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Freedom Fighter
2005-03-12 16:30:43 EST
March 19 - Momentum Builds Across the Country
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fayetteville, New York City, Chicago, New Paltz,
your city!

San Francisco

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition demonstration in San Francisco has gained growing
support in the recent days and weeks. Tens of thousands will march.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 has called
"stop work meetings" to shut down Bay Area and other West Coast ports in
solidarity with the International Day of Protests.
Labor will be sponsoring a pre-march rally and then forming a large
contingent in the San Francisco march. The co-sponsors of the labor rally
and contingent include the six Bay Area Labor Councils: San Francisco,
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, South Bay and Monterey Bay; U.S. Labor
Against the War, Million Worker March Movement, Bay Area Labor Committee for
Peace & Justice, ILWU Local 10 and Pride at Work.
Community groups and religious organizations from the African American
community are mobilizing. Glide Memorial Church, one of the largest churches
in San Francisco, is mobilizing its congregation to participate in the march
and rally. Glide Head Minister Cecil Williams will be among the speakers at
the rally.
There is a major contingent being organized by activists from the
Palestinian, Arab American and Muslim communities.
Air America and KPFA Pacifica radio will both be doing live broadcasts of
the rally.
Immigrant rights activists are mobilizing among the immigrant and people of
color communities.
A counter-recruitment contingent is being organized by students from many
colleges and universities in the area.
Buses and car caravans are coming from all over the region, including
Sacramento, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Nevada city, Sonoma County, and many area
campuses and towns.
In San Francisco, gather at 11am at Dolores Park (Dolores St. between 18th
and 20th Sts.). March to the Civic Center for a rally at 1 pm.

Los Angeles

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition demonstration in Los Angeles will draw people
from the Southern California region, as well as neighboring states.

Several actions will take place in Los Angeles between March 14 and 18 as
part of the Campus and High School Week of Resistance. After a successful
week, youth and students will join the March 19 protest in force in a Youth
& Student Contingent demanding "Money for Education, Not for War &
Occupation!"

Unionists will also march together in a Labor Contingent organized by the
Los Angeles chapter of U.S. Labor Against the War.

Speakers at the Los Angeles demonstration will include Ron Kovic; Maria
Elena Durazo, President of UNITE HERE Local 11; Actor Mimi Kennedy; Sal
Rosselli, President, SEIU Local 250; and many more. Performers will include:
Conspiracy of Thought, the Freedom People, Patty Lagana and the Sunshine
Brothers, hip-hop artist Farmer John and more.

Media Co-Sponsor Pacifica KPFK, 90.7 FM will broadcast the rally live!

In Los Angeles, gather at 12 noon at Hollywood & Vine for a march and rally.

Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville, North Carolina is the home of Fort Bragg, 82nd Airborne,
Special Force. More than 45,000 military personnel are stationed there.
Thousands of people from across the South and East Coast are organizing
buses, vans and car caravans to be at the regional march and rally in
Fayetteville on March 19.

During the Vietnam War, GI resistance and mass organizing inside the
military became a central element for the growth of the antiwar movement.
There are now thousands of U.S. soldiers who - even under the threat of
military discipline - are disaffected and questioning the war. Several army
resisters now face court martial trials.

Camilo Mejia - who was released February 15 after serving 9 months at the
Oklahoma Army prison - will be speaking in Fayetteville. After spending 6
months in combat in Iraq, Camilo refused to return after his 2-week return
to the U.S. Michael Berg, father of Nicholas Berg, will be traveling from
West Chester, Pennsylvania, to speak. Also speaking will be other military
families, GI resisters, veterans, students and more.

Originating sponsors: Bring Them Home Now, Fayetteville Peace With Justice,
Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, NC Council of
Churches, NC Peace & Justice Coalition, Quaker House - Fayetteville, United
for Peace and Justice, and Veterans For Peace.

In Fayetteville, gather at 11 am at the Cumberland County Health Center (227
Fountainhead Lane). At 12 noon, march to Rowan Street Park (Rowan Ave and
Woodside) for a rally from 1-4 pm.

Help subsidize bus transportation to Fayetteville!

If you cannot travel to Fayetteville but would like to help subsidize
transportation for immigrant and other low income workers, high school and
college students, and others who could not otherwise afford to go, please
click here to make a contribution through the secure server, where you can
also find information about how to write a check.


