People's Mobilisation to Stop the US War Machine
WhenFriday, 20th September 2019 to Monday, 23rd September 2019
WherePopular Resistance, New York, USA
The US War Machine is raging at a fevered pitch. It lurches from continent to continent seeking new opportunities to feed the insatiable weapons makers and military contractors. It overthrows governments, and even when it fails, as it has in Venezuela, it marches on in delirious denial. It jettisons diplomacy and international law to the trash heap.
Not content with wars abroad, the US War Machine rages at home through the militarization of our communities, schools and cultural institutions. It consumes more and more of the federal budget, now eating two-thirds of discretionary spending, cheered on by Congress members from both major parties. Every year, the war budget grows while cuts are made to housing, health care, food programs, and other necessities. Every year, more veterans kill themselves, leaving their families and loved ones to mourn.
The US War Machine threatens our very existence as it gobbles up more fossil fuels than any other institution, spewing greenhouse gases and driving climate chaos. It destroys the land, water, and air, and threatens the life of every species with its war games, weapons tests, military bases built in sensitive ecosystems and dumping of depleted uranium and other toxins. And, with nuclear weapons now on hair-trigger alert, the US War Machine has moved the doomsday clock dangerously close to midnight.
The US mar machine must be stopped, and only we can stop it. That’s why a coalition of citizen groups are organizing the People’s Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine, a series of actions in New York City from September 20 to 23 while the United Nations General Assembly meets.
At a time when all of the world leaders gather, we will say we’ve had enough of the US War Machine.
We demand the US be held accountable for its destructive acts. It’s time for the US government to obey the United Nations Charter by stopping regime change operations, ending the use of unilateral coercive measures (aka sanctions) and ceasing military attacks.
We demand the US sign the nuclear weapons ban treaty, rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement, disband NATO and close bases and outposts around the world.
We demand an immediate transition to a peace economy that uses our resources to meet human needs and protect the planet.
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Schedule of events:
Plan to come to New York City for a full weekend of events. More details will be announced as we get closer.
Friday, September 20 – Global Climate Strike
Saturday, September 21 – Puerto Rican Independence March to the United Nations from Columbus Circle
Sunday, September 22 – People’s Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine
Monday, September 23 – March to foreign missions and evening event
Embassy Protection Collective
Black Alliance for Peace
International Action Center
United National Antiwar Coalition
US Peace Council
Veterans for Peace
World Beyond War
Pima County Green Party
Mt. Zion Church Ministries
The Raucous Rooster
Show Up! America
Environmentalists Against War
The Nuclear Resister