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24 Hour Peace Wave:
No to Militarization – Yes to Cooperation

June 25 – 26, 2022

24hourpeacewave.org

The G7 will be meeting near Munich June 26-28. NATO will be meeting in Madrid on June 28-30. We will speak up for peace and cooperation, the scaling back and dismantling of military alliances, the disarmament of governments, and the democratization and strengthening of international institutions of nonviolent cooperation and the rule of law. It is beyond time to address the unavoidable crises of nuclear risk, climate collapse, hunger, and homelessness, rather than manufacturing crises for the benefit of weapons dealers.

We are holding a non-stop 24-hour rolling rally live streaming on a Zoom channel moving west around the Earth from 2 p.m. in England on June 25 to 4 p.m. in Ukraine on June 26. There will be video from protests, demonstrations, vigils, teach-ins, and speakers at their desks. There will be music and art.

A detailed agenda can be found below by clicking on each of the 12 parts. More details are being updated all the time. You can of course drop in and out at any time during the 24 hours.

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In addition to being on Zoom, the peacewave will livestream (starting anew every two hours) on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-In. Please share those livestreams to other channels.

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Detailed Schedule

A detailed agenda can be found here by clicking on each of the 12 parts.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Ireland / UK / Western Sahara / Scotland / 

Livestream of London protest, Stop the War in Ukraine – No to NATO – Russian Troops Out: The protest in London is from 2-3:30pm BST at the Ministry of “Defence” (opposite Downing Street). 

Speakers and Musician in London: Mohammad Asif, Director of Afghan Human Rights Foundation; Alex Gordon, President of RMT; Lindsey German, Convenor StWC; Andrew Murray, Vice President StWC; Roger McKenzie, Liberation general secretary; Kate Hudson, CND general secretary; and musician Sean Taylor.

Presentations and music from Western Sahara

Faslane peace camp and TPNW conference updates from Scotland

Also: the Raised Voices Choir – an anti-militarist choir will be performing!

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. La Paz

12 p.m. Noon – 2 p.m. Halifax

Apertura y Bienvenidas a la Ola por la Paz
Speaker: Pablo Ruiz y Theo Valois
Following the first two hours of the Wave for Peace, we now begin the two hours dealing with South America. The wave crosses the Atlantic Ocean and first reaches our continent, our people. Here the issues for peace go beyond what is seen in the developed countries of the Global North and the so-called developed countries. The discussions here are different, and touch more our skin and our blood. What does it mean to talk about “no to militarization, yes to cooperation” in Latin America?

La OTAN en América Latina
Speaker: Stella Calloni
Stella Calloni, Argentine journalist, will talk to us about the role of NATO in Latin America and Operation Condor.

La lucha por la justicia, la paz y los derechos humanos en Chile
Speaker: Alicia Lira
Alicia Lira, president of the Association of Relatives of Political Executions, will share with us about the fight for justice, peace and human rights in Chile.

El fin de la Militarización y cambios en Perú
Speaker: Guillermo Burneo
Guillermo Burneo, from COMISEDE, will share with us about the challenges to end militarization and generate changes in Peru.

Participación abierta
Responsible: Pablo Ruiz y Theo Valois
Here we will open space for more common participation, to let people speak from their realities, to share experiences and exchange questions and answers.

Intervención Artística
Musician and Speaker: Francisco Villa
Francisco Villa, Chilean singer-songwriter, will share with us his music of commitment and struggle for life.

La busqueda por la Paz desde ja juventud y el voluntariado en Ecuador
Speaker: Michelle Denise Gavilanes y Esteban Lasso Silva
This intervention explains who are Global Peace Builders (GPB), how we they are organized, their main mission and tools, with a call to action from their networks to create knowledge and awareness of peace work in Ecuador, the campaigns, the impact and the coming international volunteer program.

Discutir Paz desde Brasil y el caso brasileño
Speaker: Carmen Diniz
Carmen Diniz, jurist and criminologist, coordinator of the Brazil Chapter of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and the Dignity of the Pueblos and Coordinator of the Carioca Committee for Solidarity with Cuba, will speak about the struggle against militarization and the problems to deal with a government that foments the opposite.

La importancia de la educación por la paz
Speaker: Carlos González
Carlos González, From 3 y 4 Álamos, will speak from the Memory Spaces in Chile and the Americas, touching on the importance and relevance of Education for Peace.

Espacio para poesia
Responsible: Theo Valois
A space for art and poetry – reading of lyrical texts about peace and change in Latin America.

Conclusión de la parte 02 de la Ola por la Paz
Responsible: Pablo Ruiz y Theo Valois
Comments on the two hours and general acknowledgements. Invitations to everyone to participate in other moments of the Wave, mainly part 04, which will be covered by our colleagues from Central America.

Conclusion video: From Latin America to IPRA 2021 Kenya: I am Bread, I am Peace, I am MORE.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. New York / Toronto

First: a one-hour event on The High Line in New York City at the Sam Durrant “Untitled (drone)”  installation, including participation by Veterans For Peace, the Raging Grannies NYC, Catholic Worker, the Rising Together Guerilla Theater, and many others. Join in: The High Line Spur, Tenth Avenue & West 30th Street (Just east of The High Line, elevator access near the south west corner of West 30th Street, #7 train to Hudson Yards)

Co-hosts Nydia Leaf of Granny Peace Brigade & Ban Killer Drones, Margaret Engel of NYS Peace Action & Zool of Rising Together

Raging Grannies NYC

Catholic Workers Carmen Trotta on Yemen & music by Bud Courtney

Co-host Margaret Engel & Jacqueline Wade of the Mumia Coalition on local issues

Trudy Silver & Where’s The Outrage? Featuring the Dragons of the War Profiteers

Poet Farid Bitar & Deb Kapell of Jewish Voice for Peace on Palestine

Tarak Kauff of Veterans For Peace & Peace & Planet News  on NATO, Ukraine

V Jane Orendain, AK Rivera & Bea Canete on the Philippines

Co-host Nydia Leaf on drones

Fran Luck of WBAI’s “Joy of Resistance” &  poet Pete Dolack

Rising Together Guerilla Theater directed by James Williams

Next is Hamilton, Ontario: the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War.

Then a Long Island, New York, event with Susan Perretti, Myrna Gordon, Bob Marcus, vigilers with kites bearing messages, and music. To attend in person please be there at 1:45 PM. Join us for kite flying!
Harborfront Park

101A E. Broadway

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

for more info please contact: 631.473.0136

Then to Asheville, North Carolina, where activists are opposing construction of a new Pratt-Whitney/Raytheon facility. The event will be from 2-3 pm ET, at Pack Square, corner of Biltmore and Patton.

Finally will be Dave Lippman, songwriter and performer, and Canadian author and activist Yves Engler, plus a video of Noam Chomsky.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mexico City / Central America / Colombia

Activities:

(EN) In the two hours for this section we will invite more voices from Latin America to speak about their realities, experiences and perspectives on the discussions about peace, militarization and OTAN/NATO in Central America, the Caribbeans and South America. The section will be moderated by Leo Gabriel (member of the International Council of the WSF, part of Prague Spring II Network), in a dynamic round table exchange of relevant international voices.

(ES) En las dos horas de esta sección invitaremos a más voces de América Latina a hablar sobre sus realidades, experiencias y perspectivas en discusiones sobre paz, militarización y la presencia OTAN/OTAN en Centroamérica, el Caribe y Sudamérica. La sección será moderada por Leo Gabriel (miembro del Consejo Internacional del FSM, parte de la Red Prague Spring II), en una dinámica de mesa redonda con intercambio de voces internacionales relevantes.

Participants/Speakers:
Father Alejandro Solalinde, founder of the Migrant Houses in Oaxaca and in other places, being a well-known figure in Mexico / Padre Alejandro Solalinde, fundador de las Casas de Migrantes en Oaxaca y otras partes, siendo una figura muy conocida en México.

