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News :: Organizing
Boston & 725 Communities Say "End the War!"
18 Mar 2005
ACTION ALERT * UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
http://www.unitedforpeace.org | 212-868-5545
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MAR. 18-20: 725+ COMMUNITIES SAY "END THE WAR!"
*Two-year Iraq War anniversary events in all 50 states
*Military families and veterans call for troops to come home now
*Counter-recruitment and civil disobedience actions around U.S.
*Upsurge in local and faith-based organizing nationwide
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It's historic: This weekend, on the two-year anniversary of the Iraq war, people will gather in more than 725 communities, in all 50 states, to mourn the devastating losses and call for the troops to come home now. This is more than double the number of anti-war actions that took place on the first anniversary of the war. The unprecedented number and geographic spread of these events reflect the growing breadth of U.S. peace organizing, which is reaching into more communities than it ever has.

A state-by-state listing of the towns and cities where events will occur is below. If you know of an event not represented on this list, please add it to our website calendar at http://www.unitedforpeace.org/events. If you live in a community where no event is planned yet, organize your own -- make a few signs, call a few friends, and gather in a high-profile location to demonstrate your opposition to this pointless war.

Many of the events throughout the country will feature veterans and family members of active-duty soldiers speaking out against the war. In Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg, military families and veterans have been central to organizing what promises to be an extraordinary mobilization. If you live in driving distance from Fayetteville, we urge you to join this powerful event (visit http://www.ncpeacejustice.org for more details).

There will be numerous protests outside military recruitment centers, to counter the predatory targeting of youth by the U.S. armed forces, in places ranging from Tucscon, Arizona to Springfield, Missouri to Williston, Vermont. And there will be an array of nonviolent civil disobedience actions across the country, many as part of a new National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance Against the War in Iraq (visit http://www.iraqpledge.org/ for more information).

This weekend will also mark the formal launching of Clergy and Laity Concerned About Iraq. Nurtured by United for Peace and Justice, this new national faith-based network is focusing on the immorality of the war and occupation. Visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org/faith for highlighted events and more information.

A majority of Americans now agree with the peace movement that the Iraq War was a mistake. But we have far to go in persuading the U.S. government to bring the troops home -- just yesterday, the House of Representatives voted 388 to 43 in favor of spending an additional $80+ billion on this unnecessary and pointless war. In the next few weeks we will be working to pressure members of the Senate to vote against this funding: be sure to check our website for updates on this important fight.

Join us in the streets this weekend, in communities large and small, to publicly demonstrate our determination to bring an end to this disaster.

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726 TOWNS AND CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE ANTI-WAR EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM MARCH 18-20

This list has been compiled from numerous sources, principally from the United for Peace and Justice events calendar (http://meetup.radicaldesigns.org/calendar_display.php?caltype=32)
and the anti-war vigil listings of the American Friends Service Committee
(http://www.afsc.org/standforpeace/all_vigils.php)
and Sojourners Magazine: (http://sojo.demaction.org/event/nationalEventSearch.jsp?national_event_K)

Visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org for an updated version of this list, or to add additional events..

ALABAMA: Anniston, Calera, Jacksonville, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Oneonta

ALASKA: Anchorage, Homer, Juneau

ARIZONA: Cottonwood, Phoenix, Prescott, Show Low, Tempe, Tucson, Window Rock, Winslow

ARKANSAS: Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Little Rock

CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Albion, Altadena, Bakersfield, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Bishop, Brentwood, Capistrano Beach, Castro Valley, Cazadero, Clayton, Cloverdale, Corona, Costa Mesa, Cupertino, Davis, Eagle Rock, El Centro, Encinitas, Eureka, Fairfax, Fallbrook, Fresno, Glendora, Hollister, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Idylwild, Irvine, La Canada, Lafayette, Lakeport, Livermore, Loomis, Los Angeles, Malibu, Mendocino, Mill Valley, Mountain View, Mt. Shasta, Napa, Oakland, Oxnard, Pacific Palisades, Pacifica, Palm Springs, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Penn Valley, Petaluma, Piedmont, Placerville, Pleasanton, Redding, Redlands, Reedley, Riverside, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santee, Sausalito, Sonora, Susanville, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Valencia, Van Nuys, Ventura, Walnut Creek, West Hollywood, Willits

