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MARCH 17-19, 2007: 3 DAYS OF ACTION TO END THE WAR
SAT. MARCH 17 - MARCH ON WASHINGTON
March 19, 2007 will mark the 4th anniversary of the U.S. war and occupation in Iraq. The whole world knows this war was based on lies, a war that never should have happened. And while we've seen tremendous growth of antiwar sentiment throughout this country we have yet to develop a force that is strong enough to force the government to end the war and bring the troops home. Now, more than ever, we must re-double our efforts and re-energize our work.
United for Peace and Justice believes the movement to end the war in Iraq will only grow in the coming months, and by next spring there could be a groundswell of opposition as more people are ready to make their voices heard. We are calling on peace and justice groups and organizers around the country to start planning now for the most massive antiwar demonstration our nation has seen.
On Saturday, March 17th we will bring people from every state to Washington, DC to demand an end to the war! We will call on people to stay through the weekend and on Monday, March 19th - the 4th anniversary of this obscene war - we will organize a massive day of action focused on the both policy makers and the war machine.
As the plans for these three days of action in Washington, DC develop we will be sending out updates and more details. But we urge you to mark your calendars now: begin discussing how your group can help this important mobilization next spring. We also know that in the past many groups have organized local protests and events on the anniversary of the war. This local work remains as critical as ever, and so we encourage you to plan local actions in the weeks leading up to the anniversary and our mobilization in Washington. And, of course, if you can't make the trip to Washington we hope you will organize local protests the same weekend.