Reporting from Lebanon

This blog contains Dan Winter's live reports from Beirut Lebanon. Dan is a long time peace activist from Boulder Colorado.  He has been to Iraq 3 times and Palestine once.  He is  opening a non-profit office in Beirut to provide services for volunteers and the media.  Contact him for assistance.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Who is Dan Winters?

Dan Winters was in Iraq with a peace group, The Gulf Peace Team, protesting the impending war and was in Baghdad for the first 10 days of the first Gulf War in January 1991. He returned in January 2001 with a delegation headed by Ramsey Clark the former United States Attorney General under LBJ. The purpose of the trip was to bring medicine to the people of Iraq. Dan again returned to Iraq, with Voices in the Wilderness, and spent the month of January 2003 as a witness to the impending war.

At the end of the 2001 trip to bring medicine to Iraq he, and one other, were asked to go to Palestine with $16,000 of medicine. Israeli customs confiscated the medicine because they did not have appropriate paper work. They were threatened with arrest if they continued to protest. He was allowed to enter and spent the week on the West Bank.

Dan has been active on peace and justice issues for many years. He spoke out against the Vietnam War. He worked on Ceasar Chavezs’ grape and lettuce boycotts of the 60’s and 70’s; and with the Orange County Human Rights Commission when they investigated allegations of police brutality.

In 1993 he joined a 2,000 strong peace group, Mir Sada, going to Sarajevo, Bosnia to interpose themselves between the Muslims and the Serbs. He returned to Bosnia in 1995 under a George Soros grant to help establish links between the Croatian and Muslim communities in Mostar, Bosnia.

Dan was an official United Nations observer for the independence elections held in East Timor in August 1999. He returned to East and West Timor in April 2000 to report on conditions in East Timor and the refugee situation in West Timor.

He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center in Boulder Colorado.
Dan has worked in the computer field since 1964 and has an MBA in Computer Methodology from the City University of New York. He has worked in industry and
has taught Computer Science courses on the undergraduate level. Dan lives in Boulder with Sheila his wife of 44 years. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Leaving for Lebanon

Just a quick note that I leave for Lebanon on Sunday Aug 27. Will arrive in Cyprus Monday night - then to Lebanon.
(Volunteers and media are invited to contact me for assistance when going to Lebanon - I plan to open an office in Lebanon)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

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