U.S. Out of Iraq & Afghanistan! No Wars on Iran, Pakistan, Gaza! The world can’t wait! Come OUT to the first national protest of the wars under President Obama THURSDAY March 19 leave work & school to PROTEST the 6th anniversary of the Iraq War. SATURDAY March 21 at the Pentagon, Washington, DC and in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Barack Obama says he will:
The election of the first black president is effectively re-branding preemptive and illegal wars of aggression to make us feel good about them, enlisting us to “serve and sacrifice” for horrors we have no good reason to support. The U.S. war on Afghanistan is an unjust war of aggression—the supreme war crime, waged not to bring democracy and liberation to the Afghan people, but to control Afghanistan with the goal of permanent domination of the Middle East. But, we don’t have to go along! It’s immoral to “wait and see” or hope for the best from Obama. If you care about humanity, get in the streets to send a message to the world that there are millions of us who don’t want these crimes carried out.
It’s time now to take action & make our demands visible everywhere.
March 19 11:30am to 12:30pm
We are protesting six years of US occupation in Iraq, Obama's “surge” of 17,000 additional troops into Afghanistan, Obama's pilotless “drone” attacks into Pakistan, Obama's refusal to stop secret renditions of detainees.
5th and Hamilton Sts. We will be standing in front of the Federal Building on the southwest corner of 5th & Hamilton Sts. in downtown Allentown.
Groups included in the Lehigh Valley Peace Coalition include: Lehigh/Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO), Thomas Paine Chapter 152 of Veterans For Peace, Pax Christi, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Flaming Fundamentalists for Peace
THURSDAY March 19 Come out to the first national protest of the wars under Obama. This will be a “no business as usual” day: leave work and school to PROTEST the 6th anniversary of the Iraq War.
3:00PM- Indoor Rally Georgia State University, Alderhold Learning Center, Room 24, 60 Luckie St. Featuring Iraq Veterans Against the War, other speakers and the Cost of War art exhibit.
4:30 PM- March “Atlanta Says No to More War” Meet at Woodruff Park (Peachtree and Auburn streets), and march to CNN Center. Veterans will lead the march. Look for World Can’t Wait Atlanta (No War, No Torture, That is What We Are Fighting For!)
8:00 pm – Free Concert Metropolitan Warehouses, 675 Metropolitan Parkway (Fishmarket D-125) Music by Futureshock, The Black Pockets, Contraverse and The Wild.
Everyone Welcome to all events, all ages.
Events Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee and Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition,
More info: Tim at the AFSC 404.586.0460
March 14, 2009 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12 noon: gather at Marshall Boulevard and Cermak Road (2 blocks from the “California” stop on the Pink Line “el”), followed by a march to Pilsen for a closing rally at Loomis and 18th Streets. Please note this event will be held on March 14th, not, March 19th.
To become involved, contact: email@example.com, 773-227-2453. chicagoworldcantwait.org Meetings every Monday 6:30pm, Mercury. Call for location.
We are protesting: Six years of US occupation in Iraq, Obama's “surge” of 17,000 additional troops into Afghanistan, Obama's pilotless “drone” attacks into Pakistan, Obama's refusal to stop secret renditions of detainees.
2:30pm. We will gather at Church St. and Dodge Ave or Lake Street and Dodge Ave. 3:30 pm. We will have a side walk march south to the recruiting station (2 blocks south of Evanston Township High School) and demand an end to the recruiting of young men and women for U.S. Occupations and Torture. We will have a post march gathering at Pick A Cup Cafe.
Events from March 2 through March 23, including events on the 19th and 21st.
March 2 and March 16: Voices of Resistance (produced by World Can't Wait-Hawai`i) is airing an interview with the local representative of IVAW, along with the short movie on GI resistance sent by Elaine Brower, World Can’t Wait national steering committee member. The March shows will also promote activities during March.
