Calendar 2013

AAW Calendar of Events in PARIS in 2013

Please see also below for what both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens can do:

Call Congress ASAP: 
No military attack on Syria !
The Obama Administration now seems poised for a military attack on Syria. To this point, most members of Congress have been silent, while some avidly beat the drum for war. 

Our Senators and Congressional Representatives need to hear from us now. Let them know that constituents are strongly opposed to yet another military intervention. And that you want them to speak out now (before it is too late) and make it clear to the White House that a military attack on Syria is no solution to the crisis. 

Since Congress is in recess, it is probably most effective to call Representatives in the their District offices and US Senators in their State offices.

To find out their phone numbers, use this helpful FCNL guide. 
(Be sure to click contact, once you find your officials square)
Please forward this message as widely and quickly as possible.


EVENT : Presentation and discussion on drones
Thursday 20 June, 2013 at 8pm
From the Orwellian Newspeak, e.g. "signature attack" (against unidentified targets) and "double tap" (attack on rescuers going to the aid of the victims), to the reality of the deadly consequences in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia. The history of this sinister military technology up to its current use for domestic surveillance.

Stay on after the discussion for an Afghan dinner.

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: Café associative "La Commune"

3 rue d'Aligre

Paris 12e

Metro Ledru Rollin (line 8) or Gare de Lyon (1, 14)

Next Ant-War Vigil : Saturday, 25 May, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm(15h à 17h) at La Fontaine St Michel

Dear Members and Friends,

On Saturday, May 25, AAW will hold its traditional monthly antiwar vigil, which will be showing solidarity for Bradley Manning, a US soldier held in military custody in the United States for having provided Wikileaks with documents revealing US military atrocities in Iraq, the true extent of civilian casualties there and other abuses. June 1st will mark the beginning of Bradley Manning’s fourth year in prison and the start of his trial. The June 1st Ft. Meade protest for Bradley Manning will be the largest action of our campaign! People across the nation (and the globe) will converge on Ft. Meade to stand up for the Army whistle-blower who risked everything to give the public real facts about our government’s wars in the Middle East and foreign policy worldwide.

The vigil will also show solidarity with Lynne Stewart, who has devoted her life to the oppressed and has unjustly been charged and convicted for the “crime” of providing her client with a fearless defense. The prosecution of Lynne Stewart is an assault upon the basic freedoms of us all.
We welcome all who want to say No to the War, No to NATO, No to NATO occupation of Afghanistan.

AAW Anti-War VIGILS for 2013
  • 25 May 2013
  • 20 April 2013
  • 23 March 2013
  • 23 February 2013
AAW Anti-War VIGILS for 2012
  • 15 December 2012
  • 6 October 2012 Afghanistan, 11 years of war and occupation
  • 16 June 2012
  • 19 May 2012
  • 28 April 2012 (rained out)
  • 24 March 2012 
  • 25 February 2012  
  • 28 January 2012
from 3 to 5 pm (15h à 17h) at La Fontaine at St.Michel, Paris 75005
Metro: St Michel

Other Events :
  • 17 November  2012 STOP THE BOMBING of GAZA at the Opera
  • 31 Octobre 2012 Rassemblement d'opposition à la réception de Netanyahu, premier ministre israélien, à l'Élysée

FOURTH of JULY  film, rencontre et repas

mercredi 4 juillet à 20h
projection à 20h
suivi d’un repas américain à 21h

le Jour de l’Indépendance américaine sous une une autre angle
Aux Etats-Unis, deux millions et demi d’hommes et de femmes sont en prison, — sans compter ceux et celles qui sont en liberté provisoire. Un citoyen sur 100 sera en prison à un moment dans leur vie; 1 sur 3 pour les noirs américains, 1 sur 6 pour les hispaniques.
Que veut dire le jour de l’Indépendance américaine pour eux ?

