PEACE, NOT WAR
SOCIAL JUSTICE, NOT INEQUALITY
WE ARE A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
The Monterey Peace and Justice Center at 1364 Fremont Avenue in Seaside, CA is open to the public Wednesdays, from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. For a listing of events at the Center and throughout Monterey County, visit the Weekly Peace Calendar
Veterans For Peace Chapter 46
meets the second Friday of the month at 3:00 pm Pacific Time, at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., in Seaside, CA. Vaccinated visitors are welcome to meet at the Peace Center in person. Those who are not vaccinated are invited to join virtually via Zoom. VFP is open to all veterans and veteran supporters.
Join or renew your membership at www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/join-renew.
Veterans For Peace is an educational and humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.
War in Ukraine: Diplomacy, Not War!
The Peace Coalition of Monterey County, as a network of peacebuilders, condemns the military operations in Ukraine launched by Russia on February 24th. The actions are in violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations. We are in solidarity with the international peace community in calling for an immediate cessation of all military actions which threaten the lives and livelihoods of citizens of all countries involved. We reject punitive sanctions as they do NOT target those responsible for war, but affect vulnerable civilian populations by limiting access to basic human needs.
We recognize that this current crisis represents decades of U.S. policy decisions and government actions that have only contributed to the building of antagonisms and aggressions between countries.
The U.S. has a responsibility to pursue genuine diplomacy to push for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal and to apply pressure on other nations to do the same. We must respond to this current crisis, and continue to address the causes of war; by redirecting the military budget towards human needs, pushing for the global abolition of nuclear weapons, and eliminating the ability of corporations to profit from war.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch
meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm Pacific Time, virtually, on Zoom.
The Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Boulevard in Seaside, CA 93955