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Over 1000 Chicanos march in East Los Angeles against war and racism

Youth marching to commemorate 40th anniversary of the Chicano moratorium. (Fight Back! News)

Commemoration of 40th anniversary of Chicano moratorium
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Colombia Action Alert: Support Summit Against Militarization (full details)

Christian Peacemaker Teams

NOTE: The CPTnet Editor apologizes for the series of Spanish language links at the bottom of this article (one is in English).  Readers are invited to search the internet for materials in their preferred language.

CPT Colombia is calling people to support the Women’s and People’s International Summit of the Americas Against Militarization (Encuentro Internacional de Mujeres y Pueblos de las Américas contra la Militarización) set for 16 to 23 August in Colombia. CPT Colombia has been active in accompanying the Women’s Social Movement Against War and for Peace, which is organizing the event.  The event will include delegations to different parts of Colombia to learn about the effects of militarization first hand; two days of presentations and discussion in Barrancabermeja to build a common strategic agenda with an emphasis on the military bases; and a vigil against militarization and the presence of foreign military forces in the territory. Continue reading

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Thousands rally In D.C. to protest occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq

By Kosta Harlan

About ten thousand demonstrators filled Lafayette Park across from the White House to demand an end to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. March 20 marked the seventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, while the occupation of Afghanistan is now in its eighth year. A broad range of organizations mobilized for the demonstration, organized by the International ANSWER coalition. Military veterans, student groups, trade unions, Arab American organizations, church congregations, and many other groups brought thousands of people into D.C. for the rally. Continue reading

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