Organizing Meeting for the People’s Climate March in New York on September 21
Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming!
Time is urgent -- people are marching
Peace, environment, labor and justice -- movements converging
Will this be a turning point in people's history?
Featuring Boston College Prof. Charlie Derber and an organizer from 350MA
As peace activists we call on all who want to preserve our planet to join the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21st and to form a Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming Contingent. We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the way we live and from war and preparation for war.
(To see the full call to the peace movement to participate in the September 21 Peoples Climate March go to http://peoplesclimate.org/peace/appeal/.)
Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace, Mass. Peace Action, and American Friends Service Committee
For information: 617-354-2169
- End the Israeli Siege of Gaza
- No more US tax dollars for Israel
- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
- Join US to March on HP and let them know Occupation is a Crime
Hewlett Packard makes billions off the Israeli occupation of Palestine.Filed under:
Joseph Gerson, AFSC's disarmament coordinator, answers questions about the legacy of the 1945 atomic bombings. Originally posted at http://afsc.org/story/almost-70-years-after-bombings-hiroshima-and-nagasaki
Why do people each year commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Commemorations of the first atomic bombings held across the United States and around the world provide a means to remind ourselves, our communities and elected officials that we continue to face the danger of nuclear annihilation, and that action for nuclear disarmament is an urgent necessity. Commemorations open spaces to educate the public—especially young generations—about the human consequences of nuclear war.
Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of Boston on July 22, rallying to stop the attack on Gaza. From Copley Square to the State House, the streets were flooded with people. The chants were loud: "Free Gaza" -- "Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israeli crimes" -- and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."
At the State House there were over 20 people who risked arrest by staging a die-in. With the violence by Israel escalating daily, more and more children and civilians are being killed, so something had to be done. Drones are now flying over Gaza, killing children while they play at the beach.
Gaza has been under siege, surrounded by Israeli checkpoints where they have no place to go. The siege must be lifted and Gaza must be free. And so, "Free, free Palestine" was changed over and over to let everyone know what the protest was all about.
On July 30, 2014 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there will be a rally at the State House in Boston to welcome and join the “rolling marchers” who are walking to protest a proposed pipeline of fracked gas running through their communities.
This is a proposed high-pressure gas pipeline to run from New York, to Richmond in Berkshire County and through to Dracut, north of Boston.
Petitions in opposition to this project will be presented to the legislature and governor. You can sign them here:
The company planning this pipeline is Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. The project is called the “Northeast Expansion Direct.”
The cost of this pipeline is estimated at 3 billion dollars (some of) which would be paid by a new tariff on electric ratepayers.
This proposed pipeline would run through hundreds of private properties including farmland and apple orchards in the hill towns of Western Massachusetts!