Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NO NUKES RALLY & MARCH








Sunday, May 2nd, from Times Square to the UN
[Photos by M.Weinstein]
I participated with other members of the “Brooklyn for Peace” group in the Rally/March from Times Square to the UN. It was predominately about 1] abolish nuclear weapons worldwide, 2] peace and human needs, 3] end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Led by a colorful and energetic contingent of 2000 peace activists from Japan, and joined by thousands of New Yorkers and folks from other states, a large and spirited peace parade made its way through the streets of Times Square and over to the United Nations. Their demand? Worldwide nuclear disarmament for peace and human needs now! Adding to the drama and urgency of that demand was the presence of some survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bomb attacks by the U.S. on those cities at the end of World War II. To loud chants of "No nukes!”Peace Now!", "Health Care Not Warfare!", "Money for Jobs, Not for War", the marchers formed a human peace train that stretched for many, many blocks to the thrill, applause and sometime surprise of thousands of tourists and other onlookers crowding the sidewalks of midtown Manhattan.





















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