Next Steps for UNAC and the Antiwar Movement in New York
NEXT UNAC MEETING! -- APRIL 20 , 7 PM -- WALKER STAGE, 56 Walker St.
(between Church Street and West Broadway, Trains to Canal St)
New York, NY 10013
The antiwar movement is back on the streets. Thousands marched on April 9 in
New York and April 10 in San Francisco.
These demonstrations represented an important step forward for the United
National Antiwar Committee and the antiwar movement as a whole. The new antiwar
movement needs to oppose the US foreign wars but also defend the domestic
victims of the "war on terror," the Muslims who are being attacked.
It must connect the dots between the money spent on war and the attacks on
unions and cuts to education and needed programs. This is what these
demonstrations on April 9 and 10 did.
Major gains were made in bringing together the antiwar movement and important
section of the Muslim community which is ready to come out in opposition to war
and Islamophobia. The large number of Muslims who were present, including the
leadership of the Muslim community in New York said to the world, Muslims are
for peace not terror and they are ready to join with non-Muslims and fight back
against the Islamophobia that is growing in the US.
Other communities also joined our rallies, including significant South Asian,
Latino, Pilipino and Black organizations. The rallies were diverse and
youthful. These are the new faces of the antiwar movement.
Check https://nationalpeaceconference.org/Home_Page.html for news coverage of
the demos and much more.
On Wednesday, April 20, please come to a discussion about next steps for
UNAC in New York City and beyond.
Come hear reports and discuss initiatives including:
* UNAC supporters will join with immigrant rights and labor organization on
May 1st demonstrations being organized around the country. In New York,
information on the May 1st demonstration is at http://www.may1.info/.
* Reports from contingents
* Assessment of April 9
* Brainstorming ideas for future actions, panels and other activities
Wednesday, April 20
56 Walker St.
(Trains to Canal St)