Thurs., 1/11, emergency protests against troop escalation in Iraq!

Thurs., 1/11, emergency protests against troop escalation in Iraq!
The people want an end to the Iraq war, and Bush expands it
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The ANSWER Coalition is organizing or supporting emergency demonstrations on Thursday, Jan. 11, in cities and towns around the United States. The demonstrations are taking place one day after George Bush makes a nationally televised speech announcing plans to expand the war and occupation of Iraq.

Be sure to print out flyers for the March 17th March on the Pentagon, and distribute them at Thursday's emergency demonstration.

Yesterday, the Bush administration and the Pentagon carried out aerial bombings in Somalia. This is a brazen act of aggression against a sovereign country. Bush and the generals arrogate to themselves the right to carry out unilateral armed attacks anywhere on the globe. The war in Iraq is one front in a global war to assert and maintain U.S. military domination. Congress is remaining silent again in the face of a new act of aggression.

The people of the United States, by an overwhelming majority, want the war in Iraq to come to an end. The people of Iraq want the United States occupation forces to leave their country. As happened in Vietnam, there is a widespread recognition within the summits of the political and military establishment that a military victory in Iraq is impossible. Yet the politicians want to continue the war so as to avoid the perception of defeat for the United States in the strategic, oil-rich region of the Middle East.

Emergency demonstrations on Thursday will demand: U.S. Out of Iraq Now! A troop increase, or what is labeled a "surge" will only cause more death and destruction. Already 655,000 and over 3,000 U.S. soldiers have died as a result of the war. The number of dead and injured is mounting each day.

Come out this Thursday to protest this outrageous escalation of a deadly war based on lies. Bring signs, banners and your March 17th flyers to express your opposition to the Iraq war. The people are the only force that can stop the war and bring the troops home now!

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Click here to tell us of an event in your town or city so we can post it on the ANSWER Coalition website. Below is information on protests in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington DC.


Bakersfield, CA
Thursday, January 11
4:30 PM - 7 pm (come whenever, early best)
Real Rd. and Hwy 58 (one block south of Stockdale Hwy, we'll be on the sidewalk, near the gigantic  yellow traffic signs). Protest at the Southwest Bakersfield military recruiting center.
Sponsored by Bakersfield World Can't Wait
Contact: [email protected], 661-320-4048

Cloverdale, CA
Thursday, January 11
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cloverdale town plaza
Sponsored by Cloverdale Peace Coalition
Contact: [email protected], 707-894-3347

El Cerrito, CA
Wednesday, January 10

6:30-7:30 pmEast Bay/ElCerrito San Pablo Av. @ Hill St./Target
Sponsored by Green Party/Code Pink
Contact: [email protected], 510-526-0972

Los Angeles
Thursday, January 11
5 pm
Corner of Wilshire Blvd. & Western Ave., Los Angeles
Driving Directions ; Public Transportation
(Wilshire & Western is a Metro Red Line and Bus stop) 
For more info call ANSWER at 323-464-1636 or email [email protected]

NewPort Beach, CA
Thursday, January 11
19th and Newport
Peace and Freedom Party of Orange County
Contact: [email protected], 714 956-5037
Bring your signs or use ours.

Placerville, CA
Thursday, January 11
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 pm
candlelight vigil
El Dorado County Courthouse Steps, corner Main  St. and Bedford Ave.
Sponsored by El Dorado Peace and Justice Community
Contact: [email protected], 530 642 1120

Sacramento, CA
Thursday, January 11
4:00-5:30 pm
Federal Building 501 I St (5th & I St. in downtown Sacramento)
Sponsored by Sacramento For Democracy
Contact: [email protected]

San Francisco
Thursday, January 11
5 pm
Powell and Market Streets
For more information, call the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition at 415-821-6545 or email [email protected].

Santa Cruz, CA
Thursday, January 11
6 p.m.
Clock Tower at the begining of Pacific Avenue
Sponsored by Move On
Contact: [email protected]

Thursday, Jan. 11
5pm to 7pm
Corner of Main St and Mills Rd (Near the Pacific View Mall)
Organization: Peace Coalition of Greater Ventura
Contact Email: [email protected]
Details:Candlelight Vigil:  The PEACE COALITION OF GREATER VENTURA invites you to this emergency event--part of a nationwide protest to be held within 24 hours of Bush's expected warmongering speech on Wednesday evening. Bring candles, placards and banners.


Thursday, January 11
12 noon
In front of the Carbondale Post Office on Main St.
Organization: Wake Up Now
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone:970 963-9852

Washington DC

Thursday, January 11
Gather at 10:00 am
at Upper Senate Park (intersection of Delaware & Constitution Avenues NE)
There will be a "Prisoners of Guantánamo March" march from Upper Senate Park to the Federal Court (333 Constitution Ave. NW), where there will be nonviolent direct action and permitted rally.
Organized by Witness Against Torture: A campaign to shut down Guantánamo

Thursday, January 11
6:00 pm
Lafayette Park
Organized by several groups


Ft. Lauderdale
Thursday, January 11
Federal Bldg., downtown Ft. Lauderdale, corner Broward Blvd. & NE 3rd Ave.
Organization: Broward AntiWar Coalition, Florida ANSWER
Contact Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Contact Phone:954-770-7769 or 954-707-0155
In his scheduled speech this Wednesday night, George Bush will be calling for an increase in troops to Iraq. We must let Bush and Congress know that this is absolutely unacceptable!

