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October 6 - 12 US and Canada Anti-War Protests Information!
06 Oct 2001
*The protest information has been complied from different activist listservs, Indymedia Centers, e-mail annoucements and Protest.net. Since some events may change or cancel withouth advance notice, PLEASE PLEASE call and check with the event organizer before you go. For more protest information please visit our US and Canada protest schedule info at: http://www.actionla.org/S11/Region.htm

*To announce your protest, links, or good information, please send to: siuhin (at) aol.com
No War For "Revenge"!
War Is Not The Answer

Please visit our ntionwide antiwar information,resource site:
www.ActionLA.org/S11
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**Arizona

Tucson:
(I) SAY NO TO WAR! Peace Vigil
Every Thursdays, 5:00 PM
Federal Building Downtown Tucson. 300 West Congress.

We Demand:
1) Peace
2) No curtailment of our civil liberties!
3) No scapegoating of our Moslem, Arab, and other neighbors!

(II) Women In Black peace vigil
Every Fridays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
4 corners of Speedway and Euclid
By: Tucson Women in Black
Contact: (520)407-1432

Tucson Women in Black are holding a silent vigil each Friday from 5 - 6 p.m. in opposition to violence, terrorism and war everywhere. They will provide signs expressing this, such as ones reading "World Peace Through Nonviolence - All Other Methods Have Failed -MLK Jr", "The Choice is Nonviolence or Nonexistence" (also from MLK, Jr.), "An Eye for an Eye Makes Everyone Blind", "War is Not the Answer" and " Let us create hope, not violence". All those willing to maintain a posture of silence are welcome. Please wear black and join us for this vigil for peace and nonviolence.

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**California

Artesia:
South Asian Community Town Hall
Saturday, October 6, 1:00 PM
Artesia Community Center, 18750 Clarkdale Ave., Artesia, CA
By: Asian Pacific American Legal Center, South Asian Network, and LACCHR
Contact: South Asian Network, (562) 403 0488

The recent hate backlash has hiw the South Asian Community hard. Pakistanis, Sikhs, and others have been targeted for assaults, desecration of their holy sites, and racial profiling. To date, 7 South Asians have
been killed, for alleged hate based motivations.

APALC, South Asian Network, and LACCHR are co-sponsoring a community education town hall in Artesia for the South Asian community and others to talk about hate crimes, civil rights and civil liberties issues arising out of the 911 attacks. People looking to find out how the South Asian community has been impacted, what people's rights are, and what legal and other resources exist should attend.

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Fairfax:
Weekly Sunday Peace Rallies
Every Sundays, 11:00 AM
Grassy Park, Downtown Fairfax
Contact: Angelina Frost or Peaceman at (415) 458-0121 or email: handsong (at) pacbell.net Web: www.askpeace.org

Fairfax is 30 minutes from the Golden Gate.

1.Exit Highway 101 at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
2.Continue on Sir Francis Drake to Fairfax.
3.LEFT on Pacheco
4.RIGHT on Broadway
5.LEFT on Bolinas.
6.Go 1/4 mile to Peri Park (on the Right; across from 85
Bolinas Road).

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Irvine:
Teach-In: Terrorism, War, and the Media: What You Don't Hear in Mainstream Media
Saturday, October 20, 3:00 PM
Social Sciences Lecture Hall, UC Irvine
By: Academia and Action (UCI), in conjunction with Pacifica Campaign, Act for
Global Justice and UCI Response.
e-mail: academiaandaction (at) yahoo.com

Speakers include:
David Barsamian: "Terrorism: Theirs and Ours"
Laura Flanders: "Media Coverage of the Terrorist Attack and the Media
Blackout of the Peace Movement"
Sonali Kolhatkar, "Afghan Humanitarian Crisis and Women's Resistance"
Prof. Glen Mimura (UCI), "Relevant Lessons from the Japanese American Internment"
Speaker from UCI Muslin Student Union, "Harassment of Muslim/Middle-Eastern/South Asians"

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Los Angeles:

(I) UCLA Teach-In
Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 PM
By: Student Coalition Against the War
Contact: Brett Featherstone e-mail: blnkcnvs (at) ucla.edu

(II) Interfaith Service
Sunday, October 7, 4:00 PM
1075 Exposition Boulevard, Masjid Omar, (Vermont & Exposition) right across from USC
By: Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace

We will have an interfaith service each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. beginning October 7 at USC Mosque, 1075 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles. We hope these will build our constituency so that we have a large rally on November 18 at 4:00 p.m. at a site still to be determined.

