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Photos/Video-Boston First Night 2013 Against the Wars
by Michael Borkson
Email: nosanctions (nospam) yahoo.com
01 Jan 2013
Boston,Mass.-Dec. 31, 2012:
Boston anti-war activists held a peace vigil in Copley Square, Boston in the midst of Boston's New Years Eve 2013 festivities.
Boston, Mass.-Dec. 31, 2012:
About 20 peace activists braved the cold and held an anti-war informational
vigil in Copley Square right before the Boston First Night New Years Eve 2013 parade. Stop the War and Free Bradley Manning stickers were passed out to the crowds passing by, as well as very visible peace banners and signs displayed.
From the organizers announcement--
FIRST NIGHT AGAINST THE WARS - DEC. 31, COPLEY SQ. LIBRARY, CORNER BOYLSTON & DARTMOUTH, 3 PM - 6 PM VIGIL, FOLLOWED BY MARCHING IN THE FIRST NIGHT PARADE.
Bring banners, signs. Please make copies of handout on Boston UNAC's website below and bring to distribute. Please send to your lists, post on website, Facebook, twitter..
FIRST NIGHT AGAINST
A New Year’s Resolution for 2013:
A YEAR OF PEACE,
NOT WARS AND OCCUPATIONS!
As another year of US and Israeli wars and occupations comes to a close leaving tens of thousands dead and injured and many more living in terror from Gaza to Pakistan, we call on all people of conscience to remember the suffering caused in our name and to join the struggle for peace. Only mass outrage and action can change this deadly path of violence. Join us as we make our voices heard in the new year and make the following demands:
Stop the drones!
No U.S. intervention in Syria or Iran!
No unconditional aid to Israel!
Contact us to learn more and to join the struggle to build a broad-based peace movement in Boston and beyond.
Boston United National Antiwar Coalition, www.UNACpeace.org
Stop the Wars Coalition
Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, www.jvp-boston.org
Veterans For Peace, Smedley Butler Brigade, www.smedleyVFP.org
Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, www.BCPRights.org
Boston Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, www.boston.wilpf.org
Boston United for Justice with Peace Coalition, www.justicewithpeace.org
Code Pink Greater Boston, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Greater-Boston-Code-Pink/121137594607441