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Announcement :: War and Militarism
ALL OUT! DEMONSTRATION PARK ST. 1:30PM OCT 6 - HANDS OFF SYRIA AND IRAN
by UNITED FOR JUSTICE PEACE
30 Sep 2012
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 1:30 pm
Where: Boston Common near Park Street T Station • Tremont & Park Streets • Boston
OCTOBER 6 ACTION AGAINST WARS ABROAD
AND POLICE STATE ATTACKS ON CIVIL LIBERTIES AT HOME
Eleven years ago on October 7, the U.S. unleashed a never-ending war on Afghanistan. Join us in a march and rally to protest the dangerous escalation in threats of military action against Pakistan, Syria and Iran and increased racist violence and repression at home.
LET’S STAND TOGETHER IN UNITY AND SOLIDARITY. TOGETHER WE ARE POWERFUL!
HANDS OFF SYRIA AND IRAN!
NO TO RACISM, RAIDS, AND REPRESSION!
NO TO ISLAMOPHOBIA!
Eleven years ago on October 7, the U.S. unleashed a war on Afghanistan, followed by the war on Iraq based on lies, and the mass bombing and destruction of Libya. While thousands of troops remain in these countries, U.S. drone missiles rain down on Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Now the government imposes sanctions and threatens to attack Syria and Iran. The U.S. sends troops and threatens to retaliate against anti-US protesters in the Middle East. The U.S.-supported Israeli occupation and repression of Palestinians continues unabated for 60+ years. These actions will escalate the nightmare of war in the Middle East, not end it.
To wage war abroad, they must wage war at home. The last decade has seen escalating repression and poverty at home. Islamophobia and scapegoating of Muslims leads to manufactured frame-ups and violence against the Muslim community. Civil liberties and the right to dissent are under siege with indefinite detention and extra-judicial assassinations now the law of the land.
Racism is a weapon of war. They use it against Muslims and immigrants. They’ve stepped up the war on Black and Latino youth, with racial profiling, stop and frisk, and harsh sentencing -- resulting in police brutality, mass incarceration, military weapons in the hands of police, and a hugely profitable prison industry.
To pay for wars and to maximize the profits of the haves, they take more and more from the have-nots. We see cuts to the social safety nets, attacks on labor, huge unemployment, privatization of public services, neglect of infrastructure, and poisoning of the environment.
* United National Antiwar Coalition * United for Justice with Peace *
* International Action Center * New England United *
* Committee for Peace & Human Rights, Boston *
* Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Boston *
* Rhode Island Mobilization Committee *
* Veterans For Peace, Smedley D. Butler Brigade *
* Code Pink, Greater Boston *
* Occupy Boston Action for Peace Working Group *
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