Les derniers mots de Frances Newton,
de Thomas Giefer, 2006, 52 min, version française

A dix-huit ans Frances Newton est accusée d’avoir tué son mari et ses deux enfants. Mal défendue par un avocat commis d’office, elle est condamnée à mort après un procès expéditif. Pourtant sa personnalité aimable, équilibrée, sans rancune, —et selon plusieurs témoins,— crée des doutes. C’est la Frances Newton que le spectateur découvre : courageuse, convaincue que la justice sera faite, qu’un nouveau sursis arrivera. Cependant le procureur répond :
“ Si l’effet dissuasif de la peine de mort existe, il serait certainement perdu si nous décidons d’arrêter l’execution parce que la personne semble être quelqu’un de gentil. ”
Commune Libre d’Aligre
3 rue d’Aligre
75012 Paris 01 43 41 20 55

AAW Anti-War VIGILS for 2012
  • 16 June 2012
  • 19 May 2012
  • 28 April 2012 (rained out)
  • 24 March 2012 
  • 25 February 2012  
  • 28 January 2012
from 3 to 5 pm (15h à 17h) at La Fontaine at St.Michel, Paris 75005
Metro: St Michel

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 at 7pm
A musical evening with Palestinian musicians in Vitry sur Seine, Théatre Jean Vilar
5€ entrance fee

Une soirée musique avec un groupe palestinien au théâtre J. Vilar à Vitry sur seine à 19h le mardi 31 janvier, l'entrée est à 5 euros

AAW Calendar of Events in PARIS in 2011

Anti-War VIGIL, Saturday 10 December 2011 from 3 to 5 pm
(15h à 17h) at La Fontaine at St.Michel, Paris 75005
Metro: St Michel

Projection debate « After Iraq » sponsored by AAW
Friday 25 novembre 2011 at 8pm (20h)
Court-métrage "Après l'Irak" (After Iraq) réal : Sascha Weiss, dir photographie : Olivier Dalipagic, 15', 2010.
A la veille de la retraite des troupes américaines d'Irak, quelles sont les souffrances particulières des anciens combattants d'une guerre injuste et reniée ?
Suivi d'un débat avec AAW, (Américains contre la guerre) Laura Frangi, Nat Harrison, Bob Stoner.
21h : repas « américain »
Café associatif "La Commune"
3 rue d'Aligre
Métro Faidherbe-Chaligny, Ledru Rollin ou gare de Lyon

WAR and WALL STREET : Please join Americans against the War to take part in an international demonstration – a day that will see mobilizations across the U.S., Europe, the Mediterranean and beyond against war and corporate greed and in the defense of our basic rights, welfare, jobs and more.
When: Saturday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. 16H00
Where: Tour St Jacques square
Americans will be gathering here and then marching to the main French manifestation at Hotel de Ville.
Metro: Chatelet or Hotel de Ville.

*Note change of location
Anti-War VIGIL, Saturday 24 September 2011 from 3 to 5 pm
(15h à 17h) at La Fontaine des Innocents Paris 75001
Metro: Chatelet
Anti-War VIGIL, Saturday 23 July 2011 from 3 to 5 pm
(15h à 17h) at La Fontaine des Innocents Paris 75001
Metro: Chatelet

Anti-War VIGIL, Saturday 25 June 2011 from 3 to 5 pm
(15h à 17h) at La Fontaine at St.Michel, Paris 75005
Metro: St Michel

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, AAW will hold its traditional monthly antiwar vigil. We welcome all who want to say No to the War, No to NATO, No to NATO attacks on Libya.

AAW will also express solidarity with 23 year old Bradley Manning, an American anti war activist currently imprisioned and facing the death penalty for revealing military secrets via Wikileaks.

