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Report: People's Charter Signing on Armistice/Veterans Day in Seattle

Posted: 16 November 2011

Photo by Leonard Eiger

On Veterans Day—at the eleventh hour on 11/11/11—twenty-eight people, nearly half of them Occupy Seattle activists,  observed a moment of silence in Seattle's Remembrance Garden in observance of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of WW I, the failed "war that will end war," and in remembrance of Washington State military personnel killed in war. The event was hosted Veterans For Peace Chapter 92 and was followed by a signing of "The People's Charter to Create a Nonviolent World".

At the same time that day, people around the world were also helping launch the Charter, which includes organizational and individual specific actions for practicing nonviolence. In addition to individual signers and VFP 92, representatives from the following organizations were on-hand to sign the charter: Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action; Puget Sound Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Declaration; Seattle Veterans; Collective Voices for Peace, USA; Colectivo Voces Ecológicas, Panama; and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Seattle Chapter.

Photo by Leonard Eiger