BRANDYWINE PEACE COMMUNITY - P.O. Box 81, Swarthmore, PA, 19081--(610)544-1818
January 11 - Monthly Potluck Showing of the movie "UNCOVERED: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" which
examines the Bush Administration's distortions of fact which took the
January 19, Martin Luther King Day of
Nonviolent Resistance to Lockheed Martin - Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his philosophy of nonviolent direct action
at the Lockheed Martin weapons complex, Mall & Goddard Boulevards,
February 8 - Monthly Potluck The area premiere of "The Arsenal of Hypocrisy: Space Program & the Military-Industrial Complex". The video, produced by the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, features archival footage and expert commentary. on the history of the U.S. Space Program, provides background to the Bush Administration's Mars exploration, and explains what's at stake with "Star Wars" missile defense and the increasing militarization of space.
April - People arrested the day after the start of the
April 9 Good Friday Stations of Justice & Peace
and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at Lockheed Martin, Valley Forge,
Ten people are arrested for a concluding act of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience.
April 15 YOU PAY; LOCKHEED MARTIN PROFIT$ Tax Day Protest
May 6 War Protest in front of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Philadelphia where Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, in Donald Rumsfeld’s stead, speaks to the World Affairs Council just as news of torture at Abu Ghraib is breaking.
May 9, Monthly Potluck Mother's Day, "A Cry of Women for Peace" - Lou Ann Merkle and women artists from "Peace by Piece" present slides and share the stories behind their exhibit, "Collateral Damage: Echoes in the Soul". The program included videos, sculpture, photography, collage and printmaking.
May - June Demonstrations at offices of Senators Specter and Santorum with Military Families Speak Out.
June 13 - Monthly Potluck "The Bush Debacle: Where the Bush
Administration Taking Us in World Affairs" - Craig Eisendrath,
senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and a former
June 14 - "The Hope of Peace in the Darkness of War", along with the House of Grace Catholic Worker, a large gathering to hear S. Olga Yaqob, Catholic Iraqi nun and missionary in Baghdad slums and prison, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Catholic Bishop, peacemaker who has made frequent visits to Iraq; and Brian Buckley, Catholic Worker, who as part of the "Najaf Emergency Peace Team", demonstrated in front of the largest U.S. military base in Iraq,
July 3 Evening Speak-out/Candlelight Walk to
Independence Mall, Ceremony to End the War of Occupation of
July 11 - Monthly Potluck "The Legacy of Hiroshima and Why We
Remember" - Yoko Nishimura, from
July 16 - August 9 Vigils, Protests, and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at Lockheed Martin [Moorestown, NJ and Valley Forge, PA] commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Aug 6 & 9.
August 17 Protest of Bush at Boeing in
People arrested the day after the start of the
September 9 - "1,000+
September 12 - Monthly Potluck "Voices of Sorrow, Voices for Peace" a Special 9-11 (3rd) Anniversary Memorial for Peace with music; poetry; Litany of Stones, Ashes, and Flowers with guest reflections: * Bob McIlvaine, member of September 11th families for PEACEFUL TOMORROWS, whose son was killed in the World Trade Center;* Military Families Speak Out: Pat Gunn, whose son was wounded in Iraq; Mildred McHugh, whose son is in Iraq; and Sue Niederer, whose son was killed in Iraq; and * Rev. John McNamee, author of Diary of a City Priest.
Sept 25 NO STAR WARS:
October - More
People arrested the day after the start of the
October 10 - Monthly Potluck Showing of "UNCONSTITUTIONAL" , documentary film about the impact of the post 9-11 USA Patriot Act's impact on civil liberties.
November 14 - Monthly Potluck "Election Retrospective: "Whither
Saturday, November 27, - Thanksgiving Holiday "LOCKHEED-VILLE" (where the business of war matters and human needs don't) Shanty-town demonstration with large wooden shanties and lean-tos at Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevard Valley Forge, PA
December 11 - Memorial for Bill Stuart-Whistler at the
December 12 - Monthly Potluck Voices Rising in the Darkness Seasonal Celebration of Resistance (dedicated to Bill Stuart-Whistler - Nov. 10, 1926 - Nov. 8, 2004, GE engineer/GE resister, anti-war activist) with video tape of Bill's last interview done weeks before his death, also poetry by Beth Friedland and Laurie Pollack, and music by Tom Mullian.
Wednesday, December 22, 7pm - Christmas Candlelight Vigil for Peace at Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards,Valley Forge, PA.
In this time of empire: to us a child is born!