April 17, 2017 –
Meet-up at 11:00am. Speak Up and Sing Out in Pulaski Park. 12:00 noon is the Anti-war Peace “Riot”. Stop War* and Cut the Military Budget
April 15 is “tax day,” but in Massachusetts, the deadline will be Tuesday, April 18. “Tax” day has been an important one for tax resisters and for others who want to draw attention to the huge percentage of taxes that goes to the military. A small grass-roots group in Northampton is organizing a pat*RIOT’s Day Rally, a “peaceful riot”
*Iraq, Afganistan, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia
We call upon all people of conscience to resist society’s increasing acceptance of war as a normal condition. U.S. militarism is inextricably entwined with global white supremacy and economic injustices. War and increased militarism are responsible for tens of millions of displaced people and refugees, famine and accelerating climate change. The carbon footprint of the Iraq War alone was greater than that of 60% of the world’s nations combined.
We cannot afford to be silent. We protest against the proposed, unprecedented $54 billion increase in military spending. We decry the escalation of wars in the Middle East, risk of nuclear war in North Korea, and acceptance of warfare as an instrument of public policy.
Join our pat-RIOT’s day march, April 17th 11AM Bridge St School. We’ll speak UP and sing OUT at noon in Pulaski Park. Be there.