Adrian Carrasco Zanini, Cineasta y cantante mexicano quien participó en en algunas revoluciones de Centroamerica / Adrian Carrasco Zanini, Mexican Filmmaker and singer who participated in some revolutions in Central America.

Alan Fajardo, Political Scientist at the National University of Honduras, advisor to the LIBRE party currently in government / Alan Fajardo, Politólogo de la Universidad Nacional de Honduras, asesor del partido LIBRE, actualmente en el gobierno.

Ismael Ortiz, Coordinator of projects for the integration of youth bands in the government of Nagyip Bukele, former guerrilla and activist in social movements in El Salvador / Ismael Ortiz, Coordinador de proyectos para la integración de bandas juveniles en el gobierno de Nagyip Bukele, ex-guerrillero y activista en movimientos sociales.

Oly Millán Campos, economist and former minister of foreign trade in the government of Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), currently a member of an opposition group / Oly Millán Campos, economista y ex-ministra de comercio exterior en el gobierno de Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), actualmente integrante de un grupo opositor.

Claudia Alvarez is a professor-researcher at the University of “Good Living” (Sumac kawsay, Buen Vivir) in Buenos Aires, working on the Campaign for a Global Curriculum of Social Solidarity Economy / Claudia Alvarez es profesora-investigadora de la Universidad del Buen Vivir en Buenos Aires, trabajando en la Campaña por un Currículum Global de la Economía Social Solidaria.

We will also have some important statements from other parts of Latin America to contribute to the discussions and topics touched in this section:

Julieta Daza, member of Juventud Rebelde Colombia and a political and social activist living in Venezuela / Julieta Daza, integrante de Juventud Rebelde Colombia y activista política y social radicada en Venezuela.

Santiago De Jesús Rodríguez Peña, President of the Commission for Citizen Security, Peace, and Human Rights (PARLACEN), located in the Dominican Republic / Santiago De Jesús Rodríguez Peña, Presidente de la Comisión de Seguridad Ciudadana, Paz y Derechos Humanos (PARLACEN), con sede en la República Dominicana.

Angelo Cardona, Colombian Activist & IPB councilmember will speak on the Colombian election & its impact on peace in the country

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Los Angeles / Vancouver

Hello, all! Please join us for fun and interesting family-friendly Peace Wave activities this Saturday, June 25th from 11am-4pm at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW, Poulsbo, WA (next to Kitsap Bangor Naval Base) Tentative schedule below. Please help us spread the word! Join us in person and/or register for access to the zoom call at https://act.worldbeyondwar.org/wave/.

Schedule of Activities at GZ

11am – 2pm. Refreshments, Nature Walk, Outdoor Games, Art Activities, Tour of GZ and Peace Pagoda, Outdoor Picnic (please bring food to enjoy with your family)

Noon – 1pm. Outdoor Mask Theatre Workshop with sculptor, mask-maker, puppeteer, performer and educator Craig Jacobrown of The Maskery (https://themaskery.com). Working in the Commedia Dell’Arte tradition, Craig will help us transform into characters who are already well known to us from stories passed down through centuries. In the workshop we’ll prepare for a short performance that will be given during the GZ livestream a little later in the afternoon.

ON THE PEACE WAVE:
2 – 4pm. GZ Livestreams to International Audience! (Live and Pre-recorded Activities Shown on Large Screen)

