Guantanamo Detainees Get Their “Day In Court” (

Art Laffin, a member of our community, was one of the 34 defendants listed in this article at

Thirty-four Americans arrested at the Supreme Court on January 11, 2008 were found guilty after a three-day trial which began on Tuesday, May 27th in D.C. Superior Court. The 34 defendants represented themselves, mounting a spirited defense of their First Amendment rights to protest the gross injustice of abuse and indefinite detention of men at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. All told, 80 people were arrested on January 11th in D.C. as part of an International Day of Action to Shut Down Guantanamo.

Published in: on May 31, 2008 at 6:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Honor the Iraq War Dead at

The Peace Crane Memorial

On the Mall at 15th Street near Constitution Ave.

May 24 – 26, 2008

In front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Quakers from Las Cruces, New Mexico, Monthly Meeting are bringing an exhibit of 4,000 paper peace cranes representing U. S. military personnel who have dies in Iraq to Washington over the Memorial Day weekend. This “Peace Crane Wall” contains 110 panels with the 4,000 cranes along with photographs and biographic information about the soldiers sailors, Marines and Air Force personnel who have died since the war began. The exhibit extends for nearly 100 yards, the length of a football field. It has been displayed in Las Cruces, in Silver City, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

For more on the Peace Crane Memorial: See “Flight of the Fallen” by S. Derrickson in the May 18 issue of Las Cruces Sun News at

Published in: on May 23, 2008 at 2:03 am  Comments (1)  

Dorothy Day – Our Constant Guide Speaker: Martha Hennessy

Join us for our next Clarification of Thought!

Martha Hennessy, is a mother, occupational therapist, activist and the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, who resides in Weathersfield, Vermont. She was among the 82 arrested at the January 11th protest at the Supreme Court calling for the closing of Guantanamo. She will offer reflections about Dorothy Day and her recent trip to Iran.

When: Friday, June 6, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker | 503 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20010 (3 blocks from Georgia Ave-Petworth METRO Green Line)

For more info contact Art: 202.870.0607

Published in: on May 22, 2008 at 3:26 am  Leave a Comment