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In Civil Society: Actions for Peace, Philadelphia

May 15, 1999

From: pjenet@juno.com

Founding of Greater Philadelphia United for Peace in the Balkans

On Monday, May 10, 1999, various activists held a second meeting to plan local response to the bombings in the Balkan region. It was decided to form a coalition named "Greater Philadelphia United for Peace in the Balkans." After discussion and revisions there was a consensus on three points:

  1. an immediate halt to u.s./nato bombings
  2. no combat troops
  3. humanitarian relief for refugees and all bombing victims

Calendar for Philadelphia and Delaware Valley Events

Saturday, May 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the National Peoples Campaign, Calvary Church, 48th and Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, there will be a meeting to build for the June 5th March in Washington, D.C. email: philnpc@op.net, phone: 215-724-1618.

Monday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. at the Peace Action office, 5th floor, AFSCME DC 33 Building, 3001 Walnut street, Philadelphia, there will be a meeting to discuss local actions and means of reaching the public regarding the current bombings in the balkans. email: pjenet@juno.com, 215-386-4322.

Friday, May 21, 59th day of war with Serbia

  1. 7:30 a.m. -- Vigil at Aegis Warship Base, Centerton road, Moorestown, NJ;
  2. 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm -- Vigil on west side of philadelphia city hall, email: brandywine@juno.com, phone: 610-544-1818;
  3. 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. --Rally is planned on the bridge across the Schuylkill River, 29th and Market Streets in Philadelphia (Greater Philadelphia United for Peace in the Balkans}. Email: pjenet@juno.com Phone: 215-386-4322.

Saturday, May 22, a second demonstration was planned to mark 60 days since the bombing in Kosova started (Greater Philadelphia United for Peace in the Balkans).

Sunday May 23 at 3 p.m. a meeting for worship with concern for Kosova and the Balkans at Mickleton Monthly Meeting, Kings Highway and Democrat Road, Mickleton, NJ. Email: salemqtr@rcn.com Phone: 609-769-0066.

Saturday, June 5, National march on the pentagon to stop bombing yugoslavia, starts at 12 noon at the vietnam veterans memorial. Call for information on buses. Email: philnpc@op.net Phone: 215-724-1618.

Saturday June 19, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Basic training for peace at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry street, Philadelphia. Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) training for military rights hotline (800-fyi-95gi) and counseling (will also be held on June 4th in Washington, dc). Email: ccco@libertynet.org Phone: 215-563-8787.

Monday June 21 - 90 days after the bombing started, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. -- Vigil on west side of Philadelphia City Hall, Email: brandywine@juno.com Phone: 610-544-1818.

Ongoing:

Every Friday at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Silent peace vigil in front of Medford Meeting House, 14 Union Street, or at the corner (Main and Union), Medford, NJ. Email: peacepc@aol.com Phone: 609-835-4285.

Every Sunday at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., silent peace vigil across from the Liberty Bell, 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia. Email: cityquake@aol.com Phone: 215-423-7465.

Every Saturday at 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Vigil for peace in the Balkans at the Armory, Media, pa. Email: brandywine@juno.com Phone: 610-544-1818.

Special vigil dates to remember:

  1. May 15 - Armed Forces Day;
  2. May 22 - Sixty days after the start of bombing in Kosova

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Written May 15, 1999, by C.T.S.