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Announcement :: War and Militarism
The war is "SICKO" too...another reason to march on Sept 29th
by Steven Ceci
13 Jul 2007
Another reason to March on September 29th...
HEALTHCARE & THE WAR ARE “SICKO”
Did you know?
One fourth of the Iraq war budget alone could fund healthcare for every uninsured person in this country.
Think what the trillions of dollars wasted on war,
occupation and destruction could do for the people:
• Provide free medicine for all of our seniors and chronically ill.
• Change the dismal statistics of infant mortality in major cities like Detroit, Baltimore and Washington D.C. where the mortality rates for African American and poor children rival impoverished countries abroad;
• Stop the epidemic of hospital closings;
• It could provide healthcare and treatment for the physical and psychological trauma that the survivors of Katrina and Rita are still suffering from;
• Make healthcare for low wage workers and immigrant families a priority.
While the war is bleeding us at home it is miniscule in comparison to the bloodshed, misery and pain that is being inflicted on the Iraqi people. The Lancet medical journal documented that 655,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed during the war (Oct, 2006). The health of the Iraqi people and the entire region has been destroyed. Solidarity demands that we act now to stop the war, end the occupation and bring the troops home now!
1) Endorse: http://www.troopsoutnow.org/healthnotwarendorse.shtml
2) Become a volunteer organizer:
4) Download "Healthcare and the War are Sicko" leaflets at: http://troopsoutnow.org/HWN.pdf
Or call or write us at:
Campaign for Healthcare, Not Warfare,
55 W. 17th St. 5C,
New York, NY 10011
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