[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Call to Action: Retire NATO, Create Jobs & Fund Peace

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Wed Jul 27 15:00:39 PDT 2011

UJP Activist:  Call to Action: Retire NATO, Create Jobs & Fund Peace



Beginning  this past winter, I have been working with a number of US peace
organizations  which  have formed a network* in collaboration with allies in
Europe who have  been protesting NATO’s intrusive and anti-democratic presence
in their countries  for years and more recently its wars from Afghanistan to
Libya.. Planning is  underway for a counter summit and other activities in 
Chicago when NATO and the G8 meet in May  2012.

Our goals  for Chicago and in the months leading up to the Summit are to help
the wider  U.S. peace movement to understand and to build opposition to NATO as
a nuclear  alliance with global ambitions and strengthen grassroots organizing
capacity and  political engagement to end the US/NATO wars, one which is also
sucking our tax  dollars and resources that would be better used to create jobs
and meet real  human needs here at home. We are also committed to bringing home 
U.S. nuclear weapons and bases home. (A generation  after the Cold War, the U.S.
maintains hundreds of  military bases across NATO.).

A broad  discussion on international collaboration for the 21st century and an 
alternative vision for global security, peace and economic justice will be the 
outcome of our organizing efforts.

 Below is  the call to action: "Retire NATO, Create Jobs & Fund Peace"  Please
plan to  join us in our conference in Chicago, and spread the  word via elists
and social networking..

As rapid as  the international and national developments are, much will go on
between now and  May 2012. Please join the announcement elist
chicagomay2012 at googlegroups.com to stay up  to date on the planning.

Please  contact me about this exciting project at JGerson at afsc.org.

If you are  a member of an organization, we hope your group will endorse the
call, join the  network and help plan the activities. For organizations: to sign
onto this call  or join the network and for additional information contact:
Joseph Gerson (JGerson at afsc.org) or Judith Le Blanc (jleblanc at peace-action.org).


For peace  and justice,

Joseph  Gerson

*Network for a  NATO-Free World: Global Peace and Justice (List in  formation):
American Friends Service Committee-Peace and Economic Security  Program, Code
Pink, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear  Policy,
Maryknoll Office of Concerns, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Peace  Action,
United for Peace and Justice, US Labor Against the War, US Peace  Council, War
Resisters League. Chicago: American Friends  Service Committee-Chicago, Code
Pink, Greater Chicago Area Peace  Action, New New Deal, US Labor Against  the


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