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NYCLAW Speech at Pentagon

3.17 Antiwar Protests: NYCLAW Speech at Pentagon

1. Video: To watch C-SPAN video of yesterday’s rally, play the following link in RealPlayer: rtsp://video.c-span.org/project/iraq/iraq_031707_rally.rm

2. Print: AP Story

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-iraq-protest,1,650355\7.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines

War Protesters, Supporters Rally in D.C. By LARRY MARGASAK and MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press Writers
3:35 AM PDT, March 18, 2007

WASHINGTON — Denouncing a conflict entering its fifth year, protesters across the country raised their voices Saturday against U.S. policy in Iraq and marched by the thousands to the Pentagon in the footsteps of an epic demonstration four decades ago against another divisive war.

A counterprotest was staged, too, on a day of dueling signs and sentiments such as “Illegal Combat” and “Peace Through Strength,” and songs like “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “War (What’s It Good For?).”

Thousands crossed the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial to rally loudly but peacefully near the Pentagon. “We’re here in the shadow of the war machine,” said anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. “It’s like being in the shadow of the death star. They take their death and destruction and they export it around the world. We need to shut it down.”

Smaller protests were held in other U.S. cities, stretching to Tuesday’s four-year anniversary of the Iraq invasion. In Los Angeles, Vietnam veteran Ed Ellis, 59, hoped the demonstrations would be the “tipping point” against a war that has killed more than 3,200 U.S. troops and engulfed Iraq in a deadly cycle of violence.

“It’s all moving in our direction, it’s happening,” he predicted at the Hollywood rally. “The administration, their get-out-of-jail-free card, they don’t get one anymore.”

Other protests — and counter-demonstrations — were held in San Francisco, San Diego and Hartford, Conn., where more than 1,000 rallied at the Old State House.

Overseas, tens of thousands marched in Madrid as Spaniards called not only for the U.S. to get out of Iraq but to close the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Smaller protests were staged in Greece and Turkey.

Speakers at the Pentagon rally criticized the Bush administration at every turn but blamed congressional Democrats, too, for refusing to cut off money for the war.

“This is a bipartisan war,” New York City labor activist Michael Letwin told the crowd. “The Democratic party cannot be trusted to end it.”

Five people were arrested after the demonstration when they walked onto a bridge that had been closed off to accommodate the protest and then refused orders to leave so police could reopen it to traffic, Pentagon police spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin said. They were cited and released, she said.

President Bush was at Camp David in Maryland for the weekend. Spokesman Blair Jones said of the protests: “Our Constitution guarantees the right to peacefully express one’s views. The men and women in our military are fighting to bring the people of Iraq the same rights and freedoms.”

People traveled from afar in stormy weather to join the march.

“Too many people have died and it doesn’t solve anything,” said Ann Bonner, who drove through snow with her husband, Tom O’Grady, and two children, 13 and 10, from Athens, Ohio. “I feel bad carrying out my daily activities while people are suffering, Americans and Iraqis.”

Police on horseback and foot separated the two groups of demonstrators, who shouted at each other from opposite sides of Constitution Avenue in view of the Lincoln Memorial before the anti-war group marched. Barriers also kept them apart.

But war protester Susanne Shine of Boone, N.C., found herself in a crowd of counterdemonstrators, and came out in tears, with her sign in shreds. “They ripped up my peace sign,” she said, after police escorted her, her husband and two adult daughters from the group. “It was really pretty scary for me.”

Protesters walked in a blustery, cold wind across the Potomac River with motorcycles clearing their way and police boats and helicopters watching.

Police no longer give official estimates but said privately that perhaps
10,000 to 20,000 anti-war demonstrators marched, with a smaller but still sizable number of counterprotesters also out in force. An hour into the three-hour Pentagon rally, with the temperature near freezing, protesters had peeled away to a point where fewer than 1,000 were left.

Protesters met at the starting point of the Oct. 21, 1967, march on the Pentagon, which began peacefully but turned ugly in clashes between authorities and more radical elements of the estimated crowd of 50,000 on the plaza in front of the Defense Department’s headquarters. More than 600 were arrested that day.

That protest has lived on in the popular imagination because of the crowd’s attempts to lift the Pentagon off the ground with their chants; they fell short of their fanciful goal.

