7/19 - Video Resistance
May17/19 - Festival of Peace and Restistance
Fact Sheet: Reasons
to Oppose the War
Feb. 15 Protest: (MS Word) English, Spanish.
Urdu and Arabic versions to be posted soon.
Anti-War Resources: Downloadable PDF Flyers Jan.
18 -- March on DC!!
Jan. 11 -- Emergency Regional
Friday 12/13 COMMUNITY MARCH for Rabih Haddad
of War: Emergency Response Plan
Jan. 11: Emergency Regional Mobilization
Oct. 25: Send-Off
Rally National March in DC to Stop the War before It Starts
10/26: Chicago Demo, No War on Iraq!
Oct. 15: PDF Flyer Protest U.S./U.K.
Rush to War: Picket Brit Foreign Secretary Jack Straw!
Oct. 6: Not
in Our Name Protest - Take the Pledge of Resistance!
Oct. 7: No
War in Iraq Demonstration-Iraq Peace Pledge
For More Information: WWW.FTAAIMC.ORG
- SPECIAL UPDATES FROM EYEWITNESS CHRIS GEOVANIS AND OTHER ACTIVISTS RECENTLY RETURNED FROM MIAMI
- VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE MIAMI POLICE RIOT (VS. CORPORATE PRESS COVERAGE)
- REFRESHMENTS, REVELRY, LIVE MUSIC, MERRYMAKING
endorsed by: Chicago Action Medical, Chicago Anti-Bashing Network,
the Student Labor Action Project/Chicago, United Students Against Sweatshops/Chicago,
the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism, Midwest Unrest, Students
For Social Justice, HammerHard MediaWorks, GeneWise, Nicaragua Solidarity
Committee, Chicago Media Action, International Solidarity Movement,
Northwestern Suburban SUSTAIN
The Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism presents Dave Lippman, including
his twisted alter-ego, "George Shrub, the world's only known signing CIA agent,"
in a rare local performance to benefit the Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers'
Guild and CCAWR. The Guild led the legal defense of the hundreds illegally imprisoned
by the Chicago Police following the March 20th anti-war protest at the start
of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and are coordinating the lawsuit against the City
of Chicago for the violence and violations of civil liberties committed by police
"Viciously funny"...Guardian UK
"A national treasurer"...L.A. Herald Examiner
"An expert shredder of today's news"...San Francisco Weekly
"The Dean felt that more harm than good would come from your visit"...Skidmore
College, New York.
Preceding the announcement, a demonstration outside the courtroom involving 30-40
individuals called for the charges to be immediately dropped. Speakers included:
Salman Aftab of the Afghan News Service, Carolyn Danckaert of American Friends
Service Committee, Ald. Joe Moore, Jeff Nafcziger from the Chicago Chapter
of the National Lawyers Guild, Chicago Coalition Againist War and Racism
and others. Other organizations supporting Newberger also included Not In
Our Name, Refuse and Resist, Chicago Media Action, and others.
"The prosecution of Grant Newberger is a politically motivated prosecution," said CCAWR's Andy Thayer. "Rather than using the court system as an impartial arbiter of right and wrong, Mayor Daley and the State's Attorney's office are using the courts to pursue a political agenda. It is outrageous for the state and city to spend money prosecuting Grant while taking a pass on prosecuting people like the Duff brothers - mobbed up mayoral cronies - who have bilked the City and the taxpayers for millions of dollars."
Additional reports: Chicago Indymedia
Protest George Bush in Chicago
To co-sponsor the protest, please contact the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism at CCAWR@aol.com including your name, phone number(s), e-mail address(es). Thank you.
We appeal to all Chicago area groups and individuals to help create a united protest against George Bush.
Some suggested themes:
* Bring the troops home NOW!
* Money for jobs, housing, healthcare and education!
* Stop the attacks on our civil rights and liberties!
End the Occupation of Iraq!
BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
On June 5, 2003, the thirty-sixth year anninversary of the illegal
Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, we call for linked
actions by Palestinians, international, and Israeli peace groups to
protest the escalating violence against the Palestinian community and
international human rights workers in the occupied territories. We
demand protection for Palestinian civilians and for internationals, a
moratorium on construction of the apartheid wall and its associated
land confiscations and home demolitions, and an end to the occupation.
