ACTION ALERT: Prepare for Iraq War Anniversary on March 19
March 14, 2009
Voters for Peace
Voters for Peace is working with activists in the San Francisco Bay Area on a project to reduce the military budget by 25% as a first step toward putting the necessities of the American people before weapons. The goal of the campaign is to begin to cut the bloated U.S. military budget which makes up more than half of federal discretionary spending and equals the spending of the whole world combined. The initial goal is a 25% cut in the military budget.
Voters for Peace is working with activists in the San Francisco Bay Area on a project to reduce the military budget by 25% as a first step toward putting the necessities of the American people before weapons. See the poster for more information (http://votersforpeace.us/IMC-031909-Poster.pdf).
You can print out and share the flier with your friends and neighbors. More information about the campaign is available at Iraq Moratorium Campaign of the Bay Area, www.iraqmoratorium-sfbay.org.
The goal of the campaign is to begin to cut the bloated U.S. military budget which makes up more than half of federal discretionary spending and equals the spending of the whole world combined. The initial goal is a 25% cut in the military budget, ending of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and providing funding to the necessities of the American people.
Please join this effort and help change the direction and priorities of America.
Kevin B. Zeese is Executive Director
• Tell a friend about this campaign @ http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1312/t/6850/tellafriend.jsp?tell_a_friend_KEY=3948
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009
is the Sixth Anniversary of the war and occupation of Iraq, and the beginning of the Seventh Year of a war based on lies, resulting in:
∞ Over 4,250 US Military combat deaths;
∞ Over 30,000 US Military wounded;
∞ Over 1 million Iraqis & Afghan civilian deaths;
∞ Over 4 million displaced Iraqi civilians; and destruction of millions of civilian homes.
Join us to consider a change in our nation’s priorities:
• Cut the US military budget by 25% as a first step,
• End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now,
• Jobs, education, and heath care – not war!
Who: Iraq Moratorium, United for Peace &
Justice, and other peace groups
What: Honor Iraqi, Afghan and American war
dead, poetry reading, nonviolent direct action
When: Thursday, March 19, 11:30 am
Where: Market & Montgomery Streets,
We are in a severe economic crisis!
Together we must change our nation's priorities!
It's been another year of war and occupation around our globe. March 19th marks the 6th un-happy birthday of the war andoccupation of Iraq. Some might believe, or wish to believe, that this particular war is over but , it is not. People are still dying everyday. This year we observe this terrible anniversary from within the context of a global economic crises of epic proportions. And from within the war that continues to burn here at home, on our own streets, war on immigrants, war on youth of color, war on the poor.
We need to observe this anniversary together. Each from our place in our community we must raise our voices to say NO to War and Militarism, No to Occupation from Iraq to Oakland.
Yes to Peace to Yes to real change, Yes to social and economic justice.
PLEASE COME OUT ON MARCH 19H AND MAKE VISIBLE OUR DETERMINATION TO
CHANGE COURSE TOGETHER:
END THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN BRING ALL THE TROOPS HOME NOW
DEFUND THE WARS REFUND OUR COMMUNITIES!
in the morning, at noon, during the evening
at a BART STATION near you.
BART CONNECTS OUR COMMUNITIES LITERALLY.
We shall gather at the stations as a way to connect the dots betweenour various communities and issues. Different groups are planning actions at individual BART stations; actions can include street theater, music, leafleting, projection of images; tabling etc.
Whatever speaks most clearly for you. Join in an action. Plan an action of your own. Just come out. Hand out leaflets or pick up a leaflet for yourself.
PLEASE JOIN IN! BROADCAST WIDELY!
MARCH AND Rally!
Justin Herman Plaza
10:30 am for the Labor Rally
12 noon March