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March on the Pentagon http://answercoalition.org/
Saturday, March 17, 2007
~ 4th anniversary of the historic 1967 march on the Pentagon ~
~ 4th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war ~

FREE SPEECH VICTORY! PERMITS SECURED FOR PENTAGON DEMONSTRATIONMARCH ON THE PENTAGON, SATURDAY MARCH 17

We have all won a tremendous victory! Contrary to what many people told us was possible, or impossible, we have secured the permit at the Pentagon for the March 17 demonstration. This has been a long, hard fought battle for months. Now there are nearly 100 transportation centers bringing people to Washington, D.C. on March 17.

The last thing that Bush and the Pentagon high command want is a mass march on the Pentagon on the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 March on the Pentagon. The powerful symbolism of a March on the Pentagon is something that the war-makers fear and want to divert.

They tried to make people think that the March on the Pentagon would be blocked or diverted using all sorts of logistical, administrative and political tactics to create obstacles. We refused to back down. We made it clear that people had the right to march on the Pentagon and that we intended to pursue that right through legal and political struggle. The First Amendment is not a gift that can be given or taken away by politicians or bureaucrats.

Tens of thousands will now exercise this right directly at the Pentagon. This is the only route to end this criminal war. We can’t wait for the politicians. They talk and talk and maneuver for advantage while the death toll grows every day. The politicians and their vapid non-binding resolutions are working to harness the outrage of the anti-war movement to their own electoral ends. They want to defuse the potential of powerful mass opposition that can shake the foundations and end the war.

Standing Together at the Pentagon

Recently returned veterans from Iraq, veterans from Vietnam, and military families will be standing tall at the Pentagon on March 17. So will young people from college campuses and high schools who are mobilizing to come to the Pentagon. The Muslim and Arab-American community are organizing. Survivors from New Orleans are conducting a dramatic bus and car caravan throughout the south to be at the Pentagon demanding: “From Iraq to New Orleans Fund Peoples Needs Not the War Machine.” All will be marching together in a united showing in this historic demonstration. Be there March 17 March on the Pentagon!

Help spread the word and get involved today: Endorse, Volunteer, Organize Transportation, Find a Bus near you, Join the Student Mobilization, Download Flyers and Posters, go to MarchOnPentagon.org for more information.

Common Ground to Lead Caravan from New Orleans to March on Pentagon!

New video for the March on the Pentagon!

PUT A MARCH 17TH BUTTON ON YOUR WEBPAGE!

150+ CITIES ORGANIZING FOR MARCH ON THE PENTAGON, MARCH 17!

Alabama
Mobile, ALCONTACT: David Underhill at mobilebus@answercoalition.org or 251-599-8699TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
Tuscaloosa, ALCONTACT: Carol Saint at Lewistuscaloosabus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Arizona
Tucson AZCONTACT: Kim Mathews at tucsonbus@answercoalition.org or 520-403-5599TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Arkansas
Little Rock, AR CONTACT: Chris Slocomb at littlerockbus@answercoalition.org TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
Mountain Home, ARCONTACT: mountainhomebus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

California
Alta Loma, CACONTACT: altalomabus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles

Apple Valley, CACONTACT: applevalleybus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles

Citrus Heights, CACONTACT: citrusheightsbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for details.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

Colton, CAInland Empire HardCoreCONTACT: coltonbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles

Hughson, CACONTACT: hughsonbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for details.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco
Irvine, CACONTACT: 949-786-7546 or 949-266-7546TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles

Lancaster, CACONTACT: lancasterbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles
Long Beach, CALong Beach Area Peace Network and AWARE,

Long BeachCONTACT: longbeachbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA12 noon at Hollywood & Vinehttp://www.answerla.org/323-464-1636

Merced, CAStudents for Social JusticeCONTACT: mercedbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for details.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

Monterey, CACONTACT: montereybus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco Nevada City,

CAPeace Center of Nevada CountyCONTACT: nevadacitybus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

Orange County, CACONTACT: orangebus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles

Pomona, CAPeace with Justice Center of Pomona ValleyCONTACT: pomonabus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles

Riverside, CARiverside Area Peace and Justice ActionCONTACT: riversidebus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles Sacramento,

CASacramento Peace ActionCONTACT: sacramentobus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

Santa Cruz, CACONTACT: santacruzbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

San Diego, CACONTACT: sandiegobus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles
San Francisco, CA12 noon at Justin Herman Plazahttp://www.answersf.org/415-821-6545 San Jose,

CASouth Bay MobilizationCONTACT: Jon Britton: 408-829-9506 or email sanjose@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for details about the Peace TrainTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

San Luis Obispo, CACONTACT: mazda@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

Solano County, CASolano Peace and JusticeCONTACT: solanobus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for details.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

Topanga, CATopanga Peace AllianceCONTACT: topangabus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles

Ventura, CAANSWER Ventura CountyCONTACT: venturabus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATIN ORGANIZED TO: Los Angeles

Watsonville, CACONTACT: watsonvillebus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

Colorado
Denver, CORe-Create 68 AllianceCONTACT: denverbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington Dc

Connecticut
Hartford, CTA.N.S.W.E.R. CTCONTACT: connecticut@answercoalition.org, 203-404-9965TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Buses leave Friday evening 11 pm, Tickets cost $55, returning within 24 hrs. The buses will depart from Bushnell Park (across the street from the Holiday Inn Express at 440 Asylum St, one block from Hartford Union Station). 24 hour gated parking available one block away for $12 on Spruce St. btwn. Asylum and Church. 24 hour parking also available for $12 on Union Place between Asylum and Alyn St. behind Holiday Inn Express. Call for instructions on paying by check through mail or to purchase tickets over the phone. Contact us to get involved.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DCBUY AN ONLINE BUS TICKET: Click here

New Haven, CTA.N.S.W.E.R. CTCONTACT: connecticut@answercoalition.org, 203-404-9965TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Buses leave Friday evening 11:45 pm, Tickets cost $55, returning within 24 hrs. The buses will depart from the New Haven Green (north west corner of Church and Chapel St.). 24 hour parking available two blocks away at the Temple St. Garage on Crown St. between Church and Temple St. for $12. Carpool shuttles from New Haven Union Station to Church and Chapel St. will be departing the station at 11:15 pm and 11:25 pm, spaces may be available. Call to reserve shuttle space. Call for instructions on paying by check through mail or to purchase tickets over the phone. Contact us to get involved. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DCBUY AN ONLINE BUS TICKET: Click here
Oakdale, CTCONTACT: Priscilla Lounds at

oakdalevan@answercoalition.org or 860-859-1271TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Carpool to New Haven, CT buses. Seats in a van available. Please buy your own ticket on a New Haven bus.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: New Haven buses to Washington, DC

Salisbury, CT NW. CT Coalition for Peace and JusticeCONTACT: Albert Ginouves at salisburybus@answercoalition.org or 860-435-0790TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Bus leaves Salisbury Central School, 45 Lincoln City Rd., in the Lakeville section of Salisbury, CT at 12:00, midnight on Friday, March 16 and returns to SCS Saturday night at 12:00 midnight. To reserve a seat send a $55 check payable to: NW. CT Coalition for Peace & Justice, 22 Meadow St., Lakeville, CT 06039, Some free seats for those who truly need them may be available. Please include a mailing address, an email address and phone number.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
More listings in Connecticut coming soon! Contact connecticut@answercoalition.org or 203-404-9965 for details about transportation from throughout the state.

Delaware
Newark, DECONTACT: Drew Phillips at newarkbus@answercoalition.org or 302-383-8859TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information. Buses fill quickly please reserve early.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

District of Columbia
Washington, DCA.N.S.W.E.R. CoalitionCONTACT:(202) 544-3389 x14 or email dc@internationalanswer.orgEVENT: Gather at 12 noon at Vietnam Veterans Memorial (21st St. and Constitution Ave. NW), March on the Pentagon. Volunteers needed! Contact for details and to get involved.