Veterans lined up at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and waved U.S, POW-MIA and military-unit flags. Not all were committed to the U.S. course in Iraq, however.

“I’m not sure I’m in support of the war,” said William “Skip” Publicover of Charleston, S.C., who was a swift boat gunner in Vietnam and lost two friends whose names are etched on the memorial’s wall. “I learned in Vietnam that it’s difficult if not impossible to win the hearts and minds of the people.”

But Larry Stimeling, 57, a Vietnam veteran from Morton, Ill., said the loss of public support for the Iraq war mirrors what happened in Vietnam and leaves troops without the backing they need.

“We didn’t lose the war in Vietnam, we lost it right here on this same ground,” he said, pointing to the grass on the National Mall. “It’s the same thing now.”

In Sacramento, Calif., nearly 200 veterans and parents of troops gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to rally in support of U.S. troops in Iraq.

“This is not a war that can be fought under a white dome in Washington, D.C.,” said Kevin Graves, whose son died in Iraq. “If politicians can’t support the troops, they should go fight instead.”

Opening weekend events, more than 200 were arrested in a demonstration late Friday in front of the White House and charged with disobeying a lawful order or crossing a police line.

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Associated Press writers Ann Sanner and Cal Woodward contributed to this report.

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Antiwar Encampment at National Mall: Day One

2007 ENCAMPMENT AT THE NATIONAL MALL


Demonstration and Direct Action To Protest Meeting of House Appropriations Committee Meeting on War Funding

DC ABC Affiliate Report of Capitol Arrests

Encampment to Stop the War
3rd. St., btw.Constitution & Independence Ave
Washington DC

Thursday, March 15
9 AM in front of Rayburn House Office Building
on Independence Avenue

The House Appropriations Committee will be meeting in the Rayburn Building on Thursday, March 15, at 9:00 AM to “mark up” the legislation approving $100 billion more for the Iraq war.

The Troops Out Now Coalition will be demonstrating in front of the Rayburn Building at 9:00 AM to demand that Congress cut off all funding for the war and bring the troops home immediately. Activists with the Coalition and other organizations participating in the Encampment to Stop the War plan to engage in what they call “creative actions of protest” in front of the Rayburn Building.

Sharon Black, a spokesperson for the Troops Out Now Coalition, said, “It is a crime to spend another penny on this criminal colonial war and occupation in Iraq. If Congress votes for more war funds, then they are voting to continue the war.”

“Sugar-coating the war funding with calls for ‘phased withdrawal’ is no more than a ploy to appease antiwar anger,” continued Black. “A 12 or 18-month withdrawal plan means thousands more dying and being maimed. Congress must cut off the funds and this nightmare now–or the blood of more Iraqis and GIs will be on their hands.”

Text, video and audio updates available online at http://encampmenttostopthewar.blogspot.com

Media Contact: Dustin Langley 646-354-8056
Namwiinga Simwiinga-Khumalo (BG): 646-894-1133


ENCAMPMENT DAY TWO: MARCH 13, 2007:

Podcast: LeiLani Dowell interviews Brian Barraza of Justice for Labor, March 13, 2007
Click here to listen .
(Running time is 03:04, filesize is 1.0MB)

LeiLani Dowell interviews AIDS activist Mel Stevens, March 13, 2007
Click here to listen .
(Running time is 02:00, filesize is 0.6MB)


 

ENCAMPMENT DAY ONE: MARCH 12, 2007:

Antiwar Activists Begin Occupation of National Mall; Demand that Congress Cut Off All War Funding 

March 13, 2007–(Washington DC) 

Yesterday, activists from Wisconsin, Arizona, Missouri, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, Boston, Maine, California, and the Washington DC area gathered on the National Mall to begin the “Encampment to Stop the War.”  Organizers with the Encampment are demanding the immediate cut off of all funding for the war in Iraq.

Activists erected a dozen tents on the mall, directly across the reflecting pool from the U.S. Capitol Building.  They set up scaffolding to carry 20 foot long banners facing 3rd street on one side and the Capital on the other, both declaring: “Congress: the Whole World is Watching!  Cut off War Funds.  End the War – Bring the Troops Home!”

