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Chicago added to list of cities having Peace rallies

Peace of the ActionThe Peace rallies planned from 20 March were originally scheduled to be centered in three cities: Washington, DC, Los Angles, and San Francisco, California, but organizers of events now note that President Obama’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois will also be having anti-Iraq and Afghanistan War demonstrations.

The theme of this years anti-war demonstrations is “It’s the War Economy Stupid.” Frankly, though I see Brian Williams as being a Master of Propaganda for the U.S. government and corporate establishment, there is one thing glaringly notable about a recent Nightly News broadcast that is undeniably true – the trillion dollar cost of the Bush/Obama foreign policies is beginning to have an impact on public opinion and the wars.


Robert L. Hanafin, Staff Writer, Veterans Today News Chicago 18 March 2010

End the Wars & Occupations Now! Fund People’s Needs, Not Corporate Greed


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 [really divisive diversions] for these failures have ranged from blaming immigrants and other working people to scaring us with ‘terrorist’ threats. [AND both political parties have made AN ART out of doing this]

These same politicians will not end the violence until we force them to.

With rampant job losses [UNEMPLOYMENT] and cutbacks in social services, it’s time now more than ever [for voters across the political spectrum to set aside our differences] to oppose costly wars that rob precious public resources from housing, healthcare, education, and a host of other public needs.

Join us — IN CHICAGO, and thousands throughout this nation to mark the grim anniversary of seven years in Iraq.

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: [email protected]/

If your group would like to co-sponsor Chicago’s big anti-war march on the 7th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, please email [email protected] with your name, telephone number, and the name of the group as you would like it listed.

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