A New Year's Resolution for all opponents of the war:
March on the Pentagon, March 17, 2007
1,000 individuals and organizations have already endorsed!
We've already received a tremendous response to the Call to Action for the March on the Pentagon. Momentum is quickly building for March 17, 2007, the 4th anniversary of the start of the criminal invasion of Iraq, when tens of thousands of people from around the country will converge on the Pentagon in a mass demonstration.
Support the March on the Pentagon demonstration
Please make a donation today. The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition relies on the generous contributions of people who are committed to building this movement. The costs of renting buses, sound sytems, port-a-johns, logistical and stage equipment, along with printing leaflets, posters and stickers, requires us to immediately raise $100,000. A tax-deductible donation means more resources that the anti-war movement urgently needs and less of your tax dollars going to the Pentagon. Click here to make an online donation or learn how you can send a check.
Why I’m marching on the Pentagon
“Common Ground has served more than half a million people without getting any government support. At the same time, billions of dollars have been spent on a needless war in Iraq, that has drained our country's resources that could be meeting people's needs. We'll be paying for this war for the next 50 years. That's why I'll be marching on the Pentagon on March 17.”
- Malik Rahim, Founder, Common Ground Collective, New Orleans
“I will be marching on the Pentagon on March 17, 2007 with thousands of other Americans. On this the 4th anniversary of the Shock and Awe invasion of Iraq and forty years after the historic 1967 March on the Pentagon, We the People, will be insisting on the immediate end to the war against Iraq. Bring your friends, neighbors and loved ones and join us in the March on the Pentagon.”
- Ramsey Clark, Fmr. U.S. Attorney General
“The Pentagon is the embodiment of the U.S. war machine. We are marching because this machine is killing hundreds of thousands of people and spending limitless resources in a quest for Empire. The Iraq war is one of the great crimes of the modern era. We must act now to end it. If we unite, the power is in the people.”
- Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Partnership for Civil Justice, co-founder
“I thought that the worst had happened when my step son was killed in Iraq, and my husband set himself on fire in his grief. Yet every single death in Iraq, and every single parent's tears are still like pins in my heart. Why in the name of money? For those who have money and want more? The values I learned as a patriot of the United States no longer exist. I can't get my step son back, but I can get my country back. Join Carlos and I on March 17th at the Pentagon.”
- "Carlos" & Melida Arredondo
Gold Star Families Speak Out, whose son and step-son, Alex, died in Iraq in 2004.
“I'll be marching March 17th, with my wife, with friends, to express our solidarity with all those people, all over the country, who demand that the United States bring our troops back from Iraq. We need to make clear to the Democrats in Congress that we expect bold action from them to stop the war, to save the lives of Americans and Iraqis, and use the enormous sums wasted on war to serve the needs of the people.”
- Howard Zinn, Author and historian
“I will be marching on the Pentagon on March 17, 2007 for all of the innocent victims yet to die in this war. I will be marching for all of the fathers of those victims and their mothers and loved ones who will grieve them. I will be marching to end the racist, classist war before it takes the life of your loved one.”
- Michael Berg, Father of Nicholas Berg, killed in Iraq
“Students are organizing from the East Coast, Midwest and South to come to the Pentagon on March 17. From high schools and college campuses, the message is going out. We must act. The war and occupation of Iraq costs $279 million each day. We are marching to demand funds for jobs and education, not for a rich man’s war. We need a war against racism right here at home.”
- Karina Garcia, Columbia University anti-Minutemen organizer
It's not about U.S. troop reduction. We want an end to U.S. occupation of Iraq. The White House nor Congress will end the war. They didn't end the war in Vietnam. The American people did, and it is we the people who must end this war. The coward will ask is it safe?...Vanity is it politically expedient or popular? But conscience will always ask, is it right? STOP THE WAR.
- Mahdi Bray
Exec. Dir., Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
“This National Security State is driving the U.S. to a permanently dangerous, aggressive, open-ended "Long War." It is turning the Arab and Islamic World into a killing field in the service of an illusionary goal of building a dominating Empire. At the expense of American blood and treasury, the war profiteers are cashing in on the Bush policies of military intervention abroad and surveillance at home.”
- Mounzer Sleiman, Vice Chair, National Council of Arab Americans
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Demonstrations will take place in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle on the March 17-18 global days of action. We need to raise tens of thousands of dollars in the next weeks to pay for the many expenses of the March on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and other cities. We must pay to reserve buses, print hundreds of thousands of leaflets, stickers, and posters, pay for stage, sound, and other logistical expenses.
Thank you for your support and Happy New Year. To send an antiwar New Year's Greeting, click here.