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CT, New London: Protest Bush! Out of Iraq NOW!



New London

Where: Coast Guard Academy Main Gate, Tampa St. & Mohegan Ave. New London, CT 06320

Map to Event

George W. Bush will be speaking at the commencement ceremony of the Coast Guard Academy at Tampa St. & Mohegan Ave. in New London on Wednesday May 23rd. Join students, soldiers and veterans, military families, impeachment and antiwar activists outside the main gate of the US Coast Guard Academy to protest Bush's visit.

The national and international media will be there and so will we.

  • Carlos & Melida Arrendondo Gold Star Families, and members of Military Families Speak Out will be their for the overnight vigil with Camp Alex Arrendondo casket and medals, photographs, & boots.
  • Elliott Adams, Veterans for Peace President, decedent of US President John Adams, and cousin to Samuel Adams, Ellioott's g.g.g. grandfather was Thomas Adams, brother to US 2nd President John Adams. Will speak and be with us.
  • We have also extended an invitation to Cindy Sheehan.
  • CODEPINK invited!
  • Raging Grannies Invited!
  • VFP Chapters from nearby mid-Atlantic region and New England States.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Against the War (Welcome home brother & sisters!)

Newspaper ads publicizing the May 23 demonstration against Bush in New London, CT will be another way that we going to spread the word. Newspaper ads are an effective way of reaching hundreds of thousands of people. If you would like to make a contribution to help pay for an upcoming newspaper ad please click this link.

Please make a donation now to help us pay for the cost of bus and van rentals, printing tens of thousands of leaflets, placards and banners. To make a tax-deductible donation or learn how to send a check, click this link.

The ANSWER Coalition is organizing buses and car transportation to take people to the demonstration from throughout the region. Many other organizations throughout New England are co-sponsoring the protest, including Cape Cod and Island Peace Communities; Colombia Action -CT; CT Coalition for Peace/New Haven; Danbury Peace Coalition; Efficacy; Kennebunk PEACE Department; National Lawyers Guild -CT; Veterans for Peace -Ridgefield; People of Faith CT; Queers Without Borders; Unidad Latina en Acción.

Speaking Events



August 2-6: Peace and Democracy Conference at Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.


September 22-24: No War 2017 at American University in Washington, D.C.


October 28: Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference

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