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Spring Rising: An Antiwar Intervention in Washington DC
When:
03.18.2015 - 03.21.2015 
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SpringRising.org -- an Antiwar Intervention in Washington DC March 18 – 21

12 Years Since “Shock & Awe” Invasion of Iraq:
NO MORE U.S. War on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen...Stop the Endless War


Four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ "shock and awe" attack on Iraq and occupation in a completely illegitimate, immoral war.

Wednesday, March 18
5 – 7:30 pm Meet & Greet 7:30 pm Concert – David Rovics & friends
Plymouth United Church of Christ 5301 N. Capital Street NE Donation

Thursday, March 19
9:00 am – 1:00 pm "Challenging Congress" – a morning of lobbying against U.S. wars
Meet in Rayburn House Office cafeteria 45 Independence Avenue South

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  People’s Uprising Tour: From Empire and War to Justice with Peace.

1:00 pm pick-up U.S. Capitol (specific place TBA) End, White House. Bus tour organized by the Peoples' Soapbox Network to offices of those agencies & companies who plan, profit from and are complicit in war crimes of empire.

7:00 – 9:00 pm Teach-In Part One: "Connected: U.S. Military Aggression & Climate Catastrophe”
Mai Abdul Rahman, David Schwartzman. Others TBA
La Casa 3166 Mount Pleasant Street NW

Friday, March 20
11:00 am – 9:30 pm Teach-In Part Two
University of the District of Columbia Law School 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW

11:00 – 12:30 From Ukraine to ISIS to Drones: Why We Must Demilitarize US Foreign Policy
Marjorie Cohn, Matthew Hoh, Raymond McGovern

12:45 – 2:15 Stopping Targeted Killing by the U.S. Around the World & Stopping Killing with Impunity by             U.S. Police; Connections & Challenges Marsha Coleman-Abedayo, Carl Dix, Nick Mottern

2:30 – 4:00  End These Endless Wars: Perspectives from Veterans and Military Families
Kevin Lucey

4:15 – 5:45  Tax Resistance (no info available yet)

6:00  7:30  World Beyond War: An Alternative Global Security System
David Swanson, Matthew Hoh, Robert Fantina

7:45 – 9:30  U.S. Wars of Aggression and Islamic Jihad: What is the Danger, and How Should the Anti-war Movement Respond?  William Blum, Alan Goodman, Raed Jarrar, Cindy Sheehan, Dalia Wasfi

Saturday, March 21

12:00 pm Rally at Lafayette Park in front of the White House

1:00 pm   March from the White House, through Chinatown to the Capitol

Warming Centers will be available for music, cultural exchanges, meeting up, banner making…  For info on the following Warming Centers, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 202-390-2449202-390-2449

This nonviolent intervention was originally proposed by Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox and the Soapbox People's Network. It has been endorsed and will be supported by Amnesty International Charlottesville, the ANSWER Coalition, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Baltimore Pledge of Resistance, CND CYMRU, CODEPINK, the Granny Peace Brigade of New York City, KnowDrones.com, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Military Families Speak Out,  National Association Against Police Brutality, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, the Network to Stop Drone Surveillance and Warfare, the No Fear Coalition, United National Antiwar Coalition, Veterans For Peace, Voices for Creative Non-Violence, WarIsACrime.org, Washington Peace Center, Witness Against Torture, World Beyond War, and World Can't Wait.

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