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10/11 ANSWER Volunteers - Oct. 26 March on DC (english)
08 Oct 2002
Modified: 11 Oct 2002
Boston organizers meeting
Bus transportation to Oct. 26 Washington, DC
Oct. 26 logistics in D.C.
Response to Bush's speech:
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WILL MARCH OCT. 26
*** please forward widely ***

ANSWER Boston is calling all Volunteers to
help organize the New England region's mobilization
to Washington, D.C. on October 26th to
Stop the War on Iraq before it starts

Boston organizers meeting:

Friday, Oct. 11
6:30 PM
284 Amory St. (the Brewery)
Jamaica Plain, MA
(near Stoneybrook stop orange line)
Directions:
http://www.iacboston.org/directions

__________________________________

Bus transportation
to Oct. 26 Washington, DC march:

From Boston and Providence
Call 617 522-6626
or reserve online at
http://www.iacboston.org/Oct26bus

From Manchester, NH
Call ManchesterANSWER
at 603-627-2507

From Northampton (western Mass.)
Call IAC/ANSWER in Springfield
$60 a seat
413-538-8537

From Cape Cod
$50 a seat
508 457 -6340
waas (at) capecod.net
____________________________________________

Oct. 26 logistics in D.C.
Rally @ 11 am
Constitution Gardens
adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
21st St & Constitution Ave. N.W.

**March to the White House**

Further logistics details at
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o

26/logistics.html
_____________________________________________

Response to Bush's speech:
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WILL MARCH OCT. 26
THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT'S RESPONSE TO TONIGHT'S
TELEVISED SPEECH BY GEORGE BUSH:
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WILL MARCH AGAINST WAR
WITH IRAQ ON OCTOBER 26 IN WASHINGTON D.C.,
SAN FRANCISCO & CITIES AROUND THE WORLD

Make no mistake about it, the Bush
administration has taken a giant step towards
war with tonight's televised address to the
country.

For months Bush has presented an ever-changing
set of rationales for war with Iraq, switching
from one to another when the falsity of the
argument becomes too obvious. Tonight Bush
simply strung all these lies together into an
argument for a war that is becoming
increasingly unpopular.

It would be the height of folly to take
seriously Bush's assertion that a U.S. war
against Iraq is an option of last resort or
that he is a "patient man." Bush is simply
trying to put a new public relations face on
his plan for unprovoked war against Iraq -- a
country that poses absolutely no threat to the
security of the United States or the people of
the United States.

U.S. warplanes bomb Iraq almost every day.
Iraq has not bombed the United States. Bush
and his team of ultra-militarists and hawks
have created an "Alice in Wonderland" version
of reality. Seeking to establish that the
coming war is a "just war," Bush tonight
continued his strategy of generating a
hysteria around the so-called threat posed by
Iraq's potential for developing chemical,
biological and nuclear weapons.

The problems Bush's speech sought to address
is the widespread opposition that exists among
the American people to his war plans. Now what
was previously sentiment against war is
becoming mass action, with tens of thousands
of people across the country demonstrating
against the war in rapidly increasing numbers.

As Washington prepares to spend 100 to 200
billion dollars on war, with 40 million people
without healthcare, rising homelessness and
mass layoffs, a movement is growing that is
determined to prevent young people from the
U.S. to be sent overseas to kill and be killed
in a war for oil profits.

The true goal of the Bush administration's war
is the establishment of corporate and banking
domination over Iraq's 100 billion barrels of
oil reserves, the second-largest in the world.
Posing no obstacle to these plans, Congress is
poised to rubberstamp this war, despite the
fact that their own constituents are against
it and are calling their offices to say so. If
this war is going to be stopped, it will be by
the mass movement of people in the streets,
already growing larger by the day, who want
money spent on human needs and jobs, not war.

On October 26, hundreds of thousands of people
will march against a new war against Iraq in
Washington D.C., San Francisco and cities
around the world -- including Mexico, Japan,
Spain, Germany, South Korea, Belgium and
Australia -- under the banner Stop the War
Before It Starts. The Washington D.C.
demonstration will start at 11 a.m. at
Constitution Gardens adjacent to the Vietnam
Veterans War Memorial (21st St. and
Constitution Ave. NW).

The momentum in the U.S. against war has
increased dramatically, and is expected to
grow larger in the weeks leading up to the
October 26 National March on Washington. Tens
of thousands protested war with Iraq Sunday in
mass demonstrations in New York, Portland, San
Francisco and other cities, in demonstrations
called by the Not In Our Name Coalition. The
next step for the anti-war movement will be
the national mobilization focused on October
26.

