Need Money? End the War!

Need Money?  End the War!

BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
END THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN!

No War on Iran!  No War on Pakistan!
End US Support to all Wars and Occupations!
Money for Housing!  For Jobs!  For Education!  For Pensions!  Not for War!

Sunday, December 7th
March and Rally
2:00 pm
Hartford, State Capitol Building

Speakers:
John Olsen – President, Connecticut AFL-CIO

Fernando Betancourt – Colectivo Puertorriqueño Pro-Independencia

Jeff Bartos – Iraq Veterans Against the War

Nada Khader – WesPAC

Emad Hassan Dphrepaulezz – Quinepaug Valley Community College (Danielson branch)

Jerimarie Liesagang – Queers Without Borders, TransAdvocacy

John Harris – Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition

 
Mazin Qumsiyeh – Middle East Crisis Committee, Bethlehem University (Palestine)

Jamshid A. Marvasti, MD – We Refuse to Be Enemies

Denisa Jashari – Trinity Anti-War Coalition

Wesley Strong – CT Students Against the War – CCSU Progressive Student Alliance

Mike Alewitz – Labor Art And Mural Project, CCSU Art Deptartment

Carlos Villanueva – Latinos Contra La Guerra

Chairs:
Dave Ionno – Veterans for Peace
June Pinkin – AFT Retirees – Manchester Coalition for Peace
 Marissa Blaszko – CT Student Against War

After more than five years the war in Iraq roars on with roughly one third of Iraq’s 26 million people killed, wounded or displaced; more than 4,000 US soldiers dead, hundreds of thousands suffering severe physical and psychological wounds, and trillions of dollars going up in smoke.  Instead of withdrawing forces, US policy makers are expanding combat in Afghanistan and into Pakistan, ordering assaults in Syria and threatening to Invade Iran.  They Continue to support Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestinians that repeatedly turns into regional war – most recently in the summer of 2006.  With a full blown economic crisis bringing skyrocketing home foreclosures, rising unemployment, loan freezes, and collapsing pensions, war funds are needed at home now more than ever!

Join activists from across Connecticut as part of a week of nationally coordinated actions to demand that our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters be brought home now!

We will meet at the State Capitol Building in Hartford on the Capitol street side (the corner of Capitol and Washington) and rally with the speakers above.  We will then march through the neighborhood.  After the march all are welcome to a reception at the nearby Charter Oak Cultural Center at 21 Charter Oak Avenue with winter refreshments.  Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, just back from the Palestinian West Bank, will report back on the situation in Bethlehem at the reception. 

Sponsors:

Trinity College Anti-War Coalition
CCSU Progressive Student Alliance
CCSU Women Involved Now
Students for Change, Norwich
Idealists United, UConn
Students for Justice, WCSU
Stop the Raids! Students of Trinity College
Progressive Alliance, Quinepaug Valley Community College (Danielson branch)
Wesleyan SDS
CT TransAdvocacy Coalition
Food Not Bombs, New Britain
Manchester Coalition for Peace
Unitarian Universalist Society, Social Justice Committee (Manchester)
Greater Glastonbury for Peace and Justice
Queers without Borders
Middle East Crisis Committee
Iranians for Peace and Justice
Colectivo Puertorriqueño Pro-Independencia
Northeast CT Coalition for Peace
Iraq Veterans Against the War, CT
Socialist Action, CT
People of Faith, CT
Socialist Party, CT
International Socialist Organization, CT
ANSWER, CT
Connecticut United for Peace
Boston Stop the Wars Committee
New England United
CT Students Against the War
West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice
New Britain High School Gay Straight Alliance
Connecticut Coalition for Peace and Justice

For More information or to sign the call contact Marissa at 860-218-0566 or e-mail [email protected]

The Ad Hoc Connecticut  December 7th Mobilization Committee