Summer of Peace and 24-hour Global Peace Wave Event

July 6th, 2023 - by CODEPINK & International Peace Bureau and World BEOND War

Summer of Peace Event
(July 3, 2023) — Right now, members of Congress are debating over how many bombs and fighter jets they can buy and how many hundreds of billions of dollars they can add to the military budget next year. While their constituents go hungry, or go into medical debt, they are trying their best to fund the next war.

We know policymakers in Washington are out of touch. It’s become quite clear over the years that the message of peace hasn’t been visible enough. That’s why we are working on uplifting the message of peace this summer so they can’t ignore us!

What is the Summer of Peace?
It may seem abstract, but the fact of the matter is, we’ve spent the last year trying to bring anti-war messaging to members of Congress and their staff tell us they haven’t seen the movement for peace. We aren’t visible enough. The Summer of Peace is about making ourselves visible again. You can join the Summer of Peace by putting a peace flag in your window, wheat-pasting peace messages in your area, putting up CODEPINK stickers, handing out flyers supporting peace through diplomacy in Ukraine, and organizing a peace walk at your local farmers market. 

It only takes one person to uplift the message of peace, and that’s what we want to focus on this summer. 

Our goal? We want to have 500 actions for peace by the end of September. If you put a peace sign in your window, send us a picture, if you wear your CODEPINK shirt to a music festival, send us a picture! We’ve already kicked off the summer with our phone banking team, which has made 300 calls to Members of Congress calling for negotiations in Ukraine!

Will you Pledge to Join the Summer of Peace?

I pledge to take part in the 2023 Summer of Peace and
contribute at least one anti-war action,
no matter how big or how small
to uplift the global call for peace.

At CODEPINK, we are focusing on movement building this summer. After the war in Ukraine started people were asking where the peace movement was. You are here! We are here! But when the only visible message is one for war and weapons, standing up for peace can feel isolating. So the Summer of Peace is about showing how popular peace really is. It’s about being loud, brave, and audacious in any way you can big or small!

If you’re in, we already have one thing you can do today. To make this as effective as possible, we need to have as many people as possible! Kick off the summer of peace by forwarding this message to five of your friends. You can start your summer as a movement builder!

After you’ve signed the pledge to join the Summer of Peace, we want you on the planning committee. This is a collective effort. Zoom-In on July 10. Join us on Zoom on July 10 at 6PM ET for our first commitment and brainstorming call.
Towards peace,
The whole CODEPINK Team


24 Hour Peace Wave: No to Militarization
– Yes to Cooperation – 2023

International Peace Bureau and World BEYOND War are planning a second-annual 24-hour Peacewave on July 8-9, 2023. This is a 24-hour-long Zoom featuring live peace actions in the streets and squares of the world, moving around the globe with the sun.

This year’s Peace Wave is scheduled just prior to an annual NATO meeting, and we will take the opportunity to oppose all military alliances.

July 9 is also the anniversary of the day in 1955 when Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell and seven other scientists warned that a choice must be made between war and human survival.

Register here for free to get the Zoom link to watch the peace wave. Register for the 24-hour peace wave. Learn more at Click “Register” to get the Zoom link for the event, and make sure to check “yes, opt in to email updates” to receive important event reminders including the Zoom link and the recording afterwards.

Start: 2023-07-08 09:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: 2023-07-09 09:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

2022 Peace Wave Highlights

Schedule for Peace Wave 2023

Part 01 (13:00 to 15:00 UTC):
Part 01.1: (13:00 to 14:00 UTC) UK, Ireland, Portugal (European)
Part 01.2: (14:00 to 15:00 UTC) Ghana, Liberia, Morocco, DR Congo, Cameroon, Angola

13:00-14:00 UTC UK & IRELAND
A discussion on nuclear disarmament in Britain and video from Stop the War Coalition on militarism in Britain. And discussion from Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) on the attack on Irish neutrality.

