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Stop This Horseshit: Don't Send the 3rd Armored Cavalry to Iraq
Attention Central Texas Area Activists:
There are only a few days left before actions kick off at Fort Hood Aug. 22 opposing the deployment of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment to Iraq.
We will be engaging in radical direct action of which optional elements may risk minor legal ramifications. This is a multi-faceted action with various degrees of potential risk, and individuals unable to take on such risks are as needed as those who are. However, we have never won anything without sacrifice. We have never influenced our government by behaving submissively.
Only weeks after announcing the 2nd “end” of combat operations in Iraq, the U.S. is preparing to deploy a combat unit to Iraq yet again. We know their claims are a semantics game; a rebranding of the same old bloody occupation. This time, however, we say “No More!”
Thus far, all of our cleverly worded signs and chants have unsurprisingly failed to halt the biggest war machine in history. It is long past time we move beyond protest to resistance. We now ask not only for your signs and banners but for your bodies and your raised fists. Please stand with us at Fort Hood as we engage in direct action to jam the gears of the US Empire's War Machine.
There will be a final organizing meeting the evening of Saturday, August 21st at 8pm in the Killeen, Texas, area. Following this meeting, all participants will need to remain in the area for the next 24 hours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, a brief bio and the degree to which you are interested in participating for more information and to learn the location of the meeting. Lodging can be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Contact us now to RSVP.
This struggle must be waged here in our military community. Marches in Washington and New York can only do so much. Our Soldiers must see us in THEIR streets waging just struggle in the defense of human life. Only then will they find the courage to disobey Fort Hood.