October Anti-War Events

Saturday, September 24, 1 pm
Stand Up and Speak Out: Mark the One Year Anniversary of FBI Raids on Local Peace Activists!
Gather at 1 pm, at 2911 Park Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN, one of the homes raided by the FBI in September 2009. March to Walker Church. End the Grand Jury! End the Repression of Anti-War Activists! Return their Property Now! Organized by the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression FFI: http://mnstopfbi.

Monday, October 3, 7 pm
Macalester Plymouth United Church1658 Lincoln Avenue, Saint Paul.
Afghanistan and the Arab Spring:A Public Talk by Kathy Kelly
Kathy will draw on her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan to discuss the wave of uprisings in the Middle East. Sponsored by: Macalester Plymouth United Church, Twin Cities Peace Campaign and Women Against Military Madness.

Friday, October 7, 4:30 pm
Hennepin/Lyndale Ave. at Vineland & Oak Grove, Minneapolis.
Anti-War Protest And Vigil
Ten years to the day that the U.S. launched the war in Afghanistan, join an anti-war protest and vigil from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on the sidewalks near the Walker Art Center, Hennepin/Lyndale Ave. at Vineland & Oak Grove. Be part of a visible anti-war statement: Not One More Year – Not One More Dollar – Not One More Death – End the U.S. war in Afghanistan! Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition.

Wednesday, October 12, 5 pm
Lake Street/Marshal Ave. Bridge over the Mississippi River between Minneapolis & St. Paul.
Weekly Wednesday Peace Vigil
Join the weekly Wednesday Peace Vigil to mark the ten years of the U.S. war in Afghanistan with a call for an end to the war. Lake Street/Marshal Ave. Bridge over the Mississippi River. Sponsored by Twin Cities Peace Campaign and Women Against Military Madness. For more info: 612-522-1861 or 612-827-5364.

Saturday, October 15, 1:30 pm
Lake Street & Hiawatha Ave., Minneapolis.
National day of local anti-war actions. Time To Leave: Get Out Of Afghanistan!
In Minneapolis: Bring All the Troops and War Dollars Home Now! 1:30 pm Gather at Lake Street & Hiawatha Ave. Minneapolis (On the sidewalk on Lake Street from Hiawatha to 22nd Ave. South). 2 pm March (Closing rally location to be announced.) Anti-war protests and protests against austerity budgets and cuts to social services are planned in cities around the world the weekend of October 15/16.
The October 15 protest in Minneapolis was initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition. Endorsed by: Alliant Action, Anti-War Committee, Burnsville & Eagan Peace Vigil, Climate Crisis Coalition of the Twin Cities, Come Home America – Minnesota Branch, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Public Education Justice Alliance of Mn, Mayday Bookstore, Military Families Speak Out, Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel, Northfield People for Peace and Goodwill (PPG), ST. Joan of Arc WAMM Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Socialist Action, Socialist Alternative, SDS – U of M, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Women’s Student Activist Collective, Workers International League. For more info: 612-827-5364 or 612-522-1861.

Regional and national anti-war events

Thursday, October 6 – Washington, D.C.
A Call to Action
A coalition of organizations, including Veterans for Peace, ANSWER Coalition and many others have called for an ongoing protest in Washington, D.C. Rallies, concerts, and civil resistance actions against the war to begin on Thursday, October 6. For possible transportation from the Twin Cities call Ross or Colleen at 952-465-2866. http://www.october2011.org.

Saturday, October 8, Noon – Chicago, IL
Midwest Regional March for Peace and Justice – U.S./NATO Out of Afghanistan!
At 12 noon gather at the busiest intersection in Chicago (Michigan Avenue & Congress Parkway), followed by a 1 pm permitted march through downtown Chicago. Organize your friends, family and co-workers to car pool and get to Chicago for this important regional protest. Sponsored by the Mid-West Regional Anti-War Mobilization. http://www.chicagomassaction.org.

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