$3 billion each day for war, 30 million without jobs: Time to rise up

$3 billion per day for war
and 30 million without jobs:
Help us build a new mass movement
 

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Dear supporter of ANSWER,

ANSWER Coalition's first march, Sept. 29, 2001
The first ANSWER Coalition demonstration of 25,000 on Sept. 29, 2001

Ten years ago this week, the ANSWER Coalition held its first action. Remarkably, 25,000 people marched together in Washington, D.C., just 18 days after the Sept. 11 attacks under the slogan “War and Racism are not the ANSWER.”

ANSWER was formed by those who felt that the Bush administration would use the attacks on Sept. 11 as a pretext for new wars abroad and racist repression at home against Arab Americans, South Asians, Iranian Americans and the American Muslim community in general.

Ten years later, the U.S. is engaged in wars and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Pakistan.

The policies of Bush have become institutionalized and maintained by the Obama administration.

$3 billion each day for war ...

The United States now spends an incredible $3 billion each day for war and intelligence/surveillance, while 30 million Americans are jobless or under-employed. Every state and city is firing public sector workers because of the “budget crisis.”

Marcel Cartier on RT speaking about Occupy Wall St, 09/26/11
Watch ANSWER activist and hip hop artist Marcel Cartier discuss Occupy Wall Street on RT Television.

Only the bankers, oil monopolies and military corporations thrive as this society’s vast wealth is squandered on war and destruction.

But people are fighting back. A new movement is arising. It is a global movement of protest, rebellion and resistance. This is the source of optimism and hope.

Ten years after its first action, the ANSWER Coalition continues to mobilize, educate, build and coalesce with others who are fighting for radical change.

We have also trained a new generation of organizers and leaders who function in cities throughout the country. The training of new generation of talented, skilled and dedicated organizers is a cornerstone of our ongoing work. These young people are organizing in their workplaces, schools, communities and for a growing number inside of the U.S. armed forces where they are the soldiers and marines who  have been sent in  endless deployments in brutal wars for empire.

Marcel Cartier, is one of many young ANSWER organizers in New York City. He is part of the movement that is occupying Wall Street. Check out Marcel Cartier's television interview on RT that gives a clear voice of ANSWER’s program that connects the dots between war, racism, police brutality and the staggering unemployment faced by young people.

During the next week the ANSWER Coalition’s organizers and volunteers are doing what we do every week—organizing and mobilizing for a vast number of activities in numerous cities.

Upcoming events in Los Angeles

ANSWER urges everyone to come to these events:

For more info on these actions: 213-251-1025 or [email protected].

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 Your support over the past decade has made this work possible. Please make a generous donation now to support our ongoing work.

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Take to the streets on the
10th anniversary of the Afghanistan war!

Anti-war actions taking place across the country!

Washington, D.C.
Stop the Machine!
Thursday, Oct. 6, 9am
Freedom Plaza

Los Angeles
Protest and Die-In
Fri., Oct. 7, 4:30pm
Westwood Federal Building
11000 Wilshire Blvd.
(Corner of Wilshire & Veteran)

Chicago
March and Rally
Sat., Oct. 8, 12 noon
Plaza at corner of
Michigan and Congress

San Francisco
Protest and Die-In
Fri., Oct. 7, 4:30pm
Federal Building
7th and Mission Sts.

Seattle
Protest and Die-In
Fri., Oct. 7, 4:30pm
Seattle Central Community College
Broadway and Pine
March to Westlake
for 5:30pm die-in and program

Albuquerque
Protest and Die-In
Sat., Oct. 8, 11am
UNM Bookstore

New York City
Outreach and Flyering
Fri., Oct. 7, all day

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