Our funeral procession will stop at the Boeing headquarters. Boeing is
the world?s second-largest defense contractor ? and the manufacturer
of Apache helicopters that are used in attacks against the Palestinian
On June 5, our action will not be one of silent mourning but of
We will remember International Solidarity Movement activists Rachel
Corrie, Tom Hurndall, Brian Avery, the journalists and the medical
personnel that have been killed and injured by Israeli Occupation
Forces. We will take this action in solidarity with the Palestinian
and Israeli activists that will be conducting similar actions on the
same day. This action will be a nonviolent and legal protest.
# For more information: Please contact: Northwest Suburban SUSTAIN at
847-359-7267 or email SUSTAINnwburbs@aol.com
Endorsers List: (in formation) Northwest Suburban SUSTAIN (Stop
U.S. Tax-Funded Aid To Israel Now!), Al-Awda - The Palestine Right to
Return Coalition, Chicago Coalition Against War And Racism, Chicago
Coalition for Justice in Palestine, Chicago Citwide Revolutionary
Communist Youth Brigade, DePaul Students for Justice in Palestine,
Free Palestine Alliance, International Socialist Organization,
International Solidarity Movement, Not In My Name, Palestine Aid
Society, Pax Christi Illinois, Students for Social Justice, United For
Peace & Justice.
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2003
12:30 pm 5:00 pm
At the Southwest Youth Collaborative
6400 S. Kedzie · Chicago, IL 60629
Workshops, performances, speakers, food and more! Join us for an
afternoon of political analysis around issues such as
U.S. militarization and empire building, global racism, and "Homeland
Security." Featuring popular education and organizing skills
workshops, and cultural resistance performances! CHILD CARE AVAILABLE.
Both locations are accessible.
PRESS CONFERENCE & CULTURAL RALLY:
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2003
5:15 pm Gathering & press conference
at Adalberto United Methodist Church,
2716 W. Division St. · Chicago, IL
6:30 pm Rally for Peace & Resistance
at La Casita Community Garden (Division between Rockwell & Washtenaw)
For more information on the RACIAL JUSTICE 911 Coalition or the
5/17 SOCIAL FORUM contact Jeremy Lahoud at 773.476.3534 x25, via email
at email@example.com, or visit rj911.org. For information on the 5/19
PRESS CONFERENCE & RALLY contact Nina Farnia at 773.476.3534 x62 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the members of the RACIAL JUSTICE 911 CHICAGO COALITION
including the Adalberto United Methodist Church, Arab American Action
Network, Arab Youth Leadership Academy, Generation Y, INCITE Women of
Color Against Violence, Korean American Resource & Cultural Center,
National Boricua Human Rights Network, Nicaragua Solidarity Committee,
Philippine Solidarity Committee, Project VOZ of AFSC, Southwest Youth
Collaborative, Video Machete, Young Koreans United & many others!
Endorsers: Beyondmedia Education, Chicago Coalition Against War &
Racism, International Action Center.
Reason #1 -
There is no evidence that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction. UNSCOM chief Richard Butler reported in 1998 that his team was satisfied that Iraq no longer had nuclear or long-range missile capability and that chemical and biological inspections were nearly finished. Former U.N. in- spector Scott Ritter says UNSCOM confirmed that Iraq had destroyed all biological, chemical, missile, and nuclear weapons (Chicago Tribune, 9/ 10/02). The U.S., however, DOES have nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction - and has used them, including depleted uranium ordnance during the 1991 Gulf War and in the Balkans. The U.S. has refused to sign treaties that ban chemical weapons or institute weap- ons inspections in all countries, and George Bush recently threatened to use nuclear "bunker buster" weapons against the so-called 'Axis of Evil.'
