A community reading of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech of 1967 April 4 at Riverside Church in New York. King alienated the establishment by pointing out and linking the triple evils of militarism, racism and poverty. Because the US is fighting so many wars, wars that it started, and continues to demand regime change defying the sovereignty of many nations, and because poverty and racism in the US are accelerating, the speech still resonates today. Friday, 2017 January 1
Greater New Haven Peace Council
After returning from the peace and justice delegation to Syria in July 2016, members of the Greater New Haven of the US Peace Council chapter started collecting some useful references to the conflict in that country. We created an informal, annotated reference list to which we occasionally add new material. You can find it HERE.
The U.S. and NATO have surrounded Russia and China with military bases and missile sites. U.S. and NATO troops are holding war exercises on the Russia border. The U.S. Air Force and Navy are provoking China in the South China Sea. These dangerous actions may esclate, intentionally or by accident, to a nuclear confrontation between nuclear weapons states. Our security, indeed the life of our planet, is being jeopardized. Join the October actions. Download and share the poster: Keep Space for P
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