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Protest the wars at home and abroad, the threats to Iran and Syria, and U.S. drone warfare on the weekend of October 5-7.

The next national conference call to organize actions across the country on the weekend of October 5 – 7, the anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.All are welcome on the conference call please mark your calendar and join us this Wednesday, September 19 at 9 PM (EST).To register for the call, please click the link below and fill out the form.The conference call is being organized with Interoccupy.
To register, click here:

We now have the Oct. 5 - 7 web site working. You can add your Oct 5 - 7 action and your organization's endorsement at the web site. The web site is at

Please join us.Let others know and send them the link.
Click here to download the UNAC call for action on the weekend of Oct. 5-7, the anniversary of the war on Afghanistan

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The full list of all of the actions can be found at the web site  A list of the actions is below.


Albany, NY, Oct 3

Peace Vigil & Speak Out !
11th Anniversary of US War in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dana Park at the intersection of Delaware Ave, Lark Street, and Madison Avenue
(near the Occupy Albany office), Albany, NY

Join us in a peace vigil and speak out on the 11th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. How is the War Economy Working for You?

Send an email to: to add your organization as a co-sponsor.
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Schenectady Neighbors for Peace, Tom Paine Chapter Veterans For Peace, and other local peace and justice organizations. Information: Trudy 466-1192


Boston, Oct. 6, 1:30 PM



Join us in a march and rally to protest the dangerous escalation in threats of military action

against Syria and Iran and increased racist violence and repression at home.



Eleven years ago on October 7, the U.S. unleashed a war on Afghanistan, followed by the war on Iraq based on lies. While thousands of troops remain in these countries, U.S. drone missiles rain down on Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Now the government imposes sanctions and threatens to attack Syria and Iran. The U.S. sends troops and threatens to retaliate against anti-US protesters in the Middle East. These actions will escalate the nightmare of war in the Middle East, not end it.

To wage war abroad, they must wage war at home. The last decade has seen escalating repression and poverty at home. Islamophobia and scapegoating of Muslims leads to manufactured frame-ups and violence against the Muslim community. Civil liberties and the right to dissent are under siege with indefinite detention and extra-judicial assassinations now the law of the land.

Racism is a weapon of war. They use it against Muslims and immigrants. They’ve stepped up the war on Black and Latino youth, with racial profiling, stop and frisk, and harsh sentencing — resulting in police brutality, mass incarceration, military weapons in the hands of police, and a hugely profitable prison industry.

To pay for wars and to maximize the profits of the haves, they take more and more from the have-nots. We see cuts to the social safety nets, attacks on labor, huge unemployment, privatization of public services, neglect of infrastructure, and poisoning of the environment.



* United National Antiwar Coalition * United for Justice with Peace * International Action Center *

* Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Boston *

* Committee for Peace & Human Rights, Boston * New England United * Rhode Island Mobilization Committee *

**Please add your organizations to list of endorsers by emailing

**If you or your organization would like to speak at the rally, contact Marilyn Levin,

THERE WILL BE A PLANNING MEETING FOR THIS ACTION ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 19, 7:30 PM AT IAC OFFICE, 284 AMORY ST., J.P. (Brewery complex, near Stonybrook on Orange line).


Chicago, October 7, 3:00 PM

Gather at Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave at 3 PM.

Following a short rally and program, we will march to Boeing Corporate headquarters, stopping along the way at Obama national campaign headquarter.

1. End the War in Afghanistan; 2. No New Wars; 3. Stop FBI Repression of Anti-war Activists; 4. Money for Jobs, Education and Healthcare, Not for War

For more information: joe Iosbaker,, (773)301-0109


Columbus, OH, Oct. 7, 5 PM

Vigil at OSU Main Entrance, 15th Avenue and N. High St., Columbus, Ohio. Also, day long festival for peace on Oct. 6 at Lincoln Park, 580 Woodrow Ave.

For more information:


Concord NH, Oct 5

New Hampshire Peace Action is celebrating 30 years of educating, advocating and organizing for world peace! October 5, NH Peace Action’s 30th Anniversary Event and Fall Fundraiser, At The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord. Doors open 5:30pm. Featuring Author/Activist David Swanson and Singer/Songwriter David Rovics. $30 for tickets in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for students or limited income, please be in touch about sponsorship opportunities, silent and live auctions, and ads in our program book!


Detroit, MI, Oct 5, 4 – 5:30 PM

The Detroit demonstration will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4:00-5:30pm at the entrance of Hart Plaza on Jefferson at Woodward ave. The demo is sponsored by the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI).
A number of issues and demand will be raised related to the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Palestine, drone attacks in Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen. The theme will be centered around money for jobs, education, housing and health care not war and political repression.
For more information: Abayomi Azikiwe <>
Abayomi Azikiwe.

