Troopsoutnow.org: Sept 29: Fund People’s Needs – NOT War

Sept 29: Fund People’s Needs – NOT War
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Cut Off ALL War Funding!
Fund People’s Needs –
NOT War!
It’s time to turn up the heat!  Funding for the criminal war in Iraq will
expire on October 1.  The month of September will see the next big struggle
over war funding, but this time the antiwar movement needs to be there to
demand the immediate cut off of all war funding.
We have all seen that the Democratic leadership in Congress, despite being
elected with a clear mandate to end the war, has completely capitulated to
the Bush Administration.  We cannot wait for politicians to end the war.
In addition to the enormous cost in human lives – more than 600,000 Iraqis
and nearly 4,000 U.S. soldiers – the attempt to occupy and colonize Iraq has
already cost more than $1 trillion.  Every day, the Pentagon spends another
$720 million.
This is money that is stolen from working people who need funding for human
needs.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported last week that:
. 36.5 million people in the U.S. lived below the official poverty line in
2006.
. 47 million people in the U.S. were without health insurance in 2006, up
from 44.8 million in 2005.
. The number of uninsured children increased from 8 million (10.9 percent)
in 2005 to 8.7 million (11.7 percent) in 2006.
Meanwhile, infrastructure is crumbling.  Schools are understaffed and
falling apart.  Affordable housing is disappearing.  And almost nothing has
been done to rebuild the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.
Let’s bring the occupation to Washington and demand money for human needs,
not war!  On September 29, tens of thousands of activists, community
organizers, youth and students, veterans, military families, and health care
activists will march on the White House to Demand: Cut off ALL War Funding!
Fund People’s Needs, NOT War!
Buses, vans, and car caravans are coming from more than 75 organizing
centers, with more than 100 buses already scheduled, and more being added
every day.  Organizing a mobilization of this scale is enormously
expensive — please consider making a donation online at
http://troopsoutnow.org/donate.shtml.
Also, during the week of September 22-29, antiwar activists will erect an
Encampment on the Lawn directly across from the Capitol.  The site of the
Encampment is a square of land directly in front of the Capitol, where we
will maintain a determined, visible 24-hour antiwar presence as a direct
challenge to the politicians – both Republican and Democrat – who voted for
the war and vote to continue to fund the war.
Organizing a week-long enccampment and a national march is an enormous
organizational challenge, and we need your help.  Please consider helping
with the costs by making an online donation at
http://troopsoutnow.org/donate.shtml.
Activists, military families, veterans, trade unionists, and community
organizers from activists from across the U.S. are planning to erect a tent
city, in Washington, DC, which will be a center of organizing, resistance,
and action for the week.  At the same time, activists will also be
converging in Los Angeles for a West Coast week-long antiwar Encampment and
March (see http://www.iacenterla.org for more information and to get
involved.)
If you want the social justice issues you are fighting for to be seen and
heard around the world and by the national media, then bring your displays,
art, graphics and signs to the week long encampment.
Many local and national organizations are planning to have their own tents
for the Encampment.  There will be actions, protests, and speak outs
organized by health care activists, military family members, immigrant
rights organizers, and more.
Each day will have a variety of different activities, focused on the
impeachment of Bush and Cheney for war crimes, student and youth action,
political prisoners, Katrina, stopping a war against Iran, and more.  Each
night will feature "Culture and Resistance," including spoken word artists,
musicians, poets, and more.
Many of the working people that Michael Moore featured in SICKO are planning
a special candle-light vigil for all those who have died for lack of health
care.
Youth are meeting and planning resistance actions in the Congressional
office buildings and streets of DC.
At the end of the week, activists at the Encampment will join tens of
thousands of people from across the country for the massive March on
Washington on September 29.
Organizing a week-long encampment and a national demonstration is a major
challenge, and we need your help with the enormous expenses.  Please
consider making a donation online at http://troopsoutnow.org/donate.shtml.
We need your input planning giant displays, literature and organizing tents,
skill sharing sessions, and acts of creative protest and resistance.  Please
contact us to share your ideas and to volunteer to help organize for the
encampment.
Over the next few days, we will be posting a calendar of events for the
Encampment.  If your group would like to organize a tent, protest action,
teach-in, etc. please contact us.
We are developing a list of inexpensive housing in the area and will be
posting it soon — activists who are able to join us all week, should also
line up housing in the area. We can be a presence on site around the clock
but we can not actually sleep at night or cook on-site.
If you are in the Washington DC – Maryland – Virginia area, we need your
help with housing, food, transportation and help on set-up. Please contact
us online or by phone at 212-633-6646.
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 ONE DAY
of the
IRAQ WAR
=
$720
Million
*according to Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, the daily cost
of the U.S. war against the people of Iraq has been $720 million.
——————————————————————————–
One Day
of the
IRAQ WAR
=
163,525
People with Healthcare
——————————————————————————–
One Day
of the
IRAQ WAR
=
1,153,846
Children with Free School Lunches
——————————————————————————–
One Day
of the
IRAQ WAR
=
423,529
Children with Healthcare
——————————————————————————–
One Day
of the
IRAQ WAR
=
34,904
Four-Year Scholarships for University Students
——————————————————————————–
One Day
of the
IRAQ WAR
=
12,478
Elementary School Teachers
The U.S. is spending
$500,000
per minute
on the war against the people of Iraq.
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If you can’t join us at the Encampment, you can send someone in your place.
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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