THU MAR 13 – SUN MAR 16
HEARINGS: “WINTER SOLDIER.” Veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with people from those two countries, will testify about the realities of the wars. Sponsored by Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Live simulcast of hearings in D.C. Mar 14, 6-10pm at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
FRI MAR 14-SUN MAR 16
CONFERENCE: “CRACKS IN THE EDIFICE,” LEFT FORUM 2008.
Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 E 7th St. 212-817-2003 • leftforum.org
$45 adv/$35 low income or one day/
$40 seniors/$25 students
SAT MAR 15
ACTIONS/VIGIL: “PLANTING SEEDS OF PEACE TO RECOGNIZE U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS WHO HAVE DIED.”
All-day events, including a food drive for local pantries, petitioning and literature distribution and collection for the Deployed Military Spouses Fund. Sponsored by the Summit Interfaith Peace Coalition. At locations in Summit, New Jersey. email@example.com
908-273-0751 • firstname.lastname@example.org
GATHERINGS: LOCAL SUPPORT FOR “WINTER SOLDIER” HEARINGS.
Get together in local community centers, union halls, places of worship and people’s homes to listen/watch feed from the hearings. Sponsored by United for Peace and Justice. 5yearstoomany.org
MON MAR 17–FRI MAR 21
U.S. OUT OF IRAQ: STUDENT DAYS OF ACTION.
Students across the country will participate in on-campus actions to build awareness and resistance, including campus walk-outs. Sponsored by Students for a Democratic Society. newsds.org/march20
TUE MAR 18
ACTIONS: “CODEPINK ACTION DAY TO TAKE BACK THE CONSTITUTION.”
A full day of actions to call for impeachment, an end to the occupation in Iraq and an end to torture. Sponsored by CodePink. At various locations in Washington, D.C. codepinknyc.org
THU MAR 20
8pm • FREE
EVENT: “CLINTON HILL-FORT GREENE SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE WAR!” Open mic event for poets, singers, writers, musicians, rappers and comedians. Tillies of Brooklyn, DeKalb and Vanderbuilt Aves., email@example.com
THU MAR 20-SUN MAR 23
$85 general/$50 students
CONFERENCE: “SPLIT THIS ROCK POETRY FESTIVAL: POEMS OF PROVOCATION & WITNESS.” Four days of readings, workshops, panels, films, walking tours and activism. Sponsored by D.C. Poets Against the War, Institute for Policy Studies, Sol & Soul and Busboys & Poets. At locations in Washington, D.C.. splitthisrock.org
SAT MAR 22
12pm • FREE
ACTION: “RIVER TO RIVER: STAND UP FOR PEACE.” Form a human chain to protest the war in Iraq. Chain will go across 14th Street, from Ave A to 11th Ave, then both ends will march toward one another to converge in Union Sq for a brief rally. Sponsored by NYC United for Peace & Justice. 212-868-5545 • 5yearstoomany.org, unitedforpeace.org/nyc
WED MAR 19
VIGIL: TO MOURN THE 4,000 TROOPS & 1 MILLION+ IRAQIS KILLED. At Old Country & Glen Cove Roads in Garden City. Sponsored by Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives. 516-741-4360 • longislandpeace.org • 5:30-7:30pm
MARCH: Meet at West End Avenue and 86th ST. and Walk to Verdi Park, 73rd & Bdwy
Sponsored by West Side Peace Action.
Meet at Grand Army Plaza, candlelight walk down Flatbush Avenue to recruiting offices on Flatbush Ave & Schermerhorn St. Sponsored by Brooklyn for Peace and Fort Greene Peace.
VIGIL: AT BROADWAY AND 181ST STREET. Sponsored by Northern Manhattan Neighbors for Peace & Justice. firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTION: BUILD A LIVING NONVIOLENCE SYMBOL. Symbol was developed in Budapest in 2007. Also in streets, plazas, and parks in more than 100 cities worldwide. Sponsored by the New Humanist Society. Bowling Green. newhumanist.us
EVENT: NO WAR WESTCHESTER ACCOUNTABILITY EVENT. At Rep. Lowey and Sen. Clinton’s campaign offices, White Plains, NY. nowarwestchester.org
MORNING GATHERING: Meet at McPherson Sq, 15th & K St NW.
ACTION: NONVIOLENT BLOCKADE OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.
Meet at staging areas nearby and march to IRS main entrance at 1111 Constitution Ave NW. Sponsored by Movement for a Democratic Society, War Resisters League, Witness Against Torture, National War Tax Resisters Coordinating Committee and others. 718-768-7306 • warresisters.org/irsindc.htm
RALLY: AT MCPHERSON SQ.
MARCH/DANCE PARTY: “FUNK THE WAR!” Meet at Franklin Park then march down to the Street Dance Party with Students for a Democratic Society.
ACTIONS: “NO WAR NO WARMING”
Protest the war in Iraq and Global Warming. nowarming.org MARCH OF THE DEAD: People representing the civilian and military dead will walk through the streets of the city in small groups, ride the metro, haunt the periphery of other actions and then converge at a given time for a march that will make stops at the U.S. State Dept., Dept. of Justice and the Supreme Court.
Sponsored by the Activist Response Team. email@example.com
ACTION: “SICK OF IT DAY” WITH VETERANS FOR PEACE.
Call in sick, contact Congress, go back to bed, help quarantine military shipments, participate in local community actions, or make up your own. sickofit.org
Please send event announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org
The next editorial meeting for The Indypendent is Tuesday, March 18 at 7pm. 4 W 43rd St. Room 311. All are welcome.