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Emergency Protest Alert! Boston Day of/after attack on Iraq (english)
17 Mar 2003
Emergency Protest Alert!
In the event of U.S. military attacks on Iraq or any
other nation:
Day of/After Protest Rally & March:
5:00 PM Gov't Center, Boston
*** please forward widely ***

Emergency Protest Alert!
In the event of U.S. military attacks on Iraq or any
other nation:
Day of/After Protest Rally & March:
5:00 PM Gov't Center, Boston
(Protest will be held the same day at 5 pm if attacks
begin before noon EST. If they begin after noon EST,
protest will be the next day at 5pm.
This plan is coordinated between A.N.S.W.E.R. Boston &
Boston's United for Justice with Peace)

NO BUSINESS AS USUAL! PREPARE TO WALKOUT & MOBILIZE!
It is reported now in all the press that the criminal,
isolated and desperate Bush administration has decided to
launch its imperialist war of conquest against the Iraqi
people in a matter of hours or at most a couple of days.

The anti-war movement, which came out by the millions throughout
this past weekend, must now be on full alert and be prepared to
mobilize and take to the streets to oppose this war of aggression.
Please activate your phone trees, email lists, websites, etc.
in the Greater Boston area. When the definite day for the
Day of/after rally and march from Boston's Gov't Center is
decided by the coalitions, you will be notified by email,
and a web announcement will appear at
http://www.iacboston.org/ANSWER

Work Session for banners, placards, sound/stage:
Tuesday, March 18
6:30 PM
ANSWER Boston office
284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain (the Brewery)
For Directions:
http://www.iacboston.org/directions

U.S. Advises U.N. Weapons Inspectors to Pull Out of Iraq
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 6:09 a.m. ET
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- In the clearest sign yet that war
with Iraq is imminent, the United States has advised U.N.
weapons inspectors to begin pulling out of Baghdad, the U.N.
nuclear agency chief said Monday.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Weapons-Inspectors.html

Deadline today, Bush says
He declares the 'moment of truth' for UN on Iraq
By Anne E. Kornblut, Globe Staff, 3/17/2003
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/076/nation/Deadline_today_Bush_says+.s

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Millions March Against War on March 15 in Over 2,000
Cities Worldwide

Over A Quarter of A Million March in The U.S.:
100,000 in Washington, 100,000 in San Francisco
and 50,000 in Los Angeles

Well over a quarter of a million people demonstrated in
the U.S. today against a U.S. war with Iraq. 100,000
demonstrated in Washington, 100,000 came out in San
Francisco, and 50,000 people braved the driving rain in
Los Angeles in massive emergency mobilizations called on
short notice by the ANSWER coalition.

Even with dozens of buses making the trip to Washington
from as far away as Florida, Minnesota, Iowa and Maine,
demonstrations also took place in Lansing, MI; Columbus
OH, Lexington, KY, Tucson, AZ; Albuquerque, NM, and scores
of other cities.

With cities around the world responding to the call for
emergency actions, March 15 was an urgent and critical day
of global anti-war protest, as millions of people turned
out to demonstrate against Washington's rush to war. CNN
reported that protests took place today in an amazing
2,000 cities in 98 countries. Turnouts were dramatic:
Millions marched in Spain and Italy, two countries whose
governments have supported the U.S. war. 100,000 came out
in Berlin; 150,000 in France; 40,000 marched in Brussels.

According to the Associated Press, "Hundreds of thousands
rallied worldwide, in some cases pressing close to the
symbols of American power: the White House and the
Washington Monument, the U.S. air base in Frankfurt,
Germany, and U.S. embassies in Greece and Cyprus. They
also took to the streets throughout Europe, Asia and the
Middle East."

Thousands more turned out in Tokyo, Calcutta, Buenos
Aires, Yemen, Frankfurt, Moscow, Turkey, Cairo, Amman,
Beirut, many Palestinian cities and refugee camps,
Bangkok, Seoul, Toronto, Moscow and many other cities and
countries -- one day after millions of European workers
conducted work stoppages to protest the war. Mara
Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil
Justice-LDEF, one of the groups in the ANSWER Coalition,
said, "The continued worldwide outpouring against Bush's
planned war of aggression with Iraq makes it clear that
Spain, Britain and the U.S. are meeting in the isolated
Azores Islands because it's the only place they can go
without being protested by massive numbers of people."

A highlight of the Washington demonstration was the
crowd's enthusiastic response to former U.S. Attorney
General Ramsey Clark's speech about his campaign to
impeach President George W. Bush for planning to fight a
war of aggression against Iraq. "Vote to impeach! Vote to
impeach!" chanted the crowd, referring to the website
http://www.votetoimpeach.org, where people are voting in
support of articles of impeachment.

The Washington demonstration surrounded the White House
and Justice Department, taking up more than 20 city
blocks. The crowd completely filled the 10-lane
Pennsylvania Avenue, with demonstrators marching shoulder
to shoulder in a turnout that surpassed rally organizers'
expectations. "Bush may be determined to fight this war,"
said Larry Holmes of the International Action Center, also
in the ANSWER Coalition, "but he was also determined to
have a vote for war at the UN Security Council last week.
Bush wanted this war months ago; the anti-war movement has
held him back. War is not inevitable."

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ANSWER Boston
31 Germania St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617 522-6626
email: ANSWERBoston (at) iacboston.org
http://www.iacboston.org/ANSWER
Volunteers Meetings every Friday 6:30 PM
http://www.iacboston.org/directions
International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
http://www.internationalANSWER.org
See also:
www.iacboston.org/ANSWER
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