« McCain Missed Woodstock | Main | AntiWar Rally - Seattle Reporting In »


not my president

We have been front-paged.


at DocuDharma, I mean.


Events Held in 11 Regional Centers and Scores of Other Locations
Contact: Mahdis Keshavarz, mahdis at mahdis.org
Report from United for Peace and Justice
New York, NY, October 27, 2007
Today, Saturday, October 27, at least 100,000 people from all walks of life and in every part of the country participated in 11 regional demonstrations against the war in Iraq. Scores of other protests took place across the country.
Organized by United for Peace and Justice, the largest anti-war coalition in the U.S., this national protest in the form of regional actions was the first of its kind. Initial reports from around the country point to a tremendous outpouring of opposition to the war. Cities reported large turnouts:
Boston 10,000
Chicago 30,000
Jonesborough 400
Los Angeles 15,000
New Orleans 300 (many Katrina survivors)
New York 45,000
Orlando 3,000
Philadelphia 8,000
Salt Lake 1,000
San Francisco 16,000
Seattle 6,000
As polls indicate that 70% of the U.S. population disapproves of the widely unpopular war, organizer’s stated that the numbers of people today are indicative of the clear message of disapproval to the Bush Administration and a Congress which has failed to use its power to end the war. Demanding decisive action, thousands of individuals and organizations including veterans and military family groups participated in the protests to voice their opposition to this unjust war. For many people, it was their first step in transforming their antiwar feelings into antiwar action.
Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator of United for Peace and Justice said, “Today marks another important step in the development of a truly national movement to end the war and occupation in Iraq. The people of this country want the troops to come home: they want our tax dollars used to meet the needs of our communities, not for war; and they want to make sure there is not a new war against Iran. This movement is strong and will only keep growing.”
For more information about the October 27th actions, visit www.oct27.org or www.unitedforpeace.org
United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building. For more details go to www.unitedforpeace.or

That's from Youth Against War & Racism, Seattle

The comments to this entry are closed.

February 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29