Peace Bus, The Yellow Rose Torched

Jim Goodnow and The Yellow Rose in Washington D.C. - Photo by Jeremy Hogan.

News & Of Note - Peace Bus Torched - On Januarr 11th, The Yellow Rose (aka The Peace Bus) was destroyed by fire while ata truck stop in southern New Jersey. Owner-Operator-Driver (and Veteran), Jim Goodnow escaped the flames but the bus was totalled.

Jim, who was at Camp Casey with Cindy Sheehan in August of 2005, got the Yellow Rose shortly thereafter and has been providing transportation to Iraq Veterans Against the War for their various tours and anti-war activities.

Bill Perry, a disabled vet and anti-war activist from the Delaware Valley Veterans For America wrote:

"The "Yellow Rose" bus, was totaled by fire, around 9:30 pm, Friday night, 1/11/08

This bus, often mired in controversy since the IVAW "Dirty South" tour that left Philly in June, and had Active Duty BBQ's @ Ft Meade, Ft Jackson, Camp Lejeune, Ft Benning, and other Southern Military Posts ( Including an IVAW benefit by Tom Morello, of Rage Against the Machine, and AudioSlave, in Virginia ) as well as backdrop for many a Demonstration, and Ft Drum, NY, organizing parties, has finally died.

This photo shows the huge "Don't Attack Iran" and "Impeach Bush" logos, that let everybody on the highway know just how the occupants felt about the state of the state.

Jim Goodnow inside The Yellow Rose. - Photo by Jeremy Hogan -

Owner~Operator~Driver (and Veteran) Jim Goodnow pulled into a South Jersey Truck Stop, to catch a 3 or 4 hour nap. Jim saw, in retrospect, some suspicious activity outside the bus, and about 20 minutes later, the entire engine compartment, and back of the bus was engulfed in flames.

Mr. Goodnow speculates that the cause could have been anything from ARSON, to ATTEMPTED MURDER. He plans to notify the ATF Arson Squad on Saturday morning.

Stay tuned....


Bill Perry

Delaware Valley Veterans For America

Disabled American Veteran, VVAW, VFP, VFW, VVA


Veterans For Peace

A fund has been set up to help Jim Goodnow get The Yellow Rose back On The Road!

Checks can be made out to:

Veterans For Peace, Chapter 106

(please spell this out) Put in memo line: BUS FUND

Mail to:

Bernie Jezercak

1804 Tree LIne Drive

Carrollton, TX 75007

Your donation is tax deductible.

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Click Here to see. hear and read his experiences at Camp Casey in his story, “You are a guest … Bush is our neighbor”

Also Of Note - Insom contributing Alt-Journalist and Photographer Jeremy Hogan was at Camp Casey in 2005. Click Here to see. hear and read his experiences at Camp Casey in his story, “You are a guest … Bush is our neighbor”

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Jeremy Hogan has been to Washington DC numerous times (where he met Jim Goodnow ) documenting the Anti-War movement. Click Here to read his story "Is This 2007 or 1965?"




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