Posts tagged “daybreak”
June 30, 2011
Human rights defender David Swanson has announced today that this October, thousands of Americans, the left and right, will occupy Washington D.C. in peaceful resistance and not leave until demands of the government are met. The protest is slated to be similar to those in Tunisia and Egypt. A coalition of organizations and noted leaders have committed to a peaceful occupation of Washington D.C., announcing the plan for a people’s occupation starting October 6th and not leaving until the United States government is seen to halt functioning on behalf of Wall Street and a war machine.
October 29, 2010
“I have to reject the notion that I am a “self-identified pacifist” for the simple reason that I haven’t self-identified as a pacifist. The only alternatives are not to be an advocate for war and violence or to be dead. There is another possibility: that of being a nonviolent activist.” —David Swanson
“. . . Movements that seek radical political change—the restructuring of society and/or the redistribution of wealth and power—are rarely successful when they limit themselves to nonviolent tactics. I say “rarely” because anything is possible. But I’m a student of history and I can’t think of any. ” —Ted Rall
September 23, 2010
September 23, 2010, 10:30AM, The Democracy Project and Fall for the Book Festival welcome David Swanson as the 2010 speaker at George Mason University. The festival will run from Sept. 19-24. Location: Harris Theater on Mason’s Fairfax Campus, 3401 Fairfax Green Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
July 23, 2010
July 25, 2010 at 7:30-8:30AM, David Swanson will be an Accountability and Justice table leader at the Progressive Democrats of America Grassroots Leadership Conference. He will discuss how organization teams and action groups can be more effective. Topics include developing an action plan, action alerts, campaigns, Issue Organizing Team web pages, building alliances and coalitions, and effective strategies for participation. The conference starts Friday, July 23, and runs through Sunday, July 25. Location: Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135.
July 14, 2010
July 14, 2010 at 6:30PM, the National Press Club will welcome David Swanson to speak on the funding of war. There will be a time for Q&A during the session. Location: National Press Club, The McClendon Room, 529 14th St NW Washington, DC 20045.
June 2, 2010
June 2, 2010. 9:30 pm Theater Three Collaborative, Inc.:289 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
For more info, go to http://theaterthreecollaborative.org
May 12, 2010
According to the Congressional Budget Office, Congress has already approved $345 billion for war in Afghanistan, not to mention $708 billion in Iraq. According to the National Priorities Project, for that same money we could have renewable energy in 1,083,271,391 homes for a year (or every home in the country for more than 10 years), or pay 17,188,969 elementary school teachers for a year. There may be 2.6 million elementary and middle school teachers in our country now. Assuming we could use 3 million teachers, we could hire them all for five years and employ that extra $13 billion or so to give them bonuses. “Honor our brave teachers” anyone? — from TomDispatch.com
April 14, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m. at Azar’s Market & Cafe: 2000 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517
February 23, 2010
February 23, 2010, 7:00pm, Northwestern University, Tech Institute, 2145 Sheridan Rd. Evanston, IL. first floor, lecture room 2.
February 22, 2010
February, 22, 2010, 7:00pm, Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO, 63108.
Event sponsored by Veterans for Peace.