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March 2008 Events
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Wednesday, March 12th 2008 7:00pm
5 Years of Occupation and Counting: Why the US Isn't Leaving Iraq - Unless We Make Them
Wednesday, March 12th 2008 7:00pm
New York, NY USA

Many people on the left agree that the Iraq War is a mess, appears unwinnable for the U.S. but unclear on how (or when) the war will end. Come to a public forum which will discuss, among other issues, the real impact of the war on ordinary Iraqis as well as the crisis the U.S. is in - why they will not just abandon the disaster in progress being waged in the name of oil and strategic positioning.

Location:
HUNTER COLLEGE, THOMAS HUNTER BLDG, RM 105 68th St & Lexington Ave New York NY
Contact:
David Bliven
nyciso@gmail.com
646-452-8662
Sponsored By:
International Socialist Organization http://www.internationalsocialist.org
 

Wednesday, March 12th 2008 7:15 pm
No End in Sight - Film Screening + Discussion
New York, NY USA

A rare opportunity to see this riveting 2008 Oscar-nominated documentary, followed by an equally compelling discussion. The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, No End in Sight is a jaw-dropping, insider's tale of wholesale incompetence and how the Bush Administration bungled the goals of the war in Iraq. Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Together, these voices reveal the principal error of U.S. policy that largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today and what we could and should do about them now.

Charles Ferguson the director and producer of No End in Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq and author of the book. Marc Garlasco is a senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch. Nir Rosen is a journalist and author of In The Belly of the Green Bird. Lawrence B. Wilkerson was the former chief of staff to the United States Secretary of State Colin Powell and is known for his criticism about the Iraq War, global politics and the Bush Administration.

Location:
1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd Street 1395 Lexington Ave. New York NY 10128
Contact:
92nd Street Y
www.92Y.org
212.415.5500 http://92Y.org
 
 
March 13 -16, 2008 -
IVAW Winter Soldier 2, at George Meany Labor College, Silver Spring, MD. This event will be the largest gathering of US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in history, as well as Iraqi and Afghan survivors, to offer first-hand, eyewitness accounts to tell the truth about these occupations - their impact on the troops, their families, our nation, and the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. All members are urged to support what promises to be an historic event. There has been a call for veterans to provide security during the event. Individuals who want to provide security must attend training on Thursday March 13th.
 
Friday March 14, 7PM
Showing of Winter Soldier film, followed by discussion with Frank Stearns at All Saints Church, 43-12 46St. Sunnyside (1 block north of the #7 Local train’s 46th St-Bliss St. stop).
 
Friday, March 14, 7:00 pm
MANHATTAN. The Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th Street
SCREENING OF WAR MADE EASY. Benefit for Progressive Democrats of America. There will be a post-show reception with authors Laura Flanders and Norman Solomon in the Kaplan Room in the GLBT Center 208 W. 13th Street. Proceeds from this event will help PDA's 2008 organizing efforts in New York Congressional Districts and elsewhere. Tickets are $100. RSVP, more information: Frances Anderson, msfrancesa@gmail.com.
 
 
NYC March 19 Events – There will be various local actions that chapter members plan to participate in, to commemorate the Fifth Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, including:

* West Side Peace Action- March starting at 86 Street between Broadway

and West End Avenue at 5:30 pm going down to 73 Street and Broadway.
   

* Brooklyn
 Says No to War! - 6 PM, Flashlight vigil starting at Grand Army Plaza.
  March to Military Recruiting Station at 41 Flatbush Ave (at Livingston) downtown.


