On March 19th and 20th 2005, people across the world will march to commemorate Operation Shock & Awe: the launch of the invasion of Iraq two years ago, and to oppose the ongoing occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and Haiti. People will be marching to oppose the ongoing genocide of indigenous peoples throughout the Americas & Asia, the normalization of torture camps, as well as the massive displacement of peoples by capitalist development projects, including the demand for cheap and flexible labor and its corollary: the criminalization of migrants and the construction of Fortress North America and Fortress Europe.
We can and must go further than simply demonstrating against war and occupation. We must actively work in co-ordinated solidarity to stop the many institutions and individuals that profit from war and occupation. As global capital undermines progressive peoples' movements around the world, we assert that we can build global movements of opposition to our common enemies. In the fissures of the empire, we can pursue projects and strategies of resistance that affirm life and human dignity.
Location:Bradford, United Kingdom
The Bradford University Peace Society
In the last hundred years, on five continents, people using nonviolent strategies have overthrown oppressive regimes, challenged military occupiers and brought freedom to their societies.
Today nonviolent groups are challenging repression in places like Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Israel / Palestine, Ukraine, Tibet, Sri Lanka, West Papua and Zimbabwe.
If you feel upset or frustrated :-( …
Remember, its people like us who won independence for India, ended segregation in the US and brought down the Berlin Wall.
/* You are more powerful than you can imagine */
IN THE UK PEOPLE CONTINUE TO OPPOSE MILITARISM BY NON-VIOLENT ACTION!
Please feel free to contact the Bradford University Peace Society:
bradfordpeacesociety at yahoo dot co dot uk
Be the change you want to see in the world!