13:00 to 13:20 UTC Ireland Roger Cole, Peace and Neutrality Alliance The sustained attacks on Irish neutrality: Q&A session with Roger Cole, co-founder and Chair of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance
13:20 to 13:40 UTC UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) General Secretary Kate Hudson, CND Vice-Chair Sophie Bolt, Stop the War coalition Convenor Lindsey German, and STW Vice-Chair Chris Nineham A discussion on nuclear disarmament in Britain and video from Stop the War Coalition on militarism in Britain.
13:40 to 14:00 UTC Portugal Political campaigner José Manuel Pureza;
young climate justice activist Andreia Galvão;
social activists and researcher Bruno Góis;
TBC a message from Palestine movement in Portugal
José – a message on need of a great internationalist movement for peace that matches pacifism with self-determination and a radical political critique of the political and economic system that fuels war

 14:00-15:00 UTC AFRICA
The Peace Wave in Africa campaign is a one-hour Zoom event that will bring together a diverse group of speakers to discuss the importance of peace and security in Africa. The event will be divided into two parts: Part 1: Fostering Peace in Africa In this part, speakers will discuss the challenges to peace and security in Africa, as well as the strategies that can be used to foster peace. Speakers will be given 2 minutes each to talk about their topic. Part 2: Making Peace In this part, speakers will share ideas on how to make peace and engage with listeners. Speakers will be given 3 minutes each to talk about their topic.

Part 02 (15:00 to 17:00 UTC): South America / América del Sur – Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela

15:00-17:00 UTC América del Sur
Te invitamos para este sábado 8 de julio a este encuentro de la “Ola por la Paz”. Estarán con nosotras y nosotros, desde América del Sur, Inés Palomeque, de Mil Milenios de Paz (Argentina); Julieta Daza (Colombia/Venezuela); Paola Gallo de MOPASSOL (Argentina); Alicia Lira, presidenta de la Agrupación de Familiares de Ejecutados Políticos (Chile); Juan Pablo Lazo del Capítulo Chile de World Beyond War; Guillermo Burneo de COMISEDE (Perú); Carmen Diniz del Capítulo de Brasil del Comité Internacional por la Paz, la Justicia y la Dignidad de los Pueblos; Manuela Cordoba de World Beyond War (Colombia); Aura Rosa Hernández del Congreso de la Nueva Época (Venezuela); Paulo Kuhlmann de la Universidad Estadual de Paraíba (UEPB)(Brasil), profesor, payaso por una cultura de pazde UEPB (Brasil); y , desde Chile, el cantautor Rodrigo Sepúlveda “Silvito” en la música. ¡¡Participa, regístrate!!

15:00-17:00 UTC South America
We invite you to this Saturday, July 8, to this meeting of the “Wave for Peace”. We will be joined by Inés Palomeque from Mil Milenios de Paz (Argentina); Julieta Daza (Colombia/Venezuela); Paola Gallo from MOPASSOL (Argentina); Alicia Lira, president of the Agrupación de Familiares de Ejecutados Políticos (Chile); Juan Pablo Lazo from the Chilean Chapter of World Beyond War; Guillermo Burneo from COMISEDE (Peru); Carmen Diniz of the Brazil Chapter of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity of Peoples; Manuela Cordoba of World Beyond War (Colombia); Aura Rosa Hernández of Congreso de la Nueva Época (Venezuela); Paulo Kuhlmann from the State University of Paraíba (UEPB)(Brazil), professor, clown for a culture of peace); and, from Chile, singer-songwriter Rodrigo Sepúlveda “Silvito” on music. Participate, register!!!

Part 03 (17:00 to 19:00 UTC): USA and Canada (Eastern Time Zone)

1:00-1:30 pm EDT NEW YORK CITY
“Donate blood. Don’t shed blood!” — 11 a.m. until late afternoon on the south side of Union Square, New York City. Occupy the south side of Union Square starting with a Vigil for Yemen. View the daylong global broadcast at Speak to and link the issues of supremacy, equity, militarism, and sustainability. Please bring signs, banners, flags, props, musical instruments, costumes, leaflets, newspapers, chalk & art supplies to make murals, music, theater – come for conversation, song & dance! We will participate in a blood drive with the New York Blood Center. Please come prepared to donate blood!

