Sep 102014

Campaign Nonviolence is a long-term movement to build a culture of peace by mainstreaming active nonviolence and by joining the enduring, nonviolent struggle to abolish war, end poverty, reverse climate change, and challenge all violence. Campaign Nonviolence invites you to practice nonviolence toward yourself, toward all others, and toward the world!

Sign the Campaign Nonviolence Pledge and join this new movement to mainstream active nonviolence and to foster a world free from war, poverty and the climate crisis.

Events are planned nationally September 21-27.

Great Falls Events

Showing of Part 1 of A Force More Powerful
Time: Tuesday, September 23, 6pm
Location: Great Falls Public Library, small meeting room in the basement
Showing of Part 2 of A Force More Powerful
Time: Wednesday, September 24, 6pm
Location: Great Falls Public Library, small meeting room in the basement
People in Blue on the sidewalk in front of the Great Falls Civic Center
Time: Saturday, September 27, 9-11am
Location: Intersection of Central Avenue and Park Drive

The People in Blue event is based on Women in Black. Participants can speak, and Hester Dillon will have information about Campaign Nonviolence to share with those who are interested. We’ll stay in on the sidewalk in front of the Civic Center; we will not be entering the Farmers’ Market.

Participants are urged to wear a blue scarf or bracelet to symbolize the blue sky that is above us all. You can make your own scarf or purchase one.

Bring a sign advocating nonviolence if you like.

Aug 122014

Please join Bozeman Friends of Palestine on Wednesday, August 13, from noon until 2pm for a demonstration in support of Gaza, opposing the assault on Gaza by Israel, which has resulted in over 1900 deaths of Palestinians, 500,000 refugees, 36,000 damaged homes that are now uninhabitable, half of the population without running water and many more with very little water. Israel has maintained a siege on Gaza, blocking the vast majority of life-sustaining imports and exports since 2006. It has also engaged in massive bombing campaigns regularly throughout this time (2012, 2008-9. . . .) through continual support of US weapons and funds (over $3 billion per year).

Bozeman Friends of Palestine will be standing at the corner of Rouse and Main in downtown Bozeman with our signs in support of Gaza in order to gather more support for Gaza from other Bozemanites and tourists, educate many passersby through conversations and free literature (hand-outs of magazine Washington Report on Middle East Affairs), and gather emails for further organization of Palestinian support.

While Gaza and Israel are in the midst of a ceasefire, which is scheduled to end before Wednesday, continuous demonstrations throughout the US in support of Gaza are important for several reasons, including:

  1. We are showing the Palestinians that people around the world care about their plight;
  2. We are sending the message to John Kerry and President Obama that we demand the siege on Gaza be lifted and the bombing be stopped forever. (If Israel does not agree to end the blockade of Gaza and open the borders, the fighting will most likely continue. For, as many Gazans say, “Either we die a slow death through the blockage or a quick death through the bombing. Neither is tolerable.”)

In the meantime, please call the White House to tell President Obama to end US aid to Israel: 001-202-456-1111

Jul 292014

Please join Bozeman Friends of Palestine in a nonviolent protest of Israel’s merciless, illegal, unjustified assault on Gaza on Thursday, July 31.

As of this writing, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza has reached at least 1,050, over 80% civilians, including at least 230 children. Also, 9 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank over the weekend by soldiers and settlers. Israel says 43 of its soldiers and three civilians have died. More than 180,000 Palestinians have displaced since this three-week massacre began. Read more here:

Free Palestine! Stop the Bombing! End the Siege Now!

  • Thursday, July 31
  • 12 noon till 2pm
  • Rouse and Main, downtown Bozeman

Bring your signs, information sheets, and/or just your spirit of solidarity!