[act-ma] 8/7 DMZ: Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Fri)

Matthew Andrews peopleunite at verizon.net
Wed Aug 5 17:24:43 PDT 2009

August 7th - First and Third Friday of Every Month
5:30PM until sundown
We meet at the intersection of Mass Ave and Boylston St
(near the Hynes Convention Center stop on the green line, also a short  
walk from the Mass Ave stop on the Orange line).

This DMZ falls between August 6th and 9th, the days in 1945 when the  
United States gratuitously dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and  
Nagasaki. Despite the US government's commitment to the Nuclear Non- 
Proliferation Treaty in 1970 to work toward disarmament, the United  
States stockpiles these useless weapons of mass destruction. Because  
of our illegal wars of aggression, tyrannical and unstable regimes  
around the world seek nuclear weapons as their only hope to equalize  
their military power with that of the United States. The US has also  
given Israel nuclear weapons, further destabilizing the middle east.  
Please consider bringing messages to this DMZ to remember the 64th  
anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to call upon our government  
to dismantle these awful weapons once and for all.

Bring your musical instrument, or any other implements of political  
art.  We will bring signs to hold, stickers to hand out, flyers from  
the War Resisters League on military spending in the Federal Budget,  
and the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition.

This is a great opportunity to engage the public, and get interested  
new people involved!  We will tell people about our plans to organize  
a massive united demonstration on October 17th in Boston.

In a lopsided vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on May 14, 2009  
approved the Obama administration's request for $97 billion for U.S.  
military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Palestinians  
continue to suffer the devastating consequences of U.S. support to the  
unending blockade of Gaza.  Let's remind people that opposition to  
these wars is still widespread!  We can no longer afford to attack and  
occupy other nations!  We have a moral obligation to oppose this  
domineering foreign policy!  We must organize to win!

Sponsored by the Socialist Party of Boston, http://www.spboston.org/

Endorsed by the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition, http://www.stopthewars.org/

In solidarity with the national Iraq Moratorium Project, http://www.iraqmoratorium.com/

Check out the DMZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=99023086216

Always know when the next peace movement meeting is on meetup.com: http://meetup.com/stopthewars/

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