Less than one week left until March 19 - From Boston to Baghdad: End the Occupation

Less than one week left!

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March 19 Day of Action
From Boston to Baghdad:
End the Occupation!
Fight for Jobs & Education!
NO to Racism!

Boston Rally and March
Southwest Corridor Park
MBTA: Orange Line to Ruggles

(click here for map)

The momentum is building for the March 19 anti-war actions. In less one week, we will gather for a rally at Boston's Southwest Corridor Park at Ruggles station followed by a march. Demonstrations will take place in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and many other cities across the country.


  1. Endorse the March 19 demonstration.
  2. Sign up to volunteer and help build the March 19 action!
  3. RSVP for March 19  through Facebook.
  4. Download the flyer to print and distribute.
  5. Come to a work session to help us make placards, banners and other materials on Wednesday, March 16 @ 6:30pm (33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor, Orange & Silver lines to Chinatown). Click here to let us know if you can make it.
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Eight years after the U.S. invasion, Iraq remains occupied by tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers and foreign mercenaries. The war in Afghanistan rages on. Now, the U.S. government and its allies are setting their eyes on oil-rich Libya as a potential next target.

The wars abroad are directly connected to the war on poor and working people at home. Thirty million people in the U.S. remain unemployed or severely underemployed. Unions in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere are fighting to survive. Yet the government will spend $1 trillion for war, occupation and weapons in 2011 alone.

Just as the U.S. military and foreign forces occupy Iraq and Afghanistan, our communities too are occupied – by big business interests, criminal banks and racist police.

The closure of the Hi-Lo in Jamaica Plain neighborhood to make way for a Whole Foods store is emblematic of the intensifying gentrification of our communities. Seventeen Boston schools are set to be closed, and the mayor's hand-picked School Committee is already preparing the next round of cuts to public education.

Gov. Patrick has announced that Massachusetts will join the "Secure Communities" racial profiling program that targets the immigrant community—but the Boston police is way ahead of the governor, actively participating in the racist federal program since 2006.

On March 19, we will take a stand. Now more than ever it is clear that our movement must stay in the streets. Join us on March 19th for a rally and march to say "From Boston to Baghdad: End the Occupation! Fight for Jobs and Education! Say 'No' to Racism!"

Thanks to all who have contributed toward March 19. ANSWER organizers and volunteers have been working hard to make March 19 a success--but we couldn't do it without you. Please make an urgently needed donation to help pay for the March 19 organizing costs, including sound equipment and materials to make placards, banners and flyers.


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Initiated by ANSWER Boston. Endorsed by: Boston May Day Committee, El Movimiento, Veterans for Peace - Smedley Butler Brigade, United National Antiwar Committee, Chelsea Uniting Against the War / Chelsea Uniendose en Contra de la Guerra, Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition, Party for Socialism and Liberation.
To endorse the March 19th demonstration, click here.

For more information and to get involved, contact ANSWER Boston:

BostonAnswer.org - [email protected] - (857) 334-5084

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