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Announcement :: Education
Nov. 2nd: City-wide walkouts against Iraq war
23 Oct 2005
12:00 p.m.: Walk out of school.

2:00 p.m.: Join the citywide demonstration on Boston Common, with youth speakers, music, and more.
Wednesday, November 2

(the anniversary of Bush’s re-election)

Endorsed by Cindy Sheehan, Howard Zinn, and Noam Chomsky!

12:00 p.m.: Walk out of school.

2:00 p.m.: Join the citywide demonstration on Boston Common, with youth speakers, music, and more.

SIGN THE PLEDGE to walk out at

For more information, to endorse, or for materials to help organize the walkout in your school (posters, leaflets, stickers, and more), e-mail: bostonYAWR (at) / 617-275-6846.


Walk out to shut down the war machine!
Nearly 2000 US Soldiers and over 100,000 Iraqis have died in this war, a war which is not about terrorism, WMDs or liberating the Iraqi people, but about oil, money, and power. The majority of Americans have turned against the war, and Bush's support is at an all time low. Now is the time for young people to take action to bring this war to an end. On November 2nd, high school, college, and middle school students across the country will walk out as part of this National Day of Action.

Military recruiters are coming after you!
Your school is being used as a recruiting station for the Iraq war. But that's not all: recruiters have your name, number, address, race and income. They target poor youth and people of color, show up at your house, and call you day after day because they get paid to sign you up. Ladies, they want you too - but they won't tell you about the rampant sexism in the military. Not to mention the homophobic discrimination faced by gay and lesbian soldiers. We need to end this racist poverty draft and kick recruiters out of our schools!

Our Lives, Our Voice, Our Power!
Let's send a strong message to President Bush, Congress, and the world that we will not fight and die for this war. The war has cost us nearly $300 billion - a massive debt our generation will carry on our backs for years to come. Meanwhile, Hurricane Katrina victims are not getting enough government help, our classrooms are over-crowded, our books are outdated, and our schools are crumbling. We also face low-paying jobs, few opportunities, and college financial aid is being slashed. We need money for jobs and education, not war!

Endorsed by: Youth Against War and Racism, Socialist Alternative, Radical Youth Alliance, Boston Mobilization, Chelsea Uniendose en Contra de la Guerra (Chelsea Uniting Against the War), Quincy Against War

For more information, downloads, leaflets, and more, visit the Youth Against War and Racism website:


National Endorsers:

Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Families for Peace

Howard Zinn, Author of "A People's History of the United States", Professor Emeritus, Boston University

Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jodie Evans, Co-founder, CODEPINK: Women for Peace

Michael Yates, Associate Editor, Monthly Review and Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

Harry Magdoff, Editor, Monthly Review

M. Junaid Alam, Co-editor, Left Hook

Derek Seidman, Co-editor, Left Hook

and others (to endorse, e-mail dannydamage (at)


Also coming up:
Starting on Boston Common at 11am
Hear from Cindy Sheehan, Boston City Councilor Felix Arroyo, and more!
For more information, visit

Join the Youth Bloc at the march on October 29th - march with other youth and students from all over Boston - organized by the Radical Youth Alliance and Project Hip-Hop - e-mail drummer2320 (at) for more info.

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Re: Nov. 2nd: City-wide walkouts against Iraq war
25 Oct 2005
Walk out of school? Walk out of work? Walk out in front of a bus? Walk out and shake a Veteran's hand and say thanks!