Women's March on the Pentagon
Start and end times are approximate. See March website for more information as the date grows nearer.
The Oracle Institute is proud to endorse Cindy Sheehan and the Women's March on the Pentagon:
In response to the continuing military aggression of the USA and to put an antiwar agenda back on the table of activists, we are calling for a Women's (and allies) March on the Pentagon on Sunday, October 21 - the 51st anniversary of the 1967 big antiwar event in Washington D.C.
- On October 21, 1967, 50,000 people marched on the Pentagon in opposition to the escalation of U.S. imperialist aggression in Vietnam. That same year, there were additional anti-war marches across the nation in all major cities including New York, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
- These actions and the subsequent protests at the 1968 presidential elections led to the call for a general strike which culminated in the mobilization of 500,000 protestors in another march on the Pentagon on October 15, 1969.
- On October 7th, 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan under the pretext of apprehending those behind the attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001. U.S. forces have remained in active occupation, making the illegal and immoral war in Afghanistan the longest foreign occupation in U.S. history.
In response to the ongoing U.S. military aggression across the globe and the continuing bi-partisan increases in Pentagon funding, we are calling for a 21st century March on the Pentagon on the 51st anniversary of the massive 1967 march and all the subsequent marches. The bloated military budget is draining our communities and families dry of precious blood and treasure while decimating nations and peoples who have done nothing to us.
Our demands are simple: The complete end to the wars abroad; closure of foreign bases; dramatically slash the Pentagon budget to fund healthy social programs here at home. The recent protests against the Trump administration have not focused on the anti-war & peace movement. Yet, the "nuclear clock" is at two minutes to midnight, and with the threat of nuclear annihilation becoming an incomprehensible reality, WE MUST MARCH FOR PEACE AND AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE.