Events

See also the calendar of our ally Popular Resistance.

 

March 3 to 5, 2017 - Chicago, IL

Future of Left and Independent Politics Network

Website: Left Elect

We are now organizing a second national conference March 3-5 2017 in Chicago to gather candidates, individuals, and organizations committed to a left political alliance in opposition to the two-party system of corporate-capitalist rule. We believe a meeting after the 2016 election cycle will afford us an important opportunity to discuss our diverse experiences, and to continue to forge unity between our local efforts, campaigns, and electoral vehicles.

 

March 10, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

email: rsvp.summit@sec.gov

Please join Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar, Commissioner Kara Stein, and the SEC Investor Advocate, Rick Fleming, as we convene an exciting group of academic, industry, and regulatory experts to discuss the important topic of disclosure effectiveness. This event will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest research on financial decision-making, investor behavior, and the impacts of disclosure. The Summit is intended to be relevant for those broadly interested in consumer and investment finance, cognitive issues, and a broad range of disclosure topics.

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

SEC Headquarters
100 F St NE
Washington, DC 20549
SEC Headquarters
100 F St NE
Washington, DC 20549

 

April 7-9, 2017 - Huntsville, AL

Website: Space4Peace.org

Pivot Toward War: US Missile Defense And Weaponization Of Space

Join us for the 25th anniversary of the Global Network at this important conference and protest in the community known as the ‘Pentagon of the South’.

Huntsville is the home of the Redstone Arsenal and the Space Command’s directorate for ‘missile defense’.  Huntsville is the manufacturing site for the PAC-3, SM-3 missile defense (MD) systems while the controversial THAAD is built in another part of Alabama.  Redstone Arsenal was the place where after WWII Nazi rocket scientists were brought by the U.S., using their scientific and technological expertise to help create the US space and weapons programs.  The GN had a similar meeting in Huntsville in 2001.

The US is currently encircling Russia and China with MD systems based on Navy Aegis warships (SM-3 interceptor missiles) and with ground-based launchers (PAC-3 and THAAD).  These systems are the ‘shield’ that would be used to pick-off Russian or Chinese retaliatory strikes after a Pentagon first-strike attack.  MD systems were previously banned by the US-Russian Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty because they are destabilizing and give one side an advantage.  George W. Bush pulled the US out of the ABM Treaty in 2001 and since that time the US MD program has been on steroids.

This conference, to be held in the heartland of the conservative south, will be a great opportunity for peace groups everywhere to learn more about the role of US MD systems which could be key triggers to start WW III. Help the growing global movement against MD and space weapons build greater opposition to these destabilizing programs.

We invite peace groups worldwide to become co-sponsors of this timely conference and to send representatives to join the protest at Redstone Arsenal on April 7 and the conference on April 8-9.  Organizations interested in being listed as event co-sponsors are asked to pay $100 – $500 (whatever you can best afford).

More information about complete conference agenda will be available soon.  Send inquires to the GN at globalnet@mindspring.com  or (207) 443-9502.

 

April 21, 2017 - Seattle, WA

Save Our Planet

Website: GZCenter.org

Friday April 21, 2017 Ground Zero and allies, featuring Native Americans sisters and brothers, will paddle, walk, and speak out against nuclear weapons and the destruction of our planet!
We will demand that the Trillions of US Citizen Tax Dollars dedicated to destroying our Planet be redirected to healing her, all the beautiful beings, and to respect the sanctity of life!
We will gather in Seattle, bearing witness, making our voices for peace, justice, and protection of Earth’s Waters, Lands, and Air heard!
Please Save the Date and help get the word out now and as more details are firmed-up, and join with us!
Our Friends at Standing Rock are showing us the way to sustain our spirits and determination to stop the madness of nuclear weapons and all other life-destroying actions.
We must help heal Our Earth!

April 29, 2017 - Washington, D.C. and around the country

The People's Climate March
On Saturday, April 29th, just before the 100th day of the Trump administration, hundreds of thousands of people will assemble in Washington, DC and across the country for People's Climate March. Here are the details:
What: People's Climate March

RSVP now: Save the date & add your name — I WILL MARCH!

Find the event on Facebook.

Once you’ve RSVP’d, please share the event with your family and friends. We want to encourage everyone to show up in the streets and make your voices heard. Together, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march to end environmental racism. We will march for our communities and the people we love.

Join the People's Climate March on April 29 in Washington D.C. or at a local event near you. RSVP now.

As Dr. King said, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Our struggles are bound together. The more we prioritize that, the stronger we’ll be in our resistance to Trump and the hate his administration is championing. We sincerely hope to see you there.
May 1, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

May Day March

Website: DCMayDay.org

Facebook Page

March on May Day with the international working class.

Starts at 5 pm at Malcolm X Park, 2400 15th St, NW, Washington, DC

Please share this event widely. We want to get the word out now so we can start to build for a massive May Day! If you want to help plan let us know dcmayday@gmail.com. If you are part of a group that would like to participate please let us know now so you can get plugged in.Www.dcmayday.org

 

June 16-18, 2017 Richmond, VA

A National Conference: "Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad: Building a Movement Against War, Injustice & Repression!"

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Greater Richmond Convention Center 403 N 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219

Hosted by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC - unacpeace.org)

Join activists from the many domestic and international struggles as we build unity against the Trump Regime and the underlying system responsible for imperialist wars, poverty, racism, sexism, the oppression of LGBTQ people, attacks on undocumented immigrants, environmental destruction and all forms of injustice. A conference website will be up and running soon. Meanwhile, hold the dates and plan to join us June 16-18 in Richmond, Virginia!

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