FINAL  ORGANIZING & PLANNING MEETING - MONDAY, 3/19/07 - 6:30 PM - 33 HARRISON AVE - 5TH FLR - BOSTON - MA 02111

 
 
 
 
 
 

ENDORSE!

All organizations that agree with the 2 calls of the action are encouraged to endorse:
  • Troops Home Now!
  • Stop the War!

Please read our call and suggestions for how you can support the action. Thereafter you will have the opportunity to fill out an online endorsement form.

go to the call

LATEST NEWS

3.22.07 - Bandstand Schedule Online; Cindy Sheehan will appear at 3/23 fundraiser, but will be represented by Melida Arredondo at the 2:00 p.m. press conference.

3.21.07 - Close to 40 organizations have signed up for tabling at the Peace & Justice Festival

3.19.07 - National Lawyers Guild endorses M24. SEIU 1199's Anestine Bentick and Jerry Fishbein confirm their participation.

3.16.07 - Boston.com runs photo series on the antiwar movement. Gets story half-right! JP Gazette previews Sheehan/Arroyo/Ross fundraiser.

3.16.07 - Marching bands confirm! South Asian alliance endorses M24

3.15.07 - Press conference scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, with Cindy Sheehan and other activists. Click here to request more information.

3.14.07 - Permits for March & Rally granted! It's a go!

3.13.07 - Successful phone bank with 7 phoners reaching hundreds through the region (from 4 organizations' mailing lists)

3.13.07 - UAW local at UMB comes on board!

3.11.07 - M24's confirmed speakers include: Cindy Sheehan, Eljeer Hawkins, Howard Zinn, Klare Allen, & Rostam Pourzal

3.10.07 Close to 200 folks turned up a "human peace sign: in Copley Sqare. See center column for more information

3.9.07 - "Escalating Peace"  Fundraiser in Jamaica Plain draws hundreds

3.8.07 - Asian American Resource Workshop endorses M24

3.8.07 - The Peace Abbey endorses M24

3. 5.07 - SEUI Local 1199 endorses M24; plans to support busloads of their union members to attend the action

3.5.07 - Jobs with Justice endorses M24

3.4.07 - The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee endorses M24

3.4.07 - Councillor Felix Arroyo notes that he is, "happy to endorse" M24

3.3.07 - Hundreds of flyers distributed by PeaceWorks at Coolidge Corner vigil

3.2.07 - Peace Symbol @ Copley permit approved!

3.2.07 - Milton for Peace to hold Monday stand outs until M24

3.1.07 - Iraq Veterans against the War endorses M24

2.27.07 - New England regional antiwar networking site launched: www.StopTheWars.org/regional.

2.26.07 - The American Friends Service Committee endorses M24

2.19.07 - Howard Zinn Confirms!

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A youthful crowd of over a hundred activists attended Escalate Peace. Next fundraiser takes place on Friday, 3/23 (see center column)


Update: Thousands turned out on March 24 to call for an immediate end to the war and to bring the troops home now. In a boisterous and lively march and demonstration, nearly 5,000 people took to Boston's streets uniting labor, peace, antiwar, community and many left-wing traditions. Inspired by committed and talented antiwar musicians and spoken work performers, sharing values with 7 Bandstand speakers and a host of open mike presenters, the rally became a march that wound its way out of Boston Common, over Beacon Hill, through Government Center, to Faneuil Hall, across Washington Street, through Downtown Crossing and finally back to the Common where they were met with stirring lyrics of ¡Presente! The latter reminding folks that just as we have to end the war in Iraq, so to do we have face up to the challenges at home.


Forecast: Perfect Weather
Mostly sunny. High 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Need a ride from the Fall River/New Bedford Area?

3/24 Bandstand Schedule

3/24 Update: Hundreds show up to hear the Arroyo, Ross, Sheehan trio.

Friday, March 23 @ 8:00
SPEAKING OUT WITH...

Cindy Sheehan
Goldstar Families for Peace

Felix Arroyo
Boston City Councilor-at-Large

Grace Ross
Green-Rainbow Party Candidate for Governor 06

Central Congregational Church
85 Seaverns Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA
www.centralcongregational.org
617-524-3343

$10 donation to raise funds for the Protest and march against the war on Boston Common the following day


Related Peace Events
GREATER BOSTON STUDENTS FOR PEACE

St. Paul's Cathedral,* March 24:

10am Workshops for Peace

  • Opt Out Workshop for Teens

  • Nonviolence and Peace Workshop for Adults

11am Vigil for Peace

12pm Rally for Peace on Boston Common

Greater Boston Students for Peace is an alliance of young people and supporters working for peace abroad and at home. We stand in opposition to the Iraq War and to military recruitment in schools.

*St. Paul's Cathedral is located at 138 Tremont St., across from the Boston Common, near the Park Street and Downtown Crossing T stops.


STUDENT ORGANIZING DRIVE UNDERWAY

The Boston Student Antiwar Network is reaching out to students with on-campus events scheduled for 3/20 and an action for the morning of 3/24. Their outreach drive includes a promotional effort on FaceBook, tabling on various campuses including BU, BC, Emerson, UMB, Tufts, Simmons and Northeastern. A central focus is on building the counterrecruitment movement. To fill in the gaps or add your voice to the effort, contact Kaveri.


HELP END THE  OCCUPATION

Finally, US public opinion has caught up with the global rejection of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq. With the March 24 Peace & Justice Festival, folks from all over New England will converge on Boston Common to both mark the invasion's 4th anniversary and to lay the foundations for a greater regional antiwar movement that shares its strengths. This website provides updates on the planned activities, organizing materials, suggests contact points, and links to all endorsing organizations.


MAKING A PEACEFUL WORLD POSSIBLE: 3/24's PEACE & JUSTICE FESTIVAL

The Coalition developed an event format that tries to capture both the unity and the broad diversity of the antiwar movement...

read on


3/10: PEACE SYMBOL RESTORES LIFE TO COPLEY SQUARE!

On March 10th, antiwar activists organized a 100’ diameter peace symbol in Copley Square to call for an end to the war and to promote the upcoming demonstrations around the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq including March 24th on Boston Common.

Visit the event website/signup form


Leftist Marching Band comes on board!


 

ENDORSER LIST
(in alphabetical order)

(last updated 3/22)
Links Policy - All groups that endorse the event will have links attached to their names. This is a work in progress.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 617-482-3090 - WWW.MARCH24.0RG