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UFPJ (United for Peace and Justice) and A.N.S.W.E.R. have both organized antiwar demonstrations numbering in the hundreds of thousands (and that is true since I was in one last fall that was over 200,000 people) in the last year and have now agreed to join forces for the purpose of organizing the October 25 National March on Washington, D.C. under the banner: End the Occupation of Iraq, Bring the Troops Home Now!
The protest will also condemn the vast cuts in vital domestic social and economic programs and demand: Money for jobs, education & healthcare, not war and occupation.
As the October 25-26 weekend is also the second anniversary of the passage of the so-called Patriot Act, authorizing political arrests, indefinite detentions, domestic spying, and religious and
racial profiling, the demonstration will also be a call to
Fight Back Against the Patriot Act.
By working together we are optimistic that this
mobilization will be an expression of the wide-spread
opposition to the ongoing occupation of Iraq. We urge you
to do everything possible to help bring massive numbers of
people to Washington, D.C. on October 25th!
Statement Issued by A.N.S.W.E.R. and UFPJ, 9/5/03.
For more information:http://www.internationalanswer.orghttp://www.unitedforpeace.org