Anti-War VIGIL, Saturday 21 May 2011 from 3 to 5 pm
(15h à 17h) at La Fontaine at St.Michel, Paris 75005
Metro: St Michel

Anti-War VIGIL, Saturday 16 April 2011 from 3 to 5 pm
(15h à 17h) at La Fontaine at St.Michel, Paris 75005
Metro: St Michel

Anti-War VIGIL, Saturday 19 March 2011 from 3 to 5 pm 15h -17h at La Fontaine at St.Michel, Paris 5 Metro St Michel

Dear Members and Friends,

On Saturday, March 19, 2011, Americans Against the War will hold its traditional antiwar vigil to:

1. Protest the 8th anniversary of the attack and invasion of the USA on IRAQ. Over 30 million people worldwide marched in March 2003 to say No to War, No to the invasion of Iraq by Bush.

2. Show solidarity with the workers in Wisconsin, USA fighting to save their rights.

3. Express solidarity with 23 year old Bradley Manning, an American anti-war activist currently imprisoned in Quantico under inhumane conditions and facing the death penalty for revealing military secrets via wikileaks.


"Marx in Soho"
by Howard Zinn
with Jerry Levy as Karl Marx

Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Studio RMX,
193, rue du Fbg Poissonniére
Paris 75009,
Metro: Barbés

Historian and activist, Howard Zinn is most well known for his alternative
portrait of American history, "A People's History of the United States."

"Zinn's play brings out the human qualities of Marx, while not forgetting
his political passions. The result is an hour and a half of educational
entertainment, the dramatic art at its best." -Lawrence McGuire, Americans
for Peace and Justice

"By showing us Marx the man, Zinn poignantly humanizes him. By showing us
Marx the theorist, Zinn gently educates us. And by bringing Marx into today'
s era, Zinn cleverly and unmistakably argues the relevance of Marx's ideas
in our time." -Backstage West

"The play sheds new light on Marx and his theories- which are presented
factually despite the play's whimsical premise". -Olympia

For more about the play, see

vigil 24 April 2010

Dear Members and Friends,

On Saturday 26 June, 2010 Americans Against the War will hold its traditional monthly anti war vigil. We welcome all who want to say No to the War.
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan:
approx. $985,000,000,000 of taxpayer dollars


The wars of the Empire Builders.

The USA - led NATO army is waging wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and the U.S. now maintains 700 military bases world-wide and another 6000 in the US and its territories.

This year the Obama administration spent billions to invade Haiti while it denied the victims of the deadly earthquake immediate emergency care.

On 13 February 15.000 mostly U.S.A troops were used to flush out and kill 30 Taliban militiamen, killing 13 “collateral damage” human beings along the way. Such disproportionate numbers prove that the real goal of the Empire Builders is to gain control of Afghanistan, strategically located in an area teeming with gas and oil. The reasons for the war are about safeguarding the interests of a few Empire Builders at the expense of everybody else.

Obama remained silent when Israel, the nuclear-armed gendarme of the Empire Builders in the Middle East, invaded Gaza and committed human atrocities. This was only one, although possibly the most blatant, instance when Obama publicly demonstrated his allegiance to Capitalism and its wars.

The U.S. spends $700 billion of taxpayer dollars on the military each year, half the military spending of the entire world – much more than Europe, China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, and Venezuela combined.

And in addition to the billions of taxpayer dollars used to bail out banks, the US government has so far spent an approximate $985,000,000,000 to wage war on Irak and Afghanistan.


  • over 2.8 million people have lost their homes to foreclosure or bank repossessions – nearly 8000 each day – higher numbers than the last two years when millions of others also lost their homes,

  • over 17 million people are jobless, in addition to the millions more who are working part-time when they want and need to be working full-time,

  • over 2.3 million people are imprisoned in the U.S.A., the highest percentage of any other country in the world,

  • single - payer health care coverage continues to be non-existent and young USA men and women who join the military to escape dire living conditions in the ghettos, to earn college tuition or to become eligible for health care coverage end up getting killed and maimed in wars being fought to make the world safe for the Empire Builders.

