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News :: DNC
Call for a Militant Contingent at the March for Women’s Lives at the RNC
20 Aug 2004
Call for a Militant Contingent at the March for Women’s Lives at the RNC
August 28th, 2004 - 11AM
Cadman Plaza - Brooklyn, NY
Look for the "Pro-Choice By Any Means Necessary" banner
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! ORGANIZE AND FIGHT BACK!
DEFEND THE MARCH FOR WOMEN’S LIVES BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

Call for a Militant Contingent at the March for Women’s Lives at the RNC
August 28th, 2004 - 11AM
Cadman Plaza - Brooklyn, NY

From the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, to subpoenaing private medical records of thousands of women who have had abortions, to nominating scores of anti-choice judges to lifetime seats on the federal bench, to reimposing the global gag rule - barring U.S. aid to international family planning programs that provide counseling on abortion, and shifting funds toward dangerous abstinence-only education
programs, the Bush administration has made it very clear that they will stop at nothing less than overturning Roe v. Wade and taking away a woman’s right to decide what is best for her and her body.

Surprisingly, anti-choice organizations are planning to protest Bush’s stance on abortion, claiming his administration has not been tough enough on eliminating abortion rights. Anti-choicers will be at the RNC to terrorize, as they always attempt to do, those who support reproductive freedom.

One of the most reactionary anti-choice groups is Operation Save America, who plans to have a large presence on August 28th and throughout the RNC protests. They train and rally their troops to harass and terrorize women going into abortion facilities and try to close clinics by blockading the doors. They also picket doctors' homes, and hold protests outside of gay bars and progressive churches. Operation Save America, formerly Operation Rescue, is not just anti-choice. They have a whole repressive agenda that they seek to force on society, and they see the anti-abortion movement as the ‘gateway’ to achieve their overall goals.

In these times of tremendous threats to reproductive freedom, it is imperative that all people stand up, and say:

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

We will not tolerate the systematic attempts to gain control of women’s bodies, choices, and lives. We must fight fascism on all fronts.

Join us on August 28th to defend the March for Women’s Lives from anti-choice fascists by any means necessary.

We will be marching as a militant contingent within the March for Women’s Lives, meeting up at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, NY and continuing to City Hall over the Brooklyn Bridge to send a clear message that NYC is strongly PRO-CHOICE! We will gather by the “Pro-Choice By Any Means Necessary” banner!

In solidarity,
Philadelphia Anti-Racist Action
philly_ara (at) yahoo.com

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Re: Call for a Militant Contingent at the March for Women’s Lives at the RNC
21 Aug 2004
so to be militant will you all shout extra loud or something?
Re: Call for a Militant Contingent at the March for Women’s Lives at the RNC
21 Aug 2004
The tactics of the right wingers sound to me like passive non-violence, at least as described by anarchists etc.

So... do you advocate meeting non-violence with violence, and if so are you validating the tactics of police who move against progressive protesters who are blocking, or otherwise non-violently conducting a direct action?

Consistency is important. Close the circle or be considered unserious.

Does your rhetoric have meaning, or is it just posturing.
Re: Call for a Militant Contingent at the March for Women’s Lives at the RNC
22 Aug 2004
Our "rhetoric" is not just talk. Look up ARA and see what we've done in the past, and the successes we've had (which, whether or not you agree with our tactics, we have had successes).
Re: Call for a Militant Contingent at the March for Women’s Lives at the RNC
25 Aug 2004
I agree with women rights. (And I'm a hetrosexual male.) Women should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies. They should be able to make just as much as a man. And they should be able to dissent about anything that is screwing them.
Don't make fun of them. Help them. If we help each other? Our country will blossom into a great democracy. If we ignore them? Welcome to a George W. Bush world. Of more lies and turmoil. It's our choice. Let's all, make it our country!