The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity is the first bi-national, independent, non-partisan, and non-violent initiative against organized crime, money laundering, HSCB, Citibank Bank and other greedy financial institutions that are equally responsible of the blood shed caused by the drug lords and their Mexican corrupted government serving them and causing the death of 60,000 in this administration, supported by the US government as well.
It is a movement to stop the violence by gun control and stop the prohibition on drugs, so that the problem can be addressed as a public health problem instead of a national security problem.
Headed by Poet Javier Sicilia whose son was murdered, this 100-people Caravan formed mostly by victims of the drug war just crossed the border, got to LA.
Here is the English version of Sicilia statement in LA.
Please take a moment to read his words. It is worth the time! You can also help by telling your fellow Occupiers in the cities where the caravan will stop in its one-month ride to end up protest in front of the White House.
Saturday 18th they protested in Albuquerque, Sunday 19th in Santa Fe, and are now headed to San Antonio, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland and NYC. Here is the link to the Caravan calendar in detail. http://www.caravanforpeace.org/caravan/?page_id=116
REGARDING OWS IN NYC: The caravan is headed to NYC! Arriving here in September 6th! If you can welcome and march with them with OWS signs at 6PM AT 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY, it will be great support to the peace riders!!
There will be a vigil and a march. Invite all your friends!! If you cannot make it on Thursday, check the calendar for future activities on Friday.
Also, we need hands at the kitchen on Thursday and Friday. If you want and can volunteer for just one hour or if you know you might have time available, let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “kitchen help” so that we organize a schedule.
Thank you so much for your solidarity!!
A HuffPo article about the Caravan:
“Another critical reason for ending prohibition (and one that’s often overlooked in my opinion), is American national security. After ten years of service with the government’s two main border enforcement agencies, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), I know that an indefinite drug war in Mexico equates to an indefinite drug war here in the United States. Southwest border states (especially Texas and Arizona) are increasingly witnessing spillover violence, and this trend will only increase as Mexico’s plight becomes more dire in years ahead. The only way to end this is to eliminate the black market for illicit narcotics, or at least to minimize the deadly industry, and legalizing marijuana alone at this point would do much to accomplish that feat.