OMJP 2002

Happy Holidays:
J.C. Penney Profits by Promoting War to Children
Violence is for Boys

December 10, 2002

US soldier occupies bombed homeForward Command Post depicts an American soldier occupying the remnants of a bombed home--minus the dead bodies. Bombing civilian structures is a war crime and prohibited by Protocol I, Art. 51, of the Geneva Conventions. See examples of J.C. Penney toys glorifying war and a letter to CEO Allen Questrom. For the effects of war on children, see Children in War by UNICEF.


Peacekeeper Training
December 01 & 08, Seattle

Family Friendly Peace Rally
Saturday, November 09

Seeking Peace with Justice in the Middle East
Saturday & Sunday, November 23-24

Vote No War!

The World Says: No War on Iraq!
October 26, 2002

Aspen, ColoradoHundreds and hundreds of thousands rallied across the US and worldwide on October 26, 2002, to voice their opposition to war on Iraq, in solidarity with major events in San Francisco and Washington DC, organized by International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism).

See archived photos and videos.

Safe & Free

ACLU National Campaign: Protect Civil Liberties!
October 16, 2002
Washington State ACLU summary

Click for larger pictureNo War on Iraq
October 07, 2002

Fifteen hundred Olympians rallied at Sylvester Park to oppose war on Iraq and threats to civil liberties. Following speaker presentations, the crowd marched boisterously through downtown Olympia to the offices of Representative Brian Baird, who subsequently voted against the Congressional resolution giving George Bush a blank check to wage war on the Middle East. See more photos.

"A Resolution Against the War, Attacks on Civil Liberties and Cuts in Public Services"
Washington State Labor Council 2002 Convention Resolution
August 2002

Washington State Labor CouncilIn August, WSLC, representing more than 550 local unions and trade councils in Washington State, became the first State Labor Council in the country to call on the AFL-CIO to seek repeal of the USA Patriot Act and oppose the U.S. government's war without end. Read the Resolution, and convention report by Fred Hyde of AFSCME Local 304.

OMJP invites you to read and sign our online petition:

US Citizens Oppose War On Iraq, Other Countries, and US Government Militarization

International ANSWEROctober 26, 2002
March on Washington DC and San Francisco
International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) expects hundreds of thousands to march in DC, San Francisco, and around the country in opposition to war on Iraq. See ANSWER's website for downloadable flyers, posters, and fact sheets, local organizers, and a list of endorsing organizations.

Percival Landing, Sept 11, 2002 Convergence for Peace
September 11, 2002

Beginning with a dawn vigil, Olympians gathered throughout the day at Percival Landing to reflect on September 11, 2001. The Wall of Reflection, in this photograph by Lauren McFalls for The Olympian, included drawings by schoolchildren who attended with their classes.

Thousands gathered around the world in September, 2001 to mourn those lost and injured at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and to support the US people. See pictures at The World Reacts.

Choosing Peace
Join OMJP, Fellowship of Reconciliation, and numerous other groups for a series of events throughout September and October.

Looking Back, Looking Forward: One Year Later
A Choosing Peace Community Teach-In About 9-11
September 09, 2002

OMJP invited the community to participate in a teach-in on war, peace, and justice, at First Christian Church. Speakers included Glen Anderson, Fellowship of Reconciliation; Helena Meyer-Knapp, TESC Faculty; Therese Saliba, TESC Faculty.

"Cultivating Sustainable Movements"
June 29, 2002

OMJP and the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) sponsored a picnic & workshop on peace, social justice, human rights, fair economics, environmental quality, at the Old Madison School in Olympia.

April 25, 2002

Olympians for Peace in the Middle East produced this pamphlet on the roots of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict and what you can do about it. Feel free to print and circulate!

IMCMedia Survey
April 22, 2002

Our friends with the Seattle IMC want to know about your experiences with media. Help improve the vital links between media and movements by completing their online survey.

Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International
April 20, 2002

While 100,000 protested the deleterious effects of neoliberal globalization and militarization in Washington DC, Amnesty International held its annual general meeting in Seattle. Listen to AI's one-hour plenary presentation, "Reframing Globalization: The Challenge for Human Rights."

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Images from Ramallah Hospital Burial by Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf Checkpoint
April 18, 2002

The first 19 minutes of film producer Tom Wright's movie Checkpoint: The Palestinians After Oslo, is available online. Check out the real thing from Rainy Day or TESC. See also FreeSpeechTV for more online videos regarding Palestine and Israel.

Community Caf´┐Ż
April 16, 2002
Olympians invite all ages, all opinions to discuss current events weekly.

Olympians Oppose Sharon's "Trail of Tears"
April 06, 2002

The War on Terrorism and the Death Penalty:
An Interview with Robert Meeropol
by Marco Rossi

"Palestinians Under Siege"

IMC News Blast, Thursday, 4 April, 2002

VIDEO of Israeli army shooting international peace activists in Beit Jalla, Monday, April 01, 2002. By IMC Italy. See IMC Palestine for further details.

Olympians protest violence against Palestinians
March 11, 2002

Photo by Howard Rosenfeld

Read film producer Tom Wright's article in Works In Progress.

Or, watch the first 19 minutes of Tom's movie online with RealPlayer--then check out the real thing from Rainy Day or TESC.

OMJP opposes war on the Afghan people:

OMJP for Peace

another world is possible . . .