1:30-2:00 pm EDT MONTRÉAL
Peace Picnic in the Park featuring a presentation of Beehive Collective Banners. We will meet at the pond in Parc Lafontaine where the banner is to be displayed; this is the first thing you see when you walk towards the park from rue Cherrier. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on.
Itinerary: Picnic from 12:30 to 1:30, and then Beehive presentation from 1:30-2:00 pm EDT.

2:00-2:15 EDT / 3:00 – 3:15 Atlantic Time HALIFAX
Come for Tea – Talk about Peace — 2:30 to 4pm Atlantic Time at Council House of Women — Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace members will share the “Peace Knot Bombs” banner that was created during Covid by women from across Turtle Island as a commemoration for the Yemeni schoolchildren killed by a Lockheed-Martin bomb. Bring your peace signs. Cookies welcome. Planned by Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace, ‘No Harbour for War, Raging Grannies, World BEYOND War.

2:15-2:35 EDT ILLINOIS 
Join the planting of a peace pole in Joliet, Illinois.
Take part in musical event on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 2 p.m. (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2302)

Teach-in at the Farmer’s Market.

Part 04 (19:00 to 21:00 UTC): Mexico and Central America

1:05 p.m-1:45 p.m CST MÉXICO (Ciudad de México):
Jornada política, artística y cultural por la Paz, desde México diversas voces se suman a la Ola de la Paz con música, danza y poesía, este evento lo organiza el Observatorio de Derechos Humanos, el evento se realizará en la Casa de la Cultura Las Jarillas en Ciudad de México, te esperamos.

1:45 p.m-2:05 p.m. CST Costa Rica (San José):
Se estará realizando jornada en defensa de los derechos sociales del pueblo costaricense (Locación por confirmar), este evento es promovido por el Centro de Amigos para la Paz. (Dirección: Centro San José, Barrio González, Lahman, Avenida 6 A, Calle 15 entre Av 6. y 8, costado oeste de los Tribunales de San José).

1:05 p.m-1:45 p.m (UTC Time) MEXICO (Mexico City): Political, artistic and cultural day for Peace, from Mexico different voices join the Wave of Peace with music, dance and poetry, this event is organized by the Human Rights Observatory, the event will be held at the Casa de la Cultura Las Jarillas in Mexico City, we are waiting for you. 1:45 p.m-2:05 p.m. (UTC Time) Costa Rica (San José): A day in defense of the social rights of the Costa Rican people will be held (Location to be confirmed), this event is promoted by the Center of Friends for Peace (Address: Centro San José, Barrio González, Lahman, Avenida 6 A, Calle 15 between Av 6 and 8, west side of the San José Courts). 2:05 p.m-2:25 p.m (UTC Time) Costa Rica (San José): Walk with the Peace petition from the Rio Loro Reserve Park in Costa Rica, shared lunch and transmissions from 2 regions of Costa Rica (To be confirmed).

Event organized by World Without Wars and Without Violence. 2:25 p.m.-2:45 p.m. (UTC Time) El Salvador (San Salvador): Statement and press conference by the organizations that make up the National Coordinator of Organizations for the Defense of Human Rights, Development and Peace, Location (to be confirmed). 2:45 p.m-2:55 p.m. (UT Time) Panama (Panama City): Speech on behalf of Dr. Samuel Prado on behalf of the organization CONADESOPAZ. 2:55 p.m. -3:00 (UTC Time) Honduras (Tegucigalpa): Remarks by Joaquín Mejías on behalf of the Team of Reflection, Research and Communication at the Crossroads of the Centuries. 3:00 p.m-3:10 p.m (UTC Time) Guatemala-(Guatemala City) Speech by journalist Carlos Choc and colleague Ana laura Rojas

2:05 p.m-2:25 p.m CST Costa Rica (San José)
Caminata con el pedido de la Paz desde el parque reserva Rio Loro en Costa Rica, llmuerzo compartido y transmisiones desde 2 regiones de Costa Rica (Por confirmar). Evento que organiza Mundo Sin Guerras y sin Violencia. 

