On November, 18th, Earl Silbar gave a talk at Open University of the Left, entitled ” How we Can Rebuild the Anti-War Movement in the Age of Trump and Bannon. Earl is a member of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice. In this talk, he speaks for himself, not necessarily for our organization. You can hear his talk by clicking on the screen below.
Kathy Kelly, coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence and world renowned peace activist, will speak
at 2:00 PM
at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren,
783 W. Highland Avenue,
Elgin, IL 60123.
Kathy has been nominated three times for a Nobel Peace Prize. She and her colleagues have travelled into active war zones to live among civilians in the line of fire, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Gaza. She has brought back to Americans compassionate stories of the lives of those civilians. More recently, she has travelled to Russia.
Below is the text of a flyer we will distribute at Occupy Elgin on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 from 1 PM till 2 PM.
There is no military response to terrorism. “ President Obama has said that several times himself. And yet he has recently launched military strikes in Libya in an effort to crush ISIS there.
ISIS is indeed an evil force, terrorizing and abusing the people in the territories it controls in the Middle East. More recently it has organized or inspired evil acts of terrorism within the US and Europe. But some of our allies, especially Saudi Arabia do equally barbaric things. For example, they behead people regularly. Yet we support them wholeheartedly. Our policy is hypocritical. Our own drone wars have killed at least two thousand people including hundreds of innocent civilians and many children over the past ten years.
Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, September 5th, from 1PM till 2PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin. We will focus on support for the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Support Iran Nuclear Deal!
A war with Iran would be even more disastrous to our troops, our society, and our position in the world than our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The same persons who led us into those wars intend to provoke a war with Iran. In those cases, they told us that the war would be quick and easy and could be won mostly from the air. They were wrong then and they are wrong now. They are the major opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal.