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Campaign Nonviolence plan 'Referendum for a nonviolent future' for 2018

Hundreds of peace and justice events took place in the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions in the US in late September. Sponsors Pace e Bene say they are already aiming at next year’s action week (15–23 September 2018) which will take place just before important US congressional elections.

Campaign Nonviolence wants to frame those mid-term elections as a ‘Referendum for a Nonviolent Future’: ‘Will we ratify the policies of violence and injustice – or will we set a new course for nonviolence, justice and peace?’

They aim to hold a Campaign Nonviolence Convergence, with many nonviolent actions, in Washington, DC.

Events during this year’s week of actions ranged from a demo outside cruise missile-manufacturers Raytheon in Arizona; to listening circles in California; to restorative justice trainings in Illinois (and North Carolina and Washington state); to an electricity fast in Indiana; to ‘Vermont Sings for Peace’; and yoga in Wyoming.