Sat. March 18 — National March on Washington: Fund People’s Needs, Not the War Machine!

Sat. March 18 — National March on Washington: Fund People’s Needs, Not the War Machine!


posted by Answer Coalition | 263pt
February 03, 2023

Protest on the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq

Fund People’s Needs, Not the War Machine!

Peace in Ukraine – Say NO to Endless U.S. Wars!

Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C.
The White House

*IMPORTANT TRAFFIC INFORMATION*
There is a marathon and a 5k run scheduled in Downtown DC in the morning on March 18th, including road closures and parking restrictions. Most of the disruptions will be cleared by 2:00PM, but transit into the city for the demonstration will likely be affected. 
For those driving from Maryland, be advised that North Capitol Street between Bryant and K streets, Harvard street between 16th and 5th Streets, and Calvert Street between 24th Street and Columbia Road are closed to traffic until 2:00PM.
For those driving from Virginia, be advised that Constitution Avenue will be closed between 15th and 23rd Streets until 2:00PM.
Full list of street closures and parking restrictions is available here.
Additionally, Parking will be restricted on certain sections of Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues. There are numerous parking garages in the immediate vicinity of Lafayette Park with acceptable rates that will be open, including:

  • 655 15th St NW
  • 1401 New York Ave NW
  • 1625 I St. NW
  • 801 17th St NW
  • 1575 I St NW

Find transportation here

Endorse the march here

Download and print a special outreach flyer on the connection between the war and the inflation crisis
A wide range of anti-war organizations are uniting for a powerful weekend of action anchored by a demonstration outside the White House, including:

