[act-ma] 03/19 (This Saturday) - End the Occupation! Fight for Jobs & Education! (Boston)

S Rodrigues sr95mail at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 16 12:27:44 PDT 2011


SATURDAY, MARCH 19 AT 12 NOON
FROM BOSTON TO BAGHDAD: END THE OCCUPATION!
FIGHT FOR JOBS & EDUCATION! SAY 'NO' TO RACISM!

   RALLY AND MARCH
   Southwest Corridor Park at Ruggles  Station  --  MBTA: Orange Line to Ruggles
   www.BostonAnswer.org - boston at answercoalition.org - (857) 334-5084

A  renewed wave of struggle is gaining momentum abroad and at home. From  
Tunisia and Egypt to Wisconsin and Ohio, people are coming together and  
courageously fighting against oppression. These inspiring examples prove  that 
real change is not only possible but inevitable when injustice is  confronted 
with a militant mass movement.

It's time to step up our struggle. On Saturday, March 19, we will take to the  
streets as part of an international day of action against war and occupation.

Today,  Iraq remains occupied by tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers and foreign  
mercenaries. While the war in Afghanistan rages on, the U.S. is bombing  
Pakistan, financing atrocities against the people of Palestine,  relentlessly 
threatening Iran and stepping up hostility against  progressive movements in 
Latin America and Africa.

The  wars abroad are directly connected to the war on poor and working  people 
at home. Politicians and corporate media pundits tell us there is  no money for 
jobs, education, housing or health care yet the United  States will spend $1 
trillion for war, occupation and weapons in 2011  alone.

Thirty  million people in the U.S. remain unemployed or severely underemployed,  
with disproportionately higher rates in communities of color, amongst  youth and 
military veterans.

Just as the U.S. military and foreign forces occupy Iraq and  Afghanistan, our 
communities too are occupied – by big business interests, criminal banks and 
racist police.

In  Boston and elsewhere, health care and retirement benefits are under  attack 
while billions in tax breaks are handed over to  multi-million-dollar 
corporations and private elite universities.

Mayor  Menino's hand-picked School Committee has moved to close seventeen  
schools throughout the city and proposed additional cutbacks for this  year's 
budget. Yet over $30 million has been been spent building a new  
state-of-the-art police station in Roxbury. While racial profiling and  police 
violence continue to plague the city's Black and Latino  neighborhoods, 7 out of 
the 10 highest paid city employees are Boston  police officers.

Gov.  Patrick is trying to bring the anti-immigrant law enforcement program  
“Secure Communities” program to Massachusetts and gentrification  continues to 
push working families out of communities like  Jamaica Plain.

It  doesn’t have to be this way! Now more than ever it is clear that our  
movement must stay in the streets. Join us on March 19th for a rally and  march 
to say "From Boston to Baghdad: End the Occupation! Fight for  Jobs and 
Education! Say 'No' to Racism!"

   For more information and to get involved, contact ANSWER Boston:
   BostonAnswer.org - boston at answercoalition.org - (857) 334-5084
   Initiated by ANSWER Boston: To endorse the March 19th demonstration, click 
below:
   
http://www2.answercoalition.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=8281&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&AddInterest=4581
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