As September 11th approaches, human rights groups have formed a coalition called United for Peace to promote justice and healing on the one year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Events including candlelight vigils and interfaith ceremonies are planned for several major cities to send the message that the grief of the nation is not a cry for war. In Los Angeles, civil liberties groups will hold a day of song and speeches, in New Orleans, members of the Green party are organizing a week-long peace festival, and in New York, peace activists and relatives of September 11th victims plan to gather in Washington Square Park on September 10th for a dusk to dawn vigil.
We’re joined right now by Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange, which is coordinating many of the peace activities and has created the website unitedforpeace.org.
- Medea Benjamin, Director of the San Francisco-based group Global Exchange.