War, Peace, Torture

3rd Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run

Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 8:00am
Location : 
DC

Location: Rock Creek Park

Event Description: The proceeds from this event will benefit UNRWA’s psycho-social support program for children in Gaza suffering from psychological trauma and PTSD due to the devastating November 2012 violence and the prolonged blockade. Since November, reported cases of PTSD have risen by more than 100%. 42% of those cases are children under the age of nine.

These children need your help, and that’s why your participation is so critical. However you choose participate, either as a sponsor, runner, walker, or cheerleader, doesn't matter. Just be sure to show up.

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Cuba and the US: What's Next

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location : 
DC

Location: American University, Hughes Formal Lounge in Hughes Hall, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Event Description: Come to a panel discussion regarding the future of US-Cuban relations organized by participants of the Alternative Break Program at American University, who recently returned from Havana, Cuba.

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Accountability for Drone Strikes

Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:30pm - 5:15pm
Location : 
DC

Location: American University SIS Abramson Family Founders Room (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW)

Event Description: Come watch a screening of Robert Greenwald's documentary "Unmanned: America's Drone Wars" as part of international effort to expose the financial & humane costs of the U.S. military industrial complex. Greenwald will provide opening remarks and there will be a post-screening discussion.

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Women’s Rights in the Apparel Industry: Ending Violence, Empowering Voices

Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location : 
DC

Location: American Federation of Teachers (555 New Jersey Avenue NW)

Event Description: Conference registration is free and lunch will be provided, donations encourages. 

Demonstration against Drones

Date: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All day)
Location : 
Maryland

Location: National Security Agency (9800 Savage Rd)

Event Description: WE MUST STOPTHE KILLER DRONES!

"I believe in the principle declared at Nuremberg in 1945: “Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience. Therefore individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring.”

-- Edward Snowden 

On the occasion of Spring Days of Action against the killer drones the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance issues this call to action: 

Onondaga Indian Nation to Demonstrate at White House

Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00am
Location : 
DC

Location: White House Picture Postcard Zone (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)

Event Decription: On Tuesday, April 15, members of the Onondaga Nation, a treaty-recognized sovereign Indian nation with homelands in upstate New York, will file a petition against the United States with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Since 1788, 2.5 million acres of land have been stolen from the Onondaga Nation by New York State, and the failure of the domestic court system has left the Nation with no choice but to seek assistance for human rights violations from the international community.

Makrina Gudiel: Seeking Justice for Crimes of the Past in Guatemala

Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
Location : 
DC

Location: American University, Ward Circle Building (lower level), 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Event Description: The Guatemala Human Rights Commission and AU Alternative Break Guatemala present a panel on justice in Guatemala and the role of U.S. solidarity. There will be three speakers: Makrina Gudiel (Speaking about her search for justice for crimes committed toward her brother and father, despite ongoing death threats), Rob Mercatante (current director of Guatemala Office of GHRC), and Dania Rodriguez (expert in social anthropology, called to tesify during genocide trial against former dictator Efrain Rios Montt). 

"Right to Peace" Walk

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:30am - Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:30am
Location : 
Other

Event Location: Various Georgia locations

Event Description: Join SOA Watch's Field Organizer Maria Luisa Rosal and SOA Watch's newest Council member Kevin Moran on the "Right to Peace" walk from Fort Benning, Georgia to Atlanta, Georgia. 

014 Solidarity Cyclers Victory Ride

Date: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
Location : 
DC
Virginia
Maryland

Event Description: Join CISPES on an exciting 180-mile journey through Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. 

The 2014 Solidarity Cyclers Ride will be a special one: a celebration of the recent election of Salvador Sánchez Cerén, historic revolutionary leader of the FMLN, as President of El Salvador. 

Along the way, they will camp in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, enjoy the beauty of the late spring, make new friends, and learn more about the Central American solidarity movement.

You don’t need to be a professional cyclist to join this ride – you just have to be willing to take on the challenge and to help raise money for the Salvadoran struggle. 

Evaluating Afghanistan's Presidential Elections

Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW

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