March 9 and March 23: Voices of Resistance on Community TV (channel 54) is airing Larry Everest's talk at the “Endless Wars” forum in Chicago (right after the elections), along with an interview with Uzma Aslam Khan on U.S. attacks on Pakistan.
Friday, March 6: Sign-holding and leafleting at the 1st Friday Art Walk in Chinatown. World Can't Wait does on the first Friday of each month. This month's focus will be on the 6th anniversary of the war, including gathering signatures for the Letter to the Anti-War movement and leafleting for events in March.
Wednesday, March 11: Table at University of Hawai`i-Manoa campus center, with anti-recruitment/GI Resister display.
Friday, March 11: World Can't Wait-Hawai`i is organizing a talk by Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector and author of “Sutras of Abu Ghraib” at Church of the Crossroads, 7:30 pm.
Thursday, March 19: Stop the War Event at University of Hawai’I Manoa Architecture Courtyard and Auditorium featuring live music, displays and tables, followed by a film showing of “FTA” (“FTA” was a popular saying during the Vietnam war meaning “Fuck the Army”). The FTA tour played to more than 5,000 people in Honolulu in 1972. The person who introduced the show in 1972 is now a WCW activist. We have the poster for that show, along with some of the underground GI newspapers produced in Hawai`i in that period. These will be on display. The event will be an effort to reach a UH audience (one of the most popular youth bands is scheduled to play before the film showing), as well as to draw older anti-war people together. There will be tables from other organizations as well.
Saturday, March 21: Stop the War March from Atkinson/Ala Moana to the Kapiolani Blvd. Recruiting Station, where there will be a protest.
March 19-23: Letter writing campaign to GI Resisters in response to the call from Courage to Resist to give them a sense of community and support from the broader anti-war and resistance movements.
WCW-HI sent out a call to people to sign the “letter to the anti-war movement” last week. A number of people have signed on. This effort will continue throughout the month.
March 19, 2009 3:00-6:00PM 6th and Jefferson Streets Louisville, KY 40201
LPAC will mark the 6th Anniversary of the US Invasion of Iraq at the Jefferson Courthouse Steps, 6th & Jefferson Streets Thursday, March 19, 3:00 - 6:00pm Please mark your calendar for March 19. We will have a program with speakers and singing at 4:00pm. We are working on an op-ed piece for the Courier-Journal, and other media coverage. We need your help with the following activities: 1. Set up at the Courthouse at 2:00pm. 2. Help with signs and banners. 3. Letters to the CJ editor about the US Occupation & LPAC actions, firstname.lastname@example.org 4. Sign up to work the table and hand out flyers on March 19, 3:00-6:00. I-71 West to 3rd St Exit, Right on Jefferson. I-65 to Jefferson St Exit. West on Jefferson to Federal Court House at 6th St. To become involved, contact: Jamie, email@example.com or Judy, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14, 2PM. Meeting to plan for March 19 and 21. The Peace Center, 8124 W. 3rd St, LA. We will be joining the ANSWER march on March 21 at Hollywood and Vine. To become involved, contact: email@example.com, 213-924-8571. worldcantwait-la.com
March 19 7:30-8:30pm
A million Iraqis have been killed, five million are refugees, and 140,000 U.S. troops still occupy their country. We can't let this night pass in silence and darkness. Please come to the vigil, bring a candle if you can, wear a black armband all day on the 19th, and talk to your friends, family and neighbors about this tragic anniversary.
MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125th St. 7:30-8:30pm
Saturday, March 28
Florida Mass March for a New American Foreign Policy and Demilitarized Budget. This statewide mass march is being held in solidarity with national protests on March 21 in Washington DC (ANSWER Coalition) and April 4 in New York City (United for Peace and Justice). Presented by Brevard Patriots for Peace and Humanists for Peace and endorsed by 21 groups.
The march starts at 2pm. Protestors will march from Front Street Park in Melbourne to Melbourne City Hall to hear a variety of speakers and artists from around the state.