Florida Fort Lauderdale, FLBroward Anti-War CoalitionCONTACT: fortlauderdaleplane@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Coordinating travel by plane.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Ft. Myers, FLCONTACT: ftmyersplane@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Coordinating travel by plane. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Gainesville, FLFlorida Speaks OutCONTACT: gainesvillebus@answercoalition.org or 352-335-0771TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Renting a van or a bus (depending on the number who want to go). Overnight accommodations will be arranged. The price will be flexible; we will try to keep it under $150. We are planning a caravan/bus up the I-95 highway corridor with additional pick-ups on the way.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Miami, FLA.N.S.W.E.R -Florida International UniversityCONTACT: miamiplane@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Coordinating travel by plane. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Orlando, FLStudents for Democratic SocietyCONTACT: Mark Kimbrell at orlandobus@answercoalition.org or 407 765 5945TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Palm Beach County, FLBolivarian YouthCONTACT: palmbeachplane@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Coordinating travel by plane. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg, FLA.N.S.W.E.R.CONTACT: tampaplane@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Coordinating travel by plane. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
More listings in Florida coming soon! Contact answerflorida@gmail.com or 954-707-0155 for details about transportation from throughout the state.

Georgia
Atlanta, GAAtlanta IACCONTACT: Dianne Mathiowetz at atlantabus@answercoalition.org or 770-989-2536 TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: March 17 transportation info: bus transportation leaving atlanta friday evening, March 16 and returning following the end of the demonstration on saturday, March 17. $80 per seat. (subsidies possible) reservations made by paid online through paypal.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Decatur, GACONTACT: Thomas Tillman at decaturbus@answercoalition.org TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DCMacon, GACONTACT: Dana DeHart White at maconbus@answercoalition.org TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Rome GACONTACT: Michael Hillman at romebus@answercoalition.org or 706-676-2403TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Savannah, GACONTACT: Chito Lapena at savannahbus@answercoalition.org, 912-303-9272 or 912-695-8076TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Bus for people from Savannah, Brunswick, Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head areas will depart Friday, March 16 at 8:00 pm from the intersection of Bull Street and Park in downtown Savannah. It will arrives in DC around 6 am on Saturday, March 17, and depart around 6:00-7:00 pm (TBA), stopping for dinner on the way back and returning to Savannah around 6:00-7:00 am on Sunday, March 18.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

IllinoisChicago, ILA.N.S.W.E.R ChicagoCONTACT: ANSWER@ChicagoANSWER.net, 773-463-0311TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Buses leave Friday evening and return after the demonstration. Click here to purchase your ticket. Go to chicagoanswer.net more information and to get involved.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Indiana
Ft. Wayne, INCONTACT: Bruce Hall at ftwynebus@answercoalition.org or 260-745-7354TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
South Bend, IN Students for Common Sense (Indiana Univ. - South Bend)CONTACT: Elise Friesen at southbendbus@answercoalition.org or 574-202-1673TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Iowa
Des Moines, IAMethodist Federation for Social Action - Iowa ChapterCONTACT: Chet Guinn at desmoinesbus@answercoalition.org, 515-282-8054 or 515-556-8054TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Iowa City, IA
School of Moral Courage
CONTACT: Tim Gauger at 319-936-2307 or iowacitybus@ANSWERcoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Kentucky
Lexington, KYCONTACT: Susan Tileston at lexingtonbus@answercoalition.org or 502-386-8058TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Louisville, KYCONTACT: Nancy Jakubiak at louisvillebus@answercoalition.org or 502-939-3698TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
Stanford, KYSee Lexington

Louisiana
New Orleans, LACommon Ground CollectiveCONTACT: Malik Rahim at neworleanscaravan@answercoalition.org or 504-947-0270TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Maine
Portland, MECONTACT: Jamilla El-Shafei at portlandmebus@answercoalition.org or 207-439-5800TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
More listings in Maine coming soon! Contact info@answercoalition.org for more information.

Maryland
Baltimore, MDCONTACT: baltimore@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Massachusetts
Amherst, MACONTACT: Tristan Brown at amherstbus@answercoalition.org TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Boston, MAA.N.S.W.E.R. CoalitionCONTACT: boston@answercoalition.org, 857-334-5084TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Buses from the Boston area.Contact for more information and to get involved.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
New Bedford, MACoalition for Social JusticeCONTACT: Richard Drolet at newbedfordbus@answercoalition.org or 508-998-3521TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Pittsfield, MA Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice & GIROCONTACT: Jamie Cooney at pittsfieldbus@answercoalition.org or 413-997-2108TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Bus leaves Berkshire Community College Fieldhouse (1350 West St in Pittsfield, MA ) at 11:30PM on Friday evening, March 16 and returns to BCC Sunday morning about 1AM. The bus will also stop at Routes 22 and 295 in Canaan, NY. To reserve a seat send a $55 check payable to: Jamie Cooney, 50 Richmond Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Please include an email address and phone number. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Springfield, MAWestern Mass. MobilizationCONTACT: Eric Brown at springfieldbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Leaving Springfield & Northampton at 12:05AM (exact locations TBA). Cost of individual bus ticket is $50. Make checks or money orders payable to "Western Mass. Mobilization" and mail them to WMass Mobe, Post Office Box 2733, Springfield, MA 01101. Please be sure to include your contact information (name, mailing address, phone number) with payment. If you are purchasing tickets for other people, please provide their contact info as well. Please act quickly; bus seating is limited. For additional information email and type "M17DCBUS" in the subject line. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: DC

Worcester, MACONTACT: worcesterbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Michigan
Detroit, MICONTACT: Michelle Proctor at detroitbus@answercoalition.org or 313-724-8291.TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Organized by Detroiters for Peace. Contact for more information. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Minnesota
Minneapolis, MNCONTACT: Anh Tham at minneapolisbus@answercoalition.org or 612-379-3899TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Mississippi
Gulfport, MSCONTACT: Glen Sandberg at gulfportbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Missouri
St. Louis, MOCONTACT: James Eberhart at stlouisbus@answercoalition.org or 636-285-7434TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Nevada
Reno, NVMarch 17 Protest in Reno1 pm at Pickett Park (Mill & Kirman)http://www.renoanswer.org/775-636-4003 Also, there are buses being organized for the March 18 demonstration in San Francisco.TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for details.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: San Francisco

New Hampshire Nashua, NHCONTACT: Christy Day at nashuabus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Portsmouth, NHCONTACT: Jamilla El-Shafei at portlandmebus@answercoalition.org or 207-439-5800TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Plymouth, NH Contact: plymouthbus@answercoalition.org Transportation details: contact for more informationTransportation to Washington DC

New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJCentral Jersey Coalition Against Endless WarCONTACT: Ellen Whitt at newbrunswickbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Bus leaves Rutgers University, Rutgers Student Center 126 College Ave., at 7:30 am, on Saturday - returning that night. Ticket cost: $35 regular, $20 student. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Trenton, NJCONTACT: trentonbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Wayne, NJNorth Jersey Impeach GroupCONTACT: Stuart Hutchison at waynebus@answercoalition.org or 973-694-5035TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

New Mexico
Albuquerque, NMStop the War MachineCONTACT: albuquerque@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