New York City

In New York City, gather at 10 am for a rally at Marcus Garvey Park (5th
Ave. between 120th and 124th Sts.). Following the rally, march to the
military recruiting station on 125th St. and then to the East Meadow in
Central Park (97th St. and 5th Ave.) for a rally at 12 noon. At 3 pm, march
to Mayor Bloomberg's mansion on 79th St.

Speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Rev. Lucius
Walker, human rights lawyer Lynne Stewart, members of the NY City Council,
and others.

Endorsers include ACT UP-NY (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), Al-Awda
Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, Arab
American Civic Organization, Arab Muslim American Federation, Artists and
Activists United for Peace, Association of Mexican American Workers (AMAT),
Axis of Logic, BAYAN-USA, Brenda Stokely - President of AFSCME District
Council 1707*, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - NY, Haiti Support
Network, International Action Center, Korea Truth Commission, Million Worker
March, National Council of Arab Americans, NYC Labor Against the War, Queers
for Peace and Justice, and more.

In New York on March 9, City Council Member Charles Barron announced that he
was introducing a resolution into the City Council that asks the council to
support the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and to oppose the spending
of more funds on the war that could be used to close budget deficits in
cities across the country.

Chicago

On the second anniversary of the war on Iraq Chicago will again join the
world in saying "No to War and Occupation" and demanding "Bring the Troops
Home Now." Over 50 organizations have joined together in the March 19
Chicago Coalition to march and rally in opposition to the occupations in
Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and Afghanistan, threatened military intervention
against Iran, Syria and Korea, as well as in Venezuela and Cuba. The march
and rally will demand that the hundreds of billions of dollars now being
spent on war go instead to fund health care, housing, education, social
security, public transportation and other necessities here as well as to pay
reparations to countries abroad for the criminal actions conducted by
present and past administrations.

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will head a list of speakers that includes
high school students who have conducted a struggle against the military
takeover of their school; a Marine who refused orders to go to Iraq;
solidarity statements from groups and individuals representing the
Palestinian, Haitian, Venezuelan, Iraqi and Iranian, communities; as well as
a Vietnam Veteran, the father of a GI killed in Afghanistan; and Fred
Hampton Jr., who will speak out in defense of political prisoner Aaron
Patterson.

Termed a March for Civil Liberties at Home and Self Determination Abroad,
the Chicago Antiwar movement is fighting against the Daley administration's
ban on its right to march down the populated Michigan Avenue and efforts to
force it to march down streets that are vacant on a Saturday. Feeder marches
are coming from various parts of the city reflecting the growing support for
the right to protest the criminal policies of the national, state and city
governments.

In Chicago, gather at 12 noon at Oak St. & Michigan Ave. followed by a march
down Michigan Ave. to Federal Plaza.


New Paltz, NY

The Mid-Hudson locals of three labor unions - 1199 SEIU, United University
Professions, and Communication Workers of America - have joined 60 other
organizations in sponsoring a regional antiwar rally and march in New Paltz.
Also among those backing the event are several Democratic Committees, two
Green Party chapters, 11 SUNY New Paltz student groups, and various peace,
justice, cultural, anti-imperialist, socialist and religious groups.
Co-sponsoring organizations come from Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan,
Rockland and Columbia counties. The event is sponsored by the ad hoc March
19 Coalition, organized by the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter.

Opening the rally will be welcoming remarks from New Paltz Mayor Jason West
and Town Supervisor Don Wilen. The keynote speaker at the rally will be
Rep.Maurice Hinchey (D-NY). Other speakers include Bard Professor, activist
and writer Joel Kovel; activist Donna Goodman; march organizer and MC Jack
A. Smith; civil liberties attorney Michael Sussman and others, including two
SUNY New Paltz students and two members of the New Paltz Village Board
(Rebecca Rotzler and Julia Walsh). The singing group Voices for Peace will
provide music, as will local topical and folk singer Bob Lusk and others.

In New Paltz, gather at 1 pm in Hasbrouck Park. There will be a spirited
peace parade through the village, complete with a marching band which will
follow the march.

Protests across the U.S.

Hundreds of protests will take place across the U.S. and around the world as
part of the March 19 Global Day of Action.

U.S. cities holding protests include:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Augusta, Virginia
Biloxi, Mississippi
Bozeman, Montana
Burlington, Iowa
Carbondale, Illinois
Charleston, South Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chicago, Illinois
Columbus, Ohio
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Dayton, Ohio
Denver, Colorado
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Flint, Michigan
Gainesville, Florida
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Huntsville, Alabama
Juneau, Alaska
Knoxville, Tennessee
Lansing, Michigan
Lima, Ohio
Little Rock, Arkansas
Los Angeles, California
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Memphis, Tennessee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Natick, Massachusetts
New Bedford, Massachusetts
New Paltz, New York
New York City, New York
Orlando, Florida
Pahoa, Hawaii
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rutland, Vermont
Salina, Kansas
San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Petersburg, Florida
Sylmar, California
Worcester, Massachusetts

For details of demonstrations in these and many others cities, click here
for the March 19 Event Listing section of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
website.

