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US gears up for massive anti-war rallies
Wed Apr 6, 2011 12:26AM|
A US soldier's boots and a symbolic flag-draped coffin at the anti-war protest in Washington (file photo)
Thousands of anti-war activists are set to hold rallies in New York and San Francisco to deplore the US military's interventions in the Middle East and North Africa.
The United National Anti-war Committee and the Muslim Peace Coalition, representing national and local Muslim organizations in the US, are the main organizers of the major national anti-war rallies at Union Square in New York on Saturday April 9, and in San Francisco on Sunday April 10, one of the organizers, the International Action Center (IAC), stated on its website.
More than 500 peace, justice, labor, civic, religious, and civil liberties organizations have unanimously endorsed the planned rallies to protest wars, condemn terrorism, fight Islamophobia and support the Islamic awakening surging throughout the Middle East.
Imams from New York are calling Muslims in the state to come out in droves for the rally and express their outrage at the US military's interventions in Libya and other Middle Eastern countries.
Organizers say they intend to turn a harsh spotlight on the urgency of responding to ongoing US-led military strikes on Libya, and underscore the need to put an end to the costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The plight of Gazans in the occupied Palestinian territories and continued harassment of Muslims in the US are widely expected to be brought into a sharper focus during the massive protests.
"Because of the dangerous escalation of attacks on Muslims across the US, solidarity and unity of the antiwar movement with our Muslim sisters and brothers has become a major focus of these 2 major national rallies," the IAC added.
The group, founded by former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, is an organization which "opposes US military intervention in all circumstances."
Meanwhile, in a statement endorsed by 100 Imams of New York, they said, "We, 100 Imams from the Muslim community in New York area, stand together to thank our neighbors who have defended the Muslim community against Islamophobia."
The protesters are also to voice their anger over new attacks on labor unions and their collective bargaining rights namely in the US state of Wisconsin, and a new rounds of cuts in social programs, particularly hitting the African-American and immigrant communities.
Falesteeni asks if the Americans will shoot anti-war protestors in America. Why not? It's not as though they haven't done it before. Remember Kent State University? 4 May 1970? Four unarmed students shot to death and nine others wounded by the Ohio National Guard?
We need a day of rage in america. our voice most be heard, its time!We need to protest the transfer of our wealth and jobs overseas.We need to protest all the wars our government start in our name. We need to protest the fact that people are starving in this country, going homeless, while we give our money away to rich bankers. We need to protest against the desecration of our constitution. It's time the government stop lying to us. Our voice will be heard. JUNE 30,2011. Washington D.C.
The 64 thousand GOLDEN RIAL Question, Will the Zionist Amerikkkans shoot their protesters if they were Armed insertion like we are witnessing in Libya?
Xavierin reply to Falesteeni:
Unfortunately, it is likely that they would shoot. America is run by and for corporations who are led by energy and the military industrial complex. The country is mostly asleep, but shows more signs of awakening than ever.