Reason #2 - Iraq has not banned weapons inspections. Iraq agreed in 1991 to admit UN weapons inspectors, but for four years the U.S. has thwarted inspections to provide an excuse for more aggressive policy towards Iraq. U.S.-dominated inspections teams carried out 9,000 inspections over nearly 8 years, but the Clinton administration called for inspectors to withdraw in 1998 - because they would be unsafe during upcoming U.S. bombing. (Washington Post, 12/17/98) The administration then claimed Iraq was not "fully cooperating," creating the erroneous im- pression that Iraq was obstructing inspectors. In a typical time period be- tween Nov. 18-Dec.12 1998, during 423 inspections UNSCOM cited only 5 "obstructions," including Iraq's refusal to allow a U.S. inspector to interview all undergraduate students in Baghdad University's Science Department, and Iraqi opposition to UNSCOM's demand - against a prior agreement - to inspect on Friday, the Muslim holy day. U.S. officials publicly admit that many
inspectors were intelligence agents who provided the Pentagon with bombing coordinates for the 1998 bombing (New York Times, 1/7/99).
Reason #3 - U.S. plans to overthrow the regime in Iraq violate international law. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution establishes that ratified treaties like the U.N.Charter are the "supreme law of the land." Article 2 of the U.N. Charter establishes that "All members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered... All members shall refrain in their inter- national relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial in- tegrity or political independence of any state..."
Reason #4 - War on Iraq is, in part, a power play for the world's most valuable commodity - oil. Iraq has the second largest oil reserves in the world. U.S. oil companies like ExxonMobil and their banking partners already make trillions of dollars from the Middle East oil they now control - and access to Iraqi reserves will increase their economic clout. Only 20% of U.S. oil comes from the Middle East - but Europe and Japan get most of their imports from the region. Control over Iraqi oil could translate into huge economic and politi- cal leverage over economic rivals in Europe, Japan, and China.
Reason #5 - This war fits with a foreign policy of economic and political domination to benefit U.S. 'interests'. The administration laid out this plan - "National Security Strategy of the U.S." - in September 2002 It says: "The president has no intention of allowing any foreign power to catch up with the huge lead the United States has opened…Our forces will be strong enough to dissuade potential ad- versaries…" The plan also says the U.S. is in "a battle for the future of the Muslim world" and advocates 'pre-emptive' attacks - attacks that are un- provoked. (See #6) While the U.S. has covertly and overtly supported re- pressive dictatorships and illegal wars for decades - in places that include Nicaragua, Colombia, Palestine, Afghanistan and the Philippines - Bush's National Security Strategy enshrines this strategy in U.S. foreign policy.
Reason #6 - The U.S. government is giving itself the 'right' to overthrow other countries' governments. "Regime change" will simply allow the U.S. to replace Hussein with a thug more pliant to U.S. wishes. The U.S. government has a long history of supporting 'friendly' regimes like that of Papa and Baby Doc Duvalier in Haiti, Augusto Pinochet in Chile, and most recently forces seeking to over- throw Venezuela's democratically elected government.
Reason #7 - The war will cost hundreds of billions of dollars and create greater insecurity here and abroad. Unemployment, lack of health care, and economic hardship are growing problems in this country. War spending will undercut resources for health care, housing, education, environmental protection and other public pro- grams. Rather than help solve Third World catastrophes like AIDS, malnu- trition, the debt crisis and access to potable water, this war will create chaos in the Middle East and beyond.
This information is brought to you by the Chicago Coalition Against
War and Racism. If you have any questions or comments, please
contact us at 312.458.9559 or CCAWR@aol.com.
Also, check out our Calendar
of Events and learn more about CCAWR. We also encourage you
to be part of our Emergency Response telephone tree, to be informed
of emergency demonstrations in the case of escalated U.S. attack
on Iraq or attacks on civil liberties, on activists, etc.
No war on Iraq!
The Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism has proudly
opposed attacks by the U.S. government on the heads of Islamic charities,
such as Rabih Haddad and Enaam Arnaout, on the disappearances of
hundreds if not thousands of immigrants by the U.S. government,
and attacks on mosques and immigrants by the followers of the racist
U.S. government. It is important for all Americans to stand up against
such injustices and attacks on our basic human rights. So, we proudly
and wholeheartedly send you our solidarity and best wishes on the
Lackawanna community standing up to the illegal acts of intimidation,
harassment, and profiling by the government, its media, and its
racist followers there. --Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism,
No War on Iraq!
Stop the Attack on Immigrants!
Go to the Chicago Feb. 15 Mobilization Website
Download flyer (MS Word 6.0) English, Spanish.
Urdu and Arabic versions to be posted soon.
