Announcement about Sunday noon action against war in Ukraine


Carol Clarke
 

Friends,
This announcement came to the email for scheduling space in the meetinghouse.  I am putting it on our Witness Listserv.

Mary Anne Grady Flores

9:26 AM (1 hour ago)
to peaceandjusticeIthacaDivestEleanorbeyondDrone, bcc: me
Please Post!  Join Global Peace Rallies! 
Stop War in Ukraine. Russian Troops Out. No NATO Expansion
Sun.12 pm- Peace Triangle-Wegmans Bridge, Rt. 13 & Clinton st., Ithaca, NY 
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Join the Global Day of Action: Sunday, March 6th, 2022.  Stop the War in Ukraine. Russian Troops Out. No NATO.

An international anti-war zoom meeting on February 26 attended by thousands and organized by CODEPINK, Stop the War Coalition, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the No To NATO network agreed to an international day of anti-war action on Sunday, March 6. We call on everyone who opposes this war to take to the streets on March 6 in a massive display of global opposition to the war and the warmongers. The war in Ukraine is a disaster for the people of Ukraine and a terrible threat to us all, including increasing the danger of nuclear war. The Doomsday Clock shows 100 seconds to midnight on January 20, 2022, before nuclear weapons were put on high alert by Russia. (Courtesy of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists). We oppose the Russian invasion and call for the immediate withdrawal of all Russian troops. We recognize that the expansion of NATO and the aggressive approach of Western states have helped cause the crisis and we demand an end to NATO expansion. We also oppose sanctions that will harm ordinary Russians and call on all countries to welcome refugees fleeing the war. 

There have already been many anti-war demonstrations throughout Russia. As of March 4, over 9,000 have been arrested, beaten, and many more detained for protesting, saying no to war in Ukraine. Some Russian soldiers have refused to obey orders. Many demonstrations have taken place in other countries. What we need now is a massive, unified response by peace-loving people around the world to say No to War with Russia over Ukraine; Yes to Negotiations and Peace. 

https://www.codepink.org/openletter_ukraine Sign an open letter in solidarity with the Russian protestors. 

Bring your signs. Look for posters or download quotes for signs look here. 

Members of groups participating: CodePink, Ithaca Catholic Workers, Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Black Lives Matter, Vets for Peace, Ithaca Friends Mtg (Quakers), Jewish Voice for Peace, Pax Christi Upstate NY, Upstate Drone Action, and more TBA. Send your group’s name to gradyflores08@... if you’d like to add the group name as participants. This announcement will be sent again. 

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Mary Anne Grady Flores
Ithaca, NY 14850 1-607-280-8797
Ithaca Catholic Workers  /  Los Obreros Catolicos de Ithaca

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"Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely 
essential to it"   Howard Zinn (1922-2010)     
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absolutamente esencial para que" Howard Zinn (1922-2010)


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