COLORADO: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Longmont, Lyons, Niwot, Paonia, Steamboat Springs, Walsenburg

CONNECTICUT: Danbury, Hartford, Madison, New Haven, Norwalk, Shelton, West Hartford

DELAWARE: Lewes, Odessa, Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Washington, D.C.

FLORIDA: Altoona, Bunnell, Delray Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Lake Worth Beach, Lakeland, Marina, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Niceville, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Palm City, Pensacola, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Sunrise, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach

GEORGIA: Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Decatur, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Savannah, St. Simons, Stone Mountain

HAWAII: Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Pahoa

IDAHO: Boise, Ketchum, Pocatello, Sandpoint

ILLINOIS: Arlington Heights, Canton, Carbondale, Chicago, Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Kankakee, Macomb, Morton, Mt. Prospect, Naperville, Oak Park, Olney, Palatine, Park Ridge, Peoria, Rock Island, Rockford, Schaumburg, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign,

INDIANA: Bloomington, Cromwell, Ft. Wayne, Gary, Granger, Goshen, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Mishawaka, Muncie, North Manchester, Notre Dame, South Bend, Terre Haute, Washington

IOWA: Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fort Madison, Iowa City, West Union

KANSAS: Emporia, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Newton, Olathe, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Salina, Topeka, Wichita

KENTUCKY: Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, Paducah

LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge, Keithville, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Thibodaux

MAINE: Augusta, Boothbay, Brooksville, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Falmouth, Kennebunk, Machias, Newcastle, Portland, Presque Isle, Skowhegan

MARYLAND: Baltimore, Columbia, Darnestown, Eastport, Mount Rainier, Olney, Pasadena, Rockville, Salisbury, Silver Spring, Takoma Park

MASSACHUSETTS: Abington, Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Boston, Brimfield, Cambridge, Connecticut Valley, Duxbury, Fall River, Falmouth, Harwich, Holyoke, Hyannis, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Longmeadow, Monson, Montague, Nantucket, Natick, New Bedford, Newburyport, Newton, Northampton, Norton, Pittsfield, Quincy, South Hadley, Spencer, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Vineyard Haven, Wendell, Waltham, Warwick, Wenham, Westborough, Westfield, Winchester, Woburn, Worcester

MICHIGAN: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Big Rapids, Chelsea, Detroit, East Lansing, Ferndale, Flint, Fremont, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livonia, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Montague, Muskegon, Owosso, Pinckney, Port Huron, Prudenville, Redford, Royal Oak, Saranac, St. Joseph, Traverse City

MINNESOTA: Alexandria, Anoka, Bemidji, Burnsville, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Lake Crystal, Lino Lakes, Litchfield, Little Falls, Marshall, Minneapolis, Montevideo, Red Wing, Shoreview, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Stillwater

MISSISSIPPI: Biloxi, Jackson, Jonestown, Oxford, Starkville, Tupelo

MISSOURI: Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Lake St. Louis, Osage Beach, Rolla, Springfield, St. Louis

MONTANA: Bozeman, Dillon, Dutton, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Whitefish

NEBRASKA: Belgrade, Gothenburg, Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln, Omaha

NEVADA: Las Vegas, Reno

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Concord, Conway, Gofftown, Hanover, Keene, Milford, Plymouth, Wakefield, Walpole, Wolfeboro

NEW JERSEY: Atlantic City, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Cherry Hill, Englewood, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Highland Park, Lambertville, Maplewood, Marlton, Merchantville, Montclair, Moorestown, Ocean Gate, Secaucus, Stirling, Woodstown

NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Rinconada, Santa Fe, Silver City, Taos, Truth or Consequences

