• Meet by the river, near the west end of the Farmer’s Market in downtown Traverse City at 8:00 PM
• We will decorate candlefloat bags (all materials provided) and gather in a circle where Tim Keenan, local peace activist and member of Veterans for Peace, will share some thoughts about the culture of war that perpetuates violence in our communities and homes and how critical it is to promote peace on all levels.
• Then we’ll float the candles and follow them along the river in silence.
• This simple ceremony has taken place since the early ‘80’s and is a special time to be together as a peace community. Please invite others.
• Sponsored by: Neahtawanta Center, Veterans for Peace, Traverse for Peace and Justice, and Mideast: Just Peace
• For more information call the Neahtawanta Center at 231 223-7315.
In Honor of Reni Dengel
Watch a video of Reni speaking on June 23, 2012 at the Center's 25th Anniversay
Reni Dengel -- 1952 - 2012
Attorney Susan Reed from the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center presented and answer questions. MIRC is a joint project of Legal Services of South Central Michigan Poverty Law Program and Farmworker Legal Services. For further information see CIRNM.ORG
Attorney Susan Reed from the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center answers questions after her presentation.
Videos of past action
Go to the WNDU page on the protest and respond to the comments.
Protest against on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Veterans for Peace Chapter 50 and Progressives from the Traverse City Region invite all interested to join them in a peaceful protest against ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the resultant suffering in deaths and wounds to service people and civilians. Bring Signs and Friends!
Questions may be directed to John Lewis at 947-9104.
Meet at the Boardman River by the Farmer's Market
We will share thoughts about peace before floating the candles
Sponsored by the Neahtawanta Center
Sunday, June 27, 2010 • 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Higher Grounds @TC Commons
CONTACT: 231-228-7115 • MidEastJustPeace.org
Israel-Palestine has scant water resources, but now with the current strife water is a dramatic mirror of power relationships. Thru an examination of water in various settings—small Palestinian villages & the Gaza strip—along with large cities shared by Israeli Jews & Arabs—Haifa & Jerusalem—Schiel portrays a very difficult to visualize
Video from the June 5 protest - watch
Contribute to Gaza Relief
Checks payable to -- MidEast:JustPeace
P.O. Box 815
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
On August 28th hundreds of people came to his office to deliver a petition with 4000 signatures supporting "Healthcare for All" and were met with a cool response from his staff. The handful of people with a petition containing only 1000 signatures opposing Healthcare reform were warmly welcomed and assured that " ... he's [Dave Camp] with you, absolutely, absolutely." Watch "A Tale of Two Rallies"
The video can also be viewed on Blip TV
Sponsored by MICH: Michigan Citizens for Healthcare -- A nonpartisan alliance of people who are petitioning Cong. Camp and other members of Congress to support immediate legislation to provide:
• a comprehensive universal healthcare program that includes preventive services and prescription drugs, without regard to: age, gender, family income, or pre-existing medical conditions;
• a public health insurance option (such as an expanded Medicare Program) with no triggers and open to everyone: and,
• consumer choice: "That means if you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too! -- from President Obama's Weekly Address, June 6, 2009
Held Wednesday August 19, 2009
7:00 PM @ Friends Meeting House, 5th and Oak in Traverse City
H. Candace Gorman is an attorney from Chicago who concentrates in Civil Rights and Human Rights law. Most recently Attorney Gorman has been a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. She is currently handling habeas corpus petitions for two detainees who are still being held at Guantanamo Bay and has visited her clients at the prison more than a dozen times.
She talked about Obama’s Guantanamo….what has and has not happened since Obama took office. Perhaps the most distressing part is that the level of secrecy has actually increased under the Obama administration.... There was time at the end for questions.
Annual Hiroshima Candlefloat on the Boardman River
-- held this year on Nagasaki Day, Sunday, August 9th
Meet by the river, near the west end of the Farmer's Market in downtown Traverse City
We are thrilled to let you know that singer songwriter Sally Rogers will be performing and leading us in a few songs at the annual Hiroshima - Nagasaki Candlefloat on the Boardman River on Sunday evening at 7:00 PM!