2:25 p.m.-2:45 p.m CST El Salvador (San Salvador_
Pronunciamiento y Conferencia de prensa de las organizaciones que integran la Coordinadora Nacional de Organizaciones para la defensa de los DDHH, el Desarrollo y la Paz, Locación (Por confirmar).

2:45 p.m-2:55 p.m. CST Panamá (Ciudad de Panamá)
Palabras en nombre de del Dr. Samuel Prado a nombre de la organización CONADESOPAZ.

2:55 p.m. -3:00 CST Honduras (Tegucigalpa)
Palabras de Joaquín Mejías en nombre del Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación en El Cruce de los siglos.
3:00 p.m-3:10 p.m CST Guatemala (Ciudad de Guatemala)
Palabras del periodista Carlos Choc y la compañera Ana Laura Rojas

Part 05 (21:00 to 23:00 UTC): USA and Canada (Pacific and Mountain Time Zone)

Public peace vigil in Carbondale (hosted live from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time in front of Confluence Books, located at 705 West Main Street)

2:30-3:00 PDT DUNCAN, BC, Canada
Excerpts from the “Peace for All Time” choral work premiere, commemorating the 60th anniversary of JFK’s ‘peace speech’ at American University.
Concert by local women’s choir, connected to the local campaign to shut down the Raytheon plant in Asheville, as part of the War Industrialists Resistance Network.

 Part 06 (23:00 to 01:00 UTC): USA (Alaska and Hawaii) and Guam

23:00 to 12:00 UTC Hawaii Hawaii Peace & Justice Youth Liberation Camp A video from Hawaii Peace & Justice (HPJ) Youth Liberation Camp where they received political education on the history of Hawaii, environmental racism and climate justice and began thinking about how to organize their own grassroots campaigns last March 16 -18, 2023 with the youth across Oʻahu. This was a great kick off to our developing program and these youth really began to engage in the difference between activism and organizing, hungry for ways to think about longer term strategies and to gain the training and skills necessary to build power for the issues that matter to them. They look forward to continuing, growing and building with these amazing critical thinkers and developing leaders.
Sierra Club-Hawaii Wayne Tanaka, Executive Director of Sierra Club-Hawaii will give an update on Defueling of Red Hill jet fuel tanks.
Walk for Water – Honolulu Movement A video about the Walk for Water in Honolulu last April 25. A courtesy from Mandy Feindt.
Prutehi Litekyan/ Save Ritidian On December 10th, Prutehi Litekyan/Save Ritidian flew one of their members all the way from Guåhan to show solidarity with water protectors in Hawai’i marching to demand the immediate shut down of Red Hill.

Guam faces a similar fight to protect their water from the US Military. Prutehi Litekyan currently fights on multiple fronts to protect their home from toxic Open Burning and Open Detonation, jet fuel and PFAS contamination, as well as a massive live-fire training range at Andersen Air Force Base being constructed directly above the Northern Guam Lens Aquifer.

