Saturday, September 4, 2010

NCNR's March 2011 action proposal



Some peace and justice activists from Baltimore, D.C., Virginia and Wisconsin held a brainstorming session organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance.  We crafted a nonviolent resistance action, as proposed below.  Please let us know your interest in participating in organizing this action.  We will have our first conference call this month. 


We are also looking for individuals who are willing to contact other groups to see if the organization wants to participate in the planning.  See the list of potential allies who may want to get involved.  If you can contact any of the groups, please let us know.

On March 20, 2006, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance organized a march across the Arlington National Cemetery Bridge and gathered in a park near the Pentagon.  After a rally, 51 activists went over or under a barrier set up to prevent us from going unto the Pentagon Reservation.  We would like to replicate this action, but are open for ideas for a similar resistance action.

While the action date is open for discussion, we envision it happening in March 2011.  Our sentiment would be to do the resistance at the Pentagon, but the site is still open for discussion with a larger group.  A main issue to raise in the action would be to condemn the Pentagon for its leading role in destroying the environment.  We would want to highlight the U.S. military’s fuel consumption, use of toxic chemicals and depleted uranium, the environmental damage caused by war and the ecological damage caused by the nuclear weapons arsenal.  A possible theme could be “March to Save Mother Earth and Resist the War Machine.”

Planning a Climate Chaos action six months out should allow us to bring together a very broad coalition together to organize and participate in the resistance action.  We look forward to your input and involvement.  Feel free to circulate this modest proposal.



Joy First will contact Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Nukewatch, Nuclear Resister, Iowa Catholic Workers and peace groups in Wisconsin

American Friends Service Committee         


Brandywine Peace Community                

Campus Greens

Center for Conscience and War        

Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Contact Ted Glick

Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Baltimore          

Chester County (PA) Peace Movement

Christian Peacemaker Team             

Church of the Brethren (DC area)                

Civil Rights Coalition

Code Pink - contact Joan Stallard at 202-248-2093;

Community of Nonviolent Resistance - Kathy Kelly at

Council for a Livable World  

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

Delaware County [PA] Wage Peace & Justice

Doyle Caning: Smartmeme – Contact Matt Daloisio;

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker


Fellowship of Reconciliation

Food Not Bombs, DC            

Global Renaissance Alliance

Gray Panthers of Metropolitan Washington 


Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capitol Area          

Interfaith peace campaign

Iraq Veterans against the War          

Jonah House

LEPOCO, Bethlehem, PA

Little Flower Catholic Worker, Louisa, VA – Contact Sue Frankel-Streit at 540-967-5574;

Nick Martin – former WRL intern– Contact Matt Daloisio;

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, DC

Military Families Speak Out 

Montgomery County Peace Action               

Muslim Peace Fellowship                 

Muslim Student Association


National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance

National Council of Churches

Northern Virginia Greens     

Northern Virginians for Peace          

Not in our Name

Nuclear Resister - contact Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa at 520-323-8697;; and

Nukewatch - contact Bonnie Urfer and John LaForge at 715-472-4185;;

Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance - contact Ralph Hutchison at 865-776 5050;;

Pacem in Terris (DE)

Pax Christi USA

Peace Action Peace Action -- contact Kevin Martin

Peace Action Montgomery -- contact Jean Athey or Pat Elder

Peace of the Action - contact Cindy Sheehan

Physicians for Social Responsibility (National)         

Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore YES            Max

Proposition One Committee, DC      

Psychologists for Social Responsibility                     

Quixote Center         

Quaker Yearly Meetings – Philadelphia, Baltimore, NYC, New England   

Becca Rast – former WRL intern– Contact Matt Daloisio at;

Sept. 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Shalom Center

Shut It Down Affinity Group Vermont Yankee, VT (Nuclear power plant) Hattie Nestel



Syracuse Cultural Workers               

Traprock Peace Center              [Ben Cohen’s group]       

United for Peace and Justice            

Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice

(Baltimore/DC/N. VA area)               

Veterans for Common Sense

Veterans For Peace (national)           

Vets for Peace, Baltimore     

Veterans for Peace, Philadelphia      

Vietnam Vets Against the War          

Viet Nam Veterans of America Foundation

Voices for Creative Nonviolence – Contact Kathy Kelly at;

War Resisters League

War Times newspaper                       

Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Washington Peace Center

Win Without War       


World Can't Wait 

World Council of Churches – Contact Laurie Dobson at – Contact David Swanson at




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