Blockade of the U.S. Mission to the UN
June 19, 2017 (Monday)
11:30 am: gather at Isaiah Wall (First Ave. & 43rd Street)
12 noon: press conference
12:15 pm: march to U.S. Mission to the UN (First Avenue and 45th Street)
In mid-June the UN resumes negotiations on a treaty to outlaw all nuclear weapons that began for a week in March. Last fall 123 countries voted for this treaty but the U.S. was among the 38 countries who voted against the ban.
We are organizing a nonviolent direct action to call attention to the dangers of nuclear weapons and to protest the United States blatant refusal to participate in UN negotiations to ban nuclear weapons. We will gather at the Isaiah Wall (First Ave. & 43rd St.), then march two blocks north to block the entrances of the U.S. Mission to the UN (First Ave. & 45th St.).
Please check “going” or “interested” on the Facebook event page
Sponsors: NYC War Resisters League, Peace Action Manhattan, Peace Action NYS, Raging Grannies, Granny Peace Brigade, Pax Christi Metro NY, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Brooklyn For Peace, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34, Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World, Peace Action of Staten Island, Bay Ridge Peace Action and Interfaith Coalition, United for Peace and Justice, World Can’t Wait, Catholic Worker/NY, Kairos Community, Nuclear Resister, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Peace & Planet (list in formation)
June 17 (Sat.), Women’s March to Ban the Bomb, noon to 4 pm, beginning in Bryant Park (40th St. btwn Fifth & Sixth Ave.) and ending in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St. btwn First & Second Ave.), Manhattan, hosted by Reaching Critical Will and WILPF
June 18 (Sun.), No Nukes, War, Wall, or Warming Forum, 1 pm to 6 pm, Friends Meeting, 110 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, hosted by Peace & Planet
• Hiroshima 72nd anniversary, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, noon to 5 pm, Tompkins Square Park