You are herecontent / Washington protest biggest since Iraq war started

Washington protest biggest since Iraq war started


Socialist Worker Online

Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Washington last Saturday showing that the movement against the Iraq war is ­growing in strength across the US.

Virginia Rodino, who was one of the United for Peace and Justice mobilising

co-ordinators for the protest, told Socialist Worker, “This was the biggest demonstration in the US since the 15 February 2003 protests.

“This was representative of the mood in the US. The protest was calling for the US troops to be brought home.

“There were many black people on the march, which reflected the aftermath of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. There was a lot of anger and recognition of the Bush administration’s racism and class bias.

“Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq, addressed the crowd, as did Respect MP George Galloway. They both received a brilliant reception. Many of the speakers gave anti-imperialist messages.

“There were three days of action, including a concert. It was really exciting to see 50,000 young people listening to the anti-war speeches at the concert.

“On Monday of this week thousands of people took part in non-violent direct action and lobbied senators and representaives asking them to support anti-war legislation.

“Events like the revelations of the Downing Street memo which showed that Bush and Blair planned the war, George Galloway’s hearing at the US senate and Cindy Sheehan’s camp at Bush’s ranch have had an impact in the US.

Tags

Support WarIsACrime



Donate.








Tweet your Congress critters here.


Advertise on this site!




Facebook      Twitter





Our Store:



















Movie Memorabilia.



The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.