On-going Actions & Events, including Mar 13-15, 2020

FLASH: March 21-12, 2020: Virtual Conference: US Cuba Normalization: FB Info (scroll down). Webpage.

 

Utmost  concern and solidarity for all the world’s peoples dealing with the coronavirus situation. Check your local activists to confirm local events during these March 13-15 (and beyond) International Days of Action Against Sanctions and Economic War. The Sanctions Kill effort is building awareness of the extent and insidious impact of this new form of US imposed warfare, both within progressive movements and among the working masses and oppressed as a whole. Our challenge is to continue to find creative ways to “get the message out,” including in the 2020 US election campaign and during the present coronavirus reality, and to give concrete solidarity wherever we can. (See, for example, the Code Pink Petition on Iran or the several social-media March 13-15 weekend actions listed below.) Please keep us informed of whatever future actions you are planning. A message from Italy is especially inspiring: “WILPF Italy  joins at Sanctions Kill: 13-15 days of action, but public initiatives cannot be made, for the health emergency – Corona Virus. We will sensitize with press releases in Rome e Livorno.”

End U.S. Imposed Sanctions and Economic War!

 

Join or add a protest / teach-in / forum and/or other event in your area, for March 13-15, before and in future. Scroll down for March 13-15, 2020 actions by state and international.

Submit yours: CLICK HERE.

 

Saturday, March 14
Major event livestreamed from 
Sanctions Kill FB Page:

Sanctions Kill Forum and Webinar with the Alliance For Global Justice
2:30PM PST/5:30pm EST – Webinar Registration
@ Restore Oakland (1419 34th Ave, Oakland, California)
Speakers include:
Rhonda Ramiro, BAYAN USA
Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee
Bilal Mafundi Ali, Black Alliance for Peace
Teresa Walsh and Nesbit Crutchfield,  Venceremos Brigade
K.J. Noh, Scholar, Writer and Peace Activist
Jeff Mackler, United National Anti-War Coalition
David Paul, Embassy Protection Collective
David Welsh, Delegate, San Francisco Labor Council
Judy Greenspan, International Action Center

National Tweet Day: On Super Tuesday (March 3, 2020), tweet at candidates with the hashtag #SanctionsKill, asking if they support U.S. imposed sanctions on more than 39 countries – 1/3 of the world. 

 

**PRESS RELEASE: for March 11, 2020 Press Conference for Saturday NYC Action, especially linking sanctions with coronavirus. FB Event. Youtube of event.

 

Social Media Solidarity  Against US Sanctions, March 14-15, 2020; co-sponsored by All African People’s Revolutionary Party – New Mexico. FB Event.

 

Online Social Media Campaign, March 13-15, 2020; Initiated by Code Pink : Spread the word: send a selfie. Click here

 

New York City
Saturday 
March 14 2020 
1 PM – 4 PM
40 Wall St.
FB Event

Postponed temporarily

“…After consultation with numerous forces involved in organizing the event, there is strong consensus that the NYC event should be postponed to a future, to be determined date, given the opportunity large gatherings provide to transmit and contract the virus. This discussion is happening in many cities around the country. Some cities have already decided to go ahead with their events, others to to postpone, and others are still discussing the matter…” Read more

 

-On going: Petition to END THE ILLEGAL SANCTIONS AGAINST NICARAGUA! Petition link. Initiated by Alliance for Social Justice

 

On going: US sanctions on Iran are contributing to coronavirus. Sign the CODE PINK Petition to Lift the Sanctions.  Petition Link

-February 21 – 23, 2020: NYC: UNAC National Conference: Rise Against Militarism, Racism and the Climate Crisis – Building Power Together. FB EventWeb. Sat: 11:30 – 1:30: Panel: Opposing SanctionsYoutube.

-Ongoing: Defend Embassy Protectors. Web info.

-Friday, February 21, 2020: NYC: Special Forum: Lift Illegal Sanctions Off Zimbabwe.

-February 27, 2020: NYC: An Anti-Imperialist Study: What are Sanctions? Sponsored by ILPS & others.  FB Event.

 

-March 11, 2020: CODE PINK (with others)  National Webinar: WTF? US-Venezuela Relations w/ Carlos Ron; FB Event.

 

-March 14, 2020: Oakland: Key multi-organizational National Webinar with educational panel exploring wide range of sanctions-related topics. FB Link.

 

-March 15-17, 2020: Washington, DC: National Action to End the Korean War. Web link.

