Date(s) - 06/18/18
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Freeport Memorial Library
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Peace activist Heather Cottin will speak about steps we can all take to promote peace and work against war.
The people of the United States are paying the costs of the murderous policies of US militarism. When Bush’s VP Dick Cheney promised “Endless War,” that is what we got. But really, since 1945, Democrats and Republicans alike have been spending our lives and patrimony on wars on every continent, imperialist wars. Those wars have killed nearly twenty million people from Greece to Turkey, Korea, Vietnam, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Angola, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria…; it is a huge and bloody list, and it only benefits the upper class. Our taxes have paid for bombs, ships, guns, missiles, trucks, Humvees, planes, and death. The costs have run to trillions of dollars. Because of this we have no public health care, public housing, decent public schools, livable wages, or a clean environment. Zbigniew Brzezinski called for the US to, “manage Eurasia,” because “About 75 per cent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil.” That management has involved US military aggression.
We have seen anti-war movements before, but somehow at this time, the Peace movement is quiet. A grieving and angry mother, Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, has launched the Women’s March on the Pentagon. It is a national movement, not just for women, but women, who birthed Everyone on Earth, and wish for no mother’s child to die anywhere, are in the lead. Long Island has a chapter of this movement and are hoping to get people interested in learning about the current situation. We are willing to talk anywhere to spread the word. We will be sending buses to Washington, DC for the October 21st rally, and are looking for people who want to go. Nassau Greens have endorsed!