U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice - Rome Italy anti-war demonstration in Rome

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Flash mobs on Italian Armed Forces Day
Nov 4, 2010

9th Anniversary of the Invasion of Afghanistan
Oct 7, 2010

Let's Sweep Away War
June 2, 2010

Protest Israeli Attack
May 31, 2010

No to "war as usual"
March 19, 2010

In Gaza with CodePink
May 30-June 5, 2009

Stop the War Machine
May 21, 2009

Avigdor Lieberman Unwelcome Guest in Rome
May 04, 2009

Stop the Wars - 6th Anniversary of the Iraq War
Mar 21, 2009

Stop the Massacre - Freedom for Gaza
Jan 17, 2009

Close Guantanamo Now!
Jan 17, 2009

Ceasefire in Gaza,
10-Day Vigil

Jan 8-18, 2009

Neither Walls Nor Silence: Peace, Justice and Liberty in Palestine
Nov 29, 2008

Supporting La'Onf - Iraqi Non-violence movement
Oct 29, 2008

StopRazzismo Anti-racism March
Oct 4, 2008

Cheney in Chains
Sept 8, 2008

NO Bush, NO War Protest
June 11, 2008

May Day ILWU Solidarity Action
May 1, 2008

Ides of March: Et tu, Congress?
March 15, 2008

Shut Down Guantanamo Now!
Jan 11, 2008

No Dal Molin: International Demonstration in Vicenza
Dec 15, 2007

End the War in Iraq, No Attacks on Iran
Oct 27, 2007

No Dal Molin Festival
Sept 6-16, 2007

Impeach Them Both
July 23, 2007

Vicenza to DC
May 1-7, 2007

April 28, 2007

4th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq
Mar 20, 2007

No Dal Molin - Vicenza, Italy
Feb 17, 2007

January 27 Protest - Rome
Jan 27, 2007

January 27 Protest - Washington
Jan 27, 2007

Shutdown Guantánamo NOW!
Jan 11, 2007

No to Military Bases, No to War - Vicenza, Italy
Dec 2, 2006

We Vote for Peace
Nov 7, 2006

No War, No Cluster Bombs
Sept 23, 2006

Camp Casey, Part 1
Aug 6 - Sept 3, 2006

Camp Casey, Part 2
Aug 6 - Sept 3, 2006

Candlelight Vigil:
Cease-fire in Lebanon

August 07, 2006

Cease-fire in Lebanon
July 26, 2006

Bean Poll
July 18, 2006

Cindy in Florence
July 12, 2006

Troops Home Fast
July 04, 2006

Peace Parade
June 02, 2006

Don't Attack Iran
May 18, 2006

Michael Uhl
April 29, 2006

War Tax Day
April 15, 2006

National Anti-War Demo in Rome
March 18, 2006

Women (and men!) Say No To War
March 8, 2006

NBC Today
Show Blitz

February 06, 2006

Cindy Sheehan
in Rome

January 18, 2006

International Peace
Conference, London

December 10 2005

Collecting Photos
for ControlArms

November 12, 2005

Anti-war Rally at Embassy
Setptember 24, 2005

USC4P&J Social
June 22, 2005

Die-in at Palazzo Chigi
June 21, 2005

Anti-war Demo in Rome
March 19, 2005

Protesters in Rome and in six U.S. cities say NO to “war as usual”

On March 19th, 2010, the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, USC4P&J organized a sit-in outside the Italian Parliament in Piazza Montecitorio, together with several Italian anti-war groups and two Italian political parties, to call for a withdrawal of all occupying troops from Afghanistan and Iraq as well as an end to all other illegal military occupations in the world, particularly the illegal Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The sit-in was held in solidarity with similar “Troops Home Now!” demonstrations taking place the following day, March 20th, in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and elsewhere in the U.S.

The press shooting the protest diorama with Montecitorio as a backdrop. An impressive backdrop indeed. (USC4P&J peace flag on the far right.) The cartoon figure is a spoof of Italian "war minister" La Russa.
Andy's artistic (and eloquent) banner provided an additional backdrop. Anna's T-shirt reads "We will not be silent". We weren't. Maria Chiara reminds passers-by of the costs of one needless war.
Patrick adds the costs of the one still underway. When will it stop? (L to R) Two Italian activists, Becky, then Roberto and Valentina from Disarmiamoli. Patrick calling out to passers by to stop accepting "war as usual."
Mario, Anna and Patrick listening to a report from London on the morale of Joe Glenton, the British soldier recently imprisoned for refusing duty in Afghanistan. Mario asking Stephanie (in the U.S.) if the media there were reporting the next day's march on Washington. The VOIP connection was suddenly cut off... QUIZ: See if you can spot the MISSING PERSON in this photo!

See also photos of the March 20th demonstration in Washington, D.C.

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