Hudson Valley Peace Brigade Resources and Events

Upcoming HVPB Events and Presentations

In February 2003 Manna Jo Greene made a pilgrimage to Iraq, via Jordan, for two weeks as peace delegates in the Hudson Valley Peace Brigade of the Iraq Peace Team/Voices in the Wilderness. Their intention was to bring a message of friendship and wishes for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Iraq to the people of Iraq, and to bring back the faces of the people of Iraq, their hopes and dreams, to the people of the Hudson Valley.

What's Going On?
Eight were injured, hit by shattered glass, shrapnel and flying debris when the bomb hit.

Manna Jo Greene will gladly share her experiences with any group that can provide a venue with a laptop with powerpoint 2000 and powerpoint projector. She can be reached at or 845-687-9253.

Michele Riddell, who went to Iraq with Manna, has wonderful videotapes of their trip and can be reached at or 845-255-5482.

Weds., April 2, 7:00 a.m. Hudson Valley Peace Brigade of the Iraq Peace Team. Presentation to the Highland Rotary breakfast meeting at Gateway Diner in Highland. 691-2336.

Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Evening Forum: "Eyewitness Report on Iraq" by Manna Jo Greene with photos, and Jeff Cohen of FAIR speaking on "War & Peace Can We Trust the Media?". Sponsored by Saugerties Committee for Peace and Social Justice. Saugerties Senior Center, Robinson & Market St., Saugerties. 246-3449 or 246-8952.

Sun., April 6 from 3-5 p.m. From Their Land to Ours: The Faces of Iraq: An Eyewitness Account of the Hudson Valley Peace Brigade. Who are the people of Iraq? What are their hopes and dreams and how have they been compromised by ten years of sanctions, the destruction of their land and infrastructure, and the fear and then reality of an armed invasion? What is the likely impact of the massive bombings that are now taking place? Come hear Manna Jo Greene, who traveled to Iraq in February with the Hudson Valley Peace Brigade of the Iraq Peace Team/Voices in the Wilderness. Location in Albany: TBA.

Mon., April 7, 7:00 p.m. Impressions of Iraq. Powerpoint presentation of Iraq photos by Manna Jo Greene at Fisher Hall, Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, MA. Contact: Marguerite DeSantis 413-528-5891.

Sat., April 12 (tentative, pls confirm) "Impressions of Iraq" Manna Jo Greene, who recently returned from Iraq, will present photos and discuss what she learned there during her trip with the Iraq Peace Team of Voices in the Wilderness to Beacon Jewish Congregation.

Mon., April 21, 7 p.m. Hudson Valley Peace Brigade of the Iraq Peace Team -- powerpoint presentation by Manna Jo Greene about her recent trip to Iraq with Michele Riddell and Lorna Tychostup. Who are the people of Iraq and why is the US government killing them and destroying their land? Questions and answers to follow. At THE UPTOWN -- a non-smoking performance space; 33 N. Front St., Kingston. (845) 339-8440

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How to Take Back America *
by Thom Hartmann

Impressions of Iraq

by Manna Jo Greene

"War" on Iraq I.Q. Test

Stopping the Wars

Earthfuture - 101 Solutions to Stop the War on Iraq *

Resources and Links
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Voices in the Wilderness

Electronic Diaries and Journals from Iraq from Electronic Iraq updated every day.

Common Dreams - a Rich resource for articles and writings on the war, generally without the hype.

Earthfuture - Sustainable ways to live

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