February 15th is an international day of protest against war on Iraq,
with protests planned in New York and all the major capitals of Europe. It is also just 6 days before the "registration" deadline for many Pakistanis in the United States, the same "registrations" which led to the arrests of more than 1000 Iranians in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.
The drive to
war is being
fueled by the
South Asians, Arabs
and immigrants, fanning
fears so that citizens feel it is
"necessary" for the United States to launch a new war on Iraq.
Please join a community march to
say stop the attacks on
immigrants, repeal the
registration act, and
NO to war on Iraq!
Co-sponsored by (list in formation): American Muslim Alliance-Midwest, Andersonville Neighbors for Peace, Arab American Action Network, Arab-American Community Center , Blue Triangle Network, Campaign For Collateral Compassion, Chicago Anti-Bashing Network, Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism, Chicago Labor Against the War, Chicago Peace Response, Chicago Professional Taxi Cab Drivers Association, Chicago Quarterly Review, Church & World Concerns Committee-Broadway United Methodist Church, Coalition of Pakistani Organizations, Committee For a Democratic Palestine, Communist Party, USA - Illinois District, Council on American Islamic Relations, DePaul Students Against the War, Eighth Day Center for Justice, Free Palestine Alliance, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Freedom Socialist Party , Generation Y, Granada Muslims and Jews for Human Rights, Hyde Park Committee Against War & Racism, International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition-Chicago Chapter, International Action Center-Chicago Chapter, International Socia
list Organization, Iraq Peace Pledge, Islamic Association for Palestine, La Voz de los de Abajo, MARC, Mohammadan Muthida Minority Movement, Muslim Civil Rights Center, The Muslim League USA, National Lawyers Guild-Chicago Chapter, Neighbors For Peace, Not In Our Name, Pakistan American Democratic Forum, Pakistan Memon Association, Pakistan News, Pakistan Times, Pakistani American Association of North America, Pakistani American Congress, Pakistani American Democratic Forum, Pakistani Business Association, Palestine Solidarity Group, Queers For Peace And Justice, Real Conditions Writers' Collective, Refuse & Resist!, Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade, Sangat-Chicago, Sargam Radio Channel 1240 AM, Socialist Action, Socialist Party USA, Southwest Youth Collaborative, Students For Social Justice, Weekly News Pakistan
For information or to co-sponsor, e-mail CCAWR@aol.com or call 888.471.0874
Buses leave Chicago
5:30 p.m. Fri. January 17
Buy tickets now! - $80 round trip
Protest War on the Martin Luther King anniversary weekend
and the 12th anniversary of the Gulf War.
The way to honor Dr. King on his holiday weekend is to oppose the war
on Iraq, as he opposed the Viet Nam War. Bush's aggressive war on
Iraq could take tens of thousands of innocent lives and cost up to $1.9
trillion. We say spend this money on housing, heating, food, education,
and medical care including AIDS treatment and research.
Volunteers needed! Call (773) 250-7006
Issued by Chicago volunteers for International ANSWER [Act Now
to Stop War and End Racism] www.internationalanswer.org
DOWNLOAD PDF: Jan.
18 -- March on DC!!
Endorsers and initiators include: ANSWER Coalition - Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney
general - San Francisco Labor Council - Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Detroit - Rev. Herbert
Daughtry, House of the Lord Pentacostal Church - Rev. Jesse Jackson - Congresswoman
Cynthia McKinney - Rev. Graylan Hagler, Phymouth Congregational Church - Muslim American
Society Freedom Foundation - New York City Labor Against the War - Black Voices for Peace -
Women's Strike for Peace - National Lawyers Guild - Dr. Hans Christof von Sponeck, former
director of the UN Oil for Food Program - IFCO/Pastors for Peace - Free Palestine Alliance -
Partnership for Civil Justice-LDEF - Nicaragua Network - Bayan USA International - Korea Truth
Commission - International Action Center - Kensington Welfare Rights Union - Middle East
Children's Alliance - Muslim Student Association of the US/Canada - Mexico Solidarity Network -
Global Exchange - Palestine Aid Society · Palestine Solidarity Group · Not in Our Name Project -
Ron Kovic, author - National Alliance against Racism and Political Repression - Charles Barron,
NYC City Councilmember - Rev. John Dear - Howard Zinn - Patti Smith - Green Party USA - 8th
Day Center for Justice - DuPage Against War Now (DAWN) - Progressive Direct Action Research
Group - Zengakuren (All-Japan Federation of Student Unions) - California Peace + Freedom
Party - United Church of Christ, Nat'l Office - VoterMarch - Queers for Racial + Economic Justice
- GRANMA, Inc. - Colombia Solidarity Committee · Chicago Coalition against War and Racism
for payment information,
or call (773) 250-7006
or e-mail chicagoANSWER@attbi.com
The last U.S. war killed over 100,000 people and up to 1 million more have
died due to continuing U.S.-led sanctions. With the massing of U.S. troops
and escalating threats from the Bush administration, it is clear that a
devastating new war is but a pretext away.
