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Announcement :: Organizing
PeopleJudgeBush.org Action Plan to Stop the War
18 Nov 2004
PeopleJudgeBush.org

Help Us Build a Movement to Stop the War and Hold Bush Accountable for His Crimes!
Help Stop George Bush's War Crimes!
Action Plan to Stop the War
PeopleJudgeBush.org

Help Us Build a Movement to Stop the War and Hold Bush Accountable for His Crimes!

On August 26, 2004 hundreds of activists, expert witnesses, veterans, and eyewitnesses examined the evidence and unanimously declared George W. Bush "GUILTY" of war crimes. To read the testimony and findings from the Iraq War Crimes Tribunal: http://peoplejudgebush.org/tribunal.shtml

Now the Bush Administration has launched a new offensive against the people of Iraq which will result in thousands of more casualties and numerous new war crimes. In the past week, U.S. forces have committed further war crimes, including illegal attacks on hospitals in Fallujah, shutting off water and electricity to the entire city, and using prohibited weapons, such as phosphorous, napalm, depleted uranium, and cluster bombs. Civilians are being shot down in the streets. This is the opening of a new “shock and awe” campaign to recapture Fallujah and more than 20 other cities that are currently controlled by the Iraqi people.

Already more than 100,000 Iraqis, mostly women and children, have died since the 2003 invasion of Iraq according to a survey conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad. The killing of civilians is not only a war crime, it is a brutal human tragedy, the enormity of which has not been matched since the U.S. war in Vietnam. More than 1,100 US soldiers have died -- mostly young people from working class backgrounds and communities of color, lured by slick multi-media recruiting campaigns into the quagmire of Iraq. Hundreds of photos document the brutality and lawlessness of the U.S. occupation. The torture chambers of Abu Ghraib have become a symbol of imperial arrogance, racism, and violence.

Now the Pentagon is openly planning to escalate the violence, with a new assault against the people of Iraq, in order to secure enough of the country to hold sham presidential elections in January. This new assault planned by the U.S. will not subdue the Iraqi people, but it will cause enormous death and suffering. We in the antiwar movement have a responsibility to respond. The crimes that have been committed by the occupation forces are unspeakable, and the plans to retake cities held by the resistance will result in more torture, mass murders of civilians, and bombing of residential neighborhoods. We must do everything in our power to stop it.

In the Spring of 2003 millions of people took to the streets in opposition to Bush's plans to invade Iraq. Unprecedented protests on all 7 continents stood against the war. The people of the world united in denouncing the U.S. plans for imperial conquest and colonization. Yet the Bush regime moved ahead with a war that has cost more than 100,000 lives and left countless more injured and maimed.

Many in the antiwar movement looked to the U.S. presidential election to stop the war. But the election never offered an opportunity to vote against the war. It is clear that we cannot expect the same politicians who supported the war all along, and who are funded by corporations who profit from the war, to end the war. It is working people who are paying the price for this war, and it is working people who will end it.

The options offered by the recent presidential election and the Pentagon’s deadly assault on the people of Iraq clearly indicate that the only way to stop the war is by building a grassroots movement to hold Bush accountable for his crimes.

We must take action to stop the war. We have an obligation to stop the murder and torture and to actwith a sense of urgency, passion and determination. It's time to say, "No more!"

The Pentagon’s goal is to crush the resistance, utterly demoralize and subdue the Iraqi people, and install its Abu Ghraib-style occupation on the whole of the country. Help s Buld a Movement to Stop the War and Hold Bush Accountable for His Crimes!

Donate online: http://peoplejudgebush.org/donate.shtml
or by mail: make checks payable to "People Judge Bush / IAC," and send to: People Judge Bush, 39 W. 14 St. #206, New York, NY 10011.

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Action Plan to Stop the War:

Dec. 3-11, 2004: Stop the War Week
We encourage activists to participate in the Stop the War Week through their own creative and innovative actions. We also encourage all antiwar forces to participate in one of the many activities that have already been initiated by activists across the country. *Some of the actions already being planned include:*

Dec. 3- Friday- National Student Walk-Out- Youth organizers are calling for students to walk out in protest of the war across the country and take part in protests against Bush's War Crimes.

Dec. 4- Saturday- Emergency AntiWar Conference in New York City - Lang Center at the New School University, 55 W. 13th St., 10 am - 6 pm. In 3
Sessions:

Session 1: Building a movement to stop the draft - for more information, see http://www.NoDraftNoWay.org .
Session 2: Resistance inside the military and how we in the anti-war movement can support resisters like Camilo Mejia and
Jeremy Hinzman.
Session 3: Strategic discussion, involving anti-war activists, labor leaders, community organizers, and youth to plan the next phase of resistance to the war.

Dec. 5- Sunday- Indoor Solidarity Rally with the People of Haiti - New York Technical College in Brooklyn at 6:00 p.m. Featuring Mario Dupuy, former Communications Secretary of State for President Aristide’s government; Ben Dupuy, Secretary General of the National Popular Party (PPN), former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, and other well-known leaders and personalities.

Dec. 8- Wednesday- National Day of Action to Stop Military Recruiting

Dec. 10- Friday- International Human Rights Day

Dec. 11- Saturday- Solidarity with the People of Palestine - on the anniversary of the adoption of UN Resolution 194 affirming the right to return.

Dec 3-11- Saturday to Saturday - Boycott Holiday Shopping To Stop the War! We propose that from now on there can be no business as usual as
long as the war and occupation continue. We must send a message that a new and more determined phase of the antiwar movement is about to begin that will affect the day-to-day life of everyone. We cannot celebrate the holiday season while the criminal war continues - Dec. 3-11 antiwar forces will protest in front of retailers and businesses, including Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and others to spread the message of the holiday boycott to stop the war.

January 20 - Thursday - Counter Inaugural- Washington, D.C. Thousands of people are expected to flood the city of Washington, DC to say NO to the Bush policies of endless war and domestic repression. We will be organizing buses from all over the country to bring activists to the Counter-Inaugural. You can donate on-line to help with the buses at http://peoplejudgebush.org/donate.shtml.

March 20 - Sunday- International Day of Action on the 2nd Anniversary of the beginning of the war. On this day there will be protests all over the world against Bush's crimes. We, along with other antiwar and progressive organizations, are planning local and regional actions across the U.S., including New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Raleigh, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Detroit.

How You Can Help:

Endorse the Stop the War Week: http://peoplejudgebush.org/endorse.shtml

Organize a local action during Stop the War Week: http://peoplejudgebush.org/listyouractivity.shtml

Donate: http://peoplejudgebush.org/donate.shtml
See also:
http://www.peoplejudgebush.org

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