To help move this process forward, representatives from dozens of organizations from more than 20 countries gathered March 11-13, in Wroclaw, Poland, for a “Social Forum of Eastern Europe& Cooperation between South & East.” [read more]
Report of UNAC's Trip to Cuba
Join us to win #Justice4Rasmea by attending Rasmea’s next court hearing in downtown Detroit, Michigan, on Monday, June 13th, 2016, at 10 AM Eastern time!
Rasmea and her defense committee recently won a huge victory, as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals sent her case back to trial judge Gershwin Drain, saying he had wrongfully barred the testimony of a torture expert that was critical to the defense. At the trial, Rasmea was not allowed to tell the entire story of her arrest and forced confession in Palestine in 1969, when she endured over three weeks of vicious sexual, physical, and psychological torture at the hands of the Israeli military [Read more]
Report on Rally for Peace and Solidarity in New York City on March 13, 2016
None of the major candidate are talking about U.S. wars. Keep endless wars an issue during this campaign.
New York, NY - Hundreds of people rallied in New York’s busy Herald Square for a Day of Peace and Solidarity. Called by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), the protest brought attention to the fact that none of the major candidates are speaking about the U.S. wars and intervention happening in many parts of the world. The protest was under the slogan, “End to the Wars at Home and Abroad.” This was reflected by banners and signs that included, “Money for jobs and people’s needs, not war,” “Rebuild Flint! Rebuild our cities! End the wars,” “Defend the Black Lives Matter movement,” and “No to Islamophobia.” [read more]
At the end of World War Two, the city of Odessa in present-day Ukraine was declared a Hero City by the Soviet Union for its determined resistance to Nazi occupation. It’s a designation still valued by the people of this metropolis of a million people on the western shore of the Black Sea.
On May 2, 2016, Odessans once again showed their great capacity for courage. Defying threats by local and national fascist organizations, some 3-4,000 city residents, accompanied by international monitors from across Europe and the United States, gathered to pay their respects to the victims of a fascist massacre and press their demand for an international investigation. [read more]
Click here to read the UNAC initiated letter of support for the right of the people of Odessa to hold a memorial for those killed on May 2, 2014 along with the list of signers.
Click here for additional reports, videos and pictures from the UNAC delegation to Odessa.
REPORT ON THE 'STOP THE WARS AT HOME & ABROAD!' UNAC's NATIONAL CONFERENCE
May 8-10, 2015, Secaucus, N.J.
Against a background of seemingly endless U.S. wars abroad and growing domestic movements against racist police killings, low wages and devastating climate change, more than 400 activists gathered just outside New York City May 8-10 for a “Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad!” conference that ratified an Action Plan addressing both domestic and international issues.
Sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), the conference, held at a hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey, brought together a wide range of activists, from those who primarily concentrate on international issues to mostly younger activists in the emerging movements such as Black Lives Matter, Fight for $15 and environmental change.
Conference delegates came from 29 states, as well as Canada, Britain, Germany and Ukraine. A number of now-U.S.-based activists represented struggles in their home countries of Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Mexico, Palestine, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Syria and Venezuel also attened.
Solidarity messages were received from Cuba, Ireland, New Zealand and Russia [Read more]
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Social Forum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasternSocialForum
Video from the conference and march: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSxBg-qgJTc
It’s now been 25 years since what is generally referred to as the “Transformation” - the transition from socialism back to capitalism in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The resulting economic and social dislocation and the rise of right-wing, anti-immigrant movements are serious issues that progressives in the region are trying to address.
UNAC Participation in the Eastern European Social Forum
UNAC Supports Human Rights in Odessa, Ukraine
Report from UNAC Delegation to Odessa: Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine
From November 20 through the 28, UNAC supporters joined others from Code Pink, Witness Against Torture and the U.S. Peace Council at a peace conference in Guantanamo City, Cuba. Besides the large presence of U.S. peace and justice activists, the conference was attended by delegations from Canada, Mexico and many other countries from throughout the world. The conference was the Fourth International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases and was held at Guantanamo to draw attention to the fact that the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, generally considered the first U.S. foreign military base, still stands on land stolen from the Cuban people. [read more]