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Announcement :: War and Militarism
New endorsers for the March on the Pentagon -- March 17
by ANSWER Coalition
21 Dec 2006
**Please circulate widely**
Join Alice Walker, Malik Rahim, Cindy Sheehan, Cynthia McKinney, Father Roy Bourgeois, Howard Zinn: Support the March on the Pentagon, March 17
Add your name to the endorsement list now
Take action to make this demonstration a big success
There are now over 700 hundred endorsers for the March on the Pentagon. We encourage you to become an endorser and to get leaders and organizations in your area to endorse and begin mobilizing.
On March 17, 2007, the 4th anniversary of the start of the criminal invasion of Iraq, tens of thousands of people from around the country will descend on the Pentagon in a mass demonstration to demand: U.S. Out of Iraq Now! 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 anti-war march to the Pentagon during the Vietnam War. The message of the 1967 march was "From Protest to Resistance," and marked a turning point in the development of a countrywide mass movement. To read the ANSWER statement, "Why We Are Marching," click here.
Please make a generous donation to help pay for the huge expenses associated with organizing the march on the Pentagon. Make a tax-deductible donation today, before the end of the year, and you can redirect your money to fight for peace rather than to fund the half-trillion dollar war-budget.
In the coming days and weeks, thousands of organizations and individuals will begin mobilizing for the upcoming March on the Pentagon. Organizing committees and transportation centers are being established to bring people to the March on the Pentagon.
The March 17 demonstration will assemble at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Constitution Gardens) at 12 noon in Washington, D.C.and march to the Pentagon.
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Initial endorsers include:
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author
Cynthia McKinney, Congresswoman
Cindy Sheehan, co-founder Gold Star Families for Peace, author
Ron Kovic, Vietnam Veteran, author, Born on the 4th of July
Malik Rahim, Founder, Common Ground Collective, New Orleans
Paul Haggis, Director of Crash, 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture
Elias Rashmawi, National Coordinator, National Council of Arab Americans (NCA)
Howard Zinn, Author, A People's History of the United States
Rev. Luis Barrios, Iglesia de San Romero - UCC
Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild
Chaplain James Yee, former Army chaplain, Guantánamo Detention Center
Mahdi Bray, Executive Director, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
Roy Bourgeois, Founder, School of the Americas Watch
Eric LeCompte, National Office, School of the Americas Watch
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Co-founder, Partnership for Civil Justice
Brian Becker, National Coordinator, ANSWER Coalition
Mounzer Sleiman, TV commentator and Vice Chair, National Council of Arab Americans
Ben Dupuy, Co-Director, Haiti Progres
Juan Jose Gutierrez, Executive Director, Latino Movement USA
Calvin Gipson, Former President, San Francisco LGBT Pride Committee
Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Pastor, Plymouth Congregational Church, Washington D.C
Kay Lucas, Director, Crawford Peace House, Crawford, TX
Chuck Kaufman, Co-coordinator of the Nicaragua Network
Al Garcia, Alliance for a Just & Lasting Peace in the Philippines
Macrina Cardenas, Mexico Solidarity Network
Eugene Puryear, Howard University, student leader
Gloria La Riva, Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
Ed Asner, Actor
Shirley Knight, Actor
Jennifer Harbury, Human Rights Lawyer, author
United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA)
Jim Lafferty, Director, National Lawyers Guild - Los Angeles
Iglesia de San Romero - United Church of Christ
Mimi Kennedy, Actor (Dharma & Greg)Make an end of the year tax-deductible donation
Your help is needed today. We need to raise $50,000 in the next weeks for the March on the Pentagon. We must pay to reserve buses, print hundreds of thousands of leaflets, stickers, and posters, pay for stage, sound, and other logistical expenses. You can still make an end of the year tax-deductible donation - so your money can go to stop the war rather than fund it. Click here to make a donation.
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22 Dec 2006
so will this be the march that finally ends the war?
or maybe our movement needs to figure out some new tactics besides occasional megamarches.
the antiwar movement is virtually dead and irrelevant. when was the last time we had an antiwar action?
when was the last time these actions actually had an effect on the war?
we need to take direct action to disrupt the war machine. a protest does not count as a real disruption. we must be sustained.
target the war profiteers!