Kenapocomoco
Newsnotes

Vol. XVII Number 1

September 2004

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 or just somewhat interesting. The contents of the newsletter do not necessarily reflect the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of everyone in the Peace Studies office or Kenapocomoco Coalition. If you have comments, suggestions, or items for the newsletter, please contact Heidi Gross, the Peace Studies intern, head cook, and editor of the Kenapocomoco Newsnotes. E-mail: hggross@manchester.edu or call x5343. Thanks.

Yes I know my enemies!  They're the teachers who taught me to fight me!  Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission, ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite!  All of which are American dreams...

- Zach de la Rocha, Rage Against the Machine


This Month: 


September Calendar

   
5 6-8 PM - Organic cookie-baking party at the Peace House
6 9 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: What did you do this summer?
7 7-9 PM - Organic salad-making party at the Peace House
8 5-7 PM - Organic Picnic on the Mall - sign up in the Peace Studies Office
9 10 PM - Movie Night - The Full Monty
11 7 PM - Kim Phuc presentation in Indianapolis
12 12 PM - AIDS walk in Fort Wayne
13 9 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: Andrew Duffy
16 10 PM - Movie Night - The Red Violin
20 7:30 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: You Can't Stay Neutral on a Moving Train in WINGER Conference Room
22 Camp Mack Day - ride your bike up with Ken!!
23 10 PM - Movie Night - Outfoxed
27 9 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition:
29 7 PM - Howard Zinn
30 10 PM - Movie Night - Bloody Sunday
   

Note: This Calendar will be updated throughout the month as new events and activities are announced.
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Weekly Reminders:

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Manchester for another exciting year of Kenapocs, protests, and good food!  We hope you all had great summers - please stop by the peace studies office (PSO) to say hi.  And make sure you ask Ken about his new grandson!!

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The first duty of a lecturer -- to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever.

--Virginia Woolf

 

Horror's index: The cost of the Iraq war

987: Number of coalition forces killed between March 19, 2003, and July 5, 2004
693: Number killed after President Bush declared the end of official combat operations on May 1, 2003
9,436: Minimum estimate of the number of Iraq civilians killed as a result of the U.S. invasion and occupation
40,000: Estimated number of Iraqis injured
14: Average number of violent deaths per month in Iraq in 2002
357: Average number of violent deaths per month in Iraq in 2003
30: Percentage of Iraqis unemployed before the war
60: Percentage of Iraqis unemployed in the summer of 2003
$151,000,000,000: Amount spent on the war through the end of this year, pending Congressional approval
$3,415: Monetary cost of war per U.S. household, on average
54: Percentage of Americans polled who felt that "the situation in Iraq was not worth going to war over" (Annenberg Election Survey)
52: Percentage of soldiers who reported low morale, according to a March 2004 army survey
28.2: Percentage of soldiers in Iraq who screened positive for traumatic stress, anxiety, or depression
34: Number of detainee deaths as a result of interrogation methods currently under investigation by the U.S. military
20,000: Number of private contractors performing traditionally military jobs in Iraq
1: Percentage of Iraqi workers involved in reconstruction projects
$160,000,000: Amount spent by major contractor Halliburton on meals that were never served to troops
82,000,000,000: Number of U.S. children who could have received health care coverage with the funds allocated to the war by the Bush administration

Sources: Foreign Policy in Focus, The Wall Street Journal.

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Upcoming Events:

Things to look forward to:

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Opportunities for Action:

          http://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/sudan/activism.html

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1 Cup of Coffee: 25¢

1 Bottle of Juice: 50¢

1 Energy or Granola Bar: 25¢

Fellowship and Community in the Peace Studies Lounge: Priceless

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Websites of Interest

 

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News, Headlines, and Interesting Info

Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (July 2004):

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Education as the practice of freedom -- as opposed to education as the practice of domination -- denies that the individual is abstract, isolated, independent, and unattached to the world; it also denies that the world exists as a reality apart from people.

-- Paulo Freire

 

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