Past Demonstrations

Protest Taxes for War

April 17, 2018 • Tuesday
noon – 1 pm
IRS
(290 Broadway at Duane St., 2 blocks north of City Hall)

Because of the escalating U.S. spending on war and the military — current military spending for $857 billion by the Pentagon and other departments, plus $644 billion continued spending for past wars — we will gather for a picket and vigil at the IRS office (Broadway at Duane) a couple blocks north of City Hall in Manhattan.

We will also encourage people to considering refusing to pay these taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and, instead, reroute them to organizations seeking to create a better world for all people.

April 14 to May 3 is also part of the international Global Days of Action on Military Spending, organized by Global Campaign on Military Spending and supported by the International Peace Bureau.

If you’re on Facebook and can attend the action, please check “going” on our event page.

Sponsored by NYC War Resisters League, Catholic Worker, Kairos, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Brooklyn For Peace, Granny Peace Brigade (list in formation)

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


Protest the Endless Iraq War

March 19, 2018 • Monday
11:30 am – 1 pm
NY Public Library
(Fifth Ave. & 41st St., steps near the north “Lion”)

Vigil against this war — now 15 years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq — beginning at 11:30 am, followed by a 12 noon march along 42nd St. to the Times Square military recruiting station (43rd St. and 7th Ave.), where we’ll continue the demonstration until 1 pm.

Sponsors (list in formation): NYC War Resisters League, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Pax Christi Metro New York, World Can’t Wait, Brooklyn For Peace, Granny Peace Brigade, knowdrones.com, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Peace and Justice Committee of Uptown Progressive Action

Please selection “going” on our Facebook event page

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


Stop Endless U.S. Wars

October 7, 2017 • Saturday
11:30 am – 1 pm
Gather at 11:30 am in Washington Square Park (between the fountain and the arch) for a vigil on this 16th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, then at 12 noon join a solemn march to Union Square for a demonstration against U.S. war threats to North Korea, and endless wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, among other countries, and the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

Click on image above to download a 2-up PDF of the call to action flyer for the event.

Sponsors (list in formation): NYC War Resisters League, Catholic Worker/New York City, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Pax Christi Metro New York, Peace Action New York State, Granny Peace Brigade, Raging Grannies, Peace Action/Manhattan, Green Party of Brooklyn, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, Uptown Progressive Action, Military Families Speak Out/NYC, Rise and Resist

Please selection “going” on our Facebook event page

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


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

RELATED EVENTS:
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


Tax Day Demonstration at the IRS

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
noon to 1 pm
IRS Office, 290 Broadway (near Duane St.), Manhattan

Filthy Rotten System band entertaining demonstrators in front of the IRS, April 18, 2017. Photo by Ed Hedemann.

We will gather for a picket and vigil at the IRS offices a couple blocks north of City Hall to protest our tax dollars being spent on all the U.S. wars and the military, and to encourage resistance to paying these taxes to the IRS.

To download a 2-up call to action flyer for the demonstration, click on the image to the right.

Please visit our Facebook event page

Co-sponsors (list in formation): NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, NYC Catholic Worker, Granny Peace Brigade, Peace Action NYS


Outlaw Nuclear Weapons Vigil at the UN

Monday, March 27, 2017
noon to 1 pm
Isaiah Wall, First Ave. & 43rd St.

On March 27 the UN begins a week of negotiations on a treaty to outlaw all nuclear weapons. Last fall 123 countries voted for this treaty but the U.S. was among the 38 countries who voted against the ban. After this week the negotiations resume in June and July. Join us across from the UN as we demand that the U.S. change its vote and — once and for all — lead the way to a world free of nuclear weapons.

Co-sponsors (list in formation): NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, NYC Catholic Worker, Peace Action NYS, Peace Action Staten Island


U.S. Invasion of Iraq 14th Anniversary
Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017, noon, NY Public Library (Fifth Ave. & 41 St.) for vigil, then march to Times Square Armed Forces Recruiting Station (Seventh Ave. & 43 St.) for demonstration. Rude Mechanical Orchestra will be joining us!

image of call to action flyer

Click image to download a 4-up PDF of the call-to-action flyer.

