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Pass it on... Tens of thousands will converge in Washington DC January 18-19, 2003 for a MASS DEMONSTRATION and the Convening of the GRASSROOTS PEACE CONGRESS THE INITIAL LIST OF ENDORSERS & INITIATORS OF THE JANUARY 18-19 ACTIONS INCLUDES: - A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition - Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general - New York City Labor Against the War - Dr. Hans Christof von Sponeck, former director of - the UN Oil for Food Program - Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational Church - Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation - National Lawyers Guild - AFSCME; Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War - International Action Center - Kensington Welfare Rights Union - Howard Zinn, Peoples' Historian - Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War - Ron Kovic, author (including "Born on the 4th of July") & many more! For the initial list of endorsers and initiators, go to: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/endorsers.html To ENDORSE the January 18-19 Mass Actions in DC, fill out the easy-to-use form at: http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18endorse.html#endo (if this link does not take you directly to the form, please scroll down) WHY YOU SHOULD BE IN DC JAN. 18-19: When Congress rejects the will of the people, the people must act themselves. Congress has rubber-stamped Bush's criminal war that seeks to conquer the oil, land and resources of the Middle East. Bush and Congress have shown that they represent the interests of Corporate America rather than the people of the United States. A people's movement is growing to stop them. On January 18 and 19 tens of thousands of people will participate in mass protest activities on the Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary weekend. Dr. King publicly condemned the U.S. war in Vietnam, providing a powerful connection between the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement. In his "Beyond Vietnam" speech at Riverside Church in 1967, he stated, "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today [is] my own government. . . [F]or the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent." Dr. King believed that it was impossible to successfully wage a war on poverty at home while waging a war of aggression in Vietnam. The same can be said today about George W. Bush's global war drive. Social programs and services are being looted as Bush and Congress provide record-breaking sums for weapons of mass destruction and war. Bush has signed into law Congress's new defense budget that transfers a billion dollars a day from the people into the hands of the military-industrial complex. The thousands who are coming to Washington, D.C., honor Dr. King and his legacy by opposing a criminal war in Iraq -- this time not in Vietnam, but in the Middle East -- and by demanding instead that these hundreds of billions of dollars earmarked for war instead be spent on jobs, education, housing, health care and to meet human needs. The grassroots Peace Congress will be comprised of delegations from all communities who are comingtogether in the streets and in a People's Congress to forge the opposition necessary to stop the Bush Administration's war drive: labor, students and youth, fighters for civil rights and women's rights, the LGBT community and people of faith. Join with others around the country by bringing a diverse delegation from your community to participate in the January 18 mass march and the January 19th People's Congress. To ENDORSE the January 18-19 Mass Actions in DC, fill out the easy-to-use form at: http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18endorse.html#endo To find TRANSPORTATION FROM YOUR AREA, go to: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18contacts.html If you plan to ORGANIZE TRANSPORTATION from your area to be in DC January 18-19, fill out the form at: http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18endorse.html#transp To download FLYERS & OTHER ORGANIZING MATERIALS, go to: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/resources/ *** Register your opposition to the war http://www.VoteNoWar.org *** FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.InternationalANSWER.org http://www.VoteNoWar.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org New York 212-633-6646 Washington 202-332-5757 Chicago 773-878-0166 Los Angeles 213-487-2368 San Francisco 415-821-6545 _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk