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|March 18 Global Day of Action - Stop the War!|
|Date||Saturday March 18|
|Time||11:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
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Gather 11am Civic Center
March 18 Global Day of Action
Stop the War on Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now!
End Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti…
U.S. Out of the Middle East!
From Iraq to New Orleans, Fund People’s Needs Not the War Machine!
Mass March and Rally to Stop The War on Iraq
Civic Center, at Grove and Larkin Streets (nr Civic Center BART)
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On Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m., thousands of people will gather at Civic Center in San Francisco for a mass march and rally against the war on Iraq. Two days later on March 20, youth and students will organize a day of campus resistance to imperialist war and military recruiters across San Francisco and around the nation.
The March 18 weekend is the 3rd anniversary of the criminal U.S. "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq, in which more than 100,000 Iraqis and 2,200 U.S. troops have died. The U.S. continues to occupy Iraq at great cost to Iraqis and people in the U.S. Much of Iraq—devastated by the U.S.-led occupation and, before that, more than a decade of genocidal sanctions—lacks running water and electricity. Despite being bogged down in Iraq, the warmakers in Washington are pushing ahead with their agenda of regime change in Syria, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and elsewhere. The situation is difficult for many working and poor people in the U.S. as well. More than $200 million is spent to wage war on Iraq each day. That money should be directed to fund people's needs, like health care, housing, education, job creation, relief for hurricane victims and more. Only a fraction of the war budget for one day could solve the current Medicare prescription drug crisis.
Despite growing opposition, the Bush administration is also trying to widen its assaults on labor, immigrants' rights, and civil liberties. In an attempt to silence anti-war activists and create a general climate of fear, the Pentagon and NSA have been spying on innocent people. We can't let the warmongers in the White House and Congress and their corporate backers silence our voices of conscience.
Now is the time to speak out loudly against imperialist war and repressive, racist policies at home. We have the momentum. The political climate and popular opinion in the U.S. has turned dramatically against the war. The Bush administration is on the defensive. A new poll shows that more than 52% of Americans believe that Bush should be impeached. Let's channel the popular outrage against Bush and the war into a powerful people's movement for peace and social justice.
Join us in building these important actions. You can endorse, download flyers for distribution, volunteer to help spread the word, make a financial donation and much more. With only two months left before March 18 and 20, your time and energy is needed.
Get involved today!
Initiated by A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition: Youth & Student ANSWER, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Free Palestine Alliance, Partnership for Civil Justice-LDEF, Nicaragua Network, Haiti Support Network, Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Korea Truth Commission, Muslim Student Association-National, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Mexico Solidarity Network, Middle East Children’s Alliance
On March 18, we will demand:
Stop the War - Bring All the Troops Home Now!
U.S. Out of the Middle East!
Stop Bush's Policies of War & Racism!
End Colonial Occupation: Iraq, Palestine, Haiti ...
Support the Palestinian Peoples Right of Return!
Stop Threats Against Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Syria & North Korea!
U.S. Out of the Philippines & Afghanistan!
Stop the Racist, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Labor Offensive at Home, Defend Civil Rights!
Military Recruiters Out of Our Schools & Communities!