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Bring All the Troops Home NOW!
Fund Human Needs, NOT War!

GLN permalink 12-4-2009

Chicago follow-up protest to Wednesday night's action:
12 Noon, Saturday, Dec. 5th
Federal Plaza (corner of Adams & Dearborn Streets, Chicago)

During his speech on Tuesday night, President Obama firmly committed his administration to a course on the Afghanistan war which is directly at odds with the wishes of the overwhelming majority of those who voted for him, not to mention a majority of American and world public opinion. And moreover, like in Vietnam, the thoroughly corrupt, drug-ridden regime he has chosen to support is detested by most of the people it claims to represent.

Like with President Johnson a generation ago, domestic reforms such as healthcare for all, housing, education and public transit are increasingly held hostage to illusionary budget constraints – constraints that are only real if you accept that the United States must continue to spend more on its military than the rest of the world combined.

Those who said that voting Democratic would bring an end to the wars in the Middle East and South Asia have been proven wrong. Politicians have never stopped wars, except through massive death and destruction.

If we are to stop such tragedies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, we must rebuild an anti-war movement which not only protests the war, but resists it.

Wednesday night's action in conjunction with 100 other cities was an important first step in that direction. On Saturday we have an opportunity to include many more people who do not work, live or go to school near the Loop.

Please go to the Facebook event for the protest, add your name as “attending,” and spread the word to your friends! --



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