Members of the Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta, members of the Progressive Religious Coalition, and members of the Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance, an affiliate of Carolina Peace Resource Center, issued the following statement calling for peace in Ukraine:
We mourn the loss of life and the suffering which the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022, has greatly intensified. With the Love at the heart of all our traditions and organizations, we call for an immediate ceasefire, a withdrawal of the Russian military from Ukraine and a commitment to resolving differences between the two states peacefully.
On Monday, March 7th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., all residents are invited to the intersection of Walton Way Extension and Jackson Rd for a roadside vigil for peace.
Organizers have prepared signs with messages such as “Love your Neighbor,” “Side with Love” and “War is Not the Answer.”
The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) conducted interviews with politicians & military personnel to determine “lessons learned” from the war & occupation of Afghanistan. Now that these interviews have been published & widely dubbed the Afghanistan Papers, what lessons can peace activists learn to bring peace to Afghanistan, stop ongoing military interventions and prevent the destruction of future wars?
On Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM, come to the Order of St. Helena in North Augusta. The address is 414 Savannah Barony Drive, North Augusta, SC 29841.
The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Peace Alliance, based in Augusta, Georgia, has issued the following statement regarding Venezuela:
The Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance rejects United States intervention in Venezuela and condemns the 20 year long history of US intervention there under 4 successive US Presidents. It calls on the government of the United States to lift economic sanctions against Venezuela, cease aid to opposition groups, rescind its recognition of Juan Guaidó and comply with the Venezuelan government’s request to withdraw the U.S. diplomatic personnel.
Recognizing that there is considerable political turmoil in Venezuela, the CSRA Peace Alliance doesn’t take a position regarding the internal conflicts there.
Kevin Gosztola will address issues of the military industrial-complex under Donald Trump’s administration and the lack of antiwar resistance. He will also provide an update and introduction to the case of Reality Winner.
Kevin Gosztola is a writer and managing editor for Shadowproof. He co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Unauthorized Disclosure.” He covered Chelsea Manning’s trial extensively and co-wrote a book on early proceedings in Manning’s case called The US v. Private Manning. He published a daily column for Firedoglake called “The Dissenter” from 2011-2015, which continues at Shadowproof. He is in Augusta to report on the federal government’s prosecution of Reality Winner, whom the government accuses of violating the Espionage Act by mailing a classified document to a news outlet. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Free and open to the public. The location is the former Chamber of Commerce Building, located in the median of Broad St.
The Central Savannah River Peace Alliance is hosting a screening of Ava DuVernay‘s documentary 13th on Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 pm, at the Headquarters Library, Room A, at 823 Telfair St in Augusta. The film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Discussion to follow.
Admission is free and open to the public. Room is wheelchair accessible. Share on Facebook and Twitter.
The Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance is holding a free public screening of the documentary We Are Many. The venue is the Headquarters Library, Room A, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA on Tuesday, January 10, at 6:00 pm.
On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. The New York Times called this movement the “Second Superpower”.
How did this day come about? Who organized it? And was it, as many people claimed, a total failure?
This fearless, thought-provoking documentary is the remarkable inside story behind the first ever global demonstration, and its surprising and unreported legacy. The film features testimony from a unique cast of direct participants, including organizers, activists, high-profile figures, and of course the public, filmed in seven countries – Italy, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, UK, and the USA.
Extraordinary testimony from activists in Egypt reveals how on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, the global anti-war protests inspired those in Tahrir Square to go on to engage in the massive democratic movement that ultimately led to the Arab Spring. In the UK, the government was defeated over the proposed invasion of Syria, a historic event that might not have transpired without the legacy of those demonstrations a decade ago.
The star-studded list of contributors includes Danny Glover, actor Mark Rylance, film director Ken Loach, Prof. Noam Chomsky, musicians Brian Eno and Damon Albarn, writer and Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic (author of ‘Born on the 4th of July’), Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Branson and Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, amongst others.
This bold documentary by Amir Amirani charts the birth and growth of the new people power movement, now sweeping the world, taking us up to the Arab Spring and Syria, a little over 10 years after that historic day.