- 04/17/2014 - 4:30pm
Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota is organizing a protest on Thursday, April 17th against former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will be delivering a lecture on campus at the University of Minnesota sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. As a documented collaborator in leading the US into war in Iraq and an outspoken suborner of torture, it is imperative that we tell the University, the Humphrey School, and Dr. Rice that war criminals are not welcome on our campus. We are still organizing the action and want to invite you to be a part of the process. If your group is able to give an endorsement early, we will be sure to include you in all published materials. We look forward to working together for this action. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for endorsements. If your group already has plans in place, please let us know what you’re up to so that we can work together. Further info TBA.
Save the Date – Keep War Criminals off Campus
Thursday, April 17th
Rally outside Northrop at the University of Minnesota
Lecture to begin at 5pm, Rally time TBA
Endorsing organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN) ,Amnesty International UMN, Anti-War Committee, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis , Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) , Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) , Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director, U.S. Campaign to end the Israeli Occupation, will give a talk and sign copies of his book Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace."Ruebner thinks we're "at a historical juncture at the 'demise of the paradigm' of the current peace process and that this opening is allowing for 'new creative opportunities.' He points to the explosive growth of the BDS movement and the Israel lobby’s inability to confront it."
Excerpt from a Mondoweiss article (link HERE) by Adam Horowitz about a Ruebner visit in Georgia and how the movement for Palestinian rights is gaining ground.
Sponsors: American Jews for a Just Peace/Boston, CODEPINK State of Maine, Departments of Criminology, Sociology & Political Science/USM, Episcopal Peace Fellowship/Maine, Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks, International Relations Assn./USM, Jewish Voice for Peace/Boston, Maine BDS Coalition, Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights (MVPR), Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), Office of Multicultural Student Affairs/USM, Pax Christi/Maine, Peace Action Maine, The Social Justice and Peace Commission of Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church, UN Association of Maine, and the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF).
On Mayday 2014 we will join the worldwide resurgence of Occupy. By challenging the second biggest banking industry in the U.S. Bank Of America continues to foreclose on peoples homes, hire contractors to spy on activists, and continues to fund the coal and nuclear industry that is destroying our planet and our future.
We will set up tents and or stay outside Bank Of America Corporate headquarters and protest until our demands are met.
Our list of demands will start with
Stop all foreclosures immediately
and Stop funding the nuclear and coal industry
We will also protest the Federal Reserve, the Charlotte government center and any agency or corporation oppressing the people of Charlotte. We are not having it anymore and we will come back stronger with no fear on Mayday 2014.
Join us July 23rd through 27th in Asheville, North Carolina during the annual Veterans for Peace National Conference! We’ll meet up as a CODEPINK contingent to sharpen our skills and strategize for peace work in 2014 and beyond.
We have free housing (donations appreciated) available for the first 15 people who sign up and low-cost housing for others. A discounted price of $100 dollars for the Veterans for Peace conference is available for Camp CODEPINK participants–– this includes the workshops, plenaries, and Saturday night banquet.
After you have RSVP'd for Camp CODEPINK, we will be in touch with you shortly.
See you in July!