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Announcement :: Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
27 Feb 2007

Beginning March 12 in Washington DC
(Before the March on the Pentagon on Saturday march 17)
In Washington DC

Message to Congress:

Beginning March 12 in Washington DC
(Before the March on the Pentagon on Saturday march 17)

March 12 - Encampment begins directly in front of the Capitol Bldg in
Washington DC
March 13 - Encampment to End the War
March 14 - Encampment to End the War
March 15 - Encampment to End the War
March 16 - Encampment to End the War
March 17 - March on the Pentagon

stay in DC for the Encampment to End the War
March 18 - Encampment to End the War
March19+ - Encampment to End the War

WHERE? on the mall directly in front of the Capitol building (3rd street
between Constitution and Independence)

WHY NOW? During the week beginning March 12, Congress will begin voting
on Bush’s request for $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and
Afganistan. If Congress votes to cut off funds, they can end the war now
and bring the troops home. If they approve Bush’s war funds, the
killing, and dying and occupation will go on…it’s as simple as that.
This vote will be the most important war related vote since Congress
voted to authorized Bush to invade and occupy Iraq in October of 2002.
The antiwar movement must be there to let Congress know that we won’t
let them get away with it this time.

Right now, the Troops Out Now Coalition is working with local
organizers, churches and mosques, unions, and community groups to
prepare for a long-term occupation of Washington by the anti-war
movement. Local organizers across the U.S. are organizing buses, vans,
and car caravans.

We have a real opportunity if we act decisively--and we need your help.
Please contact us -- use the "comments" section of the volunteer form to
let us know:

1. Can you come to Washington for the Encampment to Stop the War? On
what day can you join the encampment? For how long? Some are planning to
come for a day or two, others are staying longer.
2. Do you have equipment that would be useful for an encampment (tents,
sleeping bags, etc.)??
3. Can you volunteer to take on a task during the encampment (logistics,
medical, security, legal, transportation, etc)?
4. If you live in the Washington DC area, do you have space for people
to sleep or freshen up?

How You Can Help

Volunteer - complete the volunteer form at and use the comments
section to let us know when you can come to Washington DC, how long you
can stay, what you can bring, and what tasks you can take on in the
Encampment to Stop the War.

Help Get the Word Out - Download leaflets from and take them to your
school, workplace, union hall, church or mosque, community center, etc.

Donate - - Please help with the
enormous expenses of preparing for the Encampment to Stop the War.

Contact your local organizing center and help organize your local
contingent to the Encampment.

For daily updates on the Encampment to Stop the War, go to the
Encampment blog at

Partial list of Endorsers: Brenda Stokely, co-convener, New York City
Labor Against the War*; Teresa Guttierez, May 1 Immigrant Rights
Coalition*; Sharon Black, Million Worker March; LeiLani Dowell, FIST -
Fight Imperialism Stand Together; Joseph Parko, founding member, Georgia
Peace & Justice Coalition*, Atlanta, GA; Elliot Markson, Veterans For
Peace*, Brooklyn, NY; Mona Parsons, Military Families Speak Out*, Mount
Vernon, OH; Julie Levine, Steering Committee, Topanga Peace Alliance*,
CA; Manik Mukherjee, AIAIF, All India Anti-imperialist Forum, Calcutta,
India; The Most Rev. Filipe Teixeira, Ofsjc, Diocesan Bishop, Catholic
Church Of The Americas*, Brockton, MA; Louis Lafortune, Member: County
Council, Green Party Santa Cruz California*, Santa Cruz, CA; Ardeshir
Ommani, Chair, American-Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC), Armonk, NY;
Paul "Zool" Zulkowitz, Green Party Peace Action Comm (GPAX)*, Woodmere,
NY; Ivy Nightscales, Shop Steward, SEIU*, Seattle, WA; Amelia Core
Jenkins, Code Pink*, Dallas, TX; Ruth Valdez, Chair Social Action Comm.,
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of Santa Cruz*, Freedom, CA; Leslie
Feinberg, Co-Chair LGBT Caucus National Writers Union*; Steve Gillis,
Vice President USWA Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers and Monitors;
Minister Malik Shabazz-el Bey, President-General, New Marcus Garvey
Movement-Black Panther Nation, Detroit, MI; Paul Kangas, co-chair, Thc
Troops Home By Christmas, San Francisco, CA; Ronald Kuykendall, Veterans
For Peace*, Asheville, NC; Hasan Tarique Chowdhury, Bangladesh Peace
Council*, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Anthony Ehrlich, West Volusians For Peace
And Justice*, Barberville, FL; Mark Bradshaw-Miller, Pastor, Westminster
Presbyterian Church*, Saint Louis, MO; Paul Gattone, Executive
Vice-President, National Lawyers Guild*, Tucson, AZ; Mattie Thomas, Move
On*, Brooklyn, NY; Jerry Messick, AFSCME*, Norman, OK; Sylvia Zisman,
Bklyn Parents For Peace*, Bklyn, NY see growing list of endorsers at
See also:

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