Major Mobilization Set for April 29th
A war based on lies
Spying, corruption and attacks on civil liberties
Katrina survivors abandoned by government
MARCH FOR PEACE,
JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY
End the war in Iraq –
Bring all our troops home now!
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2006
NEW YORK CITY
Unite for change – let’s turn our country around!
The times are urgent and we must act.
Too much is too wrong in this country. We have a foreign policy that is foreign to our core values, and domestic policies wreaking havoc at home. It’s time for a change.
No more never-ending oil wars!
Protect our civil liberties & immigrant rights. End illegal spying, government corruption and the subversion of our democracy.
Rebuild our communities, starting with the Gulf Coast. Stop corporate subsidies and tax cuts for the wealthy while ignoring our basic needs.
Act quickly to address the climate crisis and the accelerating destruction of our environment.
Our message to the White House and to Congress is clear: Either stand with us or stand aside!
We are coming together to march, to vote, to speak out and to turn our country around!
Join us in New York City on Saturday, April 29th
Details at http://april29.org/
[Editor’s Note: Traprock endorses the march. Yet we are disappointed that, again, UFPJ and International A.N.S.W.E.R. were planning in a vacuum, apparently unaware of each other’s plans. ANSWER was planning for a march in DC on the exact same date, it said, before UFPJ announced it’s planned march in NYC. ANSWER wisely, at that point, decided not to compete with the UFPJ call and instead decided to join the UFPJ march (no reference to ANSWER on the UFPJ site; no surprise, as UFPJ leadership had publicly announced it would no longer work with ANSWER.). Another annoyance – UFPJ is supposed to be a national coalition that honors grassroots participation by its members, but its members were generally kept in the dark about the march plans. Then it makes the call, with a short list of initiators – many of whom are members of UFPJ. What about the rest of UFPJ’s members? Is this OUR coaltion? The whole thing strikes me as exclusionary, and, to this editor’s mind, part of an effort to pump up favored organizations at the expense of others. Nothing against the favored organizations, but the whole thing strikes me as cliqish. Thus, I am not listing the march “initiators.” To the extent that it’s UFPJ’s call, then it’s a call by their members, “dammit.” These are my personal thoughts, and do not necessarily represent the thinking of anyone else at Traprock. Charlie Jenks]