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

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