Skip to comments.A.N.S.W.E.R.: Momentum Builds for Sept. 24 Mass March in Washington DC
Posted on 05/21/2005 7:42:43 AM PDT by upchuck
The importance of the mass antiwar protests being organized on September 24 is driven home by two major new stories appearing today (M ay 19). A front-page article in the New York Times, headlined "Generals Offer a Sober Outlook on Iraqi War", is further confirmation of what has become crystal clear over the past month: The U.S. war strategy is in deep crisis and there is no more a "light" at the end of the tunnel in Iraq than there was in Vietnam. Pulling back from their rosy assessments of just a m onth ago, one unnamed top officer stated that the war could last "many year s."
"The rising econo mic cost of the Iraq war" is the headline in the Christ ian Science Monitor. By 2010, according to the Congressional Budget Of fice, "war expenses might total $600 billion." The Congressional Research o ffice predicts another $458 billion, on top of the $320 billion already app ropriated a total of $758 billion (more than three-quarters of a trillion d ollars) by 2014.
The cost in human lives and critically needed resources has already been enormous. More than 100,000 Iraqis have been killed and untold numbers wou nded. Living conditions have declined drastically in most of the country, w hile the indices of malnutrition, sickness and illiteracy have all risen sh arply, astounding statistics given the fact that the baseline for measureme nt was a society that had lived for 13 years under genocidal sanctions. Mor e than 1,600 U.S. soldiers have been killed, and over 28,000 have suffered from serious wounds (many causing permanent disability), injuries and illne ss.
We must emphasize that as George Galloway, an antiwar member of the British Parliament, pointed out this week, the "case for war w as a pack of lies." Galloway's testimony to a Senate sub-com mittee headed by Sen. Norm Coleman was a devastating blow, not only to the right-wing, war mongering senator, but even more so to the administration's now-discredited justification of the invasion of Iraq. As Galloways o eloquently explained in a presentation unprecedented in the mainstream me dia here, all the killing, dying and suffering in Iraq has been sold to the people on false pretenses.
At the same time, we know that the Bush administration and its supporters, Democrat as well as Republican (the Senate vote for next year's wa r appropriation was 99-0), plan to continue the war and occupation in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Haiti and elsewhere, the threats against other cou ntries from Korea to Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Syria, etc., and the attacks on living standards here, until they forced to stop.
It is this reality that underlines the importance of holding a u nited mass action on September 24 in Washington DC. On that day, thous ands will assemble at the White House at 12 noon and march through the stre ets of DC. Parallel mass protests are planned for the West Coast in San Fra ncisco and Los Angeles.
As the Call to Action states, "There is nothing more urgent than to construct unity in the face of Empire. Real unity cannot be bu ilt by sacrificing the rights of some but rather it will be forged by embra cing everyone's rights and just struggles for liberation. United we a re the majority. United we can fight and win."
Since the call for United Mass Action on September 24 in Washington DC - with coordinated actions in San Francisco and Los Angeles - was issued jus t one week ago, mobilizing has begun in cities and towns across the country . It is clear that activists are united on the importance of holding a mass ive mobilization in Washington DC on September 24 - and using every day ava ilable to mobilize.
In the first 5 days, over 600 endorsements were received - and in the la st 3 days that number has more than tripled. There are now over 2,0 00 endorsers who have signed on to the September 24 Call! Fill out the Endorsement Form to add your name to this important Call to Action (endors ements from individuals and organizations are welcome - public listing is o ptional).
Many of the endorsers are from local peace and social justice organizati ons who are also planning to mobilize their members and constituencies to b e in DC on September 24. Already, plans are being solidified for bu ses, vans and car caravans to travel from across the United States to be in Washington DC for the Mass March on September 24, as well as in S an Francisco and Los Angeles for the coordinated actions.
In southern New Jersey, buses are picking up from in front of malls and courthouses in several locations before heading to DC. In northern New Jers ey, picks ups are from two train stations and a university. People have off ered to drive their cars from locations as diverse as Dallas, Texas (21 hou rs from DC) and Farmville, Virginia (3 hours from DC) to come Washington DC with as many people as they can fit. There is a van planning to drive over 14 hours from Montfort, Wisconsin. Coordinated transportation is coming fr om Charlotte, North Carolina. And that's just to mention a few.
Begin to make your plans today! Use the next four months to fill as many buses as you can to be in DC on September 24. Fill out the
Here's how you can get involved:
The numerous and blatant lies in this email present a target-rich environment. Fire for effect!
Counter protest anyone?
Just like the last massive demonstrations that were held the weekend of March 19th and 20th, that turned out to be a total failure.
Although 1850 organizations were listed as participants, only 5,000 whackjobs showed up at major protests in New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
But it will give Ramsey Clark and Medea Benjamin something to do for the summer.
Look forward to such relevant chants as "FOX NEWS SUCKS" and "FREE MARTHA STEWART".
Note to ANSWER: the war is over. Sadam lost. Iraq has a new government. It's over.
But of course. It's on the calendar, and the radar. Are you up for a road trip, upchuck? I'll host a cookout at the compound afterwards.
DC Chapter Early Warning, mark your calendar ping.
During the Oct 2001 Answer circus, there was a live thread here on FR. One poster commented it would be just a matter of time before someone shouted "Free Mumia!". Sure enough, a few minutes later, Pam Africa (These ANSWER rallies bring in all the nuts) got up and started screaming about Mumia. I wasnt sure what he had to do with the Afghan War, but she was up there leading the Washington Mall crowd in chants of Free Mumia nd Down with the USA..
if you look at the oil fer food donations and some of the funding for intl answer there are some things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmm.
in anycase maybe theyll be all upset at saddam in his undeys...cause he treated his pows according to the geneva conventions.
if someone with the time/resources wants to follow up on the above lead....it is reporting gold....:)
These ANSWER rallies have all the markings of the Mariel Boatlift; all the nuts in the country are unleashed on unsuspecting members of a civilized society. The ANSWER thugs are everything but..
"Note to ANSWER: the war is over. Sadam lost. Iraq has a new government. It's over."
If they admitted that, they couldn't sell their anti-American protests as such.
I love watching the circus.
March for the following:
1) Stop the War in Iraq
2) End Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti
3) Support the Palestinian Peoples Right of Return
4) Stop the Threats Against Venezuela, Cuba, Iran & North Korea
5) U.S. out of the Philippines
6) Bring all the troops home now
7) Stop the Racist, anti-Immigrant and anti-Labor Offensive at Home, Defend Civil Rights
MARA VERHEYDEN-HILLIARD: There! Did we forget anthing, comrade Becker?
BRIAN BECKER: Nyet, comrade Mara. We have included all of our tired, old causes.
(CHORUS) Power to the People!
Perhaps the title shoud be:
We are desperately trying to build Momentum
Builds for Sept. 24 Mass March in Washington DC
They probably won't get 20% of the numbers as the annual March For Life in January, but will no doubt get 15,000% more coverage!
ANSWER LA participated in a protest in Baldwin Park, CA in which a 66 year old woman was hit in the forehead with a full water bottle:
If you want to do something about this, send summaries of that last protest to all the news organizations that might cover (and cover for) this upcoming protest. Suggest they tell the truth about ANSWER and its leaders:
I'm always up for a road trip :)
It's on my calendar.
I was wavering* and going wobbly* but the cookout offer clinched the deal!
*I'm taking lessons from Lindsey Graham!
Since ANSWER and MOVEON.ORG move in the same circles, I wonder if ole Howard Dean will be a featured speaker?
NOW, THAT would be a sight to see!!! Howard and Medea on the same stage---two loony birds sqwaking their stupid thoughts to brain challenged geeks!
To quote Dr. McCoy. ANSWER is a CANCER on Peace.
This is what happens when the GOP controlled US Senate
allows and condones a known anti war protester
and a traitor to remain in the US Senate.
Expect more of these type of anti war protests
here and abroad.
John Kerry was dishonorably dismissed from the Navy:
(statement from lawyers there at the time)
Whoever in the US Senate that gave Hanoi Kerry
a Top Secret Clearance HAS seen all his military records.
The FBI, since 9/11, does non military clearances.
His most recent one who have been in the spring/summer of '04
when he won the dims's nomination against President Bush.
NO ONE gets a Top Secret Clearance WITHOUT agreeing to have all your records released.
OR pass a FULL FBI check when someone
runs for the highest elected
office in th ecountry.
Does the DC crowd think "We the People" are stupid?
Uphold the US Constituion!
