Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The Democrats have caved in - Congress won't end the war - Back to the Streets!
From Protest to Resistance

The Democrats have caved in
Congress won't end the war!
It's up to the People - time to take it back to the streets!


June 16 -- Antiwar Strategy Meeting - Planning for the next "Surge" of Antiwar mass action - Summer and Fall -SATURDAY JUNE 16 - 1 to 5 PM - at THE SOLIDARITY CENTER - 55 West 17 St. 5th Floor -(near 6th Ave. - take all trains to Union Square, or any other 14 street stations)

On June 16, from 1 to 5 pm, the Troops Out Now Coalition is hosting an Antiwar Strategy Meeting at the Solidarity Center (55 W. 17th St. 5th Fl, in Manhattan). All progressive organizations, coalitions, individuals -- anyone interested in mobilizing to shut down the war -- is welcome to join us for the discussion, as we examine and begin planning for the necessary "Surge" of antiwar mass action this Summer and Fall.

Some of the proposed topics for discussion include:
  • Assessing the state of the antiwar movement: where do we go from here?
  • Congress, Bush and the war funding issue: what's really going on?
  • From antiwar to anti-imperialism: making the connections - Iran, Palestine, the Philippines, Cuba, Venezuela, Africa etc.
  • The war at home: Immigrant Rights, Katrina, Anti-racist organizing
  • Update on the student movement
  • The growing GI antiwar movement
This meeting will be an important opportunity to discuss perspectives and plans for the next phase of the antiwar struggle, including the draft call from the Troops Out Now Coalition ( see http://troopsoutnow.org/sept2207call.html ) for a National March on Washington on September 29 and an Encampment to Stop the War, beginning the week of September 22 - 29.

The call for a National March and Encampment in Washington DC has already received wide support. In the past few days, activists and organizers from across the U.S. have contacted TONC, demonstrating a groundswell of enthusiasm for the call to go from protest the resistance. Some of the proposals we have heard in the past few days include:
  • Student organizations in several cities are discussing plans for a student strike that would include protests and direct action on their campuses, before joining the Encampment and March in DC.
  • Organizers are already planning car caravans and "peace trains" to DC for the Encampment.
  • Local organizations are planning to set up their own tents at the Encampment, with displays, teach-ins, literature, and protests to highlight various issues, including: immigrant rights, counter-recuiting, Katrina, Palestine, and more.
We urge you to read the proposal from the Troops Out Now Coalition - located online at http://troopsoutnow.org/sept2207call.html. Please consider endorsing the call, and email us with your ideas.

Then, join us on June 16 to continue this discussion and plan for the next phase of resistance to the war at home and the war abroad.


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posted by Stop War @ 2:56 PM  
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