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|BAUAW calls for 2004-EMERGENCY MEETING of Bay Area Anti-War Groups|
|Date||Monday November 15|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|1380 Valencia Street (Between 24th & 25th Streets, SF)|
COME TO THE NEXT BAUAW MEETING AND BRING YOUR IDEAS ON HOW TO
ACHIEVE UNITY IN THE MOVEMENT:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 7:00 p.m.
1380 Valencia Street (Between 24th & 25th Streets, SF)
Open letter to Bay Area Activists from Bay Area
United Against War (BAUAW):
Dear friends who organized, participated, and/or spoke in the
demonstrations sponsored by Not in Our Name and ANSWER on
Nov. 3 and Nov. 9.
At the concluding rally of the emergency demonstration ANSWER
called to protest the U.S. assault on Fallujah, Jahahara, of AFSC and
N'COBRA, issued a kind of challenge to all the major antiwar
organizations to make a unified response to the U.S. government's
war against Iraq. He called on the national organizations, of which
we are all affiliated to one or more-ANSWER, UFPJ, NION-to unify
in building a massive antiwar movement.
This call is so timely because the war and occupation continue
unabated, the consequences for the Iraqis are devastating
(over 100,000 civilians killed by U.S. actions) and over 1,110 U.S.
troops are dead and tens of thousands injured.
Those of us who are old enough to have participated in the
movement against the U.S. war on Vietnam know that the most
effective mass actions against that war that called for bringing
all U.S. troops home now [Out Now!] were unified actions where
people of different ideologies were able to come together for
Out Now despite their divergent opinions on other topics. The mass
movement that was built on the streets of the U.S. created
a supportive environment for
U.S. soldiers to resist the war in multiple ways eventually
becoming an unreliable fighting force for U.S. imperialism.
Now, it is very clear from all who spoke at the last two
demonstrations, that we have wide areas of agreement. We
all spoke about the need for the movement to get back into
the streets to protest the war in massive demonstrations. We
all spoke about the need for unity. We all spoke about the way
to bring peace and end the war was for the U.S. government
to get out of
The next step is for all our organizations to meet together
and concretely plan how this unity will be carried out.
Bay Area United Against War is willing to host such a meeting,
or participate in such a meeting called by others. Let's
make it happen.
Bring the Troops Home Now!
Carole Seligman, Bay Area United Against War (BAUAW)