The Administration claims war is necessary to stop Saddam Hussein from using
weapons of mass destruction, yet with the U.S. military budget almost equal
to that of the rest of the world combined, it is absurd to suggest that Iraq
poses a serious threat to the United States. With troops in over 100
countries around the world, U.S. "aid" is already playing a devastating role
in Palestine, the Philippines, Colombia and other countries.
The threat of war abroad is being matched by a war at home: Arabs, Muslims,
Latinos and other immigrants are receiving the brunt of sweeping attacks on
all of our civil rights, which are being sacrificed to whip up a pro-war
hysteria. The freedom to oppose the policies of this government is under the
severest assault since the repression of the movements of the 1960s. The
living standards of working people and oppressed communities are under
attack, and many social programs cut during the current recession will be
gutted if the Administration diverts hundreds of billions more to spend on a
war and occupation of Iraq. We say no more!
Download pdf: Emergency Mobilization, Jan. 11
Endorsers (list in formation):
Chicago Anti-Bashing Network
Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism
Coalition For Justice In Palestine
Colombia Solidarity Committee
Eighth Day Center for Justice
Free Palestine Alliance
International Action Center-Chicago Chapter
International Socialist Organization
National Boricua Human Rights Network
Nicaragua Solidarity Committee
Neighbors For Peace
Northwest Suburban SUSTAIN
Not In Our Name
Palestine Aid Society
Refuse & Resist!
Students For Social Justice
Workers World Party-Chicago Branch
For more information or to endorse this emergency regional mobilization,
please call 888.471.0874 or e-mail CCAWR@aol.com. Endorsers are asked to
make a donation to defray the costs of the action (suggested donation, $30).
Organizations that wish to have literature tables at the event are asked to
donate an additional $25. Please make checks payable to "CABN" and write
"Jan 11 mobilization" in the memo section. Please mail the checks to: CABN,
4404 N. Magnolia, #420, Chicago, IL 60640
Contact: Rafael Cervantes (312) 316-6759
Alexy Lanza (312) 656-8655
The government of Hugo Chavez Frias was democratically elected twice by a large majority of Venezuelans and governs in agreement with the country’s constitution. Nonetheless, the United States government is interfering in Venezuela and supporting a minority movement to overthrow the elected presidency. It is now public knowledge that during the failed coup attempt in April of this year, high-ranking U.S. State Department officials were in direct contact with the coup leaders. Furthermore,some Venezuelan military officials, trained at the U.S. School of the Americas,discussed the coup with the U.S. embassy in Caracas, in February of 2002.
The current crises in Venezuela is the result of the same type of destabilization campaign and interference efforts used last April and bears a striking resemblance to previous U.S. interventions in other Latin American countries such as in Chile from 1970-73.
A coalition of Chicago organizations are expressing support for the constitutional government of Venezuela and calling for an end to U.S.interference. Letters and petitions with that message will be turned over to the Venezuelan Consul General at the press conference on December 18th at 3pm. Questions from the press will be taken.
Organizations sponsoring the press conference as of December 16, 2002: Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism; Chicago Cuba Coalition;Colombia Action Network; Colombia Solidarity Committee-Chicago; Coordinador a Internacional en Apoyo al Pueblo de Mexico; La Voz de los de Abajo; Rojo.net
December 18th National Actions called by theLatin American Solidarity Conference (LASC)
On December 14, 2001, the Federal government imprisoned Rabih Haddad and shut down and seized the assets of the Chicago area Muslim charity he co-founded, Global Relief Foundation. Almost a year later, without any criminal charges, Brother Haddad remains imprisoned in solitary confinement in a Michigan jail.
