October has several dates with significance for the peace movement. In October 2009, we’ll mark the eighth year of the U.S. war in Afghanistan and seven years since Congress passed the resolution authorizing war against Iraq. In addition, October commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Moratorium, which brought hundreds of thousands into the streets to protest the war.
Designate October 17 as a day for mass rallies, marches, coordinated local and regional demonstrations and other forms of protest.
In addition, we support and endorse a two-week period of united mass actions, beginning October 3 and culminating on October 17. This includes Monday, October 5 as the date for a national mass march and non-violent civil resistance at the U.S. House of Representatives office buildings and the White House.