Duluth, MN, Friday, Oct. 5 from 6 – 6 PM

Picket at the corner of Lake Ave. & Superior St in Downtown Duluth.

Sponsored by Northland Anti-War Coalition

End the War in Afghanistan Now! Troops Home Now! No New Wars in Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen! Say NO to the drone war! Foreclose the war, not people’s homes! Money for housing & jobs, not the Pentagon! Stop attacks on civil liberties at home

Description: On Friday, Oct. 5 the Northland Anti-War Coalition will be holding a picket to mark the anniversary of the U.S. war on Afghanistan. We’ll be standing on the corner of Lake Ave. & Superior St. in downtown Duluth, from 5-6pm holding signs for passing motorists and leafleting pedestrians. Feel free to make and bring your own sign, though we’ll also have extras on hand

Sponsors: Northland Anti-War Coalition, Veterans for Peace, Grandmothers for Peace,
Socialist Action

For more information:


Los Angeles, CA, Oct 6, 2 PM

Rally at Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive st., Los Angeles, AC at 2 PM

For more information and to endorse the proteet: (323)306-6240

Endorsers include: International ActionCenter; School of the Americas Watch – LA; Arab Americansfor Syria; Latinos Against the War; Union of Progressive Iranians; ALBA USA; Bail Out the People Movement; Occupy 4Jobs, Harvard Blvd Block Club in South Central and more


Los Angeles, CA, Oct 6, 12 noon

Los Angeles, CA March & Rally to shut down Army recruitment center Oct. 6, 12noon Hollywood & Highland More info: www.AnswerLA.org213-251-1025

Sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition


London, UK, Oct. 7

Sunday 7 October is the anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Stop the War is co-organising a Naming of the Dead ceremony with Afghans for Peace in Trafalgar Square. It will coincide with protests in the US and Canada and with the march for peace against drones being organised in Waziristan

For more information: Email: 0207 561 9311 Web:


Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 7, 1 PM

Gather at 1:00 PM along the sidewalks at Hennepin and Lagoon Avenues in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. March at 1:30. to Closing rally.

for more information: 612-522-1861or 612-827-5364

Initialed by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition. Endorsements include: AFSCME Local 3800, AlliantAction, Anti-War Committee, Burnsville & Eagan Peace Vigil, Come Home America – MN Chapter, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Mayday Bookstore, Military Families Speak Out, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, Minnesota Coalition for a Peoples Bailout, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, National Lawyers Guild (MN chapter), St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Social Welfare Action Alliance (MN), Socialist Action, Students for a Democratic Society, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Workers International League


New York City, Oct. 7 5 – 7 PM

On the 11th ammiversary of the War on Afghanistan protest at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem, Manhattan, NY. The building is at 125th St and Adam Clayton Powel Jr. Blvd in Harlem. The demonstration will be held from 5 – 7 PM.

Bring the Troops Home Now! No Sanctions! Hands Off Syria & Iran, Stand with Palestine! Stop the Cutbacks! End Stop and Frisk! No to Racism,Raids & Repression.

The demonstration is sponsored by UNAC, Muslim Leadership Council of Metro NY, DRUM, IAC, Muslim Peace Coalition, USA, and more.


New York City, Oct. 6

STOP U.S. Aggression and Continued War on the World! Not in Our Name!

In New York City, at noon, Saturday, October 6, we will gather at Duffy Square (part of Times Square), 47th & Broadway, to denounce the unmitigated murdering of people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Iraq in the continuing U.S. “war of terror.”

We ask that you bring a pair of civilian shoes representing people killed in our name. After we read the names of the dead, and hear from people deeply affected by the war, we will march to Union Square with a Reaper drone replica, in protest of the expanding U.S. drone war.

Sponsored by World Can’t Wait

To endorse, contact Debra Sweet, (866) 973-4463


Oakland, CA, Oct. 1-3

The War at Home and the War Abroad, an antiwar and Civil Liberties Teach-in at Laney College.

Northern California UNAC.

For more information, Jeff Mackler 510-268-9429


Olympia, WA, Oct 7

October 7th, is the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war: the unhappy day when America used its collective pain from 9/11 to inflict suffering and occupation upon the poor people of Afghanistan. Eleven years later, ninety percent of Afghan people have never even heard of 9/11 and yet they still suffer from the consequences. In the United States people have neglected to pay attention to the continued and expanded campaign of war and occupation.

This October 7th we would like to invite you to Localization Not Occupation, a gathering that will help us connect the dots between the wars in the Middle East and the increasing inequalities in America. Demanding politicians and war profiteers end the war is not enough. Localization builds community strength and demands we the people end the war directly.