If your event is not yet listed, please fill out the March 19 Event Listing
Form to help spread the word.

Send in your March 19 report

Send reports about the growing momentum for your city's action to
i*o@internationalanswer.org, subject line "March 19 report."

March 14-18:
Students & Youth Mobilize Against War & Racism

The Students & Youth Week of Resistance March 14-18 initiated by The Global
Resistance Network and Youth & Student A.N.S.W.E.R. is gaining momentum.

View a list of events taking place across the country
List the event taking place at your school
Read the Call to Action

Funds are Urgently Needed

Funds are urgently needed to help the antiwar movement continue to get
stronger. We can't do it without your help. You can make a contribution
through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find
information on how to contribute by check.


A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org
i*o@internationalanswer.org
National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
New York City: 212-533-0417
Los Angeles: 323-464-1636
San Francisco: 415-821-6545
For media inquiries, call 202-544-3389.



Tom Willette
2005-03-13 02:48:32 EST
On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 21:30:43 GMT, "Freedom Fighter" <liberty@once.net>
wrote:

>March 19 - Momentum Builds Across the Country
>San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fayetteville, New York City, Chicago, New Paltz,
>your city!
>
>San Francisco
>
>The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition demonstration in San Francisco has gained growing
>support in the recent days and weeks. Tens of thousands will march.
>
>The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 has called
>"stop work meetings" to shut down Bay Area and other West Coast ports in
>solidarity with the International Day of Protests.
>Labor will be sponsoring a pre-march rally and then forming a large
>contingent in the San Francisco march. The co-sponsors of the labor rally
>and contingent include the six Bay Area Labor Councils: San Francisco,
>Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, South Bay and Monterey Bay; U.S. Labor
>Against the War, Million Worker March Movement, Bay Area Labor Committee for
>Peace & Justice, ILWU Local 10 and Pride at Work.
>Community groups and religious organizations from the African American
>community are mobilizing. Glide Memorial Church, one of the largest churches
>in San Francisco, is mobilizing its congregation to participate in the march
>and rally. Glide Head Minister Cecil Williams will be among the speakers at
>the rally.
>There is a major contingent being organized by activists from the
>Palestinian, Arab American and Muslim communities.
>Air America and KPFA Pacifica radio will both be doing live broadcasts of
>the rally.
>Immigrant rights activists are mobilizing among the immigrant and people of
>color communities.
>A counter-recruitment contingent is being organized by students from many
>colleges and universities in the area.
>Buses and car caravans are coming from all over the region, including
>Sacramento, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Nevada city, Sonoma County, and many area
>campuses and towns.
>In San Francisco, gather at 11am at Dolores Park (Dolores St. between 18th
>and 20th Sts.). March to the Civic Center for a rally at 1 pm.
>
>Los Angeles
>
>The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition demonstration in Los Angeles will draw people
>from the Southern California region, as well as neighboring states.
>
>Several actions will take place in Los Angeles between March 14 and 18 as
>part of the Campus and High School Week of Resistance. After a successful
>week, youth and students will join the March 19 protest in force in a Youth
>& Student Contingent demanding "Money for Education, Not for War &
>Occupation!"
>
>Unionists will also march together in a Labor Contingent organized by the
>Los Angeles chapter of U.S. Labor Against the War.
>
>Speakers at the Los Angeles demonstration will include Ron Kovic; Maria
>Elena Durazo, President of UNITE HERE Local 11; Actor Mimi Kennedy; Sal
>Rosselli, President, SEIU Local 250; and many more. Performers will include:
>Conspiracy of Thought, the Freedom People, Patty Lagana and the Sunshine
>Brothers, hip-hop artist Farmer John and more.
>
>Media Co-Sponsor Pacifica KPFK, 90.7 FM will broadcast the rally live!
>
>In Los Angeles, gather at 12 noon at Hollywood & Vine for a march and rally.
>
>Fayetteville, NC
>
>Fayetteville, North Carolina is the home of Fort Bragg, 82nd Airborne,
>Special Force. More than 45,000 military personnel are stationed there.
>Thousands of people from across the South and East Coast are organizing
