Mobilization in Washington D.C., April 19th-22nd|
2002-03-17, 4:34 a.m.
As you may or may not know, there is going to be a major Mobilization effort in Washington D.C. the weekend of April 20th. The major cause will be Stopping the War, but many other factions will be present, other than anti-war protestors. Here is an excerpt from a recent email from the International Action Center:
"It is time to make the many calls for unity into reality. It is not unity for unity’s sake. Unless we can build a broad, unified, massive movement of opposition, the Bush administration will have a free hand as it prepares to plunge the United States further into war, including launching a major ground and air war against Iraq. This war will lead to a catastrophe for all. It represents a mighty danger to the entire world. At the same time the Bush administration has launched an assault on civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. A massive movement of opposition will tell the administration and the world that the people of the U.S. will not allow themselves to be deceived and divided by appeals to nationlistic frenzy and super-patriotism.
Simultaneously, the people all over the world who are the victims of U.S. military aggression - overt and covert, from Colombia to the Philippines to Palestine and elsewhere - are looking to the people of the United States to see if we can mount a truly effective movement for peace and solidarity.
Despite political differences we call on the entire progressive movement - the hundreds and thousands of organizations and individuals who want to act now to stop George Bush’s mad war drive - to make its clear that all forces must unite in word and in deed.
Mobilize for the April 19-22 weekend!
Issued by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition steering committee:
IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Mexico Solidarity Network, Nicaragua Network, Partnership for Civil Justice LDEF, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Committee for Justice to Defend Palestinian Rights, International Action Center, Bayan USA (Filipino community), and the Korea Truth Commission.
A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) COALITION UNITY STATEMENT & CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
A.N.S.W.E.R. APRIL 20 CALL TO ACTION:
I hope some Diarylanders, some people from the Activist Diary Ring, for example, can go!
"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation." - Martin Luther King, Jr.