August 21, 2007

Black NJ Organizes Against the War (Part 6)

[Fire on the Mountain has been covering the development of the Peace and Justice Coalition in New Jersey since the initial call to the January founding meeting came out. The press of other work, especially building the Iraq Moratorium, has led to some stagnation on this site, where updates on this action should have been a recent regular feature. Fortunately, the Coalition has its own website now.

One further note: the title of this post emphasizes the extremely important fact that the Coalition and the March have been initiated by forces in the Black community in Northern Jersey, folks who somehow always seem to wind up somewhere in the middle of the "To Do" list of the mainstream (and mainly white) anti-war movement. Everyone is welcome to the March, more than welcome. Broken rib notwithstanding, I will drag my pale behind there on Saturday and, if you live anywhere in the vicinity, I certainly hope that you will, too.]

The People's March for Peace, Equality, Jobs & Justice

The People's March commemorates the 44th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the 40th Anniversary of the 1967 New Ark Rebellion, and the 2nd Anniversary of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.

Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Coalition "The Grassroots Speak" A grassroots coalition of more than 150 organizations "Resisting the war on Iraq and the war on our communities."

March for:

Peace at Home and Abroad!

Troops Home Now!

Respect Civil, Human & Workers' Rights!

Fund Human Needs!

Health Care for All (H.R. 676)!

Money for Living Wage Jobs!

Justice for Hurricane Katrina Survivors!

Environmental Justice!


Undocumented Immigrants!

When: Saturday, August 25, 2007

Where: Beginning at Lincoln Park, Broad Street & Lincoln Park,
Newark, New Jersey

Time: 12:00 noon

Info/Volunteer: 801 457-9447, 848 248-2282, 973 801-0001,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a quick not: the correct URL for the Peace & Justice Coalition's website is