 

-March 16, 2020: National Webinar: Sanctions 101; 5pm-pdt, 8pm-edt. Sign-up via Code Pink: Click here (scroll to bottom)

-March 20, 2020: NYC: Second International Conference to Normalize Relations with Cuba. FB Event.

-March 27-29, 2020: NYC: First Palestinian Literature Festival in North America. Web info.

 

-March 28-29, 2020: Larnaca, Cyprus: international Conference against Imperialism. There will be a panel on sanctions.  Web info.

-March 29, 2020: NYC: Mobilization for Land Day and the Great Return March.  FB Event.

-April 12 – 21, 2020: Sanctions Kill! – Food Sovereignty Delegation to Venezuela. Web info.

 

Delegations links (from Alliance for Social Justice)/ 3/16/20: some duplication  from above

Sanctions Kill! – Food Sovereignty Delegation to Venezuela April 12-21, 2020

Code Pink Delegations to Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba

Cuba: 15th May Day International Brigade of Voluntary Work & Solidarity, April 27- May 10

Canadian Che Guevara Voluntary Work Brigade to Cuba, April 27-May 10

Building Relations with Cuban Labor April 28 – May 3 or April 28th – May 8

Human Rights Delegation to Honduras, May 7-17

Apply for Summer 2020 Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan

California

Oakland
Sat: 3/14: 2:30 pm; Restore Oakland, 1419 34th Avenue; We are organizing an educational forum endorsed and supported by a broad coalition of organizations. See Facebook page for more information. FB Event.

 

Sacramento
Sun: 3/15: 4 pm; Shriners Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd.; FB Event. Democratic Socialists of America & cosponsors: Wellstone Progressive Democrats, Peace Action, Jewish Voice for Peace, National Lawyers Guild

 

San Jose
Wed: 3/11: 5:30-6:60 pm; Peace Banne, i Post St., San Fransisco: PEACE VIGIL WEDNESDAY, Join US CODEPINK, Wordl Can’t Wait, Occupy SF and others for our weekly (most Wednesdays); This Week Theme:  Sanctions are War and Kill! The End Sanctions Now Campaign!        
San Pedro
Fri: 3/13: 3-5pm; Meet at 5th/Centre St. In front of our local political offices. We will visit local Political and Labor offices to spread awareness of deadly U.S. sanctions against people around the world-Iran, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cuba…and ask them to take action! Call for Trade between nations, Dialogue and Respect for Sovereignty-NOT SANCTIONS. Hosted by CODEPINK San Pedro, Witness for Peace Southwest, LA Harbor Peace Week and others, in coordination of International Days of Action to End U.S. Economic Sanctions…
Fri: 3/13: 5:00-6:15 pm ; San Pedro Neighbors for Peace and Justice Vigil. END U.S. REGIME CHANGE WARS and SANCTIONS. COOPERATION, NOT COMPETITION. DIALOGUE NOT SANCTIONS. SOVEREIGNTY NOT SANCTIONS.
Sat: 3/14: 11am – 1pm; Meet at 9th and Gaffey St. at the San Pedro Library. We will be taking pictures at local venues: The Library Sister Ports sign, the San Pedro International Welcome Park/Sister Cities at the 110 Fwy. entrance, and the Port of Los Angeles to call on the U.S. to foster Friendship and Peaceful Relations between countries…Not dominance, militarism and competition. #SanctionsKill Meet at the Library, we’ll visit and take pictures at all these places together.
All San Pedro action hosted hosted by CODEPINK San Pedro, Witness for Peace Southwest, LA Harbor Peace Week and others, in coordination of International Days of Action to End U.S. Economic Sanctions…

 

Connecticut

Hartford
Fri: 3/13: 11:30 am; 90 State House Square; Vigil on Economic Sanctions and Attempt an Interview at Senator Blumenthal’s Office, by CT Coalition for Peace and Solidarity & U.S. Peace Council

 

Florida

Miami
Sat: 3/14: 5pm: Earth N Us Farm (7660 NE 1st Ave. Miami): Our forum will feature Medea Benjamin, Eleyna Frerye, and Alexa Weber; https://www.facebook.com/events/208611990344395/

 

Georgia

Atlanta
Sat: 3/14/20: 5-7pm : 2 hour WRFG 89.3FM radio special, “Sanctions Are a Weapon of War” with local, national, international guests. 11083 Austin Ave NE 30307. To hear the program online, go to wrfg.org or download the wrfg mobile app.
Atlanta
Fri: 3/13/20: 7:30pm : Kirkwood United Church of Christ, 100 Rogers St NE 30317 St, Atlanta 30317. Dr. Rosemari Mealy, author, adjunct professor at City College of NY and Cuba solidarity activist, will discuss the heightened US sanctions on Cuba and the role of the Cuba Caravan project of IFCO/Pastors Peace in defending Cuban sovereignty and its revolution.

