YOUTH AND STUDENT ACTION AGAINST WAR AND RACISM!|
2003-01-07, 11:57 p.m.
YOUTH AND STUDENT ACTION AGAINST WAR AND RACISM!
January 18-19 in Washington D.C.
-Please post widely-
Over the next week, many students will be returning to school. Now is a great opportunity to circulate the call for Youth & Student Action January 18-19. A downloadable flyer is available to print, copy and circulate in your high school or on your campus.
Below you will find details on the Youth and Student planning meeting, march and rally taking place January 18 & 19 in conjunction with the January 18 National March on Washington DC to Stop the War on Iraq.
Please fill out the Student Organizing Form (see below) to let us know your plans!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
-Gather at 11 am at the Dept of In-Justice (Pennsylvania Ave. between 9th and 10th NW)
Gather at 11am at the Department of In-Justice (Pennsylvania Ave. between 9th and 10th NW) to protest the attacks against the Arab and Muslim communities including the recent mass arrests in California. Many of these violations are taking place within our own school as more and more universities are complying with FBI and INS efforts to gather information, interrogate, detain and deport thousands of people.
March to the Presidential Palace (White House) for a Youth and Student Weapons Inspection. If George Bush believes that the UN weapons inspectors have the right to look into every building in Iraq, then we should have a right to check out his "Presidential Palace." It's our schools that have gone without funding and it's our social programs that have been cut to pay for the U.S. government's weapons of mass destruction. A new war in Iraq is estimated to cost almost $2,000,000,000,000 ($2 trillion, according to a recent American Academy of Arts and Sciences study). Let's see if Bush provides full and complete disclosure!
JOIN US TO SAY:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
Come to a youth & student meeting to discuss the January 19th actions and future actions against war and racism.
As you know tens of thousands of people will be converging in Washington D.C. for the weekend of January 18th to take a stand against War and Racism. On the buses traveling from all over the country will be anti-war activists, labor unionists, members of various religious communities, long time fighters for civil rights and women's rights as well as those who have never before been to a demonstration. Undoubtedly the majority of these diverse participants will be students and young people. In addition to playing a vital role in the anti-war movement, the January 18-19 weekend presents an opportunity for us to take action and develop plans for future action.
Be a part of Youth and Student A.N.S.W.E.R. and, while you work to stop a war against Iraq, build a movement that upholds the right of self-determination for the people of the world and stands in solidarity with the struggles across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America against U.S. intervention and neo-colonial domination. Help build a student movement that fights racism, police brutality, attacks on education, and all manifestations of oppression and exploitation. We are fighting for a different society, one that values human needs over profit.
What you should do if you're interested:
1) Spread the word! Send this announcement to everyone you know, and tell them to post it widely. Download the PDF of the flyer at http://www.internationalanswer.org/pdf/j19student.pdf, make copies, and post and distribute them widely!
2) Contact us if you have questions. Email [email protected] or call 202-544-3389.
3) If you/your group is planning to participate, fill out the Student Organizing Form at http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18endorse.html#student (you may need to scroll down) and in the "message" section let us know how many people you expect, and if you'll be participating in the planning meeting and/or march & rally.
"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.