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Boston Speakout against War Sat, Sept. 22
17 Sep 2001
Modified: 19 Sep 2001
Boston Speak Out-
Be a Voice for Peace with Justice
Tell George Bush-
Saturday, Sept. 22
1:00 - 3:00 PM Park St. Station
9/22 Boston Speakout: "War & Racism are not the answer"
2 PM
Park St.

Boston Speak Out-
Be a Voice for Peace with Justice

Tell George Bush-

Saturday, Sept. 22

1:00 - 3:00 PM
(1-2 PM Support the Vigil for Peace & Justice,
2 PM Sisters & Brothers Speak Out, "Say No to War!")

Park Street Station, Boston

We Mourn Our Dead, We Stand for Peace!
From Vieques to Afghanistan,
From Palestine to Colombia!

$$ for Healthcare, Housing, Childcare, Jobs,
Schools & Our Communities--Not for more War!

initiated by the
Women's Fightback Network
of the International Action Center - Boston



National March against War & Racism in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, Sept. 29th

11:00 AM at the White House

Boston Volunteers Meeting
Friday, Sept. 21
6:30 PM
IAC-Boston office

Buy your bus seat now:


Endorse the Sept. 29th Anti-War March in D.C.

Let's really help the September 11 victims:
War & racism are not the answer

Dear Friends,

Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences are with all
those whose loved ones were lost or injured on September 11,
2001. At this moment, we would all like to take time to
reflect, to grieve, to extend sympathy and condolences to
all. But we believe that we must do more. We must act.

Unless we stop President Bush from carrying out a new, wider
war in the Middle East and beyond, the number of innocent
victims will grow from the thousands to the tens of
thousands and possibly more. A new, wider U.S. war in the
Middle East can only lead to an escalating cycle of
violence. War is not the answer.

After the horrific killings of thousands of innocent
civilians on Sept. 11, the Bush administration is moving in
a very ominous direction. In a chilling statement, Bush
administration spokespersons have called for "ending
states," an unprecedented threat.

At the same time, Arab American and Muslim people in the
United States -- as well as other communities of color --
are facing racist attacks and harassment in their
communities, on their jobs and at mosques. Anti-Arab and
anti-Muslim racism is a poison that should be repudiated.

The government is attempting to curb civil liberties and to
create a climate in which it is impossible for progressive
people to speak their mind. The Bush administration is
attempting to take advantage of this crisis to militarize
U.S. society with a vast expansion of police powers that is
intended to severely restrict basic democratic rights.

On September 29 we had planned to demonstrate against the
Bush administration's reactionary foreign and domestic
policy and the IMF and World Bank. In light of the current
crisis, with its tragic consequences for so many thousands
of people, we have refocused the call for our demonstration
to address the immediate danger posed by increased racism
and the grave threat of a new war.

Now is the time for all people of conscience, all people who
oppose racism and war to come together. If you believe in
civil liberties and oppose racism and war, join us on
September 29 in front of the White House. We urge all
organizations to join together at this critical time.

National March in Washington DC
Saturday, September 29
Rally 11 am at the White House

Tens of thousands will march on the White House on September
29. I want to add my name or organization to the list of
endorsing organizations and individuals for this protest, or
sign up to help mobilize in my area!
Online endorsement form:

Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic
Archdiocese of Detroit
Samia Halaby, Al-Awda Palestine Right of Return Coalition
Barbara Lubin, Executive Director, Middle East Children's
Nania Kaur Dhingra, Sikh Student Organization, George
Washington University
Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Nicaragua Network
Njeri Shakur, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
National Lawyers Guild

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Stalinists Against War?
18 Sep 2001
For anyone who does not want to mobilze around a bunch of Stalinists (who have supported Saddam Hussein, Milosovic, and a cast of other nasty dictators in the past), there seems to be another anti-war demonstration at Cople Square on Thursday evening put together by some student groups and local anarchists. If I had to make a choice, I would go with the Thursday demonstration.
A comment from one CPHR member
19 Sep 2001
CPHR is simply a group of peace activists who have gathered at Park Street on Saturday
for about three years, usually from about 12:15 to 2PM. We have no leaders and no
doctrine, just "IF YOU WANT PEACE - WORK FOR JUSTICE". Last Saturday, we didn't
bring our sound system or banners, but leafletted with an anti-war message.

I personally don't feel like talking to people - who may have lost family members -
through a sound system right now. I'm not speaking for CPHR. Probably there
are some folks at IAC who would feel the same way. (No answer at the IAC phone just now.)

Here's an email I sent to our group yesterday (we use email and phones, not all of us
have email).


Friends, last week we tried a vigil with no sound system and no banners.
It seemed to work OK.

IAC has announced a speak-out 1-3PM Saturday the 22nd at Park St.
Maybe one of us should find out what the IAC is planning, has anyone
talked with them?
I'm not interested in using a banner or sound system. Or even haranguing people. I just want to leaflet and talk to
people one at a time if they ask questions.