On Tax Day, Friday April 15th, the Greater New Haven Peace Council asked downtown passersby to vote where they want their taxes to go. On a table six jars were labeled with Food/Housing/CleanWater (37%), Education/Job Creation (19%), Healthcare (16%), Environment/Alternative & Sustainable Energy (11%), Military (10%), Infrastructure/Government (7%). Each person was given 12 glass pebbles to drop into jars of her choice. The results were votes - see percentages above - for peace not war.
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New Haven Mayor Toni Harp speaks to the need to recognize the Human Right to Peace. Organized by the Greater New Haven Peace Council, a speak out on International Day of Human Rights, December 10, 2015, drew dozens of participants in front of the Amistad Statue by City Hall. See story in Yale Daily News.
December 2015 — Dear Friends, As we close out a year punctuated with international tragedy and global accomplishments, the Peace Council asks you to recommit your energy to the necessary and achievable goals of peace and justice. It is hard to erase images of terrorist acts in Charleston, Paris, Colorado Springs and San Bernardino. Yet we must connect these with far less publicized ongoing extremist killings in Lebanon, Iraq Syria, by US drones in Pakistan, the bombing
On December 10, numerous New Haven leaders spoke out about the Human Right to Peace and what it means to our community. Below is a photo of Mayor Toni Harp speaking in front of the Amistad Statue by City Hall. Here is a link to an article on the event in the Yale Daily News. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp Alder Richard Furlow Union Activist Jess Corbett Social Worker Sherman Malone Gateway Community College Professor
Reservations for the Peace Train to the Peace And Planet Rally/March are Now Closed. Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World The world calls for abolition of nuclear weapons, for reduction of military spending to fund human needs, ending the endless wars, stopping militarization of police and rampant racism. Coinciding with a United Nations meeting reviewing the Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty is the Peace And Planet conference followed on April 26 by a ra
“THE IMPERIAL ROOTS OF GLOBAL WARMING: ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL, MILITARY” — USPC Workshop at the Global Climate Convergence, New York, Sept 21
(View and download the workshop flyer) GLOBAL CLIMATE CONVERGENCE, New York City, Saturday, Sept. 20 THE IMPERIAL ROOTS OF GLOBAL WARMING: ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL, MILITARY. Was the war Bush started on Iraq a mistake? Was Obama’s bombing of Libya a mistake? Both led to control of oil by outsiders along with chaos, vast death and destruction and ongoing, terrifying violence. And outfits like ISIS. What about the wars on Afghanistan - mistakes? The drone attac
(View and download the People's Climate March Flyer) We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it. The signs of climate change are all around us — increasingly severe weather everywhere (floods, heat waves, droughts, cyclones and wildfires), as well as melting polar ice and glaciers, rising acidic oceans, and thawing of the Siberian permafrost, which threatens release of huge, devastating, methane gas. If corporations pursue