It’s official! Unity statement for…

It’s official! Unity statement for March 20 demos

This unity statement is significant in that, I believe for the first time ever, “an end to occupation in Palestine” is specifically mentioned as a unity point for nationwide antiwar rallies. This was agreed to by hundreds of coalitions and organizations, including ANSWER and United for Justice and Peace.

Joint statement between March 20th Mobilizing Committee and March 20th National Coalition concerning New York City march and rally

On March 20th, the one year anniversary of the U.S. war against Iraq, a Global Day of Action will bring hundreds of thousands of people into the  streets in cities around the world. In New York City the March 20th Mobilizing Committee and the March 20th National Coalition are organizing a unified demonstration opposing the criminal and empire-building policies of the Bush administration and their impact abroad and at home.

We will march for an end to the U.S. occupation and corporate control of Iraq and to bring the troops home now.

We will march for an end to the occupation of Palestine.

We will march to fund human needs, restore cuts in social programs and against the ever-expanding attacks on all immigrants, labor rights and everyone’s civil liberties – and we will stand united against racism here and abroad.

We represent diverse communities and organizations opposed to the Bush Administration policies for many reasons, but on March 20th we will march together.

By working together our two coalitions are confident we will mobilize a massive turnout on March 20th and send a strong, clear message.