The 5th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. war and occupation in Iraq is just a few weeks away. Groups around the country are working on activities that will both mark this day and project the widespread, deeply felt opposition to this horrendous, ongoing crime. In every corner of the nation, our voices will be heard as we demand an end to the death and destruction.
Most likely in April, Congress will be discussing and voting on whether to give the Bush administration yet another $105 billion for this war! Our activities around the 5th anniversary on March 19th are a perfect opportunity to say NO! No more money for this war!
United for Peace and Justice has been working on three major sets of activities on and around the 5th anniversary:
1) Support for the March 13-16 Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan hearings, organized by UFPJ member group Iraq Veterans Against the War, which will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who have served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground.
You can help exponentially increase the power of these hearings: Organize or promote a gathering in your community where people can witness them via video broadcast. Now is the time to start planning an event and spreading the word. Gatherings can range in size and be public or private -- here are some ideas: