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NOAC, The Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition, 2002 to 2012.

 

The Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOAC may have passed into history but the struggle for peace and justice continues in Northeast Ohio !

So..... Be a part of it!


 
Yes, the Wars still go on....

and the groups that comprised NOAC have moved on to continue the stuggle in other ways

but, having moved on, we've agreed to preserve our accumulated history in this site.

 

Follow the ongoing work being done by

Cleveland Peace Action,

Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice,

Jobs with Justice,

Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee,

The InterReligious Task Force on Central America,

the Cleveland Nonviolence Network,

The People's Forum,

Council on American Islamic Relations,

The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network,

Peace in the Hood,

Veterans for Peace Chapter 39 Blog and VFP Chapter 39 contact information,

Occupy Cleveland

and others that can be found at Activist Cleveland.

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The announcement of the last public NOAC group action on 12/10/2011 is listed below, along with all prior action's history and links.

All other links to photos and reference information in this site were active the last time we checked. Please inform the Web Editor of any failed links.

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Clevelanders to March & Rally for No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

A broad coalition says national debt should be reduced through cuts to military spending, bank bailouts and corporate loopholes and end to Bush era tax cuts.

A Rally and March will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Downtown Cleveland calling for No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The event coincides with International Human Rights Day. The rally will begin at Public Square in Cleveland at Noon. A march will follow to the Federal Building on E. 9th street.

Photos and videos from 12/10/2011 event.

The rally and march is sponsored by the December 10 Mobilizing Committee, a broad coalition of community, religious, labor and health care organizations.

Speakers at the rally will be US Representatives Dennis Kucinich, Marcia Fudge and Betty Sutton. Other speakers will include Harriet Applegate, North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor; Rev. Tony Minor, Metropolitan Lutheran Church; Becka Hawkins, Occupy Cleveland; Khalid Samad, Peace in the Hood; Wynne Antonio, Senior Voice Retiree Council; Nina McLellan, Peace Action; Amy Hanauer, Policy Matters; Debbie Kline, Jobs with Justice; April Stoltz, National Association of Letter Carriers (ret,); David Anthony, Akron Education Association; Rachel DeGolia, Universal Health Care Action Network; Greg Coleridge, Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee; and Jerry Gordon, Emergency Labor Network.

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Support and Participate in OccupyCleveland

Check in directly at the Occupy website to keep up to date, provide needs & be involved...

Keep In Touch With OccupyCleveland at this Link

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Recent Area events - 2011

Upcoming events - 2011- 2012

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Weekly Stand for Peace / End the Wars on Terror Rally

Friday, 3-4:30PM

The Federal Building, E. 9th and Lakeside

Ongoing since April 8th, 2011

Our numbers are small without you, but we are determined to stand against the US/ NATO invasion of Libya. Why aren't more progressives standing up for truth regarding this undeclared war that seeks to arm a mysterious group of militants, while continuing a murderous campaign of air attacks? Even while the US claimed to be only indirectly involved a US drone was shot down by Libyan government forces, last month. August 19th marks the 20th week of the vigil. Join with the voices speaking out Weekly at the Federal Building at 9th and Lakeside

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WHAT THE NEWS MISSED:
Some pictures and videos from May 6 "Stand for Peace Rally/ End Endless Wars!"


WOMEN SPEAK OUT FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE, YOSHIKO IKUTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JCnJJWJnLk

VETS FOR PEACE, MIKE LUDWIG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shCxmvDOflo

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE, GREG COLERIDGE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20acO6KSro0

AUTO WORKER/ PEACE ACTIVIST, MARK BAILY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTCnV9H4P4w

WHERE IT HAPPENED: The Federal Building, E. 9th and Lakeside Photos from Don Bryant

WHEN IT HAPPENED: May 6, 2011

WHY IT HAPPENED:
It's been nearly ten years that we have endured, and the world has endured, the U.S. "War on Terror." With 100's of thousands killed;
millions displaced, injured, raped, or tortured; and trillions of dollars wasted on wars, it is time to rethink the violent military strategy of our government. Now, with the announced death of Osama Bin Laden, the embodiment of the pretext for the "war on terror," there have been national calls to bring the troops home!

SAY WHAT?
A message to our elected officials, that we want the troops home;economic conversion from a war economy to a domestic
economy, for jobs, education, health, and infrastructure; and an end to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Columbia, and Libya.

WHO:
Stand for Peace Rally is endorsed by these NE Ohio organizations: All-African People's Revolutionary Party,American Friends Service
Committee, Cleveland Peace Action, Justice Ministry of the United Church of Christ, The Libertarian Party, New Black Panther Party, Northeast Ohio
Anti-War Coalition, People's Fightback Center,Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, U.S.Out of Libya Coalition, Vets for Peace, Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice.

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Stand for Peace Rally/ End the Wars on Terror

Friday, May 6, 3-5:30PM

The Federal Building, E. 9th and Lakeside

It's been nearly ten years that we have endured, and the world has endured, the U.S. "War on Terror." With 100's of thousands killed; millions displaced, injured, raped, or tortured; and trillions of dollars wasted on wars, it is time to rethink the violent military strategy of our government.

Now, with the announced death of Osama Bin Laden, the embodiment of the pretext for the "war on terror," there have been national calls to bring the troops home!

Please join this emergency rally to send a clear message to our elected ones that we want the troops home and an end to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Columbia, and Libya. Bring a sign!

Please review and consider to sign the petition: http://rethinkafghanistan.com/.

Stand for Peace Rally is endorsed by these NE Ohio organizations:

All-African People's Revolutionary Party, American Friends Service Committee, Cleveland Peace Action, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, The Libertarian Party, New Black Panther Party, Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition, People's Fightback Center, The U.S.Out of Libya Coalition, Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice, and others.

Conact truth_force@yahoo.com or 440-623-0492 <tel:440-623-0492>

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Join the Next Cleveland Rally to End US/NATO Military Strikes on Libya

Fridays April May 6th, 13th 2011 3:00-4:30pm at the Federal Building

'Stop US/ NATO War on Libya' Demonstration - Come to the Rally and Judge for Yourself

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** You may have missed Save Our Communities April 15-16th here in Cleveland **

*** But you can still see Sam Phillips' Video of the Friday March on Public Square ***

And plenty of photos and video clips of both Friday and Saturday HERE ...

(more photos and music video clips will be added at this addititional link as time permits)

Stay tuned for follow up action created by the Action Planning Session....

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** Video from Times Square April 9, 2011 UNAC March **

*** Cindy Sheehan Video, 4/9/11 then follow the links to more speakers **

** Pictures of 4/9 NYC Rally & March (including those of many Clevelanders) **

* Plan Now to Attend Save Our Communities April 15-16th in Cleveland *

Info about and reasons to Join us at the Save Our Communities Rally, March and Forum

Save Our Communities: Books Not Bombs, Jobs Not Jails, Families Not Foreclosures

April 15-16, Cleveland

www.saveourcommunities.org/

 

Where can you participate in a creative public action on Tax Day (April 15) calling for shifting federal spending from the military to vital social, economic and environmental services for Northeast Ohio?

 

ATTEND THE PUBLIC ACTION ON PUBLIC SQUARE AT 5 PM

(TO TAKE PART, MEET AT OLD STONE CHURCH AT 4 PM) AS PART OF SAVE OUR COMMUNITIES

 

Where can you hear great movement music, storytelling and poetry on April 15,

including Ian Heisey, Kate Sopko, Robin Pease-Kerr, Shakka Hasberry, Sue Jeffers, Triage and Zach?

 

CHECK OUT THE SAVE OUR COMMUNITIES EVENING OF MUSIC, MUSINGS AND MAYHEM AT OLD STONE CHURCH AT 6 PM

 

How much will it cost me?

ZIPPO. IT'S FREE! THERE WILL ALSO BE FOOD AVAILABLE FROM FOOD NOT BOMBS

 

Where can you get the low-down on our messed-up federal and state budget priorities over Tax Day weekend?

ATTEND THE SAVE OUR COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY FORUM AT TRINITY CATHEDRAL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16.

 

What's going to take place there?

THERE WILL BE TIME TO NETWORK, LEARN FROM EACH OTHER, ATTEND ANY NUMBER OF COOL WORKSHOPS, HEAR FROM NOTING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LABOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST BILL FLETCHER, AND LEAVE THE EVENT WITH A FEW SPECIFIC COLLECTIVE CLEVELAND AREA/NORTHEAST OHIO ACTIONS TO PURSUE.

 

How much will it cost?

REGISTRATION IS JUST $10 WHICH INCLUDES LUNCH AND SNACKS. What crackpot groups are behind all this? NONE. ALL THE SPONSORING GROUPS ARE SOLID JUSTICE, LABOR AND PEACE ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE FOR YEARS, IF NOT DECADES, BEEN SAYING THAT FAR MORE SANE AND HUMANE RESULTS COME FROM INVESTING IN PEOPLE, OUR ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT RATHER THAN IN WARS AND OCCUPATIONS, FOREIGN MILITARY BASES, USELESS WEAPONS AND PRISONS.

 

I have too much other stuff going on this weekend?

OUR STATE AND NATION ARE IN A MESS. MORE CITIZENS MUST TAKE A MORE DIRECT ROLE IN PRESSING FOR CHANGE THAT REFLECTS THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC RATHER THAN CORPORATE LOBBYISTS. THAT WON'T HAPPEN BY MAGIC, WISHES, HOPES, DREAMS, CURSES, OR SHIFTS IN SUN SPOTS. BECOMING MORE INFORMED, CONNECTED, INSPIRED AND STRATEGIC ARE THE WAYS TO GO. THESE EVENTS CAN HELP ON ALL THESE COUNTS!

 

Where do I go for more information?

OVERALL EVENT: www.saveourcommunities.org

FRIDAY NIGHT INFO: http://www.peaceactioncleveland.org/Friday

SATURDAY COMMUNITY FORUM INFO: http://www.peaceactioncleveland.org/saturday

SATURDAY COMMUNITY FORUM REGISTRATION: http://www.peaceactioncleveland.org/registration

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Join the Next Cleveland Rally to End US/NATO Military Strikes on Libya

Thursday April 14th, 2011 3:00-4:30pm at the Federal Building

'Stop US/ NATO War on Libya' Demonstration - Come to the Rally and Judge for Yourself

Last Previous Rally - Friday, April 8, 2011, 3-4:30 pm,
the Federal Bldg., Lakeside Ave. and East
9th St., downtown Cleveland

Sponsoring organizations: The New Black Panther Party; The All African Revolutionary Party; Code Pink, Cleveland and National; Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, People's Fightback Center,  and the *Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition (*Sponsor of April 1st rally)

The Cleveland 'US Out of Libya' Coalition has learned of a deal between the U.S. & Saudi Arabia to engage in mutual attacks against Libya and Bahrain.


Exposed: The US-Saudi Libya Deal

By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times
April 2, 2011

You invade Bahrain. We take out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. This, in short, is the essence of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud. Two diplomatic sources at the United Nations independently confirmed that Washington, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave the go-ahead for Saudi Arabia to invade Bahrain and crush the pro-democracy movement in their neighbor in exchange for a "yes" vote by the Arab League for a no-fly zone over Libya - the main rationale that led to United Nations Security Council resolution 1973. 



STATEMENTS OF OPPOSITION TO US-LED COALITION  WAR ON LIBYA

We, the Ohio Chapter of The All African People's Revolutionary Party condemn the ongoing attacks against Afrika/Libya!, at the hands of, England, France, USA  and NATO. They all have the blood of Afrika on their hands because of past and present crimes. They have no moral authority in any matter concerning Afrika!. We stand firmly with The Government of Libya!

HANDS OFF AFRIKA, HANDS OFF LIBYA, LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY PAN-AFRIKAN MOVEMENT!!
CLEVELAND US OUT OF LIBYA COALITION STATEMENT

The UN Security Council is not authorized, according to the UN Charter, to intervene in the internal affairs of any country, and any attempt to do so using any kind of reason will be the legalization of injustice and aggression which will undoubtedly have grave consequences not only for the Middle East but Europe and Africa as a whole.

President Obama authorized a bombing raid of sovereign Libya without a declaration for war or any congressional debate.

The U.S. and U.N. military campaign is hypocritical as civilians are being killed by government actions in Yemen and Bahrain and the U.S. has authorized Saudi troops to suppress the Bahrain democracy movement, and has not moved against the Yemeni government.

The U.S. is suspect in this military operation as a means of extending military control in the Middle East and Africa and usurping control of natural resources of the region.

The U.S. is also suspect in its motive which is likely to oversee democratic developments in Egypt and Tunisia, and its potential plans of coercion of these budding democracies.

Non-violent and diplomatic means of resolving the Libyan situation have not been exhausted.

We call on the U.S. and NATO to end the illegal, hypocritical, and miscalculated military aggression against Libya.



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If you missed the Rally and March on 3/19/11

at Market Square marking the 8th Anniversary of the Wars....

Click Here to see photos also see Sam Phillips Videos at this link

and to see the Plain Dealer on-line coverage click here

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Mark the Anniversary of the the Beginning of the Middle East Wars

March 19th, 2011, 12:30pm

Rally and March to Commemorate 8th Anniversary of Iraq War and Occupation

Market Square Park, across from West Side Market, Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday, March 19, 12:30 PM

 

SHORT RALLY BEGINNING AT 12:30 PM MARCH ON W 25TH AND AROUND WEST SIDE MARKET TO FOLLOW

Speakers have been invited from the following organizations:

Veterans For Peace,

Cleveland Peace Action (confirmed),

Jobs with Justice (confirmed),

Bail out the People Campaign (confirmed),

Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network (confirmed),

and others

 

8 YEARS TOO MANY

Not one more day. Not one more death. Not one more dollar.

 

On March 19, 2003, the Bush administration launched a "shock and awe" bombing campaign against the nation of Iraq.

 

The rationale for the massive aerial assault was because of iron-clad, stone-cold evidence that:

* Iraq was responsible for the 9-11 tragedies,

* Iraq possessed "Weapons of Mass Destruction [WMDs]," including chemical, biological and nuclear,

* Iraq was preparing to imminently use their WMDs against the US,

* Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden were best buddies.

 

All the iron-clad, stone-cold evidence turned out to be hoaxes, fictions, lies.

Yet, Thousands of deaths later...

Tens of thousands of injuries later...

Over a million Iraqi deaths later...

Hundreds of billions of dollars later... And counting...

US troops... US military bases and installations... The US military intervention... US tax dollars.... Remain.

 

We've become conditioned to the US military presence in Iraq.

We've been told the drawdown of troops means all is improving,

all is moving toward democracy, all is headed as the US military envisions it should be.

 

It isn't. It hasn't.

Despite a change in political administrations.

 

It's time to bring the troops and our tax dollars home NOW!.

Let the Iraqi people determine their own future.

Spend tax dollars compensating the people of Iraq for the destruction caused by the war and occupation.

And shift the rest of the tax dollars improving security at home in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio.

 

Attend the March 19 RALLY AND MARCH.

Bring a sign.

Bring a friend.

 

People on the streets demanding democracy brought down a dictator in Egypt...and continue to pressure for democratic changes elsewhere in the Middle East. People here need to be increasingly visible demanding our majority voices be heard calling for an end to the wars and occupations and to bring our tax dollars home

 

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Details about National March 19th Events can be found at these Links:

March 19th in Washington DC, Stop These Wars

FCNL March 19-22 Lobby Action in Washington DC

USLAW March 19th Rally in San Francisco

A.N.S.W.E.R. March 19th Protest List

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Get on the Bus!!!!

April 9th, 2011 - New York City Rally and March to End Wars and Occupations

Take your energy and concerns to the Big Apple for the chance to get the national media's attention!!

The Bus is filling up fast so get your reservation in now to make your voice heard

Contact NOAC to let us know if you want to BE ON THE BUS !

* Ride the bus from Cleveland, Departs Friday Night, April 8th and Returns Sunday Morning April 10th *

The Rally and March will be Saturday April 9th at Noon at Union Square, 14th and Broadway.

 

* Cost $60 (Checks and Money Orders payable to "NOAC" *

Reserve Your Seat by Sending a check or money order payable to NOAC and mailed to

1848 Beersford, E.Cleveland, 44112

 

If you are unable to take the bus, please make a contribution to the scholarship fund to make the trip possible for others.

You can reach us at 216-851-0968 (leave a message) or E-mail noacinfo@aol.com

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On Tax Day Weekend Make your Voice Heard Right Here in Cleveland at the

National Conference to Save Our Communities

Follow the link below for the latest updated Information and Schedule....

April 15-16 - Cleveland Save Our Communities

 

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The President was HERE and this is what he didn't see......

Sacred Cow and Mr Biz As Usual try to meet the presidient

but don't be surprised if the link doesn't work

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The President is Coming, The President is Coming........

To Cleveland at CSU on Tuesday 2/22/2011

 

The Pentagon "Sacred Cow" (see the grainy classified photo below) will be traveling with the President to Cleveland, with an entourage of Defense Contractors. While the new Obama Admininistration Federal Budget proposes deep cuts in the Civilian sector, the Military will get an increase.... Read on for a way to speak out.....

sacred cow

Join the "Military Budget is Killing Us" Street Theatre Company as "Demonstrators" appeal for Jobs, Health, and Education, only to be beat down by the Pentagon Sacred Cow and the Mighty Military Contractors. The Foreclosed Homes puppeteers will join the protestors, to no avail.

"The Military Budget is Killing Us" Street Theatre Group is an ad-hoc collective of members of the Northeast Ohio Anti-War Committee, The People's Forum, and the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network.

ATTENTION: We still need performers to play Demonstrators (you all know how to do that) and Military Contractors - (see a list of the top twenty - below). See also a list of performers so far. Contact me, Don, if you want to be part of the demonstration/performance. The more folks we have, the better the message. Thanks to Peggy K, Heather M, Brian S, Paul, and Greg C for volunteering to perform so far.

President Obama will deliver an address at Cleveland State University on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2 pm.

The Puppets for Peace, Jobs, and Security will perform a street theatre to protest cuts in basic community needs, and military expense increases, proposed by President Obama, and likely, supported by Congress. Join in a dramatization of the "sacred (Pentagon) cow" as it literally stomps on Jobs, Education, Assistance for the Eldery and Poor, The Environment, and more. The Foreclosed Homes puppets will confront the Military Contractors "milking" the system of the bloated Sacred Cow, the U.S. military budget.

We will congregate at CSU in Cleveland at 12:30pm @E22nd & Prospect across from the YMCA bldg.

** To join the activities at CSU contact Don Bryant via Facebook, email donbryant@gmail.com or 440-623-0492. **

You can also "attend" by contacting the President and Congress and telling them that "We won't pay for Endless War and Foul Foreign Policy that is stealing our Economic Security in the United States."

Tell the President and Member of Congress to "Decrease military spending, not money for human needs and re-invest in the USA to create real hometown security."

Call the President at the White House - President Obama: 202-456-1111.
Call Congress: 202-224-3121 and ask for your Representative and Senator's office phone numbers
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Rank

Top Defense Companies
(follow links for complete company profiles)

Defense Revenu
($ Millions - 2009)

1

Lockheed Martin Corp..

$11,904

2

Northrop Grumman Corp.

$9,324

3

Boeing Co.

$8,189

4

Raytheon Co.

$6,187

5

General Dynamics Corp.

$4,730

6

KBR Inc.

$4,545

7

Science Applications International Corp.

$4,108

8

L-3 Communications Corp.

$3,656

9

Computer Sciences Corp.

$2,221

10

ITT Corp.

$1,894

11

CACI International Inc.

$1,690

12

BAE Systems Inc.

$1,659

13

Hewlett-Packard Co.

$1,589

14

Harris Corp.

$1,330

15

United Technologies Corp.

$1,320

16

URS Corp.

$1,006

17

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

$1,005

18

DRS Technologies Inc.

$994

18

Dell Computer Corp.

$987

20

Rockwell Collins Inc.

$912

Source: Washington Technology - 2010 Top 100

 

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Plan Now To Attend these Important Upcoming Events

April 9th, 2011 - New York City Rally and March to End Wars and Occupations

Contact NOAC to let us know if you want to TAKE THE BUS ! 216-851-0968 or email noacinfo@aol.com

April 15-16 - Cleveland Save Our Communities

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NOAC Action Meeting

Thursday, February10, 6:30 PM

Gypsy Bean Coffeehouse 6425 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland

Agenda - Plans for upcoming spring actions;

* New York City rally and march to end wars and occupations, April 9

* Cleveland Save Our Communities Actions, April 15-16

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With the flood of emails in our inboxes, tweets chirping away on our cell phones,and mounds of postings on our facebook walls,

it's all too easy to become distracted about ominous conditions right in front of us and all around us.

Noted historian Chalmers Johnson, who recently passed away, has been crystal clear for a long time about our current conditions

- describing them by using the dreaded "E" work - Empire. Just before his death, his book Dismantling The Empire: America's Last Best Hope was published.

If you haven't read it, here's an excerpt:

10 Needed Steps for Obama to Start Dismantling America's Gigantic, Destructive Military Empire

The failure to begin to deal with our bloated military establishment will condemn the U.S. to devastating consequences. August 25, 2010 http://www.alternet.org/story/147964/10_needed_steps_for_obama_to_start_dismantling_america%27s_gigantic%2C_destructive_military

 

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Plan Now To Attend these Important Upcoming Events

April 9th, 2011 - New York City Rally and March to End Wars and Occupations

Contact NOAC to let us know if you want to TAKE THE BUS ! 216-851-0968 or email noacinfo@aol.com

April 15-16 - Cleveland Save Save Our Communities

 

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"Peace in Afghanistan" Vigil on Public Square took place
at WinterFest, Saturday 11/27 at 5:00pm
(photos soon)

Join the Candlelight Vigil for Peace - End Wars and Occupations NOW!
Saturday, November 27, 5:00 PM
SE corner of Euclid and Ontario, Public Square, Downtown Cleveland

November 27 is Winterfest on Public Square.
Here are details of the entire Winterfest event.

It will be packed with people and the media. The tree lighting ceremony on
Public Square begins at 6:00 pm. We need to have a peace presence of people
holding letters that spell out "PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN" as well as other signs.
This was a huge success last year.

Please try to RSVP if you can attend (but please come anyway) & hold a letter/sign and/or pass out literature.
We need at least 25 people. Please RSVP to Walter Nicholes <walt15@sbcglobal.net>

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Meeting Notice:
No NOAC meeting 11/11/10
Due to participation in Veterans for Peace - Veterans Day event (see below)
Next NOAC meeting to be announced in this space.

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Veterans for Peace - Veterans Day Reading

On Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, Chapter 39-Veterans for Peace will
present its Fourth Annual Public Reading of war letters and quotes from soldiers
and public figures dating from America's Revolutionary War to the present.

The event is free and open to the public, starting 7:30 pm at St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., at the intersection of Coventry Road and
Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights, with ample free parking near the church.

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Join with Area-wide Organizations to Save our Communities

Books Not Bombs
Jobs Not Jails
Families Not Foreclosures

Join Us to Bring Our Tax Dollars Home, April 15-16, 2011

P.E.A.C.E.
Progress thru Education, Activism, Community and Equality.

In these times of budget deficits and wars, local communities are in a world of
hurt. And there's no end in sight. The U.S. is fighting wars in Afghanistan and
Iraq when we should be fighting poverty at home. About 50% of the discretionary
Federal budget goes to militarism and war but the threat of terrorism is not
declining. State and local budgets favor policing and incarceration, while
parents must pay for students' extracurricular activities. Young adults find
there are fewer career choices that don't begin with military service. Basic
social services are rationed, while military spending keeps growing. This kind
of government spending is killing local communities. It's time to get our priorities straight.

CALL TO ACTION:
Join us on April 15-16, 2011, to Bring Our Tax Dollars Home.
Everyone is well aware of the burden of taxation. Some are calling for tax
reductions and further curs in government spending, but we believe the answer is
not to cut taxes. Instead, we should spend tax dollars differently, by investing
in people. It's time to change the conversation. Join with us in the effort to
Save Our Communities.

Next Planning Meeting for the April 15-16, 2011 P.E.A.C.E. Conference
November 16th, 2010, 7:00pm
at the Green Building, 3500 Lorain Ave (across from Unique Thrift Store)

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End the Wars - See photos of the October 7th Action here !!!

TAKE ACTION

Commemorate the 9th Anniversary of the War and Occupation of Afghanistan!

Thursday, October 7 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Martin Luther King (he would be proud of our action!) Boulevard

Park in lot across from the Tennis Courts just below E. 105th.

We'll gather on the tennis court side of MLK Blvd holding signs with the following messages:

Four larger signs:

AFGHANISTAN: 9 YEARS, $331.6 BILLION AND COUNTING

$1 million = 1 US SOLDIER IN AFGHANISTAN FOR 1 year

Honk to End the War

Honk for Peace

Six coordinated signs:

Side one: $ / 4 / OHIO / NOT / 4 / WAR

On reverse side: TROOPS / HOME / NOW / SUPPORT / OUR / VETS

Endorsed by: Northeast Ohio Antiwar Coalition, Cleveland Peace Action, Women Speak Out for Peace & Justice, Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee, Veterans for Peace Chapter 39

HELP MAKE SIGNS:

We need help making LARGE signs with the abovementioned messages that can't be missed!

Join us on Saturday, September 25 at 1:00 PM at Peace House/Cleveland Friends Meeting,

10916 Magnolia Ave., University Circle, Cleveland.

More information: Linda Park, 216-851-0968, veggiepark@sbcglobal.net Greg Coleridge, 330-928-2301, gcoleridge@afsc.org

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Local October 2nd Ghandi Birthday Events List

 

(If you weren't there see photos of the rally here )
Ride the Bus to One Nation Working Together Rally
  Saturday, October 2  Washington, DC
(and if you're not riding the bus to DC Click Here for info on Local events)
 
Cost: $55  Check/money order payable to "NOAC"
  Send to 1848 Beersford, E. Cleveland, 44112
  Send ASAP/Spread the word

    Get on the bus to DC. 
Join an estimated 400,000 people rally and march in DC!
    ONE NATION WORKING TOGETHER
  Putting America Back to Work
  Pulling America Back Together
  Rally and March for Jobs  Saturday, October 2  Washington, DC
  http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/march.aspx 

   "Jobs, Peace, and Justice" are among the demands
Going to DC from Cleveland...  
...10 buses from the United Auto Workers  
...6 buses from the Communication Workers  
...2 buses from the NAACP  
Join the Growing Call for Change.
      
    Peace/anti-war groups will be represented as well!  
Afterall, where can money be obtained to fund needed jobs, education,   
infrastructure, and housing?     
*   From cutting the war budget   
*   By ending the wars and occupations   
*   Through closing US military bases and bringing the troops home    
Sign up now!    

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Local Ghandi Birthday Related Events of Interest:

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In commemoration of Mahatma Ghandi's Birthday consider signing the Nonviolence Pledge (link below)

Cleveland the City of Peace and Nonviolence (CCPNV) Pledge of Nonviolence

and joining in a celebration at the Ghandi Statue in the Indian Cultural Garden on MLK Blvd at 6p 10/2/10.

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Also on Saturday October 2, 2010 – Peace Action Fundraiser features Triage and supper

Saturday, October 2nd at the Barking Spider

Join us to raise some money and some good times with Triage at The Barking Spider, 11310 Juniper Rd (behind the Coffeehouse), University Circle, Triage, the band with "so many song, so little time," will perform a rollicking and inspiring afternoon of music at the Barking Spider to benefit Cleveland Peace Action. Original songs plus everything from Jimmy Reed to Phil Ochs.

Music will be accompanied by a hearty dinner from the Indian Flame restaurant.

Triage features...

