- archive 2006
for Peace on the 4th of July:
TROOPS HOME FAST! On
July 4, Code Pink will launch an historic hunger strike called TROOPS
HOME FAST in Washington, DC in front of the White House: "While
many Americans will be expressing their patriotism via barbeques
and fireworks, we'll be fasting in memory of the dead and wounded,
and calling for the troops to come home from Iraq..."
This women's peace network has a lot planned this summer, from helping
out in New Orleans to joining Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey, near
Canada: 23-28 June, The World
Peace Forum 2006 "is
an international gathering of individuals, groups and civic governments
from cities and communities to envision a living culture of peace
and sustainability in our lifetimes... The World Peace Forum 2006
will organize panels, workshops, public forums, arts and entertainment
activities and networking events to offer all participants an open
space for discussion and performance within the main theme of Cities
and Communities: Working together to end war and build a peaceful,
just and sustainable world." more.."
... The City of Vancouver has a long and impressive history
of support for peace.
The World March of Women will be present at the World Peace Forum
that will take place from June 23 - 26 in Vancouver, British Columbia
(Canada). On June 27, Luisa Durante, member of the Collective Peace
and demilitarization, will take part in the round table on Women
of the world working together with one voice for peace and justice.
June, London, England: International
Widows Day, Support Iraqi Widows Now!
Silent Vigil on the steps
Martin's in the Field, Trafalgar Square from 3-5pm
for information: http://www.wunrn.com
April 29th: Major Mobilization for an immediate end to the
war on Iraq. http://www.april29.org/
April 29th mobilization will highlight our call for an immediate
end to the war on Iraq. We are also raising several other critical
issues that are directly connected to one another. It is time
for our constituencies to work more closely: connecting the issues
we work on by bringing diverse communities into a common project.
It is important for our movements to help set the agenda for the
Congressional elections later in the year. Our unified action
in the streets is a vital part of that process. Please share the
April 29th call widely, and please use the link at the end of
the call to endorse this timely mobilization.
April 29th Initiating Organizations: United for Peace and Justice;
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition; National Organization for Women; Friends
of the Earth; U.S. Labor Against the War Climate Crisis Coalition
Peoples' Hurricane Relief Fund Read
their call and sign on to support the mobilization:
15-22, 2006: 3rd Anniversary of Iraq War, a Week of Local Actions
19th will mark the third anniversary of a war that never should
have happened -- a war based on lies that continues to devastate
the lives of thousands, both in Iraq and the United States...
Information from United for Peace and Justice
March from Mobile to New Orleans, March 14- 19
"Every bomb dropped in Iraq explodes over the Gulf Coast"
Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans
Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Gold Star Families
for Peace, at the call of the Mobile Veterans For Peace Chapter
#130, will conduct a march between Mobile, AL, and New Orleans,
LA, from March 14-19, 2006 -- the third anniversary of the invasion
and occupation of Iraq. This historical event highlights the connections
between the economic and human cost of war in the Middle East
and the failure of our government to respond to human needs at
home, especially the needs of poor people and people of color.
March 8, International Women's
Day: Washington DC and world-wide
The women's peace group CODEPINK
calls for joint action to stop the war in Iraq:
"Organize locally and gather signatures: This year on March
8, join women around the world to take action together to demand
an end to the war and violence in Iraq. Since it was the United
States that led the unprovoked attack on Iraq in 2003 and continues
to occupy that country with over 150,000 troops, we suggest that
our demands be directed at US government representatives. By March
8, we expect to have collected at least 100,000 signatures from
women worldwide. So, Wednesday, March 8, is an ideal day to deliver
the signatures and our message to US representatives at home and
March 8, BREAKING
RANK: Women of Color Soldiers Speak Out!
6:00-8:00 pm First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Street
Oakland, Ca 94612
To honor and celebrate International Women's Day, WCRC will hear
from two women of color veterans, Aimee Alison and Tina Garnanez,
who are now leading spokeswomen against the war and militarism
WCRC will also show a premier screening of our new documentary
"Runway Peace Project."
of Color Resource Center
women get ready for International Women's Day 2006: http://www.isis.aust.com/iwd/
7, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, demonstration from
11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space has announced
a protest to highlight opposition to NASA’s planned New Horizons
launch that will carry 24 pounds of radioactive plutonium on board.
NASA acknowledges in their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
for the New Horizons mission that there is a 1 in 300 chance of
an accident resulting in release of the plutonium. In the event
of such an accident the EIS states that the deadly plutonium could
be carried by winds for a 60-mile radius throughout Central Florida.
Clean-up costs for a plutonium accident would range from $241 million
to $1.3 billion per square mile.
more information on the planned launch by Karl Grossman
to calendar of events