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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] The message being distributed for the March is as follows: Brothers, Sisters, Friends and Supporters: US polls indicate overwhelming Black opposition to the racist and illegal war of "shock and awe" against the people of Iraq. People of African descent understand well the US doctrine of "shock and awe" terrorism to expand its empire that drips with the blood of people of color. On April 5th in the historic village of Harlem thousands of African descendants in the US along with people of color allies will raise their voices in protest against this WAR FOR OIL. We will debunk the myth that People of Color do not have a visible voice or presence in the anti-war movement. We will speak to our issues, give our analysis, and support allies without conditions. This is a historic moment for the world, and especially for people of color. It is no accident that African Americans comprise 30% of the 40% people of color serving as cannon fodder for the US military. A bleak future of minimum wage employment or the prison industrial complex drives our sons and daughters into the military. Instead of educating our kids public schools have become fertile ground for military recruitment while every obstacle is put in place to prevent our children from obtaining higher education. It is no accident that New York State's courts have ruled the public school system has the obligation to only provide our children with an 8th grade education. Not to mention the continued daily brutality and death of our young people at the hands of the police. If this is not enough, now they want the blood of our children to fight in the Middle East in a campaign of endless war (Iraq is only the first target in the region). ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! JOIN US ON APRIL 5TH IN HARLEM, LET US SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE. A Call to All African Americans & People of Color We must show the world that we stand in opposition to this racist war in Iraq! We stand in opposition to a war where most of our children’s bodies will litter the deserts in Iraq. It is our children who are being sent to kill others due the economic draft that leaves them without jobs, decent homes, health care, quality education or protection against police brutality! It is our children and our families whose human rights continue to be violated by this racist government and big business. Join your sisters and brothers in Harlem Organizer: Black Solidarity Against the War Coalition; Endorsing groups (partial listing): District Council 1707:Raglan George/Executive Director, Brenda Stokley/Local 215, Victoria Mitchell//Local 107, Glenn Huff/Local 205, Norman Taylor/Local 215, Betty Powell/Local 95; NYCLAW; A.N.S.W.E.R.; Muslim American Society; Al-Awda NY/NJ; The New England Committee to Defend Palestine; Women in Islam; Council on American Islamic relations (CCAIR-NY); The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA); Defend Palestine Committee; Vieques Support Campaign; Prolibertad; Harlem Tenants Council; Harlem Fight Back; December 12th Movement; New York City Chapter of The National Conference of Black Lawyers; New York City Metro Area Chapter of N’COBRA; Patrice Lumumba Coalition; Black Telephone Workers for Justice; New Jersey State wide Coalition for Reparations; People’s Organization for Progress; Black Workers Unity Movement; Blacks Against The War, Action for Community Empowerment; Community Justice Center; Cuba Solidarity New York; The Emergency Committee for Palestine; New Jersey Solidarity; Monica Santana/Immigrant Rights Activist; William Camacaro/Committee in Solidarity with Venezuela; Silvia Arana/Latino Collective of WBAI; La Fuerzan de la Revolucion; NY City MetroChapter of the Black Radical Congress; The Free Mumia Abu Jamal Coalition; Valentin Silverio Partido de los Trabajadores Dominicanos; Carlos Bernales (Peru) Centro Cultural Abya-Yala ; Wilson Spencer Bloque de la Izqierda Dominicana; Luis Barrios Iglesia San Romero NYC; Working Peoples Voice Collective; Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE); Folk Singer & Activist Matt Jones; _______________________________________________ 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