Debra Sweet | March 1, 2023
Calling your attention, friends, to street actions this month in NYC:
Wednesday March 8, Global Action to Free Guantanamo Prisoners
4:30 – 5:30 pm, NY Public Library steps, 5th Avenue & 42nd Street
>> Facebook event
On March 8, 2023 there will be coordinated vigils and protests around the world to demand the release of the remaining 18 prisoners currently being held at Guantanamo — despite being cleared for release. Join us!
Sunday March 12, International Women’s Day Rally & March
1:00 pm, Union Square @17th Street
This International Women’s Day, draw inspiration from the heroic young girls and women of Iran who have risked their lives, defiantly flooding the streets, burning their hijabs and cutting their hair, in defiance of the Islamic theocrats who rule Iran. Look to the women of Mexico, Colombia and Argentina who forced these highly conservative, patriarchal and Catholic countries to decriminalize abortion by filling the streets in relentless and determined mass resistance, spreading the Green Wave.
Draw daring and courage from the tens of thousands, mainly youth, who responded to the call from Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights last winter and spring, walking out of schools, marching in the streets, blocking traffic, disrupting business as usual to stop the overturning of Roe v Wade. Though we were not successful we saw the basis and potential to bring millions into the streets and force the restoration of the right to abortion nationally.
More info: 646-851-6785
Sunday March 19, 20th Anniversary of the U.S. War on Iraq
2:00 pm, Union Square @14th Street, March to Washington Square Park
>> Facebook event
On this 20th anniversary of the U.S. war on Iraq, we will hold a vigil against all war — whether in Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, among other countries — on the Union Square steps above 14th Street, followed by a march to Washington Square Park.
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