Here in L.A., we’re going into hyperdrive, organizing for Sept. 24.
We’ve been postering flyering, and holding street corner speaks-out for
months now. Dozens of other groups have joined us and have endorsed the
march and rally. It looks it could be sizable.
Now we’re working on logistics. The stage, the sound, who will be
on what crews and what will they do – there are hundreds of details and
things to be done. However, we’ve done this before, multiple times too,
and as we all know each other, things are humming along. I’ll be
driving the lead truck again, this is a flatbed truck with sound on it
with people leading chants. Lemme tell you, it’s quite an experience
driving the truck that leads the march. The streets will be blocked
off. There will be dozens of police in front of the truck, as thousands
will march for peace in downtown L.A on Sept. 24..
From national ANSWER
10 Reasons we are marching
100,000 Iraqis have died since March 20, 2003, when Bush began the
invasion and bombing of Iraq. Nearly 2,000 U.S. soldiers have died and
more than 30,000 have been evacuated from Iraq with severe wounds or
2) Bush lied to the people about the reasons for war: Iraq had no
connection to September 11, Iraq had no nuclear weapons or weapons of
mass destruction – and Bush knew it. Iraq id not pose a “grave
and imminent danger” to the United States.
3) The Bush administration does pose a grave and imminent danger to any
country or people’s movement that dares to follow an independent path
from the United States: Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Korea, Philippines and
4) The real U.S. military budget is now over $500 billion – more than
all other countries in the world put together – in the name of
“national security.” But when the security of the people of New Orleans
and the entire Gulf region was ripped to shreds by Hurricane Katrina,
the racist, anti-poor Bush administration did almost nothing for days.
5) The Bush administration advocates the right to carry out so-called
preemptive war; that is, a war of aggression against any country in the
6) The Bush administration is building new nuclear weapons and has
announced a military doctrine allowing for first strike nuclear attacks
against non-nuclear powers. The U.S. has 10,000 nuclear weapons today.
7) The war in Iraq costs $250 million a day. The Bush administration is
proposing to cut $15 billion in education, housing, healthcare and
other essential services.
8) The U.S. spends $15 million every day to support Israel’s continued
occupation of the West Bank and to carry out non-stop aggression
against the Palestinian people in the territories seized since 1967 and
in the borders of historic Palestine.
9) The Bush administration carried out the coup and kidnapping of Haiti’s democratically-elected government on March 29, 2004.
10) Every person should have the right to a job, decent housing,
healthcare and education, but the resources that could provide for
those basic rights is instead spent on militarism. Join us on Sept. 24
to say: “Money for People’s Needs, Not for War!”
Fund people’s need, not the war machine