  • ·  Francis Chiappa, Peace Action President, vocals, bass, guitar, formerly of the Suspenders and the Acme Blues Rockets
  • ·  Big Jonny Abrahamson, vocals, guitar, sax, harmonica, bass, singer-songwriter, formerly of the Suspenders
  • · David Krauss, harmonica virtuoso, guitar, singer-songwriter, currently with the Blue Drivers, member of legendary Cleveland band Tiny Alice

Tickets are $10.00 for dinner and the show. If you join Peace Action at the $40.00 level you get dinner, the show, a lovely Peace Action t-shirt and full membership. All of the proceeds go to support Cleveland Peace Action's work.

For more information or to reserve tickets, email volunteer@peaceactioncleveland.org or call 216/231-4245.

Cleveland Saturday, October 2, 4:30-7:30 pm.

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Also on Saturday October 2, 2010 – International Day of Non-Violence!

When: Saturday, October 2, 2010 7:30 PM

Where: Musica 51 E Market St, Akron, OH

Join us as we celebrate the International Day of Nonviolence and commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi!

Strap on those dancing shoes and boogie on down for Peace!

PRESENTING:
...
Kristine Jackson 8:00-8:45pm

Rachel Roberts 9:00-9:45pm

A Band Named Ashes 10:00-10:45pm

Zach/Love Initiative 11:00pm-12:00am

Musica
Doors open at 7:30pm.
ONLY $10

Proceeds support the Battered Women's Shelter!

FREE weekend parking at the Library across the street.

As we conclude Akron Peace Week, Mahatma Gandhi's wise words remind us that peace begins with us.

"BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD" As we wish for peace, we must BE peace.

Thank you for your "Akron Peace Project" donations, help, encouragement, support, and being the change!In Peace,
The Battered Women's Shelter, Rape Crisis Center, Love Initiative  www.akronpeaceproject.org
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124294200915070

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2010 NOAC Summer Forum

Report Backs on the US Social Forum & the United National Peace Conference (see the UNAC Action plan here)

Thursday, August 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Edgewater Park Pavilion, Cleveland

 *   Hear from attendees of the June US Social Forum in Detroit and July UNAC in Albany.
  *   Discuss Fall, Winter and Spring  proposals to end the Middle East wars and occupations
 *   Enjoy time together on a beautiful summer evening at Edgewater Park

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Recent Past Events:

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Take Back The Mic!
Protest the media's neglect of covering the important issues to Clevelanders
and support the return of people driven media.

Monday June 21st 4:30pm
Rally at the Plain Dealer's Headquarters 1801 Superior Ave
Open Mic to express the issues you want the media to cover!


5pm March to the Free Stamp Lead by
the inspiring beats of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra radical marching band
Following the march we will break bread, break beats and organize!

Our Message: End Police Brutality! Free all Political Prisoners! 
Drop all charges against Rebecca Whitby and Joachin Hicks!
Free Palestine and end the Siege on Gaza! End Racial Profiling 
and the attack on Immigrants! Support Indigenous Self Determination!
Resist Rape Culture and End the Violence Against Women! And Stop 
the BP oil spill!

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The US SOCIAL FORUM: June 22-26, 2010 in Detroit

“Capitalism in Crisis: building economic alternatives and a solidarity economy” is just one of several tracks of workshops at this year’s US Social Forum. The US Social Forum will provide a space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, and share analysis of the problems our communities face. It will help develop leadership, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.
Read about the workshops at http://organize.ussf2010.org/workshops

Van rides from Cleveland to US Social Forum are available!

Contact person: Debbie Kline
Tel: 440.333.7007

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Whether you were in DC or Cleveland or... 
Here are links to coverage of March 20, 2010 Actions
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Link to Local pix on the NOAC Photo Page 
 http://noac-photos.smugmug.com/Events
Specific page links to 
 Gene's Photos, Walt's Photos, MJ's Photos from DC

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PJEP Video: March 2010 Protests Against the Wars in 150 Cities

click here ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85FX1rgaxQk
There was a protest or demonstration in over US 150 cities the week of March 20th. This video shows video and photos of twenty events across the country

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Local Plain Dealer Coverage

Peace activists mark seventh anniversary of Iraq war with march in Cleveland
By James Ewinger
March 21, 2010,
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/03/activists_wage_peace_here_as_i.html

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DC Media Coverage:

D.C. antiwar march draws thousands on seventh-anniversary of Iraq invasion
By Katherine Shaver
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 21, 2010
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/20/AR2010032002876.html
 

Other Video Coverage

Ragin' Grannies Ramsey Clark Cindy Sheehan: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAgIXDH_AQo

VFP Mike Ferner:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB9PrCxCzb0

 

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Upcoming Event of National Importance - Bring the Troops Home NOW!

 
Announcing...
A NATIONAL CONFERENCE
TO BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
July 23-25, 2010, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany, New York

click the link below for more information
http://www.nationalpeaceconference.org/

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ANSWER Coverage of the March 20 Action in DC


 

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Thousands take to the streets to demand:
U.S. out of Afghanistan and Iraq now!

On Saturday, thousands of people converged at the White House for the March 20 March on Washington—the largest anti-war demonstration since the announcement of the escalation of the Afghanistan war. By the time the march started at 2 p.m., the crowd had swelled up to 10,000 protesters.
Dozens of buses came from at least 44 cities in 19 states. Demonstrators rallied and marched shoulder to shoulder to demand “U.S. Out of Iraq and Afghanistan Now,” “Free Palestine,” “Reparations for Haiti” and “No sanctions against Iran” as well as “Money for jobs, education and health care!”
Speakers at the Washington rally represented a broad cross section of the anti-war movement, including veterans and military families, labor, youth and students, immigrant right groups, and the Muslim and Arab American community.
Following the rally, a militant march led by veterans, active-duty service members and military families made its way through the streets of D.C. carrying coffins draped in Afghan, Iraqi, Pakistani, Somali, Yemeni, Haitian and U.S. flags, among those of other countries, as a symbol of the human cost of war and occupation. Coffins were dropped off along the way at Halliburton, the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and other institutions connected to the war profiteering, propaganda, and human suffering. The final coffin drop-off was at the White House—the decision-making center of U.S. imperialism.
Click here to see a slideshow of the March 20 March on Washington.
The demonstration received substantial media coverage. It was featured in a major story on page A3 on the Sunday Washington Post (click here to read it). An Associated Press article on the March on Washington was picked up by a large number of newspapers and media outlets in the United States and abroad.
Joint demonstrations in San Francisco and Los Angeles drew 5,000 and 3,000 people respectively.
In San Francisco, the demonstration included the participation of UNITE HERE Local 2 hotel workers, who are presently fighting for a contract; students, teachers and parents who have been organizing against education budget cutbacks; and community members and activists who have been engaged in a struggle to stop fare hikes and service cuts.
In Los Angeles, 3,000 people marched through the streets of Hollywood carrying not only coffins but also large tombstones that read “R.I.P. Health care / Jobs / Public Education / Housing,” to draw attention to the economic war being waged against working-class people at home in order to fund the wars abroad. Essential social services are being slashed to pay for the largest defense budget in history.
The March 20 demonstrations mark a new phase for the anti-war movement. A new layer of activists joined these actions in large numbers, including numerous youth and students from multinational, working-class communities. A sharp connection was drawn between the wars abroad and the war against working people at home. Though smaller than the demonstrations of 2007, this mobilization was larger than the demonstration last year—the first major anti-war action under the Obama administration. The real-life experience of the past year has shown that what we need is not a change in the presidency, but a change in the system that thrives on war, militarism and profits.
These demonstrations were a success thanks to the committed work of thousands of organizers and volunteers around the country. They raised funds, spread the word through posters and flyers, organized buses and other transportation, and carried out all the work that was needed on the day of the demonstration. We took to the streets in force even as the government tried to silence us with tens of thousands of dollars in illegal fines for postering in Washington, D.C., and felony charges against activists for postering in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
We want to especially thank all those who made generous donations for this mobilization. Without those contributions, we could not have carried out this work.
March 20 was an important step forward for the anti-war movement. We must continue to build on this momentum in the months ahead. Your donation will help us recover much-needed funds that helped pay for this weekend's successful demonstration, as well as prepare for the actions to come.

 


Next NOAC Meeting
Thursday, March 25, 6:30 pm
Gypsy Bean Coffee House
65th and Detroit, Cleveland
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Records of Recent NOAC related Actions:

Photos and details of Recent "Masters of War" Card deliveries to Legislators local offices
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Here was our call to "Get on the Bus" for DC.....

We're approaching another (the 7th) “Anniversary” of the Invasion of Iraq….
Our call for an End to War must be heard loud and clear AGAIN...

Reserve a Seat on Bus to Mass Antiwar DC March and Rally
End All Wars and Occupations NOW!

Info on DC march and Rally
https://www.natassembly.org/Home_Page.html
http://www.march20.org/

Ride the Bus from Cleveland to Washington, DC

[note: the bus will stop in Akron to and from DC]

Saturday, March 20 Price: $50
Depart: Friday night, 11:30 pm Return: Sunday am
Reserve a seat at http://www.madjackalmedia.com/clevelandbus.htm
Sponsored by Northeast Ohio Antiwar Coalition (NOAC)
Information: 216-736-4716, noacinfo@aol.com

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Repairs are in progress so watch this space for NOAC Site Updates and Improvements......

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A Recent Past NOAC Action

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"Master of War" Card Delivery Schedule
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We have begun delivering our "Master of War" cards to Northeast Ohio US
Congressional Representatives and both US Senators. A delivery was made to Rep.
Steve LaTourette today. The schedule for other deliveries is below. Please join
us! A sample card is at:
Front: http://www.afsc.net/PDFFiles/MasterofWarCardFrontVoinovich.pdf
Back: http://www.afsc.net/PDFFiles/MasterofWarCardBackVoinovich.pdf

OUR MESSAGE TO OUR FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALS WHEN WE DELIVER THE CARDS:
Cut up your "Master of War" card and become a Servant for Peace and Justice!
Use the savings to cut the deficit (a majority of it is due to the cost,
including interest, of past wars) and to meet domestic needs!

The cards are meant to dramatize how many US tax dollars are spent on the
military in general and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and occupations in
particular. The oversized credit cards are more, however, than clever props.
They represents cold, hard reality. The delivery of the cards to Congress, which
controls our nation's purse strings, is timely since:

- Congress will soon be voting on yet another round of "supplemental" funding
for the ongoing and unending wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan - this
time for $33 billion, and
- Congress must agree by early April to a "budget resolution" -- establishing a
total for next year's military spending. The President has proposed over $700
billion in the fiscal year beginning October 1. Once agreed, the amount is
locked in. So now is the time to hold our Senators and Representatives
accountable to their constituents (that's US!).

Join us in delivering the personalized cards! We are letting the media know of
our encouragement of federal fiscal responsibility -- including local papers in
the communities where the Representatives have their district offices!

If you can join us, please let the listed contact person know. We'd like to have
a good sized group at each location.

Delivery Schedule

US Rep. Marcia Fudge
4834 Richmond Road
Warrensville Heights
Thursday, February 25, 9:30 AM
Contact Linda Park, veggiepark@sbcglobal.net

US Rep. Dennis Kucinich
Friday, February 26, 2:00 PM
14400 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
Contact Cyndie Davis, canwechangetheworld@yahoo.com

US Senators George Voinovich and Sherrod Brown
In front of Federal Building, E. 9th St and Lakeside, Cleveland
Friday, February 26, 11:00 AM
Contact Greg Coleridge, gcoleridge@afsc.org

US Reps Betty Sutton and Tim Ryan
To be announced

 

At The Federal Building on December 2nd, 2009  Northeast Ohio Spoke Truth to Power and said….

 

Stop the Escalation!!!

President Obama announced on Tuesday 12/1/09 that he wants to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan - which will widen the war and deepen the occupation. But for that to happen Congress still must agree.  And we can still Stop The Escalation by speaking out.

 

So, we gathered in front of the Federal Building to announce our opposition to Obama's plan to deploy more troops, denounce 18 more months (at least) of war and occupation, and pronounce our commitment to pressuring our Senators and Congressperson to:

 

* Support the troops by not sending more to Afghanistan!

* End the Afghanistan War and Occupation NOW!

* Commit Money for Jobs, Human Needs and the Environment in Cleveland NOW!

* And Employ Diplomacy and Development, Not Death and Destruction!

 

If Obama isn’t paying attention somebody is……. TV5 sent a reporter and camera crew to hear what we had to say.

 

 

And just as we were dispersing, and as traffic dwindled,

a group of Oberlin Students joined us and kept the message alive.

 

See photos of the Federal Building Action here

 

But is that all we can do????

No, not at all…. Now we need to let Congress know that WE

don’t want THEM to let Obama have the money to send more troops!!!!

 

Call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121,

Ask for your Representative’s Office & tell their staff to Stop the Escalation.

Also check http://www.house.gov/ to see if you can send email to your Representative.

 

Then move on to the Senate at http://www.senate.gov/

 


Keep Scrolling to see more Past NOAC Actions

(excuse the gaps & lack of graphics .... repairs are in progress)

 

 

 

And before that we were on the street at Winterfest

Saturday Nov 28th with our message,

 

(to see pictures of the Vigil click here)

 

But

If Obama still decides to send more troops to Afghanistan

when he announces his plans on Tuesday…..

 

Join us at the Federal Building on

Wednesday December 2nd from 4:30-6:30pm

to tell Cleveland that

We don’t want more troops,

We want Peace in Afghanistan!

 

Keep calling the White House Until then too!!

(scroll down for details)

 

 

There’s one more chance to see Rethink Afghanistan,

at a group screening here in Northeast Ohio!!

 

December 4th 2009 at 7pm,

 

at Westshore Unitarian Universalist Society,

 20401 Hilliard Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116

More information at:  http://westshorefilmseries.wetpaint.com

or call Bob Bemer at 440-333-2255

 

 (scroll down for film details or go to http://rethinkafghanistan.com/ )

 

 

But, If you’ve already seen the film and want to do something about it

or if you’re simply outraged by the expected “troop surge”….

 

There are two immediate opportunities to make your voice heard:

 

(1)          Join the Vigil for Peace at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Nov. 28th 5:30-6:30.

 

Saturday is Winterfest on Public Square.

