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Protest on Iraq War anniversary: Fund Jobs, Healthcare & Education!

Date:
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Time:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
ANSWER Coalition
Email:
Phone:
415-821-6545
Address:
ANSWER office: 2969 Mission St. at 26th St.
Location Details:
12noon, Rally at UN Plaza (7th & Market Sts.), SF
followed by a march to Local 2 boycotted hotels

National Day of Action on the 8th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq

FUND JOBS, HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION, NOT WAR
Stop the Cutbacks & Layoffs!

END WAR & OCCUPATION
Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Haiti & Everywhere!

STOP THE WAR ON WORKING PEOPLE
Solidarity with Local 2 Workers!

March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Today, Iraq remains occupied by 50,000 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of foreign mercenaries.

The war in Afghanistan/Pakistan is raging. Washington is financing Israel’s colonial occupation of Palestine, threatening Iran, stepping up hostility against Venezuela, Cuba and other progressive governments in Latin America, and bringing Korea to the brink of a new war. There are more than 800 U.S. military bases around the world.

While the U.S. will spend $1 trillion+ for war and occupation in 2011, 30 million people in the U.S. remain unemployed or severely underemployed, and cuts in education, housing and healthcare are imposing a huge toll on the people.

Now, new rounds of cutbacks in vital public services and jobs are underway at the federal, state and local level. Public and private sector unions are under severe attack.

12,000 SF hotel workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 2, have been fighting for 17 months for a new contract that protects their healthcare, wages and working conditions. On March 19, we will march to boycotted hotels in solidarity with the Lo. 2 workers.

Endorsers include: ANSWER Coalition, US Labor Against War (USLAW), Unitarian Universalists for Peace-SF, National Council of Arab Americans, Free Palestine Alliance, Al Awda—Palestine Right of Return Coalition, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, La Raza Centro Legal/SF Day Labor Program, Task Force on the Americas, Arab American Union Members Council, March Forward!, Angola 3 Defense Committee, LEF Foundation, Community Futures Collective, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, West County Toxics Coalition, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, Int’l Socialist Organization, Peace & Freedom Party, Justice for Filipino-American Veterans (JFAV), Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE), Middle East Children’s Alliance (partial list—list in formation)

For more information, to volunteer or endorse, contact ANSWER Coalition—Act Now to Stop War & End Racism.
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