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

Past Events

Solidarity with Bradley Manning
December 17, 2011

No to "war as usual"
March 19, 2010

Winter Soldier Europe
March 14, 2009

Palestinian Flags Flutter
Alongside Peace Banners

January 17, 2009

Close Guantanamo Now!
January 17, 1009

10-Day Vigil for Gaza
January 8-18, 2009

Supporting La'Onf
October 29, 2008

Free the Cuban 5
Sept 13, 2008

Cheney in Chains
Sept 8, 2008

No Bush, No War
June 11, 2008

May Day ILWU Solidarity Action
May 1, 2008

War Tax Day
April 15, 2008

World Social Forum Global Day of Action
Jan 26, 2008

Shut Down Guantánamo Now!
Jan 11, 2008

No U.S. Military Base in Vicenza
Dec 15, 2007

Meeting Iranian Artists
Dec 05, 2007

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

Report on Final Days of No Dal Molin Festival in Vicenza, Italy
Sept 16, 2007

Camping for Peace in Vicenza, Italy
Sept 12, 2007

Impeach Them Both +
Judiciary Fax Blast

July 23, 2007

I-M-P-E-A-C-H !
April 28, 2007

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

No Dal Molin, Vicenza, Italy
Feb 17, 2007

Congress: Act Now to End the War
Jan 27, 2007

No Military Bases, Vicenza, Italy
Dec 2, 2006

No War, No Cluster Bombs
Sept 23, 2006

Protest Calling for Cease-fire in Lebanon
July 26, 2006

Military Spending
Bean Poll

July 18, 2006

Stop the Escalation
in the Middle East

July 17, 2006

Refusing to Kill
July 06, 2006

Shailja Patel:
Poetry in Times
of War

July 05, 2006

Troops Home Fast
July 04, 2006

Italian Vote on
Military Missions

June 27, 2006

Peace Parade
June 02, 2006

Michael Uhl of
Veterans for Peace

April 29, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Hidden in Plain Sight

April 26, 2006

War Tax Day
April 15, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Hotel Palestine: Killing the Witness

April 12, 2006

National Anti-war Protest in Rome
March 18, 2006

Soldiers Against War
March 18, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Aristide and the Endless Revolution

March 15, 2006

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

An Eyewitness Account of Post Katrina New Orleans
March 2, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Life and Debt

February 09, 2006

Vote to Renew Italian Mission in Iraq
February 09, 2006

Cindy Sheehan
February 06, 2006

NBC Today
Show Blitz

February 06, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
The Revolution Will
Not Be Televised

January 26, 2006

Cindy Sheehan
In Rome

January 18, 2006

Crimes & Lies:
with Dave Lindorff
and Maurizio Torrealta

January 13, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Peace Propaganda and
the Promised Land

January 12, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
The Oil Factor

December 15, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Plan Colombia

December 01, 2005

Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre
November 30, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series

November 17, 2005

Protest at U.S. Embassy: White Phosphorus in Fallujah
November 14, 2005

Control Arms Petition
at Piazza Chiesa Nuova

November 12, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Invisible Ballots

November 10, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
The Corporation

October 27, 2005

Movie Night:
Viva Zapatero

October 25, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Hidden Wars of
Desert Storm

October 13, 2005

Anti-war rally
at U.S. Embassy

Sept 24, 2005

USC4P&J Social
at the Beehive

June 22, 2005

Die-In with
Articolo 11
at Palazzo Chigi

June 21, 2005

Collecting Photos
with Control Arms

June 18, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series

June 16, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series

June 09, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Weapons of
Mass Deception

May 19, 2005

Vigil at Palazzo Chigi with Articolo 11
May 05, 2005

Vigil at Palazzo Chigi with Articolo 11
April 28, 2005

Vigil at Palazzo Chigi with Articolo 11
April 21, 2005

International Day of Protest
March 19, 2005


On July 23, 2007, the 5th anniversary of the Downing Street Memo, as activists in the U.S. staged a sit-in calling for impeachment at the office of John Conyers, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, members of our group in Rome formed the I-Team and brought the issue of impeachment to tourists in the Eternal City.

We started at the Pantheon where Anna served up her "Impeachmintini" (white wine, peaches and mint), complete with Impeach umbrellas and custom labels, to supporters from the U.S. and Europe. We attracted attention with our Impeach t-shirts as well as the megaphone, chanting Impeach Bush, Impeach Dick Cheney, too!

