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REMEMBER AND RESIST
A call to action for mass civil resistance at the White House on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005.
Mourn the Dead.
Resist Bush’s War.
Bring U.S. troops home, now!
Be part of an historic mass nonviolent action to end the war in Iraq.
For the last two and half years the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq has brought immeasurable death and destruction. This is a war that never should have happened, a war based on lies and greed. It is time to end it and bring our troops home, now.
United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) invites you to participate in a mass civil resistance action at the White House on Monday, September 26, 2005. As part of three days of public protest against the war in Iraq, this action will provide a dramatic opportunity to more directly express your opposition to the war makers.
Building on many traditions of nonviolent action and civil resistance, the protest at the White House will bring together people from different communities and constituencies. For some people this will be the first time they have risked arrest, for others this will be something they have done before. But for all who participate, the action at the White House will be a vehicle to communicate our deeply held convictions that this war must end now.
Our action on September 26th will remember and mourn the precious Iraqi and U.S. lives lost in this war while forcefully resisting the Bush White House that is responsible for the carnage and suffering. And while we will be at Bush's front door others will be on Capitol Hill as part of a day of grassroots lobbying, pointing out the ways Congress has been a partner in the war-making and that our representatives must now must do their part to end this illegal, immoral war.
We will take our grief and outrage directly to the President, demanding that he hear our message - Bring the Troops Home Now, no more death and destruction. We will begin by solemnly encircling the White House to the intonement of bells and then move in waves to the White House gates to deliver our message. We will not leave until our message is heard!
The nonviolent civil resistance actions being organized by United for Peace and Justice will be focused on the White House. We welcome the creative ideas of affinity groups from around the nation that will help make this the strongest statement possible. And we encourage you to help us bring large numbers of people to participate in this important protest.
UFPJ also expresses solidarity with activists who may act elsewhere that day in a nonviolent manner.
Finally, this action cannot take place without resources. UFPJ must raise $150,000 to support all the actions it is sponsoring September 24-26, including the logistical support needed in preparing for and carrying out the White House action. Take up a collection in your affinity group, call your friends and pull out your wallet. Please make the largest donation to you can by clicking here www.unitedforpeace.org/donate, or by sending a check to:
United for Peace and Justice
P.O. Box 607
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108