On Saturday, March 19, scores of organizations are coming together for worldwide protests on the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. For details on the San Francisco demonstration, click here.
When: Saturday, March 19 at noon
Where: Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles (MAP)
What: March and rally
Sponsor: Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER)
Contact: ANSWER Coalition National Headquarters - 202-265-1948 - info - at - answercoalition.org
Download and distribute this Los Angeles flyer (pdf in English)
The Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed this demonstrations.
March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Iraq today remains occupied by 50,000 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of foreign mercenaries.
The war in Afghanistan is raging. The U.S. is invading and bombing Pakistan. The U.S. is financing endless atrocities against the people of Palestine, relentlessly threatening Iran and bringing Korea to the brink of a new war.
While the United States will spend $1 trillion for war, occupation and weapons in 2011, 30 million people in the United States remain unemployed or severely underemployed, and cuts in education, housing and healthcare are imposing a huge toll on the people.
Actions of civil resistance are spreading.
On Dec. 16, 2010, a veterans-led civil resistance at the White House played an important role in bringing the anti-war movement from protest to resistance. Enduring hours of heavy snow, 131 veterans and other anti-war activists lined the White House fence and were arrested. Some of those arrested will be going to trial, which will be scheduled soon in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, March 19, 2011, the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, will be an international day of action against the war machine.
Protest and resistance actions will take place in cities and towns across the United States. Scores of organizations are coming together. Demonstrations are scheduled for San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and more.
In Los Angeles, the March 19 rally and march will gather at 12 noon at Hollywood and Vine.