Protesters demand that the Obama administration, and Florida’s Senators and Congresspersons: 1) Bring an end to U.S. foreign wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2) Stop attacks inside Pakistan 3) Close all U.S. operated military prisons around the world 4) Utilize diplomacy to relieve tension with Iran and Latin American nations including Cuba, Bolivia, and Venezuela; and 5) Pressure Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian territory 6) And reduce military spending in favor of domestic spending on health, infrastructure, education and jobs
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org and go to HumanistsforPeace.com.
March 19, 2009
4:30PM - 6:30PM
2501 West End Ave
Nashville, TN, TN 37203
The Nashville Peace Coalition invites you to participate in our street rally and candlelight vigil marking the sixth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. We will be gathering on West End Avenue in front of Centennial Park beginning at 4:30pm and remaining until 6:30pm. Please bring a sign and a candle for the vigil after dark to remember those killed in Iraq.
For more information and to become involved, please call 615-593-0304.
March 19 1PM. Converge at Union Square, 14th and Broadway. Rally to stop the occupations and torture. Statement to rally in NYC and at all events around the country by Chris Hedges, former NY Times Mid-East bureau chief. Speakers about war and torture—Debra Sweet, WCW national director and others to be announced. 3PM. March through the city. Orange jumpsuit and black hoods contingent—yes, Guantanamo is still open, torture is still going on and must stop! Artists and everyone—bring your visual displays of urgency to stop the occupations. High school students and youth contingent marching to say We Are Not Your Soldiers–Obama as president does not change the illegitimate and immoral nature of the wars!
5PM. Converge at Times Square Recruiter Station. 43rd and Broadway. Obama wants 92,000 more for the Marines and Army to escalate the war in Afghanistan—no way!
Mobilize your networks to make March 19th an outstanding afternon/evening of resistance to the US occupations and torture for empire!
To become involved, contact: email@example.com, 866-973-4463. nyc.worldcantwait.org
On the unfortunate 6th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, we invite you to the thought-provoking award-winning film, Operation Lysistrata. This inspiring film of a theatrical protest that took place in March of 2003, before a single bomb was dropped: The Lysistrata Project, the simultaneous readings of the play Lysistrata (in which the women of Athens organize a sex strike to stop a war) as a protest of the then-approaching war in Iraq. The brainchild of two New York actresses who began with a simple idea of organized protest, news of the Lysistrata Project blossomed until March 3, 2003, when Lysistrata was performed over 1,000 times in all 50 states and 59 countries around the world on one single extraordinary day—a true demonstration of how ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference in the world—featuring F. Murray Abraham, Kathleen Chalfant, Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon, Judith Malina, Ellen McLaughlin, Viggo Mortensen, and more!
Where: The International Youth Hostel
891 Amsterdam Ave. @ 103 Street NY, NY 10025
When: Thursday, March 19, 2009
6:00 PM—9:00 PM Film starts at 6:30
So, after the rally and action in the afternoon, come uptown for some food and a film that will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you all at the same time! Stay after the film for a discussion of the peace movement and where we are headed with this new administration.
March 19 5-6pm
We are protesting six years of US occupation in Iraq
Hillcrest & Alpine. Travel north on Alpine from State Street. We will be near the Hillcrest Shopping Center at the SouthEast corner of the intersection.
March 19 12noon-1pm, corner of Main and Park, downtown Rockland
Come OUT to the first national protest of the wars under President Obama. This local protest, supported by the Midcoast Peace & Justice Group, is one of hundreds taking place across the nation on March 19th, the sixth anniversary of the illegal US invasion of Iraq. If you care about humanity, join us in the streets to send a message to the world that there are millions who don't want these crimes carried out. Now is the time to take action & make our demands visible everywhere.
March 19, 4-6:30pm. FLORES ST/COMMERCE San Antonio City Hall
Protest with us the deaths and wounded cost for the lies by the fools of the US govt…Iraqi/US/Afghani/others.
