Break the Silence- Thurs April 4th-State Capitol in St.Paul

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 12:15 AT THE CAPITOL, ST. PAUL 

Break the Silence

Yes to Peace:

No to NATO

Thursday, April 4th

MN State Capitol

(75 MLK Boulevard, St. Paul, MN)

Join us to commemorate the life and legacy of

Martin Luther King, Jr

At 12:15 PM

Join us on the Capitol steps:

Veterans For Peace will ring bells

in remembrance of Dr. King.

At 1:00 PM in Rotunda

Program:

Featured speakers include:

August Nimtz

University of MN

Professor of Political Science and African American Studies

Major Todd E. Pierce

Retired Judge Advocate (JAG) officer.

His last position in the military was as Defense Counsel before the

Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He completed

his M.A. in Politics at the New School in 2018 with a focus on the

political though of Hannah Arendt, and U.S. Imperial History.

On April 4, 1967, Dr, King delivered his ‘Beyond

Vietnam’ anti-war speech. He was tragically assassinated

one year later. On April 4, 1949, the North Atlantic

Treaty was signed, marking the inception of the NATO

military alliance. In light of Dr. King’s denunciation of

militarism, an examination of the relevance of NATO is

overdue.

Dr. King’s words linking the three evils of American

society: Militarism, Racism and Poverty and his

deeply profound remark that every bomb that falls on

other countries is a bomb dropped on our inner cities,

reveal the deep-rooted relationship between militarism

and the social, racial, economic and environmental

injustices that now impoverish cities and rural

communities and have plagued our society and the

world for a long time.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition.

Cosponsored by Women Against Military Madness and Veterans for Peace Chapter 27. Endorsed by Communities United Against Police Brutality.  

Resistance is no longer an option, it is now a matter of life or death. The lights are going out on democracy across the globe and the time to wake up from this nightmare is now.     Henry A. Giroux