March for Justice on October 2!

What: One Nation Working Together
Who: A broad-based national coalition of labor, racial and economic justice groups, community organizations, and antiwar organizations.
Where: Washington D.C. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
When: Saturday, October 2

One Nation

Dear fellow War Resisters,

As the U.S. expenditure on war is at an all-time high of over $700 billion per year, the people of the U.S. are enduring the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. This is having a devastating  effect on our communities, with half of our tax dollars going to support wars and not human needs, and increased militarism at home and at our borders. It is clear that these wars are not good for anyone–not the people living in the countries we’re occupying, not the troops who are fighting these imperialist wars, and not the people of the U.S.

War Resisters League and other antiwar groups are organizing important new partnerships to end war and slash the bloated and immoral U.S. military budget. One Nation Working Together is a historic coming together of movements for peace and justice, initiated by groups including the NAACP, 1199 SEIU, the National Council of La Raza, Green for All, Center for Community Change, and the United States Student Association. We need your support to strengthen our movement and bring peace activists to the October 2nd One Nation Working Together demonstration.

On October 2, peace activists will march on Washington D.C., joining civil rights, labor, immigrant justice, environmental and other progressive organizations to demand:

  • Jobs and economic recovery
  • Cuts in military spending to fund human needs
  • Peace abroad and renewable energy at home
War Resisters League is a member organization of the Peace Table for October 2, bringing local and national peace organizations to this massive demonstration to counter racist, classist, and anti-immigrant attacks from the right and to unify a majority of the people of the U.S. around an inspiring vision of our nation based on principles of peace and social justice.

Members of the War Resisters League are headed to Washington D.C. on October 2nd. Will you be there?

Join WRL along with peace and social justice organizations from all over the country and stand with the rest of the people around the world in calling for justice, not just for the people of the U.S., but for all people, an end to U.S. wars and occupations, and the defunding of the military budget.

If you plan on going, please let us know! WRL members will be joining with many other antiwar groups that day to march in solidarity with those most affected by militarism. We would love for you to march with us! Send an email to kimber@warresisters.org or call 212-228-0450 Ext. 12.

NWTRCC

Check out the completely redesigned website of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee at www.nwtrcc.org

Now it’s easier than ever to…
· Find answers to questions about how to refuse to pay for war and the consequences
· Discover personal stories of those who have stood up to the IRS and said “NO!”
· Locate a resistance counselor in your area
· Order resources online that assist you in keeping your taxes away from the Pentagon
· Find notices of upcoming gatherings or workshops
· Uncover articles, radio, video stories of war tax resisters from the media

You’ll also find dates for screenings of the film Death and Taxes.

Check it out today – www.nwtrcc.org

2 responses to “March for Justice on October 2!

  1. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/OneNationWorkingTogether?ref=ts This I guess is the force behind this rally and they are not making any Peace statements on their Facebook page.

  2. I am a veteran of the peace movement. I even was arrested numerous times for civil disobedience against US actions in Central America. I quit the movement because I feel it is too one sided. Yes we were right to protest US atrocities like My Lai. but what about the Viet Cong atocities like Dak Son 1967 where the VC cremated 600 Montagnard hill people with flame throwers. Today in Vietnam there are Montagnard hill people being slaughtered by Hanoi government. Why does not the peace movement PROTEST those human rights violations. Why cannot the peace movement besides protesting US actions and Israeli actions only ALSO, ALSO protest Irans war like behavior and Syrias and North Korea (who just MURDERED South Korean sailors). Gandhi said the nonviolent warrior should be as brave as a soldier. He advocated a non violent army to put themselves between the warring parties. Why not do civil disobedience in Iran? Or at least at Iranian embassies? Peace movement same folks who bought you Vietnamese boat people now want to bring you Afghan refugees. USA and Israel are not the only bad guys in the world . Thats too bad but that is REALTIY.

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