March 21st: Anti-War Rally/March (Seattle)

 
JOIN WORLD CAN’T WAIT IN PROTESTING 6 YEARS OF WAR IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

--> NOON: Rally at Westlake (4th and Pine) then march to Federal Building (2nd and Spring)

--> 2pm: Rally at Federal Building- Bring shoes for a shoes toss in solidarity with Muntadar Al Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who removed his shoes and threw them at Bush, saying, " You Dog, this is for the orphans and the widows and all those who have been killed in Iraq.”

(After the rally the shoes left behind are going to be donated to a local agency which provides free clothing to low-income families)

SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2009 IN SEATTLE:
JOIN WORLD CAN’T WAIT IN PROTESTING 6 YEARS OF WAR IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

Barack Obama says he will:
• leave 80,000 troops, thousands of private contractors, and 17 permanent bases in Iraq;
• send 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan , leading to more killings of civilians;
• keep sending robot drones over Pakistan, killing more civilians;
• deploy nuclear carriers with enough firepower to annihilate any country in the Mideast;
• support the Israeli siege on Gaza;
• keep in place the “secret rendition” program which Bush used to torture detainees;
• keep the government spying on citizens and continue Bush’s “state secrets” justification;
• increase the U.S. military by 92,000 troops, sending more to die for empire;
• refuse to investigate & prosecute the war and torture crimes of the Bush regime.

The election of the first black president is effectively re-branding preemptive and illegal wars of aggression to make us feel good about them, enlisting us to “serve and sacrifice” for horrors we have no good reason to support. The U.S. war on Afghanistan is an unjust war of aggression—the supreme war crime, waged not to bring democracy and liberation to the Afghan people, but to control Afghanistan with the goal of permanent domination of the Middle East. But, we don’t have to go along! It’s immoral to “wait and see” or hope for the best from Obama. If you care about humanity, get in the streets to send a message to the world that there are millions of us who don’t want these crimes carried out.

It’s time now to take action & make our demands visible everywhere.

*** Sign the Letter to the Anti-War Movement here, and say why you refuse to stay silent as the crimes of your government continue.

*** Organize an action or event on Thurs., March 19th, the 6th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.
Check out what's happening nationwide at here.

*** Read a student's account of the We Are Not Your Soldiers tour at her school here and make plans to bring the tour to your school.

Organizing Meetings for this event being held on Sundays at 6PM at Starbucks on Olive Way on Capitol Hill.

For more info, contact WCW at:  seattle@worldcantwait.org

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