New York
Buffalo, NYBuffalo/WNY IAC/TONCCONTACT: buffalobus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Bus leaves late Fri eve Mar 16, returns after demonstration (back in Buffalo very early Sun morning). No overnight stays. COST $40 - send check/money order to IAC, 367 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14202, RIGHT AWAY. Hurry--only one bus available.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Corning, NYCONTACT: Peaceful Gathering, Paul Thomas at corningbus@answercoalition.org or 607-525-6761 TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Bus will depart from Corning, NY at 2:00am (Wegman's parking lot); stop at Mansfield, PA, then to Williamsport, PA, then to DC, arriving around 8:00am. Returning after event. Arriving back in Corning at approximately 11:30 pm. We will stop for breakfast and dinner on route. Lunches are encouraged to be brought by participants. Tickets cost $50.00. Please help mobilize by buying your tickets ASAP. Donations to help subsidize student tickets encouraged. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Hudson Valley, NYHudson Valley Activist Newsletter and New Paltz A.N.S.W.E.R.CONTACT: hudsonvalley@answercoalition.org, 845-255-5779TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Buses depart from New Paltz, Kingston and (probably) Poughkeepsie in the early morning, returning that night. To reserve a seat, email or call, informing us of your decision to travel, and leaving your name, town, phone, email address and the town where you will board. Then make out a check for $50 to "Newsletter," and mail to Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter, P.O. Box 662, New Paltz, NY 12561. We will contact you by email or phone with specific details and instructions.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

New York City, NYBuses from several locations in the NYC area.A.N.S.W.E.R. CoalitionCONTACT: nyc@answercoalition.org, 212-694-8720TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Buses from many departure locations leave in the morning and return that evening. More details coming soon. Contact for more information and to get involved.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DCBUY AN ONLINE BUS TICKET: Click here

Oneonta, NY CONTACT: Elizabeth Bloome at oneontabus@answercoalition.org or 607-432-7228TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Schenectady, NYCONTACT: Bonnie Koshofer at schenectadybus@answercoalition.org TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

North Carolina
Boone, NCCONTACT: Nicholas Parks at boonebus@answercoalition.org or 828-719-0088TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC
Chapel Hill, NC CONTACT: Johnathan Paul McClellan at chapelhillbus@answercoalition.org or 919-929-7793TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Charlotte, NCAction Center For JusticeCONTACT: David Dixon at charlottebus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Greenville, NCCONTACT: Thomas Long at greenvillebus@answercoalition.org or 252-756-2856TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Hickory, NCCONTACT: Linda Osbon at hickorybus@answercoalition.org or 828-850-7252TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Newton, NCCONTACT: Erin Setzer at newtonbus@answercoalition.org or 828-465-1688TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Ohio
Akron, OHCONTACT: Dave Kovacs at akronbus@ANSWERCoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Cleveland, OH Northeast Ohio Antiwar Coalition (NOAC)CONTACT: Gene Kotrba at Clevelandbus@answercoalition.org or 216-402-2513TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Kent State, OHCONTACT: Jessica Peters at 330-388-9932 or KentStatebus@ANSWERcoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Toledo, OHUT AntiWarCONTACT: Patrick Dyer at toledobus@answercoalition.org or 419-340-4902TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Bus leaves University of Toledo @ 10:30pm, Friday March 16th; returns late Saturday night March 17th.Tickets are $47 per seat. Donations accepted to fund scholarship seats for low-income activists.There will be a send-off rally for the bus from 7pm - 10pm on Friday March 16th at the Univ. of Toledo Student Union, featuring an "Art Against the War" art show, speakers, music, and an activist fair. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Yellow Springs, OhioYellow Springs for PeaceCONTACT: Ken Simon at yellowspringsbus@answercoalition.org or 937-767-1022TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Charter bus leaving 11:00pm from High School parking lot in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Round trip cost is $60. There will be some scholarship money available for those who can't afford the full fare.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OKCONTACT: Darla Sheldon atoklahomacitybus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Muskogee, OKCONTACT: Carl "Huti" Reynolds at muskogeebus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Pennsylvania
Doylestown, PACONTACT: Bucks for Progress, at doylestownbus@answercoalition.org TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for detailsTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Harrisburg, PACONTACT: harrisburgbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Philadelphia, PA CONTACT: Stephen Paulmier at philadelphiabus@answercoalition.org TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Pittsburgh, PACONTACT: Kerri Hageter at pittsburghbus@answercoalition.org or 724-266-2251TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Reading, PADemocracy in ActionCONTACT: Dorothy Reilly at readingbus@answercoalition.org or 610-779-3511TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Scranton, PA CONTACT: Katie Bower at scrantonbus@answercoalition.org or 570-351-2959TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Bus leaving from Keystone College commuter parking lot in Factoryville, PA at 6 a.m ., returning late evening after march. Tickets cost $35, inquire about student subsidies. Second pick up in Scranton, PA at Clarion hotel 300 Meadow Avenue. Call for more details. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington, DC

West Chester, PAThe Chester County Peace MovementCONTACT: Karen Porter at westchesterbus@answercoalition.org or 610-344-0228TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Depart West Goshen Shopping Center, 985 Paoli Pike West Chester, PA 19380, 7:30 a.m., return by 7:30 p.m. Send $30 check payable to The Chester County Peace Movement, PO Box 1502, West Chester, PA 19380-1502. Email for details and restrictions. Be sure to include e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number. Please reserve early, buses fill up. All reservations must be prepaid. TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Rhode Island
Providence, RICONTACT: providencebus@answercoalition.org TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

South Carolina
Charleston SCThinking PeopleCONTACT: charlestonbus@answercoalition.org or 843-881-9352TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Carpool and flyingTRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington, DC

Columbia, SCCONTACT: Maria Soledad Calef at columbiabus@answercoalition.org or 803-790-0849 or 803-238-1925TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington, DC

Greenville, SCMalcolm X Grassroots MovementCONTACT: Efia Nwangaza at greenvillescbus@answercoalition.org or (864)239-0470TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington, DC

South Dakota
Sioux Falls, SDLocal protest, time and location TBDContact: SouthDakotaProtest@answercoalition.org

Tennessee
Nashville, TNNashville Peace and Justice CenterCONTACT: Chris Lugo at nashvillebus@answercoalition.org or (615)593-0304TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Texas
Austin, TXTexans for PeaceCONTACT: Charlie Jackson at austinbus@answercoalition.org or 512-736-8385TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington, DC

Dallas, TXCONTACT: dallasbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

El Paso, TXCONTACT: elpasobus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Houston, TXCONTACT: houstonbus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

San Antonio, TX CONTACT: sanantoniobus@answercoalition.orgTRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Utah
Logan, UTCONTACT: Mark Ellis at loganbus@answercoalition.org or 435-232-6604TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Ogden, UTCONTACT: ogdenbus@answercoalition.org or 801-675-9693TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

VermontBurlington & Montpelier, VTPeace and Justice CenterCONTACT: Wendy Coe at vermontbus@answercoalition.org or 802-863-2345 x3TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Buses - direct from Burlington to DC and stopping in Montpeler, White River Junction and Battleboro going to DC. Peace and Justice Center , 21 Church St. in Burlington.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Virginia
Blacksburg, VACONTACT: Rosemary Sawdon at blacksburgbus@answercoalition.org or 540-953-0379TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Charlottesville, VACONTACT: Ellana Day at charlottesvillebus@answercoalition.org or 434-296-2494TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Lynchburg, VAIslamic Political Party of America (IPPA)CONTACT: Jamil Abdur-Rahman at lynchburgbus@answercoalition.org or 434-248-5602TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Norfolk, VAHampton Roads Peace and Justice CoalitionCONTACT: John Long at norfolkbus@answercoalition.org or 757-470-9797TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Richmond, VAVirginia Antiwar Network (VAWN)CONTACT: Garrie Rouse at richmondbus@answercoalition.org or 804-512-2063 TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Two buses have been reserved. Will be leaving from downtown Richmond the morning of the event and returning later that same day. Ample parking is available for riders at the bus meeting location. Cost is $20/person. Must prepay to reserve a seat on the bus. Call or email for additional details or to reserve your seat.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Washington
Seattle, WAProtest at 12 noon at Westlake, 4th & Pinehttp://www.answerseattle.org/206-568-1661
Sequim, WACONTACT: Kathleen Moore at sequimbus@answercoalition.org or 360-683-3693TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Van from the Olympic Peninsula. Meet at the Sequim QFC parking lot, departure at 9:00 a.m. Transportation expenses will be shared. Please contact to commit and reserve your seat.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Seattle

