Marchers took to the streets of Bellingham Saturday afternoon
rallying for peace in the first annual Bellingham Peace March
photo by Keith Daigle Western Front
A Victory for Peace & Sanctuary!
Last night, May 19th, the Bellingham City Council voted 7-0 to host a Public Hearing on the matter of sanctuary for war resisters. Many people spoke eloquently in favor of such a hearing. Congratulations to Sanctuary City organizer Nick Spring and committee members who inspired a community movement around this issue. Please stay tuned to find out the date and location of the public forum.
Check out this week’s Western Front newspaper for an article (see below) about Saturday’s Peace Walk hosted by Sanctuary City and co-sponsored by the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, Community to Community Development, Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, and Veterans for Peace. What an awesome day of hope and resistance with 200 participants. Thanks to everyone who participated!
-thanks to Bellingham GI Sanctuary City.
Campaign proposes ordinance to protect AWOL soldiers
by Julia Means
Tuesday, May 19, 2009