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ANTI-WAR PROTEST ON LAST DAY OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
29 Jul 2004
United for Peace and Justice urges John Kerry to call for an end to the
occupation of Iraq.

Boston, July 28, 2004: As delegates arrive at Boston’s FleetCenter
Thursday
afternoon for the closing session of the Democratic National
Convention,
anti-war protesters will gather on Canal Street to make their voices
heard.
The demonstration will urge John Kerry to call for an end to the
ongoing
U.S. military occupation of Iraq – now the position of a majority of
Americans.
WHAT: Anti-war demonstration calling on Kerry to stand against the
occupation of Iraq.

WHEN: Thursday, July 29, 2004 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm

WHERE: On Canal Street, near Causeway

Organizers had hoped to use the "protest zone" to send a clear message
to
DNC delegates. Discovering the area, established by the Boston Police
Department, is actually a cage -- a police tactic to repress dissent --
people will gather for the protest on Canal Street as close to Causeway
as
possible. The demonstration will also highlight the prison-like set up
of
the "protest zone."

Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice
(UFPJ),
said, "It is time for the leadership of the Democratic Party to get in
step
with the majority sentiment in this nation. It is time for John Kerry
to
speak out against the ongoing war in Iraq and announce his support for
bringing the troops home."

Thursday's protest is sponsored by United for Peace and Justice. It is
organized in cooperation with several Boston-area groups: American
Friends
Service Committee, United Progressive Alliance, and Greater Boston
United
for Justice with Peace Coalition.

UFPJ has criticized Kerry's position on Iraq in a widely disseminated
letter
that is published in the current issue of the Boston Phoenix, available
online at: http://www.unitedforpeace.org .

UFPJ is the organizer of a major protest on the eve of the Republican
convention in New York City, a march and rally under the banner, “The
World
Says No to the Bush Agenda.”

United for Peace and Justice is a national coalition with more than 800
groups under its umbrella. Since its founding in October 2002, UFPJ has
spurred hundreds of protests and rallies around the country and through
out
the world, including the two largest demonstrations against the Iraq
war.

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Re: ANTI-WAR PROTEST ON LAST DAY OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
29 Jul 2004
Nice you could drop by, Leslie. How's the food been inside?