Thanks to all of our friends who joined us on May 15th to celebrate International Conscientious Objectors’ Day and Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day with us!

Peace Flag raising ceremony, first at Civic Center flagpole at 2180 Milvia Street, corner of Allston Way and then at the flagpole at MLK, Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK, Jr. Way (between Center Street and Allston Way, across from Old City Hall), Berkeley. With Conscientious Objectors and War Resisters from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Sponsored by City of Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission. Endorsed by War Resisters League-West and Courage to Resist.

  • Toby Blome, Code Pink Activist, speaking on Conscientious Objection to Drone Wars
  • Emma Cape, speaking on the campaign to support heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning
  • Bob Meola, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, War Resisters League, Courage to Resist
  • Sing along “Ain’t fest” [“I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around,” “Down By the Riverside (Ain’t Gonna Study War No More)” with Max Ventura, Nancy Schimmel, and Vic Sadot