The deceased Howard Zinn, lifelong peace and anti war activist demonstrated in his book A People's History of the United States that we, as a nation, have always struggled against oppression. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached that “a time comes when silence is betrayal.” He went on to condemn the Vietnam War and the system which created it.

Americans Against the War–France continues the legacies of Martin Luther King and Howard Zinn by denouncing the wars being fought by and against the great majority of people in the interests of a small minority of profiteers.

20 April 2010 Americans Against the War–France.


In solidarity with the US
AAW Vigil at St. Michel
3pm to 5pm at the Fountain at St. Michel,
Metro: St. Michel

Saturday March 20th
Rassemblement : le samedi 20 mars de 15h à 17h à La Fontaine St. Michel, Metro: St. Michel


On 13 February U.S.A. led NATO forces together with pro U.S.A. Afghan government troops invaded the town of Marja saying they meant “to flush out “ Taliban militia men. Announcement of the invasion forced much of the civilian population to flee. NATO has announced that 13 civilians and about 30 Taliban were killed.

So the end result of the invasion is that about 15.000 mostly U.S.A troops were needed to flush out and kill 30 Taliban militiamen, killing 13 “collateral damage” human beings along the way.

The reason the USA-led NATO military force is in Afghanistan has nothing to do with flushing out or killing a relatively small number of militia men.

The real goal is to gain control of Afghanistan because of its geographically strategic location: the site of a future pipeline meant to transport gas from Turkmenistan via Afghanistan and Pakistan to India, the 6th largest energy consumer in the world.

It's all about the interests of a few Empire Builders at the expense of everybody else.

An AAW - France suggestion: Together with Haiti, Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world with a life-expectancy level of 44.5 years. Only 43.1% of men and 12.6% of women can read. The USA-led NATO coalition spends billions to kill a small number of militia men. Why not spend the money on food, housing, education, medical care and projects to build industry to eradicate the poverty that partially engenders, among other social ills, global trafficking of dangerous substances.


Under the guise of humanitarian aid USA marines, army and navy, together with a USA installed Haitian government, have militarily taken over the country. In the mean time the Haitian population, especially in the poorer districts, continues to live in dire conditions after the devastating earthquake. The exorbitant amount of money the USA spent to deploy the military was found immediately. The relatively smaller amount of money needed for food, shelter, medical care and more pressing immediate reconstruction is very slow in coming and will never reach the astronomical sums spent in a few hours to effect a military takeover.


Americans Against the War -France

Paris, 15 February 2010



Événements du 13 février 2010 en Afghanistan
Américains en tête, quinze mille soldats des forces de l'OTAN et afghanes se sont engagés dans une offensive majeure contre les talibans dans la ville de Marjah. Dans son ensemble, la population civile a pris la fuite mais L'OTAN a reconnu que deux roquettes tirées contre les talibans ont manqué leur cible et tué 12 civils. Toujours selon l'OTAN, une trentaine de talibans ont été tués.

Bilan des opérations: 15.000 soldats, principalement US, pour venir à bout de 30 talibans
Malgré les dires des gouvernements concernés, les forces de l'OTAN, les USA en premier, ne sont pas en Afghanistan pour débarrasser la population des talibans.
Le but réel: contrôler le pays où est prévue la construction d'un gazoduc destiné à transporter du gaz venant du Turkménistan, transitant par l'Afghanistan et le Pakistan, pour arriver en Inde, la 6ème puissance consommatrice d'énergie du monde.
Il s'agit de faire la guerre avec nos enfants pour des gros intérêts énergétiques/financiers loin de considérations humanistes ou généreuses.

Proposition des Américains Contre la Guerre – France :
Avec Haïti, l'Afghanistan est l'un des pays les plus pauvres du monde. L'espérance de vie est de 44,4 ans. Seulement 43,1 % des hommes et 12,6 % des femmes savent lire. Au lieu de dépenser des milliards pour, en somme, tuer quelques talibans pour le compte de quelques profiteurs, ne serait-il pas plus juste d'utiliser l'argent des contribuables pour aider la population afghane à s'en sortir d'un état d' extrême pauvreté qui engendre, entre autres, le commerce mondial des drogues dangereuses ?

