Revolution #160, March 29, 2009
Protests Throughout Country Against Obama’s Continuation of Iraq War
Six years ago the Bush Regime unleashed a nightmare of “shock and awe” upon the people of Iraq. A war begun with brazen lies, reinforced with torture, and perpetuated with military occupation has been responsible for the deaths of over one million Iraqi people. Barack Obama, the “peace candidate,” has pledged to continue the occupation of Iraq, and escalate the unjust war for empire in Afghanistan.
On Thursday March 19th, and on Saturday March 21st, in dozens of cities and towns across the U.S., people protested the criminal wars and torture perpetrated by this country’s government. From Florida to Washington, from Maine to California, and many points in between, people gathered and found creative and courageous ways to voice determined opposition to these unjust wars.
Reports of these actions, and a fuller summation of them, will be posted on this site [worldcantwait.org] soon. But what is already evident is that there is a huge amount of simmering dismay, opposition, discontent, and anger at Obama’s continuation of the criminal wars begun by Bush; but even more, this sentiment needs to grow, become more focused and determined among much larger sections of people, and these wars for empire must be stopped by the independent political actions of the people.
World Can’t Wait is bringing Iraq & Afghanistan war veterans into high school class rooms now as part of the “We Are Not Your Soldiers! Tour.” Their stories give students the reasons to resist military recruiters, and World Can’t Wait organizers help students plan how to resist them. Information at Wearenotyoursoldiers.org 347-385-2195
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A Must Read at the World Can’t Wait Web Site:
March 19th in New York:
The Few That Must Become the Many
There have been many moments in history in which the minority—acting boldly on its convictions—has been on the side of truth and justice, while the majority—either acting in opposition to that minority, or standing passively to the sidelines—has been on the side of lies and injustice.
On February 18, 1688, four Pennsylvania Quakers—Garret Hendericks, Derick up de Graeff, Francis Daniell Pastorius, and Abraham up Den Graef—wrote the first anti-slavery petition in the colonies.
Those four men were right. And the majority was wrong.
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