WarNoMore2016 — Announcment from Desmond Tutu and World Beyond War

No War 2016: Real Security Without Terrorism

In this video, Archbishop Desmond Tutu announces plans for #NoWar2016 event in Washington, D.C., and similar events around the world, in September:

World Beyond War is planning a big event in Washington, D.C., in September 2016, just after the International Day of Peace, including a conference beginning Friday afternoon September 23, running all day Saturday September 24, and with activist workshops on Sunday morning the 25th. We’re also working with Campaign Nonviolence and the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance to plan a nonviolent activism training and a nonviolent action in D.C. onMonday September 26th.

Join us to learn about and engage in working on viable alternatives to war and militarism.

Learn more at: http://worldbeyondwar.org/NoWar2016

If you cannot make it, you can help cover the cost of others attending by making a contribution here.

As the war system keeps societies in a state of permawar, we have reached  a stage in human history at which we can say with confidence that there are better and more effective alternatives. Of course we know the question: “You say you are against war, but what’s the alternative?” This event will develop answers to that question, building on World Beyond War’s publication A Global Security System: An Alternative to War.

World Beyond War is working with our allies to plan similar events focused on alternatives to war the same week in other parts of the world. Please contact us to help plan such events.

Plans for Washington are still being shaped, and we’re inviting organizations and individuals to contact us with ideas and proposals. Organizations can sign on as partners by contributing financially and in working on plans, or as cosponsors by agreeing just to help promote the event.

Speakers already committed to being part of the events in Washington, D.C., include: Cynthia McKinney, Dennis Kucinich, Kathy Kelly, Miriam Pemberton, David Vine, Kozue Akibayashi,Harvey Wasserman, Jeff Bachman, Peter Kuznick, Medea Benjamin, Maurice Carney, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, David Hartsough, Pat Elder, John Dear, Mel Duncan, Kimberley Phillips,Ira Helfand, Darakshan Raja, Bill Fletcher Jr., Lindsey German, Maria Santelli, Mark Engler,Maja Groff, Robert Fantina, Barbara Wein, Jodie Evans.

Partners Include: Jubitz Foundation, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom,RootsAction.org, Code Pink, and International Peace Bureau.

Co-Sponsors Include: Washington Peace Center, Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence,Liberty Tree Foundation, Veterans For Peace, TheRealNews.com, United for Peace and Justice, Nonviolence International, Peace Action Montgomery, Fellowship of Reconciliation, andMilitary Families Speak Out.

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