Thursday, September 03, 2009

October 5th Actions Against Continued War & Torture

October 5th Actions
"Direct Action at the White House Against Continued War and Torture"

Monday, October 5, 2009, 8:30am - 6:00pm

Washington D.C.

8:30 – 9:30 am Vigil @ the Supreme Court with Witness Against Torture, focused on Guantánamo, Bagram, and Accountability for Torture

10:00 am Gather @ McPherson Square (15th & I Sts. NW) for Poetry, Music, and Reflections from Elizabeth McAlister

11:30 am Silent, Solemn procession to the White House

EIGHT YEARS AGO ON OCTOBER 7, 2001, THE U.S. AND BRITAIN INVADED AFGHANISTAN— and the war on Afghanistan continues today, with President Obama increasing the number of troops.

On Monday, October 5, 2009 a coalition of peace groups will mark the anniversary and speak out against the war with direct
action risking arrest at the White House. Activists will attempt to deliver a petition asking President Obama to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, end illegal bombing in Pakistan with U.S. drones, close Guantanamo and the Bagram prison, and seek accountability for and ending of indefinite detention and torture.

There will be a number of affinity groups acting at the White House on October 5th.
You are welcome to join one, or form an affinity group of your own.

All who plan to participate in this action should come to a meeting on Sunday, October 4th, 2–5pm
@ the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW.

To participate in the direct action, e-mail, and
for more information, please see

Coordinated and sponsored by: National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR), Witness Against Torture, Peace Action, War Resisters League, Atlantic Life Community, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Voters for Peace, Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, Student Peace Action Network, Activist Response Team, and others.

For those of you looking to coordinate something in your hometown, we have some organizing resources available so please contact us as well.

1 comment:

PeteinDC said...

Thank you for helping to promote our action! This will be a big one.

For those who can't make it to D.C. on 10/5 we ask that they sign our online petion: (transmitted directly to the White House) before then, and then on the day wear a "We will not be silent" t-shirt.