April 4, 2019 is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Disrespectfully ignoring Dr. King’s lifelong dedication to peace, military leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the expanded military arm of the United Stats that has been resposible for many wars and destruction around the world, have chosen to celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary by holding its annual summit meeting in Washington, DC on that very day. This is not only an insult to Dr. King but NATO’s message that Black lives and indeed the lives of the vast majority, really do not matter.
We are calling for a peaceful mass mobilization against this year’s NATO Summit in Washington, DC, on Saturday, March 30. Additional actions will take place at the opening of the NATO meeting on April 4.
We invite you to add your and/or your organization’s name to the list of supporters of the National Mobilization Against NATO, War and Racism mass actions in Washington, DC.
We would also appreciate your generous donation to the No2NATO2019 Mobilization.
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NATO, the biggest war machinery in human history is “celebrating” its 70th anniversary with a summit in Washington D.C., on 4th April 2019. The WPC opposed NATO from its founding days as the armed wing of imperialism. The history of NATO, which is full of crimes, wars and aggression, proves us right.
The World Peace Council calls upon all members and friends to organize around the date of 4th April 2019 protests, rallies and other events in as many as possible countries, underlining the opposition to the aggressive mechanism NATO, which is the enemy of peace and of the peoples.
The WPC supports and endorses the actions planned by the US Peace Council (USPC) and the United Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) and numerous other peace organizations in the US for the 30th March 2019 for a National Mass Mobilization and Rally in Washington, DC, Lafayette Park (across from the White House) at 1:00 PM.
The World Peace Council will hold an Anti-NATO Conference on 31st March 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the St. Stephen Episcopal Church Newton St., NW, Washington DC. 20010. We call upon all WPC members and friends to support and attend this conference organized together with the USPC and UNAC.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington, D.C., on April 4. We’re organizing a peace festival to unwelcome them.
Wednesday, April 3
At St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010:
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Art-Making Workshop, and nonviolent action prep workshops (munch on vegan snacks, make art, and plan for the April 4 protest)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Keynote Speeches (List of speakers)
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Art-Making & Exhibits, Interactive Booths, Vegan Food & Drink (all available throughout the evening)
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Concert
REGISTER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
Leading the nonviolent action prep workshops will be Nadine Bloch. If you’re a nonviolent activism trainer and want to help, please fill out this form.
Providing biting comedic entertainment will be Lee Camp.
Thursday, April 4
Plans to include a procession from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to a rally at Freedom Plaza, and nonviolent demonstrations outside the NATO meeting. Details TBA.
Black Alliance for Peace program at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N Capitol St., NE, Washington D.C.
No Compromise, No Retreat in the Fight to End Militarism and War
April 4, 2019 – 7 to 9pm