TICKETS ARE GOING FAST — RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!APRIL 9th NEW YORK CITY: PROTEST THE WARS!
ROUND TRIP RI-NYC BUS TICKETS ARE ONLY $40! SPECIAL: $20/sliding scale STUDENT/LOW INCOME SEATS AVAILABLE!
- US Out of Afghanistan and Iraq Now! Free Palestine! US Out of the Middle East!
- Hands Off Yemen, Libya, Bahrain!
- Money for Health Care, Jobs, and Education–Not for War!
- Free Bradley Manning! Defend Wikileaks!
The RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation (RIMC) is joining with the United National Antiwar Committee, 1199SEIU, Center for Constitutional Rights, Muslim Peace Coalition USA, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Veterans for Peace, International Action Center, Pax Christi USA, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Fellowship of Reconciliation, and dozens of other organizations on April 9th to bring people from across the United States to take part in an April 9th protest in New York City as we enter the eighth year of the Iraq occupation.
The thousands who march will demand “From Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime” and “We Need Jobs and Education, Not Wars and Occupation.” We will insist on an end to the war threats and economic sanctions against Iran. US hands off Libya, Bahrain, Yemen. End drone attacks on Pakistan. We will say no to the illegal U.S. program of detention and torture. Close Guantanamo, stop renditions.
To buy your ticket, leave a message at 401-861-1258 or send an email to RIstopwar@gmail.com with the following information:
- Your name and the name of everyone in your party.
- Your phone number.
- How many tickets you would like to purchase.
- Where (PROVIDENCE or RICHMOND) you would like to board.
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National April 9th website: http://nationalpeaceconference.org/Home_Page.php
Download the 8.5×11 flyer (PDF).
- End Obama’s Wars and Occupations NOW!
- Money for Jobs–Not for War!
- End the Attacks on Civil Liberties!
Gather at 4PM in Burnside Park; march at 4:30PM to the RI Convention Center, where President Obama is appearing at a $500-a-head fundraiser at 5PM. (8.5×11 Flyer)
The Iraq war is continuing, with a large number of military contractors in addition to 50,000 US troops, some involved in combat operations. President Obama has engaged in a major ex…pansion of the war in Afghanistan, with the recent addition of 40,000 troops, as well as an expansion of the covert war in Pakistan, where the drone attacks conducted by the CIA have quadrupled under the Obama administration.
At the same time that we are seeing a major expansion of the US wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as a growing military presence in Latin America, we are also witnessing increased repression and harassment of both the Muslim-American and the antiwar communities in the US. Just a few weeks ago, the FBI conducted raids against antiwar activists in Minneapolis, Chicago and other cities.
President Obama was elected to promote change, but instead we are seeing an expansion of US wars abroad and attacks on civil liberties at home. Even the President’s early promise to close the extra-legal prison at Guantanamo has not been fulfilled.
RIMC urges everyone who supports peace, justice and civil liberties to join us! (RSVP on Facebook.)
Come out to demand:
- Stop the repression against antiwar and international solidarity activists!
- Immediately return all confiscated materials: computers, cell phones, papers, documents, etc!
- End the grand jury proceedings and FBI raids against all antiwar activists.
Read Providence Journal columnist Bob Kerr’s piece on the importance of this protest!
The RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation (RIMC) has called for a protest of the recent FBI raids on the antiwar movement in Minneapolis and other cities. The protest will be held outside the Federal Building at Kennedy Plaza this Wednesday, September 29, at 5:00PM. Similar protests are being held around the country this week to oppose FBI intimidation of the antiwar movement and defend freedom of speech.
When the Aug. 31 deadline date passes, there will still be approximately 50,000 US troops permanently based in Iraq and more combat brigades on the way. Since the “War on Terror” is everywhere and perpetual, the U.S. war machine embraces a worsening quagmire in Afghanistan and initiates new provocations toward Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and others. Come join the rally and street action in an effort to counter the propaganda and bring unmediated information to the public. Your presence and support would help to make this a successful event and revive your humanity.
Sponsored by the RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation. For more info, email RIStopWar@gmail.com.
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Featuring PROF. DEREK SEIDMAN of Trinity College, just back from Honduras on a delegation with Witness for Peace.
Since the elections of November 2009— boycotted as a sham by most of the public—the US and its allies have declared a “return to normalcy” in Honduras. But the situation is normal only insofar as the same people who overthrew the elected president in June 2009 remain in ultimate power. Under the new regime of Porfirio Lobo, the Honduran people have had to endure death squads targeting activists and journalists, military occupations of their land, and government attempts to ram through vicious anti-labor legislation—while the White House and State Department give their blessings.
Come hear an eyewitness account of Honduras today.
Contribute to the BRADLEY MANNING DEFENSE FUND! A collection will be taken at the meeting: $5 suggested donation.
Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation. For more info, contact RIStopWar@gmail.com.
Professor Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: The Iraq War in Context, speaks on “US Economic, Strategic, and Foreign Policy in the Middle East” for RIMC. (Thanks as always to Paul Hubbard for the video.)
UPDATE: The Providence Journal printed the following statement on page A2 of the June 12 issue:
A recent account of the spray-painting of a swastika on the walls of Temple Am David in Warwick made reference to a Providence demonstration the day before that called for Israel to end its blockade of Gaza. That reference was not intended to suggest that the Providence protest was anti-Semitic in nature, and the Journal regrets any such inference.
Original post follows.
While the RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation (RIMC) appreciates the coverage in the Providence Journal last week of our protest action regarding the Israeli attack against a Gaza aid flotilla, we strongly object to the reference to the protest in a June 3 article by Journal staffer Eugene Emery, about the anti-Semitic defacing of a synagogue in Warwick (see article below the break).
The Israeli massacre aboard a ship in international waters attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, has received worldwide condemnation, including a statement by the new Conservative Prime Minister of Great Britain. To link in any way our peaceful protest of this massacre on the high seas with the defacing of a local synagogue, was unfair and an instance of poor journalism.
We have every right to engage in protests against an unwarranted and vicious action by a foreign government without being gratuitously linked with a local instance of anti-Semitism. This is unfair and insulting to our members, many of whom have made lifelong commitments to work for peace, freedom and social justice. We request that the Journal issue a retraction and an apology for conflating two stories that were totally unrelated.
The Israeli military has attacked unarmed Palestine solidarity activists bringing aid to blockaded and besieged Gaza. A flotilla of international activists set said for Gaza bearing food, aid, and solidarity with the Gazan people. For this “crime,” they were attacked by Israeli commandos who boarded the humanitarians’ ships and opened fire. We know of at least ten activists killed, many wounded, and all have been detained by the Israeli military. This coincides with a new assault on Gaza. Come to an emergency action in protest of Israeli’s relentless violence against the Palestinian people and those who stand in solidarity with them.
- President Obama and Congress: Condemn the Israeli assault!
- Release the kidnapped activists!
- Let the Freedom Flotilla deliver humanitarian aid!
- Lift the siege on Gaza!
Protest initiated by the RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation. If your organization would like to endorse, please contact RIStopWar@gmail.com.
featuring MOLLY LITTLE, Abuse Documentation Coordinator for No More Deaths/No Más Muertes in Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.SUNDAY, MAY 9, 12:30PM Olneyville Neighborhood Association 122 Manton Avenue, Providence RI (Atlantic Mills Building – RIPTA 27)
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION
Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition, Brown Students for Justice in Palestine, International Socialist Organization, Olneyville Neighborhood Association, RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation, Standing on the Side of Love Committee (First Unitarian Church of Providence).
For more information, see the event page.