Submitted by ujpadmin on Sun, 12/19/2010 - 8:06pm.
by Ross Caputi
The December 16 action in front of the White House was one of the most inspiring that I have participated in in a while. It was cold and snowing, but that did not deter several hundred activists from speaking out against the wars and taking part in civil resistance infront of the White House. In fact, the weather only revealed the dedication and moral integrety of everyone involved, because they were willing to let their fingers freeze and brave arrest to try to help poor people on the other side of this planet whom they have never event met. There is not better expression of solidarity and humanity than to sacrifice one's wellbeing for strangers, and that is what I saw in everyone involved in this action.
I watched a ninety-year old woman take part in civil resistance alongside of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam veterans. I watched young veterans step up as leaders. And I meet people who had traveled from all over the country to participate in this action. All of this makes me believe that we have what it takes to create a powerful anti-war movement and put an end to these wars. All of the ingredients are there, we just need to act, and it is incumbent on us to do so.
Submitted by ujpadmin on Tue, 05/25/2010 - 12:11pm.
When: Monday, May 31, 2010, 1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Where: Christopher Columbus Park • Atlantic Ave. & Richmond St. • near the Aquarium • Boston
2010 May 31 - 1:00pm
2010 May 31 - 3:00pm
Please join Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace and the American Friends Service Committee for a ceremony for peace on Memorial Day.
Speakers to include:
• Memorial to Howard Zinn, proud member of Veterans for Peace
• Joseph Gerson – American Friends Service Committee, Director of Programs
• Severyn Bruyn – World War II, Army Veteran (1945 – 1947)
• Bill Ashton, VFP, Smedley Butler Brigade, Navy Corpsman (1981-1986) Filed under:
Submitted by masspeaceaction on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 4:28pm.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 1:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown • Boston
2010 Jan 23 - 1:00pm
2010 Jan 23 - 5:00pm
Peace Action Annual Meeting 2010: Our Work Continues
Raed Jarrar, Iraqi-born architect, blogger and political analyst, will speak on the upcoming elections and ongoing refugee crisis in Iraq. Jarrar worked on humanitarian and reconstruction projects before leaving Iraq and immigrating to the US in 2005. During his time in the US, he has facilitated dialogue between US and Iraqi decision makers to ensure a fast a complete US withdrawal from Iraq. An outspoken advocate for ending the US occupation, Raed leaked and translated the infamous new Iraqi hydrocarbon law, and the US-Iraqi security agreement - SOFA. He is currently a Senior Fellow with Peace Action.
Paul Kawika Martin
Paul Kawika Martin, Political Director of national Peace Action, will discuss how we can build momentum ahead of the UN Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference. He will also share ways to work for nonmilitary solutions in Afghanistan, informed by his recent visit.