Haïti subit les marines, l'armée et le navy USA
Sous prétexte de venir en aide après le terrible tremblement de terre, les USA ont envoyé les marines, l'armée et le navy pour s'emparer militairement de Haïti afin d'éviter qu'un quelconque mouvement social ne déstabilise une région que les USA considère toujours comme leur arrière-cour, impérialisme oblige. Entre temps, surtout dans les quartiers populaires, la population continue de vivre un cauchemar : manque de vivres, conditions sanitaires dangereuses, manque de soins médicaux, pas de logement, etc.
Les sommes colossales nécessaires pour s'emparer militairement d'Haïti ont été attribuées, illico presto, le lendemain de la catastrophe. Celles destinées à venir en aide à une population en détresse tardent à venir pour, finalement, ne jamais atteindre les sommes astronomiques dépensées pour effectuer une invasion militaire sous les yeux du monde.

Américains Contre la Guerre-France /
fait à Paris le 20 février 2010

blocked in Cairo

In solidarity with the peace marchers blocked in Cairo



All AAW members and friends volunteered their help at the AAW stands at these two events :

AAW will participate in this eventful week of solidarity international sponsored by the Val de Marne. This event is aimed at young people in the Val de Marne and this year's emphasis is on world peace.

Prize before Peace ?

AAW's reaction to Obama's Nobel PEACE PRIZE

Le prix avant la PAIX ?

AAW handed out over 250 fliers in less than 2 hours. Our US compatriots on holiday in Paris were particularly supportive of our action.


AAW has signed this CALL



Dimanche dernier au Honduras s'est produit un coup d’état contre la démocratie. Le Président constitutionnel, Manuel ZELAYA, a été séquestré et expulsé de force par l’armée. Une oligarchie des plus réactionnaires s'est installée depuis au pouvoir, personnifiée par Roberto Micheletti, ancien militaire et puissant homme d'affaires.

Le Peuple, qui s'était soulevé pacifiquement depuis l'enlèvement de son président élu, est réprimé de plus en plus violemment par la police et les militaires. La répression se fait aussi sentir par la censure de la presse nationale et internationale et par l'instauration de la terreur dans la population à travers des couvre-feux et des coupures systématiques de l'électricité, de l'eau potable et des télécommunications.

Nous ne pouvons nous résoudre au retour en Amérique Latine de dictatures militaires déguisées en démocratie, qui tentent d'empêcher les réformes nécessaires au progrès de cette région.

Nous devons tous nous mobiliser pour réaffirmer notre solidarité avec le peuple hondurien qui attend le retour sur le territoire de son président légitime. Nous devons tous exiger la fin de l’état d’urgence, le rétablissement des libertés publiques et du fonctionnement démocratique des institutions.

Ici, en France, nous appelons toutes les associations de solidarité internationale, les partis politiques, les syndicats et mouvements citoyens à se mobiliser et faire entendre leur voix pour soutenir le peuple du Honduras et accompagner le retour de son Président, Manuel Zélaya, seul Président démocratiquement élu.

