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20 Years of US War on Iraq Marked Today in Washington DC


COME TO WASHINGTON, D.C. SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011 TO COMMEMORATE THE U.S. SLAUGHTER OF IRAQ, AND REDEDICATE OUR LIVES TO LIVING OUT DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S DREAM OF ABOLISHING WAR AND INJUSTICE.

8:45am Mass at Sacred Heart Church 16th & Park Road NW ‘’Mass of Repentance for War’’ celebrated by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Sponsored by Pax Christi Metro DC

 10:30 am   Assemble at 16th & Park Road NW to get ready to march- bring your signs, banners, and puppets

 11 am           “March to Stop the War”- March down 16th street to the White House

12-1 pm        Vigil outside the White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW

2-6 pm        Teach-in at Foundry United Methodist 1500 16th St. NW  with live music, films, and guest speakers and actvists including;

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton – Kathy Kelly – Medea Benjamin - Celeste Zappala  - Joyce and Kevin Lucey - Ann Wright (by video) - Andy Shallal- Camilo Mejia – Brian Becker – David Swanson  - Liz McAlister – Sue and Bill Frankel-Streit – Ray McGovern, Thomas Nagy, Bill Samuel, Fr. Jim Noonan MM, Frida Berrigan, Janice  Sevre-Duszynska, MJ and Jerry Park, Kevin Martin, Judy Coode, Ellen Barfield, Coleen Rowley, Lou Wolf and more!                                          *Plan to do your own lunch & dinner

7 pm          Candlelight Vigil outside the White House marking the time the  Tomahawk Missiles exploded in Baghdad - please bring your own light for vigil       

Need a place to stay in DC? (Jan 14th & 15th until 7am Jan 16th) Sleeping bag space is available at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church 1525 Newton St NW 20010

 

January 15, 2011 marks the 20th year since the United States began to bomb Iraq. Since then millions of Iraqi people have been militarily occupied, injured, starved, killed, tortured, and imprisoned. Millions more have become internally displaced or refugees in other countries. The purpose of this witness in Washington, D.C. on January 15th is to draw attention to the fact that the United States has been using military force for 20 years that has led to the slaughter of Iraqis and the destruction of their country. It is our hope the United States will instead follow the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to abolish war and injustice

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Questions: january15peacecommittee@post.com  or Dorothy Day Catholic Worker (202)882-9649

Co-sponsoring Groups: The January 15 Peace Committee, Witness Against Torture, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against War, Code Pink, United National Assembly Committee, Consistent Life,  WARISACRIME.ORG, Peace-Action, Veterans For Peace, Christian Peace Witness, War Resisters League, Answer Coalition, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, United For Peace and Justice,  Gray Panthers, Washington Peace Center, Pax Christi Metro DC, Little Friends for Peace, Peace With Justice Mission(DC), Dorothy Day CW(DC), Father Charlie Mulholland CW(NC), Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice,  Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Gray Panthers of Metropolitan DC, Peace-Action Montgomery County(MD), Jonah House(MD, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (DC)

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