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APRIL 9th – END THE WARS — Buses to NYC !!

Mon, Feb 21, 2011

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PLEASE REPLY TO  SBURKE@MIDCOAST.COM  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE BUS TO NYC.

It’s time to be on the streets!
Note that several Maine groups are sponsors of this event.

Begin forwarded message:


From: Steve Burke <sburke@midcoast.com>


To: Midcoast P&J Statewide list —  http://midcoastpeaceandjustice.org


IT’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…Steve
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April 9th: End the Wars at Home and Abroad

United National
Antiwar Committee
UNACpeace@gmail.com or UNAC at P.O. Box 123, Delmar, NY 12054
518-227-6947   www.UNACpeace.org
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
from the
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

    Project Salam

    Canadian Peace Alliance

    BAUAN USA

    Lynne Stewart Defense Committee

   Office of the Americas

    Tariq Ali

    Dr. Margaret Flowers  PNHP *

    Ramsey Clark

Ahmed Shawk, editor, International Socialist Review
Al-Awda

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

Bashir Abu-Manneh
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

Boston UNAC

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

Northwest Greens

NotMyPriorities.org

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

Socialist Action

Socialist Organizer

Socialist Viewpoint

Solidarity

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

Virginia Defender

West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice

WESTPAC Foundation

Women against Military Madness

Workers International League

Workers World Party

Youth for International Socialism



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