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Announcement :: Human Rights
9/3 - EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION: Money for the victims of the hurricane - Not for war!
02 Sep 2005
EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION: Money for the victims of the hurricane - Not for war!

Protest at Park St. Station
Tomorrow Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 - 1:00 pm
EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION: Money for the victims of the hurricane - Not for war!

Protest at Park St. Station

Tomorrow Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 - 1:00 pm

Now more than at any other time, the people of this country are watching the tragedy unfolding in the south, and wondering about the close to 300 billion dollars that Bush has wasted on the war in Iraq , and they are saying, "No More! - this has to stop now - the war and occupation of Iraq must be ended immediately, all of the troops must be withdrawn, and all of the technology, money needed to stop the dieing and suffering must be sent to the hurricane victims immediately."

It is offensive for former Presidents Clinton and Bush to call on people to make donations to help the victims. Bush didn't say that paying for the war and occupation of Iraq would be contingent on voluntary donations; he just went ahead and stole the money from our public schools, healthcare and other social programs.

Join us tomorrow at 1:00 pm at Park St. Sta. to demand immediate relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. At the protest, activists will announce plans for a Nationwide Day of Solidarity with the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The protest tomorrow is just the beginning of a movement to fight for relief and justice for the victims of the hurricane.

The U.S government and especially the Bush Administration are guilty of criminal negligence. Government officials at every level, including the White House, have long known that the millions of people who live and work in the coastal regions of the southern part of the U.S. along the gulf of Mexico, and especially the people of New Orleans, which lies below sea level, were vulnerable to precisely the kind of disaster that it is now suffering.

It's not lost on anyone that the overwhelming majority of the victims are poor Black people. If those affected were white and affluent the government's response would be as different as night and day. Because of the race of most of the victims, the government has so far chosen to focus on criminalizing people in the street who are taking what they need to survive instead of the desperation of the thousands of people who are literally starving for water, food and medical attention.

The U.S. Federal Government, more than any government in the world, has access to unlimited resources as well as state of the art air, water and ground technology to aid in the rescue and relief operations. Yet it is clear that the unfolding human catastrophe that has killed an untold number of people, and put the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in peril was a consequence not only of a lack of preparation, but also drastic cuts in the funds needed to reinforce old and weakened structures that were suppose to protect the people of New Orleans from flooding. In the aftermath of this disaster, where there should have been a massive rescue and assistance effort mounted to save people endangered by the flood, and feed, house, and provide medical care under human conditions to victims, the government instead has stood by and allowed people to die and suffer needlessly. This injustice must end, but it only will if we stand up and demand it.

Called by: Troops Out Not Coalition - http://www.iacboston.org - http://www.troopsoutnow.org
endorsed by: Women's Fightback Network; International Action Center; Boston Committee for Peace & Human Rights; New England Human Rights Organization for Haiti; Bolivarian Circle of Boston -- Martin Luther King, Jr.; Committee to Defend the Somerville 5; Chelsea Uniting Against the War
See also:
http://www.iacboston.org

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Re: 9/3 - EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION: Money for the victims of the hurricane - Not for war!
02 Sep 2005
there are protests around the country tomorrow against recruitment centers, especially in solidarity with what happened in philly (police and their dogs attacking antiwar protesters, including children and a grandmother). lets shut down the recruitment center too.
Where's Boeing and McDonnell-Douglas...And The Rest?
02 Sep 2005
Doesn't the war manufactures have helicopters and other rescue vehicles? I know these dregs could help.
Corporations are scum. Money is their only motive.
Americans are going to starve because of greed.
Guess we're no better than Sudan or Rawanda!
Our politicians blow hot air. The only ones that can save our country men and women are US.
Hopefully WE will come through for these poor souls.
Re: 9/3 - EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION: Money for the victims of the hurricane - Not for war!
03 Sep 2005
out of curiousity, concerned american, how many "country men and women" have you personally saved and in what manner have you done it?

by attending a protest? go back to wesleyan college, get a clue and DO something.
Hey Dex...
03 Sep 2005
Considering your stupid comment. I'll gladly reply.
First of all...I'm 48 years old. Probably many years older than you.
College? I have some. I couldn't afford to finish. My parents were poor. I had to work full time.
I've helped many poor and elderly. How about you?
Quit ragging on me. Rag on your criminal prez!
Re: 9/3 - EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION: Money for the victims of the hurricane - Not for war!
03 Sep 2005
other than earning an academic scholarship to an ivy league college (not full - i got loans for the rest, some of which i have repaid, some of which remain and some of which were forgiven by my year with city year), i'm employed as a program director at a battered women's shelter where i help women get 209a orders (abuse prevention orders) against their abusive husbands. your blue collar "i couldn't finish college" doesn't impress me. i'm from everett and was raised by a single mom.

having said that, my bona fides are pretty solid. now, back to my question: what have you done other than talk a lot?

...as an aside, he's your criminal prez too. i didn't vote for him, so don't blame me.
Here's Something For Everyone...
03 Sep 2005
Here's a radio comment from the mayor of New Orleans. (Profane language included.)
http://www.atypical.net/mm/nagin.mp3
Re: 9/3 - EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION: Money for the victims of the hurricane - Not for war!
03 Sep 2005
"dex" yer bona fides are not solid - you are a charicter, written on a BBS, by WHOMEVER. whatever person you are (You could be the same as XY, or anybody dude/ette on here)
dont fight a Troll, they just morph and insult u more. so helpful, the "what have YOU done...etc etc. so compassionate, so fair, so sweet.

yer a jerk.