As remote-controlled drones bomb civilians in rural Pakistan … as whole villages are obliterated by 25 tons of bombs dropped in Afghanistan … as permanent bases are established in Iraq, already ravaged and torn apart by years of war and a corrupt and brutal regime set up by the U.S. … as torture at Guantanamo and Bagram prisons continue in our name.
What is life like in Iraq after eight years of U.S. occupation?
Iraqi and Johns Hopkins’ physicians count more than one million Iraqis killed. According to the Veterans Administration, more than 50,000 veterans have killed themselves since these wars began. 4.5 million Iraqis were displaced. 50,000 U.S. troops remain, re-named “advise and assist troops.” But they are still killing and dying in Iraq, and the American media has left.
The Iraqi government routinely tortures prisoners with the full complicity of U.S. forces. Journalists are detained and beaten, and women now have fewer rights than under Saddam Hussein, as Human Rights Watch detailed in a report just released…
Send a message to the people of the world on March 19, the anniversary of “shock and awe” on Iraq
Signs in Wisconsin, where crowds are protesting on workers’ rights and public sector programs, say: “Egypt, We Watched You, Now Watch Us!”
TO ALL OF HUMANITY, WE SAY: U.S. wars & occupations are not in our name! Stop These Wars Now!
Join these efforts leading up to March 19th and reach out!
Collateral Murder Street Showings ALL WEEK long. Find out more and join in.
The We Are Not Your Soldiers tour brings anti-war veterans and activists into high schools, spreading the reality of these wars and much-needed resistance among youth. Find out more and join in.
National Protest in Washington, DC:
Saturday March 19th: 12 noon at the White House. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-973-4463 for more information.
Quantico, VA – Support Accused Whistleblower Bradley Manning
Sunday March 20: Rally at 2pm (in Triangle, VA at intersection of Main Street and Route 1), then march to the gates of Quantico Marine Base, where Bradley is imprisoned. Buy a bus ticket from DC to Quantico for the day online. Invite your friends via Facebook. More info. More protests for Bradley Manning are happening around the country and around the world on March 20th. Find one near you.
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March 19th: 11am-12:30pm. Gather on the corner of El Toro Road and Paseo de Valencia (in front of Chase Bank. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods and Laguna Woods Democratic Club. Contact Betsy Martin at 949-581-5453
Saturday March 19th: Rally and march will gather at 12 noon at Hollywood and Vine. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562-833-8035 for more information about civil disobedience planned by Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace.
March 19th: 11am-2pm. Rally at De la Guerra Plaza, march down State St. to the beach. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace – Chapter 54, The People’s Coalition, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Society of Friends (Quakers) and individual citizens opposed to war. Contact: email@example.com. Details.
March 19th: Rally 12:00pm-2:00pm. Gather at the Santa Cruz Town Clock (corner of North Pacific Ave. and Water St.) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 19th: Rally 12:00pm-3:00pm. Gathering at 6th & Grape St, at the foot of Balboa Park. Details.
Saturday March 19th: 12 noon at Union Plaza (7th and Market). Contact email@example.com or call 415-864-5153 for more information. Download Stephen “Yellow Cake” Hadley flier.
March 19th: Rally 11:00am-12noon. On the Bridge at Hwy 73 & Hwy 74. Sponsored by Evergreen Peace
March 19th: Gather at 12 noon. Rally on the Green (Elm St and Church St.). Sponsored by ANSWER CT
Contact: 203-606-0319, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 20: 2:00-4:00 pm Westminster Presbyterian Church at Pennsylvania Ave. & N. Rodney St. Panel discussion with David Swanson, Dahlia Wasfi, M.D., and Dave Lindorff. Details.
March 19th: 12noon-6:00pm. Gather at the NW Corner of Nova Road and Intl Speedway Blvd
(in front of the Steak N Shake restaurant at 1000 W Intl Speedway Blvd)
Sponsored by Veterans For Peace – Central Florida, WeAreChange – Florida, CODEPINK of East Central Florida, Military Families Speak Out – Florida
Contact: Phil Restino, Central Florida Veterans For Peace (VFP Chapter 136) at 386-235-3268 (cell), 386-788-2918 (home), or CentralFlaVFP@aol.com
North Miami Beach
Friday, March 18th: 5:00-7:00pm. Gather at US Armed Forces Recruitment Center, NE 163rd St & 11th Ave. North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Details.
March 19th: Gather at Black Jacket Park at 12noon. March to the Department of Defense offices
Contact: 484-888-3237, koritfwLB@gmail.com
Global Day of Listening. Skype with ordinary people in Iraq, Afghanistan and more. Listen to what it is like to live in war-torn countries. You are encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion. globaldayoflistening.org.
Saturday March 19th: Rally and march at 12 noon at Michigan and Congress. Contact email@example.com or call 773-614-1819 for more information.
