Thursday, March 21, 2013


March 22, 2003 - ten years ago tomorrow: denied a march permit for Feb 15, United for Peace & Justice organizes a march expecting 50,000 participants. Just days after the initial assault of Shock and Awe - 300,000 people flood the streets of New York to say No to War. “What do you want? When do you want it?”

Tomorrow I’m going to reclaim this power. I’m going to reflect on the feeling of freedom that came from standing in solidarity with millions around the globe. I am going to renew my vision of peace.

And I am going to march. Perhaps you will pick up a sign or a banner and join me?

On Facebook, Twitter, your blog - you can wrangle an entire banner with just one person! Feel free to swipe the sign and banner images below and share them widely. You can also find the images on Facebook. Use them to share your thoughts and your feelings. Take this opportunity to reclaim, reflect, and renew. “Peace - Now.”


  1. great idea, and visuals, that was one of the best marches in nyc ever unpermitted and on top of cars and buses with the crazy cops on horses clubbing grannies, but get rid of the ufpj website

    1. Thanks for your comment Anonymous! The unpermitted march I think you are talking about was on Feb 15. I imagine you already know this, but for anyone else reading - NYPD barricaded the permitted rally on 1st Ave, keeping people from entering. Folks who couldn’t get in and folks who refused to go in the pens marched on 2nd, 3rd & Lexington Ave. Over 400 were arrested that day I believe, all arrests eventually dismissed. The march on the 22nd was permitted. The signs are the originals from that time and therefore have the United for Peace & Justice info on them.