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Subject: [IAC] Emergency Actions to Stop the War: Report & media
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to STOP the WAR on IRAQ BEFORE it STARTS
- initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition September 14-16
Between September 14 and 16, thousands demonstrated against a new U.S.
war on Iraq, in Emergency Actions called by the A.N.S.W.E.R. ? Act Now
to Stop War & End Racism ? Coalition. Protests took place in
Washington D.C., San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Luis
Obispo, Seattle, Fresno and other cities.
In Washington DC, over 100 protesters arrived at 8 am to picket
outside of the hotel where over 100 military contractors were buying
and selling their latest weapons of mass destruction and Donald
Rumsfeld was set to be their honored guest. On the West Coast, 3,000
marched in San Francisco, 2,000 in Los Angeles, and many more in
The Emergency Actions were initiated as part of A.N.S.W.E.R.'s
campaign to Stop the War on Iraq Before it Starts, which will
culminate with the National March in Washington DC and join action in
San Francisco, set for October 26, which will be a massive national
To view a PHOTOGRAPH of the Washington DC demonstration from the
Washington Post, go to
http://www.internationalanswer.org/pdf/post_bizare.pdf . (Acrobat
Reader is required to view this photograph. For best viewing, click
on ?rotate image counterclockwise,? which can be found on the lower
tool bar that contains various icons for managing the image.)
Protesters demanded ?Money for Jobs not War? and ?No war on Iraq.?
Washington Post Tuesday, September 17, 2002; Page B03
ANTI-WAR RALLY OUTSIDE AIR FORCE EXPO
About 50 anti-war demonstrators rallied yesterday morning at
Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road NW near the Marriott Wardman Park
Hotel, where the U.S. Air Force Association is holding its annual
Aerospace Technology Exposition.
The rally was organized by International ANSWER, a coalition of anti-
Protesters chanted slogans opposing possible military action in Iraq
and criticized the Pentagon's spending policies. Defense Secretary
Donald H. Rumsfeld was scheduled as a keynote speaker, but he was
unable to attend.
The expo continues through tomorrow, and protesters said they plan to
demonstrate each day. The Air Force event features booths from more
than 100 defense contractors promoting everything from air-to-ground
missiles to waterproof combat boots.
To read original article:
Sept. 15, 9:13 AM ET
BY ANGELA WATERCUTTER, Associated Press Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of anti-war protesters marched and spoke
out Saturday against any possible military action in Iraq.
"We believe that this war can be stopped if the people intervene in
the political process," said Richard Becker of the International Act
Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition.
At the San Francisco rally attended by about 500 people, participants
held signs saying, "Stop the War In Iraq" and "Stop Bush's War At Home
In Los Angeles, about 300 people marched and chanted "George Bush,
what do you say? Change regimes in the USA." at a federal building
near the UCLA campus.
"It's really wrong that we're even considering attacking Iraq," said
Jennifer Kelley in San Francisco. "The Iraqis have made no offensive
move. It just seems like (Bush) wants to finish his father's war."
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UPCOMING ANTI-WAR VOICES IN THE MEDIA
Please tune in to see Sara Flounders, co-director of the International
Action Center, on MSNBC at 9:30 am EST on Thursday, September 19.
Spokespeople for A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition member organizations have been
frequent guests on various MSNBC shows over the last two weeks, so
please stay tuned for upcoming appearances.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE WAR ON IRAQ BEFORE IT STARTS!
See http://www.internationalanswer.org for information about how you
can get involved in the October 26 National March in Washington DC and
joint action in San Francisco.
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