ANTI-WAR STRUGGLE CONTINUES AGAINST US OCCUPATION OF IRAQ AND THREATS AGAINST SYRIA, IRAN, KOREA, CUBA!
Thousands have been murdered and maimed. The archives of the cradle of civilization and the national museum have been sacked. The oil is in the hands of the invading thieves. Chaos rules as the US reinforces the Pentagon as a military dictatorship in Iraq. The Pentagon has begun permanent US basing in Iraq. Meanwhile, Bechtel, Halliburton, et. al. are the pigs at the trough reaping billions in contracts to rebuild the cities in Iraq that have been destroyed by the US. The irony of it all is that the US is pumping Iraqi oil to pay for the rebuilding of what it destroyed in Iraq. Only one problem – it can’t rebuild the lives of thousands of civilians, soldiers, and the the relatives of those who have been innocently and wantonly killed. No amount of wealth can bring back life.
Perhaps 10 million people took to the streets in over 600 cities around the world on the historic February 15, 2003! In NYC, crowd estimates ranged as high as 1 million against the war. The UN Security Council could not be intimidated or bought off to support the US plans to takeover Iraq. Now the entire nation of Iraq is in the hands of a US stamped and approved puppet government that has not been elected by the Iraqi people.
On April 12, 2003 about 30,000 people marched through Washington DC and demonstrations occurred throughout the world against the US occupation and continuing war upon the nation and people of Iraq. The message is clear – our movement is here to stay!
However, the dust is far from settled. Last year, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad calling for the US to leave Iraq before the military resistance was escalated by the Iraqi people. In Mosul, US troops have massacred demonstrators against the occupation. As the occupation continues, large parts of the country are still without gainful employment, healthy food, or clean water. Every day insurgents litter the country with military attacks on the foreign invaders. To them it is a national liberation struggle.
Now the US is issuing threats against Syria, Iran, Korea and other nations as well.
The movement against the US war has many challenges. We need to articulate our position against the US occupation of Iraq and against the ongoing and continuing threats of war against a whole array of other nations. We need to continue to mobilize and to educate ourselves. We need to continue to build a movement that challenges the permanent war empire!
What can we do? The following are some suggestions:
- Organize against the “No Child Left Behind Act” – the forcing of school districts to share the personal contact data of our children with military recruiters and all of the other military recruitment activities going on in our schools.
- Support the activities being organized throughout the state against the war and organize additional activities – add those to the calendar.
- Become a local organizer against the war. Add you and / or your organization to the directory so that folks in your neighborhood who want to join forces with us have a place to turn.
- Visit the resource guide to find out who in your neighborhood you can converge with in the struggle against the war.
There are many other ideas that you can no doubt formulate – many hands are needed to work together to resist even more disaster. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us today!
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