(III) South Asian Community Town Hall - Legal Training
Tuesday, October 9, 2001, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Junipero Serra State Building, Carmel Conference Room, First Floor 320 W. Fourth Street, Los Angeles
By: Asian Pacific American Legal Center, South Asian Network, and LACCHR
Contact: Tracee Carpenter (916) 227-1166

The second event for south Asian Community town hall, a legal training for those advocates interested in learning more about hate crimes and discrimination law. (MCLE credit is available, free admission). Participation in this event will facilitate the creation of a pool of attorneys and advocates who can serve as a resource to victims of hate crimes, civil liberties violations or discrimination.

(IV) Panel to promote tolerance
Tuesday, October 9, 2001 2:00-4:00 PM
Los Angeles County Dept. of Health 313 N. Figueroa Street, Auditorium (corner of Temple)
By: Office of Diversity Programs
Contact: (213) 240-7710

Panel to promote tolerance, speakers include: Rabbi Steven Jacobs (Temple Kol Tikvan), Samal Al-Marayati (Muslim Public Affairs Council), Hamid Kahn (South Asian Network), Robin Toma (L.A. County Human Relations Commission).

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Oakland:
Weekly Peace Walk
Every Sundays, 3:00 PM
East end of Lake Merritt, between Grand and Lakeshore
By: Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace (LMNOP)
Contact: Beth Wagner, (510)763-8712, e-mail: lmno4p (at) yahoo.com

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Pasadena:
Vigil: No More Victims
Sunday, October 7, 12:30 PM
Pasadena City Hall, 100 N Garfield Avenue (west side of building)
By: American Friends Service Committee, All Saints Church
Contact: call AFSC at: (626)791-1978 or email: sgibson (at) afsc.org

Our calls and points of unity are to:
- Mourn the victims and condemn the attacks of September 11.
- Stand in defense of civil liberties.
- Oppose anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and all forms of racial, ethnic, and religious violence and bigotry.
- Oppose military intervention and war.
- Seek global peace through social and economic justice.
- Seek justice not vengeance; bring the perpetrators to justice through established principles of international law.

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Sebastopol:
Women In Black Vigil For Peace with Justice
Every Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Junction of State Highways 116 and 12

Women In Black standing in silent vigil for peace. Please wear black. We wanted to, we needed to, do something and standing in silence, dressed for mourning seems fitting. Women all over the world stand united as Women In Black.

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Ukiah:
Parents for Peace Meeting
Sunday, October 7, 5:00 PM
Alex Thomas Park
Contact: (707)459-4824

We are parents organized for peace.
We will end the violence through action, education, support and dialogue.Our voices must be heard.
We owe it to our children.No more violence! Wage Peace Now!

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**Florida

St. Petersburg:
Rally for Peace
Saturday, October 6, 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Campbell Park
By: The Coalition for Peace and Social Justice
Contact: contact 727-821-6620, e-mail: psjcoalition (at) hotmail.com

The Coalition for Peace and Social Justice is a newly formed coalition of a
broad base of organizations from throughout the city that was formed in response
to the U.S.'s call for war. It is open to anyone (individuals and organizations) that unite with our six principles of unity.
1. Support Peace, Oppose War
2. Support Social Justice, Around the World and Within the U.S.
3. Support Civil Liberties, Oppose Racial and Religious Bigotry and Attacks
4. Support the Universal Human Rights of all Oppressed People, including Arab
People
5. Oppose all Forms of Terrorism
6. Respect the Ideological and Political Differences of Members Within the
Coalition

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**Georgia

Atlanta:
Weekly Interfaith Prayer Vigil
Every Sundays, 2:00 - 2:30 PM
THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CENTER FOR NONVIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE, 449 Auburn Avenue Atlanta, GA
By: Pax Christi, American Friends Service Committee, Nipponzan Myohoji Atlanta Buddhist Dojo, Congregation Bet Haverim, etc.
Contact: (678) 339-9602

Responding to the tragedy of terrorist attacks on the U.S., gathering at the Tomb of Martin Luther King, Jr. sends a powerful call for spiritual transformation and reconciliation both here at home and internationally.

