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Announcement :: International : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
22 Feb 2007
Call put out by Students for a Democratic Society for nationally coordinated local anti-war demonstrations against the Iraq War on March 20, 2007.
The war in Iraq is entering its fourth year. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of citizens want the war to end, despite the fact that U.S. forces are being defeated by the Iraqi resistance, Bush recently announced plans to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. These troops are being committed to fight and die in an unjust war based on lies and greed. Four years is four years too many. The Iraqi people want the foreign occupiers out. They know the U.S. government is not a "liberator," but whose presence means only continued violence, death, and destruction.

We, students and young people here in the U.S., support the right of the Iraqi people to self-determination. We refuse to accept this new strategy to "expand the military," and reject any means the government may use to make these new troops materialize - whether through the implementation of a draft or the continued use of manipulative and deceptive recruitment techniques. We refuse to be subtle in our outcry against this war, we refuse to do nothing and be silent while people are killed in our name for profit for the rich and we refuse to be sent overseas in a war for oil.

This past November, 100 students from twenty different college campuses came together at a Students for a Democratic Society meeting in Ft. Benning, GA and unanimously decided that March 20th be declared a national day of student and youth resistance against the war! SDS is calling on all students and youth to get out in the streets, get involved and get organized against this war! We, the students and youth of this country, are taking an active stand against US imperialism and fighting for a better world. We reject this war of greed and profit, and are walking out of our classes and taking to the streets in protest!


Schools who have signed on thus far:

UNC-Asheville Socialist Unity League of SDS: Walk-Out at 11:30, Rally, March Downtown
University of Alabama SDS: Rally at noon at the Denny Chimes
University of Minnesota Anti-War Organizing League (AWOL): Rally in front of Coffman Union, 12:00 pm
UIC Students for Social Justice (S4SJ): Walkout, Rally, Feeder March
Rutgers R.A.W (Rutgers Against the War): Walk-Out and Rally at 1:30, Vietnam Memorial
UNC-Chapel Hill SDS: Walkout, Rally at the Pit 12pm, March
UNC-Charlotte SDS
Winthrop College Socialist Student Union

***To add your school to the list, please contact us via e-mail (march20antiwar (at) or our website ( and we will sign you up! Any student organization can sign up, and if your school is on spring break, please sign in solidarity!***
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