  • ANSWER Coalition
  • The People’s Forum
  • CODEPINK
  • Black Alliance for Peace
  • United National Anti-War Coalition
  • World BEYOND War
  • Popular Resistance
  • Roger Waters
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation
  • Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
  • Black Power Media
  • Green Party of the United States
  • Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party presidential candidate*
  • U.S. Labor Against Racism and War
  • National Council of Eritrean-Americans
  • Democratic Socialists of America International Committee
  • AFSCME Local 2401
  • United Students Against Sweatshops
  • Palestinian Youth Movement
  • Pivot to Peace
  • Arab Americans for Syria
  • Peace and Freedom Party
  • U.S. Peace Council
  • Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles
  • Black Lives Matter Grassroots
  • Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
  • Alliance for Global Justice
  • Dr. Helen Caldicott, Founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility*
  • Potere al Popolo! Sardegna (Sardinian branch of the Italian political party Potere al Popolo!)
  • Pax Christi USA
  • Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)
  • Universal African Peoples Organization
  • Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom US
  • Malcolm X Center for Self Determination
  • Geneva Women’s Assembly
  • Eisenhower Media Network
  • Coop Anti-War Café Berlin
  • Oahu Water Protectors
  • Green Party of California
  • Haiti Liberté
  • International Action Center
  • Howard University Dissenters
  • Students for a Democratic Society
  • Haiti Action Committee
  • Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique
  • United Native Americans
  • Los Ronderos de las Redes
  • International Manifesto Group
  • Green Party National Women’s Caucus
  • Los Alamos Study Group
  • Rising Together
  • People’s Tribune
  • Tony Ndege
  • Hawaii Peace and Justice
  • PeaceWorks
  • Foreign Policy Team, Progressive Democrats of America
  • California Interfaith Power and Light
  • East Bay Democratic Socialists of America
  • Task Force on the Americas
  • Hunter Peace Group
  • Jim Lafferty, National Lawyers Guild, LA Chapter*
  • Women Against Military Madness
  • Struggle-La Lucha
  • Peace Praxis – Shenandoah Valley Antiwar Coalition
  • Nevada Green Party
  • Mobilization Against War and Occupation (Canada)
  • Green Party of Michigan
  • Peoples Power Assembly
  • CODEPINK S.F. Bay Area
  • Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  • Stop the War Machine – New Mexico
  • Workers World Party
  • Socialist Action
  • End the Wars & Occupations Team of Progressive Democrats of America
  • Bronx Green Party
  • Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
  • Hampton Institute
  • Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  • Socialist Party of America
  • Chicago Anti-War Coalition
  • Claudia Jones School for Political Education
  • National Immigrant Solidarity Network
  • Ellie Ommani, American Iranian Friendship Committee*
  • China-US Solidarity Network
  • Dissenters at UVA
  • North American Climate Conservation and Environmental Group
  • Ohio Peace Council
  • Committee of Anti-Imperialists in Solidarity with Iran
  • Peoples Power Assembly
  • Socialist Unity Party
  • Green Party of Connecticut
  • Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee
  • Environmentalists Against War
  • Pacific Green Party (OR), Linn-Benton Chapter
  • Lauren Faith Smith Ministry for Nonviolence
  • Maine Cumberland County Greens
  • Clínica Martín-Baro San Francisco, CA
  • Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace
  • San Jose Peace and Justice Center
  • Servicio Particular Alacran
  • Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
  • Green Renaissance-Sovereign Rights Movement
  • PeaceWorks of Greater Brunswick
  • UPWARD (Uniting Peace With Actions Respect and Dignity)
  • Socialist Party of America
  • North Country Peace Group
  • ADDICTED TO WAR
  • Green Party Elders
  • Students for a Democratic Society at USC
  • WilderUtopia
  • Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality
  • Organizing Committee for a Democratic Revolutionary Left
  • Odessa Solidarity Campaign
  • Capitol Area Greens (Michigan)
  • Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice Canada
  • Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa! Defense Campaign
  • Uhuru Solidarity Movement
  • Soakoaroan Mix Youth Organization
  • Friends of Latin America
  • Workers Voice Socialist Movement (Louisiana)
  • Boston May Day Coalition
  • Antiwar.com
  • MN Anti-War Committee
  • Maine Green Independent Party
  • The Libertarian Institute
  • Bianca For San Francisco
  • Green Party of Utah
  • Dancing Redband Publications
  • Peace, Land, and Bread
  • League of Revolutionaries for a New America
  • Party of Communists USA (PCUSA)
  • American Party of Labor
  • San Jose Friday Peace Vigil
  • League of Young Communists USA (LYCUSA)
  • WNC4Peace
  • DC Young Communist League
  • Peace Action Network of Lancaster
