|Youth filled the streets at People's Climate March|
A huge march of 300,000 people wound through Manhattan's midtown on the westside on Sept. 21 demanding urgent and substantive action to deal with global warming. Peace activists from all over Massachusetts joined in, pointing to the overlap in issues and common cause. Organized labor also held a pre-march rally as did faith communities, and convergence of issues was a theme of the day. Hopefully UN General Secretary Ban Xi-Moon, who also marched, will feel lots of support from the people as he tries to pressure reluctant goverments such as the USA into action.
- No US military intervention or bombing of Syria and Iraq!
- Bring all the troops home
- No arms or training to parties to the conflict
- Support a political solution including all concerned parties and governments based on self- determination of the people
- Support genuine and neutral humanitarian aid such as UN efforts endorsed by the entire Security Council; oppose false aid used as a cover for military intervention
Here we go again -- has the US government learned nothing from the disastrous Iraq war? The brutal US intervention and occupation of Iraq destroyed Iraqi society and is the principal cause leading to the current violence and chaos. Why would anyone think that another US intervention would be anything but another disaster?
In honor of the International Day of Peace
Facing Our Nuclear Responsibilities
Dr. Helen Caldicott
Renowned Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
A Founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
and Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND)
Author “The New Nuclear Danger”, “Nuclear Power is Not the Answer”
Speakers from American Friends Service Committee, Mass. Peace Action, United For Justice With Peace, Chelsea Uniting Against War, Committee For Peace And Human Rights,Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, and others helped organize this protest.
We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it. We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the way we live and from war and preparation for war.
Massachusetts Peace Action and American Friends Service Committee 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. The Peace, Justice & Climate pre-rally will start at 10am on Central Park West between 77th and 79th St, with speakers to include Bill McKibben, Tom Hayden and many others.
We go to New York with the following demands:
- Re-direct military spending to the creation of millions of green jobs and to research for a rapid transition from fossil fuels to non-polluting energy sources.
- Stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure, including the Keystone pipeline project. Rapidly end fracking projects and the awarding of any new offshore drilling contracts
- Move quickly toward mutual abolition of all nuclear weapons as required by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- Stop blocking the proposals for effective international action on climate change being put forward by the Group of 77 and other developing countries.