The unconstitutional attack on Haddad is emblematic of the wholesale erosion of our civil liberties, with Arab, Muslim and immigrants facing the brunt of the assault. The Chicago area’s Benevolence International Foundation, its co-founder, Enaam Arnaout, and others have joined a steady parade of citizens and non-citizens facing officially sanctioned racial profiling and flimsy charges by John Ashcroft’s “Justice” Department.
Rabih Haddad, Enaam Arnaout and others are political prisoners held hostage to a domestic policy which considers all Arabs and Muslims suspects, and a foreign policy overwhelmingly opposed by most people in the world. Both policies tear at the heart of what a democracy should be.
With our civil rights under attack, we will work to defend them in the same manner they were won in the first place – organizing people to demand that government leaders respect EVERYONE’S rights. Please join a community march for freedom on the one-year anniversary of the illegal imprisonment of Rabih Haddad.
Neighborhood march beginning at the corner of Lawrence & Kimball, Chicago (last stop on the Brown line “el”)
Download a copy of the flyer
For more information or to endorse, call the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism, 888.471.0874.
Help STOP Bush's War!
The Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism is organizing rides from Chicago to the protest, matching up drivers with those who need rides. Cars will need to leave Chicago at 7 am.
If you can offer a ride or if you need a ride, please call 888.471.0874.
Here is some logistical information from the local organizers:
"Anti-war demonstrators committed to nonviolence should meet on Sunday, November 3 at 11 a.m. on the SE corner of the Old State Capitol plaza -- where it borders 6th street just at the point Adams deadends across the street. The SE corner of the Old State Capitol mall can also be described as across the street from the big gray 1930s office building and katty corner some restored law offices on 6th and Adams. If there isn't room there, the public sidewalks on 6th St. would be a good place to gather. We'll have to play it by ear a bit."
Driving directions to the protest:
There is paid parking underneath the Old State Capitol, entrance on 6th Street -- which runs one-way north. The Old State Capitol plaza is bordered by Washington St. on the North, 6th Street on the East, a closed-to-traffic Adams St. on the South, and 5th Street on the West. 5th and 7th streets are one-way South. 4th and 6th streets are one-way North. 2nd is two-way.Jefferson is one-way west, Washington is one-way East, Adams one-way West, Monroe one way East, Capitol is two way. Parking can be found along these streets on weekends -- though you may have to park a couple of blocks away if there are a lot of people at the rally.
Coming into Springfield on I-55 or I-72, you get off at Clear Lake Ave. exit and go West on Clear Lake. Clear Lake turns into a one-way expressway that takes you east into downtown Springfield. The Old State Capitol Mall is between 5th and 6th and Washington and Adams. You would take the 5th Street Exit -- but as I say, you may have to opt for parking on 4th (one-way north) or 7th (one-way) south or some of the cross streets.
Please see our calendar for a full listing of anti-war/anti-racist events organized by various groups in the metro area. Following that is information about contacting various committees of the Coalition so you can get involved. Finally, there is information about CCAWR's Emergency Response Plan.
Thank you again for wanting to get involved!
See also: Chicago Demo on 10/26
GET ON THE BUS FROM CHICAGO to the October 26 National March on Washington DC.
Buses will be leaving from Chicago’s Grant Park at 5:30 PM on October 25. The buses will be parked behind the
Art Institute on Columbus Drive between Jackson and Adams. Chicago’s buses will arrive in DC at approximately
9 AM on October 26 and will be leaving DC at 6 PM, October 26 to arrive back in Chicago at approximately 8
AM, Sunday, October 27. The cost of a bus ticket is $70 round trip. To buy a ticket or for more information, e-mail
email@example.com or call 773.878.0166. Checks may be made payable to International Action
Center. Space is available on a first come first serve basis.
