Militarism and war

CCA’s James Branum appears on Democracy Now!

CCA's legal director James M. Branum, was interviewed on Democracy Now! about Bowe Bergdahl and the conscientious objector discharge from the US military. "There Were No Good Options": Bergdahl Should Get Honorable Discharge, Says Lawyer. (transcript)

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…

OCCPR to recognize and celebrate Oklahoma conscientious objectors

Conscientious Objectors of Oklahoma to be remembered and honored by peace group at 5/12 event in OKC On May 12, the Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research will celebrate International Conscientious Objectors Day with its second annual Oklahoma Conscience Award Ceremony and Fundraiser. Conscientious Objectors Day is observed around…

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…

Sign the petition in support of Bradley Manning

Join the thousands from around the world who have called for justice for Bradley Manning. To: US Department of Defense; US Department of Justice We, the Undersigned, call for justice for US Army PFC Bradley Manning, incarcerated without charge (as of 18 June 2010) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Media accounts…

March to Support Alleged Whistleblower Bradley Manning

Manning, an Oklahoma native, faces 52 years in prison for exposing war crimes What: Solidarity March in Support of Bradley Manning When: Thursday, August 12, 8pm Where: Corner of NE 16th and Lincoln to Oklahoma State Capitol This Thursday, August 12, Oklahomans will show support for and solidarity with Pfc.…

The People’s Journey tour to stop in OKC for talk about Iraq War

U.S. Iraq War vet and Iraqi journalist to share their experiences and mission for peace OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Center for Conscience is pleased to announce that our community will host a nationwide speaking tour on the Iraq War, named “The People’s Journey,” whose speakers come from diverse backgrounds,…

Peace House and OCC to show Rethink Afghanistan on Nov. 22

OCC is joining the Oklahoma City Peace House to screen Robert Greenwald's new 90-minute documentary Rethink Afghanistan from BRAVE NEW FILMS FOUNDATION. Sunday, Nov. 22 Church of the Open Arms 3131 N. Pennsylvania Ave, OKC 4:15 pm: Early seating & Refreshments 4:30 pm SHOW STARTS 5:59 pm DISCUSSION “What to…

OCC to screen Rethink Afghanistan on 10/14

Join us for the Oklahoma City premiere of Robert Greenwald's newest film, Rethink Afghanistan. OCC will host the film on Wednesday October 14 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, RSVP is requested. The screening will take place at Joy Mennonite Church,…
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