Iraq War Protest Announced

anti-war coalition United for Peace and Justice has announced a massive
“mobilization� to Washington, D.C. this September. I thought the last
paragraph from their call was interesting:

every corner of this country, people will travel to Washington to bring
our demands directly to the policymakers responsible for this unjust
war. These three days of actions will send a clear message to the White
House and Congress: The Iraq war must end. It’s time to bring all the
troops home, leaving no U.S. military bases behind, and to stop the
corporate theft of Iraq’s resources. Instead of draining our national
treasury for endless war, we demand that our tax dollars be used to
repair the damage done to Iraq and to fund services in our communities.
We call for an immediate end to our government’s assault on immigrants,
the unethical pressures on our young people to join the military, and
the undermining of democracy through relentless attacks on everyone’s
basic rights.

Our mobilization will coincide with the meetings
of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, whose economic
policies place corporate profits ahead of basic human needs worldwide.
We will speak out against the corporate theft of Iraq’s resources and
the decimation of the Iraqi economy through privatization and “free


Author: Rob Goodspeed