PROTEST THE AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION “ARMS BAZAAR!”

WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Vigil during $200+ per plate banquet. Speakers and Music. Bring a candle for candle-light vigil.

WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW
(Off of Connecticut Ave., Take Woodley Park Metro Stop-Red Line)

From September 15-17, the Air Force Association (AFA) is holding its annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Expo–“Arms Bazaar”– at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. There will be speeches by military officials, lavish meals, parties, and a $200+ per plate banquet. Over 130 military contractors will peddle their newest weaponry and technology to Pentagon officials and agents from other nations. These weapons are used to terrorize and kill people in such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, Palestine, and throughout Africa. These weapons fuel the over thirty wars raging around the world today. Top military officials and arms makers, who reap huge profits from weapons contracts, will discuss how the U.S. can maintain global military dominance and control space.

To ensure control of nearly half of the earth’s resources, the U.S. practices terrorism by acts of military intervention, supplying weapons, military training and aid to corrupt regimes. We call for an end to the “long-war” policy of terror. We call for and end to preemptive/ preventive war. We call for an end to all war, especially right now in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is time for the U.S., the world’s leading nuclear superpower and arms dealer, to stop dominating other nations, disarm and develop a foreign policy based on nonviolence and the universal declaration of human rights. It is time for the rich and powerful to stop misusing the earth’s resources for weapons, war and killing. It is time to denounce all racism and scapegoating, alleviate poverty and meet urgent human needs. It is time to declare peace based on justice!

Please join us as we decry this scandal and memorialize the victims of poverty and war. In the name of God who calls us not to kill and to beat all weapons into plowshares, in the name of the victims killed by weapons displayed at the Marriott, and in the name of the poor and the children, we demand an end to the AFA Arms Bazaar!
Sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.
For more info call: 202-882-9649, 202-870-0607 or email DCcatholicworker@gmail.com

Click Here for the link to the official AFA Arms Bazaar site.

Published in: on August 26, 2008 at 11:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Roman Catholic Womanpriest Janice Sevre-Duszynska | Clarification of Thought Sept. 5, 2008

Newly ordained Roman Catholic Womanpriest Janice Sevre-Duszynska of the Central Kentucky Council of Peace and Justice will celebrate her first Mass at this truly special Clarification of Thought. A former prisoner of conscience for the School of the Americas Watch, Janice’s homily will reflect on the connections between sexism and violence, and explore “waiting on the Spirit” in civil and ecclesial resistance. Light refreshments and Q&A with Janice to follow Mass. All are most welcome. For more info please call 202.882.9649 or email DCcatholicworker@gmail.com.


When: Friday, September 5th, 7:30PM

Where: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker | 503 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, DC20010 (3 blocks from the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro station on the green line.) (more…)

Published in: on August 20, 2008 at 3:04 am  Comments Off  

Review of August 5-9, 2008 Faith & Resistance Retreat

Thanks to all who participated in the annual Faith & Resistance Retreat remembering the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You’re prayers, support, and actions are God’s presence calling the human race to disarmament and nonviolence.

Click here to link to the retreat review on the Jonah House web site, including the Baltimore Peace Flotilla protesting the commissioning of the USS Sterett on August 9th.

Click here to see retreat photos

Published in: on August 15, 2008 at 3:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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