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M20 : Time to prepare for the next massive demonstration

Time to prepare for the next international demo: March 20, 2004 - The World STILL Says No to War !
March 20 2004 - The World STILL Says No to War
March 20 2004 - The World STILL Says No to War


20 March 2004 - Global Day of Action - SAVE THE DATE !
The world will once again claim its opposition to war




If you think that it's too late, the war is over, all is done and we can't do anything about that, please consider this:
The USA planned wars against Afghanistan and Iraq has taken, so far, the life of at least 11,000 civilians. That is about 4 times as much as the victims of the September 11th war attacks which were immediately condemned by the international community. The number of victims we caused is still growing up, as people (mostly children) continue to die due to the weapons of mass destruction we use, like cluster bombs and napalm-like bombs (MK 77), depleted uranium munitions, ...
Saddam Hussein is undoubtely a criminal who has to reply of his acts in front of an International Criminal Court. That does not give us any legitimacy to crush a country and grab its resources. Today, many regions in Iraq are still deprivated of water and electricity. Iraqis have to queue to get some fuel while we have restored and secured the pipelines which allow us to export "our" oil.
Now think a moment: CAN WE DO ELSEWHERE SUCH THINGS WE WOULD NOT TOLERATE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY ?

March 20, 2004 is also a unique opportunity to remind our governments that democracy is not just about allowing people to vote once in every few years. Actually, we are getting far away from the model Abraham Lincoln promised: "A governement of the people, by the people, for the people"
Citizens are concerned by the politic questions even outside the elections time. A responsible governement should not try to keep us away from the administration of our country. A respectful governement has more consideration for its citizens than just regarding them as "money makers". We, the people, can't accept being told Fairy Tales and lies by those we have elected to represent our interests. We can't stand by a government which use noble value such as "freedom", "democracy", "justice" to cover his wrong doing. We can't support a governement as a model for the world if it bypass/violate Constitutions, national and international laws, Treaties and Conventions.
We want "PEOPLE" to be placed back to a position it should never leave: OVER "PROFIT" !

For all those reasons, we will protest together one more time.
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE, WE ARE WORKING ON IT !



Here is what you can do right now to make the M20 event a success and mark this date in History:
  • Distribute flyers and posters announcing the March 20 global day of action.

    Check from the organizations listed on this web page for some ready to use outreach material:
    March 20, 2004 - The World STILL Says No to War

    If you can't find any information about anti-war actions in your area/country, try to contact the organizations that let you knew about the previous demonstrations (like the 15th February 2003 massive demonstration), and ask them if they support the 20th March 2004 International day of protest against the war.

  • Spread the word about this event, forward this announce, write your own message or translate this one into your native language, and send it to friends and relatives.

  • Prepare your banners, placards, posters, slogans, ...
    Here are some suggestions:


    You will find many more on the World Wide Web. Again, check from the organizations listed on this page:
    March 20, 2004 - The World STILL Says No to War

  • Organize and try to find a funny, festive way to protest. Be original, be creative, just don't be quiet. Make sure you will be seen and heard.

EVERY VOICE COUNT ! BE THERE TOO !



2001: After the September 11th war attacks against the USA, we pledged to work together to stop terrorism.

2004: We are saying we are STILL UNITED AGAINST TERRORISM, defending peace, justice, and true democracy.


WE, THE PEOPLE, want JUSTICE and DEMOCRACY !



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yes 16.Feb.2004 19:36

this guy sitting at hsi computer writing this response

It is time to plan! Let's get a hundred thousand out in the streets! (boy would that be cool). We need to begin planning and letting people know so that this doesn't turn out like the Cheney demonstration.

planning underway 16.Feb.2004 20:28

enji

the loose coalition of organizations called Cascadia Network for Peace and Justice is doing just that. The Peace Train will return, as well as large numbers of sponsors and endorsers...over 60 so far.

The World Still Says No to War
March 20
1 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Short rally, then march

PDX ANTI-WAR RALLY NOON, MAR. 20 @ N. PARK BLKS ! 16.Feb.2004 22:35

Lars the Infidel

Remember the Noon rally March 20 in the North Park Blocks (Park & Burnside). No official sponsors and no permits!

Concerned, pissed off people will have the chance to have their say. Everyone is welcome to voice their concerns over the Iraq war (just like dozens of everyday people did in the same spot on Feb. 15 last year) and all the other heinous actions of Amerika's fascist governing cabal.

So if you don't think you need anyone's permission or supervision or blessing to give your true voice to the murderous lies emanating from the bloody White House, come by the North Park Blocks at Noon, Saturday, March 20 to protest the war on the one-year anniversary of the shit going down.

WE DIDN'T NEED A FUCKIN' PERMIT ON MARCH 19/20 LAST YEAR, AND WE DON'T NEED ONE NOW ! ! !

NORTH PARK BLOCKS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE ASSEMBLY POINT FOR RADICAL DEMONSTRATIONS IN PORTLAND. IT REMAINS SO TODAY -- AND ON MARCH 20.

SEE YOU IN THE STREETS ! ! !

THERE HAVE BEEN REPEATED REQUESTS... 17.Feb.2004 16:38

me

there have been repeated requests over the last year and half from the homeless who live and congregate in and near n park blocks and under burnside bridge that these locations NOT be used be used as "radical" protest gathering sites.

our presence there serves to bring the police down even more on a segment of the population that gets fucked with constantly...it gives the cops an additional reason to be there, and when they're not busy harassing us while we do what we do, they inevitably end up harassing the homeless.

use your brain this time 17.Feb.2004 18:54

lucy

NOt only is it disrespectful and carless to have a march that meets at the N park blocks, but wouldnt you think that the pigs would love to have all the radicals meet in one spot for easy targeting? There are many advatages to meeting with the liberal crowd, one in peticular being that we have the cover of a permit and numbers. And I would hope that we have learned by nowthat getting arrested and beaten early serves no purpose. I hope to see a large radical contingent meeting at Pioneer square, bring your drums flags and banners.

Hopefully this gets settled... 17.Feb.2004 20:08

let's figure it out

I am all for a radical feeder march, but the two last posters make good points. Either way, we must decide where for sure these will be...if the feeder march doesn't make it to the main march, instead gets corralled because of a smaller amount and higher concentration of radicals, this will be bad news. Of course, the demonstration against permits and the "free speech zone" is a great idea, and I'd rather be at that kind of march. Maybe it can be staged from a different, more easily mobile area? Maybe a more decentralized radical contigent is a better idea? I just hope a happy medium can be attained with the biggest statement made, and a minimal amount of the kind of problems we've had at the Cheney, Bush, etc. protests, and the largest numbers in the streets rather than on police buses.