Wisconsin
Madison, WICampus Anti-War NetworkCONTACT: Chris Dolon at madisonbus@answercoalition.org or 608-215-7035TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

West Virginia
Lewisburg, WVCONTACT: Richard Dulee at lewisburgbus@answercoalition.org or call 304-647-9680TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Morgantown, WV
CONTACT: Brenda Smith at morgantownbus@answercoalition.org or call (304) 296-6039TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Parkersburg, WVCONTACT: David Daniels at parkersburgbus@answercoalition.org or call 304-615-7028TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

JOINT ACTIONS ON THE WEST COAST
Saturday, March 17
Los Angeles, CA12 noon at Hollywood & Vinehttp://www.answerla.org/323-464-1636
Reno, NV1 pm at Pickett Park (Mill & Kirman)http://www.renoanswer.org/775-636-4003
Sunday, March 18
San Francisco, CA12 noon at Justin Herman Plazahttp://www.answersf.org/415-821-6545
Seattle, WA12 noon at Westlake, 4th & Pinehttp://www.answerseattle.org/206-568-1661

Where we will assemble on March 17
Tens of thousands of people will be gathering at Constitution Gardens near the Vietnam Memorial prior to the March on the Pentagon on Saturday March 17. This is the same location that ANSWER used for its mass anti-war rally on October 26, 2002. On March 17, 2007 we will leave Constitution Gardens and march on Constitution Ave. and then to Virginia on the way to the Pentagon. We will not be in the Vietnam Memorial and all speakers for amplified sound are turned away from the Memorial so as not to interfere with family members visiting the site. [Read more]

Click here to go to the Logistics section of the site

TIME TO TURN UP THE HEAT!The Anti-War Movement's Next Step: March 17th -- March on the Pentagon!

The anti-war movement is gaining tremendous momentum. All over the country new people are entering the ranks of the movement for the first time. Many are participating in demonstrations for the first time. Read more.

EMERGENCY PROTESTS AGAINST BUSH'S ANNOUNCED TROOP ESCALATIONProtest Thursday, January 11

The ANSWER Coalition is organizing or supporting demonstrations across the country against Bush's announced escalation of the Iraq war. Bring the troops home now! We've received information from dozens of cities and towns across the country! Click here for a listing of protests and more information.

A NEW YEAR'S GREETING FROM THE ANSWER COALITION

On March 17, 2007, the 4th anniversary of the start of the criminal invasion of Iraq, tens of thousands of people from around the country will descend on the Pentagon in a mass demonstration to demand: U.S. Out of Iraq Now! 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 anti-war march to the Pentagon during the Vietnam War. The message of the 1967 march was "From Protest to Resistance," and marked a turning point in the development of a countrywide mass movement.

In the coming days and weeks, thousands of organizations and individuals will begin mobilizing for the upcoming March on the Pentagon. Organizing committees and transportation centers are being established to bring people to the March on the Pentagon.

The March 17 demonstration will assemble at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Constitution Gardens) at 12 noon in Washington, D.C.and march to the Pentagon.

Click here to read the full ANSWER statement on why we're marching.
The people of the United States want an end to the war in Iraq. The elections in November were a clear repudiation of the Bush administration's war of aggression. The new Congress, however, has no intention of ending the war. Bush and the Pentagon generals are determined to prolong the war. Tens of thousands of more troops will be sent to Iraq. We are building a massive antiwar movement on the national and local level. Only the action of the people will stop the war.

We are returning to the Pentagon because the Iraq war has resulted in more than 655,000 Iraqi deaths (Lancet), on top of more than 1 million killed by sanctions between 1990-2003. This is genocide.

We are returning to the Pentagon because U.S. military deaths has exceeded 3,000. But that doesn't begin to tell the story. There have been 21,921 wounded as of Nov. 30 and another 17,835 evacuated due to serious injury or illness as of Sept. 30, 2005 when the Pentagon stopped releasing these statistics.

We are returning to the Pentagon because it is U.S. missiles and bombs, including hundreds of thousands of cluster bombs that have been sent to Israel to kill and maim the people of Palestine and Lebanon. These weapons are a war crime. The estimate is that between 2 million and 3 million cluster bomblets were dropped on Lebanon, and more than a million remain unexploded -- posing a danger to civilians for years to come. The war in Iraq is one front in the U.S. plan for domination of the Middle East. Colonial occupation is a crime whether it be in Iraq or Palestine or Lebanon.

The Global Military Machine

We are returning to the Pentagon because it maintains 714 military bases in 130 countries to extend the influence of US transnational corporations, oil giants and banks. The slogan of national security and the war on terror stands exposed as a pretext for a global empire enforced by military might and limitless violence.

While the focus of the recent years has been to use military power and violence against the Arab people, the Pentagon has been targeting peoples and nations all over the world. U.S. troops occupy South Korea. U.S. nuclear weapons target North Korea. Interventionist actions are already taking place in the Philippines, and are planned against Cuba, Venezuela, and throughout South and Central Asia.

The Warfare State: Spying, Surveillance, Secret Prisons and Torture Facilities

We are returning to the Pentagon to demand the immediate closure of Guantánamo and all other torture facilities. The grotesque revelations of torture and abuse in Abu Ghraib were the tip of the iceberg. Punishing a few rank and file soldiers and counting on the mass media to tire of the story, the Pentagon has tried to conceal the reality that it engages in arbitrary detention and torture of those it identifies as “enemies.”
We are returning to the Pentagon to demand an end to the surveillance and other spy programs conducted against the people of this country by the Pentagon and other agencies.

Militarism: The Social Costs of the Warfare State

We are returning to the Pentagon because the military budget of this country is a dagger in the heart of programs that meet peoples' needs. More than 47 million people in the U.S. are without health care coverage and one out of every four children is born into extreme poverty. Fifty percent of all bankruptcies in the last year were filed by people who couldn't pay their hospital and doctor's bills. Factories are closing and whole communities and neighborhoods are being turned into ghost towns. Skyrocketing tuition is and will continue to make the dream of a college education harder to realize for working class youth. In the last year, Bush and Congress cut money for education, food aid and veterans' benefits while the Senate voted almost unanimously to rubber stamp the new “war” budget of $590 billion (the official budget number of $443 billion conceals at least $150 billion in expenditures.)

We are returning to the Pentagon to challenge the system that is addicted to war and global domination. The Iraq war is a criminal endeavor based on lies. It was always about conquering the entire Middle East with its vast repositories of oil. While the Iraq war has been an absolute catastrophe for the entire people of Iraq and for tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers, it must be remembered that many U.S. corporations are benefiting. They are the recipients of new Pentagon orders for weapons, supplies and contracts. The Iraq war costs approximately $279 million each day. That breaks down to more than $11 million every hour of every day of the year. The total cost of the Iraq war will be $2 trillion, according to the Iraq Study Group report.
Unless the people act now, the human and economic costs of the war will only increase. For more information go to

http://www.answercoalition.org/.

Let's unite and stand together at the Pentagon on March 17. Take a moment and take action now:

Endorse the March on the Pentagon. Organize transportation to the March.Volunteer for the March on the Pentagon.Donate to help make the March a powerful success.Sign up for email updates.Download flyers to distribute in your area.

