I was delighted to tell my NLG lawyer, Mark Taylor, that the MTA policeman who wrote the summons wasn't my arresting officer. After being sworn in, this officer said he was called in from Penn Station because "there was a war protest in Grand Central." When Judge Weinberg asked him for details, the officer stated he couldn't identify me. The officer continued, "a lieutenant told me to write out the summons." Judge Weinberg thanked him for his candor and dismissed the case against me.
Join activist veterans marching in solidarity to the White House, demanding an immediate end to U.S. wars, whether conducted by occupation troops, drones or proxy, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Palestine.
It’s been nearly five days since returning home from Detroit and I think that the word most present in the minds of many of the WRL members who were at the second-ever U.S. Social Forum is “unpack.” Aside from the bags full of notes and posters, books and pins that we carried home with us, we also hold countless stories and conversations and new and budding relationships that are hard to translate into a simple reportback.
War Resisters League is a member organization of the Peace Table for October 2, bringing local and national peace organizations to this massive demonstration to counter racist, classist, and anti-immigrant attacks from the right and to unify a majority of the people of the U.S. around an inspiring vision of our nation based on principles of peace and social justice.
Members of the War Resisters League are headed to Washington D.C. on October 2nd. Will you be there?