Kucinich to take peace train from Durham to Boston on Saturday

According to a report received from peace activist Jamilla El-Shafei from Kennebunk. ME, presidential candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich will be taking the "peace train" from Durham, NH, to Boston for the New England Mobilization to End the War on Boston Common.on Saturday, Oct. 27. See below for more information about that event, which begins at 12 noon on Boston Common. The train leaves the Durham station at 9:21 am on Saturday.

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Saturday, Oct. 27, at 12 noon: Join thousands for the New England Mobilization to End the War on Boston Common in Boston. People will be demonstrating in regional sites around the country in a nationally coordinated day of protest against the war in Iraq organized by United for Peace and Justice, the nation's largest grassroots antiwar coalition. The New England event will start with a rally at the Boston Commons bandstand from noon to 2:00 PM, followed by a march from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. The rally will include both speakers and cultural performances. Speakers confirmed so far include:

Felix Arroyo (Member, Boston City Council)

Gabriel Camacho (Immigrant Rights)

Gold Star Parents (speaker/s to be announced)

Shep Gurwitz (Veterans for Peace)

Liam Madden (Iraq Veterans Against the War)

Military Families Speak Out (several members will speak)

Merrie Najimy (American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee)

Rostam Pourzal (Iranian-American specialist on human rights)

Dahlia Wasfi (Iraqi-American MD)

Howard Zinn (historian)

The central demands for the regional event in Boston, as approved by the New England United membership at its meeting on September 8, are:

BRING ALL THE TROOPS HOME NOW

SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES, FUND HUMAN NEEDS

END ALL IRAQ WAR FUNDING NOW

NO ATTACK ON IRAN

STOP THE ATTACKS ON CIVIL LIBERTIES, DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS

For more information, please visit the New England United regional website at http://newenglandunited.org/.

Mark Stahl

Member, NEU Coordinating Committee

Events coordinator, RI Community Coalition for Peace

NEU Website: http://newenglandunited.org/

NEU Email address: newenglandunited-request@lists.riseup.net




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