WAR IS A CRIME EVENTS – Wisconsin, Then Washington!



Wisconsin, Then Washington!

If you are anywhere remotely near the Mid-West, head to Wisconsin now.  We need a movement that can spread from there to the rest of the country.  And we need it by next week.

US House to debate for 2 hours and vote on Thursday on whether to end the War on Afghanistan

The resolution:

The number to call your congress member:
(202) 224-3121

Timing could change, but currently it’s set for Thursday, March 17.

That could hardly be better.  We’ve planned a lobby day in DC and brown bag vigils at congress members’ local offices on the 16th.  The peace movement will gather in Washington on the 18th knowing exactly who stands where.  We’ll rally and engage in nonviolent civil resistance at the White House on Saturday t he 19th.  We’ll protest the torture of Bradley Manning at Quantico on the 20th.  And we’ll pressure Congress the following week too.

Three years ago Bush and Obama and McCain sat around a table and decided to take enough money to alleviate everybody’s hardship all over the country and . . . gave it to Wall Street crooks instead of prosecuting them for their crimes.  Our government’s financial crises could be solved by ending a war that two-thirds of us want ended.  It’s time to bring a working people’s movement for peace to the nation’s capital.


3/12/11 London, UK, Conference on Confronting Anti-Muslim Hatred, DETAILS

3/12/11 Everywhere, Rethink the Cos ts of War, DETAILS

3/13/11 Washington, D.C., Fundraiser for Bradley Manning’s Defense, 4:30 p.m. at the 5th and K NW Busboys and Poets with Emma’s Revolution, Jesselyn Raddack, Kevin Zeese, DETAILS

3/15/11 Charlottesville, Va., Film Screening of “The Electricity Fairy,” 7:30 p.m. at Minor Hall, Room 125, UVA.

3/16/11 Everywhere, Brown Bag Vigils, DETAILS

3/16/11 Washington, D.C., Lobby Day, DETAILS

3/17/11 Charlottesville, Va., Bruce Fein and David Swanson DETAILS UPDATE: C-Span Book TV will tape

3/17/11 Charlottesville, Va., Dahlia Wasfi at Random Row, 7 p.m. DETAILS

3/18/11 Washington, D.C., 5-8 pm, Pre-event at Busboys and Poets (5th and K Streets, NW) with Pulitizer Prize Winning war correspondent Chris Hedges, CODE PINK’s Medea Benjamin and author of War Is a Lie, David Swanson. Music will be provided by Deadwood, featuring Margaret Flowers, and by Watermelon Slim. DETAILS

3/18/11 Washington, D.C., 9 pm, Iraq Veterans Against the War/ Civilian Soldier Alliance Fundraiser at RAS in Petworth, 4809 Georgia Avenue NWJoin Iraq Veterans Against the War and Civilian Soldier Alliance for an evening of live music, delicious (Ethiopian) food, and social empowerment at the Ras Hall. Come support Operation Recovery: Stop the Deployment of Traumatized Troops, a veteran-led campaign to win the right to heal. This is an ALL AGES event. From: Washington Peace Center.

3/18/11 Charlottesville, Va., Bill Franklin at Random Row, 7 p.m. DETAILS

3/18/11 Charlottesville, Va., Rose Brown and the Zero Garbage Challenge, Thomas Jefferso n Memorial Church, 717 Rugby Road.

3/19/11 Washington, D.C., Stop These Wars DETAILS be at the East end of Lafayette Park by noon.

3/19/11-3/22/11 Washington, D.C., Training and lobbying to end war DETAILS

3/19/11 Washington, D.C., 5-8 p.m. Move the War Money, Save Our Communities, DETAILS

3/19/11 San Francisco, Protest War Criminal Stephen Hadley, DETAILS

3/19/11 Charlottesville, Va., Voices From the Middle East DETAILS

3/19/11 Charlottesville, Va., Anarchist Book Fair DETAILS

3/19 Kabul, Afghanistan, Walk of peace and tree-planting by multi-ethnic Afghan youth DETAILS

3/19/11 Washington, D.C., 8am – 1pm: Pax Christi Metro DC Annual Assembly at Gonzaga College High School, Lower Commons, 19 Eye Street NW, Building a Catholic Movement to end war and build peace.  This event includes featured speakers Andrew Bacevich and Michael Baxter, panel presentations, and small groups dicussions. Find the full schedule and registration info here. Registration is $35, $10 for students, and scholarships are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. From: Washington Peace Center.

3/19/11 Washington, D.C., 5-6 pm:  Dinner (Location TBA) [all three evening events will be in the same venue]; 6-8 pm: Move the War Money, Save Our Communities, The Washington Peace Center, Military Families Speak Out, and others are collaborating on this forum exploring the effects of our over-inflated military budget on our local communities.  Hear from local DC organizers on how the economic crisis is affecting DC and how we can work together across issues to change the situation . Loc ation and more details TBA; 8:30 on: Iraq Soldiers Against the War/Civilian Soldier Alliance Fundraiser – Ryan Harvey Concert, Join Iraq Veterans Against the War and Civilian Soldier Alliance for an evening of live music, delicious  food, and social empowerment. Location and more details TBA. From: Washington Peace Center.

3/20/11 David Swanson, Dave Lindorff, Dahlia Wasfi, in Wilmington, Del. DETAILS

3/20/11 Global Day of Listening – Skype-athon with youth in Iraq, Gaza, Egypt, Yemen etc about the People’s wish to live without wars. DETAILS

3/20/11 Rally for Bradley Manning at Quantico DETAILS

3/21/11 Everywhere, Candle Vigil for all the youth and People of Afghanistan and the world who have been killed in conflict and in wars. DETAILS

3/22/11 Washington, D.C., Malalai Joya, 6:30 p.m. at 14th and V Streets Busboys and Poets, DETAILS

3/25/11 Charlottesville, Va., Sudan Benefit Concert, DETAILS

3/29/11 Charlottesville, Va., Johan Galtung, 5:00 to 6:30 in the South Lawn Complex, Nau Auditorium, UVA

4/1/11 Washington, D.C., Power Shift DETAILS

4/2/11 Charlottesville, Va., Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) 3-Legged Race at 10 a.m. at Downtown Mall, DETAILS

4/4/2011 Washington, D .C., School of America’s Watch DETAILS

4/8/11 Washington, D.C., Disarmageddon DETAILS

4/8/11 Washington, D.C., Education and Strategy Conference on US Militarism DETAILS

4/9/11 New York City and San Francisco, Peace Demonstrations DETAILS

4/9/11 Asheville, NC, Speaking Truth to Power DETAILS

4/12/11 Global Day of Action on Military Spending DETAILS

4/15-18/11 Washington, D.C., Power Shift, DETAILS

4/30-5/1/11 Los Angeles, Cal., David Swanson with “War Is A Lie” at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

5/1/11 May Day

5/14/11 Athens, Ga., D avid Swanson with “War Is A Lie” at Athens Human Rights Festival, DETAILS

5/21-24/11 Washington, D.C., Move Over AIPAC, DETAILS

5/26 Washington, D.C., Bill Moyers at Busboys and Poets

6/11/11 London, UK, Conference on Afghanistan and the War of Terror, DETAILS

6/17-19/11 North Andover, Mass., Keep Space for Peace DETAILS

9/17-18/11 Charlottesville, Va., Military Industrial Complex at 50 Conference


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