Counteractions to NATO’s 70th Anniversary – Washington

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Date(s) - Saturday - Mar 30, 2019 - Thursday - Apr 4, 2019
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NATO foreign ministers will meet in Washington DC (USA) to mark the 70th anniversary of the alliance. As counteractions,  the network “No to War – No to NATO” will organise a series of parallel events in the city, starting on March 30. The final day of events, April 4, also marks 51 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. – who struggled against racism, poverty and war – was assassinated.

“Why? NATO is the largest military alliance in the world with the largest military spending and nuclear stockpiles. While claiming to “preserve peace,” NATO has violated international law and bombed Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Libya. NATO has exacerbated tensions with Russia and increased the risk of nuclear apocalypse.”

  •  March 30, 1pm, Lafayette Park: March “A Call for a Mass Mobilization to Appose NATO, War and Racism”

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  •  April 2, 9am-6pm, St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton street): “Peace and Disarmament Councer Summit”

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  •  April 3, 12-10pm: St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton street): “No to NATO, Yes to Peace Festival”

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  • April 4: Rally with speakers and music & Nonviolent demonstrations

“Plans include a procession from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to a rally at Freedom Plaza, and nonviolent demonstrations outside the NATO meeting. Plans are subject to change when we learn when and where NATO is meeting. Tentatively, we plan to meet at the MLK Memorial at 11 a.m. and hear speakers until noon. At noon we will set off to Independence Ave, then up 17th Street to a right on Constitution Ave., up 15th Street to a right on Pennsylvania Ave, then two blocks to Freedom Plaza.  We will be there until 3 p.m. for a rally with speakers and music”. Full list of speakers/musicians