A large group of Irish schoolboys shook our hands, had their photos taken with us and shouted, "We love you." Indeed, many tourists -- as well as second- and third-story local residents, peering down from their windows -- took photos of us as we lined up in front of the fountain and later the portico. There was an elderly Dutch couple and a couple of young ladies (one from Connecticut and the other from NY) who greatly appreciated both the aperitif and our sentiments. Another Dutch couple claimed to be abstemious, but said they fully supported our efforts. When it came to young American tourists, there seemed to be a pretty even divide between those who were enthusiastically behind impeachment and those who were probably more indifferent than actively opposed.

We did run into a few Bush supporters. One man told us we were disgusting and said, "if you don't like America, why don't you just stay in Italy." Amusing, since most of us have lived in Rome for decades! He went on to say, "You are an embarrassment to the U.S." With the retort, "We do not agree; it is Bush and Cheney who are the embarrassment to the U.S."

Next stop was Piazza Navona where we ran into Jerry, a Dominican friar who has marched with us before. He was leading a group of Dominicans from the U.S. on a tour of Rome, who all cheered for us when they learned what we were doing. They took our photos and had their photos taken with us.

The last stop was Campo de Fiori where a photographer friend was waiting for us, and we handed out the last of the 200 flyers. But the big surprise was still to come.

Over ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED faxes have been sent from our site! These obviously didn't all come from our local group. In fact, our Judiciary Fax Blast to John Conyers' office was picked up by several sites, such as AfterDowningStreet, DailyKos, InformationClearingHouse, WhatReallyHappened, DemocraticUnderground and a number of blogs. And the people responded!

Unfortunately, the fax in Conyers' office failed under pressure so we have been forced to temporarily suspend the fax blast. But you can still call! See below.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern, David Swanson, Rev. Yearwood, Col. Ann Wright along with 41 other activists were arrested at John Conyers' office, where around 300 protesters packed his office and lined the halls calling for impeachment.

First reports at AfterDowningStreet.org
More reports and photos from the Democracy Cell Project
Article by Dave Lindorff
Article by Medea Benjamin
Article by Rev. Lennox Yearwood

See below message to us from Col. Ann Wright, upon being release from jail:

"Wow, 1000 faxes! Incredible!! 46 of us were arrested...we just got out of jail about 10pm! Keep up the pressure! We will get impeachment, but it's going to take a lot of work!" Ann

So let's keep up the pressure.

Call Rep. John Conyers:
+1 (202) 225-5126 Washington, DC
+1 (734) 675-4084 Trenton, MI
+1 (313) 961-5670 Detroit, MI

Call Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
+1 (202) 225-4965 Washington, DC
+1 (415) 556-4862 San Francisco

And call your representative:
+1 (202) 224-3121 (www.house.gov)

See this list of additional actions to take in calling for IMPEACHMENT!

The I-Team
U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice - Rome


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Ongoing/Future Events

Our Eyes Wide Open Film Series is suspended; for further information click here.

Upshot of our Nov. 9th group discussion on current politics:

It wasn't the Russians that got us Trump. Or Comey. Or even the massive GOP election fraud. It was the DNC.*
*Dem National Committee

To learn how to stop the DNC from delivering us another Trump, read Autopsy: the Democratic Party in Crisis.

Photo of a school in Yemen bombed by Saudi Arabian jets supplied by the U.S. and fueled in the air by the U.S. Air Force. Tell Trump to STOP THIS CARNAGE, not fuel it! Click here.

Also participate in the CodePink email and/or phone initiative:

Click here to sign a petition, to put an end to the sanctions against Syria - their only effect is to take a terrible toll on the population, causing them to migrate! And click here to see the video by the Italian Committee to lift sanctions against Syria.

Iraq Deaths Estimator
Did someone tell you that U.S. military intervention in Iraq was over? Not true: we're at it again. This time the pretext to drop bombs is "curbing ISIS" (which was created by the U.S. in the first place, to overturn al-Malaki in Iraq and then Assad in Syria, and is now out of hand. Like what happened to "our" creature al Qaeda in Afghanistan). And the death toll continues to rise...
Write your senators and tell them: "Enough! U.S. out!! Iraq has shown it can curb ISIS by itself!"


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