Does cutting
funding hurt the
troops? ?Read
Jeff Leys'
report here.
September 21, 2007 ?
ACTION

    Four high school students (members of
    Students beyond War)and two older
    supporters of the groupwerearrested
    Friday,September 21, 2007,for
    occupying SenatorsCharlesGrassley's
    officein Des Moines, Iowa.

Fourth Report from Bridewell by Frank
Cordaro


Third Report from Bridewell by Frank
Cordaro

Second Report from Bridewell by Frank
Cordaro

First Report from Bridewell by Frank
Cordaro

Cordaro sentended to 30 Days: News
Release

Action Release

Photo slide show (5 photos)

YouTube video of occupation

Students beyond War web site


.

Media Coverage

Des Moines Register: Letter to the Editor: Cordaro was not sit-in
instigator
http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071020/OPINI
ON04/710200314/1035/OPINION

Des Moines Register: Hansen: Students Beyond War not done
protesting
http://www.dmregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071016/NEWS03/
710160382

Times Delphic: Antiwar sit-in, students arrests draw attention
http://media.www.timesdelphic.com/media/storage/paper1086/news/2007/
10/11/News/AntiWar.SitIn.Student.Arrests.Draw.Attention-3025469.shtml

Des Moines Register: Cordaro gets 30 days in jail after protest
http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007710060340

Popular Progressive: Free Frank Cordaro
http://popprog.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-frank-cordero.html

Witness from the Fence: Cordaro gets 30 days
http://mypc.press-citizen.com/blogs/reply.php?id_blogs=21&type_blogs=V
arsity&id_blogposts=3160

Witness from the Fence: The Point of Protesting
http://mypc.press-citizen.com/blogs/reply.php?id_blogs=21&type_blogs=V
arsity&id_blogposts=3174

Northeast Iowa Progressive: 30 days in Jail
http://neiaprogressive.blogspot.com/2007/10/30-days-in-hole-30.html

Indy Media, Ireland: Catholic Worker Jailed for Antiwar Resistance
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/84534

WOI-TV: Des Moines
http://www.woi-tv.com/Global/story.asp?nav=menu115_2_9

Sioux City Journal
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2007/09/22/news/iowa/bfb0b3a7ae
bf2a988625735e000ce5b6.txt

Educational Topix
http://www.topix.com/education/edu-etc/2007/09/high-school-students-arr
ested-at-grassley-office

Des Moines Register
http://www.dmregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070922/NEWS/70
9220329/1001

KWWL-TV: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City
http://www.kwwl.com/News/index.php?ID=15374

KCRG-TV: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/9934177.html


KGAN-TV: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City
http://www.kgan.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ia/31b89a23-www
.kgan.com.shtml

Witness from the Fence: Mona Shaw's blog
Click on "Show original post" to read the blog entry
http://mypc.press-citizen.com/blogs/reply.php?type_blogs=Varsity&id_blog
s=21&id_blogposts=3034
July 6, 2007 ?
ACTION

    Twenty Iowans were arrestedFriday,
    July 6, 2007, foroccupying or
    attempting tooccupy Senators
    Grassley'sandHarkin's Linn County
    offices inCedar Rapids, Iowa.

News Release - Goodner Plea

July 6 - Occupation Press Release
and ?Report

Background Information

Photo of 20 arrested

Rose Persaud's statement at the July 6
sentencing

Slideshow of photos by Mauro Heck,(long
show 119 photos)

Slideshow of photos by Gloria Williams,
(short show, 12 photos

Slideshow of photos by Frank Cordaro,
(short show, 9 photos)

Media Coverage

    Daily Iowan- Antiwar protesters plead not guilty
    http://media.www.dailyiowan.
    com/media/storage/paper599/news/2007/07/24/Metro/Antiwar.
    Protesters.Plead.Not.Guilty-2926566.shtml

    Cedar Rapids Gazette - 17 Iraq war protesters plead not
    guilty
    http://gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
    AID=/20070720/NEWS/70720018/-1/rss01&rssfeed=rss01

    Des Moines RegisterEditorial: "Do acquittals signal new
    openness to war protest?" by Rekha Basu
    http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
    AID=/20070718/OPINION01/707180350/1035/OPINION

    Z-Net: The Courage of Their Convictions by Paul Street
    http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=13280

    Protester pleads guilty, but won't pay fines ?Cedar Rapids
    Gazette
    http://www.gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
    AID=/20070713/NEWS/70713011/1001/NEWS

    C.R. peace activist pleads guilty; won't pay fines ? Des
    Moines Register
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
    AID=/20070713/NEWS/70713011/1001

