Momentum Is Building for the March 19 Troops Out Now
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Plans for the March 19 March and Rally in Central Park,
NYC are drawing support from antiwar groups across the
Saturday, March 19, the second anniversary of the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, is a world-wide day of protest. In New
York City, a broad coalition of antiwar,
community,solidarity, and labor organizations will march
from Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem to Central Park's East
Meadow to demand the immediate, complete, and
unconditional withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Groups from all over the eastern U.S. are organizing
buses, vans, car caravans, and peace trains to travel to
NYC for what promises to be a massive rally against the
war. Activists are travelling from as far away as Maine,
Georgia, and Ohio to demand an end to the occupation and
money for human needs, not for war.
Troops Out Now
The Troops Out Now Coalition is bringing together diverse
progressive and antiwar groups to build a united struggle
against the war in Iraq and the war at home. The last
meeting of the Coalition drew 65 participants,
representing 38 different organizations from all over the
March 19 Events
10:00 AM - Gather at Marcus Garvey Park, 124th St. & 5th
Ave. in Harlem for a brief rally before marching to
11:20 AM - Stop at the recruiting center at 76 W. 125th
St. to protest against economic conscription, militarism
in the schools, and the return of the draft.
12:00 Noon - Rally in the East Meadow in Central Park
3:30 PM - March (route to be announced - see
http://troopsoutnow.org for updates)
Communities in Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester
County, and Connecticut are organizing "Peace Trains" to
come to NYC on March 19.
Activists will board trains at pre-determined times and
locations and ride to the demonstration together.
If you live in an area served by trains to NYC and would
like information about a peace train from your town, or
would like to organize a train from your town, please
Distinguished Speakers at the March 19th Rally will
include Rep. Cynthia McKinney and other members of
COngress, Martin Luther King III, former U.S. Attorney
General Ramsey Clark, Rev. Lucius Walker, human rights
lawyer Lynne Stewart, Members of the NY City Council,
labor officials, immigrant rights organizers, artists,
celebrities, vets, military families and U.S. soldiers who
are resisting orders to Iraq.. An updated list of speakers
will be available online soon.
Get the CD!
Black Waxx Recordings ( http://www.BlackWaxx.com ) and
artists from the New York area have generously donated
their time and facilities to produce a Troops Out Now CD,
which will feature both music and spoken word. For more
information or to purchase the CD call 212-633-6646.
A Global Day of Protest
The global antiwar movement has called for massive
demonstrations on the weekend of March 19-20 . In addition
to the rally in NYC, demonstrations will take place all
over the U.S., including a major demosntration in
Fayetteville, NC, fome of Ft. Bragg. For more information,
Ten Things You Can Do:
1) Come to the rally and bring a friend. Join tens of
thousands of people in Central Park to tell Bush we're fed
up with his war. For travel information, see
2) Volunteer to help prepare for the rally. We need
hundreds of volunteers for this event. Drop by 39 W. 14th
St. #206 in Manhattan to help, or call 212-633-6646.
3) Put up posters and flyers. Stop by an organizing center
to pick up posters to put up in your neighborhood.
4) Organize at your job or school. Put up flyers or
posters, hand out literature, talk to your fellow workers
or students. Organize a group to come to the rally
5) Organize a bus, caravan, or peace train. If you live
outside NYC, become an organizing center.
6) Call your friends, email your lists. Word of mouth is
the most effective way of getting the word out. Tell
everyone you know to be there on March 19th.
7) Volunteer to help out on the day of the rally. Hundreds
of volunteers will be needed to help with setup, getting
out literature, security, and many other tasks. Look for a
Troops Out Now volunteers table in East Meadow.
8) Take off work or school the week of March 19th. Come
into the mobilizing center office at 39 W. 14th St. in
Manhattan to help make placards and banners and with manyn
other tasks to prepare for the rally.
9) Endorse. Visit the Troops Out Now website and add your
name or your organization's name to the growing list of
10) Donate. Help with the enormous expenses involved with
this major demonstration. Every dollar you donate goes to
build the movement against the war. Send checks to: Troops
Out Now/Iac, 39 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10011.
Troops Out Now
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