>buses, vans and car caravans to be at the regional march and rally in
>Fayetteville on March 19.
>
>During the Vietnam War, GI resistance and mass organizing inside the
>military became a central element for the growth of the antiwar movement.
>There are now thousands of U.S. soldiers who - even under the threat of
>military discipline - are disaffected and questioning the war. Several army
>resisters now face court martial trials.
>
>Camilo Mejia - who was released February 15 after serving 9 months at the
>Oklahoma Army prison - will be speaking in Fayetteville. After spending 6
>months in combat in Iraq, Camilo refused to return after his 2-week return
>to the U.S. Michael Berg, father of Nicholas Berg, will be traveling from
>West Chester, Pennsylvania, to speak. Also speaking will be other military
>families, GI resisters, veterans, students and more.
>
>Originating sponsors: Bring Them Home Now, Fayetteville Peace With Justice,
>Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, NC Council of
>Churches, NC Peace & Justice Coalition, Quaker House - Fayetteville, United
>for Peace and Justice, and Veterans For Peace.
>
>In Fayetteville, gather at 11 am at the Cumberland County Health Center (227
>Fountainhead Lane). At 12 noon, march to Rowan Street Park (Rowan Ave and
>Woodside) for a rally from 1-4 pm.
>
>Help subsidize bus transportation to Fayetteville!
>
>If you cannot travel to Fayetteville but would like to help subsidize
>transportation for immigrant and other low income workers, high school and
>college students, and others who could not otherwise afford to go, please
>click here to make a contribution through the secure server, where you can
>also find information about how to write a check.
>
>
>New York City
>
>In New York City, gather at 10 am for a rally at Marcus Garvey Park (5th
>Ave. between 120th and 124th Sts.). Following the rally, march to the
>military recruiting station on 125th St. and then to the East Meadow in
>Central Park (97th St. and 5th Ave.) for a rally at 12 noon. At 3 pm, march
>to Mayor Bloomberg's mansion on 79th St.
>
>Speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Rev. Lucius
>Walker, human rights lawyer Lynne Stewart, members of the NY City Council,
>and others.
>
>Endorsers include ACT UP-NY (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), Al-Awda
>Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, Arab
>American Civic Organization, Arab Muslim American Federation, Artists and
>Activists United for Peace, Association of Mexican American Workers (AMAT),
>Axis of Logic, BAYAN-USA, Brenda Stokely - President of AFSCME District
>Council 1707*, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - NY, Haiti Support
>Network, International Action Center, Korea Truth Commission, Million Worker
>March, National Council of Arab Americans, NYC Labor Against the War, Queers
>for Peace and Justice, and more.
>
>In New York on March 9, City Council Member Charles Barron announced that he
>was introducing a resolution into the City Council that asks the council to
>support the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and to oppose the spending
>of more funds on the war that could be used to close budget deficits in
>cities across the country.
>
>Chicago
>
>On the second anniversary of the war on Iraq Chicago will again join the
>world in saying "No to War and Occupation" and demanding "Bring the Troops
>Home Now." Over 50 organizations have joined together in the March 19
>Chicago Coalition to march and rally in opposition to the occupations in
>Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and Afghanistan, threatened military intervention
>against Iran, Syria and Korea, as well as in Venezuela and Cuba. The march
>and rally will demand that the hundreds of billions of dollars now being
>spent on war go instead to fund health care, housing, education, social
>security, public transportation and other necessities here as well as to pay
>reparations to countries abroad for the criminal actions conducted by
>present and past administrations.
>
>Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will head a list of speakers that includes
>high school students who have conducted a struggle against the military
>takeover of their school; a Marine who refused orders to go to Iraq;
>solidarity statements from groups and individuals representing the
>Palestinian, Haitian, Venezuelan, Iraqi and Iranian, communities; as well as
>a Vietnam Veteran, the father of a GI killed in Afghanistan; and Fred
>Hampton Jr., who will speak out in defense of political prisoner Aaron
>Patterson.
>
>Termed a March for Civil Liberties at Home and Self Determination Abroad,
