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March 19 Flyer!

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VitW letter to the Justice Department

Archive of past events and PDF Fliers

Local Anti-War Websites:
Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism | 8th Day Center for Justice | Chicago Area Anti-Bashing Network | Evanston Neighbors for Peace | Illinois Peace Action | International ANSWER - Chicago | Chicago Peace Response Coalition | Chicago Peace Calendar | Prairie Fire Organizing Committee | Columbia College - On The Ground | Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice | Logan Square Against the war | South Siders For Peace

National Anti-War Links:
International ANSWER Coalition | International ANSWER - Chicago | American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee | Voices in the Wilderness | Not in Our Name | Iraq Action Coalition | National Network to End The War Against Iraq | Iraq Peace Pledge | United for Peace | National Peace Action | Iraq Crisis Anti-War Homepage | Veterans for Peace | SUSTAIN

Educational and Informational Resources:
Middle East Research and Information Project | Education for Peace in Iraq Center | Iraq Resource Information Site | International Action Center | Z Net Iraq Watch

Progressive Media Web Portals:
Global Independent Media Center | Chicago Independant Media Center | Common Dreams News Center | Jay's Leftist and Progressive Internet Resources Directory | Inter Press Service | WorldWire: News on Global Issues

Pack the courtroom in defense of the right to protest!

The March 19th Chicago Coalition has been in a protracted permit fight with the City of Chicago for the right to protest on the 2nd anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
On March 20, 2003 the City arrested hundreds of protesters and passersby, and since then has refused to grant reasonable permit requests to protest the continuing occupation of Iraq and these illegal arrests.

The Coalition will be in federal court Wednesday, March 9th for a pivotal hearing to determine if we will get a permit for this year's protest on the 2nd anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The hearing will be in Judge Hibler's courtroom, 219 S. Dearborn, Room 1225, at 10:30 am, Wednesday, March 9. Stand up and be counted in the defense of civil liberties - help pack the courtroom on March 9th!
Saturday, March 19!:
On the 2nd anniversary of the war on Iraq, Chicago will again join the world in saying...
"No to War & Occupation! Bring the Troops HOME NOW!"

A March and Rally for Civil Liberties at Home and Self-Determination Abroad.
Noon March: Assemble Oak St. between Michigan & Rush [proposed]. 2 pm rally at Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn Streets. Feeder marches will come from across the city.
The U.S. government uses our tax dollars to bankroll occupations in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan, threaten military intervention against Iran and Syria, support right-wing regimes in countries that include Colombia and Haiti, and overthrow the governments of Venezuela and Cuba. The hundreds of billions of dollars our government spends on war and occupation could instead fund affordable health care, housing, education, social security, public transportation and a host of other social and economic needs at right here at home. Send the government a message. Join us on March 19. We are currently battling for our constitutional rights to free speech and public assembly, and are seeking legal action to force the City of Chicago to honor our right to assemble and march. For more info and updates on the court battle for our constitutional rights, email chicagoactions@ameritech.net or call 773.209.1187, or check out our new website: http://www.chicagoactions.org/m19/
Organized by the March 19 Chicago Coalition. Endorsers include (list in formation): American Friends Service Committee, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition - Chicago, Arab American Action Network, Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Chicago Independent Media Center, Chicagoans Against War & Injustice, Chicagoland Anarchist Network, Education Not Empire, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Gay Liberation Network, HammerHard MediaWorks, Hyde Park Committee Against War & Racism, Illinois Peace Action, International Socialist Organization, International Solidarity Movement-Chicago chapter , National Lawyers Guild, Nicaragua Solidarity Committee, Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice, Palestine Solidarity Group, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Peace Pledge Chicago, Progressive Democrats of Illinois, Queer and Trans Anarchist Caucus, Social Action Committee of Third Unitarian Church, Students Against Militarization of Youth and Students for Social Justice.

Help organize the protest! Download and circulate a flyer for it: http://chicago.indymedia.org/usermedia/application/3/M-19_updated_bw_flyer-tiff.pdf

A Palestine Solidarity feeder march will be one of several planned for this day. It starts at 11 am at the Israeli Consulate (just east of Michigan Avenue on Wacker Drive) and will then march to join the main protest. The feeder march is being organized by the Chicago chapters of the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestine Solidarity Group. Other feeder marches are being organized from the South and North Sides (details t.b.a.).
Bush and his allies face no legal consequences for their crime against peace in Iraq, nor for the lies they told to drive the nation into war. While these criminals go unpunished, the US Justice Department has instead sued Voices in the Wilderness for the high crime of bringing medicine to the people of Iraq. VitW is calling for 20,000 signatures of protest against the Justice Department's act of High Hypocrisy.
Please sign the VitW letter to the Justice Department. For more info. read the letter, or visit VitW.

CCAWR DONATIONS NEEDED!

Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism is always in need of funds to pay for operations such as leaflet's, flyers, banners, posters, etc., but we are in dire need especially now, because the police confiscated some of our rented equipment that was used on M20 and 21st, and we have an outstanding bill of over $3000. Add to this that literally all of the money raised at the Thursday and Friday demonstrations was donated to bail people out of jail, and we are in real need.

If you would like to make a donation immediately, please send a check to:

Check should be made Payable to "8th Day Center For Justice"
Christy Lytle
8th Day Center for Justice
205 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60606-5013

Be sure to write CCAWR in the memo field. Checks are tax-deductible.