Brian Becker, National Coordinator of ANSWER Coalition, statement to press conference on Aug. 12 march.
On Aug. 12, 2006, thousands of people will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for a massive “National Emergency March to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War,” a war that is killing the people of Lebanon and Palestine. The ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) has organized most of the huge demonstrations in Washington, D.C. during the past four years, protesting Bush’s war against Iraq.
We also organized the historic demonstration of 100,000 on April 20, 2002, the largest mobilization in support of the Palestinian people in U.S. history. That demonstration happened three weeks after George W. Bush gave Ariel Sharon the green light for Israel’s murderous “reinvasion” of the West Bank.
Now, we are coming back to Washington, D.C. to make it clear that the government, which speaks in the name of the people, does not have the consent of the people as it launches a another murderous war against the Arabs and other peoples of the Middle East.
There will also be major marches and rallies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and elsewhere.