World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Activists Call on Obama to Make Drastic Policy Changes

Activists Go to White House And Call on Obama to Make Drastic Policy Changes to End War, Poverty, And Climate Crisis as Part of Campaign Nonviolence

Washington, DC - On September 23, 2014, hundreds of people will gather at 10:00 am in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. for a rally to protest war, poverty and environmental destruction. This demonstration is being organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) and is part of Campaign Nonviolence ( with over 220 demonstrations occurring in every state in the country during the week of September 21-27.

After a program featuring Medea Benjamin, John Dear, and David Swanson as speakers, the group will approach the White House and attempt to deliver a letter to President Obama, calling on him to make drastic policy changes towards ending war, poverty, and the climate crisis. NCNR mailed a letter to President Obama ( laying out their concerns and asking to meet with a high level representative to discuss them. They have received no response and so will go to the gates of the White House with letter in hand. Some of the activists will be willing to risk arrest in an action of nonviolent civil resistance in their attempt to get their message to the president.

Under the banner of Campaign Nonviolence, thousands of Americans across the country will take a public stand against all violence and launch a new movement for a culture of peace and nonviolence free from war, poverty and the climate crisis.

During Campaign Nonviolence Week, people from all walks of life will take to the streets from Hawaii to Maine to protest ongoing U.S. warfare, extreme poverty, the devastation of the environment, and many other forms of violence, from the unjust detention of immigrants to police brutality to the continuing threat of nuclear weapons.

Through Campaign Nonviolence, historically separate movements are joining forces to tackle these many forms of violence and to build a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

JoAnne Lingle, Indianapolis, IN, talks about why she will be at the White House on September 23, saying, “We are here to say NO to Endless War and YES to a living wage - NO to War Profiteers who take our tax dollars and leave us overworked and underpaid. We are tired of our voices not being heard!”

Campaign Nonviolence is a grassroots movement to mainstream active nonviolence using the vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. that calls us to become people of nonviolence and to resolve personal and global conflicts nonviolently.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC