Bishop Thomas Gumbleton...
Peace for Cuba Appeal
Endorsing ANSWER campaign
Since Oct. 26, 2002 when hundreds of thousands of people marched and rallied in Washington and San Francisco against the Bush administration's growing war on Iraq, the government has pretended that nothing happened.
The International ANSWER coalition, which called the Oct. 26 demonstrations, is now building new national actions on the Martin Luther King holiday weekend in January. It is also gathering hundreds of thousands of registrations in a referendum against the war, both online and on paper.
The group's web site now has a long list of endorsers for the Jan. 18-19 actions that shows the broad social character of this movement. It encompasses groups and individuals from almost every area of activism for justice, equality, peace and a better life for all the people.
Key endorsers of the Oct. 26 demonstrations like former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Rev. Graylan Hagler, Dr. Hans Christof von Sponeck--former director of the UN Oil for Food Program, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, people's historian Howard Zinn and Congressperson Cynthia McKinney Dr. James Tate, Executive Director, National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression; John Dear, former executive director of the Fellowship for Reconciliation; Attorney Michael Tarif Warren, singer Patti Smith, the Rev. Herbert Daughtry, author Ron Kovic and hundreds more.
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
Colombia Support Network
- Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., Activist, Writer, Poet
- Larry Birns, Council on Hemishperic Affairs
- Blase Bonpane, Office of the Americas
- Fr. Roy Bourgeois, School of the Americas Watch
- Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Kristin Dawkins, Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policies
- Rev. John Dear, S.J. Activist and Writer
- Kathleen Falk, Dane County Executive
- Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
- Daniel Gomez-Ibanez, The Peace Council
- Rev. Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
- Edward S. Herman, Activist and Writer
- Robert McChesney, University of Illinois
- Daniel Kovalik, United Steele Workers
- Mark Pocan, Wisconsin Legislature
- Mark Sherman, Lawyer
- Howard Zinn, Activist and Writer
Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign
In 2012 Thomas Gumbleton served on the Board of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign.
Peace Action Advisory Board
Peace Action Advisory Board as of 2014;
- Christine Ahn, Korea Policy Institute
- Medea Benjamin, Code Pink
- Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies
- Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP
- Blanche Weisen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History, John Jay College
- David Cortright, Fourth Freedom Forum
- Daniel Ellsberg, Activist
- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
- Bob King, President, United Auto Workers International
- The Rev. Michael A. Kinnamon, School of Theology and Ministry Seattle University
- Fred Mason, Maryland State & DC AFL-CIO
- Frances Fox Piven, Educator
- Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Folk Singer
- Cornel West, Center for African American Studies Princeton University
- Ann Wright, Former U.S. Army Colonel
Ms. Merle Ratner and Honorable Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, co-presidents of Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign (VAORRC) in the US, were awarded 'For Vietnamese AO Victims' insignia in Hanoi on January 23, 2013. The award recognizes the two US citizens active contribution in the struggle for justice for Vietnam's Agent Orange victims. While in Ho Chi Minh City, the delegation met with veterans and visited Tu Du Peace Village, where children infected from Agent Orange are being raised; the Cu Chi Tunnels; and the Thien Phuoc Nurturing Center for disadvantaged children. Recently, at a meeting with former Vietnamese political prisoners, who are also victims of Agent Orange, the delegation heard emotional stories about the brutal torture that the prisoners suffered in the past as well as the current difficulties in their lives. The delegates stated that they would continue to apply to the US Government to pay compensation to AO victims.
- International Peace for Cuba Appeal - letterhead, Nov. 14, 1994
- WW Endorsers for January anti-war events By Deirdre Griswold Reprinted from the June 27, 2002, issue of Workers World newspaper
- MCHR website, accessed Feb. 1, 2011
- [http://colombiasupport.net/2009/colombian_army_csn_report_08_09.pdf, COLOMBIA SUPPORT NETWORK P.O. BOX 1505 MADISON, WISCONSIN 53701, August 24, 2009, THE COLOMBIAN ARMY: TERRORISM, THIEVERY, BUNGLING AND MASSACRES]
- CSN Advisory board
- Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign website, accessed Dec. 13,2010
- Peace Action Advisory Board
- Breaking News, Two US citizens receive ‘For Vietnamese AO Victims’ insignia JANUARY 25, 2013 BY SAIGON-GPDAILY