October 26 National March on Washington, D.C.
STOP THE WAR AGAINST IRAQ
BEFORE IT STARTS!
The basic information as garnered from the http://www.internationalanswer.org/ website is included below.
According to the same site, these are the Oregon contacts for trying to arrange trips to SF:
CONTACT: email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: 503 525 9247
CONTACT: email email@example.com
CONTACT: (541) 482-6543
If local groups start getting their acts together to organize trips, that info will be posted at the http://www.poxamericana.us/o26.shtml page.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC
Rally @ 11 am
Constitution Gardens adjacent to the
Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
21st St. & Constitution Ave. NW
**March to the White House**
JOINT ACTION IN SAN FRANCISCO
11 am at Justin Herman Plaza
The Bush administration is rushing towards war. The time to act is
now. The people of the United States can stop this madness.
World public opinion and almost every government opposes Bush's
planned war of aggression. But it will take a mass peoples'
movement--in the streets, workplaces, communities, campuses and high
schools--to stop the coming war.
On Saturday, October 26, 2002 -- the first anniversary of the signing
of the so-called Patriot Act -- anti-war, civil rights, labor, student
and other forces are joining together to launch a massive
international mobilization in opposition to a new war against the
people of Iraq. Mass marches and rallies will be held in Washington DC
and San Francisco in the U.S., and in many other countries.
As the Bush administration violates international law it has been
systematically engaged in a campaign of division and repression in the
United States including a wholesale assault on the Bill of Rights,
institutionalization of racial profiling, and aggregation of near
dictatorial powers to the Executive branch.
In articulating the so-called doctrine of preemptive war, the Bush
administration is preparing to violate all existing international law
and the UN charter which forbids countries to carry out war except in
the case of self-defense. Preemption is merely a slogan to justify a
foreign policy of armed aggression and military adventure.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and company are planning to send
tens of thousands of young GIs to kill and be killed in another war
for Big Oil. Simultaneously, the Bush Administration is diverting
billions of dollars to feed military conquest and away from jobs,
education, healthcare, childcare and housing.
The so-called debate that is opening now to public view from within
the political establishment presents a necessity for all anti-war
forces to become a major factor in generating an authentic opposition
to U.S. war plans in the Middle East. The October 26 National March in
Washington DC and joint action in San Francisco come just one week
before midterm Congressional elections.
There won't be a real national debate on a planned invasion of Iraq
until the people are in the streets. We can't leave it to the military
establishment to decide when and how they will go to war and to define
the debate. We must tell Bush and his corporate and Big Oil patrons
that we will not allow this to happen.
This war can be stopped. Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz and company
can be stopped. But the essential element must be the mobilization of
a massive new anti-war movement in the streets. We call for civilians
and soldiers alike to exercise their political right to speak out
against an illegal war. On October 26, there will be a National March
in Washington DC, a West Coast march in San Francisco, and protests
around the world.
ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN STOP THE WAR!
JOIN US ON OCTOBER 26, 2002!