Saturday March 19th: Rally at Nollen Plaza, 3rd & Walnut , DM IA. Details.
March 19th: Gather at 11:00 a.m. Iowa City Court House, 417 South Clinton Street
Sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Johnson County Greet Party, PEACE Iowa, International Socialist Organization, Workers International League-Eastern Iowa, Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor
Contact: Dawn Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-335-2569
March 19th: Gather at 12 noon. Rally at Southwest Corridor Park at Ruggles Station, followed by a march
Contact: 857-334-5084, email@example.com
March 19th: Gather at 1:00 pm at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 270 North Kent Street, march through the streets of St. Paul at 1:30 pm. Rally State Capitol Building at 2:15 pm. Details.
March 19th: 10:00am-6:00pm. Assemble at Keene State College Arch Gate on Main St., march to Central Square for program. Sponsored by Keene Peace Vigil
Contact: Chris Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-835-6190
March 19th: Rally at 11:30 am at Route 27 and the Albany Street Bridge, followed by a march through the streets of New Brunswick to various locations to highlight impact of war economy. Rally 1 pm at Bank of America, 410 George S. Sponsored by Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War. Contact: 732-967-9370, email@example.com
March 19th: Gather at 11 am at Central Avenue and University. March to Lockheed Martin, rally at Civic Plaza. Sponsored by the March 19 Coalition. Contact: Stop the War Machine at 505-268-9557 or the ANSWER Coalition at 505-268-2488
New York City
Saturday March 19th: 5:00-6:00pm at the Times Square Recruiting Center on Military Island, Broadway at 44th St.
Sunday March 20: World Can’t Wait/War Criminals Watch hosts two panels at the Left Forum. Details. Watch promo.
Tuesday, March 15: Gather at 6:30 pm. University of New York, Lecture Center 102
Saturday, March 19th: Gather at 10:15am at King Kullen Shopping Center, Rt. 25A, followed by march. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 18: 12 noon at Federal Building, corner of Clinton and Washington. Organized by the Syracuse Peace Council and the ANSWER Coalition. Contact: email@example.com
March 19th: 1:00pm-3:00pm. Gather at Fountain Square, 520 Vine Street. Sponsored by Coffee Party Cincinnati. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19th: Gather at 2:00 pm at the The Ohio Statehouse (High St. Side, near the McKinley Statue)
Sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition. Contact: email@example.com, 614-226-7807
March 19th: Gather at Carillon Park, Time TBD. Sponsored by the September 11 Coalition and Dayton Peace Action. Contact: Tim Lingg at 937-291-2008
Friday, March 18th: 4:00-6:00pm. Gather on the Northeast corner of NW 23rd St & Broadway
Sponsored by Peace House and Oklahoma Center for Conscience. Contact: Peace House at 405-524-5577, peacehouseok.org
March 19th: Rally at 1:00pm, march at 1:30pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 6th and Yamhill (downtown). Cosponsored and endorsed by over 50 peace, labor, faith, civil rights and other organizations
Contact: Peace and Justice Works at 505-236-3065 or pjw.info
Saturday March 19th: Rally at Stewart Park Pavillion. Details.
Saturday, March 26th: Gather at 12 noon at 47th and Butler St. March through Lawrenceville at 1 pm
Saturday March 19th: Rally at Stewart Park Pavillion. Details.
Hilton Head Island
March 19th: Gather at 10:00am at the Hilton Head Library. Vigil on Rt. 278 and Beach City Rd. Sponsored by Hilton Head for Peace. Contact: 603-264-6102
Saturday, March 19 11:00 a.m. – Meet at Mockingbird Station to march to Potomac Park Noon-1:30 p.m. – Rally at Potomac Park Where: Potomac Park, Airline Rd. @ E. Potomac Ave. (behind La Madeleine). Details
Saturday, March 19th: 11:00am to 1:00pm. Rally and march beginning at Bell Park, 4800 Montrose.
Salt Lake City
March 19th: Gather at 1:00 pm for a rally at Utah State Capitol (350 North Main St # 600). Initiated by the Revolutionary Students Union. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, uvursu.com
Sunday March 20: Rally at 2pm (in Triangle, VA at intersection of Main Street and Route 1), then march to the gates of Quantico Marine Base, where Bradley is imprisoned. Buy a bus ticket from DC to Quantico for the day online. Invite your friends via Facebook. More info.
Saturday March 19th: Rally at Westlake (4th and Pine Seattle) 12pm. Details. Facebook event.
Pray & Fast at Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library 4-5pm on Wednesdays: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13. Contact email@example.com.
Stand in Solidarity March 19: Iraq Veterans Against the War calls for rall at 10am: Library Mall, 750 State St., 11am march up State St. to the Capitol.
Add an event in your area if you can’t find a local protest near you. More protest events posted at answercoalition.org. And on unitedforpeace.org.