Women’s Voices Women Speak delegation to the International Women Against Militarism meeting held in May 2023 in the Philippines. The video is courtesy from Women’s Voices.
Kajihiro’s interview Kyle Kajihiro interview with Lynette Cruz and Sparky Rodriques on Land Back and Makua Valley
12:00 to 1:00 UTC Guahan Guahan chant video Guahan chant video
Maria Hernandez Maria Hernandez’s documentary film covers Western Pacific and Hawaii issues
Prutehi Litekyan/ Save Ritidian Clearing land for the Guhaun Marine Firing range video
Micronesia Climate Alliance Video from Moneka of this weekend’s action with Micronesia Climate Alliance
Dr Michale Lujan Bevacqua Dr Michale Lujan Bevacqua speaks about the importance of decolonization and demilitarization in Guam called the “Guam: The Nexus of Colonization/ Militarization, The Need for Decolonization/ Demilitarization”

Part 07 (01:00 to 03:00 UTC): Australia, New Zealand

01:00 to 2:00 UTC New Zealand World BEYOND War New Zealand – Quakers Aotearoa A recorded documentary of the Quakers Aotearoa New Zealand: Peace Testimony. It began with a mihi by Niwa Short, followed by 12 Quakers poignantly reading our updated Peace Testimony and concluding with the waiata ‘Te Aroha. This evolving event was a special reminder of the peace work Friends have taken part in over the decades and a timely reminder of the importance of our peace advocacy, which is as important as ever as our country’s military spending climbs ever upwards.
02:00 to 03:00 UTC Australia Peace Wave – Australia Peace Wave Australia curated a special video on peace-related topics, events and activities happening in their country.


Part 08 (03:00 to 05:00 UTC): Japan and South Korea

12:00 nn to 12:40 pm JST Tokyo, Japan Gensuikyo and Japan Peace Committee The Gensuikyo and the Japan Peace Committee organized street action at Ginza, downtown Tokyo, and issued an appeal to mobilize participants to oppose Kishida joining NATO. The groups are opposing the Kishida government’s refusal to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the massive military buildup, the strengthening of military blocs, and an increase in military spending. It will be a live protest on the street that will have speakers, a signature campaign, and banners and placards.
12:40 pm to 1:00pm JST Hiroshima, Japan Naoko Okimoto Barefoot Gen Slideshow From a “Kamishibai” version of Keiji Nakazawa’s comic “Barefoot Gen,” Chapter 3 of the five chapters and additional explanation will be presented by Naoko Okimoto. Courtesy of NPO “Barefoot Gen” Promotion Group (Kanazawa, Japan).
1:00 pm to 1:10 pm KST South Korea Gangjeong peace movement A video from the Gangjeong peace movement, whose ongoing nonviolent struggle opposes the escalation of regional tensions by the Jeju Naval Base in Gangjeong Village, a tiny town located on the southern tip of Jeju, the Peace Island, in Korea.
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm KST South Korea People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) A lecture video on “The Rise of First Strike Threats : Current Situation of the Korean Peninsula
1:40 pm to 2:00pm KST South Korea PEACEMOMO A lecture video regarding current situation in Northeast Asia

Part 09 (05:00 to 07:00 UTC): Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar 

Part 10 (07:00 to 09:00 UTC): Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

Part 11 (09:00 to 11:00 UTC):
Part 11.1: (09:00 to 09:45 UTC) Afghanistan, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan
Part 11.2: (09:45 to 10:30 UTC) Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Syria
Part 11.3: (10:30 to 11:00 UTC) East Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, S. Africa)

Part 12 (11:00 to 13:00 UTC):
Part 12.1: (11:00 to 12:00 UTC) Central Europe and Scandinavia
Part 12.2: (12:00 to 13:00 UTC) Ukraine, Russia and Baltic States

Spain (Oviedo, Plaza del Paragua) María Cueva-Méndez Artistic and informative pacifist evening honoring the anniversary of the Russell-Einstein manifesto.
Germany (Cologne) Karina Finkenau Presentation of the picture:”making it possible for all children on earth to have a home is the task of all adults” + song
Belgium (Brussels) Marie Jeanne Vanmol, Vrede and Global Women for Peace United Against NATO Anti-Nato action in Brussels on Friday July 7
Italy and Ukraine Stop the war now, Sara Prandi
Francesco Vignarca Rete Italiana Pace Disarmo Video statements from campaign against export of small arms to Mexico
Italy Casa della Pace, Parma
Emilio Rossi
Video of Peace March