For the Sixty-Fourth Time:
No More Nuclear War Reflections on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Our World -- By Frida Berrigan
Sponsored by: Neahtawanta Center and Traverse for Peace and Justice
More information call (231) 223-7315 or email
To help further raise awareness on this issue, place a TORTURE IS WRONG sign on your yard
She spoke on July 24, in Traverse City -- watch the full video or highlights of her talk. She is an attorney from Chicago who concentrates in Civil Rights and Human Rights law. Most recently Attorney Gorman has been a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. She is currently handling habeas corpus petitions for two detainees who are being held at Guantanamo Bay and has visited her clients at the prison more than a dozen times. Visit her at the Guantanamo Blog
Listen to to this violently pro-war play by play set to the heavy metal music at the Cherry Festival,
click the play arrow below.
Call: 800-968-3380 or email your thougths about this to the Cherry Festival
She is an attorney from Chicago who concentrates in Civil Rights and Human Rights law. Most recently Attorney Gorman has been a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. She is currently handling habeas corpus petitions for two detainees who are being held at Guantanamo Bay and has visited her clients at the prison more than a dozen times. Visit her at the Guantanamo Blog
Co-sponsors of Event: Campaign Against Torture, ACLU of Northwest Michigan, Neahtawanta Center, MidEast:JustPeace, Traverse for Peace and Justice, Progressive Lawyers, Veterans for Peace & Friends of the Light-Quaker Meeting
Dessert and Coffee to be provided to lighten this difficult topic.
The May billboard is on Cass street south of 14th Street, west side facing north -- near the entrance to the University Center.
The first billboard was up in the month of April 2008 just south of Traverse City, on U.S. 37, facing North.
The Friends of the Light Quaker meeting hosted on Saturday, December 8, 2007, Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee’s widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War. The exhibit featured 148 pairs of boots, one for each Michigan soldier killed in the Iraq conflict, and 200 pairs of civilian shoes representing the tens of thousands of Iraqi women, men and children who have died. In addition to the human costs, the Iraq war costs $720 million per day. See AFSC’s Cost of War website. (www.afsc.org/cost) More than 75 area people visited the exhibit.
More photos from those who traveled by van from Traverse City to Chicago for
October 27, 2007 Regional Anti-War Protest
70 year old tells us "IMPEACH BUSH, TORTURE CHENEY"
Anti-war actvists from Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Marquette, Cheboygan, Beulah and Gaylord attended the Bridge Walk on Labor Day. We stood from 7:30 AM until noon greeting those who walked across the Bridge with our "Bring the Troops Home NOW" and Impeach Bush/ Cheney message on our placards and shirts. The vast majority of those that responded, and there were many, were very positive. There were hundreds, maybe thousands, that gave us the thumbs up and peace signs and said "Thank you" for being here.
Many were very enthusiastic as they saw our signs. Some specific comments compiled by a Cheboygan activist included: From a little old gal about 4 feet tall, about 70 years old, "IMPEACH BUSH, TORTURE CHENEY". Several of the National Guard whispered "I like your shirt and the message". Another walker said "IMPEACH BUSH THEN HANG HIM UP AT THE WHITE HOUSE". An 82 year old iron worker who had helped build the Bridge stopped with his entire family and stood with us for 20 minutes. He was very opposed to the war and had pictures taken of us with his family.
This demonstration will not stop the war, but it did give many of the walkers a chance to express their support for our efforts. It further allowed many of us Northern Michigan activists to meet each other face to face and discuss what we have done and hope to do in the future.
Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba gave the city’s 2007 Peace Declaration early Monday morning, the 62nd anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack. An English translation of Akiba’s declaration is reproduced in full - here.
Watch a video clip of a past candlefloat - here
we showed up for Senator Levin's fundraiser to let him know that we want the troops home NOW