The tree lighting ceremony begins at 6:00 pm.

 

And there needs to be a peace presence…, and WE can do it.

 

Our message to President Obama is:

                                  * Support the troops, don't send more to Afghanistan!

                                  * End the Afghanistan War and Occupation NOW!

                                  * Money for Jobs, Human Needs & the Environment NOW!

 

Bring a candle or flashlight.

Bring a sign.

Bring a friend.

(2)   Call the White House to make your opinion known..

 

Obama's decision on troop escalation is expected soon.

(Possibly as early as Tuesday, but there’s still time to call on Monday 9a-5p)

 

We must keep up the pressure for peace

and against any troop escalation in Afghanistan.

 

Call the White House Comment Line - 202-456-1111.

(Or to save the toll charge, call the National Peace Action Message Line – 888-310-8637

after a short message you  will be connected to the White House)

 

 

 

Then help NOAC keep the momentum going and…

 

Come to the next NOAC meetings December 3rd & 17th to plan other local events

(NOAC meets @Gypsy Bean Coffee House on the Southeast Corner of West 65th and Detroit Avenue, Cleveland)

 

Check out the the links at left for

our Mission Statement,

photos of past actions

links to other groups

and more!!!!!

 

 

Rethink Afghanistan

A film by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Foundation

 

A new ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding the ongoing war and occupation in Afghanistan. It features experts from Afghanistan, the U.S., and Russia discussing critical issues like military escalation, how escalation will affect Pakistan and the surrounding region, the cost of war, civilian casualties, and the rights of Afghan women.

 

http://rethinkafghanistan.com/

 

Sponsored by Northeast Ohio Antiwar Coalition (NOAC)

216-736-4716

 

TWO LOCAL SHOWINGS!

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 pm

Lakewood Public Library

15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood

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Monday, November 23, 7:00 PM

Cleveland Heights Public Library

2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Room: Meeting Room A

(Co-sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 39)

 

 

Download a copy of the flyer for both showings here .

 

 

Kites for Peace, October 17, 2009

 

If you weren’t able to Join us to “go fly a kite” for Peace

you can still see the Pix & a few video clips by going to NOAC’s photo site…

Just Click HERE to see the speakers, the March AND the Kites…

(scoot to the last page of pix to see the 10/18 PD photos too)

 

 

If anyone has pictures or video (or links to same) for the G-20 protests in Pittsburgh

 

Send them to the webmaster at Webmaster's Email…. And we’ll post them here.

 

 

We told the Economic Powers of the World What we Thought.

Download the flyer

 

 

C-20 (or more) to the G-20!!
 
Why we went to Pittsburgh to protest the G-20 meeting.
 
 
What is the G-20?
 
It's a Summit of the finance ministers and central bank leaders of 19 countries 
and financial representatives from the European Union, as well as 
representatives from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The 
group is strongly dominated by representatives of the world's major powers, 
gathering one to two times per year to discuss the world economy and make joint 
decisions affecting finance and trade.
 
Assembled behind closed doors, these meetings espouse the same pro-corporate 
banking policies that have led to millions being laid off, foreclosed, evicted 
and plunged into hunger both in the United States and around the world. Their 
decision to meet on September 24-25 in Pittsburgh -a city deeply affected by 
economic crises of years past-shows the callousness of these world leaders in 
the face of massive human suffering.
 
 
What's going on during the G-20 Summit?
 
March for Jobs
Sunday, September 20, 2:00 PM
One of the demands: Fund Peoples Needs, Not War and Greed)
Sponsored by the Bail Out the People Movement
For information and/or wanting to go, contact the Peoples Fightback Center, 
216-531-4004, pfcenter@gmail.com
 
The People's March to the G-20
Friday, September 25, Noon
The Thomas Merton Center's Antiwar Committee is taking the lead for coordinating 
a 9/25 permitted march & rally to demand, "Money for Human needs, Not for War!". 
The march will start in the Oakland neighborhood and end Downtown. They are 
inviting groups to form contingents and feeder marches.
Contact noacinfo@aol.com if interesting in going for the day. If enough people 
respond, we'll rent 1 or more vans ($20 per person). Otherwise, we'll carpool.
 
Complete list of activities
Including forums, panels, conferences and other actions
http://g20media.org/sites/g20media.org/files/g20_organizing.pdf

 

 

THE 2009 CLEVELAND POOR PEOPLE'S MARCH

Friday August 21st, 2009 at 12 Noon

Join the POOR PEOPLE’S MARCH

“Still Fighting For The Dream”

 Commemorating

THE 1963 MARTIN LUTHER KING  

MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM

AND MLK’s  “I Have a Dream” SPEECH

 Friday August 21 at 12 Noon

Assemble at the State Office Bldg. (W. 6th and Superior )

Walk to the County Building , to City Hall and end at the Free Stamp Park

Speak out on our nation’s Crisis of Poverty

Be inspired by poetry, music, and dance in the park

From 2pm to 5pm, at the Free Stamp

With Basheer Jones   &  Al Porter of the Hip Hop Workshop

Sponsored by: the Family Connection Center 216-751-2260

Stop Targeting Ohio’s Poor 216-321-1677

Endorsers:  Advocates for Budget Legislation Equality (ABLE), Basheer Jones, Bail Out the People Movement, Black on Black Inc., CMSD Parent Ambassador, Cleveland Jericho, Cleveland Fist, Cleveland Peace Action, Global Education, Interreligious Task Force, Jobs With Justice,  the Money Spot, NE Ohio Anti-War Coalition, NE Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, Organize Ohio , Parents in Progress, Single Parent Action Network, United Clevelanders Against Poverty

 

 

 

Whether you were there to here Cindy Speak,
or even if you couldn't make it...
You can click the Links below to see what the only local media coverage had to say....

Pre-event Coverage:

CINDY SHEEHAN NO FAN OF OBAMA'S EITHER
http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2009/07/07/cindy-sheehan-no-fan-of-obamas-either

Post-event Coverage:

PEACE STILL SELLS, BUT WHO'S BUYING?
http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2009/07/13/peace-still-sells-but-whos-buying

 

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Cindy Sheehan

Founder of Gold Star Families for Peace

Comes to Akron and Cleveland   July 8th, 9th and 10th. 2009

 

Click here for a “Cindy Sheehan events” flyer

or just Scroll Down for event information.

 

 

Lovers of Peace & Justice,

 

Cindy Sheehan is coming to town and we have some fun stuff lined up for her, please feel free to come out and show her your support , we will have three community pot lucks and two Cleveland area speaking events.

 

Cindy will be  discussing her new  book 

"The Ten Great Myths of America , The Robber Class Barons and The Case for Revolution "

The PDF of the book can be downloaded at www.cindysheehanssoapbox.com

 

All Events are Open and Free to the Public 

 

Mac’s Backs July 8th 2-4pm

Mac Bac's Books

Coventry Road

Cleveland Hts. Oh

2-4pm 

Cindy will be available for signings of her previous books.

 

Wednesday July 8th 7-9pm

Cindy will then be speaking at

Akron Main Public Library 

Wednesday evening from 7-9p.m.

 

Thursday July 9th  4-6pm

Community pot luck with Cindy Sheehan

RSVP ONLY (capacity 30) to  maryjokrishna@yahoo.com   for location information.

 

Cindy Sheehan's Cleveland  Speaking Tour w/ special musical guest Charlie Mosbrook

St. Coleman's Parish Hall 7-9p.m.

west 65th and Madison

(parking at Zone recreation w. 65th and Lorain)

Free and Open to the Public

Donations Welcome

 
Birthday Celebration

Friday July 10 noon-2p.m.

we will be celebrating Cindy's birthday with her.

Bring your own picnic & energy for a drum circle on the upper Pavilion of Edgewater State Park.

Bring your drums and positive vibrations for healing the Earth and share some of your good energy with Cindy our Peace Soldier .

 

The party continues from 7-9pm

at E. 152nd and Lakeshore near the beach at Cindy Barber's place with a fire pit , more community pot luck , birthday cake & a beautiful sunset over the lake.(BYOB). We will then head over to the Beachland Ballroom to end Cindy's time with us for some good blues music! (Former backup band to Robert Plant) ticket info from Beachland Ballroom

 

Please feel free to download the attached flyer and help spread the word! Both St. Colman's and Cindy could use strong community support! Let's make positive Cleveland memories together!

 

peace,

MJ

maryjokrishna@yahoo.com

 

 

March 21st in DC, the 6th Anniversary of the start of the war, is history

but you can relive it through pictures…..

at the March you said from Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine, OCCUPATION IS A CRIME”,
          “
We Need Jobs and Education, Not Wars and Occupation.....”

BUT if you didn't go to DC you can see pictures of DC   AND.....

you can see Pictures and Video Clips of the March and Music in Cleveland on Friday too

where NOAC and Local Artists Spoke-out and Sang-out against War and Occupation and FOR Jobs & Education

See Pictures of DC and the March and Music in Cleveland

 


The March is over but from Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine,

OCCUPATION IS STILL A CRIME and We Still Need Jobs and Education, Not Wars and Occupation

Watch this Page for the Upcoming Actions !!!!

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NOAC & other NE Ohio Groups

WELCOMED AMY GOODMAN to Cleveland...

April 10th, 2009 from

7:00pm to 9:00 pm

at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland

2728 Lancashire Blvd, Cleveland Hts

Hear Amy Goodman Speak about her new book Standing Up to The Madness: Ordinary Heros in Extraordinary Times ....

Click this link for the collectable downloadable flyer....

and of course check out www.DemocracyNow.org

for the real news.

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NOAC Action Meetings at Gypsy Bean Coffeehouse

Meetings No Longer Held Every 2nd and 4th Thursdays of Every Month at Gypsy Bean on Detroit at 65th

Check the top of this page for current meeting date, time and place

 

See Photos of Recent NOAC Sponsored Actions:

http://noac-photos.smugmug.com/

- The April 10th Amy Goodman Event at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland

- The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

- New Years Eve with Bread and Puppet Theatre,

- The Anniversary of the Approval of the Iraq War Resolution,

- Recent Actions Against the Occupation of Gaza and more….

See photographs & video clips at http://noac-photos.smugmug.com/

 

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Come To A NOAC Action Meeting - See 2011 Note Below!

2011 Note: NOAC meetings, normally held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month 6:30-8:30 pm,

will be held on an as needed basis begining 3/4/11... Watch the top of this page for the next Meeting Location/Time/Date!

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Please Note December 2009 Meeting Date Change!!

December 2009 meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8:30 P.M

Gypsy Bean Coffee House on the Southeast Corner of West 65th and Detroit Avenue, Cleveland

Join us and be part of the dialogue as we plan upcoming events. Bring your ideas and come to listen, ask questions, strategize future actions, and help give a stronger voice to peace and justice.Website:www.noacinfo.org Email:noacinfo@aol.com Phone: 216-736-4716

2011 Note: NOAC meetings, are no longer routinely held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month 6:30-8:30 pm,

Meetings w ill be held on an as needed basis begining 3/4/11... Check the top of this page for Details of Upcoming Meeting Location/Time/Date!


Details, Photos and Videos from previous Events below

STOP THE ENDLESS MADNESS! BRING ALL THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 1:30 p.m. Shaker Square

Park behind Shaker Theater and walk 1 block south on East 128th to Passport Project. Gather at 1:30 p.m., march at 2.

On the 6th Anniversary of Approval by Congress for the Iraq War Resolution, Join us to Demand:

STOP THE WARS AND OCCUPATIONS OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN!

MONEY FOR JOBS, EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, AND HOUSING - NOT FOR WAR AND OCCUPATION!

NO SANCTIONS OR ATTACK ON IRAN – NO NEW WARS!

FORECLOSE ON WAR, NOT ON OUR HOMES!

BAILOUT MAINSTREET, NOT WALLSTREET!

 

Sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition (NOAC). For more information, call 216-736-4716 or email NOAC at noacinfo@aol.com


VIDEO FROM BRINGING THE WAR HOME TO SENATOR VOINOVICH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2007

Demonstration in front of Senator Voinovich's home and delivery of "Sunday Dinner"

Sunday Dinner Special

**Please Note: No animals were harmed in preparation of this "meal."PORK - to represent the "pork" contracts in Iraq paid by the US taxpayers to reconstruction corporations and military production corporations tied to the Bush administration.BACON - to represent what Senator Voinovich has not brought home to his neighborhood ($$ for infrastructure, health care, education, housing, transportation, energy, etc.).TURKEY - to represent what the Iraq war/occupation has been from day 1.WATER - to represent what the people don't have enough of in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq.OIL - to represent what the Iraq war/occupation has been about from the beginning.JALAPENO PEPPER - to represent the anger Iraqis and people around the world feel toward US foreign policy.Thanks to Sam Phillips for the great video! More of Sam's "Liberation Brew" Video can be seen here

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NOAC Statement of Purpose

Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition [NOAC]

Current revisions finalized 9/13/07

The Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition (NOAC) is a network of groups and individuals focused on stopping pre-emptive, unjust, illegal, and/or unconstitutional wars and occupations as instruments of US foreign or economic policy. It seeks to bring together a broad number of organizations and individuals for the purpose of organizing mass, visible events of a peaceful character. By doing so, NOAC seeks to:

 

  1. Educate the public regarding the U.S. government's attempt to utilize such pre-emptive, unjust, illegal and/or unconstitutional wars and occupations to advance its goal of building an empire which controls other nations and their resources all across the globe.

Continually expand its organizational and individual base.

Attract positive media attention, and create our own media by speaking truth to power.

  1. Empower independent political action and lobby, influence, pressure and advocate to oppose pre-emptive, unjust, illegal and/or unconstitutional wars and occupations as an instrument of US foreign or economic policy.

 

NOAC will not compete with existing groups. NOAC can promote, publicize, announce or endorse events and activities of other anti-war groups. NOAC will use all raised funds to support NOAC activities. NOAC is open to all who support this statement of purpose.
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Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition (NOAC) no longer formally exists.

But .... you may still follow Peace and Justice work through the
Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee
2101 Front St., #111, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Phone: 216-736-4716  


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