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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…
Brenda Golden of Red Town Radio, with CCA Upwave Media staff Rena Guay and James Branum.

Rena’s Staff Report for August 2016

The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity -- in a good way! Lots of new directions, which is good. Still having to fight very, very old injustices, which is sad. Read James' report here. Upwave Media We named our media production and distribution project Upwave Media (learn more…
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Ali documentary leads into discussion on current GI Rights

On August 12, CCA members and friends had a real treat as Maria Santelli, the executive director of the Center for Conscience and War, came through town with a documentary film for which CCW had served as a consultant.  We showed The Trials of Muhammad Ali at the East  6th Street…

Statement on Manning gender transition story

The Oklahoma Center for Conscience issues the following statement in regards to the announcement of the desire of Bradley Manning to transition to female and be known as Chelsea Manning. Quotes from this statement should be credited to Rena Guay, OCC Executive Director. Anyone who has given the Bradley Manning…

Statement on the sentencing of Bradley Manning

The Oklahoma Center for Conscience has issued the following statement in response to today's announcement of a 35 year sentence for Bradley Manning, marking the conclusion of his court-martial and the beginning of appeals and petitions for clemency/pardon. This statement can be published in full or part. Credit quotes from…

Op-Ed: Nations, Not Just Individuals, Must Be Held Accountable For War Crimes

by Moses Mast The incident of the soldier from the U.S. army leaving the military base in Afghanistan and murdering sixteen Afghanistan citizens, nine of them children, is shocking news to the American people. This is just not American.  We might say we could understand this from our enemies, Muslims…
OCCPR's Legal Director, James M. Branum, and its Executive Director, Rena Guay, join protest against war with Iran on 2/2/12

OKC says NO to war with Iran

On Thursday, February 2, Oklahoma City activists, including members of OCCPR, took part in a nationwide demonstration called No War in Iran. Huge signs calling on motorists to "Honk for Peace" and "No War on Iran" prompted quite a racket at the busy intersection during the evening rush hour. Veterans…

New monthly action meeting – 3rd Sunday of June and July

We're very excited about this change in our schedule: We are going to have monthly meetings for some hands-on activities that serve to help end war, promote and enhance GI Rights, counter military recruitment and engage other peace work. The meeting will be on the third Sunday of June and…

New OCC Newsletter and debut of Oklahoma Peace Post

A new edition of our email newsletter was published today. You can read it here. If you don't already receive it, subscribe. We also have published a new newspaper, Oklahoma Peace Post. You can download a copy to read on screen or print locally, or you can have a print…

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…