Member Group Actions on Anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq

In our Spring call-to-action, UFPJ announced a series of coordinated peace and justices events leading up to a mass mobilization. One of the dates we have encouraged member groups to organize around is March 19. Please check out these antiwar events recognizing the anniversary of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, that are being hosted by UFPJ member groups. Who: Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drone Network What: Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network is holding a protest against drone warfare on Saturday, March 21 at Park Street Station at 1pm.  It will be a speak-out about the use of drones to kill people in far off places and in opposition to the Tuesday “kill list” meetings at the White House. Please join us to help stop all these wars for empire and global resources. Where: Park Street Boston When: 3/21/2015 at 1:00 PM Contact: tpaneth@gmail.com More Info: http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5613   Who: Friend’s Meeting House What: “The Costs of Endless War” is a public conversation led by two area experts, professor Faramarz Farbod and professor Doug Heath. Farbod teaches in the Political Science department at Moravian College and specializes in Middle East Politics. Heath, a conscientious objector, follows the anti-war movement closely and teaches Geography, Geology, and Environmental Studies at Northampton Community College, particularly focusing on war-torn countries. The speakers will talk about the devastating human, environmental, cultural, and economic costs of endless war, which will be followed by questions and conversation. We are also providing information to help and encourage participants to contact their elected officials. Where: 4116 Bath Pike, Bethlehem, PA When: 3/19/2015 at 7:00 PM Contact: 610-691-8730 or LEPOCO@fast.net More Info: http://www.lepoco.org/   Who: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition What: Stop U.S. Wars Anti-War Protest. The Minneapolis March 21st protest will coincide with spring anti-war actions March 18-21 in Washington DC. -1:00 pm Gather at Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenue, Mpls -1:30 pm March -2:00 pm Program at Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Avenue, Mpls Where: Lake Street & Hiawatha Ave., Minneapolis, MN When: 3/21/2015 at 1:00 PM Contact: antiwarnews@gmail.com More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401788023456291/and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-Peace-Action-Coalition/133071846772683   UFPJ has also endorsed the Spring Rising Anti-War Intervention in Washington, DC March 18 – 21. We encourage those in the DC area to participate.  

List Your Organization’s Event

If you would like UFPJ to help announce your event online, through our website and social media, please fill out our form, here: “Member Groups: Tell Us About Your March 19 Events.”  

Other upcoming days of action include:

  •  April 15 (Tax Day in the U.S.): This year’s Global day of Action on Military Spending is April 13. It will be observed in the US on April 15. Join with thousands around the world taking action to protest the expenditure of our tax dollars on armaments and militarism and demand that military spending be redirected to meet human needs. http://demilitarize.org/global-day-action-military-spending/
  •  April 24 -26:Join the Peace and Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Just and Sustainable World, international days of action in New York City and around the globe on the eve of the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations.  The nuclear-armed nations have not met their NPT disarmament obligations and are spending $100 billion a year to maintain and modernize their nuclear arsenals. We need to step up our demand for a nuclear-free, just, sustainable world. www.peaceandplanet.org
View UFPJ’s statement calling for coordinated action, “Time for the Global Super Power for Peace and Justice to Rise Again! Take Action on February 15 and Beyond…”    

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