>the Chicago Antiwar movement is fighting against the Daley administration's
>ban on its right to march down the populated Michigan Avenue and efforts to
>force it to march down streets that are vacant on a Saturday. Feeder marches
>are coming from various parts of the city reflecting the growing support for
>the right to protest the criminal policies of the national, state and city
>governments.
>
>In Chicago, gather at 12 noon at Oak St. & Michigan Ave. followed by a march
>down Michigan Ave. to Federal Plaza.
>
>
>New Paltz, NY
>
>The Mid-Hudson locals of three labor unions - 1199 SEIU, United University
>Professions, and Communication Workers of America - have joined 60 other
>organizations in sponsoring a regional antiwar rally and march in New Paltz.
>Also among those backing the event are several Democratic Committees, two
>Green Party chapters, 11 SUNY New Paltz student groups, and various peace,
>justice, cultural, anti-imperialist, socialist and religious groups.
>Co-sponsoring organizations come from Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan,
>Rockland and Columbia counties. The event is sponsored by the ad hoc March
>19 Coalition, organized by the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter.
>
>Opening the rally will be welcoming remarks from New Paltz Mayor Jason West
>and Town Supervisor Don Wilen. The keynote speaker at the rally will be
>Rep.Maurice Hinchey (D-NY). Other speakers include Bard Professor, activist
>and writer Joel Kovel; activist Donna Goodman; march organizer and MC Jack
>A. Smith; civil liberties attorney Michael Sussman and others, including two
>SUNY New Paltz students and two members of the New Paltz Village Board
>(Rebecca Rotzler and Julia Walsh). The singing group Voices for Peace will
>provide music, as will local topical and folk singer Bob Lusk and others.
>
>In New Paltz, gather at 1 pm in Hasbrouck Park. There will be a spirited
>peace parade through the village, complete with a marching band which will
>follow the march.
>
>Protests across the U.S.
>
>Hundreds of protests will take place across the U.S. and around the world as
>part of the March 19 Global Day of Action.
>
>U.S. cities holding protests include:
>Albuquerque, New Mexico
>Atlanta, Georgia
>Atlantic City, New Jersey
>Augusta, Virginia
>Biloxi, Mississippi
>Bozeman, Montana
>Burlington, Iowa
>Carbondale, Illinois
>Charleston, South Carolina
>Charlotte, North Carolina
>Chicago, Illinois
>Columbus, Ohio
>Cottage Grove, Oregon
>Dayton, Ohio
>Denver, Colorado
>Fayetteville, North Carolina
>Flint, Michigan
>Gainesville, Florida
>Grand Rapids, Michigan
>Huntsville, Alabama
>Juneau, Alaska
>Knoxville, Tennessee
>Lansing, Michigan
>Lima, Ohio
>Little Rock, Arkansas
>Los Angeles, California
>Martinsburg, West Virginia
>Memphis, Tennessee
>Minneapolis, Minnesota
>Natick, Massachusetts
>New Bedford, Massachusetts
>New Paltz, New York
>New York City, New York
>Orlando, Florida
>Pahoa, Hawaii
>Phoenix, Arizona
>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
>Rutland, Vermont
>Salina, Kansas
>San Francisco, California
>Seattle, Washington
>St. Augustine, Florida
>St. Paul, Minnesota
>St. Petersburg, Florida
>Sylmar, California
>Worcester, Massachusetts
>
>For details of demonstrations in these and many others cities, click here
>for the March 19 Event Listing section of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
>website.
>
>If your event is not yet listed, please fill out the March 19 Event Listing
>Form to help spread the word.
>
>Send in your March 19 report
>
>Send reports about the growing momentum for your city's action to
>*o@internationalanswer.org, subject line "March 19 report."
>
>March 14-18:
>Students & Youth Mobilize Against War & Racism
>
>The Students & Youth Week of Resistance March 14-18 initiated by The Global
>Resistance Network and Youth & Student A.N.S.W.E.R. is gaining momentum.
>
>View a list of events taking place across the country
>List the event taking place at your school
>Read the Call to Action
>
>Funds are Urgently Needed
>
>Funds are urgently needed to help the antiwar movement continue to get
>stronger. We can't do it without your help. You can make a contribution
>through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find
>information on how to contribute by check.
>
>
>A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
>Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
>http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org
>*o@internationalanswer.org
>National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
>New York City: 212-533-0417
>Los Angeles: 323-464-1636
>San Francisco: 415-821-6545
>For media inquiries, call 202-544-3389.
>