Some of the activist workers who helped build the encampment stand in front of the banner. (Axis of Logic Photo)

At a 4pm kick off meeting, Larry Holmes, Vietnam War Veteran and spokesperson for the Troops Out Now Coalition took questions from the press and addressed the Democrats’ “solution” to the 4 year slaughter in Iraq. Holmes said, “Bringing the troops home in 2008 after another 18 months of death and misery is not an anti-war vote. It is in every respect a vote for more war. Their claim to support the troops by funding more war is ludicrous on its face and everyone in this country an around the world knows it. Their claim that they must continue the war to save Iraqis from themselves is an ultimate insult against the people of Iraq and against the intelligence of any thinking, honest person. The claim that their hands are tied, leaving them powerless to end the war now is a lie. If congress were truly against the war, they have the power to shut the government down if necessary to stop the bloodshed. People are camped out on the Washington Mall tonight to declare that we will  not tolerate any more obfuscation, deceit and rhetoric. The genocide  being visited upon the people of Iraq must stop – not in 2008 – but now.”

Other participants in the opening of the Encampment included: Brenda Stokely of New York City Labor Against the War and the Katrina/Rita Solidarity Network; Dustin Langley, a Navy Veteran; Theresa el-Amin of the Southern Anti-Racism Network; Steve Gillis, Vice President of USWA Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union; Sharon Black of the May 1 Immigrant Rights Coalition; Brian Baraza of the Association of Mexican American Workers, and representatives from Code Pink and the DC Statehood Greens.

After opening remarks, participants gathered for a performance by labor activist and folk singer Anne Feeney.

Singer–Songwriter Anne Feeney entertained the organizers with a lively rendition of “Let Their Heads Roll” (Axis of Logic Photo)

Activists plan to maintain the Encampment at least throughout the coming week, 24 hours a day.  John Parker, from the March 25 Coalition for Immigrant Rights, said, “I came in from Los Angeles to participate in the national press conference calling for a May 1st boycott for immigrant rights.  However, I decided to come early to participate in the Encampment, because it’s the same pro-war policies that not only kill workers of all nationalities abroad, but also kill and devastate working people, both documented and undocumented here in this country.”

Participants in the Encampment are planning a series of protests and actions throughout the week, including: a delegation of women who will present a petition to the Iraqi embassy demanding the release of 3 women scheduled to be executed; a veterans and military families car caravan to Walter Reed; intervention in House and Senate hearings; and more.

For updates, photos, and more see: http://encampmenttostopthewar.blogspot.com 

MEDIA UPDATE

Encampment to Stop the War 3rd. St.,btw.Constitution & Independence Ave Washington DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2007

Media Contact:  Dustin Langley 646-354-8056
Namwiinga Simwiinga-Khumalo (BG) 646-894-1133


Occupation of the National Mall Begins!

Join the Encampment to Stop the War

March 13, 2007–On Monday, March 12 anti-war activists from around the country converged on Washington DC to setup and participate in the “Encampment to Stop the War”. Activists from Wisconsin, Arizona, Missouri, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, Boston, Maine, California, and the Washington DC area are all participating in the encampment to demand that Congress immediately defund the war in Iraq and withdraw all US troops Now. The money being used for the war and occupation of Iraq is money that belongs to our communities and is needed for AIDS, jobs, housing, health care & education. The war in Iraq must stop Now!

On March 17 those participating in the encampment will join with tens of thousands for the March on the Pentagon organized by the Answer Coalition. The Troops Out Now Coalition is organizing transportation from over 20 cities for this important demonstration. If you haven’t gotten your bus ticket yet, contact a local organizing center http://troopsoutnow.org/feb17mar1707orgcents.shtml , or call 212.633.6646


Video stream: Day One

Podcast: Encampment to Stop the War, Day One

Podcast: WBAI radio (wbai.org) interviews Larry Holmes of Troops Out Now Coalition, Monday, March 12 (Running Time 03:10)

 

 

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ENCAMPMENT TO STOP THE WAR In Washington DC — March 12-17 (Troops Out Now Coalition)

http://www.iacenter.org/Iraq/iraq-encampment0031707.htm

Troops Out Now Coalition
ENCAMPMENT TO STOP THE WAR In Washington DC

Message to Congress:
*CUT OFF ALL WAR FUNDING
*END THE WAR
*BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW

Beginning March 12 in Washington DC
(Before the March on the Pentagon on Saturday march 17)

Detailed Schedule for the Encampment to Stop the War March 12 Encampment begins directly in front of the Capitol Bldg in Washington DC March 13 Encampment to End the War March 14 Encampment to End the War March 15 Encampment to End the War March 16 Encampment to End the War March 17 March on the Pentagon

stay in DC for the Encampment to End the War March 18 Encampment to End the War March19+ Encampment to End the War

WHERE?  on the mall directly in front of the Capitol building (3rd street between Constitution and Independence)

WHY NOW?  During the week beginning March 12, Congress will begin voting on Bush’s request for $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afganistan.  If Congress votes to cut off funds, they can end the war now and bring the troops home. If they approve Bush’s war funds, the killing, and dying and occupation will go on…it’s as simple as that. This vote will be the most important war related vote since Congress voted to authorized Bush to invade and occupy Iraq in October of 2002.  The antiwar movement must be there to let Congress know that we won’t let them get away with it this time. Right now, the Troops Out Now Coalition is working with local organizers, churches and mosques, unions, and community groups to prepare for a long-term occupation of Washington by the anti-war movement.  Local organizers across the U.S. are organizing buses, vans, and car caravans.

We have a real opportunity if we act decisively–and we need your help.  Please contact us by Monday, February 26 –use the “comments” section of the volunteer form to let us know:

1. Can you come to Washington for the Encampment to Stop the War?  On what day can you join the encampment?  For how long?  Some are planning to come for a day or two, others are staying longer.
2. Do you have equipment that would be useful for an encampment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.)??
3. Can you volunteer to take on a task during the encampment (logistics, medical, security, legal, transportation, etc)?
4. If you live in the Washington DC area, do you have space for people to sleep or freshen up?

How You Can Help

Volunteer – complete the volunteer form at http://troopsoutnow.org/feb17mar17volunteer.shtml and use the comments section to let us know when you can come to Washington DC, how long you can stay, what you can bring, and what tasks you can take on in the Encampment to Stop the War.

Help Get the Word Out – Download leaflets from http://www.troopsoutnow.org and take them to your school, workplace, union hall, church or mosque, community center, etc.

Donate – http://troopsoutnow.org/donate.shtml – Please help with the enormous expenses of preparing for the Encampment to Stop the War.

Contact your local organizing center and help organize your local contingent to the Encampment.

Partial list of Endorsers:  Brenda Stokely, co-convener, New York City Labor Against the War*; Teresa Guttierez, May 1 Immigrant Rights Coalition*; Sharon Black, Million Worker March; LeiLani Dowell, FIST – Fight Imperialism Stand Together; Joseph Parko, founding member, Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition*, Atlanta, GA; Elliot Markson, Veterans For Peace*, Brooklyn, NY; Mona Parsons, Military Families Speak Out*, Mount Vernon, OH; Julie Levine, Steering Committee, Topanga Peace Alliance*, CA; Manik Mukherjee, AIAIF, All India Anti-imperialist Forum, Calcutta, India; The Most Rev. Filipe Teixeira, Ofsjc, Diocesan Bishop, Catholic Church Of The Americas*, Brockton, MA; Louis Lafortune, Member: County Council, Green Party Santa Cruz California*, Santa Cruz, CA; Ardeshir Ommani, Chair, American-Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC), Armonk, NY; Paul “Zool” Zulkowitz, Green Party Peace Action Comm (GPAX)*, Woodmere, NY; Ivy Nightscales, Shop Steward, SEIU*, Seattle, WA; Amelia Core Jenkins, Code Pink*, Dallas, TX; Ruth Valdez, Chair Social Action Comm., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of Santa Cruz*, Freedom, CA; Leslie Feinberg, Co-Chair LGBT Caucus National Writers Union*; Steve Gillis, Vice President USWA Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers and Monitors; Minister Malik Shabazz-el Bey, President-General, New Marcus Garvey Movement-Black Panther Nation, Detroit, MI; Paul Kangas, co-chair, Thc Troops Home By Christmas, San Francisco, CA; Ronald Kuykendall, Veterans For Peace*, Asheville, NC; Hasan Tarique Chowdhury, Bangladesh Peace Council*, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Anthony Ehrlich, West Volusians For Peace And Justice*, Barberville, FL; Mark Bradshaw-Miller, Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church*, Saint Louis, MO; Paul Gattone, Executive Vice-President, National Lawyers Guild*, Tucson, AZ; Mattie Thomas, Move On*, Brooklyn, NY; Jerry Messick, AFSCME*, Norman, OK; Sylvia Zisman, Bklyn Parents For Peace*, Bklyn, NY see growing list of endorsers at http://www.troopsoutnow.org/CutOffWarFundingEndorsers.html