 

Illinois

Carbondale
**Sat, MARCH 7: 12-1pm CST; Monthly Vigil for Peace and Justice:  END KILLING SANCTIONS; Corner of Main and Illinois Ave, Carbondale Illinois; 

 

Maryland

Silver Spring
3/21/2020: 11404 Channing Dr Apt A / 2pm

 

Massachusetts

Cambridge
Thurs: 3/19/2020: 6:30pm; Harvard University, Emerson Hall 101; FB Event.

 

Michigan

Ann Arbor
Sat: 3/14/2020: 12pm: Federal Building, Ann Arbor, MI / Ann Arbor Coalition Against The War

 

Minnesota

Minneapolis
Thurs: 3/19/20: 7pm: St. Joan of Arc Church 4537 3rd Ave South Minneapolis; Public Forum and discussion; https://www.facebook.com/events/s/us-sanctions-an-act-of-war/620875041790495/

 

New Hampshire

Hanover
Sun: 3/15/20: 1pm;  Dartmouth College Green; Red Banner Anti-Imperialist Collective

 

New Jersey

Jersey City
Wed: 3/18/20: 6:30 pm; NJ Action 21, 366 Central Ave; Discussion on: Impact of Economic Sanctions.

 

 

New Mexico

Albuquerque
Fri: 3/13/20: 6 pm / 1421 Central Ave. NE / Anti-War Teach-in on economic sanctions, their toll, and their connection to extractivism in New Mexico. FB Event.

 

Albuquerque
Sat: 3/14/20: 8:30 am / ANYWHERE! / Fasting Against Sanctions and Sieges: Participants pledge to take nothing but water by mouth from breakfast to dinner. When hunger pangs strike they will contemplate the ongoing hunger of the children in so many countries resulting from sanctions. Participants may report at sally-aliceanddon@juno .com

 

New York

Albany/Delmar
Mon: 3/16/20: 6 pm; 4 Corners in Delmar (Kenwood & Delaware)

 

Buffalo
Tues: 3/17/20: 7pm; at Pilgrim-StLukes Church, 335 Richmond Ave, Buffalo NY (enter from parking lot off W Utica) / Forum on sanctions – be informed, join the discussion, get in the struggle with other antiwar activists!

 

Ithaca
Fri: 3/13/20: 4pm; Corner of Clinton and State, Ithaca. Oppose Sanctions on Nicaragua!

 

New York City
Thurs: 2/27/20: 6:30 pm: Project Reach (39 Eldridge St, Manhattan, 4th Floor) / International League of Peoples’ Struggle: An Anti-imperialist Study: What are Sanctions?
FB Event
New York City
Tues: 3/3/20: 7 pm: Final Planning Meeting for Days of Action Against Sanctions. FB Event
New York City
Saturday, March 14, 2020 / 1 PM – 4 PM / 40 Wall St.  / FB Event

 

North Carolina

Raleigh
Fri; 3/13/20: 8am: 16 West Jones St., Raleigh, NC (East Lawn of NC General Assembly Bldg.); To bring the deadly consequences of US sanctions to the public’s attention, we will hold a public FAST from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come and fast with us for an hour or all day. Please bring a folding lawn chair, if you can. Suggestions for signs include: We Fast to End Sanctions U.S. Sanctions are Starving Children Sanctions are Deadly End U.S. Sanctions U.S. Sanctions Do Not Make Us Safer Sanctions Are Inhumane.Starvation doesn’t always grab headlines the way bombs and drone killings might do, but economic warfare is no less deadly. It’s time to say “enough is enough!”  Triangle Raging Grannies

 

Ohio

Cleveland
Thurs; 3/19/20: 6:30 pm; Pilgrim Church, 2592 W. 14th St.; Venezuelan Embassy Protector Kevin Zeese featured speaker.

 

Oregon

Corvallis
Sat: 3/14/20: Vigil at 5 pm: 120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR (in front of the county courthouse)

 

Portland
Sun 2/23/20: Anti-War Panel Discussion / 2:30pm –FB Event.
Sat: 3/14/20: Pioneer Square / 2:30pm – Stay tuned for updates

 

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Fri: 3/13/20: 6pm: 801 S. 48th St, Phila, PA / FB Event.

