Proposed Endorsement of Oct 6th Peace Action

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Proposed Endorsement of Oct 6th Peace Action
Steve

On Oct 6th, there will be a peace action at Park Street. I've included an announcement below (which came from http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2012/006009.html).

I propose the following:

Occupy Boston endorses the Oct. 6th Peace Action

Here is organizer's anncouncement of the rally:

BUILD OCTOBER 6 ACTION AGAINST WARS ABROAD

AND POLICE STATE ATTACKS ON CIVIL LIBERTIES AT HOME

Join us in a march and rally to protest the dangerous escalation in threats of military action against Syria and Iran and increased racist violence and repression at home.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1:30 PM

PARK ST.

Eleven years ago on October 7, the U.S. unleashed a war on Afghanistan, followed by the war on Iraq based on lies. While thousands of troops remain in these countries, U.S. drone missiles rain down on Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Now the government imposes sanctions and threatens to attack Syria and Iran. The U.S. sends troops and threatens to retaliate against anti-US protesters in the Middle East. These actions will escalate the nightmare of war in the Middle East, not end it.

To wage war abroad, they must wage war at home. The last decade has seen escalating repression and poverty at home. Islamophobia and scapegoating of Muslims leads to manufactured frame-ups and violence against the Muslim community. Civil liberties and the right to dissent are under siege with indefinite detention and extra-judicial assassinations now the law of the land.

Racism is a weapon of war. They use it against Muslims and immigrants. They've stepped up the war on Black and Latino youth, with racial profiling, stop and frisk, and harsh sentencing -- resulting in police brutality, mass incarceration, military weapons in the hands of police, and a hugely profitable prison industry.

To pay for wars and to maximize the profits of the haves, they take more and more from the have-nots. We see cuts to the social safety nets, attacks on labor, huge unemployment, privatization of public services, neglect of infrastructure, and poisoning of the environment.

LET'S STAND TOGETHER IN UNITY AND SOLIDARITY. TOGETHER WE ARE POWERFUL!

HANDS OFF SYRIA AND IRAN! NO TO RACISM, RAIDS, AND REPRESSION! NO TO ISLAMOPHOBIA!

* United National Antiwar Coalition * United for Justice with Peace * International Action Center *

* Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Boston *

* Committee for Peace & Human Rights, Boston * New England United * Rhode Island Mobilization Committee *

**Please add your organizations to list of endorsers by emailing BostonUNAC at gmail.com.

**If you or your organization would like to speak at the rally, contact Marilyn Levin, marilynl at alumni.neu.edu.

Proposal passed at Oct 2nd GA
Steve

This proposal passed at the Oct 2nd GA.

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