  • Acknowledging GZ’s location on the ancestral territory of the People of Clear Salt Water (Suquamish People).
  • Drumming/prayer by Buddhist monks of the Nipponzan Myohoji Order of Bainbridge Island, WA (Senji Kanaeda & Gilberto Perez), personal story about Hiroshima/ Nagasaki bombing, and construction of the Peace Pagoda by the Trident Base  
  • Presentations by activists Tara Villaba, former Navy submarine captain Thomas Rogers, and Sue Ablao on the dangers of the nuclear weapons carried by Trident submarines, the impact of the US nuclear weapons program on the poor, and GZ’s history of nonviolent direct action at the Base
  • Video of June 2022 court testimony by GZ members arrested during Mothers’ Day protest of nuclear weapons at the Base, including comments by judge
  • Flash mob video ‘WAR’ done at the Base in 2019
  • Mask theatre performance with Craig Jacobrown of The Maskery
  • Activists Marty Bishop and Kathy Railsback speak on the environmental impacts of war and the dangers posed to the Salish Sea by the Manchester Fuel Depot, described by the Navy as “the largest fuel depot in the Continental U.S.”
  • Peace music by The Irthlingz Duo, based in Orcas Island, WA, and Pastor Rachel Weasley from Bellingham, WA
  • Victoria, BC message from activist Cory Greenless on 6/26 “No to NATO” event
  • California message from Jodie Evans and Code Pink activists on the beach
  • Display of peace drawings by Russian children sent to U.S. in the 1980’s
  • Opportunity to meet and plan future actions with other peace activists!


Please contact info@gzcenter.org for more info. 
Peace!

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Hawaii

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3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Alaska

Alaska Powerpoint and music.

Kyle Kajihiro

Collective Poem to Cancel RIMPAC
Thirteen indigenous poets from Oceania – from Hawaiʻi, Aotearoa, and Guahan – came together to write and record a poem calling for the Cancellation of RIMPAC and for the restoration of ea: life, breath, and sovereignty. Their words envision a world without RIMPAC, without war or war games, without militarization and nuclear warfare, without deception and appropriation, without naval sonar and naval frigates, without bombs, and without militancy. Listen to their words, breathe with them, be moved by the futures they imagine, and act. #CancelRIMPAC.

Bombing of Pōhakuloa, Kaho’olawe and Mākua Valley–Tina Grandinetti

Tina Grandinetti breaks down the history of the land leases secured by the US Military occupier in Hawai‘i up for renewal in 2029.

Al Jazeera short documentary “How the Army Got to Bomb Hawai’I for $1.”
The US Army has bombed, burned and desecrated sacred Hawaiian land in the name of US national security since World War II. The military acquired much of this land decades ago for just $1. The documentary shows the bombing at Pohakuloa, Kaho’olawe and Makua Valley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nsn4Sxy8r8 (11:23 minutes)

Introduction of Red Hill Water Contamination Crisis (2 Minutes)—Mikey Inouye

The US Navy Knew Red Hill was a Disaster Waiting to Happen
The US Navy knew. Our Representatives knew. The Chamber of Commerce knew. We tried to warn them about the leaking Red Hill Fuel Facility for years – but they ignored us.There’s still time to stop the worst from happening. But it’s going to take ALL of us to #ShutDownRedHill.

He Mele no Kāne
O‘ahu Water Protectors Nani and Makaio ask the important question: where is the water of Kāne?

The US Navy’s History of Violence in Hawai‘i

Water Protectors Testify to the US Navy & Department of Health
Kānaka maoli, members of O‘ahu Water Protectors, and affected families testified before the Hawai‘i State Department of Health and the US Navy demanding transparency and accountability for the contamination of our aquifer. We didn’t get any of that – what we got instead were constant lectures on civility. #ShutDownRedHill

Native Hawaiians Challenge the Navy’s Contamination of the Water Supply of over 400,000 persons on Oahu.
Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the #RedHill fuel leak. Empire Files producer Mike Prysner was on the ground.

Keoni DeFranco on Hawaiian History and Militarism

Militarization of Guahan

LIVE GUAHAN SPEAKERS
Chant: 4 minutes (Jeremy Cepeda)
Poem: 4 minutes (Nichole Quintanilla)
Speaker: 4-5 minutes (Moneka DeOro)
Speaker: 7 -8 minutes (Hope Cristobal)
Speaker: Michael Bevacqua

Final Words at Magic Island Event (3 Minutes)—Joy Enomoto

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sydney / Guam

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1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Auckland

New Zealand:
Aotearoa New Zealand’s Peace Wave section will be introduced with the words of Waikato Princess Te Puea who was a stern opponent of conscription of Maori men in the first world war- read by her family member, Mereaina Herangi. Author Linda Hansen will talk about Peacemakers in these Islands – from Rēkohu and Parihaka to the Nuclear Ban Treaty and Nobel Peace Prize (2017) and beyond.  There will be video of a unique multi lingual Peace Pole installation in Hastings city, and a protest in Auckland outside Rocket Lab. Former Minister of Disarmament Matt Robson will speak on the dangers of NZ  supporting  NATO and Timi Barabas will share on the intersection of youth, climate and peace- plus many more.