Too bad the "Move On" FReepers just don't understand
the real threat that the likes of Hanoi Kerry pose to our country.
I just don't understand their reasoning in saying
"drop it", "your wasting your time", "give it up" etc.
Some even howl when I remind them the job is NOT done.
Kerry Outs Undercover Intelligence Agent in Bolton Hearing
"Kerry cites voter intimidation examples
CNN ^ | 4-10-05
BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP)
Many voters in last year's presidential election were denied access to the polls
through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate
John Kerry told a voters' group Sunday."
Kerry E-Mail Concerning Judicial Nominees
April 1, 2005
Hanoi Kerry Veterans Group Calls on Congress
to Impeach George W. Bush and Richard Cheney
April 3, 2005
Well I have news for them.
I've been posting threads
on the Viet Nam anti war "crowd"
almost from day one on FR.
Wicked Witch of the West: Hanoi Jane Exposed in New Book
Hanoijane.net ^ | HENRY MARK HOLZER and ERIKA HOLZER,PhilDragoo
Posted on 10/30/2001 10:05:08 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
So why do they think I'll stop now?
Don't be like the Silent Majority in the 60's and 70's
Demand Kerry be ousted from the US Senate!
There is no need to impeach Hanoi Kerry from the US Senate
He is there illegally!
For those who "forgot" what Hanoi Kerry
did in the past read on and learn the truth.
Hanoi Kerry was still a USNR officer while he:
gave false hearsay testimony to Congress
negotiated with the enemy
helped the US lose a war
abetted in the deaths of millions
created a hostile environment for all servicemen
Why is Kerry still in the US Senate?
This is in violation of
U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3
And the FBI has proof of his treason.
Hanoi Kerry Timeline of a traitor
includes FBI files
Kerry and Julia traveled to Paris, France and met with Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, the Foreign Minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of Vietnam (PRG), the political wing of the Vietcong, and other Viet Cong and Communist Vietnamese representatives to the Paris peace talks, a trip he now calls a "fact-finding" mission.
(U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953, declares it illegal for a U.S. citizen to go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power.)
a) A person charged with absence without leave or missing movement in time of war,
or with any offense punishable by death,
may be tried at any time without limitation.
Contact the GOP controlled US Senate!
Distribute these url's!
Links to Anti Kerry sites
Viper's Vietnam Veterans Page
EXPOSE HANOI KERRY!
MUST SEE WEBSITE!!!!
Full details on these url's!
There is a backup site
if the 1st url is unavailable.
Did you see this...?
(The 'Kerry's Promise Counter')
Polipundit even tells you how to install it on your own page!
Never Forgive! Never Foget!
ping received and bumped. Members of ANSWER don't have anything else to do. We should ship toys to them.
I'll pass it on to my guys. Thanks for the heads-up.
JF'nK is a lying scumbag traitor ~ Bump!
Sept 24 - a Saturday - far enough away to save up for the trip - enough time to ready my uniform to show my SUPPORT of the Iraq War and troops - enough time to show my contempt for the -----
Super! I look forward to FReeping with you.
This time I will make an honest effort to get there.
There they go again... looking for something to do in their meaningless lives.
2,000 endorsers!! LOL. I don't even know what an "endorser" is, do you? I only know when I endorse my check. Is that what they mean; 2,000 fools have given them money?
I can imagine what their "transportation system" looks like, too.
Thanks for the ping!
Perhaps we should take the opportunity to organize local events while they're out of town. :-)
Oh sure. I should be recovered by then. ;)
Guess we'll have to update with a "Welcome Zarkawi Fan Club."
I wonder how many who attended the first ANSWER march will return for this one!
In any event, the DC Chapter will be there to greet them with MOAB in tow.
"FRY MUMIA" bump.
Oh, geez, was it really that bad? :~)
Got a few from Ricmond interested in a September road trip.
My sign will read:
ANSWER is America's answer to stupidity.
Oh, that is one terrific graphic! Can that be made poster size for 9/24?
I have a larger version but I'm not so sure it would enlarge well enough to print out that big.
Yeah, this date could work for me. If we are going to counter protest, right now I can't swear I'd be there, but I think it could work.
What u talkin' bout upchuck???
I'm talking about the move & the fact I've been sick ever since.
Calendar marked, new budget envelope started. I will work up an appetite at the FReep!