A Call to Action!

Veterans for Peace Protest War at White House

A veteran is dragged away while being arrested during an anti-war protest in front of the White House December 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. Getty Images.  Up to 134 people were arrested at the White House fence.  Dozens more arrested in San Francisco and New York.  Below are excerpts of a “Call to Action” issued prior to the protest.

“During the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King called our government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” True then—and even more so today…

“There are children being orphaned, maimed or killed every day, in our name, with our tax dollars; there are soldiers and civilians dying or being maimed for life, in order to generate profits for the most odious imperialistic corporate war machine ever, again in our name. How long are we going to let this go on? Until it is too late, until this destructive machine destroys all of us and the planet to boot?

“It’s time veterans and others express our resistance directly and powerfully by putting ourselves on the line, once again—honestly, courageously and without one drop of apology for doing so…

“Join activist veterans marching in solidarity to the White House, refusing to move, demanding the end of U.S. wars…  We believe that the power of courageous, committed people is greater than that of corporate warmongers…  With courage, persistence, boldness and numbers, we can eventually make this monstrous war machine grind to a halt, so that our children and all children everywhere can grow up in a peaceful world.”

The “Call to Action” was endorsed by Veterans For Peace and more than 30 other organizations.
Visit the website at www.stopthesewars.org or on facebook join: “Take A Stand for Peace”!

Support Veterans For Peace!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email ja@interpac.net   http://www.malu-aina.org
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