End Endless War

March 10, 2019 at 11:38 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

END ENDLESS U.S. WARS — NOW!

Tuesday, March 19 marks the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Despite a formal withdrawal of troops in 2011, this, U.S.-led military operation was renewed in 2014 as Operation Inherent Resolve and continues in Iraq to this day.

To date, the Iraq War has resulted in:

  • Some 200,000 civilian deaths and
  • Over 50,000 combatant deaths
  • At a cost of $2.4 trillion through 2017 alone

That money could have been used to fight poverty, protect our threatened environment, and educate our people. Instead, Washington has used it to destroy lives and enrich war profiteers including Amazon, L3 Communications, Raytheon, and General Dynamics.

Join our citywide coalition of social justice groups to:

  • Oppose endless war and militarism,
  • Expose the intersection of the Iraq War with many forms of oppression, and
  • Build power and work together.

We will meet at 26 Federal Plaza, march past several military recruiting offices along Chambers Street, to the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), where students, many of them economically disadvantaged, are regularly targeted by recruiters to join the armed forces.

We’ll be reminding people of the damage that has been done in their name, educate people on how it relates to other struggles for social justice, and urge students to refuse further militarization and join us in making a world we want to live in.

When: Tuesday March 19 at Noon.

Where: 26 Federal Plaza, Broadway between Duane and Worth Street in lower Manhattan

This action is supported by:

Granny Peace Brigade
NYC Metro Raging Grannies
Xtinction Rebellion (XR)
Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC)
NYC War Resisters League
World Can’t Wait
Peace Action/NYS
Vets for Peace/Chapter 34
Green Party of Brooklyn

 

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