Upcoming Actions This Fall
This fall there will be several major antiwar actions.
On September 15, General Petreaus will be briefing the United States Congress on the success of the “surge.” ANSWER, along with several other groups including Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, and the Muslim-American Freedom Society will be hosting a mass march from the White House to the Capitol. After the march Iraq Veterans Against the War will hold a die-in of over 4,000 people and are looking for volunteers to participate. The die-in is an act of civil disobedience and participants may risk arrest. For those unable to risk arrest there will be a permitted rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol. For more info click here
September 23 and every subsequent third Friday of the month marks the Iraq Moratorium a day where participants pledge to due something different from their day-to-day routine in protest of the Iraq War. It can be as something as simple as wearing a black armband or not buying gas. For more info click here
The Troops Out Now Coalition will also be having a mass march on Washington D.C. September 29. The march will follow a week long encampment (22-29) in front of the Capitol demanding funding for the war be cut off. For more info click here
The United For Peace and Justice Coalition, of which SPAN is a member, is calling for 8 massive regional demonstrations on October 27. Currently there are no other details, but as soon as more information becomes available it will posted on the SPAN blog.