*Introduction by Mereaina Herangi, relative of  Waikato Princess Te Puea, Pacifist and strong opponent of conscription of Maori men in the first world war. 

*Author Linda Hansen will talk about Peacemakers in these Islands – from Rēkohu and Parihaka to the Nuclear Ban Treaty and Nobel Peace Prize (2017) and beyond.  
 
*Footage of unique multi lingual Peace Pole installation in Hastings city, 
 
*Protest in Auckland outside Rocket Lab. 
 
*Former Minister of Disarmament Matt Robson will speak on the dangers of NZ  supporting  NATO and 
 
*Timi Barabas will share on the intersection of youth, climate and peace.
 
*Deirdra McMenamin, creative peace maker,
 
*Clare Woodham, Tara dancer and Buddhist,
 
*Matt Brennan, Aotearoa 4 Assange,
 
*Angie Ong, Soka Gakkai Childrens’ peace exhibitions,
 
*Rimpac Pacifica Poem creation
 
*Peace Foundation peer mediation in schools

Australia: Annette Brownlie will start with welcome to country and a brief mention of  IPAN, her organisation. Alison Broinowski will introduce the program with Bondi Beach and its Pacific Waves in the background. There will then be a series of talk, music, and outdoor events.

12 p.m. noon – 2 p.m. Korea / Japan

Moderator for Korean Part: Gayeon Kim (PEACEMOMO)
Opening with moderator
Speaker: Gayeon Kim (PEACEMOMO)

Speaker: Kaia (Curry) – Inter-Island Solidarity for Peace of the Sea Jeju Committee
Sea protest and press conference at the Jeju Navaly Base on June 22 opposing the catastrophic RIMPAC war exercise.

Speaker: Sooyoung Hwang(PSPD) – Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea (SPARK) & People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy(PSPD)
CSO Press conference regarding the Korean government’s presence at the NATO Summit.

Speaker: A-Young Moon (PEACEMOMO)
NATO’s expansion to Asia from the perspective of the Korean peninsula.

End the Korean War Campaign
Speaker: Sooyoung Hwang (PSPD), Korea Peace Appeal

Closing notes
Speaker: Gayeon Kim (PEACEMOMO)

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. China / Philippines

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12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Viet Nam

Particpants in Vietnam and Myanmar plus activities from Teatrong Bayan (Peoples Theater), a national organization of community based and school based theater groups in the Philippines, and also from the Artists Movement Against War (AMAW) from Cebu (central Philippines), and possibly from a group from Marawi City, Mindanao in the evacuation centre for internally displaced victims of war in Southern Philippines.

Detailed Program from the Philippines:

Activity Opening
Speaker: Cora Fabros
Introduction from Cora Fabros and Teatrong Bayan and Participating Organizations/Artist Introductions.

First Segment
1. INTRO CLIP “Imperialist wars have claws reaching different corners of the world. Plunging peace into chaos, darkness, and blood.”
2. MURAL AND DANCE Mural from Cebu and Interpretative Dance
Mural – Sining Dilaab (Art Ablaze)
Dance – Virgie Lacsa Suarez
3. SONG Do you hear the people sing?
PWP Youth
4.POEM Pangarap, Hindi Panaginip (The Dream We Make)
Teatrong Bayan
5. SPEECH AND POEM 5-years after the Marawi Siege
Reclaiming Marawi Movement (Gunita Ng Isang Bakwit) Memories of an IDP
Reclaiming Marawi Youth
6. SONG ShRAPnel
Galo Tepangan
7. TRANSITION Ang Imperyalismo ay Giyera (Imperialism is War)
Teatrong Bayan
8. SPEECH On U.S-led Alliances (AUKUS, QUAD)
Prof. Roland Simbulan