Tom Willette
2005-03-14 19:41:40 EST
On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 21:30:43 GMT, "Freedom Fighter" <liberty@once.net>
wrote:

>March 19 - Momentum Builds Across the Country
>San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fayetteville, New York City, Chicago, New Paltz,
>your city!
>
>San Francisco
>
>The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition demonstration in San Francisco has gained growing
>support in the recent days and weeks. Tens of thousands will march.
>
>The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 has called
>"stop work meetings" to shut down Bay Area and other West Coast ports in
>solidarity with the International Day of Protests.
>Labor will be sponsoring a pre-march rally and then forming a large
>contingent in the San Francisco march. The co-sponsors of the labor rally
>and contingent include the six Bay Area Labor Councils: San Francisco,
>Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, South Bay and Monterey Bay; U.S. Labor
>Against the War, Million Worker March Movement, Bay Area Labor Committee for
>Peace & Justice, ILWU Local 10 and Pride at Work.
>Community groups and religious organizations from the African American
>community are mobilizing. Glide Memorial Church, one of the largest churches
>in San Francisco, is mobilizing its congregation to participate in the march
>and rally. Glide Head Minister Cecil Williams will be among the speakers at
>the rally.
>There is a major contingent being organized by activists from the
>Palestinian, Arab American and Muslim communities.
>Air America and KPFA Pacifica radio will both be doing live broadcasts of
>the rally.
>Immigrant rights activists are mobilizing among the immigrant and people of
>color communities.
>A counter-recruitment contingent is being organized by students from many
>colleges and universities in the area.
>Buses and car caravans are coming from all over the region, including
>Sacramento, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Nevada city, Sonoma County, and many area
>campuses and towns.
>In San Francisco, gather at 11am at Dolores Park (Dolores St. between 18th
>and 20th Sts.). March to the Civic Center for a rally at 1 pm.
>
>Los Angeles
>
>The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition demonstration in Los Angeles will draw people
>from the Southern California region, as well as neighboring states.
>
>Several actions will take place in Los Angeles between March 14 and 18 as
>part of the Campus and High School Week of Resistance. After a successful
>week, youth and students will join the March 19 protest in force in a Youth
>& Student Contingent demanding "Money for Education, Not for War &
>Occupation!"
>
>Unionists will also march together in a Labor Contingent organized by the
>Los Angeles chapter of U.S. Labor Against the War.
>
>Speakers at the Los Angeles demonstration will include Ron Kovic; Maria
>Elena Durazo, President of UNITE HERE Local 11; Actor Mimi Kennedy; Sal
>Rosselli, President, SEIU Local 250; and many more. Performers will include:
>Conspiracy of Thought, the Freedom People, Patty Lagana and the Sunshine
>Brothers, hip-hop artist Farmer John and more.
>
>Media Co-Sponsor Pacifica KPFK, 90.7 FM will broadcast the rally live!
>
>In Los Angeles, gather at 12 noon at Hollywood & Vine for a march and rally.
>
>Fayetteville, NC
>
>Fayetteville, North Carolina is the home of Fort Bragg, 82nd Airborne,
>Special Force. More than 45,000 military personnel are stationed there.
>Thousands of people from across the South and East Coast are organizing
>buses, vans and car caravans to be at the regional march and rally in
>Fayetteville on March 19.
>
>During the Vietnam War, GI resistance and mass organizing inside the
>military became a central element for the growth of the antiwar movement.
>There are now thousands of U.S. soldiers who - even under the threat of
>military discipline - are disaffected and questioning the war. Several army
>resisters now face court martial trials.
>
>Camilo Mejia - who was released February 15 after serving 9 months at the
>Oklahoma Army prison - will be speaking in Fayetteville. After spending 6
>months in combat in Iraq, Camilo refused to return after his 2-week return
>to the U.S. Michael Berg, father of Nicholas Berg, will be traveling from
>West Chester, Pennsylvania, to speak. Also speaking will be other military
>families, GI resisters, veterans, students and more.
>
>Originating sponsors: Bring Them Home Now, Fayetteville Peace With Justice,
>Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, NC Council of
>Churches, NC Peace & Justice Coalition, Quaker House - Fayetteville, United
>for Peace and Justice, and Veterans For Peace.
>
>In Fayetteville, gather at 11 am at the Cumberland County Health Center (227
>Fountainhead Lane). At 12 noon, march to Rowan Street Park (Rowan Ave and
>Woodside) for a rally from 1-4 pm.
>
>Help subsidize bus transportation to Fayetteville!
>
>If you cannot travel to Fayetteville but would like to help subsidize
>transportation for immigrant and other low income workers, high school and
>college students, and others who could not otherwise afford to go, please
>click here to make a contribution through the secure server, where you can
>also find information about how to write a check.
>
>
>New York City
>
>In New York City, gather at 10 am for a rally at Marcus Garvey Park (5th
>Ave. between 120th and 124th Sts.). Following the rally, march to the
>military recruiting station on 125th St. and then to the East Meadow in
>Central Park (97th St. and 5th Ave.) for a rally at 12 noon. At 3 pm, march
>to Mayor Bloomberg's mansion on 79th St.
>
>Speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Rev. Lucius
>Walker, human rights lawyer Lynne Stewart, members of the NY City Council,
>and others.
>
>Endorsers include ACT UP-NY (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), Al-Awda
>Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, Arab
>American Civic Organization, Arab Muslim American Federation, Artists and
>Activists United for Peace, Association of Mexican American Workers (AMAT),
>Axis of Logic, BAYAN-USA, Brenda Stokely - President of AFSCME District
>Council 1707*, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - NY, Haiti Support
>Network, International Action Center, Korea Truth Commission, Million Worker
>March, National Council of Arab Americans, NYC Labor Against the War, Queers
>for Peace and Justice, and more.
>
>In New York on March 9, City Council Member Charles Barron announced that he
>was introducing a resolution into the City Council that asks the council to
>support the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and to oppose the spending
>of more funds on the war that could be used to close budget deficits in
>cities across the country.
>
>Chicago
>
>On the second anniversary of the war on Iraq Chicago will again join the
>world in saying "No to War and Occupation" and demanding "Bring the Troops
>Home Now." Over 50 organizations have joined together in the March 19
>Chicago Coalition to march and rally in opposition to the occupations in
>Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and Afghanistan, threatened military intervention
>against Iran, Syria and Korea, as well as in Venezuela and Cuba. The march
>and rally will demand that the hundreds of billions of dollars now being
>spent on war go instead to fund health care, housing, education, social
>security, public transportation and other necessities here as well as to pay
>reparations to countries abroad for the criminal actions conducted by
>present and past administrations.
>
>Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will head a list of speakers that includes
>high school students who have conducted a struggle against the military
>takeover of their school; a Marine who refused orders to go to Iraq;
>solidarity statements from groups and individuals representing the
>Palestinian, Haitian, Venezuelan, Iraqi and Iranian, communities; as well as
>a Vietnam Veteran, the father of a GI killed in Afghanistan; and Fred
>Hampton Jr., who will speak out in defense of political prisoner Aaron
>Patterson.
>
>Termed a March for Civil Liberties at Home and Self Determination Abroad,
>the Chicago Antiwar movement is fighting against the Daley administration's
>ban on its right to march down the populated Michigan Avenue and efforts to
>force it to march down streets that are vacant on a Saturday. Feeder marches
>are coming from various parts of the city reflecting the growing support for
>the right to protest the criminal policies of the national, state and city
>governments.
>
>In Chicago, gather at 12 noon at Oak St. & Michigan Ave. followed by a march
>down Michigan Ave. to Federal Plaza.
>
>
>New Paltz, NY
>
>The Mid-Hudson locals of three labor unions - 1199 SEIU, United University
>Professions, and Communication Workers of America - have joined 60 other
>organizations in sponsoring a regional antiwar rally and march in New Paltz.
>Also among those backing the event are several Democratic Committees, two
>Green Party chapters, 11 SUNY New Paltz student groups, and various peace,
>justice, cultural, anti-imperialist, socialist and religious groups.
>Co-sponsoring organizations come from Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan,
>Rockland and Columbia counties. The event is sponsored by the ad hoc March
>19 Coalition, organized by the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter.
>
>Opening the rally will be welcoming remarks from New Paltz Mayor Jason West
>and Town Supervisor Don Wilen. The keynote speaker at the rally will be
>Rep.Maurice Hinchey (D-NY). Other speakers include Bard Professor, activist
>and writer Joel Kovel; activist Donna Goodman; march organizer and MC Jack
>A. Smith; civil liberties attorney Michael Sussman and others, including two
>SUNY New Paltz students and two members of the New Paltz Village Board
>(Rebecca Rotzler and Julia Walsh). The singing group Voices for Peace will
>provide music, as will local topical and folk singer Bob Lusk and others.
>
>In New Paltz, gather at 1 pm in Hasbrouck Park. There will be a spirited
>peace parade through the village, complete with a marching band which will
>follow the march.
>
>Protests across the U.S.
>
>Hundreds of protests will take place across the U.S. and around the world as
>part of the March 19 Global Day of Action.
>
>U.S. cities holding protests include:
>Albuquerque, New Mexico
>Atlanta, Georgia
>Atlantic City, New Jersey
>Augusta, Virginia
>Biloxi, Mississippi
>Bozeman, Montana
>Burlington, Iowa
>Carbondale, Illinois
>Charleston, South Carolina
>Charlotte, North Carolina
>Chicago, Illinois
>Columbus, Ohio
>Cottage Grove, Oregon
>Dayton, Ohio
>Denver, Colorado
>Fayetteville, North Carolina
>Flint, Michigan
>Gainesville, Florida
>Grand Rapids, Michigan
>Huntsville, Alabama
>Juneau, Alaska
>Knoxville, Tennessee
>Lansing, Michigan
>Lima, Ohio
>Little Rock, Arkansas
>Los Angeles, California
>Martinsburg, West Virginia
>Memphis, Tennessee
>Minneapolis, Minnesota
>Natick, Massachusetts
>New Bedford, Massachusetts
>New Paltz, New York
>New York City, New York
>Orlando, Florida
>Pahoa, Hawaii
>Phoenix, Arizona
>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
>Rutland, Vermont
>Salina, Kansas
>San Francisco, California
>Seattle, Washington
>St. Augustine, Florida
>St. Paul, Minnesota
>St. Petersburg, Florida
>Sylmar, California
>Worcester, Massachusetts
>
>For details of demonstrations in these and many others cities, click here
>for the March 19 Event Listing section of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
>website.
>
>If your event is not yet listed, please fill out the March 19 Event Listing
>Form to help spread the word.
>
>Send in your March 19 report
>
>Send reports about the growing momentum for your city's action to
>*o@internationalanswer.org, subject line "March 19 report."
>
>March 14-18:
>Students & Youth Mobilize Against War & Racism
>
>The Students & Youth Week of Resistance March 14-18 initiated by The Global
>Resistance Network and Youth & Student A.N.S.W.E.R. is gaining momentum.
>
>View a list of events taking place across the country
>List the event taking place at your school
>Read the Call to Action
>
>Funds are Urgently Needed
>
>Funds are urgently needed to help the antiwar movement continue to get
>stronger. We can't do it without your help. You can make a contribution
>through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find
>information on how to contribute by check.
>
>
>A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
>Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
>http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org
>*o@internationalanswer.org
>National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
>New York City: 212-533-0417
>Los Angeles: 323-464-1636
>San Francisco: 415-821-6545
>For media inquiries, call 202-544-3389.
>