NEW YORK: Albany, Bay Shore, Bellport, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chatham, Cherry Valley, Cooperstown, Coram, Dobbs Ferry, East Norwich, Elmira, Farmingdale, Flushing, Garden City, Greenport, Ithaca, Johnson City, Kingston, Liberty, Nanuet, New Hartford, New Paltz, New York, Oneonta, Patchogue, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Saranac Lake, Sarasota Springs, Saugerties, Schenectady, Setauket, Southampton, Staatsburg, Staten Island, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Troy, Trumansburg, Utica, Wading River, Watertown, Woodstock, Yonkers

NORTH CAROLINA: Asheville, Belhaven, Boone, Burnsville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Columbus, Cullowhee, Fayetteville, Fletcher, Raleigh, Shelby, Southport, Waynesville, Wilmington

NORTH DAKOTA: Fargo, Minot

OHIO: Akron, Archbold, Bellevue, Cambridge, Cincinnati, Circleville, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Dayton, Delaware, Jefferson, Kent, Lima, Medina, Oberlin, Reynoldsburg, Sandusky, Springfield, Stoutsville, Tiffin, Toledo, University Heights, Westerville, Wilmington, Youngstown

OKLAHOMA: Fort Gibson, Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa

OREGON: Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Enterprise, Eugene, Grants Pass, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Medford, Pendleton, Portland, Salem, The Dalles

PENNSYLVANIA: Allentown, Bally, Bangor, Beaver, Bellefonte, Bethlehem, Bryn Athyn, Chambersburg, Coatesville, Easton, Emmaus, Erie, Harrisburg, Hatboro, Hatfield, Healdsburg, Hellerton, Honesdale, Huntingdon, Jenkintown, Jim Thorpe, Kutztown, Lancaster, Lansdowne, Lewisburg, Middleburg, Mohnton, Nazareth, New Tripoli, Norristown, Pennsburg, Philadelphia, Phillipsburg, Pittsburgh, Schnecksville, Squirrel Hill, St. Davids, State College, Valley Forge, Warminster, Wellsboro, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Worcester, Wynnewood, York

RHODE ISLAND: Newport, Providence

SOUTH CAROLINA: Anderson, Charleston, Florence, Greenville, Myrtle Beach

SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Spearfish

TENNESSEE: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Mountain City, Nashville, Sevierville

TEXAS: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Bellarie, Brownsville, Cameron, Cedar Park, Colleyville, Comfort, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Galveston, Granbury, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, Rowlett, San Antonio, Wichita Falls

UTAH: Logan, Moab, Salt Lake City

VERMONT: Barre, Brattleboro, Bristol, Burlington, Craftsbury Common, Essex Junction, Hardwick, Manchester, Newport, Richmond, Ripton, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Williston

VIRGINIA: Abingdon, Arlington, Augusta, Blacksburg, Chantilly, Charlottesville, Falls Church, Floyd, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Leesburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Staunton, Waynesboro, Williamsburg

WASHINGTON: Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Centralia, Edwards, Gig Harbor, Kingston, Lacey, Langley, Longview, Lopez Village, Mercer Island, Mount Vernon, Olympia, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Redmond, Seattle, Silverdale, Snohomish, Spokane, Suquamish, Swinomish Reservation, Tacoma, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee

WEST VIRGINIA: Charleston, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, Wheeling

WISCONSIN: Algoma, Appleton, Ashland, Beloit, Brookfield, Burlington, Cable, De Pere, Eau Claire, Fish Creek, Hayward, Janesville, Kenosha, Madison, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Menomonie, Milwaukee, Minocqua, Monona, Mukwonago, Oshkosh, Port Washington, Racine, Rice Lake, Ripon, Sheboygan, Sister Bay, St. Croix Falls, Sturgeon Bay, Superior, Viroqua, Watertown, Waukesha, Wausau, West Allis, Wisconsin Dells

WYOMING: Casper, Cheyenne, Lander, Laramie, Sheridan

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