The time for accounting
by Andrew Murray, Chair of the Stop The War Coalition (UK)
The case against the Iraq war and occupation has been entirely vindicated. It must be brought to an end
Tony Blair’s announcement that he will henceforward account only to God for the Iraq war makes perfect sense. Every secular reason he has concocted for the catastrophe has turned out to be the reverse of the truth: there were no weapons of mass destruction, we are less safe from terrorism, the Iraqi people themselves do not want us in their country. No more of his excuses for this epic man-made disaster stand an earthly chance of being believed.
Stop the war! Bring the troops home now!
End Occupation: Iraq, Palestine, Haiti…!
No New War Against Iran, Syria, Venezuela or Cuba!
Money for People’s Needs, Not War!
Los Angeles march and rally. Assemble Hollywood & Vine, 12 noon, rain or shine.
Ron Kovic, Vietnam war veteran and author “Born on the Fourth of July”
Maria Bello, Golden Globe-nominated actor (“A History of Violence”)
Martin Sheen, Award-winning actor (“The West Wing”)
Gloria Romero, California Senate Majority Leader
Muna Coobtee, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Michael Shahin, Free Palestine Alliance
Juan Jose Gutierrez, Latino Movement USA
Mia St. John, IFBA Lightweight Boxing Champion
Fernando Suarez del Solar, Guerrero Azteca
Pablo Paredes, Iraq war resister
Ghattas Khoury, National Council of Arab Americans
Margaret Prescod, Global Women’s Strike
Jerry Quickly, KPFK radio host
Angelina Corona, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional
Christine Araquel, Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines
Blase Bonpane, Office of the Americas
Zahra Billoo, Muslim Student Association
Don White, Coalition for World Peace
Carlos Alvarez, Youth & Student A.N.S.W.E.R.
South Central Farmers
Music by: Conspiracy of Thought and New Orleans-based hip-hop artist Creo
I’ll have podcasts of L.A. speakers up by tonight, plus video in a day or so.