Antiwar organizing into the Fall is taking place
at a fast clip. STWC is supporting actions in D.C., a national
worker "sickout" and student walkout, a New England regional
demonstration on Boston Common. Additional, smaller scale
actions and educational activities are in the works. See the right
column (->) for a listing of the large-scale actions that are
Assembling Peace V Concert - July 13, 2007
Friday @ 7:00pm
Jamaica Plain, MA
An alternative, fun
energizing anti-war event/party/mixer/concert
to benefit the Coalition
7:00 pm – 1:00 am. 21+ only
$10 donation/ no one turned away for lack of
download the flyer here
Strategy Session for the
Antiwar Movement - July 14, 2007
As more and more people join the antiwar movement, the singular
question remains: "How do we stop the war?" Over three
participatory sessions, from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on
Saturday, July 14, the Stop the War Coalition will sit down with
a broad range of antiwar activists and look at the most
important of the answers that are offered across the breadth of
download the flyer here
The Problem Is Civil Obedience -
July 14, 2007
Port Huron Project 2:
The Problem Is Civil Obedience
A public reenactment of a speech originally given by author and
activist Howard Zinn at a peace rally in May 1971. In this
speech, Zinn argued for the necessity of civil disobedience to
protest the war in Vietnam and called on Congress to impeach the
president and vice president of the United States for the "high
crime" of waging war on the people of Southeast Asia.
When: Saturday, July 14th, 5 P.M. (Rain Date: July 15)
Where: Northwest corner of the Boston Common, near the
intersection of Charles and Beacon streets.
Note: this is the exact site of Zinn's original speech!
Ending the War: Peace Movement Leaders Ask,
"Which Way Forward?" - Friday, May 18, 2007
18, 2007: Join Joe Gerson (American Friends Service Committee),
Dorotea Manuela (Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee),
Eljeer Hawkins (Socialist Alternative) and Anne Miller (New
Hampshire Peace Action) to think through antiwar strategy. This
event considers the current strategies of our movement and
engages diverse perspectives on ending the war in Iraq and
preventing further aggression by the US government. A $10
donation is requested, but nobody will be turned away for lack
of funds. Your support will contribute to ongoing antiwar
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George Herbert Walker Bush: A Real Witch in
May 15, 2007: Join Avi Chomsky, Carlos Arredondo,
Neighbor to Neighbor, People United for Peace and the Stop the
Wars Coalition at Salem State College as we gather to protest
George Herbert Walker Bush, invader of Panama and the Persian
Gulf, former CIA director and 41st president of the US.
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All Out for March 24, 2007
A roundup of videos, photo galleries and articles
on the 4th anniversary action is
massive effort is underway to organize a major regional action
on the Boston Common around two central demands: (1) Stop the
War and (2) Troops Home Now on the 4th anniversary of the
invasion of Iraq. This demonstration is endorsed by
for Justice with Peace, the Stop the Wars Coalition and a host of
other organizations. Organizing and planning meetings take place
every Monday (6:30 p.m.) at the Stop the Wars Coalition's
offices and meeting space at
encuentro 5, in
the outreach flyer here
Latest endorsing groups include:
Goldstar Families for Peace,
Code Pink, the
Camp Casey Peace Institute... A
complete list is maintained at the
3/17: March on the Pentagon
Stop the Wars Coalition is urging antiwar activists to join the
March on the Pentagon scheduled for Washington, D.C. on March
For transportation from Boston, at least two
options are being organized:
For more information on the national organizing
effort, visit the
Stop the Surge: January 11, 2007 Action
Anti-war Protest on Boston Common @ Park St. 4-6
PM. This event will be followed by a demonstration against
Guantanamo in Copley Sq. @ 6PM
for more details/updates, visit this site
Several hundred activists gathered at the Park
Street T-station and, after short rally, marched over to Copley
Square. Coverage was provided by the
Boston Globe. For photos, see
IndyMedia covered that "Shut Down Guantanamo, Now! protest
Coalition Moves in High Gear for an
Action-filled Spring; Major Action on 3/24/07
Recognizing that Congress will not act on its
antiwar mandate for immediate and complete withdrawal from Iraq,
the Stop the Wars Coalition is support both major actions
planned for this winter and spring in Washington, D.C. It is
also spearheading the formation of a regional coalition for a
major antiwar demonstration in Boston on March 24, 2006. The
kick for this mobilization begins with the First Night Against
the War actions planned for December 31, 2006 in Boston.
