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Sat. Oct. 27 March vs. War 12 Noon Gov't Center, Boston
26 Oct 2001
Saturday, Oct. 27th
"March Against the Warmakers -
March to the Drumbeat for Peace"
12:00 noon
Gather at Government Center Boston
Saturday, Oct. 27th

"March Against the Warmakers -
March to the Drumbeat for Peace"

12:00 noon

Gather at Government Center Boston
(target JFK Federal Building, FBI, Channel 7, City Hall)

March to the Drumbeat for Peace through downtown
to the Park Plaza and Northeastern Univ. ROTC

Join with the United International Anti-War Movement to say:
"Stop the Bombing of Afghanistan!"
"Bring the Troops Home, Now!"
"War & Racism Are Not The Answer!"
"Stop the Layoffs - Stop the War Against the Poor!"
"Defend Civil Liberties!"

Bring Drums & Percussion instruments!!!
Join the new formation of the Boston Rhythm Workers Union. (Contact Richard Hugus rhugus (at) )

Program will include:

Anti-war songs from Dylan to Chapman to Rage, now banned on corporate radio & TV

Stand with, Defend & hear from Chuck Turner, Boston City Councilor, who cast the lone, heroic vote against Jimmy Kelly's pro-war council resolution!

With Flight Attendants & Hotel & Restaurant Workers' Union reps,
Tell corporate america "No to Mass Wartime Layoffs!"
"Fund Mass Worker Relief & Jobs Programs, not missle programs & bombing raids."

With Students from dozens of Mass. campuses, let George Bush know this war's
"Not in Our Name!" "No Draft, No Way!" "We Won't Fight For Oil Profits!"

With Leslie Feinberg, author of "Stone Butch Blues" & "Transgender Warriors",
Tell the FBI, "Hands Off Our Civil Liberties" "Free Palestine!" "Stop Media Lies"

With Amer Jubran, of Al-Awda-MA (Palestine Right to Return Coalition),
Tell the US government "Stop Funding Israel's Wars in the Middle East"

With Diane Dujon, Dottie Stevens and the Mass. Welfare Rights Union,
Demand the state and local gov'ts "Stop the Social Service Cuts Now!"
"Welfare reform is political terror on women & children in Massachusetts."

With Moonanum James, Vietnam Vet, U.S. Postal Worker, and co-leader of United American Indians of New England,
Tell the US Military brass, "Stop the Wars Against the World's Indigenous, Sovereign Nations!"

With Kazi Toure of the Boston Coalition for Mumia Abu-Jamal, let the powers know,
"Prisons & Police Brutality Are Not the Answer!" "The Death Penalty Has Got To Go!" "Free Mumia Now!"

and More!

initiated by: International A.N.S.W.E.R.-Boston (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism!)
email: ANSWERBoston (at)

partial list of endorsers: Chuck Turner Boston City Council*, Howard Zinn, Women's Fightback Network, Rev. David Carl Olson, Community Church of Boston*, Kazi Toure Boston Coalition for Mumia Abu-Jamal*, Minister Don Muhammad Nation of Islam, Ed Childs, organizer Local 26 HERE*, Lesbian Avengers, Simmons College Feminist Union, Mass Art Students for Political Art, Action, Change, & Education (SPAACE), MIT Social Justice Cooperative, United American Indians of New England UAINE, Mass Welfare Rights Union, Disabled Peoples Liberation Front (DPLF) , Cape Cod Coalition for Peace and Justice, Women's Int'l League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Committee to Defend Amer Jubran & Palestinian Free Speech Rights, Al Awda Boston (Palestinian Right to Return Coalition), International Action Center, Committee for Peace & Human Rights Weekly Vigil, Justice for Political Prisoners in Turkey, Cape Codders Against Racism, Workers World Party, Steve Gillis Grievance Com,, USWA Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers*, Rhode Island Nat'l People's Campaign, Rachel Nasca AFSCME Local 3650 (Harvard U ),* Veterans for Peace, Prof. Richard Lewontin Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard U*., Prof Richard Levins School of Public Health, Harvard U*, Rev Eugene H Adams, Minister Emeritus, UUA*, Rosario Morales Puerto Rican writer/poet, Gerry Scoppettuolo, New Hampshire Pride at Work*

(list in formation)(*organizations for ID only)

To endorse send email message to: ANSWERBoston (at) or call 617 522-6626

Download a Boston Oct. 27th Flyer (PDF version)

October 27: Tens of Thousands To Converge Worldwide to Say: Stop The Bombing!
Stop Racial Profiling! Money For Human Needs, Not War! Don't Take Away Our Right
To Free Speech!

International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
A.ct N.ow to and E.nd R.acism
(212) 633-6646
website - /
email - iacenter (at)

Press Contact: Tony Murphy

Saturday, October 20, 2001

With anti-war demonstrations, teach-ins and street theater actions set for October 27 in a rapidly growing count of more than 50 cities worldwide, it's clear that the U.S. war doesn't have the widespread popularity claimed in the media.

"Polls say a majority support war," said Teresa Gutierrez, an A.N.S.W.E.R. organizer. "However, polls propose bombing as the only proactive solution to preventing terrorism and guaranteeing security."

