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February 24, 2004

2004.02.24: Antiwar Bulletin: 1199 & UAW Endorse Protests

Filed under: ALAA History,Antiwar,Key Documents — nyclaw01 @ 2:35 pm

From: Michael Letwin
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 1:07 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: 1199 & UAW Endorse Protests

Bush’s “war on terror” has inflicted thousands of casualties amongst G.I.s, Iraqis and Afghans.  It has squandered untold billions of dollars that erode funding for human services like Legal Aid.  It has been accompanied by attacks on on the rights of immigrants, Muslims, labor and dissenters.

And it is based on lies.

Those are some reasons why LAS parent unions 1199 and UAW Region 9A have endorsed mass antiwar protests in NYC on March 20, the first anniversary of the war against Iraq.

To help, please circulate the flyer (below and attached) and reply by return e-mail.  More information will be forthcoming.


March in NYC with Labor’s Contingent For
U.S. Out of Iraq & Bring the Troops Home Now!
*End War & Occupation in Palestine, Afghanistan, Everywhere!
*Stop Bush’s War on Workers – At Home & Abroad!
*Fund Jobs, Health Care & Schools – Not War!
*Fight Racism – Defend Immigrant, Civil & Labor Rights!

Sat., March 20, 2004, Noon
Madison Ave. & 23 St., Manhattan

The  March 20 antiwar protests have been endorsed by the following Metro-NYC labor bodies (list in formation):
*CWA Local 1180
*NYC Labor Against the War
*UAW Region 9A NYC

For more labor info, contact:, 917.282.0139

Cosponsored by
**March 20 Mobilizing Committee
**March 20 National Coalition

Union Labor Donated 2.24.04

February 9, 2004

2004.02.09: Antiwar Bulletin: Bush Lied — Bronx’ Luis Moreno Died

Filed under: Antiwar — nyclaw01 @ 2:40 pm

From: Michael Letwin
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 5:35 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: Bush Lied — Bronx’ Luis Moreno Died

A young soldier from the Bronx who dreamed of becoming a cop was mourned yesterday by family and friends as his mother appealed to President Bush to pull out of Iraq.

Pfc. Luis Moreno, 19, was removed from life support at a hospital in England on Thursday, six days after he was shot while guarding a Baghdad gas station. He was the 13th soldier from the city and the 43rd from the state killed in the war.

Moreno’s mother, Francisca de la Cruz, said that while it was “too late for my son,” she had a message for Bush:

“Mr. President, the war is over, but people are still dying,” she said. “They’re getting slaughtered like animals. Please, bring our soldiers home. It’s too late for my son, but not for all the others” . . . .

“This is a horrible loss. I’ll never get over it. He was 19 years old,” the father said.

Luis, a graduate of Taft High School, enlisted in the Army last year and had been stationed in Baghdad for three months with the Army’s 1st Armored Division.

Source:  ‘Bring them home,’ New York Daily News, February 2, 2004, < >


Private Moreno was the youngest of four children. He attended Taft High School in the Bronx. His father, Manuel Moreno, has worked as a grocery deliveryman.

Private Moreno’s girlfriend, Jessyca Corporan, 18, questioned the request for citizenship.

“Now that he’s dead, what can he do with it?” she said.

She expressed sorrow at Private Moreno’s death, which she said baffled her: “If the war stopped, why do they keep killing the soldiers there?”

She added that Private Moreno “wanted to make it out of the neighborhood, make something of himself.”

Source:  Mayor Asks U.S. Citizenship for Slain Dominican Soldier, New York Times, February 6, 2004, < >

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