No War in Iraq — Mass Demonstration (January 18-19, 2003)

NO WAR IN IRAQ – MASS DEMONSTRATION
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Tens of thousands will converge in Washington D.C. on January 18-19, 2003 (Saturday and Sunday) for a MASS DEMONSTRATION and the Convening of the GRASSROOTS PEACE CONGRESS

As momentum builds for the upcoming January 18-19 mass demonstration and People’s Peace Congress to oppose a new U.S. war on Iraq, the urgency to take massive action has never been greater.  Today, Nov. 21, the Financial Times quoted former Secretary of State George Shultz as saying “there will be military action. I would be surprised if we have not acted by the end of January.”  Yesterday Nov. 20, top Bush security advisor Richard Perle told a meeting of Labour Party MP’s in England that the administration was determined to go to war.  MP Peter Kilfoyle, based on Perle’s comments, reported: “President Bush intends to go to war even if inspectors find nothing” (Mirror/UK, 11/21).

We do not accept the logic of these war-mongerers that a war against Iraq must happen. In fact, the people of the world oppose this war.  Each and every person must take action now to prevent this catastrophe.  We will not be passive observers while the Bush administration attempts to carry out a war for Big Oil and the domination over the people, land and resources of the Middle East.

Join the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Ramsey Clark, Cynthia McKinney, New York City Labor Against the War, Dr. Hans Christof von Sponeck, Rev. Graylan Hagler, the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Global Exchange, Rev. John Dear, Patti Smith, Charles Barron, and almost 1,500 more who have endorsed the January 18-19 “Call to Action.”  There are now buses being organized from 100+ cities to be in Washington DC or San Francisco on those days. Please read the following email to find out how you can get involved!

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To ENDORSE the January 18-19 Mass Actions in DC, fill out  the easy-to-use form at: http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18endorse.html#endo
(if this link does not take you directly to the form,  please scroll down)

To find TRANSPORTATION FROM YOUR AREA, go to: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18contacts.html

If you plan to ORGANIZE TRANSPORTATION from your area to  be in DC January 18-19, fill out the form at: http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18endorse.html#transp
(if this link does not take you directly to the form,  please scroll down)

To download FLYERS & OTHER ORGANIZING MATERIALS, go to: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/resources/

THE INITIAL LIST OF ENDORSERS & INITIATORS OF THE JANUARY  18-19 ACTIONS NOW INCLUDES
(updated 11/21/02):

– A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
– Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general
– Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Dem. Georgia
– New York City Labor Against the War
– Dr. Hans Christof von Sponeck, former director of the UN Oil for Food Program
– Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational Church
– Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
– Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxillary Bishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
– Rev. Herbert Daughtry, National Pastor, House of the Lord Pentecostal Church
– Global Exchange
– Rev. John Dear
– Patti Smith
– National Lawyers Guild
– Brenda Stokely, President, District Council 1707 AFSCME; Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War
– Charles Barron, NYC City Councilmember
– IFCO/Pastors for Peace
– Free Palestine Alliance
– Partnership for Civil Justice – LDEF
– Nicaragua Network
– Muslim Student Association of the US/Canada
– Korea Truth Commission
– International Action Center
– Kensington Welfare Rights Union
– Middle East Children’s Alliance
– Bayan USA-International
– Mexico Solidarity Network
– Howard Zinn, Peoples’ Historian
– Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War
– Michael Tarif Warren, attorney
– Chuck Turner, City Councilor, Boston, MA
– Ron Kovic, author (including “Born on the 4th of July”)
– Michel Chossudovsky, Professor
– National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression
– Dr. James Tate, Executive Director, National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression
– Cleveland Peace Action
– Committee in Support of the Iraqi People
– Strategic Pastoral Action Network (SPAN)
– Green Party USA
– SALAAM – South Asian League of Artists in America
– The Vanguard Coalition, Pace University
– Texas A&M University Campus Greens
– Coalition for Peace and Justice, Charlotte, NC
– Students Taking Opposition Peacefully
– Sag Harbor Coalition Against the War
– High Country Citizens for Peace and Justice
– College Voice, College of Staten Island – City University of New York (CSI/CUNY)
– Terre Haute Stop War on Iraq
– Student Voices for Peace, New Mexico State University
– Alaska Action Center
– Brown County Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
– Yullah.com – National Arab American Event Directory
– Southwest Washington Institute for Peace and Social Justice
– Central Vermont Coalition for PEACE
– Vietnam Veterans Against The War Anti-Imperialist
– Citizens for a Peaceful Response (CPR) Detroit
– Student Coalition for Peace and Equality, University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work
– St. Stephen Catholic Student Center, University of Northern Iowa
– Metro DC Committee of Correspondence
– Women in Black – Salem, Oregon
– Women in Black – Gulfcoast, Florida
– Office of the Americas
– No Blood For Oil
– Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
– United Church Of Christ/National Office
– Centre for Research on Globalisation
– Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Social Justice Committee
– CLASP (Caribbean & Latin America Support Project)
– Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
– International Association of Democratic Lawyers, India
– Islamic Society at TCNJ
– Al-Qalam, Institute of Islamic Scienses
– Modesto (Ca) Committee for Peace in the Middle East
– CGIL University and Research Trade Union (Florence)
– West Virginia Peace
– Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Mary Wood branch, Springfield IL
– Campaign Against War at the University of Iowa
– North Texas Coalition for a Just Peace
– West Virginia University Students for Economic Justice
– West Virginia Antiwar Coalition
– Ohio Fair Trade Campaign Network
– Conscience International
– Students’ Administrative Council – University of Toronto
– Radical Student Union of UMass Amherst
– Filipino Workers Action Center, Seattle
– Northeast Wisconsin Peace Network
– Coalition Against War & Racism (Toronto)
– Anti-War Committee
– Students for Peace & Humanity – SUNY at Stony Brook
– Stony Brook Coalition Against War – SUNY at Stony Brook
– Women Against War
– NO WAR South Australia – Network Opposing War and Racism
– Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois/Fellowship of Reconciliation
– Kansas City Iraq Task Force
– Global Coalition for Peace
– Committee for Peace and Human Rights – Boston, MA
– Bay Area Iranians for Peace & Social Justice
– Hoboken Food Not Bombs
– Coalition for Peace and Justice
– South Jersey Campaign for Peace and Justice
– Justice for Palestinians
– Reno Anti-War Coalition & many more!

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