Sat March 24, 2012: Long Island peace, justice, occupy event

Update: The event was a success. Photos from the rally afterwards are at Flickr:here.
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A March and Vigil
for
Peace and Economic Justice

On this 9th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we mourn and resist the ravages of war.

We stand in solidarity with the Occupy Movement as we call for an end to the growing corporate take-over of our Democracy.

Join us as we peacefully assemble and march.

Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York
Saturday, March 24, 2012
12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Rain or Shine

12:15 p.m. Assemble at intersection of Rt. 112 (Main St.) and Rt. 25A (blinking light, across from ferry) in Port Jefferson Village (NOTE new location)

12:30 p.m. Silent “March of the Dead” commences, continuing through the village of Port Jefferson. Marchers: please wear black.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Program at Brookhaven Town park on Rt. 25A (across from Port Jefferson Village Hall), including solemn reading of the names of Long Island troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan; speakers; music; open mic for comments, announcements.

Speakers: Mac Bica of Veterans for Peace LI, Lauren Carmichael of Occupy Patchogue, Charlotte Koons of Code Pink LI, Greg Maney of LI Teachers for Human Rights; and Bill McNulty of NCPG.

Sponsored by The North Country Peace Group and endorsed by many Long Island peace, justice, and Occupy groups.

For information, contact: ncpeaceg AT gmail DOT com

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We mourn and resist the ravages of war:

The loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, military and civilian.

The squandering of our public treasure: the wasting of trillions of dollars on immoral and illegal wars, consuming funds for jobs, education, health care, environmental health, veterans’ services and other urgent needs.

The devastation of the environment and infrastructure of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the displacement of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilians fleeing violence.

The use of torture and other assaults on human rights.

Increased levels of poverty and income disparity.

The enormous profits reaped by corporations that advance the war agenda.

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