January 18 NO WAR ON IRAQ Nat'l March on Washington D.C.

Starting Date: 01-18-2003
Starting Time: 11:00am
Address

The Capitol Building (3rd & Constitution Ave. NW)
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
(202) 544-3389
Description
Jan. 18 NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON to demand:
NO WAR AGAINST IRAQ
ELIMINATE U.S. WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Rally at 11 am on the West Side of the Capitol Building
March on the Washington DC Navy Yard

When Congress rejects the will of the people, the people must act themselves. Congress has rubber-stamped Bush's crimi-nal war that seeks to conquer the oil, land and resources of the Middle East. Bush and Congress have shown that they represent the interests of Corporate America rather than the people of the United States.

A people's movement is growing to stop them. Tens of thousands of people will participate in mass protest activities on the Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary weekend.Dr. King publicly condemned the U.S. war in Vietnam, provid-ing a powerful connection between the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement. In his ?Beyond Vietnam? speech at Riverside Church in 1967, he stated, ?The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today [is] my own government. ...[F]or the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.?

Dr. King believed that it was impossible to successfully wage a war on poverty at home while waging a war of aggression in Vietnam. The same can be said today about George W. Bush's global war drive. Social programs and services are being looted as Bush and Congress provide record-breaking sums for weapons of mass destruction and war.

This week Bush signed into law Congress's new defense budget that transfers a billion dollars a day from the people into the hands of the military-industrial complex.

The thousands of people who are coming to Washington, D.C., honor Dr. King and his legacy by opposing another criminal war--this time in the Middle East--and by demanding instead that these hundreds of billions of dollars be spent on jobs, education, housing, healthcare and to meet human needs.

Join with others around the country by bringing a diverse delegation from your school/community to participate in the January 18th mass march in DC or SF Please contact (202) 544-3389, dc@ internationalANSWER.org
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