Demonstrations

Virtual Protest of Taxes for War

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this action is will be virtual.

DATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
TIME: 8 am to 5 pm
LOCATION: Everywhere

On this “traditional” deadline day to file income taxes, we will be conducting a virtual demonstration to protest the obscene amount of U.S. tax dollars being spent on the Pentagon and U.S. wars around the world while people have inadequate or no health care, go without meals, are homeless, are out of work, lack educational opportunities.

We’re joining with National War Tax Resistance for this virtual protest. www.nwtrcc.org/2020/04/09/tax-day-press-release-2020/

VIRTUAL DEMONSTRATIONS These actions can include posting a photo of you with sign — or just the sign/image alone — to . . .

Please include #NoTaxes4War and #NWTRCC in your posts.

In addition many of us will be openly refusing to pay war taxes to the IRS and instead will be rerouting that money to organizations and people who are underfunded or are suffering because of distorted priorities of the U.S. government. For more information on how to resist taxes for war, go to www.nwtrcc.org.

War Machine vs. coronavirus

Copyrighted by Joel Pett and used with his permission

For images of possible signs you can use, go to /wtr-posters-and-signs/

Sponsored by NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, NYC Metro Pax Christi, Peace Action/NY State, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Peace Action/Maine, Bay Ridge Peace Action, Peace Action of Staten Island, Western New York Peace Center, Syracuse Peace Council, Beyond War and Militarism, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Peace Action Manhattan, Granny Peace Brigade, Massachusetts Peace Action [list in formation]

If you plan to participate, please check “going” on our Facebook event page for the action.

For more information, email nycWRL@nycwarresisters.org or call 718-768-7306


75 Years of Nuclear Terror

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this action has been postponed.

DATE: TBD, 2020
BEGIN: TBD
LOCATION: Isaiah Wall, 43rd St. and First Ave. (across from the United Nations)

This April marks the beginning of UN talks about nuclear nonproliferation and promotion of the new UN treaty outright banning of all nuclear weapons. However, because of the coronavirus crisis, the April 24-25 World Conference against nuclear weapons and April 26 by a rally at Union Square and a march to the United Nations have been cancelled.

Sponsored by NYC War Resisters League, NYS Peace Action, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Catholic Worker, Kairos, Peace Action NYS, Peace Action/Manhattan, Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, Brooklyn For Peace, Granny Peace Brigade [list in formation]

For more information, email nycWRL@nycwarresisters.org or call 718-768-7306


The Ribbon 2020 – Tangible Hope for No Nuclear War
(endorsed by NYC WRL)

On August 1st 2020, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The Ribbon International is planning to have a Ribbon event in New York City and in other cities around the world.

DATE: Saturday, August 1, 2020
TIME: 10 am
PLACE: Meet at NYC Public Library, 5th Ave. and 42nd Street.
Vigil followed by a walk to the UN
Ribbons will be available to carry or create your own. See more info at: https://theribboninternational.org