At a Global Crossroads: Turn Against War” A 180-mile march from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL where a military summit of the NATO countries will be 20-21 May.

The march calls for the withdrawal of NATO troops (including those of the US) from Afghanistan, a halt to drone attacks in the region, and the reconstruction of the country.

The march has been organized by Chicago-based Voices for Creative Nonviolence. This organization, which follows in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, is headed by Kathy Kelly, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Marchers will arrive in Racine on Friday 11 May for a welcoming potluck and presentations at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1015 4-Mile Road, Racine, at 5:30 pm, followed by an Afghanistan teach-in at 7:00 pm. Marchers will be the guests of the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice and of the local community. All are invited to participate in the Friday evening events and in at least a portion of the march. The marchers will leave on Saturday 12 May at 7:00 am from St Andrew’s to walk through downtown Racine and on to Kenosha. 

  • Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003. 
  • The Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice is an initiative to promote citizen understanding, raise public awareness, and encourage participation in the democratic process for the purpose of achieving peace and just relations among peoples and nations and protecting civil liberties.

 For more information or to volunteer:

Alice Rademacher, 262/639-4100 or

Buddy Bell, Voices for Creative Nonviolence,  773/878-3815 or       Voices For Creative Nonviolence website:


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