1pm – 6pm, Sylvester Park

Sponsored By: Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, Occupy Olympia, Alliance for Global Justice, Media Island


Philadelphia, PA, Oct 6

Philadelphia Against War

Local action on October 6; Location, TBA

Support for regional NYC action on October 7


Philadelphia, PA, Oct 7, 1 PM

Sunday, October 7, Anniversary of 11 Years of U.S. war in Afghanistan…
- 1p.m. Vigil/Demonstration/Kite Flying @University of Pennsylvania –
34th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Speakers, Music, and more; followed by kite flying in Woodland Walk field between UPENN and Drexel University
Vigil at University of Pennsylvania and Kite Flight for Peace on the anniversary of the U.S.’s longest war. University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) and Drexel University are receiving millions of dollars in Federal research grants for killer and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles, ‘drones’.
followed by Kites with anti-drone/anti-war peace messages flying between UPENN and Drexel, in the field behind 34th & Walnut Sts. Kite flying is a widespread form of play throughout Afghanistan, expressing the children’s hope for an end to war.
Stop killer drone research at UPenn and Drexel!
Demonstrate for peace, vigil against drone research at UPENN). Bring your children and your child’s heart to the Kite Flight for Peace
Kites will be available, bring your own if you can, and don’t forget your umbrella in the event of rain. End the War Stop Killer Drone Strikes Space for Peace, not drone strikes directed from the U.S. through space.
Fund Human Needs, Not Empire and War.


Richmond, VA, Oct. 7, 6:30 PM


6:30 pm – SUNDAY – OCT. 7

William Byrd Community House, Richmond, Virginia

224 So. Cherry St. (2 ½ blocks south of West Cary & 3 blocks west of So. Belvidere)




An analysis of the developing crisis by:

PHIL WILAYTO – Editor, The Virginia Defender

Board Member, Campaign Against Sanctions & Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII)

Author, “In Defense of Iran: Notes from a U.S. Peace Delegation’s Journey through the Islamic Republic”

Coordinating Committee Member, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)


An analysis of the recent coup, civil war and the threat of U.S.-backed military intervention by:

ANA EDWARDS – Host, DefendersLIVE! weekly radio program

President, Virginia Friends of Mali

Chair, Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project

Coordinating Committee Member, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)

& A SPECIAL REPORT on a meeting of U.S. peace & social justice activists in New York City with



This acclaimed documentary explores the humanity of the Iranian people through the prism of the devastating 2003 earthquake that struck the ancient town of Bam in southeastern Iran. Through the experiences of two young American tourists, one of whom is a Jewish woman, viewers witness how a natural disaster can overcome religious and political barriers, dispel stereotypes and unite disparate members of the human family.


Sponsored by: THE VIRGINIA DEFENDER newspaper & the DEFENDERSLIVE! radio program

PO Box 23202, Richmond, VA 23223 – Ph: 804.644.5834– Fax: 804.332.5225– Email:


Salt Lake City, UT, Oct 7, 3 – 5 PM

No War Abroad and No War at Home.

Demonstrate on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 – 5 PM at the Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 south State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.

For more information:


San Francisco, CA, Oct. 6, 12 noon

San Francisco, CA March & Rally Oct. 6, 12 noon Powell & Market Sts. More info: www.AnswerSF.org415-821-6545

Sponsored by the ANSWER coalition


Talahassee, Florida, Oct 7

Tallahassee will join the international protest against US wars on the 11th Anniversary of the start of the US/NATO war upon the people of Afghanistan. A war based on lies, using criminal means, killing thousands of people that had nothing to do with 911.

Sunday, October 7, 2012
12:30pm until 2:30pm
at 400 South Monroe Street
Facebook Event:

Protest the wars at home and abroad, the threats to Iran and Syria, and U.S. drone warfare.

“The bombs in Vietnam [Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Palestine ...] explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America.” Dr ML King, Jr

Sponsored by: Tallahassee Network for Justice and Peace, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 15, and Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Tallahassee.


Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 6, 1 PM

At the Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson & Howe St, Downtown Vancouver, Canada

Sponsored by the Mobilization Against War & Occupation.

For more information: 604-322-1764or

End the Occupations of Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine & Haiti! Saudi and All Foreign Troops Out of Bahrain! U.S., U.K., Canada, France, NATO, Hands Off Libya Now! U.S. Hands Off North Africa & the Middle East! Self Determination for Indigenous Nations & All Oppressed Nations!


Support the actions being organized during the week of Oct 6 - 13 to Keep space for peace.  See the link below for the list of actions


Speaking Events


War Is A Lie: Second Edition
Book Tour

May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
Sign up on FB.

May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
Sign up on FB.

May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event
Community United Church of Christ
5550 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Contact Dan Yaseen 559-251-3361,
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June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
Sign up on FB.

June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
Sign up on FB.


June 24 Roanoke, Va.
7:30 pm @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015). Contact:
Sign up on FB.


Other Events Here.








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