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Usa: 4 luglio, mobilitazione pacifista
Please forward widely!
Since September 11th, 2001, the Bush Administration has tried to wrap
its bloody warmongering in stars and stripes. During the nearly five
years of manipulation and fear that have followed, the White House was
waged war on the Constitution and some of the principles upon which this
country was founded. They launched an illegal, immoral invasion and
occupation based on lies, which has killed more than 100,000 Iraqi
civilians and 2,500 U.S. soldiers; authorized warrantless wiretaps;
demonized and persecuted immigrants; incarcerated individuals
indefinitely without charge and denied them due process. And questioning
or challenging any of the above has been called "un-American"
Not any more.
This 4th of July people across the country will be standing up to
declare a solemn and critical demand: "Bring the Troops Home
Now." We encourage you to join your neighbors in standing up for
Many elected officials and people running
for office will be making public appearances at July 4th activities:
Don't be shy about asking them what they are going to do to end the war
and bring our troops home now.
Go out to places where people will be
collect signatures of the Voters for Peace pledge.
You can join more than 2,000 others --
including Cindy Sheehan, Susan Sarandon, Willie Nelson, Sean Penn,
Dolores Huerta, Danny Glover, Fernando Suarez del Solar, Michael Berg,
and war resister Lt. Ehren Watada and his mother Carolyn Ho -- in the
"Troops Home Fast" campaign, organized by UFPJ member
group CODEPINK, which kicks off in Washington DC on July 4th and
continues through August 14th, before moving to Camp Case in Crawford,
Texas. If you can't make it to DC, you can pledge to fast in your own
town, and you can even organize a local "Troops Home Fast"
Visit CODEPINK's website to sign the pledge and to find out more
information about this historic fast.
You can call your local radio talk shows during the holiday
weekend to explain why you think the war must end and all of the troops
need to be brought home now.
Visit UFPJ's online calendar to find July 4th peace events in your
area. If you are organizing or participating in a 4th of July peace
event, please make sure to
list it on our online calendar (and choose "July 4th" as
the event type!) so that others can join you as well.
- You can start or join a peace vigil this holiday weekend, or
join the peace contingent in your community's July 4th parade.