The People’s Mobilization To Stop The US War Machine, Save The Planet Begins

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New York City – The People’s Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet begins today. 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.

On the weekend of the International Day for Peace, the People’s Mobilization declares its dedication to stopping the US War Machine and demands 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 say we’ve had enough of the US War Machine.

The People’s Mobilization also demands that 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. We demand an immediate transition to a peace economy that uses our resources to meet human needs and protect the planet.

Major events include:

Sunday, September 22 – The People’s Mobe Rally and March starting in Herald Square at 34th St and 6th Ave at 2:00 pm. Meet Embassy Protectors, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Rebel Diaz and many more speakers and artists. We’ll march to the United Nations after the rally (ending at Ralph Bunch Park at 43rd St and First Ave).

Monday, September 23 – A Path to International Peace at Community Church of New York at 40 East 35th St, NYC, 10016. The event begins at 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm).

This event will feature diplomatic representatives from Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Live music by David Rovics. Presentation of the US Peace Prize by Dr. Michael Knox. And a panel on transnational solidarity moderated by Anya Parampil of the Grayzone Project featuring Ajamu Baraka of Black Alliance for Peace, Taryn Fivek of International Action Center, Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance, the Honorable Leon Siu of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Lorraine Liriano of a Call to Action for Puerto Rico and Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report. Opening by Kevin Zeese and Closing by Joe Lombardo.

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE AND BRING A PHOTO ID. Bags will be checked at the door. Please do not bring much with you. No food or drink in the church. Register at bit.ly/RSVPapathtopeace. The event is free but we will accept donations to help cover the costs. The event will be covered live by WBAI 99.5 in New York City and livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/PopularResistanceOrg/.

Facebook event pages for Saturday and Sunday are here https://www.facebook.com/events/1142227375986594/ and here https://www.facebook.com/events/2515826945303019/

 

The People’s Mobe will also march in the Climate Strike on Friday, September 20 with messages connecting militarism and the climate crisis. We’ll meet in front of the Municipal Credit Union at 2 Lafayette St (near Foley Square) at noon and march to Battery Park.

On Saturday, September 21, the People’s Mobe will join the march for Puerto Rico’s independence starting at Columbus Circle at 11:00 am and marching to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the United Nations. In the evening, we’ll attend “Race, Militarism and Black Resistance in the ‘Americas'” at the Green Worker Cooperative, 1231 Lafayette Ave, in the Bronx starting at 5:00 pm.

  • voza0db

    The only way to stop the wars is when modern slaves stop joining the military and/or if those already in the military REFUSE to go to foreign wars just to make a few more $€£!

  • It will be interesting to see how activism responds after we all fall off the economic cliff (coming our way any week now). Will activism go quiet while everyone scurries around looking for a way to earn enough to eat and keep a roof over their head? or, will the movements expand in participation, get on the same page, and put some teeth into their bite?

  • Greeley Miklashek

    And nothing about the main force driving all wars and environmental decline: TOO MANY HUMANS using too many natural resources and producing too much pollution? Go Bernie!

  • Yesterday I attended a climate “protest” (more like a parade) and while I was bee bopping around, there were actually two gentlemen discussing the population issue. This is the first time I’ve heard it being discussed – the sad part was that they were fairly convinced that lowering population wasn’t necessary – they felt all we need to do is change our consumption habits and 10 billion people can be supported by the planet.

    I suppose in the grand scheme of things it really doesn’t matter. Population is going to be reduced without a conscious effort – fertility rate decline caused by pollution and pharmaceutical side effects, the almost certain global war heading our way (my guess is within the next two years), famine from ecosystem shifts, weather events, and economic events…

    The sad thing is, it didn’t have to be this way. And, if there was a collective will, all of these destructive factors could be mitigated. I’m seeing way too much complacency and denial for the necessary effort to be put forth. If I had to place a bet, at this juncture, I’d have to bet that total chaos will come to pass and only after that will there be a chance that something worthwhile can be created from the rubble.

  • Steven Berge

    Good to see anti war sentiment asserting itself. The media has sanitized war or kept from reporting on it very much, so the people aren’t as aware of what is really going on as in the Viet Nam war. They learned their lesson during the Viet Nam war and have now subdued the information. During the Viet Nam war, the anti war protesters actually had the president scared for his life! He saw how many there were and said to Kissinger, “Henry, they’re going to come and get us!” Be active!

  • Greeley Miklashek

    Great comment! My lifetime of medical practice and research ledme to discover that population density stress was causing ALL of our rapidly increasing “diseases of civilization”. Anyone who does not understand that ALL wars are the direct product of nations competing for dwindling natural resources and “lebensraum” has not read history and has no understanding of human behavior, especially in armies.

    However, fertility rate decline is not the important stat, “infertility” is, and it has increased 100% in 34 years in America. I believe this to be an effect of population density stress. Read former NIH researcher George Chrousos on this. He explains the endocrine basis for reproductive control and the effects of the stress hormone “cortisol”, and others.

    The collapse you predict is to come in two years has been underway for decades already. 55% of American adults have at least one serious chronic medical condition and 80% of us over 50! Population density stress is killing us NOW! Stress R Us

  • I’ve read Stress R Us and agree that population density is one of the causal factors of various ailments.
    Just to clarify, my …”within the next two years” comment was directed toward the onset of global war not the timing of a collapse.

  • Greeley Miklashek

    Thanks for the clarification. I can’t only hope that it will be an extinction level event for humanity.

  • lol you are so morbid

  • Greeley Miklashek

    Thank you! It’s so hard to find someone who appreciates me!

  • Greeley Miklashek

    Actually, I’m an optimist but I serve the interests of my God, Mother Nature, and all Her myriad other species since I retired from 42 years of trying to save humanity from itself. We just serve different masters apparently. The future of the human species is bleak indeed and I have documented that future in my book, because that’s where the data forced me to go. I was as surprised as anyone with what I discovered: time’s up for humans. We were a great experiment that just didn’t work out. God and Our Great Mother will no doubt try again. They always have.