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JUNE 1 NATIONAL ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE in NYC
08 May 2002
Modified: 10 May 2002
*No new war against Iraq
*Free Palestine
*U.S. out of Colombia, the Philippines and Korea
*Defend Arab and Muslim communities and civil rights
*Money for jobs, education & housing–not for war
EMERGENCY NATIONAL ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
New York City
9am–8pm
West 27th St & 8th Ave (F.I.T.)

Bush has declared it’s war time all the time. After the massive bombing in Afghanistan, the escalation of intervention in Colombia, the brutal U.S.-backed Israeli invasion of the Occupied Territories of Palestine, the Bush administration has now declared they are preparing for a major ground and air war
against Iraq. Tens of thousands will die unless we act now. The people of the world can stop this war before it starts. Join us Saturday, June 1 in New York City for a national day-long conference of panels and workshop discussions to plan a comprehensive anti-war strategy.!

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
Registration begins at 8:30 am. ($10 registration
donation)
-9:00am to 10:30am: Opening Plenary
-10:45am to 12:30pm: Workshop discussions (see below)
-12:30pm to 1:30pm: Lunch
-1:45pm to 3:00pm: Palestine: The Fight for Freedom
(panel)
-3:15pm to 4:45pm: Action Proposal & Organizing Skill
Workshops (plan upcoming actions against war & racism)
-5:00pm to 7:00pm: Closing Plenary

WORKSHOP DISCUSSIONS INCLUDE:.
- From Palestine to Iraq: Understanding U.S. strategy
in the Middle East
- Racial and political profiling: What you need to
know about John Ashcroft’s new “anti-terrorism” laws
- Latin America and the struggle vs. capitalist
globalization: Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela
- Labor and the war at home and abroad
- Invisible workers = superprofits: The role of
immigrant labor
- Bush’s war drive in Asia: U.S. troops from the
Philippines to Korea

MORE ABOUT THE JUNE 1 CONFERENCE

On April 20, 100,000 people came into the streets of Washington DC, and 35,000 more in San Francisco, to say no to the U.S. government’s war drive - and to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine who have been heroically resisting aggression, occupation, racism and colonialism. Millions have come into the
streets all over the Arab world to show their support for this resistance.

From Colombia and Argentina, to Venezuela and Cuba, to Korea and the Philippines–people on every continent are resisting the military and corporate domination being carried out through George Bush’s declared war on the world.

From Palestine to Colombia to Korea to the Philippines to Washington DC - people are standing up to the U.S. government’s war drive.

A.N.S.W.E.R. seeks to build the broadest coalition
dedicated to creating a new movement that will show militant solidarity with all those struggling against the evils of corporate capitalism, imperialism, and oppression everywhere around the world, including
right here at home.

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Initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. national steering
committee: Bayan Int’l-USA, Free Palestine
Alliance-USA, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, International Action Center, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Korea Truth Commission, Mexico Solidarity Network, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Muslim Student Association
(U.S./Canada), Nicaragua Network, Partnership for
Civil Justice-LDEF

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For information about HOUSING: see
http://www.internationalanswer.org or email
housing (at) internationalanswer.org

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CONTACT ORGANIZERS IN YOUR AREA to find out about
travel to the June 1 conference and how you can get involved!

NATIONAL OFFICES:
*New York City: 212.633.6646,
nyc (at) internationalanswer.org - volunteers meetings
every Tuesday at 6:30 pm
*San Francisco: 415.821.6545, answer (at) actionsf.org

CALIFORNIA
- Los Angeles: (213) 487-2368,
iacenterla (at) action-mail.org
- San Francisco: (415) 821-6545, answer (at) actionsf.org
- San Diego (619) 692-4422, sdiac (at) earthlink.net
GEORGIA
- Atlanta: (770) 989-2536, atlantaiac (at) aol.com
ILLINOIS
- Chicago: 773-878-0166/billbeth (at) rcnchicago.com,
Mexico Solidarity Network: (773)
583-7728/msn (at) mexicosolidarity.org
MARYLAND
- Baltimore: (410) 235-7040, apcbaltimore (at) pipeline.com
MASSACHUSETTS
- Boston: (617) 522-6626, iacboston (at) iacboston.org
MICHIGAN
- Ann Arbor: (734) 222-8512, jcutter (at) umich.edu
- Detroit: (313) 831-0750,
detroit (at) internationalanswer.org
NEW YORK
- Buffalo: (716) 604-9515, iacbuffalo (at) action-mail.org
- Mid-Hudson Region: (845) 255-5779,
jacdon (at) earthlink.net
- New York City: (212) 633-6646,
nyc (at) internationalanswer.org
OHIO
- Cleveland: (216) 426-0851, pfcenter (at) aol.com
OREGON
- Ashland: 541-482-6543, gjcar (at) effnet.org
PENNSYLVANIA
- Philadelphia: (215) 724-1618, philANSWER (at) hotmail.com
RHODE ISLAND
- Providence: (401)726-2922, npcri1 (at) aol.com
TEXAS
- Houston: (713) 861-5965, 521-0629
VIRGINIA
- Richmond: richmondawr (at) earthlink.net
WASHINGTON
- Seattle: (206) 325-0085,
seattle (at) internationalanswer.org
WASHINGTON DC:
- DC: (202) 332-5757, dc (at) internationalanswer.org
WISCONSIN
- Milwaukee: (414)
374-1034,milwaukee (at) internationalanswer.org

For more contacts, see
http://www.internationalanswer.org

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Online PRE-REGISTRATION will be available soon. If you’re coming, email back the below coupon to
ANSWER (at) afgj.org:

__ I/my group would like to attend the June 1
conference.
__ I/we can organize others from our area to attend.
Please contact us about becoming an organizing center.
__ I/we want to set up an A.N.S.W.E.R. chapter. Please
contact us.
__ I am making a tax-deductible donation of $_____ at
http://www.internationalanswer.org/donate.html or
sending a check to 39 W. 14th St. Room 206 NY, NY
10011 (write checks to: “Peoples Rights Fund/ANSWER”).