Second Segment
1. SONG Ang Imperyalismo ay Giyera (Imperialism is War)
Teatrong Bayan
2. DANCE “Kung Tuyo na ang Luha Mo Aking Bayan” (When Your Tears Run Dry, My Motherland)
Virgie Lacsa Suarez
3. CHORAL RECITATION Mas Mapanganib na Ang Mangibang-bayan (Working Abroad Is More Dangerous Now.)
Silay Mata
4. PERFORMANCE Sa Mga Kuko ng Karimlan (In The Claws of Darkness)
Teatrong Bayan
5. SPEECH Women and War
Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan (Womens Unity for Freedom)
7. SONG Sigaw ng Kababaihan (The Women’s Cry)
Beckie Abraham
8. SPEECH Call to End Wars
Peace Women Partners

Third Segment
1. SONG Mapayapang Mundo (Peaceful World)
Pol Galang
2.RAP F.T.S.
Keel Chiko
3. SONG WWIII
Sining Dilaab (Art Ablaze)
4. SPEECH Vietnam
5. SPEECH KILUSAN (MOVEMENT) Statement
Virgie Lacsa Suarez
6. CHORAL RECITATION Ilang Gera Pa Uncle Sam? (How Many More Wars Uncle Sam?)
Sining Dilaab (Art Ablaze)
7. SONG Darating ang Araw (The Day Will Come)
Jess Santiago
8. DANCE AND POEM “Kung Tuyo na ang Luha Mo Aking Bayan” (When Your Tears Run Dry, My Motherland)
Virgie Lacsa Suarez
Last verse of the poem “Kung Tuyo na ang Luha Mo Aking Bayan” (When Your Tears Run Dry, My Motherland) by Amado V. Hernandez
9. CLOSING (AudioVideo Clip) Ang Imperyalismo ay Giyera (Imperialism is War)
Teatrong Bayan
10. SOLIDARITY ACTION Placards with Calls from Room Participants and Chants
11. CALLS AND CREDITS

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Afghanistan

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12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pakistan

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12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. India / Sri Lanka

Positive Power: A Poem by Syeda Rumana Mehdi, Pakistan

Welcome and Overview of the South Asian Wave, Dr. Mazher Hussain, Executive Director, COVA Peace Network

Commiseration and Prayer for People of Sri Lanka

An Invocation for Peace: Adm. L. Ramdas, Former Chief of Indian Navy

Colours of Peace- 6 artists from all the participating South Asian Countries start painting in their own countries on Peace and War- The Process of Painting will be visible on a special section on the screen till the paintings are completed.

Afghanistan

Overview by Dr. Jill Carr Haris, Jai Jagat

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Afghanistan: Ms. Sima Samar, Former Minister, Government of Afghanistan

Blue Home: Poem by Nehmatullah Ahangosh

Cultural Program by Youth of Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Overview by Mr. Shahriar Kabir, President, Forum for Secular Bangladesh

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Bangladesh by: Mr. Ramendu Majumdar, President International Theatre Institute

War is Death for Children and Women: Ms. Aroma Datta, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh

Song by Mr. Shahrukh Kabir, Cultural Squad, Forum for Secular Bangladesh

Economics of Peace

Objective and Introductions- Dr. Mazher Hussain

Jean Druz, India

Dr. Ayesha Siddiqua, Pakistan

Dr. Sonali Deriniyagala or Nishan De Mel- Sri Lanka

Major General Mohammed Ali Sikdar, ED Regional Anti- Terrorist Research Institute, Bangladesh

Dr. Ahmed Shuja : Speaker from Afghanistan:

Speaker from Nepal

India

Overview by Dr. Jill Carr Haris

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of India by P.V. Rajagopal, Ekta Parishad / Jai Jagat

Song by Youth Group to be Organised by Veda Bhyas / Ravi Nitesh

Wars through Media Manipulation by Seema Mustapha, President Editors Guild of India

