Thomas Gumbleton

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Peace for Cuba Appeal

In 1994 Thomas Gumbleton was an initiator of the International Peace for Cuba Appeal, an affiliate of the Workers World Party dominated International Action Center.

Other prominent initiators included Cuban Intelligence agent Philip Agee, academic Noam Chomsky, Congressman John Conyers and Charles Rangel[1].

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.[2]

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights

In 2007/08 Rt. Rev. Thomas Gumbleton, Archdiocese of Detroit , served on the Advisory Board of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.[3]

Colombia Support Network

As of 2009, the Colombia Support Network Advisory Board consisted of ;[4]

Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign

In 2012 Thomas Gumbleton served on the Board of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign.[6]

Peace Action Advisory Board

Peace Action Advisory Board as of 2014;

Vietnamese honor


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.[8]