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Beyond Voting ... And We Will Continue to Protest

by : Azita Ebrahimi
Monday November 1, 2004 - 23:32

By Azita Ebrahimi

November 2 - To the Polls!
November 4 - To the Streets!

PROTEST AGAINST WAR IN IRAQ on Thursday November 4!

PLEASE JOIN US!

Democracy Not Disenfranchisement!
Education Not Occupation!
Health Care Not Warfare!

November 3 (in Atlanta Nov. 4), on the day after the presidential election, no matter what the outcome is, people from all walks of life across America are mobilizing in their communities to go beyond voting and demonstrate visions for a truly democratic society. It is time to make the president - whoever it is - accountable to the people.

WE have to DEMAND OUR GOVERNMENT to END its militaristic policies in foreign affairs. We have to demand our government to move toward nonviolent solutions for domestic and international conflicts. U.S. Department of Peace (HR 1673), sponsored in the House of Representatives by Congressman Dennis Kucinich has been introduced as an ALTERNATIVE and EFFECTIVE solution to achieve world peace. For more info go to

http://www.dopcampaign.org/

WE have to DEMAND that our TROOPS COME HOME NOW ! To hear their personal stories and what they expect from American people go to :

http://www.optruth.org/main.cfm

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will.” Frederick Douglass

They are many reason why the US should Get Out of Iraq , But THE HUMAN COST OF WAR OVERSHADOWS THE REST.

In a medical study published October 29, 2004, scientists have concluded that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has resulted in the deaths of at least 100,000 Iraqis, "and [the death toll] may be much higher." It further revealed that most of the 100,000 Iraqis who died were killed in violent deaths, primarily carried out by U.S. armed forces air strikes." Most individuals reportedly killed by coalition forces were women and children," according to the study. The study was designed and conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad (The Lancet, October 29, 2004).

WE can not insist that the intervention must continue because U.S. intervention caused so much devastation, the U.S. must now stay the course in order to prevent "civil war," "chaos," or "a blood bath." These were the same arguments that were used to justify the U.S. war in Vietnam. The mere presence of the U.S. troops is causing resistance from Iraqi people (population approximately 25 million), the great majority of whom are not insurgents, terrorists, and Moslem fanatics. They are ordinary people who are simply defending their lives and the lives of their loves ones, and are hoping that AMERICAN PEOPLE will force their government to end the occupation of their country by the U.S. military and domination of their economy by U.S. corporations!

For more info on casualties of war on all sides go to

http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/

For more info on the cost of the war go to

http://lysistrataproject.org.hostin...

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government,they can exercise their Constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.” Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address
March 4, 1861

“Non-cooperation with injustice is a sacred duty.” Mahatma Gandhi

PLEASE JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 4.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO OTHERS.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO PEOPLE ON YOUR E-MAIL LIST.
WE NEED TO BE HEARD.
STREET ACTIONS ARE AMONG THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF GETTING OUR MESSAGE ACROSS.

PLEASE BRING:

A Friend , Your own Sign or Banner, & Your Voice!!!

Organized by Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta

For more information about GPJC/Atlanta come to Candler Park Festival. We have table there on Saturday October 30 (9am-6pm) and Sunday Oct. 31(12-6pm). Come and Visit Us!

THANK YOU

Azita Ebrahimi
for Peace and Justice for ALL

http://www.aljazeerah.info



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