1) THURSDAY March 19 3:00-6:30 PM “Stop US Occupations and Torture for Empire! US Out of Iraq and Afghanistan! No Wars on Iran, Pakistan, Gaza! The World Can't Wait!”
March through the streets of Berkeley 3:00PM Rally at MLK Jr. Memorial Park MLK Jr. Way at Allston (next to Berkeley High School)
4PM sharp, march steps off Youth: join the “We Are Not Your Soldiers!” Contingent All anti-war groups, organizations, people of all ages welcome! To endorse and to get involved, contact 415-864-5153 or firstname.lastname@example.org. sfbaycantwait.org
2) SATURDAY March 21 Mass Rally and March 11:00-afternoon “Int'l Day of Action on 6th Anniversary of the Criminal Invasion of Iraq”
11 AM Gather at Justin Herman Plaza (Embarcadero) March to Civic Center Plaza Hook up starting 10:30 with the World Can't Wait and the “We Are Not Your Soldiers!” youth contingent. Look toward the center of the crowd for the ORANGE banners. Join us!
March 19, 2009
Army Recruiting Center
Northgate Recruiting Center
10706 5th Ave., Seattle, WA
A Call to Youth- We are not your soldiers! And all others, join us. 12PM. Meet at the army recruiting station at Northgate Recruiting Center to resist the brutal crimes the US military carries out for this government. Contact us to get involved in organizing for this event at email@example.com and come to our meetings on Sundays at 6PM at Starbucks on Olive Way on Capitol Hill.
March 21, 2009
Westlake Center Park
4th and Pine St
Seattle, Wa 98101
12PM. Meet at Westlake Center Park for a Rally, followed by a march to the federal building and a shoe throwing to show our solidarity with the people of the world and our condemnation of wars for empire! Contact us to get involved with organizing for this event: firstname.lastname@example.org and come to our meetings on Sundays at 6PM at Starbucks on Olive Way on Capitol Hill.
10AM Sat, March 14 thru 5PM, Sun March16 Arlington New York State. South Beach & Seaview Ave.
Memorial for those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan on the beach, with the Eyes Wide Open Exhibit and crosses, candles, signs. Will take place on South Beach, Staten Island.
NO WAR WESTCHESTER will remember those who have been killed. 4pm. Meet at the office of US Representative Nita Lowey on Mammarneck Ave. 5pm. A vigil at the Fountain. For more info, 914-235-1744.
5:30pm til 7:30pm. World Can’t Wait will be joining AFSC and others in AFSC’s call to have people at street corners. We will be putting out the WCW message of “Stop US Occupations and Torture for Empire!” Meet us at the Seal Fountain near the corner of Broadway and Colfax. If you want to meet earlier and flyer in the park area, contact us at Denver@worldcantwait.org. Let’s meet people who want to build a movement to stop the crimes of our government and build a chapter of WCW in Denver.
6PM. Town meeting: “Obama: Wrong on Afghanistan & Wrong on NOT Prosecuting Torture” organized by Veterans for Peace to commemorate the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians and the deaths of thousands of military members in Iraq. 5:45 PM for treats and the meeting starts at 6 PM. Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. ParK St. about 6 or 8 blocks north of the Beltline on Park St. Welcome to all peace activists and those interested in a world of more peace and less war! You will learn how YOU can take an active part in trying to stop the insanity of war in this world of ours. If you live far from Madison and would like to do a similar town meeting in your area, please call or email me. Thank you! Buzz Davis, Veterans for Peace, Chair, WI Impeachment/Bring Our Troops Home Coalition, 608-873-4886 Organizer and Veterans for Peace member, Buzz Davis of Stoughton said, “After 6 years of the illegal war in Iraq, what do we have to show for it? Hundreds of thousands of dead, more wounded, millions of broken families in misery, a trillion dollars more national debt and no peace in sight. President Obama has ordered 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan as part of the Pentagon’s planned 30,000 troop increase. Afghanistan is another bloody Vietnam. We say not one more death not one more dollar. Bring all the troops home now.” Speakers include: Davis “Are we being led like lambs to the slaughter?” and Dr. Adam Schesch “Afghanistan, the un-winnable war: counterinsurgency versus a hunt for al Qaeda.” Progressive magazine editor Matthew Rothschild will speak on “torture organizers and why leaders must be prosecuted by Obama now.” Bonnie Block, a leader of the United Nations Association of Dane County, will discuss Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s 12 point plan for ending the Iraq occupation as a model for withdrawal from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The speakers will be followed by an audience discussion and call to action. The event is co-sponsored by the United Nations Assoc.-USA Dane County Chapter, American Federations of Teachers-WI, WI Network for Peace & Justice (WNPJ), WI Impeachment/Bring Our Troops Home Coalition, Democrats For Peace, Madison Pledge of Resistance, the World Can’t Wait, Progressive Democrats of America-Walworth Co., the Milwaukee Impeachment Group, AfterDowningStreet.org and the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).
