[act-ma] 8/15; 4pm; Encirclement of the Federal Building in Springfield

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Thu Jul 24 13:25:54 PDT 2008


Contact American Friends 
Service Committee at  413-584-8975 
or afsc at crocker.com  for more information. To contact 
Veterans for Peace and Eric Wasileski for an interview call 
413-367-0320.
To 
Prevent War on Iran
Hands 
Around the Federal Building
Springfield, 
Friday, August 15th, 4:00 p.m.
Veterans for 
Peace, Wally Nelson Chapter 95, is initiating a call of conscience. We will be 
acting in the Spirit of Love by joining hands in an encirclement of the Federal 
Building in Springfield, symbol of federal actions and policy in our 
region.  The cost in blood and 
treasure in current wars and in preparation of future wars is unjust and 
immoral. As Dr. King said in 1967, “A nation that continues year after year to 
spend more money on military defense (and offense) than on programs of social 
uplift is approaching spiritual death.” 
On the 
15th the message will be, “Enough of war, now is the time for peace!” 
 In our actions and words we will 
embody peace.  We are calling on 
participants to act and speak in a spirit of non-divisiveness, striving to 
express and appeal to the best of humanity in all of us.  There will no civil disobedience and 
safe passage in and out of the building will be guaranteed. We will stand for 
peace, sing for peace, hold signs for peace, be silent for peace, walk for 
peace, pray for peace. 
In the words of 
veteran Eric Wasileski, “If you are a person of conscience or part of a group 
who wants to take an action in a safe, friendly and determined atmosphere please 
consider coming and joining in.  We 
know what will happen if we stand by and do nothing.  Let us take action that is in line with 
our values BEFORE and at least try to stop another insane 
invasion.”
The Nipponzan 
Myohoji Peace Pagoda is planning a walk through Springfield during the 
afternoon, joining the demonstration at the Federal Building at 4:00. Details to 
come.
For many this 
third Friday action will fulfill their commitment to the Iraq Moratorium 
Campaign For more information about this campaign go to www.iraqmoratorium.org .
Contact the American 
Friends Service Committee at  
413-584-8975 or afsc at crocker.com  for more information. To contact 
Veterans for Peace and Eric Wasileski for an interview call 
413-367-0320.
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace. 

Co-sponsors of this event include: 
 WM American Friends Service 
Committee, Northampton Committee to Stop the War in Iraq, SAGE, the WM Iraq 
Moratorium Coalition, the WM Coalition to Prevent War on Iran, 

the Peace and Justice Committee of 
First Churches, Nipponzan Myohoji Peace Pagoda, and many 
others.
 
 
 
 
Doug Renick
WM American Friends Service 
Committee
140 Pine Street Rm 10
Florence, MA 01062
413-584-8975 
o
413-320-1002 c
afsc at crocker.com






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