Armistice Day, Not Trump Day — Everything You Need for November 11th

November 11, 2018, is Armistice Day 100, a century since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918). For decades in the United States, as elsewhere, Armistice Day was a holiday of peace, of sad remembrance and joyful ending of war, of a commitment to preventing war in the future. The holiday’s name was changed in the United States during the U.S. war in Korea to “Veterans Day,” a largely pro-war holiday on which some U.S. cities forbid Veterans For Peace groups from marching in their parades. Trump has planned for this year a super-pro-war weapons parade — a Trumparade — for Washington D.C.

Our goal is to get the Trumparade canceled but to carry through with our own peaceful Armistice Day celebration in Washington, D.C., and everywhere else on earth. If the Trumparade is not canceled, our goal is to be bigger and make a more impressive showing for peace and friendship than he makes for war and hatred and profiteering greed. We need your help planning Armistice Day / Remembrance Day events everywhere on earth, and adding our presence to those already scheduled. If you can start an event or a contingent to participate in a larger event, we can help you. The first step is: please enter it into our system so that it shows up on our map for people to find.

In the United States you should also sign up with the Stop Trump’s Military Parade coalition here.

 

Event Resources:

Find speakers, videos, powerpoints, activities, and ideas here.

One activity for 11 a.m. wherever you are, or some other appropriate time, is bell ringing. Here’s a kit from a Veterans For Peace chapter on a past Armistice Day.

Flyers:

World BEYOND War flyers.

Posters:

JROTC Out of Our Schools.

Social Media:

A graphic you can use.

Another graphic.

Another graphic:

A Facebook post to share.

A tweet to re-tweet.

Hashtags:

#ArmisticeDay #NoTrumparade #NoWar #WorldBeyondWar

Chants and Slogans:

got ideas?

Video:

Shirts and Sweatshirts:

Get them here.

Educational Materials:

About Armistice Day:

Wait Just a Minute

On Armistice Day, Let’s Celebrate Peace

Armistice Day 99 Years On and the Need for a Peace to End All Wars

Reclaim Armistice Day and Honor the Real Heroes

An Armistice Day Poem

About Trumparade:

Trumparade of 2018 Stupidest Idea Since Philadelphia Liberty Loan Parade of 1918

Raining on Trump’s Parade

Hundreds of Thousands To Protest President Trump’s Military Parade If It Occurs

Veterans For Peace Condemns Military Parade

Marches on Washington to End the Wars

About the militarization of societies, police, and schools:

JROTC, Military Indoctrination and the Training of Mass Killers

Inside the U.S. Military Recruitment Program That Trained Nikolas Cruz to Be “A Very Good Shot”

Florida Gunman Nikolas Cruz Knew How to Use a Gun, Thanks to the NRA and the U.S. Army

Cruz, Instagram, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program

GI Nik Cruz

The Tide it is a Changin’

Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter?

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