Massive Antiwar March on Washington Planned for September 15, 2007

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Hundreds of antiwar organizations are planning to bring people from all over the United States to Washington DC for a massive antiwar protest on Saturday, September 15, timed to coincide with the report by Gen. David Patreas about progress of the Iraq war. The September 15 demonstration was initiated by the ANSWER Coalition, which has organized most of the large-scale demonstrations in Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities since 2002.

Hundreds of antiwar organizations are planning to bring people from all over the United States to Washington DC for a massive antiwar protest on Saturday, September 15, timed to coincide with the report by Gen. David Patreas about progress of the Iraq war. The September 15 demonstration was initiated by the ANSWER Coalition, which has organized most of the large-scale demonstrations in Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities since 2002.

"All the recent polls indicate that the people of this country have turned decisively against the war. We are demanding an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq. We are borrowing a page from the Vietnam era in building an intense nationwide grassroots campaign that will compel an end to the criminal invasion and occupation of Iraq. All over the country there are sustained antiwar activities in July and August that will culminate in the September 15 March on Washington," stated Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition.

On July 10, Cindy Sheehan and others began the Walk for Humanity in Crawford, Texas. They will arrive in Washington DC on July 23 before proceeding to New York City. Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War are organizing activities throughout the country to highlight the growing involvement of Iraq war veterans and family members of soldiers and marines in a growing crescendo of antiwar protest.

The September 15 March on Washington is being organized by the ANSWER Coalition; Ramsey Clark; Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation; Mounzer Sleiman, Vice Chair, National Council of Arab Americans; Cindy Sheehan; Cynthia McKinney; Tina Richards, CEO of Grassroots America; Rev. Lenox Yearwood, CEO of Hip Hop Caucus; Father Roy Bourgeois and Eric LeCompte, School of Americas Watch; Navy Petty Officer Jonathan Hutto, co-founder Appeal for Redress; Liam Madden, Pres., Boston Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and co-founder of Appeal for Redress; Malik Rahim, founder of Common Ground Collective, New Orleans; Howard Zinn, Author and Historian; Carlos & Melida Arredondo, Gold Star Families for Peace; Rev. Graylan Hagler, Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice; Code Pink; Latino Movement USA; Hermandad Mexicana Nacional; Michael Berg; National Lawyers Guild; Ron Kovic, Vietnam Veteran, author, Born on the 4th of July; Frank Velgara, ProLibertad Freedom Campaign; Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Leonard Weinglass, Cuban 5 attorney; Father Luis Barrios, Iglesia de San Romero de las Americas-UCC; and others.

ImpeachBush.org and other impeachment organizations will be joining with the antiwar movement and mobilizing thousands of people to come to Washington DC for the September 15th March on Washington.

To Interview antiwar leaders, organizers, activists and military families, call Sarah Sloan at 202-904-7949 to make arrangements. For more information about the September 15 March on Washington, visit http://www.answercoalition.org .

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A.N.S.W..E.R. Coalition

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202-904-7949

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
http://www.answercoalition.org
National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
New York City: 212-694-8720
Los Angeles: 213-251-1025
San Francisco: 415-821-6545
Chicago: 773-463-0311

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