Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nov. 30 & Dec. 2: World March for Peace Arrives in New York City!

World March for Peace Arrives in New York City!
Monday, November 30 & Wednesday December 2

The World March for Peace kicked off on October 2, 2009 (Gandhi's birthday), and is currently under way in 100 countries and 300 cities.
Final destination is Argentina, (Punta de Vacas) on January 2, 2010.

Monday November 30: the international team of marchers will arrive from Senegal at JFK Airport.
1 pm: Join us at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 1 pm, to greet them. We're invited to walk with them across the Brooklyn Bridge
3 pm: Press conference (3 pm) at City Hall
7 pm: Celebration at Riverside Church in Manhattan.

Five goals of the World March:
• Worldwide nuclear disarmament
• Withdrawal of troops in invaded territories
• Progressive and proportional reduction of conventional armament.
• Signature of non-aggression treaties
• Government renunciation of war as a means to resolve conflicts

Wednesday December 2, 6:30 pm:
Join the celebration at Unitarian Church of All Souls,
(Reidy Friendship Hall),
1157 Lexington Ave @80th St, Manhattan

Come to enjoy:
Russell Branca jazz trio with Heather Bennett, piano; Sylvia Cuenca, drums; and Russell Branca, bass
Poetry readings by Phoebe Hoss, Howard Pflanzer and Eliot Katz
Speakers who will share their actions for local and global peace and non-violence, including a representative from the
World March organization; Bruce Knotts, Director of the UU/United Nations Office, Guy Quinlan of the Nuclear Disarmament
Task Force
Sing-along of peace songs
Food and beverages

(Train: 6 to 77th St.)
Free Admission; Donations appreciated!

Questions? Call 718-624-5921 or email

World March for Peace is endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace and many others, including Noam Chomsky, Cornell West, Howard Zinn, Cindy Sheehan, and more

Friday, November 06, 2009

Mad Hatter's Tea Party invades the Capitol

I have been giving some thought to the Republican Tea Parties since they invaded the Capitol yesterday (Thurs) to protest extending health-care coverage to all Americans who need it (without unduly advantaging the insurance companies). I know they like to see themselves akin to the protesters at the Boston Tea Party, but I think they are much more like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland and they make just about as much sense.

(tea party photo by Smialowski/Getty)