  * Protest at Bklyn office of Cong.
 Rep Vito Fossella (who continues to vote

unconditional funding to support the Iraq war) 8505 4th Avenue, corner 85th St,

 Bay Ridge,

12 Noon.

 

* Granny Peace Brigade - 12 Noon, Knit-In at Times Square Recruiting Station, 43St.

and Broadway. www.grannypeacebrigade.org

 

Wednesday, March 19, 12 noon - 2:00 pm.
BAY RIDGE, BROOKLYN. Bay Ridge Offices of Vito Fossella
85th Street and 4th Avenue
DEMONSTRATION TO DEMAND THE REP. FOSSELLA STOP VOTING FOR
WAR AND BRING THE TROOPS HOME. Rep. Fossella is the only
Congress Member in Brooklyn to has consistently voted for
funding the war in Iraq with no timetable for withdrawal.
For more information, contact Bay Ridge Peace Action at
bklynpeaceaction@yahoo.com.
 
Wednesday, March 19th 2008 Noon
Faces of the Fallen
New York, NY USA

On Wednesday March 19th, the fifth anniversary of the War in Iraq, the Church of the Ascension, located on Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street, will honor the nearly 4,000 service men and women who have died in the War with a reading of names between the hours of 12Noon and 4P.M which will be concluded by the tolling of church bells. The exhibit "Faces of the Fallen: American Artists Honor America's Heroes" will run while the names are read. All are invited to come to the Church of the Ascension to sit and meditate for part or all of the reading of names.

Location:
Church of the Ascension, corner of 5th Avenue and 10th Street,
Manhattan NY 10011

Contact:
Father Mark Hummell
frmark@ascensionnyc.org
212-254-8620

Sponsored By:
The Church of the Ascension Faces of the Fallen
http://www.ascensionnyc.org
 
Wednesday, March 19, 6:00 pm.
PROSPECT PARK TO DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN.
Starting at Grand Army Plaza, ending at Flatbush &
Livingston.
FLASHLIGHT MARCH AND VIGIL AT RECRUITING STATION.
Email iraq@brooklynpeace.org to help with outreach and organizaing for this event.
 
Wednesday, March 19th. 5:30pm.
MANHATTAN. Beginning at St. Paul and St. Andrew Church on
86th Street and West End Avenue. Ending at Verdi Park on
Broadway between 72nd and 73rd Street.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL ON BROADWAY.
For more details call West Side Peace Action at
212-580-1504.
 
Saturday, March 22nd 2008 9 am
40 for 4,000
Saturday, March 22nd 2008 9 am
New York, NY USA

A 40 mile run in Central Park on the 5th Anniversary of the 2nd Iraq War, in honor of the roughly 4,000 American troops killed there. My goal is to raise awareness of the war and encourage people to get involved and vote this November in an effort to bring our remaining troops over there home.
Location:
Central Park, at the Engineer's Gate (90th St and 5th Avenue). We will run the 4 mile loop between the 72nd Street and 102nd Street transverses (clockwise) from 9 am to 5 pm. People can run as many or few loops as they want, I will be running 10 (40 miles, 1 mile for every 100 Americans killed).  1071 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10128

Contact:
Bob Scofield
bob@bobscofield.com
646-415-3655 http://www.40for4000.com
 
Saturday, March 22, 11:30am - 2:00pm. Veterans For Peace Chapter 034 will meet at the Statue of Gandhi, southwest corner of Unoin Square Park.
MANHATTAN. 14th Street between Avenue A and 11th Avenue.
RIVER TO RIVER: 5 YEARS TOO MANY! JOIN HANDS FOR PEACE
A human chain from River to River along 14th Street. Grab your friends and family and find a spot anywhere along the south side of 14th St. between Avenue A and 11th Avenue. Bring your signs as we make a strong statement for peace! We will gather between 11:30 and noon, stand shoulder to shoulder until 1:00. Both ends will then march toward each other, converging at 5th Avenue for a march around Washington Square and back up University Place for a rally. Get maps, leaflets to download, and specific meet-up locations of organizations at www.unitedforpeace.org/nyc.
 

Frank Stearns
Vice President
VETERANS FOR PEACE NYC CHAPTER 034
P.O. BOX 8150, JAF STATION New York, NY 10106-8150
Voice Mail (212)726-0557 Email: vfpnyc034@hotmail.com


 

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