Note: This guest blog post by Angelina Conti remembers another time when a nonviolent peace encampment was used as a tool for protest.
by Angelina Conti
When the Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park in September, I was surprised to find myself thinking about the Bonus Army and a lesson half remembered from a high school history class … something about veterans occupying the capitol, General MacArthur, and a fire.
Witness for Peace presents Julio Sanchesz from the Humboldt Center, Nicaragua adnthe Centeral American Alliance for the Protection of Biodiversity. Julio has been touring New England and will spend his last evening here in Providence. Join us for a 6pm potluck and 7pm program. He will speak of the impact of U.S. policy on Nicaragua and all of Latin America, food security, free trade, the environment and human rights. The event is free and open to the public. We will be requesting donations to continue the work of Witness for Peace New England.
AFSC "Speak Truth to Power" sign for the Occupy movement.
Download these signs to show support for the Occupy movement in your area. The text on the signs uplifts AFSC principles and federal budget priority policy goals that are resonant with the Occupy movement. You can take these to your local copy or sign shop and have them reproduced, or print them out at home.
Hundreds of farmers, seniors, workers, and everyday people from across Iowa will mobilize outside Governor Branstad’s mansion for a massive "People's March on Terrace Hill."
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, the South Central Federation of Labor, AFSCME Council 61, SEIU Local 199, Teamsters Local 238, the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building and Construction Trades Council, and Iowans for Strong Communities have all endorsed the call for this unprecedented rally and march for economic and environmental justice.
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