10:30am to 3pm. Franklin Park (13th and K St NW). Reconvene at 17th and Constitution at 1pm. *Our Spring Break’s <http://www.ourspringbreak.org> “Cost of War” March to Mark 7th Year of Iraq War* What: Act NOW to end the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and to provide adequate funding for domestic social programs This Thursday, March 19 2009, we will move into the seventh year of the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq. In order to mark this tragic day in our nation’s history, Our Spring Break will join with peace and social justice activists from across Washington DC to resist the continuation of this conflict. Our Spring Break is a student and youth initiative formed to end illegal war and occupation, and we demand a real end to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. On March 19, we will use powerful visual imagery to represent the true cost of these wars, both human and economic. We will dress as different roles, some representing war mongers and some representing under funded social institutions. We will march to several locations of war profiteers and complicit organizations, including media outlets, government buildings, and military recruitment offices, to perform street theater. These acts will highlight the interlinked problems of our bloated war budget and our ever-growing (but apparently endless!) national debt, and the simultaneous lack of support and funding seen by all domestic social programs here at home. We will be loud, disruptive, and direct as we confront the policies of these groups, and leave behind in our wake an ever-growing trail of blood money, thrown senselessly from our national debt to feed the endless needs of war. Afterwards, we will reconvene as the March of the Dead. We will don white death masks and names of those who have been killed in these occupations. We will somberly march through the multiple war memorials in downtown DC to highlight the gross and unjust loss of life, the second integral Cost of War. We will march down the entire length of the national mall, and end our procession at the Supreme Court. And in one final, sweeping act, we will demonstrate the true Costs of War, directly confronting the policies of our government, which continue to waste trillions of dollars of tax-payer money, and millions of innocent lives. We will begin our march at Franklin Park, on 13th and K St. NW. We will convene at 10:30 a.m., and we will start at 11:00 a.m. After the first part of the march has ended, we will reconvene at 17th and Constitution to continue with the March of the Dead procession at 1:00 p.m. Please join us in this direct act confronting these occupations! Bring your signs, your banners, your voices, and your energy for a loud, spirited march throughout DC! *Please note:* this action will *not* conflict with the Funk the War demonstration planned by Students for a Democratic Society. Please contact us if you have any questions. Additionally, if you would like to help us with legal observation, peace keeping, or internal media work, please let us know. We would love your help and support! Hope to see you with us in the streets on March 19th! In peace, and with hope for a just future, Paul Blasenheim , Co-Chair, Our Spring Break, www.ourspringbreak.org
– Peace and Justice for all Robby Diesu Co-Chair of Our Spring Break
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Veterans for Peace Poetry Reading The event will be held in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets. 2021 14th St NW at V (2 blocks from the Metro Green Line - U Street Cardozo stop.) DC 20009 (202) 387 - POET (7638)
Sat, March 21
5pm. MARCH OF THE DEAD. Vigil and prayers to remember the attack on Iraq. Audubon Park Fountain. Across St Charles Ave from Tulane University. According to your preferences, wear masks, play instruments. Bands welcome. Bring candles or lighter for sunset songs. For more info: Robert Desmarais Sulivan 757.642.8607 email@example.com We are reminding President Obama of the grave danger he runs by continuing the wars and militarism of the past. President Johnson suffered his Vietnam, and we do not want President Obama to make the same mistake. Therefore, we support diplomatic action in place of military action. Everyone is invited to wear a white mask and carry a sign, like 'Honk for Peace' or 'Stop the Wars'. After a period of song and speeches, we will walk in silence up and down the Avenue, then return to the Fountain to close the evening with candlelit song and prayer.