Signataires de l'appel à la solidarité avec le peuple du Honduras

AAW-Américains contre la Guerre. France
Argentin@s en el exterior
Association des Ex-Prisonniers Politiques Chiliens en France
Association de Femmes Uruguayennes Lourdes Pinto - AMULP
Association France Amérique Latine
Association Nuestra America en Marcha
Association Raices Cubanas
Association Simon Bolivar (Rennes)
CALPA-Coordination de soutien aux Luttes du Peuple Argentin
Carta Abierta Francia
Casa de Santa Fe - Paris
Cercle Bolivarien de Paris
Civimed Initiatives
Collectif des gaullistes de gauche
Collectif Manos Limpias
Collectif des Péruviens en France
Collectif Paraguay
Collectif de soutien à l’Alba (Grenoble)
Colores Latino Americanos (Lille)
Comité Apoyo International du Parti Nationaliste Péruvien
Comité d'Information sur l'Amérique Latine de Nanterre
Comité Pérou
Communistes du Pérou en France
Conseil Pro Bolivia
Coordination des Associations de Cubains résidents en France
Coordination Populaire Colombienne à Paris
Coordination de Solidarité avec Cuba
Cuba Si France (Bretagne et Lorraine)
Donde estan ? – Uruguay
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières
FASE - Fédération pour une Alternative Sociale et Ecologique
France Cuba
HIJOS - Paris
IPAM – Réseau Initiatives pour un Autre Monde
La Plume
Le Parti de Gauche
Les Alternatifs
Les Verts
MJCF 94 - Mouvement des Jeunes Communistes du Val de Marne
Mouvement de la Jeunesse Communiste
Mouvement de la Paix
MRAP - Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les peuples
Mémoire des Luttes
NPA - Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste
Parti Communiste Français
Parti Humaniste Parti Socialiste Français
Radio Latinos
Red Cuidadana Europea
SICSAL - Service International Chrétien de Solidarité avec l'Amérique Latine
Tribunal International d'Opinion (cas de sud bolivar)
Union des Associations Latinoaméricaines en France
UNIPOMA. Université Populaire Mariátegui
Union syndicale Solidaires


Bravo, Michelle for a successful evening !
A 4TH of
JULY like no other
"In Prison My Whole Life"

Preceded by an informal dinner at 8pm. Café associatif de la Commune Libre d'Aligre 3, rue d'Aligre, metro: Gare de Lyon AAW is a sponsor in this event.


William Francome is a fairly typical, white middle-class guy. Typical except for the fact that he is about to embark on a journey into the dark heart of the American judicial system; the tangled world of renowned Death Row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

The connection between these two characters is a simple one, and the pretext for this film, as Will explains:

"I was born in London on December 9th 1981. Over 3000 miles away Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Black Panther and radical journalist, was arrested for the murder of a police officer in Philadelphia. He claimed he was innocent but was sentenced to death and has been awaiting execution ever since. Over the years, he has attracted massive international support from organisations like Amnesty International and world leaders like Nelson Mandela amongst others. I'm now 24 years old and in that time Mumia has become the most famous and controversial death row inmate in America".

Despite his situation, and against all odds, Mumia has managed to penetrate the consciousness of people like Will. Through his writings and his web and radio broadcasts from Death Row, he has become known to many as "the Voice of the Voiceless".

"In Prison My Whole Life" takes us to some surprising places and brings us into contact with some of America's most original minds. Never-seen-before footage and brand new evidence create a prevailing case for reasonable doubt while exploring the socio-political climate of America past and present. Angela Davis, Mos Def, Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Snoop Dogg, Steve Earle, Amy Goodman and many others take us through a decades-old struggle for equality, fairness and respect that so many Americans strive for to this day.

Mumia's cause has created a political storm but after the politicians have said their piece, after the court papers have been filed and the protestors have gone home, we are left with a film about a man , a father, a son, an inspiration and a pariah - who faces his twenty-fifth year on Death Row.

Extraordinary though Mumia's story is, he is only one of 3,350 people currently on death row in the United States. This film allows him not only to speak to us, but also on behalf of those others who cannot find a voice.


  1. lettres de soutien à Troy Davis
  2. "The Framing of Mumia Abu Jamal" un programme de télévision (une heure en anglais, très informative) rencontre avec l'auteur J. Patrick O'Connor, sur son livre ( à ne pas confondre avec le film "Toute ma vie en prison" du 4 juillet!)
  3. un document avec éléments et résumant le nouveau livre de l'auteur dans la rencontre ci-dessus
  4. free Puerto Rican pro independence political prisoners


MAY DAY 2009