Baltimore Green Party Community Calendar – NonViolent Resistance Action to the War in Iraq Information

JOIN US! Launch Action of the National Call for Nonviolent Resistance to the War in Iraq Washington, DC March 17th @ 12:00 noon The National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance, joined by military families, veterans, religious and peace groups, and many others have issued a National Call for Nonviolent Resistance to the Continuing War in Iraq. We invite you to join us in Washington, DC on March 17th for the national launch action to enact this Call. We will be engaging in 2 actions that include both legal, permitted activity and civil disobedience, so there is a place for everyone to participate. True to Gandhian and Kingian principles, these actions will be undertaken in a spirit of love, with compassion and respect for all we encounter. Press conference: 12:00 PM Lafayette Park, White House At this press conference, we will read a prepared statement offering our support to members of the U.S. military who, following their own conscience, are contemplating an act of refusing regarding the illegal and immoral war in Iraq, or who have done so already. According to 18 United States Code, Sec. 2387, such support and encouragement is illegal. Since soldiers are at far greater risk then we on the outside might be for supporting or encouraging them, it is our moral responsibility that we share that risk to the extent we can by openly and publicly violating this law. Action at recruiting center: 1:00 PM Armed Forces Recruiting Center, 14th & L Sts., NW From Lafayette Park, we will join with the counter recruitment community to distribute informational materials about the military’s false promises and alternatives to military service. Those who are so moved will engage in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 301-589-2355. Visit www.iraqpledge.org for campaign updates.