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Stop the War Machine!

Piazza Navona
Thursday, May 21, 11am-8pm
(USC4P&J will meet from 5-7pm)

This Thursday, May 21, there will be an all-day event aimed both at informing about, as well as speaking out against, instruments of war. These include U.S. military bases in Italy and the nuclear weapons stored on them, Italy's decision to purchase 131 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets to the tune of 13 billion euro, and its participation in the U.S. Missile Defense System as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is an Italian initiative in which we, as U.S. citizens, bear a particularly crucial responsibility.

The event will also be in support of the law of popular initiative calling on Parliament to undertake a comprehensive review of military bases and servitude in Italy. Last year, 60,000 signatures - 10,000 beyond the required number - were collected, though the bill now lies languishing in Parliament.

There will be videos, exhibitions, teach-ins as well as music and street theatre. Italian cartoonist Vauro will stop by and our friends at Arcobaleno will be performing. See the program below.

USC4P&J supports this initiative and we will be on hand from 5-7pm with our Military Spending Bean Poll. Transparent tubes filled with beans of different colors will create a bar graph comparing the cost of the F-35 fighter jets to social spending programs such as education, health, reconstruction of L'Aquila, etc. Tourists and Italians will be invited to have their say by moving the beans from the F-35s to the programs they feel will truly provide greater security for all. We will also have bi-lingual flyers to hand out on the square.

Join us between 5-7pm at Piazza Navona. If you can't make it in the evening, drop by anytime during the day to show your support. Let us know if you will be coming and at what time as a few of us will be around in the early afternoon as well: info@peaceandjustice.it

We will then make our way over together to Arcobaleno for our film 'This Palestinian Life.'

Let's help throw a monkey wrench in the war machine!


12pm: Press conference Dorothea Krauss of the Assemblea Permanente NO F35 of Novara, Vauro, the Italian cartoonist and Attorney Claudio Giangiacomo, author of the law of popular initiative.

4pm: Book presentation - "Un posto civile" by Antonello Mangano, on the U.S. military base in Sigonella, Italy.

Throughout the afternoon, there will be videos, teach-ins, exhibitions, music and street theatre by Mario Casale and his group from Arcobaleno.

The event is organized by the Committee for the Law of Popular Initiative on Military Bases and Military Servitude, with the support of Rete Disarmiamoli, Rete Semprecontrolaguerra, Sinistra Critica, Rete dei Comunisti, Mondo Senza Guerre, U.S. Citizens for Peace and Justice, Circolo Arci "Arcobaleno" di Garbatella, Comitato per la Pace X° Municipio di Roma, Comitato NOF35-Novara, Pandora TV, Comitato per il disarmo e la smilitarizzazione-Napoli, Comitato per la smilitarizzazione di Sigonella, Comitato per la riconversione di Camp Darby.


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