The 2003-2004 To-Do List on the US Left

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Thu Jul 17 19:04:51 MDT 2003


The 2003-2004 To-Do List on the US Left:

* GI Organizing, Military Families Organizing, Black Organizing
(Blacks are over-represented in the US military, especially the Army
rank & file, and most Blacks are opposed to the invasion & occupation
of Iraq), Southern Organizing (most soldiers come from the South),
Labor Left Organizing, Community Organizing in Predominantly Black &
Immigrant Urban Neighborhoods (e.g., going door to door to collect
signatures on petitions to Bring the Troops Home Now and End the
Occupation at the same time as giving people of color flyers about
the next local meeting, the next local or national demonstration,
etc. against the Occupation, against Job & Social Program Cuts) --
all with a view to building a movement to Bring the Troops Home Now
and End the Occupation, a social movement that goes beyond the
boundaries of bipartisan consensus.

* No commitment to immediate withdrawal, no vote.  DDP-BYOC (Drop the
Democratic Party -- Build Your Own Campaign).

Recommended Speakers:

Stan Goff (Master Sergeant, US Army, Special Forces [Ret.]):
<http://www.freedomroad.org/milmatters.html> &
<http://www.softskull.com/store/goff/hideous_dream.html> (I hear that
Stan is succeeding in engaging service members)
Todd Ensign, Citizen Soldier
Jeffrey McKenzie, a co-founder of Military Families Speak Out
Ajamu Dillahunt, Black Solidarity Against the War & United for Peace
and Justice
Michael Letwin, New York City Labor Against War & United for Peace and Justice
Etc.
--
Yoshie

* Calendars of Events in Columbus:
<http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/calendar.html>,
<http://www.freepress.org/calendar.php>, & <http://www.cpanews.org/>
* Student International Forum: <http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osudivest.org/>
* Al-Awda-Ohio: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Al-Awda-Ohio>
* Solidarity: <http://solidarity.igc.org/>



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