[Marxism] March 20 antiwar march planned near Fort Bragg

Fred Feldman ffeldman at bellatlantic.net
Fri Feb 27 04:37:27 MST 2004


MAJOR ANTI-WAR MARCH PLANNED NEAR FORT BRAGG

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MAJOR ANTI-WAR MARCH PLANNED NEAR FORT BRAGG
March 20 "Global Day of Action" Event Will Be Largest Since Vietnam War
    
FAYETTEVILLE, NC--Demonstrators from throughout the Southeast will
gather on 
March 20 for what is expected to be the biggest anti-war march held in
this 
military town since the Vietnam war.  Fayetteville is home to Ft. Bragg,
one of 
the largest military bases in the U.S., and is adjacent to Pope Air
Force 
Base.  The march will begin at 11:00 am at the Amtrak Station on Hay
Street and 
proceed along Hay Street to Rowan Street Park for a 1:00 pm rally that
will 
include speakers, music, poetry and song

"There are a lot of vets and military family members who think this war
is 
wrong," said Lou Plummer of Fayetteville Peace with Justice and Military

Families Speak Out, two of the eventâ¬"s sponsors. "We called Saddam
evil for killing 
Iraqis, yet we are responsible for  8-10,000 deaths ourselves, many of
them 
innocent civilians.  The  500+ US soldiers who have been killed and the
thousands 
of wounded and disabled service members are victims of a government that
does 
not care about them.  Weâ¬"re holding the march here in Fayetteville to
show 
the world that there are military families and vets in solidarity with
the 
millions of others who are negatively affected by war and occupation in
Iraq, and 
by its consequences at home."  

Marchers will assemble around three themes: "We Demand Real Support For
The 
Troops: Bring Them Home Now!", "Money For Jobs And Education, Not War
And 
Occupations", and "The World Still Says No To War!"  The Fayetteville
march and 
rally is part of an international Global Day of Action Against War and
Occupation 
that will mark the first anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Last 
yearâ¬"s February 15 Global Day of Action brought out some 15 million
demonstrators 
on all nine continents, including Antarctica.  In addition to the march
in 
Fayetteville there will be an event in Asheville from 1-5 at City-County
Plaza.

Organizations building worldwide for this yearâ¬"s event include the
World 
Social Forum, United for Peace and Justice, Military Families Speak Out,

Fellowship of Reconciliation, Black Solidarity Against War, U.S. Labor
Against the War, 
 N.C. Council of Churches, Veterans for Peace, Bring Them Home Now
coalition, 
American Friends Service Committee, September 11 Families for Peaceful 
Tomorrows, People of Color Against the War, and the International
Socialist 
Organization. 






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