--Ramona Africa from the MOVE organization in Philadelphia
--Craig Rosebraugh, former spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front
11:00am-2:00pm - Rally at Portland State University Smith Center Ballroom (3rd Floor in Smith Center)
3:00pm - March Begins from Portland State University
to U.S. Federal Building
At home in the United States, the growth of the empire, of capitalism and industry, has meant greater discrepancies between the wealthy and poor, a continued rise in the number of those considered to be a threat to the system, as well as irreversible harm done to the environment and life on the planet. United States' corporations literally get away with murder facing little or no repercussions due to their legal structures. The U.S. government, like U.S. corporations, serves to ensure that the business as usual policies of imperialism continue with as little friction as possible. Anyone questioning the mere logic of this genocidal culture and governing policy is considered a dissident and, more often than not, shipped off to one of the fastest growing industries of all, the prison industrial complex.
Internationally, U.S. policies have amounted to the same, often times worse, forms of violence. The foreign policy track record of the U.S. has included genocide, assassinations, exploitation, military action and destruction. Disguised as promoting or protecting freedom and democracy, U.S. foreign policies aim to directly control, to conquer, and gain power, finances and resources.
Organizations are invited to use this march on December 16 as an opportunity to voice their opinions against U.S. imperialism. Groups are encouraged to bring their own signs, banners, etc. and otherwise participate in any way they see fit.
As the United States government continues its terrorist war killing thousands of innocent civilians, let December 16 be a call to action to BRING THE WAR HOME TO FIGHT U.S. IMPERIALISM! Bring your friends, family, and co-workers and join us demonstrating to the international community that the American people oppose Bush's terrorist war!
For more information or to find out how you can help with this action please call 503.972.6764 or email email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you December 16th!
The organizers of December 16th