"Our solution - to stop the U.S. government from extending its usual Middle East war policies, which have killed over a million people in Iraq alone - enjoys much broader support worldwide. If the polls being taken in the U.S. asked people if they preferred stopping war and racism to continuing war and racism, the results would look much different," Gutierrez said.

The anti-war and anti-racism call put out by A.N.S.W.E.R. - Act Now to Stop War and End Racism - has attracted more than 2,000 signers to date and serves as a sort of "people's poll," catalyzing a wide range of activities including student conferences, marches, vigils and a list of other anti-war events that gets longer every day.

That list includes nationwide student conferences and teach-ins, which A.N.S.W.E.R. youth organizer Mervyn Mercano says have grown into a fierce battle to protect free speech rights. "Meanwhile, the college military recruiting stations are empty," Mercano said. "The Bush administration's attempts to win support for its war certainly hasn't succeeded on campuses."

NEW YORK - In New York City, people will gather at Times Square - one of NY's main locations for anti-war activity since the beginning of this U.S. war - and march to a teach-in. Meanwhile, NY Students Against the War are engaged in a struggle to protect free speech rights against the city university administration, who is openly discussing censuring the professors' union for sponsoring teach-ins on the war. Upstate in Kingston, a walk through neighborhoods will begin with an anti-war rally/vigil in the town's Academy Green Park.

CALIFORNIA - Mission High School will be the site for San Francisco's teach-in, titled Stop the War and Racist Attacks, Defend Civil Rights And Liberties. Topics include The History of U.S. Intervention in the Middle East; History of U.S. Terrorist Tactics; as well as workshops from leaders in Southeast Asian, Arab and Muslim communities. In Los Angeles, the march and rally, called by the LA/Orange County Coalition to Stop the War and the Coalition for World Peace, will begin at Pershing Square Park at 1:00. In nearby Huntington Beach, the Orange County Alliance for Global Nuclear Disarmament will hold a Carnival for Peace, with street theater, drum corps and spontaneous stump speeches. Called by the San Diego A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition, the event will be held on the University Avenue Bridge over I-15, with the slogan Say No To War and Racism!

FLORIDA - The TD Waterhouse Center in Orlando will be the site of "Operation: Education - Security Through Peace," an educational/cultural event featuring a wide range of speakers including representatives from the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition.

ENGLAND - The Lancaster Museum has been the site of weekly anti-war vigils and marches organized by The Lancaster & District Coalition Against The War. On Oct. 27, people plan to follow up their vigil by traveling to nearby Preston for a regional demonstration against the bombing.

HAWAII - The Hawaii Independence Allegiance in Waikiki is inviting people to rally for peace at King Kalakua Statue with flags, signs and puppets.

ARIZONA - Activists in Flagstaff holding an art-focused event at the Gallerie Luftmensch, calling their event day of recognition of Afghani citizens, complete with flags from both Afghanistan and UN flown all day and an educational forum on how art can affect the outcome of the continuing hostilities.

PHILIPPINES - Holding their event in Manila Oct. 28, the Justice Not War Coalition plan a colorful Peace Walk-Mardi Gras. "The Peace Walk is a reaffirmation of our solidarity with the growing worldwide protests against the unjust U.S.-led war. It will show our deep concern on the horrific effects of the war and the Philippine government's blind support for it," said the Coalition.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Targetting the media's complicity in supporting the government's war drive, International ANSWER Washington is planning a March for Truth, from the Washington Post to the White House, with a teach-in to follow.

NEW ZEALAND - Peace rallies and picnics are planned in the cities of Dunedin and Wellington, with the Wellington Response Team saying the event will feature "music, speakers, information tables, petition and poets."

NORTH CAROLINA - Three cities in N.C. are organizing for October 27: at Appalachian State University campus and downtown Boone, October 27 is part of a week-long rally for peace, including teach-ins, film series, rally, candlelight vigil, open mike evening for peace, and info tables. In Chapel Hill, the Coalition to End the Cycle of Violence will hold a state-wide rally with speakers and music. A march around parts of downtown Chapel Hill will follow. Charlotte International A.N.S.W.E.R. will start its rally at Marshall Park, marching to the federal building and back.

OHIO - At Antioch College in Yellow Springs, the Convergence for Conscientious Peace are holding a brunch followed by teach- ins, speakers, rally, march, and an intimate political musical performance, featuring Palestinian issues activist Nigel Parry.

PENNSYLVANIA - Philadelphia A.N.S.W.E.R. is organizing a demonstration beginning at Love Plaza under the slogans Say NO to war; Say NO to racism and anti-Arab & anti-Muslim violence; Say NO to the shredding of the Bill of Rights and freedom of speech; and work to build alternatives to war.

GEORGIA - Downtown Atlanta will be the site of a demonstration following weeks of anti-war activities at campuses and elsewhere that have been happening on almost a daily basis.

Dozens of other events are planned; the list is growing every day.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Boston
ANSWERBoston (at)

c/o International Action Center - Boston
31 Germania St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (enter 284 Amory St near Stonybrook on Orange Line)
Phone: 617 522-6626
Fax: 617 983-3836
email: iacboston (at)

International ANSWER coalition
(Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)

IAC - New York City

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