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Boston Bus Seats for A 20 Available Online!!!
05 Mar 2002
Sign-Up online to reserve a Boston bus seat and find out more about transportation details for the A 20 demo in Washington.
ANSWER Coalition Scenario for April 20 in Washington, DC:

We are heartened by the large volume of positive responses
to the announcement issued by the A.N.S.W.E.R. steering
committee (February 27) that the coalition was shifting
the date of its demonstration to Saturday, April 20. The
change to April 20 was in turn a response to a large
number of requests asking for a united date for anti-war
forces to converge this spring in Washington DC. The
A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition has been and continues to be in
communication with other groups organizing on the weekend
of April 19-22 for a variety of activities.

The demonstration couldn’t come at a more important
moment. We are focusing the political protest against the
Bush administration’s expanding war against oppressed
peoples all over the world. The Bush program represents
the extreme right wing of corporate America. It represents
a violent assault on people’s rights at home and abroad
and a dangerous assault on the environment.

On April 20, anti-war activists, workers, trade unionists,
communities of color, women, lesbian, gay, bi and trans
communities, communities of faith, and others will take to
the streets of Washington DC to say that Bush cannot speak
in our name as his administration carries out the
anti-people, pro-corporate, militarist agenda.

WE WILL ASSEMBLE AT THE WHITE HOUSE AT 11 AM ON SATURDAY,
APRIL 20 in order to protest against the real “axis of
evil”: war, racism and poverty.

In the early afternoon of April 20, we will MARCH from the
White House, east on Pennsylvania Ave. directly in front
of the White House, and proceeding on Pennsylvania Ave. to
the Justice Department. At the Justice
Department--directly across the street from the J. Edgar
Hoover FBI building--we will rally in defense of civil
rights and civil liberties and to demand the repeal of
Ashcroft’s USA Patriot Act.

Following the rally at the Justice Department, it will be
our goal to link up with the other anti-war coalition that
is planning activities on April 20. We recognize that the
anti-war movement includes people and organizations from a
range of traditions, beliefs, and political currents. But,
we also recognize that thousands and thousands of people
must march shoulder to shoulder in the streets in
Washington DC if we are to build an anti-war, anti-racist
movement strong enough to dismantle the Bush perpetual war
machine.

MASS ASSEMBLY AT THE WHITE HOUSE - 11 AM

At the White House, we will condemn the massive bombing of
Afghanistan that has killed thousands of civilians. At
this moment, U.S. forces have launched a new offensive in
Afghanistan using experimental “thermobaric” bombs that
suffocate all living things. During the war, the U.S. has
used fuel-air explosives, cluster bombs and other weapons,
the use of which, by definition, constitutes a war crime.
The Bush administration has used the war in Afghanistan as
a springboard to establish new U.S. military bases in
South/Central Asia. We will demand that these bases be
dismantled and that the troops be brought home
immediately.

At the White House, we will show our solidarity with the
besieged people of Palestine, who are at this very moment
resisting fierce aggression in the Balata and Jenin
refugee camps in the occupied West Bank. Ariel Sharon is
giving the orders to carry out these massacres - but he
could not do it without the support of the Bush
administration. U.S.-backed-and-financed Israeli forces
are today bulldozing the homes of civilians in Occupied
Territories, they have intentionally destroyed the sole
source of water into the Balata camp, and they have
deliberately destroyed the electrical system. These
Israeli war crimes are being sponsored by the Bush
administration.

At the White House, we will show our solidarity with the
people of the Philippines and Yemen, where Bush has
already dispatched a growing number of U.S. Special
Operations forces to occupy and wage war in their
countries. In the same manner, we will show solidarity
with the people of Somalia, who fear a repetition of the
murderous U.S. military actions taken against them in
1993. The Bush administration seeks to portray these
interventions as “limited police actions in the war
against terrorism.” Let us never forget that that is
precisely how the Kennedy administration initially
explained the introduction of U.S. troops into Vietnam in
the early 1960s.

At the White House, we will condemn the new aggression
waged by the Colombian government and its paramilitary
proxies against the people. The Pastrana government is
giving the orders to cancel negotiations and wage war -
but we well know that the Colombian government would never
dare to have taken this step if it had not been given the
money, the weapons and the political support for this
aggression given by the Bush administration.

At the White House, we will raise our voices to demand “No
New War Against the People of Iraq” and we will demand the
immediate elimination of all sanctions on Iraq that in the
last decade have taken the lives of more than 1.5 million
Iraqi civilians.

At the White House, we will stand with the people of
Korea, who reject the new threats delivered by Bush in his
State of the Union message. The Korean people want the
removal of the 37,000 U.S. troops that occupy South Korea.
The Korean people must be allowed to pursue their own
destiny, including the right to the reunification of their
divided nation.

At the White House, we will extend a hand of solidarity to
the people of Iran who too are threatened by Bush’s “axis
of evil” stratagem that seeks to demonize in advance the
potential targets of U.S. military aggression.

At the White House, we will demand an immediate end to the
U.S. blockade of Cuba. We will protest the wrongful
designation by the U.S. government of Cuba as a “terrorist
state” and demand freedom for the five U.S.-held Cuban
political prisoners, who have been given harsh prison
sentences for defending their country from U.S.-sponsored
terrorism.

At the White House, we will demand that the Bush
administration immediately move to extend unemployment
benefits for the millions of workers who are suffering
unemployment. We will tell Bush “HANDS OFF SOCIAL
SECURITY.” We will demand money for jobs, education,
health care and housing - not for wars of aggression in
the Third World. We will stand against union busting.