A CALL TO AN ENCAMPMENT TO STOP THE WAR Washington DC – STARTING MONDAY MARCH 12

Congress is about to vote to continue the war We must not let them get away with it!

NEW! Daily Updates on the Encampment to Stop the War available at http://encampmenttostopthewar.blogspot.com

During the week of March 12, Congress will begin voting on President Bush’s request for $245 billion more to finance war and occupation.  Let there be no mistake, this vote is no mere routine matter. It has nothing to do with “supporting the troops.” It is a vote to continue the war.  In fact, the upcoming war funding vote will be every bit as important as the vote by the 109th Congress to authorize the war in October 2002.

Congress must understand that the people will not accept any excuses for its vote to continue the war by approving funding for it.  The people are not fooled by symbolic, non-binding resolutions that only oppose the “surge.” It is a betrayal of the people for Congress to fool around with proposals to merely limit scope of the war by placing restrictions on the funding, or to “re-authorize” a more limited war.

Last November the people voted to change the leadership of Congress so that it could do what the President is unwilling to do — to end the war now. As Sen. Russ Feingold said recently at a Senate Hearing on Congress’s war powers, “Congress has the power to stop the war if it wants to.” Now the people have given you the mandate to do that.

If Congress votes to continue funding the war it will be voting to kill more U.S. soldiers, it will be voting to order U.S. soldiers to kill more Iraqis, it will be voting to continue the war. If Congress votes for more war funding, then no one can claim that this is solely the President’s war, or the Republican Party’s war; it will be Congress’s war.

It is not excuse for any member of Congress to say that they oppose the war, but that their voting for more war funding to support the troops. The real support that the troops and their families need is for you to act decisively, cut off the war funding and bring everyone home alive.

There is only one Congressional vote that the people, the solders, the families of solders, the Iraqi people, and the people of the world want to read about, and that’s a vote against any more war funding.  Such a vote is in effect a vote to end the war and bring all the troops home now.   Join us at the Encampment to Stop the War beginning Monday March 12 on the Mall in Washington DC to pressure Congress to end the war now.

Endorsers: DC Anti-War Network, Code Pink, After Downing Street, Axis of Logic, Brenda Stokely, co-convener, New York City Labor Against the War*; Teresa Guttierez, May 1 Immigrant Rights Coalition*; Rebecca Rotzler, co-chair Green Party USA, Deputy Mayor of New Palz NY; Sharon Black, Million Worker March; Florida Military Families Speak Out; LeiLani Dowell, FIST – Fight Imperialism Stand Together; Joseph Parko, founding member, Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition*, Atlanta, GA; Elliot Markson, Veterans For Peace*, Brooklyn, NY; Mona Parsons, Military Families Speak Out*, Mount Vernon, OH; Julie Levine, Steering Committee, Topanga Peace Alliance*, CA; Manik Mukherjee, AIAIF, All India Anti-imperialist Forum, Calcutta, India; The Most Rev. Filipe Teixeira, Ofsjc, Diocesan Bishop, Catholic Church Of The Americas*, Brockton, MA; and thousands more. See growing list of endorsers at http://www.TroopsOutNow.org/CutOffWarFundingEndorsers.html

March on the Pentagon — Saturday, March 17, 2007 to: End the War & Bring All the Troops Home Now!

[The following is also attached as a two-sided flyer in Word Format: 3.17.07 Flyer 2pg]

March on the Pentagon — Saturday, March 17, 2007 to:
End the War & Bring All the Troops Home Now!

