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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:59 AM
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Plan in advance to get to DC for the 4th anniversary war protest in March.
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4th Anniversary of War in Iraq: A Call to Action from UFPJ

October 6th, 2006



March 19, 2007, will mark the 4th anniversary of the U.S. war and occupation in Iraq. The whole world knows this war was based on lies -- a war that never should have happened. And while we've seen tremendous growth of antiwar sentiment throughout this country, we have yet to develop a force that is strong enough to force the government to end the war and bring the troops home. Now, more than ever, we must re-double our efforts and re-energize our work.

United for Peace and Justice believes the movement to end the war in Iraq will only grow in the coming months, and by next spring there could be a groundswell of opposition as more people are ready to make their voices heard. We are calling on peace and justice groups and organizers around the country to start planning now for the most massive antiwar demonstration our nation has seen.

On Saturday, March 17th, we will bring people from every state to Washington, DC, to demand an end to the war! We will call on people to stay through the weekend, and on Monday, March 19th -- the 4th anniversary of this obscene war -- we will organize a massive day of action focused on both the policy makers and the war machine.

As the plans for these three days of action in Washington, DC, develop, we will be sending out updates and more details. But we urge you to mark your calendars now: Begin discussing how your group can help this important mobilization next spring. We also know that in the past many groups have organized local protests and events on the anniversary of the war. This local work remains as critical as ever, and so we encourage you to plan local actions in the weeks leading up to the anniversary and our mobilization in Washington. And, of course, if you can't make the trip to Washington we hope you will organize local protests the same weekend.

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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:22 PM
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1. Hopefully we won't have another war to protest....

BREAKING NEWS: Eisenhower Carrier Group Sails for Iran Theater

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Eisenhower and its accompanying strike force of cruiser, destroyer and attack submarine slipped their moorings and headed off for the Persian Gulf region on Oct. 2, as I had predicted in a piece in The Nation magazine a few weeks back.

The Eisenhower strike force, according to my sources, is scheduled to arrive in the vicinity of Iran around October 21, at the same time as a second flotilla of minesweepers and other ships.

This build-up of naval power around the coast of Iran, according to some military sources, is in preparation for an air attack on Iran that would target not just Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities, but its entire military command and control system.

While such an attack could be expected to unleash a wave of military violence all over Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and elsewhere against American forces and interests and against oil wells, pipelines and loading vacilities, as well as a mining of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, with a resulting skyrocketing of global oil prices, the real goal of this new war by the U.S. would be ensuring Republican control of the House and Senate.

It seems increasingly clear that the Republican Party is going to lose its grip on the House of Representatives, and that it may even lose control of the Senate, barring some dramatic October Surprise by the president. So far, the surprises have been working against Republicans, with the Foley sex scandal, the evidence that Abramoff's bribery reached right into the inner sanctum of the White House, and the deteriorating U.S. position in Iraq.

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