Join local activists with the Veterans for Peace Climate Crisis & Militarism Project and Code Pink for a discussion of how US militarism—the single largest institutional source of greenhouse gases on the planet—fuels the climate crisis, and the growing movement to expose and fight this dangerous threat.
Vince DiJanich, a longtime activist in Veterans for Peace and the Climate Reality Project, will present the Veterans for Peace “Climate Crisis and Militarism” slide show that the horrific climate impacts of US military operations. He will describe the work of this project to raise awareness of this huge, little-discussed factor in climate destruction.
Cynthia Papermaster, longtime activist with Bay Area Code Pink, will describe their work to fight militarism and climate change.
The Veterans for Peace Climate Crisis & Militarism Project calls for “reducing the unsustainable annual military budget; closing military bases around the world; de-militarizing US foreign policy; and redirecting funds towards mitigating the climate crisis.”
The project’s areas of focus include:
- Promoting full reporting of and reduction of US military emissions;
- Supporting peace, opposing US militarism, and working to reduce and redirect the US military budget for human needs;
- Standing for climate justice and against racism;
- Educating and mobilizing fellow veterans, journalists, politicians, workers, environmental activists and the general public about the role of the military in aggravating the climate crisis.
Sunday, March 13, 4 PM
Online. For Zoom link, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org