FW: Call for a United Fall Antiwar Action by Bay Area United Against War
Jose G. Perez
jgperez at netzero.net
Wed Jul 23 05:49:02 MDT 2003
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Subject: Call for a United Fall Antiwar Action by Bay Area United
Bay Area United Against War supports the call for
a united date for antiwar action in this fall
An open letter to UFP&J, Northeast Ohio Antiwar Coalition, A.N.S.W.E.R.,
Without War, US Labor Against War, Not In Our Name, National Student and
Peace Coalition and all other antiwar organizations.
To effectively counter U.S. military aggression around the world we must
organize our movement based on unity, solidarity and democracy. Our goal
to get as many people as possible in the streets on one date to call for
to occupation, to bring the troops home now! We need to again mobilize
of people in the streets to show that the people of the world still say
The war continues in Iraq as more Iraqis and American troops are killed.
U.S. military "victory" is being exposed for what it really is a
military occupation. The people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine are
suffering under U.S.or U.S.-financed occupation. The purpose of U.S.
war and occupation is to protect corporate interests.
Our tax dollars are being robbed from our needs for schools, housing,
healthcare, and a clean environment, to pay for U.S. military build-up
in over one
hundred countries around the world.
Armed with the most powerful weapons of mass destruction, the U.S.
is attacking us at home, too. Thousands have been rounded up and
held without rights or representation in the name of "Homeland
Congress is poised to further attack our civil liberties with Patriot
gives the government and police even more power to dispense with our
We support all the ongoing antiwar actions and organization including
international Sept. 27th demonstrations, the A.N.S.W.E.R.-initiated
actions, and the USLAW conference scheduled for October 25th. But we
there is an urgent need to mobilize all antiwar people on a single date,
Oct. 25th seems to be the date that already has momentum (with
call and willingness to unite with others on that date).
We need to include all organizations and individualsnational, local and
internationalwho want to organize around this date, in the planning and
democratic decision-making process. We need to expand our leadership
include as many representatives from as many groups or geographic areas
possible. We must include grass roots local groups from all over the
country into one
democratic, organizing campaign around one unified date of action
End the occupation! Bring the troops home now! U.S. out of the Middle
Defend civil liberties and human rights! Fund human needs, not
Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine!
Bay Area United Against War
(Statement approved at July 22, 2003 meeting)
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