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TELL CONGRESS: Vote No! on Bush's $87 Billion for the Occupation (english)
14 Oct 2003
Vote No! on Bush's $87 Billion for the Occupation and
Economic Takeover of Iraq
Vote No! on Bush's $87 Billion for the Occupation and
Economic Takeover of Iraq

As tens of thousands of people prepare to march on
Washington and San Francisco on October 25 to demand an
end to the occupation of Iraq, the Bush administration is
demanding that the U.S. Congress take $87 billion more
from working families in the U.S. to fund its illegal
invasion and occupation.

Congress intends to vote this week. All anti-war activists
should immediately register a powerful voice of
opposition. VoteNoWar has set up a free and easy instant
communication tool at to
communicate with every member of Congress.

By acting now, you can make the politicians feel the heat
of the growing sentiment of people opposed to Bush's mad
adventure in Iraq.

Tell them "Vote No!" This money has nothing to do with
humanitarian reconstruction of Iraq and everything to do
with the murderous occupation and the economic
recolonization of Iraq to the benefit of Halliburton,
Bechtel, ExxonMobil and other well connected transnational
corporations and banks.

Tell the members of Congress "Vote No!" to war and
occupation. The Bush administration has severely cut money
for education, libraries, housing, aid to states, job
training and other social programs that are vital for
working families, yet the Bush gang is willing to spend
endless amounts of money to contract with their corporate
profiteering friends following the forced privatization
and takeover of Iraq's economy. The U.S. government
certainly has a debt to pay for the destruction it caused
in Iraq but this $87 billion bill is nothing more than a
blank check for military occupation and corporate looting.
The Iraqi people should be paid reparations for the
suffering and destruction caused by war, occupation and
thirteen years of economic sanctions.

One year ago, Congress shamelessly rubber stamped Bush's
war drive in defiance of massive public opposition to
so-called preemptive war against Iraq. Millions of people
went into the streets all around the United States and
around the world in an effort to stop this illegal war of
aggression against a country that did not pose a "grave
and imminent danger" to the United States.

Tell Congress that they will be held responsible for
embracing or caving in to the Bush Administration as it
continues to defy the sentiment of the people. The
congressional vote will take place within a matter of
days. So act now. Tell your friends and family that they
too can use the free service at the website as a way to carry out
instantaneous communications with elected officials in
both the House and Senate, to demand "end the occupation
of Iraq, bring the troops home now."

It's no accident that there has been a dramatic shift in
public opinion in recent months. Every public rationale
used by the Bush administration to justify the war has
been exposed as a lie. Tens of thousands of Iraqis are
dead, thousands of U.S. soldiers have been either wounded
or killed, and Iraqi society has been plunged into chaos
and misery.

We can't expect the politicians to take the leadership in
stopping the Bush administration. Only a people's
movement, existing at the grassroots level in every
community, will stop Bush's program of "endless war."

More than 130 cities have now announced plans to bring
buses and car caravans to Washington DC for the October 25
mass March on the White House and Ashcroft's Justice
Department. This will be the largest demonstration since
the large anti-war demonstrations last spring. There will
be a sister demonstration in San Francisco on October 25.
Make your plans now to join the demonstration.

Tell Congress "Vote No!" on Bush's $87 Billion for the
Occupation and Economic Privatization of Iraq at

For details on the October 25 National March on Washington
DC to End the Occupation of Iraq & Bring the Troops Home
Now go to
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