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Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming!
August 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it. We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the way we live and from war and preparation for war.
As peace activists we call on all who want to preserve our planet to join the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21st and to form a Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming Contingent.
Come to an organizing meeting featuring Boston College professor Charles Derber, author of Greed to Green: Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy.
We go to New York with the following demands:
- Re-direct military spending to the creation of millions of green jobs and to research for a rapid transition from fossil fuels to non-polluting energy sources.
- Stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure, including the Keystone pipeline project. Rapidly end fracking projects and the awarding of any new offshore drilling contracts
- Move quickly toward mutual abolition of all nuclear weapons as required by the Nuclear Non-Prolif-eration Treaty.
- Stop blocking the proposals for effective inter¬national action on climate change being put forward by the Group of 77 and other devel¬oping coun¬tries.
We can’t effectively address climate change without ending war and militarism and the massive carbon pollution which they directly and indirectly generate.
And we can’t end war without ending the fossil fuel energy system which war protects.
The specter of nuclear war hangs over a world in which there are 10 current wars, 32 limited conflicts, 9 nuclear-armed nations and 17,000 existing nuclear weapons. Climate change will cause massive displacement of impoverished and desperate people leading to regional hostilities and increasing the danger of nuclear war and world wide annihilation.
Join us September 21 in New York City! Reserve Bus Tickets Now: bit.ly/pcm-bus
People’s Climate March: Peace Hub • Sign Up! peoplesclimate.org/peace
Climate Convergence Sept 19-20 • convergeforclimate.org
Massachusetts Peace Action • 617-354-2169 • masspeaceaction.org/event/peoples-climate American Friends Service Committee • 617-661-6130 • afsc.org/pes
United for Justice with Peace • 617-383-4857 • justicewithpeace.org