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Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming: People's Climate March

When: Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: north of Columbus Circle • Central Park West at 77th St • New York City

 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.

We can’t effectively address climate change without ending war and militarism and the massive carbon pollution which they directly and indirectly generate.

And we can’t end war without ending the fossil fuel energy system which war protects.

The specter of nuclear war hangs over a world in which there are 10 current wars, 32 limited conflicts, 9 nuclear-armed nations and 17,000 existing nuclear weapons. Climate change will cause massive displacement of impoverished and desperate people leading to regional hostilities and increasing the danger of nuclear war and world wide annihilation.

Read the full version of Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming: An Appeal to the Peace and Climate Movements.

Join us September 21 in New York City!  

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People’s Climate March: Peace Hub •

Also join us at the NYC Climate Convergence, Friday, Sept. 19 evening and Saturday, Sept. 20. Over 100 workshops in 12 venues across Manhattan; evening plenaries Friday & Saturday •

Call to the People's Climate March

This is an invitation to change everything.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.

Sign up now  – or read Bill McKibben’s invitation in Rolling Stone here,or Eddie Bautista’s piece in Earth Island Journal.


There are several different bodies that are convening to collaborate on the People’s Climate March, including local New York-area community groups, international NGO’s, grassroots networks, churches and faith organizations, and many more. You can see a list of participating organizations here.

Because this is a “movement of movements” moment, the People’s Climate March is being organized in a participatory, open-source model. This means that there isn’t a central “decision-making” body or single coalition. Rather, groups and individuals are collaborating with some basic shared agreements around respect, collaboration, trust, and many are using the Jemez Principles of Environmental Justice.

This September is going to be a success because of the work we all do together – not because of any one person or organization. Take the initiative to organize your community, your school, your workplace, and your neighbors. Find out how you can help here, or find out how your organization can support the People’s Climate March here.


Over 1,100 organizations are participating. Following are the first 300 to sign on.

Learn about adding your organization to this list.










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