ACTION ALERT: Rage Against the War Machine: Feb. 19

February 9th, 2023 - by Rage Against the War Machine

ACTION ALERT: Rage Against the War Machine: February 19

Rage Against the War Machine

(February 8, 2023) — Join us at the Lincoln Memorial at 12:30 pm on Sunday, February 19th, on the anniversary of the Ukraine War and President’s Day Weekend, to Rage Against the War Machine! Veterans, speakers, rock musicians, comedians, and more.

At 3:30, after the rally, we’ll march to the White House and deliver our demands to Warmonger-in-Chief Joe Biden.

At 6:30 we’ll gather for a dinner reception and “after party” at the Hotel Tabard Inn. This event will be followed at 9 with a screening of “Revealing Ukraine” by Igor Lopatonok who will participate in a post-screening interview.

On Monday, February 21, join us for a Congressional office sit-in with Medea Benjamin at the House offices of Kevin McCarthy and Hakeem Jeffries.

Our Demands

Not One More Penny for War in Ukraine
The Democrats and Republicans have armed Ukraine with tens of billions of dollars in weapons and military aid. The war has killed tens of thousands, displaced millions, and is pushing us toward a nuclear WW3. Stop funding the war.

Negotiate Peace
The US instigated the war in Ukraine with a coup on its democratically-elected government in 2014, and then sabotaged a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine in March. Pursue an immediate ceasefire and diplomacy to end the war.

Stop the War Inflation
The war is accelerating inflation and increasing food, gas, and energy prices. The US blew up Russian gas pipelines to Europe, starving them of energy and deindustrializing their countries. End the war and stop increasing prices.

Disband NATO
NATO expansion to Russia’s border provoked the war in Ukraine. NATO is a warmongering relic of the Cold War. Disband it like the Warsaw Pact.

Global Nuclear-De-Escalation
The war in Ukraine has brought us to the edge of WW3 and nuclear war with Russia. US intelligence agencies estimate a one in four chance of nuclear war, which would plunge the world into nuclear winter and kill almost all life on Earth. Adopt a no-first-strike nuclear policy. Drawdown nuclear weapons worldwide.

Slash the Pentagon Budget
Half of the federal discretionary budget goes to Pentagon. The military budget is $857 billion per year, and the Pentagon just failed its fifth straight audit. The Pentagon can only account for 39 percent of its $3.5 trillion in assets. Cut the military budget in half and return those funds to the American people.

Abolish the CIA and Military-Industrial Deep State
The CIA and deep state are an unelected permanent government of intelligence agencies that run our country outside of constitutional and democratic control. They surveille Americans, manipulate the media, curtail free speech, blackmail politicians, infiltrate activist organizations, torture people, overthrow governments, and assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Abolish the CIA and deep state and restore a government of, by, and for the people.

Abolish War and Emprie
War and empire subjugate billions of people around the world to enrich a small group of elites. In just the past two decades, the US has waged and backed wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Ukraine, and other countries. End all US wars and regime change. Stop all military aid to other countries. End drone strikes. Close all US military bases abroad. Bring all US troops home. Build a world that guarantees every person freedom from war and empire in place of the collapsing US hegemonic world order.

Restore Civil Liberties
Restore the constitutional liberties taken from us in the name of war and empire, including freedom of speech, the press, and assembly. End mass surveillance, repeal the Patriot Act, and restore the right to privacy and habeas corpus.

Free Julian Assange
The US is charging Julian Assange with espionage and criminalizing our right to publish information that challenges the military-industrial deep state. He is imprisoned in the UK and being extradited to the US. The CIA plotted to assassinate him for exposing US war crimes. Free Julian Assange and all political prisoners.


Jimmy Dore

Stand-up comedian, political commentator, podcaster, and YouTube personality.

Ron Paul

Former Congressman of Texas, author, physician, and the premier advocate for liberty.

Tulsi Gabbard

Former Congresswoman of Hawaii, U.S. Army Reserve officer, and political commentator.

Dennis Kucinich

Former Congressman of Ohio and Mayor of Cleveland.

Scott Horton

Editorial Director of, radio host, and author of several best-selling anti-war books.

Ann Wright

Peace activist, diplomat, and former U.S. Army Colonel. Resigned in opposition to the Iraq War.

Chris Hedges

Best-selling author, journalist, and commentator.

David Swanson

Anti-war activist, blogger, author, and Executive Director of World Beyond War.

Daniel McAdams

Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute and Co-Host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report.

Garland Nixon

Radio talk show host and political analyst in Washington DC.

Max Blumenthal

Editor-in-chief of The Grayzone. Award-winning journalist and author

Anya Parampil

Journalist with The Grayzone. Producer and reporter of several documentaries.


Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Producer and music artist.

Jill Stein

Physician, activist, and former Green Partycandidate for President.

Tara Reade

Author, actress, former Senate aide, producer of The Kim Iversen Show.

Diane Sare

Musician, activist, and candidate for U.S. Senate (NY).

Scott Ritter

Former U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Officer and UN weapons inspector.

Kim Iversen

Independent journalist and host of The Kim Iversen Show.

Jackson Hinkle

Independent journalist and host of The Dive with Jackson Hinkle.

Craig Jardula

Anti-War Activist and Co-Host of AM Wake Upand The Convo Couch

Wyatt Reed

Anti-War Activist and Journalist focused on Latin America.

David Swanson on Rage Against the War Machine

David Swanson / Hard Lens Media

(February 1, 2023) — Hard Lens Media interviews David Swanson about plans for the Rage Against the War Machine rally in Washington DC on February 19. See

March 18: Demand Peace in Ukraine — Stop the U.S. War Machine!

Take to the streets to mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq!
•  Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C., The White House
•  Other actions being organized nationwide March 18-19

New endorsements are coming in as anti-war forces across the country unite for a powerful weekend of action, anchored by a demonstration outside the White House. A wide range of organizations are participating, so far including:

  • ANSWER Coalition
  • The People’s Forum
  • CodePink
  • United National Antiwar Coalition
  • World BEYOND War
  • Popular Resistance
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Labor Against Racism and War
  • Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
  • Nevada Green Party
  • Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  • Ohio Peace Council
  • Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee
  • Environmentalists Against War
  • Pacific Green Party (OR), Linn-Benton Chapter
  • Lauren Faith Smith Ministry for Nonviolence
  • Maine Cumberland County Greens

Endorse the March Here

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary weekend of the U.S.-invasion of Iraq, the ANSWER Coalition is initiating a major set of actions including a major demonstration at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Saturday March 18 demanding “Peace in Ukraine – Say NO to Endless U.S. Wars” and “Fund People’s Needs, Not the War Machine.”

The Biden administration seems determined to escalate the Ukraine war. The danger of a catastrophic global war – including nuclear war – is real. A U.S. General commanding 50,000 troops in the Pacific also issued a letter to his sub-commanders in recent days informing them that he believes that the United States will be at war with China within two years. The danger of global war is growing! The people must act!

The demonstrations will make connections between the human and financial toll of U.S. militarism at home and abroad. Key demands include:

  • End the $100 Billion in arms shipments to Ukraine
  • End NATO
  • Stop the permanent war economy that funnels trillions of dollars away from jobs, education and health care
  • Negotiations now! The people of the U.S. are not interested in the possibility of nuclear war nor the Pentagon’s policy of “weakening Russia.”
  • No to war with China!