Connecticut: Shut Down the War Machine!

Starting on March 27th, the Southeastern CT Direct Action and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to Stop the War Coalition will shut down the military recruiting center of New London, CT every Monday in April. We are calling for anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and their allies to join us in stopping the war and the military from recruiting for its massacres of the people of Iraq, and needlessly putting in harms way the poor and working class people of our community by lying to them that they have no other alternative.

This weekly action will push the resistance to the war to a more regular event, beginning with the momentum we hope to have gained on March 20th, when demonstrations to shut down the recruiting center in Norwich, CT, will also march to the office of Rob Simmons to tell him what we think about his war-hawking. The actions will then switch focus to the New London recrutment center (turn left on Howard Street off of Bank Street at Colombus Circle). There will be weekly demonstrations of resistance to the war and to recruiters on:

March 27th
April 3rd
April 10th
April 17th
April 24th

The actions will start at 9AM, when the offices open, and should stop shortly after we shut them down.

Southeastern CT Stop the War Coalition is a local caucus of anti-war and peace and justice groups that formed on January 21st in Hartford CT at the Direct Action to Stop the War Consulta organized by the CLASH collective. Several local consultas later, the groups endorsed a campaign of actions to stop the war, beginning on March 20th and continuing every week until May 1st, International Day of the Worker, before which there will be another consulta to assess the efficacy of the campaign and where the campaign will move from there.

The groups involved include Voluntown Peace Trust, Global Call, CCLeft (SDS chapter of Connecticut College), Southeastern CT Peace and Justice, St. Francis House, Catholic Workers, War Resister's League, and others.

Once again, we invite anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and their allies to join us in shutting down the military recruiting center of New London as a practical application of direct action to stop the war.