International Day of Protests Against War and Racism

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APRIL 20
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST WAR & RACISM
On March 4 and 5, activists from the U.S. took
International A.N.S.W.E.R.'s call for April 20 to be
an International Day of Protest Against War & Racism
to the Second International Encounter in Solidarity
and for Peace in Colombia and Latin America in Mexico
City.  This call was met with an overwhelmingly
positive response, and as a result, demonstrations for
April 20 are now planned in:
Tabasco, Oaxaca, and Mexico City, Mexico
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
San Salvador, El Salvador
Santiago, Chile
Managua, Nicaragua
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Basque Country
Madrid, Spain
Montréal, Canada
Demonstrations in other cities in Latin America are
currently in the planning stages.
Also, anti-war activists in Japan are planning an
Arpil 20 demonstration at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.
Last November, these activists pledged to take action
in conjunction with all Internatioanl A.N.S.W.E.R.
calls to action.
In the United States, organizing centers in nearly 100
cities around the country are mobilizing for the
National March Against War & Racism at the White House
in Washington DC and for the West Coast march in San
Fracisco.
FOLLOWING IS A.N.S.W.E.R.'S CALL FOR THE
APRIL 20
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST WAR & RACISM
Saturday, April 20, 2002, will be an International Day
of Protest Against War and Racism. Demonstrations are
planned on that day in a growing list of cities and
countries around the world. The need for international
solidarity against the extremely menacing and
expanding U.S. war drive has never been greater.
The International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition calls on
organizations in as many countries as possible to hold
demonstrations on April 20. We stand at a critical
moment.
U.S and British military forces are continuing the war
in Afghanistan -- a war that is far from over. In
recent weeks the U.S. has dispatched troops to the
Philippines, Yemen and the Republic of Georgia, and
announced plans to step up military intervention in
Colombia and Peru.
The U.S./Israeli war against the Palestinian people,
who are courageously and determinedly resisting
overwhelming force.
A new U.S. assault on Iraq -- a country devastated by
more than 11 years of bombing and blockade -- is no
longer a matter of if but when according to the Bush
administration war planners.
New plans for nuclear war against seven countries,
five of them non-nuclear powers, has been sent to
Congress by the Pentagon. These plans defy
international law, international treaties and the most
elemental of human rights.
To fund their maniacal military plans, the Bush
administration is calling for the Pentagon budget to
be increased to a half-trillion ($500,000,000,000) by
2007, more than the combined military spending of all
other countries on the planet!
The Bush program threatens all of humanity. It must be
stopped, and the only force that change this dangerous
course is the global people's movement.
The International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition urges all
anti-war, labor, women, student and other progressive
organizations to hold anti-war and anti-racism
protests on April 20. Please contact by email at
ANSWER@afgj.org or visit the website at
http://www.internationalanswer.org to let us know
about your plans and for more information.
International A.N.S.W.E.R.
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism