Vol. XV Number 4

Happy Holidays!

December 2002

The people in the Peace Studies Office bring the Kenapocomoco Coalition Newsnotes to you monthly during the academic year.. The purpose is to inform students, faculty, staff, and other interested folks of scheduled events and activities within the department and pass along other information that appears relevant. The things written in the newsletter do not necessarily reflect the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of everyone in the Peace Studies office or Kenapocomoco Coalition. If you have something you would like to add to the newsletter, please contact Andrew Duffy, the Peace Studies intern and editor of the Kenapocomoco Newsnotes. email: or call X5343. Thanks.

Near the gates of Fort Benning, GA to protest the
United States School of the Americas!

This Month: 

December Calendar:

2 Convo: (10 AM) "Playing Indian at Half-Time: The Controversy Over Native American Mascots in American Sports Culture."
Kenapoc: (9 PM) "Why the Democrats Lost the Election" with Dr. Neil Wollman and Dr. Leonard Williams
(10:00 PM) Organizing Around the Iraq War @ the Peace House - See Br@d Thomson
4 3:00-5:50 PM: Anti-War Planning and Preparation Session @ the Peace Studies Office
8 6:00-?: Anti-War Dinner and Planning and Preparation Session @ the Peace House
9 Kenapoc: (9 PM) Fair Trade Coffee with Caf Manos Latinas and Fair Trade with Manchester Students Against Sweatshops
15 4:00-6:00 PM: North Manchester FOR Winter Open House @ Town Life Center (7th St. & Bond St.)
16 Final Exams Start
Kenapoc: (9 PM) Finals Exams Study Break: Breakfast Foods at Ken's House (702 East Ninth)
Dec. 20 - Jan. 7 Christmas Recess
Note: This Calendar will be updated throughout the month as new events and activities are announced.

Weekly Reminders:


No War With Iraq

Events opposing a possible war in Iraq (and opposing war if one is started) are being planned and will be posted to this newsletter and the Kenapocomoco listserv as they are announced.

To learn more about the possible war with Iraq, please visit:


New Books in The Library

Roberta Ann Leskey. Building Peace and Justice: Adult Workshops. (1990)

A Chorus For Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women. (2002)

Brian Burch, Editor. Resources for Radicals. (2002)

Noam Chomsky. What Uncle Sam Really Wants. (1992)

Thch Nht Hanh. Being Peace. (1996)

Dalai Lama XIV. Ocean of Wisdom: Guidelines for Living. (1989)

Edward Said. Culture and Imperialism. (1994)

Tom Hastings. Meek Ain't Weak: Nonviolent Power and People of Color. (2002)


News, Headlines, and Interesting Info

Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (November 2002):

"No Comment" from The Progressive - December 2002

"The Compassionate Conservative's Boyhood" From the October edition of the Hightower Lowdown: "W.'s family laughs that, as a boy, he used to light firecrackers and shove them down the throats of frogs just to watch them explode."

"Batteries and Peace Not Included" Just in time for the holiday season, J.C. Penny is selling the "World Peace Keepers Battle Station," a bunker containing a large cache of weapons and a protective wall for the plastic peacekeeper to stand behind.  For ages five and up.


Gifts for a Better World

In this time of giving and receiving be sure to think about the social consequences of the things you buy.  Here is a list of quality places to do your shopping:


Photos from the School of the Americas / WHISC Protest:


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