[WPC] The WPC ACTIVIST ALERT for October 24 - October 30, 2007 is UPDATED
Washington Peace Center
wpc at igc.org
Thu Oct 25 14:44:20 PDT 2007
The Activist Alert has been updated for the week of October 24 to October 30, 2007!
You can view it now on our web site:
where you'll find many listings of peace and justice actions, community and cultural events, job postings and more.
[Apologies for the late notice this week--this email was not sent earlier due to administrative error. -JM]
Meanwhile few notable upcoming events are highlighted below. See you in the streets!
**THIS Saturday, October 27 ** FALL OUT AGAINST THE WAR ** UFPJ National Mobilization **
11 Massive Demonstrations for Peace!
Mid-Atlantic Regional Demonstration (DC, VA, MD, DE, NJ, PA) in Philadelphia, PA Independence Mall 2-5pm
Help Adopt-a-Block for the 3 mile long Human Chain from the VA Hospital to Independence Mall!
March from Camden, NJ, over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge! Join the solemn Caravan of Coffins representing the war dead from each state. Pick up a sign and chant in the streets! Just BE there--this war is not gonna stop itself!
DC Coffin Sendoff Ceremony: 10:30am, U.S. Army Recruiting Station, 1400 Florida Ave., NE (if you can't make it to Philly)
For more information: http://www.oct27.org/, http://www.unitedforpeace.org/, or call us at 202/234-2000.
** Vans to Philadelphia! ** The Washington Peace Center, in conjunction with peace groups in Maryland and Virginia, is organizing transportation to and from Philly for the October 27 mobilization. Leave the DC area at 9am, arrive Philadelphia between 12 and 1pm, depart Philly between 6pm and 7pm, and return to DC by around 10 pm, weather and traffic permitting. Cost: $30. AVAILABILITY IS CONTINGENT ON INTEREST, so if you want to join a posse of energetic DC peacemongers demanding peace and accountability in the cradle of our democracy, CONTACT US TODAY!!
Call 202/234-2000 or email wpc at igc.org with "O27 PHILLY VAN" in the subject line.
** Friday, October 26 ** RECOVERING FROM RACISM ** IVAW Co-Chair Adam Kokesh speaks at GWU **
7pm-9pm GWU Marvin Center, Room 405 (21st and H St. NW)
As a member of both Iraq Veterans Against the War and the GWU Campus Anti-War Network, Adam Kokesh got in hot water earlier this month for his role in a flyer scandal on campus. Those who read the flyer in its entirety recognized it for clever satire, sending up the Islamo-phobic racism inherent in the "Islamo-Fascism Awareness" week (scheduled this week by neo-right-wing mouthpiece David Horowitz). But the group bringing Horowitz to GW took offense, as did the administration, and the fallout continues to threaten both his tenure as a student at GW and as co-chair of IVAW. Kokesh remains one of the clearest and most corageous anti-war voices in the movement, and on Friday you can hear him for yourself.
(And if you're dying to see what Horowitz has to say about the supposed threat of Islamo-Fascism--or call him out for his fallacies--he's speaking in the same room in the Marvin Center on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30pm.)
** TONIGHT!! ** Wednesday, October 24 ** MotherTongue Spoken Word - 9th Anniversary Show!! **
8:30 pm - The Black Cat - 1811 14th St., NW - $10 req. donation
First Class Spoken Word--of, by and for young women of color with mighty voices of passion and persistence.
Don't miss this night of special performances!
** SAVE THE DATE!: Friday, December 14 **
THE WASHINGTON PEACE CENTER ANNUAL PEACE AND JUSTICE ACTIVIST AWARDS BANQUET
Foundry United Methodist Church, 16th and P St., NW 7-10pm
Awards! Delicious Food! Poetry, Music and Dancing! Arts and Crafts Auction!
Please do not miss this celebration of the best our community has to offer.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: If you know a local activist (or group) you believe is/are deserving of special recognition for her/his/their work over the past year on behalf of peace and social justice, please forward to us her/his/their name, a phone or email contact, and the reason/s for the nomination (don't forget to include Your Name and a phone or email contact). Nominations may be sent to wpc at igc.org, or called in to 202/234-2000.
Short News Items:
Start Loving is still fasting for peace, after fasting for over 100 days in front of the Sudan Embassy last spring and summer to bring attention to the plight of Darfur. Start (formerly Jay McGinley) is now in day 25 of a fast in front of the Cannon House Office Building. Start is vigiling and fasting to prevent the US from attacking Iran, and to hasten our exit from Iraq. If you want to learn more about Start Loving you can check his blog at his website: http://startlovingusforcesiraniraq.blogspot.com/ He is willing to accept your support--you may contact him directly or through the Washington Peace Center.
** NO WAR! NO WARMING! ** Tremendous credit to the dedicated activists, mostly youth (but including some more experienced hands like Ted Glick, now in day 50 of his own fast for peace, environmental justice and sanity), who were involved in the No War! No Warming! demonstrations on Monday, October 22, 2007. Over 60 people were arrested demonstrating their commitment to peace and climate justice, prevailing upon Congress to use its power with wisdom and confidence to stop the war and channel our national resources to addressing the real crisis: Global Climate Change. For more information about No War! No Warming! visit the website at http://www.nowarnowarming.org/.
Thank you for everything you do for peace.
Washington Peace Center
P.O. Box 50032
Washington DC 20091-0032
wpc at igc.org / 202-234-2000
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