Breaking the Silence

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3rd Annual Reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s

“Breaking the Silence: Beyond Vietnam” Speech

Monday, April 3, 2023

Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Dr. King’s 1967 speech exposing militarism, materialism, and racism continues to reverberate in our nation today as our government spends record billions of dollars on militarism every year while our nation’s poor go hungrier, often based on racial inequity.

Our people and our cities could flourish if not for this vast wasteful expenditure.

Sponsoring Organizations: Brickhouse Wellness, Carl Stokes Brigade, Cleveland Nonviolence Network, Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing, Cleveland Peace Action, Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, End Poverty Now! Cleveland Jobs with Justice, National Council of Negro Women – Cuyahoga County Section, Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition, Organize Ohio, Single Payer Action Network Ohio

Contact: [email protected]

Annual Membership Meeting 2023

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Ending the Ukraine War: Can There Be Solidarity Within the Peace Movement? 

On ZOOM – register here

Wednesday, April 26th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

A conversation with CPA Board Members Terry Lodge and Mark Weber, and the audience. Moderator: Francis Chiappa

Annual election of board members and officers for Cleveland Peace Action and Cleveland Peace Action Education Fund. Candidate slate and bios for new nominees Ric Doringo and Doug Horner coming soon.

Join the Northeast Ohio Coalition for Peace in Ukraine (NOCPU)

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We are mobilizing in Northeast Ohio to join the National “Rage Against the War Machine” Rally in Washington D.C. February 19, 2023. Add your voice to the growing numbers of people calling for an end to the continual march to global war and destruction. 

Are you disgusted with our government throwing our hard-earned tax dollars at wars across the globe? Do you see the folly of expanding NATO? Are you sick and tired of hearing about war casualties – human beings dying in war? Must our climate be further destroyed by war? We must add our voice to demand, “No More Wars,” if we want to end the insane and endless war machine that consumes life and capital and makes us all cannon fodder.

We are organizing vans out of NE Ohio to add our voices to the ever-increasing volume of people calling for an end to the continual march to global war, and economic and climate disaster.

  • Do you plan to travel with NOCPU on a bus, van, or carpool, to the DC rally? Reserve a seat today.
  • Do you want to help organize a local solidarity rally in Greater Cleveland?
  • Please send your response to Don at [email protected] or call 216-255-1576

Endorsed by Cleveland Peace Action

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A Little Snow Won’t Stop Lou

It was an enjoyable, albeit frigid afternoon today greeting fans heading to FirstEnergy Stadium for a game between the “former” Cleveland Browns (aka Baltimore Ravens) and the actual Cleveland Browns.       I cheerily greeted everyone, with many thanking me for my service. One young man, noticing the six medals on the left breast pocket of my 1966 Army field jacket, said, “Thank you for your Bronze Star.” That was a first–never heard that before.     A few young men walking by shouted “USA!! USA!!”.  I shouted back, “Peace on Earth!!” “Peace on Earth.”      

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