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**Massachusetts

Andover:
September 11th Forum
Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Andover High School Media Center (Library)
By: Student-Community Action Corps
Contact: Steve Brown (978)749-6710. E-mail: scacorps (at) yahoogroups.com

The horror of September 11th has had far reaching consequences throughout our communities. In addition to the tragic loss of life, thousands of others lost their livelihoods, and have been threatened by the racist backlash. Join us as we discuss: Where do we go from here?

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Amherst:
Weekly Peace Vigil, on Commons
Every Sundays, 12:00 PM
Traprock Peace Center, 103A Keets Road Deerfield, MA
Contact: (413)773-7427 Web: www.traprockpeace.org

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**Missouri

Kansas City:
Kansas City: Not in Our Name
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
J.C. Nichols Fountain (47th & Main)
By: Justice/Not Vengence Network
Contact: (816)931-5256

How we respond to the tragedy of September 11th will drastically impact all of our lives! Come mourn the lost, honor diversity, learn about the issues, and call for peace, healing and justice under the rule of law.

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St. Louis:
Weekly Vigil for Peace
Every Sundays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Catholic Cathedral (Newstead and Lindell)
By: Catholic Action Network for Social Justice

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**New Hampshire

Concord:
Weekly vigils/leafleting action
Every Fridays, 6:00 PM
By: NH Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee
Dover, NH - Weekly vigils/leafleting actions Fridays at 6 pm, David Diamond, ddiam (at) ttlc.net

For information about vigils and leafleting in New Hampshire, contact Sean Donahue and Patrick Carkin, NH Peace Action, info (at) nhpeaceaction.org, (603)228-0559, www.nhpeaceaction.org; Arnie Alpert, American Friends Service Committee, aalpert (at) afsc.org, or (603)224-2407, www.afsc.org

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Dover:
Ongoing anti-bombing, peace vigil
Every Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In front of Dover city hall.
Contact: (603)749-9159 Web: www.nhpeaceaction.org

Ongoing vigil and leafleting against war, including the continueing bombing of Iraq and the imminant attacks on Afghanistan.

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Keene:
Weekly vigils/leafleting action
Every Saturdays, September 29, 11:00 - 12:00 Pm
At Central Square
By: New Hampshire Peace Action
Contact: Kurt Konietzko, e-mail: kurttm (at) earthlink.net

For information about vigils and leafleting in New Hampshire, contact Sean Donahue and Patrick Carkin, NH Peace Action, info (at) nhpeaceaction.org, (603)228-0559, www.nhpeaceaction.org; Arnie Alpert, American Friends Service Committee, aalpert (at) afsc.org, or (603)224-2407, www.afsc.org

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Plymouth:

Weekly vigils/leafleting action
Every Saturdays, September 29, 12:00 PM
At Town Common
By: New Hampshire Peace Action
Contact: Lynn Chong, e-mail: chonglyn (at) coopresources.net

For information about vigils and leafleting in New Hampshire, contact Sean Donahue and Patrick Carkin, NH Peace Action, info (at) nhpeaceaction.org, (603)228-0559, www.nhpeaceaction.org; Arnie Alpert, American Friends Service Committee, aalpert (at) afsc.org, or (603)224-2407, www.afsc.org

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Montclair:
Anti-War Teach-in (plan)
Saturday, October 6, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Unitarian Church in Montclair
By: NJ Peace Action
Contact: njsane (at) igc.org Web: www.njpeaceaction.org

Second of two teach-ins.
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**New York

(I) New York City:
Filipino-American Youth and Student Leaders' Forum: Responding to September 11th
Saturday, October 6, 3:00-6:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E. 14th Street, between 1st Ave. and Ave. A
By: The INANG BAYAN (Motherland) MOVEMENT
Contact: (212)741-6806 E-mail: InangBayanMuna (at) aol.com

(II) NYC Anti War March and Rally
"New York: Not in Our Name, Our Grief is Not a Cry for War"
Sunday, October 7,
Interfaith Service: 2:30 - 3:00 PM
March and Rally: 3:00 PM
Assemble at Union Square
Contact: (212)228-0450, Web: http://www.nynotinourname.org

War is not the answer.

In the aftermath of this horror, we reject the acts of violence directed against our Arab and Muslim neighbors. We reject all expressions of racial, religious and ethnic bigotry and violence.

We come together in our commitment to a peaceful world, a peace built on social and economic justice.

Please bring candles and wear white for mourning and peace.


(II) PEACE IN THE 21st CENTURY: AN IMPERATIVE FOR SURVIVAL
A Teach In/Speak Out Forum
Monday, October 8th, 2001 (Columbus Day Observed)
Seating begins at 1:30pm, forum begins at 2:00pm
Three Sessions from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street (35th and Park Avenue)

Topics Include:
HOW DID WE GET HERE? Policies and aspects of culture which have
contributed to the build-up of anti-western sentiment.
ALTERNATIVES TO WAR: Non-violent, ethical, and practical approaches to
resolution of conflicts.
INVOLVING THE PUBLIC: Shifting public attitudes away from apathy and
toward becoming informed and involved.

Speakers include:
Alice Slater, GRACE, the War Resistors League, Diane Williams, Coordinator.

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**Ohio

Columbus:
* On the Day When the Bombs Begin to Fall...(we don't know when, so pay attention to the media!)
Get together at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Columbus Metropolitan Library at 96 S. Grant Ave; then march to the State House (Broad & High) & hold an anti-war rally. (If the bombs begin to fall after the appointed time, meet at the same place at the same time on the following day)

(I) Disseminating anti-war materials at the Gallery Hop in Short North
Saturday, October 6
If you want to participate in this action, contact Adam Tenney adamosu (at) hotmail.com for more info.

(II) Anti-War Coalition Meeting
Sunday, October 7, 5:00 PM
Buckeye Suite CDE on the 3rd Fl. of the Ohio Union
Please send agenda items to dr_broccoli (at) hotmail.com before the day of the meeting.

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**Pennsylvania

Harrisburg:
Sowing Seeds of Peace: Prayers and Petitions for Nonviolent Action
Sunday, October 7, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Steps of the State Capitol
By: local Anabaptist Christians
Contact: (717)213-9638

This public Christian witness will call for a nonviolent response to the terrorist attacks of September 11. Together we will grieve for the victims and survivors of the violence of Sept. 11 and pray for the healing of all those affected; call on the US government to interrupt the cycle of violence and pursue a sustainable peace through diplomatic and humanitarian strategies rather than military action; and commit ourselves to prayer and action to confront violence and injustice in its many forms.

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Philadelphia:
Community March for Peace and Forum
Saturday, October 7
1:00 PM: March at Broad & Diamond,
3:00 - 6:00 PM: Forum at the Friends Center, 15th and Cherry
By: AFSC, Peace Action Delaware Valley, School of the Americas Watch, Brandywine Peace Community.
Contact: (215)843-4493

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**Tennessee

Memphis:
Gathering for Peace with Candlelight vigil
Saturday, October 7, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Overton Park Shell
By: MidSouth Peace and Justice Center

Gathering for Peace at the Overton Park Shell. Details are being worked out. Should include speakers and a candlelight vigil.

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**Virginia

Charlottesville:
Anti-War Teach-In: Ethical Dilemmas
Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
McLeod Hall Auditorium (Nursing School), University of Virginia
Contact: (434) 924-3033

These events are free and open to the general public. For more information, see the website: http://faculty.virginia.edu/mesp

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Norfolk:
Weekly Peace Vigil/War Protest
Every Tuesdays, 5:00 -6:00 PM
Corner of St. Pauls Blvd. and City Hall

Stand with us for PEACE, Protest WAR

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**Washington

Vancouver:
Peace Rally
Saturday, October 7, 1:00 PM
Clark Community College
Contact: (360)695-7349

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****Canada*****

**Alberta

Edmonton:
Weekly Candle Light Vigil for Peace
Every Tuesdays, 7:00 - 7:30 PM
City Hall
By: Radical Edmonton Network

We ask that all people who are seeking a just, non violent, response to
the current situation to join us for these short (1/2 hour) vigils. They
will feature speakers and, when possible, music.

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**Ontario

Ottawa:
VIGIL for PEACE! Against NATO Parliamentary Assembly meetings
Saturday, October 6
1:00 PM Parliament Hill, Silent Procession: "Silence the Violence"
2:00 PM Vigil for Nonviolence with Speakers, Music, Discussion Groups & Workshops
First United Church, 397 Kent St.
By: the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
Web: http://www.flora.org/coat/appeal/

We will send this message to NATO, our government and the public:
"We are opposed to war.
We stand for nonviolence.
We appeal for an end to anger, hatred and violence."
For the program, please click here

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No War For "Revenge"!
War Is Not The Answer

Please visit our ntionwide antiwar information,resource site:
www.ActionLA.org/S11
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See also:
www.ActionLA.org/S11
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