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Join the Marches for Peace

March events and activities around Texas from Texans for Peace

March 18-19 marks the 3rd anniversary of the start of the current war in Iraq. During the past three years more than 50,000 people have been killed - 2,300 of them American - and over $500 Billion has been spent on this war. Texans everywhere are uniting in efforts to put a stop to the war. Read more below:

AMARILLO - Thurs. March 16, 4:30 pm - Vigil at the Washington Street Bridge over I-40. Bring your signs

AUSTIN - Sat. March 18, 12:00 noon - March, Rally, and Music. March begins from the Federal Building (8th & San Jacinto) and continues to City Hall. Rally with speakers include Diane Wilson (activist, founder of Code Pink, Author of 'Unreasonable Woman') and Rev. Peter Johnson (civil rights activist). Musicians will include Guy Forsyth, Carolyn Wonderland and Steve Brooks. Bring and instrument and your voice!

BEAUMONT - Sun. March 19, 7:30 pm - Candlelight Vigil and Speakers, Jefferson Co. Courthouse

DALLAS - Sun. March 19, 2:00 pm - Rally and March, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1816 Routh St. Dallas March to Federal Building after rally

DENTON - Sat. March 18, 11:00 am - March and Rally, Courthouse Square.

EL PASO - Sat. March 18, 1-2:30 pm - Rally, San Jacinto Plaza

HOUSTON - Mon. March 20, 7 pm, Houston activists, artists and members of the peace and justice community will participate in a world-wide reading of Simon Levy's play, "What I Heard about Iraq: A Cry for Five Voices" First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin

MCALLEN - Sat. March 19, TBA

Vets March from Mobile to New Orleans

Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Gold Star Families for Peace, at the call of the Mobile Veterans For Peace Chapter #130, will conduct a march between Mobile, AL, and New Orleans, LA, from March 14-19, 2006 A bus going to this march will be coming through Austin. On Friday, 10 March, The Yellow Rose will be parked in front of the State Capitol as part of a vigil 5-6 pm. On Sunday, 12 March, VFP-Austin will host the drivers and crews going to N.O. at McCord Hall, Austin Presbyterian Seminary, 100 East 27th

March to Redeem the Soul of America

From April 1 to April 14, Texas will be home for a national event - the March to Redeem the Soul of America. Inspired by the lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, this march will lift up the Iraq War, official misconduct and oil profiteering for consideration and redemption by the American people and people around the world. The march, which will start in Irving, Texas will carry the message of immediate withdrawal from Iraq reinforced by the ExxonMobil War Boycott directly into the heartland of Texas to the Bush Ranch in Crawford. Cindy Sheehan will join us on this march and at the extended events planned for the Third Anniversary of the Crawford Peace House on Easter Weekend, April 14-16. Cindy's son, Casey, was killed two years ago on April 4 and was returned home on Palm Sunday. Sponsors include the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the NAACP, Peace Action Texas, and Texans for Peace


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