizers. Even to discuss … 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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