Speakers and participants of the October 26
rally will include Reverend Jesse Jackson, who
has been promoting the demonstration in
speaking engagements around the country;
former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark;
Representative Cynthia McKinney; Reverend Al
Sharpton; Bishop Thomas Gumbleton; Mahdi Bray,
Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation;
and others who have added themselves to a
growing endorsers' list of over 3,000.

Organizers of the March on Washington say
momentum for this demonstration has already
surpassed that of the 100,000-person march
they organized in April in support of
Palestine -- as well as any previous anti-war
mobilization.

For a Partial List of Endorsers, see
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o
26/endorsers.html
To endorse, go to
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o
26/o26endorse.html#endo

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

BUSES ARE TRAVELING FROM OVER 100 CITIES FROM
ALL OVER THE U.S. TO BE IN WASHINGTON DC AND
SAN FRANCISCO ON OCTOBER 26!
BUSES ARE COMING FROM THE FOLLOWING STATES:
Alabama
Arizona
California
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Iowa
Kentucky
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
& others!

Go to
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o
26/index.html
to find transportation details
and contact information.

If you're organizing from your city, help get
people to DC by filling out the form at
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o
26/index.html#list
so we can let others know
about local transportation.

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

If you are coming to DC, find the LOSTICAL
INFO you need to know at
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o
26/logistics.html

The October 26 protest to Stop the War on Iraq
Before it Starts will begin at 11 am in
Constitution Gardens, which is adjacent to the
Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.

Buses can drop off at 21st St. and
Constitution Ave. NW (at the rally site), and
then proceed to parking (this information will
be available soon).

Driving directions, transportation in DC, low
cost housing and more can be found on our
logistics page!

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

You can help stop the war NOW!

HELP GET THE WORD OUT! Download flyer at:
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/r
esources/index.html

If you would like SPEAKERS on the history of
the U.S./Iraq conflict at your high school,
college, union, or community center, email
dc (at) internationalanswer.org

Make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION to help stop
the war before it starts:
http://www.internationalanswer.org/donate.html

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
dc (at) internationalanswer.org
New York 212-633-6646
Washington 202-332-5757
Chicago 773-878-0166
Los Angeles 213-487-2368
San Francisco 415-821-6545
Boston 617 522-6626

Sign up to receive updates about the movement

to stop a war in Iraq (low volume):
http://www.internationalanswer.org/subscribeli
st.html

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

------------------
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:

http://www.iacboston.org/directions
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617 522-6626
Fax: 617 983-3836
email: ANSWERBoston (at) iacboston.org

International ANSWER coalition
(Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
http://www.internationalanswer.org

IAC - New York City
http://www.iacenter.org

For latest actions and updates to
"Free Mumia Abu-Jamal", check out
http://www.millions4mumia.org






See also:
www.iacboston.org/ANSWER
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IAC/International ANSWER/Workers World Party? (english)
09 Oct 2002


Fucked up stuff about the IAC and International ANSWER

http://www.workers.org/ww/2001/milo0412.html
--- "Free Milosevic"?!?!?! Near the end of the Doc

http://www.iacenter.org/yugo0401_3.htm
--- "Free Milosevic"?!?!?! Near the end of the Doc

http://www.iacenter.org/yugo_milosdeligation.htm
--- SOLIDARITY DELEGATION TO TRIAL MILOSEVIC ??!?!?!


Stalinist fuckers. WWP/IAC/International A.N.W.S.E.R. are a bunch of nuts that actually LIKE Milosevic. I mean really how wacked is that?!
Support War? (english)
10 Oct 2002
So then you'd rather not show your dissent along with thousands of your comrades than to utilize the resources of WW? I'll admit, they're a sketchy organization, but I don't see anyone else with the ability to get tens of thousands of people into DC like they did in April. I don't condone working with them, or taking their money, but I also see no point in avoiding a rally just because they're organizing it. We all have the same short-term goals in this, unless we learn to work together nothing will ever get done. Yes, WW has to change, but that is a matter to be taken up with them, it should not effect the current movement(s) trying to bring about social justice. If you're so passionate about WW's record, start a Worker's World Reform Movement...

peace
K......... (english)
11 Oct 2002
You honestly believe that you will have "hundreds of thousands" march at "O26"....Get real will you !!!!!!!!!!!!!
... (english)
11 Oct 2002
he didn't say "hundreds of thousands" he said "tens of thousands"
And ANSWER has magical ways of pulling that off, though that's not what this country needs right now.
We really need a number of people in every major city in the country, and I don't mean carrying signs and chanting. Those decades old tactics won't do shit anymore. Cities need to be shutdown, and not just because of a lot of people. I'm not saying that's easy, i'm not even talking about specific tactics, that's up to you, and your ethics ;-) But marching and carrying signs is ignored now and it isn't resistance. Resistance is total, resistance includes the law, the most powerful tool of the system.