It is crucial that opponents of the U.S. war machine stand up for peace as the Biden administration and Congress deepen their proxy battle in Ukraine. In the federal budget that was just passed and signed into law, the U.S. government has committed an additional $45 billion to this effort. In another provocative escalation, the Biden administration announced that it was sending the advanced Patriot missile system to Ukraine -- bringing a catastrophic direct conflict with Russia ever closer.
Join us to make your voice heard on January 14! This action was initiated by the ANSWER Coalition and The People's Forum, and is endorsed by Veterans for Peace, CodePink, Party for Socialism and Liberation, United National Anti-War Coalition, Haiti Liberté, Rising Together, Peace in Ukraine Coalition, NYC-DSA Anti-War Working Group, WBAI Radio, Al-Awda, Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Indian Alliance Paris, MIT Reading for Revolution, Massachusetts Peace Action, Green Party of Connecticut, Nicaragua Center for Community Action, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, CovertAction Magazine, Ágora México, WNC4Peace, Escuela de la Raza Unida, Prison Project of Santa Fe, Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice, Bottna for Peace (Sweden), Reject Raytheon AVL, Stop the War Machine, Socialist Unity Party, Struggle-La Lucha, Peoples Power Assembly, Honduras Solidarity, Movimiento Patria Para Todos (New York section), Fuerza de la Revolución, Ecosocialist Horizons, Anticapitalism for Artists, Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice, Hawai'i Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Green Party of Bronx County, and others.
On November 19, the ANSWER Coalition and The People’s Forum hosted a major standing room-only event in New York City focused on the Ukraine conflict under the theme “The Path to Peace in Ukraine”. More than 20,000 people watched the event online. Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad and Jill Stein were among the speakers who called for an end to NATO expansion and insisted that the U.S. government reverse its policy of escalation and ever-increasing militarism and war spending.
Now we want to invite you to another major action for peace and justice.
On Saturday, January 14, in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, we are building another major event in New York City that will begin with a noontime rally at Times Square followed by a march and an indoor rally/teach-in.
People from all over the region will be converging on Times Square in midtown Manhattan to honor the true anti-war legacy of Dr. King. In the last year of his life, before an assassin’s bullet took him, Dr. King was organizing all around the country against what he described as the “Three Evils” of our society: militarism, racism and poverty. Honoring Dr. King in a meaningful way means to build an ever stronger movement for peace and against social and economic injustice. This must include using society’s vast resources to fund healthcare, housing, education and to save the environment – rather than the bloated war machine.
We invite you to join us in person on Saturday, January 14. If you are associated with an organization your group can become an endorser and if you can’t make it to New York that day you can show support by making an urgently needed tax-deductible donation.
Let’s work and build together for a peaceful tomorrow in Ukraine – and everywhere!