The St. Patrick’s Day parade has become a wincing embarrassment to this city.
Its organizer, South Boston’s Allied War Veterans Council, has again denied participation to gay groups and veterans who oppose our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Both rejected groups will nonetheless march anyway, in exile, about a mile behind the parade and behind city street sweepers as well.
And Boston taxpayers will help pay for this mess.
“I don’t know nothing about it.” That’s what parade organizer Philip Wuschke told me Friday when asked why he blackballed Veterans for Peace and their message: Bring the Troops Home and Take Care of Them When They Get Here.
Submitted by ujpadmin on Tue, 06/23/2009 - 9:58pm.
When: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 6:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Where: AFSC • 2161 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge
2009 Jun 30 - 6:00pm
2009 Jun 30 - 8:30pm
Please come meet Iraq veteran and Conscientious Objector Josh Stieber.
Josh Steiber is a combat veteran who became a Conscientious Objector after
being part of the recent "surge" in Iraq. To spread his message of cooperation and understanding instead of military occupation, Josh began a peace walk that departed from Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Sun, 03/06/2011 - 12:09pm.
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 7:00 pm
to Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 5:00 pm
Where: Washington, DC
2011 Mar 19 - 7:00pm
2011 Mar 22 - 5:00pm
Friends Committee on National Legislation, Military Families Speak Out, Peace Action, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans For Peace and the Civilian Soldier Alliance have teamed up for a Spring Lobby Weekend on the 8th Anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Join us in DC for a weekend of actions, trainings, and lobbying. In the streets and in the halls of Congress, we'll be showing our representatives that we want an end to the war in Afghanistan, and for all the troops to come home and be provided proper care.
Who should attend?
The lobby weekend is open to all participants - from students and first-time lobbyists to seasoned activists. We will have two days of training and preparation to help you prepare for your lobby visits and deepen your impact.
9:00am-2:00pm — March 19th Protest
7:00pm-8:00pm — Free concert Join Ryan Harvey and Emmanuel Jackson at Ebenezer’s (2nd and F Street, NE)