PDF Flyer: Send-Off Rally / Oct. 26 National March in DC to Stop the War before It Starts
Sponsors include: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition | Muslim American
Society Freedom Foundation Dorothy Day Catholic Worker | National
Lawyers Guild | Black Voices for Peace New York City Labor Against
the War | Fellowship of Reconciliation | Global Exchange San Francisco
Labor Council (AFL-CIO) | Student Liberation Action Movement (SLAM)
Dr. Hans Christof von Sponek, former director of the UN Oil for
Food Program Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general | Mumia
Abu-Jamal Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic Archdiocese
of Detroit Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational
Church Howard Zinn, Peoples' Historian | Kathy Kelly, Voices in
the Wilderness* Dr. Helen Caldicott, founder, Physicians for Social
Responsibility Los Alamos Study Group | Not In Our Name/Pledge of
Resistance 1199/SEIU New York Health and Human Services Union, Delegates
Assembly I-V Muslim Student Association | Partnership for Civil
Justice - LDEF IFCO/Pastors for Peace | Free Palestine Alliance
Mexico Solidarity Network | Nicaragua Network | Korea Truth Commission
International Action Center | Kensington Welfare Rights Union Middle
East Children's Alliance | Bayan USA-International & many more
Sat. Oct 26 NOON Federal Plaza, Jackson and Dearborn
Download PDF: Chicago 10/26 Protest
The U.S. embargo of Iraq has killed more than
a million people in the last ten years - half of whom are children
- from bombing, disease, malnutrition, lack of medicine, polluted
water and environmental damage. A stepped-up war will further decimate
an already devastated civilian population, and cost the American
people hundreds of billions of dollars that could be used to fund
healthcare, housing, jobs and environmental protection. We've already
been at war with the people of Iraq for a decade. It's time for
it to end.
Convened by the Committee of 100, an interfaith group of local
pastors and priests from the Chicagoland area who have each committed
to mobilize 100 people from their congregations on October 26th
against the war in Iraq. Program Committee: Rev. Walter L. Coleman,
Rev. Oscar Carrasco, Father Larry Dowling, Father Mike Fleger,
Rev. Thomas Jackson, Rev. Paul Jakes, Father Raul Martinez, Rev.
Myron McCoy, Father Mike Shanahan, Rev. Hycel Taylor.
Endorsers (list in formation): ACORN, American Friends Service Committee,
Chicago Anti-Bashing Network, Chicagoans Against the War on Iraq, Chicago
Coalition Against War & Racism, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Commit-
tee/Chicago Chapter, Palestinian American Community Center, Free Palestine
Alliance, A.N.S.W.E.R., Southwestern Community Coalition, Pueblo Sin
Fronteras, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Arab American Media Guild, Palestin-
ian American Council.
5:00pm • Tuesday • October 15 Hotel Inter-Continental, 505 N.
PDF Flyer Protest U.S./U.K. Rush to War: Picket Brit Foreign Secretary Jack Straw!
"If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier,
just so long as I’m the dictator...heh, heh (nervous laughter)."
...Pres. George W. Bush
“What is needed is a new kind of imperialism…like
in the old empire…deal with old-fashioned states outside
the postmodern continent of Europe with the rougher methods of
an earlier era – force, pre-emptive attack,
deception, whatever is necessary.” ...British diplomat Robert
“Let us reorder this world…from the slums of Gaza
to the mountain ranges of Afghanistan… This is a battle
with only one outcome: our victory.” ...British Prime Minister
“It does not follow that we should sever relations with
every country whose observance of human rights falls below standard.”
...British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw
Jack Straw is a crucial point man in the U.S./British plan to
attack Iraq and solidify U.S. domination in the Middle East –
and beyond. Despite Straw’s recent trip to Arab states to force
support for the war from local regimes, 80% of British people
still oppose war on Iraq, and less than a third of Americans support
a unilateral war that includes U.S. casualties. The Bush/British
war on Iraq will cost at least $200 billion dollars and kill untold
numbers of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians – more than one
million of whom have already died under UN sanctions supported
by the U.S. and Britain. U.S. oil companies and their British
partners stand to reap billions in profits by regaining control
of Iraqi oil – the second-largest oil reserves on the planet.
Britain is the world’s third largest arms trader – and Jack Straw
led the charge to increase British arms sales this year. More
than two-thirds of British arms are sold to governments with appalling
human rights records, including Israel.
Convened by the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-458-9559. Labor donated.
Saturday, October 12, 2002 1:00p-5:00p
1-5 p.m., free, at the Palatine Public Library, near Northwest
Highway and Hicks Road. For information: 847.359.7267.
10/11 Emergency Response Demo