PLEASE REPLY TO SBURKE@MIDCOAST.COM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE BUS TO NYC.
From: Steve Burke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Midcoast P&J Statewide list — http://midcoastpeaceandjustice.orgIT’S TIME TO BE ON THE STREETS!Friends, At the last meeting of the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group we decided to consider mobilizing buses to take Mainers to the International Action Center demonstration in NYC on April 9, if there is enough support.Please reply to this email if you’re interested in going, if we hear back from 20 or 30 people we’ll start to look for buses.Those of you who have been to NYC actions before will recall that the buses leave Maine in the wee hours of Sat morning and return late at that night. The cost in the past has been around 60 bucks, I’m sure it’s more than that now. We’ve always been able to come up with scholarship seats for people who need full or partial help with the fare. Lack of funds should not prevent anyone from responding.Exact times, costs, routes and pick up locations will be determined by where most riders live and the cost of the buses.This is an exploratory email to determine the level of interest in going to this action, not for the purpose of reserving seats….so, for now just let us know if you want to ride….More later…StevePLEASE FORWARD TO FRIENDS AND LISTSApril 9th: End the Wars at Home and Abroad
UNACpeace@gmail.com or UNAC at P.O. Box 123, Delmar, NY 12054
Back to the Streets!April 9th: Demonstrate Against the Wars at Home and Abroad
Call to Action
And Request for Endorsement
April 9, 2011
New York & San Francisco
United National Antiwar Committee
Endorse the call: http://nationalpeaceconference.org/Page_2.html
WHO ARE THE WARMAKERS?
THEY are the government, corporate, and financial powers that wage war, ravage the environment and the economy and trample on our democratic rights and liberties.
WHO ARE THE PEACEMAKERS?
WE are the vast majority of humanity who want peace, a healthy planet and a society that prioritizes human needs, democracy and civil liberties for all.
The Warmakers spend trillions of dollars yearly on endless wars in pursuit of global domination and profit while murdering millions of innocent people, installing corrupt and hated governments and funding occupations that displace millions from their homelands – trampling on the right of oppressed people to self-determination.
THEY send our youth – victims of the economic draft – to fight over the very fossil fuels whose unrestrained use threatens the future of the planet while corrupt and virtually unregulated oil giants dump billions of gallons of death into our rivers and oceans.
THEY wage a fake “war on terrorism” at home – the new McCarthyism – that promotes racism and Islamophobia aimed at destroying civil liberties and democratic rights.
THEY grant repeated and untold trillions in bailouts to banks, corporations and financial institutions while breaking unions, robbing pensions, destroying jobs, foreclosing homes, de-funding education and vital social services and are once again threatening Social Security and Medicare.
THEY offer no solutions to the current crises other than more of the same.
THE PEACEMAKERS DEMAND a better world. Only a massive, united, inclusive and independent movement has the power to bring it into being.
WE DEMAND Bring U.S. Troops, Mercenaries and War Contractors Home Now: Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan! End the sanctions and stop the threats of war against the people of Iran, North Korea and Yemen. No to war and plunder of the people of Latin America and Africa! End U.S. Aid to Israel! End U.S. Support to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine and the Siege of Gaza!WE DEMAND trillions for jobs, education, social services, an end to all foreclosures, quality single-payer healthcare for all, a massive conversion to sustainable and planet-saving energy systems and public transportation and reparations to the victims of U.S. terror at home and abroad.
WE DEMAND an end to FBI raids on antiwar, social justice, and international solidarity activists, an end to the racist persecution and prosecutions that ravage Muslim communities, an end to police terror in Black and Latino communities, full rights and legality for immigrants and an end to all efforts to repress and punish Wikileaks and its contributors and founders.
WE DEMAND the immediate end to torture, rendition, secret trials, drone bombings and death squads.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO A WORLD OF PEACE AND JUSTICE.
All Out April 9, 2011
Add your group’s name to the endorser list, local, state or national:http://nationalpeaceconference.org/Page_2.html
Initial List of Endorsers (List in formation)
* = For Identification only
UNAC -United National Antiwar Committee
Center for Constitutional Rights
Muslim Peace Coalition, USA
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Veterans for Peace
International Action Center
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Black Agenda Report
National Assembly to End U.S. Wars and Occupations
World Can’t Wait
Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Canadian Peace Alliance
Lynne Stewart Defense Committee
Office of the Americas
Dr. Margaret Flowers PNHP *
Ahmed Shawk, editor, International Socialist Review
American Iranian Friendship Committee
Ana Edwards, Chair, Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project – Richmond, Va.
Andy Griggs, Co-chair, California Teachers Association, Peace and Justice Caucus/UTLA-retired*
Bail Out the People Movement
Barrio Unido, San Francisco
Baltimore Job Is a Right Campaign
Battered Mother’s Custody Conference
Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace
Bob Hernandez, Chapter President, SEIU Local 1021*
Bonnie Weinstein – Bay Area United Against Wars Newsletter
Café Intifada – Los Angeles
Camilo E. Mejia, Iraq war veteran and resister
Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor
Carole Seligman – Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal *
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Coalition for Justice – Blacksburg, Va.
Colombian Front for Socialism (FECOPES)
Columbus Campaign for Arms Control
Committee for Justice to Defend the Los Angeles 8
Dave Welsh, Delegate, San Francisco Labor Council
David Keil – Metro West Peace Action (MWPA) *
Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality – Virginia
Derrick O’Keefe, Co-chair StopWar.ca (Vancouver) and
Detroit Committee to Stop FBI/Grand Jury Repression.
Doug Bullock, Albany County Legislator
Dr. Andy Coats PNHP *
DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) – New York
Elaine Brower – national steering committee of WCW and anti-war military mom
Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST)
Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Freedom Socialist Party
Gilbert Achcar – Lebanese academic and writer
Guilderland Neighbors for Peace
Haiti Action Committee
Hands off Venezuela
International Socialist Organization
Iraq Peace Action Coalition – Minneapolis
Jersey City Peace Movement
Journal Square Homeless Coalition
Kim Nguyen, Metrowest Peace Action (MWPA)*
Lillie “Ms. K” Branch-Kennedy – Director, Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (R.I.H.D.), Virginia
Lisa Savage, CODEPINK Maine, Bring Our War $$ Home Coaltion *
Los Angeles – Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee
Maggie Zhou – ClimateSOS *
Maine Veterans for Peace
Maria Cristina Gutierrez, Exec. Director, Companeros del Barrio
Mark Roman, Waterville Area Bridges for Peace & Justice
Marlena Santoyo, Germantown Friends Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Masjid As-Salam Mosque, Albany, NY
Michigan Emergency Committee Against Wars and Injustice
Middle East Children’s Alliance
Middle East Crisis Committee
Mobilization Against War and Occupation – Vancouver, Canada
Mobilization to Free Mumia
Moratorium NOW Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shut-offs
Muslim Solidarity Committee
Nancy Murray, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights*
New Abolitionist Movement
New England United
New Socialist Project
New York Labor Against the War
No More Victims
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
Northeast Peace and Justice Action Coalition
Nuestro Norte Es El Sur ((NUNO-SUR) Our North is the South
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
Pakistani Trade Union Defense Campaign
Peace and Freedom Party
Peninsula Peace & Justice, Blue Hill, Maine
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center – Palo Alto, Ca.
Peoples Video Network
Phil Wilayto, Editor, The Virginia Defender
Philadelphia Against War
Progressive Peace Coalition, Columbus Ohio
Queen Zakia Shabazz – Director, United Parents Against Lead National, Inc.
Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart Defense Committee
Revolutionary Workers Group
Rhode Island Mobilization Committee
Rochester Against War
Ron Jacobs, writer
Saladin Muhammad – Founding Member, Black Workers for Justice
Sarah Roche-Mahdi, Code Pink Boston*
Saratoga Peace Alliance
Sherry Wolf – International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Author Sexuality and Socialism
Siege Busters Working Group
Solidarity Committee of the Capital District
Stop the Wars Coalition, Boston
The Campaign Against Sanctions & Military Intervention in Iran
The Thomas Merton Center
Twin Cities Peace Campaign
Upper Hudson Peace Action
West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice
Women against Military Madness
Workers International League
Workers World PartyYouth for International Socialism
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