 

Texas

Dallas
CANCELLED: Sun: 3/15/20: 3pm: 108 Langley Court / Dallas Anti-War Committee / FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/227116531750432/

 

El Paso
Fri:  3/13/20: 12pm: Across from the El Paso County Courthouse, Downtown at the corner of N. Campbell Street and E San Antonio Ave, El Paso, TX 79901 / Border Peace Presence stands for peace every Friday from noon – 1 PM. March 13th, we’ll protest sanctions which are an act of war. 

 

Houston
Sun: 3/15/20: 3pm; 5300 Memorial Drive; FB Event.

 

Wisconsin

Milwaukee
Fri-3/13/20: 1001 E Keefe Ave, Milwaukee / 7pm
Panel discussion with Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance (on skype) on sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, Art Heitzer of the Cuba Committee of the National Lawyer’s Guild and Tom Seery of Peace Action WI’s anti-sanctions delegation to Iraq in 1998.

 

Racine
Sat-3/14/20: 11am: MLK Plaza, on State St. between MLK Dr. & Marquettend Marquette St., Racine, WI / https://racinepeace.wordpress.com/

 

International

Canada

Vancouver, BC
Fri: 3/13/20: 4pm; Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street / – Join Mobilization Against War & Occupation – MAWO in Vancouver, Canada for our monthly rally and petition drive demanding an end to all U.S. sanctions! This important action will also protest 5 years of ongoing U.S./Saudi-led war on Yemen as well as 17 years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/228532258181426/

http://WWW.MAWOVANCOUVER.ORG/. info@mawovancouver.org / Twitter: @mawovan

Vancouver, BC
Fri: 3/13/20: 5:30pm; Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (Homer and Robson Streets), Vancouver; Venezuela Peace and Solidarity Committee of Vancouver (Canada)

 

Cuba

-March 20, 2020: NYC: Second International Conference to Normalize Relations with Cuba. FB Event.

 

Cyprus

Larnaca
Panel on Sanctions at International Conference against Imperialism.  Web info.

Iran

 On going: US sanctions on Iran are contributing to coronavirus. Sign the CODE PINK Petition to Lift the Sanctions.  Petition Link

Italy

NOTE: A message from Italy is especially inspiring: “WILPF Italy  joins at Sanctions Kill: 13-15 days of action, but public initiatives cannot be made, for the health emergency – Corona Virus. We will sensitize with press releases in Rome e Livorno.” 

Cecina
Fri: 3/13: Via Volta 6, Cecina; 3am:
Rete Civica Livornese contro la nuova normalità della guerra, Tavolo per la Pace della Val di Cecina, Fronte antimperialista di Pisa, Per un mondo senza guerre, Azione Civile. We’re in Tuscany, Italy. Livorno, close to the biggest deposit of weapons and munitions in the planet, outside USA. Passing by the port of Livorno they send killing material to Saudi Arabia and all over from Afganistan to Libia to Syria to Yemen to the east of europe. We’re in danger, but people have NO IDEA of what’s going on . The promoting groups and movment are very active in the area. Free from parties chains and media wall of silence.
Padavo
Tues: 3/3/20: 10:30am

 

Germany

Berlin
Sat: 3/14/2020: Pariser Platz / Brandenburger Tor / 2am.
More info click here

 

Korea

-March 15-17, 2020: Washington, DC: National Action to End the Korean War. Web link.

 

Netherlands

Amsterdam
Sat: 3/14/2; 2pm; Windjammerdijk. Hands off Venezuela NL. For updates on activities see handsoffvenezuela.nl, openbaararchief.nl, www.facebook.com/groups/2108408492610573/ ; https://www.facebook.com/events/216266662784803/ and https://www.handsoffvenezuela.nl/index.php/2020/03/11/internationale-aktie-tegen-sancties/

Nicaragua

-On going: Petition to END THE ILLEGAL SANCTIONS AGAINST NICARAGUA! Petition link. Initiated by Alliance for Social Justice

 

 

Palestine

-March 27-29, 2020: NYC: First Palestinian Literature Festival in North America. Web info.
-March 29, 2020: NYC: Mobilization for Land Day and the Great Return March.  FB Event.

 

Qatar

Dohar
Sat: 3/14/2020: 3:30pm; Caribou, Al Jazeera Petrol Station, Duhail, Doha, Qatar / It’s a teach-in event taking place at a cafe.

 

Venezuela

-April 12 – 21, 2020: Sanctions Kill! – Food Sovereignty Delegation to Venezuela. Web info.

 

Zimbabwe

-NYC: Friday, February 21, 2020: NYC: Special Forum: Lift Illegal Sanctions Off Zimbabwe.

 

Sanctions Kill and are an Act of War!