ZenIsWhen
2005-03-14 20:25:57 EST

"Tom Willette" <tomwillette@N0SPAM.C0M> wrote in message
news:1110846629.7585bc84174147f7276e768c76d77a28@meganetnews2...

They're called AMERICANS, asswipe!



Steve Hayes
2005-03-15 06:48:22 EST
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:25:57 -0500, "ZenIsWhen" <here'slooking@youkid.com>
wrote:

>
>"Tom Willette" <tomwillette@N0SPAM.C0M> wrote in message
>news:1110846629.7585bc84174147f7276e768c76d77a28@meganetnews2...
>
>They're called AMERICANS, asswipe!
>

Who are?


--
Keep well,

Steve Hayes
http://www.geocities.com/hayesstw/peace.htm

Steve Hayes
2005-03-15 17:17:41 EST
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:25:57 -0500, "ZenIsWhen" <here'slooking@youkid.com>
wrote:

>
>"Tom Willette" <tomwillette@N0SPAM.C0M> wrote in message
>news:1110846629.7585bc84174147f7276e768c76d77a28@meganetnews2...
>
>They're called AMERICANS, asswipe!
>

Who are?


--
Keep well,

Steve Hayes
http://www.geocities.com/hayesstw/peace.htm

Steve Hayes
2005-03-16 00:42:08 EST
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:25:57 -0500, "ZenIsWhen" <here'slooking@youkid.com>
wrote:

>
>"Tom Willette" <tomwillette@N0SPAM.C0M> wrote in message
>news:1110846629.7585bc84174147f7276e768c76d77a28@meganetnews2...
>
>They're called AMERICANS, asswipe!
>

Who are?


--
Keep well,

Steve Hayes
http://www.geocities.com/hayesstw/peace.htm

Steve Hayes
2005-03-16 05:48:44 EST
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:25:57 -0500, "ZenIsWhen" <here'slooking@youkid.com>
wrote:

>
>"Tom Willette" <tomwillette@N0SPAM.C0M> wrote in message
>news:1110846629.7585bc84174147f7276e768c76d77a28@meganetnews2...
>
>They're called AMERICANS, asswipe!
>

Who are?


--
Keep well,

Steve Hayes
http://www.geocities.com/hayesstw/peace.htm
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