*U.S. Out of the Middle East*

>Immediate withdrawal from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia: Not another
penny for war funding, timetables, redeployment, advisors, air-war, or
aid to U.S. puppets. Reparations for U.S. devastation of the region.

>No Support to the Israeli Apartheid State: End the $5 billion annual
U.S. government aid to Israel, divest all private investments and union
funds, boycott Israel, end the occupation and fully implement the
Palestinian right of return.

>No Attacks on Iran and Syria — Or Anyone Else.

*End the War at Home*

>Defend Our Civil Liberties.

>End Attacks on the Arab/Muslim Community.

>Full Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants: No detention or deportation.

>Stop Police Brutality & Criminalization of Our Youth

>Money for Human Need, Not for War: Rebuild the Gulf Coast for — and
under the control of — Katrina survivors. Decent jobs, food, housing,
healthcare, education and transportation for all poor and working people.

Labor Contingent
Assembly starts at 11 a.m., on east side of 23rd Street, between
Constitution Ave. and the Lincoln Memorial (Blue/Orange line to Foggy
Bottom).  March begins promptly at 12:30.

Buses From NYC
nyc@answercoalition.org  212-694-8720
info@troopsoutnow.org  212-633-6646

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[To endorse the statement below, please go to:
http://www.petitiononline.com/NYCLAW2/petition.html ]

Mass Movement to End the War Now
New York City Labor Against the War
January 24, 2007

Despite overwhelming rejection of its policies in the November
elections, the Bush administration has steadily escalated its war in the
Middle East.

This has meant not only ordering thousands more troops to Iraq and
Afghanistan, but arming and financing Israel’s attacks on Lebanon and
its increasingly brutal oppression of the Palestinians, launching a
proxy invasion of Somalia, and threatening to attack Iran and Syria.

As in all wars of conquest, ordinary people pay the price. In Iraq
alone, this war for oil and empire has killed at least 655,000 Iraqis,
caused 50,000 U.S. casualties, promoted civil war, and cost $1.2
trillion — with no end in sight.

Meanwhile at home, the administration continues to attack civil
liberties, the Arab-Muslim community, undocumented immigrants, Katrina
refugees, people of color and labor.

Yet this is a bipartisan war, and as a willing accomplice, the
Democratic Party cannot be trusted to end it. Even now, most politicians
refuse to cut-off funding for the occupation of Iraq, let alone end the
war as a whole.

History shows that the U.S. got out of Vietnam only due to tenacious
Vietnamese resistance and to the mass antiwar movement, particularly
among GIs.

Similarly, U.S. war in the Middle East today has been crippled by
overwhelming Iraqi resistance, which deserves the support of a mass
antiwar movement in this country.

This movement — which belongs to rank-and-file participants, rather
than the leaders of any organization — must join together in all
upcoming protests, including those on January 27 and March 17.

To be effective, the movement must be led by those with the strongest
need and greatest power to end the war, including GIs, veterans,
workers, people of color, and immigrants. It must also oppose the entire
war and demand justice — at home and abroad:

U.S. OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST

1. Immediate withdrawal from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia: No war
funding, timetables, redeployment, advisors, air-war, or aid to U.S.
client regimes. Reparations for U.S. devastation of the region.

2. No Support to the Israeli Apartheid State: End the $5 billion annual
U.S. government aid to Israel, divest all private investments and union
funds, boycott Israel, end the occupation and fully implement the
Palestinian right of return.

3. No Attacks on Iran and Syria — Or Anyone Else.

END THE WAR AT HOME

1. Defend Our Civil Liberties.

2. End Attacks on the Arab/Muslim Community.

3. Full Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants: No detention or deportation.

4. Money for Human Need, Not for War: Rebuild the Gulf Coast for — and
under the control of — Katrina survivors. Decent jobs, food, housing,
healthcare, education and transportation for all poor and working people.
NYCLAW Co-Conveners (Other affiliations listed for identification only):

Larry Adams Former President, NPMHU Local 300
Michael Letwin Former President, UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys
Brenda Stokely Former President, AFSCME DC 1707; Co-Chair, Million
Worker March

New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)
nyclaw@comcast.net     PO Box 620166, PACC, New York, NY 10129