OMJP 2003

Operation Desert Santa

Santa in Iraq

According to The Onion, "All American military personnel have been instructed that the observation of Christmas should be carried out efficiently and tastefully, with minimal emphasis on the season's commercial aspects," said [Lt. Gen. Ricardo] Sanchez. "We must keep in mind that the reason for the season-oriented campaign is for Iraq to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Olympia Rafah Sister City Project Annual Fundraiser
December 13, 2003

Gaza BoysCelebrate winter and holiday traditions at ORSCP's first annual fundraiser!

About the event
Map to Olympia Ballroom
Olympia Rafah Sister City Project

Olympia City Council Denounces USA Patriot Act
October 28, 2003

Tonight Olympia joined 3 states and 200 cities, towns and counties--representing 25 million Americans!-- when its City Council unanimously approved a citizen-generated resolution denouncing the USA Patriot Act.

Olympia City Council Resolution
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
ACLU: Keep America Safe & Free

"Fostering Alternatives to Violence"
October 9-12, 2003

The Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference is the only space where scholars, educators and activists from around the nation can come together to reflect, analyze and strategize alternatives to violence. Keynote speakers and artists include: Sam Hamill, Pramila Jayapal, Naomi Klein, Paul Loeb, Peter McLaren, Shailja Patel, Prince Myshkin, Planet Percussion and Eli Sterling. See PJSA website for program, schedule, concurrent sessions, films, and registration information.

Volunteer and receive free registration! Contact PJSA at 360-867-5230 or

Choosing Peace 2003

Choosing PeaceChoosing Peace includes dozens of Olympia-area events, September through November. See Calendar.

Co-sponsored by Fellowship of Reconciliation-Olympia and OMJP


On this second anniversary of September 11, OMJP again invites the community to gather at Percival Landing for a day of reflection and remembrance.

Event coverage published by The Olympian, Sept. 12

WTO Cancun LogoWTO 2003 Cancun, Mexico

The Fifth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference will be held in Cancún, Mexico from 10 to 14 September 2003.

Military Families Speak Out
August 13, 2003

Wounded soldier on Iraq frontToday, Military Families Speak Out held a press conference, broadcast by C-SPAN, to launch a coalition-wide campaign, Bring Them Home Now.

The Video

"Bush says 'Bring 'em on.' We say "BRING THEM HOME NOW!"

Empire & U.S. Foreign Policy
June 25, 2003

This OMJP teach-in, featuring speakers Peter Bohmer, Colin Reese and Simona Sharoni, discussed the blueprint for U.S. global domination, "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century," by key Bush administration figures writing for the Project for the New American Century in 2000.

The Report
Summary of Key Points

Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie

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Nation Must Unite Against the War
by Larry Mosqueda, PhD.
The Olympian
March 25, 2003

They're Shocked but Not Awed
March 23, 2003

Collateral damage in Iraq, March 22, 2003

Turn off the TV and get informed---

Media Links: The War on Iraq

Israelis Oppose War on Iraq, February 15, 2003

Olympia Women Oppose War
March 08, 2003

Women, their children, and partners gathered in Olympia today for the Women and Children's Peace Vigil scheduled to coincide with International Women's Day.

Meanwhile, WA State Republicans squelched a previously routine Senate resolution supporting International Women's Day. According to The Olympian (Under the Dome, March 03), Republicans objected to resolution language inclusive of sexual orientation: "WHEREAS, Women of every age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, occupation, and degree of ability or disability have made considerable contributions to the growth and development of our communities, states, country, and nations around the world . . . ".

The Washington State legislature achieved international notority this past week after racist anti-Islam remarks by Republican legislator Lois McMahan (2 lawmakers spurn Muslim's prayer).

A Duty to Disobey All Unlawful Orders
by Lawrence Mosqueda, Ph.D.
February 26, 2003

Iraq Journal"As the United States government under George Bush gets closer to attacking the people of Iraq, there are several things that the men and women of the U.S. armed forces need to know and bear in mind as they are given orders from the Bush administration. This information is provided for the use of the members of the armed forces, their families, friends and supporters, and all who are concerned about the current direction of U.S. policy toward Iraq."

This article provides links to numerous resources.

The World Says NO WAR ON IRAQ!
February 15, 2003

Paris, February 15, 2003   . . . from Tromso, Norway to Antarctica, from Seattle to Dublin to Tokyo . . .

For the first time in world history, millions across the world took to the streets to voice their opposition to a war before it starts. . .



See nearly 200 February 15 photographs archived in OMJP's Picture Gallery.

another world is possible . . .