Author: James M. Branum

An easy way to support CCA through what you may already be buying online

The Center for Conscience in Action is now participating in the IGive.com program, which enables us to receive a small percentage of the purchases made from many online merchants, when done by our supporters via the IGive online platform. Here's some more information on the service from IGive.com... Please consider…

James’ Staff Report for August 2016

Since this is the first staff report we are posting online, I'm going back to January to catch up with all I've been doing. I've taken on several tasks related to the radio project, while continuing a few CO cases and doing legal education. Read Rena's Staff report here.  Upwave…

Imprisoned US Army war resister needs your help today

Part of the work of the Oklahoma Center for Conscience is helping to provide low cost (and sometimes no cost) legal assistance to military war resisters. The following story is about one of the clients that our legal director has worked with. We urge you to read this statement and…

So what? Why the Collateral Murder video is important

by James M. Branum As a long-time peace activist, I've grown a bit jaded. I've heard many excellent speakers when they've come through our city, but often after hearing them I'm left with a burning question --- so what? Does the act of hearing the truth about an area of…

We are proud to nominate Bradley Manning for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

PRESS RELEASE Bradley Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Oklahoma Peace Organization Accused whistleblower deserves the prize for casting light on war crimes committed in Iraq, nomination states The Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research (OCCPR) announced on Tuesday that it has nominated US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning…

Archival Post: August 2, 2006: Hiroshima anniversary to be observed

Archival Post of media coverage Hiroshima anniversary to be observed Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - August 2, 2006 Edition: CITYSection: NEWSPage: 2A More than a dozen Oklahoma City organizations will observe the 61st anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The event begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at Tom Lee's…

Archival Post from Nov 8, 2004 – Press release-Lawton Peace Vigils for Camilo Mejia

This post was created on Feb 8, 2017 to archive the following press release. (Susan Lee was a key volunteer/board member of CCA during this time period). From: http://web.archive.org/web/20050210101121/http://vitw.org/archives/628 Press Release: Lawton Peace Vigils For Camilo Mejia November 8, 2004 | category: Press Releases Oklahoma City Contacts: Nathaniel Batchelder, The Peace…