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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Christians for a Free Palestine protest inside U.S. Senate


  Demonstrators with Christians for a Free Palestine protest the Gaza famine in the U.S. Senate cafeteria, April 9, 2024, at the Capitol in Washington. (RNS photo/Aleja Hertzler-McCain)

Dear Friends,

Yesterday April 9th, Christians for a Free Palestine sponsored a moving Prayer and Communion Service on the U.S. Capitol grounds, followed by a nonviolent blockade of the U.S. Senate Cafeteria calling for "Food Not Bombs to Gaza" and urgent delivery of food and humanitarian aid to address the famine in Gaza, a permanent ceasefire and end to the U.S.-backed Israeli genocidal war in Gaza, a halt to U.S. arms and military aid to Israel, release of all captives, and an end to Israel's Illegal occupation of Palestine. 

Several hundred Christian peace activists from across the U.S. took part in this witness, including members of the DMV-based Christians 4 Ceasefire, and 50 were arrested for the blockade.

Supporters who were not arrested and ordered to leave the Senate Cafeteria proceeded to do a spontaneous singing procession in the tunnels of the Senate Buildings before ordered by U.S Capitol Police to leave the Senate complex.

Those arrested were charged with "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding." 

After being transported to a U.S. Capitol police processing facility, all were released by 5 PM on April 9th.
Please see below links to news articles.

In resurrection hope,

Art Laffin
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House
Washington DC


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