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June 25, 2004

2004.06.25: Antiwar Bulletin: Bring the Troops Home Now!

Filed under: Antiwar,International Human Rights — nyclaw01 @ 8:26 am

From: Michael Letwin
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 8:26 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: Bring the Troops Home Now!

Contents

1.  42% In U.S. Say:  Bring Troops Home Now!

2.  6/26-6/27:  NYC Protests to Bring Them Now Now!

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1.  42% In U.S. Say:  Bring Troops Home Now!

Fewer than half of those surveyed — 47 percent — say the war in Iraq was worth fighting, while 52 percent say it was not, the highest level of disapproval recorded in Post-ABC News polls. Seven in 10 Americans now say there has been an “unacceptable” level of casualties in Iraq, up 6 points from April and also a new high in Post-ABC News polling. . . .

[T]he proportion who want to withdraw now to avoid further casualties — 42 percent — has inched up again to a new high.

Source:  Bush Loses Advantage in War on Terrorism Washington Post, June 22, 2004 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58293-2004Jun21.html

2.  6/26-6/27:  NYC Protests to Bring Them Now Now!

Bush wants us to believe the war in Iraq will be over on June 30th, and that power will be transferred to Iraqis. But with plans to keep more than 138,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq, the U.S. will still be calling the shots. Iraqis won’t be running their own country. The so-called “transfer of sovereignty” is a sham.

At the same time, cuts in public services from public education to Medicaid and veterans benefits continue, while billions are being diverted to a super-inflated war budget.

In addition, military recruiters are aggressively targeting low-income students, predominantly people of color, who, because they are denied access to good schools and decent jobs, have few alternatives to poverty or incarceration other than joining the military.

Take action to pressure the government to bring the troops home now and bring real sovereignty to Iraq!

BROOKLYN

What: Vigil @ Sen. Schumer’s house

When: Sun., 6/27, 7:30 pm

Where: in front of 9 Prospect Park West

Contact: 718-624-5921

MANHATTAN

What: Educational leafleting @ Chelsea Coalition on Housing Festival

When: Sat., 6/ 26, 11am- 5pm

Where: W. 17th St. between 8th & 9th Ave. (look for the

DJ!)

Contact: carlitoboricua@yahoo.com

Enjoy leafleting to the sound of salsa, merengue, and son!

BRONX

What: Picket @ military recruiting station

When: Sat., 6/26, 12-2pm

Where: Fordham Rd. & Grand Concourse

Contact: ard1626@hotmail.com

QUEENS

What: Peace vigil and educational leafleting

When: Sat., 6/ 26, 11 am

Where: Flushing, 41-17 Main St, in front of Flushing Library

Contact: Young Koreans United, 718-460 8474

STATEN ISLAND

What: Peace Vigil

When: Sun., 6/ 28, 5:30-6:30

Where: in front of Borough Hall

Contact: sjones1@sc.rr.com or Melissa@ganas.org

 

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