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Iraq Moratorium in Mountain View: Counter Military Recruiting

Friday, February 15, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
650-326-8837 (PPJC)
Location Details:
New Military Recruiting Center
El Camino Real and Grant Road (Hwy. 237), Mountain View

Iraq Moratorium – Monthly Action to Stop the War

Picket and Protest to Counter Military Recruitment

Bring signs and banners (some provided) ~ Street theater by Raging Grannies Action League

Part of the Iraq Moratorium project, an escalating monthly series of actions demanding an end to the war. Starting on Friday, September 21 and on the third Friday of every month thereafter, people across the U.S. are taking the time to show our President and Congress that our troops must be brought home, now!

Uniformed U.S. Army Officers lunch with students in elementary-school cafeterias. Army training programs, including rifle and pistol instruction, replace physical education in middle schools. With unchecked access, military recruiters are taking to the halls of U.S. schools like never before in an attempt to bolster a military in crisis. However, even as these destructive efforts to militarize youth accelerate, so do the creative and powerful efforts of students, community members, and veterans to challenge them. Today, the counter-recruitment movement—from counseling to poetry slams to citywide lobbying efforts—has become one of the most practical ways to tangibly resist U.S. policy that cuts funding for education and social programs while promoting war and occupation. Without enough soldiers, the U.S. cannot sustain its empire.

Iraq Moratorium events in the Peninsula and South Bay are organized or endorsed by: American Muslim Voice, Council of Churches of Santa Clara County, Declaration of Peace - San Mateo County, Global Peace Partners, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Green Party - Santa Clara County, Jewish Voice for Peace - South Bay, Los Altos Voices for Peace, Mountain View Voices for Peace, MoveOn District 14 Council, Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, Pacifica Peace People, Peace Action of San Mateo County, Peace Umbrella - Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Raging Grannies Action League, The Rebuilding Alliance, San José Peace Center, San Mateo County Democracy for America, South Bay Mobilization, Veterans for Peace Locals, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom - Peninsula Branch

Added to the calendar on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 5:51PM

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Iraq Moratorium January 2008
Picture from January 18, at the corner of Grant Ave. and El Camino Real, where Mountain View Voices for Peace and other local peace groups visited the U.S. Army Career Center to deliver the message "Don't Die for a Lie"
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