At the White House, condemn the Bush administration’s
reintroduction of a form of apartheid in law enforcement
through the USA Patriot Act that strips non-citizens of
essential democratic rights and legalizes racial and
religious profiling. We will make it clear that we will
not allow the Bush administration to use the “war on
terrorism” to implement the long-standing agenda of the
ultra-right and corporate America to stifle progressive
dissent.

At the White House, we demand an end to the use of methods
of racist terror in the United States, most notably the
death penalty. George Bush, while governor of Texas,
executed more people than any governor in U.S. history
(152 human beings). He is the face of the death penalty.
The people of the world have let it be known that they
consider the use of the death penalty in the United States
to be an unconscionable abrogation of fundamental human
rights.

Sign-UP Online for Boston bus seats & transportation details
http://www.iacboston.org/a20bus

FOR MORE INFORMATION see
http://www.internationalanswer.org, or email
ANSWER (at) afgj.org, or call New York 212?633?6646, Washington
202?543?2777, Chicago 773?583?7728, San Francisco
415?821?6545

TO ENDORSE, GO TO
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/a27/a27-endorse.html#endo

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PARTIAL LIST OF ENDORSERS:

A.N.S.W.E.R. STEERING COMMITTEE
- IFCO/Pastors for Peace
- Nicaragua Network
- Mexico Solidarity Network
- Partnership for Civil Justice LDEF
- Committee for Justice to Defend Palestinian Rights-USA
- Bayan-USA
- Kensington Welfare Rights Union
- International Action Center
- Middle East Children's Alliance
- Korea Truth Commission

ENDORSERS
(partial list)
- Black Voices for Peace
- Howard Zinn, Author, Historian
- Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general
- Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition
- American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice
- Bay Area Anti-War Coalition
- Students for International Peace and Justice
- Palestine Aid Society
- Inglewood Anti-War Coalition
- Charlotte Coalition for Peace & Justice, North
Carolina
- Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism
- International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)
- National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in
America (N'COBRA), Brooklyn NY
- Queers For Racial & Economic Justice
- Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth
Congregational Church
- Bishop Thomas Gumbelton, Auxilliary Bishop, Catholic
Archdiocese of Detroit
- Chuck Turner, council member, Boston City Council,
District 7, Massachusetts
- Sally Davies, President, Council 92 AFSCME
- Prof. Richard Lewontin, Harvard University
- Rev. Curtis Gatewood, Durham, North Carolina
- The Feminist Coalition Emmanuel College, Boston
- Women For Peace, Iowa
- Anti-Racist Action, Denver
- Anarchist Action of Rochester
- Students And Youth Against Racism, Penn State
University
- Int'l Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal
(ICFFMAJ)
- Anti-War Committee, Minnesota
- High Country Citizens for Peace and Justice, NC
- Chicago Anti-Bashing Network
- Simmons College Feminist Union, Boston
- WESPAC (Westchester People's Action Coalition)
- Gloria La Riva, President, Typographical Sector,
Northern California Media
- Bay Area Iranians for Peace and Social Justice
- Committee on US-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR)
- Ray LaForest, District Council 1707 AFSCME
- Prof. Asha A. Samad, Muslims against Racism and War
- Community Church of Boston
- Berkeley Women in Black
- Leslie Feinberg, activist and author
- Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Penn State
University
- Collier County Anti-War Coalition, Naples, FL
- Nicaragua Solidarity Committee of Chicago
- Rainbow Flags for Mumia
- Jim Fennerty, President, Chicago Chapter, National
Lawyers Guild*
- Colombia Solidarity Committee, Chicago
- Freedom Road Socialist Organization
- Falmouth AntiWar, Cape Cod, Mass
- Justice for Political Prisoners in Turkey, Boston
- United American Indians of New England
- Womens Fightback Network, Boston
- Hammerhard MediaWorks
- David Sole, President UAW Local 2334, Detroit
- Moroccans for Peace and Justice
- Bus Riders Union, Los Angeles
- Committee to Defend Amer Jubran and Palestinian Free

A.N.S.W.E.R. APRIL 20 CALL TO ACTION:
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/april/call.html

FULL LIST OF ENDORSERS:
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/april/a20-endorsers.html

A.N.S.W.E.R. COALITION ENDORSERS:
http://www.internationalanswer.org/endorsers.html

TO ENDORSE, GO TO:
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/a27/a27-endorse.html#endo

----------------------------

APRIL MARCH ON WASHINGTON UNITY STATEMENT FROM THE
A.N.S.W.E.R. COALITION:
http://www.internationalanswer.org

BUSES, VANS & CAR CARAVANS COMING TO DC FROM AROUND THE
COUNTRY:
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/april/contacts.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email: ANSWER (at) afgj.org , or call New
York 212-633-6646, Washington 202-543-2777, Chicago
773-583-7728, San Francisco 415-821-6545.
http://www.InternationalANSWER.org

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL 19-22
National Colombia Mobilization
http://www.colombiamobilization.org

APRIL 20
NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC
Assemble 11 am at the White House
The people of the world are not our enemy - solidarity
against U.S. world domination!
http://www.internationalanswer.org

APRIL 20
Stop the War at Home and Abroad
http://www.a20stopthewar.org

APRIL 20-21
Protest the IMF and World Bank
http://www.globalizethis.org

APRIL 22
Protest Ariel Sharon and George Bush - 7 pm at the annual
conference of American Israeli Public Affairs Committee

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send replies to ANSWERBoston (at) iacboston.org

ANSWER - Boston
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
www.iacboston.org/ANSWER
31 Germania St.
(enter 284 Amory St)
directions: www.iacboston.org/directions
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617 522-6626
Fax: 617 983-3836
email: ANSWERBoston (at) iacboston.org



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http://www.iacboston.org/a20bus
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