  • People’s Network for Planet, Justice, and Peace
  • People’s Party of Maine
  • Middle of the Mitten Greens
  • Church Women United in New York State
  • Partisan Press
  • Peoples School for Marxist-Leninist Studies
  • Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace
  • Community Organizing Center Ohio
  • Peace Fresno
  • Green Liberty Caucus
  • Korean Friendship Association USA
  • Diaspora Pa’lante Collective
  • Green Party of Santa Clara County CA
  • Movement for People’s Democracy
  • Vrede Met Venezuela NL/Peace With Venezuela Netherlands
  • DC Statehood Green Party
  • Chicago ALBA Solidarity
  • AlgeriaRevoltup
  • Pacifica Peace People
  • Communist Party USA – Detroit Club
  • Green Party of New Jersey
  • NuclearBan.US
  • Midwestern Marx Institute
  • Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition
  • Planet Versus Pentagon (Oregon)
  • The key (Palestine)
  • ClassConscious.org
  • National Lawyers Guild International Committee
  • Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign/Poor People’s Army
  • Seattle for Assange
  • California United Front
  • Free Democratic Palestine Movement (FDPM)
  • Frente Unido América Latina – Berlin
  • Taoseños for Peaceful and Livable Futures
  • Phoenix Antiwar Coalition
  • Extinction Rebellion Peace, SF Bay Area
  • Orinoco Tribune
  • Pittsburgh Anti-Imperialist League (PAIL)
  • Munich-American Peace Committee
  • Global Strategy of Nonviolence
  • Four Lakes Green Party
  • Philadelphia Young Communist League
  • Porcupine Gear
  • PeaceDaySF
  • Dallas Peace and Justice Center
  • Nebraskans for Peace
  • Green Party of New York
  • HiCHRP
  • Red de Solidaridad con Palestina Costa Rica
  • Turkish Peace and Justice Committee (Davis, CA)
  • Peace Action WI
  • Rising Sun Media
  • Baltimore, MD Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter Veterans For Peace
  • Interfaith Peace Working Group
  • Wisconsin Green Party
  • Mothers Against the repression Against the Lynx operation (No NATO bases in Sardinia)
  • No More Guantanamos, Berkeley Chapter
  • PEX al lado del corazón
  • Red Star Publishers
  • North Carolina Green Party
  • CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition
  • Anticapitalism for Artists
  • Iowa Green Party
  • MD2Palestine
  • G-REBLS
  • Upstate Drone Action
  • Associazione Città Aperta
  • Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition
  • BanKillerDrones.org
  • Ann Arbor Coalition Against the War
  • Extinction Rebellion Peace
  • New York Peace Council
  • Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
  • Anti-imperialist America
  • Hamilton Coalition Against the War
  • Racine Coalition for Peace & Justice
  • North Alabama Peace Network
  • Green Party of Washington State
  • Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP)
  • Chicago Area Peace Action
  • Ron Ridenour, Author and anti-war/pro-equality activist
  • Los Angeles Harm Reduction Network
  • NH Peace Action
  • Cuba Inside Out
  • Women Against War
  • CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition
  • Seattle Anti-War Coalition
  • Long Beach Area Peace Network
  • Seed of Love Hawaii
  • Church Women United in New York State
  • Border Peace Presence
  • UPWARD
  • Occupy Bergen County
  • Mississippi Green Party
  • Our Revolution Ocean County, NJ
  • National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth
  • NYC Free Assange
  • Green Party of Allegheny County
  • Rehumanize International
  • Birthing The Future – A Nonprofit
  • Friends of La Aurora
  • Organic Consumers Association
  • Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition
  • Unite North Metro Denver
  • Rocky Mount Racial Justice Group (NC)
  • People’s Ideas
  • Towson University Young Democratic Socialists of America
  • New Paltz Women in Black
  • Palestinian American Council
  • Green Party of Pennsylvania
  • Our Revolution Hawaii
  • Brandywine Peace Community
  • Peace & Planet News
  • Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
  • Peace Praxis/Shenandoah Antiwar Coalition
  • Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition
  • CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition
  • NH Veterans for Peace
  • World 5.0
  • Esther Iverem, On the Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital*
  • Real Progressives
  • Disarmisti Esigenti
  • War Industry Resisters Network
  • Michigan Peace Council
  • Cagliari Social Forum Contro la Nato
  • Centro Studi Sereno Regis
  • Friends of La Aurora
  • Birthing The Future – a nonprofit
  • Washtenaw Reds
  • Radical Elders
  • Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, Santa Cruz Branch
  • Veterans For Peace Santa Fe, New Mexico chapter
  • Europe for Peace
  • Green Party Peace Action Committee
  • Baltimore Peace Action
  • Malu ‘Aina
  • June 15 Korean American Committee for Prace and Reunification of Korea
  • No More Battle of Okinawa: Life is a treasure
  • VFP Ryukyu/Okinawa Chapter Kokusai (VFP-ROCK)
  • Reinhabitory institute
  • Cultura è Libertà
  • Milwaukee Anti-War Committee