Name:
Phone:
Email:
Address:
City:
State/Zip:
Group/School/Union:

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email: ANSWER (at) afgj.org
New York 212-633-6646
Washington 202-332-5757
Chicago 773-583-7728
Los Angeles 213-487-2368
San Francisco 415-821-6545

International A.N.S.W.E.R.
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
http://www.internationalanswer.org

*** TO RECEIVE EMAIL UPDATES DIRECTLY, send an email with the subject line “SUBSCRIBE” to
info (at) internationalanswer.org (low volume listserve
with updates and analysis). ***

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Get Real
08 May 2002
Why protest against puppet-politicians instead of their paymasters?

Obviously Dubya doesn't make any decisions. And Cheney is hiding underground. And Rumsfeld is senile. And Lieberman is just as bad, if not worse. So who's running the war against the world?

Wolfowitz & Associates.

If you guys (and gals) wanna get real, get informed and expose the real power players, such as:

cfr.org/Public/about/boards.html

www.ny.frb.org/pihome/orgchart/board

trilateral.org:9999/memb.htm

www.bilderberg.org

Can the New Media bust the Bilderberg Meeting?

THE BILDERBERG GROUP

CAN THE NEW MEDIA BUST THEIR MEETING?

Joe Sansone 12 April 02

The Ether Zone http://www.etherzone.com

After many successes breaking news stories and scandals ranging from the Monica Lewisnky scandal to the Waco massacre, the "New Media", consisting mainly of Internet publications, may be facing its biggest challenge.

Recent alternate news reports have revealed that from May 30th to June 2nd the Bilderberg Group will be holding its annual meeting in Chantilly Virginia, at the Westfields Marriott about seven miles south of Washington’s Dulles airport. This is the first meeting of the Bilderberg Group in Virginia since 1962.

The Bilderberg Group and many media outlets have denied its existence for decades and are still benefited by a virtual media blackout. Reportedly consisting of over one hundred participants, the Bilderberg Group is allegedly comprised of international power brokers planning and implementing the various stages and the development of a world government.

Supposedly on the agenda of these un-elected and self-appointed leaders of the new world, is the expansion of NAFTA throughout the Americas, the polarization of the Western Hemisphere, and the development of an American Union. To figure out how to use the war on terrorism to furthers its goal of propping up the United Nations as a global political body by granting it taxing authority and developing NATO into the United Nations standing army.

This world without borders can only be created through the erection of a global police state that would stifle humanity. It is being driven from the top down and that is exactly how it will rule.

To prove the point, consider the issue of militarizing the United States borders to prevent illegal aliens and terrorists from entering the country to commit the mass murder of more Americans. Politicians have said that our military is not equipped to protect our borders the same way that it protects South Korea’s. They have also expressed a fear that military personnel might accidentally shoot unarmed civilians. Yet, a stroll to any U.S. airport would reveal military personnel carrying M-16s.

The fact that international power brokers meet regularly in secret to plot out the destiny of the world would outrage millions of Americans if they were being informed about it. The problem is that most people have never even heard of the Bilderberg Group and don’t even know that it exists.

If a group of right wing extremist were meeting and plotting to over throw the United States government, wouldn’t the media consider it worthy to report on if they new about it? Isn’t that exactly what the Bilderberg Group is plotting, but through different means? What else would you call secretly meeting and planning the eradication of national independence or self-government?

For years prominent politicians and media personalities have attended these meeting without covering the event or mentioning it. Here lies the challenge for the new media and also an opportunity to show its growing muscle.

Priding itself on being a truly free press, the "New Media" has maintained its independence and acted as the "Town Crier". The Bilderberg Meeting to take place in VA in late May and early June is the perfect opportunity for the "New Media" to develop into a 21st century equivalent to the Committees of Correspondence that were used by our founding fathers.

If the "New Media" makes a conscious decision to reveal the nature of the Bilderberg Group and what goes on at the meetings it is likely that various organizations would rally demonstrators and protestors to the event.

How could the "old media" continue to cover up an event that drew the same number of protestors that were present to protest the Seattle meeting of the WTO in 2000?

Americans have a right to know what will transpire at this meeting, what deals will be made, what decisions, and how they will be implemented. Isn’t that an essential element of a free society, to have an open debate on the issues, and more importantly to have an input on the decisions that will affect your life?

Hopefully the "New Media" will have the courage and the tenacity to cover this event and deliver the news by busting the Bilderberg meeting.

See also:
egroups.com/group/jpchance
PS
08 May 2002
I don't agree with Joe Sansone or corporate libertarians on many issues, but at least they know more about "our" government than FBI-manipulated Marxists and other so-called "progressives" who don't even understand what "capital" means or who issues "money" out of nothing.
I agree, Jon
10 May 2002
"*No new war against Iraq"

There is literally zero chance of stopping this war that the U.S. and the U.K. are going to put on Iraq.