Antiwar Movement Rallies September 20 - 23 to Highlight U.S. Lawlessness and U.S. War Machine Around the World
NEW YORK CITY – The People's Mobilization to Stop the U.S. War Machine and Save the Planet (People's Mobe) is being held in New York City during the United Nation's General Assembly from September 20 to 23. (See Schedule of Events, below.) The Rally and March will begin at the Northwest corner of Herald Square near 34th St. and 6th Ave., at 2:00 p.m. The rally features Roger Waters, members of the Embassy Protection Collective, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, music by Ben Grosscup plus many solidarity, climate crisis, and resistance groups. More special guests to be announced.
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September 16, 2019
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Madelyn Hoffman, New Jersey Peace Council, 973-876-1023
Sara Flounders, International Action Center, 201-388-7428
After the rally, the People's Mobe will march to the United Nations to demand the United States be held accountable for its regular manipulation and violations of international law. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council and world power, the United States has been able to block efforts to stop its crimes.
The People's Mobe connects the issues of militarism, climate crisis, racism, and decolonization. The events are being held during the UN General Assembly because to achieve economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace requires the United States to stop its widespread violations of international law.
"It is time to stop the US War Machine," said Margaret Flowers of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective. "We demand the US be held accountable for its destructive acts. The US government must begin to obey the UN Charter by stopping regime change operations, ending the use of unilateral coercive measures, often called sanctions, and ceasing military attacks. At a time when all of the world leaders gather, we will say we've had enough of the US War Machine."
"We demand the US sign the nuclear weapons ban treaty, rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement and Paris climate treaty, disband NATO and close bases and outposts around the world," said Ajamu Baraka, member of the Executive Committee of the US Peace Council. "Lastly, we demand an immediate transition to a peace economy that uses our resources to meet human needs and protect the planet."
See www.PeoplesMobe.org and https://www.facebook.com/events/377385812960524/
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 20
People's Climate Strike. Starts at Foley Square at noon and then march to Battery Park. We'll bring messages connecting militarism and the climate crisis.
Saturday, September 21
Puerto Rico Independence Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the UN.
Saturday, September 21
Race, Militarism and Black Resistance in the "America's" from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Green Worker Cooperative, 1231 Lafayette Ave in the Bronx.
Sunday, September 22
The People's Mobe Rally and March, Northwest corner of Herald Square near 34th St.and 6th Ave., 2:00 pm. Featuring Roger Waters, members of the Embassy Protection Collective, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, music by Ben Grosscup plus many solidarity, climate crisis, and resistance groups. More special guests to be announced.
Monday, September 23
An evening with UN representatives from countries targeted by US sanctions and intervention. "A Path to International Peace: Realizing the Vision of the United Nations Charter." Location: Community Church of New York 40 East 35th St., New York City, 10016. Hear from UN representatives and social movements. The Peace Memorial Prize will be awarded and David Rovics will perform. Time: 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). You must register in advance. Register at http://bit.ly/RSVPapathtopeace. The event is free but we will accept donations to help cover the costs.
Sponsoring organizations include:
Pima County Green Party
Green Party United States Peace Action Committee
Green Party of Bay County
Green Party of Monmouth County NJ
Green Party of Allegheny County
Green Party United States
Embassy Protection Collective
Black Alliance for Peace
United National Antiwar Coalition