Join the LGBT Contingent In This Year's Big Anti-War March
GLN permalink 2-25-2010
Each year on the anniversary of the illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq, thousands of Chicagoans and suburbanites from all backgrounds come out in a united display of opposition to war and the consequent short-changing of funding for human needs.
This year the Gay Liberation Network is initiating an LGBT contingent in the big rally and march scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM, Thursday, March 18th at Chicago's Federal Plaza (corner of Adams and Dearborn Streets). After a short rally at Federal Plaza, we will march on Michigan Avenue.
If you would like to participate in the LGBT contingent, please email LGBTliberation@aol.com
Currently over 75 groups, including GLN, have endorsed the march.
Here is our joint "call" for the event:
ENDLESS WAR: Seven years ago, the US invaded Iraq -- a war that continues with no end in sight. In December, President Obama began to escalate the war in Afghanistan -- when only 100 Al Qaeda members remain in that country. Scheduled Iraq troop withdrawals still leave thousands of contractors and mercenaries behind as occupiers. In the face of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the US continues to finance Israel's war on Palestine.
Now, the Obama administration has introduced a budget that includes the largest amount for "defense" spending ever -- while freezing domestic spending for human needs. There is no health care bill, no action on climate change. All Washington can agree on is to feed our tax money to big banks and an endless war.
Politicians' excuses for these failures have ranged from blaming immigrants and other working people to scaring us with 'terrorist' threats. These same politicians will not end the violence until we force them to. With rampant job losses and cutbacks in social services, it's time now more than ever to oppose costly wars that rob precious public resources from housing, healthcare, education, and a host of other public needs.
Join us -- and thousands throughout this nation to mark the grim anniversary of seven years in Iraq.
End the Wars & Occupations Now!
Fund People's Needs, Not Corporate Greed
March 18: 5:30 PM, short rally at Federal Plaza (corner of Adams & Dearborn Streets), followed by permitted march on Michigan Avenue.
And join us in mobilizing for a united march on Washington, DC on Saturday, March 20th. Buses available from Chicago.
Info: CCAWR@aol.com / www.ChicagoMassAction.org