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News :: International
Amherst protest demands end to U.S. occupation of Iraq
10 Nov 2004
AMHERST, MA -- Beginning at UMass Amherst's Haigis Mall over 100 students and allies marched to the downton Common Nov. 9 for an anti-war, anti-racist march demanding the progressive struggle continue after the presidential election and that the ongoing U.S. massacre in Falluja and occupation of Iraq end immediately.
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Amherst protest demands end to U.S. occuaption of Iraq
Continue the struggle after the election say protesters

By Bryan G. Pfeifer

AMHERST, MA -- Beginning at UMass Amherst's Haigis Mall over 100 students and allies marched to the downton Common Nov. 9 for an anti-war, anti-racist march demanding the progressive struggle continue after the presidential election and that the ongoing U.S. massacre in Falluja and occupation of Iraq end immediately.

This protest was one of dozens around the U.S. Nov. 9 to demand an end to the horrendous U.S. attacks (war crimes) on Iraq civilians and guerilla fighters in Falluja and throughout Iraq.

Marching through downtown Amherst the protesters carried placards such as "Bring the troops home now," chanted "Money for Jobs and not for war," "Occupation is a crime: From Iraq to Palestine" and other slogans. After a speakout at the Common, which included a call to support the Jan. 20 counterinaugural in Washington D.C., the protesters decided to take over the main town intersection for over half an hour hoisting banners and placards and chanting loudly from a bullhorn passed through the crowd. Many passersby supported the anti-war message beeping horns and shouting words of encouragement.

The protest was sponsored by Hampshire College's Student Action and included members of Food Not Bombs, the Graduate Employee Organziation, UAW Local 2322, the International Socialist Organization-UMass Amherst, the Socialist Party, Take Back UMass, the UMass Anti-War Coalition, Western Mass International Action Center, Workers World Party and various anarchist organizations.

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See also:
http://www.iacenter.org
http://www.antiwar.org

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Re: Amherst protest demands end to U.S. occupation of Iraq
10 Nov 2004
Where is the public outcry against this barbaric war? Why are we not marching in the streets of the major cities, let alone 100 brave souls in Amherst, to voice our collective outrage against a government that no longer represents our beliefs and ideals? We can longer sit idle in our comfortable suburban homes, waiting for our neighbor's children, or our own, to be sacrificed for the greed of others. Until we march, and shout, we are the true cowards. Wake up America!
slaughterhouse discovered
10 Nov 2004
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq - Iraqi troops have found "hostage slaughterhouses" in Fallujah where foreign captives were held and killed, the commander of Iraqi forces in the city said Wednesday.


Troops found CDs and records of people taken captive in houses in the northern part of Fallujah, Maj. Gen. Abdul Qader Mohammed Jassem Mohan told reporters.


"We have found hostage slaughterhouses in Fallujah that were used by these people and the black clothing that they used to wear to identify themselves, hundreds of CDs and whole records with names of hostages," the general said at a military camp near Fallujah.


He was unsure if the hostage records included the names of any of the at least nine foreigners still in the hands of kidnappers — most notably, British aid worker Margaret Hassan, French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot and an unidentified American worker for a Saudi company.
Liberate Fallujah from its Foreign Occupiers!
10 Nov 2004
"Iraqi troops have found 'hostage slaughterhouses' in Fallujah where foreign captives were held and killed"

I see. Like Guantanamo. Or Abu Ghraib. Or a Texas prison. These Iraqis learn the tactics of their occupiers pretty quickly.

Good luck to Iraq's freedom fighters.

Viva la Fallujah!
Re: Amherst protest demands end to U.S. occupation of Iraq
11 Nov 2004
"Mr. President. A hundred people are protesting in Amherst."

"Amherst? Not Amherst! You must be joking? Get me Rumsfeld on the phone. We'll have our boys back by Christmas."