On Wed. May 22 hundreds of cadets will graduate from the Coast Guard Academy in New London and we congratulate them. However, we’ve learned that John R. Bolton, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs will be a featured speaker at their commencement. We believe that is a serious mistake. Bolton is notorious for demanding military solutions to international disputes. He ruined the Korea talks by advising the president to take an all-or-nothing approach. He stoked interference in Venezuelan affairs and help incite the attempted coup. In 2015 he wrote the infamous New York Times op-ed entitled “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran”. His militarism would plunge this country into useless and unjust wars and would endanger the lives of U.S. soldiers and Coast Guard officers.
The media has revealed that the Administration is following Bolton’s advice on Iran and is drawing up plans to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East. We know what happened the last time the U.S. sent tens of thousands of troops to the Middle East; an invasion of Iraq, a country laid waste, 5,000 dead U.S. soldiers, Abu Ghraib and the birth of ISIS.
Bolton’s advice is unconstitutional and illegal. Wars are being waged and threatened without the constitutional mandate of Congress. They are being waged and threatened in defiance of international law, which bans aggressive war and requires nations that claim to be threatened to take the matter to the United Nations.
We call on the Rear Admiral James E. Rendon, Superintendent of the Academy, to dis-invite Bolton and, failing that, for political leaders to demonstratively boycott his speech.
Central CT Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Promoting Enduring Peace
Middle East Crisis Committee (CT)
Tree of Life Education Fund (CT)
We Refuse to Be Enemies (CT)
Akbar Montaser, Professor Emeritus, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Western CT Democratic Socialists of America
a protest sponsored by the Greater New Haven Peace Council
PROTEST JOHN BOLTON WEDNESDAY MAY 22, NEW LONDON.
Sanctions mean economic war. Sanctions are killing people, children, in Iran, Venezuela, Syria.
Bolton is one of the primary architects of the U.S.-orchestrated coup in Venezuela. In March, Bolton issued a challenge to all people in the United States who oppose war and intervention when he said “In this administration, we’re not afraid to use the phrase ‘Monroe Doctrine’” and stating that because Venezuela is in “our hemisphere” the U.S. government has the right to impose regime change. THE MONROE DOCTRINE CLAIMS THE USA MILITARY AND WALL STREET, NOT THE PEOPLE, HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE THE GOVERNMENT FOR EVERY COUNTRY SOUTH OF U.S. BORDERS.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 9 AM – 11 AM
McKinley Park, New London (at Williams St & Crystal St)
CAR POOL FROM NEW HAVEN
CALL PEACE COUNCIL
HENRY @ 203-389-9547
MEET AT 37 HOWE STREET 8 AM
HANDS OFF IRAN
HANDS OFF VENEZUELA
NO WAR! NO SANCTIONS!
for the 4/28/19 event
3:45 doors open
4 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Video of David Wallace-Wells (several minutes)
Very brief video of Alexandia Ocasio-Cortez
Complete Video "A Message from the Future" AOC & Molly Crabapple
Keynote: Richard Smith
Q. and A.
Q. and A.
Break for food and activist tables
Collection to Offset Costs of the Event
Very brief video of George Monbiot
How Nature Can Save Us From Carbon Breakdown (Animation)
Dan Fischer - Narrated Power Point
Q. and A.
Video: Coops, Cincinnati and in Jackson
What Does this Mean for Bridgeport?
An Ecosocialist World and How to Get There
Influencing CT and other Climate Groups
6:40 End - Replace Chairs and Tables
Jackson Browne GPA 2018