March on the War Profiteers
Verizon, Putnam Investments, Halliburton,
Bechtel...Here we come!
Join United for Justice with Peace, the Boston Rosa
Parks Human Rights Day Coalition, Code Pink, Massachusetts Peace
Action, Chelsea Uniting Against the War, Socialist Alternative,
Massachusetts Global Action, the Boston May Day Coalition, the
Socialist Party of Massachusetts, Boston Bolivarianos, and many others as they target the War Profiteers. The
day's events begin with a concert on Boston Common at 12 noon. We
will then march to the offices of several war profiteers in downtown
Boston. Finally, we will end with an indoor rally at
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volante en español
Assembling Peace IV – December
with the Diamond Mines, the Scallywags, Yoni Gordon and
many others at a
fun, politically progressive and energizing anti-war
event/party/mixer called "Assembling Peace IV" which
will be held at
Spontaneous Celebrations (in Jamaica Plain) on
Saturday, 12/9. All Ages, 10$ donation.
Brian O'Connell for more information.
How many more...before we say, "No!"
New Campaign to Surface Antiwar
STWC joins with local communities of
faith, advocacy groups and ultimately with that great
majority of folks who reject the Iraq war. The How Many
More? campaign will help express this antiwar sentiment
by working with the aforementioned groups and
individuals to post banners, stickers and posters that
ask the obvious question after upwards of a hundred
thousand Iraqi deaths in the face of an unnecessary war:
"How many more?"
Deadeye Dick Comes to Town!
Where do we go from here? Antiwar Strategy Session - June 4, 2006
forces will gather on the first Sunday in June for a
half-day long strategy session to plan the course of the
movement over the next year.
From the Call to Action:
"It is an exciting, crucial time for activists; we have
seen in the past few weeks, victories from varying
groups mobilizing around key issues and general coverage
in the mainstream media on these issues."
2007 Mass March in Washington, D.C. For more
information, ANSWER Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org or
September 22-29, 2007
Occupy the Occupiers and
March on Washington,
D.C., Boston organizing
meetings held every Wednesday.
October 26, 2007
Sick Out/Walkout, Rally on Boston Common.
October 27, 2007
National Mobilization to End
the War. New England Regional Action: Boston Common.
2007 Strategy Session - encuentro 5; 11:00 - 5:00
August 25, 2007 Vacationing with George Bush
March on Washington, D.C.
The People Have Spoken, Congress Must Act!
Global Days of Action on the 4th Anniversary: National
Demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and
New England Regional Demonstration on the 4th
Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq. Boston Common.
October 1, 2006
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
United for Justice
with Peace Antiwar Rally on Boston Common
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
STWC-sponsored City-wide Antiwar Demonstration Planning
33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor Boston, MA 02111
No Work, No School. Protest in the Streets:
World Can't Wait
Boston Common 12 noon
Antiwar Teach-ins throughout Greater Boston-area college
campuses. Call 617-482-3090 for more information
Stop the War Profiteers March - Downtown Boston Call
617-482-3090 for more information.
Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Mobilization
Call 617-524-3507 for more information.
1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
First Night Against the War Activities
- tabling at Boylston & Dartmouth
- antiwar videos at the Community Church of Boston
The Stop the
stands for 3 demands that are central to resolving the
current situation in Lebanon:
end to the bombing
withdrawal from Palestine and Lebanon
- End to all
US aid to Israel
Statement on Lebanon
Boston Stop the Wars Coalition condemns the wholesale
slaughter inflicted on the Palestinian and Lebanese peoples
as acts of conquest and barbarism.
of Parliament, George Galloway offers an interesting
counter-perspective on the topic.
See the video