Join Spring Rising - An Antiwar Intervention March 18-21 Washington DC

Join us in DC
March 18-21

Debra Sweet | January 30, 2015

Four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ "shock and awe" attack on Iraq and occupation in a completely illegitimate, immoral war.

12 Years Since “Shock & Awe” Invasion of Iraq:
NO MORE U.S. War on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen... Stop the Endless War!

Join us.

Cindy Sheehan
Marching against the war
Marching against the war
Veterans against the war
Protesting against the war
Protesting against massacre in Haditha
Marching against the war
Marching against the war

Photos, right, from nationwide protests against the war in Iraq over the past 12 years.

Wednesday March 18

5 – 7:30 pm Meet & Greet 7:30 pm Concert – David Rovics & friends
Plymouth United Church of Christ 5301 N. Capital Street NE Donation

Thursday March 19

9:00 am – 1:00 pm "Challenging Congress" – a morning of lobbying against U.S. wars
Meet in Rayburn House Office cafeteria 45 Independence Avenue South

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  People’s Uprising Tour: From Empire and War to Justice with Peace.
1:00 pm pick-up U.S. Capitol (specific place TBA) End, White House. Bus tour organized by the Peoples' Soapbox Network to offices of those agencies & companies who plan, profit from and are complicit in war crimes of empire. Get your bus ticket now >

7:00 – 9:00 pm Teach-In Part One: The Threat of Climate Catastrophe and Militarism:  The Imperial Agenda's Assault on People and the Environment
Peter Kuznick, Mai Abdul Rahman, David Schwartzman, John Tharakan
La Casa 3166 Mount Pleasant Street NW

Friday March 20

11:00 am – 9:30 pm Teach-In Part Two
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law School 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW #454

11:00 am – 12:30 pm From Ukraine to ISIS to Drones: Why We Must Demilitarize US Foreign Policy
Marjorie Cohn, Matthew Hoh, Raymond McGovern

1:00 – 2:30 pm Stopping Targeted Killing by the U.S. Around the World & Stopping Killing with Impunity by U.S. Police; Connections & Challenges
Speakers: Marsha Coleman-Abedayo, Hands-Up Coalition; Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party & Stop Mass Incarceration Network; Kymone Freeman, WE ACT Radio; Nick Mottern,

Marsha Coleman-Abedayo Carl Dix

Kymone Freeman

Nick Mottern

3:00 – 4:30 pm  End These Endless Wars: Perspectives from Veterans and Military Families
Kevin Lucey

5:00 – 6:30 pm  World Beyond War: An Alternative Global Security System
David Swanson, Matthew Hoh, Robert Fantina

7:00 – 9:00 pm U.S. Wars of Aggression and Islamic Jihad: What is the Danger, and How Should the Anti-war Movement Respond? 
William Blum, author: Alan Goodman, writer for; Raed Jarrar, Policy Impact Coordinator at the American Friends Service Committee; Cindy Sheehan

William Blum Alan Goodman Raed Jarrar

Cindy Sheehan

Saturday March 21

12:00 pm Rally at Lafayette Park in front of the White House
1:00 pm March from the White House, through Chinatown to the Capitol
Invite friends via Facebook.

Warming Centers

...will be available for music, cultural exchanges, meeting up, banner making.
For info on the following Warming Centers, please email janezara at or call 202-390-2449.  

St. Stephen’s
1525 Newton St., NW (northeast corner of 16th and Newton Sts., NW)

  • March 19   Noon – 5 pm
  • March 20   10 am – 5 pm

La Casa
3166 Mount Pleasant Street NW

  • March 18th  5 pm – Midnight
  • March 19th  5 pm – Midnight
  • March 20th  (basement only)  5 pm – Midnight

Listen to podcast: Debra Sweet and Cindy Sheehan Discuss Plans for An Antiwar Spring Rising

Also see Schedule of Events at Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox.

This nonviolent intervention was originally proposed by Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox and the Soapbox People's Network. It has been endorsed and will be supported by Amnesty International Charlottesville, the ANSWER Coalition, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Baltimore Pledge of Resistance, CND CYMRU, CODEPINK, the Granny Peace Brigade of New York City,, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Military Families Speak Out, the National Association Against Police Brutality, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, the Network to Stop Drone Surveillance and Warfare, the No Fear Coalition, United National Antiwar Coalition, Veterans For Peace, Voices for Creative Non-Violence,, Washington Peace Center, Witness Against Torture, World Beyond War, and World Can't Wait.

To endorse, volunteer, get involved or learn more, go to: or contact World Can't Wait.

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Main Calls to Action Join Spring Rising - An Antiwar Intervention March 18-21 Washington DC


World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.