Ten Reasons Why We Are Marching

1) More than 100,000 Iraqis have died since March 20, 2003, when Bush began the invasion and bombing of Iraq. Nearly 2,000 U.S. soldiers have died and more than 30,000 have been evacuated from Iraq with severe wounds or serious illnesses.

2) Bush lied to the people about the reasons for war: Iraq had no connection to September 11, Iraq had no nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction - and Bush knew it. Iraq did not pose a "grave and imminent danger" to the United States.

3) The Bush administration does pose a grave and imminent danger to any country or people's movement that dares to follow an independent path from the United States: Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Korea, Philippines and more.

4) The real U.S. military budget is now over $500 billion - more than all other countries in the world put together - in the name of "national security." But when the security of the people of New Orleans and the entire Gulf region was ripped to shreds by Hurricane Katrina, the racist, anti-poor Bush administration did almost nothing for days.

5) The Bush administration advocates the right to carry out so-called preemptive war; that is, a war of aggression against any country in the world.

6) The Bush administration is building new nuclear weapons and has announced a military doctrine allowing for first strike nuclear attacks against non-nuclear powers. The U.S. has 10,000 nuclear weapons today.

7) The war in Iraq costs $250 million a day. The Bush administration is proposing to cut $15 billion in education, housing, healthcare and other essential services.

8) The U.S. spends $15 million every day to support Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank and to carry out non-stop aggression against the Palestinian people in the territories seized since 1967 and in the borders of historic Palestine.

9) The Bush administration carried out the coup and kidnapping of Haiti's democratically-elected government on March 29, 2004.

10) Every person should have the right to a job, decent housing, healthcare and education, but the resources that could provide for those basic rights is instead spent on militarism. Join us on Sept. 24 to say: "Money for People's Needs, Not for War!"

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