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Proposal: Regional Anti-War Protest Event July 16, 2017 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Outside the Trump National Luxury Golf Resort in Bedminster NJ

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Proposal: Regional Anti-War Protest Event July 16, 2017 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Outside the Trump National Luxury Golf Resort in Bedminster NJ

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Proposed Regional Anti-War Protest, Trump National Golf Resort, Bedminster NJ July 16

Recent reports hold it that Trump could be spending significant time in NJ in posh Bedminster at his luxury golf resort Trump National.  The signature event at this site for 2017 occurs this summer, the US Women’s Open 2017 – scheduled for July 10 – 16.

Our organization NJ Against US War on Syria and in the Middle East has been discussing a proposal for a regional anti-war event outside the resort and our discussions have led to a proposal for an event on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.  The rationale of picking Saturday is that it will enable the largest number of people to attend and it will also be a day when there is probably media focus on the tournament since it is getting toward the final showdown.  We might also attend any other events that occur during that week to promote the Saturday protest but for now we are choosing one event as the focus of our anti-war sentiments.

While there is no guarantee that Trump himself will be there that day – it is extremely likely that he will be showing his face at some point at these events – and Saturday is on the eve of the finale so he just might be there!  We believe that he will certainly be aware of our protests even if he is not there personally on that day.

We are not proposing protesting against golf, the tournament, the selection of the venue, we are not demanding a change in venue or anything like that.  The women in the tournament worked much of their lives to get there and we wish them all every success at the event.  Our only goal of organizing our protest there is as a means to communicate directly to the president our anti-war demands.

The US has waged protracted endless war since 2001 in Afghanistan and Iraq and has conducted numerous acts of war in at least 4 other countries in that area of the world including Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.  Recently, US has launched a volley of 59 cruise missiles into Syria, detonated the largest bomb in its non-nuclear arsenal, the so-called MOAB, in Afghanistan and has made dangerous threats against Korea.  There has also been threatening language directed at Iran by generals close to the current US administration.

The proposal is for a strong regional show of street resistance to dangerous war escalations that provide an existential threat to the earth’s inhabitants – that could lead to the unthinkable – an earth consuming thermonuclear war.  A great turn out and a strong message can possibly kick off a new era of street opposition to continuous war and the current round of escalation of U.S. acts of war and reckless threats of total war.  We believe this will be an effective way for our anti-war message to be heard by the US administration – even if not heeded.

While still in the proposal stage, prominent members of several important NJ organizations have already expressed interest and support of the proposal.  

This proposal is for a narrowly focused anti-war event – not a general anti-Trump rally.  Endless US war is systemically rooted like many of the other problems we are facing, and US war is interconnected to many other issues that will be touched upon in the context of our opposition to war – but our central demands will be to oppose the continuation of US endless wars and the escalations and threats currently being carried out by the current US administration.

Please join the discussion toward shaping the proposed events that is occurring in our Facebook group:
NJ Against US War on Syria and in the Middle East .

For those not using Facebook, please call or text 908-881-5275 to express your interest and find out more about how to get involved.

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