Asia, Nonviolent Activism, North America

Get in the Streets This Saturday to End War

World BEYOND War, January 2, 2019

This is happening in the United States but can be joined in elsewhere.

On Saturday, January 4 the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, World BEYOND War, Popular Resistance, UNAC, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and many others are calling on people from around the United States to organize local demonstrations to demand:

NO MORE U.S. TROOPS TO IRAQ OR THE MIDDLE EAST!
U.S. OUT OF IRAQ NOW!
NO WAR/NO SANCTIONS ON IRAN!

In response to the massive protests in Iraq following the latest U.S. aerial assault that killed scores of Iraqis, Donald Trump has ordered 750 more U.S. troops to the Middle East and potentially 3,000 more. This is in addition to the 5,200 U.S. troops already stationed in Iraq.

Every U.S. president over the last 28 years has ordered the bombing of Iraq. The decision by Donald Trump and the Pentagon to launch new air assaults against Iraqis in the past week ignited nationwide resistance by Iraqis who want to reclaim their full sovereignty and do not want Iraq to be used in a U.S. war on Iran.

More than a million Iraqis have died during the past 28 years as a consequence of U.S. occupation, bombings, and sanctions. Tens of thousands of U.S. troops have either been killed or suffered life-changing wounds. The U.S. government has spent more than $3 trillion dollars in the on-going occupation and bombing of this oil-rich country. Instead of taking the United States out of this endless war, Trump is building up U.S. forces in the region and threatening a war with Iran.

Demonstrations will take place on Saturday, January 4 in the following cities. More are being organized.

•    The White House – Washington D.C.
12noon at the White House

•    Albuquerque, NM
2pm at Kirtland Airforce Base, San Mateo and Gibson Blvd

•    Chicago, IL
12noon at Trump Tower

•    Los Angeles, CA
1pm at Pershing Square
2pm at Santa Monica Promenade: 3rd and Arizona

•    New York City, NY
11am at Time Square

•    San Francisco, CA
12noon at Powell and Market

•    Arlington, MA
12noon at Broadway Plaza, Mass. Ave. and Medford St, Arlington, MA

•    Seattle, WA
2pm at Westlake Park

•    Atlanta, GA
3pm at Little Five Points

When you attend public events, bring as many people as you can, wear World BEYOND War shirts, share flyers, and gather signatures on the Declaration of Peace.

World BEYOND War is a global network of volunteers, activists, and allied organizations advocating for the abolition of the very institution of war. Our success is driven by a people-powered movement – support our work for a culture of peace.

One Comment

  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    great! protest against war NOW!

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