*For identification only
Climate Crisis & Militarism Contingent 

  • Prutehi Litekyan/Save Ritidian (Guam)
  • O’ahu Water Protectors
  • Nodutdol
  • People’s Democratic Party (Korea)
  • Korean American Support Committee for Korean Prisoners of Conscience
  • No More Battle of Okinawa/Nuchi du Takara Association
  • Okinawa Volunteer Association for the Repeal of the Land Regulation Law
  • Gonowan No! PFAS Association
  • Okinawa Dialogue Project to Stop the War Over Taiwan
  • Alaska Community Action on Toxics
  • Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
  • Veterans For Peace – Climate Crisis and Militarism Project
  • The Empire Files
  • The East Asian Community Institute Ryukyu Okinawa Center

Veterans and GIs Contingent 

  • About Face – Veterans Against the War
  • Eyes Left
  • Veterans For Peace

Associated demonstrations taking place on March 18 in other regions of the country!

Columbus, OH
2:00 p.m.
Ohio State House
Des Moines, IA
2:00 p.m.
915 Mulberry Street
More information on Facebook
Detroit, MI
12:00 p.m.
Hart Plaza
Fresno, CA
12:30-2 pm
Corner of Blackstone and Nees Aves.
Sponsor: Peace Fresno
Contact: Ken.Hudson@peacefresno.org
Harrisburg, PA
7:00 p.m.
Capitol Steps
Candlelight vigil (bring candles if possible, but some will be provided)
Los Angeles, CA
1:00 p.m.
Rally begins at CNN Building
6430 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
Madison, WI
11:00 a.m.
Anderson Street and Wright Street
Minneapolis, MN
1:00 p.m.
Library Plaza (Hennepin & Lagoon Ave S.)
San Diego, CA
3:00 p.m.
Miramar Rd. & Clayton Dr.
San Francisco, CA
12:00 p.m.
March and Rally
24th and Mission St. BART
answer@answersf.org
Santa Cruz, CA
12:00 p.m.
No One Wins a Nuclear War Rally and March
Town Clock
Seattle, WA
2:00 p.m.
Westlake Park
Spokane, WA
1:00 p.m.
Tom Foley Federal Building
920 W Riverside Ave

Springfield, MO


5:00-7:00 p.m.
Park Central Square

Westbrook, ME
1:30 p.m.
Stroudwater St. & William Clark Dr.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary weekend of the criminal U.S.-invasion of Iraq a major set of actions will take place including a demonstration at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Saturday March 18 demanding “Peace in Ukraine – Say NO to Endless U.S. Wars” and “Fund People’s Needs, Not the War Machine.” Since 2003, the U.S. has engaged in sanctions (economic war) on more than 40 countries. These targets of U.S. economic warfare include the people of Cuba, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iran and many other nations. Even in the wake of the worst disasters, like the recent deadly earthquake, Washington keeps its cruel sanctions in place against Syria. U.S. bases and “commands” blanket most of the world. It is a global empire.
The Biden administration is determined to escalate the Ukraine war. The real goal of the massive arming and training of Ukrainian forces has nothing to do with the interests of Ukrainian, Russian or American people. The aim instead is to “weaken Russia” as stated by the U.S. Secretary of Defense himself, even at the risk of a catastrophic nuclear war that could end life on Earth. A U.S. General commanding 50,000 troops in the Pacific also issued a letter to his sub-commanders in recent days informing them that he believes that the United States will be at war with China within two years. The danger of global war is growing! The people must act!
The demonstration will make connections between the human and financial toll of U.S. militarism at home and abroad. Key demands include:

  • Peace in Ukraine – Negotiations not escalation!
  • Abolish NATO – End U.S. militarism & sanctions on Syria, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iran and many other nations
  • Fund people’s needs, not the war machine!
  • No war with China!
  • End U.S. aid to racist apartheid Israel!
  • Fight racism & bigotry at home, not other peoples!
  • U.S. hands off Haiti!
  • End AFRICOM!
  • End the siege on Syria!
  • Free all political prisoners – Mumia Abu-Jamal, Julian Assange, Leonard Peltier, and many others

Endorse the march here

THANKS TO: https://www.answercoalition.org/protest_march_18_19_peace_in_ukraine_say_no_to_endless_u_s_wars

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