    Cedar Rapids protester fined, but refuses to pay ?John
    Deeth Blog
    http://jdeeth.blogspot.com/2007/07/cedar-rapids-protester-fined-
    refuses-to.html

    KGAN-TV
    http://www.kgan.com/csArticles/articles/000040/004084.htm

    KCRG-TV
    http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/8362907.html

    KWWL-TV
    http://www.kwwl.com/News/index.php?ID=12971

    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    http://gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
    AID=/20070706/NEWS/70706042&SearchID=73286385135855

    Des Moines Register
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
    AID=200770706035

    Associated Press
    http://hosted.ap.
    org/dynamic/stories/I/IA_PROTESTERS_SENTENCED_IAOL-?
    SITE=IAIOP&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


    David Goodner's Blog
    http://blogs.dmregister.com/?author=755


    Popular Progressive,blog by Garry Klein
    CR 20 Occupy Harkin and Grassley Offices
    http://popprog.blogspot.com/2007/07/cedar-rapids-20-
    occupy-sen-harkin-and.html
    Why We Have Free Speech ? Rose Persaud
    http://popprog.blogspot.com/2007/07/this-is-why-we-have-
    free-speech.html


    Witness from the Fence,IC Press-Citizenblog by Mona Shaw
    NOTE:to read these columns, after opening the page, you
    will need to click the blue link under the title that reads
    "Show Original Post"
    When Justice Needs More than the Law Allows
    It Was Worth It
    The Relativity of Being Easy


    Daily Iowan
    http://media.www.dailyiowan.
    com/media/storage/paper599/news/2007/07/09/Metro/19.Arrested.
    In.Cr.War.Protest-2921871-page2.shtml


    John Deeth Blog- Iowa Independent News
    Welcome to the Occupation, part 1
    Welcome to the Occupation, part 2
    Welcome to the Occupation, part 3
March 16, 2007 ?
ACTION

    Judith Pedersen-Benn isarrested for
    occupyingCongressman David
    Loebsack'sofficeinCedar Rapids,Iowa.

    Popular Progressive,blog by Garry Klein
    http://popprog.blogspot.com/search/label/Judith%20Pedersen-Benn
March 6, 2007 ?
ACTION

    ThreeIowans were arrested for
    occupying Senator Grassley'sstate
    office inDes Moines, Iowa.

    Des Moines Register ? Three Arrests at Grassley's Office
    http://vcnv.org/arrests-made-at-senator-grassleys-iowa-office
February 26, 2007 ?
ACTION

    SevenIowans were arrested for
    occupying Senators Grassley'sstate
    office inDes Moines, Iowa.

    Eleven were arrested foroccupying
    Senators Grassley'sdistrict office in
    Cedar Rapids,Iowa.

Des Moines 5 Acquitted! ?07/11/07 Press
Release

Trial Photo of Des Moines 5

2/26/07 Press Release and Report

Photos of Des Moines 7

Video clip of Des Moines Occupation

CR 11 Have Their Day in Court

CR 11 Pre-Trial Press Conference

    Still up for a Fight: Former Priest Chooses to Embrace Civil
    Disobedience:Cedar Rapids Gazette
    http://gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770331011

    Trial for Des Moines 7 on July 9
    http://vcnv.org/vcnv-calendar/occupation-project-trial-des-moines-
    iowa

    Daily Iowan ? CR11 Await Verdict
    http://vcnv.org/11-protesters-await-verdict

    Daily Iowan ? Activists Vow More Action
    http://vcnv.org/iowa-activists-vow-more-action

    Des Moines Register ? Protesters Try to ChangeGrassley's
    Vote
    http://vcnv.org/iowa-protestors-try-to-change-grassleys-vote-on-war

    Des Moines Register ? Judge Drops Charges AgainstSeven
    Activists
    http://vcnv.org/iowa-federal-judge-drops-charges-against-seven-
    peace-activists
February 7, 2007 ?
Iowa Occupation
Project Launced

    Iowa Occupation Project Launched February 7
    http://vcnv.org/occupation-project-launched-in-iowa
A Project of the
National Occupation Project
initiated by
Return to
the School
for Moral
Courage
homepage

    Join us for the SODaPOP kickoff Nov. 7!
    Read the details here!
HELP THOSE
WHO RISK
ARREST

The Iowa Peace
Network is managing
a fund to help those in
the Iowa Occupation
Project who've been
arrested to pay their
fines and court costs. ?
For more information,
click this link.
Return to
Des Moines
Catholic
Worker
Community
homepage
Harkin ?Meets
with IOP
News
Release
Here!