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 Saturday, September 24th, U.S. Citizens for Peace and Justice –Rome staged a protest rally across from the U.S. Embassy on Via Veneto. We demanded the end of the war against Iraq and the bringing home of all troops, leaving no bases behind. Our rally was held simultaneously with protests in Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco…as well as in major cities around the world: London, Paris, Madrid, Dublin, Florence…

With the assistance and support of several Italian peace and justice groups, we were able to assemble over 300 people.

Our numbers were significant enough to attract the attention of the media. Both the Italian press (La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Il Messaggero…) and the international press (Associated Press) of our featured stories about the Rome event in their Sunday editions. There were interviews with the press given by representatives group that later appeared on SkyNews as well as a shot on the Italian national news.

The rally was enlivened with banners, signs, posters, a unique antenna headpiece calling attention to a laptop computer with coverage of the march in D.C., a drummer and honks of support from cars passing by.

We read a letter in both English and Italian that had been written to the U.S. Ambassador to Rome, Mr. Ronald Spogli. A Massachusetts couple, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Italy and not wanting to miss the protest at home, found our event on the web and joined the effort, reading a statement of concerns. A parody on the multicolored terrorist threat warning system developed by Homeland Security was performed and well received. We presented the “Top Ten Worst Quotes” by the Bush administration in both English and Italian, which drew a reaction from the crowd.

In the most solemn moment of the afternoon, bouquets of flowers were laid in the front of the U.S. Embassy on via Veneto, to commemorate all those who have died as a result of this illegal and immoral military action. They remained in place the following week for pedestrians to read the messages on the cards.

We want to thank everyone who participated in this event and to add a special thanks to all who helped to organize it. We feel confident that we got our message heard on that day but we also know that our efforts need to continue.

Kathy Ford


Peace Rally

Bring the troops home! -- War does not eliminate violence, it breeds it!

See photos of the rally in Rome.

Read press coverage on Rome as well as Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and London.

Read an article appearing on Peter Pelland's local newspaper about his participation in the rally. Peter and his wife Barbara were celebrating their wedding anniversary in Italy and joined our rally.

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