August Newsletter

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Veterans for Peace Albuquerque Invites you to Commemorate the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact with Ray McGovern & Rey Garduño

Some men see things as they are and say why...I dream of things as they never were and say why not. -George Bernard Shaw Just because “There have always been wars,” we need not resign ourselves to living with the endless wars that contribute so greatly to a culture of violence, that desensitize us to killing, and keep the world in chaos and poverty.

In 1928, two statesmen, U.S. Secretary of State Frank Kellogg and French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand developed the Kellogg–Briand Pact or Pact of Paris to outlaw war as a policy and require that international disputes be resolved by “pacific” (nonviolent) means. The people’s longing for peace was so intense that 14 countries signed on immediately, and eventually 62 countries signed.

We can’t let the fact that the treaty has been ignored so far deter us. This is a dream that we must not allow to die! We must do everything in our power to coalesce the growing yearning for peace.

In order to bring this important historical document to public awareness, our Donald & Sally-Alice Thompson Chapter of Veterans for Peace is sponsoring a press conference on the anniversary of the original signing, Thursday, August 27, 1pm at the ABQ Mennonite Church, 1300 Girard Blvd. NE.

The main speaker will be retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern. There will be other speakers, and City Council President Rey Garduño will moderate. Refreshments will be served, and donations to defer expenses will be accepted.

Endorsed by Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, ABQ Unitarian Fellowship, South West Organizing Project, ANSWER, Rev. John Dear, David Swanson, and others.

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And don't forget the P&J Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9am to 3pm

Please drop off your gently used donations in clean, working condition to the Peace Hall anytime from Wednesday, Sept. 23 to Friday, Sept. 25 between 9am and 5pm. Then support the Peace Center by shopping on the day of the sale and find a few bargains and treasures! Questions, call Sue at 268-9557.

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
202 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA

505-268-9557

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