United for Peace and Justice UFPJ

United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government’s policy of permanent warfare and empire-building. We welcome the participation of any and all national, regional and local groups who share our goals and wish to work with others … (about 1/2).

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Address: UFPJ, PO Box 607, Times Square Station, NY, NY 10108, USA;
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Since our founding in October 2002, UFPJ has spurred hundreds of protests and rallies around the country, and organized the two largest demonstrations against the Iraq war.

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History and Accomplishments: UFPJ began as a national campaign to bring together a broad range of organizations throughout the United States to help coordinate work against a U.S. war on Iraq. At an initial meeting in Washington, DC on October 25, 2002, more than 70 peace and justice organizations agreed to form United for Peace and Justice and coordinate efforts to oppose the war on Iraq.

  • As part of a February 15, 2003, global day of protest, “The World Says No to War,” UFPJ helped coordinate and publicize more than 790 demonstrations worldwide, and organized a rally at the United Nations headquarters in New York City that drew more than 500,000 participants.
  • Two days after the bombing of Iraq began, on March 22, 2003, UFPJ mobilized more than 300,000 people for a protest march down Broadway in New York City.
  • A May 2003 teach-in organized by UFPJ about war and empire drew a standing-room-only crowd of 2,000 to Washington, DC, to hear Arundhati Roy, Howard Zinn, Edward Said and other prominent speakers.
  • In June 2003, representatives of more than 325 local and national peace and justice groups from across the U.S. gathered again in Chicago for UFPJ’s first Strategy and Planning Conference. The conference was aimed to help coordinate actions to stop the Bush administration’s program of permanent war, as well as solidify UFPJ’s organizational structure.

Some of what emerged from the conference: … (full text).

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