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Emergency Protest: March on the Pentagon
Date Saturday June 05
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details

MARCH ON THE PENTAGON
(assemble at the White House at 12 noon)

MASS MOBILIZATIONS in SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author
A CALL FOR EMERGENCY PROTESTS:
SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2004

MARCH ON THE PENTAGON
(assemble at the White House at 12 noon)

MASS MOBILIZATIONS in SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES

*call initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition*

To ENDORSE:
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/campaigns/j5/endorse.html

The U.S. war and occupation of Iraq is a disaster for
the people there and here, a disaster that the Bush
administration wants to escalate. In the first three
weeks of April alone, more than 1,000 Iraqis, most of
them civilians, and at least 110 U.S. soldiers have
been killed. It is not only U.S. troops that are dying
but those from Latin America and from other countries
in Bush's "coalition of the willing." Thousands more
have been wounded. The war is costing more than 300
million dollars ($300,000,000) every day, money that
is transferred from working people in the U.S. to the
pockets of arms manufacturers and corporate war
profiteers. It is a war that is destroying an entire
country and the lives of the Iraqi people - already
victimized for more than a decade by sanctions.

Now the White House and the Pentagon are calling for
more troops, more death and destruction, and even more
money for a war that is based on lies and deception.
The Iraqi people, U.S. soldiers and reservists, and
all those who are casualties in Iraq are dying for the
sake of the real agenda: Corporate America's drive to
dominate the oil-rich and strategic Middle East.

While Bush imposes a murderous occupation in Iraq, the
administration has given its full backing to the
Sharon government in Israel which continues to carry
out routine assassinations and land expropriation,
placing an entire population within the confines of a
prison wall. The Bush administration has recently
announced that it too is committed to the denial of
the Palestinian people's right to return 56 years
after being violently expelled from their homeland.

As public opinion here and around the world turns more
and more against war and occupation, the Bush
administration has announced a phony "turnover of
sovereignty" in Iraq on June 30. In reality, it will
only be a transfer of authority from one U.S.
overseer, L. Paul Bremer, to another, John Negroponte,
the newly proposed U.S. ambassador (dictator) in Iraq.
More than 150,000 troops from the U.S. and countries
dependent on the U.S. will continue to occupy Iraq
after June 30. The "turnover of sovereignty" is just
propaganda meant to deceive people here into believing
that the situation is getting better. In fact, the
Bush administration is growing ever more isolated and
exposed as other countries, including Spain, Honduras,
Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, are withdrawing
their troops in the face of growing public outrage
within their own countries.

It is time to bring an end to occupations and
dispossession of people.

On June 5, we will march to demand a real end to the
occupation of Iraq by bringing the troops home now,
and we will demand that all foreign troops be removed
from Iraq.

June 5 is the anniversary of the 1967 war in which
Israel, with full backing from Washington, conquered
the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan
Heights. We will march to call for an end to the
colonial occupation of Palestine, and to support the
Palestinian people's right to self-determination,
including their right to return to their homeland.

We will stand in solidarity with the Haitian people
who are living under foreign military occupation
following the February 28/29 U.S.-coup against the
democratically elected government of Jean-Bertrand
Aristide. President Aristide must be returned to
office and U.S., French and other occupation forces
must withdraw. Having overthrown the government of
Haiti, the Bush administration is renewing its efforts
to carry out a coup against the democratically elected
President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. Likewise the Bush
administration is growing ever more threatening
towards the people of Cuba, in their continuing
efforts to reinstate a neo-colonial regime on the
island. The people of the Caribbean and Latin America,
having endured more than a century of U.S. military
intervention and forcible "regime change," are united
in their opposition to U.S. overt and covert
aggression.

The Bush administration is waging war on the people
here, attacking civil rights and civil liberties at
home under the pretext of the war on terrorism. At the
same time, hundreds of billions of dollars are being
diverted for war and war contractors, while the
administration is slashing desperately needed funds
for jobs, education, housing, healthcare and other
vital programs.

Now is the time to act! Join us in national emergency
protests on June 5!

BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW - ALL FOREIGN TROOPS OUT OF
IRAQ!

END THE COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE - SUPPORT THE
RIGHT OF RETURN!

U.S. OUT OF HAITI, AFGHANISTAN, PHILIPPINES, COLOMBIA,
VENEZUELA, KOREA & CUBA!

MONEY FOR JOBS, EDUCATION, HOUSING AND HEALTHCARE -
NOT FOR WAR!

DEFEND CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS!

To ENDORSE fill out the easy-to-use form at
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/campaigns/j5/endorse.html

A downloadable flyer for the March on the Pentagon is
available at
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/pdf/j5/dc.pdf

If you are organizing transportation from your city,
fill out the form at
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/campaigns/j5/transportation.html

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A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org
info@internationalanswer.org
New York 212-633-6646
Washington 202-544-3389
Los Angeles 213-487-2368
San Francisco 415-821-6545

Sign up to receive updates (low volume):
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/subscribelist.html

To make a tax-deductible donation, go to
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/donate.html
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