Spring Rising: An Antiwar Intervention in DC

January 29, 2015

Spring Rising: An Antiwar Intervention in DC


Coming out of a meeting held in Washington, DC, on January 10, plans are coming together for an antiwar intervention in the U.S. capital.

A series of events will be held just as the ongoing U.S. war in Iraq -- recently restarted in a new form -- passes the 12-year mark since the March 2003 invasion. 

Here's the schedule so far:

 Wednesday, March 18: Peace gathering and fellowship.

 Thursday, March 19th: Lobbying on Capitol Hill, followed by a tour of the war machine: homes and offices of war criminals.

 Friday, March 20th: Afternoon and evening teach-in: Ending Current Wars, Ending the Institution of War.

This event will examine ISIS and U.S. warmaking in Western Asia and elsewhere; the damage militarism does to the natural environment, economies, and civil rights; and how the war system can be replaced with a peace system.

Saturday, March 21st: Protest at the White House, followed by march.

This nonviolent intervention was originally proposed by Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox and the Soapbox People's Network. It has been endorsed and will be supported by the ANSWER Coalition, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Baltimore Pledge of Resistance, CODEPINK, the Granny Peace Brigade of New York City, KnowDrones.com, Military Families Speak Out, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, the Network to Stop Drone Surveillance and Warfare, United National Antiwar Coalition, Veterans For Peace, Voices for Creative Non-Violence, WarIsACrime.org, Witness Against Torture, World Beyond War, and World Can't Wait.

To endorse, volunteer, get involved or learn more, go to:  http://SpringRising.org

 Contact Dede at dede4peace@gmail.com

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