Military families, veterans and local residents to mark the 6th anniversary of the Iraq war. Phil Donahue to speak at event in Teaneck Fri, March 20.
Thurs, March 19 5-6pm. Vigil. Lemoine Ave and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. Ft Lee, NJ. Lee Vigil Group.
Fri, March 20 7pm. An evening with Phil Donahue. See his movie, Body of War. Story of Iraq vet paralyzed from a bullet to his spine and how he evolves into a new person and speaking out against the war. Puffin Cultural Center. 20 Puffin Way, off Teaneck Rd, near Ft Lee Rd, Teaneck, NJ.
Sat, March 21 12 noon. Demonstration. At the monument in Englewood, Palisade Ave and Tenafly Ave.
Sun, March 22 Vigil. 4:30-5pm. Broad Ave and Ft Lee Rd in Leonia. Leonia Vigil Group.
We say: Six Years Too Many. Sponsered by Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace, Teaneck Peace and Justice Coalition, Bergen Peace and Justine Coalition, NJ Peace Action, Leonia and Ft Lee Vigil Groups.
4:30pm Gather at the Virginia Employment Commission office at 703 E. Main Street. There, community members will stand in solidarity with people who are out of work.
5:30 p.m., Kanawha Plaza, Richmond We will mark the 6th anniversary of the occupation of Iraq, with an action and rally to express support for a major shift in our country's priorities.
The coalition calls for: • Deep cuts in military spending and real funding for jobs, housing, schools, health care, green infrastructure, services for the poor, and returning veterans. • An end to war and foreign occupations, including immediate withdrawal from Iraq, ending the occupation of Afghanistan and no attacks on, sanctions against or covert interference in Iran. • Putting people’s needs before bank profits and taking monetary policy out of the hands of private banks and the Federal Reserve.
The two events connect the issues of militarism and the economic crisis. Not only are wars overseas robbing the American people of jobs and health care, they are also violations of domestic and international law. The coalition calls for the new administration and Congress to fundamentally change our country's relationship with the rest of the world, and to shift our priorities from warfare to meeting urgent human needs.
Co-sponsored by the Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality; Pax Christi; Richmond Left Libertarian Alliance; Richmond Peace Education Center; RVA4Peace; and the Virgnia People's Assembly.
For more information, contact the Richmond Peace Education Center at (804) 232-1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5:30pm. Bank of America—downtown. near city hall & suntrust bank 1 queens way hampton,va 23669
We are protesting: Six years of US occupation in Iraq Obama's “surge” of 17,000 additional troops into Afghanistan Obama's pilotless “drone” attacks into Pakistan Obama's refusal to stop secret renditions of detainees - corporate greed and excess spending with tax payers dollars!! - lobbying against the employee free choice act!
5pm. 3300 Bristol. Across from South Coast Plaza entrance-corner of Bristol & Anton. Bristol exit 405 Freeway go North Turn Rt on Bristol, next corner free if you stay until 7:00 PM.
We are protesting: Six years of US occupation in Iraq Obama's “surge” of 17,000 additional troops into Afghanistan Obama's pilotless “drone” attacks into Pakistan Obama's refusal to stop secret renditions of detainees
4:30pm. Rt 44 & Mission Rd. I 95 to exit 249 go east to Mission Rd.
Other events can be found at http://unitedforpeace.org/calendar.php.