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Announcement ::
MARCH ON THE PENTAGON June 5th
23 Apr 2004
Modified: 08:29:02 AM
BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW -
ALL FOREIGN TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ!

END THE COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE ­ SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF RETURN!

U.S. OUT OF HAITI, AFGHANISTAN, PHILIPPINES, COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA, KOREA & CUBA!

MONEY FOR JOBS, EDUCATION, HOUSING AND HEALTHCARE - NOT FOR WAR!

DEFEND CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS!
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CALL TO ACTION

To ENDORSE:
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/campaigns/j5/endorse.html


The U.S. war and occupation of Iraq is a disaster for the people there and here, a disaster that the Bush administration wants to escalate. In the first three weeks of April alone, more than 1,000 Iraqis, most of them civilians, and at least 110 U.S. soldiers have been killed. It is not only U.S. troops that are dying but those from Latin America and from other countries in Bush's "coalition of the willing." Thousands more have been wounded. The war is costing more than 300 million dollars ($300,000,000) every day, money that is transferred from working people in the U.S. to the pockets of arms manufacturers and corporate war profiteers. It is a war that is destroying an entire country and the lives of the Iraqi people -- already victimized for more than a decade by sanctions.
Now the White House and the Pentagon are calling for more troops, more death and destruction, and even more money for a war that is based on lies and deception. The Iraqi people, U.S. soldiers and reservists, and all those who are casualties in Iraq are dying for the sake of the real agenda: Corporate America's drive to dominate the oil-rich and strategic Middle East.

While Bush imposes a murderous occupation in Iraq, the administration has given its full backing to the Sharon government in Israel which continues to carry out routine assassinations and land expropriation, placing an entire population within the confines of a prison wall. The Bush administration has recently announced that it too is committed to the denial of the Palestinian people's right to return 56 years after being violently expelled from their homeland.

As public opinion here and around the world turns more and more against war and occupation, the Bush administration has announced a phony "turnover of sovereignty" in Iraq on June 30. In reality, it will only be a transfer of authority from one U.S. overseer, L. Paul Bremer, to another, John Negroponte, the newly proposed U.S. ambassador (dictator) in Iraq. More than 150,000 troops from the U.S. and countries dependent on the U.S., will continue to occupy Iraq after June 30. The "turnover of sovereignty" is just propaganda, meant to deceive people here into believing that the situation is getting better. In fact, the Bush administration is growing ever more isolated and exposed as other countries, including Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic are withdrawing their troops in the face of growing public outrage within their own countries.

It is time to bring an end to occupations and dispossession of people.

On June 5, we will march to demand a real end to the occupation of Iraq, by bringing the troops home now, and that all foreign troops be removed from Iraq.

June 5 is the anniversary of the 1967 war in which Israel, with full backing from Washington, conquered the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights. We will march to call for an end to the colonial occupation of Palestine, and to support the Palestinian people's right to self-determination, including their right to return to their homeland.

We will stand in solidarity with the Haitian people who are living under foreign military occupation following the February 28/29 U.S.-coup against the democratically elected government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. President Aristide must be returned to office and U.S., French and other occupation forces must withdraw. Having overthrown the government of Haiti, the Bush administration is renewing its efforts to carry out a coup against the democratically elected President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. Likewise the Bush administration is growing ever more threatening towards the people of Cuba, in their continuing efforts to reinstate a neo-colonial regime on the island. The people of the Caribbean and Latin America, having endured more than a century of U.S. military intervention and forcible "regime change" are united in their opposition to U.S. overt and covert aggression.

The Bush administration is waging war on the people here, attacking civil rights and civil liberties at home under the pretext of the war on terrorism. At the same time, hundreds of billions of dollars are being diverted for war and war contractors, while the administration is slashing desperately needed funds for jobs, education, housing, healthcare and other vital programs.

Now is the time to act! Join us in national emergency protests on June 5!

BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW - ALL FOREIGN TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ!

END THE COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE ­ SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF RETURN!

U.S. OUT OF HAITI, AFGHANISTAN, PHILIPPINES, COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA, KOREA & CUBA!

MONEY FOR JOBS, EDUCATION, HOUSING AND HEALTHCARE - NOT FOR WAR!

DEFEND CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS!

To ENDORSE:
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/campaigns/j5/endorse.html
A downloadable flyer for the March on the Pentagon is
available at
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/pdf/j5/dc.pdf

If you are organizing transportation from your city, fill out the form at
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org/campaigns/j5/transportation.html

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A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
See also:
http://www.internationalanswer.org/
http://www.answerboston.org/

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