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Port Militarization Rally and Spokes Council in Tacoma

Port Militarization Resistance (PMR) has organized a rally in response to the appearance of at least 130 Strykers in the Port of Tacoma. This rally will occur at the foot of the staircase in front of the University of Washington Tacoma campus on Pacific Ave between 17th and 19th St. at 11:30am Friday, April 17. These Strykers appeared in the Port on April 15 and it is believed they are headed to Fort Lewis for repairs to be shipped back to a war zone at a later date. The return of these vehicles enables the deployment of three more Styker brigades to Afghanistan. It is our intention to prevent the shipment of these vehicles through the use of blockades or other means. As the Obama administration furthers the war on Iraq and escalates the war in Afghanistan, it is important to take a stand against US imperialism. PMR puts direct economic strain on the governments that support these wars and places direct social pressure on the politicians that continue them as well. At a time when rampant foreclosures affect families across the nation and the federal government still chooses to increases the military budget for these wars of occupation, it is up to our communities to stop acts of U.S. imperialism.

There will be a spokes council friday at 4pm at coffee strong for groups to coordinate actions.

There will be a prespokes meeting friday at 3pm at coffee strong for people who are unaffiliated with an affinity groups to meet up.

!TEAR IT DOWN!
Port Militarization Resistance (PMR) has organized a rally in response to the appearance of at least 130 Strykers in the Port of Tacoma. This rally will occur at the foot of the staircase in front of the University of Washington Tacoma campus on Pacific Ave between 17th and 19th St. at 11:30am Friday, April 17. These Strykers appeared in the Port on April 15 and it is believed they are headed to Fort Lewis for repairs to be shipped back to a war zone at a later date. The return of these vehicles enables the deployment of three more Styker brigades to Afghanistan. It is our intention to prevent the shipment of these vehicles through the use of blockades or other means. As the Obama administration furthers the war on Iraq and escalates the war in Afghanistan, it is important to take a stand against US imperialism. PMR puts direct economic strain on the governments that support these wars and places direct social pressure on the politicians that continue them as well. At a time when rampant foreclosures affect families across the nation and the federal government still chooses to increases the military budget for these wars of occupation, it is up to our communities to stop acts of U.S. imperialism.

There will be a spokes council friday at 4pm at coffee strong for groups to coordinate actions.

There will be a prespokes meeting friday at 3pm at coffee strong for people who are unaffiliated with an affinity groups to meet up.

!TEAR IT DOWN!


We are able to provide houses and other needs for people coming up!