Co-sponsors: NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, Green Party of Brooklyn, Gotham Greens, Veterans For Peace NYC Chapter 34, Peace Action NYS, Peace Action Manhattan, Peace Action Staten Island, Kairos Community, Women in Black/Union Square, United for Peace and Justice, NYC Code Pink, Granny Peace Brigade, NYC Catholic Worker

 


U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan 15th Anniversary

signs and banners against endless war

Part of the Times Square demonstration against the Afghan War, Oct. 7, 2016. Photo by Ed Hedemann

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
U.S. Military Recruitment Station
Times Square, 43rd St. and Seventh Ave., Manhattan
Noon to 1 pm

Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, S trains

Please sign up on our Facebook event page

Sponsoring organizations: NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Granny Peace Brigade, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, North Manhattan Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Peace Action of NYS, United National Antiwar Coalition, Green Party of Brooklyn


Hiroshima Day Demonstration Against Nuclear Weapons

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Couple reading anti-nuclear exhibit on Hiroshima Day, Aug. 6, 2016. Photo by Ed Hedemann

Join us as we stand against nuclear weapons on this 71st anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima. On display will be a 20-panel exhibit chronicling the history of the nuclear arms race, the connection with nuclear power, historic demonstrations against nuclear weapons and power, and what can be done to prevent this on-going deadly menace from becoming a worldwide cataclysm.

12 to 5 pm: Nuclear Weapons Exhibit and Vigil at Temperance Plaza in Tompkins Square Park, just east of Avenue A and St. Marks Place, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.


Vigil Against Nuclear Weapons as Obama Visits Hiroshima

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Demonstrators the Isaiah Wall across the street from the UN during Obama’s visit to Hiroshima. Photo by Ed Hedemann.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Join us as we stand against nuclear weapons as Obama becomes the first American president to visit Hiroshima.

12 to 1 pmVigil across from the United Nations at the Isaiah Wall, 43rd Street and First Avenue, Manhattan. Depending on weather and interest, the demonstration may begin sooner and last longer.

Closest subway stop is at “Grand Central Terminal” on the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S trains. Also the M15 bus runs right up First Avenue and the M42 crosstown bus stops a block away at 42nd St. and First Ave.

Sponsoring organizations (list in formation): NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Pax Christi Metro New York, NYC Granny Peace Brigade, Peace Action NYS, Peace Action Manhattan.


Demonstration Against War Taxes and Military Spending

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Tax Day 2016 (April 18) in front of the IRS at 290 Broadway. Photo by Ed Hedemann.

Vigiling and leafleting in front of the IRS

12 to 1 pm: Vigil in front of the Internal Revenue Service headquarters, 290 Broadway (btwn Reade and Duane Streets) in Manhattan, 2 blocks north of City Hall.

#resistwartaxes

Co-sponsored by Granny Peace Brigade, Brooklyn For Peace, and WESPAC.


U.S. Invasion of Iraq Anniversary

Saturday, March 19, 2016

12 pm: Vigil at New York Public Library (Fifth Ave. & 41 St.) with signs, banners, coffin

1 pm: Silent march to Times Square Military Recruiting Station (Bwy & 43 St.), where we will vigil, carry signs and banners, coffin, and hand out leaflets calling for an end to the Iraq war as well as the U.S.-initiated wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and other countries in the region.

Military recruiting video above demonstrators with banner

Demonstrators in front of the Times Square military recruiting center, Mar. 19, 2016. Photo by Ed Hedemann.

IVAW member speaking to assembled demonstrators.

Rally in front of NY Public Library just before marching to Times Square military recruiting station, Mar. 19, 2016. Photo by Ed Hedemann.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 19 2106 day-of flyer.inddClick on image (to the right) to download a two-up version of the flyer we handed out during the Mar. 19th action.

Facebook Event page for the action

So far, co-sponsors include NYC War Resisters League, World Can’t Wait, Granny Peace Brigade, Brooklyn For Peace, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, United National Antiwar Coalition, Catholic Worker, Kairos Community, Peace Action/New York State, Pax Christi/NY Metro, Vets for Peace, International Action Center, People’s Climate Movement, MADRE, Peace Action/Manhattan, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, We Will Not Be Silent, North Manhattan Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Washington Heights Women in Black, Washington Heights Counter Recruitment, Iraq Vets Against the War, Green Party of Brooklyn, Lone Wolf Tribe, Iraq Veterans Against the War.

#EndIraqWar


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