2018 WOMEN’S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON
Give a Sh!t
October 20 & 21, 2018
In response to the continuing march of military aggression by the USA and to put an antiwar agenda back on the table of activists, we are calling for an Women’s (and allies) March on the Pentagon tentatively sent for the 51st anniversary of the 1967 big antiwar event in DC and subsequent march on the Pentagon that had 50,000 people!
Our demands are simple: The complete end to the wars abroad; closure of foreign bases; dramatically slash the Pentagon budget to fund healthy social programs here at home: the only good empire is a gone empire.
The “nuclear clock” is at two minutes to midnight, and with the threat of nuclear annihilation becoming an incomprehensible reality, WE MUST MARCH FOR PEACE AND AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE.
Schedule of Events
We are pleased that our team in DC, core team, and steering committee are getting a tentative schedule looking more concrete for the WMOP weekend in Washington DC.
Saturday, October 20
(TIMES AND PLACES TBA)
(Children’s Festival tabled for lack of interest)
CIVIL RESISTANCE 101
This workshop will focus on the time-honored strategy of civil resistance. After we chat about the history and significance, we will talk about non-violent actions and what to expect from a police state response.
VICTIMS NO MORE
Basics of self-defense for women.
How to be our own media in the capital of propaganda.
BLESSING OF WMOP BY 1000 GODDESS GATHERING
The 1000 Goddess Gathering is planning on holding a blessing circle for WMOP on the Mall. (TIME/PLACE TBA)
Sunday, October 22nd
11:00 am to Noon: Gather at Pentagon City Metro Station
Noon to 1:00 pm: MARCH ON THE PENTAGON
- We are asking that people respect the environment and try to use only renewable/recyclable/re- purposed materials for your signs/banners. Banners/flags are preferable to signs.
- We hope signs will reflect our energy of putting the PRO back in PRO-test! Tons of garbage are always left behind from protests/rallies/marches, please plan on leaving our area nicer than we found it—-we know DC is the cesspool of the world and the Pentagon is a dangerous place, but we are not “dirty hippies” (whatever that is), we are PRO-environment and PRO-community. Most of us don’t live there, let’s not trash someone else’s community.
2:00 pm until 4:00: Rally with speakers/music/entertainment (Speakers/performers TBA)
4:00 pm: Opportunity for non-violent civil resistance