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Last weekend we promised to get the anti-war movement together in Washington DC with our partners and we did just that. Thousands in front of the White House and around the country rallied against the war in Ukraine and all acts of warfare. We want to share with you the power and beauty that was present on March 18th and tell you how we are leveraging the momentum to keep taking on the war machine.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary weekend of the criminal U.S.-invasion of Iraq, a major set of actions took place including a demonstration at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 18 demanding "Peace in Ukraine – Say NO to Endless U.S. Wars” and “Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine.” Since 2003, the U.S. has engaged in sanctions (economic war) on more than 40 countries. These targets of U.S. economic warfare include the people of Cuba, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iran and many other nations. Even in the wake of the worst disasters, like the recent deadly earthquake, Washington keeps its cruel sanctions in place against Syria. U.S. bases and “commands” blanket most of the world. It is a global empire. The Biden administration is determined to escalate the Ukraine war. The real goal of the massive arming and training of Ukrainian forces has nothing to do with the interests of Ukrainian, Russian or American people. The aim instead is to “weaken Russia” as stated by the U.S. Secretary of Defense himself, even at the risk of a catastrophic nuclear war that could end life on Earth. A U.S. General commanding 50,000 troops in the Pacific also issued a letter to his sub-commanders in recent days informing them that he believes that the United States will be at war with China within two years. The danger of global war is growing! Click here for the event endorsers' list.
- Peace in Ukraine - Negotiations not escalation!
- Abolish NATO – End U.S. militarism & sanctions on Syria, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iran and many other nations
- Fund people’s needs, not the war machine!
- No war with China!
- End U.S. aid to racist apartheid Israel!
- Fight racism & bigotry at home, not other peoples!
- U.S. hands off Haiti!
- End AFRICOM!
- End the siege on Syria!
- Free all political prisoners – Mumia Abu-Jamal, Julian Assange, Leonard Peltier, and many others
3/18 DC March and Rally: Fund People Not War
"We are peace lovers! We are people who want to see an end to war!"- Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK
3/18 LA Rally: Fund People Not War
"LA protesters attempted to deliver a letter to CNN requesting the network 'feature guests and publish opinion articles in support of a ceasefire and negotiated peace to end the war in Ukraine,' but the news network’s guard just shook his head no –the door would not be opened. The letter was then taped to CNN’s glass door." - Marcy Winograd, CODEPINK
3/18 Chicago Rally: Fund People Not War
"CEO's and the bought off politicians who run our country do not have the same interests as us, ours interests are diametrically opposed to theirs... we want to fund housing for all- they want to fund war- we want to fund healthcare, education, and infrastructure for all... and THAT is why were are here today."- Danaka Katovich, CODEPINK
3/18 San Fransisco March and Rally: Fund People Not War
(credit: Savannah Kuang)
3/18 Costa Rica March and Rally: Fund People Not War
3/18 New Mexico Rally: Fund People Not War
3/18 Detroit Rally: Fund People Not War
3/18 Whittier, CA Rally
3/18 Milwaukee Rally
3/18 Albuquerque Rally
3/18 Eastsound WA Rally
3/18 Phoenix Antiwar Coalition Rally
3/18 Seattle Rally: Abolish Nuclear Weapons
(credit: Don Smith)
(credit: Don Smith)