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EMERGENCY ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE
Yes! We Can Stop Bush!
Strategies for Stopping the War &
What do we have to do now?
SATURDAY DEC. 4
9 am - 6 pm,
THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY/ LANG CENTER
55 WEST 13 ST. ( between 5th and 6th Avenue in Manhattan)
Bring the Troops Home Now!
Fight the Draft!
Support GI Resistance!
Stop the War Machine!
3 Sessions followed by open panel discussions including:
* Parents of GI Resisters
* Representatives of antiwar coalitions
* Draft resisters & youth organizers
* Anti-war veterans
* labor and community activists
for more information: 212-633-6646
A Call to Action
Stop the War Week
The U.S. Plans to Re-Occupy Iraq will cause thousands of
more casualties-We must take action to stop the war
The options offered by the recent Presidential election which
resulted in 11 states voting to ban same sex marrigaes and
the Pentagon's plans for a deadly assault on the people
of Iraq clearly indicate that the only way to stop the war
is through massive resistance in the streets.
As we write, U.S. bombs are once again dropping on Fallujah,
a city of almost 500,000. This is the opening of a new "shock
and awe" campaign to recapture Fallujah and more than
20 other cities that are currently controlled by the Iraqi
people. The Pentagon's goal is to crush the resistance,
utterly demoralize and subdue the Iraqi people, and install
its Abu Ghraib-style occupation on the whole of the country.
It is with a shared sense of seriousness and urgency that
we appeal to all antiwar forces to make the week of Friday
Dec. 3 - Saturday Dec. 11 a time for actions across the country
to stop the war, including job actions, student walkouts,
boycotts, business closings, and other mass actions.
More than 100,000 Iraqis have died since the 2003 invasion
of Iraq, according to a survey conducted by researchers at
Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the Al-Mustansiriya
University in Baghdad. More than 1100 US soldiers have died
-- mostly young people from working class backgrounds and
communities of color, lured by slick multi-media recruiting
campaigns into the quagmire of Iraq. Hundreds of photos document
the brutality and lawlessness of the U.S. occupation. Abu
Ghraib has become a symbol of imperial arrogance, racism,
Now the Pentagon is openly planning to escalate the violence,
with another massive assault against the people of Iraq in
order to secure enough of the country to hold sham presidential
elections in January. Since spring, beginning with the uprising
in Fallujah, a growing number of Iraqi towns have become "no-go
zones" for the U.S. occupation forces. The Oct. 8 New
York Times reported that U.S. military planners had identified
20 to 30 towns and cities in Iraq that need to be "brought
under control before elections can be held in the country
This new assault planned by the U.S. will not subdue the
Iraqi people, but it will cause enormous death and suffering
for the Iraqi people. We in the antiwar movement have a responsibility
to respond. The crimes that have been committed by the occupation
forces are unspeakable, and the plans to retake cities held
by the resistance will result in more torture, mass murders
of civilians, and bombing of residential neighborhoods. We
must do everything in our power to stop it.
In the Spring of 2003, millions of people took to the streets
in opposition to Bush's plans to invade Iraq. Unprecedented
protests, on all 7 continents, stood against the war. The
people of the world united in denouncing the U.S. plans for
imperial conquest and colonization. Yet the Bush regime moved
ahead with a war that has cost more than 100,000 lives and
left countless more injured and maimed.
Many in the antiwar movement looked to the U.S. Presidential
election to stop the war. But the election never offered an
opportunity to vote against the war. It is clear that we cannot
expect the same politicians who supported the war all along,
and who are funded by corporations who profit from the war,
to end the war. It is working people who are paying the price
for this war, and it is working people who will end it.
We are left with no other options -- We must take action
to stop the war. Marches are necessary, but have not yet succeeded;
the election did not offer the opportunity to stop the war.
We must look to new tactics, and go from mere protest and
opposition to actually stopping the war by any means necessary.
On October 17, 2004, activists working with the historic
Million Worker March issued a call for December 3-11 to be
"Stop the War Week." We are calling for anti-war
activists across the U.S. and globally to make this a week
to stop the war, to take action--student walkouts, job actions,
boycotts, whatever it takes to stop the war now.
We have an obligation to stop the murder and torture and
to take action with a sense of urgency, immediacy, passion
and determination. It's time to say, 'No more!"
Back to the Streets!
We Need Action...
Stop the War Week
We have an obligation to take action with a sense of urgency,
immediacy, passion and determination to stop the murder and
torture. It's time to say, "No more!"
We encourage activists to participate in the Stop the War
Week through their own creative and innovative initiatives.
We also encourage all anti-war forces to participate in one
of the many activities that have already been initiated by
activists across the country, including:
Dec. 3-Fri National Student Walk-Out
Dec. 4-Sat Emergency AntiWar Conference
Dec 5-Sun Haiti Solidarity Rally
New York College of Technology in Brooklyn-5:00 p.m. Haiti
at the Crossroads: What is to be done? Stop the Killing. End
Occupation. Restore Constitutional government. Speakers, film,
Dec 8-Wed Nat'l Day of Action to Stop
Dec 10- Fri International Human Rights Day
Actions focusing on the theme "Workers Rights, Not War,
is a Human Right!" Also actions focusing on poltical
prisoners in the U.S., including Mumia Abu Jamal and many
Dec 11- Sat. Bring the troops home now! local demonstrations
Dec 4-11- Sat to Sat Boycott Holiday Shopping to
Stop the War!
No business as usual as long as the war and occupation continues!
We cannot celebrate the holiday season while the criminal
war continues - Antiwar forces will protest in front of businesses,
including Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and others to spread the message
of the holiday boycott to stop the war. Create smileys: SmileysPlus.com
Million Workers March Audio and Video
by Ryme Katkhouda, Fred Nguyen
and the dc-radio-coop
Washington Post article about the Million Worker March
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: People's
Rights Fund/Oct.17 Buses, send to:
Antiwar 4 the Million Worker March
39 W. 14th St. #206
NY NY 10011