[act-ma] OCT 6 ACTION AGAINST WARS ABROAD & POLICE STATE ATTACKS ON CIVIL LIBERTIES, Planning mtg Wed.
marilynl at alumni.neu.edu
Sun Sep 16 08:30:46 PDT 2012
BUILD OCTOBER 6 ACTION AGAINST WARS ABROAD
AND POLICE STATE ATTACKS ON CIVIL LIBERTIES AT HOME
Join us in a march and rally to protest the dangerous escalation in threats
of military action
against Syria and Iran and increased racist violence and repression at home.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1:30 PM
Eleven years ago on October 7, the U.S. unleashed a war on Afghanistan,
followed by the war on Iraq based on lies. While thousands of troops remain
in these countries, U.S. drone missiles rain down on Pakistan, Yemen, and
Somalia. Now the government imposes sanctions and threatens to attack Syria
and Iran. The U.S. sends troops and threatens to retaliate against anti-US
protesters in the Middle East. These actions will escalate the nightmare of
war in the Middle East, not end it.
To wage war abroad, they must wage war at home. The last decade has seen
escalating repression and poverty at home. Islamophobia and scapegoating of
Muslims leads to manufactured frame-ups and violence against the Muslim
community. Civil liberties and the right to dissent are under siege with
indefinite detention and extra-judicial assassinations now the law of the
Racism is a weapon of war. They use it against Muslims and immigrants.
They've stepped up the war on Black and Latino youth, with racial profiling,
stop and frisk, and harsh sentencing -- resulting in police brutality, mass
incarceration, military weapons in the hands of police, and a hugely
profitable prison industry.
To pay for wars and to maximize the profits of the haves, they take more and
more from the have-nots. We see cuts to the social safety nets, attacks on
labor, huge unemployment, privatization of public services, neglect of
infrastructure, and poisoning of the environment.
LET'S STAND TOGETHER IN UNITY AND SOLIDARITY. TOGETHER WE ARE POWERFUL!
HANDS OFF SYRIA AND IRAN! NO TO RACISM, RAIDS, AND REPRESSION! NO TO
* United National Antiwar Coalition * United for Justice with Peace *
International Action Center *
* Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Boston *
* Committee for Peace & Human Rights, Boston * New England United *
Rhode Island Mobilization Committee *
**Please add your organizations to list of endorsers by emailing
BostonUNAC at gmail.com.
**If you or your organization would like to speak at the rally, contact
Marilyn Levin, marilynl at alumni.neu.edu.
THERE WILL BE A PLANNING MEETING FOR THIS ACTION ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER,
19, 7:30 PM AT IAC OFFICE, 284 AMORY ST., J.P. (Brewery complex, near
Stonybrook on Orange line).
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