[act-ma] [UJP] St. Patrick's Peace Parade - SUNDAY

United for Justice with Peace ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 17:46:08 PDT 2011

UJP: St. Patrick's Peace Parade - SUNDAY



		Veterans for Peace march on Veterans Day, November 10, 2010.   Open Media
Boston photo by Jason Pramas

Energy is building for the St. Patrick's Peace Parade to be mounted this Sunday,
March 20, by Veterans for Peace with the support of UJP and Join the Impact -
Massachusetts.   Channel 5 [1] covered the Peace Parade and the controversy in
its 11pm newscast last night, as did The Metro [2] this morning and The Boston
Globe [3] last week.
The Peace Parade falls on the day after the 8th anniversary of the unjust U.S.
war in Iraq.  It is a peace march as well as an assertion of the right to
protest.  The Parade will be accompanied by two brass bands and by a landing
craft provided by Boston Duck Tours.
Assemble at 2pm at Foundry and Greenbaum Streets, South Boston - one block west
of Broadway MBTA Station. Look for VFP flags as you exit Broadway station.  Do
not attempt to drive because the area will be congested.   Bring peace banners
and signs.

Themes for the Day:

·  How is the War Economy Working for You?

·  Bring the Troops Home, Take Care of Them When They Get Here

·  Cut Military Spending, Save Jobs: Teachers, Firemen, Police

·  Peace is Patriotic! “Not a Dirty Word”

Please join Veterans For Peace and other peace and social justice
organizations for this historic alternative “people’s parade” following
the official Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Background: Veterans for Peace were denied permission to walk in the
“Official Saint Patrick’s Day Parade”. The stated reason was because the
Allied War Veterans Council (War Council) did not want the word “peace”
associated with the word “veteran”. They also stated that Veterans For Peace
were too political for the parade. As if all the politicians, military
formations and bands in the parade are not political?

The City of Boston has issued a permit to Veterans For Peace to have The Saint
Patrick’s Day Peace Parade, immediately following the “official parade”.
Our parade is a “people’s parade for peace and justice”.

We invite all progressive groups (peace, environmental, women’s rights, civil
rights, labor, GLBT etc.) in the greater Boston area to please join us as we
follow behind the official parade.   The South Boston parade is the largest St.
Patrick's Day parade in the country and is estimated to draw one million
spectators. This is a huge opportunity for us to get our message out!

For more information please go to: Smedleyvfp.org [4] or
email ujpcoalition at gmail.com.   

For information on how your group can participate, contact:

Pat Scanlon, Veterans For Peace: 978-475-1776

United for Justice with Peace: 617-383-4857

American Friends Service Committee: 617-497-5273


United for Justice with Peace [6] is a coalition of peace and justice
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP
Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and
economic justice.

Help us continue to do this critical work!   Make a donation to UJP today. [7]



ujpcoalition at gmail.com [8]

            617-383-4UJP (NEW!)

            		www.justicewithpeace.org [9]


Upcoming Events: 


		The Hidden Wounds of War: An Evening of Remembrance and Dedication [10]

		Fri Mar 18


		Barnstable High School



		Stand for Peace - Resist the War Machine! [11]

		Sat Mar 19


		Lafayette Park and The White House

		Washington, DC


		Spring Lobby Weekend: End the War in Afghanistan [12]

		Sat Mar 19


		Washington, DC


		Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade [13]

		Sun Mar 20


		One block west of Broadway MBTA Station - Look for VFP Flags

		South Boston


		Fund our Future! [14]

		Tue Mar 22


		Hibernian Hall



		Malalai Joya and Noam Chomsky: The Case for Withdrawal from Aghanistan [15]

		Fri Mar 25


		Harvard University, Radcliffe Quadrangle



		Malalai Joya: Liberating Afghan Women [16]

		Sat Mar 26


		First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist

		Jamaica Plain


		March and Rally: Bring the Troops Home Now! [17]

		Sat Apr 9


		Union Square

		New York, NY


More Peace and Justice Events [18].    How to Submit Events [19] 


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[2] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/2488
[4] http://www.smedleyvfp.org/
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