THREE BIG EVENTS COMING SOON!
We need to take immediate action
to end the war in Iraq and all future oil wars
to halt the impending climate crisis
to end US addiction to oil and other fossil fuels
to rebuild New Orleans and all impacted communities
to end racism and corporate greed
to promote green jobs in a clean energy economy
read more (Go to http://www.soaw.org/)
United For Peace and Justice Regional Rallies!
October 27, 2007
Once again, members of Veterans For Peace will be taking to the streets to show their opposition to the war and occupation of Iraq, and to show their support to bring the troops home now!
There will be 11 cities around the nation holding rallies and marches and we encourage you to participate! You can learn more at the links below.
DEMONSTRATIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES
Boston - http://newenglandunited.org/
New York - http://www.oct27.org/new_york
Jonesborough, TN - http://www.oct27.org/jonesborough
New Orleans - http://www.oct27.org/new_orleans
Orlando - http://www.oct27.org/orlando
Salt Lake City - http://www.oct27.org/salt_lake_city
Chicago - http://www.oct27chicago.org/
Los Angeles - http://www.oct27.org/los_angeles
San Francisco - http://www.oct27sf.org/DotNetNuke/
Seattle - http://www.oct27.org/seattle
Philadelphia - http://www.oct27.org/philadelphia />
School of Americas Watch - Fort Benning, GA
November 15 - 18, 2007
On November 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests, their co-worker and her teenage daughter were massacred in El Salvador. A U.S. Congressional Task Force reported that those responsible were trained at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
This set off a small group of active Jesuits and veterans as they gathered outside of Ft. Benning to both remember those killed and show opposition to the United States training facility. The School of America Watch demonstrations began over 15 years ago, and the group has grown from a small handful to over 10,000 people who visit every November.
Each year, members of Veterans For Peace meet in Columbus, GA to show their solidarity for those killed by military trained at the SOA (now called Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSC). Last year, David Cline was one of the featured speakers, and this year, Executive Director, Michael McPhearson will be speaking to the crowd of 10,000 plus!
Find out more about the 2007 NOVEMBER VIGIL ( http://soaw.org/article.php?id=1295 )
Check out the VIGIL SCHEDULE for the weekend, it will continue to be updated in the coming weeks with more events (http://soaw.org/article.php?id=1580 )
WHAT TO EXPECT at Fort Benning this November (http://soaw.org/article.php?id=1095 )
START PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO COLUMBUS NOW!
VETERANS WORKING TOGETHER FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE THROUGH NON-VIOLENCE.
Veterans For Peace, 216 S. Meramec, St. Louis, MO 63105, 314-725-6005