Photos from the 2013 Walk for a New Spring, “Walk for the People, Walk for the Earth”
Peace Building & Demilitarization
February 21, 2014 – April 8, 2014
Leverett, MA to Washington D.C.
A 47 Day Peace March to the White House
- Diplomacy Not War
- An Economy That Uplifts All
- Renewable Energy
- Jobs Not Jails
- Commit to Ending Racism
- Move Resources from Military to People’s Needs
- Respect for the Earth
- Immigration Reform
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. identified extreme Materialism, Militarism and Racism as the “triplets of evil” which we must transform. They exist both within us and external to us.
Materialism – viewing human beings and nature as exploitable for profit, regardless of consequence. Leads to large scale societal impoverishment and destruction of nature.
Racism – Artificial and pernicious construct of thought and social organization that some human beings are inherently superior to others. “It separates bodies, minds and spirits, descends to inflicting spiritual and physical homicide on the out group.” (Martin Luther King)
Militarism – The belief that armed violence is the way to control perceived threats. The US spends more on our Military arsenal than the rest of the world combined. Domestically the number of guns is roughly equivalent to every man woman and child in the US. Also our police forces are being armed with ever more lethal weapons. Let us build a culture that posits faith in hu-manity and dissolves the intensifying cycle of fear and violence.
Please Consider Supporting These Bills & Initiatives
- Uranium Exploration and Mining Accountability Act, A Bill to Ban Uranium Mining in the US and to clean up the thousands of abandoned uranium mines on Native American land
- H.R.808 A Bill to establish a Cabinet-level Dept of Peace-Building
- Continue the Funding of the SNAP Program – NO CUTS
- Petition to support Jobs Not Jail for Non-violent Offenders (Massachusetts)
- Support for Initiative of Fairfax, CA to establish an International body of experts to oversee the care of the damaged and dangerous Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
More to come
We welcome your suggestions
“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For more information or to join or support the walk when it comes to your community please fill out the following form:
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