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Next Stop for the Anti War, Movement March 18
by Bill Hackwell ( hckwll [at] yahoo.com )
Sunday Jan 28th, 2007 8:02 AM
Tens of thousands demonstrate to say no to war and occupation.

The large demonstrations that took place in Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and elsewhere show that the overwhelming opposition to the war in Iraq is now turning into activism in the street. People in the U.S. are now seeing through the transparent lies of the war makers in Washington. The 21,500 additional troops now on their way to Iraq do not represent a new policy direction but just more of the same that will result in just more death, destruction and misery for the people of Iraq and many more U.S. casualties. The $300 million spent dailey for the occupation comes at the direct expense of needed social programs here at home.

Now is the time to build for the mass demonstrations marking the 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq. Going into the 5th year of the occupation makes the Iraq war the 3rd longest in U.S. history. In Washington the demonstration is on March 17 and will be going to the Pentagon where the real architects of this war are. Here in San Francisco the demonstration will be March 18 at noon at Justin Hermann Plaza with a march to the civic center. Spread the word now. For flyers and posters call the ANSWER office 415-821-6545.
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§Support the Palestinian People
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§Solidarity with the Hornblower workers
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by Sean Dolan
Sunday Jan 28th, 2007 10:45 PM
If i'm in the Bay area on March 18th, i'm sure i will be at the Answer rally . But one of the many problems of the Antiwar movement is organizational . We don't need a movement dominated by anyone , whether it be Answer, United for Peace and Justice, the fairly new Troops out Movement or the new alliance that organized Jan 27 .I would like to see a truly democractic United Front with any serious activist that helps build it having a role in decision making , (on a one person, one vote basis ) The Bill Hackwells, Medea Benjamins, Gloria Larivas,Jeff Macklers etc. should have a role like everyone else, no more no less.
We need to have serious discussion and debate over what to do , how to end this war in Iraq and Afghanistan . A top down structure isn't conductive to such a necessary dialogue . My two cents .
by Aurora Grajeda
( aurora-grajeda [at] comcast.net ) Monday Jan 29th, 2007 9:38 AM
Thanks Bill and you are right, we need to keep sending the msg., we have to have their attention, massive numbers of people in the streets is a stop short of the ultimate direct accion because demonstrations are peaceful events for peace. My thanks to ANSWER, United for Peace and so many organizations that participate in the most important struggles of our time. United in solidarity for a better world, we'll be there on the 18th at Justin Herman Plaza. Aurora
by Sunni Ruiz
Monday Jan 29th, 2007 1:42 PM
I agree with Sean Dolan . We need a really democractic coalition in order to brainstorm, kick around and debate ideas about how to raise enough hell that the U.S. will have to leave not only Iraq, But pull out of Afghanistan too. (See the front page article in Todays' L.A. Times about how 65%of Canadians want their 3, 000 soldiers out of Kandahar )
We need a coalition/united front in which Young activists have a real say and role in decsion making . Unlike what happened when my nieces attended an Answer meeting in which , though it was billed as a planning meeting , all the planning had already been decided .
Another world is possible but only we have a truly democratic process.