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Standing for Justice and Peace in Ferguson

Posted by Ken Butigan
11.23.14
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The American Friends Service Committee has issued a powerful statement in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Missouri not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson in August. See its statement here.

Ferguson Action: Call to Action, updates and resources: www.fergusonaction.com

Campaign Nonviolence joins with our friends at United for Peace and Justice in supporting the following call:

Stand in Solidarity with the People of Ferguson, Missouri

“The senseless killing of Mike Brown is a movement moment for racial justice and an opportunity to advance economic and social justice for all. We in the peace movement have a special role to play in this struggle because our work is global. Our work is for peace at home and peace abroad. We know that war and militarism has no borders. If we are to have peace abroad we must confront injustice, violence and the militarization of police in our own communities. We must build peace at home.The struggle against violence and militarism in Ferguson continues, as it does around the world.  It is our charge as peacemakers and justice-seekers to stand with the people of Ferguson and all those who are victims of state violence as we make clear the connections between the war at home and the wars abroad, such as the renewed U.S. bombing of Iraq and Syria.”

— Michael McPhearson, Veterans for Peace Interim Executive Director and former UFPJ National Coordinator

United for Peace and Justice stands in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, who are awaiting an announcement from the grand jury about Darren Wilson. We call on groups around the country to express their support by joining or organizing local nonviolent actions.

Here are some links to resources you can use:

Ferguson Action: Call to Action, updates and resources: www.fergusonaction.com

Text alerts: Text hands up to 90975 to stay connected

Words to Action: Sign up for email updates directly from Ferguson: http://thisisthemovement.launchrock.com/

Ferguson National Response Network: Listing of planned responses around the country to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury announcement: http://fergusonresponse.tumblr.com/

Don’t Shoot Coalition: http://www.dontshootstl.org/

No-Indictment Planning: #Ferguson: http://www.noindictment.org/

*On October 3, UFPJ held a national briefing call about Ferguson, featuring Michael McPhearson. To listen to the recording: Playback Number: (712) 432-1219; Meeting ID: 446-724-667#; Recording number: 7#

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