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World March for Peace: Monday and Tuesday events

Monday: March over Brooklyn Bridge
Monday afternoon: Delegation meets with Ban Ki Moon at the UN
Tuesday: Gather with “September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows” at Ground Zero
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For Long Island info (ie: taking a train or bus, meeting others) see: here.

Bernard Lafayette to lead the World March for Peace and Nonviolence across Brooklyn Bridge

What: The World March for Peace and Nonviolence starts a three-day tour of the USA with a March over the Brooklyn Bridge led by Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Civil Rights activist and adviser to Martin Luther King.

When: Monday Nov 30, starts 1 pm, finishing 3pm

Where: Starting at Brooklyn Boro Hall to City Hall, via the Brooklyn Bridge.

Who: The international base team of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence with their international Spokesperson, Rafael de la Rubia, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, hundreds of nonviolence activists from around the State, all the students and teachers at Brooklyn International High School and others, religious leaders, Consuls and New York City Council Members.

Why: The World March for Peace and Nonviolence is travelling through 100 countries on 6 continents calling for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and the withdrawal of troops from foreign territories among others.  Starting on 2nd October in Wellington, New Zealand, the March is due to arrive in Punta de Vacas, Argentina on the 2nd of January at the end of a 93 day tour.

Endorsements: Presidents of 11 countries; Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Cate Blanchett, Martin Sheen, Yoko Ono, Art Garfunkel, Philip Glass, Ed Asner and hundreds more.  For a complete list, go to www.theworldmarch.org

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Delegation of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence to meet Ban Ki Moon

What: A delegation of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence will meet with Ban Ki Moon to present him with the World March Manifesto together with the Nobel Laureates’ Charter for a World without Violence and the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol to eliminate nuclear weapons of Mayor’s for Peace.

When: Tuesday Dec 1, 3:15 pm Where: Office of Ban Ki Moon at the United Nations

Who: Ban Ki Moon, UN General Secretary General, Rafael de la Rubia, International Spokesperson for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, Chris Wells and Tomas Hirsch, Spokespersons for the March in North America and Latin America respectively, plus 5 other members of the International Base Team of Marchers representing different countries of the world.

Why: The World March for Peace and Nonviolence is committed to creating consciousness of the need to create a culture of peace through the path of nonviolence.  To this end the World March is taking its Manifesto, together with the Charter for a World without Violence and the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol to all world leaders and opinion formers in order to disseminate  their aims and gain their endorsements.

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence is in New York as part of a 3-day tour in the United States and is traveling through over 100 countries on 6 continents calling for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and the withdrawal of troops from foreign territories among other things.  Starting on 2nd October in Wellington, New Zealand, the March is due to arrive in Punta de Vacas, Argentina on the 2nd of January at the end of a 93 day tour.

more info: worldmarchusa.net

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The World March for Peace and Nonviolence and the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows gather at Ground Zero for a Ceremony of Reconciliation

What: A gathering and reconciliation ceremony to be held to honor the 9/11 victims, decry the violence of innocent victims and address the theme of reconciliation as it pertains to achieving peace & nonviolence.  The event coincides with the visit of the international team of marchers from the World March for Peace & Nonviolence.

When: Tuesday Dec 1, 12 Noon

Where: “Ground Zero”, Lower Manhattan, New York

[Church & Fulton Sts (R/W to Cortlandt St, E to WTC, 2/3 to Park Place, A/C, 1/2/3 to Chambers St).]

Who: The Families of September 11th for Peaceful Tomorrows, members of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, including international spokesperson Rafael de la Rubia, International Network for Peace, the Community for Human Delelopment.

Why: The World March rejects all forms of violence that are used to achieve results.  In this sense, the destruction of the World Trade Center is as abominable as any war.  The presence of the World March is a sign of respect for those who have needlessly lost their lives in the Twin Towers and for those who are needlessly losing their lives today in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence is in New York as part of a 3-day tour in the United States and is travelling through over 100 countries on 6 continents calling for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and the withdrawal of troops from foreign territories among other things.  Starting on 2nd October in Wellington, New Zealand, the March is due to arrive in Punta de Vacas, Argentina on the 2nd of January at the end of a 93 day tour.

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows are present with the International Network for Peace which it helped to form as a global network of organizations comprised of people who lost loved ones to, or were directly affected by, war, nuclear weapons, terrorism, genocide, organized crime, and political violence. We work together to break the cycles of violence and revenge, and are committed to honoring the memories of the victims and to the dignity of the survivors. Our task is to turn our grief and loss into action for peace.

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