Endorsers for the March on the Pentagon include:

Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General- Maxine Waters, Congresswoman- Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author- Cynthia McKinney, Congresswoman- Cindy Sheehan, co-founder Gold Star Families for Peace, author- Ron Kovic, Vietnam Veteran, author, Born on the 4th of July- Malik Rahim, Founder, Common Ground Collective, New Orleans- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit- Paul Haggis, Director of Crash, 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture - Elias Rashmawi, National Coordinator, National Council of Arab Americans (NCA)- Howard Zinn, Author, A People's History of the United States- Rev. Luis Barrios, St. Mary's Church

- Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild- Chaplain James Yee, former Army chaplain, Guantánamo Detention Center- Mahdi Bray, Executive Director, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation- Roy Bourgeois, Founder, School of the Americas Watch- Eric LeCompte, National Office, School of the Americas Watch- Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Co-founder, Partnership for Civil Justice- Brian Becker, National Coordinator, ANSWER Coalition- Mounzer Sleiman, TV commentator and Vice Chair, National Council of Arab Americans- Waleed Bader, Vice chair of the National Council of Arab American, Chair of NCA NY/NJ Chapter, Former President of Arab Muslim American Federation - NY- Ben Dupuy, Co-Director, Haiti Progres- Juan Jose Gutierrez, Executive Director, Latino Movement USA- Calvin Gipson, Former President, San Francisco LGBT Pride Committee

- Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Pastor, Plymouth Congregational Church, Washington D.C- Kay Lucas, Director, Crawford Peace House, Crawford, TX- Chuck Kaufman, Co-coordinator of the Nicaragua Network- Al Garcia, Alliance for a Just & Lasting Peace in the Philippines- Macrina Cardenas, Mexico Solidarity Network- Eugene Puryear, Howard University, student leader- Gloria La Riva, Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five- Ed Asner, Actor- Shirley Knight, Actor- Debra Sweet, National Coordinator, World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime- Medea Benjamin, co-founder, CODEPINK* and Global Exchange*- Jennifer Harbury, Human Rights Lawyer, author

- Ed. Dickau, Alexandria Va, Political Consultant, *Impeachment Advocate at precinctmaster.blogspot.com- Jim Lafferty, Director, National Lawyers Guild - Los Angeles- Mimi Kennedy, Actor (Dharma & Greg)- Jeffrey McKenzie, co-founder, Military Families Speak Out (MFSO)*- United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA)- Iglesia de San Romero - UCC- Da Urban Butterflies- Free Palestine Alliance - U.S.- Partnership for Civil Justice - LDEF- Nicaragua Network- Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines - USA- Mexico Solidarity Network- Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation

- KAWAN: Korean Americans Against War and Neoliberalism- CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities- Nodutdol for Korean Community Development- Justice Committee- NYC Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)- Jonah House- The Atlantic Life Community (ALC)- Iglesia de San Romero - United Church of Christ- Socialist Front of Puerto Rico - NY- Association of Filipino Workers (AFW)- Islamic Political Party of America (IPPA)- School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch)- Bangsamoro Mindanao Caucus

- Vietnam Veterans Against the War Anti-Imperialist- FMLN (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front) USA- Women's Anti-Imperialist League (WAIL)- Student National Coordinating Committee (SNCC), University of Louisville- Committee on Pilipino Issues - Chicago- Popular Education Project-Free Cuban 5- Party for Socialism and Liberation- Casa las Americas, Puerto Rico- Iglesia Luterana Popular de El Salvador- Franciscan Justice & Peace Office-Philippines- Islamic-National Congress- Mujeres en un Solo Mundo

- Mothers Against War- Committee for Peace in the Middle East- Centro Latino- Prisoners of Conscience Committee- Asians for Jericho and Mumia- SF Bay View - National Black Newspaper- Youth Against Youth Incarceration- Grandmothers for Peace International- Welfare Warriors- First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN) - USA- Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) of Southern California

- Pacific & Asian Women's Alliance- Gay Liberation Network - Chicago- 8th Day Center for Justice - Chicago- EmpowerDC- Indigenous Nations Network (INN)- All India Anti-imperialist Forum- Harlem Tenants Council- Muslim Student Association West- Veterans for Peace, Crestline, CA- Peace & Freedom Party, Orange County- We the People United Bangladesh- Justice for Palestinians

- Carlisle Peace College- Bolivarian Youth of Florida International University- YOUTH UNITE, Los Angeles- Bishop Johh Michael Reid, Orthrodox Church, Southern California- St. Stephen's Non-Violence Committee- Berkeley Fellowship UU's Social Justice- KmB - USA (Pro People Youth)- UGNAYAN Youth-NYC- David Mott, Organizing Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)*, Rockville, MD- Jahahara Alkebulan-Ma'at, Former National Co-Chair, N'COBRA (National Coalition Of Blacks for Reparations in America)*, Oakland, CA- Kenneth Lerch, President, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 3825*, Rockville, MD- Daniel Liberatoscioli, President, Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA- KL Shannon, The Defender's Association Racial Disparity Project
- Carrie Hathorne, organizer, Watada Support Campaign*- Dr. Nada Elia, National Council of Arab-Americans*- Stephanie Mitchell, Chicago State, Student Leader- Jim Fennerty, National Lawyers Guild Chicago*- Daniel Bell, National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR)*, Las Vegas, NV- Manik Mukherjee, Vice-President, All India Anti-imperialist Forum, Calcutta, India- Nellie Hester Bailey, Director, Harlem Tenants Council, New York, NY- José Luis Diaz, Presidente, Casa las Americas, Puerto Rico- Roberto Pineda, Pastor, Iglesia Luterana Popular de El Salvador- J. Calvin Bugho OFM, Director, Franciscan Justice & Peace Office, Cebu City, Philippines- Frank Velgara, Spokesperson, Socialist Front of Puerto Rico - NY- Talaat Ahmed Mosallam, General Coordinator, Islamic - National Congress, Egypt

- Jibril Hough, Chairman, Islamic Political Party of America- Michael Martinez, President of Florida International University Chapter of Bolivarian Youth- Amir Mertaban, President, Muslim Student Association West- Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)- Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., Prisoners of Conscience Committee- Akua Njeri, December 4th Committee- Mario Santos, Filipino Workers Association, San Francisco- Jack Vergara, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)- Fredy Tejada, FMLN Central American Parliamentary, FMLN USA- William Blum, Author of “Killing Hope”- Peter Phillips, Director, Project Censored; Sonoma State University, Cotati, CA
- Lawrence Reyes, Coordinator, Puerto Rican Alliance of Los Angeles*- Sherry Brown, Vice Chairman, Malcolm X Day Committee*, Washington, DC- Carl Douglas Rogers, Co-founder, Viet Nam Veterans Against the War*, Los Angeles, CA- Darin Robbins, Green Party*, Corning, NY- Holly Severson, Immigrant rights organizer, La Raza Centro Legal*

- Sarah "echo" Steiner, Co-Chair, Green Party of United States*, Lake Worth, FL- Ruth I A Valdez, Women’s' International League for Peace and Freedom*, Watsonville, CA- Monica Valenzuela, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)*, Los Angeles, CA- James Petras, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Binghamton (State University of New York)- Ron Jacobs, author, The Way the Wind Blew, Asheville, NC- Walter Riley, attorney and activist, Oakland, CA- Peggy Choy, Pacific & Asian Women's Alliance

- Chester County Peace Movement- Virginia Antiwar Network (VAWN)- Action Center for Justice Charlotte, NC- Committee for Human Rights Philippines-Seattle- Stand Up Seattle- Neighbors for Peace- Chicagoland Coalition Opposed to the Militarization of Youth- U.S. Citizens Against War (Florence)- Americans Against the War France (AAW- France)- Boston Anti-Zionist Action (BAZA)- Jersey City Peace Movement- Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter- Sullivan County Peace and Justice

- St. Pete for Peace- Tri City Action for Peace- Progressive Austin- Stop the War Machine Albuquerque, NM- Bay Area United Against War- Solano Peace & Justice Coalition- South Jersey for Mumia- Texans for Peace- Committee for Peace- Human Rights Boston- The Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism- The Palestine Solidarity Group -Chicago- Association of Filipino Workers (AFW), Los Angeles

- Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR), Los Angeles- Bloomington Peace Action Coalition (IN)- Progressive Democrats of Illinois- ICAN - Independent Community Activist Network- Long Beach Area Peace Network (LBAPN)- People for Peace and Justice, York, PA- Residents for Affordable Housing- Doctors of the World Greek Delegation- Progressive Voices TV- Left I on the News- Freedom Road Socialist Organization- Carolyn Rosenstein, Codepink*, Progressive Democrats*, Los Angeles, CA

- J. Crum-Vanlandingham, Long Beach Area Peace Network (LBAPN), Long Beach, CA- Alejandra Juarez, California State University, Stanislaus NOW Chapter*, Hughson, CA- Emmanuel Lopez, President of Florida International University Bolivarian Youth, Margate, FL- Karla Weigold, Residents for Affordable Housing, Minneapolis, MN- Wilfred Mische, Progressive Voices TV, St. Cloud, MN- Chaline Ouellet, World Can’t Wait Missoula*, Missoula, MT- Benjamin Ramos, Coordinator, Popular Education Project-Free Cuban 5, Bronx, NY- Maureen O'Brien, Co-Chair, Robert F Kennedy Democratic Club*, Albany, NY- Craig Ligenfritz, Co-Coordinator, People for Peace and Justice*, York, PA- Susan Morucci, Humanitarian Aid Worker, Doctors of the World Greek Delegation, Athens, Greece- International Socialist Organization- Freedom Socialist Party National Office

- Catherine Blount Foundation- Children of the New Garden- Chischilly Pottery- EarthSave of the Lowcountry- Venue Theatre and Actors Studio- Patriots for Change- Nukewatch- Broken Ground Theatre- Proletariat Productions- La Fundacion OBNU- Bring Da Noise- Coastal Convergence Society

- Association of World Citizens- Progressive Portal- Camp Joy Garden, Inc.- Riverhawks- Bend-Condega Friendship Project- The Heritage Institute- International Republican Socialist Network- Jamaat al-Muslimeen- Landmines Blow- Socialist Alternative- Duckdaotsu Media Arts- WaWa Aba Wellness Corp.

- Splash magazine of SWFL- Defenders of the American Promise- The G-Jo Institute- Dare To Dream Network- U.S. Raelian Movement- Winnie Smith, Veterans for Peace*, American Nurses Association*, San Francisco, CA- Dr. David Harris, President of Veterans for Peace Ch. 115*, Witness for Peace*, Red Wing, MN- Thomas Tully, Disabled American Veterans (DAV)*, Woburn, MA- Thomas Gilmore, Vietnam veteran, retired social worker, Prescott, AZ- Frederick H. Forschler, Vietnam veteran, Elk Grove, CA- Steve Trimm, Vietnam War Draft Resister, Albany, NY
- Robert Hilliard, Purple Heart WWII veteran, Author and Educator, Cambridge, MA

- Ivett Spence-Brown, Viet-Nam era Veteran, Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Richard Fuerst, Retired Military Officer, Englewood, FL- Ethan Tabor, Veteran, College Park, MD- Thomas Rockriver, member, Ironworkers*, Veterans for Peace*, VVAW*, Chapel Hill, NC- Donna Stevens, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 39*, Jenera, OH- Diane Baker, Reverend/Chaplain, First Community Church Congregational-UCC*, Dallas, TX- Rev. Kenneth Kennon, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)*, Tucson, AZ- Rev. Sandra Mackie, Dillsburg, PA- Donna Martin, Pastor, United Church of Christ (UCC) *, Maryland- Ronald Redder, clergy, Roselawn Lutheran Church*, Cincinnati, OH

- Rev. Mel Williams, Watts Street Baptist Church*, Durham, NC- Rev Max B Surjadinata, Pastor, United Church of Christ (UCC), New York, NY- Jan Carlsson-Bull, Unitarian Universalist minister, Scituate, MA- Sister Jeanne Clark, Amityville, NY- Kathleen Lyons, Sister of Notre Dame*, Plant City, FL- PhoeBe ANNE (sorgen), co-chair, Berkeley Peace & Justice Commissioner, Berkeley Fellowship of UU's Social Justice Committee- Rev. Jack Reich, American Humanist Association*, DeKalb, IL- Rev. Ronald Rentner, Pastor, All Saints Lutheran Church*, Novato, CA- Rev. Townley McGiffert, Community Minister UCC*, Atlanta, GA- Rev. Dr. Michael Dowdy, Rolla, MO- John Michael-Reid, Bishop, Catholic Orthodox Church, St. Michael's Church*, Arcadia, CA- Rev. Ronald Rentner, Pastor, All Saints Lutheran Church*, Novato, CA

- Rev. Dr. Frederick Streets, University Chaplain, Yale University, New Haven, CT- Kathryn Collins, Associate of Sisters of Charity of New York*, Quincy, PA- Doug Balcom, Assistant Director, Seattle Peace Chorus*- Maura Barrios, Community Activist, Cuba Vive of Tampa Bay*, FL- Ed Crouch, Social Worker, Seattle Church Council*, Seattle, WA- Nicolas J S Davies, Writer/activist, Miami for Peace*, North Miami, FL- Henry Duke, Activist, Green Party of Orange County*, Fountain Valley, CA- Henry Duke, Alabama Healthcare for All! *, Fountain Valley, CA- Dan Elliott, activist/musician, Resistencia Global*, Sacramento, CA- Mary Lou Finley, Peace and Freedom Party*, San Diego, CA- Randall Hartman, South Bay Greens*, Torrance, CA- Ann Johnson, Secretary, Democrats of the Verde Valley*, Cottonwood, AZ- Barry Kissin, Activist, Peace Resource Center of Frederick Count*, Washington, MD

- Barbara Larcom, Coordinator, Casa Baltimore/Limay*, Baltimore, MD- Richard Shubert, Nebraskans for Peace, Lincoln*- Aaron Shuman, prisoner of conscience, School of the Americas Watch, Oakland, CA- Theres, Somrak, Witness for Peace*; Willamette University, Salem, OR- Frank Swift, Dayton International Peace Museum*, Dayton, OH- Sam Taha, civil rights advocate, Arab-Americans Rights*, Beaverton, OR- Steve Vargo, chapter organizer for World Can't Wait - Columbus, OH- Dr. Keister, Lake Erie Alliance for Democracy*, Erie, PA- Kevin McGuire, Green Party*, Arroyo Grande, CA- C. T. Weber, North State Chair, Peace & Freedom Party*, California School Employees Association (CSEA)*, Sacramento, CA- Gary Kleppe, Webmaster, Progressive Democrats of Illinois*, Villa Park, IL- Hope Brogunier, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine*, Bangor, ME- Miguel Jones, Indigenous Nations Network (INN), Chicago, IL

- Rev. Sandra Decker, El Cerrito Green Pary*, Kensington, CA- Robt., Braam, Will County Green Party*, Manhattan, IL- Timothy Baer, Organizer, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition (IN), Nashville, IN- Ana Daglio, Revolutionary Workers' Party*, Buenos Aires, Argentina- Paul O'Hanlon, Edinburgh Stop the War*, England- B. Ross Ashley, Service Employees Int'l Union Local 1*; co-founder, Union of American Exiles-1968*; Toronto- Eugene Craig, Steward, Service Employees International Union*, San Jose, CA- Robert Ward Cullen, Transportation Communications Union (TCU)*, East Williston, NY

- Lynn Daniels, United Federation of Teachers*, Wellington, FL- Darrin Downey, Union Member, I.A.T.S.E. Local 683*, Burbank, CA- Tim Duda, American Federation of Teachers*, San Antonio, TX- Allan Fisher, Political Director, AFT Local 2121* - San Francisco Community College District- Daniel Fuller, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) - District 10*, Milwaukee, WI

- Keith Haugen, Songwriter, American Federation of Musicians*, Honolulu, HI- Mansur Johnson, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada*; author of “Murshid, a personal memoir of life”; Tucson, AZ- Tom Johnson, United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1981*- Marc Jondall, United Transit Union 1471*, San Francisco, CA- Ron Kaminkow, Locomotive Engineer, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Division #51*, Reno, NV- Jeff Lacher, Union Organizer, Communications Workers of America*, Illinois- Virginia Lane, retired teacher/therapist, California Teachers Association (CTA)*, Norwalk, CA- Gail Mathews, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)*, Wakefield, RI- Henry Millstein, National Writers Union*, Novato, CA- Patsy Butler, retired refinery worker, United Steel Workers Local 4227*, Channelview, TX- Robert McMahon, Grievance Chairperson, Association of Scientists & Professional Engineers*, Lansdowne, PA- Anette Schiferl, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)*, Seattle, WA- Charles Allen, union organizer and teacher, Santa Cruz, CA

- Mark Gauthier, United Teachers of Los Angeles*, Los Angeles, CA- Kathleen Hughart, American Federation of Teachers*, San Diego, CA- Charlie Ray Fetty III, Trustee, USW Local 2102*, Pueblo, CO- Tiffany Heath, Communication Workers of America*, Silver Spring, MD- Stephen Paulmier, Pressperson, Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (GCC/IBT)*, Philadelphia, PA- Fred Muzin, President, Hospital Employees' Union*, Burnaby, Canada- Peter Baumgartel, Director of IT, American International College, CT- William bucher, Mathematician/Mathematics Instructor, West Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA- Therese Cauchon, teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District, San Diego, CA- Thomas Chen, PhD Student, Brown University, Allston, MA- Zeljko Cipris, Professor of Japanese, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA- Thomas Dublin, Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton

- Joseph Fahey, Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College, White Plains, NY- Robert Greenberg, Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus, University of New Mexico, Corrales, NM- Patrick Henry, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA- Thomas Jacobs, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University, Tenafly, NJ- Ellen Karnowski, Lake County International Charter School, Kelseyville, CA- Michael Keefer, Professor, University of Guelph, Toronto- Philip Klamm, Teacher, North Sacramento School District, Sacramento,, CA- Catharine Krupp, California Polytechnic State University - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA- Richard Levins, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA- Thomas Long, Psychologist, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC- Dr. David Macbride, University of Hartford, W. Hartford, CT- Paul Marceaux, Graduate Student, University of Texas, Austin, TX

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- Raphael Lancry, Security Consultant, Lyndhurst, Ohio- John Lattanzio, Marketing Manager, CB Builders, Inc. *, Columbus, OH- Claric O'Callaghan, MSW (masters degree in social work), Henderson Mental Health Center*, Hollywood, FL- Kathryn Ripp, psychotherapist, Moontree Psychotherapy Center*, Madison, WI- Ken Samuel, Senior AI Engineer, The MITRE Corporation*, McLean, VA- JW Wallowak, project officer, FEMA*, Kingston, PA- Steve Tornblom, Teacher/flute maker- Paul Habib, Carpenter, Step by Step*, Austin, TX- Lewyn Li, Helicos BioSciences*, New York, NY- Stuart Markoff, writer, Baltimore, MD- Andrew Muir, copywriter, Chelsea, QC

- Aris Anagnos, President, Real Estate Dynamics, Inc.*, Los Angeles, CA- Barbara Quick, Author, Berkeley, CA- Bradley A. TePaske, Jungian Analyst, Pacific Palisades, CA- Chuck Beers, Artist, Farmersville, OH- Cyndie Trewhitt, Social Worker, Alexandria, VA- Damen Mroczek, Scenic Designer, Mishawaka, IN- Doug Holt, graphic designer, Baltimore, MD- Ellen Murphy, nonviolence trainer, Bellingham, WA- Frederick Olson, Musician, Gardena, CA- Gail Picard, Librarian, Atlanta, GA- James Cockcroft, author, Chestertown, NY

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- Lorraine Caputo, documentary poet, Columbia, MO- Lowell Flanders, retired from United Nations, Long Island City, NY- Luis Baez, President/CEO, Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc.*, Milwaukee, WI- Patrick Brady, nuclear engineer, Landisville, PA- Paul Stenbjorn, author, Richmond, VA- Julian Kunnie, Professor, Tucson, AZ- Susan Horowitz, physician, La Jolla, CA- Fraser D'Avignon, accountant, Santa Barbara, CA- Rick Pearce, yacht captain, Novato, CA- Dawn Bluhm, Grants Operations Specialist, Council for Jewish Elderly*, Chicago, IL- Ronald Cress, Owner, Cress & Associates*, DeKalb, IL- Veronica Abreu, attorney, Natick, MA
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Saint Lewis, Hueytown, AL- Candida Sanderson, Bury St Edmunds, England- Carl Sperr, Spokane, WA- Carol Wise, San Diego, CA- Carole Garner, Houston, TX- Carolyn Dubuc, Ypsilanti, MI- Cathy Villalobos, El Segundo, CA- Charles & Shirley, Clayton, CA- Chris Hopkins, Rye, NY- Chris Huska, Brandon, SD- Christine Carmona, Avondale, AZ- Colin Neiburger, Miami, FL- Cornelia Kietzman, Philadelphia, PA- Cristina Altieri-Martinez, Artist Business Manager, Montrose, NY- D.L. Marrin, Hanalei, HI- Dan Field, Cambria, CA- Dan Sweeton, Lebanon, TN- Daniel Lynch, Miami, FL- Daniela Hauptmann, Angwin, CA- Dave Davis, Oregon, IL- Dave Lindblom, Mount Pleasant, UT- David Gaiter, West Mifflin, PA- David Galvan, N Babylon, NY- David L. Wilson, College Park, GA- David Michener, Point Richmond, CA- David Peha, Torrance, CA- David Rosario, Everett, WA- Dawn Carroll, Syracuse, NY- Deborah L. 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Walton, Ojai, CA- Dr. Janet Jones, Washington, DC- Dr. Rufus Morison, Bristol, TN- Dr. Willaim Dykoski, New Brighton, MN- Duncan Audette, Nevada City, CA- Dusky Smithpaine, Los Gatos, CA- Eddie Griffiths, Seattle, WA- Edith Menning, Albuquerque, NM- Eileen Bowerman, Des Moines, IA- Eleanr Castle, Kalamazoo, MI- Elisa Welch, San Francisco, CA- Elizabeth McPherson, Lowell, MA- Elizabeth Schneider, Delhi, NY- Eloise Cranke, Des Moines, IA- Emmalie Moseley, Brisbane, CA- Eric Platt, San Francisco, CA- Erica Anthony-Benavides, San Antonio, TX- Erif Thunen, Albion, CA- Erik Soloveiko, Del Mar, CA- Eugenie Torgerson, Niles, MI- Fadhil Al-Kazily, Davis, CA- Feizal Mansoor, Kotadeniyawa, Sri Lanka- Frances Batch, Dripping Springs, TX- Francine Dobkin, Paradise Valley, AZ- Francis Sanker, Altoona, PA- Frank Kolwicz, Monmouth, OR- Frank Thacker, Westerly, RI- Fred Jakobcic, Marquette, MI- Fred Karlson, Ferndale, WA- Fred Miller, Lyndonville, NY- Freddie Long, Willits, CA- Gabriele Wohlauer, Pittsford, NY- Gary Chipman, Manchester, CT- Georgia Williamson, Williston, ND- Gerald Smith, Coarsegold, CA- Gerardo Hernandez, Austin, TX- Gess Healey, Taos, NM- Gladys Schmitz, Mankato, MN- Glenn Fields, Ballston Lake, NY- Gordon Anderson, Bergenfield, NJ- Grace Walker, San Francisco, CA- Gwynne Chesher, Wellington, FL- Helen Andersen, Seattle, WA- Ian McCormack Jr., Westerville, OH- Inga Kaminski, Chicago, IL- J.C. 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Anderson, San Diego, CA- John Neal, Charlotte, NC- John Noe, Milton, WA- John Simonsen, Corvallis, OR- Johnathan Paul McClellan, Chapel Hill, NC- Jonathan Weinstock, San Francisco, CA- Jonne Long, Kansas City, MO- Jorge Gonzalez, San Francisco, CA- Joseph Brown, Santa Barbara, CA- Josie Teodosijeva, Wheat Ridge, CO- Joyce Jeffries, Oolitic, IN- Joyce Niksic, Hammond, IN- Judith Siegel, Molino del Piano, Italy- Judy and Dick Northrop, Horseheads, NY- June Engstrom, Eureka,, CA- Justin Kranjec, Lucknow, Canada- Karen Blanton, Nokomis, FL- Karen Hanson, Westerly, RI- Karen Russel, Westminster, MD- Kathleen Moore, Sequim, WA- Kathryn M. 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U.S. Peace Movement Plans to "Escalate" Street Protests

The ANSWER Coalition Responds to Bush's War Speech of January 10, 2007

ANSWER Coalition Statement:

Unwilling to accept the failure of his war of aggression in Iraq, his "war of choice," Bush announced tonight a plan that will succeed only in sending thousands of Iraqis and U.S. soldiers to their graves in the next year.
What Bush is really proposing is using thousands of additional U.S. soldiers in a planned reign of terror in the streets and neighborhoods of Baghdad against those who want the U.S. to leave. Bush chose to use a euphemism about the planned reign of terror when he stated that one of the past "mistakes" of the U.S. military operation in Baghdad was that, "there were too many restrictions on the troops we did have." The blood will flow just as Bush promises but this plan will fail just as badly as every announced initiative since Bush arrogantly taunted the Iraqi resistance with his infamous "Bring em on" speech back in 2003. Bush gave the people of the United States a warning that they should expect the coming year will be "bloody and violent," with "television screens filled with images of death and suffering." He tried to innoculate himself from responsibility for this carnage although his plan makes it inevitable.
Bush's aspiration to salvage his "legacy" and his place in history isn't worth one more life. Every mother and father of a U.S. soldier, every person who has a loved one in the U.S. armed forces should make it clear that the lives of their family members are too precious to be sacrificed for such an ignoble cause.

For the last six years, Bush has provided huge tax breaks for the billionaires and multimillionaires of this country. But it will not be their children who will be sent to fight and die in Iraq. The privileged ultra-rich, Bush's real "base," are shielded from the horrors of the war.
The deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis since March 2003 (see Lancet medical journal 10/06), proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Bush's claim that his invasion was for the liberation of the Iraqi people is a complete and utter lie.

"Clearing and holding neighborhoods in Iraq" is not the duty or right of members of the U.S. military. The people who live in those neighborhoods lived in peace before the arrival of the occupation forces. The occupation is illegal and the order to stiffen the occupation is illegal too. U.S. soldiers have the right and duty to disobey illegal orders.

Neither one more Iraqi nor one more soldier should die so that the politicians, who inaugurated a criminal "pre-emptive" invasion of a country that posed zero threat to the people of the United States, can postpone the verdict of history.

For their part, the Democrats in Congress are involved in a slightly more complicated dance. They want to posture as opponents of Bush's escalation and so-called surge without taking responsibility for bringing the war to a close. They could cut funding for the war which is their exclusive Constitutional prerogative. But they will absolutely refuse to take this responsibility. They are merely posturing for the 2008 elections hoping to take advantage of the well deserved public disgust for Bush and the Iraq war.

The issue right now for the anti-war movement can not simply be opposition to a surge or an escalation: the issue is the war itself. The troops must be brought home now. As in Vietnam, that is the only solution. Those who initiated the war and who funded the war should be held accountable for one of the great crimes of the modern era.
Everything that Bush has said about the Iraq war has proved to be a lie. This was always a war for Empire in a strategic area that possesses two thirds of the world's oil supply. He proclaimed tonight that, "failure in Iraq would be a disaster for the United States." If Bush fails in Iraq the people of the United States lose nothing.

It is not our Empire.

On March 17, 2007, the anniversary of the start of the criminal invasion of Iraq, tens of thousands of people from around the country will descend on the Pentagon in a mass demonstration to demand: U.S. Out of Iraq Now! 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 anti-war march to the Pentagon during the Vietnam War. The message of the 1967 march was "From Protest to Resistance," and marked a turning point in the development of a countrywide mass movement.

Thousands of organizations and individuals are mobilizing for the upcoming March on the Pentagon. Organizing committees and transportation centers are being established to bring people to the March on the Pentagon.

Tomorrow, January 11, there will be emergency demonstrations in scores of cities around the country protesting Bush's planned escalation of the war in Iraq. A schedule of the demonstrations can be found by clicking here.

The March 17 demonstration will assemble at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Constitution Gardens) at 12 noon in Washington, D.C. and march to the Pentagon. Go to http://www.answercoalition.org/ for more information. There are more than 1,000 endorsers for the March on the

Pentagon, including:

Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney GeneralAlice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning authorCynthia McKinney, Congresswoman Cindy Sheehan, co-founder Gold Star Families for Peace, authorRon Kovic, Vietnam Veteran, author, Born on the 4th of JulyMalik Rahim, Founder, Common Ground Collective, New OrleansBishop Thomas Gumbleton, Catholic Archdiocese of DetroitPaul Haggis, Director of Crash, 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture Elias Rashmawi, National Coordinator, National Council of Arab Americans (NCA)Howard Zinn, Author, A People's History of the United StatesRev. Luis Barrios, Iglesia de San Romero - UCCHeidi Boghosian, Executive Director, National Lawyers GuildChaplain James Yee, former Army chaplain, Guantánamo Detention CenterMahdi Bray, Executive Director, Muslim American Society Freedom FoundationFather Roy Bourgeois, Founder, School of the Americas WatchLeonard Weinglass, Attorney for the Cuban FiveEric LeCompte, National Office, School of the Americas WatchMara Verheyden-Hilliard, Co-founder, Partnership for Civil JusticeBrian Becker, National Coordinator, ANSWER CoalitionMounzer Sleiman, TV commentator and Vice Chair, National Council of Arab AmericansBen Dupuy, Co-Director, Haiti ProgresJuan Jose Gutierrez, Executive Director, Latino Movement USACalvin Gipson, Former President, San Francisco LGBT Pride CommitteeRev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Pastor, Plymouth Congregational Church, Washington D.CKay Lucas, Director, Crawford Peace House, Crawford, TXChuck Kaufman, Co-coordinator of the Nicaragua NetworkAl Garcia, Alliance for a Just & Lasting Peace in the PhilippinesMacrina Cardenas, Mexico Solidarity NetworkEugene Puryear, Howard University, student leaderGloria La Riva, Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban FiveCAAAV: Organizing Asian CommunitiesNodutdol for Korean Community DevelopmentKAWAN: Korean Americans Against War and NeoliberalismJustice CommitteeEd Asner, ActorShirley Knight, ActorDebra Sweet, National Coordinator, World Can't Wait -- Drive Out the Bush RegimeJennifer Harbury, Human Rights Lawyer, author United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA)Jim Lafferty, Director, National Lawyers Guild - Los AngelesIglesia de San Romero - United Church of ChristMimi Kennedy, Actor (Dharma & Greg)




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1 comment:

muldraker said...

While I agree with everyone that we have the right to protest and to organize a march, I also believe that as American citizens, we also all have the responsibility to support our country and to support our troops, especially when our country is at war.

In the days of our founding fathers, to do otherwise would have been considered an act of treason. For many of us, it still is just that.

That is why 1,000's and 1,000's of veterans and civilians who support our vets, will also be 'near' the wall on March 17th.

We will be there to protect the wall from those protesters who choose to deface memorials, if any are among those marching on the Pentagon. We will be there also to let the country and the world know, that you do not speak for all of us. You never have and you never will.

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