MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 21, 2014) — Keep the Troops Home – NO Boots on the Ground! No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq and Syria.
Women Against Military Madness is hosting a Peace Vigil on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridge over the Mississippi River separating Minneapolis and St. Paul between Lake Street and Marshal Avenue.
As Obama escalates U.S. war in Iraq and Syria, peace groups plan to speak out. The Administration has steadily escalated U.S. intervention in Iraq and Syria, Twin Cities area peace groups are planning to speak out against the new wars in the Middle East.
The organizers of the weekly peace vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Ave. bridge over the Mississippi River have issued an appeal for opponents of the new war to attend the vigil on the afternoon before the Thanksgiving holiday.
A statement issued by organizers says in part, “On the evening before the Thanksgiving holiday, join the Wednesday weekly peace vigil to say no to the U.S. bombing of Iraq and Syria. A new chapter of U.S. war in the Middle East has been opened. Obama has announced that the U.S. will double the number of troops in Iraq, bringing the total to over 3,000.”
The statement goes on to say, “There are warnings that this new war could last for years to come. Join the weekly peace vigil on Wednesday, November 26 vigil to speak out on the eve of the holiday season to Say NO to War! Keep the Troops Home! Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria!”
The vigil is sponsored by the End War Committee of Women Against Military Madness and Twin Cities Peace Campaign.
The call for the November 26th vigil to focus on No War for the Holidays is endorsed by Anti-War Committee, Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Mayday Books, Military Families Speak Out (Minnesota chapter), Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, People of Faith Peacemakers, St. Frances Cabrini Justice and Peace Coalition, St. Joan of Arc Church, Sacred Heart Church, St. Paul–Peace and Justice Committee, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Veterans for Peace, Welfare Rights Committee and others.
For more information call 612-275-2720, 612-827-5364, and visit worldwidewamm.org.