A few days after an over-hyped white supremacist rally in Washington, D.C., was massively outnumbered
by people opposed to racism, and one day after 187 organizations (more than that now) publicly committed
to turning out people to counter Donald Trump’s planned weapons parade with a parade for peace in celebration of the
100th anniversary of Armistice Day, and less than a day after the U.S. military said
the weapons parade would now cost $92 million (which in fairness is a legitimate rounding up from the earlier estimate
of $12 million according to the rules of Pentagon math), the parade of death and war profiteering that was threatened
for November 10th in Washington, D.C., has been canceled
, or (as these things are always announced) “postponed.”
Far from assuming no danger of the Trumparade actually being resurrected, organizers of the peace parade are planning to
move forward as planned with a celebration of both Armistice Day and the prevention of the disastrous scheme to roll a
giant middle finger to the world down Pennsylvania Avenue in the form of the weapons of mass destruction built by some
of the top “contributors” to U.S. election campaigns, dealers of instruments of death to dictatorships around the world,
and prospective members of the nascent Space Force.
Events are being planned for the weekend of Armistice Day in Washington, D.C., and around the world. The plan is to . .
Celebrate No Trump Military Parade in Washington on November 10!
Celebrate Armistice Day and Peace Everywhere on November 11!
If you can be in Washington, D.C., to celebrate preventing the Trump military parade, also sign up here
Also, join in the Women’s March on the Pentagon
on October 21-22.
Come to a free peace concert
in Washington D.C., November 9, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. planned by Code Pink.
We’ll also be part of Catharsis on the Mall
, November 10-12, in Washington, D.C.
Note also that the Kennedy Center in DC is opening a show
about the WWI Christmas Truces on the evening of November 10.
Veterans For Peace
is planning a silent march to all the monuments in Washington, D.C., on November 11.
November 11, 2018, is Armistice Day 100, a century since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the
11th day of the 11th month in 1918). For decades in the United States, as elsewhere, Armistice Day was a holiday of
peace, of sad remembrance and joyful ending of war, of a commitment to preventing war in the future. The holiday’s name
was changed in the United States during the U.S. war in Korea to “Veterans Day,” a largely pro-war holiday on which some
U.S. cities forbid Veterans For Peace groups from marching in their parades. Trump had planned for this year a
super-pro-war weapons parade — a Trumparade — for Washington D.C. on Saturday November 10th, the day before Armistice
Our goal (now partially met) was to get the weapons parade (until recently planned
for November 10th
) canceled but to carry through with our own peaceful Armistice Day celebration in Washington, D.C., and everywhere else
on earth. If the Trumparade had not been canceled, our goal was to be bigger and make a more impressive showing for
peace and friendship than the weapons parade made for war and hatred and profiteering greed.
We need your help planning Armistice Day / Remembrance Day events everywhere on earth, and adding our presence to those
already scheduled. If you can start an event or a contingent to participate in a larger event, we can help you. The
first step is: please enter it into our system
so that it shows up on our map for people to find
Find speakers, videos, powerpoints, activities, and ideas here
One activity for 11 a.m. wherever you are, or some other appropriate time, is bell ringing. Here’s a kit
from a Veterans For Peace chapter on a past Armistice Day.
A Facebook post
#ArmisticeDay #NoTrumparade #NoWar #WorldBeyondWar
Shirts and Sweatshirts:
About Armistice Day:
About the Trump Weapons Parade:
About the militarization of societies, police, and schools: