Heat doesn’t wilt antiwar vigil

On Friday, June 17, the weather station in Norman recorded a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, but four peace activists nonetheless made their vigil against the war on the corner of SW 59th and Western. It was part of a regular third Friday peace vigil co-sponsored by The Peace House. Cold water was kept handy, … Read more…

News coverage of local group demanding Rep. Kern resign

This is from the Jun 16 10 pm news on KFOR TV News: Minor edit on the KFOR news video: It was never said, nor does the letter, that we mailed it to Kern’s constituents. I haven’t bothered to “correct” La’Tasha Givens because her story was good … and I don’t think it detracted from … Read more…

Clara Luper dies at 88. Reflections of admirers in peace and justice community

Clara Luper, Oklahoma City’s famed civil rights activist, passed away on Wednesday, June 8. Obituary in the Daily Oklahoman Photo retrospective from the Oklahoman. She was a role model and inspiration for all those who seek justice. Nathaniel Batchelder writes: Beloved Clara Luper stood for universal human and civil rights, no exceptions.  That is her … Read more…

High Schools and Military Recruiters

Recently, the Peace House was sent a copy of a letter written by a Metro area high school student expressing frustration at presence of military recruiters in his high school. A portion of that letter is printed here along with reflections by Risa Wilkinson, a member of the local Oklahoma Committee for Conscientious Objectors (OCCO). … Read more…

Five Oklahoma Women in Crawford on Thursday

Rev. Kathy McCallie, Okla.City, Peggy Johnson, Lexington, Serena Blaiz of Oklahoma City, Melissa Rabe of Blanchard, Mary de Julius of Muskogee. Activists from around the nation, and news media from around the world are in Crawford, TX, to see whether President Bush will grant an interview with Cindy Sheehan. At least five Oklahoma women are … Read more…