Global Mobilization to End the Ukraine War
Sat September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Rally in Boston, Andover, Gloucester, Greenfield, Watertown, or Worcester
“In the name of God, in the name of the sense of humanity that dwells in every heart, I renew my call for an immediate ceasefire” — Pope Francis
On June 10-11 three hundred people representing organizations from 32 countries met in Vienna, Austria for the International Summit for Peace in Ukraine. The summit issued a call for people in all countries to join together for a week of Global Mobilization for an immediate ceasefire and peace negotiations to end this war, and set the week of September 30 to October 8 for this mobilization.
In Boston we will kick off this week of mobilization with a public rally in Downtown Crossing in Boston followed by a march to the Boston Common. Students from Greater Boston colleges will participate and address the event. During the following week there will be a national webinar teach-in on the war Oct. 3 and an Advocacy Day Oct. 4, media events and tabling with postcards in different communities and on different campuses.
Please join us on Saturday, September 30 to begin this week to promote a ceasefire and negotiations as the only way to end this war and avoid potential catastrophe for the planet.
Speakers at the Boston rally will include: Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe journalist and author; Joseph Gerson, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security; Chris Chanyasulkit, President, American Public Health Association; Keith Harvey, American Friends Service Committee; Graham Aiken, student, Northeastern University; Erika Uyterhoeven, State Representative
Music by Ben Grosscup, Nina Giulianini, and Lucretia’s Daggers, with poetry by Mark Lipman.
- The war must end now if we want to prevent hundreds of thousands more dead and maimed soldiers and thousands more civilians
- This war must end now if the world is to come together to prevent certain climate catastophe as fossil fuel emissions grow by leaps and bounds and fires and floods and murderous heat waves rage on.
- This war must end now if Ukraine is not to be destroyed.
- This war must end now if we want to reduce the growing danger of it leading to nuclear war
- This war must end now if global hunger from restrictions and sanctions on food deliveries is to be avoided
- This war must end now if the risk to a nuclear meltdown of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is to be prevented
- And every week billions of our tax dollars are diverted from housing, public health, education, public transportation and numreous other important needs here at home to pay for the war
Sign up here if you are willing to participate in some activity during this week of Global mobilization.
Dates and Times:
Boston, Saturday, Sept 30, noon, Downtown Crossing
Greenfield, Saturday, Sept 30, 11 am, Town Common. Traprock Center for Peace & Justice.
Gloucester, Saturday, Sept 30, 11am, Grant Circle (first) rotary.
Andover, Sunday, Oct 1, noon, Shawsheen Square, Rt 133 and Rt 28. Merrimack Valley People for Peace.
Watertown, Sunday, Oct 1, Watertown Square, noon. Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment.
Worcester, Tuesday, Oct 3, 3:30 pm, Lincoln Square. Citizens for Nonviolent Solutions.
Sponsored by Ukraine: A Time for Peace, a campaign of Mass. Peace Action; Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment; Newton Dialogues on Peace & War; SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; the House of Peace (Ipswich); St. Susanna Pax Christi; Cape Downwinders; CodePink / Western MA; American Friends Service Committe/ Northeast Region; Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; Pax Christi MA; Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
For activities in other states, visit the Peace in Ukraine coalition.
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