Augusta, GA Opposes USA Intervention in Venezuela

The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Peace Alliance, based in Augusta, Georgia, has issued the following statement regarding Venezuela:

The Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance rejects United States intervention in Venezuela and condemns the 20 year long history of US intervention there under 4 successive US Presidents. It calls on the government of the United States to lift economic sanctions against Venezuela, cease aid to opposition groups, rescind its recognition of Juan Guaidó and comply with the Venezuelan government’s request to withdraw the U.S. diplomatic personnel.

Recognizing that there is considerable political turmoil in Venezuela, the CSRA Peace Alliance doesn’t take a position regarding the internal conflicts there.

 

ACTION ALERT: Vote to End War in Yemen in US Senate this Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week the US Senate will debate and vote on a War Powers resolution calling for the withdrawal of the US military from the civil war in Yemen. Join us for a #StoptheWarinYemen Protest Vigil  in front of the SC Statehouse (Main & Gervais) from 5pm-6:30pm on Monday Dec 3rd. Media will be invited. Some signs provided. No profanity or partisan signs please.

Please ALSO…
CALL YOUR SENATORS and urge them to end the war in Yemen and vote for Senate Joint Resolution 54 Sanders-Lee withdrawing US forces from the civil war in Yemen.
Senator Lindsey Graham DC # (202) 224-5972
(Voted to bring SJRes 54 to the floor of the Senate for a vote… thank him & urge him to vote for SJRes 54)
Senator Tim Scott DC # (202) 224-6121
(Voted against bringing SJRes 54 to the floor of the Senate for a vote… express your disappointment; urge him to vote for SJRes 54)
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Armistice Centennial commemoration Sunday Nov 11th

 

 

 

Armistice Centennial
Commemoration
SUNDAY Nov 11th 3PM

Memorial Park
700 Hampton St. Columbia, SC 29201

Join us for a short solemn vigil marking the centennial of the armistice ending WWI. We will remember the millions of soldiers and civilians who died in WWI, including approximately 116,000 US servicemen with a special focus on the over three thousand South Carolinians who made the ultimate sacrifice.  We will renew the tradition of Armistice Day with a moment of silence in their honor and by reflecting on the need for world peace, a tradition that can be reincorporated into marking Veterans Day.  #reclaimarmisticeday

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Sponsored by Carolina Peace Resource Center, Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Upper Diocese of SC

The World War I Centennial Commission has also called for the ringing of bells… “Bells of Peace”… at 11AM on Nov 11th as well.

Free Screening of Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” Tuesday Oct 30th

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOVIE: Paths of Glory
TUESDAY Oct 30th 7PM
Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave Columbia, SC 29203
(off North Main)
Join us for a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s acclaimed 1957 anti-war film “Paths of Glory” on Tuesday Oct 30th 6:30PM at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary’s Stavros Lecture Hall located at 1000 Wildwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29203. Based on Humphrey Cobb’s book of the same name, the movie follows the consequences of French soldiers who refuse orders to make a suicidal attack into no man’s land during WWI. Starring Kirk Douglas. Running time 1 hour 28 minutes. Followed by discussion.
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship of the Upper Diocese of SC

4th Annual Peace Day at the Statehouse Saturday Sept 22nd

4th Annual Peace Day at the Statehouse
SATURDAY Sept 22nd 11AM-2:30PM

SC Statehouse Grounds (Main & Gervais)
Join us for Peace Day at the Statehouse, a festival style event in celebration of the International Day of Peace featuring live music from Jahson & the Natty Vibez, the Columbia Community Drum Circle, Kevin McKinney, the Dances of Universal Peace, spoken word with Mama G, activities for all ages, and an organization fair of groups working for peace, justice and the environment.  3+ Hours of Peace, Love & Music.  #peaceday
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Schedule (Subject to Change)
11AM Columbia Community Drum Circle
12PM Jahson & the Natty Vibez (1st set)
12:30PM Peace Sign Photo, Dances of Universal Peace, Learn to Dabke
1PM Kevin McKinney (1st set), Spoken Word with Mama G.
1:30PM Jahson & the Natty Vibez (2nd set)
2PM Kevin McKinney (2nd set)

ORGANIZATION FAIR (Confirmed Participating Groups): Alternatives to Violence Project(AVP)-SC, Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers), Faith Coalition on Gun Violence (FCGV), Food Not Bombs, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary-Peace Studies, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense-SC, OFA Central Midlands, SC Poor People’s Campaign, SC Progressive Network, Students for Justice in Palestine-USC, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Vegan Outreach, and the WG Sanders Middle School Montessori Program.

Hiroshima in Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb Sunday Aug 5th

Hiroshima In Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb
SUNDAY Aug 5th 2pm-4pm
SC State Museum, Gervais Room
301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC

Join us for the 28th Annual Hiroshima Vigil in Columbia, SC… “Hiroshima In Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb” is a special observance, remembrance and a vigil to acknowledge the horror of nuclear weapons and the need for nuclear disarmament.  We will will remember the destruction caused by nuclear weapons, celebrate community, and pledge to walk together in peace with music, spoken word, creation of a mandala, origami, and reflections.
FREE and open to the public.  RSVP/Share on Facebook

Sponsored by
Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Carolina Peace Resource Center

Jerusalem East Side Story Movie & Discussion Tuesday March 27th 7PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOVIE: Jerusalem, the East Side Story
TUESDAY March 27th 7PM

Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave (off NorthMain, at Wildwood & Mt. Vernon)
Columbia, SC 29203
Mohammad Alatar’s hour-long 2008 documentary describes the effects of Israeli control of Jerusalem for its Palestinian residents.  Followed by discussion, including how the Trump’s administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel hurts prospects for peace.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

Kevin Gosztola on How Peace Movement Might Revive During Endless War

Kevin Gosztola spoke in Augusta on February 26, 2018. Hear his presentation and the ensuing discussion on how the peace movement might revive during endless war. This recording is 62 minutes.

Before this, Mr. Gosztola spoke about the Reality Winner Espionage Act trial.

The cartoon was created by StudioBendib.

Kevin Gosztola on Importance of Reality Winner Case for Whistleblower and Due Process Protections

Kevin Gosztola spoke in Augusta on February 26, 2018. Hear his presentation and the ensuing discussion of the importance of the Reality Winner Espionage Act prosecution for whistleblower and due process protections. This recording is 33.5 minutes.

After this, Mr. Gosztola spoke on how the peace movement might revive during endless war.

The image above is taken from the Stand with Reality website.