At noon on Sept. 20, 2015, Gerald Celente and the Trends Research Institute will launch Occupy Peace, a movement designed to reinstate the core values that gave birth to this nation and provide the tools for advancing peace and restoring prosperity. The Occupy Peace rally will take place at the oldest intersection in the United States. At the corners of Crown and John streets in Kingston, NY, stand four pre-Revolutionary War stone structures. Just a half-block away is the Kingston Courthouse, constructed in 1789. The courthouse, and buildings on the site dating to 1683, were the scene of critical episodes in the founding of the country This movement is not designed to raise good vibes about peace, it is being shaped as a movement with teeth, vision and guts to demand peace in all circumstances except for imminent, measurable threats. “There is no major, unified peace movement going on in America,” said Celente. “The constant talk from Washington, the presidential candidates and media is war, war and more war. Since George W. Bush launched the War on Terror in 2001, every few years there is a new enemy to attack, another country to invade and occupy, a new enemy to fear and hate.” Occupy Peace will legally, culturally and strategically push for these guiding principles: » No foreign entanglements. » Wage war only when imminent threat exists. » Zero tolerance for illegal wars based on lies and retreaded failed reasoning. » Build communities here, not foreign nations elsewhere. » Let the people vote on whether to fund wars. The rally, fueled by what we hope are thousands of like-minded individuals gathering to learn how to advance strategy-driven peace initiatives in their communities, will motivate attendees to fight for peace while equipping them with the specific tools to get peace on the ballot. In Celente’s own words: “Occupy Peace was created to reinstate the values upon which this nation was founded by honoring thy founding fathers. George Washington, a real commander in chief, was a warrior who led and fought in battles, unlike little chicken hawks today who call themselves commander in chief. …“In his farewell address, Washington was emphatic in his call for no foreign entanglements. “ The notion of first rebuilding America stands no chance when constant talk of war consumes our political and popular mindset, and meaningful dialogue about peace does not exist. Talking about peace, demanding peace, is patriotic. No foreign entanglements is one of the most basic and fundamental principles upon which this country was founded. Occupy Peace will build a platform for peace. The Trends Research Institute is working with inspiring and peace-minded historians and other experts. We’ll create a program that provides the tools to make peace a driving force in the halls of government and in the living rooms of Americans fed up with politicians, fed up with so-called military experts and fed up with a complacent media.
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