Thursday, January 11
4:00 pm - 5:00
Intersection of Main and Union downtown.
Organized by Wage Peace.
Contact Email: [email protected]

Thursday, January 11
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Southgate Shopping Mall
2515 S. Florida Ave.
Organization: PCCPJ
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 863 581-5056

Melbourne, Florida
Thursday, January 11
5:00 PM
192 and Evans Blvd (in front of the Washington Mutual Bank) - "Peace Corner"
Organized by MoveOn, Patriots For Peace
Contact: [email protected], 321-720-3520


Thursday, January 11
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
South Dixie Highway at SW 17th Avenue
Organized by MoveOn.
Contact [email protected] or call 305-895-5515.
Details Miami for Peace has been holding "honk & waves" at this location on the first Friday of every month.  This will be a special one to rally opposition to the escalation of the war.

Thursday, January 11


Thursday, January 11
4-6 pm
Dirksen Federal Building, Adams & Dearborn
Protest Bush Plan to Escalate War!
Bring the Troops Home Now! Stop Torture!
Join the Protest on the 5th anniversary of the arrival of U.S. detainees at Guantanamo Bay
This action is sponsored by the 8th Day Center for Justice and endorsed by ANSWER Chicago and many other organizations. Contact ANSWER at 773-463-0311.

Thursday, January 11
Intersection of Ridge Ave and Church St
Organized by North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice. Contact [email protected]. Candlelight vigil on Thur from 6-7pm at intersection of Ridge and Church in Evanston; stand together in a visual expression of opposition to the proposed escalation and surge in troops in Iraq.

Glen Ellyn
Thursday, January 11
6 pm - 7 pm
The four corners of Main St. and Duane St. (downtown)
Bring a candle, some to share.
Organized by DAWN (DuPage Against War Now).
Contact: [email protected]


Cedar Falls
Thursday, January 11
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Southeast corner of University and Main across from the Nazareth Church. Park in their lot, and cross the street to our location.
Sponsored by Cedar Valley United for Peace and Justice
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 319-266-4611
Details: This is a vigil and a call to action--bring signs and candles and cameras and dress warmly!


Wednesday, Jan. 10
Outside the Federal Building at 6th & Broadway.
Organized by Louisville Peace Action Community.
Contact: [email protected] or go to



Thursday, January 11
4-6 pm
Anti-war protest
Boston Common @ Park St. Station
Organized by Stop the Wars, BAZA, UJP, AFSC, Massachusetts Peace Action, and many others
Contact email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Contact phone: 
978-263-7066, 781-985-5541

Thursday, January 11
6-8 pm
Shut down Guantanamo
Copley Square
Organized by AFSC, UJP and others
Contact: Contact: [email protected]


Thursday, January 11
4:30 pm
Corner of Reserve / South Ave (Rosaurs)
Contact Email: [email protected]


Trenton, NJ
12:00 Noon
State House Steps 125 West State St.
Sponsored by Coalition for Peace Action
Contact: 609-924-5022,



New York City, Jackson Heights (Queens)
Wednesday, January 10
5pm - 7pm
at the Army Recruiting Center, 82nd St. & Roosevelt Ave., SE corner
Subway: #7 to 82nd St/Jackson Heights. [or E, F or weekday V or G to Roosevelt Ave. stop]
Called by the Queens Antiwar Committee, World Can't Wait/NYC 

New York City, Manhattan
Thursday, January 11
Times Square, 42nd St.
Contact ANSWER at 212-694-8720 for more information.

New York City, Staten Island
Thursday, January 11
6PM to 8PM
Borough Hall across from the Ferry
Contact [email protected] or call 917-520-0767


Oklahoma City
Thursday, January 11
5pm to 6:30pm
Location: Congresswoman Mary Fallin's office, 101 N. Broadway (between Park and Main)

Thursday, January 11
6 p.m.
8700 Germantown Ave. Where Bethlehem Pike and Germantown meet.
Contact: [email protected], 215-487-2314

West Chester
Thursday, January 11
Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts.
Demonstration Commemorating 5th Anniversary/ Prisoners Dumped/Guantanamo Bay, wearing orange jumpsuits. Welcome demonstrators against troop escalation.
Organized by the Chester County Peace Movement.
Contact [email protected] or call 610-344-0228.


Thursday, January 11
6:00pm to 7:00PM
Big Fountain in Marion Square
Austin, Texas

Thursday, January 11
12:30 pm
North Steps of the Capitol
Sponsored by a wide coalition of peace activist groups

Thursday, January 11
City Hall Plaza @ Cesar Chavez & Lavaca St
(free parking in basement garage)
Bring your own signs, banners, instruments, flags
Sponsored by Code Pink / Instruments for Peace
Friday, January 12
12 Noon
6th and Austin Avenue
Rep. Chet Edwards office Bldg.
Called by the Waco Friends of Peace.
Contact [email protected] or call 254-744-1682 or 254-853-9388
Waco Friends of Peace will deliver a petition to Congressman (D) Chet Edwards office in Waco
contesting his support of troop escalation. Protesters will also demonstrate outside of his
Strafford, VT
Thursday, January 11
7:00 a.m.
Corner of Justin Morrill Highwayand Vermont Route  132
Sponsored by Universalist Church
Contact: Fred Wolfe at 802-765-4295
Thursday, January 11
5 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, January 11
12-1:30 PM



Thursday, January 11
4th and Pine St.
Called by the ANSWER Coalition.
Call 206-568-1661 or email [email protected] for more information.

Thursday, January 11
Gather at Red Square, University of Washington Campus. March to the military recruiting center
on 45th St, in the U-District (west of Roosevelt near kinkos, 810 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105-4713).
Organized by

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