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January 15, 2011 marks the 20th year since the United States began to bomb Iraq. Since then millions of Iraqi people have been militarily occupied, injured, starved, killed, tortured, and imprisoned. Millions more have become internally displaced or refugees in other countries.

The purpose of this witness in Washington, D.C. on January 15th is to draw attention to the fact that the United States has been using military force for 20 years that has led to the slaughter of Iraqis and the destruction of their country.

It is our hope the United States will instead follow the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to abolish war and injustice.



Mass at Sacred Heart Church 16th & Park Road NW "Mass of Repentance for War"
celebrated by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Sponsored by Pax Christi Metro DC

Assemble at 16th & Park Road NW
(bring signs, banners, puppets)

“March to Stop the War”
March down 16th street to the White House

Vigil outside the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Teach-in at Foundry United Methodist 1500 16th St. NW
Live music, films, and guest speakers and activists including:

  • Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
  • Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Non-Violence
  • Medea Benjamin co-founder of Code Pink & Global Exchange
  • Mike Ferner of Veterans For Peace
  • Celeste Zappala of Gold Star Families Speak Out and Military Families Speak Out
  • Ann Wright(by video) former United States Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department
  • Andy Shallal, Iraqi-American artist, and propietor of Bus Boys & Poets
  • Camilo Mejia, GI Resister, Conscientious Objector & Iraq War Veteran
  • David Swanson of
  • Liz McAlister of Jonah House
  • Sue and Bill Frankel-Streit of Little Flower Catholic Worker Farm
  • and more!
*(Do your own lunch & dinner)

Candlelight Vigil outside the White House
marking the time the Tomahawk Missiles exploded in Baghdad (bring your own light)

Questions:  or
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker (202)882-9649

Co-sponsoring Groups: The January 15 Peace Committee, Witness Against Torture, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Code Pink, United National Assembly Committee, Consistent Life, WARISACRIME.ORG, Peace-Action, Veterans For Peace, Christian Peace Witness, War Resisters League, Answer Coalition, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, United For Peace and Justice,  Gray Panthers, Pax Christi Metro DC, Little Friends for Peace, Peace With Justice Mission(DC), Dorothy Day CW(DC), Father Charlie Mulholland CW(NC), Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice,  Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Gray Panthers of Metropolitan DC, Peace-Action Montgomery County (MD), Jonah House (MD)