“No War on Iran” Protest Vigil Wednesday Jan 8th at the SC Statehouse




No War on Iran Protest Vigil
WEDNESDAY Jan 8th 5PM-6:30PM
SC Statehouse (corner Main & Gervais)

Join us for a “No War on Iran” Protest Vigil held in response to rapid and disproportionate escalation and threats of war with Iran. Gather in front of the SC Statehouse for a sign line vigil, 1100 Gervais Street (corner of Main & Gervais). Some signs provided. Please no profanity. Media will be invited.

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The recent assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani via drone strike constituted a disproportionate and reckless escalation of a proxy war with Iran. Continue reading ““No War on Iran” Protest Vigil Wednesday Jan 8th at the SC Statehouse”

Jerusalem East Side Story Movie & Discussion Tuesday March 27th 7PM







MOVIE: Jerusalem, the East Side Story
TUESDAY March 27th 7PM

Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave (off NorthMain, at Wildwood & Mt. Vernon)
Columbia, SC 29203
Mohammad Alatar’s hour-long 2008 documentary describes the effects of Israeli control of Jerusalem for its Palestinian residents.  Followed by discussion, including how the Trump’s administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel hurts prospects for peace.


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Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

Syrian Refugee Relief Benefit Thursday Feb 27th









Syrian Refugee Relief Benefit

THURSDAY February 27th 6PM-8PM

Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St. West Columbia, SC

The Carolina Peace Resource Center hosts a Syrian Refugee Relief Benefit Thursday February 27th, 6pm to 8pm at Conundrum Music Hall located at 626 Meeting St in West Columbia. The event will feature authentic Syrian food and a presentation by Columbia, SC-based photojournalist Thomas Hammond who traveled to Syria, Lebanon and Turkey last Fall.

Free / Suggested donation of $10 to $20. All proceeds benefit charities working with Syrian refugees.

RSVP: david@carolinapeace.org / 216-1448 (Leave message with name, # in party and email/phone number)

RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/576573469095488/



No War on Syria Rally in 5 Points SAT Aug 31st

No War on Syria Rally

SAT Aug 31st, Noon-1PM

5 Points Fountain (Greene & Harden)

Columbia, SC

We oppose US military intervention in Syria. The horrific violence in Syria demands a response, but does not justify a US attack which will cause more bloodshed, pouring gasoline on the fire. We are being given a false choice between military intervention and inaction. MLK said “War is NOT the answer”… we support a nonviolent response to the ongoing violence and war crimes in Syria.

Bring signs (nonviolent in tone, no profanity). We will have some signs available.

RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/225124924311825/

PLEASE ALSO join us for the Women in Black peace vigil at the Statehouse, Wednesday 5-6PM.

To see a picture of the WED Aug 28th Women in Black peace vigil at the Statehouse, click “Read More”





“The Suffering Grasses” Movie Benefit, SUN Feb 10th


“The Suffering Grasses”

SUN Feb 10th, 6PM.  Light food at 5:30PM.

Conundrum Music Hall

626 Meeting St. West Columbia, SC

Iara Lee’s hour long documentary seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced. Followed by discussion. “When the elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers,” according to an old saying.

Open to the public.

Light food donated by Al-Amir starting @ 5:30PM.

Donation benefiting Syrian refugee relief requested.

Preceded by Carolina Peace monthly Peace Committee meeting at 5PM.

RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/412262168855741/

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

Solidarity with the Syrian People Vigil this THURS Jan 24th


Syria Solidarity Candlelight Vigil

THURS Jan 24th, 5PM-6PM (Confirmed Time)

USC, Thomas Cooper Library Fountain, Green St

Calling for an end to the violence in Syria.  The horrific violence recently visited itself on Aleppo University that was bombed by the Syrian air force killing 50 students.


Co-sponsored by USC Amnesty International and Carolina Peace.

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MENA Uprisings Panel at USC, WED Feb 22nd.

MENA Uprisings: One Year Later

WED Feb 22nd, 7PM

USC, Moore School of Business, BA 303

Sponsored by USC Amnesty International and the Carolina Peace Resource Center


A panel about the after-effects of what is commonly referred to as the “Arab Spring” movement. Featuring activists and professors as panelists, this event will address the historical background of the uprisings, the role of Western governments in the crises, the question of Israel/Palestine and how it fits into the context of these movements, the implications for human rights, and Amnesty International’s stance on the issue. Speakers include Professor David Decker of the USC History Department, local activist Ayman Fadel representing the Carolina Peace Resource Center, and Amnesty International Country Specialist for Israel/OPT/PA Edith Garwood, and there will be a Q&A session immediately following their presentations.


RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/274570832613524/


“Eyes on Syria” Demonstration at USC, THURS Nov 10


“Eyes on Syria” Demonstration

THURS Nov 10th, 11AM-2PM

USC, Russell House University Union

Greene St.

Sponsored by USC Amnesty International


This event aims to follow Amnesty International’s current “Eyes on Syria” campaign, raising awareness about the human rights atrocities committed in Syria in response to peaceful protests and demonstrations. Student members of the Amnesty International at the University of South Carolina will each represent victims of the human rights abuses, and will be carrying signs explaining who they are and what happened to them, as well as informational handouts about the abuses to give to passersby.

To participate, drop by Greene St in front of the Russell House (University Union) 11AM-2PM

AND/OR Contact  USC Amnesty International

CONTACT Kali  esancy @ email.sc.edu or Amnesty Int’l USC  uscamnesty @ gmail.com


Stop US Arms Sales to Bahrain!

Amnesty International is challenging a multimillion dollar U.S. arms deal to Bahrain. Since February of this year, the Bahraini armed forces have used tanks, armored vehicles, small arms and projectile weapons to inflict deaths and injuries on protestors demanding greater political freedom.  Even doctors have been jailed for treating the injured. Now the US Department of Defense has proposed selling even more military equipment to those same armed forces. The US maintains a naval base in Bahrain for the 5th fleet, but arming Bahrain after its bloody crackdown?  Which side does the US stand on: the side of democracy or brutality and dictatorship?

Amnesty International Action Alert : Stop US Arms Sales to Bahrain

Ten Years in Afghanistan: Events in Columbia, Hilton Head, & Augusta, GA

Friday Oct 7th marks ten years since the invasion of Afghanistan.  Over 1700 US servicemen have been killed, thousands of Afghans have died and $460 billion squandered to date.

End the War! Rally

Marking 10 Years Since the Invasion of Afghanistan

SAT Oct 8th, 12PM-1:30PM

5 Points Fountain (Harden & Greene St)

Columbia, SC

Facebook/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143977495699271

Volunteers Needed to Help Organize these Events.

CONTACT info @carolinapeace.org  / (803) 216-1448.



Monthly Critical Mass

Women in Black Vigil

WED Oct 5th, 5-6pm

Statehouse, Main & Gervais, Columbia, SC


Vigil, Movie “Rethink Afghanistan” & Potluck

SAT Oct 8th, 10:30AM-1PM

Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City, Road, Hilton Head Island, SC.

10:30am Vigil (far end of library parking lot), 11:00am, “Rethink Afghanistan” movie in library meeting room, 12:30pm potluck.

Sponsored by Hilton Head for Peace, contact John Melin, 603-264-2964.


Peace in the Park/10 Years in Afghanistan is Enough.

THURS Oct 6th, 6-9PM.

Augusta Commons

836 Reynolds St. Augusta, GA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110172295757859

Sponsored by CSRA Peace Alliance and Aiken Peace. csrapeace.org


Resources on Afghanistan (and Iraq)



Tracks US and ISAF fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Brown University project counting the human, economic & socio-political cost of Iraq/Afghanistan.


Iraq & Afghan vets against the war


Economists Stiglitz & Bilmes


National Priorities Project.