South Asian Ensemble

Overview by Dr Mazher Hussain

Joint Reading of Short Story by Sadat Hasan Manto “The Last Salute” by narrators from 6 South Asian Countries

South Asia: The Wars Within by: Mr. Karamat Ali, PILER, Pakistan

Nepal

Overview by Dr. Jill Carr Haris

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Nepal by Amb. Arjun Karki*, Former Ambassador of Nepal to USA

Music by Youth Group*

Pakistan

Overview by Dr Mazher Hussain

Dance on Tagore by Tehreek e Niswan

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Pakistan by General Bangash

Play by Ajoka-

Colours of Peace

Display of Paintings and Messages by Painters from 6 countries.

Sri Lanka

Overview by Dr. Jill Carr Haris

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Sri Lanka by Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Former Under Secretary General, United Nations.

Defeats in Victories: The Sri Lankan Scenario

Valedictory Session

Crafting a Union for South Asia- Beena Sarwar, Senior Journalist

Appeal for Global Peace by Hon’ble. Madhab Nepal*, Former Prime Minister of Nepal,

Vote of Thanks by Mr. Vijay Bharatiya, SAPA

Refugee Children and Youth from 10 Countries Sing: We Shall Overcome!

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ramstein / Madrid / Cameroon /

Activities:
Introduction by IPB’s director
Speaker: Reiner Braun
 
Music Video “Nein, meine Söhne geb’ ich nicht”, from Reinhard Mey & Freunde (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q-Ga3myTP4&ab_channel=ReinhardMey)
 
Why “No to NATO”?
Speaker: Vera Zalka
Back-up plan: What’s the Legal basis for NATO

Livestream intervention from Sinjajevina, Montenegro
Speaker: Pablo Domínguez and Milan Sekulovic

Sinjajevina is the Balkan’s biggest mountain grassland, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and a vital ecosystem for Europe with over 22,000 people living in the region. The Montenegrin army, along with other NATO troops, has dropped up to half a ton of explosives on Sinjajevina, without any environmental, socio-economic or health assessment, and without consulting its inhabitants, while putting under serious risk their environment and their way of life. For that, dozens of international organizations calls for the campaign “Save Sinjajevina”, reinforcing that “the European Union should ask for the removal of the military training ground in Sinjajevina as a pre-condition for Montenegro’s EU membership”. Around the next Saint Peter’s day on July 12th, traditionally very significant for Sinjajevinans, a series of activities will be organized to attract people around the world to gather and raise their voices in favor of the protection of Sinjajevina. For that purpose, a European campaign was launched (#Sinjajevina) together with a global petition.

Disarmament for Development
Speaker: Cyrille Roland Bechon

Pre-recorded videos from Rammstein
Speaker: Pablo Wulkow
most events to be recorded will happen the day before (25th, Saturday).

Nuclear Disarmament
Speaker: Vanda Proskova

Pre-recorded videos and material

Livestream directly from Madrid
Speaker: Kristine Karch

Pre-recorded videos and material

Noam Chomsky’s speech video to the 2022 World Social Forum

Common Security
Speaker: Phillip Jennings

Closing section
Speaker: Sean Conner, Divine Nkwelle and Theo Valois (IPB staff)

Join in the events in Madrid:
The demonstration will start at Plaza de Atocha, Madrid, Spain on Sunday June 26th at 12:00. And go here on the days leading up to it:

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Finland / Ukraine / South Africa

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3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Iran 

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2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Moscow

1.       Panel Discussion:

–          Salla Nazarenko, Journalist, Writer, and Activist from The Finish Union of journalists (Finland)

–          Lina Hjärtström, Peace Activist and member of Wilpf Sweden (Sweden)

–          Christina Foerch, Documentary Filmmaker, Activist, and Co-Founder of Fighters for Peace (Lebanon/Germany)

2.       Video from Ali Akhlaghi, Sarbaz Solh (Iran)

3.       Statement from Christine Achieng Odera, World BEYOND War and Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador’s Network (Kenya)

4.       Concluding statement from Yurii Sheliazhenko, World BEYOND War and the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement (Ukraine)


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