“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 4, 1967
As you know, after the October antiwar actions, more than 75 actions, we held a meeting to discuss next steps. It was decided that we should have another week of actions and the week around Martin Luther King Day, Jan 14 – 22 was proposed. So, we are moving forward organizing STOP U.S. Wars actions again during that week. Many organizations endorsed the October week of actions and are anxious to continue.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. so correctly reminded us, the U.S. is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. Since WWII, the US has initiated more than 60 military interventions in foreign countries. The US/NATO proxy war in Ukraine brings the US in direct confrontation with a major nuclear power as does its provocation against China over Taiwan. So, it is extremely important that we build a strong, unified antiwar movement that can break through the media propaganda and censorship and end the US military aggression around the world.
Each of our actions are based on building local connections among various solidarity organizations. A variety of actions are encouraged from demonstrations, teach-Ins, banner drops, chalk-ins to street meetings.
Actions linking ALL the continuing US wars and sanctions is a unifying focus and helps break through the propaganda that saturates each war.
Please start organizing now. You can send any planned action to UNACpeace@gmail.com and we will set up a form to enter information on your actions in the coming days.
In peace and solidarity,
The following list are the organizations and activists participating in past Coordinated Actions and the Unifying Call to: STOP U.S. Wars.
Stop US/NATO Wars and Sanctions
Today working people face escalating costs of food and energy, recession, growing insecurity and attacks on efforts to unionize. The continuing wars and military provocations have brought us to the brink of nuclear war.
Stop Washington’s war moves toward Russia and China!
Stop endless wars: Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Palestine…. everywhere
Sponsoring groups: United National Antiwar Coalition, Popular Resistance, Black Alliance for Peace, International Action Center, World Beyond War, BAYAN USA, Green Party USA, Black is Back Coalition, Sanctions Kill Campaign, Students for a Democratic Society, US Peace Council, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Alliance for Global Justice, National Immigrant Solidarity Network, Friends of the Congo, Ban Killer Drones, China-US Solidarity Network, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Socialist Actions, Solidarity Committee of the Americas, Welfare Rights Committee, Workers World Party, Socialist Unity Party, Women Against Military Madness, Mayday Books, Anti-War Committee (MN), Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Minnesota War Tax Resistance, Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, Chicago Antiwar Coalition, People Opposed to war, Imperialism and Racism, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27, Ban Killer drones, Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, The Virginia Defender, Party of Communists USA, Odessa Solidarity Campaign, Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Hawaii Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines,, Twin Cities Assange Defense Committee, PeaceWorks of Greater Brunswick, San Diego Free Mumia Coalition, Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, Women in Struggle, Just Peace Advocates (Canada),Mobilization Against War & Occupation (Canada), Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War (Canada), Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (Canada),Kwame Nkrunah Ideological Institute (South Africa), Swedish Peace Council, Coop Anti-War Cafe (Berlin).,Canadian Peace Congress…