United National Antiwar Coalition
Grandmother Drone Protester Remanded to Jail for 6 months
Mary Anne Grady Flores taken into custody Tuesday, January 19
Syracuse, NY. On January 12, the National Day of Action to Stop Killer Drones, grandmother, independent business woman and drone resister Mary Anne Grady Flores learned that she her appeal had been rejected by the Onondaga County District Court. She was convicted in 2014 of violating an Order of Protection issued on behalf of the base commander at Hancock Air National Guard Base by taking photos of other protesters from the road. She was scheduled to go back to jail for six months starting Tuesday, January 19. Today Mary Anne reported to the Dewitt Town Court at 5pm where she was resentenced by Judge David Gideon before a packed courtroom and taken to Jamesville Correctional Facility in East Syracuse,NY. No press was allowed in the courtroom. Learn more about this case at http://upstatedroneaction.org
UNAC has joined with others in support of the following call to action for Feb. 13 - 21.
Oppose Islamophobia, Racism, Deportations and War
No To Racism and Islamophobia!
To conduct its phony “war on terror,” the U.S. has vilified Muslims. The blowback from these wars has now come home. Millions of refugees fleeing U.S. wars have streamed into countries in the Middle East and Europe. This comes at a time of deep economic crisis in Western capitalist countries and has given fuel to right-wing nationalist forces throughout Europe that have dramatically grown during this period. In the U.S., that right-wing, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, racist movement has been most personified by the movement that has grown around Donald Trump. [Read more]
End the U.S.-Saudi Alliance
UNAC has joined with others in a Coalition to End the U.S.-Saudi Alliance. Please see the website: http://www.saudius.org/. Also, please sign the petition produced by the coalition called “Stop Supporting Saudi Arabia and Other Persian Gulf Tyrannies." You can sign here: http://www.saudius.org/act-now.html
Report of UNAC's Trip to Cuba
A United tribal council gathered on January 1 and made a united pact to insist upon the government of Pakistan to take active measures to bring Aafia home
Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani woman who was kidnapped in Pakistan and is now serving an 86 year sentence in a U.S. prison. She was falsly charged with terrorism as are many other Muslims in the United State. Please see the Aafia movement web site for more information: http://aafiamovement.com/
Demonstrations in support of Aafia Siddiqui are being planned for this March. Please click here to see information on these demonstrations: http://nepajac.org/aafiamob.htm
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]
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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