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Friday, June 29, 2007


The sad state of the U.S. antiwar movement

Back in May, ANSWER circulated a proposal to all antiwar organizations to come together on a date to be mutually agreed for a unified massive national march to stop the war. So what happened?

United for Peace & Justice held a national convention, specifically voted not to cooperate with ANSWER, and called for "a day of regional, mass antiwar demonstrations in 6 to 8 cities around the country on Saturday, October 27th."

The Troops Out Now Coalition called for an encampment in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 22-29 ending with a march on the White House on Sept. 29.

And now the ANSWER Coalition, together with others including Code Pink, Gold Star Families for Peace, Latino Movement USA and the National Lawyers Guild have called for a march on the White House on Sept. 15. ANSWER has also declared its support for the UfPJ call for actions on Oct. 27, and has announced a march for San Francisco on that date.

And that's where we stand.

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